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As publisher of SUCCESS magazine, author Darren Hardy has heard it all, seen it all, and tried most of it. This 6-CD enhanced audio program edition of The Compund Effect reveals the core principles that drive success. The Compound Effect contains the essence of what every superachiever needs to know, practice, and master to obtain extraordinary success. You will find strat As publisher of SUCCESS magazine, author Darren Hardy has heard it all, seen it all, and tried most of it. This 6-CD enhanced audio program edition of The Compund Effect reveals the core principles that drive success. The Compound Effect contains the essence of what every superachiever needs to know, practice, and master to obtain extraordinary success. You will find strategies on: - How to win every time! The No. 1 strategy to achieve any goal and triumph over any competitor, even if they're smarter, more talented or more experienced. - Eradicating your bad habits (some you might be unaware of!) that are derailing your progress. - Painlessly installing the few key disciplines required for major breakthroughs. - The real, lasting keys to motivation, how to get yourself to do things you don't feel like doing. - Capturing the elusive, awesome force of momentum. Catch this, and you'll be unstoppable. - The acceleration secrets of superachievers. Do they have an unfair advantage? Yes they do, and now you can too! This enhanced audio program includes additional content with Darren relating stories and quoting experts such as Anthony Robbins, Donald Trump, Jim Rohn, John C. Maxwell, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Harvey Mackay, Coach John Wooden, Brian Tracy, Cal Ripken Jr., Paul J. Meyer and many others! If you're serious about living an extraordinary life, use the power of The Compound Effect to create the success you desire. Begin your journey today!


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As publisher of SUCCESS magazine, author Darren Hardy has heard it all, seen it all, and tried most of it. This 6-CD enhanced audio program edition of The Compund Effect reveals the core principles that drive success. The Compound Effect contains the essence of what every superachiever needs to know, practice, and master to obtain extraordinary success. You will find strat As publisher of SUCCESS magazine, author Darren Hardy has heard it all, seen it all, and tried most of it. This 6-CD enhanced audio program edition of The Compund Effect reveals the core principles that drive success. The Compound Effect contains the essence of what every superachiever needs to know, practice, and master to obtain extraordinary success. You will find strategies on: - How to win every time! The No. 1 strategy to achieve any goal and triumph over any competitor, even if they're smarter, more talented or more experienced. - Eradicating your bad habits (some you might be unaware of!) that are derailing your progress. - Painlessly installing the few key disciplines required for major breakthroughs. - The real, lasting keys to motivation, how to get yourself to do things you don't feel like doing. - Capturing the elusive, awesome force of momentum. Catch this, and you'll be unstoppable. - The acceleration secrets of superachievers. Do they have an unfair advantage? Yes they do, and now you can too! This enhanced audio program includes additional content with Darren relating stories and quoting experts such as Anthony Robbins, Donald Trump, Jim Rohn, John C. Maxwell, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Harvey Mackay, Coach John Wooden, Brian Tracy, Cal Ripken Jr., Paul J. Meyer and many others! If you're serious about living an extraordinary life, use the power of The Compound Effect to create the success you desire. Begin your journey today!

