Build an Empire How to Have it All

Narrated by: Elena Cardone
Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Be honest. Is your life everything you’ve ever dreamed it would be? Do you have the partner, the kids, the career, the community, the social network, and heck, even the car and house you thought you’d one day have? Or have you put your wants and needs on the back burner, not once or twice but repeatedly? Does "maybe tomorrow" have a familiar ring to it? Have you gotten comfortable with the idea of the big picture looking kind of small or being normal for the sake of fitting in? Have a year, five years, even 10 years gone by without any real progress toward your goals?

Build an Empire lays the groundwork for creating, building, and defending an extraordinary career and marriage - an empire, based on the real-life, time-tested and proven principles used by Elena and Grant Cardone in their quest to help seven billion people worldwide. It provides actionable, tangible steps that anyone can take, no matter what their age or where they are in life, to begin the process of building their own personal empire, along with tools, tips, and techniques to stay focused along the way, including:  

  • How to create clear and sustainable goals for the short and long term 
  • The importance of staying on the same page as your partner 
  • Why rejecting “normal” can serve as the ultimate ticket to freedom 
  • Defending your empire, including practical, real-life tips for personal defense 
  • Where to find the man or woman of your dreams (hint: it’s not at a bar)  

If you’re ready to send your excuses packing and ready to roll up your sleeves and commit to your future, you’ve found a great place to start. Build an Empire is the next best thing to having Elena Cardone as your personal coach and marriage expert - all while taking 100 percent ownership of the life you’re living now.

©2018 Grant Cardone (P)2018 Grant Cardone

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Elana and Grant, Power Couple

This is the book to read to get your relationship goals in alignment with your work and lifestyle goals.

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If you want to invest in yourself as a woman start with this book

I only wish I could have listen or read this book when I was 15 so I could get the right start. How ever wishing isn’t going to get me or anyone for that matter anywhere. This book is a must read for all women regardless of age and the right book for you weather your in an avrave relationship or a great relationship this will take your relationship to the next level as her husbands best seller says it will 10x it. The audio is fantastic Elena keeps is corky fun and interesting the entire time. I recommend this book to you snd as a gift to those girls around you be it family or friend. Lots of lessons to learn from. I Apreciate her opening up and being venerable with the good the bad and the ugly. It’s inspiring and motivating. Enjoy her book and don’t miss out.

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Good review of Cardone stuff

There were some good reminders and a lot of great analogies incorporating the empire theme. I hope to use some of the suggestions she gives in my relationship. The narration was a little robotic and when they dubbed over the chapter headings it ruined the flow.

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Was great

Even though I am a single guy in my 50s working on my real estate business, some of what she said was what i needed to hear. I wish I had someone like this to push me, so I am going to work on that, as well as my Empire.

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  • 01-23-19

Powerful Woman's Handbook

Elena has some powerful, common sense exercises in this book to help you confirm and focus where you are in your relationship to help move your empire forward. I appreciate that Elena throws aside the "typical" women's lib stereo types and is a model for women who truly do it all - a successful marriage, a loving parent and a KICK ASS business tycoon. Thank you for an inspiring and motivating manual for success. I appreciate all that you and Grant provide; you are making a difference in this world and have made a huge difference in my world. Thank you!

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Thank you 🙏🏼

Elena thank you for sharing your story with us.
We are a 10X Nation 🔥🔥
I’ve had the privilege of meeting you and your amazing Hubby, & for ever grateful

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I absolutely love this book!!!

It's a pleasure to hear from someone who has done it and continues to build and create her own empire. I highly recommend this book to all the young women out there that want to start creating their empire with a powerful men by their sides. I'm not marry yet but I understand what it is to be with an entrepreneur go getter type of men. And we are both builders and creators trying to be on the same page.

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Didn't learn anything

I have almost all grant's books and audio books. So I thought I would give this a try. But sadly it didn't give me anything. She has the same tempo the whole time and I had a struggle to finish the audio program. And the sound was terrible.

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If you’re not creating you’re destroying!

She is absolutely honest and open yet very insightful. I will read again and again just to make sure I didn’t miss a thing !

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Great Book for Wives of Successful Men

I enjoyed her perspective on building a great life for herself and her family. Keep writing!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-26-19

Amazing and empowering!

