No doubt this post will ruffle some feathers.
And that is ok with me.
If you read the entire post, you will see that I am practicing what I am preach.
Yesterday was the Presidential election, and it was a big one. If you know me, you know I do not discuss politics. Just not really a fan of it.
However, this post is going to somewhat deal with politics. I am going to point 5 lessons I learned from President Trump, and how we all can implement in our businesses.
Here are 5 things we can all learn from Mr. Trump;
1. Break all the rules
You don’t need to play by the rules in your business.
Ya know, for years I played by the rules and colored inside the lines. I held back from sharing my 100% true thoughts because it was outside the norm. I was miserable.
Create your own rules. Build the business you want to build. If people don’t play by your rules, don’t work with them! Do not conform to others.
A few months ago I wrote a blog post about this, and you can read it here: It’s YOUR Business; Blaze Your Own Damn Trail
2. Be Yourself, Unapologetically
This is one I talk about ALL the time, and try to live this daily. This is NOT easy and takes daily practice, for me at least. You need to be yourself in your business. This is your biggest competitive advantage as no one can compete with YOU.
This is something you need to be communicating with your tribe of people daily. No filter. No mask. Be you, unapologetically.
Share your story
Speak your truth
Shine your light
3. An unwavering belief in himself
Have a vision and COMMIT to this. No one gave Trump a chance. He had this belief that there was no one that was going to get in his way. That no one would stop him. That he would, in fact, be the President of the United States of America.
You need to have this same belief in yourself AND your business. Create a mission that is bigger than yourself and than you work towards every single day. Write out your goals and what you want to accomplish to strengthen your belief in the vision you have for yourself and your company.
4. Do the work
This is something I talk about often as well. Shit, I am wearing a shirt that has those 3 words on it (see in the video below). To get to where you want to go, you need a plan. You need to have a plan that you follow daily. Typically, the best way (for me, at least) to achieve your goals is break down the bigger goals into smaller ones. I like to do this in 90 day sprints, as that has worked best for me.
I then reverse engineer these 90 goals and create daily (or weekly) activities. These are activities that I try and do every single day, as I know this is how I will achieve the goals I have set for myself.
Here are a few of my current daily activities include;
- Daily email
- Daily blog post (basically re-purposing my email)
- Daily livestream (basically my message that I send out in an email, but in video format)
- Take a walk
- Read for 20 minutes
You can watch the video below where I talk about all 5 of these lessons…
5. A strong work ethic
He is 70 years and the last week or so, he was having a rally in multiples states EACH day. The other day I saw a Facebook livestream of him and he was in Michigan. About 3 hours later he was in Pennsylvania. I was going to bed that night, and he was doing a livestream at 12:30 am in Virginia! Unreal.
I think that is going to be one of the least covered parts of his campaign — his work ethic.
Now, if you know me, I prefer to work smarter, not necessarily harder. I try to be efficient with my work, so I am not grinding 24/7.
With that being said, it is 11:24 and I want to go to bed, but I have daily talks that I need to get done, and writing a daily blog post is one of them.
You have to have strong work ethic is you want to build anything that is worthwhile. If you’re dong something you love & have a passion for, putting the work in is much easier. You’re going to have tough days, we all do, but try and push through it.
Have a vision and be ruthlessly committed to it.