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How Working Dad Does It All!

Posted by Levine Communications Office on November 16, 2011

Photo Courtesy of Devin RiceGrant Cardone with his wife, Elena Lyons, and their daughters, Sabrina, 2, and Scarlett, 2 months.

 

 

 

 

 

When not on the road for a book tour or other business dealings, Cardone explained, he typically starts his day at 5:30 a.m. A half-hour later, he gets his 2-year-old daughter, Sabrina, ready for their morning ritual – breakfast at the Beverly Hills Hotel – while his wife, Elena, takes care of their 2-month-old, Scarlett.

Cardone drops Sabrina off at a preschool in Hollywood before officially starting his work day at 9:15 a.m. He works nonstop so he can be back home by 4:30-5 p.m. to bond with Sabrina again before she’s put to bed at 6.

Then he spends a few hours with his wife before going back to work, usually on a book or some other project.

Though it may seem like Cardone has his day perfectly organized, he believes, “Time management is a bit of a myth.

“It takes time to manage time,” he said. 

Instead, he prefers “creating time,” which for him usually means utilizing the latest technology to multitask.

The author also prioritizes his time. He said he doesn’t watch the news – unless he’s making it – and only surrounds himself with people who are solution-oriented and demonstrate a “yes we can” attitude.

When it comes to juggling a career and family, Cardone advised, “Don’t try to go for balance. It isn’t working for most people. 

Instead,” he continued, “go for exceptional” – a topic he covers extensively in his new book, “The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure.” 

Cardone also stresses the importance of setting goals. He believes a lack of communication and goal-setting is to blame in the breakdown of many marriages. To avoid this, the entrepreneur said he and his wife sit down on a monthly basis “to discuss our goals to make sure we’re on the same page.”

For instance, whenever he’s scheduled to travel for an extended period, he and his wife go over the reasons why it’s important he does so (i.e. in order to provide his family with financial security).

Cardone also suggested couples set up individual and joint goals – and tweak them as need be.

The author concluded by saying the key to staying motivated and being successful is overcommitting yourself.

“When you make big promises, then you better show up,” he said, explaining, ” I fill up my calendar so much that there’s no time for me to be unmotivated.” 

 story featured in silive.com

 

 

 

 

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