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How Successful People Get So Much Done with Jay Papasan co-author of NY Times Bestseller, The One Thing

Thrivetime Show | Business School without the BS

NY Times best-selling co-author of The One Thing (Jay Papasan) shares why singleness of purpose is so important, why we all need to be doing fewer things more effectively instead of doing more things with side effects, why multitasking is a lie, how he organizes his day, and more.

52mins

12 Aug 2021

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How to Find Your ONE Thing: Advice From Bestselling Author Jay Papasan

The Future of Work With Jacob Morgan

Jay Papasan is the bestselling author of multiple books including The ONE Thing, which he co-authored with Gary Keller. The book has sold more than 2 million copies, it has been translated into 35 languages, and it has appeared on more than 500 national bestseller lists. The main focus of The ONE Thing is to help readers find the one thing that they can do that will make everything else easier or unnecessary. In other words, once you come up with a goal for yourself it is important for you to ask yourself every day what is the one thing I can do today to take me closer to that goal. Every day you are looking for your number one priority. But does that mean you can only focus on one goal or one thing at a time? No way! Jay says that is actually the biggest mistake readers make when going through the book. He says, “We never said that--who gets to do one thing? Nobody, right? We have kids, we have aging parents, we have hobbies, we have jobs, our jobs have all kinds of busy work that is absolutely necessary and can't be ignored. But if we start and give disproportionate focus and energy to the true priority, everything else does get easier. And sometimes it just goes away. You don't even have to do it. That's a big idea.” Finding your ONE Thing Jay suggests that when you first start to try to find your one thing, it is important to think strategically about something that will be a long-term goal. Aim big, and long-term, instead of focusing on something you can achieve in the short term. As Jay shares, when you are young and just starting out it is important to try to figure out what your unique gifts are. What are some areas where you excel that maybe others have a hard time with? He says, “The reason ultimately people get accelerated through the business world is that in some area they can provide disproportionate returns on their investment of time, right. They can sell more than the next person, they can close more than the next person, they can write better copy, or better code than the next person. So part of the young person's journey is discovering where their passion and their gifts align.” How can you become invaluable? In what areas can you show up and provide extra value? What are you passionate about or what are you skilled at? If there is something that you are very skilled at and that same thing brings you joy and a sense of purpose--you should lean into that. And remember that every job is going to have things about it that you don’t enjoy, it’s pretty rare for someone to find a job that they enjoy 100% of the time. But if the majority of the role is exciting, challenging, and enjoyable for you--start your focus there. How Jay helps his employees find their one thing Jay is in charge of 44 employees with Keller Williams and one thing he practices on a regular basis with his team is something they call GPS. Each year Jay and his team come together to figure out what their number one goal as a company is. And once they have that goal they come up with three to five priorities that they will need to focus on throughout the year to reach that goal, and each of those priorities has up to five strategies behind it. That is how they get everyone on the team on the same page and working towards the same goal. So that happens on a yearly basis. And then every week Jay meets with the people who report to him to review their own one page of set goals. This is called the 4-1-1, because it is that person’s priorities for 4 weeks, one month, and one year all on one page. Every week the individual employee looks at their annual goals based on the company priorities and from that they come up with monthly goals that support those overarching goals. Jay says, “Every week they put their weekly goals that line up to their monthly goals that line up to their annual goals that line up to the divisional company goals. So it's a cascading set of priorities. So that every week, I spend 30 minutes or so with the key people who work with me, and we review their weekly priorities. And once a month, I will look at their monthly priorities and just ask the question, how does this help us achieve our goals? And at the beginning of the year is the most work, right? We ask what's our one thing and then based on that we create the cascade.” This process allows employees to break large company-wide goals into bite-sized, achievable priorities that they know they can accomplish. Is hustle culture a good thing? A lot of people, especially entrepreneurs, believe that success is connected to a nonstop hustle to try to get ahead. They think that by outworking their competition they can win. But Jay doesn’t agree with this concept at all. He says, “One of my fundamental beliefs is that to be a successful husband and a father and a successful business person, that those are not mutually exclusive endeavors. I refuse to believe otherwise. And the challenge I have with the hustle culture that you have to outwork and work longer than your competitors, is that they're just ignoring the fact that like, I get to work every day with a self made billionaire. I do the math, what is his dollars per hour, it's incalculable. But he doesn't work any more hours than I do on an average week. So it's not how many hours you work. It's what you put into the hours. And it sounds so trite, but it's incredibly true.” It’s not that you can’t work long hours from time to time or put in time at the office on a weekend on occasion. As Jay shares, he has done that when they are on a deadline or if he’s preparing to speak at a big conference. But it’s not the norm. There are moments in life when you have to work harder than others, but to hustle nonstop all the time is not sustainable. “I've seen it be a recipe for divorce and disease. And I do not want the people I love to be caught into the culture of hustle first, think second. So I think this is business as a thinking person's game. And when we are strategic in our investment of time, we win.” The four pitfalls people experience when living The ONE Thing Once people have found their ONE thing and they start living that out, there are a few pitfalls they can fall into that Jay warns about. They are: They lack clarity about what they want. They’re clear on what they want, but they’re unfocused in their approach. They’re focused, but they actually don’t have time to execute. The time that they DO commit, they leave unprotected. So as you are navigating your priorities and goals, be sure to look out for these traps and make sure you don’t fall into any of them. What can you do to start practicing your ONE thing today For those of you who are ready to start putting this into practice today, Jay’s advice is to set up 30 minutes a week--whether it's on a Sunday before the week starts or on Friday before you leave work--and come up with your one goal for the coming week. Look at your schedule and tasks for the upcoming week and ask yourself “of all the things I could do, what is the number one thing I can achieve next week?” Figure out your number one goal for that week and then manage your time to make sure that one thing happens. And if you have more than one thing you have to get done, use that 30 minutes a week to help you narrow down your to-do list to your top 5 things that actually matter. And then number those 5 things in order of importance, so you remember what that #1 most important thing is. Putting this exercise into practice will help you stay laser focused on what really matters to you and it will help you achieve your goals faster.

