A Totally Biased Review of the Book by Jeff Olson, "The Slight Edge"
An insightful review of Jeff Olson's book, "The Slight Edge" and how it struck the author of this article. This book will have an impact on your life and cause you to examine your "stinkin thinkin" and "attitudinal sclerosis." This review is light hearted and touches on many of the concepts presented in the book. Hopefully this review will entice you to buy and read the book. It's well worth the time and investment.
Because of what Jeff has written, this review a very "biased review" since it strictly deals with my reactions, assumptions, and opinions.
Jeff's book really made a positive impact on me even though I have read many network marketing, MLM, personal development, and home based business books over the years. This book challenges your current thinking, philosophy, and attitudes toward your life. Reading this book, it's really about your life, what you can do for it, and what you can do with it.
Jeff points out, with simplistic accuracy, the steps one can take to get control of several aspects of one's life. This includes impacting directly on one's relationships, spiritual, financial, and health attitudes and beliefs about what one can and can not really control to improve these areas.
The key premise of this entire book is promoting the philosophy and concept of "The Slight Edge" just what it is and how it can affect our lives. Practicing the slight edge in the performance of your everyday activities either has it working for you or against you; as an example, brushing your teeth. If you skip it today is that easy? Yes. Will it make a difference today? No. Will it make a difference over time? Yes. There in lies the key. Simple daily decisions may either impact you in the long term in a negative, not brushing your teeth, or a positive, any cavities and good gums, manner. The key concept is very simple but can have dramatic effects on one's life. Agreed? I mean, do you get it?
Jeff presents easily understood steps and concepts to incorporate into your daily action through several situations where you might improve your life. One that particularly struck me was his effective and simplistic way of developing and making obtainable goals in life. His explanation of having a plan to start but not the same plan for the finish, really hits home as I always think of a plan from start to finish without adjustments. It doesn't exist. Plans are a living entity that must always be reviewed and adjusted, in his words, "plan, do, review."
His presentations on developing workable goals included the concept of thinking big, envision success, keep the process simple, stick to the basics, and start. Just the starting of a project, being as important if not more important, than the planning. It's the actions of taking the first step in the direction of your goal that make the difference between "doing" and "deciding to do." For greater success, double your failure rate. I love this as it is classic grassroots logic. How many times have you heard this or even personally experienced the benefits of "doubling your failure rate?"
All in all, I would highly recommend this book to everybody who is living life today. "The Slight Edge" application of principals and philosophies is far reaching to all people on all levels. Have the personal experience of having Jeff sitting across the table with a cup of coffee and talking only to you as that is the manner in which this book is presented and it's a fast read. What a positive experience. Take the opportunity to read this book and don't miss out. It could very well change your life.
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