You might not be in the right vehicle if…

When I talk about different types of vehicles, I’m talking about different companies you can trade your time and talent for in exchange for money. Finding the right vehicle is important for finding success in life. If you’re in the wrong vehicle you’ll lack opportunity and money. How do you know if you’re in the right place or not? There are several signs that you can look for to clue you in.

A) You’re Being Micromanaged—This is a sign that your boss doesn’t trust you enough to do what you need to do. Maybe you make too many errors, maybe you’re just unreliable. If that’s the case though, you should be fired. The right vehicle won’t keep people around that need to be micro-managed because the right vehicle doesn’t want to waste time micromanaging people. Get it? Great companies attract great talent—the kind of people that don’t need to be micro-managed.

B) Negativity is Tolerated—People come in on Monday looking sad, every Wednesday your co-workers start getting a little more positive with “hump day” talk, and by Friday afternoon the place is jovial with high-fives and “TGIF’s” heard throughout the building. Work is not a sickness.

Let me tell you, if your place of employment is filled with people who dread Mondays, you’re not in the right vehicle.

C) No Transparency—You want to be in a place that builds trust. If you can’t get answers to basic questions, that’s a problem. When everything is a secret, there’s usually something to hide. I’ve got nothing to hide at my company. If clients ask questions and nobody knows, not even upper management, it’s an issue of communication from the top. Great companies are open and communication should run freely.

D) Incompetence—Mistakes are one thing, everyone has them from time to time, but incompetence is quite another thing. If people are in your company who just suck, then you’re not in the right vehicle.

Great companies do not allow for incompetence.

Average is bad enough, but let’s face it, there are plenty of people in many companies that are not doing any work, let alone average work.

E) “Realistic” Expectations—You want to be in a place that encourages you to shoot for the stars. Literally, you need a vehicle that promotes 10X goals. If all that is ever talked about is normal, average, realistic think, then that’s a sign the company will never grow to where you want it to go. Great vehicles have wild, even unrealistic goals and then go hard after them.

So, are you in the right vehicle? Invest in 10XGrowthCon and you’ll not only receive great information to help you in your career, you might just meet the right people and find that vehicle you’ve been looking for.

Be great,


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,, 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.

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