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091: Steve Griggs & Grant Cardone

Today on Power Players Grant Cardone interviews Steve Griggs—best landscaper in New York—who says he doesn’t just do landscaping design, he does lifestyle design. At the age of 25 Steve knew he had to make some changes in his life when he found himself completely broke. Today, he attributes his success to showing up, doing his job, not saying no, and the willingness to go the extra mile when a client wants something. These qualities are transferable across any industry and are sure to bring you success. Be obsessed or be average.


9 Aug 2016

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048: Darren Hardy & Grant Cardone

On Power Players the host, Grant Cardone, speaks with highly successful entrepreneurs, business people, authors and others that are awesome enough to share their time and wisdom with you. Today Grant is speaking with Darren Hardy, a serial and sick entrepreneur that you can find at RollercoasterBook.com. He’s been connected and interviewed with Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, and more. You think money and start-up; this man has dropped in on them. “Entrepreneurship has to be up and down.” – Darren Hardy But before that, as a kid a 23-year old, single father in Albuquerque, New Mexico raised him. His father was a coach, and he raised him in the coaching style—like boot camp. His father had 2 other children with a new woman, but that woman never accepted Darren into the family. He attributes his highly successful life to his highly dysfunctional upbringing. When you achieved things, the sun set on your forehead; when you didn’t, it was a cold dark place to live. As a result of that is why Darren is a high-seeking achiever. His football coach father taught him discipline, consistency, hard work, the ability to beat anyone with hard work—but it didn’t work out for his brother. Two words can change your life: time management. Listen to the full episode to find out what Darren Hardy has to offer you.


12 May 2015

Rank #2

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002: Michael Burt & Grant Cardone

Coach Micheal Burt, Author of Person Of Interest and Zebras and Cheetahs. In this episode of Power Players, Grant Cardone sits down for a riveting one-on-one discussion with Coach Micheal Burt. The self-titled “coachepreneur” delivers a fascinating, fast past paced interview explaining, why you must strive to become a Person of Interest. Coach Micheal Burt, a former championship coach helps people and companies WIN championships of their own. Watch Coach Burt get fired up and passionate about the difference between confidence, boldness and arrogance where he offers this gem “insecure people find confident people arrogant.” From hip hop artists to celebrities Grant offers examples of people at the top of their game who are perceived as arrogant. Tune in and learn what key characteristics create a Person of Interest and why becoming one puts you in a powerful position to attract business as opposed to chasing it. You’ll understand how to become a buyer not a seller so you can determine whom you want to do business with. When you become a Person of Interest you become an in demand power player and the person others want to be around. Coach Burt and Grant show you how.


2 Sep 2014

Rank #3

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078: Gary Vaynerchuk & Grant Cardone

Grant Cardone talks with Gary Vaynerchuk in today’s Power Players. Gary has built businesses his whole life. He grew his family’s wine business from $3 million to $60 million and started VaynerMedia, a social-media focused digital shop that helps Fortune 500 brands tell their stories and drive their business results. Gary has written 3 NY Times Best Sellers and does the #askgaryvee show along with much, much more. In today’s episode Gary talks about his upbringing coming to the States from Belarus and how entrepreneurship is in his DNA. Is entrepreneurship something in our DNA or is it something that must be trained? Gary hated college, but was able to master Madden 94 along the way. He worked so hard in his 20’s that his one regret was that he didn’t spend more time with his friends. He tells Grant the best way to build wealth is to think long-term, not short-term. Gary also sincerely believes he works harder than anybody, and his goal is to do just that.


15 Mar 2016

Rank #4

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106: Donovin Darius & Grant Cardone

Economically, Donovin Darius started at the bottom. Your ability to earn is based on 3 things: the need for what you do, your ability to do it, and how difficult it is to replace you. Sports helped change Donovin’s life economically as he was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars and had a successful career playing in the NFL. He made sure to play at a level that he was difficult to replace. He now runs a foundation that runs football camps to help kids on leadership and life skills. He teaches to redefine yourself, get occupied, and get noticed. Although a person may have pure intentions, they lack the required mindset and action steps to capitalize upon their great potential. You must have the right mindset necessary for success and to dominate—in the NFL or in business. In life, you win and you learn—you only lose when you don’t learn a lesson or you give up.


