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Forget The 80/20 Rule – Here’s The 100/0 Rule

written by John Chow on August 26, 2014

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I’m sure most of you have all heard of the 80/20 Rule by Pareto. The rule states that 80% of your results will come from 20% of your efforts. You can apply this rule universally to almost anything, and its accuracy is pretty dead on.

Well now, I’d like to introduce you to a principle you’ve probably never heard of before. Yet, it may be just as important, and maybe more powerful, than the 80/20 rule.

The 100/0 Rule

When you adopt the 100/0 rule to your life and business, amazing things will happen. Here’s the gist of it. The fundamental concept of the 100/0 rule is you give 100% all of the time, every time.

But here’s the thing.

You’ll do this, even if you’re getting zero percent back in return. That’s the part where it may get hairy for some of us. But it’s necessary. I was giving 100% to my blog and getting a 0% ROI for the first eight months. As you can see, things worked out really well in the end.

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And here’s the interesting thing. Just because someone is giving zero percent, it doesn’t mean they’re giving zero percent. They may be giving 100% too! Let me explain.

We’ve all got friends. Some of them go way back to our childhood or school days. We’ve all got coworkers too. Or, friends in our local area that we enjoy doing things with. Usually, there are just one to two of these people that like to put things together. Wether it’s to plan a party, a reunion, to go out on the town, you can just count on them to do it. Everybody else may think about it, but they just never get around to it.

On the surface, it looks one person is giving 100% and that the other people don’t care and are giving zero. However, when you get with your friends etc., you all have a great time. The person that gave a hundred, and the person that gave zero are both having a good time.

Which Person Do You Want To Be?

I hope you’re a Hundred Percenter. They’re the movers and shakers of the world. The people that make things happen. In business, and in life, even if you don’t see the immediate payoff, even if it doesn’t seem fair that you are the one always doing things, you should give 100%.

Give 100% with your family, with your friends, and with your work. Even if you get zero in return, it’ll always work out for your benefit and that of others.

Now get out there and make things happen. Call that person that you’ve been waiting to call you, start that business that you’ve been waiting on someone else to hand to you in a pretty little gift wrapped box. Put in 100% like you’ve never done before. Your absolute best. You’ll thank me later.

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