Updated: Jun 25, 2019
The one thing that got my lazy ass off the couch and doing work like a crazy man was one book: The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone.
I used to be the guy that never read books. I just didn’t have time for it. Let’s clarify something: I never made time for it.
But all of that changed when I decided to become an entrepreneur. One of the things that I often read was that CEOs made 250% more than the average worker and one of the things that they did a lot of was reading books.
Not just any books but books that will help grow their businesses. Therefore I knew what I had to do. I had to read. Ugh. But if that meant making 250% more money, then I don't think there’s much to talk about here now is there.
My very first book was by a guy I saw on a Facebook ad. I remember this short dude talking like he was too confident in himself. I remember I listened to his video and I scrolled past it - at first. But when I scrolled past it, I remember saying to myself, there’s something he’s saying that I need to hear.
Once I was done listening to his short video, I immediately went to Google to check him out and then I came across his book, The 10X Rule.
I immediately downloaded the audio version and listened to it nonstop.
I realized one thing: him and I thought alike. I was obsessive with the things that I liked to do. I was a workaholic deep down but I suppressed that behavior to fit in and be normal. There were many things that connected with me in this book but here are a few that stood out.
“Commit first and figure the rest out later.”
That sentence changed my life when it came to my commitment levels. I was a half-in, half-our guy. I had a hard time committing because I always wanted to figure everything out before I actually went all-in.
This quote helped me to understand that you don’t need to know everything about everything to get moving. You need to commit to what you want and go all-in. You’ll figure everything out along the way.
There is no ceiling. The minute you think you can do something, multiply it by ten.
This helped me to understand that I was constantly limiting myself based on my current circumstances. I wasn't taking the time to ever extend myself well beyond my comfort zone.
Because I never tested the waters outside my comfort zone, I was constantly stagnant. No growth.
When I wanted to become a millionaire, I changed my talk to becoming a billionaire and helping billions of people.
No ceilings. No limits.
You can have it all if you go for it all.
I always thought that there was one or the other. The 10X Rule taught me that if you truly want it all, then why not go for it all? It allowed me to go after my desires and to stop playing small.
The 10X Rule changed my life for the better. I used to be the type of person that would be so lazy that if my wife asked me to get off the couch to take out the garbage, I’f mumble, moan and groan about it.
I went from not wanting to work at all to working all the time. And it’s a good thing.
I don’t see work as work. I see it as my duty to create success for the betterment of my family.
I’m forever grateful for reading the book The 10X Rule. I suggest you read this book as a means to get you to thinking bigger, playing bigger and always going for the big things in life.