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The Slight Edge

Jeff Olson et al.

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The Slight Edge makes the case that the difference between becoming a beach bum or a millionaire doesn't lie in who you are, but in the small, simple choices you make every day.


The Slight Edge

The Slight Edge

by Jeff Olson et al.


Often it feels like many aspects of our life are out of our control. In fact, we have complete control over the direction our lives take. It's just a matter of doing instead of planning.

Jeff Olson is a best-selling author and motivational speaker who has lived as both a beach bum and a millionaire. Olson's approach to life, which he calls 'the slight edge,' is a way to slowly guide your life in the right direction, no matter your circumstances.

In his 2013 book, the author describes how you can change the way you think, so that your small, everyday choices lead you on the path to success. Creating simple daily disciplines and turning them into habits will give you the 'slight edge' you need to reach your goals in life.

Favorite quote

Sow an act, reap a habit. Sow a habit, reap a character. Sow a character, reap a destiny.

- Charles Reade, novelist

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