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The 10X Rule Audiobook

The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure

Extreme success, by definition, lies beyond the realm of normal action. If you want to achieve extreme success, you can’t operate like everybody else and settle for mediocrity. You need to remove luck and chance from your business equation, and lock in massive success. The 10X Rule shows you how!
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Extreme success, by definition, lies beyond the realm of normal action. If you want to achieve extreme success, you can’t operate like everybody else and settle for mediocrity. You need to remove luck and chance from your business equation, and lock in massive success. The 10X Rule shows you how! Success is your duty, obligation and responsibility, and this audio book gives you step-by-step guidance on how to achieve phenomenal success for yourself!

With The 10X Rule , you’ll learn to establish the amount of effort needed to guarantee success and ensure that you can continue operating at this level throughout your life. Most people desire success and have great ideas but they come up short on the amount of action required to get their lives to the exceptional levels they deserve. Four degrees of action exist, and in order to achieve your dreams, you must learn to operate at the fourth degree of action: Massive Action. The 10X Rule will dissolve fear, increase your belief in yourself, eliminate procrastination, and provide you with an overwhelming sense of purpose. The 10X Rule compels you to separate yourself from everyone else in the market—and you do that by doing what others refuse to do. Stop thinking in terms of basic needs, and start aiming for abundance—in all areas of your life. The 10X Rule guides you toward the frame of mind that all successful people share. Aim ten times higher than you are right now—and if you come up short, you’ll still find yourself further along than if you had maintained your life’s current status quo. The 10X Rule teaches you how to:

  • Reach goals that you previously thought were impossible
  • Correctly set goals and guarantee their achievement
  • Create unprecedented levels of happiness and satisfaction in every area of your life
  • Use fear as fuel to move you into action
  • Get everything you want and never have to settle
  • Dominate your competition and become a role model for success

©2011 Grant Cardone (P)2011 Gildan Media Corp

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    ToddS Colorado, USA 09-19-13
    ToddS Colorado, USA 09-19-13 Member Since 2012

    Todd

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    "Not what I expected, and very happy it's not."

    I'm only 1/2 way through but wanted to write a quick note to shed some light on the negative reviews.

    This book is not necessarily a how to. At least not so far. What this book is, is a reminder that if you think you are working hard enough, you're not. If you believe you're thinking big enough, you're not. If you feel you have have reached your full potential, you haven't.

    I am already finding the 10x mindset chipping away at my "normal" life and showing improvements.

    I do recommend listening to this at 2x speed (if you can handle it). As some people have complained, there isn't a lot of new stuff here. But at 2x it's like having a personal instructor trying to motivate you.

    This book isn't going tell you there is an easy way out. It IS going to tell you that it's your duty to be successful and to get your butt in gear. Being successful takes effort.

    I'm really glad I didn't listen to the naysayers. Sometimes we don't need new strategies, we only need a jolt to wake up and take action.

    Hope this helps someone.

    188 of 204 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher Fox Santa Rosa, CA 07-31-15
    Christopher Fox Santa Rosa, CA 07-31-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Very disappointing"

    I have to admit that I only made it two hours into this book before dropping it. This is very rare for me, as I tend to finish books I start.

    I picked this one up because of the high reviews, but now I understand why the bad reviews are so highly rated. In the two hours I listened to I can sum up the information in two words. Work harder.

    The author stated this dozens of different ways, but never offered a concrete method. He never offered a reason why the book is even called the 10x rule. Sometimes he said work 10x harder. Sometimes twice as hard. Sometimes 12x as hard.

    I've listened to dozens of self-help and motivational books. This is the only one I've felt compelled to leave a negative review for. Save your money =/

    144 of 159 people found this review helpful
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    Robert 07-16-15
    Robert 07-16-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Should have heeded the negative reviews"
    What would have made The TenX Rule better?

    Substance. This is attempted empty motivation without anything to back it up. And Grant's accent bugged me.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Grant Cardone’s performances?

    No


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Eye rolls, sighs, and turning it off.


    Any additional comments?

    4.6 stars (at the time I bought) would typically signify a marvelous book. Live and learn.

    78 of 88 people found this review helpful
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    Derek Beauchamp 03-09-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Motivational not Realistic"

    I am an active reader of leadership, logic, and motivational topics. The content of this book is "hypey" and often not logical in nature. While I appreciate the authors excitement, I fear him setting his readers up for failure.

