I was recently introduced to a great book, The One Thing by Gary Keller.

Gary talks about success habits and proposes this one question:

“What is the one thing I can do such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary?”

Isn’t that simple and so cool?

He says to make this a habit and apply it to all areas of your life: spiritual, business, personal, relationships, financial, etc.

So, as I began to apply this one question, suddenly I had more time.

Yes, I got in a long hike this weekend, researched, wrote, dyed my hair, worked on my class, made a big pot of soup, weeded the garden, talked with my children, worked with a client on Saturday and relaxed on Saturday night.

How could one focus question shift time, right?

I challenge you to try this simple exercise this week:

Write out a few of these questions and take action. Be “on purpose” in your answers.

  • What’s the one thing I can do to achieve my health goals?
  • What’s the one thing I can do to relieve my stress?
  • What’s the one thing I can do to improve my skill in?
  • What’s the one thing I can do to improve my relationship?
  • What’s the one thing I can do to achieve my exercise goals?

You get the idea.. make a brain dump of five of these and take the action step.

Please comment below and let me know how it goes. I am doing this with you!

If you need help and feel like you are not even close to being to being able to focus, or you lack purpose and need clarity, or feel stuck in a rut…sign up for a Brain Soul Discovery Assessment with me.

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I love you all!


Louise Swartswalter

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