Lessons From The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson – For Network Marketing

If one of your leaders hasn’t already recommended that you read The Slight Edge, they probably will in the near future. This book is on the shelf of every great network marketer I know and definitely in most peoples top 10 list (check out our top ten list here).

In this episode I share 11 of my favorite quotes from the book and how they relate to our great profession. Here are the top 11:


“The truth is, what you do matters. What you do today matters. What you do every day matters. Successful people just do the things that seem to make no difference in the act of doing them and they do them over and over and over until the compound effect kicks in.”


“The journey starts with a single step – not with thinking about taking a step.”


“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


“There are two kinds of habits: Those that serve you, and those that don’t”


“The predominant state of mind displayed by those people on the failure curve is blame. The predominant state of mind displayed by those people on the success curve is responsibility.”


“And some more shocking news: your ship’s not coming – It’s already here. Docked and waiting. You already have the money. You already have the time. You already have the skill, the confidence. You already have everything you need to achieve everything you want.”


“If you’ve ever been told, ‘You’ll get it if you just want it bad enough,’ I’m here to let you off the hook: it simply isn’t true”


“I could tell you that if you would agree to read ten pages of one of these good books every single day, over time, you could not help but accumulate all the knowledge you’d ever need to be as successful as you could ever want to be. Like a penny over time, reading ten pages a day would compound, just like that, and creaet inside you a ten-million-dollar bank of knowledge. If you kept this up for a year, you would have read 3,650 pages – the equivalent of one or two dozen books of life-transforming material. Would your life have changed? Absolutely. No question.”


“Emotions change like the wind, and you can’t stop them. No one can. They keep moving; that’s why they’re called emotions and not e-standingstills.”


“The slight edge can carve the Grand Canyon. It can do anything. But you have to give it enough time for the power of time to kick in. The right choices and wrong choices you make at the moment will have little or no noticeable impact on how your day goes for you. Nor tomorrow, nor the next day. No applause, no cheers, no screams, no life-or-death”


“Show up. Show up consistently. Show up consistently with a positive outlook. Be prepared for and committed to the long haul. Cultivate a burning desire backed by faith. Be willing to pay the price. And do the things you’ve committed to doing – even when no one else is watching.”


If you haven’t read this book. Pick it up and give it a read. You’ll love it. =)
Matt Hall

PS if you haven’t already listened to this free audio on the 6 core beliefs you’re going to need to master to have success in network marketing check it out: