I’ve been a business owner for a better part of my life now. I can safely — and confidently — say that no one understands leadership better than my mentor, John C. Maxwell

Take any business that I’ve worked in or owned — I made sure to implement his teaching.

I made sure (and still do) to use his life’s work as the foundation for our organization. It’s been an incredible journey so far, and the impact of these teachings will forever leave a positive mark on me and my ability to be a better and more effective leader

When I sat down to chat with Dr. Maxwell, I asked him a question that’d been boggling my mind…

“Why do you believe that people read and listen to your stuff… but don’t actually apply it?”

And his answer was simple. 

People change themselves — John C. Maxwell

John C. Maxwell went on to explain that, for the longest time, he thought he was going to change lives. But then he realized… he doesn’t have to change anybody.

People have to change themselves

It’s a choice. you can put a great meal in front of two people, and one can say ‘sure, i’ll take the meal’, and the other person says, ‘i’ll leave it’. what i learned was this… i am responsible to people, not for them. people are responsible for themselves and no one else.

— John C. Maxwell

Your responsibility, as a successful leader, is this…

To teach. Just like that. Your responsibility is to TEACH people leadership principles and models. 

And the reason why some people do it and others don’t is because some people take responsibility while others don’t. That’s the main differentiator between the doers and the listeners. Because you can listen — but can you do it?

You gotta COMMIT to developing the culture in your company if you want to become an inspiring and remarkable leader

In 2018, before speaking at 10X Growth Conference 3, John C. Maxwell and I got together to share our leadership tips in a livestream, which you can watch below.

Now, to boost your leadership skills like never before, make sure you secure your Virtual Spot @ 10X Growth Conference 2022.

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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.

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