From good to great to unstoppable. In the book Relentless, Tim Grover lays out the blueprint to become the best version of yourself. In this blog post I will share the main take-aways.
A Cooler, Closer, and Cleaner
In Relentless, Tim Grover states that there are three categories of people who achieve things and what their results are.
Cooler, Closer, Cleaner… good, great, unstoppable.
The Cooler is an individual that is good at what they do.
A Closer is an individual who is highly motivated. If you give them a script they are going to give you the desired result every single time (as long as there are not a lot of variables thrown at them).
A Cleaner is the ultimate person. A Cleaner is unstoppable. They are going to get the end result no matter what is thrown at them, what variables, what questions, what answers, it does not matter what you throw at them, they will figure out a way to get that end result.
Of course, it should be your goal to become this ultimate person, the Cleaner.
Are You A Cleaner?
Tim Grover lays out the thirteen traits Cleaners have. Almost every Cleaner – and he has known a lot – share some combination of the traits below. You do not need to identify with all of them, but you probably will to a few.
As you can see, each trait is labeled as #1. Because if you give people a list they think #1 is the most important and #13 the least. This is not the case with the next traits. They are all important.
When you are a cleaner:
#1. You keep pushing yourself harder when everyone else had enough.
#1. You get into the Zone, shut out everything else, and control the uncontrollable.
#1. You know exactly who you are.
#1. You have a dark side that refuses to be taught to be good.
#1. You are not intimidated by pressure, you thrive on it.
#1. When everyone else is hitting the “In Case Of Emergency” button, they are all looking for you.
#1. You do not compete with anyone. You find your opponent’s weakness and attack.
#1. You make decisions, not suggestions; you know the answer while everyone else is still asking questions.
#1. You do not have to love your work, but you are addicted to the results.
#1. You would rather be feared than liked.
#1. You trust very few people, and those you trust better never let you down.
#1. You do not recognize failure; you know there is more than one way to get what you want.
#1. You do not celebrate your achievements because you always want more.
How To Become Relentless?
As I mentioned before, you probably identify with a few traits of a Cleaner. Now, it is time to triple down on those traits and also try to explore other traits. I highly advise you check out the book for all Tim’s advice on how to become a Cleaner. He lays out a blueprint which is so clear and concise that it would be unnecessary for me to summarize it.
You can check out the article 15 Effective Ways To Develop Self-Discipline if you want to find some other tools to become a Cleaner.