The Compound Effect

Cooking Up Success

Posted in The Compound Effect on March 26th, 2013 by Darren Hardy –

If you’ve read The Compound Effect, you know I’m a big fan of the Tortoise and the Hare fable.

Because the story is a great example of how a success principle, when applied consistently, can lead to real success.

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I recently heard a fun adaptation of the story that I think you will enjoy as much as I did.

It goes like this…

The Tortoise and Hare, both known for their culinary expertise, were invited to battle it out in Iron Chef Stadium.

The race began…

Early in the competition, it was clear the Hare was significantly ahead of the Tortoise. (Are we not surprised?) The audience was amazed at the speed with which the Hare mixed ingredients and poured them into baking dishes, tossing the mixing bowls aside to move on to the next step.

The Tortoise was making progress but was, seemingly, well behind. It wasn’t that he was going slower than the Hare, but rather that he took the time to carefully clean each bowl, pan, and utensil and return them to their proper place after use. The audience agonized over his routine.

It wasn’t looking good for the Tortoise…

Then, about halfway through the competition, things began to change. read more »

Don’t Break the Chain

Posted in The Compound Effect on March 19th, 2013 by Darren Hardy –

chainA young comic asked Jerry Seinfeld if he had any tips for him starting out as a comic.

What he told that young comic would benefit him for a lifetime.

I’ll pass it onto you now, as I know it will benefit you too–for a lifetime.

Seinfeld told the comic that the way to be a better comic was to create better jokes.
And the way to create better jokes was to write every day.

But his advice went further.
He explained a technique that Jerry uses to keep himself motivated, even when he doesn’t feel like it.

He explained the calendar system he uses to pressure himself to write.

Here's how it works.
He said, get a big wall calendar that has a whole year on one page and hang it on a prominent wall. Maybe somewhere your family can see or your office mates. The next step is to get a big red magic marker.

He said for each day you complete the task of writing, put a big red X over that day. Seinfeld said, “After a few days you'll have a chain. Just keep at it and the chain will grow longer every day. Jerry went on, he said, “You'll like seeing that chain, especially when you get a few weeks under your belt.

Your only job next is to not break the chain.”

“Don't break the chain,” he said again for emphasis.

Seinfeld understands that read more »

Find Your Keystone Habit

Posted in The Compound Effect on October 23rd, 2012 by Darren Hardy –

If you read this blog I’m going to assume you have already read my bookThe Compound Effect: Jumpstart Your Income, Your Business, Your Life.

By the way, the new paperback has been recently released. If you buy a copy you are invited to a private tele-workshop I am doing called: Big MO Bootcamp—Advanced Strategies to Accelerate The Compound Effect. Details here.

In the book I discuss in detail and with great passion the critical component habits play in your success. I outline 5 strategies to uproot bad habits that might continually be taking you off course (sometimes without you even knowing it!) and 7 strategies to install the success habits you need to take you in the direction of your greater goals, expanded business and multiplied income.

But you

don’t have to tackle all your bad habits or install a bunch of new ones to significantly transform your life.
I want to talk about the power of ONE.

Changing just one habit can change your entire life.
It’s called a read more »

Tortoise vs. Hare. Who Wins? Think Again.

Posted in The Compound Effect on September 4th, 2012 by Darren Hardy –

If you read The Compound Effect (hope so!) you know I am a fan of the story of the tortoise and the hare and the lesson it teaches about how hardworking, consistent and steady-paced people (or reptiles) will eventually overtake the fast, talented, experienced but complacent people (or mammals).

Someone recently shared with me an adaptation of the story that makes a poignant leadership point.

It goes like this…

After getting his hare butt kicked by the tortoise so many times, the hare finally wised up and realized it was because he was being overconfident, unfocused and inconsistent (maybe he read The Compound Effect; hey it’s possible!).

Newly enlightened he decided to make some changes and challenged the tortoise to a rematch. The tortoise accepted his challenge.

This time, the hare ran with all his might and didn't stop, relentlessly and persistently until he crossed the finish line. This time the hare won!

The moral of the story? If you think focus and consistency is amazing when applied to the slow and steady, imagine what’s possible if applied to the fast and talented.

But the story doesn't end here…

This time, it was the tortoise that did the soul searching and he

realized that if the

hare didn't stop, there is no way he could beat him…. unless! He thought.

He decided on a different course and he challenged the hare to another rematch. The newly emboldened hare, of course, agreed.

With the lessons learnt from his previous failure and his new disciplines in mind, the hare kept on running once the race started and didn't stop until the route led him to the bank of a river. He was taken by surprise and he did not know what to do, since he could not swim. There were no bridges in sight and no one to ask for directions. As he racked his brain, thinking of ways to cross the river, the tortoise strolled slowly along, dived into the river, swam across it and ultimately, finished the race before the hare.

The moral of the story? Know your strengths and take on your competitors in areas of your core competency.

But that’s not the rest of the story…   read more »

Beating the Drum for SUCCESS

Posted in The Compound Effect on November 21st, 2011 by Darren Hardy –

The release of hardbound version of The Compound Effect into retail has put me on a whirlwind media tour the last couple weeks. By the way, thanks to all your support it hit

>NY Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller! Thank you!

The two key side effects of ciprofloxacin hcl messages I have been drumming are:
1) Don’t let sensational media convince you otherwise, these are the times of great opportunity (particularly for the budding entrepreneur)–if you take responsibility for your future. Stop watching the news and start making news.

2) Don’t let commercial marketing gimmickry convince you otherwise, there is no quick-fix to success, wealth and happiness. The unsexy truth is success requires hard sometimes tedious, frustrating and defeating work over a long sustained period of time. Period.

I know hard sell, right? But it’s the truth. The only truth. And that’s why I continue to need your help to spread this gospel of truth.

Anyway, a few places you can see me beating the drum of hope, opportunity and self-responsible prosperity are below.
Join me in the march!

Tomorrow, Tuesday November 22nd I will be on The Big Biz Show from 12noon – 2pm PACIFIC time. You can watch a live stream online and chat in real time while I’m on air.

I will also be on the Tavis Smiley Show on PBS the same night (Tues. Nov. 22nd). Check your local listings and set your DVRs, it’s a fun conversation!
**UPDATE** If you missed the show, you can watch clip here

Some other drum beats of inspiring ideas and useful content can be found in these

fine locations:

Stop Looking For a Job, Start Looking For an Opportunity

AOL Jobs | | Today’s Working Place | | Gen-X | Young Up-Starts | Dallas So. News | Under 30 CEO | Business Know How

Savvy Entrepreneurs Adopt More Good Habits

Huffington Post | Business Insider | Start-up Professionals

How to Hire Top Talent

Guru Review: The Compound Effect

AMEX Open Forum | Leaders Direct

Radio Shows/Audio Content:

The Real Estate Guys
Small Business Advocate
Brainstorming Online
Tavis Smiley Radio and 700 Public Radio Stations – check local listings
The Big Biz Show

Thanks again for your support of SUCCESS, The Compound Effect and me!

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