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Why confidence matters in Business


Self-Confidence is important in every aspect of our lives, yet many of us struggle to find it.It prevents so many of us from achieving our goals it’s unimaginable how many dreams go unrealized.
I want to share this email I received today about why self-confidence is important and how we can incorporate it in our lives. It is from Trump University Success blog. Check it out.

From Donald Trump.

It was Thoreau who wrote, “If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.”

I couldn’t have said it better. Get your vision, get focused, and then do the work — starting today!

When I was starting out in Manhattan real estate, I had to be courageous because I was in new territory. I did my homework and studied and watched what was going on, but I was paving my own way here and I had to appear confident, or I knew I’d never make it. Every day mattered, and every day was important. This was the big time, and I knew it.

I’ve never lost that edge. I still feel that way every day, and I think that’s one reason I’ve managed to achieve as much as I have.

Confidence can get you where you want to go. It’s so much easier to achieve when you feel good about yourself, your abilities, and your talents. That’s why I’m emphasizing confidence as a way to get the most from every day. It’s absolutely essential, so never let anyone undermine you, including yourself.

Even if you haven’t encountered great success yet, there is no reason you can’t bluff a little and act like you have. Confidence is a magnet in the best sense of the word. It will draw people to you and make your daily life — and theirs — a lot more pleasant.

Remember, business is full of complexities. That’s what makes it so interesting. Anyone who thinks it’s boring hasn’t given it much thought. Business can be an art, and as an art, it is evolving and mysterious in its own right. When I wrote The Art of the Deal, I was really just illustrating this aspect of business, and I haven’t changed my mind about it. Like an artist, I give my utmost every day to what I’m doing. I’m not pretending in any sense of the word.

If you really want to succeed, you’ll have to go for it every day like I do. The big time isn’t for slackers. Keep up your mental stamina and remain curious. Bored people equal unintelligent people in my mind. Hopefully since you’re reading this, that unfortunate group won’t ever include you. It better not!

I don’t like dropouts either. Get with and keep up with the program–and I mean every day. I’m not really a tough guy but I am when it comes to education and using your brains. Ignorance is more expensive than education, and considering what’s available these days–Trump University, for example–very few people can make a strong case for ignorance.

Take the pains required to become what you want to become, or you might end up becoming something you’d rather not be.

Great Article.

Best,

Andy G. Rodie

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Make it happen-Rules for life (Kevin Liles)


You have to read, you have to read, you simply have to read. Take time to read good information because it’s powerful. It’s leads to great personal development.

I connect with people or I should say, entrepreneurs as I read their stories and this one is no exception. Kevin Liles – Make it happen. I read this book four times because of the way it was written. The book is about his journey from intern to President of Def Jam Music Label. For young people, this is an excellent resource to get your career of the ground. I personally think, these books should be in the classrooms of this world. Here is a brief summary and please, go out and buy the book. It’s a great read. Rules for life

Rule # 1 Find your will
look deep inside to discover that things you really love to do. You will need that passion to drive you to make it happen despite all the hard knocks along the way.

Rule # 2 Do youDiscover you flava, then package it and present it to the world.From the way to tie you shoelaces to how you get down to business, you are your best brand.

Rule # 3 Walk this way
Get Educated. Whether it’s in college or the school of life, find a mentor, read and research. Knowledge will give you the tools to make it happen.

Rule # 4 Create a blueprint
Create a vision of what you want from life draw a roadmap to success. Make planning and attention to detail part of the way you live your life.

Rule # 5 Play you position
Don’t act like your too good for it. Have the humility to do your job and then some. Whether it’s answering the phone or digging ditches, doing something to the best of your ability is a reflection of who you are.

Rule # 6 Embrace struggle
Love the hard times because they make you stronger,wiser, and more willing to take risks. Hard knocks breed tolerance and compassion. failure teaches you how to do it better.

Rule # 7 Get Connected
Build better relationships to last forever. Success in business is built on personal networks. Kindness, tolerance and service will bring repeat business.

Rule # 8 Step outside your BoxBe open to people to all walks of life. Reach out to those who are different from the usual crowd on your corner. Going global will help you blow it up even bigger.

Rule # 9 Don’t let cash Rule
Greed will only trip you up. Understand that money matters, but only as a means to freedom, access, options and security for the future. Learn how to make cash work for you.

Rule # 10 Flex purpose,not power.
It’s never too early to learn how to lead. Set the example. When you manage a team it’s your job to inspire, motivate and empower you people.

To all you entrepreneurs, let’s go make it happen

Best,

Andy G. Rodie

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