I Love Grant Cardone, But I Don’t Agree With Him On This.

I just disagreed with one of my favorite speakers on the planet Grant Cardone on something for the first time on Twitter. He posted that REVENGE is not a strategy for success. OK, Tell that to Tom Brady’s face and see his reaction.

downloadRevenge is looked at as a negative emotion in this world and  it can be an emotion that gets in your way of production. I disagree because everyone in life is different. Just imagine if Tom Brady had to believe in his athletic abilities VS what he knew he could do as a Pro QB? being a 6th round draft pick is enough to go into Revenge mode and that is how Tom Brady became “TOM BRADY“.

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Drafted in the 6th Round….Time For Revenge!

Revenge is how most athletes keep their fire and drive once they lose, the same can work for business. I lived in Revenge mode most of my life just to prove to my family that me being in foster care was a huge mistake and it should have never happened.
I was not a bad kid, I was ahead of my family by light years when it came to how I thought and my ambitions in life but because no one in my family was willing to take me in as a teen, I had to go into foster care and learn how to grow up over night when I wasn’t ready for it so I adapted a Revenge mindset so I could go carve my own path in life just to show them that they fucked up!

PW_0065_A1713G_REVENGEI attribute most of the things I have accomplished in life to Revenge mindset and that alone is something no Guru or self help speaker will ever teach you because Revenge is negative and its best to just call it that and teach something else to people.

I was driven in life but with family leaving me high and dry as a kid, I took on the most natural emotion a kid would do at that time and that is plan for revenge. I didn’t do this because I was insecure in life but more because I just knew what I could do, I just needed to be around people who allowed me to grow the right way and encourage my passions in life.

You should cling to whatever you can that motivates you, Grant Cardone teaches “Whatever It Takes” right? so if you are new to business and the only thing you have to drive you each day is pent up anger, well guess what? you can channel that rage and turn it into a GRINDERS MENTALITY…because I did it and I am now writing a book about how I did it too because it worked. Imagine me writing a book telling you that I used Revenge to get back at people and then it didn’t work and then I wrote a book about it?….that is stupid! this worked for me and I know I am not alone in how I react to things vs how other people react…WE ARE NOT ALL THE SAME!

My mentor Glen told me this was not healthy but he also said that he is not here to judge me so what he did was this. Glen told me to prove him wrong, he said “Show me how your anger can get you anywhere and I’ll never bring this up again”keep-calm-we-will-take-revenge

That month I sponsored 20 people into my Amway business and was promoted to another level in the business that same month all because of my Revenge Grinder Mindset. Glen then told me “Good Job” but now you better control this, you better make it work, and make it last, because then you can go out and teach people how you did it because a ton of people operate on anger but they don’t let it guide them in a good way most times so you could be onto something here.

Just think at one time there was no strategies for anything, and once a few main ideas came about, all the new ones or not popular ones were looked at as wrong or strange but none of that matters at all because if you can make it work then what? it may not be the best route to go by for sure, but it is a method nonetheless. Grant Cardone teaches sales skills and he is one of the best at it in the world, but what he teaches are time tested methods, and even those methods don’t work for many people and its not because it they don’t work, its because the people learning from him can’t handle the work or responsibility to make those methods work for them but what if they did something else and it worked? then what? there is no one way to stay motivated in life or one set strategy that works for everyone otherwise there would be only one personal growth guru in the world and no others.

I have met way too many successful people in life who did things the unconventional way to ever believe there is one way or one method to do something. I love Grant Cardone and everything he represents but as someone who has used Revenge to get out of bad spots on life, I have no choice but to not agree with him for the first time.

So if you use Revenge to keep you going through hard times and you don’t let it effect you in a nasty way then I say use “Whatever it Takes” to stay motivated because success is hard, and getting there is a pain in the ass. As long as you are working each day to get better and your emotions don’t slow you down but in fact get you off your ass instead…..yeah I say he is wrong on this, maybe Revenge didn’t work for him, but see if someone like Tom Brady thinks revenge is a good thing. When it comes to emotions in life I say its all in how you use them and not get out of control.

