THE ONE THING 66 DAY WORKBOOK 11 ON AMAZONS LIST OF HOT NEW RELEASES

THE ONE THING 66 DAY WORKBOOK 11 ON AMAZONS LIST OF HOT NEW RELEASES. Category Business & Money.

The One Thing book by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan is the top-selling business book today. I have read it twice. What the book was missing for me however  was a powerful Workbook to put all of its teachings into action.

As a successful serial entrepreneur I knew that to follow through on my personal intent and achieve my top One Thing for 2017 I would have to create a framework that would laser focus me on my desire, until it was achieved. I was ready for a big change.

I knew that this was not just a book to read, then put on my shelf and soon lose its powerful lesson. All too often we read a great book, or go to a powerful seminar and then it ends there. We do not follow through. We do not create a habit based on the message of the book or of the seminar.

So to shed my old chasing shiny objects habit of shifting focus often and replace it with a new habit of staying focused on my primary one thing, I created a plan. Part of that plan was a set of questions to ask and answer myself each day. Why? because science and psychology has clearly demonstrated that we can rewire our brain patterns and change our habits in 66 days. Some people take longer, some can do it in less than 66 days.

I learned that these 5 questions, done for 66 days held me accountable, kept me focused on my success plan, actually changed my brain pattern, and created a new success habit. And with it I achieved my ONE THING… in just a few months.  You too can master this book and create a One Thing habit. Purchase the One Thing 66 Day Workbook.


Do not lose this opportunity to make 2017 your best year ever. Create a One Thing Habit over the next 66 days. Do not put this off and do not self-sabotage yourself again.

 

Annie Dillard

Annie Dillard in her book The Writing Life says “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives”. Her book The Writing Life is a beautiful and poignant meditation on a life well lived. The Writing Life reminds us of the trade-offs between presence and productivity that we’re constantly having to make. The book doesn’t teach a writer how to write. It shows how a writer lives her life.

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives” reminds us that what we do each day eventually becomes our life. Therefore how we spend each day in the singular, becomes how we spend our life in the total. And while things may seem either uneventful, or important, judged by a single day: judged by a lifetime of single days, they add up  to  either a life well lived, or a life squandered.

Walking in the woods each day with your dog, observing in the present moment, with all your senses aroused, feeling the breeze to your back, the sun on your face, the beauty of the woods, the smell of the flowers and the activities of the critters skirmishing to and fro may not seem to be a productive day by today’s fast paced consumerism, or technology standards, but, looking back on a lifetime of such glorious days, would by all but the most cynical of soul, or dead of heart would be a life well lived.

Consumerism and Silicon Valley has turned our world upside down and with it turned bad into good and good into bad. Today we are made to feel that if we are not doing something, something important, something productive then we are failing.  We believe that buying things is our purpose.

Most of us know however that no matter how many believe a lie; a lie is still a lie. Technology and Consumerism is not the solution to fixing a world gone crazy, it is instead the reason.


Annie DillardAuthor Steven Monahan is a former fortune 100 executive. Then entrepreneur. Now writer. Steven is the author The One Thing Workbook #38 Amazon books, Art Of The Black Dog and Black Swan Coming.

The One Thing – 66 Day Workbook – Chapter 2

The One Thing – 66 Day Workbook – Chapter 2.

The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results is a non-fiction book written by authors and real estate entrepreneurs, Gary W. Keller and Jay Papasan. 

This is a great book. What the book was missing for me however was a quick, but powerful Workbook to put all of its teachings into action. As a successful serial entrepreneur I knew that to follow through on my personal intent and achieve my top One Thing for 2017 I would have to create a framework that would laser focus me on my desire, until it was achieved. I was ready for a big change. I knew that this was not just a book to read, then put on my shelf and soon lose its powerful lesson.



The One Thing – 66 Day Workbook – Chapter 2

Chapter 2

Why?

 

Simon Sinek in his best seller book, Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, asks the billion-dollar question: why have extraordinary people, or extraordinary companies like Apple been able to achieve extraordinary success, while others with the same resources have failed.

He asks why people like Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, and the Wright Brothers who had little in common, succeeded in such a grand way. He said because they all started with what he calls the WHY.

He explains extraordinary success in life and business through his idea called “Start with Why.”  Sinek believes that the fundamental difference between the “Apples” of the world and everyone else is that they start with “why.”

Now let me admit that while starting with Why sounds simple it is a little foreign to our habitual thinking minds to grasp at first. And, why is it hard to grasp? Because we all start out not with Why at first but with WHAT first? We always at first think about “WHAT” we want to do. We seldom think first about “WHY” we want to do it.

We always need to have an answer for what we want to do and why we want to do it. We should always start first with the Why we want our One Thing in parallel with “What” the One Thing that we want. To me “Why” is equally to know as is the “What”. Why you may ask is it just as critical? Because, Why is the Core Value behind the What. It is also what motivates you to work for your what.

Let me give you an example. I founded and I am the Director of a nonprofit organization. All nonprofits must have a Vision Statement and a Mission Statement. Nonprofits will not get grants, or donations until they can tell people succinctly not only “What” they do – their “Mission”. But, nonprofits must succinctly state “Why” they do it. As a matter of fact Grantors put more emphasis on the Why than the What.

Therefor in our case with this 66 Day Workbook; Your “Why” – why you really want your One Thing is just as critical as knowing “What your One Thing is. The truth of the matter is that If you cannot answer Why you want to achieve your One Thing, you probably will not achieve it. I liken the Why to fuel. A rocket goes nowhere without fuel. And Why is the Fuel. No Fuel, no One Thing. So for you to achieve your One Thing you must think about not only what you want, but why you want it. When you know what is the one thing you want, and know why you want it, you can then go after it.

As I said most people start with “what they want” and then move to “how” they think they will get it. Most neglect to even examine internally in their minds why they want what they want to do. And worse yet, based on my experience as a business broker at one point in my entrepreneurial career; many of them don’t even know, even after they have started, why they do what they do! They just wanted to start a business to make money and to them that was it. No asking or answering, why do I want to do this. They lacked the fuel of WHY to keep propelling them forward. To me that’s why 80% of new businesses fail in the first year. They had no fuel, no powerful Why to propel them through the tough times and problems all businesses experience in the first year of opening.

In his book and in his TED TALK [the 3rd most watched TED TALK ever} Sinek says Apple succeeded and does still today because Apple knew at the beginning it’s WHY. Why is the core of Apple’s marketing… and the driving force behind their business operations? Imagine if Apple also started backwards like most people or companies by creating a vision or marketing message that started with “what.”

Sinek explained further with this example. What they do. “We make great computers. They’re user-friendly, beautifully designed, and easy to use. Want to buy one?”

While these facts are true, they are not enough fuel to build a world-class company.

Now here is what a WHY vision for Apple is.

“In everything we do, we aim to challenge the status quo. We aim to think differently. Our products are user-friendly, beautifully designed, and easy to use. We just happen to make great computers. Want to buy one?”

Because Apple starts with “why” when defining their company, they are able to attract customers who share their fundamental beliefs. As Sinek states it, “People don’t buy what you do. They buy why you do it.” Chapter Continued in THE ONE THING – 66 DAY WORKBOOK

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THE ONE THING 66 DAY WORKBOOK CHAPTER 2

Reasonable People Do Not Bring Progress

Reasonable People Do Not Bring Progress into this world. Progress in society only comes from those who think then act different from the reasonable crowd. A politically correct society is full of reasonable people doing the reasonable and safe thing. Only unreasonable people can lead societies forward.


The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends upon the unreasonable man.

George Bernard Shaw
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Reasonable People Do Not Bring Progress