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045: The ONE Thing co-author Gets Personal and Pays It Forward: Jay Papasan

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Have you heard that FOCUS means Follow One Course Until Success? Well, you have now. Jay Papasan is responsible for getting me to FOCUS when I needed it most. If it were not for Jay Papasan and co-author Gary Keller of The One Thing Book, I may still be messing around and trying to get everything just perfect before I finally launched this Men of Abundance podcast. You’re heard of The One Thing Book, you may have even read The One Thing. Well, now you get to hear a few personal stories directly from the author, Jay Papasan. Oh, and stick around to the end for a little easter egg.

Jay Papasan (PAP-uh-zan)

the1thingJay Papasan is a best-selling author and co-owner, alongside his wife Wendy, of Papasan Properties Group with Keller Williams Realty in Austin Texas. His most recent work with Gary Keller on The ONE Thing has garnered more than 300 appearances on the national bestseller lists including #1 on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list.

Jay serves as Gary Keller’s co-author and executive editor on best-selling titles including: The Millionaire Real Estate Agent, The Millionaire Real Estate Investor, SHIFT: How Top Real Estate Agents Tackle Tough Times, FLIP: How to Find, Fix, and Sell Houses for Profit,HOLD: How to Find, Buy, and Rent Houses for Wealth, and The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results. He also co-authored SHIFT Commercial.

Before joining Keller Williams Realty, Jay served as an editor at HarperCollins Publishers where he worked on such best-selling books as Body-for-Life by Bill Phillips and Go for the Goal by Mia Hamm.

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You can Time Travel… well kinda. Click on the timestamps below to travel directly to the part of the show you want to enjoy.

[7:27] Jay’s Attitude of Gratitude

[8:15] Let’s get Personal

[8:23] What you and most people don’t know about Jay Papasan

[10:43] What was Jay’s Biggest Kick in the Gut moment?

[11:30] Jay only talked about this one other time – This was painful for Jay to talk about. Thanks for sharing Jay.

[16:25] Jay’s Enough is Enough Pivot Point

[29:09] Jay, how did you get involved with Heroes for Children?

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Paying it Forward 

[38:18] Action Steps

  • Get very very clear about what you want
  • Block of time to get done what you need to get done… Take Action
  • Write it down and put it on your calendar
[41:16] Daily Habits that make the biggest impact in Jay’s life

  • A keystone habit is to workout with a trainer at out house
[45:13] Recommended books

[49:27] What does Living A Life of Abundance mean to Jay Papasan?

  • Have enough unearned income to pursue our mission without having to work.
[50:47] Parting piece of guidance.

  • No-one succeeds alone

Connect with Jay Papasan

The ONE Thing

[52:33] Easter Egg

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