If it wasn’t for Revenge mindset, I would be in a position in life to write my book. This is the first time I have not agreed with Grant Cardone on something, and I don’t care if even he thinks I am wrong because I am proof that Revenge is just fine and I think Tom Brady is a pretty good example as well to go by as well.

Revenge might not be the best route for most, but if you can handle that emotion and use it to your advantage then you do it if reaching success means everything to you in life. Use whatever you can!

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Black Friday or Financial Freedom?

no%2520black%2520friday_thumb%255B1%255DAhhh Black Friday is coming, the single most impulsive shopping day of the year for people who never plan for their financial future, but they sure as shit will run out to the stores to save $100 on a flat screen TV and that makes them feel good?

Just imagine if those very same people worked all year on themselves and their income. Chances are you would stop caring about saving $100 on a big screen TV because your assets would be buying all your stuff for you Vs you coming out of pocket or digging into your savings to make this happen.

I see people on Facebook buying things they can’t afford already, I see comments like “I’ll just put it on my husbands card” or I love this one…..”I guess I’ll not take my vacation next year and just work that week to pay for my shopping.

These are the choices people are making in their life?….awsome! no wonder we have income inequality so bad in this country. Don’t blame the top 1% for you not having money, there is more than enough money to pass around in this world people and 95% of you do nothing about fixing fc1304588b2c4d07ce65a2d39f6a08e9that during the course of the year but you will make all the time in the world to go spend money on things that will not bring you anything in return, no ROI or in this case no ROP (Return on Purchase).

I bring this up because I had a mentor student (Someone you would think has financial common sense) recently close out a real estate deal and they made $8k on the deal. This was last week, and as of right now they are planning on blowing the whole $8k on Christmas for the family. Maybe its time I cut this person loose from my program because I did not teach him that and that is not a smart move at all, it goes against everything you will ever learn on how to build a business or create financial stability for yourself. Blowing money is not cool, Growing it is!

If you are in sales folks keep in mind this little thing called TAXES, and whatever money you get to keep after that, don’t piss it away on Black Friday bullshit. Reinvest it so that next year you can actually afford Christmas Vs feeling good about getting last minute deals.

screen-shot-2013-11-12-at-12-50-29-pm1I laugh when people say “But I got a really good deal”, a good deal according to whom? the problem is you are still consuming, you are still spending money and Black Friday is the leader when it comes to getting people to spend money they don’t already have.

People are convinced that a good deal is similar to taking advantage of the retail giants, if you understand sales at all you know that they are the ones playing you and getting you to line up for deals that last only one day.

If people worked as hard on planning for financial stability as they do getting geared up for Black Friday, then you wouldn’t see so many sad or depressing posts on social media about how people can’t afford Christmas this year…..but they are in line for Black Friday anyway to make themselves at least feel better by saving money on products that are for impulse anyway. So the logic here is, “I am Broke”….but as long as I get a deal, its Ok to spend money!black-friday-buy-more-stuff
Black Friday PollHow much money will you spend on Black Friday Vs the amount you will spend on improving yourself and your income potential this year?

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Do You Struggle Trying To Reach Your Goals?

Struggle-No-MoreAre you one of those people who wants more out of life? Have you have tried a few things such as get involved in Network Marketing, or you decided to start your very own business but neither one of those things or anything else you have attempted hasn’t worked out for you so far in life? You are not alone!

I believe most people today actually do want more out of life but are too scared to go through the learning curve, the hardships, or the unknown to get there. Over the years I have noticed that there is a lot of people who are strong minded, goal oriented, and work hard but they can’t seem to move on beyond that in life.

They make about the same money each and every year, they drive the same car that needs repairs but its what they can afford so they just deal with it until it breaks, they also have the exact same year every year minus a family trip to a new spot but for the most part if you go over the last year in someone’s life, for the most part its a repeat performance of what they just did a year ago. No advancement in life, no growth, nothing really new to work towards just keeping it “The Exact Same“, living a Carbon Copy life which means you can’t expect much more in life than what you have now because you don’t open any doors for your new life to walk into.Logo

I see in many people that the passion is there, but the action is not! I see that people would rather not sleep and study all night to learn things, but then never apply them. I see this as a huge problem because I have dealt with this first hand on many occasions.

