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My short bio: As a kid I was labeled ADD, ADHD, OCD and more. Professionals and family members told me to chill out, calm down, relax and take it easy.
I struggled with drugs and addiction, almost died... then I turned my obsession to my success - now I've written 7 books with a NYT best-seller, own 5 successful businesses with annual revenue over $100m and have over $500m in real estate - THAT'S my obsession.
UPDATE: Thanks for everyone who came out - even the haters - will do this again sometime
HEY THANKS EVERYONE....i am going home to prepare Donald Trump and Hillary for the debates. I am hoping there will be serious drama tonight....gc
What hindered you the most, or was your biggest struggle while climbing the business ladder?
not thinking big enough
What advise and books (not just yours) do you have for somoene who is thinking on starting a business ?
Tons of great ones. Good to Great, Ultimate sales machine, think and grow rich
Uncle G, what's the key to getting ahold of top decision makers? Meaning, when you're trying to talk to top level enterprise organizations how do you get ahold of those decision makers?
You need to be creative and find out what the gatekeeper needs and wants. Formulate your reach via phone or email as the solution to a problem they need solved.
I'm an immigrant already not easy life coming to another country. Learned the language, worked hard restaurants, dog walking you name it lol New York City. Went to college didn't finish couldnt afford paying for it anymore but it but helped me land an ok job at a private bank. Of course I want a way more than this but how can you invest in real estate without money? How can you open a business without any money? For what I know you didn't completely started from the bottom. What's the secret?
You're right. You need to increase revenue before you can do any investing. Find out what you can do to produce money and work that at higher levels and don't spend on needless stuff til you save enough to invest.
BTW - you have an advantage as an immigrant. Americans are lazy pussies for hte most part....you have reason to make money mostly which is connected to taking care of family. This give you serious advantage. GC
I'm a new Realtor at age 24 - How do I get ATTENTION while on a crazy limited biz budget???
You have to spend time promoting. Even if you do it on social, networking, via your powerbase or with flyers, you will not get anywhere without letting people know you are the guy. It's worth the investment.
What's your secret to success?
NEver quitting has been my ultimate secret....even when i have had it wrong I just refuse to quit and figure out how to say it or put it together. gc
did you find your dad yet?
I have found many fathers since then - gc
Who do you think will win the debate tonight? Hillary or Trump? And why?
I hope Trump rips her face off....just for the entertainment..... I hate politics and politicians. gc
I always feel like it is so hard to make money unless you have money. People who own real estate, assets etc. What do you reccomend for people who have made mistakes or were less fortunate to get into a position to build wealth? Single Moms, college dropouts, people who just made bad choices. Staying positive and motivated is one thing, but people who already are in a hole, how do they get out?
I made a decision to turn my life around everyday for 6 years at least ten times a day before it finally stuck. Keep making the decision - change your friends, your surroundings, and start reading about successful people constantly. gc
What's the hardest thing you've ever gone through? And what's the hardest thing that you see in your future and how will you endure?
My Dad and brother dying when I was so young. My whole life collapsed. The key is staying focused on my purpose and goals. They fuel my drive to persist when things are rough
Hi Grant, thanks for taking your time to answer our questions. I really appreciate your honesty and wish you all the best for the future. My question is about day planning. Do you plan every of the 1440 minutes a day? And how much sleep did you get after your turn around for the first years?
Hey, man. I do plan it all. I plan in 15 minute increments. Even if I plan free moments for certain times. I am always working but I know I can't hit it as hard as I do if I am not well rested. So I get at least 6 or 7 hours of sleep
Where is shelly miscavige?
What did you do with him?
How much of your success was due to your own efforts versus the connections and help you got by joining Scientology?
Scientology has not given me connections, but it has given me the tools to be more confident, more self-assured, communicate better and have more certainty about where I am going and what I am doing. No one does Scientology because of the connections, they do it to connect with their true self. GC
The takeaway from his answer: Don't alienate any potential customer bases, and be sure to prey on ones who've proven themselves to be especially easily separated from their money!
Dude if thats your takeaway you should work on your duplication of english language. BTW I would bet $10,000 you don't have any money to be separated from. gc
Congrats on all of the money! As someone who also often gets labeled ADHD it's nice to see others succeed and refuse to quit. Most of the time I get really caught up with thought and can't focus on the task at hand. Maybe you can help me out with the question that is currently vexing me so I can get passed it and move forward.
Is a hamburger a sandwich?
