The One Thing - Float Mind Approved Reads

The One Thing - Float Mind Approved Reads

When operating a float center, we often think that multitasking is the best way to get things done.  Here's why "The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results" is slowing down and focusing on "The One Thing".

By: Patrick Paulo | September 1, 2019

I first heard about Gary Kellar's book, The One Thingafter I saw a video of Tai Lopez talking about how the book was his #1 recommended business book.  It's currently #12 on his book Top Book Recommendations, but at the time, Tai was ravening about how The One Thing was helping him put into perspective how best to get things done.

At the time I purchased my copy of The One Thing, I was managing a float center, building websites with hopes they bring in supplemental income, building relationships with my clients, while also raising a family.  I figured if I split up all my responsibilities into tiny micro goals, I could get more accomplished across a broader spectrum.  The reality is - I got more busy work done while simultaneously accomplishing nothing.   

Let me explain.

"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."
 
- Gary Kellar, The One Thing
"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."
 
- Gary Kellar, The One Thing
"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."
 
- Gary Kellar, The One Thing
"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."
 
- Gary Kellar, The One Thing
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First, Determine What It is You Want!

The first thing you should do if you want to begin applying The One Thing is to determine what it is you want.  For me, I wanted my float center to be profitable.  I also wanted to start a podcast, teach martial-arts classes, lose weight, build muscle and build websites for businesses as a side-hustle.  I knew I was in trouble when I was ignoring my float clients to focus on building facebook ads with hopes that a local business would hire me to build them a website.  So I decided to determine what it is I really wanted.  

I decided what I wanted was to build relationships with my clients at the float center.  So I put the websites on hold and began focusing 100% of my attention to the needs and wants of my float clients.

Second, Find The Critical Factor

The critical factor, in other words, is the one thing you must get done before you can move on to anything else.  This is the heart of Gary Keller's message in The One Thing.  I don't know what that is for you, but for me, it was finding out as much as I could about my float clients.  

Once this was done, I discovered my role as a Float Center Manager was much more important than I originally thought.  I realized I was a hub for helping my clients accomplish their own goals.  I could put people in touch with the right people they need to accomplish their goals.  I also discovered - by finding out more about my clients, I could provide my services to them.  I became friends with a local barber who was also a client, and I built his website.

"The ONE Thing sits at the heart of success and is the starting point for achieving extraordinary results."
 
- Gary Kellar, The One Thing
 
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