30 review for The Compound Effect Audio Program

  1. 4 out of 5

    Prasenjeet Kumar

    I am not a great believer in get rich quick schemes, lose weight in 7 days, love at first sight, etc and so does this book. This book is very different from the nonsense that media fills your mind everyday. The best thing about the book is that it teaches you to work hard. There is no such thing as an overnight success. You have to work hard considerably everyday to make the compound effect work in favour of you. According to the Author, the Compound Effect is always at work. You can make it work I am not a great believer in get rich quick schemes, lose weight in 7 days, love at first sight, etc and so does this book. This book is very different from the nonsense that media fills your mind everyday. The best thing about the book is that it teaches you to work hard. There is no such thing as an overnight success. You have to work hard considerably everyday to make the compound effect work in favour of you. According to the Author, the Compound Effect is always at work. You can make it work for you or it will work against you. He gives the example of three friends. One friend tries to improve himself everyday. He spends some time with his wife, walks for half an hour everyday, cuts 125 calories less in his diet and reads motivational books everyday. The second friend does nothing and is a little bitter about life. The third friend rarely exercises, spends enormous amount of hours watching TV everyday, takes his wife for granted and has a cookie and beer everyday to enjoy life. The result after 2 and a half years: The third friend is now obese, has got health problems and loses his job and wife. The second friend remains the same and now is more bitter than before. The first friend remains trim, has a happy relationship with his wife and gets a job promotion. You can see the compound effect in action. The Author gives lots of examples like the one above. The plane analogy, the pump analogy and the steam engine analogy. It is the small things we do in life that makes the biggest of differences. You don't become obese overnight nor do you lose your wealth instantly. It is all a compound effect of bad decisions taken almost everyday over a considerable period of time. Most importantly the Author has some very practical suggestions to implement good habits and get rid of bad ones. So if you want to lose weight, what many people do, is to buy an expensive gym membership, new gym clothes and shoes to exercise. They work out intensively for an hour a day for 7 days. Then they give up disappointed with the results. Instead the Author suggests that it is better to walk 10 minutes a day and slowly increase it till it becomes a habit like brushing your teeth. In this way you will have long lasting impact for your health. The Compound effect is always in action be it finance, business, health, relationships or your spirituality. It is also important to take things slowly. Work everyday and without burning out, you will have the compound effect giving you the biggest momentum in a few years time. I am already implementing his advice in my life and feel that in taking things slowly, I am able to adopt healthier long lasting habits. I strongly recommend this book to anyone who wants success in life whether it is being healthy, relationship improvement or your wealth.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Emmy

    Going to be honest, I'm pretty sure this book was written for me. The Compound Effect is a motivational book about what he calls - wait for it - the Compound Effect. The concept is basically to say that smaller steps over a long period of time will have a greater, more beneficial and successful effect on your life than bigger steps in a shorter period of time (that most people will not stick to). I am the type of person that gets revved up to make a change, is all-in for about a month (tops), and Going to be honest, I'm pretty sure this book was written for me. The Compound Effect is a motivational book about what he calls - wait for it - the Compound Effect. The concept is basically to say that smaller steps over a long period of time will have a greater, more beneficial and successful effect on your life than bigger steps in a shorter period of time (that most people will not stick to). I am the type of person that gets revved up to make a change, is all-in for about a month (tops), and then I "don't have enough time," or "I'm too tired," excuse, excuse, excuse. This book gave me such a different way to view behavior modification as well as changing life-long bad habits (of which I certainly have my fair share). Reading it just before the start of the New Year gave me a lot to think about and I have put several of his suggested methods into effect already. I would highly recommend this book to basically everyone. Whether you're looking to change a behavior, a habit, build a business or even think that things may just be fine as they are, it's a great (very quick!) read that will really have you reevaluating the way you look at your life and considering even the smallest changes that may end up making all the difference in the long run.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Cristina Monica

    Not everything Darren Hardy says is new, but these three things really stayed with me: - In a relationship, one must give 100% without expecting anything in return. The 50/50 rule goes out the window. Not because we should not receive something in return but because we should not ''expect'' it. - Momentum can take time and luck has a limited role to play in it. Sometimes we work hard at something, and we're working at it well, but somehow we don't get the results we should right away. Darren says Not everything Darren Hardy says is new, but these three things really stayed with me: - In a relationship, one must give 100% without expecting anything in return. The 50/50 rule goes out the window. Not because we should not receive something in return but because we should not ''expect'' it. - Momentum can take time and luck has a limited role to play in it. Sometimes we work hard at something, and we're working at it well, but somehow we don't get the results we should right away. Darren says we should also throw instant gratification out the window and be patient. - Since I'm currently thinking about where I want to work when I finish my graduate studies (in two years possibly) I am interested in learning more about ways to get my dream job. Darren's emphasis on making an impression is impressive in itself, and his ideas unexpected, but they inspire me to be more creative when seeking a job, sending my CV, and going to an interview. Like, he suggests meeting up in person instead of conducting the interview through video. He did say he didn't write this book to entertain us, but I was still a little entertained by some of the stories he shared and rather intrigued.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Mallory

