Before, during, and after the election, are you going to vote for yourself?
I think you should, and here’s why.
People go nuts about politics. They’ll spend hours debating over why one candidate would be the worst possible outcome for the country, and why their presidential candidate is a savior who can do no wrong.
They’ll listen to their biased news channel preach music to their ears and confirm that the world will be a better place only if their presidential candidate wins.
And they invest more attention and energy into the outcome of something so far outside of their control than they invest in what they can control.
Are you guilty of this?
Stop that. And please understand this.
Whether your guy is Donald Trump tomorrow night or your girl is Hillary Clinton tomorrow night (or a third-party candidate that will never win), I know for a fact that neither of them can do more positive things for your life than you can.
And if you read my best stress relief tip, you’ll remember it’s this: focus on what you can control. We both know we can’t control the election, so we shouldn’t give it so much power over our lives. That makes no sense!
What does make sense is to vote for yourself.
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Voting for yourself means living a life of personal meaning.
It means knowing yourself and what you believe, then pursuing it with everything you got.
It’s having a vision and putting in the hard work to see it through.
It’s being a source of strength, encouragement, and love for your family and friends.
And when you do these actions, you will reap a 100x return in your life.
Notice that you can do all of these things, and more, by voting for yourself. It’s all in your control. No president can have a greater impact on your life than you can.
Gary Vaynerchuk agrees with me that you should vote for yourself in this video:
In the last 12 years I’ve had friends on both sides of the aisle who told me if this person wins, they’re moving to Canada. Right? If Bush gets re-elected, I’m moving to Canada. If Obama gets re-elected, I’m moving to Canada. So far nobody has f*cking moved to Canada… So for me to ever think, for a purebred entrepreneur to ever think the president of the United States has any impact on her or his ability to execute in this game, they’re a f*cking loser.
Think about it, the top performers don’t need the best economy to do well for themselves. It’s only the slackers and average workers who rely on a good economy for employment.
Those that aren’t easily replaceable—because they make their organizations money—are going to keep their job. Or if they get fired, then they won’t have trouble finding new work because they know how to interview and they have valuable skills.
That’s another reason why you will get 100X return on your time by investing energy in your skills instead of being a spectator of a presidential race.
Again, vote for yourself in your professional and personal life. Nothing else pays as much.
Tomorrow night is the 2016 presidential election night, and I do encourage you to exercise your democratic freedom to vote (or not vote). However, just promise yourself you won’t vote for a presidential candidate more than you vote for yourself.
You can do far more to reach your potential and live the life of your dreams than a President Trump or a President Clinton can do for you.
So whether you can’t stand or love the winner, let them handle global politics, social issues, the economy, and the other responsibilities that come with the Oval Office.
You handle producing the most value for other people and finding joy in what you do.
That’s how you ensure a victory not only Tuesday night, but every day of your life.