Regardless of your position, whether it be banker, actor, mortgage broker, doctor, general contractor, teacher, car sales person, business owner, entrepreneur, executive, hairstylist, chiropractor, fund raiser, homeless person or whatever, you are probably feeling the effects of tightening economic times. Call this tightening whatever you might your real focus should not be on describing what it is but how you are going to be successful regardless of it.

If you are feeling concerned of how this tightening will affect you it is only because you know there is some weakness or deficiencies in your game plan. To insure your expansion and ultimately your chances at financial freedom it is vital during times like these that you really tighten down and get on your "A Game".

To become Financially Free a person must have four things tightened down:
1) An undying desire, intent and willingness to be Financially Free.
2) The right mental mindset to become Financially Free which entails how you think and all your surroundings.
3) Create only those actions that will guarantee your Financial Freedom.
4) Learn everything you can about selling, persuasion and negotiating as Financial Freedom is impossible without this skill.

I meet a lot of people in my travels that swear they have number (1) handled. Upon closer inspection most discover that their commitment waivers as they are not actually willing to do WHATEVER it takes to attain Financial Freedom. Sure you can hope and wish for it, but you have to want it so bad that nothing will stop you, certainly not a little "recession". This is when you have to be so determined and so clear about what it is you want. I have worked on strengthening this skill my entire life so that I could insure myself of Financial Freedom and get what I want out of life. Intention, like any discipline,is like a muscle that must be used everyday to get strong. Check out my Rules of Success program.

#2-The right mental attitude is something that many people work toward but few really ever get handled completely as they let so many other things influence them negatively. If you really want to be Financially Free you have to make it a must to make sure all negativity is stopped around you. In my book, Selling the Secret to Success, I give you one exercise to do that will put you in control of your mental attitude immediately. It is actually an exercise that develops a discipline so that you are able to inventory negativity, categorize it and start knocking it out. There is also another suggestion in the book for erasing it completely but that requires a phone call for only the most serious of Financial Freedom Seekers.

(3) While all people may have been created equal, all actions are not created equal and some are actually useless action-activities. Other actions pay off with small flows (very important) and some are gusher actions (life changing). You want to confine your actions that result in flows and gushers. Most people spend there day in actions that will not set them free, but in reality, further bind them their shackles. Others only go for the big quick gusher payoffs which don't happen as often. You need the small flow and the Gusher Actions to get where you want to go. This takes studying what others have done to really cash in and attain Financial Freedom. People don't take enough time to study others that have attained success and then figure out what actions they will have to take to get them their financial freedom.

And the most important, (4), Financial Freedom is impossible without the ability to sell your ideas to others. My book, Selling the Secret to Success is not as a tactical sales manual of how to selling techniques but rather shows the reader the vital importance of selling to all people regardless of their position. The biggest deals I have done in my life required 90% sales and 10% administrative. This ration you will find holds true with any level of success or failure a person experiences in their life. This thing called selling is not a bad word, or something that you should detest, but is actually the life blood of every successful organization, individual or great idea. No success or Financial Freedom will ever come without the ability to sell and persuade others to believe and take action as well. The world is filled with great ideas and short on people that can sell them.

My goal is to make twenty-five people Financially Free this year. Call my office and lets figure out what we have to do to make you one of them.

Grant Cardone
Author Selling the Secret to Success

Grant Cardone -Morningstar and Hollywood Reporter

Hello Everyone,

The new book, "Selling - The Secret to Success" is generating lots of interest and was recently mentioned on several mainstream news outlets, including Morningstar and The Hollywood Reporter.

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Grant Cardone Says "Don't Forget, It's America"

While our country seems to be experiencing challenging times, don't forget this is AMERICA. Even while the dollar hits all time lows, the stock markets is on a roller coaster, real estate has taken historical hits, our politicians haven't demonstrated the best in judgement and we as a country are criticized around the world, but don't forget- it's still America.

All you have to do is go visit another country, any country for a couple of weeks, and you will appreciate all that America has to offer and what makes it such an incredible place to live. It is my observation that many of us have come to take America for granted, forgetting all the great comforts and freedoms offered by our country. It is easy to love a place when everything is good, but a little harder to show appreciation when times get a little tough.

