The 10X rule. The harsh reality of what it takes to become successful
I have been researching on the steps to obtaining success for years. I have read countless books, watched countless videos, audio books, interviews, podcasts, anything that I can get my hands on. Nothing really clicked. I still felt clueless and overwhelmed with information that clouded my mind to be at a stand still. I was confused and lost, until I stumbled on the 10X Rule. The ultimate and harsh true measure of what it takes to be successful.
The 10X Rule is written by entrepreneur slash business man Grant Cardone. I have been following Grant for years. He is a very rich and inspiring person. He went from being a fatherless broke drug addict to building a multi million dollar empire through real estate, investments, sales and online marketing. He has written many books about sales and self achievement but the most powerful of all is the 10X Rule. In my eyes the ultimate guide to achieving great levels of accomplishment
What is the 10X Rule? Its simple. In the book he breaks it down in detail how every hugely successful person man or female operate in 10X levels. He says it’s not that the goals we have for ourselves are not obtainable, is that the goals are too low. For example, if I want to become an NBA player, I would have to work on my game to be able to play professionally. The 10X Rule states to times to the goal by 10. So instead of practicing to become an NBA player, you should be practicing to become the greatest NBA player of all time. You want to make $100,000 this year, it should be $10,000,000. If I want to sell 50 cars this year, it should be 500. The main point of this is not actually achieving the 10X goal, but taking the action that’s necessary for it’s achievement. Which is the harsh brutal reality of the 10X Rule and success, the action.
” He went from being a fatherless broke drug addict to building a multi million dollar empire through real estate, investments, sales and online marketing.”
He states whether the goal is 100,000 or 1,000,000, your not gonna reach either. But the twist is that he’d rather fall short on 1,000,000 than 100,000. If your mindset is to achieve 100,000 the action you will take will match the goal, but if your goal is 1,000,000 , the actions necessary will far surpass the 100,000 mark. Operating in 10X levels would be considered abnormal to the regular human being. It would be considered ” too much” or the average person would say ‘I need a break’ and so on. He describes in great detail the levels of activity.
No activity what so ever
You started something, and never finished
Which is the most dangerous of all because it’s accepted
Massive levels of activity which would be considered abnormal to the average person
I have not reached 10X levels of activity. I am maybe at most two to three if that. Most people working for a specific goal usually operate under normal levels of activity. For me to obtain 10X activity I would have to put out ten songs a week, ten videos a month, fifty shows a month and twenty Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snap Chat posts a day. This would be equivalent to what Grant describes as the 10X Rule of action. Now as I said before, this would be considered too much to the average person but its not the point of achieving the 10X goal, its taking the action necessary too, that’s the key to 10X. I rather fall short on 1,000,000 than 100,000, its a trick on the mind.
“If your mindset is to achieve 100,000 the action you will take will match the goal, but if your goal is 1,000,000 , the actions necessary will far surpass the 100,000 mark. “
In order for me to reach 10X levels it would require great sacrifice. Yes I do have a normal 40 hour a week job but I do have free time during the week. During this free time I usually write, record, sometimes hang out with my friends and so on. It’s extremely hard to reach 10X levels, even 5X levels would out work the majority of people, but on 10X there is no competition. And this is quote by Grant that I’ve always loved, “Competition is not good, I don’t want to compete, I want to dominate. McDonald’s does not compete, they dominate” and in order for domination to be achieved, the level of activity has to be massive. 10X more than the competitions.
“Competition is not good, I don’t want to compete, I want to dominate. McDonald’s does not compete, they dominate”
I know that this is not gonna click with most of you. It’s difficult to tell someone that says to you they want to achieve and you tell them about the 10X Rule. It is extremely difficult to reach. But as cliche as it sounds, if it was easy everyone would do it. I haven’t reached 10X levels even though I am working harder this year than I ever have in my life. There is another level I haven’t reached yet. My goal is to operate under 10X, until then I will continue working until I can build it to that level. 10X.