The road to your first success milestone can be tough — but also terrifying. That’s how it was for me when I hit my first million.

When I had money, I never spent any of it. The more money I got, the tighter I got with my money.

And when I made my first million dollars, I became so frugal. I was afraid because, at the time, I didn’t know how to bring money in.

After my dad died, I watched my mom go into terror when she should have been grieving. I saw the fear in her eyes when she had to figure out how to save the little money we had and provide for us.

She was so petrified that I swore I would never let money control me like that. For me, that moment is a trigger, and I don’t ever want to be in fear of money.

What slowed down my first million

From 10 to 51, I had a deep-seated fear of money. Not understanding how money worked, not knowing how to bring it in, how to manage money and multiply it. Knowing I couldn’t help my mom when I was in my teens was devastating.

It was a long period of suffering for me to watch her like that. I grieved for the fact that I couldn’t solve my mother’s problem and fear. I watched her clip coupons every night. She was terrified that everyone would rip her off, and she needed to save as much as possible.

This experience made it hard for me to achieve my first million.

The fear of money

People fear money all the time. I’m not the only one who was petrified of money, but I am the only person in my family who has become financially free. It is something that I have overcome, and it is something that I continue to work on.

My upbringing was ridiculous, unnecessary, and very costly. If I had been born with more money, education, and opportunities, I would have been someone much greater.

Overall, making my first million was a terrifying experience. It made me realize how much I still had to learn. It was also a turning point because I became obsessed with learning everything about money.

But making your first milli doesn’t have to be a terrifying experience. See how the president of my company and right-hand man, Jarrod, did it in the Millionaire Employee Method Webinar.

My team and I are committed to helping people overcome their fear of money. We want to show them that there is a way out, and it doesn’t have to be so scary.

Don’t let this fear control you, and get your mindset right when it comes to finances. You are in control, and success is your duty.

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.

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