When you think of the greats, KISS, U2, the Rolling Stones, how do you think they rose to their current levels of stardom?
If your immediate thought is “they got lucky,” “they’re extremely talented,” or “they worked harder than anyone else,” you’d be right… and wrong. While this all factored into their success, there’s one more concept not represented.
I like to call this The Rock Star Mindset. These bands didn’t sit back after a practice session in the early days and dream of playing in a bigger garage. These bands knew that they’d one day be playing the largest stages in the world surrounded by millions of raving fans.
They have rock star mindsets, and if you’d like to reach new heights in your career and your personal life, you need to have one too.
Dr. Benjamin Hardy has a concept called “10x is better than 2x” and whether your dream is to play on the largest stages, build an empire and change the world, or simply enjoy better relationships with your family and friends, you can incorporate this concept into your own life. Let’s take a look at how.
Identify Your Priorities
One of my favorite quotes is from Jim Collins, a business consultant and rock star in his own right, “If you have more than 3 priorities, you have none.”
Have you ever tried to tackle too many projects at once and found yourself unable to complete a single item on your list? When we try to focus on too many tasks or goals at once, our brains go into meltdown mode and it’s near impossible to achieve anything. We must learn to focus on the important not the urgent.
When we focus on 1-3 goals at a time, putting our heart, soul, energy, sweat, and tears into achieving them, we reach our goals and position ourselves to take on the world.
Why? Because those 1-3 goals are to be directly connecting us to the right action to achieve our goal. If they’re not, then we are focusing on the urgent not the important. Urgent goals are actually busy items. Not important.
Release What Doesn’t Serve You
Consider how much of your day is spent doing “busy work.” Especially when we first start out in business, in music, or in whatever area of life you’re looking to conquer, we believe that we have more time than money and we look to do everything ourselves. Or our egos tell us that no one can do it better than us. While it’s true that we may not have a lot of money, our time is still our most precious resource… and it’s nonrenewable.
Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been doing what you do for decades, consider all the tasks on your plate that you don’t absolutely love doing or excel at doing. Imagine now that you don’t have to do them – what could you accomplish with that free time? You get to focus on your “special purpose” or what you do best.
While it may sound counterintuitive, in order to achieve success, you need to do less…so you get more of what you really want.
Surround Yourself with the Right People
One of Dr. Hardy’s ideas regarding 10x growth is to partner with the right people. He doesn’t necessarily suggest that you must have a business partner, but you do need mentors, teachers, collaborators, and the support of successful people who want to see you grow and improve, and have the skills and mindset to help you do it.
Or maybe it’s people who have a skill set that you don’t have but need to 10x your business or life. Don’t worry, you don’t have to say goodbye to people you love just because they aren’t the epitome of success. But you may have to fire friends, clients, or inner circle people who you used to say yes to but now you must say no to them.
Maximize Your Effort
Why is 10x easier than 2x?
2x is doing more of what you’re already doing. It’s working harder, longer hours, and it’s not sustainable. There is no change.
10x, on the other hand, requires transformation, the way you look at your business, your job, or your life. 10 thinking help you focus on your BUD. (Big Unreasonable Dream.)
It provides the time for you to step out of your business long enough to get creative, become insightful, and discover a new (better) way to do whatever it is you do. Your special-purpose, remember? 2x helps you reach your breaking point and stay the same or stay exactly where you are. 10x helps you reach your goals by creating more time to do what you want to do. By thinking differently.
Saying no so you can say yes. 10x helps you find the people to do what don’t want to do or take the time to do. 10x will give you more time and results.
It’s time to adopt The Rock Star Mindset and 10x your life. Start thinking differently. Develop your future rock star self. This is exactly the information we share on our keynote speaker experiences. Except we do it by sharing the stories of your favorite Rock Stars. Rock on.