    I loved the idea of The Compound Effect. It rings so true. The little decisions you make and habits you have amass into life-altering results as they're compounded over years. BUT DARREN HARDY IS INSUFFERABLE. I have never been so annoyed, nor have I ever had the displeasure of having to read quite so many pages by one quite as egotistical and self-inflating. Not only this, but he sees himself as so superior to others. He had the audacity to recommend that you choose your friends by their bank a I loved the idea of The Compound Effect. It rings so true. The little decisions you make and habits you have amass into life-altering results as they're compounded over years. BUT DARREN HARDY IS INSUFFERABLE. I have never been so annoyed, nor have I ever had the displeasure of having to read quite so many pages by one quite as egotistical and self-inflating. Not only this, but he sees himself as so superior to others. He had the audacity to recommend that you choose your friends by their bank accounts, he used the term "thunderous thighs," he praises himself for not reading newspapers (see my previous updates for Thomas Jefferson's thoughts on that subject - hint: it does not match Darren Hardy's ideas), his idea of success is ultra-rich, super-thin, inspirational to the point that strangers will thank him for sharing his advice (that was his stated goal at the end of the book). The whole book, I'd have to write myself "reality checks" in the margins when Darren Hardy got just a bit too... Darren Hardy-ish. A reminder to myself that someone's worth is not determined by how many zeroes are in their bank account, the number on the scale, or impressive names they can drop in a book that was about 130 pages too long. I also continually reminded myself that the successes Darren Hardy was describing were success to Darren Hardy, not to me. I think one of the main flaws of this book (besides having such an unlikable author) was that the definition of success was too narrow. I do not want to be a CEO. I don't care if my thighs touch. I don't ever think about having abs of steel. I'd rather not own a mansion. This is how Darren Hardy defines success throughout the book. So, to me, the book felt so shallow. Success means very different things to different people, and it is a shame the book didn't provide more examples into different kinds of success (familial, artistic, happiness, service, etc). My advice to anyone who is interested in this book: read the first chapter "The Compound Effect in Action." That gets you the main idea of the Compound Effect. The rest of the book primarily consists of mindless rambling and name dropping, with the occasional nugget of wisdom that came originally from one of those people that were name dropped. So. There's that. Actually, now that I'm thinking about it, this book would have made an excellent article. It probably shouldn't have been stretched out to a book.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Lars-Christian Elvenes

    EDIT: Given the one star for "complete bullshit level" that I mention in the review, and some good input in the comments (thanks Mick and Sasha), I'm bumping this one up to two stars. It did have a few things (mentioned in the review) that set it apart from other books that truly deserve one star, so in retrospect I was a bit harsh when I rated this one the first time. Beyond that, my review stands. _ _ _ _ _ What to say... Not sure where I got this one from, to be honest. Had it lying around, and EDIT: Given the one star for "complete bullshit level" that I mention in the review, and some good input in the comments (thanks Mick and Sasha), I'm bumping this one up to two stars. It did have a few things (mentioned in the review) that set it apart from other books that truly deserve one star, so in retrospect I was a bit harsh when I rated this one the first time. Beyond that, my review stands. _ _ _ _ _ What to say... Not sure where I got this one from, to be honest. Had it lying around, and decided it was a good book to practice a few new speed reading techniques on. Took a look at this one on Amazon, and I guess I agree with a lot of the reviews there. Basically, if you've never read a self-help book before, you'll find a few good pointers here.There's a foreword by Tony Robbins, and to be honest, that is the only thing that keeps this book on the honest side of things. Without that foreword, this looks like copy/paste of someone taking one or two notes while listening to Tony's Personal Power II. - The Airplane metaphor (small shifts all the time) - "My partner screwed me over, but I'm ok with it now - Build momentum and things will happen - Gratitude (ok, this is every single self-help product out there) - Stay in good physical shape - Goal setting (also every single self-help product) ...it's all here. In addition there's a "as Jim Rohn used to say" sentence every ones in a while in every chapter, and references to SUCCESS Magazine on (it feels like) every other page. Ending the book with "if this helped you in any way whatsoever, give five copies to your friends", was just a bit too much. This is a one star. The star is for: - Free templates at the end of the book, and references to free templates (for goal setting, gratitude, etc) and resources online. - The law of attraction - this was actually well explained, for once. No it's not about sitting on your ass wishing for a new sofa. You will see sofas all over the place, because you've already primed your subconscious with thoughts about a new sofa (or camera, trip somewhere, whatever gadget tickles your fancy). The law of attraction isn't anything new, but at least this part is well worth the read for someone who's been fooled by something like The Secret. As stated - if this self-help thing is new to you, give it a go if you happen to have it lying around. If you don't, there are better books out there. Everyone tries to be Tony Robbins or Stephen Covey, so why not start with them. They won't feed you a magic "you don't have to do anything but wish for shiny stuff" pill. You'll have to do the work, but they're well worth a read. I love Awaken The Giant Within and Personal Power II (TR). Seven Habits by SC is also hard to beat. Usually a one star means this is complete bullshit, but I'll give this one a genuine one star for the points mentioned above. Still, I have read way better books. Read Tony Robbins and Steven Covey for topics similar to this one (superior), and read everything from Tim Ferriss for a very concrete angle on how to make innovative changes to your life. Very few people, in my opinion, are better than Tim Ferriss on self improvement. Hope this helps.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Narges Salmanizadeh

