Jay Papasan is the renowned author of the book The One Thing, a compilation of lessons, ideas, and personal stories that helps leaders and future entrepreneurs create strategies and make long-term, innovative decisions. Before this book, Jay as co-authored other works such as the bestselling Millionaire Real Estate series with Gary Keller and Body-For-Life by Bill Phillips. Promoting the beauty of simplicity, his book was created to teach everyone how to make huge changes in their lives and in every area one domino at a time.
In this episode, Jay shares his motivation for co-authoring The One Thing, what sets it apart from other mindset and goal setting books, and some of the takeaways the book imparts its readers. He also shares with us some of his real-life experiences and why he insists on accepting failure as part of being successful.'Anything that's gonna be ultimately successful in the long haul has to be simple.' - @the1thingbookClick To Tweet
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- What moved him to write The One Thing and why it’s not just an “ego book.”
- What is the biggest time waster when it comes to personal goals?
- His thoughts on today’s new entrepreneurs.
- Why he says perfection is overrated.
- The importance of being honest with yourself and accepting your failures.
- The real consequence of being good at one thing.
- His simple example in overcoming a health plateau.
- His thoughts on the fear of failure.
- Our impatience prevents us from setting bigger picture goals and doing the long-term behavior and lifestyle changes.
- Success in business and health are not mutually exclusive.
- The times you have the most success in your career are the times you are most focused.
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