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Winning. Winning is a big deal for billionaires. That I can tell you.
It is possibly the single most powerful driving force that propels them forward each day. That and the fear of failure.
Yep. Absolutely billionaires have fears of failures too. These guys aren’t super-human you know.
Not yet anyway.
There’s talk of merging with AI and potentially becoming instantly a billion times smarter yet we’ll have to wait and see on that one.
Not sure I’d appreciate Jeff Bezos becoming a billion times smarter overnight though… the guys kinda a powerhouse already.
The truth is though for just about anyone who has achieved massive success…
they were driven by both the desire of winning and also the fear of losing.
For successful people the energy generated through the fear of failure is all fuel on the fire. The fear of failure can be so great in fact that they just have to win no matter what.
For most billionaires winning is just part of the game of business and a natural pursuit. Some take it more seriously than others of course, many even suspecting Donald Trump’s serious run for president starting right here when Obama roasts Trump brutally…
Donald Trump was clearly triggered. You know he went home that night and probably sold his sole to the devil in exchange for winning the Presidency.
Whatever he did he was FIRE UP and ready to do whatever it takes to become President of the United States that’s for sure.
That said even The Donald doesn’t win every time but he makes out like a winner even then too. This is what he says:
Spoken like a true champ. He just can’t lose.
In all seriousness though what Trump is actually doing is continually reframing things in his mind, keeping him in an optimal state for winning.
This is almost a billionaire mind trick of both seeing reality while also somehow manipulating it to their will.
And no billionaire is this more true of, than Steve Jobs.
It’s even got a name. It’s called “Steve Jobs Reality Distortion Theory”
Steve Jobs is someone who again was continually driven to win even if he did so in the way of an artist. He still needed to be the best. Perfection in fact.
It’s not always needing to win over other people and it can also be winning against your self, doing the best you can do. The ultimate striving for perfect perfection in every part of the business.
But more often then not, behind a very good winning company. Always you will find a very good winning product or service., Maybe an entire ecosystem of products like Apple created.
Ted Turner knows all about winning and losing in business. He also knows A LOT about Never Giving Up and working toward his Vision and goals in the face of failure.
When he first had the idea of CNN being a 24 hour news channel he was laughed at and called Crazy. Yet after Organized Planning and incredible Execution of his plans, CNN is now the leading news channel.
Make Ted Turner’s net worth of $2 billion. Because he remembers…
“Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown.” – H. Ross Perot
Mark Cuban is also all about winning, looking at business as a Game and even referring to it as the Sport of Business.
Larry Ellison sees winning and the desire to win as being more important than Talent in determining success in life and business.
Of course winning means taking risks as Bill Gates accurately puts it…
You have to commit fully forget about “work life balance” on making small bets, you have to go all in.
It’s about full commitment to beating out the competition and winning the market.
Winning and losing is everything inside a billionaires mind. And while schools become more “politically correct” and try and make everyone feel like “winners” even when they lose… think: participation awards… Real Life is not like that at all.
For some billionaires and super-rich, like Kevin O’Leary…
Business is a War. A war that must be won at all costs.
Other rich entrepreneurs take a more fluid approach to winning of course…
Many rich people of massive achievements simply like winning, it’s now so much an obsession for them, they just like to win. Like billionaire investor Carl Icahn:
Billionaires hate to lose. They are all about winning, winning, winning!
For a billionaire losing does not always mean failing. You’re only a true loser is you quit.
Even still you better believe that billionaires like Mark Cuban, Donald Trump and Larry Ellison don’t like losing a deal even if they can make up for it with another win.
One thing is for sure though when these guys do lose. They get over it and recover quickly. Like founder of the Las Vegas Sands casinos, Sheldon Adelson says:
The way Sheldon Adelson views business opportunities is “like buses” and there is always another bus coming along. Catch it and make it a win!
How do you know when you’re winning as an entrepreneur?