One of my oldest buddies has driven to the top this way.
Actually, he’s more than a buddy.
He was one of the bankers who I was lucky to work with in my early days.
In many ways he taught me the business.
Especially what it takes to get it done and keep driving forward.
Not into self-help
This may not surprise you because it might be the same for you.
But, few of my clients, friends, and even people reading these letters are into personal development.
Like me before 2000, I’d never read any of that stuff.
Catapulting myself from working class nowhere to Goldman Sachs was “simple” to me.
It never required reading books on mindset, goals, time management, etc.
Simply, I decided to do everything I could to drive my best results.
And day and night I put my head down and cranked away.
Now I’m not suggesting that’s the entire game.
If it was I wouldn’t be sitting here writing to you.
Yet that simple method can take you far.
That’s one thing I learned from my buddy.
Not back in the day, btw, we’d never talked about these topics then.
But years later when he told me this one idea.
Simple method from Tom Hopkins
I say my buddy was never into personal development BUT…
In high school this one idea from Tom Hopkins’ book, The Official Guide To Success, became his method—
(1) Tell yourself, “I must do the most productive thing possible at every given moment.”
(2) Decide what the most productive thing is.
(3) Do it.
(4) When you’ve pushed that thing as far forward as you can right now, go back to step (1) and start over.
See the simplicity here?
And the challenge too, right?
What is the most productive thing?
In some cases it might be obvious.
But, as we’re going deeper into this video for Upgrade YOU, this can be the hardest thing.
Doing it can be hard enough.
But figuring out the most productive thing can be even harder.
That’s why in this action module we’re starting with getting clear on what actions truly matter to driving your goals.