Coaching books: Darren Hardy’s The Compound Effect


We look at another one of our favourite coaching books that will change your life.

No gimmicks. No hyperbole. No magic bullet.

The Compound Effect is based on the principle that decisions shape your destiny. Little, everyday decisions will either take you to the life you desire or to disaster by default. Darren Hardy, publisher of SUCCESS magazine, presents The Compound Effect, a distillation of the fundamental principles that have guided the most phenomenal achievements in business, relationships and beyond. This easy-to-use, step-by-step operating system allows you to multiply your success, chart your progress and achieve any desire. If you’re serious about living an extraordinary life, use the power of The Compound Effect to create the success you want.

Hardy is an American author, keynote speaker, advisor, and former publisher of SUCCESS magazine. Hardy is a New York Times best-selling author, who also wrote The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster and Living Your Best Year Ever.

Hardy started his first business at the age of 18. He has been a central figure in the success media business for 20+ years. In 2007 he became publisher of SUCCESS magazine and Success Media. In December 2015, Hardy announced he was leaving SUCCESS magazine as publisher to pursue new opportunities. Prior to this position, Hardy held executive positions at two personal development-focused television networks. He was executive producer and master distributor of The People’s Network and president of The Success Training Network.

COACHING BOOKS On his website he states: “I remember this like it was yesterday. It was a defining moment. My family and I were in Tahoe skiing Heavenly Valley. I was 6-years-old. It was the end of the day, and I couldn’t wait to see my dad. I saw him at the bottom of the hill packing up my little sister’s skis. I unclipped my skis and ran toward him. “Dad! Dad!” I said proudly, “I skied by myself all day long and didn’t fall down one time!” Without looking up he simply said: “Well, then you didn’t get any better.” I stood there stunned. It was not the response I expected. A few seconds passed, he looked up at me and said, “Look Darren, if you don’t push yourself PAST your current ability, then you can’t grow. You have to fall to improve. Falling is part of getting better.”