    Im not mostly intrested of these types of books but this one is a MUST, thanks to my friend that push me to read this. There are lots of things we are doing unintentionally and made lots of problem, we are hanging out with the ppl they dont worth spending time for [in this book called them three minutes ppl], we dont know the exact way of saving money, we are not aware how our thoughs can control us.. Reading this book will lead you to do what you have to. • •• The note below taken from book: If yo Im not mostly intrested of these types of books but this one is a MUST, thanks to my friend that push me to read this. There are lots of things we are doing unintentionally and made lots of problem, we are hanging out with the ppl they dont worth spending time for [in this book called them three minutes ppl], we dont know the exact way of saving money, we are not aware how our thoughs can control us.. Reading this book will lead you to do what you have to. • •• The note below taken from book: If you tolerate disrespect, you will be disrespected. If you tolerate people being late and making you wait, people will show up late for you. If you tolerate being underpaid and overworked, that will continue for you. If you tolerate your body being overweight, tired, and perpetually sick, it will be. It’s amazing how life will organize around the standards you set for yourself. Some people think they’re the victims of other people’s behavior, but in actuality, we have control over how people treat us. Protect your emotional, mental, and physical space so you can live with peace, rather than in the chaos and stress the world will hurl upon you.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Nadin Adel

    The Compund Effect! Remember that old story about the rabbit and the turtle? Then, it's the same motto to learn throughout the chapters of this book. In a simple illustration, this can be summarized as follows: In short. The right book at the right time! An exciting book for an exciting boost. What made it more motivating and boosting is that I listened to it as an audio book by the author himself! Well, not to mention that was while I was jogging and doing some household work. Anyway that doesn The Compund Effect! Remember that old story about the rabbit and the turtle? Then, it's the same motto to learn throughout the chapters of this book. In a simple illustration, this can be summarized as follows: In short. The right book at the right time! An exciting book for an exciting boost. What made it more motivating and boosting is that I listened to it as an audio book by the author himself! Well, not to mention that was while I was jogging and doing some household work. Anyway that doesn't change the fact that it really did pretty good job for me. Not to mention the free resources available at the official website for further aid. Awaiting eagerly to sending you my success story, Darren!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Emma Sea

    Reading these has become my equivalent of self-flagellation. It's been a really weird year. The careful schedule I thought I was creating for myself in 2016 got interrupted with . . . shitty life stuff. I took refuge in reading books on productivity and writing because I have never felt more unproductive and unanchored. I can see the glow of dawn, now. Three more months and I should be able to be settled. And the gods know, I can do so much more with my time than read a book like The Compound Eff Reading these has become my equivalent of self-flagellation. It's been a really weird year. The careful schedule I thought I was creating for myself in 2016 got interrupted with . . . shitty life stuff. I took refuge in reading books on productivity and writing because I have never felt more unproductive and unanchored. I can see the glow of dawn, now. Three more months and I should be able to be settled. And the gods know, I can do so much more with my time than read a book like The Compound Effect.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Andy

