3 traits that make Ted Turner a huge hit
I just finished a biography chronicling the life of Ted Turner.
The man behind CNN is a brilliant visionary. It helped create the cable news industry as we know it.
Turner went through hell at times, a side of his life that many don’t know about. His father beat him severely and emotionally abused him. In the end, his father decided to commit suicide due to his mental demons.
The billionaire proves that he can move in any direction when faced with adversity. You can become a victim or a victor.
Made adversity a stepping stone
After suffering severe physical and mental abuse for years and suffering the suicide of his father, Turner committed suicide. He was a severe manic depressive who experienced the highest ups and downs.
Instead of the mail in his life, he was able to transform these energies into a tremendous momentum that created the titan that he is today. He turned his obstacles into stepping stones.
He is confident and cheeky
Turner didn’t care what other people said or thought. He was a maniac at achieving his goals and was not afraid to tell people what he was going to do before doing it.
Some might call your attitude arrogance, others a supreme confidence level. To achieve billionaire status, you must believe in yourself so deeply that you ignore anyone or anything that suggests that you cannot be known worldwide. Some may develop their thick skin in a more humble way, but I cannot argue with their results.
He is always innovating
Do you realize how billionaires are constantly coming up with ideas to change the world? That is why they are billionaires; they are less concerned with money and more concerned with creation.
Turner has owned the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Hawks and is frequently involved in environmental causes. The grass does not grow under your feet.
I enjoy reading about the lives of successful people before they “made it.” As my girlfriend enthusiastically pointed out, the general public views successful people as a different species, but many of these people had to experience trials and tribulations like each of us, or in many cases worse. The Ted Turner biography mentioned Abraham Lincoln and a handful of other creative geniuses who were probably severe manic depressives like TT.