3 Oct 2017

Rank #5

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034: Daniel Pena & Grant Cardone

Today Grant speaks with Daniel Pena, aka The 50 Billion Dollar Man. Who is the 50 billion dollar man? A man who went from being expelled 3 times before the age of 10 to owning and living in a 55,000-square foot castle in Scotland. Grant takes you from Dan’s origin story through his successes and failures in multiple industries. “Conventional wisdom is almost always wrong.” – Daniel Pena The entrepreneur bug didn’t hit him until he was 35. After he had graduated with a degree and served in the US Army. “The best way to learn how to fail and persevere is to have high expectations.” – Daniel Pena Also, check out the episode of Confessions of an Entrepreneur that Grant and Daniel did together.


24 Feb 2015

Rank #6

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063: Hector La Marque & Grant Cardone

Hector La Marque, Senior National Sales Director Primerica Financial Services. If you’ve ever heard of multi level marketing, worked for one full time or part time, this is the episode for you. Meet Hector La Marque, “the man who made millions at MLM Primerica”. Hector is one of 9 children to Mexican immigrants who valued hard work but were not educated. He was an average student but decided to be great at business and dove into books. He studies business greats and estimates reading over 1500 books. According to Hector, reading saved him and caused him to bust out of his environment. He aspired to live every day as if he was on vacation. He wanted freedom. He envisioned the lifestyle he wanted and decided he wouldn’t chase things but instead chase freedom. He learned there are no shortcuts, you must get really uncomfortable, take risks and have an ability to sell. After being made a client of Primerica he joined on a part time basis then transitioned to full time and was able to build a massive sales force resulting in over $65,000,000 to date. Tune in and learn how Hector La marque built wealth.


15 Sep 2015

Rank #7

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006: Hal Elrod & Grant Cardone

What if you died and came back to life? What would you do different? Fourteen years ago Hal Elrod (@HalElrod) was literally pronounced dead for 6 minutes after a near fatal, coma inducing head-on auto collision –a victim of a DUI. Today he’s one of the world’s top success coaches, a top in-demand keynote speaker, motivator, proud father, loving husband and best selling author of Taking Life Head On. In this Power Players episode, Hal shares his amazing, doctor-defying comeback story post accident, his rebuild of business and self, the crushing impact of the 2008 financial collapse sending him into deep depression and another rock bottom. If you have ever felt lost or uncertain, Hal’s 6 tips will get you to change your approach to life so you can control the things you can and release the things you cannot. Take it from a guy who died and was in a coma. You must wake up, hit the ground running and commit to make the most of every day you’re given.


8 Sep 2014

Rank #8

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013: Jeffrey Gitomer & Grant Cardone

Jeffrey Gitomer is a true ​sales ​legend. He’s a world-renowned sales master. In the 70’s he went to Bloomingdales in New York City with a beanbag chair, told a buyer to sit in it, and closed the order right then and there. He’s a creative on-the-edge writer and speaker whose expertise on sales, customer loyalty, and personal development has been studied and applied by millions over the past 30 years. He’s credited with writing the best sales book ever, “The Little Red Book of Selling” and has sold millions of his books worldwide.​ ​The dynamic between Jeffrey Gitomer and Grant Cardone is as real as it gets. This funny, 100% no BS, irreverent conversation is packed with great stories, and amazing insights you can apply to your business today!


17 Oct 2014

Rank #9

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030: Tom Hopkins & Grant Cardone

If you think Grant Cardone is a sales training master, wait until you watch this interview with Tom Hopkins the man he studied 30 years ago when he made the commitment to learning all there was to know about sales. With 18, yes eighteen, best-selling books and over 1.4 million copies sold, Tom Hopkins is a true sales legend. His sales principles have helped millions worldwide to truly perfect the art of selling. He continues to teach sales professionals in various industries how to better understand the customer and close the deal. His discussion with Grant offers so many gems of wisdom and advice not just for sales professionals but for everyone interested in living a life full of abundance. Tom reminds people to find their niche and stick with it. He loved real estate but failed his real estate exam 3 times and made less than $50 per month for the first 6 months in that market. He explains that committing to studying and mastering something that truly interests you pays off. Tom hit his stride and made millions in real estate, and then created a sales training business to teach others.


3 Feb 2015

Rank #10

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089: Tim Storey & Grant Cardone

Today on Power Players Grant Cardone interviews Tim Storey, an inspirational author, speaker, and life coach who works with celebrities from Oprah to Charlie Sheen. Tim says that sometimes you are just one conversation from the break you’re looking for. Power Players is about people who have achieved power, and Tim now travels the world speaking to crowds from Singapore to Nigeria. Everyone is battling something, and in different areas of life—financial, familial, health, etc.—you are in recovery zone or discovery zone. In a marathon, everyone starts running at the beginning, but when you get to mile 15 it’s just the Kenyans out front. It’s because they’ve battled and gone through some hard training. Coming from Compton, Tim knows small beginnings but working through struggle defines him. At the age of 8 he went to Disney Land and became exposed to a new world—new possibilities. There are two ways we grow: education and exposure. By choosing to think big and positive even in small places, he is who is today. Shift your satellite dish to what’s possible. Be a happy dishwasher and the real you will make a demand on the person that you’ll become.


