Let’s face it… It’s easy to get caught up in the daily grind, forget to look beyond our own two feet, and not appreciate how far we’ve come.
Unless I consciously decide otherwise, this happens to me by default.
“The 10x Routine” is a set of questions you can ask yourself every quarter to combat this tendency.
After contemplating the 5 questions further below, I feel:
• Grateful about the road I’ve just traveled
• Clear about the future I want to create
• Focused on the actions that will take me there
• Confident in my ability to make it happen
• Immeasurably more excited and energized
As the quarter has just ended, complete your own 10x Routine and answer the following:
1) What were your Top 3 Big Wins from the last 90 days… and why?
In our constant pursuit of more, we miss the amazing things we’ve already achieved. Taking a moment to think this through “sets the record straight”.
Don’t rush it. What are you most proud of? And why?
2) What were the Biggest Challenges? What did you learn?
Our true potential lies just outside of our comfort zone. What were the moments that tested you most?
Zero in on each discomfort or hardship, and the valuable lesson within.
3) If you were “Fired” and someone came in to replace you, what would they immediately start doing and stop doing?
We often know what we should be doing more of, or less of, but fail to sequence or focus properly.
As a result we continue doing too many things, making one mile of progress in one thousand different directions instead of 1,000 miles of progress in a single direction.
4) If you had to 10x Your Current Growth, what would you do differently or better?
This question builds on the previous and really drives focus in two areas.
Firstly, what are your “genius zone” activities? The things that feel like play to you, appear like genius to others, and drive exponential growth.
Secondly, this question prompts you to think about the missing “whos” in your life… as in, “who” can I be partnering with or adding to the team to fill experience gaps, take “non-genius-zone” activities off my plate, and move much more quickly.
5) What are your Top 3 Goals for the next 90 days? And what is the #1 Obstacle for each + Plan to Overcome?
Perhaps you want to double-down on one of your Big Wins, explore one of your Biggest Challenges, or further invest in your 10x Ambitions. It’s up to you!
Just remember, choosing your goals is only half the battle. Identifying the likely obstacles for each and how you would overcome them is the other half.
Completing The 10x Routine once per quarter can literally change your life. Take these questions for a test drive and let me know what you think!
That’s all from me and I hope you have a great week ahead!
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