How APES Can Make You Rich

Let’s get real, monkeys don’t make you money, right? Could you really use apes to increase your income? You will not believe this, but I’m telling you today, yes—you can. Is it that you need a little craziness to get some attention in this noisy world? No, people may watch a circus, but they won’t buy one. In sales, I want to show you how using apes can actually get you rich.

No, I’m not talking about a mammal, you don’t need to be the man with the yellow hat carrying around Curious George. I’m talking about the acronym APES. Memorize this, implement it, and watch your income skyrocket:

Who do people buy?

APES  is an acronym of 4 reasons why people buy things.




Security and Safety.

Pick any product people buy and you’ll see these are their motives. APES!

*If you want a phone because it looks good, that’s appearance.

*If you buy the phone because it’s a new version and faster, that’s performance.

*If you buy a phone because you get a better deal on your calls and texts, that is an economical decision.

*If you buy a new phone because your old one is failing you, you’ve dropped it in the toilet too many times, that is security—you want dependability.

Your customers will have APES with possibly one of the motives supporting their main motive. Maybe it’s primarily for appearance but they also want performance. Every day people spend money to improve their APES.

APES is the why: why are they shopping?

If your customer didn’t want to improve their situation in some way, they wouldn’t be shopping. The question then is what do they want and why do they want it? You have to find out what they want and what they will pay for today, not just what they want.

What is the dominant buying motive?


A motive is a desire that causes a person to act. You should be looking for the commanding thing that causes your buyer to act. Be clear on this before you demonstrate your product and close. Always have APES on your mind! For much more on this, get on my 7-Figure Sales Certification.

Let’s get you rich.

Be great,


Showing 4 comments
  • Emil Rodriguez

    Today’s my 49th birthday. I’m scrounging around pennies, struggling just to get my wife into the doctor’s office. I’m at the point of jacked/obsessed, and I feel a vibe of sincerity in your message. I’m all in to succeed and position myself in an upward trend. My wife deserves this and my kids deserve this. Only God knows how much time I have to do this, but at the very least, this scarcity mindset needs to end with me. And it will.

  • chris

    @ Emil.

    Uncle G tells us it (all of it) is indeed our duty. Stay “obsessed” and you’ll no longer have to worry about pennies in the cushions.

    Go for it and God bless!

  • Elizabeth

    Hi GRANT! I am forty seven year old and a single parent. I found you on Facebook early this year and want to learn from you as much as I can. I have never owned a car or house in my entire life in fact owning 5000 dollars will be a big miracle for me. I raised my eighteen year son alone selling my hand crafted jewelry here in Ghana. I am excited and want to learn how I can triple my sells and I know you are the right one to learn from.

  • Donielle alejo

    Grant Cardone Is the Man !!!

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