5 Jul 2016

Rank #11

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081: Eric Thomas & Grant Cardone

On this edition of Power Players Grant Cardone interviews The Hip Hop Preacher—Eric Thomas. He had a difficult childhood and eventually ended up homeless eating out of trash can. He had a victim mentality that so many struggle with in poverty and in fatherless homes. Now Eric produces massive success for himself and others speaking at churches, schools, and wherever else there is life—he goes to motivate and inspire. American success is real but you have to go out and get it. Eric Thomas grinds to the grind. He says you must have Intrinsic motivation. Don’t grind for the wrong reason. Don’t make excuses. Outwork and out hustle people. Excuse are everywhere and people complain about not having enough support. Most people want the reward, but not grind. They want the lottery. Shoot for the Nobel Prize. It is about changing people’s lives. Eric says the problem with education is that for many students there is no clear purpose, you go to school because you have to. Eric had to be rich because he decided he couldn’t be stuck at a job—he wants to own his time. It’s not just about having a nice house and nice cars, being rich allows Eric be able to buy his wife the expensive medication she needs. TGIM is better than TGIF—keep grinding!


12 Apr 2016

Rank #12

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009: John Lee Dumas & Grant Cardone

John Lee Dumas turned podcasting into a seven-figure business and teaches others how to do the same. He joins Grant for an incredibly insightful discussion of how this US Army Tank Commander who spent 13 months in Iraq was able to stash away $125,000 by the time he was 26, traveled the world to get his mind right post war, then decided to fully commit to creating a platform to connect big thinkers via his Entrepreneur On Fire Podcast. His Entrepreneur on Fire podcast regularly receives 800,000+ unique downloads per month and features today’s most inspiring and successful Entrepreneurs seven days a week. Learn how starting a podcast can catapult you into notoriety. John and Grant engage in such a real, down to earth revealing conversation that makes it a must watch.


19 Sep 2014

Rank #13

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070: Lewis Howes & Grant Cardone

When a career-ending injury left elite athlete, Lewis Howes, out of work and living on his sister’s couch, he knew greatness on the gridiron was no longer a possibility. It was a crushing blow, but before long he knew he needed to make a change if he was going to bounce back. He started his journey by reaching out to people he admired, searching for mentors, and applying his past coaches’ advice from sports to life off the field. The results were undeniable. Howes did more than bounce back: He built a multimillion-dollar online business and is now a sought-after high performance business coach, keynote speaker, and podcast host. In his new book, The School of Greatness: A Real-World Guide to Living Bigger, Loving Deeper and Leaving a Legacy, Lewis outlines the eight principles to help readers achieve their own greatness and shares essential tips and habits he gathered from interviewing “the greats” including Grant Cardone. Tune-in to hear about what Lewis has learned, how his childhood helped motivate him, how he has achieved his success and more.


13 Nov 2015

Rank #14

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069: Brad Lea & Grant Cardone

Want a massive lesson from a dominator in the entrepreneurial world? Grant talks with people from the bottom to the top who have made it, but you may not know of them yet. How do you do $1-million/month without traveling the world networking? Brad’s story begins in a small town in Eugene, Oregon with a population of roughly 1500. He has been lower class, went to middle class and back then would have thought he was rich. Unfortunately his uncle had allowed their insurance at their bar to lapse and a patron had an accident; the lawsuit wiped them out financially and they went back to lower class… but kept their high class taste. This was at the age of 12. Since he was a kid he was always interested in making money. He would buy packs of gum cheap at the store and sell it to kids for profit at school. This continued on through his adolescence into his adult years. When he was a teenager he wanted a car and his father told him to go and earn his own. Brad Lea’s company is a web-based interactive training and communication platform to create large-scale recurring revenue. His company, which he grew from the ground up, is now earning $20-million this year, and expanding every year.


