Darren Hardy

Darren Hardy
Darren Hardy is the former publisher of SUCCESS magazine, an entrepreneur and New York Times best-selling author of The Compound Effect and Living Your Best Year Ever: A Proven Formula for Achieving Big Goals.

Win the War Against the Clock

By Darren Hardy | July 2, 2015

In this article, former SUCCESS publisher Darren Hardy discusses how compounded choices, behaviors and habits can create seemingly magical results: How often have you thought, I’m just too busy or I don’t have any time or there never seems to be enough time in the day to do what I want to do? First off,…


7 Do’s and Don’ts for Entrepreneurial Success

By Darren Hardy | June 25, 2015

1. DON’T want what you don’t want. It’s easy to fall under the spell of someone else’s dream or be seduced by the scorekeeping of other people’s goals. Don’t. Follow your own path—not the Joneses’. Don’t let fear, envy or social pressure cloud your vision. 2. DON’T miss the point. Bigger is only better if it makes…

How to Gamify Your Productivity

By Darren Hardy | June 4, 2015

Let’s face it: Regardless of how much you love what you do, or how much you love improving yourself, much of your time is going to be spent grinding it out. Doing what you don’t necessarily feel like doing. Going to the gym when you don’t feel like it. Getting up really early to put…

The 8 Biggest Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

By Darren Hardy | March 3, 2015

EUREKA! You have an idea for a new business. You are sooo excited that you start telling your friends and family about it (mistake). You are confident this product solves a big problem in the market (mistake). You make a vision board and start drafting your business plan (mistake). You recruit some family members and…

The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster

By Darren Hardy | October 27, 2014

Every day there are a million things you could spend your time doing to keep your ride in motion and your business moving. From shipping, quality control and vendor selection to arranging financing, invoicing and paying the bills, there is an endless stream—a raging torrent, really—of things to do, contemplate and decide. Each one feels…

Entrepreneurs Are Not Normal

By Darren Hardy | September 30, 2014

You’re a freak. That’s right. A freak. And so am I. Don’t be offended—it’s a compliment. Every single person you have seen on the cover of SUCCESS is also a freak. In fact, they’re super freaky, and that’s probably how they got on the cover. Let’s define freak. freak |freek| noun: a person who is…

How to Compound Your SUCCESS

By Darren Hardy | October 2, 2012

Every choice you make has an impact on the Compound Effect of your life. This chapter is about

3 Tips for Conquering Mind Clutter

By Darren Hardy | April 2, 2012

1. Unwind on the Way Home The speech, pace, energy is different at the office then at home. Utilize your drive home to help you change gears and make the transition. Don't continue the over stimulation by listening to news or talking on your cell phone. By keeping quiet your vital signs will slow down…

Own Both Your Actions and Reactions in Life

By Darren Hardy | January 30, 2012

When I was 18 years old, I was invited to a seminar that I believe really flipped on the light switch of my potential. That day, those ideas changed my life forever. There is one idea in particular I’d like to pass on to you. The seminar topic was responsibility and accountability, and we were…

You ARE Influential…

By Darren Hardy | July 5, 2011

…For Better or Worse

What do Jesus Christ, Charles Darwin, Adolf