As most of you that follow me are aware, I was made redundant in 2018.
At the time, I was pretty confident about landing a new career outside of retail.
I thought if I went and got my CV spruced up and then went and applied for enough jobs…
Then I’d easily land another job (and one outside of retail).
So what happened?
I applied for over 100 jobs and landed ziltch!
In most cases, I heard nothing back.
You see, most of the time people underestimate how much effort it takes to do something.
And it can be so damaging to our success.
We think we’re trying enough and when we don’t get results…
Our motivation and passion diminish.
It’s exactly what happened to me.
I really thought changing career was as easy as getting a nice new CV made, and then going out there and applying for jobs.
But that was far from the case.
It required much more effort than that!
I’ve always been taught to under commit and over-deliver.
But this is a dangerous mindset to have.
Because it can stop us achieving what we’re truly capable of.
Luckily, in the end, I realised it required much more effort to escape retail.
Otherwise, I could have easily given up and gone back.
But I set my sights higher and put in the effort to match!
I’ve recently been listening to Grant Cardone’s The 10X Rule on Audible.
He explains how you should always put 10 times more effort into everything you do.
And that’s exactly what you need to do in this instance.
It’s exactly what I had to do when I eventually escaped retail.
Got yourself a goal?
Maybe it’s to escape retail as well?
Or losing weight or going for that promotion?
Well, decide how much effort and action you need to take to achieve that goal.
Then times it by 10!
Because I can guarantee…
You could be doing more to achieve that goal.
And when you put in ten times more action and effort.
You’ll get the results you want.