I think it could be - the question is why eat all that bread.... Is a piece of meat, tomatoe and onion on lettuce a hamburger
I've gone through a good chunk of your Uni, and I'm getting better at handling objections, I know how to handle them better on the phone but I literally just got this email 'I appreciate your effort, but I’m not interested man.' and i've been curious, How do you handle the I'm not interested objection over an email best?
Look ultimately you must keep a fuller pipeline. There is no one answer for every challenge - you need to figure out other ways to continue staying in touch with the prospect until they become interested again. Use my Follow Up material. gc
Do you know anyone who's being held captive on that Scientology cruise ship?
I have gone to the ship over 30 times and it has been amazing as well as all the courses I have done at Churches here in the states. YOu clearly have been reading too many tabloid mags OR you are one of those people who are threatened by new ideas and new technology. GC
What avenues do you recommend for severe introverts (autistic) in order to succeed??
Quit thinking about yourself so much. Look at what others need not how you feel. Become more interested in others than you are yourself. Do what you fear not what you feel. BTW I understand introversion - been there and spent too much time there. GC
What was the final straw for you that made you get on the right track?
Too many final straws to count. But when my mother finally gave up on me it really hit me hard. GC
Hi Grant, thanks for taking the questions! My question is: how can you figure out what your weaknesses are? I've been listening to your 10x book which is fantastic. I'm in real estate and knocked on over 1,000 doors last week. The result: 0 leads. I've considered a coach and am going to be getting your closer survival guide. Any other advice?
I love the brutal honesty you give. Anytime I thought about quitting prospecting, I just kept telling myself don't be a little bitch!!! Thanks for the constant motivation.
Farion, start cataloguing what the customer is saying to you exactly. You need to get MasteringObjections.com immediately so you can know how to respond to them. gc
Has financial success given you the happiness you thought it would? X
Its wierd - the money is not what makes me happy. nothing makes me feel better than knowing I am helping people. Before I go to sleep each night I look at 100s of snapchats from people who have learned something from my books and programs. The money I have made does not do that for me. But I do like taking care of my family in style or helping a charity out or working with the Boys and Girls Clubs or working with the military for free. -makes me proud of what I have been able to accomplish...... gc
Does your ADHD affect you still?
I hope so! GC
Cuz its genius at work.
Will you run for President?
I doubt it....gc
At what age do you get millionaire? I am 27 years old and something feel I am getting older and not making money, had you ever depression sometime in your life ?
Don't let failure worry you. Every failure gets you closer to success. When you get depressed write your goals down so you remember what you are fighting for.
I'm a millenial. I tried many businesses and financed them using my credit card. Now, after $180,000 in debt I have a revenue generating business.
Now I want to scale it and also solve my debt. What would you advise me to focus on?
My business has done 60,000 in sales, and 20,000 in revenue. I am still juggling my day job with the business to make ends meet.
How do I quickly jump 100% into business and yet make sure I can support my family and make a ton of money to solve the debt and live a financially free life?
Revenue is always the answer. Do whatever you need to do to increase the revenue. That will be the answer to caring for the family. I bet you are missing some of your powerbase that would buy from you or promote for you.
Now that you have money will you try to help other people in need ?
Tx for your business. My mission in life is to help people every day. That is why I do so many streams, online shows- I want others to have success. Checkout my social and my online channel. Lots of free advice.
Also we are working on getting my new book Be Obsessed or Be Average into every high school in America
That didn't work out so well for your drug addiction, now did it?
I had to quit that to not quit on the things I was meant to do. No one is meant to be addicted to drugs. Don't be a dick - its not attractive on you. GC
I got a question I have been dying to ask you. I work in construction, and have an lease with an option to purchase a property, downtown in a third string city. My plan is to tear down and build a fourplex. The numerous work. Here is my question. I hate my job, but with it o have a plan that will achieve this goal of the fourplex. ( i am also living on the back of my jeep in another city because the wage is way higher) i have an opportunity to becone a sales guy for a internet real estate management company ( taking leads an such.) I have never done sales, and if I take the job, my plan is in question.. what would you do? ( pretty sure you'll say take the sales jb..)
You need to keep the main stream of income strong. Don't abandon what is working for an unknown. Once you have the mainstream strong then look for ways to open new income streams.
What was your drug addiction?
Any drug that would alter my state for a moment. I had no self esteem at all - felt terrible for who I had become.
Cheers Uncle G, Mastering Objections is hands down some of the best info I've ever had in sales. I'm in software sales and turning objections around has already attributed to massive success but also a huge boost in confidence - thanks again! Looking forward to getting on Cardone U soon.
