I’m a sucker for the self help section and, while I would never want to be one of those preachy, holier than thou type self help converts (because I’m totally not that!), I do think that some of the books I read have some nuggets of wisdom inside that could help some of my readers, so I thought it would be a shame to waste them.
Hopefully, you’ll find them of use. If so, you’ll find them all under the “Magic Book Club” category on the right hand side of the page.
Let’s start off with one of my favourite books I’ve read this year: The One Thing by Gary Keller.
The One Thing is based on a simple idea – that you can probably guess from the title – that we can increase our productivity by focusing on just one main thing. Specifically, the book highlights a “focusing question” you should ask yourself when considering what course to take next, namely:
“What is the one thing I can do, right now, such that by doing it, would make everything else easier or irrelevant?”
It’s a powerful question and a useful one to have in the back of your mind when pondering anything about your life.
Like I said, I’m not here to get preachy or anything, but I think if you’re planning a wedding or corporate event, this can be a great question to keep in mind. It’s also quite calming, as it helps keep everything in perspective and gives you the confidence to believe that you’re heading in the right direction and being productive.
When you’re surrounded by chaos and endless demands, what is the one thing you can focus on, right now, that will make everything else easier or irrelevant?
One of the main problems organisers and brides have when planning an event is being bogged down with too much information. It can be hard to see the wood for the trees, especially if you’re not an experienced planner.
Approaching the task of planning an event in the correct way can mean the difference between you having a joyous, successful event and ripping your hair out and seeking medication after only a few days.
If you can focus on your One Thing, you’ll find yourself getting more done, blitzing that to do list and feeling a lot more happy and confident about your wedding/corporate event.
So, whenever you find yourself facing an endless list of things to do and you’re desperately wanting the world to swallow you whole, look at your tasks and pick the one thing (and only one) that will do the most damage to your to do list.
Look at the list, pick the highest priority and then focus on that.
Rinse and repeat until done
If you liked this little snippet and want to buy the whole book, you can buy The One Thing by Gary Keller by clicking here. Aside from the “One thing” it has some great ideas regarding goal setting, the work-life balance and how to be productive when you’ve identified your “One Thing”.
Note: All links on this page are affiliate links, meaning that, if you click the link and buy the book, I’ll receive a very small commission from Amazon. It doesn’t cost you any more, but I like being honest. It won’t make me a fortune, but it will all go towards buying me that Faberge Egg I’ve always wanted.*
* Who am I kidding, I’ll probably just spend it on doughnuts!
Hopefully, you enjoyed this post. If so, let me know. If not, let me know.
I’m always on the lookout for new books to read that are uplifting, fun and useful, so feel free to email me any recommendations!