Friday, October 12, 2012
Book 7: The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
At first this book seemed like it was going to be a series of "Latte Factors" on steroids. Which Mr. Hardy does bring to the readers attention within the first 41 pages - however only to impress on you the point of compounding.
Compound = small habits done consistently over time.
Slowly he moved from number compounding to life compounding, and that is where it got real good.
Yet this simple idea then expanded into whirlwind of life altering choices. I am so glad he emphasized this word throughout, because whether we are conscious of it or not, the compound effect is at play each and every day.
In choosing to be aware of it's presence we can then choose it's power.
My favorite bit was when we introduced Big Mo' (also known as Momentum). With intense energy push at the start followed by a series of small (seemingly insignificant, but quite the contrary) consistent pushes Big Mo' works for you.
You could say this project is one big compound effect experiment. Yes, it is daunting. However - it's just one book at a time. I can do that. Read it.
Mr. Hardy if you are reading this I am sending you a handwritten letter thanking you for your words of wisdom. It is one of my three "differential" moments, for this week anyway.