The Compound Effect (Animated Book Summary) by Darren Hardy


hey guys it’s Theodore and before I
start this video I want to let you know that there’s an actionable worksheet PDF
in the description below that can help you apply the concepts that you learn in
this video there’s actually a PDF for every video in practical growth academy
anyways there’s also a link to get my top ten favorite books because a lot of
people have been emailing me lately about them so go ahead and check them
out now the compound effect is a great book when getting started into
self-development because it lays the foundation for understanding how your
small choices can end up making very large impacts on your life so the first
big idea I want to talk about is something he calls the magic penny in
the book Darren Hardy explains the idea of compound interest using the magic
penny idea the basic idea is that when looking at these two options which one
looks more attractive three million dollars right now or a penny that
doubles in value every day for 31 days you might have heard this before and if
you haven’t you probably would have picked the three million dollars just
because you don’t know the power of compounding interest after 31 days the
penny choice is now worth five point three million dollars almost double the
first option we can compare this growth to ourselves for example let’s say you
eat a small chocolate bar every morning for around three years if the chocolate
bar is around 125 calories and you do nothing extra to your diet or your
exercise program you would gain an extra thirty nine pounds in those three years
because 125 calories times 365 days times three years then you take that and
you divided by three thousand five hundred calories per pound
you get 39 pounds now it’s really crazy to think about it but this principle is
at play in every minute of our lives imagine if your write a small ten pages
a day for three years what would that be that’s around forty three books in three
years by only reading ten pages a day and that is life-changing
in fact some experts say that the minimum amount of books to read to
become more knowledgeable at a topic more than 90% of the general public is
just for books after reading forty three books you’ll be ranking with the experts
in less than three years and the problem oh is that because it’s easy to do it
means it’s also easy not to do right so the next big idea I want to talk about
is about owning 100% now this is kind of a paradox
since these small daily choices are easy to do they’re also easy to skip hey I’ll
read 10 pages tonight or workout tomorrow morning and burn off this donut
I’ll get that project done next week we say stuff like this all the time our
brain over estimates how long tasks will take and because of this we
will procrastinate and put it off Darrin the author says we’re all self-made men
and women but only the successful people take credit for it if you’re dead broke
with no friends it takes a lot of character to say I’m here because of my
choices and the decisions that I’ve made up to this point well when you have the
humility to actually admit that and say since I’ve got here I can get myself out
of this hole then you can start to get back on the right track that you were
aiming for once you own a hundred percent of your responsibility and your
situation you can start to understand that you have more control of your life
than you actually think and your decisions will matter more to you so big
idea number two is to own 100% the idea number three is small choices once you
have accepted that your life is 100% your responsibility you can start to
commit to small easy choices I’m talking about stuff like I’m gonna save $120
every month until the end of the year I’m gonna have dinner with my father
once a month I’m gonna go to the gym twice a week for a month these small
choices really help 120 dollars every month for 20 years with an average
interest rate compounds to over $50,000 and also imagine how many more memories
you’ll have with your family members and the loved ones if you commit to seeing
them at least once a month for a lot of people it’s just around the holidays and
also imagine how much longer you will statistically be able to live if you go
to the gym twice a week opposed to never the next big idea I want to talk about
is about the law of attraction and how it really works now in the self
development niche I get asked all the time about my own personal opinion of
the law of attraction and most people understand it it’s kind of like if I sit
here and think about it all the time then I’ll get it
like if I sit on the couch and think about a million dollars then I’ll get a
million dollars I’ll win the lottery or something well that’s not true it’s not
how it works so your brain is a highly sophisticated organ that consumes
billions of sensory data groups every day and to prevent it from going insane
and to make your life easier to live it forgets a very large amount of all of
that information however your brain will pick up on relevant things so if you’ve
been thinking about getting a new job it’ll pick out information that it
thinks is relevant to getting a new job for example you might see an
advertisement for a job recruitment that you would have otherwise dig Nord
but your brain picked it out and made you look at it have you ever learned a
new word and you hear it four or five times the next week even though you’ve
never heard that word this is the reason why if you want to
put the law of attraction to work or rather your brain to work for you fill
it with things that you want more of in your life make sure that if you’re
trying to lose weight you write down your goals you start listening to people
who talk about how to lose weight and you read books around the same topic and
because of this new information your brain will remind you next time you’re
about to have Italy eat some candy so the law of attraction is just a little
trick to help your brain make living your life and getting to your goals
easier it’s not some magic thing that you can sit in your house and wish up
something you have to go and put in the work but the law of attraction makes the
work more important the last idea is garbage in garbage out
another huge idea I found in this book which actually takes up a couple of
pages is something called garbage in garbage out
it basically means if you’re consuming negative information you’re eating
low-quality food and you’re hanging around toxic people your life quality is
going to suffer it just makes sense instead pick carefully what kind of
information that you consume daily cut back time with those talks and friends
and educate yourself about your diets your macronutrients and food quality
remember that the compound effect will magnify what you consume over time so 30
minutes of dramatic news each night will drastically change your thoughts but so
will 30 minutes of reading a new book so the big idea here is to choose carefully
also again you can check the description links below for a free actionable
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entire full summary with in practical growth Academy they might be wondering
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on the channel see you in the next video

