The bestselling author and star of ABC’s Shark Tank reveals how to master the three prongs of influence: reputation, negotiation, and relationships.
Have you ever wanted to make a big change in your life but weren’t sure where to start? In Powershift, Daymond John shares the answer. To take control of your destiny and drive the change you want to see, you need to lay the groundwork so you’re prepared to seize every opportunity that comes your way. And that means mastering
• Influence—make an impression: Develop a reputation that highlights what you stand for.
• Negotiation—make a deal: Hone a win-win negotiating style.
• Relationships—make a connection last: Nurture those connections you make along the way.
Through never-before-told stories from his life and career, Daymond shares the lessons that got him to where he is today: from how he remade his public image as he transitioned from clothing mogul to television personality, to how he mastered the negotiation strategies that determine whether deals are won or lost “in the tank,” to his secrets for building long-lasting—and profitable—relationships with founders and brands.
Throughout the book, some of the world’s most successful personalities reveal how they shifted their power in meaningful ways:
Kris Jenner on determining your value: “You don’t have to go ask somebody else for permission. You have the power to be able to stick to your guns and demand your worth.”
Mark Cuban on finding and understanding your why: “Time is the one asset we don’t own, we can’t buy, and we can never get back.”
Pitbull on tapping into your inner power: “A lot of people feel that to be powerful is to exude strength. I think it’s the total opposite. To be powerful is to be powerless. It’s when you give everybody what you got.”
Whether you’re an innovator working to turn your big idea into a reality, a professional looking to land a major promotion, or a busy parent trying to find more time to focus on what’s really important to you, Daymond shows you how to shift your power and energy towards positive change.
Daymond John is the founder and CEO of FUBU, a celebrated global lifestyle brand with more than $6 billion in sales. As one of the stars of the ABC series Shark Tank, he is among the country’s most visible and respected entrepreneurs. He is also the New York Times bestselling author of The Power of Broke and Rise and Grind. Daymond is the CEO of The Shark Group, a premier consulting firm whose clients range from Fortune 500 companies to new media businesses to celebrities. President Obama appointed Daymond a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship, a position focused on promoting the next generation of entrepreneurs around the world.