‘Just One Thing’ could make all the difference.

‘Just One Thing’ could make all the difference.

Happy back to school week, back to work week, back at it week!

I don’t know about you, but I find the beginning of September almost like the beginning of a new year. And it’s exciting!

Many are eager and ready to hit the ground running, after hopefully enjoying some rest and relaxation over the Summer.

It’s great to be pumped and motivated. And, it’s important to also ensure you are setting yourself up for success.

Next week I’ll be giving a few talks on this very subject. Now there are lots of concepts and ways to ensure you’re getting on the right track. And, if you try to adopt them all, and all at the same time, you may not have as much luck.

I’d like to introduce you to the concept of ‘Just One Thing.’ There’s a book on it, I’ve written about it before, and just recently one of my friends and colleagues published an article about it. So perhaps it’s that time to bring it up here.

I’m notorious for having multiple windows open on my computer at any given time.

I’m also known to have my hand in multiple pies at the same time.

Or, I’ll be in the middle of writing something,  when I remember about the tea I just made, and then when I get up to get my tea I notice the pens on the counter, and then when I go to put them away I see the card I bought and still need to write, and then I notice that completed application that still needs to be scanned, and then I look down at the small pile of business cards of folks I wanted to follow up with and start making notes about, and before I know it I’ve gone down a deep rabbit hole and totally forget what I was doing in the first place.

Can you relate? (I hope it’s not just me… or maybe I am just a little bit crazy. And that’s cool, too!)

You see I’m realizing more and more if you truly want to get more diligent about getting things done, you need to be super disciplined about doing JUST ONE THING at a time.

Especially if you have a lot of different projects on the go, and numerous competing responsibilities at any given time (and who doesn’t, right?!?)

I’m a big believer in having everything you want, however maybe not all at the same time.

If you want to be successful, I think it comes down to focusing on JUST ONE THING at a time.

Research has proven that multi-tasking is simply not effective. Single-tasking is where it’s at.

  • When it comes to setting yourself up for success, what is JUST ONE THING you could implement today?
  • What is JUST ONE THING or habit that may make all the difference?
  • When it comes to a current business project, what is JUST ONE THING that would move the project forward?
  • If today were to be productive, what is that JUST ONE THING you’d do?
  • When it comes to one of your important relationships, what is JUST ONE THING that if you did this, could be a game changer?

There are so many things to do, to learn, to say yes to. Information is being launched and lurched at us from all angles all of the time. Yes, it’s exciting ~ and it’s also often overwhelming.

Pause. Breathe. Smile.

That information isn’t going anywhere. Those ideas will still be there. Those opportunities will still come your way.

There’s a LOT we could do – and likely we will do – if we perhaps choose just one thing at a time. One step at a time. One task at a time. One habit at a time. You got this! (Click to tweet it out.)

Have a FAB week!

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What is that  ‘JUST ONE THING’ you’re going to focus on today? This week? This quarter? I want to hear from you in the comments below!


P.S. Women Living BIG is turning 1 on Sept. 24th! And we’re going to celebrate! Tickets are only $25 ($20 with a girlfriend… ) I hope you’ll join! 

P.P.S. If you’re looking for a fun night out with the ladies ~ I’ll be emcee-ing the Glamdollza event next Friday… come and join us!

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Carol Schulte

Carol is a published author, has been featured in numerous magazines and podcasts, and is a returning guest expert on Rogers TV. Having lived and worked in 16 countries including Ashrams in India and vans in New Zealand, rocked dreadlocks in Thailand and shaved her head for breast cancer, she certainly walks her talk and brings a global perspective to all she does. When she’s not traveling or speaking on stage, you can find her volunteering as a bereavement facilitator, training for her next triathlon, or practicing her serious carpool karaoke game.

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