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Anyone heard of Grant Cardone?

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posted on Nov, 13 2017 @ 09:10 AM
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SO the new job I got a while back in insurance, well the owner signed us up for this guy's classes. Let me tell you it's torture. He sounds like a total narcissist. HE is also a Scientologist which makes it even more gag worthy.

I do not find this guy entertaining and a lot of what he says imo is common freaking sense. He reminds me of a sleazy used car salesman.

We are REQUIRED to watch this guy every day and on weekends. I personally will not use my free time at home to watch this nut bag. I don't get paid nearly enough to sit through this torture. He really loves to hear himself talk.

Anyone ever heard of him and his insanely overpriced common sense classes??




posted on Nov, 13 2017 @ 09:18 AM
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a reply to: mblahnikluver
Sounds like your employer is helping to fill the pockets of a man that has a listed net worth of $100 million.



posted on Nov, 13 2017 @ 09:24 AM
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a reply to: mblahnikluver

Grant is an incredibly successful salesman. He is able to convince everyone to buy his instructional products on becoming better salespeople.

And his stuff does seem to increase the sales % of anyone who adopts the ideology and tips he espouses.

Mblah I'm thinking that insurance sales isn't really the job where you belong. Clearly you are resisting the gung ho 'let's center our entire life and everything in it around making yet one more sale' mentality.



posted on Nov, 13 2017 @ 09:31 AM
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a reply to: mblahnikluver

And though I do agree that he has a very grandiose personality (sometimes), and I often wonder if he's on drugs, I will say that he is a much nicer person than you'd expect in real life.

He actually occasionally messages me to check up on how I'm doing, even when I don't say anything to him. He hasn't tried to sell me anything and gives free tips when I ask questions and is really nice. I haven't ever given him a penny yet he somehow took enough interest to be a.... "friend"... lol.

Crazy right?



posted on Nov, 13 2017 @ 09:37 AM
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originally posted by: mblahnikluver
I don't get paid nearly enough to sit through this torture.


Well if you'd sit through that torture and devote your life to making more money, than maybe you'd increase sales and get a pay increase?

Ok, LOL, I'm just kidding.

Really the best way to make big $$$ is to sell instructional videos to companies on how to increase their sales and convince the owners to force all their employees to watch it daily. Well it was the best way until Grant milked it dry.

You know, you can still sue people.



posted on Nov, 13 2017 @ 09:44 AM
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a reply to: muzzleflash

Scientology is interested in you? Or are you already in?



posted on Nov, 13 2017 @ 10:13 AM
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a reply to: Peeple

I'm the reincarnation of Xenu.



posted on Nov, 13 2017 @ 10:16 AM
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a reply to: mblahnikluver

I had not heard of the man in question, but the tactic being deployed by your employer is all too familiar. Your companies owner appears to have been fully duped, or is in some kind of cahoots, with the Scientology machine, from the seems of things.

Let me explain why I believe this.

Scientology is basically a mysticised racket, a "religious" mafia. Its adherents are forced to perform certain services, provide a certain amount of value to the organisation, by various methods. Some, the elite amongst their ranks, are expected to use their fame and fortune to make the organisation look legitimate to the idiot masses, to lend credence to the incredible, to make the falsehood appear as if it may have merit. The likes of Tom Cruise and his ilk, are those who are most able in this regard, and therefore are bought forward as poster children for the organisation. Salespersons of note and other similar figures are also considered of high value to the organisation, because their ability to manipulate grants them a power almost equal to the star power of higher value assets, like the aforementioned Cruise. Although their reach is not as great, their understanding of the weakness of human minds, makes them able to grasp people more deeply than even the stars can, because the stars are simply saying lines, whereas these salesmen, these con men are, in addition to being able to deliver a line, persuasive in other, more subtle ways.

People see their narcissism, and misread it as strength, a trait these people share with psychopaths, the ability to be seen as one thing, while remaining a much lesser other.

Meanwhile, those who have been duped, including in all likelihood, the owner of your company, will purchase their services or their seminars and their talks, at a massive cost to them financially. And heres where the confidence trick really bites. Once the purchase has been made, the weakness of the purchaser can really capture them in an unhelpful cycle, because they then have to justify that massive expense. In order to do so, they will force these seminars upon their workforces, with the effect that they can sit back, and watch the bauble they purchased at great cost, being used. The Emperor forces his new wardrobe upon the masses, to make himself feel better about how foolish his choices have been. And now, the final, most insidious stage of the deceit comes along. You see, the seminar is no longer about success, or about the passing of great knowledge from a teacher to a student. In fact, it never was. Now the talk is being transmitted to the entire company, thats perhaps hundreds of minds, perhaps thousands, depending on the company.

