I’ve been reading books for years, but one of the self help books about success that has impacted me the most is The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone. He’s a best-selling author and motivational speaker who specializes in sales and business. He also has a TV show and is very obsessed about spreading his message to the world. One of the ways that he delivers it is by self-publishing books such as this.
I’ve always wanted to GO BIG, Do You?
I am the type of person who believes in superpowers like having superhuman strength, light speed, psychic powers, and casting magic spells. I’ve always wondered, if I go big and try to become like the superheroes I see in movies, will I be successful? So I went searching for answers to find if such power exists. However, I was disappointed because I didn’t see any proof at all.
I assumed it did not exist, although something was bothering me. Every time I was reading news about the biggest people on this planet, I am constantly being reminded of the superpower that I’ve been longing for. I was wondering, how come such exemplary people like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Henry Ford, Albert Einstein, and Michael Jordan, are conquering the world in their respective industries?
Entering 3rd year college, I met a professor who mentored me and helped unleash my full potential. He taught me the concept of the Law of Attraction and the power of affirmations in creating the life I want. My life completely changed from there on. I went on to read more books and learn more about how I can become a legend and acquire those superpowers. That’s when I met Grant Cardone.
I was browsing for motivational videos on YouTube when I came across his 50+ minute talk. He discussed the principles of having a “domination mentality” and told his story of how he became famous. At first, I felt uncomfortable because I couldn’t believe what I’m hearing about, but through repetition I got used to it. After a while, I got curious about one of his books on the table named The 10X Rule and bought it to see what’s inside.
Who This Book Is For
Somehow from within, I felt the urge to buy this book because I wanted to know the message that it has to deliver. There are reasons why I bought this book, and if you think these reasons I will mention below are somewhat indicative of you, then you should consider buying the book. I believe The 10X Rule is the perfect book for
- People who want to win in life
- People who are sick and tired of being a failure
- People who are willing to do what it takes to succeed
- People who think differently from the rest of the crowd
- People who want to go BIG in every area of life
- People who want superhuman powers
Regardless of where you are in life and what industry you are in, you will be required to follow the 10X Rule if you want to attain success for yourself and your family.
Key Lessons of the 10X Rule
There are a lot of learnings you can take from the book, in fact they’re so many that I decided to only include the key lessons that I think are important. I don’t want to overwhelm you too much in the beginning, so I believe these lessons will prove to be helpful to you right at the moment.
- Definition of The 10X Rule
The 10X Rule states that it takes at least ten times the amount of action and thinking in order to blast through and become successful. This is true because often, people miscalculate the amount of effort and thinking that is need to attain significant success. Even I lack the amount of action needed to strive and live. Although my thinking is correct, my body couldn’t keep up with my thinking.
- Success is Very Important
To fully utilize the 10X Rule, you must acknowledge the meaning of success. Learn to make it a part of your everyday life like your morning cup of coffee. Success is very important because it makes you feel good about yourself. Also, it creates a snowball effect that once you hit one, the next waves of success will come in at a much faster rate because success literally propels even more success.
- Take Control of Your Life
Most people fall prey to the things that are happening in their lives and blame other people for it. But the truth is, it really all boils down to YOU. Even if you are not involved, make it a habit to get yourself involved in the situation because only then can you improve your life. A failed business has nothing to do with bad market or bad economy, but rather you had something to do with it.
- Don’t Be Average
Average thinking will give you at most an average life and quite possibly a mediocre one. Remember the obsessions and dreams you had as a child? Guess what, our society had made us forget those dreams and instead settle for what we have. But the truth is, you have infinite potential that is locked up within you, and it would be a total waste to abandon and conceal it forever. Now it’s time to unleash your obsessions and bring it back to life!
- Obsession is Key
Being obsessed with the next accomplishment is the only way you can keep success. That’s why you see wealthy people still continuing to grow their net worth and do not stop. From a standpoint of an average person, it would have been better to settle with what they have. But from their point of view, they simply can’t wait to reach new heights. They live for the love of what they’re doing.
