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The Secret To Success | September 27, 2010


I want you to meet the author of one of my favorite motivational books. It’s called “The Slight Edge – Secret to a Successful Life,” by Jeff Olson. I was introduced to this fellow as a speaker at a convention I attended. Awesome speaker and I later found out, a brilliant and captivating writer.

Jeff was born in New Mexico, and graduated from the University of New Mexico. He worked for Texas Instruments for 5 years, then left to form a company called Sun Aire, making that company one of the largest solar companies in the U.S. within 4 years.

Since  then, he has gone on to build three different sales and distribution forces into multimillion-dollar organizations. He is a fanatic about personal development. And here is an excerpt from his book:

The Winning Edge

The Slight Edge is the process every winner has used to succeed since the dawn of time. Winning is always a matter of the Slight Edge.

One of the most highly anticipated events at the Summer Olympics is the men’s 100 meters. The winner of this quadrennial event can lay claim to being the fastest man in the world. At the 2004 Games in Athens, American Justin Gatlin ran a blistering 9.85 in the final heat to win the gold. The silver medalist, Portugal’s Francis Obikwelu, ran 9.86.  Yes, that’s one one-hundredth of a second slower – a very Slight Edge.

Do you know what makes the difference between a .300-hitting baseball star with a multimillion-dollar contract and a .260-plus player making only an average salary? Less than one additional hit per week over the course of the season. And you know what makes the difference between getting that hit and striking out? About one quarter-inch up or down the bat.

No golf fan who watched the 2004 Master’s tournament will ever forget how it ended: Phil Mickelson, winner of more tournaments over the past ten years than anyone else, with the exception of Tiger Woods, was left with a twenty-foot putt on the eighteenth hole of the final round. Miss it, even by one inch, and he would head into a playoff with the number two player in the world, Ernie Els. Make it, and he would finally silence the critics and win his first major. The putt rolled in and Mickelson had his green jacket.

Over the course of the tournament’s four days, Mickelson shot a 279, six strokes better than two-time Master’s champion Bernhard Langer did. The difference? One and one half strokes per day better than Langer does. The Slight Edge.

And it’s not just in sports. It’s in everything.

In 1998, a book called The Millionaire Next Door, by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko, became a runaway best-seller. What so amazed readers was the fact the people profiled in the book were incredibly ordinary, everyday sorts of folks, with normal and even mediocre-level jobs, who had created extraordinary wealth by a truly remarkable, unexpected, amazing strategy. It consisted of – you guessed it. Doing little, mundane, ordinary, insignificant, everyday things with their money.

No matter in what arena in life or work or play – the difference between winning and losing, the gap that separates success and failure, is so slight, so subtle, most never see it.

Superman may leap tall buildings at a single bound. Here on earth, we win through the Slight Edge.  ©2005 by Jeff Olson. All rights reserved.

What’s Your Slight Edge?

If you’ve never considered network marketing as a business before, I urge you to watch Tim Sales’ video called Brilliant Compensation where he outlines the beauty of this method of business.

I also recommend that you sign up for the “7 Days, 7 Insider Secrets” email newsletter at, for some important pointers for any type of business.

If you understand both of the above, my current pick is Sundance Global, see my post from a couple weeks back for all the reasons I feel this program fits the “7 Days, 7 Insider Secrets” criteria. Then go here to watch a short video, sign up and order your free food. Let this be your Slight Edge for today!

Alan Eames



1 Comment »

  1. Good post very informative. I had not heard of that book before now it looks very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

    Wishing you every success.

    Comment by incomepowerboost — October 2, 2010 @ 12:04 pm

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