Go All-In and Overcommit

Hey, TGIF. Thank God I’m Free. The weekend is about to start and you can go all-in or you can go out to the club; the difference is if you’ve earned it. If you have earned it you probably won’t want to go to the club—you’ll want to hustle and dominate your time instead. You can hustle, dominate your time and 10X your life by simply going all-in and overcommit. What I mean by overcommitting is before learning the details about an opportunity, take it, commit to it, and figure out how to accomplish it later. There have been many instances in my life where I have committed before I knew everything about the opportunity. I may not have known everything, I may have even been over my head, but the truth is this one rule has been responsible for much of my success. Most people are familiar with the all-in concept as a poker term. It’s when a player takes all of their chips and risks them to either get knocked out of the game or double up; high-risk, high reward. Although I’m not talking about chips or money here; I’m referring to something much more important: your life, creativity, energy, efforts, ideas, and motivation. Massive action is not like a poker table though; you never run out of chips in life or use up all of your energy and effort by committing yourself. You can go all-in with energy as many times as you want, because even if you fail, you can keep going all in again and again! Most of society discourages the all-in mentality because we are taught to play it safe and not to put everything at risk. We are encouraged to conserve and protect ourselves from losses, rather than to go for the big payoff. The most successful on this planet are willing to make the big plays. This mindset is also based on the myth that your energy, creativity, and efforts are material and have limited quantities that cannot be replenished. Years ago I was approached to do an interview. Before I ever found out what the topic would be on, I committed to doing the interview. I then found out that the topics weren’t in my immediate knowledge base, but I had committed and I was not going to back down from my commitment. I researched and read like crazy, figured out what I wanted to say, showed up, and gave one of my best interviews ever. This week I talked about How to Handle Interviews on Cardone Zone. Watch it here. That interview, that I knew nothing about the topic for, opened up a huge amount of new possibilities for the future. Had I waivered in my commitment, or not shown up, those possibilities would have never come. These two steps are what you need to know:

  1. Commit to every opportunity you are given
  2. Show up and figure it out

You’ll quickly begin to see the difference between being someone who quits and someone who commits. You’ll notice the fact that the majority of people who complain about things being bad never show up themselves. If you are one of the few who do show up, you will meet and work with the other small group of people in this world who also commit and make great things happen. I dive deeper into going all-in and overcommitting in my book, The 10X Rule, which recently made the Top 10 Best Sales Books of ALL time by two groups. Ideal Candidate, who reached out to sales influencers around the world asking them which books made a true impact on how they sell, and Sales Hacker, who is known for connecting sales professionals worldwide and doing professional sales conferences. Let me know in the comments below something you have or want to go all-in on. Be great, GC

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  • Vittoria scopelliti

    Well the work and career I am into is something to go all in. It is crazy but I think that is the only workable way to go about it

  • Kelly Meyersfield Wecksell

    My movie and series that I’m writing/creating plus all the other things in my life. I want to be gung ho and totally committed to everything all at once.

  • Philip Simonetta PA

    All in on my real estate group, and my life http://www.TheSimonettaGroup.com

  • LearntoLovemeparties Lauren

    If your not 100% committed to your product, company, and brand why would anyone else be?? I’m building my romance party company Learn to Love Parties and ready to go all in. Today’s your day baby, get it!!!

  • John

    Both. Just do It anyways. Why not?

  • César Mascorro Jr

    GC, I am right there with you Brother! I explain to my sales people that they need to jump in with both feet and get completely submerged in selling and they will figure out how to swim to survive and flourish! ALL IN!!! I am so thankful that I ran across your book “The 10X Rule” months ago…its has only solidified what I believe!

  • Mike Gilbert

    Yeah that’s exactly what I did GC. CLOSED a international exclusive multimillion dollar deal Today with an amazing life changing product that changed my life. I saw the opportunity to help millions of people. I didn’t have all the skills by a large margin but I knew I can close about anyone on any thing: Said to myself “F…k it Huck It! If you want it and believe it 10x it.”

    I let go of the narrow thinking and made the decision to take massive ACTION AND go after it and get want in and out of MY life. Only I can hold MYSELF back. No excuses just choices. GIVE GIVE GIVE. Stay FOCUSED humble AND work your ass off!

    I got that pin at one of your seminars 12 years ago. Grant thanks for 25 years of great advice. It’s made this deal possible.

    -MG 5280 Mile High Equties

  • Mel

    I want to go all-in on my online fitness business (that Id like to become a brick-n-mortar gym eventually). Just starting out, laying out the foundation. I’m 8 months pregnant and have a full time job (military), so it’s tough negotiating the capital and time. Not that I’m making excuses 😉

  • lawanda

    Mel, I completely understand and have been through the process. I am a miitary veteran. Let’s connect. You have some great opportunities ahead of you.

  • Joshua

    Grant! I have the choice of working in solar sales or life insurance sales! Which opportunity do I take!?

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