Hello Mr. Cardone,
My name is Audrey Green. Funny story, I believe you actually know of my father Todd Green from Springfield Illinois and the Green Family Stores. I’m 20 years old and I recently moved from Illinois to Newport Beach, California. I work at both a Lamborghini dealership and a McLaren dealership. I grew up in the car business in the Midwest and have worked in a dealership since I was 14. I’m telling you these things because I’m currently sitting on a flight to meet my family in Naples, FL and I’m listening to your audiobook “Sell or Be Sold” and I just finished chapter one and I’m blown away already. After previewing multiple books your enthusiastic voice stood out most to me. I couldn’t be happier I bought your book. I want to move up in the dealerships into sales, preferably McLaren and that is definitely a possibility in the future. I’m looking for as much sales guidance and practice as I can get before I reach that point. I found your book on iTunes before my dad told me he knew you. When I found that out I was shocked. What a funny coincidence? I also just recently became involved in a company called MODĒRE. It’s a lifestyle brand that is running it’s course through social retail and social marketing. Anyways, I just wanted to reach out to you and let you know how much I enjoy your work and I’m really motivated by your audiobook so far and the great things my dad has said about you.
I am a regular viewer of Cardone Zone and Young Hustlers, but I first came into contact with Grant when my Dad gave me his book for Christmas. My Dad said, “They won’t teach you this in business school: sales. No matter what you choose to go into you are selling in some way, and this guy has a lot of great lessons to share.” I finished The 10x Rule on that very day, and started following Grant throughout the rest of my college career. Here are three lessons that I have learned from him that helped me publish an Amazon Bestselling book at 21 years old.
Hustle can overcome a lot of obstacles. I had never received an A in Grammar, nor have I ever proclaimed to be strong in the subject. I felt that I had learned a lot through trying and failing many times with internships, and that I had a lot of value to add to students looking to jumpstart their career during school. I followed Grant’s advice of staying the road and being persistent. I went through six cover designers, and had many naysayers saying that a college kid couldn’t publish a book. In your darkest times where you are close to quitting, keep putting one foot in front of the other. And not only that, step up your effort levels to push yourself to be better.
Grant talks about setting the bar high and really driving towards that goals without making excuses. I wanted to write a book that helped the most students I possibly could, and I wanted to seek great mentors to guide me through the writing process. I knew writing my first book would be a long toil and I wanted some successful authors to reach out to for advice. I tweeted and emailed Grant several times and he responded with some amazing advice that has played a huge part in the books success. I think that is says a lot about Grant’s character that he took the time to respond to a stranger with advice. Thank you Grant!
It all comes down to selling product. You could write the best book this world has ever seen, but if no one knows about it then help and enjoyment is brought to very few. I am still in the process of working on my marketing and sales efforts but Grant’s content online and in his books has helped me get the book into Universities and high schools as required reading, and they have seen a lot of success with it.
This subject reflects exactly how I feel about this year and the rest of my life. I have been preparing for this since November, and now everything feels right and I have found a purpose with what I’m doing.
My name is Stevan and I’m contacting you from South Africa, turning 21 in February. I started a career in sales and business in January 2013 for the telecommunications industry.
I had a rough idea of what I was in for when I started because I had a friend who introduced me to this great position. With a fresh start and no skills, I didn’t even know how to cold call. My nerves were shocked with the first cold call, but I slowly started and made my first sale just after one month, with help I must admit. During the next 3 months I got not one sale. That’s when I stumbled on your material on YouTube (you broke through the noise as you have always preached).
Now I realize what the past 8 months of learning have done for me. From setting goals to financial planning and prospecting, breaking through the noise and the amount of action that should be taken. I can list thousands of things that I have learnt, and now I understand what it means to truly care for the clients needs.
I am focused, I have my goals, which are always under review and are at 10X. I’m excited by life and the success I will be leading with.
Thanks and have a great new year!”
Tomorrow will be the first day in my new position as national field sales trainer for United Laboratories Inc. (We specialize in Earth Smart/Bio Based Chemicals) traveling to Sioux Falls, SD. I can honestly say since coming across your materials a year and a half ago it has played a major role in where I am at today.
