Whose read The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone? I’ve read 4 of his books, and they all seem to be a major brain spanking. I feel mentally energized after reading them and especially after the 10X Rule. The theory of this book is that you must take massive action (10 times the amount you would think appropriate) in order to reach your goals and succeed, so you don’t come up short. Here are some major take-aways from the book:

  • Own your time. Be more productive with the hours you have in your life. Don’t just let it pass you by.
  • It is my ethical obligation to create success for myself, my family, my company, and my future. No one can convince me that there’s something wrong with my desire to reach massive levels of success.
  • Manage every action as though you have a camera on you every step of the way. Pretend youre being recorded so that your children and grandchildren will see what you do. Imagine you have the opportunity to be printed in the pages of history because of your great influence.
  • Success is important to a person’s sense of self. It promotes confidence, imagination, and sense of security and emphasizes the significance of making a contribution.
  • If you don’t consider it your duty to live up to your potential, then you simply won’t. If it doesn’t become an ethical issue for you, then you won’t be obligated and driven to fulfill your capacity.
  • Luck is a byproduct of those who take the most action. The harder you work, the luckier you get.
  • You must believe that things happen to you because of you. Assume responsibility for everything that happens in your life.
  • You’ll know you’re operating at the 10X level when you start creating new problems for yourself and start to receive criticism.
  • The average worker reads 1 book per year and works an average of 37.5 hours per week. This same person makes 319 times less money than the top US CEOs who claim to read more than 60 books per year.
  • Surround yourself with exceptional thinkers and doers.
  • A good idea is to word your goals as if you’ve already accomplished them. I keep a legal pad next to my bed so that I can record my goals first thing each morning and right before I go to bed at night.
  • When you’re writing your goals, make sure you’re clear about what you want it for, and then tie it to a greater purpose.
  • Forward thinkers don’t copy and they don’t compete. They create. They also don’t look at what other’s have done.
  • I contend that the middle class is the most suppressed, restricted, and confined socioeconomic demographic in the world. Those who desire to be a part of it are compelled to think and act in a certain way where “just enough” is the reward.
  • It’s interesting that once the obsessed finally do become successful, they’re no longer labeled as crazy but instead as geniuses, exceptions to the rule, and extraordinary.
  • Don’t avoid problems, look for them and solve them.
  • If you’re afraid of something, it’s the very thing you must do.
  • Stop thinking in terms of either/or and start thinking in terms of all and everything.
  • Work should provide a purpose, a mission, and a sense of accomplishment.
  • No matter what, you’ll be criticized in life. Would you rather it be from people who are jealous? Or from your family, boss, and bill collectors for not taking enough action and living up to your potential.
  • You will not find quality without going through quantity.

 

Thanks for reading!

Laura

 

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