My husband and I have had this same conversation quite a few times lately, in part because it keeps proving itself to be true over and over again. People who are a success in both business and in life all have one thing in common. This one commonality gives those people a slight edge over everyone else. We talk about this because we hope to nurture our children in a way that helps them have that slight edge too.
Jeff Olson is the founder and CEO of Nerium International. As the CEO of two thriving corporations, he is the definition of business success. So what makes Jeff different from everyone else in the workplace? It’s that slight edge. He has it too.
His new book, The Slight Edge, was written from a desire to teach others how to achieve success and happiness, in whichever way they choose to define it. According to him, the way to have a slight edge is really quite simple, and it is all in the choices that we make. It is about the little things that matter, the ones that make the biggest difference in the long run.
You know that saying about not sweating the small stuff, because it is all small stuff? Well, Jeff Olson does not necessarily want you to sweat about it, but he does want you to think about it. A decision to say one thing or do another may seem insignificant in the moment, but that moment can snowball into something much larger in the long run. And if that is going to happen, you want it to happen in your favor, right? So take time to consider all the small stuff, because it may not be small stuff after all.
Too often we give up on doing the things that would ultimately help us to achieve happiness and success. Maybe they do not realize their significance or perhaps they simply get frustrated when the desired results take too long.
And speaking of giving the slight edge to kids, Jeff has also partnered with the SUCCESS Foundation to create a version of the book and philosophy that is particularly focused on teens. To date, The Slight Edge has been distributed to almost two million teenagers. It teaches you not just to be successful but how to be happy.
The Slight Edge is a solid, in-depth read for those who want the proof of what builds a success story. It is not the first book of its kind by any means, but it is strong and offers valuable insight for readers of varying ages, backgrounds and definitions of both happiness and success.
What are your thoughts on having a slight edge? Is this a book that you would be interested in reading?
Disclosure: I was given a copy of The Slight Edge for review. There was no additional compensation nor was there an obligation to write about the book.