Small choices made over time add up to great things!
Have you heard of the Slight Edge? There is a book on Amazon that you should read called The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson.
This is a principle that I have used over and over in my home business. It’s changed, and continues to change, both my business and my personal life.
The principle of the Slight Edge is that the little things that we do, the little choices we make in our lives can and will make a HUGE impact over time.
Let me illustrate this for you.
Will eating a piece of bacon kill you? Probably not.
But if you ate bacon every day of your life would it lead to eventual heath problems over time? Probably yes. It will kill you prematurely because most likely you will get high cholesterol and hardening of the arteries. So why do we eat bacon? Because we know it won’t instantly kill us.
On the flipside, if you ate a salad today, would you instantly drop 30 pounds? Nope! But if you ate a healthy salad every day instead of the bacon, you will eventually lose those 30 pounds and have a much healthier body.
I love Jeff Olsen’s book and Richard and I have lived by the principle for many years. In fact, Networking Times Magazine wrote an article about us. You can read it here. (If you’re not already a subscriber to this fabulous magazine, you might want to head over and get a subscription now).
As you’ll read in the article, when we first started our home business, Richard and I both worked long hours in corporate jobs. We didn’t have much time to invest in our business.
We both kept working our corporate jobs, but we gave as much time as we could to growing our business. Three years later, I was able to replace my income and become a full-time home business professional, and two years after that; Richard also “retired” from his day job.
Even though you might not be able to put in as much time as you’d like because your job gets in the way – if you just apply consistent effort to your business and have patience, you will get there. Don’t ever give up! That’s the power of the Slight Edge in action!
So what do we learn here?
1. Small choices do make a difference.
2. It takes time to see the results… months even years sometimes!
Let’s look at another example.
Say you are tired of your job and you are stuck in the “Rat Race” and you want a change.
Do you do what most people do, find some opportunity…try it for a week or a month and then quit because you are not making 10K a month yet? Believe it or not it sounds silly when I say it like that but that is EXACTLY the trap that many people fall into.
If they only understood the power of “The Slight Edge” they could reach those income goals and have everything they ever wanted in life.
To practice the “Slight Edge” in a home business one needs to apply consistent activity (the right activity I might add) over a sustained period of time to have incredible results. I’m not talking about working an extra 10 hours a day.
I’m talking 30 to 60 minutes a day… time that most people spend watching TV and wasting time… instead apply that time with small consistent business growing activities and do it for a sustained period of time…. 2 to 4 years.
That is the formula for long-term success. That is the formula that allows a person to walk away from the day job and start a new life.
What better place to turn than the Internet?
It allows you to maximize that time and your reach and influence. It’s a perfect companion for those wanting to take advantage of “The Slight Edge”.
If you are looking for a “Slight Edge” business that you can do online – one that can make a real difference in your life…check out the video below and see what I’m doing to get the “Slight Edge” in my life…
…fill out the form below the video, and then follow the simple steps. It’s working for me, and thousands of others out there online.
And, if you already have a business you’re happy with, I will still cheer you on!
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By Lynn Huber
p.s. So how are you going to apply the “Slight Edge” in your life? Feel free to post in the comments below what small thing you are going to do. I’d love to hear about it.
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