Darren Hardy was raised by a strict disciplinarian father who instilled a strong work ethic within him. At a young age he was successful by any measure and has grown his personal fortune to a substantial size. He has been a motivational speaker for over twenty years, speaking to audience all over the world.
As publisher and founding editor of SUCCESS magazine, Darren has interviewed many of the top entrepreneurs and leading experts in their field. He learns and shares the secrets from leading performers in human achievement, from CEOs of large organisations to top athletes. Darren Hardy has mentored tens of thousands of entrepreneurs and high achievers, in private programs and workshops.
Darren Hardy has led two personal development based television networks–The People’s Network (TPN), and The Success Training Network (TSTN). These shows have produced and launched more than 1,000 TV shows, live events, and products and programs with many of the world’s top experts.
His latest book The Compound Effect is a worldwide best seller that explores fundamental principles that have allowed achievers to attain phenomenal success. A firm believer in tracking progress in almost any walk of life, this book guides the reader through a series of steps to reach their goals.
Darren Hardy Quotes
“When it comes to breaking old habits and starting new ones, remember to be patient with yourself. If you’ve spent twenty, thirty, or forty years or more repeating the behaviors you’re now trying to change, you’ve got to expect it’s going to take time and effort before you see lasting results.”
Dad’s discipline served as an example for me. Dad was my idol, and I wanted him to be proud of me. I also lived in fear of disappointing him. One of his philosophies is, “Be the guy who says ‘no.’ It’s no great achievement to go along with the crowd. Be the unusual guy, the extraordinary guy.”
“We all come into this world the same: naked, scared, and ignorant. After that grand entrance, the life we end up with is simply an accumulation of the choices we make.”
“We are all self-made men and women, but only the successful take credit for it.”
“No matter what has happened to you, take complete responsibility for it — good or bad, victory or defeat. Own it. My mentor Jim Rohn said, “The day you graduate from childhood to adulthood is the day you take full responsibility for your life.”
“Do you know how the casinos make so much money in Vegas? Because they track every table, every winner, every hour. Why do Olympic trainers get paid top dollar? Because they track every workout, every calorie, and every micronutrient for their athletes. All winners are trackers.”
“Habits and behaviors never lie. If there’s a discrepancy between what you say and what you do, I’m going to believe what you do every time.”
“It’s amazing how life will organize around the standards you set for yourself.”
“Every time I started something new, I had no prior education, experience or training. Every endeavor was a complete invention or required a massive reinvention.”