The Slight Edge, Jeff Olson

Property Tribes: Book of the Month December 2013

The Slight Edge (Revised Edition): Turning Simple Disciplines Into Massive SuccessProperty Tribes Book of the Month, December 2013This book definitely deserves a place in our Top Books category. In fact, I am going to stick my neck out and say it is probably one of the best success books I have read.

It’s all about the little things. This is not advice to ‘Get Rich Quick’ or ‘Change Your Life Overnight’ – it is about planting, cultivating and harvesting. Jeff Olson points out that it is the tiny choices that we make every day that determine our eventual success – or lack of it. Deciding, for example, to eat one biscuit now is not going to make much of a difference to our waistline. However, if we repeatedly make the choice to eat the biscuit instead of the reaching for the apple, then … guess what the results will be. Quite – not really what you want.

Life is a series of decisions, and by making conscious, positive decisions that are in line with getting to be where we want to be in every aspect of life, there will be a compounding effect over time. Delayed gratification over instant gratification, if you like, or planning for the long-term instead of short-term quick fixes.

The Slight Edge explains how to develop a philosophy of commitment to make real, long-lasting positive change, and increase your chances of success. Just think of what will happen when you apply this to your property investment strategy.

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