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Most people want to be wealthier, smarter, stronger, faster, healthier and happier. To that end, marketer and entrepreneur Michael Alden discusses how putting forth only 5% more effort in every area can create lasting change toward achieving your goals. He warns that, often, people either don’t act, or they try to grow by leaps and bounds instead of taking smaller, incremental steps. But, Alden assures you, putting in a little more effort can lead to big results. He constantly refers to himself and his associates as examples of how to succeed in various areas, so the self-promotion can become a little tiresome, but getAbstract believes it shouldn’t detract from his overall, helpful and optimistic message: putting in a little effort can lead to big results.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How giving 5% more effort can help you succeed; and
  • What that extra 5% can do for you in building a business, relieving stress, getting fit, making money, raising children and beating bad habits.

About the Author

Michael Alden is the founder and CEO of Blue Vase® Marketing, a direct-response firm that helps companies with marketing.



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    Steven Golden 2 weeks ago
    Doing 5 % more with positive activities and doing 5% less with negative activities for me is a do-able great idea.

    The author presents this idea in a motivating and convincing manner.

    The 2 questions to ask myself after reading this helpful summary are

    What does doing 5% more or less look like in the activities that are beneficial and harmful?

    And when do I start?

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