“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – Barack Obama.
The first African American to serve as the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, served office from 2009 – 2017, as the 44th President of America.
Here are 5 life lessons every Entrepreneur should learn from him:
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2.Be the bigger man:
Dignity is not a forgotten conduct, but it’s scarcity rises. In choosing to be a bigger man and showing dignity, you only improve your reputation.
3.Elevate by association:
When Obama accepted the nomination for his party, he did so in a theatrical fashion, choosing not the confines of an arena, but a modern, athletic stadium where heroes perform. The impact served to remind us not of a dull political rally, but of a stadium concert or an NFL game -- images we can identify with. This helped elevate Obama as a hero, who was then able to be humble and different from presidents of the past.
4.Hire people smarter than you:
If they’re not, why are you hiring them?
The decision to tag Joe Biden as his running mate was a level-headed, rational and highly strategic move on Obama's part.
Successful people fill their inner circles with people whom they can learn and benefit from.
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5.Manage time, manage yourself:
Because it is the precious commodity you have. Once lost, you cannot get it back.
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"I'm part of an organization," he says, "and one of the things I really try to push in the organization is to make sure that everybody is focused on the two or three things that are really going to be game-changers. I ask them to design my schedule in a way that focuses not just on what's coming at us, but on being active instead of reactive. I think we've been pretty successful. I don't spend a lot of time returning phone calls or e-mails. If somebody needs something, most of the time there's somebody else who can handle it. Eliminating TV has been helpful."
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