Sunday, October 1, 2017

The 10x Rule: How to Create Huge Amounts of Change in Your Life.

"The 10x Rule" by Grant Cardone was a really hard book to find 
only the top 5 best ideas from.  This book goes in depth on success,
and what the successful do more than most books I have read to this day.
I literally have about 100 ideas to choose from that I found useful

Today I would like to share with you the top 5 of those 100 ideas
that I highlighted while reading the book.

1. 10x your goals.

"You must set targets that are 10 times what you think you want and 
then do 10 times what you think it will take to accomplish 
those targets. Massive thoughts must be followed by massive actions."

The reason this is number one on the list is because it is the
framework and blueprint you need to know.
The hardest part of this rule is applying it to your life.

This framework is so powerful is because it takes you beyond the "realistic" 
goals you didn't even know you had.  Grant suggests that writing 
down a goal that is 10 times as big as you think you can achieve is best.
The reason he says this is because, lets say you have a goal to make 
$1,000,000 in 10 years.  That is a great goal!  But Grant suggests you 
should turn that goal instead to $10,000,000.

Yes this goal may seem impossible.  Although you may not 
make the $10,000,000 in 10 years, you will still be 
10x'ing the amount of work you will think it will take to 
accomplish this goal.  From Grant's experience he says
that if you put these 2 frameworks into practice and take
it seriously, even if you don't hit that $10,000,000 you will
still make that $1,000,000 at least.

"Never reduce a target. Instead increase actions." -Grant Cardone

2.  Move beyond the situation. 

Grant takes this to the extreme.  He says to take responsibly for
everything in life, and I mean everything!  Every action you take determines
what will happen.  He uses as an example, that you are
late to work because traffic was bad.  This may be true
but he states that you could've left earlier to be prepared
for the traffic

This boils down to taking responsibly in our lives, not
blaming what happens to us on some outside of us.

Tony Robbins always hammers on this subject as well.

I would say that this one mind shift has helped me in life
and can help you as well.  Being responsible for everything you
do will make or break you.
Don't be responsible for every action you take,
and good luck ever succeeding.

When you start to notice
when you are blaming an external force for your
hardships your life will change.You will start taking responsibly
and learning from mistakes instead
of blowing the mistakes off and never worrying about them
or even realizing them in the first place.

You are responsible for your actions, and what
happens "to you" not anyone or anything else!

3. Write down your goals down daily.

I am going to be honest, I have trouble with this but it is something
that really helps as motivation.  Whenever I record my goals
and write them down, I find that I am inspired
 right away to work toward those goals.

Grant says to do 2 things.  Write down your goals every single day,
 and choose objectives that are out of reach (which we talked about earlier).

This is now something I am going to commit to every single
day since I have trouble with it right now.  Lets start a 30 day
challenge together for writing down our goals every single day.
And don't forget to make sure they are unrealistic.

4. Middle class.

This whole section focusses on chapter 11, where Grant talks
about "breaking out of the middle class".  I have made a video on
this chapter along and I believe it to be a great start for many
people, and that is why I am including it here today.

He states that the middle class is based on how much you make
but also isn't.  It is mostly a mindset people adopt.  The middle
class is considered to be somewhere between $22,000-$65,000
per year.  However Grant states that anyone can have
the middle class mentality , even if they are making $1,000,000
per year.  This person can still be spending more
than they are making on more expensive things.

The middle class is what most of us are brought up to
believe to be normal.  But if there is one thing you will
learn in "The 10x Rule" it is to not be normal.

5. For successful people work is a passion.

Maybe you aren't passionate about the job you are in right now.
I know I am not, however some days I decide to make work a
sort of game.  I find ways to be the most talkative with
customers, and also how I can get more
done in the time I spend there.

What are some ways you can turn your job into a "game".
If your job sucks right now it can be beneficial to make it
more fun for yourself, find ways to getting more done
in your time there enjoyable,
or at least somewhat enjoyable.

This is something I am still working on at my job.
Like I said my job isn't my true passion, (and I am working towards
being able to quit) but I know that if I can
make it fun, I won't be completely miserable
while working.  What are some ways you can make your
job more of a game?  If you are in sales you could
play a game to compete with a friend to see who can sell
more.  Be creative with whatever your job is and
find a way to make it more enjoyable and productive.

You may also have some side stuff you are building
outside of work, which I hope you do.  Does this ever feel
like work to you?  Probably not, because it is something you created.

I can say for myself whenever I edit a Youtube video, I find that
I can be editing for an hour, a really productive hour, and
that'll feel like 5 minutes.  I even have the same passion for
writing these blog posts.  Even though I am not the best
writer I still strive to make these the best I can and find
the passion in sharing with others that
writing this right now is fun for me.

"Truly successful people don't even call it work; for them, it's a
passion.  Why?  Because they do enough to win."- Grant Cardone

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