US taught us today a number of old lessons with regard of how World runs, what both business and politics values.
Perception does matter
I woke up this morning in a World which didn’t unveiled its last secret to me and I keep being surprised if not shocked up to asphyxiation by how the US recruited its person for the presidential job.
Despite all the books I have read about personal development and how the life game has to be played I was somehow believing in the back of my head that being the person who just gets the things done brings you that desired recognition which we all need, as per Dale Carnegie’s believes. I was just so damn wrong all this years and I kind of started to realize whats is holding me back from making my true potential work for me. Creating the right perception about oneself if by far more valuable than doing the right things in the right and accurate way, at the right moment in time. Because “your right” definition its very likely to do not be the others right way of perceiving things.
So yes, in politics, recruitment or any other business its all about perceptions!
Win the Casino and you win the World
Smart streets pay off. Again elegance and integrity will fade in front of any form of poker game. Trump knows how to win the casino and so he got it all.
Do you have strong opinions?
Having strong opinions on anything may turn against your best interest to keep up the relationships open and fruitful. I was wondering how EU will have to pay for all the strong opinions they expressed prior to the elections about Trump.
We will patiently wait and see.
You don’t get elected/selected with what you did but with what you promise to do
By constantly reminding your peers what you did and how good you did it will not bring you their votes. You will only and always win based on promises. Are you good in articulating promises? Then the floor is yours.
Being women and working hard its just not enough
I have heard many times the following statement: “if last century had to solve the racism problem this century will have to solve the gender gap”. After those election I tend to believe that during my life time the gender gap will not be solved. It will be the task of many generations to come.
Women are not allowed to do mistakes and when they do they get judged by a double standard. You can be 200% qualified for a job, you may have all the qualities required to get the things done however your skirt will make that little difference which will keep you longer in a queue before your turn will come. Your opinion will need to convince 120% of the crowds before it will get applaud.
Women still not support enough women
I can only report from personal statistics:
– I passed only one time in my entire history an interview where a women was part of recruitment panel. I had a period when I declined the interviews where I knew in advance women will be part of the panel as I would have just lose precious time of my limited life
– The only time when someone requested me to cut my price happens to be a woman
– In a meeting where majority is hold by women they will always welcome any silly/non sense remark coming from a man while if another woman has a different opinion it will be simply discharged and dismissed
The women of one of the most educated nation on Earth refused to give their vote to another woman today. What stopped them? Their own frustrations of not achieving enough by their own means? I obviously cant answer for them those questions. However there is a tough road ahead and the road is long enough before women will conquer their place at the table.
And again what US elections were teaching us today is equally valuable for any other type of business. So be prepared folks!