Lessons from the Presidential Election BtR 030

Lessons from the Presidential Election – BtR 030

Why do people run in a presidential election in the United States? How do we translate that to our own lives?

2016 Presidential Election

Jeb Bush recently suspended his bid in the 2016 presidential election. He had the financial support, but could not garner the public support of his party to win the nomination for the Republican Party’s ticket. He tried and failed. What can you learn from his experience?

Jerry and Brandon tackle the question of why do people run for U.S. President putting themselves through months of the most brutal sales pitch in the country? While referencing examples like Jeb Bush, Joe Biden, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush, and even Bill Clinton, the Beyond the Rut team cover lessons that we can all apply to our own lives to make your own path and live the life you always dreamed of.

  • Put yourself out there
  • Get out of your comfort zone, and be willing to fail
  • Learn from failure when it happens
  • Do the work, don’t expect to just show up without paying your dues

Many who participate in a presidential election are already living a good life. They challenge themselves for one reason or another to get out of their comfort zones, take on living under a microscope and have every thing they say scrutinized.

Also in this episode

There is more money on the table than what people see.  This simple tip is also discussed at the beginning of the episode to increase revenue to capture extra revenue, recurring revenue, and leverage the loyalty of your best customers.

Your best customers will be your best marketing.

You don’t need a big rewards program to build loyalty, just consistently serve people.

Resources and Links

BtR 029 – Emotional Intelligence and Building Emotional Capital

BtR 028 – When Do You Know It’s Time to Throw in the Towel?

Why Do People Run for President? Primary Losers Have a Feast of Career Options (Fortune.com)

Why Are So Many People Running for President? (NPR)

Being President is Hard. Six Reasons Pols Run Anyway (USA Today)

Vermin Supreme for President 2016 (YouTube)

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