09 Jan

January Book of the Month: The Compound Effect

The Compound Effect; jennifer merchant; mindset and habit coach; goal setting

I want to start sharing my book of the month. One of my favorite habits is to read books, specifically from successful individuals who I look up to. The book that I chose for this month is The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy. This book is about how all of the small, seemingly insignificant decisions you make on an everyday basis can have a compound effect on your future. To use examples from the book, one person might decide to cut out 125 calories from their diet every day. While that seems small and insignificant, after 31 months, that person will have lost 33.5 pounds. This seems like quite an accomplishment considering they really did not change much in their life. On the other hand, a different person may decide to start cooking more delicious food such as cupcakes, muffins, or cheesy potatoes (my weakness). Even if they only add an additional 125 calories every day, which doesn’t seem like much, they will gain 33.5 pounds after 31 months.

This book explains why your small daily habits are crucial in the long run. The choices you make today can have a massive effect on your life in the future. The hard part is that because some of the habits and choices do not seem very important, sometimes it might not seem important if we do not do them. However, implementing smart daily habits into your life can have massive payoffs in the future.

I really enjoyed reading this book. It was a quick and easy read but packed with value. I would recommend this book to anybody. The tools and habits discussed can be applied to any area of your life including financial, relationships, health, and any other goal you have for yourself. It also comes with access to great resources that I absolutely love!

If you have read this book already, leave a comment below letting me know what you thought. And if you haven’t, but plan to, let me know that too!

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