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212: The Extra Degree

128 pages, 2018



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business & management

business & management

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What separates the good from the great? The answer is simple: 1 degree. At 211 degrees, water is hot. A single degree more and it starts to boil. And with boiling water, comes steam. That one extra degree has created a whole new industry - a multi-billion dollar industry, in fact.

This simple analogy reflects the definition of excellence. Because it's the one extra degree of effort - in business or life - that can separate the good from the great. This powerful book by Sam Parker and Mac Anderson gives solid examples of how to incorporate their philosophy into all aspects of your life, at work, with friends, and as a parent. 

Great quotes and great stories illustrate their concept in a memorable format. A warning... once you read it, it will be hard to forget.

The Power of One Degree

In 212: The Extra Degree, Mac Anderson explores the concept that at 211 degrees, water is hot, but at 212 degrees, it boils. This one extra degree makes all the difference, creating steam that can power a locomotive. Similarly, in life, that one extra degree of effort can make a significant difference in achieving your goals.

The Importance of Persistence

Anderson emphasizes the importance of persistence in achieving success. He suggests that giving up too soon can be the difference between failure and success. So, keep pushing, even when things get tough. You never know how close you are to reaching your goal.

The Impact of Small Changes

The book encourages readers to see the impact of small changes. Just like the one degree difference in temperature can create steam, small changes in your life can lead to big results. So, don't underestimate the power of small steps and incremental improvements.

The Role of Passion

Mac Anderson believes that passion is a key ingredient in the recipe for success. When you're passionate about what you do, you're more likely to put in that extra degree of effort. So, find what you love and pursue it with all your heart.

The Value of Consistency

In 212: The Extra Degree, consistency is highlighted as a crucial factor in achieving success. Just as water doesn't boil instantly at 212 degrees but requires consistent heat, success requires consistent effort. So, keep showing up and putting in the work, day after day.

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212: The Extra Degree is a must-read. It reminds us that small changes can make a big difference.

John C. MaxwellJohn C. Maxwell - Leadership Expert

212: The Extra Degree brilliantly illustrates the power of effort in achieving success.

Tony RobbinsTony Robbins - Motivational Speaker

212: The Extra Degree is a compelling reminder of the power of small actions.

Stephen R. CoveyStephen R. Covey - Management Consultant

212: The Extra Degree is a powerful book that shows how small changes can yield big results.

Brian TracyBrian Tracy - Self-help Author

212: The Extra Degree is a testament to the power of perseverance and determination.

Zig ZiglarZig Ziglar - Salesman, Motivational Speaker
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authorTony Hsieh

Tony Hsieh

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