One of my favorite books this year was “The One” by Gary Keller. It puts forward the idea that work/life balance is a myth and that focus is the surprisingly simple truth behind achieving extraordinary results.
It doesn’t mean that we can’t enjoy and appreciate both, but that it doesn’t take a 50/50 balance to be happy. If you are working on something you are passionate about, you are much happier even when that balance is heavily skewed in favor of work, instead of life – but it’s also critical to channel that passion into a single-minded focus that allows amazing things to happen.
“Proof of the one thing is everywhere – extraordinarily successful companies always have one product or service they are most known for or that makes them the most money.
So when you think about success, shoot for the moon. The moon is reachable if you prioritize everything and put your energy into accomplishing the one most important thing…
Highly successful people know this. Every day they line up their priorities anew, find the lead domino, and whack away at it until it falls.
The key is over time. Success is built sequentially. It’s one thing at a time.”
What’s your one thing? Each CLIENT’S one thing? Help them find it.
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