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Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success & Happiness Paperback – 5 October 2016
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JEFF OLSON speaks to thousands of audiences throughout the United States and around the world. Over the past 30 years, he has helped hundreds of thousands of individuals achieve better levels of financial freedom and personal excellence. Jeff describes himself as "a perpetual student of personal development," and he is as devoted to health and happiness as he is to personal and financial success. Jeff has worked with a series of sales, marketing, and distribution companies, building three different sales and distribution forces into multimillion dollar organizations from scratch, ultimately becoming CEO of one of them. Based on that experience, he went on to found The Peoples Network, one of the largest personal development training companies in the nation where he produced over 900 television programs around personal excellence in health, finances, relationships, and more. He has worked with legendary personal development experts like Les Brown, Jim Rohn, Brian Tracy, and many others. Jeff currently divides his time between his business in Dallas, TX and his home in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
- Publisher : IN HOUSE PUBLISHING (GOKO) (5 October 2016)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 280 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1613398271
- ISBN-13 : 978-1613398272
- Dimensions : 15.3 x 2.5 x 22.6 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 628 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I least liked the chapter written by the authors daughter, it didn't seem connected to the rest of the book. And I also found the repetitive call to tweet, about the slight edge a bit annoying.
Nonetheless, I would highly recommend this book to anyone that needs a starting point or some motivation or help to achieve a goal.
It did tend to seem a little evangelistic - everything is about the slight edge! - but maybe that's right, I don't know.
Anyway, I enjoyed reading it and it has provided me with additional motivation to keep making small incremental disciplined effort to achieve my longer term goals, even when it seems too hard to keep going.
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I learnt how powerful our habits really are and how I need to make the easy choices everyday to take a step towards my goal, I learnt to give it time (like the Grand Canyon took time to create) I learnt the key story of the tortoise and Rabbit - slow and STEADY wins the race.
Now I no longer over work myself, I have created 2 new habits every couple of weeks, I have seen my confidence grow and I have so much excitement knowing that just by staying on the slight edge of keeping my new good habits, my success is inevitable.
MUST READ for everyone and yes I'll be raising my children on this philosophy :D
Refreshing as change is not presented as a specific set of predetermined steps to achieve success on your life path. Instead it describes exactly what is says on the cover, slight positive adjustments made over time, facilitates change; the repetition of this theme was not overly burdensome as it is integral to the message. Small baby steps repeated over time effects change.
My biggest issue, and reason for missing star, was that the premise and diagram of 5% achieving and 95% not achieving, was great on first pass, but did not fully stand-up on my finicky reflection. The graph would not be symmetric - but I do understand why it is shown the way, as it is a great visual aid. Further while I agree to the general premise that everything is curved, and there are few straight lines on your life path, if I have doughnut (95% zone) but then blitz out a 90min workout (5% zone) I would zig-zag my way along my life path and conceivably stay neutral – forever? And if financial compound interest really did work for us John Dow then we would need any book?
All that said, I did really love the book.
The beauty for me was turning the mundane tasks into positive or negative choices, rather than things you must do. You can not not do them if you like, but as long as you understand that it has negative effects.
I'm only a third of the way through the book and I felt absolutely compelled to review and thank the author as I have woken up this morning and decided to go play in a rugby tournament that all week I have been thinking of an excuse not to attend. It really is a 5 star, straight talking reality check.