Reading List: Be Obsessed or Be Average

UPDATED: October 15, 2016
PUBLISHED: October 15, 2016

In this searing motivational volume, Grant Cardone presents his own A+ personality as a model for others. Balanced life? Overrated. Stress? Eat it for breakfast. Career? Career, now that’s everything. “My entire life people have been telling me my obsession with success is a bad thing,” Cardone writes. In truth, he owes everything to his unflinching obsession—he’s an international motivational speaker, best-selling author and owner of four companies with yearly sales of $100 million.

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This book is not for the faint of heart. Anyone already obsessed with succeeding won’t need it, but those not yet hungry enough will find it invaluable. “I want to give you the tools to be completely and unapologetically obsessed, too,” Cardone writes. In addition to pithy, empowering slogans, of which there are plenty, Cardone offers 100 tips to ignite your career or business. These include how to globalize your brand on the cheap, how to push employees and overcommitting to customers. Prepare to work.

Be Obsessed or Be Average
By Grant Cardone
October; Portfolio; $27


This article originally appeared in the November 2016 issue of SUCCESS magazine.


Chauncey Mabe is a freelance writer, book critic, and blogger in Miami, Fla. For 23 years he served as Book Editor and Senior Entertainment Writer at the Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale. He was Book Blogger for the Florida Center for the Literary Arts, the parent organization of Miami Book Fair International, from 2009 to 2012. He also blogs for the Betsy Hotel South Beach hotel, which sponsors literary events year round. His reviews and feature stories have appeared in publications such as the Toronto Globe & Mail, the Serving House Journal, Inspicio, the Palm Beach Arts Paper, the Baltimore Sun, the Juneau Empire, and the Chicago Tribune.