- Dominate, don’t Compete
Having the 10X mindset and action allows you to go to places an average person can’t reach. Therefore when it comes to any industry, it’s important that you dominate the sector and not compete at it. Having a domination mentality will make you immune to all the forces out there that would bother you in your success. Learn to focus all your efforts on one thing and be the skyscraper within a city of houses.
- Face Your Greatest Fears
Emotional roadblocks can really hinder a person very much. But imagine, if everyone is experiencing the same fears and doubts, wouldn’t it make sense not to be like them and confront the problems instead? Be willing to face criticisms, be willing to expand when others contract, and be willing to persist despite all the challenges. Remember, fear only means “False Events Appearing Real”.
- Stop Making Excuses
When I make an excuse, I feel something from within that I’m trying to avoid something. In starting an online business for example, there are lots of excuses I could think to justify myself and procrastinate. Also, I tend to think negatively every time I face a problem along the way even if it’s just a minor one. If this seem like you, then you should start eliminating the bad stuff to get going.
With the lessons in place, what can you then do to start applying the 10X Rule to 10X your life? I recommend only 5 things that if you do will definitely transform your life.
- Write Your 10X Goals Everyday
In order to write a 10X Goal, set a target that you want to achieve and then multiply that goal by 10 times. In that way, you are going to write everyday knowing that you are aiming for something big. Popular belief is to set realistic and easy-to-reach goals, but for me, there’s no fun in that. It doesn’t motivate me enough to get me going and start working. A small goal doesn’t serve me a purpose and is boring.
- Have a Copy of the 32 Traits and Memorize Them
In the book, Grant compiles a list of the common traits that highly successful people have in common (and there are 32 of them). He will explain to you why those traits are important and show you how you can apply it to your life. Given below is the list of the 32 traits, if you’re interested to know.
- Follow Grant Cardone
Grant Cardone is a very obsessed man and is willing to get his message out there to the whole world. You can find him on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Linkedin, Pinterest, Tumblr, and of course, in YouTube. There he’s made lots of videos, some of which are from his TV shows. The secret to his massive success is applying the 10X Rule, the reason why he became a self-made millionaire and an expert in sales.
- Buy the Book
Not satisfied yet? Then buy the original book The 10X Rule and read it until the lessons sink into your mind. When I finished the book, I really felt that it was worth more than what I paid for. To me, it’s worth a million dollars because the message was so important that I have made it part of my system. This is purely my opinion though, and it might be different for you. If you want to read some customer reviews before buying, click here to go to Amazon.
- Take 10X Action and Thinking Every Single Day
Make it a habit to go big and live with 10X by taking more action than you usually make. Then allow yourself to think bigger without ever gaining the permission of those around you. Only you can create the life you want and not them. If you are working 8 hours a day, try staying 2 hours longer and do more with the time. If your goal is to make an extra $500 a month, make it $5,000 and make a plan on how you will get it.
The Road to 10X is Tough
This is the holy grail of success and is the one thing that would really change your life forever. However, it comes with a cost, because the path to becoming great is filled with challenges and obstacles. Let’s say you want to be a millionaire and achieve financial freedom. If becoming a millionaire was easy, then everyone would do it. Unfortunately, it is not that simple, especially if you’re not willing to commit to the process.
Becoming a 10X-er and reading the 10X Rule over and over again will allow you to understand the world of the greatest people on this planet. They simply live in a higher plane of existence where they are free to live their fantasies by doing everything that it takes to be successful. They do not settle for average and are willing to do the things a normal person won’t do. That is what you should do as well to be successful and to have the so-called “superpowers” that I talked about a while ago.
So the question I leave you is, are you willing to settle for average, or are you going to change your life and soar to levels previously unimaginable? Do you follow the ordinary path or the road less taken? Let me know by sharing your answers in the comments section. Happy 10X to you guys!