I absolutely love this book! It is something that everyone should listen to. This book and the content Elena and Grant continue to provide is incredible and makes a huge difference to my life. For those considering listening to this book, please don’t have any doubt in purchasing, it will add so much value to your life. Thank you Elena!

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  • Plamen
  • 03-06-20

Awesome book

An extremely powerful story and a positive example of millionaire’s wife in the business world this days

Thank you for sharing with us.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-10-20

amazing

this book has changed my life, i didn't know how much i needed it untill i listened to it and know i listen to it over and over again. I am always learning and absorbing.

Thank you. Auntie E.

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  • Daniel Rudics
  • 12-18-19

Fascinating and Inspiring

Great book! Really! Enjoyed listening to Elenas thoughts on building an empire! Fascinating and inspiring

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  • Ingrid
  • 11-01-19

Inspirational and Educational

I loved this book!!!

I would recommend this book to biz owners or people thinking about starting a biz, Network Marketers, Digital Marketers etc

Perfect book for those who want it all but slacking in 1 or more areas, especially relationships.

I felt great after reading this, it’s a must especially if you are going to partner with your husband/wife/partner/bf/gf etc

Totally puts your thinking right about a lot of things

Thanks Elena Cardone, I learned so much about myself and my marriage and where I want to go next in my life, with my husband beside me 100% now & I actually feel a lot more grateful for the man I married, I knew he was a grate man but hadn’t thought of a lot of things you mentioned about Grant that were so similar to my own husband.

By the way he’ll appreciate that I read this book to 🤣

Plus I so loved Elena’s personality, definitely more down to earth than I imagined someone with a huge company to be, and I loved, loved, loved Elena’s story!!! So honest, authentic & at times funny or even sad xxx

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-15-19

Wow

Love it all the way. A real must for any woman, man, couple who wants to build an empire.

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  • Malcolm
  • 09-09-19

Never heard level of boss from a woman before

I’d recommend this book to women and/or couples who wanna create big things in this world. This covers how they operate as people, family members, friends etc to accomplish big levels. Never heard a woman talk like this about the really big business stuff. And I like it!

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  • Fantastic Mr Fox
  • 08-28-19

insightful perspective from half of a power couple

Full of helpful and useful knowledge on how to be an effective team with your partner.

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  • Tree
  • 06-25-19

Amazing and insightful

If you want to create your own empire - listen to Elena - brilliant, each chapter with its practical exercises are so useful to actually do ! Can’t wait for the next one or the new course 😀😀

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 05-26-19

Brilliant

Great book.

Elena does a great job at narrating. Very captivating. Would definitely recommend! J

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-29-18

An Absolute Must Listen!

I have never listened to content about relationships or home. This has completely changed my view of the life I want with my partner and I am making changes today to be a better version of myself. I have also referred the book to my partner and most of my family.
12/10 Elena, I loved everything about the book.

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  • Poly Smith
  • 10-23-19

the best. I've taken as a day.

Thank you. I had it for a day. amazing. I'm not a reader at all but that book, a day for me, that's a lot. I've never done it before.

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  • Kecia O'Sullivan
  • 09-07-19

Loved this!

Gosh I just loved Elena’s honest, raw stories and advice. Made me look at a few areas of my life and decide to lift my game. Life changing stuff. I’ll listen to this a few times over for sure. Thank you Elena.

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  • Pranav Singhal
  • 08-06-19

Very good book highly recommended

The book is about expanding your business and explains important concepts to expand your empire.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-05-19

lisa foley

I am on my 3rs time listening to the book. by applying this information from Elana I have since found a relationship and excelled in sales at my job. wow!!! wow!!! totally recommended.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-04-19

Such a Boss Queen

Love Elena and everything she does. Great book, the only issue I have with it is that it ended.

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  • Leo
  • 02-23-19

Incredible Book - Beyond my expectations

Absolutely loved this book. Amazing content. It was inspiring , relatable and completely elevant. The clear action steps at the end of each chapter have made it even easier for me to understand what zi need to do to improve my own situation. Loved that it was also told by Elena herself. Thank You for writing this Elena.

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  • ANGELA NASTARAN
  • 02-13-19

The Pioneer of Queens

This book is one of those books that u need to listen to it 10x.
She is an inspiring queen and I am so happy that I have had the chance to get to know her through this book.