048 Jay Papasan: Know Your Priorities to be Present and Calm

January 28, 2016

Jay Papasan is a writer. He spent several years editing at Harper Collins Publishers, and has written a number of bestselling books, including The Millionaire Real Estate Agent, which he wrote with Gary Keller, of Keller Williams Realty. Jay also co-authored the # 1 Wall Street Journal bestseller The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results.

Contact Info

  • Website: www.the1thing.com

Most Influential Person

  • My partner, Gary Keller

Effect on Emotions

  • When I know what I'm supposed to be doing, when I'm clear about my priorities, I'm present and I'm calm. There's just no other place to be. It's amazing how that works.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • You get excited, you breathe faster, you get calm, you breathe slower. But even if you're excited and you breathe slower, you'll become calm. Understanding that has allowed me, at moments of high stress to, 'just breathe'.

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Advice for Newbie

Think big, start small. Imagine what your life would be if you were really succeeding at a high level, and then start really small. If you want something to be a habit, start with a target that is so attainable you could almost trip over it and build momentum on that success.