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Follow the Money

May 15, 2014 27 Comments

You know, in America, anyone can make it. I was a C- level student, below average. But, at 16 years old I made a decision that I would be wealthy. I had no idea how I was going to create wealth for myself I just knew that a life of scarcity was not for me. As I grew older I learned quickly that I needed to move to where the opportunity was. I grew up in Lake Charles, Louisiana moved to a different city for an opportunity, seized it, saw another one, and moved again. Sure it’s uncomfortable, but successful people do what is uncomfortable to achieve greater comforts later on. So ask yourself, are you ready to make your move for more?

To build true freedom for yourself you must be nimble. You have to change the thinking from, “I can’t leave this city. This is where I’m from, all of my friends and family are here,” to “Where is the opportunity to increase my income and create true freedom for myself and my family?" So many people don’t actually decide where they are living. They allow other people or circumstances to make that decision for them. Why? No one knows your dreams better than you do. Follow them, even if it means to a different city, state or even country. Look, how you vote doesn’t matter. As far as I’m concerned, there’s the Democratic Party, the Republican Party, and then there’s my party. My party wants freedom and prosperity regardless of what’s happening with Government. Doesn’t your party want the same? This “follow the money” mantra is what inspired the move of my business and family from Los Angeles, California to Miami, Florida. California was hammering me on taxes. I had to be nimble to protect my money. You should too! I urge you to take time to investigate opportunities elsewhere. Maybe it’s an hour or two away. Maybe it’s across the country. Research options and calculate the numbers. If the numbers add up to a larger profit, GO! Ask yourself these questions about your current situation:
  • Am I thinking for myself?
  • Why am I living where I live? Who decided this? Me? My family?
  • For my talent and trade is there better opportunity elsewhere?
Knowing your options opens you up to new possibilities and gets your wheels turning. You become more motivated. You start to see yourself in the future living in a new place reaping the financial rewards. Even if you choose to stay put there are other ways to follow the money. Following the money doesn’t always have to mean changing where you live. Here’s how to follow the money anywhere you are.
  • Make money important. There’s no shame in this.
  • Follow the money within your organization. Where is the money in your company?
  • Be nimble! Maybe you can switch departments, a satellite office, go where you must to get more money.
  • Demand the dough. Make it clear you are interested in earning more and doing more to bring in revenue. No leader in their right mind will tell someone who wants to make them more money to go away.
  • Study the people who make money ethically and intelligently.
Possibility and opportunity are endless to those who never put limits and restraints on themselves. People ask me, “Grant, what’s the biggest thing that holds people back?” One of the highest on the list is the unwillingness to be nimble which keeps people stuck. They end up settling for what is given to them as opposed to creating what it is they want. Follow the money. Be great! Nothing else pays.

27 Responses

Danielle Murrell
Danielle Murrell

November 01, 2016

Thanks for the advice Grant!

Joel Wolhendler
Joel Wolhendler

November 01, 2016

I completely agree. My new title is V.p. of W.I.T grant u gotta appreciate that.

John Logothetis
John Logothetis

November 01, 2016

Great advice, Grant!

Charles Musselwhite
Charles Musselwhite

November 01, 2016

Great paradigm shift in thinking. Culture, family, etc… may define where your from but you don’t have to let it define where you’re going!

TheShef
TheShef

November 01, 2016

Don’t be afraid to get out of your own way on your path to success!

David Storace
David Storace

November 01, 2016

Good stuff Grant-I appreciate you.

Luis Ramirez
Luis Ramirez

November 01, 2016

So true I came to Miami because family convinced me to. Honestly not my city not for me…Need to go back to NY where I came from and honestly thats where the money is and better opportunities for me. Will send you a postcard once Ive relocated back to the Big Apple.

C
C

November 01, 2016

If income is stagnent or declining than one MUST change, which may include location for great future….Agree!!! Your post is great!!!!

Steven
Steven

November 01, 2016

I agree 100%. Go where the money is! Take action and never be afraid to fail.

Felix T. Fegurgur
Felix T. Fegurgur

November 01, 2016

Great post!!!

Grant Cardone
Grant Cardone

November 01, 2016

That’s right Charles!

Grant Cardone
Grant Cardone

November 01, 2016

Awesome man!

Grant Cardone
Grant Cardone

November 01, 2016

Good luck Luis!

Joel Wolhendler
Joel Wolhendler

November 01, 2016

Cuz I’m already CEO of MIH (make it happen)

Make it a great day!
Joel Wolh
514.803.8700

Grant Cardone
Grant Cardone

November 01, 2016

Yes it may, it also may include exhausting the resources that are around you too.

Grant Cardone
Grant Cardone

November 01, 2016

Why not be CEO of W.I.T?

Grant Cardone
Grant Cardone

November 01, 2016

You’re welcome Danielle!

Grant Cardone
Grant Cardone

November 01, 2016

You got it Nathan!

Bradleyjordan
Bradleyjordan

November 01, 2016

I Am living in the Eugene/Portland northwest area where the city’s are developing more and more due to Nike and many other attractions what are your thoughts on staying in a community where the boom is in progress compared to leaving to a city such as NY LA or Miami where it’s already well developed and in full affect.

Nathan Ballet
Nathan Ballet

November 01, 2016

Do not get confortable where you’re at right now ! Whether you make $50K or $1 million a year, you can ALWAYS push yourself to produce more for you and those who support you ! Thank you Grant, you keep me going every day man !

Ingrid Coulon
Ingrid Coulon

November 01, 2016

You have to be willing to do things that nobody else does. So you can live like nobody else does… #success #10xlife

Dan Robin
Dan Robin

November 01, 2016

I have been listening to the 10X rules CD last year and immense changes occured in my life…I gave it to my ‘’soon to be wife’’ and she is totally amazed and flabergasted by you and these rules…great to hear them again and I’m in for futher increase of wealth. love and success. Thanks Grant!

Grant Cardone
Grant Cardone

November 01, 2016

That all depends on what YOU do and what YOU are passionate about. You have to take an inventory of your skills and talents and then determine where you should be.

Dane Donovan
Dane Donovan

November 01, 2016

Grant is full of value. True leader among men. Please believe me.

Shay Goree
Shay Goree

November 01, 2016

This is awesome! I want to change my thinking about money and glad to have been directed to your site. I have what it takes and will FOLLOW the MONEY!!

Kellvyn Atary
Kellvyn Atary

November 01, 2016

Thank you for your generosity.

Grant Cardone
Grant Cardone

November 01, 2016

That’s great Dan and you’re welcome!

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