The Uncommon Life

Anyone who dreams of an uncommon life eventually discovers there is no choice but to seek an uncommon approach to living it.

Lack of Focus Kills You

When people don’t understand the power of the ONE Thing, they try to do too much — and because this never works over time, they end up making a horrific deal with themselves. They go for success by sacrificing their health. They stay up late, miss meals or eat poorly, and completely ignore exercise. Personal […]

Disproportionate Results

If disproportionate results come from one activity, then you must give that one activity disproportionate time. So, ask yourself what is the single service that is most profitable for you? Why aren’t you selling only that service?

What Matters Most Gets the Time

To achieve an extraordinary result you must choose what matters most and give it all the time it demands. This requires getting extremely out of balance in relation to all other work issues, with only infrequent counterbalancing to address them.

Turn Discipline into a Habit

Put up with the discipline long enough to turn it into habit, and the journey feels different. Lock in one habit so it becomes part of your life, and you can effectively ride the routine with less wear and tear on yourself. The hard stuff becomes habit, and the habit makes the hard stuff easy.

Success is a short race

Success is actually a short race — a sprint fuelled by discipline just long enough for habit to kick in and take over.

We Do Too Many Things

It’s not that we have too little time to do all the things we need to do, it’s that we feel the need to do too many things in the time we have.

When it’s all urgent it’s all equal

When everything feels urgent and important, everything seems equal. We become active and busy, but this doesn’t actually move us any closer to success. Activity is often unrelated to productivity, and business rarely takes care of business.

Knowledge is Gained over Time

When you see someone who has a lot of knowledge, they learned it over time. When you see someone who has a lot of skills, they developed them over time. When you see someone who has done a lot, they accomplished it over time. When you see someone who has a lot of money, they […]

The One Thing

This book is all about focus. How you get it and what you do with your time. It’s about focusing on your one thing, the lead domino that can knock down the next domino. Focus on that domino and keep pushing on it till it falls down. Then focus on the next one.