Grant Cardone has been making headlines as a sales trainer and marketing influencer for years. The 7-times bestselling author, relies heavily on social media to help share his message. With million of die-hard fans worldwide, his message has been heard loud and clear. But exactly how did Cardone build such a diverse yet rich empire?
Let’s take a closer look into some of Cardone’s business ventures from his early career all the way to his ultimate success as a motivational speaker, author, businessman, and investor.
Who is Grant Cardone?
Born in 1958 in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Grant Cardone graduated from McNeese State University in 1981, with a bachelor degree in Accounting. This gave him all the right tools to let Cardone move out of Louisiana and start off his career. Instead of pursuing a job in accounting, he decided to move into the automobile sales business, and his first job was for a sales-training company. Although living in Chicago, Cardone had to frequently travel all around the United States. He eventually worked his way to the top, becoming the CEO of Freedom Motorsports Group Inc.
Cardone’s investments and career choices span far from just the automobile business. He also has a lot of expertise when it comes to the real estate market, as he currently holds a real estate portfolio estimated to have a value of $350 million. Cardone also helped develop and starred on his own show on National Geographic Channel called “The Turnaround King”, which followed him through the United States as he helped business owners with their failing businesses.
Cardone’s hard work clearly has paid off as he keeps receiving a lot of praise not only from other motivational speakers but even critics, with Cardone placing 1st in Forbes “25 Marketing Influencers to Watch in 2017”, and being awarded commendations by The US Senate, US Congress, Los Angeles County, and even the US Army.
We couldn’t be more excited to see what Cardone will be up to in 2017 and in the future, and how he will choose to invest his money. With an amazing portfolio including collaborative work with Google, Sprint, Sprint, Aflac, Toyota, GM, Ford, and many more Fortune 500 companies, we are sure Cardone will not stop surprising and inspiring us all to keep working hard on what we want.
Cardone’s real estate empire is worth somewhere between $350-400 million dollars. There is no official estimate of his actual net worth as he also stated on his Medium and Linkedin accounts that it’s hard to say.
He said would have to sell his Cardone Training Technologies, GrantCardoneTV, Cardone Group, his book rights and ownership of future book deals, copyrights, apps, and find buyers for 4,500 apartment units. What is more powerful than his net worth? His goal, which is to own 10,000 units worth over $1 Billion. He also wants everybody on earth to know his name and equate Grant Cardone with sales training.
Grant Cardone’s Inspirational Quotes About Money, Sales, and 10X Success
“All the excuses in the world won’t change one simple fact: that fear is a sign to do whatever it is you fear – and do it quickly.”
“Anyone that suggests to me to do less is either not a real friend or very confused!”
“Approach every situation with an “in-it-to-win-it-whatever-it-takes” mindset. Sound too aggressive? Sorry, but that is the outlook required to win nowadays.”
“As long as you are alive, you will either live to accomplish your own goals and dreams or be used as a resource to accomplish someone else’s.”
“Average is a failing formula.”
“Average is a failing plan! Average doesn’t work in any area of life. Anything that you give only average amounts of attention to will start to subside and will eventually cease to exist.”
“Be great because nothing else pays.”
“Be obsessed or be average.”
“Comfort makes more prisoners than all the jails combined.”
“Commit first – figure out later.”
“Criticism precedes admiration and – like it or not – goes hand in hand with success.”
“Do people know you because of your unbelievable work ethic? If you can’t answer YES to that, you’re not gonna get into that top 10 percent.”
“Do the things you don’t want to do, so that one day you can do the things that you want to do. Pay the price! Sacrifice something!”
“Do what you are scared to do and watch your confidence grow.”
“Don’t be confused by what looks like luck to you. Lucky people don’t make successful people; people who completely commit themselves to success seem to get lucky in life.”
“Don’t watch the news… make the news. You don’t read the newspaper, you write newspaper articles. You don’t read books, yeah, you read books, but learn to write them.”
