Grant Cardone’s 7 Steps To Recover From Disaster

Grant Cardone’s 7 Steps To Recover From Disaster

It’s a disaster!  Have you ever said that?  And to what degree was it actually a disaster?

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Definition of Disaster:

a sudden event, such as an accident or a natural catastrophe, that causes great damage or loss of life.

Has your kid or pet made a big fat mess that you labeled “a disaster”?  It’s interesting how we tend to magnify things isn’t it, even if we’re just being sarcastic.

Similar words for disaster

catastrophe, calamity, cataclysm, tragedy, act of God, holocaust, accident, mishap, misadventure, mischance, setback, reversal


Have you had a disaster lately?

Chances are many of us have.  What do you think is more important here, the disaster itself or how we chose to respond to it?  We have no control over an earthquake or a volcano erupting or a virus or if a group of guys decide to fly commercial aircraft into buildings.  But what do have total control of is what we decide to do about it, how to approach the situation and whether or not we push in towards a solution or pull back and retreat.

Keep in mind, once the disaster has happened, it’s done.  The questions you want to be asking should be about how to move forward positively and effectively.

Definition of recover:

return to a normal state of health, mind, or strength.
The prefix re means back again.  And historically, recover has been about health and strength.

So when disaster strikes, how will you recover?

Grant Cardone recently posted an infographic recently on Twitter with 7 steps to recover from disaster.  We’ll go over them together but first let me preface this with the fact that these seven step can apply to all disasters.  From the cat puking on the new carpet, you losing a big client all the way to The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man trashing lower Manhattan.

Grant Cardone’s 7 Steps To Recover From Disaster:

  1. Acknowledge the situation and stop wasting energy resisting what’s happened.
  2. Get over anger and blame.  They accomplish nothing and waste time.
  3. Stop waiting for someone to fix things for you.  It won’t happen.
  4. Resist the urge to quit or withdraw.  Apathy equals defeat.
  5. Understand your situation and what is required to change it.  Don’t apply old tactics to a new situation.
  6. Don’t give in to disappointment.  The occasional reality check should never deter you.
  7. Accept the need to learn new skills, discover new energy within yourself and make a new commitment to your business.

5 Action Ideas for Disaster Recovery:

  1. Keep your focus on creating the future.  What happens in the now is not a reason to stop creating.
  2. How much time and energy have you already wasted being angry, assigning blame and schucking responsibility?  And where has it gotten you?
  3. Remember, if you’re not dead, you’re still needed.  The only reason you’d quit is because you’re underestimating how truly powerful and capable you actually are.
  4. If you’re going to go all negative, give yourself a time limit.  Set the timer for 5 minutes and for the next 5 minutes, go full negative.  Crap out, bitch, moan, whine, complain, blame, have your anger, be disappointed and enjoy it.  Let it out and then when the time goes off get your ass back to work creating and solving problems.
  5. Put your ego in check and keep it there:
    1. Stop looking for reasons to be offended,
    2. detach from comparison and toxic competition,
    3. be open to being wrong,
    4. know you’re a spiritual being connected to everyone and everything,
    5. just skip on the whole passing judgement on another’s worth

YOU Are The Real Disaster Relief Package!

Remember #3.  Stop waiting for someone to fix things for you.  It won’t happen.  No one is going to come to your house and make your dreams come true.  If you look at every demographic, every race, creed, orientation, you name it, you’ll find people who have risen up and out from disastrous situations.  Some you’ll find, found massive levels of success, fame and fortune, yet there are countless, nameless others who simply got out and got on.  They created something good, positive and valuable.

Bottom Line:

Disaster will strike.  It has, it will, and it’s gonna.  Period.  Will you be prepared?  When Grant says “pay the price today so you can pay any price tomorrow” he’s not just talking about buying a jet.  Grant is talking about being fully prepared to weather any storm that comes his way.  And while the actual disaster itself may not be your fault or responsibility, how you respond is 100% on you.
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