Everything you think you know about success is wrong, says my latest guest on PowerViews, Dan Waldschmidt, author of the new book Edgy Conversations: How Ordinary People Can Achieve Outrageous Success. Dan’s firm, Waldschmidt Partners International, solves complex marketing and business strategy problems for savvy companies all over the world.
For his book, Dan researched more than 1,000 high performers in business, sports, politics and other fields, searching for commonalities that set them apart. The inspiration for the book was Dan’s own grandfather, a World War II veteran who survived an extraordinary battlefield ordeal. Having overcome extreme obstacles is common among super achievers, Dan said. In our interview, Dan and I also talked about some other key traits that most successful people share.
Below is the link to the entire interview, along with a few salient outtakes:
Four Behaviors for How Ordinary People Achieve Success
Say No to Yourself Before You Say No to Others
Giving is a Gift and Giving Expects Nothing in Return
It’s Always What It’s Not
You can connect with Dan and learn more about Waldschmidt Partners International via the following resources:
The next PowerViews will be with James Obermayer of The Sales Lead Management Association.
By Dan McDade