This great book by Grant Cardone helps you develop habits for becoming a highly effective person. Below I outlined the main points that I took from this book.
As with any summary, I believe it should be used as a refresher, as a list of guiding points that help remember the contents of the book. To fully understand and apply the following points, it is highly recommended to actually read the book. It does not replace the actual experience of reading the book, nor is it intended to.
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- No excuses. Be in charge and assume responsibility. Excuses just justify our lack of performance.
- Set 10X goals and match them with 10X actions. It is better to come up short on your 10X goal rather than meet the initial goal.
- Massive action. When dealing with doubts, surprises, setbacks, take massive action. Most problems because of not enough action.
- Dominate. You should aim to dominate rather than compete.
- Do not be average. Who wants an average business, average relationship, and average life? Do not settle for average. It is a terminal disease.
- There is no shortage of success.
- Fear. Make fear your weapon. If you’re feeling fear, you’re doing it right. Most of what you fear never comes to life.
- Set high goals. They must be exciting. If they don’t scare you, then they are not big enough.
- Success is your duty, your obligation. Your life depends on it. Remind yourself.
- Surround yourself with exceptional thinkers and doers. Don’t be the smartest in the room.
- Overcommit. Stay persistent and consistent.
- Expand. When the economy & everyone is contracting.
- Nothing happens to you. It happens because of you.
- Establish a can – do attitude.
- Focus on NOW. Create the future you desire.
- Be highly ethical and believe in what you do.
- Dedicate yourself to continuous learning. CEO’s read 60 books a year.
- Be uncomfortable.