Awesome, man. Keep pushing. Also good on you for grabbing it when you did. Teh same program you paid $49 for is now $500 - gc masteringObjections.com
As someone who touts being moral and ethical as a sales pitch, how do you react to well founded claims that organizations you represent are engaged in activities such as indentured slavery and human rights abuses?
I realize you won't answer this, or you'll gloss it over with standard "You don't know anything, Scientology is awesome - WHAT ARE YOUR CRIMES?!?!?!?!?" response, but the evidence is out there and very public.
you read too many tabloids....... DBAD
How is the search going for the PHP developer in Miami? My company is uniquely positioned as the largest specialized staffing agency to fill that for you quickly and seamlessly saving you time and accomplishing the next level website you need for your business.
We are making an offer to one and have a couple of backups. Think we are good.
What should a person down on his luck do right now? Where to start from?
Look, you need to start earning income. I don't care what job it is. Go work somewhere and get some money coming in. It will give you room to breathe and re group. Take advantage of all the free info on the web and constantly keep connected to positive messages. Avoid negative messages and people. And write down your goals every day. Just start.
Thanks, man. Well, this will be my turnaround. See you in 2020.
Looking forward to it.
I've always been curious to hear who that sales trainer was whose video tapes you bought back when you first made the commitment to become a pro.
Also, what's your favorite piece of wisdom by LRH?
You may remember me from when I visited you back in March, here are photos
Thanks again for taking the time. It was uplifting to see with my own eyes that everything you talk about in your books, articles and everything you show on WIT is 100% real.
Hey man. It was Jackie Cooper. Awesome stuff. Not really a favorite but I love flourish and prosper. It fits my style.
You are a member of scientology, correct? What do you like about its teachings/community that keeps you involved in it?
I have been searching for better understanding of myself and others my whole life. It has helped me in everything from my own self-assurance to business, and understanding others to being a better father and husband - as well as showing me how much more I am capable of in making a difference for the better..... GC
Uncle G, what social media do you see imploding on itself in the near future?
All of them... will be replaced at some point. Most are being used by NSA today gc
As a motivational speaker, what do you think motivates people the most?
i think it is something different for everyone and i also thing there is more than one thing that motivates people. GC
Hey Grant! I appreciate everything you do.
I was wondering do you have any tips for aspiring European salespeople who would love to work in US like myself, and for eg. does your company hire people from other countries?
We don't care about your background - we care whats inside of you. GC
Did you get started with training and motivation courses? How did you make the transition to that kind of work and how did you start advertising it?
I have never advertised until this last year. Teh rest of the time has been branding and making myself known in the market. gc
What advice would you have for a newly licensed agent in CA, on how to become a top producing agent? Grant Cardone kind of top producing. Love your videos by the way!
learn everything you can about sales....too many realtors study to get a license and then never learn the rest of the business which by the way is the part of the biz that make money. The license is nothing - learning how to sell, market, promote, negotiate, close and keep a full pipeline is where you must learn
Are you a Christian or a Scientologist? Or both? Please Explain
I believe in Christ. I believe in God - I study Scientology to better understand life as a body and as spirit. People who think Scientology doesn't believe in God are misinformed...I know Paptist, Protestants, Jews, Muslims who practice Scientology.
I know that your done, but I just heard about you and I wanted to tell you a bit about myself, even if you'll probably never see it. My name is Cole and I'm currently 16 years old. I've never really seen a job that I'd want to do, and haven't planned out a career outside of high school. However, I still have an income stream which is due to me selling food at my school, Beef Jerky, Coca Cola, Candy, Gum, etc.
People keep asking me what I'm going to do with my life, but the truth is, I'm not sure. I've got almost no talent currently, but I want to be able to grow up and be at least pretty successful. I believe that through hard work almost anything is possible, but the problem is that I'm not really sure what to do. Do you have any advice for someone in my situation?
Dude - that's awesome! You ARE talented - whoever is telling you that you aren't is the kind of person you need to get away from - you're a SALESMAN which means you can be successful with ANY aspect of your life.
You just need to find the right product to put into the market - find something you believe in - something ethical - something that HELPS people and then put ALL your energy behind it
If you haven't you need to check out my Millionaire Booklet - it's only 42-pages and it will give you everything you need to lay out the foundation
Be awesome man... gc
"You just have to keep trying harder. Nobody will hand you anything because you don't deserve anything, you just have to work harder for it and you'll get there. PS - Buy my book"
Followup : " So how did you do it?"
you have canned response of a little bitch...who has given up and now spends his time criticizing others who are trying to make a difference.