    The author starts by saying to trust him because he publishes a magazine about success and so has gone over thousands of real and bogus stories and will tell you only the real stuff. Then he goes right into highlighting Dr. Oz and his notoriously non-evidence-based medical advice. No thanks.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Rob

    Darren Hardy provided to me some great insight in that we are what we have chosen to be. When you find yourself in that rut of life, all you have to do is go back and review those choices you made that brought you to this point. When I first tried to read this book, I felt overwhelmed about the information that he was providing as I was clearly in a rut. As I tried to initially read this book several months ago, I realized that it was not going to be easy to climb out of that rut and I gave up. I Darren Hardy provided to me some great insight in that we are what we have chosen to be. When you find yourself in that rut of life, all you have to do is go back and review those choices you made that brought you to this point. When I first tried to read this book, I felt overwhelmed about the information that he was providing as I was clearly in a rut. As I tried to initially read this book several months ago, I realized that it was not going to be easy to climb out of that rut and I gave up. I finally was sick and tired of being sick and tired of being in that rut. I picked up the book again and started over with a renewed enthusiasm. I am putting his ideas into practice and in just a short time I am noticing a difference in my attitude and how I am viewed the direction I desire to go in my life and career.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Stacey

    There were parts of this book I liked, but other parts that I found to be complete B.S. It's meant to be motivational and on some levels it is but certain things the author suggests, I just don't believe to be feasible or realistic, at least of for me. For instance, he suggests not reading newspapers or watching the news but instead only having RSS feeds set up to filter any news relevant to your personal or professional goals. I think this would lead to a very narrow minded view of the world. H There were parts of this book I liked, but other parts that I found to be complete B.S. It's meant to be motivational and on some levels it is but certain things the author suggests, I just don't believe to be feasible or realistic, at least of for me. For instance, he suggests not reading newspapers or watching the news but instead only having RSS feeds set up to filter any news relevant to your personal or professional goals. I think this would lead to a very narrow minded view of the world. However, the authors suggestions on how to kick bad habits and build momentum to create good habits were great.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Ida Sani

    My main takeaways: 1. Small smart choices completed consistently over time make a radical difference in one’s life. 2. Luck consists of 4 components: preparation, attitude, opportunity, and action. 3. Humans behave like automatons, rarely getting out of their comfort zones and making changes to their lives. Tracking habits gives an insight into the choices people unconsciously make every day. 4. Creating a healthy morning and evening routine helps start and finish the day strong.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Vaishali

    An unexpected treat: Hardy writes about how he made a daily ledger of his wife's attributes - the styling of her hair, how she made the bed ... whatever touched him that day - and did so devotedly for a full year. He then gifted the journal to his wife on Thanksgiving, who cried upon receiving it. The diary taught him persistence, discipline, and overall forced him to look at his wife with new eyes each day and fall more deeply in love with her. For this reason and many, many more, The Compound An unexpected treat: Hardy writes about how he made a daily ledger of his wife's attributes - the styling of her hair, how she made the bed ... whatever touched him that day - and did so devotedly for a full year. He then gifted the journal to his wife on Thanksgiving, who cried upon receiving it. The diary taught him persistence, discipline, and overall forced him to look at his wife with new eyes each day and fall more deeply in love with her. For this reason and many, many more, The Compound Effect is one fantastic read. Highly pragmatic, hands-on, and an absolute must for your library on personal excellence achievement.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Amir Tesla

    This book provides you time-proven strategies to increase your productivity and effectiveness. The compound effect refers to little small but lasting productive changes that yield enormous results in the long run. It makes a perfect combination if read after the One Thing book written by Gary Keller. I acquired a couple of techniques from the book the profoundly affected my productivity. In addition, in final chapters, it gives a perfect mindset which strengthens the compound effect of your deeds This book provides you time-proven strategies to increase your productivity and effectiveness. The compound effect refers to little small but lasting productive changes that yield enormous results in the long run. It makes a perfect combination if read after the One Thing book written by Gary Keller. I acquired a couple of techniques from the book the profoundly affected my productivity. In addition, in final chapters, it gives a perfect mindset which strengthens the compound effect of your deeds by n-fold. I highly recommend this book to those productivity and success seeking ones.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Rachel

