Success Stories

Olde Square Inn One Word Story

What Do Al Roker, Jon Gordon, and Jane Pauley Have in Common With Olde Square Inn?

Read the One Word story shared by Olde Square Inn here.

NBC One Word Interview with Phillip Kelley

Watch this outstanding ONE WORD interview with Phillip Kelley, Chaplain of the Kansas City Chiefs and Author of Divine Disturbance: Broken to Build.

Taylor University – One Word Help Team Succeed

Excerpt from Crossroads League
Taylor’s had much success this season and Quinn White, Taylor’s Head Women’s Cross Country Coach, highlighted a few moments for the Trojans this season. “We have been very excited about our progress this season and our focus from the start has been to finish strong. Way back in August we looked deeply at a book titled “One Word that will Change Your Life”, and as an outcome of that book we adopted the word “finish” as our team word for this season. So everything we have done so far this season was all to help us […]

Hudsonville High School ONE WORD Project

I just wanted to let you know that I initiated “One Word” with our staff and it has made a profound impact early on in the school year. This is the best start to a school year we have had since I have been here. Teachers have it posted in their rooms and we start out every staff meeting with a power point scrolling through the words our staff picked. One of our teachers had her AP Psychology class do this as a project. I attached some of these pictures. Thanks again for giving us another way to create […]

ONE WORD – A Cancer Survivor – FOX 45 TV

ONE WORD featured on FOX 45

Now, in the fourth quarter of 2013, some are looking back to see whether they fulfilled their New Year’s Resolution. In fact, half of all new year’s resolutions are broken by the end of January.

But thousands of people have found a better way to reach their goals – and it’s as simple as one word. It’s something Jimmy Page started doing 15 years ago – choosing one word to guide him for the year.

“At the time I was experiencing frustration and failure and everyone else was setting resolutions, failing and throwing in the towel…not […]

Hidden Lakes Elementary

The staff at Hidden Lakes Elementary in Keller, TX did a One Word teambuilder before the first day of school. The district’s anti-bullying initiative this year is “R.O.C.K.” – Reaching Out with Character and Kindness. As a visual reminder, every teacher came up with their One Word for the school year, and painted their word on a rock that will stay in their classroom for the year.


I wanted to share a short story with you that I believe you’ll enjoy. I was blessed to coach my son in football for ten years – all the way through his senior year in high school. I also coached Zach’s best friend, Jake. In fact Jake’s Dad, Randy & I were humbled & honored to serve together on the same coaching staff from the time the boys were in middle school through high school.

After their high school graduations Zach was able to walk-on as a qb at Clemson & Jake walked on as a long snapper at Tennessee. […]

Atlantic Beach 3rd Graders Create Their ONE WORD

3rd Graders from Atlantic Beach Elementary in Jacksonville, FL