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Book Review: The Compound Effect

April 27, 2012

If you only ever read one motivational book, “The Compound Effect” should be it.

Now, I know that sounds like a big statement, but having probably read over a hundred books on the subject of self-development, self-improvement, and success, and written at least five different drafts of my own personal development book, and ghost-written a book for UK motivational speaker, Tony Wilson, I think I qualify as someone that knows what they are talking about on this subject.

Darren Hardy, author of this concise, practical, and easy-to-implement guide, really knows his stuff, and well he should. He has been on a self-development ‘kick’ since his teens, and even turned his passion into a life-time’s work. He founded SUCCESS magazine and has worked with the best of the best in every imaginable field of endeavor.

I read this book for the first read through in under three days. Now I’m going back to more fully digest and implement the techniques he proposes. Based on the very simple premise that good habits done every day – small, little things (almost insignificant things) – done on a regular basis consistently WILL produce huge effects over time. Citing the ‘hare and tortoise’ early on as an example, this practical book will give you simple tips and instructions to save more money, lose weight, become more successful, drop bad habits, and much more.

It’s a short easy read, and it so common-sensical, you’ll be like me when you read it saying, “Duh! I know that…!” But as they say, if you know it and don’t do it, do you really know it?

Have a wonderful weekend everybody…!

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