It only took me about one hundred and twenty nine seconds into listening to Grant Cardone's book 'the 10x rule' for me to realize that I had just found a new social mentor. This guy was on FIRE and was just what I needed to encourage me to start taking massive levels of action for my brand. So, I reached out to his team with some questions in which I was sure the answers would inspire all of you just like they have me. Connect with Grant, sign up for his news letters, and be encouraged by him. Here ya go, Enjoy! Leave comments if you wish -
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1. What is the name of your business and what type of industry are you in?
Cardone Enterprises focuses on providing web based sales training to fortune 500, 100 companies and individual sales professionals interested in increasing productivity and profits. Cardone Group offers one on one sales training, drills and actual scenario role play to work through common objections salespeople encounter during transactions. Cardone Acquisitions focuses on multi-family real estate investments. So my businesses are in sales training and real estate investing. I do both.
2. How old where you when you started your first business?
3. How did you know you were an entrepreneur?
I knew when I was 10 I wanted to be a businessman. In my 20's I kept getting fired from every job or I was disinterested. I wanted to create solutions and do my own thing and not have imposed limits on my personal success. Entrepreneurship is hard work and it requires a constant high level of commitment to massive action and this is what keeps me motivated and inspired.
4. What is something you do on a daily basis that you believe aids in your success?
Goal setting. I have a legal pad and I write down my goal every day. It pushes me. Simple thing to do, but I think bigger and actually see my words written on paper. I also don't get bogged down with too much planning. I just go. I attack each day and know which deals I'm focused on closing on.
5. What is best advice you received while starting your business?
If you are born broke its not your fault, if you stay broke it will be.
6. What advice would you give to someone who is thinking about starting a business?
Spend more time calling on customers and less time planning to talk to customers. Get ready to work 24/7, get obsessed, attach the purpose of the business to something more than money, never quit, seek out information and keep learning and the most important thing... GET ATTENTION for being the "go-to" expert in what it is you do. You can accomplish this today very easily thanks to social media so take advantage of this and get known.
7. What is one resource you cannot run your business without?
People that are all on the same page - there is nothing more valuable than having a team of people that all believe in me even more than I believe in myself.
8. What is the best book you have read this year?
Problems of Work by L.Ron Hubbard
9. How can we connect with you?
Sign up for my free strategy of the week which I send directly to your email/phone: http://grantcardonesuccess.com/
Twitter I'm @grantcardone (and yes, it's really me tweeting)
YouTube (over 1200 videos FREE!) https://www.youtube.com/GrantCardone
My Website: http://www.grantcardone.com
10. Open advice or words of wisdom:
Get obsessed with greatness and success. It's really important to surround yourself with positive people. I adopted a No Negativity Allowed mantra and I suggest anyone striving for greatness do the same. Stay away from average people who tell you 100 reasons why something cannot be done. Always read and study what others you admire did and are doing. Keep learning. Strive for greatness in all areas of life and that is where the balance is. Don't settle for average. Be great! Nothing else pays.