I’m in the middle of a book right now, called The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller with Jay Papasan. I saw it recently at Barnes & Noble, and requested it from the library. There is enough information in it, that I will now buy the book.
Anyway, the point of the book is to help readers find their purpose, be productive toward that purpose, and find all the little One things that help you get there.
It’s got me thinking. I’m wondering if all this ‘platform building’ is really necessary for me to spend so much time on. Blogging, pinning, emailing, newslettering, etc. What if my one main thing, is to write the best novels I can, and doing that is my platform? Like I said, I’m in the middle of the book, haven’t finished it yet, but I really wonder sometimes why doing all these other things are necessary, and I’m beginning to wonder if the ‘expert’s have it all wrong. Only time will tell.
Perhaps after I’ve finished the book in a day or two, I’ll know more. But, for now, it sure has me thinking about all the time I’m spending on other tasks instead of writing books. The more books an author has after all, the easier it is to ‘find’ them.
What are your thoughts? Have you read this book? Have you heard of the One thing phenomenon? What do you think?