Sunday, February 10, 2008

The Slight Edge

Today is a review of a book that covers a concept that will propel you to advancement in whatever you choose to do, if you apply the principles. The book is, "The Slight Edge", by Jeff Olson. Jeff is a successful business owner and mentor in the direct sales industry. His theories are applicable across the board, and know no boundaries, regardless of what the reader does in life.

The slight edge is doing the little things that many people overlook or fail to do, and do them consistently over time. Take two people and have one eat an apple a day, and have the other eat a cheeseburger a day. You probably won't see any difference the first day, or maybe even the first few months, but over time, those small things we do, add up and compound overtime (like interest).

Another way to look at it, is reading a book. The average person, after high school, will read one book a year. What if you read one book a month? What about one book a week (my personal goal)? In a ten year span, who do you think has a slight edge, the person who has read 10 books, or the person who has read 120, or even 520 books? It is that small action, over time, done repeatedly, that will set you above others.

Whether at work, or in your finances, it is easy to set yourself apart from the average. You only have to do a little more than everyone else, and you will soon be far ahead of them. Whether it is doing a little more work for your employer, or saving and extra couple fo dollars a day, and investing them, you will soon be where many people only hope and dream they can be.

From personal experience, I can attest that it works. I have been applying the principles that Jeff has been teaching, for several years now, and I find I consistently excel and see growth in all areas of my life, where I focus on getting the slight edge. Remember, something that is easy to do, is also easy not to do, and many, many people easily choose not to do those small things...therefore it is easy for you, to set yourself apart from the masses.

Get the book, and get the edge!

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