Date
20 August 2017
Former Wall Street high-flyer Jordan Belfort says even the best salesmen must have a system. Also, it's important they don't lose sight of the vision. Photos: HKEJ, AFP
Former Wall Street high-flyer Jordan Belfort says even the best salesmen must have a system. Also, it's important they don't lose sight of the vision. Photos: HKEJ, AFP

Wall Street ‘wolf’: Say yes to yourself every morning

Everyone is a salesman because everybody has to sell their point of view. 

Having said that, former Wall Street trader Jordan Belfort said even the most skillful pitch maker must have a system.

Belfort shared his trader’s instincts at a sell-out talk in Hong Kong Wednesday in which people paid up to HK$1,680 (US$217) to hear them, according to the Hong Kong Economic Journal.

Belfort was a Wall Street high-flyer before he was arrested for securities fraud and money laundering at the height of his fame in 1999 and served 22 months in prison.

A book he wrote after his release became a 2013 blockbuster movie, The Wolf Of Wall Street, in which he was played by Leonardo DiCaprio.

Say “yes” to yourself every morning, Belfort told his audience, but go about your day well prepared.

That means being able to persevere, being emotionally stable, having a system and an entrepreneurial mindset, and not losing sight of the vision.

Belfort continues to invest on his personal account and travels the world as a motivational speaker.

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