One-on-One: Darren Hardy, Founder of SUCCESS Magazine (Part 2)
In this special interview, Overdrive sits down with Darren Hardy, founder of SUCCESS Magazine and author of the transformational new book, The Compound Effect. This is part two of a two-part Q&A.
- What’s the best way to stay focused and stay consistent in our efforts?
In THE COMPOUND EFFECT, I offer seven practical ways to help people stay focused, committed, and consistent with their efforts to improve an important area of life. Here is one of my favorite tips.Perform a PDA – Public Display of Accountability. Get Big Brother to watch you, so to speak. Or put yourself in a fish bowl for the whole world to watch… and it’s never been easier with all the social media available. I once helped a co-worker quit smoking by telling everyone at the company: “Listen up! Zelda’s decided to stop smoking! Isn’t that great? She just smoked her last cigarette!” I then placed a huge wall calendar on the outside of her cubical. Every day she didn’t smoke, Zelda got to draw a big fat red X on the calendar. Co-workers took notice and started to cheer her on, and the parade of big red X’s started to fill up the chart, which took on a life of its own. Zelda didn’t want to quit on that chart, quit on her co-workers, or quit on herself. But she did quit smoking!Tell your family. Tell your friends. Tell Facebook and Twitter. Get the word out that there’s a new sheriff in town, and you’re in charge.