- Taschenbuch: 240 Seiten
- Verlag: John Murray Learning (25. April 2014)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1848549253
- ISBN-13: 978-1848549258
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 19,8 x 1,5 x 13 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 65 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 254 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
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The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results: Achieve your goals with one of the world's bestselling success books (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 25. April 2014
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The number 1 US bestseller which is now sweeping across the world. What's the ONE Thing you can do such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary?
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Gary Keller is chairman of the board and cofounder of Keller Williams Realty, Inc., one of the largest real estate companies in the world. His New York Times bestselling books have sold more than 1,300,000 copies.
Jay Papasan, a former editor at HarperCollins Publishers in New York, co-authors Gary's books and is Vice President of Publishing at Keller Williams. He's a frequent event speaker and corporate trainer.
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Dieses ist eines von wenigen Büchern, das mich wirklich begeistert hat. Außerdem hat es meine Art zu arbeiten, auf vielen Ebenen verändert.
Die Kernaussage ist einfach: Konzentriere dich auf EINE Sache.
Doch was ist diese EINE Sache?
Warum ist das so wichtig?
Und wie kann der Autor 240 Seiten mit diesem Thema füllen?
Es zeigt sich, dass THE ONE THING auf jeden Bereich unseres Lebens anwendbar ist.
In einer Welt, in der wir im Überfluss leben, ist ein solches Buch, das uns auf das Wesentliche konzentrieren lässt, ein nützliches Werkzeug.
5 Sterne für ein spannendes und einfach verständlich geschriebenes Buch.
In a brief backstory, Keller describes how, by just focussing on one thing, he was able to move his company out of economic stagnation. He resigned as CEO and spent the better part of a year seeking and appointing fourteen new people at key positions in his company. Success followed. In their weekly meetings he would go through the tasks each of them would have to accomplish come next week. When some got done and others fell to the wayside, out of frustration, he started to continually subtract tasks from the list until he just asked them to focus exclusively on the single task that mattered most. And Success went through the roof.
With regard to the last book I read—Gary Paulsen's 'Hatchet'—that protagonist's One Thing was the acquisition of food, for it was the most important thing upon which all other aspects of his life rested. And as he improved in it, surviving the wilderness got easier and life comparatively more comfortable.
Throughout the book, Keller uses a domino motif to visualise this concept. One domino has the energy potential to knock over another domino piece up to 50% bigger in size. Success, he writes, comes by focussing on The One Thing by breaking down your goal in manageable chunks and taking action sequentially, one thing at a time. Thus, knocking over a single domino, one after another, we can progressively go beyond what we deem achievable. If we leave ourselves open to new models and approaches, we will get better at the One Thing we are doing in repetition. As the author puts it: think big, go small.
Reality proves him right. I consider myself a decent artist. Objectively speaking, I am more proficient at the craft than most people I meet in real-life. People are constantly asking me how I have achieved this skill, because I make it seem so effortless. Of course nothing could be further from the truth! From kindergarten-age on, I spent most of my free-time drawing. Observing, drawing, learning, improving. Crashing through plateaus by always thinking about the next step I could take. This passion burnt so feverishly, that I missed out on many formative teenage experiences, simply because it was The One Thing that was most important to me. For my age back then, I got good. Real good. Then I stopped. Why? With my career slowly steering into graphic design, this became the focal point of my attention for the decade to follow. Drawing became just another thing I was interested in. As a result, I stagnated and didn't improve nearly at the pace I used to. Had I stuck to it, I am confident that I would have reached mastery. But the point is, I didn't. I stretched myself thin and let other interests distract me. By saying yes to everything, in conclusion I said yes to nothing.
Typical for books in this genre, the author doesn't even get to the meat of The One Thing before slaying his share of dragons in the opening chapters. He takes popular myths, such as multitasking, equality, and the balanced life, to task and through history, research, and personal experience exposes them for the lies that they are. All throughout these first chapters, I couldn't help but nod in agreement. After going through the lies, he shares with us the truth, which is the One Thing and how it inevitably leads to success. By asking the so-called "focussing question", your seemingly unattainable goal will come increasingly closer. And to make all of it work, your One Thing needs to have a purpose, which is carried by priority and productivity. The book of course goes into greater detail, never waxing the philosophical for too long. Before rounding the book out with examples of how to apply The One Thing in all areas of life, be it personal or professional, Keller proposes a daily minimum of 4 hours to be spent exclusively working on The One Thing and how to avoid the biggest pitfalls in doing so. Seems exorbitant? So will be the reward.
I admit, I am predisposed to like this book. It hammers a point home I was already willing to accept as mantra. Luckily, the author goes beyond that. The core concept of the book is a simple one, but Keller takes great measures to show you why it is the best one. And with the help of this book, I can now veer back into drawing, to become the master illustrator of my childhood dreams. One step at a time.
Das Buch liefert nicht nur richtig gute Tipps, die man unbedingt in sein Leben integrieren sollte, sondern motiviert den Leser beim Lesen enorm. Das Lesen ist zudem sehr angenehm und bereit eine Freude, die Informationen werden nicht einfach nur sachlich dargelegt, sondern schön verpackt vermittelt.
Ich kann daher nur sagen: Ein wirklich gelungenes Buch!
Target groups for this book are:
a) People that drown in multitasking and wonder, how they can focus more on the really important stuff in their life,
b) People that are enthusiastic about the minimalism movement (laid out in great reads like from Leo Babauta) and who look for more.
Some of the approaches laid out by Gary Keller are very easy to understand (e.g. the threefold concept of Purpose, Priority and Productivity or the very simple focusing question).
What I like so much about the entire book is the universal character of applying the approach. May it be your work life, charity work or a hobby, you can apply those tools in almost all aspects of your life.
And yes, some of the critics in the amazon forum have stated that many aspects in this book appear as "too simple".
My answer to that: Ingenious matters often appear simple at first sight.
The price-usage-ratio is excellent from my point of view (kindle version), I have seen many books on that topic above 20 EUR and with less than half the benefit.
I’d recommend it to a friend who wants to become better in business and personal life but with the purpose of also experiencing being more satisfied with the way to approach challenges.