Donald John Trump : Billionaire Real Estate Developer
Famous for : Being a famous New York real estate developer billionaire, starring on the hit reality show “The Apprentice”, and the term “You’re fired!”
Trump details : Born – USA June 14, 1946 Lives – USA
Trump is a self confident and extravagant businessman that has made him instantly recognizable wherever he goes. His interests include real estate, entertainment, gaming, and sports. Trump also owns part of the three largest beauty competitions in the world, consisting of Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA. He is also a successful author with several best selling business books published that include The Art of the Deal, The Art of Survival and How to get Rich. Among his many other pursuits, Donald Trump was briefly interested in running for President, is a member of several civic and charitable organizations and is a generous philanthropist.
In 2005 Donald Trump started the Trump University that teaches business students online. The courses available are focused on real estate investing, being a successful entrepreneur, business management, and career success.
Towards the end of 2006 Donald Trump was criticized by the co-host of “The View” Rosie O’Donnell. It created a lot of media attention, with Rosie and Trump verbally attacking each other very publicly. See more about the Donald Trump and Rosie O’Donnell issue.
For his services to the entertainment industry with the success of his reality program, The Apprentice, Donald Trump received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1. Love What You Do
If you love what you do, you will work harder. You will enjoy your business and your life. You will spend the time to know your business inside out. You can brag about what you are going to do but if you do not bring the goods to the table, you will be knocked down.
2. Never Quit or Give Up
Some of the smartest people never made it because they quit. (The look in Trump’s eyes was conveying the message that become hungry for what you want)
3. Luck and Hunger
The harder you work, the luckier you will get. So never get carried away by the hype. FOCUS and work your ass off. He mentioned that in 1991 he owed the banks $9.1 billion, but he decided to face his bankers and workout deals rather than running away. The toughest people are not the smartest and its better to be smart than tough. Fight for yourself rather than begging. Work hard and be careful.
4. Follow Your Gut
If you are smart and really know your business, follow your gut. It might require you to go against the tide sometimes but if you really know what you are doing, go with your gut and have the confidence to follow it yourself.
5. Get the Best People and Do Not Trust Them
The thing with smart people working for you is they will try to screw you if they think they can do better without you. Make sure people who work for you, respect you. If they respect you they will not screw you, but if they think you do not know the business and lose respect for you they will screw you.
6. Get Even
Hit people hard when they take advantage of you. When people know you fight back, other people are watching and will think twice before messing with you as they know that you fight for your right. It will earn you respect from people.
7. Keep Your Momentum
Don’t allow bad things to take away your momentum. Donald told a story about William Levitt. Mr. Levitt died broke but he was one of the greatest builders to have shaped New York and surrounding areas. Mr. Lewitt made a big fortune and retired to South of France, but he missed what he loved, Real Estate. So he came back to New York and bought back his company which was going under. He worked really hard but could not turn the company around and went bankrupt. Donald met him a few year before he died and asked him, “Mr Levitt, what exactly went wrong?”. He replied, “Donald, I just lost my momentum”. So never let anything that happens to you makes you lose your momentum. Don’t quit!
8. Market Yourself
Be controversial and get free marketing. Anyone can pay for marketing, but the art is to get it free.
9. Be happy, It really does not matter
Personally I think this is the most important. Sometimes people ask him, Donald how do you do it? How do you give speech to 50,000 people without any stage fear? His reply was it does not matter. One Tsunami and 300,000 people are dead. Life is so fragile, it really does not matter. Just do it!! Don’ even think about it. Take the pressure off by saying it does not matter.
10. “To Be a Winner, Think Like a Winner”
Successful people think and talk about the things they want. They talk about achieving goals, good health, happiness and prosperity. So have a winning attitude and prosper in life.