Why President Trump matters

2017-01-25 07:02

So, The Donald has been elected and inaugurated and opinion around the world is mixed - with most people publicly erring on the side of caution, proffering carefully crafted, trending anti-Trump sentiments.

President Trump is good thing, on so many levels. And it matters that he got elected. Here’s why.

The Big Picture

In order to truly appreciate President Trump, you have to step back and look at the big picture – including the obvious stuff we tend to gloss over.

President Trump is 70 years old, wealthy and already a household name.

Think back to Bernie Sanders and Obama: prior to their campaigns towards the presidency, we’d never heard of them. They were nobodies. Since Bernie fell out of the race, we haven’t heard of him really, and Obama will go the way of Clinton, Bush and the other previous incumbents – he will fade into obscurity.

So to begin, President Trump really cannot be doing this for the fame – he’s been a household name as long as most of have been able to register the fact. Trump leveraged his already existing international fame to get into office in fact.

Donald Trump is wealthy, on a level most people aspire to. So wealthy in fact, that the mere USD 400,000 the president earns a year is really just a drop in the ocean for him. So he’s taking a ONE DOLLAR salary. He’s clearly NOT doing this for the money.

Donald Trump will be 71 years old in June – and clearly this is a man who planned well for his retirement. He could be off on a yacht, living in the lap of luxury.

But President Trump is giving up his retirement years to fix a system that he believes is broken – and he’s doing it for free.

President Trump is prickly

As someone who carries the mantle of being equally prickly and unlikable, I just don’t put value in this to be honest.

People do not like the truth, and they do not like to be offended. Egos get bruised very easily in today’s world.

Ego is a fascinating subject, and when you get down to the root of understanding it, you understand that it’s all about identity. What we call ego in day-to-day life is really a series of ego responses and emotions.

Ego responses include elements like judgement, fear, doubt, vulnerability, shame, anger, embarrassment, humiliation, competition, envy, jealousy, resistance, possessiveness awe and admiration. Basically an ego response is anything that makes you feel inferior or superior to someone or something in front of you.

An interesting thing happens when you have an ego response of awe and admiration: the fact that you feel inferior to the person in front of you makes you want to knock them off their pedestal after a while.

That then takes you back to being superior, and you start belittling the person, judging them and breaking them down. Pretty much what people are doing in conversations around President Trump right now.

As you go back over history though, there are a lot of unpopular and unlikable leaders like this, including modern icons like Steve Jobs and Jack Welch. Both have a reputation for being business legends that no one really liked. Absolute nightmares to work with.

President Trump embraces change

Change is not always pretty or easy, and it certainly doesn’t make life comfortable – and people are so pampered nowadays that they dread any kind of change and discomfort.

Discomfort is a key point to note.

As someone said to me in a conversation recently: the problem is not that there are a lack of jobs, the problem is that there are a lack of jobs people are WILLING to do. Yes, people want to earn money, but they aren’t willing to put down their smartphones to go mow a lawn or maintain a garden.

President Trump is a man who embraces change.

He’s been through the stages and growth in his life, rolled with the punches and come out on top. He also really has the background and history to know how to run a big organisation.

Importantly, President Trump brings ideas from outside the establishment – he’ll go to places the career politicians wouldn’t even bother trying to change.

The impossible is most often achieved by him who did not know it couldn’t be done.

This is the problem with career politicians – they already understand the limitations. And they buy into the limitations of the system. Pioneers are often pioneers and frontrunners because they achieve what others deem impossible.

President Trump’s fresh eyes will not see the limitations that others do – and his big, bold, strong and pushy personality will make people get out of the way so that change can happen.

That can’t be a bad thing… we could all use less bureaucracy and red tape.

You make it up as you go along

At this senior stage of my career, I HATE marketing plans, because the most successful marketing campaigns are the ones where you can change tack and course according to what you are facing in front of you.

Even with coaching, coaching strategies, actions and tasks are defined every week or two weeks as you go along. It’s impossible to plan a foolproof plan upfront for anything in life.

You do not always know HOW you are going to do something – what matters is that you are willing to throw yourself into the mix and make it up as you go along.

