THIS entrepreneur was able to turn $100 into $10,000 in ten days with pure contactless hustle and a dented car.
The lifestyle Grant Cardone, 64, lives is very different from the one he had growing up and he likes to flaunt his million-dollar penthouses and private jets on social media.
He starred in the second season of Undercover Billionaire, a television show challenging successful business owners to build a million dollar business in 90 days or less.
During the show, you only get three things to start: a dented car, a contactless phone, and $100 cash.
Cardone was placed in Pueblo, Colorado, away from his high-rise penthouse in Miami.
Somehow he managed to turn $100 into $10,000 and the first step he took was to try to make contact as soon as possible.
In a bold move, Cardone, who changed his name to Lewis Curtis during the challenge, asked the owner of a motorhome rental business to sleep in one of his trailers.
The next day, he asked about potential business opportunities in the area and got contact details for a business owner named Matt, who ended up becoming Cardone’s main business partner during the challenge.
After making contact, Cardone then shows up at Matt’s gym, asking “How can I help?”
People might initially be skeptical of you, especially if they don’t know you – as was the case between Cardone and Matt, but Cardone pushed on and believed he could bring value to Matt.
Cardone presents a master trick: work for free when you start.
According to Cardone, it shows your partner that you prioritize the business over yourself.
And, once you show you can keep a promise, it becomes easier to ask for a bigger salary than you would have asked at the start.
However, proving yourself means more than just words.
Cardone was able to secure a $5,000 marketing budget from Matt, who also owns a mattress store, however, Cardone struggled when no customers showed up.
To remedy the situation, Cardone came out onto the main road with a sign and put on his pajamas which caught the attention of several motorists.
This resulted in sales of $12,000 that day.
Matt and Cardone were able to strike a formal business deal, giving Cardone a 15% commission on all sales he made.
Cardone walked out of that meeting with a check for $10,000 after the couple agreed to a cash advance.
In just 12 days in Pueblo and 10 days on the job, Cardone had earned his goal of $10,000.
“Never lower your aim,” Cardone said. “Increase your actions.