A Review of the Slight Edge by Jeff Olson, as it Relates to Personal Development
A Review of The Slight Edge, by Jeff Olson
In this review of The Slight Edge, by Jeff Olson, I will relate to you my exact experiences with Jeff and subsequently, The Slight Edge.
Even though I have been very successful in my professions (Pharmacy and MLM) it was not until I met Jeff Olson in 1991 and became a student of his, even being personally mentored some years later, did the explosion in my business really happen. The incorporation of his concept of the 10 Core Commitments, so thoroughly and understandably conveyed through his book, was the deciding factor. Virtually all of Jeff's teaching is centered around personal development. As many know Jeff is phenomenally successful in Network Marketing and he often says, "We don't have a networking business....no, we have a personal development program using Network Marketing as a vehicle to deliver that program."
Personal Development is a journey, an inner journey and you will not get there overnight, and that is one of the most important principals taught in The Slight Edge. How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time, of course. You are not going to change overnight, and you are not going to read a good material book overnight. No, do what Jeff teaches, a core commitment, read 10 pages a day. It won't take you very long to read that 10 pages, ....do it every day, and you will reach any level of personal development you wish. And you will do it right!
I have heard it said, "Personal development has absolutely nothing to do with money" but I beg to differ on that thought. One of the most important, if not the most important one, of Jeff's 10 Core Commitments is to read 10 pages of a good book per day, or listen to a teaching tape or CD. In The Slight Edge Jeff teaches us that doing that simple step will improve the "Man in the Mirror" expanding his mind, expanding his interaction with others, and through good works, influencing others to also do the same.
By doing that then the person engaged in the "10 pages a day" helps others get what they want and surely he gets what he wants. So, I have to differ with the statement, Personal Development has all to do with making money for you will not grow in the world until you grow in yourself as Jeff so aptly says in his book.
Without Jeff Olson teaching me the practical application of Personal Development, through The Slight Edge principals and teachings, my life would have been very different. Sure, I was a student of Personal Development way before I met Jeff Olson, however he taught me the Slight Edge application of that personal development into all areas of my life. Without that Slight Edge mentorship I would not have been able to weather some very serious hardships I have faced, and still stayed on the path to being a better person, instead of a becoming so cynical I would have not been worth being around.
The concept "Personal Development" cannot be separated from the concept "Life" or "Health" or "Family" or "Business" because to truly reach your full potential in any of those areas requires the implementation/incorporation/utilization of personal development in all. I use my copy of the Slight Edge so much it is dog-eared and creased and stained, however, all that does not matter..the wisdom still leaps off the pages for me! The Slight Edge, literally exploded my business. I finally understood that the application of Personal Development was necessary throughout my life in all areas, and once I embarked on that journey, I became a better person, a better leader and a better servant to those with whom I work.
I recommend to everyone to obtain and read a copy of The Slight Edge, hands down it will be the difference in your life including your business.