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4 Admirable Qualities From Donald Trump’s Presidential Campaign

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4 Admirable Qualities You Can Learn From Donald Trump’s Presidential Campaign

This article is in no way a promotion of Donald Trump’s presidential bid for the White House. Truth be told, I don’t even know much about his agenda. All I know is that he has somehow managed to grasp my attention as well as that of many others.

Love him or hate him, we can’t ignore him! We can’t seem to browse our TV channels without catching him on air or peruse a newspaper without reading something about him; whether it’s because of some of his outlandish remarks and comments or his promise to make America great once again; Donald Trump is everywhere and most likely, here to stay.

Although he can be a loose cannon and isn’t very popular amongst many, I admire and applaud the fact that he is different and is okay with being different, isn’t afraid to speak his mind and isn’t wishy washy regarding his opinions. He definitely isn’t about maintaining the status quo or keeping politics as usual; this is the main reason he has resonated greatly with both his supporters and non-supporters.

 

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Although Donald Trump possesses some flaws and faults like we all do, he also possesses the following very admirable qualities we can all strive to emulate that have been instrumental in helping him achieve outstanding success, create a legacy and go from business mogul to TV personality and currently to a presidential candidate.

Here are 4 admirable qualities I have learned from Donald Trump’s presidential campaign:

 

1. Confidence

Most people would argue that he is cocky, arrogant and probably thinks he is the best thing since sliced bread. If there is one thing we can all agree on though, is that Donald Trump is extremely confident and sure of himself; so much so that he believes he has what it takes to make America great again.

His self-assuredness has been responsible for helping him succeed in business, turn his undertakings into gold, take calculated risks as well as bid for presidency once again. He isn’t afraid to stand out, go after what he wants and definitely doesn’t believe in hiding his light under the proverbial bushel.

 

2. Resilience

No matter how much he gets beaten down, he always manages to get right back up and keep going. Donald Trump has the tenacity of a bull and has proved time and time again that he doesn’t back down when pushed into a corner. He will not allow other people’s opinions of him determine his actions and isn’t afraid to face his opponents no matter how outnumbered he might be.

I believe his resilience has also been responsible in helping him recover from several financial losses, emerge stronger since the last presidential race and experience greater success in his endeavors. He has consistently chosen to hang tight during occasions when most people would otherwise throw in the towel or wave the white flag.

“If you don’t believe in yourself, nobody else will.” – Donald Trump

3. Independent thinker

If there are two things that Donald Trump isn’t; he isn’t a follower or brown-noser. He isn’t afraid to go against the grain even if it means ruffling a few feathers or being unpopular with the majority. He doesn’t let the status quo influence his thoughts and decisions or dictate his actions and isn’t afraid to voice his opinions.

I think the reason many people resonate with his message is because they admire his boldness and the fact that he says what they wish they had the courage to say themselves. It is true that we live in a politically correct world where we get judged every day because of our beliefs, what we say and even how we look. It is always refreshing encountering people who embrace their individuality, dance to the beat of their own drum and do not silence their voices even if most people don’t agree with what they say.

 

4. Dares to dream

Most people might think that it is absurd for Donald Trump to seek presidency, after all, what does a business mogul and TV personality really know about politics and foreign affairs? Well, he is probably running for presidency because he believes in the possibility of dreams and knows that anything is possible to those that dare to dream.

Many people have risen to success and fame because of their drive, talent, diligence and perseverance. Greatness isn’t out of anyone’s reach. Donald Trump has seen people like himself go on to achieve the high office and as a result believes it is a possibility for him as well. To accomplish anything; we have to dare to dream.

 

I guess the polls will determine whether victory or defeat shall be his. What I do know for sure is that Donald Trump has turned many naysayers into believers, changed the political game, made an even greater name for himself amongst many and won’t disappear into obscurity after it is all said and done.

Yvonne Kariba loves helping people believe in the possibility of their dreams and inspiring & motivating others to become better versions of themselves. She is the author of Make Things Happen!!!; Traits & Habits Successful People Use To Attain Their Goals & Dreams That You Can Put Into Use In Your Own Life To Do The Same and an aspiring Life Coach. Yvonne contributes to the Huffington Post blog, Addicted2Success, Thought Catalog and other prolific blogs. Connect with her on Twitter @ykariba

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How Your Friends Determine Whether You Succeed or Not

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Can anyone do without having friends? We all have our friends, we share ideas with them, talk together, have fun, and fight. Yes, that’s the baseline of friendship. But, do you know that aside from you, your friends can determine whether you achieve success or not?

There are two things in friendship which are the ability to ”love” and the ability to “influence”. This means you are loved and you are influenced. How do your friends affect your success in life? How are they one of the biggest deciding factors of your success? Let’s find out.

What type of friends do you keep? 

First, what type of friends do you keep? Who do you call your best friend? There are two different kinds of friends, good friends, and bad ones. A lot of people have lost their pathway to success and some have also found their road to success all because of the friends they keep, the people they mingle with. 

