The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy

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I am so glad that I picked up The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy. It has been on my radar (and bookshelf) for a while, but I just hadn’t gotten around to reading it.  And I know you won’t regret reading this book either.  I actually couldn’t put this book down and read the whole thing in just one afternoon. And yes, most of the concepts in this book I have learned many times before in my life. So what’s makes these concepts different this time around?  I’m ready to actually act on these concepts and principles and apply them to my life and my business. In reality, I’m finally ready to act on everything in my life and start making it better each and every day.  

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 And if you read my case study from 2 weeks ago, you learn things when you aren’t ready to learn them and you can’t actually take action until you are really ready to learn them. Yes, you can force the concept sometimes, but it doesn’t always work when you aren’t exactly ready to implement it into your life.  

My 3 Biggest Takeaways from this book:

1. The compound effect doesn’t just apply to money. Most of us learn the power of compounding interest on our money and the power of saving our money. But this same exact compound effect can be applied to every area of your life and all of the actions you take. If you take one action, yes just one action, and do that action consistently every single day, you will notice some significant changes in your life over time. No it won’t happen overnight, there is no such thing as an overnight success, it takes daily consistent action.  

2. We come in to this world without any habits formed, but over time we form habits and these become our second nature. Most of these habits aren’t always good habits either. We spend hours watching tv each week. We walk talk shows and the news and fill our minds with countless negativity. We spend hours on the internet and social media bombarding our minds with useless information. You can change these habits if you really want to, but you have to stop and notice what you want to change and know why you really want to make these changes.  

3. Once you take that one daily consistent action and change your bad habits to good habits, momentum will start to take over. And when momentum takes over, that’s when the compound effect starts to kick in.  

Would I Recommend this Book?

Of course I would recommend The Compound Effect. I plan on rereading this book every couple of months to reinforce the principles and concepts that are in this book and it would really help you to do so as well. Like I already mentioned, the concepts covered in this book are simple concepts that most of us already know, but don’t always act on in our lives. Today, you can read this book and start really bringing these concepts into your life instead of just knowing about them. 

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