“You wanna get rich? You wanna be really successful? When I talk about rich, I’m not talkin about money. I’m talkin about a rich life. Freedom. Time with family. Choice. You get to move where you want, go where you want, do what you want. That’s why I’m in business for myself.”
I wish I had heard this before I went to college. But they don’t teach you this concept in college. They don’t teach you how to go into business for yourself, they teach you how to be a worker drone [watch]. Ever since I learned “the owner mindset” 18 months ago, I foresaw a level of freedom I didn’t know existed. Then, when I found the internet marketers who were living this mobile reality, running their business while traveling the world, the vision only got bigger. Btw, when Grant says family, I use that word interchangeably with friends. And as the world gets smaller, our families will grow. Let’s add as many interesting and fun people to our families as we can.
To paraphrase how Mr. Cardone opened his talk: What is success? Success is freedom, not any amount of money or recognition. Run your own shit, so you can do whatever the fuck you want,whenever the fuck you want, wherever the fuck you want.
Why is Mr. Cardone so passionate about helping others live free, rich lives? Well, his father bought his dream home months before he died. He never got to experience it with his boys. Now he teaches people how to not fall into that same trap. To get free. To stop going along with the crowd. That you have to do extraordinary things to get ‘not ordinary’ results, aka complete time and location freedom. He awakens people to the idea that although we live in a ‘free’ country, you still have to fight for your ultimate freedom.
“My Dad worked so hard, with no concept of freedom. He had a good job, he made some money, but he was basically imprisoned in his thinking – that work is hard.”
He’s a Freedom Fighter.
Mr. Cardone gets it. He’s got the goods. I just watched this talk, and wrote down my favorite notes & quotes. What does Grant Get? He gets that if you want to be successful, you have to do what everyone elseisn’t doing.
It’s being able to do what you want, when you want,where you want. That’s living like a homo sapien in the 21st century. The age of crystal balls and flying machines. And telepathy. Think about it.
telepathy |təˈlepəTHē| noun - the supposed communication of thoughts or ideas by means other than the known senses.
5 tips to DOMINATION:
1. Write a book
2. Cut negative people
4. Change what you read (and watch)
5. Get Certain
“If you won’t pressure somebody to do the right thing, it’s something you don’t believe in. Have confidence in the truth…Stay with the cycle until the cycle is closed. Because you believe. Build your confidence until you’re invincible.”
Grant truly wants us to know that if we stop before we get what we want, we are not confident. And if we are not confident, we have nothing.
“It takes 10x more activity than you think…”
Scary. Just have more activity. Reach out to more people. Blog more. Do more research. To dominate, it takes crazy levels of activity. Is your business active? The cool thing is, nowadays with automation (technology and virtual assistants), it’s easier than ever to keep shit active even when you aren’t.
“I had to keep my targets high, to keep myself interested. It’s your responsibility to live up to your potential.”
If you’re not genuinely interested what you’re doing, it’s gunna be tough to dominate. I am especially guilty of this, because I get bored easily. I always have. That’s why I’m choosing to do business based on lifestyle that is interesting to me, not which brings the quickest or most money.
“Uncertainty is the problem.”
Even if you’re a little uncertain with what you’re trying to do, others won’t follow. It’s just pure psychology.
“You gotta Practice enthusiasm.”
Most people get more excited about american idol than they do their own business or careers. That says it all. TV is the biggest sheep dog ever. It gives you a virtual reality to be excited about, even though it has nothing to do with you or reaching your freedoms…see my post on BIRGing (Basking In Reflected Glory).
“Did somebody tell you to ask for me?”
Lol what a great line to say when somebody asks you for something… No matter what they’re asking for, it says ‘I’m your guy’. To Dominate, you have to do a little mind fucking.
“Most people are gonna spend more time in their life working, than any other thing…and not being successful.”
Watch The Story of Your Enslavement - for more history on this sad truth.
“To do daily: READ. LISTEN. WATCH. It’s 3 different ways of learning.”
The Trifecta of lifelong learning. He’s beast for that one.
“This is not about a college degree. This is massive amounts of action. To get attention for yourself, your brand, your company, your product, your ideas, your dream.”
(That part gave me the chills).
“What do Michael Jordan, Steve Jobs, Warren Buffet and Oprah have in common?”
1) DUTY. Aka ‘I HAVE to do this’. Aka ‘I won’t be able to live with myself if I don’t’.2) IMMERSION. Aka they live and breathe their work b/c they like it. Aka they fuck wit it. Aka they think its dope.
Grant’s 4 steps of Success: HEY!!! U listenin to ME?? Here it is:
To Summarize this talk (and what Cardone is all about):
Have Crazy Confidence
Don’t follow the herd
Blog (aka write)
~Here’s to Livin That Life.
“Lifestyle Entrepreneurship — Time Freedom / Location Freedom / Financial Freedom”
“How do I Get Rich? Don’t Compete. Dominate, Free Yourself”
What are some other good Grant Cardone videos? This is only the second one I’ve seen haha. Put it in da commentz!