Grant Cardone’s 10 Habits For Success
Recently, on the IG (Instagram) GC posted 10 habits for success and we’re going to break them all down together one at a time. Habit can be defined as, “a settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up.” So by definition there is nothing good or bad here, a habit is something you do on the regular. The are good habits, there are bad habits and there are no neutral habits. Your habits are doing one of two things, making you better or making you worse.
ACTION IDEA #1: Before we get into these good habits for success, take a moment to identify your habits now. Grab a notebook and draw a line down the middle. One side label good habits, the other bad habits. Take 5 minutes and list your habits out. And while we’re going over the 10, look for a few things…
- What are you already doing that you could do more of?
- What are some ways to replace your bad habits with good habits?
- How much do your bad habits cost in terms of money and self worth?
Grant Cardone’s 10 Habits For Success
- Take action immediately. If it’s worth doing, do it now. Control over your life means you can start stuff. You’ll never get to where you want to go without starting.
- Hit targets. Never reduce a target and do whatever is necessary to achieve it. The end piece of being in control of your life means you finish what you start.
- Keep statistics on vitals. If it’s important, measure it. The middle section of control is you being able to adjust and adapt to what’s going on in real time. More on this when we get to step habit #7.
- 80/20 Rule. 20% has to pay for the 80% that doesn’t. This is how we roll. How much value can you deliver and can you do it in a way to helps and serves to a degree that you can hold your price and get your price. Be the value add!
- Make decisions quickly. Yes or no, not maybe. The wealth mindset either does or does not. Grant said at a Bootcamp of ours once, “I make decisions quickly so that I can sell things quickly. Because if you do it a certain way you give yourself permission to ask other people to do the same thing. It’s built in ethics.”
- Beat the sun up. Get an early start on the day. There’s a thousand reasons why this is a great idea, but it all starts with you getting a victory over the average low potential version of you trying to convince you to stay comfortable and hit that snooze button.
- Repeat successful actions. Double down on what worked. If it’s working, no need to reinvent the wheel. Make it better, more effective, more efficient, yes. Change it all up for the sake of change. Probably not the best idea.
- Cut out the nonsense. Remove activities that can’t reward you. In 100 Ways To Stay Motivated, Grant says to, “Cut Out All Behavior That Lowers Your Self Esteem.” You know what those are. Bite the bullet, rip off the band-aid, embrace the suck, do the right things.
- Acknowledge strangers. Go out of your way to acknowledge someone you don’t know. Yes. Practice the 10ft Rule always. The short answer to the who’s got your money is strangers. Taking that deeper, the moment a group of people deny the humanity of another group, terrible things happen.
- Be courageous. Practice a courageous act daily.
Be true to your own act, and congratulate yourself if you have done something strange and extravagant, and broken the monotony of a decorous age. It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, ‘Always do what you are afraid to do.’“
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
10 Habits For Success: What’s next?
C’mon, admit it, you need work in all 10 don’t you? I know I do. What are you going to do about it? If you had to reorder these in your order of importance, how would that look? Maybe that could be your homework? Or what if you wrote these 10 on a 3×5 index card that you could look at at the end of the day and see how well you did? Doesn’t really matter how you execute on these, what matters is that you do. Execute. You can like, retweet, thumbs up to your hearts content, but it’s in the doing that sh*t gets done…