59mins

26 Apr 2021

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398 - The ONE Thing with Jay Papasan

Organize 365 Podcast

I am super excited today to introduce you to Jay Papasan. He is the co-author of The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results with Gary Keller. Jay is a best selling author and executive at Keller Williams Realty.  I quote the ONE Thing mantra regularly - What’s the ONE Thing I can do such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary?”  Clarifying our number one priority ensures that we make great decisions. We know what to say yes to; and then say no to everything else.  Jay and I explore the origins of the ONE Thing question, and how I have applied it to my life and business. My understanding of the ONE Thing has grown over time and can be applied in any arena at different levels at different times in our lives. Jay shares how you can use this ONE Thing question to figure out what to do today, and in life. He graciously explains what his own lifetime ONE Thing is in his own life.  There are limitless possibilities for how we can use our time, so the ONE Thing question can break down your choices so you can clarify what makes the biggest impact for you. Making decisions proactively ensures a better investment of your hours and your minutes so that you have fewer regrets. Time is not renewable. It is a precious resource and who you give it to matters greatly.  Jay also gives some great guidance on how our habits decide our futures. He shares his ideas about making rules for how you choose to spend your time. Listen in for his amazing advice! He explains how he balances openness to new people with those he already has decided are the most important.  Jay also teaches us about how to best set goals and the secret to improving our chances of achieving them. He talks about accountability and how to set the steps to stay on track to reach our goals. Systematically working backwards from the goal helps to create a straight line of actions that will move the needle and he shares how to set up a system. This is a proven process that naturally narrows our focus on key goals.  Perfection is overrated. Let’s make progress. Follow Jay and learn more at the1thing.com . 

53mins

16 Apr 2021

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Choose Difficult With Jay Papasan

Choose Difficult

Jay Papasan is a writer and a best selling co-author of the books, The Millionaire Real Estate Agent and The ONE Thing. In this episode we explore his story of how he became an outlier in the world of real estate and how his words continue to inspire millions in the form of a New York Times Bestseller.

33mins

19 Mar 2021

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801 – The Story of ‘The ONE Thing’ with Jay Papasan

SuperFastBusiness Coaching With James Schramko

Getting one thing right can be key to success. Jay Papasan, co-author of The ONE Thing, talks about its premise and how it came to be written.

