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Master of One

There’s an old saying that goes, “He’s a Jack of all trades, and a master of none.” Early in my career, that described me perfectly. Maybe you’ve felt the same way.

I’d venture to say that most of us feel like we are making a millimeter of progress in a million directions with our lives and our careers. We are good at many different things, but we aren’t excellent, masterful, or exceptional at any one of them. We are overcommitted, overwhelmed, and overstressed, spending way too much time focused on minutiae rather than the work God created us to do.

Now, I don’t have a problem being a “jack of all trades,” but the thought of being described as a mediocre “master of none” makes me sick.

Why? Because mediocrity fails to accomplish the essence of the Christian life: to love God and love others. It is through the ministry of excellence and the pursuit of masterful work that we bring glory to God and love our neighbors as ourselves.

So, how do we find the work we can do most exceptionally well in service of God and others? What is the solution to being a mediocre master of none? The solution is becoming a master of one.

That is what my new book is all about. In Master of One, I will help you find, focus on, and master the work God created you to do.

In the book, you’ll hear more of my story, as well as the stories of more than twenty other Christians who have pursued mastery of one vocational thing for the glory of God and the good of others, including C. S. Lewis, Emily Ley, Mister Rogers, Cynthia Marshall, and Chip Gaines.

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Amazing Reviews

4.95 average star rating from more than 150 people who have already finished Master of One

even better than Called to Create!

Called to Create gave me some new ideas and concepts I had never thought about. But Master of One gave me answers to things that I’ve been wrestling with for awhile. I’d say Master of One is even better than Called to Create.

Taylor P.

SO good

Master of One is the white-board strategy session we have only thought to ask for in our prayers. With the turning of each page, Jordan provides answers, Scriptures, real-world examples and thoughtful resources to help you both discover your ‘one thing’ and live it out boldly.

Rob J.

the best reading I did

It was the best reading I did all summer. Wow! The current examples of relevant people, pursuing mastery of their “one thing” renewed my faith that it is possible, while the biblical references strengthened my conviction that it is necessary and biblical!

Jeni E.
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About the Author

Hi! I’m Jordan Raynor. My team and I have helped nearly 2,000,000 Christians connect the gospel to their work, inspiring them to do their most exceptional work for the glory of God and the good of others. That’s what Master of One is all about!

My “one thing” is entrepreneurship, and I have been pursuing mastery of that craft for more than a decade. Today, I serve as the Executive Chairman of Threshold 360, a venture-backed tech startup that has built the world’s largest library of 360° experiences of hotels, restaurants, and attractions. Previously, I served as CEO of the company, following a string of successful ventures of my own.

I have twice been selected as a Google Fellow and served in The White House under President George W. Bush.

I live in beautiful Tampa, Florida where my family has been for six (going on seven) generations. I’m married to the love of my life, Kara, and am the proud “dada”of Ellison, Kate, and Emery.