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Donny Deutsch

Friday, November 14th, 2008

“If you love something, you’ll be great at it, the money will come, and everything else will fall into place.”
Donny Deutsch

Donny Deutsch

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

“Branding is all about discovering and staying consistent to a core value. Take Madonna, for example. She is committed to unique, cutting-edge sexuality in her music, clothing, attitude. Even at age 50 she is still true to her brand. Donald Trump? His brand is all about being No. 1, best of class. Find your brand, hone it and stay true to it.”

“People think creativity is the best version of the current thing. I disagree. I’d rather do something fresh and put my client on the line than knowingly do derivative work. I want something with a different flavor to it, the 32nd flavor of Baskin-Robbins, the 58th variety of Heinz. I tell our people, go where tomorrow is. Let everybody else catch up.” (In his book Often Wrong, Never in Doubt: Unleash the Business Rebel Within.

“It was there that I learned everything that I didn’t want to do in life. I could never exist in a corporate culture. If this was how corporations functioned, I knew I would have to create my own.” (About Ogilvy & Mather)

“For the first time I was ready to take on that responsibility, but I needed to be backed into a corner, to have it all rest on my shoulders, in order to get motivated. It was my moment of truth. It was time to put up or shut up.” (On Taking on the family business, David Deutsch Associates)

“There’s something to be said when it’s all on the line, when it all depends on you. It can be really rough; like the entrepreneur who struggles to pay the bills. But when failure is just not an option, what better motivation is there to succeed?”

“Successful people are not afraid of failure because they know that failures bring about successes. And failures are springboards to even greater success, not just obstacles to overcome. Successful people know how to turn their failures into opportunities, opportunities that would not have existed otherwise. I have had many. And what I learned from them has been invaluable to my success.”

“We have all been together for years. These are the people who helped build this place, so I’m more of a spiritual leader at this point.” (About his management team)

“Our show hits a nerve. Viewers see people who they can identify with, who put one foot in front of another and don’t let their inner voice of doubt win. We get hundreds of e-mails, calls and letters after every show and people are asking for two things: inspiration and utility. And that’s what we deliver.” (On The Big Idea)

“I had a man call the show to thank me for some very tough, in-your-face advice I had given him six months earlier-feedback that most people would not have wanted to hear. People appreciate when you tell them the truth about what they are doing wrong as long as you give them positive direction.”

“I’ll bet you’ll find that most highly successful people have ADD. I’m all over the place!”

“I have very specific rituals for myself and several assistants to keep everything in order and on schedule.”

“I’m a total creature of habit. Rituals like these help give order and sense to my life. Without them I would be lost.”

“I love watching and helping others find their passion and succeed in life. And I love sharing what I know to help them get there.”

Donny Deutsch
In Success Magazine