Who is your best friend? Answer carefully. Having a best friend means you find each other compatible and understanding. Analyze who your best friend is. If your best friend has not motivated you to do something positive, if who you call your bestie has never given you positive advice, lastly if your best friend has never informed and advised you on your shortcomings, then you don’t have a best friend.

This quote tells us “birds of the same feather flock together”. Countless people have changed from their good nature into a bad one all because of friends. One thing to note is, “negative people move with negative aura”. If your best friend is filled with negativity inside-out then you will surely be affected by his/her negative aura.

They influence your success with positivity or negativity 

The friends you keep can either influence you with positivity or negativity because your friends have the power to change your kind of person completely. 

This is how your friends influence you:

  1. They influence you indirectly with what they do
  2. They influence you directly by teaching and giving you advice 

Yes, that is how they influence you. For instance, you watch a movie and you like the way the actor walks. The question is if you truly like the way the actor walks, won’t you try to imitate the actor? Of course, you will.

Just the way you imitate the actor is the same way your friends can influence you with their character. However, the funny part is, they don’t have to teach you to do things like them. You just find yourself imitating and copying them gradually.

An important question to ask is, are you imitating a good friend or a bad one? If you imitate a good friend then you will be good, but if you imitate a bad person, you will surely become a bad person.

Everyone wants to succeed, a good friend will always teach, enlighten, and motivate you for success. A bad friend will only motivate you to do evil things (smoking, drinking, fight, envy,).

And you should know that things like that are a great enemy of success and even of God. So, if you have these bad elements in your life, how will you achieve success? There is no way!

And also, they can teach and advise you directly. But, what do your friends teach you? When you ask them for advice do they inspire you positively or teach you the bad stuff.? A lot of people have regretted lifelong decisions just by listening to the advice of friends. 

The company you keep has the power to influence and change you. Never forget that a positive influence will teach, motivate, and brush you up for success. While a negative influence will inspire you to become a bad person, change your good nature, and leave you with regrets in the end.

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The 3 Step Process to Building a Profitable Pitch

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As a communication coach, one of the top questions entrepreneurs ask me is how to deliver a winning pitch to potential investors. They want to know if there’s a magic formula to get an investor to say yes and buy into their dream and their business. (more…)

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The 4 Pillars of Wealth and Abundance

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Have you ever wondered what the formula for a wealthy and abundant life is? Many people have. Lots has been written about the subject of wealth creation and living an abundant life. It was a breaking point in my journey and pursuit of success when I found out that there is a clear path to achieve success in life. Thanks to those who have shared their journey, we can clearly see and follow the principles of prosperity. (more…)

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Here Are 4 Reasons Why You Should Have a Podcast, Youtube Channel or Online Show

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Confidence comes from a place of strong understanding of self. After close to three years on radio, I’ve grown from a shy introvert to a shy introvert with an extrovert persona. When the mic is turned on, I can channel a version of myself that some say is attractive, strong, and of course, confident but it wasn’t always this way.

What I want to share with you is what I discovered on this journey into broadcast that you can apply to your life, your ventures, and your personal development. This doesn’t require any fancy gear. It does require a leap of faith on your part because once you go down the road of media; it can change your life.

1. Perceived Expertise

When you go to a doctor, you expect their knowledge will guide them to a solution to your problems. When you have a show, you become your listeners’ doctor. For all the multiple thousands, maybe millions, of YouTube channels, podcasts, and user-created content in the world, each person that gets behind a mic takes a position on their passion, their opinions, and their themes.

They challenge the status quo for the benefit of their listeners in hopes to entertain and educate. With consistency on your side, those fans place you on a platform and give you permission to influence them.

2. Global Acknowledgement

One of the benefits to increasing confidence is when you receive thank you notes from people you may never meet. The feeling of enriching someone’s life from halfway around the globe, provides validation you’re enhancing someone else’s life with your wisdom and your wit.

The very first time I was told I was making a difference in someone’s life in a country other than my own, I felt like I caused massive impact that transcends my circle of influence. When you experience just how much you can cause impact and it comes back to you, it’ll change your worldview.

“Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining – it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn’t solve any problems.” – Zig Ziglar

3. Backed By Numbers

One of the most exciting ways to measure success is to quantify your growth. It’s not enough to just broadcast. Having subscribers and downloads helps to know, numerically, how well you’re doing. Word of caution. This can be a way to set yourself up for distress because of number envy but if you understand what the numbers mean; you can control the narrative of the numbers.

The major number that makes most people smile is 10,000. I’d advise it to be 1. Here’s why. As you grow in your industry, so does your reach. If you learned that the one person that subscribed totally changed for the better because of you, wouldn’t that be worth the effort?

4. Effective Communication

While it’s not talked about much, having a show is documentation. You create a dynamic account of your life, your industry, and the pulse on what’s important simply by having a show. When you find a channel to improve your communication skills, you demand attention and people will listen to you. You become more trusted as a leader and people will follow you once they believe you can lead them to their wants and needs.

“To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.” – Tony Robbins

These insights have helped many people become leaders and, ultimately, move others to their best selves. It’s worked for me and I hope it works for you. At the end of the day, it’s all about showing up and showing out.

Have you ever thought about having a radio show? If so, what would you talk about? Let us below!

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