Grant Cardone, NY Times bestselling author, self made multimillionaire entrepreneur, international sales master and motivator in business and life offers insights and advice each week on the Cardone Zone, a show that helps people better their careers, businesses and finances so they can create true freedom in their lives.
In this episode, Grant begins the show talking about how CEO/Founder of Google said that 30 hours of work should be enough for everyone to have basic needs. Grant questions this aversion to work and reminds viewers that the middle class plan that includes, do well in school, go to college, find a stable job, get married, buy a home, raise kids is not enough to withstand shifts and changes in a volatile economy. Grant Cardone offers hard success lessons inspired by an article in Business Insider and adds additional points. These hard lessons include:
1. Success Requires Work
2. Life is not fair and neither is business. Grant explains life is good for a bunch, terrible for too many and great for just a small handful.
3. The universe doesn’t care if you succeed or fail.
4. The biggest obstacle to success is you. Stop blaming economy, bad breaks, divorce, race, ethnicity, or some conspiracy. It’s you!
5. You’re not owed anything, entitled to anything, or deserve anything. Bad things happen to good people. Your good deeds and good intentions will not always be returned. You will be disappointed. You will be let down. You will be betrayed.
6. Luck plays a huge role in success. Catching a big break that leads to landing your dream job, for example, often depends on being in the right place at the right time. The harder you work — the more you show up the luckier you will be!
7. Everything you’ve worked for can disappear in an instant.
8. You need money and much more than you estimate.
9. Learn to sell not matter how much you hate it.
10. You will always work for someone.