After you’ve given your ALL at work, what do you give at home?

Leaders, business owners, entrepreneurs, and CEOs are all obsessed with one thing: Growth. How do you get 10X growth? Coach Micheal Burt knows very well how easy it is to put so much time, effort, and energy into work that sometimes he takes the foot off the gas when he gets home from the office. Many of us can relate, right? He calls this phenomenon “Crumbs”—it’s when you give the leftovers to your family after work.

Coach Burt: “My banker is a fanatic. He has an internal drive like you can’t imagine with a motivation to master at all cost. I’m built the same way and that’s why we connect so well. Much of my life has been driven by purely unbridled ambition. This has served me well for much of my career until it came at the cost of some collateral damage in relationships. At dinner one evening his wife said to Natalie and I, “Let me tell you what my family gets from him when he gets home from work, CRUMBS. We get leftovers. We get the scraps.”

I sat there and listened knowing good and well that was what my family got too, my leftover energy. But it wasn’t just what I gave them, it was also what my wife Natalie gave me. While I was working 12-14 hours per day building my enterprise as an entrepreneur and business coach she was running our real estate investments, getting our five-year-old off to school, running the house, and exerting every ounce of good energy she had too. I was both giving “Crumbs” and receiving “Crumbs.”

I thought right then and there, “Surely there has to be a better way. We all deserve so much more from the ones we love the most.” 

Millions of Americans get up and go to work every day and they exert large amounts of energy into their clients, their co-workers, or to complete strangers only to leave work and show up at home with little or no energy for the people they love. We call that “crumbs.”

Coach Burt will be on stage Day 3 at 10XGrowthCon 2018

With high demands and stress coupled with twelve to fourteen-hour workdays, how could a person expect to have a barrel of energy left over to play with their five-year-old who’s bouncing off the walls expecting to play as soon as they walk in the door? Or what about the stay at home mom that runs the house, raises the kids, does the shopping, and is worn out and doesn’t have any good energy left over for her husband. She offers “crumbs” as well.

So how do we avoid this? For years, I’ve been guilty of pouring every ounce of passion into my work only to be running on fumes when I arrive home and although I’m there, I’m not really there. I’m there physically but not mentally or emotionally. No long ago I had enough so I vowed to make some changes. I wrote at the top of my planner “NO CRUMBS.”

No Crumbs is a motto.

It’s about “beginning with the end in mind.”

It’s about proper nourishment for the body, the mind, the heart, and the spirit.

It’s about a time to cut it off. It means diligent vs. driven sometimes.

It’s about balance meaning “all things in their correct proportion.”

It’s about rest, energy preservation, and it’s about living a life of POTENCY and VITALITY. Isn’t that what everyone wants?”

Like Coach Burt, I don’t want to give my family “crumbs”, so I’ve gotten into the habit of spending quality time with my two daughters in the morning so I have the energy and focus to be at my best with them. Whatever you have to do, as Coach Burt says, don’t give your loved ones the crumbs. My wife Elena as my witness, I will not give her crumbs, but I’m still going to go full throttle in my business ventures.

Need help getting to that level?

Come to the 10X Growth Conference and find out how. Spend a weekend with people who are ALL motivated to give it their ALL. No crumbs for your family or your business. I’m talking about a super life in all areas of life. You can have it all. Reserve your spot now and come meet me and Coach Burt.

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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