Alex Hormozi: The anti-routine...[what billionaires use to win]

Last updated: Jun 16, 2023

The video is about the concept of the anti-routine and how it helped Alex Hormozi go from being broke to making over seven figures a month, and how saying "no" and prioritizing tasks is more important than adding more tasks to a routine.

This video by Alex Hormozi was published on Feb 7, 2022.
Video length: 11:09.

In this video, Alex Hormozi discusses the concept of the "anti-routine" and how it helped him go from being broke to earning over seven figures a month by the age of 28.

He explains that the key to productivity is not adding more things to your routine, but rather saying no to things that are not important and prioritizing what is.

He also emphasizes the importance of understanding that communication from others often comes with an implied ask, and that it is not always necessary to reply to every message or request.

  • Alex Hormozi shares his anti-routine that helped him go from being broke to making over seven figures a month.
  • The anti-routine is the most productive routine that is humanly possible for you to accomplish what you want.
  • The theme of the entire video is the word "no."
  • Communication is not about replying to everyone; it's about replying to the right people.
  • Alex stopped treating weekends differently than weekdays.
  • He realized that saying no to everything else created more blank space in his calendar.
  • Alex allocated his time to the things that were highest priority.

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Introduction

  • Alex Hormozi is an entrepreneur, investor, and CEO of Acquisition.com.
  • He shares his anti-routine that helped him go from being broke to making over seven figures a month.
  • He emphasizes the importance of saying "no" and prioritizing tasks over adding more tasks to a routine.
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The Concept of Anti-Routine

  • The anti-routine is the most productive routine that is humanly possible for you to accomplish what you want.
  • Champions do not have something that you do not have; they lack something that you have.
  • You probably do things every single day that you should not be doing.
  • The anti-routine is about stopping doing things that you're currently doing.
  • Priorities mean two things cannot be equally important.
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The Season of No

  • The theme of the entire video is the word "no."
  • You need to have a routine of saying no and an anti-routine.
  • You can't say yes to everything, and therefore it means that you have to say no to everything else.
  • If it's important, it means you mean to say no to everything else.
  • You need to have a routine of saying no and an anti-routine.
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Communication Perspective

  • When people communicate with you, they actually have an implied ask within the communication from you.
  • Most people have the time to reply and conflate the fact that they have time with the fact that they are obligated to reply.
  • If you remove the time from your brain, you will realize that you are not obligated to reply to everyone.
  • You need to prioritize communication and reply only to the most important messages.
  • Communication is not about replying to everyone; it's about replying to the right people.
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Stop Replying and Prioritize Tasks

  • During the anti-routine period, Alex stopped replying to people and events that didn't serve his needs.
  • He realized that most events and coaching programs were for social needs, not problem-solving.
  • He stopped taking meetings from 4 AM to noon every day to work on priorities.
  • Alex changed his phone number and only communicated with people he needed to.
  • He said no to bedtimes that were different on weekends versus weekdays.
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Focus on Execution

  • Alex stopped going to events because he knew what needed to be done.
  • He focused on execution rather than information.
  • He worked for the first eight hours of the day uninterrupted.
  • He only worked out twice a week because it was his minimum effective dose.
  • Alex fasted one or two days a week to avoid interruptions from eating.
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Say No to Everything Else

  • Alex stopped treating weekends differently than weekdays.
  • He deleted all social media from his phone and only used it for posting.
  • He realized that saying no to everything else created more blank space in his calendar.
  • He stopped taking meetings that didn't serve his priorities.
  • Alex said no to anything that wasn't a priority.
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Allocate Time Appropriately

  • Alex realized that leveraging his time appropriately was crucial to moving the needle.
  • He stopped treating weekends differently than weekdays.
  • He allocated his time to the things that were highest priority.
  • Alex stopped trying to make progress on multiple fronts.
  • He allocated his growth juju to the things that mattered most.
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The Anti-Routine: Prioritizing Tasks to Achieve Success

  • Deleting unnecessary apps and limiting phone usage can help increase productivity.
  • Most people spend three to five hours a day on their phones consuming social media, which can be a major distraction.
  • The anti-routine is not about adding more tasks to a routine, but rather prioritizing tasks and saying "no" to unnecessary ones.
  • Stopping certain habits and entering a season of "no" can be more effective than trying to follow a strict routine.
  • These tactics helped Alex Hormozi go from being almost bankrupt to making over a million dollars a month at the age of 27.
  • As an entrepreneur and investor, Hormozi shares his experiences to help others avoid similar struggles and achieve success.

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