54 pages 1 hour read

Ed Mylett

The Power of One More: The Ultimate Guide to Happiness and Success

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 2022

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Overview

The Power of One More: The Ultimate Guide to Happiness and Success by Ed Mylett is a self-help book published in 2022 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. The book is a combination of advice related to personal development, performance, and business. The “one more” philosophy is a mindset in which one always strives to put in additional effort on any given task, no matter how small. The one more philosophy also encompasses types of people, such as “one more” thinkers and leaders, as well as actions, like “one more” dream or goal.

Mylett, an entrepreneur and motivational speaker, is also the author of #MAXOUT Your Life: Strategies for Becoming an Elite Performers, published in 2018 by JetLaunch Publishing. The themes that Mylett addresses are The One More Mindset, The Power of Faith to Accomplish More, and Achieving Goals With Neuroscience and Quantum Mechanics.

This study guide refers to the 2022 print edition.

Summary

The Power of One More contains 20 chapters, each of which addresses a concept of Mylett’s “one more” philosophy. In the Introduction, Ed Mylett states that he has spent over three decades testing the strategies of the one more philosophy. His purpose is to transform the lives of his readers by unleashing their extraordinary potential, and he promises they can change their lives if they practice the one more mentality in everything they do. Mylett establishes his authority as a successful but relatable entrepreneur. He is just like his readers; the only difference is that he practices The One More Mindset in every activity and facet of his life.

In Chapter 1, Mylett defines the one more identity. Although a portion of everyone’s identity is constructed by forces outside of their control, certain aspects can be reconfigured by adopting the one more philosophy. This means identifying yourself through faith, intentions, and positive associations. Chapter 2 describes how people can break out of their stifling realities, as in the 1999 science fiction film The Matrix. Like the film’s protagonist, Neo, the “one more thinker” can free themselves from the negative orthodoxies that hold them back. They can create a new Matrix that aligns with their personal development goals. Chapter 3 relates the idea of “one more try.” Daily, small acts of activity and accomplishment compound over a longer period. Eventually, these small acts become significant changes for good in your life. These chapters introduce the technique of Achieving Goals With Neuroscience and Quantum Mechanics.

Chapter 4 explains how to make the most of one’s day using Mylett’s time management strategies. One more thinkers manipulate time with careful planning and dividing of their day for their own purposes to accomplish more than the average person. Chapter 5 shifts the discussion from time management to emotional management. Intentionality and awareness of your feelings can unlock the ability to control your emotions. Mylett provides suggestions that allow people to harness their mindset and emotional responses to avoid acting impulsively.

Chapter 6 argues for the importance of creating and selecting positive associations. One more relationship has the power to change your life. In Chapter 7, Mylett challenges readers to expand their capacity for dreaming. Dreaming, when practiced with intention and with a vision for the future, can motivate you to make one more effort on your way to your goals. Chapter 8 tells readers to ask one more question when facing problems. Questioning not only opens the possibility for new opportunity but also raises your personal standards as a one more thinker. Chapter 9 advises readers to accomplish one more goal, no matter how small, on their path to the vision of the future. Success is not accomplished in a single day, but over a long period of time with small accomplishments.

Chapter 10 tells readers to raise their standards to elevate their performance and achieve greater goals. Chapter 11 shows people how to balance their one more identity as impossibility thinkers and possibility achievers. Where the former dreams one more impossible goal, the latter strategizes to achieve that impossible goal and make it possible.

In Chapter 12, Mylett suggests that readers devote time to evaluating their habits. When the good and bad ones are identified and separated, the one more thinker keeps all habits that lead to their goals and drops the habits that hold them back. Chapter 13 adds another one more identity to Mylett’s list: the “one more multiplier.” This is a person who enhances the performance of everyone else around them by always leading with one more effort in mind.

Chapter 14 urges readers to pursue inconvenience. In short bouts, discomfort can strengthen you and make you more resilient. In Chapter 15, Mylett dives into the strategies and techniques of the one more mindset for leaders. Compassion, gratitude, devotion, and a vision of a better future are the values of the one more leader.

Chapter 16 describes 11 principles that the one more leader needs to practice if they want their teams and organizations to succeed. Chapter 17 promotes the idea of equanimity, or the ability to stay composed and calm during challenging and stressful situations. The one more leader practices equanimity to treat success and failure with the same mentality.

Chapter 18 preaches The Power of Faith to Accomplish More in the one more philosophy. Faith and prayer are powerful tools for visualizing and manifesting not only your dreams but also peace and compassion in the world. This chapter focuses on the development of individuals to help other people. Chapter 19 presents the cornerstone of the one more philosophy: “one last one more.” Dedicating his success to the lessons his father taught him, Mylett argues that the foundational truth of the one more philosophy is living as if today were your last day. In the end, the one more mindset is a philosophy intended to improve peoples’ lives and empower them for the sake of helping others.

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