Currently Reading: 10X Rule by Grant Cardone
I was reading this book “The 10X Rule” by Grant Cardone yesterday on my way to our retail store and really have to come up and share this book with you. I know you are out there in this wild wild world reading my little blog and appreciating the value from it, so I must, keep delivering and overdelivering value to you.
Quick note before jumping in: The more value you give, the more value you will get. By typing it up here and sharing what I learnt so far from the book, I am also reinforcing my memory of what I have learnt from it! Win-win for both of us. That’s the deal here at my blog. I give value to you regularly so you can achieve more and get more in life, and I also got the chance to hammer in those great points in my brain.
And yours, of course. That is the most important part.
Now this book is immensely valuable. Full of wisdom. One of the best books I have ever read, up there right next to those MJ DeMacros’ ones.
First, read the snapshot in the attached picture above.
Then, let me share one of the best lesson I have learnt from the book, it is about 2/3 in the book.
It is a compare and contrast mindset thing. I would not say which one is better than the other, but I will just put up two, opposite, contrasting mindsets, for you to see for yourself.
Playing to win vs Playing not to lose.
There are two types of people on this planet. Some people say there are four types of people on this planet: white, black, brown and yellow. They are wrong. Couldn’t be worse. There are only two types of them: People who are playing to win vs playing not to lose.
People playing to win: They are living their lives on the edge, they are taking risks, they are trying things that people of their age/ background/ education/ career field would not typically do, some of them would put themselves out there and try very crazy things, things that other people think are not possible. They might lose a lot of things in the process because of the risks that they are taking: their jobs, reputation, family, loved ones, stability, income… but they are fearless, they keep trying new things and taking risks. Oh right, they are also the inventors of the Internet, the lightbulb, telephone, computers, automobiles, planes and many things that we use on a daily basis.
People playing not to lose: They are not risk takers. They are just trying to make a few bucks and have a normal life. They want to have stable income and they don’t really want to risk it. They might try new stuff but it must be within their comfort zones, when they are sure that this would not cause much problems to them if everything goes wrong.
Who would you like to be?
I know it might sound a bit extreme, but it is good thought experiments for us, surely it is for me. Hope this helps.
Get this book.