Arriving means something is about to begin
Any graduation is a beginning, not an ending
Each success is the beginning of the next one
Learning is a new beginning we can give ourselves every day
I was in holiday in Maspalomas, Gran Canaria island, a lot of years ago, next to the most beautiful beach in the World. I called it Sahara on the Ocean because the wind creates a lot of sand dunes next to the Atlantic Ocean. That day my wife choose to stay in a palm garden of the hotel, having a small lake in the middle, near the great beach. Small domestic birds were walking free in the palm garden looking for us to fall asleep on so they can get our biscuits. She sent me to the shop with a list and I thought I could use this time to listen to my new Donald Trump audio books that I bought from Borders New York and transferred it to my new ipod, just released from Apple, long before all the iphone era.
Trump is reading most of his books so I got into a feeling of being inside The Apprentice show. Walking through the palms, filling the ocean, the wonderful new top stars hotels in Maspalomas and Donald start saying “Never take a holiday. If you love what you do, why should you Ever take a Holiday ?”. I start thinking “My god ! We are 2 stupid people in this world”. I was so happy that day !
In order to create, you need someone to help you staying on the path and fighting resistance. Everybody else is addicted to comfort and we all kill most of our dreams. We are even proud of this, saying “I was in a 2 week excellent vacation where I could forget about everything, I just rested in the sun”.
We are lucky that our subconscious do not follow all of this sayings, but unfortunately follow most of them. I used Trump to stay on my path against everybody else’s will and advice.
We were not 2 stupid people that day, but 3. Every morning I woke up at 4 and went to the lobby of the hotel to work something before everybody wakes up and resistance comes in to kill the creation process. Next to my table there was a large white piano where every morning at 5, a young girl came and practice all morning. The Internet was working only in that spot so I learned not to care that she was practicing in my ears, because having a companion was much better, to keep me writing.
We never spoke. That’s why we were there, to practice, not to speak. I respected her privacy, her sound, her mistakes. A couple of years after that, I was in a Venice, Italy, in their big concert hall and a guy announced a world new talent. I could not believe when I saw her on the stage, mesmerizing the whole audience with the music that she practiced on me, every morning. Donald Trump is right again “There is no overnight success. People that you see staring on TV, overnight, have practiced in private for years”
“Do something instead of killing time, because time is killing you, anyway” – Paulo Coelho
Create something ahead of time that will resist time outside of your life, into Human Species life. This is why we are on top of the food chain. We are beyond the lions that just sleep on dead bodies. We started with a painting that survived us on a the wall of the cave, but the idea was developed by egyptian scribes and Gutenberg and The Internet inventor and Bill Gates and here we are The Thinking Mirror of the Universe. “We are in the same time an object and a witness” Emil Cioran
More and more people around the world want a different style of Leadership
I made a habit of going every year to Borders at audiobooks shelfs and I took all the audiobooks of Donald Trump. He was one of the first to know that this is the future, that we should invest in learning, If somebody would have told me that the audio books used for kids that could not read, will be the future, I would said he is nuts. But Donald believed in education, created an University and delivered tons of materials to the world over Internet for “Lifetime learning”
By the way I am from Europe not USA :-). I traveled each year over Atlantic to go to Borders. I still remember the students lying on the floor and reading. I had to be carefully and step over their bodies while searching for books. When Warren Buffet said, after the 2008 crisis, that he will still invest in USA, because it has the largest number of inventions per capita, I knew why.
When I bought my first Kindle DX, things changed. Now I can have any book somebody is talking about in the next five minutes. Now I miss the time, not the books. The new Internet economy closed Borders, too, but the spirit and the feeling is still there at Barnes and Nobles or at all the Starbucks next to universities.
“I’ve known people who had fantastic ideas, but who couldn’t get the idea off the ground because they approached everything weakly.
They thought that their ideas would somehow take off by themselves, or that just coming up with an idea was enough.
Let me tell you something — it’s not enough. It will never be enough. You have to put the idea into action.
If you don’t have the motivation and the enthusiasm, your great idea will simply sit on top of your desk or inside your head and go nowhere.”
DONALD TRUMP, Trump 101
Trump Tower Las Vegas
I know that you have already some political preferences, and you may be very subjective reading this lines, even thinking against this lines, but we, the europeans, are for more than 2000 years into politics. We know better, I do not have enough Google Drive space to write about it :-).
I was until the age of 25, in a communist country so I know even better (thanks for letting us free and sending us intelligence while we were prisoners – I remember kids waking with blue ink pen written papers, with Pink FLoyd lyrics, in a pre Internet, pre Trump era – we used all the good things we could find to create the right system of values)
When we stepped into freedom, in 1989, I looked at USA and found that you also like quotes. I thought you have a nice habit, also. Now I know better. Trump is right again
“If you think that this world is fair, think again”. Your “free” system still need a lot of things that are lying hidden in the corners of knowledge. My proof are your compatriots that that I saw working daily to develop new systems of values, like Donald’s friend Robert Kiyosaki. He was threatened with the Court Martial just for one question, and than busted in 2007 by all the TV channels and newspapers because he had 4-5 different answers and some new questions. Talking about bias …
As a former communist I know and understand these things. We also had some forbidden questions like “If the communist economy is so good, so well intentioned and so well documented, why the capitalist economy is working better” ?
