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:
©2011 Grant Cardone (P)2011 Gildan Media Corp
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 =/
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.
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.
Substance. This is attempted empty motivation without anything to back it up. And Grant's accent bugged me.
Eye rolls, sighs, and turning it off.
4.6 stars (at the time I bought) would typically signify a marvelous book. Live and learn.
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.
Classics, history, historical fiction, marketing, Napoleonic stuff and of course 'Boys own Adventure'. This is my bent. Occasional self help as well.
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.
More cross referencing to other situations, industries, life experiences.
Not a bad motivational book which you can't argue with, but take it on small dosages and you'll get more from it.
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.
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.
I am a plastic surgeon by profession A father by heart A trader by choice A teacher by passion A child by curiosity
the book is basically a pep talk that encourages you to push hard and persist on your goal but that is no 10 X rule that's just common sense for success
i kept looking for this 10 x rule , but I guess like they say " there is nothing new under the sun "
"A poor version of Tony Robbins"
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.
I would have preferred a less 'shouty' narrator and someone who spoke at less than a breakneck speed.
"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.
"changed my vision for ever."
powerful stuff with all the energy of the man himself. if you have seen Grant Cardone on video then you will know what to expect. awesome.
"MUST read for anyone serious about business"
The detail, the way Grant gets you to open your eyes and realise the way people think.
Learning the 10X rule.
Every dam page sentance and chapter.
The book as a whole builds up chapter by chapter, each page gets your blood pumping.
"Like being told off by your Dad"
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
"Must read book"
This is my 3rd time listening to this program... And it gets better every time - as new take-aways keep popping up for me... listen learn do....
"Who Better to Teach this rare Skills than Grant"
I have listened to this audio books while applying the lessons and I have never produced the results than I am witnessing. The tips in this book will revolutionise the way you view yourself in business and the attitude you embrace towards success. I know this is true for me now. Thank you Grant for getting this message out for me and other like me.
"Wake up call"
Excellent book! This will change the way you approach business, if you're willing to take action!
If you're looking for something powerful to read to help you reach your goals this book is it. Period!
"OK but very shouty & very repetitive"
The audio was very shouty and very, very repetitive, at one stage I thought I had accidentally rewound it. I gave up half way through. Perhaps the rest of it as better!
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