    Additionally, the performance on this book by the author yielded additional insight. He often left his notes, mispronounced words, or you could hear noises in the background. This is not a 10X audio performance.

    Still, I did grab a few helpful things in my listening & hope the best for the author on his journey.

    49 of 56 people found this review helpful
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    A. Yoshida 04-06-16
    A. Yoshida 04-06-16
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    "Set massive goals and take massive actions"

    There are only two main points in this book: set massive goals (10 times what you think you can achieve) and take massive actions (10 times more than what you would have normally done). So if your goal is save $1,000, then restate that as "I saved $10,000" (as if you've already achieved it). If you think you can get two new customers each week, put in 10 times the effort to aim for 20 new customers each week. Each of the chapters are pounding on behavior changes, like don't behave like a victim. Traffic didn't make you late. That's an excuse. Do more than the average level of work. Commit to and deliver exceptional work. Don't retreat when economic conditions take a down turn. Get out there, meet with the customers, increase your advertising while your competitors are cutting back, and expand your market as they retract. This book reads like a life coach yelling at you.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Bob Hatfield, Pa, United States 08-28-12
    Bob Hatfield, Pa, United States 08-28-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Don't Waste Your Time"

    This book lacked substance! He continually rants and reminds me of the proverbial snake oil salesman. For example, one of his big breakthrough thoughts is that if you work harder you will accomplish more. Of course this is true, but it is not the basis for an entire book. Sorry I gave away the plot. He advises to just say yes to everything without forward thought. I find people who live this approach only add complexity to your lives and usually accomplish less. I find that successful people do exactly the opposite. Successful people eliminate complexity and distractions from their life and have extreme focus on their unique capabilities. Grant might be entertaining to some people, but many of his concepts are dangerous. I am sorry I wasted my time listening to this book.

    113 of 141 people found this review helpful
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    Michael 05-29-12
    Michael 05-29-12

    Classics, history, historical fiction, marketing, Napoleonic stuff and of course 'Boys own Adventure'. This is my bent. Occasional self help as well.

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    "Very hyped push strategy"
    What did you like best about The TenX Rule? What did you like least?

    He is very motivational. He believes you have to not only take your level of participation to the next step, but ten steps higher. This can become a little over the top after a while.


    What could Grant Cardone have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    More cross referencing to other situations, industries, life experiences.


    Any additional comments?

    Not a bad motivational book which you can't argue with, but take it on small dosages and you'll get more from it.

    28 of 37 people found this review helpful
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    Samer Forzley 03-30-15
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    "Chapter 1 was great."

    The rest of the book was chapter 1 described again and again and again with different words. Could have been worth while

    21 of 28 people found this review helpful
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    Mark 03-25-15
    Mark 03-25-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Great if you sell penny stocks in a boiler room"
    What disappointed you about The TenX Rule?

    The book seems to be the brain dump of salesman who works in some high-pressure sales industry. The author reads in the same tone that he would conduct a meeting with junior sales people and the content is a continuous stream of motivational platitudes. There may be people that find this valuable but if you are considering the book because of a recommendation based on Peter Thiel's book Zero to One (or another book like it), you will be disappointed.


    32 of 43 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer LAS VEGAS, NV, United States 10-14-11
    Amazon Customer LAS VEGAS, NV, United States 10-14-11 Member Since 2012
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    "Good not great"

    I would give it 3.5 stars if I could. It is motivational...surprise, that's what he does. There is nothing revolutionary in this book. The premise is simple. Work hard...10x harder than everyone else around you and you will dominate them. The argument has it's flaws as he suggests doing nothing is just as much work as working 10x harder. That part didn't make sense to me. However the book got me excited and motivated to set better goals and work harder to reach those outrageous goals. I liked it but didn't love it. Also, his pronunciation of some words does get annoying. Impartent is not a word...

    If you need a shot in the arm or a kick in the butt...listen to it. If you are looking for something new, skip it.

    45 of 61 people found this review helpful
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    2/21/16
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    "dont bother"

    Repetitive and not very insightful. Delivery was not an easy listen, with an aggressive and egotistical tone... "You wanna succeed, just work hard", "Work hard if you wanna succeed", "success comes from working hard".

    21 of 21 people found this review helpful
  • Brenda
    Dunstable, United Kingdom
    8/18/13
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    "A poor version of Tony Robbins"
    What would have made The TenX Rule better?

