Every week Grant Cardone comes at you on the Cardone Zone to talk about career, business, and finance. This week the topic is MISTAKES. What do you do when you screw up? We sent out an inappropriate email to 100’s of thousands of companies including places like Google, Aflac, and All-State. We all mistakes. The key is how you recover from them. Mistakes are really MEstakes because mistakes are your fault.

When you’ve made a mistake, do the following:

1) Confront Head On
Be a useful tool for disseminating accurate and timely information. Dealing with the media in good times or when things are more challenging, can be frustrating.

2) Handle It—Set the Rules of the Game
We made a mistake, I own it and I hope you can forgive us for it. I won’t apologize over and over again. People make mistakes. I am not going to be punished repeatedly.

3) Use the Energy of the Crisis or Mistake to Increase Exposure
Write articles, do interviews, record podcasts, etc. Get in front of the story if you can.

You have different channels that you can get away with different things. Your biggest mistake would be if you are too scared to make any mistakes. Realize that when a wreck happens people look. Make the best of the situation and turn the bad into a good!

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  • RoyMalura

    Hi Grant,

    Roy here from Malura Luxury Real Estate in Spain.
    We sell the most Luxury Homes in the South of Spain

  • beeznutzstl

    beez nutz is here! Hello GrantCardone

  • You are the one! 🙂

  • Hello Mr. Cardone,

    I made the mistake of not going hard/fast enough from the beginning. I work with Kyani, the fastest growing network marketing company out there! I want to send you some product, how do I do that?
    My website is 10x.kyaniviral.com/triangle

  • Leilani

    HI all

  • FLUSAcom

    Looking forward to this show

  • RoyMalura

    FLUSAcom me2!!

  • beeznutzstl

    Beez Nutz could of wrote that, 

    No nutz no glory

  • MrJoe

    I’ll see you in Vegas, Grant! Seeing you in person will be one of the many highlights of the year for me!

  • Adrian Tamayo

    Hey Grant, I’m a 20 year old from Los Angeles. Been having trouble deciding whether to stay in school or become an entrepreneur. I know entrepreneurship is the way to go; but don’t know what direction to take when it comes to it. Any advice?

  • ingrambuziness

    On the first day at an old job, I accidentally sent an email to the whole company that was meant for my friend who got me hired.  The email was a Ron Swanson meme that said “I am a simple man.  I like pretty, dark haired women and breakfast food.”  Boy did I get to know everyone fast.

  • beeznutzstl

    Spain, Bulgaria, Las Vegas, L.A, STL and more tuned in today. 
    Where are you watching from?

  • ingrambuziness

    beeznutzstl Kansas City baby!

  • beeznutzstl

    ingrambuziness beeznutzstl Love Kansas City, all about that Okie Joes and congrats on your world champion Royals!

  • Leilani

    Hi Grant. You’re amazing!!!! But you know this!!!   10X tools arriving today.

  • ingrambuziness

    beeznutzstl Thanks!

  • Teia

    Hey grant, my names Teia Hampton from Lake Charles , LA and i help kids im the area, get off the streets and do better in schoool. I teach productivity, and give them motivation to get their lives together to prepare for the future.

  • BrandonHolcomb1

    There is always enough time to get the things done that are important to you.

  • simon_cousineau

    I made mistakes . It’s my fault. I’m not a victim. I learn everytime.

  • Ernie Velasquez

    Hello Uncle G – Hope your doing Great today and the FAMILIA as well!! Mistakes are always welcome because if your noting making them then your not learning!!

  • FLUSAcom

    Was that sweet house photo you tweeted yesterday 33M?

  • Ernie Velasquez

    @Adrian Tamayo -Adrian that is a BIG decision man!! But you have to think about what your $$$ your investing in school be worth the 4 Yrs to learn something you can possibly learn at CARDONE-U??

  • beeznutzstl

    do the balls come polished?

  • My mistake was I forwarded one client’s credit card/personal information to another client.
    I am no longer working for that company, not because of my mistake, but because I took the risk to follow a entrepreneurial opportunity.
    I am distributor for a network marketing company, Kyani. 

    GRANT, I HAVE A BUSINESS PARTNER IN MIAMI RIGHT NOW, LAUNCHING A TEAM. I WANT TO GET YOU SOME FREE PRODUCT TO TRY. ITS ALL NATURAL/ORGANIC/NON GMO, BEST VITAMINS/NUTRITION ON THE MARKET!!!!!!!!!!!

  • FLUSAcom

    Should also sell a empty leather pouch that you can put those balls in, before and after

  • beeznutzstl

    FLUSAcom that way the salespeople of the world can carry their balls with them on sales calls. Might help.

  • RoyMalura

    hahaah lol

  • I didn’t have a problem with the email.  lol

  • josh

    I sell internet to elderly people its next to impossible haha maybe 1/65 calls. Some don’t even know what it is lol .

  • FLUSAcom

    http://

  • PeterMichael

    Grant!!! CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU ON 3/29! Let’s get it!

  • Ernie Velasquez

    My ME-STAKE is I am not putting in the 10X work ethic that I should be doing but I do jump right into my Own Business after my Full time job everyday 6-7 days a week! I just have to Commit a bit more to not just being BUSY but more PRODUCTIVE on my time I’m putting into my Own Business!!

  • GrantCardone

    Ernie Velasquez  me stake

  • GrantCardone

    FLUSAcom  48m

  • GrantCardone

    simon_cousineau thats right

  • unicornlovealwy

    GrantCardone Absolutely

  • GrantCardone

    Teia   tell lake charles hello for me…. steamboat bills is the best – awesome you are helping so many

  • GrantCardone

    @Leilani  thanks…

  • GrantCardone

    ingrambuziness oh wow….

  • AlvaroJoseMartinezTinoco

    My biggest mistake is not having met about you when I was a teenager. Great show GC.

  • BillieKiller

    the people that got offended need balls the most

  • GrantCardone

    beeznutzstl  yes

  • GrantCardone

    Teia   that is awesome – clean up that town..

  • GrantCardone

    beeznutzstl GrantCardone  whats up beeznutzstl

  • Cre8Now

    Truly great talk. I had an epiphany when the Israeli guy called in about procrastination and Grant said “Mistakes got juice, they got energy”. What I’ve been doing is taking that energy to get down on myself (a vicious feedback loop) rather than using it to move forward. Grant reminded me that I can direct that energy any way I choose.