FROM THE DESK OF GRANT CARDONE: I’ve recently been in gorgeous Kona, Hawaii. I have never been here until this past week. There’s a lot of black lava, great food, and tradition… Oh, and perfect sunsets.
If you’ve been following me, you know I came from nothing…so the fact that I’m enjoying this kind of life right now, hanging out in Kona, Hawaii, it’s just incredible.
There are so many opinions out there about what’s possible in life…
Whether you can find the time to have it all, you know—the whole “life balance” thing. But for me, I decided I don’t want to settle.
I grew up in a middle-class family and my grandparents were immigrants. My Mom and dad grew up in the depression and there was a scarcity mentality in my household.
As I grew into my early 30s and started a business, I traveled coach for the next 20 years, crossing my fingers and hoping each time for an upgrade because I was living with a scarcity mentality.
I thought that if I spent the money on myself for a 1st class ticket, that would be selfish. More importantly, I was scared.
My whole life illustrated the idea to minimalize your life:
- to spend less
- to have less
- to think smaller
So, anytime I saw people at upscale places like the Four Seasons, I judged them—how could they waste so much money on a hotel room? The old Grant, little Grant would settle for the Best Western. But you know what? People who stay at the Four Seasons are just living their life.
YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL!
My Mom and dad gave me a lot, but they did not give me the idea that you can have it all.
The saving mentality that clips coupons and never splurges, it’ll get you a little money in the bank, but it won’t make you happy because you’re SETTLING.
That’s why those same people will say money won’t make you happy, because they’ve lived like misers to save a million dollars and they’re not happy.
They’re NOT sharing it because they’re afraid of losing what they have.
Should you have it all?
- Abundant money
- Freedom from worry
- Time and health to enjoy it
Comment below if you believe it’s impossible.
I used to believe a person couldn’t have it all that you had to suffer, that you had to struggle and that you had to grind.
No, the reality is you’ve just got to come up with a great plan—and be in the right vehicle.
MAKE A LOT OF MONEY, HAVE A LOT OF FUN, AND SHARE IT.
So, don’t quit on the dream! The fact you have a dream tells you the dream is real and possible.The right vehicle means you need to have some opportunity that has margins and volumes.
You must figure out how to monetize.
And if what you have is valuable, people will pay you for it. People will pay you for strategies and solutions, but they’re not going to pay you for advice.
They might pay a little bit to be entertained, but they’re not going to pay for a lecture. You see, I’m just lecturing you now—but it’s because I made so many mistakes for so many years.
I used to be the guy saying, save your money. I used to be the guy saying, don’t spend your money…and there is a time and a place for that.
If you’re eating a $200 dinner, you probably don’t need to be. But, if that $200 dinner gets you around the right people, you should spend the $200.
MINIMALISM IS NOT THE SOLUTION TO A FULL LIFE!
Don’t figure out what it costs for one person to operate. I figured out how I should be operating in my life so I can have it all.
You must think bigger.
I don’t want to have the argument about should you have less or should you have more. I want to have the argument that you can have it all.
To have it all, you need a real business.
You don’t have to do this on your own, by the way. That’s arrogant. I didn’t do it on my own…
And if I’d have had more people involved sooner in my business, I’d be where I am today years sooner.
If you want to get rich and you want to have it all, invest in yourself.
Money won’t buy you happiness, but it will give you a nice big house in Kona, Hawaii with a beautiful view.