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The ONE THING That Causes You To Fail


Monday, December 12, 2022


Ray Edwards

Are you tired of feeling sick, broke or like you are a failure? Today we go through the 12 principles of Think and Grow Rich, how to focus on your one thing, talk about being decisive people like the Disciples, and how to to get the best audio quality in your podcast.


Tip of the Week: Fix Your Podcast Audio

If your podcast quietly is less than perfect, hire someone to edit it for you. Get rid of distractions and background noise in your audio. Make your podcast more user-friendly. Danny Ozment, from Emerald City Productions, tells us how important the sound quality of your podcast is. Not only does it help your listeners create a relationship with you, it increases their ability to understand and listen while on the go. Don’t just hire anybody to help edit your podcast, but hire someone who really knows what they are doing.

Spiritual Foundations: Be Decisive

Be a decisive human being. When we are decisive, it demonstrates our faith. We know Who we are, WHOSE we are, and WHAT we stand for. It is easy to make decisions based on our morals and beliefs if we are decisive. Look at the Disciples, Jesus said “Come, follow me” and they did. They didn’t have to pray about it or ask someone if they should- they just did.

Feature Presentation “The One Thing That Causes You To Fail- Or Succeed“

What is your one thing? Napoleon Hill decided to take on the book Think And Grow Rich in a matter of 60-seconds, and he took 20 years to finish it. Do you think that he was happy that he persevered and finished that project? It became his grand obsession for him, and I can relate. When I took Michael Hyatt’s “Best Year Ever” challenge in 2015, it became my grand obsession. I made having my best year ever, and my best life ever my destiny. If you think your destination is about what is set out for you., you are wrong. Your destiny is where you end up based on the past you decide to take. So, what have you decided your destiny is?

I always suggest people sit down and write out their perfect day to help achieve their destiny. I want you to sit down and write out every detail of what your perfect day would be. Every detail from the start of your day until your head hits the pillow at night. It should be at least 3 or 4 pages long. Were you bold enough? Is it really your perfect day?

Now, you don't need some complicated plan or scheme to accomplish this “perfect day/perfect living”. You just need to focus on your 1 thing- your unique wisdom and knowledge only you have that you can share with others. As John Lee Dumas says- FOCUS.

O- One
C- Course
U- Until
S- Success

And Follow the 12-Principles of Think And Grow Rich

1. Know what you are after
2. Have Self-confidence
3. Use the power of habit force
4. Take Initiative and leadership
5. Have imagination
6. Have enthusiasm
7. Have self-control
8. Go the extra mile
9. Have an attractive personality- Be you!
10. Have accurate thinking
12. Co-operate with others

So really, the ONE THING that causes you to fail or succeed is how you pursue your ONE THING.

Resources Mentioned In This Episode

•Think and Grow Rich- By Napoleon Hill
•Romans [8:28]
•Emerald City Productions –
•Danny Ozment –
•Podcast Launch Formula –

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Ray Edwards

Ray Edwards is a world-renowned copywriter and communications strategist, writing for some of the most powerful voices in leadership and business including New York Times bestselling authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup for the Soul) and Tony Robbins. Ray is a sought-after speaker and author, hosts a popular weekly podcast, and blogs at


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