Thoughts on Donald Trumps Father
I was recently flicking through my copy of Donald J Trump.
"Trump Think like a Billionaire". A brilliant book and worthy of a read. I enjoy reading and studying and then putting in to practice what successful people do, if it is currently possible. Because "success leaves clues".
You know that to be a success, what ever that means to you. You have to learn many skills the most important of which is learning to understand, use and control your emotions. Emotional control is vital and all of the successful agree that the most important of our emotions to control and use is control of the emotion fear in business.
What caught my attention this time was a part of the book where he talks about his father.
" I learned to think like a billionaire from my father Fred Trump. He was the greatest man I'll ever know, and the biggest influence on my life".
Some past conditioning is good and when we are attempting to improve out lot, we have to look at what may have been loaded into us at an early age and discover if it is helping us. In Mr Trumps case it did.
It is important to look at how our families may have conditioned us, when we want to change, so that we can remove it, if it is outdated and unhelpful.
The part of the book that really caught my attention was.
" Fred C Trump wasn't the kind of dad who took us to the movies or played catch with us in central park. He was better than those fathers".
" Instead he'd take me to his building sites in Brooklyn and Queens. He'd say, "Lets make the rounds," and we'd be on our way. He never yelled at me or punish me, but he was always a little remote, until I joined his business. Thats when I really got to know him".
In this day and age this behaviour seams to go against the grain, however in this case look at the results and impression it made in the young Donald's mind.
Just a thought.