42mins

17 Feb 2021

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The Millionaire Real Estate Investor by Jay Papasan | Episode 5 |

The Audiobooks Podcast

Please support our Podcast by clicking the link below. Thank You! https://anchor.fm/theaudiobookspodcast/support If you have any questions or suggestion please send us a voice message or reach out to us through our email address theaudiobookspodcast@gmail.com Book Summary: “This book is not just a bargain, it’s a steal. It’s filled with practical, workable advice for anyone wanting to build wealth.”—Mike Summey, co-author of the bestselling The Weekend Millionaire’s Secrets to Investing in Real Estate Anyone who seeks financial wealth must first learn the fundamental truths and models that drive it. The Millionaire Real Estate Investor represents the collected wisdom and experience of over 100 millionaire investors from all walks of life who pursued financial wealth and achieved the life-changing freedom it delivers. This book--in straightforward, no nonsense, easy-to-read style--reveals their proven strategies. The Millionaire Real Estate Investor is your handbook to the tried and true financial wealth building vehicle that rewards patience and perseverance and is available to all--real estate. You'll learn: Myths about money and investing that hold people back and how to develop the mindset of a millionaire investor How to develop sound criteria for identifying great real estate investment opportunities How to zero in on the key terms of any transaction and achieve the best possible deals How to develop the "dream team" that will help you build your millionaire investment business Proven models and strategies millionaire investors use to track their net worth, understand their finances, build their network, lead generate for properties and acquire them The Millionaire Real Estate Investor is about you and your money. It's about your financial potential. It's about discovering the millionaire investor in you.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theaudiobookspodcast/support

1hr 1min

5 Feb 2021

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The Millionaire Real Estate Investor by Jay Papasan | Episode 4 |

The Audiobooks Podcast

Please support our Podcast by clicking the link below. Thank You! https://anchor.fm/theaudiobookspodcast/support If you have any questions or suggestion please send us a voice message or reach out to us through our email address theaudiobookspodcast@gmail.com Book Summary: “This book is not just a bargain, it’s a steal. It’s filled with practical, workable advice for anyone wanting to build wealth.”—Mike Summey, co-author of the bestselling The Weekend Millionaire’s Secrets to Investing in Real Estate Anyone who seeks financial wealth must first learn the fundamental truths and models that drive it. The Millionaire Real Estate Investor represents the collected wisdom and experience of over 100 millionaire investors from all walks of life who pursued financial wealth and achieved the life-changing freedom it delivers. This book--in straightforward, no nonsense, easy-to-read style--reveals their proven strategies. The Millionaire Real Estate Investor is your handbook to the tried and true financial wealth building vehicle that rewards patience and perseverance and is available to all--real estate. You'll learn: Myths about money and investing that hold people back and how to develop the mindset of a millionaire investor How to develop sound criteria for identifying great real estate investment opportunities How to zero in on the key terms of any transaction and achieve the best possible deals How to develop the "dream team" that will help you build your millionaire investment business Proven models and strategies millionaire investors use to track their net worth, understand their finances, build their network, lead generate for properties and acquire them The Millionaire Real Estate Investor is about you and your money. It's about your financial potential. It's about discovering the millionaire investor in you.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theaudiobookspodcast/support

59mins

5 Feb 2021

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Introverts Make Great Realtors With Jay Papasan, Vice President of Keller Williams

The Real Estate UnSalesperson

#030 - Most of the top Realtors are introverts!  That is a surprising finding by Jay Papasan after nearly two decades training numerous top producers as the Vice President of Learning with the Keller Williams franchise, the world's largest real estate company.  Jay, an introvert himself explains why introverts do so well in real estate.  He also shares his belief of why you should be investing in real estate.In addition to his work at Keller Williams, Jay is also a best selling author of many books including The ONE Thing, which has sold over 2 million copies worldwide and garnered more than 500 appearances on national bestseller lists, including #1 on The Wall Street Journal’s hardcover business list and has been translated into 39 different languages.You won't want to miss this informative interview!While you're hear, please leave an interview of this podcast.Want to kick your career into high gear?  Download my free resource, 5 Sources of Business To Jump Start Your Career!

