The Best Movie Ever Made
I once ran into a very famous actress who said to me, “I’m on your email list… and I’m amazed that your training material even applies to me.” I told her, “You know, I am convinced that I am also an actor playing the role of a businessman, salesman, author, and father.”
In life, we’re all actors.
Throughout my life, I’ve had to step up and be (or at least act like) something long before I had actually earned the title. Unlike a movie, your life is not a rehearsal–it’s the real thing. Every scene counts and everything you do is causing the audience to experience something. You, your family, your friends, the people you work with and your customers are all your audience.
Are you creating suspense, mystery, action, drama, and keeping your audiences riveted to their seats or is the audience becoming bored and disinterested? Consider now that not only are you an actor, but also the producer, director, and writer in the marketplace you act in.
It’s your life! You fund it all. It’s all on you. Whether you are a rookie sales person, well-seasoned sales pro, a manager of a company, an engineer, banker or an owner/entrepreneur, you are required to act.
Every day requires you to play a role.
On any given day, most of us are busy fulfilling many roles and you probably want to be great at all of them. Now, if I have convinced you that you are an actor and required to act every day, ask yourself these questions:
• What have you been acting like?
• Have you made a decision on the roles you want?
• What roles do you want most?
• Are you acting like success?
• Are you acting like an entrepreneur?
• Are you acting like you are in control?
• What role would your family say you play the most?
I’m done acting like the character that every audience ends up disliking in the movie: victim, blamer, excuse maker, hypocrite, Mr. Self-Important and well, you get the point. Look, your life is a movie and people are watching—your kids, your friends, and your customers. Now, what kind of movie are you going to make? What’s your “role of your lifetime?”
If you’re still in the process of figuring that out, come to 10XGrowthCon 2018 in Las Vegas. You are the producer of your life, and if you want to make a great movie you will need to fund it. The speakers at 10XGrowthCon will share actionable strategies that will help you amplify the intangible things in life. You will learn how to influence change in the culture of your business and help foster the 10X mindset in all that you do in business and in life.
Grant Cardone is a New York Times bestselling author, the #1 sales trainer in the world, and an internationally renowned speaker on leadership, real estate investing, entrepreneurship, social media, and finance. His 5 privately held companies have annual revenues exceeding $100 million. Forbes named Mr. Cardone #1 of the “25 Marketing Influencers to Watch in 2017”. Grant’s straight-shooting viewpoints on the economy, the middle class, and business have made him a valuable resource for media seeking commentary and insights on real topics that matter. He regularly appears on Fox News, Fox Business, CNBC, and MSNBC, and writes for Forbes, Success Magazine, Business Insider, Entrepreneur.com, and the Huffington Post. He urges his followers and clients to make success their duty, responsibility, and obligation. He currently resides in South Florida with his wife and two daughters.