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Through his keynote, Jay shares a simple, actionable formula for teams and individuals to achieve greater clarity, build stronger habits and attain extraordinary success.

Backed by years of research, he’ll show how working from a clear sense of priority elevates results and alleviates stress.

As a successful business owner, author, and engaged family man, Jay truly lives the message of his book.

He brings an authenticity to the stage not often found on the speaking circuit. He speaks from personal experience and has a genuine passion for helping people lead more productive and fulfilling lives, while removing the stress from their hectic everyday routines. His message resonates with everyone from stay-at-home parents to C-level executives.

Jay is also open to speaking on wealth building and his other book titles.

Goal setting retreat

Redefine what is possible, together.

You set goals every year, but do you set them with the people who matter most? Improve your relationship, clarify your purpose, and dream big with members of The ONE Thing community and practice leaders from around the globe at this year’s The ONE Thing Goal Setting Retreat.

Meet our team

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Ellen Walton
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Leonard John Davies
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Freddy Busby
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Francis Weber
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Dale Banks
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Kyla Obrien
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Miriam Middleton
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Adrian Dixon


Jay is a dynamic, well-spoken, articulate speaker who asks the audience a vital question and keeps them engaged. ‘What’s the one thing you can do such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary?’

As an attendee, Jay’s speaking style and message kept me focused on how the only thing that stands between me and my goals is the ability to dismiss all else and focus on ‘the one thing.’ A fantastic lesson for executives and leaders looking for extraordinary results.


In a world of relentless and competing priorities, Jay Papasan and The One Thing represent the quintessential solution for achieving real success.

Calling out the lies that often mislead and derail us, Jay identifies researched based solutions that provide exceptional clarity on the elements needed to achieve long-lasting results. Leaders looking for a definitive, clear, and attainable path for achieving exceptional results will benefit greatly by embracing The One Thing.

Director-Leadership Development - Kaiser Permanente

The ONE Thing resonated with our long-term approach to decision making and a platform-based approach to innovation.

It was a natural fit for our organization and quickly infiltrated our culture, spawned book groups, and left a lasting and sticky impression. The principles in The ONE Thing help leaders create strategies grounded in a core, foundational platform, or as Gary and Jay put it, one domino at a time.

Section Manager of Global Marketing Operations, Pricing, and Events - National Instruments

Jay Papasan delivers every time! Out of close to 100 speakers at our event he was rated #1.

Not only do our people walk away with tremendous, applicable value, but they consistently comment on Jay’s ability to relate with them on a level like many other speakers are unable to get to. He does his homework and makes sure he is ready to deliver every time.

Vector Marketing

Jay spoke for a group of our executive directors at Dell, and his messages really resonated. His focus on prioritization, time management, and clear habits were applicable to their work and their lives.

Jay is also an extremely engaging & charismatic speaker, & his examples & stories brought the content to life in a way that made the audience fully attentive through the whole presentation. His session was very highly rated by our executive participants-most of them bought the book after the session! This is a great topic for business leaders.

Talent Management Director - Dell

I can’t even begin to tell you how great it was to have Jay speak at our sales meeting on Monday. He was terrific, and the amount of incredible discussion that resulted has been amazing.

I have no doubt that our business, and the individuals in it, will grow as a result. I am truly grateful that he was willing to speak to our group. I had sales people with 5, 10, 20, to 40+ years of tenure with our company tell me that this was the best sales meeting we’ve ever had. I believe that starting the meeting off with Jay’s keynote is a big reason why the response was so positive.

G.M. Sales - Swift-Train Company

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