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A closer look at the first commandment of "Rigging The Game"
Certainty Tools reader,
We’re constantly looking for ways to bring more value to our readers, clients, partners, and friends.
Recently, Dan launched his Rigging The Game Newsletter jam-packed with actionable insights, information, and perspective.
Below is an excerpt from the newsletter:
Certainty Commandment #1: Closer Over More
The human mindset often defaults to a craving for more. We assume that having more is the solution to everything. This mindset can lead us down paths filled with increased risk, volatility, and many sleepless nights. But Dan challenges this notion with a simple yet profound commandment: Every action we take needs to get us closer to what actually matters.
Instead of focusing on more, we need clarity on what we genuinely desire. It's not about playing someone else's game or living up to societal standards. It's about creating a system optimized for our unique goals, preferences, biases, and disposition. The focus should always be on the least amount of effort, the least amount of risk, and the most amount of options.
For example, if what you want is to spend more time with your family, you may quickly realize that taking on another client or project does not make sense for you right now.
This empowers you to say “no,” or restructure/counter-offer a proposition so that it becomes a better fit for you.
This philosophy resonates deeply, especially in today's fast-paced world where the allure of more is everywhere. But by embracing "Closer Over More", we can chart a path that aligns with our true desires, reducing unnecessary stress and uncertainty.
This simple yet profound concept can help you gain clarity, expel busy work, and appreciate what you already have, which is often more than you realize.
For a deeper dive into this commandment and its nuances, Dan has shared his insights on this topic with Forbes.
After reading, we'd love to hear your reflections. Create a post on social media and let us know:
How does the "Closer Over More" philosophy resonate with you? Are there areas in your life or business where you can apply this principle? When you share this on social media, tag Dan @dannicholsoncpa and Certainty News @certaintynews.
Your Second Commandment will build on this one, getting you closer to what you want.
So when you see that email from us, open it.
Don’t Forget to Play Your Game,
The Rigging the Game Newsletter Team
The Rigging The Game newsletter breaks down all four commandments in depth with resources and action steps you can take right now.
Here’s what you can do next:
Navigate to CertaintyNews.com
Opt into the Rigging The Game Newsletter
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That will get you in the game.
It’s up to you to “engage the field” and apply what you learn.
Play Your Game,