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In The Slight Edge, Jeff talks about reading 10 pages a day and explains how just this simple commitment will allow you to read 15 – 20 books a year. Because I travel to Toronto every day, I’m spending almost four hours a day on the bus. I decided that it isn’t unrealistic to take 15 mnutes a day to read. Now I’m on another book!

The Fred Factor. This book by Mark Sanborn really emphasizes many of the same principles that you hear in The Leader Who Had No Title and The Slight Edge. It’s doing the little things time after time that add up to greatness.

How often do you remember to kiss your wife goodbye on the way out to work? Do you know what her favourite treat is? What is the one thing the kids enjoy doing with you and when was the last time you did it?
Most of these things don’t cost much but mean a lot to those people you care about in your life.

What about the people you don’t know? We pass people on the street every day and you see them struggling. For example, an elderly person having a hard time opening a door. Do you offer assistance?

“Freds” are those people who do that little bit more for those around them that make the world a better place a little bit every day. They are everywhere! You see them in the store, you see them in the office and you see them on the street. These people make a choice to improve the world around them and through their actions make the world a better place for the rest of us.

Next time you see a “Fred”, say thanks. Be careful though, you could become one of them.

Have a great day!


What am I thankful for today? I’m thankful that my son is finding happiness. I’m thankful that I am able to read. I’m thankful for Connexus and what it is doing for my wife.

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