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The number one best-seller The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results is the unabridged audiobook written by co-authors Gary Keller and Jay Papasan with an expert narration by Timothy Miller and Claire Hamilton. The ultimate guide to de-cluttering your life can be found in this book. Learn how to focus on tasks without your mind wandering and rid stress from your life entirely. Find out that ONE thing that you are really good at and love doing and make a career out of it. Let this book change your life for the better. Available now from Audible.

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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A re-hash of the original '7 Habits' !

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

Well structured.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The ONE Thing?

It focuses on 'one thing'

What about Timothy Miller and Claire Hamilton ’s performance did you like?

Yes. Easy to listen to, although Claire Hamilton's accent is a little too 'Cheesy American' for this Englishman.

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

Probably not. But possible.

Any additional comments?

This is a rather shameless duplication and re-hash of 'The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People'. If you have read '7 Habits' then it's an OK revision of the principles, stated slightly differently. If you haven't. forget this and read '7 Habits of Highly Effective People' by Dr Stephen Covey. It is much better.

They refer to several studies and findings from other books on the same subjects, but in the audiobook they don't refer to the studies or credit other authors. Whereas 'The Power of Habit' by Charles Duhigg addresses this subtopic of the power of Habits in much more detail and complete with properly referenced source material.

Perhaps I should nick a bit from all the authors I have read and re-publish it under a catchy name!

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Brilliant

Like many other books, you just need to find that one golden nugget that will make it worth your while. This book has a few hidden treasures inside. Highly recommend it!

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Awesome

No words to describe how amazing and life changing this book is ! Worth dozen of listenings

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Excellent book

At first I thought how can you write so much about 1 thing. This really has got me focused and highly productive. It's helped me focus on what matters most in the day, so the rest of the day is clear. Highly recommended

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This is my 5 question system for appraising business and management books. It isn't perfect but it works for me, I hope you find it useful...
Have I incorporated in my business or how I run my business any learnings from this book? Yes.Did feel I wa nted to understand really understand the book in depth, make notes and apply the content? Yes.Is it a book I’ve gone back to in order to check I really get the ideas and concepts so I can apply them? Yes.Is it a book I keep to hand on my mobile, where space is at a premium, so I can re-listen as and when? Yes.Finally, is it a book that has brought insights and moved me forward? Yes.Comments...Stick with it - I found it was literally 2 hrs in before it really got going. I have changed my goal setting system based on insights from this book. The narration is a touch irritating and the "musac" jingle but don't that put you off.

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The ONE Star...

I actually had to stop listening to this 3 chapters in. It's unlistenable. There's not one paragraph in it where "ONE thing" is not stressed. It's repetitive, cheesy and horrible. It's like listening to a long American commercial for ONE thing. Awful.

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inspiring to think differently

this book, recommended by a colleague has definitely made me think and question how I think and live my life.

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Inspiring

I found the author's personal experience more inspiring than most of the anecdotes. Worth the listen. Worth every penny spent

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Learn how to set your priority!

Explains how to focus and set your priority and gives you examples to start you thinking along the right path!

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Very inspiring.

helps to bring focus and shows how to achieve success without being overwhelmed, really well structured and entertaining as well educational

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  • Karryn Ransom
  • 24-01-17

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
  • 31-07-15

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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  • Jan Sapper
  • 07-12-16

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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  • Jannik Skovgaard
  • 05-06-18

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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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 31-05-18

Absolutely fantastic

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

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 24-04-18

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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  • johnny
  • 29-03-18

amazing book

a must in yiur library! inspiring and smart book. for any ages but highly recommend it to teens .

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  • Zuddini
  • 28-02-18

Gaurunteed to improve your life

This book teaches you what the 1% does and the 99% don't do. I thought I knew everything about time management. I thought it was all common sense. And I was WRONG. This book saved me from making more regregts and bad decisions. I urge you to pick up this book, especially if you're young.

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  • Matlhogonolo Dibetso
  • 17-02-18

Best book for productivity

It's very simple, clear concept that really makes a big difference in productivity. narrator also great to listen to.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-01-18

highly recommend

very true and relevant. a good quick read, strongly recommend yo anyone who believes they should be a jack of all trades