Welcome to our book review series! I’m a huge fan of reading and self-development. Part of Business Fixer’s mission is to recommend practical books that will help you specifically in a business turnaround. Check out the Resources page for more great books. Today, we’re doing The Compound Effect book review. Let’s dive straight in…
- Book: The Compound Effect Book Review
- Author: Darren Hardy
- Subject: Personal Development
- *Score: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Author Darren Hardy has created a classic. I would argue that this book is for anyone who wants success in both their business and personal life. Widely regarded as a business book, I would advocate this is for anyone who’s serious about their personal development.
The Compound Effect is not a ‘system’ or a guide. Rather, it is a book that highlights true principles – in this case, the power of the compound effect. Who would have guessed the power of small actions over a long period of time? Whether you are trying to shed a few pounds, increase in knowledge, have a retirement nest egg, The Compound Effect will explain this powerful principle in stunning detail…
- The winning mindset
- How to get rid of the bad habits that are holding you back
- Easily install the few key disciplines required for success
- The real, lasting keys to gaining and sustaining motivation
- Capturing the elusive, awesome force of momentum
- The acceleration secrets of superachievers
One of my favourite parts of this book was hearing about Hardy’s strict upbringing from his single father and the lessons he’s taken into his life. Snowflakes be warned – this is a hard part of the book and is all about hard work, so you may be triggered.
The section on how to get rid of bad habits is something I’ll be re-reading for many years to come. Reminiscent of ‘Atomic Habits’ by James Clear, Hardy’s approach to this age-old chestnut is fresh, relatable and gives you hope. It’s not harsh, it’s entirely motivating and gives you a sense that the reader feels your pain – something that reinforces the genuiness of the author’s tone.
The ‘Big Mo’ makes another appearance (if you know, you know). I’ve read many books about momentum, but for some reason, this book explains it in a fresh way. I left feeling with a sense of renewed motivation.
There you have it – The Compound Effect book review. I’ve read a lot of personal development books but this one is definitely up there with the best of them. I’m a big fan of chunking things down – taking things one step at a time. The Compound Effect has made me re-evaluate many aspects of my business and personal life. It’s a fresh and energetic book that will keep you engaged from cover to cover. Don’t miss out. Buy this book today.