Be Your Version of James Bond

When I was young, I watched James Bond.

I thought to myself, that’s the guy I want to be.

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But in our society you can’t tell people you want to be James Bond.

You can’t tell people you want to be rich.

You can’t tell people you want your face to be on the side of a bus.


People will call you arrogant, tell you it’s too much—that it’s not necessary.

People will tell you to settle down, don’t aim too high, just be normal.

Sorry—I don’t want an average life.

As a young man, I saw James Bond with cool weapons, great suits, and attractive women.

I also saw he was in charge, willing to disregard authority to do the right thing and be more dangerous than the bad guys.

But as a young man, what really made me aspire to be like James Bond?

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Here are 4 Qualities 007 has that you too should have:

#1 Confidence

Bond knows who he is and what he can do. He has courage and takes risks. Nobody who ever makes it big in anything avoids risk.

But to tackle your fears, it takes being assertive. You must be decisive that you’re going to take action in a situation, not sit back and be passive.

As I say in The 10X Rule, go massive or go passive! Confident people take action, usually 10X action to make sure the job gets done.

#2 Self-Control

Bond does what he says he’ll do. He keeps calm during drama. He doesn’t crack under pressure.

This takes a certain level of self-control, something most people in our society lack.

You don’t see Bond wasting his weekends. He doesn’t over-indulge. You know just by seeing him in action that he lives a disciplined life.

Being disciplined and having self-control is usually one key trait that separates the successful from the failures in life.

#3 Physically Fit

Bond has a good build. He’s muscular. He takes care of himself.

No boy ever said to himself that he wants to be a wimp, to be out of shape, to be soft…right?

While being fit, 007 is good in hand to hand combat as well. He knows how to handle weapons.

In short, he’s prepared. When danger comes, he can physically handle it! You too need to be ready, to take responsibility for your surroundings.

#4 Great Wardrobe

Bond dresses nice. You don’t see him in sweat pants, he’s busting out suits, collared shirts, and well-fitting trousers.

A stylish, quality wardrobe goes a long way in how you’re perceived. A flashy car like an Aston-Martin certainly doesn’t hurt either.

Like it or not, people will take you more serious if you step it up a notch with how you present yourself.

These 007 Traits are GOOD for your life and business.

Be confident, be self-controlled, get physically fit, and give yourself a great wardrobe to choose from each morning.

You’ll feel better about YOU and you’ll become more productive in life—and you’ll increase your income.

Be great,


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Showing 13 comments
  • Albert Marinas

    I’ve had the same dream since I watch my first James Bond.It was Cuba 1987 and I remember thinking, one day I’ll dress in a brown suit and drive a Rolls Royce.

    Thank you for helping me keep the inspiration alive 💪💵👑

    Today I lead a real estate startup.

  • Ognjen

    Love this!

  • Greg Davis

    Your honesty is refreshing!

  • Felix Brabander

    This is awsome.
    James Bond is and has always been in my system and I may live up to that great image more than I did sofar. Thanks for the reminder.

  • Mark Stouffer

    Grant Cardone is making a positive difference in this world with his cut to the throat truth. This truth brings life to the life less, hope to the hopeless and pours fuel on those that already have a burning desire. I read the 10x rule last year and that started a tremendous momentum of positive things and attitudes in my life. Now I’m hooked on Cardone University and all his other books. He’s the rich Uncle everyone needs to hang around. And you can everyday with all his material. I plan on speaking at one of his future Growth Conferences. My company is growing and cash flow is the strongest it’s ever been in the last 18-years of business. I have a plan to 100x my company in the next 8-10 years thru franchising it. One-Hundred Million Dollars in business is what my company will be producing within 8-10 years. Thanks Grant Cardone! Looking forward to spending some personal time with you in the future.

  • Efraín González Carrión

    Grant Cardone your have change my life! Thanks for charing your thought with all of us. These 4 Qualities are the best example we can have, but Self-Control, keeping calm during drama is key… Today I also lead a Real Estate Company in Puerto Rico. Website: Thanks God I met you 5 month ago!

  • Joe

    When i was a kid at private school we need to wear school uniforms daily. When i came to america public school. All that uniform stuff changed to casualty dressing. Go figure!

  • Jose Zamora

    Grant Cardone thank you. You’re also a super agent do to your GRANT LEVEL OF COMMITMENT you have impacted a lot of people by sharing your vision and your passion and my family is grateful for that. #10❌

  • Peter R. Weber

    Since attending the 10X conference a little over a week ago in Miami, my schedule has become insane. I’m overbooked, I’m obsessed with the Cardone University modules and I feel happier and more confident and motivated than I have in years. Grant Cardone is definitely the James Bond of the business world and after parachuting into Marlins park maybe he should try out for the part! 10X Baby!

  • Julian

    Your an awesome guy, Mr. Cardone, I wish I had done the things you’ve been able to do

  • Leroy Peters

    Great post, loved it!

  • Bryson Hill

    What a great post Grant! I love your message and everything you do from finances to relationships I’m all in 10X!

  • Daniel

    Love That Grant!

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