Recommended Podcast: Ed Mylett: Knock Down the Wall Between You and Your Dream
Recommended by Mandy
Entrepreneur Ed Mylett started his business with nothing and is now one of the top 50 wealthiest people under 50. His mantra is “MAXOUT” everything you do, do what others aren’t willing to do, and always do more than you think you’re capable of.
In his episode “Knock Down the Wall Between You and Your Dream,” he talks about the importance of always doing “one more” and taking that extra step that average people aren’t willing to take. For example, if your goal is to answer 20 emails today, answer 21. If your goal is to call 10 people, call 11. If your goal is to run 45 minutes, make it 46.
Although it seems like common sense, Ed’s point is that most people stop once they reach their goals, and, that’s what keeps them from really succeeding. So, let’s break it down into my main takeaways from this episode:
“Everybody works hard, but you have to MAXOUT.” There will always be someone more talented, more gifted, smarter, stronger, faster than you. You cannot control that. What you can control is your work ethic. ALWAYS be the hardest worker and out work everyone else.
By doing one more of everything you do, think how much more confidence you will have in yourself knowing you are doing more than everyone else. Not only that, if you work 300 days out of the year, and do one more call each of those days, that is 300 extra calls you have over the competition in a year. In 5 years, that is 1,500 more. In 10 years, that is 3,000 more. If your competition has the same skill set but you have 3,000 more calls in 10 years, who do you think will have the better connections, communication skills and advantage?
When you always do more, you will get in the mindset that, “I’m doing the things other people aren’t willing to do, so I should get things other people aren’t going to get.”
This episode is a great reminder that you can ALWAYS do one more, and, while it may not seem like much at first, over time it will give you a huge advantage over everyone else.