Meet Jay Papasan

Author. Executive.
Corporate Speaker.

Jay Papasan [Pap-uh-zan] is a bestselling author who serves as the Vice President of Strategic Content for Keller Williams Realty International, the world’s largest real estate company.

He also cofounded KellerINK and Produktive with Gary Keller, and is a principal owner, with his wife Wendy, of Papasan Properties Group in Austin, Texas.

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Jay was born and raised in Memphis, TN.

After attending the University of Memphis, he spent several years working in Paris. He later graduated from New York University’s graduate writing program and began a publishing career that led him to HarperCollins Publishers. There, he helped piece together bestselling books such as Body-for-Life by Bill Phillips and Go for the Goal by Mia Hamm.

After moving to Austin, Jay joined Keller Williams Realty International, and in 2003 he co-authored The Millionaire Real Estate Agent, a million-copy bestseller, alongside Gary Keller and Dave Jenks. He also coauthored the bestsellers The Millionaire Real Estate Investor and SHIFT.

His most recent work with Gary Keller on The ONE Thing has sold over 3 million copies and has been translated into 41 different languages worldwide. The ONE Thing garnered more than 500 appearances on national bestseller lists, including #1 on The Wall Street Journal’s hardcover business list.

Jay resides in Austin, TX, with his wife, Wendy, their children, Gus and Edward and their dog Taco.

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Some of Jay's Work

The Millionaire Real Estate Agent by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan
Best NGO Award
Berlin, Germany
The One Thing by Jay Papasan
Global Award
New York, USA
The Millionaire Real Estate Investor by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan
Best NGO Award
Vienna, Austria
Shift by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan
Earth Saver Award
New Delhi, India
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What's your ONE thing?

Authors Gary Keller and Jay Papasan demonstrate that the results you get are directly influenced by your approach to your work and the choices you make. You’ll learn how to identify the lies that block your success and the thieves that steal time form your day. By focusing on your ONE Thing, you can accomplish more by doing less.

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The One Thing by Gary Keller with Jay Papasan

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