President Trump is willing to try

It’s easy to sit there in your armchair and point fingers, but the reality is that only a miniscule amount of people are out there doing anything that does not personally serve them and their needs.

Yes, they might have a passion, but they turn that into wealth and a career for the most part nowadays.

President Trump has put his life and personal needs aside to step into an office that is most likely going to consume the better part of the REST OF HIS LIFE. He sees a problem – as so many of us do – and he is DOING something about fixing it.

As someone who has a similar commitment to creating change in the world, I know exactly how difficult that is – and the backlash that goes along with it.

When you put yourself out there, people love to judge and ridicule because they prefer feeling superior to feeling inferior, and so you get a lot of backlash and commentary.

That invasion of judgmental energy makes you want to hide in many cases. It takes real strength and commitment to keep going.

What have you done lately?

When last did you get up and go do something that did not benefit you in some way?

Can you define your success without money?

Could you do a job for at least FOUR YEARS, without getting paid?

Could you dedicate your life to doing a job that does NOT improve your wealth or status, and where the whole world is finger pointing and saying you can’t do it?

Could you live with that kind of non-stop judgement on such a mass scale?

Swimming Upstream

When Roger Bannister first broke the four-minute mile in 1954, the world stood amazed. People had said it could never be done.

Fast-forward 63 years, and the record has dropped by 17 seconds, and the four-minute mile is now the expected standard for male professional middle distance runners.

When someone does something extraordinary, that information is put out into the morphic field, which is best understood as the Internet of all things. Our bodies are like devices that plug into that knowledge, and we upload and download information from the field.

The field was first discovered in the 60s, and is the basis for practices like kinesiology. Kinesiology was also used by Sir David Hawkins, in an extensive 30-year study, to understand the field more and develop the Human Consciousness Scale.

Read more about the Morphic Field in Sir David’s book, Power vs. Force, https://www.amazon.com/Power-Force-David-Hawkins-Ph-D/dp/1401945074, or read articles on the field at http://lifecoachestoolbox.com/index.php/working-in-the-holographic-field and http://lifecoachestoolbox.com/index.php/what-it-means-to-live-a-holographic-experience, and on the Human Consciousness Scale at http://lifecoachestoolbox.com/index.php/the-human-consciousness-scale.

The Morphic Field is basically how concepts like critical mass happen… first Roger Bannister broke through the barrier, then others became aware of it, and then many others could achieve the same thing.

When someone breaks through barriers and limitations, it makes it possible for others to do the same.

President Trump broke into the establishment from the outside, and over the next four years at least, he is going to do things differently – break boundaries and conventions, see things in a different light and initiate the seeds of change.

Many of the seeds he’ll plant will not bear fruit until he’s out of office, but he is a catalyst for change that opens new opportunities and doors for us.

Even Hitler left a positive mark on the world, with many of our advances in technology, medicine and the sciences attributable to the Nazis.

Those fresh out of World War II would not have agreed that Hitler added any value, or that the disruption he caused was worth it, but the war actually changed the world for the better in the long run. Many of the conveniences and luxuries we have today are directly attributable to the war in fact.

Here’s to the Crazy Ones


Here's to the crazy ones.

The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes.

The ones who see things differently.

They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo.

You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them.

About the only thing you can't do is ignore them.

Because they change things. They push the human race forward.

And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius.

Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.

Let Donald be Donald

Written on a whiteboard in President Trump’s campaign offices is the term: Let Donald be Donald. I couldn’t agree more.

When you have a big personality and you push people’s buttons, society is always trying to get you to fit into their mold, and it’s really easy to bow to that pressure at times.

It takes strength and determination to swim upstream, stand for your principles, walk your talk, put your money where your mouth is and speak the truth – even when you’ll be unpopular for doing it.

President Trump is doing all of this – and more.

I have deep respect for the man and what he has achieved, and I see his inauguration as a positive and hopeful step forward for the whole of humanity.

It’s time to change the system, challenge the status quo – do things differently.

I am infinitely grateful to President Trump for finding the time and energy to make that happen. Or at least to give it everything he’s got.

Let Donald be Donald.

In the long run, he’ll make the world a better place.

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