As Jim Rohn put it; ‘Work harder on yourself than you do on your job, you will have more value to the market place.’ And with your books I went from a measly $28k to my now $50k salary + commission position in one year.
My goal this year is $120k and the sky’s the limit from there. I am 26 years old with no more than an associate’s degree, from a middle class family like yourself. I aspire to continuously 10X every aspect of my life and breakout of this mental prison called the middle class and you’ve certainly given me the key to the lock that I will be sure to spread throughout my trainings this year to others. Happy New Year! I look forward to seeing all you have in store this year…
P.S. Keep Cardone Zone going! I am a loyal follower/listener, great stuff!
Dear Mr. Cardone,
I want to thank you for all of the knowledge I have gained through reading The 10X Rule. I am an affiliate with a growing health and wellness business and after just 3 months of hard work, I was able to walk away from my full time job after just 3 months. Thank you again for everything!
Keep killin’ it!!
Just wanted to say that I have just listened to your audio book “The 10x Rule” through Audible.com and I love it! I’m an animator/illustrator and my husband and I own two companies based here in New Zealand. I really enjoyed reading your book and found it entertaining and helpful. I also love the way that you make references to your family in the book too.
I initially came across your videos on YouTube which led me to your book. I hope you make a visit to NZ one day
Take care, all the best to you, your family and team. Thanks for writing the book!
Mr. Cardone – I hope this message reaches you well and in a timely fashion, but I’ll keep tweeting you to ensure you do see it within a week. I could write for pages about how much this article applies to me as a senior who is about to graduate from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing, but I would rather write about how I am going to meet you in person within the next 365 days.
Sorry if that comes off as too intense but I have learned that if I want to do well or even anything my in life then I need to see success not as an option, but rather as an obligation and (my personal favorite) DUTY.
I have also learned to write down my goals every single day – I’m talking about my daily goals as well as my life long goals and no I don’t mean vague goals man, I mean goals that have time sensitive deadlines. Sometimes goals that only take 15 minutes to accomplish so I’m not wasting any of my time because it would just be downright unethical to waste my time or anyone else’s time man and I am working on being the most ethical person I know. If I did waste mine or anyone else’s time then I would have to SPRINT everywhere I go and I’m already running (brisk jog) everywhere I go because I don’t usually take breaks. IF I do then they’re only for 45 seconds so I can control my time. Man, I have been so busy lately because I do not have any ‘white space’ on my calendar and Grant it’s in part your fault! Yea sure I have no white space on my calendar but I’m sure as hell happy I finally read this article which a good friend sent me a month ago. He told me that I have to read it because it’s so applicable to my life right now and that his dad (best dude we both know) sent it to him.
I’m sure you already know what I’m about to say next but I’ll tell you anyways – your 100 Ways to Stay Motivated has turned my life around. My friend’s dad referred to above helped me through a really hard time one year ago and he even recommended I check out these ‘Grant Cardone’ videos that he watches every morning. I’ll keep it real and be honest with you-I thought the idea of watching a minute long video every morning was the dumbest thing I had ever heard so it took me a while to actually watch just one. I’m glad I actually watched that first one because I haven’t stopped since and that was about 10 or 11 months ago.
I have to tell you that the only reason I watched that first one was because I googled your name to try and figure out your real story and holy shit man, we share a pretty similar past. Anyways MSU is about to tip off in 1 minute against VT and I have to get out of this library so I can go watch it. Last thing I have to say is that I am going to do whatever it takes to meet you because one of your videos says to make a list of contacts that would change your life and out of the 5 suggested people, I could only come up with 2 names-yours and someone I can’t even remember now haha.
Your videos have already changed my life but I haven’t even met you yet hence why I’m still at this library on a Friday night (9:26 EST here) writing.
PS – it looks like you’re looking for a new name for the show. Here’s what I think it should be called – LISTEN. I was thinking ‘Just Listen’ but I like how short ‘Listen’ is so no one wasted their time saying two words instead of one.