    I can totally get behind the concept of using the power of compounding to create valuable changes in your life, especially with regard to tracking – spending, habits, changes. You have to know what you’re doing to know what you want to change, and you have to know the effects of the changes you’re making in order to see a difference. But in general, this book sort of left me bored – the examples aren’t specific enough and are too simple for anyone who’s ever read any kind of self-help or inspirat I can totally get behind the concept of using the power of compounding to create valuable changes in your life, especially with regard to tracking – spending, habits, changes. You have to know what you’re doing to know what you want to change, and you have to know the effects of the changes you’re making in order to see a difference. But in general, this book sort of left me bored – the examples aren’t specific enough and are too simple for anyone who’s ever read any kind of self-help or inspirational book before. As with any book that attempts to help you solve all your problems (finances, relationships, self-esteem, physical fitness, eating habits, etc), the advice becomes so generic as to be nearly useless. Yes, we all KNOW that we should be saving money/working out/eating right – and we even know HOW to do all those things – but we need to be motivated. In my opinion, The Compound Effect did not provide that motivation. The Compound Effect fits right in to the lifestyle design genre that’s pretty hot right now (think The Four Hour Work Week, or even Getting Things Done) and it’s a good introduction to those types of books – if that’s what you’re looking for. I sort of gave up on lifestyle design a while ago, deciding that I’d rather be happy than productive. :)

  16. 5 out of 5

    J.F. Penn

    Great book for self-help fans. I needed this as it sometimes feels like we are plugging away for little return. This book reminds us that it is little efforts, repeatedly done, over time that give us an effect that compounds over time. So a choice to blog twice a week means in 3 years, you will have an online platform that's worthwhile. Or to write 2000 words a week means you have a book in a year. Or to eat less sugar every day means losing weight over the long term. This book reminds you of so Great book for self-help fans. I needed this as it sometimes feels like we are plugging away for little return. This book reminds us that it is little efforts, repeatedly done, over time that give us an effect that compounds over time. So a choice to blog twice a week means in 3 years, you will have an online platform that's worthwhile. Or to write 2000 words a week means you have a book in a year. Or to eat less sugar every day means losing weight over the long term. This book reminds you of some of the principles of self-help and inspired me to keep plugging away.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Heather

    Eh, nothing new to me. I thought this book would center more on money, but it didn't. It focused on life in general...habits, tenacity, and optimism. The title and subtitle definitely overstate the book's effect. It's not a horrible read, but it feels like a compilation of all the other self-help books I've read combined.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Fatine

    I had this exponential growth and 'the power of little things' perspective on life, I was quite confused and had a biased idea about consistency and this book helped me understand my problem. It organizes one's thoughts and orients intuition to build a better strategy and track oneself. It mostly supports 'positive knowing' rather than any poorly founded 'positive thinking', which kind of differentiates from materials stuffed with motivational speeches that lack practical principles. Okay, this I had this exponential growth and 'the power of little things' perspective on life, I was quite confused and had a biased idea about consistency and this book helped me understand my problem. It organizes one's thoughts and orients intuition to build a better strategy and track oneself. It mostly supports 'positive knowing' rather than any poorly founded 'positive thinking', which kind of differentiates from materials stuffed with motivational speeches that lack practical principles. Okay, this one contains some fictionalized self-help too, it's going to suggest you to write 40 pages describing your future partner and assure you you're going to attract that into your life. But It emphasizes in general on the importance of clarity about what we want. Although the law of attraction for me is only half the equation, the reference was quite fair overall in this book. "We are bombarded with billions of sensory bites of information each day. To keep ourselves from going insane we ignore 99.9% of them, only really hearing or experiencing those upon which our mind focuses, when you think something it appears you are miraculously drawing it into your life" This is the key secret of fulfillment, choosing and determining the 0.01% of sensory bites that matter to you and which you can only focus on, that worth discounting all the 99.9% of the rest of the world for, to be aware and conscious rather than sleepwalking what's left of your life through poor choices thrown everywhere to nowhere, because if you don't chose, life is not going to take permission to chose for you. This book gives an insight about how to do that with -confidence- because one will know exactly why they're doing it and why it works.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Mario Tomic