34mins

19 Jan 2021

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40 — Jay Papasan — The ONE Thing

The Game Changing Attorney Podcast with Michael Mogill

"If you constantly cheat on time, there is a massive price that you will pay." - Jay Papasan Is multitasking a lie? What's the difference between a to-do list and a success list? Are willpower-based actions wasting your energy? What is the ONE BIG QUESTION whose answer will unlock your productivity? From Artist to EntrepreneurJay Papasan is an executive, real estate expert, speaker, and best-selling author of Wall Street Journal Business best-selling book “The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results.”From his humble beginnings as a French/English major and self-confessed book nerd, Jay Papasan learned business in later life and underwent a total paradigm shift. Now a leadership coach and co-owner of several successful businesses, he shares his journey from craftsman and artist to entrepreneur — and the lessons he learned along the way.Success is Sequential: The Devastating Costs of MultitaskingIn the thirst for success, many entrepreneurs invite a level of complexity into their lives that can be utterly counterproductive. As Jay Papasan explains, making real progress professionally requires both discipline and simplicity — but that doesn't mean it's easy.We discuss why the most successful people have an awesome day before noon, how mindful order and honed energy create a domino effect, and why multitasking breeds untold levels of inefficiency.Misdirected Energy: Why Discipline Trumps WillpowerJay Papasan is a serial entrepreneur who is consistently juggling numerous ventures at the same time. It takes a certain level of mental stamina to give maximum efficiency to all of his endeavours. Is it sheer strength of willpower...or is something else at play?We explore Jay's thesis on the difference between discipline and willpower. He shares incredible scientific insight on the “horrible mileage” your brain gets out of willpower-based actions, and the physiological ramifications that have a huge impact on your workplace prowess.Key takeaways: Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. If you can focus on a smaller number of things that are more meaningful, you’ll make a much greater impact. Multitasking is a lie. You will get more accomplished by focusing on ONE thing at a time, rather than toggling back and forth between tasks or projects. Balancing is a verb, not a noun. Balance is not a destination — it's an ongoing process characterized by actions and decisions that keep you on track and moving forward. Links and Resources The Game Changing Attorney Podcast Michael Mogill Facebook Michael Mogill Twitter Michael Mogill Instagram Michael Mogill LinkedIn Crisp Video Website Crisp Video Facebook Crisp Video Group Twitter Crisp Video Instagram Crisp Video LinkedIn Jay Papasan Website Jay Papasan Twitter

56mins

12 Jan 2021

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Jay Papasan - The ONE Most Important Focus For Every Business

Hustle And Flowchart - Tactical Marketing Podcast

Today we are chatting with Jay Papasan, co-author of The One Thing who works alongside Gary Keller, of Keller-Williams Real Estate. Jay comes from a publishing background and has worked with some big names such as Mia Hamm and Bill Phillips to help them get their books published. He currently serves as the Vice President of the learning division of Keller-Williams, and today we talk about his perspectives about writing books, course creation, lead generation, time blocking, goal design, and more.  Jay also talks about knowledge management, which is a rabbit hole that we’ve been looking into, so the part where he dives into how to consume books and his process of reading and locking in the knowledge was a real win. Plus we talk about how to be well rounded and pulling sources and information from all walks of life, so as not to live in an echo chamber where our learning is stalled. After you’ve listened be sure to check out our previous show with The One Thing’s Geoff Woods for more goal setting tactics and our show with Jeff Spencer where we chat about the roadmap that champions follow and how to find the right goals for you.  “When we talk about a process for self-improvement, you have to read, you have to reflect on what you read, and that reflection is where you’re comparing your experience and your beliefs to what this person is telling you. And then you have to codify it in your notebook.” - Jay Papasan Some Topics We Discussed Include: What is Matt’s ideal job? (guitarist for a punk rock band? Instructor for a shark cave diving school? tune in to find out!)  How to read with purpose Time blocking to get more done and extra time for the things you love The one most important thing for every business Misconceptions around The One Thing concept When you should be challenging your beliefs Tips on learning that will cut out time-wasters and books you should probably not finish Why you want to read books on finances and money every year, even if you are an English major And much, much more! Resources From Jay Papasan: The 1 Thing.com The One Thing by Gary Keller & Jay Papasan References and Links Mentioned: Positioning & The 21 Immutable Laws by Al Ries and Philip Kotler The Road Less Stupid: Advice from the Chairman of the Board by Keith Cunningham How I Lost 170 Million Dollars by Noah Kagan Are you ready to be EPIC with us?! Then grab our EGP Letter here! Did you know we have an awesome YouTube Channel?  Join the Facebook Community - be sure to hop in our Facebook group to chat with us, our other amazing guests that we’ve had on the show, and fellow entrepreneurs! This episode is sponsored by our go-to SEO research tool, Ahrefs.com, and by  Easy Webinar - be sure to check out these special deals for our listeners. How Billionaires Set Their Goals - Geoff Woods The Roadmap That Champions Follow - Jeff Spencer

1hr 15mins

24 Nov 2020

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