This tool is so potent that my client wrote “+10” on the inside of his wrist as a reminder to practice.
Truth be told, it’s not a revolutionary idea, and it isn’t even my own.
It’s a practice I love from one of Tony Robbins’ PowerTalk! episodes from back in the early 90s.
He called it quality quantifiers. And rather than share with you all the setup, let me just give you the answer, which like Jeopardy is in fact a question.
At every moment, ask yourself:
How can I make this a Plus10 (or “+10”) experience?
So, right now, on a scale of minus 10 to plus 10, how do you rate your experience?
Suppose you said, “I’m feeling great today, I’m about an eight.”
Now ask yourself: How can I be a ten?
You might say, “Well, if I was hanging out by the pool with a cocktail and a bunch of friends,” but that’s not the exercise.
This isn’t about changing how you feel by changing your circumstances. It is about changing your experience of any circumstance by changing how you think and feel.
So you might say, “Well I could be a Plus10 if I was focused on why what I’m doing today really matters to me.”
Then you might start to think about why your goals matter to you. What is important to you and how does what you are doing today fit your goals?
Just by getting fired up about these topics you might be getting closer to a nine.
Then you might say, “What if I started to laugh and smile more, and have more fun like I’m hanging out by the pool?”
How would that move you closer to a Plus10?
This is just one example of how you might use this powerful tool and I’m sure you can see how potently you can change any experience.
From feeling anxious or angry or frustrated or helpless or depressed to minus 10, you can guide yourself to less negative and more positive experiences.
And even your best experiences you can easily jack up a notch.
Just ask the question: How can I make this a Plus10 experience?