This course was created by Pete Mockaitis of How to Be Awesome at Your Job. We are pleased to offer this training in our library.
Skill Level Beginner
- So what do you mean by the one thing and what comes up against that? - This book was born from a hypothesis. You know, I got the chance to start writing books with Gary Keller back in 2002. And I have watched him build a company from then 6,700 independent contractors to the largest in the world with 148,000. And the thing that he does well is identify the priority. And so this idea that the greatest successes in history have always come when he increased his focus, instead of doing more things, did fewer, and we then spent five years with two full-time researchers trying to make sure that our hypothesis lined up with the facts. So the big idea and it's nothing new and we didn't claim that it was anything new is, you know, just like with the magnifying glass in the sun, right, if you focus your efforts to fewer things or one thing in this case, then you truly have the ability to do something at an extraordinary level. If you divide your efforts between many things not only does that stress you out. You don't tend to do any of them that well. And so there's always exceptions to every rule but the great vast majority of people will benefit from this idea of let's just do fewer things with more effect than a whole bunch of stuff with side effects. And by side effects I mean stress, poor results, mistakes. I mean, there's just a lot that goes on when we try to get be all things to all people and get everything done instead of just focusing on what matters.