The Compound Effect

Jumpstart Your Income, Your Life, Your Success
by Darren Hardy | Vanguard Press © 2012 · 192 pages

Darren Hardy is the Publisher of SUCCESS magazine and knows a thing or 1,000 about success. It's all boiled down into this little manifesto on The Compound Effect. The equation? Small, Smart Choices + Consistency + Time = RADICAL DIFFERENCE. In the Note, we'll check out the power of compounding and how to welcome Mr. Mo to the party and create your greatest life.

The Compound Effect reveals the 'secret' behind my success. I’m a true believer in the Compound Effect because Dad made sure that I lived it, each and every day, until I couldn’t live any other way if I tried.
Darren Hardy

“This book is about success and what it really takes to earn it. It’s time someone told it to you straight. You’ve been bamboozled for too long. There is no magic bullet, secret formula, or quick fix. You don’t make $200,000 a year spending two hours a day on the Internet, lose 30 pounds in a week, rub 20 years off your face with a cream, fix your love life with a pill, or find lasting success with any other scheme that is too good to be true. It would be great if you could buy your success, fame, self-esteem, good relationships, and health and well-being in a nicely clam-shelled package at the local Walmart. But that’s not how it works. …

What this book is about, with all the unnecessary noise, fat, and fluff removed, is what really matters. What really works? What half-dozen basics, when focused on and mastered, constitute the operating system that can take you to any goal you desire and help you live the life you were meant to live? This book contains those half-dozen fundamentals; they comprise the operating system called the Compound Effect.”

~ Darren Hardy from The Compound Effect

The Compound Effect.

Darren Hardy, the publisher of SUCCESS magazine, tells us that the formula is simple:

“Small, Smart Choices + Consistency + Time = RADICAL DIFFERENCE.”

Small, smart choices, consistently applied over an extended period of time = HUGE results = The Compound Effect.

Got it. And love it.

This book is a quick-reading, get-you-thinking + changing your behaviors manifesto of awesomeness. If you’re into creating more success in your life, I think you’ll dig it. (Get it here.)

And, of course, if you aren’t familiar with Darren’s great magazine, SUCCESS, check it out here. Plus, learn more about all the other great stuff he’s up to at

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Darren Hardy

Mentor to CEOS & high performance entrepreneurs