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Good morning, guys. How are you doing? The time is 06:12 a.m. And it’s Saturday, the 13 November, and I’m reading a book called Relentless.
I’m listening to a book called Relentless by Tim Grove over, and I just wanted to underline it.
I think most of us, including myself, underestimate what it is that’s required to become unstoppable and to become the best of all time in whatever you choose to be the best in and what area you choose to be the best in.
And it really plays or feeds into the book by James Clear Atomic Habits and this idea of the pursuit of excellence for the sake of excellence itself and the relentless commitment to it.
I mean, there’s a reason why it’s a Saturday morning, and I’ve been out now.
For how long have I been out now? I’ve been out for an hour and 20 minutes. I’ve been listening to Relentless and just allocating work within my team to help drive us to newer heights.
And it’s a commitment to this process. It is a Saturday. My plan is after this today, certainly to run to my parent’s place, which is a 13 to 14 miles run.
I’m going to get back just now, and I’m going to basically prep to make that run. So I get there relatively early, and the compound effect of relentless work ethic.
And I think that if you want to be really damn good, you have to act accordingly. And I think that the commitment required or the baseline required is something that’s a reference you measure against yourself.
Creating a league of your own is the way that you become ultimately unstoppable. For me, it’s deeper.
What can you do to add more discipline to your life? What can you do to make things happen? So just to give you a couple of practical examples of what that means, I’ve got my accountability coach. One of the things that we recognize is that I always fall back and rely upon events to actually run my 14 miles or my 13 miles. But I don’t need that. I could just create a location I want to get to.
So today, as an example, I’m going to run to my parent’s place because that’s approximately 13 to 14 miles run. That would be a destination.
I get there, shower, perhaps I eat, and then come back home to film. So I’m not going to rely upon half marathon events as I ordinarily do now; I’m going to rely upon my own drive to get it done.
And it’s about pushing yourself to your next new breakthrough, your next new entry because that’s going to be the stuff that’s going to drive excellence.
As long as you keep getting better than you were a week on week or quarter on quarter.
Another one that I’m doing is I’ve asked my team to ultimately make sure that we become 24 hours, seven-day-a-week workforce. So looking specifically for people that can work outside of UK hours.
So overnight. So that would be Australian hours. That would also be American hours and getting those time zones covered as well as working weekends.
So looking for folks who can do that with tasks and activities and telling the team to begin to recruit for that in the different time zones and having that ability to know that something is always getting done.
That’s something that I just asked the team to specifically hire from the Philippines and a team from India who tends to bleed their work into the weekends. Of course, when they’re asleep, who’s working?
These are some examples of processes you can set up, which is a testament to this idea of relentlessness.
How to Apply Relentlessness?
How do you make that manifest in your life? What specifically do you do for me?
It’s the morning walk, being out now for an hour and 20 minutes, listening to pick up the phone and sell also making recommendations based upon that, the team alongside, of course, this 24 hours seven-goal I want to go for, and now I’m making the walk back to my flat before I prep to run to my parent’s place.
And it’s weird, I think because I make this podcast, but as soon as I give bravado to myself or congratulate myself, I just find the idea to be ridiculous.
Because it’s just getting better, get better, get better, take stock for a moment momentarily, and then focus on the next milestone, the next hurdle.
How Can I Grow From Here?
How can I go from there and really look to see what you can do to continually reset the baseline? Because that is, as per Tim Grover’s book that I’m reading, I think it’s an indicator of what Relentlessness should look like.
Have I raised my level of discipline week on week? Have I instituted processes that will see us to long-term success?
I mean, having 24 hours, the seven-day-week workforce will give us such a significant competitive advantage over any of our competition because of the things that will be able to happen over the weekend by instituting some small processes.
By having this team in the Philippines and India work weekends specifically, then that will mean ultimately, if most companies, let’s just say put in 40 hours a week, it’s going to go from a 40 hours week to whatever 24/ 7 is.
Let me quickly run the math on that.
It would be 24 X 700, and it goes from 40 hours a week to 168 hours.
That will give us three times the output of other companies.
So that’s precisely the kind of stuff that I mean when it comes to being relentless.
- Push yourself through the next breakthrough to expand your limits.
- Apply relentlessness by working towards getting better.
- Raise your level of discipline.
- Ask yourself “How can I grow from here?”