If you are like me, you love a good productivity / personal development book. A few years ago I read the 10 X rule by Grant Cardone. I loved the book for a boost of motivation but the catch was I was already 10xing it. And by that I mean I was already waking up at 4:30, working until 10 or 11, managing 3 jobs, etc. I read the book thinking, this is great but I don’t know where I can find more time to do more.
That is when I realized I couldn’t keep going at that pace, but needed to find a way to 10X my output without 10X my effort. Make sense?
Insert the 10-minute rule. Let's use the example of reading a book. Every morning you set your watch for 10 minutes and read as much as you can. After one month you finish the book. After a year, you finish 13 books. 10 minutes a day equals almost 60 hours of reading in a year. Sounds more reasonable right? With pretty decent results? That is why I am such a huge fan of small consistent actions over time. They work.
If I haven’t convinced you yet that small focused actions work, let's break it down into a few more steps you can take to 10x your output without taking up more time.
I truly believe to my core that small, consistent actions over time will win. And sometimes you just need a reminder to keep it simple. Make your list. Set a timer. Stay focused. And take action.
I hope this helps you 10x your output and more importantly gives you some well-deserved time off.
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