Sep 21, 2020
Donald Trump is inarguably one of the most interesting personalities in the world today.
Regardless of what you think of Donald Trump, you have to acknowledge that his decision to leave his highly successful day job as a property developer and run for President of the United States was gutsy.
For years I used to watch him from afar, I’ve read his books, watched him on TV and I used to admire his supposed success.
It’s very different today - now he provides me with a very different type of entertainment, but I also keep learning lessons from him – more recently lessons of what one shouldn’t be doing.
Now before I get any hate mail, I want to acknowledge that what we’re going to discuss today is not a political statement of any kind. It’s just an observation of some life lessons you can learn from Donald Trump – some things you could start doing and some things you shouldn’t do to help you become more successful at whatever you choose.
Because I think that if you sift through all the negativity on both sides and look deeper, you will find some amazing life lessons everyone will benefit from what I’m going to discuss in today’s episode of the monthly Build a Business, Not a Job podcast that I host with Mark Creedon, founder of Business Accelerator Mastermind.
Donald Trump’s Terrible Success Lessons
Like or loathe him, and there are very few people who sit on the fence, there’s no denying that the current President of the United States knows how to get people’s attention.
As I explained in the main introduction I’m not going to talk about Donald Trump’s suitability to lead his country or the world – that’s not my area of expertise – but I think he’s provided a few lessons of what one could do and what one shouldn’t do if you want to be successful.
We know he’s arrogant and Trump has been quoted as saying: “You know I’m, like, the smartest person”
“Nothing is easy – but who wants nothing?”
“I have never met a successful person that was a quitter, successful people never, ever give up.”
“Always try and learn from other people’s mistakes, not your own – it is much cheaper that way!”
”If you hang around with losers you become a loser.”
“I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That’s where the fun is.”
“Sometimes, by losing a battle, you find a new way to win the war.”
“As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big.”
“If you’re interested in balancing work and pleasure, stop trying to balance them. Instead, make your work more pleasurable.”
“What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate.”
“Without passion, you don’t have energy; without energy, you have nothing.”
“Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you’re generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones that you don’t make.”
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Shownotes plus more here: Terrible Success Lessons From Donald Trump | Build a Business, Not a Job Podcast
Some of our favourite quotes from the show:
“You haven’t come so far just to come so far.” –Michael Yardney
“You only fail if you think of it as failure, on the other hand, if you see it as just the normal, natural part of moving forward, you have a different outlook.” –Michael Yardney
“You’ve actually got to stay positive, you’ve got to look for the good things that are happening there. That’s essential to get through the challenging time that we’ve got.” –Michael Yardney
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