The Rule of One

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Did you know that New Year’s is the only holiday that celebrates the passage of time?

rule-of-one-resolutionsPerhaps that’s why, as the final seconds of this year tick away, we become introspective. Inevitably, that introspection turns to thoughts of self-improvement and the annual ritual of making New Year’s Resolutions.

New Year’s Resolutions offer you the first and perhaps the most important opportunity for remaking yourself. As with any opportunity, you have an obligation to capitalize on it and begin the year enjoying the sweetness of success, rather than experiencing and reinforcing the bitter taste of failure and disappointment.

Failure, disappointment, quitting, making excuses, and blame are not admirable qualities, and you should never allow yourself to be associated with such behaviors. Unfortunately that’s exactly how the majority of people will begin the New Year.

The good news is that it does not have to be that way, and I’d like to show you how by introducing you to…

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rule-of-one-buttonThe Rule of One is actually very simple: Instead of starting the New Year with a long list of resolutions which quickly fade from memory, make the decision to focus on the one resolution that would make the greatest impact on your life, career, or family.

Contrary to the lyrics from a classic rock song, one is not the loneliest number. It’s the most important one, especially when it comes to your success.

Why only one resolution?


ONE resolution is a smart, radical act of simplicity which requires nothing more than good old-fashioned common sense. Simplifying your New Year strategy to just one resolution is powerful in that it creates a sense of relief, and freedom from complexity, and overwhelm.


ONE resolution is perhaps the savviest move you can make when it comes to focus.  Focusing on the highest and best use of your time, talents and passions involves making choices and trade-offs, identifying priorities, as well as determining and aligning actions with core values.


One resolution is the perfect solution to the biggest problem faced by most people — accountability.  Accountability serves to protect your character as well as your credibility, and by reducing the number of resolutions to one, you remove complexity and overwhelm, and replace it with confidence and control.

Whether it’s going back to school, starting a business, becoming debt free, or even writing a book, there is no singular goal that you can’t accomplish this year. That is the magic behind the Rule of One.

Decision Time

Use the Rule of One to identify the one resolution that inspires passion, captivates your attention, and which would make the greatest impact on your life, career, or family.

I Resolve to______________________________________________________________

Now that you understand the Rule of One and have identified your one resolution for the New Year, our focus must now turn to the importance of execution.

Ready, Set, Execute

A flawed premise of success is that “the one resolution” is the most important ingredient in the stew of success, and that you win or lose based on the merits or worthiness of the resolution.

How wrong and casualty-creating that premise is as the best goal or most passionate resolution cannot survive poor execution.

You must remember that resolutions never fail—only implementation does!

So, how do you execute well and best position yourself for starting the New Year fast, focused and fired up?

Say hello to the…

100 Day Challenge

The 100 Day Challenge is a hardcore goal setting program that is responsible for turning your primary resolution and goals into reality faster and easier than you ever thought possible.

As mentioned previously, the New Year provides you a one-shot window-of-opportunity to blast out of the gate fast and as with any opportunity, you have an obligation to capitalize on it and get a jump-start on making this the best year of your life.

The importance of how you execute the first 100 days of the year cannot be overstated.

If you have a successful first 100 days, it naturally follows that you are building momentum and setting yourself up for a successful year. This approach is smart business and quickly becomes a devastating competitive advantage.

So you may be asking yourself why participate in the 100 Day Challenge?

On a global scale, there is a chronic disconnect between goal formulation and execution. The goals and resolutions that companies and people set for themselves at the beginning of the year often bear little resemblance to the results they actually achieve.

The root cause of this disconnect is that most of us do not have a proven and sustainable execution process in place. The 100 Day Challenge is the ideal solution as it’s all about strategy execution.

Through this revolutionary extreme performance acceleration program, you will learn:

• How to transform your life by implementing the Rule of One.
• How to execute flawlessly and enjoy greater levels of productivity.
• How to eliminate performance and time-draining activities.
• How to get more done in 100 days than most people do over the course of 10 years.

rule-of-one-resolution2Success as well all know is a journey, a maze of obstacles, options, and opportunities along with failure, ambiguity, and do-overs.

The success you enjoy in the New Year depends upon many things, but mostly it depends on you and your ability to implement the Rule of One, and to execute until the resolution is achieved.

That is why the ONE decision you must make today is to say YES, I’m ready for a challenge, and sign up for the 100 Day Challenge!

WHAT TO DO NOW? Share your two cents worth on the Rule of One and by all means check out the 100 Day Challenge before enrollment closes.

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5 Responses to “The Rule of One”

  • What a great idea, I’m ready for a challenge, and sign up for the 100 Day Challenge!

  • I learned a while back that multi-tasking for me generally leads to mediocre execution and results in each area; tackling one task at time has allowed me to focus & do well in each area I concentrate on at a time. I heartily agree that focusing on one resolution will allow you to blow off all former failed resolutions and have success above and beyond. Go for it!

  • My next 100 Day Challenge, I resolve to have a Carrera Book published and delivered in every home and in every Academic Institution Worldwide.

  • And is to be in my best ever life shape! So far, since jan 1st, i’ve lost 10lbs by exercising regularly (mini triathlon in May) and eating mostly vegan

  • On New Years Morning, a priest on FOX answered the question about New Year’s Resolutions; anyone listening right now are either just coming in and will not understand this discussion or they are so good that they don’t need to make a resolution! So, that made me make the decision on 1/1 that I’ve already handled the Top 5 resolutions that I make every year such as putting God 1st, Family commitments, Health: exercise, weight loss, eating habits I decided then to focus on one Goal that I have not achieved! This is a perfect validation of that decision and a nice reminder!! Thanks for all you do Gary!

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