Listen to your gut 1
Pitbull cites Warren Buffett as business man he admires. "He has something that there's no algorithm[for]--there's no Wall Street guy that can somehow some way out-think him. He's got a gut," he shares with Cabrera.
Don't fear tough times 2
Pitbull has learned a lot since dropping his debut album, M.I.A.M.I., in 2004. In his CNBC special he explains, "It's not about whether you make it, but how to maintain it. It's not about whether you can handle a storm, but can you handle a hurricane category 6?"
Success is only 10% talent 3
In the special, Pitbull reflects on what's really necessary to shine to the top. "Music business--90% business and 10% talent. It's great that you can rap or sing, but if you don't understand the business, then the people around you will take advantage," he says to CNBC.
Know your roots 5
Pitbull draws strength and inspiration from his family's struggles. "I'm first generation Cuban American and I know what it took my family to get here," he shares with Cabrera.
Have a signature trademark 6
We all know the term "Dale" is now associated with the one and only Pit. It's the perfect way to make him stand out. "For me, at the end of every verse that's my way of checking out," he says in the special.
Have a voice and be heard 7
Pitbull isn't the type of man who fades into the background. His advice is simple. He told NPR, "You constantly have to defend your success. Because, see, the more successful you become, the more of a target you are."
Let the haters hate 8
According to Pitbull, your critics should fuel you, not put you down. "It’s when people stop talking about you that you have a problem," he explained to Ocean Drive magazine.
Don't overthink it 9
Keeping it simple isn't a bad thing. Pitbull doesn't go around worrying and over-stressing about his decisions. "I don’t overthink it. I don’t have to oversell the fact that I am who I am," he told Billboard.