As a life coach, I am truly impressed with what has transpired in our nation. This article is not written to neither defend nor condemn the nation’s choice of its 45th president. However, I want to analyze Donald Trump’s ascension to the highest position in the United States. This recipe is what we teach in coaching circles to manifest what you want.
He believed he could be president. I do not know if he talked about this either on the golf course or in one of the Trump Towers. His accountability partner, coach, or mentor told him he could be president. Donald Trump internalized that discussion and he approved the message. All life coaches teach this fundamental principle; the power of belief. There is something in your life that you want to do. You can do it. But, you must believe it before you can achieve it.
He was unapologetically himself. Donald Trump has not and will not apologize to anyone about who he is. When you think of Donald Trump, several adjectives come to mind. He is all of that and a bag of Lays potato chips. Amidst the name calling and unpopular (or evidently popular) public opinion, Donald Trump was Donald Trump. It takes courage to be who YOU are. If you want to go to another level, you must come to grips with who you are. There is only one you. You must be confident enough to be you.
He had zero fear. Maybe this quality came about from building and rebuilding businesses and his financial portfolio, but he had no fear. From the media saying he was several points behind in the polls and he bombed in the presidential debates, he stood tall. From becoming the Republican party nominee to the President elect, he showed quite the resolve. If you want to be a successful entrepreneur or the mayor of your city, whatever YOUR purpose may be, you must have zero fear. People chuckle at the fact he has filed bankruptcy several times but what may be overlooked is how failure is a good antidote for fear. When you fail and then succeed, you become immune to the tactics of fear. To go to your next level, you must master your fears.
He ignored all the negative talk. As much negativity his campaign may have spawned, he stayed in a bubble and didn’t fall prey to the nay sayers. He must have very thick skin because he did not let what the media said bother him. When the video came out that he can talk like “one of the boys” (#lockerroom #banter) (I digressed), he apologized and kept it moving. As much as the media and the Clinton tried to spin this revelation, Trump was cool. His nickname should be Ice Man because he ignored the negativity. To his credit, he used reality television and social media to stay relevant. He turned all the negativity in his favor. If you want to succeed at anything you do, you must stay positive. Quit trying to change people’s opinions. They have one of you, believe that. But it is not your job to stop any negative press you may be receiving. Keep it moving.
He gave the majority of the American public exactly what they wanted. This is the basic tenet in Business 101. Give people what they want. He resonated with people that are hateful and frustrated and want change. Hence, he built a widget (i.e. his platform) on three pillars, he said, in so many words, I will deal with terrorism, immigration, and I will get your jobs back. How he plans to do that is irrelevant at this point. If you want to be profitable at what you are doing, remember to give people what they want. The key, of course, is to figure out what that is.
People can protest, cry, jump up and down, lament, and gnash teeth, but at the end of the day, Trump is our President elect. This recipe I outlined can help you manifest that thing that you want.
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