Adopt a Trump Mindset for Wealth
Follow your passion. You are much more likely to become rich by doing something you love.
Set immense goals. Why decide that you want to make $1 million when you can decide to make$100 million instead? Big dreams make your potential vast.
Learn something new every day. Small parcels of knowledge – about a new kind of mortgage or anew building material, for example – boost your success potential in immense ways.
Cultivate patience. For example, you will sometimes need to own a property for a very long timebefore the time is right to develop it. You need the maturity to wait.
Never settle for second best. Build the best buildings, hire the best people and make the wisestdecisions. Excellence costs no more than mediocrity and it will make you richer, faster.
Live big. Within your budget, of course. But remember that the point of becoming successful is tolive well, not walk around with holes in your shoes so you can have an extra $20 in the bank.
Work only with honest and moral people. Crooked people will cripple your success. Steer clear of them.
Be direct with people. It saves time – and time really is money.
Reward worthy people. It doesn’t matter if they cut your grass or who manage your money. Be fairand generous and the good you do will come back to you many times over.
Learn to negotiate. (See Page 10 of this book.. Most everything in life hinges on effectivenegotiation, so learn to do it well. And remember, not every negotiation is of the win/win kind.You sometimes have to be willing to come out ahead.
Get Organized to Get Rich
Remember that computers crash. Back up all your critical information in at least two differentlocations, such as in your filing system and in your lawyer’s files.
Keep financial records indefinitely. You never know when some check stub or receipt is going tosave you from an audit or another cataclysmic problem.
Don’t let anyone sign your checks until he or she has worked for you for a minimum of five years –preferably 10. The moment you let someone do it for you, they can turn from honest to dishonestin a heartbeat.
Shred all your financial statements, bills and credit cards before you dispose of them. Not all identitytheft occurs online.
Keep a paper notebook next to your office phone and quickly summarize phone conversations youhave. It’s a pain, but when someone calls someday and says, “We never discussed that!” you willhave them dead to rights.
Return phone calls within a day. If you can’t manage that, return them the next day. And if youcan’t manage that, hire somebody to do it for you. To get rich, you need to be responsive.
Trump Secrets of a Rich Mindset