In this country no one will stop any individual that truly wants to improve his life. This is a country where a person is admired for his achievements, his ambition, his creativity and his commitment to follow through! This is a country where anyone that wants to get an education can get an education. 80% of the entire US population gets a high school degree (census 2006). No matter how bad a shape the schools may be in, we have schools that other countries would die to have. We have transit systems, lighted highways, roads, and telecommunications that other countries only have plans to have. Most of us have heating, electricity and plumbing and those that don't, can if they work hard enough. This is a country where the unemployed can get employed if they really want to work, the hungry can feed themselves, and where the poor can become rich if they want to do bad enough. This is a country where televisions, microwaves, automobiles and telephones are considered basics and other countries consider them luxury items.

While it seems popular to criticize what America does wrong, I would love to see more people stand up and defend all that America does right. This is not to suggest I am unaware of the number of things we can do better and should improve, but all the complaining, the problems, and the challenges does not change the fact that this is America. For those of you that can only find wrong with our country remember you are FREE to leave. Canada and Mexico are both close and you will come running back in less than a year. Really unhappy and feeling adventurous, you can wander off a little further. I hear there are plenty of opportunities in Iraq, Iran, China, Korea, and Venezuela. I hear a lot of people complaining, but I don't see anyone leaving!

I love America and I love its future and while I know we need to improve many things, I still know that its America. Recently I made three more major real estate acquisitions knowing that regardless of today's problems America is a great investment for the long term. My brother recently had a friend visit from Portugal who on the very same trip he bought property as he saw so much value here. An Australian businessman flew in to meet me at my home as he was interested in buying from me. I asked him why he was shopping for real estate in America and he said, It's America!

Don't forget Americans- it's America!
Please forward this blog to one more person and ask them to do the same.

Grant Cardone, Author

Grant Cardone-How to PROSPER Through a Recession

The only way to insure that you are not affected by the so called coming "recession" is to sell your way out.
Those that can sell will survive and those that refuse to sell themselves, their company and their services will succumb. Now, more than any other time in recent history is the time to sell and promote in massive amounts. If you try to promote at the same levels you did in earlier years you will feel the tightening of the economy and you will feel it in a very big and painful way!

The problem is not whether the economy is shrinking, the problem is that people shrink. At times like these people submit and go into apathy with only enough energy left over to blame the economy, the government, the housing crisis or whatever they can blame. This is an incorrect response and will not aid a person, a group or a company in finding a way out. The only solution is to promote and sell your way out!

So many people misunderstand this thinking that sales has nothing to do with them. Wrong! The world is made of sales people and no matter your role, position or title your life depends on selling. At this time in your life you need to know how to win at this thing called selling so you can insure your place in the marketplace. Selling means getting your way, getting others to say yes to you, getting others to support you, getting others to believe in you, getting your products into the marketplace, getting others to see your way of seeing things, and causing others to act in a positive fashion that will support you in surviving.

Those that can sell will succeed and those that can not will not suffer to that degree. There are over 6 billion sales people on this planet and most of them have no idea that selling is THE secret to their success. No single individual or business can survive without the ability to sell and persuade others. When you no longer sell yourself and your services you will cease to survive and therein lies the story of Bear Stearns.

Now is the time to sharpen your skills so that no one can say no to you!
Now is the time to sharpen your attitude so that others want to be like you!
Now is the time to expand, promote, produce and succeed.

Grant Cardone
Author, Selling the Secret to Success

Grant Cardone on The Main Thing

In the last fifty years of my life there have been nine recessions, four housing bust, six major stock market crashes and four major wars that the US alone, has participated in.

Also in those fifty years there have been more millionaires and billionaires made than in any other fifty year period in history. Those people became rich because they kept the main thing the main thing. The main thing is tomorrow, the future and what you will do to contribute to creating a better future for the world. The people that can disregard the bad news, the past, and focus on what they can produce for tomorrow will prosper and make a difference. Everyone else is just a spectator not a player and not a difference maker!