    I felt shouted at by the author (who also narrates this audio book). There was a lot of theory and not much real, practical help... other than do everything ten times more, longer, etc than others. It's the statement that begins to grate within 30 minutes... just do everything ten times greater than previously and expect everything to take ten times longer and the challenges to be ten times greater. I kept listening, despite it getting harder and harder and finally gave up part way through the second CD. There was nothing new in this audio book for me.


    What character would you cut from The TenX Rule?

    I would have preferred a less 'shouty' narrator and someone who spoke at less than a breakneck speed.


    21 of 22 people found this review helpful
  • MarkPT
    11/13/15
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    "Like being told off by your Dad"
    What was most disappointing about Grant Cardone’s story?

    I lasted just over and hour, and had to stop. He doesn't speak in an aggressive, patronising way, but you feel you're being told off by your Dad for not doing your homework?!
    That you just need to "Focus, plan and work" 10times more than you're doing at the moment. After over an hour I haven't learnt anything new, and have just had repeated "Do more than others, do 10x the amount of thinking and action you're doing now"

    Really can't seen it's going to get any better, and if it does, it should have happened early in the book, before you lose interest


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Afraid not


    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Zoe
    9/6/15
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    "Instagram one liners and empty of any true insight"

    A terrible waste of my time and money. Not a single new or insightful comment, full of one liners that offer nothing more than reading something banal like Instagram.
    The are books written for those who need basic show and tell, or simplistic pronounced headliners.
    It dictates that success is emulating this books facile mottos, without any evidence at all. It is unqualified and there are 10x better books and writing.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Irina Sedneva
    3/6/16
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    "Full of fluff and disappointment"
    Any additional comments?

    I'm very surprised to see all those positive reviews here, are they genuine? Don't bother with this book, you will learn NOTHING new even if this is the first ever book about motivation/success/achieved you read or listen to. It's just a load of fluffy generalizations with very little practical advice or anything that would motivate you to go out and actually achieve 10x. I will have to write this purchase off as a waste of money and keep going back to Brian Tracy's "Maximum achievement" for actionable tips.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Ermine
    1/8/16
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    "Shouty 7 and half hours on taking Massive Action"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Really disappointing. This was a rehash of self help tomes on taking massive action with take ten times action repeated ad nauseam. With insights like "If success is a main concern for you, then I'd recommend you spend most of your time doing those things that will create success", this brings nopthing new apart from his repeated 10X tag.

    I strongly disagree with his belief that most really successful people will get criticised - "You must expect criticism to come your way when you hit success". I guess that if you belive this - you attract criticism. It feels like self rationalisation and a way to deal with his feelings over people who don't rate his seminars & audio books etc. I do agree that focus on long term goals, commitment and massive immediate and sustained action are essential for success - so many other books cover this better and are more helpful on how to take that action.

    If you are looking for success, then listen to the Chimp Paradox by Steve Peters and Jonathan Manske's the Law of Attraction Made Simple. Both of these provide the listener with useful psychological insights into how to take massive action. They are much more practical about how to get started and stay motivated - in your home and work life.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Grant Cardone again?

    No


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Cardone's style is shouty and overwhelming. It's a personal development seminar on speed - rather a book reading.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The 10X Rule?

    I wouldn't publish it.


    Any additional comments?

    Avoid if you aren't already a fan of the author.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Tony
    1/21/15
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    "MUST read for anyone serious about business"
    What did you like most about The TenX Rule?

    The detail, the way Grant gets you to open your eyes and realise the way people think.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The TenX Rule?

    Learning the 10X rule.


    What about Grant Cardone’s performance did you like?

    Every dam page sentance and chapter.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The book as a whole builds up chapter by chapter, each page gets your blood pumping.


    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Ita
    4/29/16
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    "Great book even better audio!"

    I liked that Grant is just like you or I, no silver spoon upbringing. The audio version is delivered with such energy and passion that makes you put his 10x work rate and 32 traits into action NOW. I recommend everyone listen to this but have seen negative reviews on here, probably from the average people that he discusses throughout the book.

    10/10 A must read/listen

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Brian D
    4/26/16
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    "High octane motivation to achieve more"

    Great book to get you fired up to do much more. Contains useful list of 32 habits of highly successful people.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • tex
    4/22/16
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    The sexy way to tell you to work really hard"

    Loved it.

    I found it really inspiring.

    His work ethic is unquestionable, well the work ethic he proposes anyway.

    I enjoyed the style of writing and Grant has a good voice, even if I did smile everytime he pronounced the word "impartant" -sic

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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