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Yes, people like me make it look easy… 

But business is hard.

A lot of people underestimate just how hard it is.

Getting your first customer is a challenge.  It takes hustle.

When you’re starting out, you have to get your offer right.  You have to figure out how to sell.  And you have to get known.  

You also have to do everything yourself.

At this level, it seems impossible to hire someone.  But it’s impossible NOT to.  You can’t do it all yourself – and you don’t have the cash flow to hire anyone.

But somehow, we figure it out and get it done.

So, the new employee comes on.  And it takes weeks of more effort to get them trained up.

And the stress mounts – can we keep the ship afloat to pay these guys every single week?

It takes growing as a person to succeed.

Then hitting 7 figures… 8 figures… 9… 10…

Every level presents new problems.

When you hit 7 figures… and you have long since figured out how to cover payroll…  you have to start to pull back from the business – to empower others to do the work.  

And you have to do the hardest thing of all for an entrepreneur – you have to let go. 

Even though it’s your baby.

For some people – letting go of the tiny details of their business is even harder than letting go of their kids.  There’s comfort in hanging on to absolute control.

But if you want your business to scale, you have to trust your team.

Then, once you hit 8 figures, your skill set needs to change yet again.

It’s scary.  But it’s exhilarating too.  And you can’t let the stress wreck you.  

When you hit 9 and 10 figures, you’ll have to reinvent yourself again.

It’s a constant battle.

So, if you’re struggling to make it to the next level, don’t give up.

What’s hard today will seem easy tomorrow.  But you’ll always have challenges. 

Don’t fear them… or hate them… embrace them.

Keeping it real…

– Grant “Master Closer” Cardone


P.S. – If you’d like to shortcut your path to the next level, I’m hosting a live Business Bootcamp at the end of the month.  And I want to give a ticket for free.  Get the full details here.

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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.