And there will be, somewhere within that talk, certain phrases, certain anecdotes, certain little tidbits which will loosen the minds of those who listen hardest to it, split their filters wide open, thereto fill the mind afterward with nonsense. I would be highly surprised if, this fellow being a Scientologist, he has not managed to work into his delivery, certain tactics which make those who listen to his seminars more likely to investigate Scientology, and not from a skeptical point of view, but from the point of view of prospects for the future.

This talk is likely to be little more than a memological viral assault, designed to weaken a persons mental endurance in order to make them more receptive to programming, even desirous of being programmed. Note, you are required to expose yourself to this individual, on a daily basis. Repetition breeds familiarity, familiarity reduces caution, wears away at skepticism, which is why it is said that a lie repeated often enough, becomes seen as truth. This phrase is not a witticism, or a trifling throwaway remark, but has been proven accurate time and time again.

So, this insidious agent will be in your eyes, your ears, daily and on weekends, softening the edges of your resolve, weakening the skepticism, damaging your critical thinking capacity. Now, it may not work on you. It may be so soft and subtle that it only grasps the most easily conditioned amongst the work force, but rest assured, this IS a type of brainwashing, and is VERY dangerous, largely speaking, because it is effective.

If you are going to comply with the demands of the company owner, and view this material as instructed, you MUST be mindful of the tactics which may be being used by the speaker, and the motivations which may lay behind his every word, every expression on his face, every mannerism and small motion of the hands. Suggestion is a powerful tool in the wrong hands, and virtually all salespersons are the wrong hands to leave it in.


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posted on Nov, 13 2017 @ 11:28 AM
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a reply to: mblahnikluver

I've seen his ads on the internet. Never clicked on them.

For sales, nothing beats learning NLP (Neuro-linguistic programming) . People scoff at it, but when you make multiple $20,000 single day Paydays because of it, it makes you a believer of it. Sometimes I'll use some of the techniques just to see if I can get a desired results out of somebody. They don't even know you are doing it to them.
I would at the very least look into it.



posted on Nov, 13 2017 @ 12:40 PM
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I've done the Cardone training.

My company paid for it.

I actually got a lot from it. I use some of his word tracks daily, they work.

I don't really like the guy and his attitude ( see FB ) or other videos out there of
how he treats people, but the training did help me.



posted on Nov, 13 2017 @ 01:23 PM
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originally posted by: elevatedone
I've done the Cardone training.

My company paid for it.

I actually got a lot from it. I use some of his word tracks daily, they work.

I don't really like the guy and his attitude ( see FB ) or other videos out there of
how he treats people, but the training did help me.



Long time no see!

Funny thing is I am not in sales! I am customer service but I do re-writes and sometimes I do sales but my sole role is in service work. This guy makes me want to gag to listen to!



posted on Nov, 13 2017 @ 01:25 PM
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originally posted by: muzzleflash
a reply to: mblahnikluver

Grant is an incredibly successful salesman. He is able to convince everyone to buy his instructional products on becoming better salespeople.

And his stuff does seem to increase the sales % of anyone who adopts the ideology and tips he espouses.

Mblah I'm thinking that insurance sales isn't really the job where you belong. Clearly you are resisting the gung ho 'let's center our entire life and everything in it around making yet one more sale' mentality.


That's why I am not in sales. I'm the service side but we all have to endure these videos. He is so arrogant. I hate sales. It's why I don't work in sales! I am customer service, yet I had to have an insurance license for my job so I can sell insurance and do when I get the chance but mostly I just re-write polices and service them.

HIs courses and appearances are insanely overpriced! I was like yea I want to drop a weeks worth of pay to see him in person. NOT!


My boss was like if anyone has anything to say about him just say it. I have to BITE MY TONGUE! I personally find him annoying and arrogant. Sure it works for those in sales yet Im not sales.



posted on Nov, 13 2017 @ 01:51 PM
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Using some... again, some of what I learned from Cardone and using everything that my managers tell me... tripled my income in 2 years.


Again, I think he's a conceited ass, but his methods work.



posted on Nov, 13 2017 @ 02:34 PM
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originally posted by: elevatedone
Using some... again, some of what I learned from Cardone and using everything that my managers tell me... tripled my income in 2 years.


Again, I think he's a conceited ass, but his methods work.


OH conceited he is. If I was in sales i could see me being forced to watch this. I have a hard time watching anything remotely like this in general so it is not fun when the first hour I come in I have to watch him. I can see why his methods work but I am not in sales. Im in customer service. The funny thing is many of the things he mentions we don't even do here yet imo we should. I don't want to bring it up because then I'll be the "snobby one with the suggestion." Small office and a very arrogant owner as well but he's cool on his own in many ways.

I had never heard of him until this course. Most of it honestly makes me want to sleep but I watch it becasue I have no other choice.

Your employer paid for it too? What do you do that it has worked if you dont mind me asking?



posted on Nov, 13 2017 @ 03:57 PM
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a reply to: mblahnikluver

Mainly his "word tracks". Just things to say to people...

With the cardone training that is tailored around car sales,
there are just so many things to say to help you along with the process.



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