There are different ways in which you can go after the things you want out of life. That’s a given, right? What you’re putting out into the world gets received and sent back to you largely based on how you’re asking. Let’s use your Starbucks order as an example.
There’s a vast difference between the person who meekly says, “Um, please, uh, I’d like an, uh, Venti Americano, and if it’s not too much trouble, would you mind giving me just a splash of cream, please?” vs. someone who rolls up to the drive thru confidently and respectfully but pointedly orders a “Venti Americano with light cream, please.”
Same order, but delivered in dramatically different ways. One person doesn’t want to be a bother, but is actually wasting the barista’s time, whereas the other person is intentional. Which person would you rather be?
This isn’t limited to coffee orders. This extends to every aspect of your life. And I’m using this as my example because I just finished a Mastermind with Grant Cardone, and I’m buzzing from it. I consider Grant a friend and a mentor, and there was so much that he had to say that deeply resonated with me and I can’t wait to share it with you.
Here are eight things I learned from Grant that are gonna blow your mind.
Maybe life is about the destination
You’re probably familiar with the saying, “Life is about the journey, not the destination” but Grant challenges that notion by pointing out that you have to give your life, your goals, and your actions purpose. Otherwise, you’re just wandering. Claim that you are trying to get somewhere in life. It’s okay if the destination changes, but you’re never going to get anywhere if you don’t live with intent.
You need to create the space in your life to get close to your goals
Grant’s example for this is, “You want a yacht? Get your ass on a boat. And do it now.” Basically, he’s saying, go to a marina. Spend time in that environment. Hang out with other people who own yachts. Absorb everything you can and create an actionable plan that will help you achieve your goal.
Here’s the thing: You’re never going to get the things you want out of life, or run in the circles you want to run in unless you physically put yourself into that work. Manifestation requires action. You’re never going to just wake up one day with everything you’ve dreamed of. Dreams only become reality when you take actual steps toward them.
Ruin where you are to get where you want to be
Successful people are where they are because they wouldn’t allow themselves to be too comfortable in the lives that they weren’t all that satisfied with in the first place. But those places provide security and certainty that can be restrictive. If you really want to get to the next level and beyond, you have to be willing to blow it all up.
Your destination requires people
Let’s be real, it requires massive amounts of people to create impact. We all love the story of the lone wolf, but whether it’s mentorship, partnership, or whatever kinda ship you wanna call it, your big, 10X goals are going to require surrounding yourself with great people to do it. Stop thinking, “I’m not a people person” or “I’m not good with people.’ Get over that limited thinking, seek out the people who align with your vision and embrace them. There are no solo empires.
But the ride is a solo one
Even though achieving your goals — creating that 10X empire — will undoubtedly require massive amounts of people to make it real, at the end of the day, this is your trip. This is your life. These are your goals. And it is your vision that is bringing it all together. You can strive to align your destiny with others, but priorities can change. You need to stay focused on where you’re going if you truly want to get there.
Stop worrying about “the likes” — focus on your mission
Listen, I love people. I like being liked. Everybody enjoys positive feedback. But my sense of self-worth doesn’t hinge on the social media echo chamber. I’m here to work, to build, to grow, and to achieve. If success matters to you, like if it really matters to you, then you need to ignore the noise, and stay focused on your mission. For me, social media is a place of business. It’s a vehicle. Where is yours taking you?
Get disappointed with more people, not less
This is all about holding people accountable. All too many people focus way too much time and way too much energy on that one person in your business who is causing problems, creating roadblocks, whatever the case may be. If your goal is truly to build an empire, then you should be focused on creating a business that employs hundreds if not thousands of people so you stop being focused on the one annoying person that you should have probably cut loose years ago. You’re never going to make them perfect for you. You have bigger things to focus on. Stop focusing on this smaller reality.
Be a hardcore motherfucker — fight for everything you have
Fight for everything you have, and be vicious with it. Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and other empire builders — these are all leaders who in their prime were absolutely vicious in creating their businesses, their products, and their empires. You don’t have to be mean, but you do have to be aggressive.
I especially want the women reading this to hear what I’m saying. You don’t need permission to be killers in your business. Don’t give your vision up for anybody. Be relentless. Protect it. Remember: It’s yours. No one else can dream it, build it, and live it the way you can.
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