The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson is a book that has completely changed my life, and I know it can do the same to anyone who reads it with an open mind.
The essential theme of this book is that every little thing you do matters. Although you may not see immediate results today, everything you do is accumulating into consequences. These decisions we make are easy to do and easy not to do. It’s easy to drink an extra water bottle a day. However, it’s also easy not to do. The choice is yours- as well as your future.
Your philosophy is the way you view and think about the world. Everything flows out of your philosophy. You can hear how people think about the world by the way they speak.
For example, if someone is constantly blaming outside circumstances for their current life situation, you know that their philosophy is that they believe they are not responsible for the outcome of their life.
However, if a person believes that they are responsible for everything in their life, you’ll find that this person is usually the one that goes the extra mile. This is the person that gets up early and exercises or invests in the learning tools they need, such as books and courses. Read more
Are you struggling with getting people to speak to you? Turns out, there are some ways to make people like you that you may want to try. These strategies listed below have been tested and proven true by many people. I’ve been using them in my own life and the results have been amazing!
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The most important way to make people like you is to smile. That’s because smiling is often times the first opportunity we can take to build a connection with someone. Instead of looking down or away, look at the person and smile.
A smile is a friendly way to say hello and usually, the person will smile back. By wearing a smile on your face, you’re giving the impression that you’re friendly and approachable.
To learn more about smiling, check out my post, “How Smiling Will Change Your Life And Transform Your Relationships.”
Remember A Person’s Name
When you meet someone and get their name, that’s a precious thing! Repeat it to yourself over and over trying to link their name with their face. Do you know why?
People love their name. They don’t always like the way it sounds or sometimes they wish they were named something else. But nonetheless, it’s unique to them and is part of their identity. Therefore, when you smile and greet someone by their name, it shows that they’re important.
You remembered them and it shows. It also lets them know that you view them as a person and not just a clerk or a worker. Read more
At one of my previous employers, people thought I was nuts. The reason for this is because I always smiled. So many people in that store were miserable and hated their jobs. I was one of the few that always wore a smile, no matter what.
A smile is a friendly way to say, “Hello.” In retail, it’s a great rule of thumb to greet every customer that comes within reach. Simply saying, “Good morning,” with a smile makes you stand out from the rest. However, at peak seasons there may be too many people to say hi to. That’s when a smile comes in handy.
But there are other benefits of smiling also. A smile gives off a warm feeling. Next time you go to the stores, look around. Are there more people smiling than not? Then, try this. Smile at everyone you see. Most of the time, they’ll smile back. It’s a pretty cool thing. Read more
Becoming successful in life is not rocket science, yet there are many people out there who have no idea how to become successful. If you’re one of them, that’s okay. I’m here for you!
There are some universal truths behind successful lives that can help you reach your goals faster. By following the list below, you can be sure to experience everlasting change and achieve your desires like never before.
Add Value Or Help Somebody
A truly successful person knows that in order to breed more success, they must add more value to someone’s life. For example, big companies that we all know and love do something for us, don’t they? They provide us with the product we need for the right price. By providing us with something we were asking and looking for, they create wealth as a byproduct.
It should always be your first priority to create something that will benefit others. You cannot trick people into becoming a dedicated and loyal customer. Instead, focus on providing them with a solution to their needs and they will come back time after time, happy to give you their money in exchange for your service.
On the flipside, when you focus on helping someone (even for free), you build trust with that person and they will be sure to tell others about how friendly and life-changing your help was. Never underestimate the power of word of mouth. By helping others without asking for anything in return, you build relationships with people who will have a great opinion of you.
Also, the universe always returns that which is sent out. You will always reap what you sow. Therefore, sow the things you wish to receive.
80% of Millionaires are first generation.
You read that correctly! The majority of millionaires that exist weren’t always millionaires. They learned how to earn, invest, and grow their money into more. So why am telling you this? Because if they can do it, so can you!
Q: What sets these people apart from everyone else?
A: There are many different reasons why someone may be successful. What makes one rich may not be the thing that makes another rich. But there are habits of successful people that cannot be ignored and I believe make all the difference in the way they live their lives.
By adding these habits of successful people into your routine, you can produce extraordinary results. Therefore, if you’re tired of setting for average, kick it up a notch! Making these changed can unleash a part of you that propels you into success!
What if I told you there was a way to achieve your goals faster – hurling you toward the life you desire at lightning speeds? There are strategies that can help you do this and I’m going to share them with you because I want you to achieve your goals. It’s not enough to work hard, you have to work smart also. By utilizing the tips I’m about to share with you. you’ll be able to fast forward your success and begin to experience the rewards sooner.
In order for these tips to work, you must be fully committed. (Although if you’re reading this, I can tell that you are.) Keep in mind, these things will only speed up your progress if you apply them day after day. But first, I want you to envision what life will be like once you reach your goals.
Imagine how you will feel once you’ve achieved each thing on your list, one by one. How will your life be changed? How will the world be changed by it? The greatest thing is it’s going to happen to you. You can achieve absolutely anything as long as you don’t give up.
Are you ready to kick your progress into super gear? Let’s get to it!
Analyze Your Schedule
What does your schedule currently look like? Are there any areas you can cut back on? Maybe you’ve never taken the time to write or even look at your schedule. If you’re serious about reaching your goals, it’s super important that you do this.
Write down a schedule of what your average day looks like. Go ahead, I’ll wait. Don’t forget anything, including the time you spend watching tv and on Facebook. I’ll be right here when you get done. Read more
Are you depressed? I sure hope not! Depression causes a wave of negative emotions to capture our mind and body into a deadly state. Before we get into how depression affected me, let’s take a look at some alarming statistics:
- 300 million people around the world have depression. 
- 16.2 million adults in the United States (6.7 percent of all adults in the country) have experienced a major depressive episode in the past year. 
- It’s estimated that 15 percent of the adult population will experience depression at some point in their lifetime. 
Why do we care if someone is suffering from depression? Because very often, depression does not end there. It can very much evolve into suicide. Take a look.
- 44,000 Americans die by suicide each year. 
- 8 out of 10 people considering suicide give some signs of their intentions. 
- Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. 
We are responsible for the earth and all its inhabitants. If we don’t take care of each other, who will? People shouldn’t be divided. We should all recognize one another as the family we are and should strive to make the world we live in a more enjoyable one for the sake of the human race.
Anyhoo, depression hit me hard around the age of 14. I went through all the motions and even attempted suicide. Read more