Fifty years ago, there was no Starbuck's coffee on every street corner, no cell phones, no hope of electric Cars, no computers, no internet, no Tivo, no email, no email, no Google, no Hummers, no flat screen tv's, no artificial grass, we didn't have venetian plaster, CRM follow up Systems, customer satisfaction reports, 40MM Watches, one hundred and fifty dollar blue jeans, and thousand dollar purses, there was no 24 screen movie theatres, huge city size theme get the point. The people that created these things have made fortunes and they deserve it. They kept their attention on creating and producing a future not on talking about what happened yesterday! These people were so focused on their dreams and the future they either disregarded the bad news or had so much attention on producing they had no attention for the things that were bad!

It would appear that the people that cry the most are the people that do the least! And the people that do the most have the least time to cry!

Nothing is more important than a person's ability to keep the main thing the main thing! And the main thing is always in your future never in your past. Get focused on what you will produce, create and contribute to the future and your life will change in seconds!

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Grant Cardone's - Push Through Your Fears

GRANT CARDONE SUCCESS BLOG: Grant Cardone's - Rules of Success - Don't Fear Failure

Whatever you fear you will find is what is most likely to get what you want! Push through those things you are scared of. Look at it, observe it, hold it and you will find on the other side of every fear you have is courage, strength, power and discovery. Fear has been said is false events appearing real. This is so true for me since being a little boy to a full grown man.

Quit pulling away from your fears, embrace them, move through them and you will conquer them.

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Grant Cardone on Creating Wealth

I did a seminar yesterday in Tampa for 400 people who are all looking for a way/ways to create financial freedom in their lives.

There are only two answers to insure you create financial freedom.

1) Put together a plan based on saving and investing not spending.
2) Produce at levels that guarantee that you reach your financial goals.

It works like this: Figure first how much money you need to be financially independent, take the number of years you are willing to take to accomplished the goal. Then divide the desired financial target by the years you chose. IE. 1,000,000 in 20 years, would mean you need to set aside $4000 a month every month for 240 months. With only minimal interest and never putting any of the money at risk you would be well in excess of 1,000,000.

The second step would be: Figure out basic living expenses, and other cost and state and federal income taxes and add the 4000 a month you want to save you have the number you need to produce every month!

Then do whatever it takes to produce that amount, whether it's worker harder at one job or taking on several jobs.

Millionaires become millionaires due to focus on an outcome, hard work, consistent effort at their goals, saving money not spending money, and doing whatever they have to do to create financial freedom for themselves and their loved ones.

Get you financial plan in now! Also get your attitude right everyday so you think like a millionaire. If you already have my Rules of Success program listen to one cd a day. If you don't have it, Get it. 800-368-5771

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Grant Cardone Success Advice-Keep Moving Forward

Keep Moving Forward

When it comes to getting what you want out of life there is no one that can make it happen but you. And to get the job done so that life rewards you with all you've gone after, you need to keep moving forward.
For me, moving forward has always been about intention and commitment to keep moving forward regardless. Method is negligible, meaning I in less interested in the mechanics than the intention and action of just merely moving forward. How do you get to the other side- move forward one step or many steps at a time.

This idea of just moving forward drives some people nuts, but to me, it's not about how to get up the mountain. Keep moving to the top regardless of your equipment. The most idea situation is that you have all the best equipment, the best training and you are completely prepared for the adventure. But in life that is not always the case. Sometimes you will find yourself without the perfect equipment, without the resources, maybe even without the training or education but still needed to get to the top. The only way to do so is to keep moving forward! It's about actually getting there regardless. To be completely unreasonable in your quest to get to "that place" where ever that may be requires to keep moving forward. S

I keep my intention set on reaching the goal is what matters to me regardless of my abilities. That is why I can get things accomplished that many say is impossible. I disregard the mechanics, the mathematics, even the problem itself and just keep pushing. I find myself always miraculously figuring out how to overcome the obstacles and solve the problems as I am doing getting to the top.

My accomplishments in life have all come to me by moving forward, despite questions and setbacks. I encourage you adopt this attitude. The method will show up as you move forward. I guarantee it will work for you!
Call us and we'll show you how to get started.

Grant Cardone

Cardone Success: Through Failure To Freedom

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