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71 thoughts on “The Compound Effect (Animated Book Summary) by Darren Hardy”

  1. AKASH SARMA says:


  2. Hagar Tomson Gaming says:


  3. Versanian says:

    NOTIFICATION SQUAD where are you

  4. Imran Ali Mullick says:

    Love thisss

  5. Discover Your Awesomeness says:

    Someday is not a day of the week..

  6. Aditya Chaubey says:

    Am I early or what? 🤔

  7. R E A says:

    Now I feel like working out while reading a book and starting a new hobby at the same time

  8. Ajay singh says:

    No…i want bigger summaries

  9. Ponas Sausainis says:

    idk it's me or something but after couple of years you start to see how your books change you. The best way to see it look at friends you hangout maybe you even changed friends you hangout because you realized that old friends do not want to improve their life. You want to communicate with more open minded people not with robots who does nothing in their life.
    Sorry for my bad english 😀

  10. Vlad Mercori says:

    If we manage to become 1% better at what we do on a daily basis, in one year we will become 37 times better than we were in the beginning.
    "Atomic habits" in an awesome book when it comes to this subject!

  11. irma indriani says:

    Thanks… excellent presentation ✨👍💕


    Choosing what knowledge we consume in our lives can drastically effect the quality of our thoughts.

  13. Brains Applied - Unraveling The Human Mind says:

    I've said it before: Do "Extreme Ownership" by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin!!!

  14. Osama Ali says:

    All the way from Saudi Arabia 👍

  15. StarBlack RockShooter says:

    VERY HELPFUL thank you ☺️

  16. MOIZ MUGHAL says:

    great to learn

  17. Guide to Greatness says:

    Long term consistency always beats short term intensity.
    This is the power of compounding!
    Best of luck to everyone!

  18. hadia sundas says:

    U spoke too fast…

  19. Crevetta says:

    Watching this while eating 2 chocolate bars

  20. Dombow says:

    I've been watching you for 1 & 1/2 years and I just realized you have a weird voice.

  21. Dany Dorito says:

    I really appreciate this video, gave me advice I really needed, thanks.

  22. Practical Inspiration says:

    Great summary Theodore.

    Compounding is a massive way to grow (not just money, but all aspects of life).

  23. Madyati says:

    Point no: 2 owning 100% suited best for me, and I think it's the most common problem everyone faces, so it's the best thing you'v mentioned for me.

  24. King Master Supreme says:

    Good info…..but You are talking entirely TOO FAST!!

  25. Iacob Ioan says:

    Great animation! 🙂

  26. Barooooooo says:

    I remember in 2016 I didn’t read many books. By 2019 I have read 60 books. You are one of my favourite channels that helped jump start my self education. Thank you very much. I really appreciate you. My goal is to read 2 books a week. Thank you so much again!

  27. Mahmoud Yosif says:

    There are so many useful information in this video.. love it 👌

  28. CHOCOLATE 09 says:

    Small changes add up to big changes

  29. ApplepieFTW says:

    That's now how gaining weight works, at all

  30. Aleks Nash says:

    What are the 10 recommended books?

  31. l c says:

    Give me the 3 mil, I could be dead in 31 days.

  32. manan chawla says:

    You're amazing

  33. Life Progress - a channel for introverts says:

    “You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.”

