authors failing to achieve their goals, realize their dreams, and become
successful simply because they fail to reach beyond the realm of what most people
will try to do?
to author Grant Cardone, famous for best-selling The 10X Rule,
people would be far more successful if they supersized what they did – radically
increasing their number of generated emails, ideas, connections, and activities
– so that they can break through whatever seems to hold others back.
says: “There is nothing ordinary about The 10X Rule. It is simply what
it says it is: 10 times the thoughts and 10 times the actions of other people. The
10X Rule is about a pure domination mentality. You never do what others do.
You must be willing to do what they won’t do – and even take actions that you
might deem unreasonable.”
is it. There is his formula for victory. Simple, yes, but can it be done?
like others trying to launch a career, build a brand, or grow a business, fail
to work longer, try harder, and do more than the competition. In his book he
outlines several key areas that people fall short in.
following is the basic series of mistakes people make when setting out to
by setting objectives that are too low and don’t allow for enough correct
underestimating what it will take in terms of actions, resources,
money, and energy to accomplish the target.
too much time competing and not enough time dominating their
the amount of adversity they will need to overcome in
order to actually attain their desired goal.”
what would a 10X approach for the book world look like?
would publish more books.
would invest more into promoting them.
would write book, on under-covered subjects.
would market in unconventional ways.
would work harder, smarter, longer – and not make excuses.
good to you, right? So how could this actually get done?
will have to:
more time executing and less time planning.
help and hire pros to expand and grow.
fear and venture into what makes them uncomfortable.
on what works – faster, bigger, more.
create opportunities, follow-up aggressively.
thinking of book sales or media opportunities as being limited to only some
they can make good things happen – assume control.
themselves as taking action and as not being acted upon.
rails against “average thoughts and actions.” He says: “Don’t think average,
think massive.” In fact, he goes so far as to say: “Average never yields
anything more than average and usually much less. Average thinking and actions
will only guarantee you misery, uncertainty, and failure. Rid yourself of
everything that is average, including the advice you get and friends you keep.”
wants us to believe bigger, set higher goals, and to do more than we ever thought
ourselves capable of doing.
“The more action
you take, the better your chances are of getting a break,” he writes. “Disciplined,
consistent, and persistent actions are more of a determining factor in the
creation of success than any other combination of things. Understanding how to
calculate and then take the right amount of action is more important than your
concept, idea, invention, or business plan.”
need to act persistently, consistently, and immediately. Do what others can’t
or refuse to do. Take any action and do it to a level others would never take
it to. Size up the competition and their approaches – and then beat them at
their own game by playing under a different set of rules.
liked what he said on time management:
“You have to decide how you are going to use your time. You must
command, control, and squeeze every second out of it in order to increase your
footprint and dominate the marketplace. Get everyone necessary--your family,
colleagues, associates, employees--to recognize and agree upon which properties
are most important. If you don’t do this, you will have people with different
agendas pulling you in all sorts of directions. My schedule works for me
because everyone in my life--from my wife to the people who work with me--knows
what is most important to me and understands how I value time. This allows us
to handle everything else that comes our way.”
book, like all other motivational/self-help/get-rich books, offers enough
inspiration to go out there and do more, be better, think smarter, and overcome
self-appointed boundaries. But it of course, makes you wonder, literally, if
you can increase your efforts by tenfold. It doesn’t matter. Try to increase by
10, 50, 100% or more. Then you will be on your way to achieving success as an
author – so go for it!
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