In episode 47 of Fresh Tracks I speak with author and business owner Jay Papasan about The ONE Thing: The surprising simple truth behind extraordinary results. Jay poses this question for us to ask ourselves: What’s the one thing I can do, such that by doing it, everything else will be easier or unnecessary? By focusing on your ONE thing, you can accomplish more by doing less. Jay shares why discovering this surprisingly simple truth is the difference between achieving extraordinary results vs experiencing consistent struggle and shares how to implement these truths in your life.
The results you get are directly influenced by the way you work and the choices you make. In this week’s show Jay provides tips for both discovering your ONE thing and the pitfalls to avoid when we have a lot to do, recognizing that the distractions we face each day are unlimited! Jay shares personal stories of how he and his wife built their multi million-dollar real estate business while raising their two kids, and kept their priorities of family first through the growth stages of their business to today.
3:30 – The number one reason you don’t stick to your plan
6:50 – Are you really saying yes to something or just trying it out?
11:40 – The power of asking better questions
14:00 – Discovering the ONE thing you can do that will change everything in your life
17:35 – The google story and how it relates to your Fresh Tracks
21:00 – Tips for narrowing your focus to one thing
24:00 – Balancing building your empire vs raising your kids
28:00 – Your purpose statement – what does it mean if you lose it?
About Jay Papasan
Jay Papasan is a best-selling author and co-owner, alongside his wife Wendy, of Papasan Properties Group with Keller Williams Realty in Austin Texas. His most recent work with Gary Keller on The ONE Thing has garnered more than 238 appearances on the national bestseller lists including #1 on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list.
Jay serves as Gary Keller’s co-author and executive editor on best-selling titles including: The Millionaire Real Estate Agent, The Millionaire Real Estate Investor, SHIFT: How Top Real Estate Agents Tackle Tough Times, FLIP: How to Find, Fix, and Sell Houses for Profit, HOLD: How to Find, Buy, and Rent Houses for Wealth, and The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results. He also co-authored SHIFT Commercial.
Before joining Keller Williams Realty, Jay served as an editor at HarperCollins Publishers where he worked on such best-selling books as Body-for-Life by Bill Phillips and Go for the Goal by Mia Hamm.