Two Rules to Have it All in 2018

How can you make time for everything in 2018, in business and relationships? If something is important to you then you must make time, not excuses. What if you could have it all this upcoming year? I’m talking about a prosperous career, a successful marriage, happy children, and health. You don’t have to pick and choose—you can have it all. You really can have your cake and eat it, otherwise, why have cake?

Here are two rules I will follow in 2018 to have it all:

Rule #1 Commit

Nothing in life will come to you in 2018 if you don’t commit to anything. There is a cost to commitment, which is time, energy, and money. You have to make time with your kids a commitment. You need to make a commitment to your career, to working out, and to make a great relationship with your spouse. Commit to it all.

Rule #2 No Excuses

People who make excuses don’t commit. They think about reasons why they did or didn’t do something. They think they’ll be happy when they get married, when they get divorced, when they get that job, when the weekend comes, when they get rich…and so on—but people who are not happy now are using excuses and not taking responsibility for his or her happiness. If you won’t be happy in 2018 it’ll be because of you, not your circumstances.

To have it all, as contradictory as it sounds, you must cut what isn’t needed.

Identify what you absolutely must have, using logic not emotion—then cut out the rest. People so often complain about a lack of time. As children get older schedules get busier and it’s easy to spend less and less time with your growing kids. I am a busy, busy man but I still make it a priority to spend an hour of quality time each day with my daughters.

Look to spend quality time where you are fully present—this beats quantity where you are half-present and half watching TV. Cut the things out of your life that aren’t necessary so you will have time for the kids and your spouse. Put your marriage as the main priority, even above your children. Your relationship with your spouse existed before the children and will have to exist after the children move out.

Have a conversation with your spouse before the New Year that you and your relationship are first in 2018, even before the kids. If you improve your marriage in 2018 your life will improve.

To have it all is to live what I call the 10X Super Life, from my New York Times Best Seller “The 10X Rule”. You don’t want to be average in anything. Whether it is your professional career, family life, income, physical health, recreational life, etc., you want all of it to be great. How do you have a 10X life in 2018? It’s about living life on everything that’s important to you.

Remember that one single human being cannot make you happy enough to fulfill dreams and goals you had before you met them. Neither can children. They can add fuel to your tank so you can get there, but if you’re going in different directions you are going to have difficulties. Find a way to work together as a family with your spouse and kids on board with you in 2018, and I promise you’ll have a better year.

If you’re serious about making 2018 the best year you’ve ever had, reserve your seat to 10XGrowthCon 2018. This will be the ideal business and life conference for you and a great networking opportunity.

Be great,


Grant Cardone is a New York Times bestselling author, the #1 sales trainer in the world, and an internationally renowned speaker on leadership, real estate investing, entrepreneurship, social media, and finance. His 5 privately held companies have annual revenues exceeding $100 million. Forbes named Mr. Cardone #1 of the “25 Marketing Influencers to Watch in 2017”. Grant’s straight-shooting viewpoints on the economy, the middle class, and business have made him a valuable resource for media seeking commentary and insights on real topics that matter. He regularly appears on Fox News, Fox Business, CNBC, and MSNBC, and writes for Forbes, Success Magazine, Business Insider,, and the Huffington Post. He urges his followers and clients to make success their duty, responsibility, and obligation. He currently resides in South Florida with his wife and two daughters.

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