Truth is independent of politics and systems. It doesn’t matter if a French Revolution scientist was Girondist or Jacobin. Learn to detach what you want for you, from what you want for your children, from what you want for humanity, from what is true, even if Shakespeare said it is not easy – “I’ll join with black despair against my soul and to myself become an enemy”
If you are going to think, think big
If you are going to live, live large
It is a large world and Universe. The possibilities are infinite
The possibilities are always there
If you are thinking too small, you will miss them
My cartoon is real. I am the creator of my own comic book and I love living in it
Welcome to the freaky world of creating systems of values. Facebook and Pokemon are just the way we train our muscles, not the future. The future started 25 years ago when a colleague come to me and said “Let’s go to a free course outside of University program” “Why should we do that ?” “Because it is called Artificial Intelligence and I think is important.” I never missed one course. Wait until we, the freaks, will connect this to the world. Then we will talk business (but not in this article, even if you are here because of some form of AI, the marketing “strange” engines :-))
People get excited every time they can see and feel a better future. They used to jump for their favorite sports team. This time is a magical force that drags them to the land of fulfilled dreams
The more I learn the more I realize what I don’t know
I think that has kept me young at heart more than anything else
Fred Trump (Donald Trump’s father)
Everything I learn leads me to something else I did not know
Learning become my daily outcome
If I end the day without knowing more make me wonder: What did I missed out today ?
Not learning equals laziness. For a disciplined person this thought get’s me going
Learning possibilities unfold to me. The world open up
Aldous Huxley, confronted with vision loss, learned braille and started to read using his hands under the blanket.
Finding a driver for your brain, that would keep you forever hungry for knowledge, is the most important gift that you can find in life. “I have fallen out of the sky several times but the drive never got out of me” Jim Rohn
If your engine are at full power you may never want to find out the details “I am afraid to see again the things that had a very big importance and influence to my life” Emil Cioran
The Driver is something very personal, each person is motivated by different things like the following:
Jim Rohn – story of the girl scout cookies (the link is below, at the minute 1h:17m inside this incredible 2h Jim Rohn seminar) “Reasons come first, they make the differences” Jim Rohn
Tony Robbins – First driver was his despair that his first child was about to be born and it all looked that he will be poor and get his son through the same difficulties that he faced (This driver has already moved a lot of other people, that transformed overnight, the persons that were facing this kind of event – this new super person is already inside you, waiting to be activated by a simple thought “he is your primary personality from now on in order to pass a better stick to your kids”).
“We sometimes do things for other people that we will not do for ourselves” Jim Rohn
Tony Robbins – Second driver. He had to activate this driver when he reached a 1 million USD per year plateau. He realized that he had to feed all the kids in the world starting with as many as possible. He joined forces with organisations around the world and is doing incredible things
Tony Robbins – get out of comfort zone or from blaming others “If I had the mother that I wanted I would never become the person that I want today”
Quotes found on Donald Trump Site
What lies behind us and what lies before us are are tiny matters compared to what lies within us – Ralph Aldo Emerson
We have an infinite potential from which we implemented and we will implement a limited set, but we will try harder and we will leave a better world after we will personal recycle into The Universe
The mind that opens to a new idea never comes back to it’s original size – Albert Einstein
The most important part of a creational process is the dream that started it. But the most magical part is that some concepts never existed before the dream. Donald Trump invented the concept of mixing business and residential in the same building and solved the issues that blocked other developers to dream this. The moment that the concept was defined and implemented it enlarged our minds and now it become a normal dream and project.
Some people can not dream normal dreams with existing concepts like houses and cars. They need to invent new concepts because they are haunted by special questions like “What if I travel with the light that moves from the clock to my eyes while I read the clock ?”. The scientist magic dreamers invent new models and concepts in order to have their special dreams. Our world becomes bigger and bigger because of this dreamers that add new dimensions to the way we see Our Universe. The moment when a kid realized that there are more rooms in the house his perceived Universe doubles in size. This re-calibration of our perceptions about the world is an incredible result of lifetime assimilation of knowledge
Success in your endeavors !
My Mentor is going for President – Part II
I prefer to pick a business man with a brand, like Coca Cola or Trump and scare him about losing his brand value. I prefer to ask Steve Wynn to do something for our society because I can take him by the balls, he has something to protect. Politicians are like the fish. You can not keep them by the hand. Like virtual fish because they change the person inside the fish. Like in the parodies where the hero is taking 10 masks down, one by one, joking about who he really is. He is Politics
Too big or too small for The White House ?
I’ve been accused of admiring beautiful women. I plead guilty
One day i was Machiavellian and told my employees …