Part 3

Lead Better

Become a person of influence through consistency and learning from failure with 6 lessons inspired by The Compound EffectThe 5 Second Rule, & Principles.

Week 5


Lesson 13

The Unsexy Secret to Success

Lesson 14

Lesson 15

Week 6


Lesson 16

Lesson 17

Lesson 18

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  Lesson 13

The Unsexy Secret to Success

Insight inspired by The Compound Effect (Darren Hardy)

In his book, The Compound Effect, Darren Hardy says,

“I want you to know in your bones that your only path to success is through a continuum of mundane, unsexy, unexciting, and sometimes difficult daily disciplines compounded over time.”

It may not be sexy, but the only way to achieve your goals is to start treating your list of habits seriously and take consistent action on them every day.

They are the building blocks to your goals.

Darren Hardy also provides a formula:


To illustrate this point, over the time of 2 years, let me ask you would you rather be person A, person B, person C in this scenario…

Person A: Watches TV consistently every night along with a sugary soda and snack

Person B: Goes for a walk, reads for 10 minutes every night and drinks only water

Person C: Does nothing

Of course, you probably want to be Person B. Person B may not be a millionaire in 2 years or have a 6-pack, but they’re certainly going to be better off than Person A with unhealthy habits and Person C who does nothing.

This is the unsexy secret to success and why taking action is so important.

Goal of the Week

Develop a bias for consistent action.

  Quote of the Week

“It is better to make something happen—good or bad—than to have it happen to you.”


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