9 Professional Lessons from Donald Trump

Written by Kate Lopaze

Hate him or love him, Donald Trump has proved to be an…ummm, colorful addition to the 2016 presidential race. But long before he was wearing those Make Donald Trump Again hats, he was a go-to resource for flashy business entrepreneurtainment.

Now, we’re not recommending a full on Trump-ification of your professional life, but here are some things we’ve learned from him (even if it’s what not to do) that could be applied to our own careers.

1. Never let them forget your name.

via Richard Bravo

2. How ’bout a little flash?

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3. Try new things.

4. Be ready for the unexpected.

5. Don’t take your job for granted.

6. Don’t hate the player, hate the game.

(Unless you do hate the player—in which case don’t go on a Twitter tirade against said player.)

via BoardGameGeek

7. Sometimes you just need a break.

8. You’re not here to make friends.

9. It ain’t over ‘til it’s over.

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Oh, and this goes without saying. Don’t sell steaks at sharper image. You will fail. Period.

About the author

Kate Lopaze

Kate Lopaze is a writer, editor, and digital publishing professional based in New York City. A graduate of the University of Connecticut and Emerson College with degrees in English and publishing, she is passionate about books, baseball, and pop culture (though not necessarily in that order), and lives in Brooklyn with her dog.