If you want to get really, really rich, shift your focus from saving to earning, emphasizes self-made millionaire Grant Cardone.
You can't save your way to millionaire status, he tells CNBC: "People get rich because they produce revenue, not because they make little investments over time."
And don't just focus on earning — focus on earning big, says Cardone, who went from earning $3,000 a month to $20,000 a month in less than a decade.
"Keep stacking that paper until you have a hundred grand in the bank," he says. "I know this is very unrealistic for a lot of people, but the reason it's unrealistic is because you've been conditioned to think small."