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One Thing. One Person.


Today we jump back in “The One Thing” by Gary Keller. I really like this week’s point on having just one thing, but also just one person.

We all do a lot of things that can clutter our focus. If we really sit and think about what our one thing is, it may surprise us to realize what it is compared to what we do every day. This is why we need that other person. If we have another person who is also focused on the one thing we can keep each other aligned. We can catch each other when we get distracted. We can bring each other back on track when needed.

I think if we really define what our true one thing is, then we can start taking the right steps to focus on our one thing. Then, and only then, will we start to see the results we're looking for. Have a great week!

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Success is Built on Relationships


I bet mail arrives in your mailbox six days a week. That's what the postal service does. Nothing more, nothing less. There isn't anything special about the arrangement.

Do you remember Fred the mailman from The Fred Factor? Something obviously made him different - so different that Mark Sanborn decided to write about him and even teach what he calls the Fred principals.

Today we learn that what made Fred different was one simple thing - the relationship. Fred knew he was making a positive difference and it was fulfilling to him. Fred is proof that in any job or business, relationship building is the most important objective because the quality of the relationship determines the quality of the product or service.

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Practice Makes Perfect


Not buying Geoff Colvin's idea that talent is overrated? Well, studies show that those who progress professionally simply practice more than those that don't.

Think about it - by the time Mozart was 5 years old he had already received more instruction in music than most people do in a lifetime. Tiger Woods, arguably the greatest golfer of all time, had a golf club in his hand as soon as he could walk.

Bottom line, if we want to achieve greatness, then we have to put in the time to get there. Check out this week's episode and let's continue our quest to achieve greatness - or Chase Excellence - together!

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