    One of the most empowering books you'll read! Darren Hardy, the author works with the most successful women and men throughout the world on a daily basis and has put everything he's learned from those people in one book. The book itself is very punchy, no fluff talk and straight to the point. It summarized the core of almost all success concepts into 1 book which makes it a great recommendation for someone who doesn't wanna go super deep into this and just get the most practical way to cut the l One of the most empowering books you'll read! Darren Hardy, the author works with the most successful women and men throughout the world on a daily basis and has put everything he's learned from those people in one book. The book itself is very punchy, no fluff talk and straight to the point. It summarized the core of almost all success concepts into 1 book which makes it a great recommendation for someone who doesn't wanna go super deep into this and just get the most practical way to cut the learning curve. I recommend you to check this book out, it's around 160 pages, very easy & interested to read!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Jason

    Excellent book. This is not a motivational book, it's an actional book. I have really noticed major gains in my time and in my steps towards achieving my goals since I allowed myself to listen to Darren Hardy on YouTube.. and to think I almost turned it off! This book also helped me clearly define my goals and why I want to achieve them Darren Hardy is a great mentor. Get this book if you are serious about growing and becoming better.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Laura Noggle

    “Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.” Small, Smart Choices + Consistency + Time = RADICAL DIFFERENCE Great quick read, especially if you like these kinds of books. Reminded me of James Clear's Atomic Habits, but snappier, and less focused on process—more on the why. Very quotable, can see myself revisiting this one. “If you want to have more, you have to become more. Success is not something you pursue. What you pursue will elude you; it can be like trying to chase butterflies. Success “Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.” Small, Smart Choices + Consistency + Time = RADICAL DIFFERENCE Great quick read, especially if you like these kinds of books. Reminded me of James Clear's Atomic Habits, but snappier, and less focused on process—more on the why. Very quotable, can see myself revisiting this one. “If you want to have more, you have to become more. Success is not something you pursue. What you pursue will elude you; it can be like trying to chase butterflies. Success is something you attract by the person you become.” “There is a point in every race when a rider encounters his real opponent and understands that it's himself. In my most painful moments on the bike, I am at my most curious, and I wonder each and every time how I will respond. Will I discover my innermost weakness, or will I seek out my innermost strength?" — Lance Armstrong

  22. 5 out of 5

    Megan O'Russell

    Here's the thing.... If I were only concerned with success and not at all concerned about being a decent human, I could probably agree with a lot of this book. As it is, there are a few helpful hints and good catch phrases, but mostly this book is asking people to be self-absorbed, inhuman sharks. Hardy also ends with a blatant push for you to gift the book to your friends. Friends that should no longer speak to you if you aren't the picture of health, wealth, and success. I hope that Hardy is hi Here's the thing.... If I were only concerned with success and not at all concerned about being a decent human, I could probably agree with a lot of this book. As it is, there are a few helpful hints and good catch phrases, but mostly this book is asking people to be self-absorbed, inhuman sharks. Hardy also ends with a blatant push for you to gift the book to your friends. Friends that should no longer speak to you if you aren't the picture of health, wealth, and success. I hope that Hardy is hiding his true nature from his readers. I hope that he has friends that he loves, not for what they can give him, but for who they are as people. I hope that Hardy is genuinely interested in not only what the world can provide him, but also with the small cracks of the world that need love but aren't worthy of Oprah's attention. More than anything, The Compound Effect left me utterly sad to believe that so many would place personal gain over being kind and loving. Money won't cry at your funeral. Clients won't visit you in the hospital. Tombstones aren't marked with your social media ranking. Small things add up to big things, and that includes being a good and decent human being.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Hailey

