I was blessed with the opportunity to attend the Trump Entrepreneur Expo on August 7, 2010 at the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge in Burr Ridge, IL. I gained a wealth (pun intended) of knowledge and interest in entering the real estate industry. I already had an interest; however, I felt that this workshop was a way of telling me that I’m going in the right direction…just not now. I MUST build my foundation for The Write Design Company before I can seriously consider indulging in other ventures.
Following are success tips I gained from Expo. If you are a current or aspiring entrepreneur, file these thoughts in your mental Rolodex as you move forward on your journey of success.
- Opportunities do not away, they go to someone else.
- Don’t think about the money, think about the result.
- Get the right information from the right people.
- Having a job is the most insecure thing you have.
- Less than 5% of Americans make more than 250,000 a year. (I am going to be in that group really soon!)
- There is a difference between working hard and working productively.
- Real wealth and financial independence are best accomplished by creating multiple sources of income.
- Let go of what’s known and comfortable.
- There are two types of broke people. People that have financial setbacks and people who are broke-minded. People with the financial setbacks can be helped.
- Manage risk, do not avoid it.
- It takes years to become an overnight success.
- Get someone else to do what you don’t want to do; what you cannot do; or what you shouldn’t be doing.
- You can make a lot of money helping other people.
- Get educated, guided, supported, and the right tools.
- You have to be decisive and take action NOW!
- Being complacent is worse than being broke.
I just wanted to bless entrepreneurs with information that I gained from other wealthy people. May we all be in that 5% before the end of the year.