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Issue No. 3

"There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs."

Keep going, Somebody has to be on Top, why not You?

If we don't listen and learn and learn and listen, we will not create a masterpiece of our life.

"I do not 'fear failure'. I only fear the 'slowing up' of the engine inside me."

-General Patton

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One step. Two step. Three step four...

Yep, it's a playground game. But it's also the name of the game in business and it's called the Compound Effect. It's as painful as watching grass grow, but grow it does.The compound effect is based on this simple concept; slow and steady wins the race. It's the principle by which you will reap huge rewards through a series of small and smart choices. Choices that may seem mundane and insignificant at the time but are all important pieces of the puzzle of your success. And that's not just child's play!
Odette Laurie
Women On Top

A Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with a Single StepOdette Laurie | Owner of Business Women on Top

The compound effect is not a new phenomenon. As the saying goes, Rome wasn't built in a day. If you 'live in the moment', you may struggle with this as the moments can be painful. If you are a forward thinker, you're golden. A past dweller...I won't even go there.

The Compound Effect, written by Darren Hardy, self made millionaire by age 27, publisher of SUCCESS magazine and a leader in the personal development industry for over 16 years, is a product of the principles he reveals in his book.  He states that, although the steps in the moment feel insignificant, the results are massive. The general population is just too impatient. Look at the health club and diet industry, especially in January.  In banking we all believe in compounded interest, why can't we believe in compounding our efforts, our daily disciplines and tasks, to build our own personal success story?  I'll tell you why. It's just too painful for some of us and the results aren't immediate.

What is a fairly new phenomenon is the "Microwave Mentality". We all want insta-results. Text messages, high speed internet, one hour glasses, 30 minutes or it's free, drive through, fast food, boil in a bag dinner, the overnight success. Ya right. This is where age trumps youth. Patience.

The younger generation are born into the Microwave Mentality. My kids actually get mad when they have to wait 3, maybe 4 seconds longer for their text to arrive in their in-box. Show them a dial phone and they think it's an antique. What's a busy signal? You mean I have to wait for someone to get off the phone? I shouldn't just pick on the younger ones, we all have gotten used to the "immediate gratification" and "it better be good" syndrome.

How does this apply to building a business? If it doesn't happen as quickly as scanning our 649 ticket, forget it. It just won't work. I can't do it. I am not good enough. She's better than me. Pass me a tissue please.

Building a business is a process. A slow one. Depending on how hard you work at it. But it's still a process that compounds over time and builds a momentum that sometimes can't be stopped. With the step by step approach, the changes are so subtle, they're almost imperceptible. And that's a good thing! Just ask Martha.


In Business  | In Life  | In Triumph

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