Think Like A Champion is a must read for everyone during these uncertain financial times.
In his trademark style, “The Donald”, pulls no punches as he takes us on a journey to where we are inspired, yet we also feel a level of discomfort as he challenges us to take a good strong look in the mirror and acknowledge our flaws.
Thankfully, the author sets aside his self-promoting ways, and makes a real effort to connect with his readers by sharing more of himself than he has in the past.
Think Like A Champion, is a collection of writings that sum up Trump’s thought process on how one becomes successful.
Unlike the brash, flamboyant persona we see on TV, here Trump shares his more reflective side, and he reveals how he applies each thought/idea into the fabric of his personal and professional life.
"As our value increases, so does our opportunity. Our opportunity is truly endless."
Trump acknowledges that the reason so many people are attracted to him is his ability to be blunt. He also admits his bluntness is the reason a large number of people dislike him.
The point is that he doesn’t act a certain way for the benefit of others. Rather, he acts the way he does because that is truly who he is.
His friend and co-author of his last book, Robert Kiyosaki, said the following regarding his topic:
”Many of us know people who are, actually, three people. They think one thing, say something else, and do not do what they say or think. I have observed these kinds of people, who are really three people, achieve limited success and live conflicted lives.”
Kiyosaki’s point was to support the fact that he sees Donald Trump as someone who is consistent is what he thinks, says and does.
Think Like a Champion: An Informal Education In Business and Life is “The Donald’s” attempt to provide specific examples of how one’s approach to life and business should remain consistent.
Whether you are dealing with a business or personal issue, he believes we should think about it clearly, dissect it (poke holes in it to challenge your believe system), and then decided on a course of action that is consistent with your values.
Trump admits openly that he enjoys putting time and energy into digging below the surface of a problem and coming up with a unique and effective solution to an issue.
The author of Think Like A Champion takes time to pay tribute to his father, who was also his most influential mentor.
Trump shares that while he was in school his father would often send inspirational quotes to him to provide words of encouragement and motivation.
Trump shares many of these quotes at the beginning of each chapter of Think Like A Champion in an attempt to provide the same benefit to his readers. Each quote fits nicely with the title and the content within the chapter.
One chapter that I enjoyed a great deal is titled, Winners See Problems as Just Another Way to Prove Themselves.
Trumps teaches us that problems are simply a mind exercise.
"Depending on how much power we give to a problem, it becomes a huge barrier or simply a bump in the road."
Basically, Trump's message is to expect problems and move as quickly as you can to overcome them. Efficiency is key. Don’t let one problem destroy the momentum you've worked so hard to create.
The author reminds us of the old saying, “If you don’t have a problem, you don’t have a job.”
The title of another chapter is “Learning Is a New Beginning”. Trump advises his readers that whenever we are about to begin something new, assume you will have a lot to learn.
Don’t be discouraged by the work involved in overcoming your learning curve, embrace it – because the more we learn and become proficient at leveraging our newfound knowledge, the more value we will be to the world.
Think Like A Champion, is a thoughtful and inspiring read. I encourage my readers to add this book to your leadership library.
Donald J. Trump is the very definition of the American success story. He has continually set new standards of excellence while expanding his interests nationally and internationally. Mr. Trump is personally involved in everything that his name represents.
For more information on this book and the author, visit http://www.trump.com.
"Winners have simply formed the habit of doing things losers don't like to do."- Albert Gray