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One Word that will Change Your Life

ISBN: 978-1-118-54241-5
96 pages
December 2012
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One Word is a simple concept that delivers powerful life change!  In 1999, the authors discovered a better way to become their best and live a life of impact. Instead of creating endless goals and resolutions, they found one word that would be their driving force for the year. No goals. No wish lists. Just one word. Best of all . . . anyone, anytime can discover their word for the year.

One Word that will Change Your Life will inspire you to simplify your life and work by focusing on just one word for this year.  That’s right! One Word creates clarity, power, passion and life-change. The simple power of One Word is that it impacts all six dimensions of your life – mental, physical, emotional, relational, spiritual, and financial. Simply put, One Word sticks. There is a word meant for you and when you find it, live it, and share it, your life will become more rewarding and exciting than ever.

Join thousands of people and hundreds of schools, businesses, churches, and sports teams who have found their one word . . . and discover how to harness the transformational power of One Word.

The book includes a personal Action Plan and simple process to help you discover your word for the year.

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Table of Contents

Introduction xi

1 the story of One Word 1

2 the Power of One Word 13

3 the One Word process 21

4 prepare your heart: Look In 27

5 discover your Word: Look Up 39

6 live your Word: Look Out 47

7 spread the Word 57

8 my One Word 65

GetOneWord.com 73

One Word That Will Change Your Team 75

Acknowledgments 77

About the Authors 79

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Author Information

DAN BRITTON is a speaker, author, facilitator, marathon runner, and former professional lacrosse player who has coauthored and edited eleven books. Dan speaks around the world to professional sports teams, corporations, organizations, and churches. He now serves as the Executive Vice President for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

JIMMY PAGE is an inspiring communicator, challenging sports teams, businesses, schools, and ministries with his energy and passion. As a twenty-year leader in the medical fitness industry, he hosts Fit Fridays, a radio show promoting healthy living. Jimmy is an author, coach, trainer, and triathlete and serves as a Vice President of Field Ministry for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

JON GORDON's bestselling books and talks have inspired readers and audiences around the world. His principles have been put to the test by numerous NFL, NBA, and college coaches and teams, Fortune 500 companies, school districts, hospitals, and nonprofits. Jon invites you to visit and connect with him at www.JonGordon.com.

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Press Release

January 08, 2013
One Word that Will Change Your Life

Out of all of the adults that make resolutions each New Year, a study found that 88% will fail by the end of the year, while 50% fail after just one month! Those are daunting odds for anyone hoping to stick to a resolution this year.

Over a decade ago, Dan Britton and Jimmy Page discovered a better way to start the New Year and the solution to failed resolutions and unrealized goals. It’s simple –and all it requires is just One Word.

Now Britton and Page, with Jon Gordon  bestselling author  of The Energy Bus, explain how anyone can simplify their life and business by focusing on just ONE WORD for the entire year in their new book, One Word That Will Change your Life (Wiley; December 2012; Hardcover & ebook; $16.95; ISBN: 978-1-118-54241-5).

No goals. No resolutions. Just one word.

“Other resolution solutions are good and well-intentioned, unfortunately they build on a flawed foundation of more effort, willpower, and goal-setting,” says Britton. “They tell us to set ‘do’ goals instead of ‘be’ goals. Instead of being weighed down with unrealistic resolutions and unmet goals, One Word provided a whole new perspective on how we approach our year. It freed us up. One Word gave us renewed purpose and meaning.”

One Word that will Change Your Life inspires clarity, power, passion and life-change in readers. Through personal anecdotes, examples and advice the authors explain that there is a word meant for everyone. When each person finds their word, they are encouraged to live it and share it and soon they will find that their lives have become more rewarding and exciting than ever.

“Words are powerful. They have the power to inspire, encourage, appreciate, heal, and turn the impossible into the possible. Throughout his­tory, words have transformed societies, people, and relationships,” adds Page. “After nearly 15 years of doing this ourselves and taking others through the One Word process as part of our workshops, we’ve found that when you discover your word for the year, it will change the way you think, the words you speak, the attitudes of your heart, your relationships, and even your actions.”

The book includes tips to help readers discover their One Word and examples of individuals, companies and teams that have successfully applied the One Word concept in their lives. Readers will learn how to:

  • Develop simplicity in their world
  • Have focus and purpose in their business and in life
  • Have clarity and passion
  • Experience dramatic life changes and success
  • Develop a discipline for life

“Since Dan and Jimmy shared their One Word concept with me, I’ve in turn shared the process with countless audiences, companies, schools, and even NFL teams,” adds Gordon. “The feedback has been incredible. And I know first-hand the power One Word can have on the lives of all who discover, live, and share their word.”

See Gordon's One Word advice for businesses in his article on FastCompany.com - "The Most Productive Way To Meet Your Company’s Goals This Year: Choose Just One Word"

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