Think Like a Billionaire

I hope that at some point in my life I will be able to tell you what it feels like to think as a billionaire, but in the meantime, I will tell you a little bit about Donald Trump’s Think Like a Billionaire, the latest business/motivational book I’ve picked up and read.

I’d just like to preface this by saying even if you don’t particularly care for “The Donald”, this is a book worth reading. Without a doubt, Donald Trump is one of the single greatest self promoters in the world, not to mention one of the most business savvy people around.

Yes, some of his antics are over the top (coming out with his own clothing line, telling everyone who will listen how great he is, etc.), but at the same time, don’t you think those over the top antics are what made him a household name?

Can you name even three other billionaire real estate magnates? I know I can’t. But, we all know the Trump name.

Anyway, back to the book.

I think the book was a good read and gave a lot of pointers on how to get yourself on the path to becoming wealthy. For example, if you want to be successful in business, you have to be willing to trust your gut and take risks. You also have to be willing to accept your failures, learn from them and then move on.

The only thing I would have changed about the book is it tends to focus on getting rich through real estate. Don’t get me wrong, I expected that, after all, it is how Trump made his fortune. But I was also hoping it would delve more into entrepreneurial sorts of things (starting a business, brand and image building, etc.).

All things considered, it was certainly worth picking up from the library and I would recommend it to all Trump fans as well as anyone who dreams of making tons of money.

Comments

  1. I agree with trusting your gut and taking risks. Few successful businesses started without someone taking a risk mostly or partly because of a trust of the gut. If you can’t trust your own gut most of the time then what can you trust? Learning from your failures is also a huge part of growing in business and every other aspect of life. I have learned from so many failures that it has made me a stronger person in business and life in general. Thanks for the information.