    ― Darren Hardy

  34. Shawn Townsend says:

    Can you do a summary video on psycho cybernetics! btw love the content!

  35. Kayla Gilchrist says:

    This is a pretty great channel

  36. The Public Expo says:

    I would have preferred a longer and perhaps slightly slower summary. Amazing content, thank you!

  37. The Life Formula says:

    The little things always add up – for better or for worse

  38. Dinesh Chauhan says:

    background music???

  39. TheGamingNeutron says:


  40. DarkCube says:

    so if I read 70 pages a day(which I am) I'll be a genius by the end of the year?


  41. RLG XIXV says:

    I love the speed so time efficient…😍😍😍😍

  42. Dan Hosta says:

    Umm hello I don’t want to get smarter or make more money I just want to lie down and watch vine compilations

  43. channel tv says:

    more than way to make a success

  44. DrAero0 says:


  45. AILEEN CORTES says:

    Thank you!

  46. Rafaël Kerdiles says:

    Great vid’ theo ! I definitly want more of these ! Cheers from France !

  47. Mesajom says:

    The speed of this video was too much, fast talking, fast music, stressed me out just listening to it. It was like Fight Mediocrity on speed, slow down!

  48. Duggy Dugg says:

    repetition is what he is saying

  49. Martin Vestergaard Portraits says:

    Stupid supermarket music 🙁

  50. John Frazer - Young Magnates says:

    “The most powerful force in the world is compound interest”

    – Albert Einstein

    The power of compounding can definitely apply to all areas of life. Thanks for the great summary! I completely agree that small easy choices on a regular basis are the real way to achieve big, ambitious goals.


    Please make a video on Mastermind by Maria K.

  52. Bobby Singer says:

    thanks for this!

  53. Jeffrey Marr says:

    Nice man. I made a video about this a few years ago, one of the best concepts I've taken from a book. Happy to be re-reminded about it.

  54. Gamso man says:

    Hi practical psychology:

    Do you have a affiliate marketing program for your "the psychology of attraction course"?

  55. Arsenio Buck says:

    Too quick. I did a bunch of podcasts on this book.

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  57. Qwerty 499 says:

    =======>>>>>>what is the name of the background music please tell me i love it!!!

  58. Shashank Kumar says:

    Great Video, book is really good.
    I am from India and I Publish videos on business and finance in hindi( for Indian audience) and your channel is Great Inspiration for me.

  59. Jackson Miller says:

    Great video! A fantastic summary of the book, keep this stuff coming!!

  60. TheRadar121 says:

    The best video on YouTube, hands down. Awesome.

  61. Paweł Wolnicki says:

    videos like this are sometimes more preferable than full audiobooks

  62. Thiyagu J says:

    Amazing book..

  63. StoryShots - Bestsellers in Minutes. For FREE. says:

    Hi, thanks for the great work! Do you have a text or podcast version similar to Productivity Game? We're already sending traffic to a few of your videos such as the recent one for 12 Rules for Life but we'd love to be able to send traffic to your blog / podcast episodes as well.

  64. Anupriyo Mandal says:

    I can recollect two more key ideas from the book which might be helpful for people on the path of self-discovery and improvement:
    1. Moments of Truth – To keep moving on during those moments when we are pushed against the wall. Darren talks about multiplying your results by implementing this principle.
    2. Do it better than the norm – Whenever on a job try to do it better than you would have actually done it. Through this principle, Darren states that this is way by which we can standout from the average.
    In addition to the above, try to keep moving forward in those tough conditions for when your competitor will find it hard to progress

  65. Michael Musa Phillips says:

    Paradigm shift.

  66. edi wow says:

    So its like kaizen

  67. Ranjan Das says:


  68. D'Nicky K says:

    "only ten pages a day"….

  69. Le e says:

    1. Magic Penny ( consistency)
    2. Owning 100% ( self – made )
    3. Law of Attraction.
    4. Garbage In & Garbage Out.

  70. Nicholas Patey says:

    Nice work. I have a question though. I'm wondering if I am doing something wrong. If I take a penny and double it each day for 31 days, is this not the same as 2^31? I get $21,474,836.48 and not $5.3 million. What am I missing?

  71. Timothy Bristow says:

    amazing content!!!

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