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The ONE Thing

The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results
Written by: Gary Keller, Jay Papasan
Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (164 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

This is an audiobook for busy people. If you want less on your plate and more for your life and career, tune in to the #1 Wall Street Journal best seller, The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results. The ONE Thing will bring your life and your work into focus. Authors Gary Keller and Jay Papasan teach you the tricks to cut through the clutter, achieve better results in less time, dial down stress, and master what matters to you. Unabridged version includes:

  • A special foreword by Gary Keller.
  • Interludes by legendary guitarist Monte Montgomery.

What’s your ONE Thing? For more information on The ONE Thing, events, coaching, and tools, visit www.The1Thing.com.

©2012 Rellek Publishing Partners, Ltd. (P)2013 Rellek Publishing Partners, Ltd.

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Ruined by narrators & music

The choice of narrators, jarring alternation between them, and hokey music absolutely ruined the experience of this audiobook. It's unfortunate because the subject matter and content is really good. I recommend buying the book in print or as an ebook.

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The most practical book I've ever read

Great book that everyone can benefit from. I believe this will have a huge positive impact on my professional life. Thank you!

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WOW!

It was an easy listen, some things so simple profound I had to relisten. Simple but life changing. If your starting out on a journey of self discovery or trying to refocus and align your life this book is the place to start. Thank you!

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Lost or looking for a place to start?

This book is a great guide to get you started on a path of Mastery, progression, and productivity.

A must read for anyone looking to excel in their career or business.

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A keeper

After listening to many business books this one is well worth keeping and listening to for reference. The chapters are named to do that easily which is a nice touch for an audiobook. However the only failed mark is that it doesn't include a PDF reference. When the audiobook says check out the chart you can't. But I'll go to the library and take pictures of the charts in the book. I don't think you'll be disappointed in this book. If you can pick one book this month...this is the ONE.

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Must listen!

A great set of rules to follow! Going to revisit this immediately and refine notes!

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excellent read! I strongly recommend it!

excellent read! I strongly recommend it! excellent read! I strongly recommend it!excellent read! I strongly recommend it!

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Awesome listen

I love how it dives into the world of multitasking and breaks down how successful people concentrate on the one thing that would make the most difference in thier life. Multitasking is a Myth. Lots of great information, nuggets, and takeaways. Worth the listen. I thought it was a great book. - Jeffrey (Jeff) C. Marr Heart Health Coach / Glutathione Enthusiast / Keynote Speaker

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it's a cheap self help book!

it's basically a cheap self help book! oversimplified vision of what it takes to succeed on anything

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Awesome lessons for life

This book is a must-read for anyone in business :-) as a real estate agent I am fortunate enough to get many types of training and this book really helps wrap it all together.

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  • Karryn Ransom
  • 2017-01-24

Good ideas, but.. production poor.

What made the experience of listening to The ONE Thing the most enjoyable?

The narration sounded like he was trying to 'act' his way through an informational book. His intentions were clear; he wants to entertain us, but it detracted from the text, and ultimately annoyed me.

What did you like best about this story?

Simple ideas are usually the best ones.

How could the performance have been better?

Don't separate chapters with music. It's the same musical interlude 24 times. Please don't.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. The book contains valuable wisdom, but the production (narrator, music) annoyed me so much that I had to listen in stages.

Any additional comments?

Any audio book that includes graphics, graphs, figures etc, should come with a warning in the description. I've returned books before simply because I want to learn while listening, and would have bought the hard copy book if I need reference materials. "In figure nine, you'll see a blah blah blah..." This drives me crazy because, no, I DON'T see it.

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  • Shakti Chauhan
  • 2015-07-31

Best towards the end. Overall a great book

It could have been short. Gets a little monotonous in the middle. The beggining is enlightening ofcourse. It gets really good and inspiring towards the end. I was considering not finishing the book in the middle. But really glad I finished it.

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  • bartlomiej noga
  • 2018-05-31

Absolutely fantastic

Absolutely fantastic book full of Great knowledge, I'm going to listen it one more time

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  • Jan Sapper
  • 2016-12-07

obligado

Un libro que dibuja claramente el camino para la construcción de una vida próspera. la prosperidad incluye abundancia material, en salud física, mental, relaciones personales y familia. provee una guía que puede imprimirse para seguirla. explica por qué el multi tasking se torna ineficiente y un ladrón de efectividad.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-11-23

Loved it. Now action !

Loved it. Will start to listen for a second time right away. Put the man together and your world will fall into place!

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  • David Shaw
  • 2018-10-30

Great Book

One of the best books I have read on living with purpose. The book lays out a simple system that anyone can follow.

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  • Shawn Brown
  • 2018-10-27

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  • warunya suitabuit
  • 2018-08-18

Life Changing Book

THREE THINGS I LEARN
1. ONE PRIORITY = CHOOSE 1 MINUS (N-1) THINGS = DO WHAT MATER MOST
2. ONE FOCUS POINT = TIME OPTIMIZATION = MOST PRODUCTIVE WAY
3. MONO-TASKING LEADS TO GEOMETRIC PROGRESS

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  • Jannik Skovgaard
  • 2018-06-05

Achieve more

great book, makes want to focus, set up your life up for achieving more and focusing on the one thing at the right time

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  • Benjamin
  • 2018-04-24

Great first read

Amazing book. Glad it was the first audio book i read. Narration was quite good. Loved the chapter on the value of a good question. The advise was really practical. Packed with a lot of examples.

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  • Client d'Amazon
  • 2017-12-03

a good read

a very good listen, that's what I needed to focus more, there are great tips inside and it will certainly help you if you have a problem with execution. The only thing I didn't like is the shortness of the book.

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  • Jésus Betancur
  • 2017-01-05

One of the most compelling books I have ever read.

Definetely open minding for my experience. You must read and reread this book if you are a human.Period.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-02-07

Wonderful

So happy to have read this book, which present a simple a very effective way in getting to high places in our life. The key lesson is to thing big and walk though the path one step at the time. It’s also very important to mention here that in order to achieve extraordinary results in our lives, we need to take extraordinary action. In this book that extraordinary action is ignoring all the noise around us and going for the one thing, that one thing that by doing, everything else becomes easier or unnecessary.

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  • DA M.
  • 2018-08-18

Simple mais un brin répétitif

En bref l’idée est excellente applicable et bien illustrée, mais la formulation et la solution est répétée. C’est toutefois utile pour ceux qui veulent vraiment s’en imprégner.

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  • Client d'Amazon
  • 2018-08-17

Super livre pour un réveil nécessaire vers le succ

Super livre pour un réveil nécessaire vers le succès!! Démystifier la réussite et mettre en place de petites actions de chaque jour...

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  • Domenica
  • 2018-08-16

the best book on productivity and life design

I love the examples and the simplicity of the approach that brough ao much clarity in my life

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  • Thibault Dollié
  • 2018-08-02

love it, easy to understand and to apply

great principles some are known some are new but the way it's explained is so great !

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  • schemann larry
  • 2018-06-16

Tout est dis dans le titre de ce livre!

Un livre très percutant. Il faut se concentrer sur Une seule chose à la fois ! C'est d'autant plus vrai dans notre monde de distractions et où la concentration se fait de plus en plus rare. Si l'on veut accomplir quelque chose se concentrer sur la seule chose qui va nous rapprocher de ce but est l'unique chose à faire. Un livre très percutant et à lire.