Re: Donald Trump and Russell Simmons
Russell Simmons wrote the book “Do You! 12 Laws to Access the Power In You to Achieve Happiness and Success.”
In the foreword to the book Donald Trump writes this:
“But while I could talk about Russell’s entrepreneurial acumen all day, this book is about so much more than just making money. That’s because Russell understands that the true definition of success can never be measured in dollars and cents. This concept might not seem to be something I would normally promote, but I couldn’t agree with it more. In fact, I’ve always said that while success is good, success with significance is even better. And I think that you’ll find that the kind of success that Russell is promoting in this book is very, very significant indeed. “
Donald immediately goes on to say this:
“That’s because it’s a success that’s based on sharing instead of hoarding. On staying open to new ideas, even ones that might seem strange at first. On making the right choices, even when they don’t seem to be in your best interests. It’s the kind of success that we should all strive for.”
Now turn to the first chapter of Russell’s book and what does he start with?
In my last post for you (the one about Dr. Phil) I talked about taking action.
I appreciate people who take action. There comes a time in business when it’s simply time to stop talking and start walking.
But here’s the thing. Some people start walking, and they don’t know where they are going!
That’s horribly dangerous. You waste our most treasured resource when you start off without the destination in mind. TIME.
But it doesn’t stop with you. You waste the time of people around you when you don’t know – with certainty – where you are going.
I don’t want you to do that to yourself or anyone you plan on working with.
Russell Simmons is a legend in the hip-hop community as well as the business community. He started his company Phat Pharm and sold it for $120 million.
Back to Vision – without even leaving the first chapter of his book, you will find Russell saying this about hip-hop:
“Hip-hop is all about believing in your vision. In its original form, hip-hop was about one person grabbing a microphone and telling the world how great he or she was. It was about a poor kid who probably didn’t have much creating an all-powerful vision of himself in his mind and then sharing it with his friends, his block, his borough, his city, and then ultimately the world.”
In our business, we need to have a vision as well.
We need to figure out how we are going to help people and make a profit at the same time.
Are you going to focus on people who have lost control of their house and that house now needs major repairs?
Or are you going to focus on people who have lost control of their situations, and might be going through a hard time on a personal level, like a divorce, job loss, or loss of a family member?
I’m simply going to suggest here that if you focus on the houses you will find profits and success. But if you focus on the people you will find success with significance – the kind Donald Trump and Russell Simmons talk about.
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