Kevin has been reading a book by Jeff Olson called The Slight Edge.
In this weeks show we look at how the slight edge can be used to make a real difference in the next 100 days.
For more information you can check out The Slight Edge as described by the author Jeff Olson on You Tube. https://youtu.be/pSBaZJ1y6MU
Another good video book review: The Slight Edge By Jeff Olson: Turning Simple Disciplines Into Massive Success And Happiness https://youtu.be/wf2mtv6V4_M
What is The Slight Edge all about?
If you set your mind on doing something, focus on it and work at it, show up, do it, keep doing it and you’ll get results. Jeff Olsen says it is the small changes that we all have an opportunity to make, that will make a difference.
Little changes make a very large impact. This is demonstrated in a weird way by imagining the different ways you can combine LEGO bricks.So how many different ways can you combine six eight-stud LEGO bricks. When Graham used to ask LEGO stockists to estimate the number of ways you can combine 6 eight-stud LEGO bricks (of the same colour) the answer, as demonstrated by Soren Eilers of Copenhagen University is 915,103,765 ways to combine six, eight-stud LEGO bricks.
Jeff Olson talks about just showing up? Why are only 5% of the population successful?
He concludes that it is just as easy NOT to do something as it is to do them. So if you are faced with choosing a glass of water rather than a can of Coke every day for your lunch. By electing to choose the free water, tomorrow it won’t amount to a hill of beans. You will not lose a load of weight. However, if you make this choice day in and day out, over several months and years, you’ll be a lot healthier. It will be a massive health benefit.
The Slight Edge makes the point that it is just as easy to do something as not doing it. Jeff Olson talks of the ‘compound interest’ effect. Kevin also referenced Hal Elrod’s Miracle Morning – Hal Elrod – “The Miracle Morning” https://youtu.be/U0uRp7BoPVY
Kevin also mentioned Jim Collins’ Hedgehog concept:
Watch this video https://youtu.be/JUrdbmNBpyY
Kevin went on to discuss the Flywheel Effect – here’s Jim Collins on video talking about it: https://youtu.be/JUrdbmNBpyY
So how do we apply this in the Next 100 Days?
Our answer is don’t look any further forward than TODAY, or the next 24 hours.
Choose a little change in your life. That little change will improve your health, or improve your business. It might be a 30-minute period every day building your Twitter following.
Kevin also mentioned Dr B J Fogg. His TED talk is linked here: https://youtu.be/AdKUJxjn-R8
Accountability – turn up in our Facebook group and make yourself accountable to the group. We’ll keep you honest. Do that little thing.
ABC of Failure (courtesy Dan Kennedy)
“A” Aversion to tests and grades.
“B” Big items only – tested and graded – measure the little things. Know your detail. Know the metrics that drive your business. It is not about “Don’t sweat the small stuff” That’s rubbish. Do sweat the small stuff. Do test your business.
“C” Cost management versus relationship management – there is a lot of false bargains out there.
Avoid the ABC of failure and create your “Slight Edge”.