The Landing Pad w/ Caleb Grondel

Unlocking the door to success isn’t always about waiting for an opportunity to knock. Sometimes, you’ve got to be the one doing the legwork—literally. Take a look at these key takeaways from our recent podcast with the one and only Caleb Grondel, Grit Marketing’s sweetheart of a salesman.

Listen to the full episode here.

Brotherhood at the Golden Doors

Caleb is a Golden Door winner. At Grit, we’re sitting on 35 Golden Doors, which is 40% of winners in the pest control industry. At the most recent D2DCon, we recognized this awesome brotherhood among all sales industries.

Caleb shared that the power that creates this bond lies in experience: when you’ve been through a summer knowing what it’s like to work 12-hour days yet manage to keep a positive attitude. If you’re on the fence about door-to-door sales, come out and join us this summer! You’ll be blown away by the culture and brotherhood that comes with the experience.

From Healthy Pressure to Success: The Grit Mindset

Success in door-to-door sales isn’t for the faint of heart. It takes grit, determination, and a healthy dose of competition to thrive in this industry. In this episode, Caleb Grondel and our hosts discuss the importance of setting ambitious goals, pushing beyond comfort zones, and embracing healthy pressure as a motivating factor.

But success isn’t just about making deals—it’s about personal growth and self-improvement. We’re big believers in the power of continuous improvement, which is why we’re always challenging ourselves to be better, do better, and achieve more. Whether it’s through setting high goals, embracing competition, or seeking out mentorship, we’re constantly striving for greatness.

Caleb’s journey from humble beginnings to top performer is a testament to the power of consistency, hard work, and community. Starting with modest sales numbers, Caleb gradually climbed the ranks through dedication and perseverance. But what sets Caleb apart isn’t just his personal achievements—it’s his commitment to lifting others up along the way.

Success isn’t a solo endeavor; it’s a team effort fueled by camaraderie and support. That’s why events like the Golden Door are so important—they provide a platform for sales professionals to come together, share their experiences, and celebrate each other’s successes.

Visualize, Plan, Act: The Grit Approach to Success

Caleb talks about visualizing the person he wants to become and then determining the actions that person would take to achieve success. By imagining his ideal self and setting specific goals, Caleb was able to create a clear vision of what he needed to do to reach his desired level of success. 

If you’re gearing up for this summer, find someone who has what you want: the sales numbers, the relationships, the personal development. Work backward from there and determine the steps you need to take to get there. And remember, success isn’t just about making sales—it’s about constantly growing and improving as a person.

So whether you’re just starting in door-to-door sales or have been in the game for years, take these lessons from Caleb Grondel and apply them to yourself this summer.

Listen to the full episode here.