Jay Papasan is a best-selling author and co-owner, alongside his wife Wendy, of Papasan Properties Group with Keller Williams Realty in Austin Texas. His most recent work with Gary Keller on The ONE Thing has garnered more than 238 appearances on the National Best-seller lists including #1 on the Wall Street Journal best-seller list.
Jay serves as Gary Keller’s co-author and executive editor on best-selling titles including: The Millionaire Real Estate Agent, The Millionaire Real Estate Investor, SHIFT: How Top Real Estate Agents Tackle Tough Times, FLIP: How to Find, Fix, and Sell Houses for Profit,HOLD: How to Find, Buy, and Rent Houses for Wealth, and The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results. He also co-authored SHIFT Commercial.
Before joining Keller Williams Realty, Jay served as an editor at HarperCollins Publishers where he worked on such best-selling books as Body-for-Life by Bill Phillips and Go for the Goal by Mia Hamm.
Growing up and going through the “normal” steps as most adolescents do, Jay went from high school, to college, to working in New York in search of his passion. Noticing that he had been living in his comfort zone, Jay set himself up for a challenge. He quit smoking and decided to run his first marathon.
“It opened up a spotlight, that if I really devote myself to something for a long period of time, something extraordinary will happen.”
Focus and determination was the thought process now, behind all that Jay set out to do. It’s a good lesson for all of us to learn, that anything is possible when you put your mind to it.
“I started to say “yes” and I meant it.”
Jay is a great example of an all-around success. As he says in the interview, he started saying yes to all conscious decisions and hasn’t looked back since. Jay continues to keep a healthy marriage, a healthy business and an in-general healthy lifestyle.
I think we under estimate how much opportunity life has for us. Thankfully, Jay is on today to remind us to get out there and chase these opportunities, with of course, the “better you” in mind.
“If it’s not a hell yes, it’s a hell no!”
Time is the most valuable currency, spend it wisely.
In This Episode You Will Learn About:
- Opening new doors
- Challenging yourself
- Setting goals
- Celebrating the small success’
- Experiencing limits
You can learn more about Jay at jaypapasan.com or on Twitter @jaypapasan.
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