G Scott Brown Leadership

Bottom-Line Thinking

Uncategorized Jun 12, 2020

Continuing on the topic of How Successful People Think, by John Maxwell

Bottom-Line Thinking is an intense focus on driving results.

How does it work?

Bottom-Line Thinking requires a dedication to targeted goals.

Your two most important bottom lines:
1. Add value to people.
2. Get a return on investment.

How do you add value to people and get a strong ROI?
1. Aim to be the best at one thing.
2. Build a team around being the best at that one thing.

Bottom-Line Thinking in action:
From Gary Keller, The One Thing:

The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results
“Success demands singleness of purpose." - John Maxwell

You need to be doing fewer things for more effect instead of doing more things with side effects.

It is those who concentrate on but one thing at a time who advance in this world.

Passion for something leads to disproportionate time practicing or working at it. That time spent eventually translates to skill, and when skill improves, results improve.

Better results generally lead to more enjoyment, and more passion and more time is invested. It can be a virtuous cycle all the way to extraordinary results.

The ONE Thing shows up time and again in the lives of the successful because it’s a fundamental truth.

More than anything else, expertise tracks with hours invested.

The pursuit of mastery bears gifts.

When people look back on their lives, it is the things they have not done that generate the greatest regret...People’s actions may be troublesome initially; it is their in-actions that plague them most with long-term feelings of regret.

Make sure every day you do what matters most. When you know what matters most, everything makes sense. When you don’t know what matters most, anything makes sense.

Do it now:

Determine your two targets:
1. I can add value to people by…
2. I can get the greatest ROI by focusing on…

Wise words on Bottom-Line Thinking:

“Everyone can be good once, but only a few people can over-deliver consistently.”
– Mark Cole, CEO, John Maxwell Enterprises


Till Next Time,


50% Complete

Two Step

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.