Everyone knows me as “Mr. 10X.” So, they expect me to be going at 100%, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. But the truth is… I have bad days too. For this reason, I’m going to lay out what I do when I feel lost, down, or scared. 

First of all, don’t be discouraged if you lose your way from time to time. It’s completely normal, so don’t let anyone try to label you or tell you otherwise. 

The problem isn’t that you get into a rut — it’s what you do about it

Unfortunately, seeing the way out isn’t so clear-cut when you’re wading through the mud. 

Well, your Uncle G has made his way through the dirt a time or two. So, let me show you my two massive steps to overcome it… 

Doubt, Fear, and Depression Hate When You Show Up

The best way to begin beating these negative emotions is to make small steps towards what is causing you discomfort — NOT to retreat. 

Even if it’s picking up the phone and not dialing the number of that big client… 

Walking by the gym and not working out… 

Or just talking to a guy or gal you’re interested in, but not asking them out… 

Just be in the vicinity of it. 

More often than not, you’ll be inspired to go ahead and do what you’re afraid of because you got that far


With that in mind, let’s look at step number two… 

You Can’t Be Afraid While Helping Others

If you are lost and are unclear what direction to take, helping other people is a great place to start. 

Obviously, being of service makes you feel good about yourself…

But it also instills confidence

This confidence will orient you and paint a better picture of where you may want to go next. And just as important, you are empowering another human being in the process. 


At the end of the day, don’t underestimate these two steps to overpower feeling lost, down, and scared. They’re simple… but often the most effective methods are. 

Use them — and I know you’ll be Great, 

Grant Cardone 

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Star of Discovery Channel’s “Undercover Billionaire,” Grant Cardone owns and operates seven privately held companies and a private equity real estate firm, Cardone Capital, with a multifamily portfolio of assets under management valued at over $4 billion. He is the Top Crowdfunder in the world, raising over $900 million in equity via social media. Known internationally as the leading expert on sales, marketing, and scaling businesses, Cardone is a New York Times bestselling author of 11 business books, including “The 10X Rule,” which led to Cardone establishing the 10X Global Movement and the 10X Growth Conference, now the largest business and entrepreneur conference in the world. The online business and sales educational platform he created, Cardone University, serves over 411,000 individuals and Forbes 100 corporate clients throughout the world. Voted the top Marketing Influencer to watch by Forbes, Cardone uses his massive 15 million plus following to give back via his Grant Cardone Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to mentoring underserved, at-risk adolescents in financial literacy, especially those without father figures.