“Go the extra mile, there’s no one on it.”
“I don’t have time is the biggest lie you tell yourself
“I have been called a lot of things due to my commitment to action – a workaholic, obsessive, greedy, never satisfied, driven, and even maniac… I have never had someone who is more successful than I am considering my excessive action to be a bad thing – because successful people know firsthand what it takes to achieve this kind of success.”
“I need new haters, the old ones are starting to like me.”
“I suggest that you become obsessed about the things you want; otherwise, you are going to spend a lifetime being obsessed with making up excuses as to why you didn’t get the life you wanted.”
“If the people around you are giving you advice to slow down or to take it easy – you are surrounded by the wrong people.”
“If you know what day it is, you’re not busy enough.”
“Let the rest do whatever while you do whatever it takes”
“Luck is just one of the by-products of those who take the most action.”
“Massive thoughts must be followed by massive actions. There is nothing ordinary about the 10X Rule. It is simply what it says it is: 10 times the thoughts and 10 times the actions of other people…You never do what others do. You must be willing to do what they won’t do – and even take actions that you might deem “unreasonable.””
“Most people only work enough so that it feels like work, whereas successful people work at a pace that gets such satisfying results that work is a reward. Truly successful people don’t even call it work; for them, it’s a passion. Why? Because they do enough to win!”
“Never reduce a target. Instead, increase actions. When you start rethinking your targets, making up excuses, and letting yourself off the hook, you are giving up on your dreams!”
“Never take advice from a quitter or anyone that has settled.”
“No commitment equals no results.”
“No one is going to come to your house and make your dreams come true.”
“One of the major differences between successful and unsuccessful people is that the former look for problems to resolve, whereas the latter make every attempt to avoid them.”
“One week they love me, next week they hate me. Both weeks I get paid.”
“Pay the price today so you can pay any price tomorrow.”
“Rich people don’t get rich by accident and poor people don’t stay poor by accident – both take effort – both are work.”
“Spectators pay – players get paid.”
“Success is not something that happens to you; it’s something that happens because of you and because of the actions you take.”
“Success is your duty, obligation, and responsibility.”
“Success tends to bless those who are most committed to giving it the most attention.”
“The ambitious are criticized by those that have given up.”
“The goal is not comfort, it is freedom!”
“The purpose here is to discuss the idea that crybabies, whiners, and victims just don’t do well at attracting or creating success.”
“The weak compete. The strong dominate.”
“There are certain things in life that have limits, but you don’t unless you impose limits on yourself.”
“Think about it: What’s the worst thing that can happen to you if you just totally go for it?”
“Treating success as an option is one of the major reasons why more people don’t create it for themselves—and why most people don’t even get close to living up to their full potential.”
“Very successful people don’t seek comfort; they seek success and are willing to do what is most uncomfortable. But most of the world is seeking comfort and familiarity, which are traps that cause you to settle for the mediocre. If you want to get to the next level of your business, you’ve got to be comfortable being uncomfortable.”
“Wake up! No one is going to save you. No one is going to take care of your family or your retirement. No one is going to “make things” work out for you. The only way to do so is to utilize every moment of every day at 10X levels.”
“Weak and overwhelmed individuals respond to others’ success by attacking it.”
“What if the only thing standing in the way of your greatness was that you just had to go after everything obsessively, persistently, and as though your life depended on it?”
“You be patient… I’m in a hurry.”
“You don’t get burnout – you lose purpose! You lose your meaning. When I’m tired, I look at my purpose.”
“You have to approach the notion of success the way good parents approach their duty to their children; it’s an honor, an obligation, and a priority.”
“You sleep like you’re rich… I’m up like I’m broke”
“You will either get what you want or you will be used by others to get what they want.”
“You won’t get much done if you only grind on the days you feel good.”
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*bitch: a complainer, a person who always makes excuse, cries and whines about things.