I see this all the time, I see people with “Good Intentions” they have a fire under their ass and they want to take on life and stop at nothing to become great. Then a few days later they are burned out 100% and why? I think there is a sickness in this world and its a deadly combo thing. I think if you take a lack of confidence, add that to a poor social surrounding, then you top it off with lack of application or work, well then you have a recipe for depression and debt and moreGet-the-Funk-Out-560x246.

So how do you break out of that sickness or “Funk” as I call it? you defeat all of that by finally learning ideas or methods that work for you on a personal level. I myself have been to many types of seminars. After each seminar I am all jacked up and full of energy, I have new life and now I am more dangerous to my competition but unlike most people, I can carry on that power until I make time for the next thing I put myself in front of that inspires me to action.

Having no confidence, and taking no action on your ambitions in life is many times self inflicted and a result of pass failures or even abuse at home. I have seen first hand what its like to watch people go to seminars and waste years of their life trying to learn one persons system to be great in life. I do not agree with that type of learningscreen-shot-2013-02-19-at-7-29-26-pm for everyone.

I believe you need to learn a lot from a ton of people, not just one guy or girl, you need massive exposure to new ideas, new methods, new tools, and you not only need new but you need new that applies to you and how you operate as a person “Right Now” you need to learn how to be built up based on how you react and learn “Right Now“. I have been working on a book this year that I think you would benefit from if you are looking for ideas on how to move forward in your life whether it is personal or business, defeating obstacles in any realm is a challenge so I would like to invite all the readers to help me celebrate in the Publishing of my first book called “Embrace The Grind” which is due out later this year or early in January of 2016.

Fotor1122220939This book took me 19 years to write if you can believe that. I spent 19 years going through personal development, I made money, I lost money, I hit rock bottom, I came back from that, so basically what I am saying is….I have been where most of you are! I was stuck many times in my life and in my businesses, but I did learn a few things along the way that really set me apart from a lot of people I know and that is…

I learned how to beat my insecurities, I know how to get 100% out of a day even when I wake up sick and feel like doing nothing, I am a master of my time and I get things done and expect results Vs sitting around waiting for something to happen.

I would like to announce this Book Release a little early so you can keep this in the back of your mind.If you struggle with some of the things I mentioned above, then this would be a great book for you. I will post a blog announcing its arrival on Amazon and for Kindle. The expected Release date is 12.31.2015.Fotor1121221125

I hope you all take the time to grab that book for yourselves because it covers things most people do not write about like how to deal with family when they hate what you do for a business or they think you are just wasting your time, or how about when you go to a seminar, you get home all pumped and then…..you don’t know where to start and even if you do start, how do you keep going after bad things start to come at you at test your will?

FotorCreatedProceeds from the book sales will go into an account that will then be used to help cover costs for a public schools low income family school lunch program.

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Purchase Mindset Vs Investing Mindset

I have a buddy who bought over 5000 DVD’s in his lifetime, he had a huge display case to show it all off and it was a nice collection. Today he has none of it, he had to sell it all because he needs the money. If you factor in what a DVD costs normally, let’s say $10 just for example even though at the time DVD’s were much more than that when this guy was buying them so this guy spent well over $50k on SHIT.furniture-clean-and-neat-dvd-shelves-and-organization-idea-for-home-theather

Technology has replaced DVD’s entirely with instant streaming services so unless you are a die hard movie collector and that is your thing, you just wasted $50k on a next to nothing return because when he sold them all on Ebay, he sold them in bulk for less than $5 a piece and basically sold them all to pay off things and break even.

You Don’t Even Realize That This is What You Are Doing.

If your financial plan in life is to start selling your stuff, then you have no plan! be mindful of what you spend your money on, most people make “Feel Good” purchases which are usually the ones where they don’t really have the money….but they will buy it because they are angry and want to feel joy, or they feel sad and need a pick me up. The best one is when they fight with a boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse, that is when people say things like…“I deserve this”…..you sure do and all the debt and wasted spending that comes along with it.

Stop watching the movie 40 Year Old Virgin and think that you will make huge money by selling your toys, or DVD’s, or whatever. Have an action plan NOW, that sets you up for tomorrow’s success, otherwise you will be looking to Ebay your life away to make ends meet.

Do you know someone who makes financial choices like this?

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