10 Nov 2015

Rank #15

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004: George Magda & Grant Cardone

George Magda has over 15 years of expertise in the digital marketing space. Currently the Director of Managed Sales, for Dealer.com, George delivers the real deal on why your business, regardless of what that is, must have a strong online presence…period. George and Grant tell you, step by step how to use digital marketing to can get attention for your brand and the revenue that follows. Tune in to this episode of Power Players and learn how to use social media effectively, the platforms available and what businesses must do to take advantage of each. If you’re not making enough money, odds are it’s because you’re not known. Today there are tools, literally in the palm of your hand that can help you have an impact in the marketplace. If you ever said you don’t have time to learn and focus on social media this is a must watch for you. Tune in to learn about, Google and how to get higher rankings, Blockbuster and Netflix, starting up, creating a website, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, video content, and much more.


4 Sep 2014

Rank #16

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080: Andy Frisella & Grant Cardone

In this edition of Power Players Grant Cardone interviews Andy Frisella, a 36-year-old entrepreneur, innovator, and businessman who sells, manufactures & distributes fitness, nutrition, and weight loss products with sales in excess of $100 million a year. He got into the supplement business at 19 in Springfield, MO and started with $7 bucks on the first day his store opened. Things didn’t get much better as within the first two weeks the store was broken into and vandalized and even after 8 months they still struggled to just make $200 in a day. After grinding for 10 years he finally began to explode as he started mastering social media. Andy talks about how success in fitness has many parallels to succeeding in business. 50% of stuff that happens isn’t going to be in your business plan. Get started on any plan rather than sit and analyze a good plan. He launched the MFCEO Project website and podcast in June 2015 as an outlet for his passion to motivate people to succeed in business and life. The big takeaway is that you have to move, there is no perfect plan but you have to adapt as you go. Creativity follows commitment.


5 Apr 2016

Rank #17

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011: Pejman Ghadimi & Grant Cardone

Founder Secret Entourage, Entrepreneur, Investor and Author of Third Circle Theory. The hustle started early for Pejman Ghadimi. As child he parted from his father and fled Iran with his mother for a new life in France. After years of observing his mother’s struggle with her business Pejman decided to become wealthy. His belief that work is a privilege would be the work ethic that drives him to become a millionaire. At age 14 he was making $2500 a week telemarketing after school. By 15 he founded his first auto detailing business. Before 25 he became Sr. VP for two major Fortune 500 banks without a college education. Now at 32, he is semi retired inspiring and teaching others. In this episode he and Grant discuss the Third Circle Theory –how mastering our circumstance and society leads to mastering our life and how entrepreneurship is the only way to accomplish true freedom. This must see interview looks at cultural differences and work ethic. Fascinating and always entertaining, this episode of Power Players is an inspiring must watch.


3 Oct 2014

Rank #18

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088: Victor Young & Grant Cardone

Grant Cardone interviews Victor Young, owner of 3 car dealerships on the west coast of Florida—including a Lamborghini one, Executive Producer at Media & Management Global and CEO of Victor Young Productions and V. Young Enterprises. He works to teach others what he knows and shows people how to experience financial freedom. Victor believes everyone is born with greatness inside of them and it’s every good leader’s job to help them maximize it. It all started with his father working and giving him an example of a work ethic. The youngest of nine kids, he learned early on to work like a man—not a boy. He knew there was a rate that money travels at. He was in a hurry to get his landscaping projects finished to move on to the next project. Today he reverse-engineers. When he understands how something works, he looks at a deal from reverse, finding the challenges and then fixes them before diving in. What you know you own. Don’t let others discount you by bringing your value down. He’s not defined by any one job, he’s an investor. Victor Young is also known as the Daily Life Coach and this is what he says about money: 7 figures is enough to make you worried, 8 figures is starting to get comfortable, but it’s not until you get to 9 figures that you are a player on solid footing. Get your money right!


8 Jun 2016

Rank #19

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060: Bob Duggan & Grant Cardone

MyGCTV has a new mission; to build a viable network of like-minded, powerful people. Every week on Power Players Grant Cardone shares with you someone who has gotten themselves, their family and their business into a place of power. Today he brings you the 3.4-billion dollar man, Robert W. Duggan. This guy is nothing but a nuclear reactor of intelligence and wisdom. Bob Duggan’s tip for taxes: Never pay a penny more than you owe. Never pay a penny less than you owe. In September 2008 the market in the United States fell out until June 2009. Bob Duggan took over Pharmacyclics in September 2008 when it had been losing money and the board was leaving their company. They were valued at $15-million in the market. In March 2015 Pharmacyclics was purchased for $21-billion. Watch the full episode to hear the amazing story and hear the wisdom of Grant and Bob Duggan.


25 Aug 2015

Rank #20