    This was the best and most amazing book I have ever read. It was full of useful life lessons that help you get your priorities in check and put you in a better place if and when you choose to apply them. My favorite part is when he talks about how to, "track every action." It really does work and my life is changing for the better because of it! Now, I hate reading. It is probably one of my least favorite things to do and I usually view it as a waste of time. However, I would read this book any This was the best and most amazing book I have ever read. It was full of useful life lessons that help you get your priorities in check and put you in a better place if and when you choose to apply them. My favorite part is when he talks about how to, "track every action." It really does work and my life is changing for the better because of it! Now, I hate reading. It is probably one of my least favorite things to do and I usually view it as a waste of time. However, I would read this book any time and any amount of times. Also, I can assure you, if you turn his words into actions you too will see it was not in any way a waste of time. I recommend this book to anyone who wants a change in their life and wants good knowledge on how to do so.

  24. 4 out of 5

    G V Sandeep

    "Small things done for a long period of time will yield great results." That's it! You don't need to read the book now.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Alexander Rivas

    This is the second time I have read this book and I was reminded of the power the thesis of this book has. I read 216 books in 2018 and I feel that this book had a part in that success. It was a great refresher on the second read to see how important a long-term strategy is and how it is the best route to take. I love the emphasis on taking small incremental steps toward your goal but there will be a point in the future if you keep taking those incremental steps forward you will see exponential This is the second time I have read this book and I was reminded of the power the thesis of this book has. I read 216 books in 2018 and I feel that this book had a part in that success. It was a great refresher on the second read to see how important a long-term strategy is and how it is the best route to take. I love the emphasis on taking small incremental steps toward your goal but there will be a point in the future if you keep taking those incremental steps forward you will see exponential results. The best example is the small steps I took to read more books. All I did was take small daily actions that began to compound and now I am in the position to say that reading 100 books a year is a piece a cake.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Taylor Millet

    This book was awesome! I have always tried to consider the "why" behind things I'm doing in life, and this principle is at the core of Hardy's book. It was a very easy read with lots of applications (both direct invitations from the author and indirect inspirations from the stories and suggestions). And we aren't just talking about how to be more successful in a job or make more money, but how to have a more meaningful relationship with a loved one, how to get over bad habits, and a lot of reall This book was awesome! I have always tried to consider the "why" behind things I'm doing in life, and this principle is at the core of Hardy's book. It was a very easy read with lots of applications (both direct invitations from the author and indirect inspirations from the stories and suggestions). And we aren't just talking about how to be more successful in a job or make more money, but how to have a more meaningful relationship with a loved one, how to get over bad habits, and a lot of really applicable stuff to everyday life. Read it!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Wiebke (1book1review)

    This was a quick read for me that didn't really tell me anything new. I mainly used it as a motivational boost to get back into my good habits (that I led slide during the dark months). It mainly reminded me of all the good strategies and habits I already use and have. So I got out of it what I wanted. Nevertheless I think this book can be good for people starting out on the journey of tweaking their lives. I think this can be summed up as "be aware of what you do" and "small changes have big eff This was a quick read for me that didn't really tell me anything new. I mainly used it as a motivational boost to get back into my good habits (that I led slide during the dark months). It mainly reminded me of all the good strategies and habits I already use and have. So I got out of it what I wanted. Nevertheless I think this book can be good for people starting out on the journey of tweaking their lives. I think this can be summed up as "be aware of what you do" and "small changes have big effects". I didn't care about the aim for material wealth and using competition as a motivation, but that is just because that doesn't work for me. If it's what you are looking for give this a go. It does have valuable tips and strategies.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Fereshteh

    This book tells us about all those things that we already know, but somehow ignore them along the way. Things like: if you do something in a consistent way for a long time, you will get good results. The book is a collection of ideas about how to achieve your goals, and be better at what you do. I recommend this book to anyone who is thinking of improving his/her life.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Andy De Lima

    Excellent book with some great insight on the self-development discipline. Not everything original though, still worth a read if you are into motivational and peak performance literature.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Keyhan

    A highly motivative book with great solutions and steps for a successful way of living.

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