What The One Thing of Gary Keller Can Teach You About Success?

Success is not doing 1,000 things. Success is doing few things well 1,000 times.

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I confess I love books. I have a small library at home. But once in a while, I got hold of business books that grab my attention and keep my interest.

The One Thing of Gary Keller is one of them. My wife, who works for an insurance company, bought it as recommended in one of their trainings. I love it!

The One Thing of Gary Keller

The Big Idea – What I Love Most About The One Thing by Gary Keller?

hamster in wheels - running but not going anywhere

We live in a super busy world. Too much things to do with very little time. We feel dizzy. We are running in circles like hamsters in a wheel. Too much activity but it seems we are going nowhere.

More than ever we need more focus.

More than ever we need to let of the average to focus on the best.

Why You Need  “The One Thing” To Succeed?

Here is a short but very good video why focusing on many things can make you fail and why you need to learn to focus on one thing to succeed.

Why Less is More?

Focus - Magnifying GlassFew years ago, I listened to a very good program from Darren Hardy, The Compound Effect. This is what I got.

Success is not doing 1,000 things. Success is doing few things well 1,000 times.

It is all about focus. A light when focused into one wavelength becomes a powerful laser. Sun rays will not do much until you use a magnifying glass to focus and use it to burn.

Who is Gary Keller?

Who is Gary Keller of The One Thing

Gary Keller is a best-selling author and real estate mogul. He is the co-founder of Kelly Williams Realty, which holds the #1 position as the largest real estate company in the world. Kelly Williams Realty has its headquarters in Austin, Texas. Gary serves as the chairman of the board at Kelly Williams.

His best-selling books has sold out more than 2,000,000.00 copies.

The One Thing – Awards and Recognition

The One Thing by Gary KellerNo wonder people love this book.

The ONE Thing has made more than 200 appearances on National bestseller lists. It was also awarded and included as #1 in Wall Street Journal, NewYork Times, and USA Today.

The book has won 12 book awards. It has been translated into 24 languages. It was chosen as one of the Top 5 Business Books of 2013 by Hudson’s Booksellers.

This is also listed as one of Top 30 Business Books of 2013 by Executive Book Summaries


What People Say About The One Thing?

“There is beauty in simplicity; in nature, art, business, science and everything in between.
Simplicity recognizes the important thing while ignoring the trivial things. Simplicity makes you more efficient and more effective simultaneously.”

“The One Thing by Gary Keller is a quick overview of simplicity. Keller is the founder of one of the largest real estate companies in the world and the author of several successful books. Keller draws on his profitable experience and shares his simple secret to success.”  – Reid McCormick

“This week Gary and co-author Jay Papasan publishes their next book — The ONE Thing. I had an opportunity to read an advance copy and there is no doubt that this book will surge to the top New York Times best seller list this month!

In an information overload and multi-tasking world their message is clear and single-minded. You have to FOCUS on ONE thing. Extraordinary results are directly determined by how narrow you can make your focus. Of course for most of us that is really hard to do. Distractions and popular philosophies are often the reasons why we think we can’t or didn’t succeed.” – S. J. Swanepoel

Next Step – Check Out The One Thing?

If you want to know more about The One Thing, you can visit this site.

I make it a point to re-read my favorite books at least once a quarter. This one make it to my all time favorite business books list.

Got questions? Want to share your own experience about The One Thing of Gary Keller? Just add it in the comments.

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Elektra says March 17, 2016

Hi Jeff, that is interesting concept. I haven’t read the book yet. I guess by doing one thing you can more focus on it but on the other hand by doing more things at the same time you can learn quicker and apply this knowledge for future goals.

    Jeff says March 17, 2016

    Hi Elektra,
    Thanks for the comments.
    My experience tells me that I am more productive when I do one thing at a time compared to doing multi-tasking. 🙂

herve senni says March 15, 2016

Interesting concept. It’s difficult to keep focused on one single idea, especially with computers which allow you to do 1000 tasks at the time.

    Jeff says March 15, 2016

    True! 🙂

Ashley Wilson says March 15, 2016

Wonderful information, as a single mother I’m never really able to focus on one thing at a time. I’m always all over the place for some reason. At the end of my day I’m usually left with an unfinished task. I don’t like it but I’m also kinda used to it. But, the information you provided makes so much sense. The video was amazing, a real eye opener. Thank you!

    Jeff says March 15, 2016

    Hi Ashley,
    Glad you like it.

Roger says March 15, 2016


OMG! When I listened the the video review, I thought, “That’s just like me!” I want to write, I want to learn to draw, I want to fish for bass, I want to travel, I want to blah-blah-blah!”

FOCUS! That’s what I get most for the review.

Awesome insight. And this sounds like a real winner.

BTW, I was a magician (I’ve done TOO MANY things!), and I remember a story told about a great magician. An amateur met the magician, and said, “I can do 325 card tricks. How many can you do?”

The magician replied, “I can only do 7 card tricks. But I do those 7 cards tricks better than anyone else in the world.”

Thanks for reminding me I need to focus!

I’m sure this book will help me accomplish that.

    Jeff says March 15, 2016

    Hi Roger,
    Love your magician story.
    May you be able to find your one thing.

Miguel says March 15, 2016

Nice Website.. I like your front-end layout. It’s simple and easy to read.

    Jeff says March 15, 2016

    Thanks Miguel.

nanag says March 15, 2016

Thanks Jeff
Feeling inspired already just from your commentary. Can’t wait to get The One Thing and get into it.

    Jeff says March 15, 2016

    Thanks Nanag. 🙂

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