Narrow Your Focus

Can you narrow your focus and be able to grow your business all at the same time? Today the TEW Book Club shares a book with you that we not only loved reading but found great value in and want you, our readers, to know about it.

This week we are excited to introduce you to the book “The One Thing” The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller & Jay Papasan.

This is not only a must read for all entrepreneurs and business owners but it is an amazing resource for your personal life as well.  Let’s dive in and find out about your “One Thing”.

Have you ever read something that had a profound effect on you and your life? Thats how I felt when reading this book! I personally loved this book because it really gives you a blueprint to FOCUS on your priorities and choosing what that FOCUS is and what is most important to you One Step At A Time.

As an entrepreneur we have so much on our plate. We constantly have ideas running through our head that are for business. We then try juggle our personal lives, spiritual lives and everything else we want to accomplish in as well!  Also we think we can do all things, all the time.  Is this you? If so, then this book is for you!

1. The Lies

The first part of the book explains the lies we tell ourselves.  These lies will ultimately mislead and derail us and our goals we focus on daily. It talks about multitasking and the myths behind it which has turned my way of thinking and the excuses I used to tell myself in why I was not accomplishing as much as I could. It is typically thrown around that multitasking is a good thing. The reality is that there is no such thing as multi tasking. You are not capable of focusing on one task and giving it your full attention and efforts while trying to do anything else. In reality you are compromising the efforts of everything you do. Narrow your focus to one thing.  This focus will help you to have excellence in your field of choice.

2. The Truth

This section breaks down the simple path to productivity. It will help you narrow down your focus and figure out what to focus on in different areas in your life.

3. Extraordinary Results

This will bring it all together and show you how to unlock the possibilities with the 3 P’s,…Purpose, Priority & Productivity. It will show you how to begin your journey to get it figured out!

Go Small!

When you want the absolute best chance to succeed at anything you want, your approach should always be the same. Go small!

“Going small” is ignoring all the things you could do and doing what you should do. It’s recognizing that not all things matter equally.  You need to find the things that matter most. It’s the way to connect what you do with what you want. It’s realizing that extraordinary results are directly determined by how narrow you can make your focus.

When you go as small as possible, you’ll be staring at one thing. And that’s the point.” ~ Gary Keller

Below is also the workbook created to accompany this to help you reach your goals. One of the things we have always heard is that a new habit instills itself in 21 days. This shows you that 66 days is the time frame and how to achieve these forever habits!


Narrow your focusthe one thing by gary keller


The One Thing: 66 day Workbook


You will think about questions such as:

• What should my One Thing be?

• Why do I want my One Thing?

• How will I achieve it?

• Do I possess the will to win?

• Do I give up too soon?

• Can I adapt and shift in today’s times?

• Do I have self-defeating habits?

• How can I change any bad habits?


This is a book that you will want to read over and over. It has such immediate actionable tips!  In a nutshell…what’s the ONE thing I can do such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary?  How do you plan to narrow your focus?


Suzy & Lisa


We need to narrow our focus but it is also important to create a plan as well.  Be sure to hop over to our post, “Your dream starts with a plan!” and learn about the importance of planning out your road to success!

Are you ready to surround yourself with accountability, other entrepreneurs that are learning more about how to grow their businesses using the power of online marketing?  

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Suzy is a entrepreneur who loves to support and empower other business women through coaching and teaching. She loves to find ways to encourage and support women to start their own business and build more financial freedom.