Successful individuals love to seek out problems because they know that almost every problem is universal in some way or another. Some industries actually create problems so that they can “solve” them by way of selling their products to you. (Think of all the things you’ve purchased over the years because you “needed” them. Did you really? Or were you convinced that they would solve some problem you may or may not have had?) Flu shots are a great example. Many people think they are necessary, but medical opinion is divided on this matter. Problems for the successful are like a meal to the hungry. Give me a problem — any problem — and when I solve it, I will be rewarded and I may become a hero. The bigger the problem is — and the more people who will benefit from the solution — the more powerful your success will be. You get yourself on the successful list by seeking problems to solve; for your company, employees, customers, the government — whatever they may be and wherever they might exist. The world is filled with people who have — and unfortunately people who cause — problems. One of the fastest and best ways to separate yourself from the masses is to establish yourself as someone who makes situations better, not worse — become a problem solver. I’d love to see in the comments below what problems you have solved for people lately. 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.