The 10x programmer, the 10x strategy expert, the 10x surgeon.
This is something we are always in search of. The human who is playing at a different level, generating work that changes everything.
The thing is: a 1x contributor can’t become a 10x merely by working ten times as hard. The physics of time won’t allow it, certainly, but it’s also because 10x doesn’t work on the same axis. It’s not about more effort. It’s about more insight.
In order to make that forward leap, you need to trust yourself. To create space. To have the discipline to say no to distractions or even to projects that put you back into the 1x mode.
The reason that there are so few 10x contributors isn’t that we lack innate talent. It’s that our systems and our self-talk seduce us into believing that repeating 1x work to exhaustion is a safer path.
If you could do tomorrow all over again, would you?
"Working with Karl isn't a strategy or tactic or a program. It's a shift toward something you didn’t think you needed, but then, quite suddenly, you wonder how you ever got along without it."
"Two weeks into my sessions with Karl and WOW! So much encouragement, feedback and tackling hurdles in just a few weeks. Already making progress in both personal and professional areas of my life where I’ve struggled to even get started in the past. Thanks, Karl Schroeder, for giving me tools to help me stay on task and step up my game!"
"It was a wonderful...experience. I want to thank you for allowing us to hear Karl. He was insightful and gave me some food for thought in reflecting on personal as well as professional life."
"I don't know if I would have ever realized that this is the path I should go down or had the guts to specifically ask for it. I am more enthusiastic and open to challenging myself again, I am more confident in my values, and I have better communication skills. I just feel happier and a sense of calm. I always learn something new about how to be the best version of me. I feel like I've been growing and becoming more in-tune with my guiding principles every week. "
"I feel like Karl understands me and can sense why I'm off balance. I feel positive and ready to bravely stand up to the challenges ahead. "