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Successful Nonprofits Podcast

Aug 29, 2017

Hard to admit, but it’s true: I sometimes lose focus on the one thing that I need to do to achieve my goals. And a day without focus can feel productive – I might still get a lot done; cross a lot of tasks off my list; but not be closer to meeting my ultimate goal. This episode’s guest facilitates The One Thing Workshop, which is based on Gary Keller and Jay Papasan’s book The One Thing. The book – and the workshop – help you focus in a world full of distractions. While his workshop is a full day training, I consider this a mini-workshop opportunity. So grab a cup of coffee and huddle up for this conversation about The One Thing. We discuss (time stamps): (7:10) The one focusing question our guest asks every day (14:00) How the inability to say “no” makes us less productive (15:13) The importance of getting comfortable with chaos (20:35) How to develop the willpower necessary to complete your most important task (26:21) How to build an organizational culture of focus (27:15) The four disciplines necessary to meet your goals (28:35) The importance of weekly accountability sessions (33:59) How to address a team member not meeting their goals (36:08) How to change a board culture if it only meets only once a month (at most)