• Stop It Already.

    Posted July 5 by Dan Waldschmidt

    Stop whining because you have problems in your life that you weren’t expecting. Stop whining because it’s harder to get to where you want to be than you thought it would be. Stop whining because you’re tired of working, trying, and doing what it takes. Stop whining because ...

  • Yep. You're Right.

    Posted June 28 by Dan Waldschmidt

    Think that you can’t dig your way out of debt? You’re right. Think that saving pennies leads to financial success? You’re right. Think that you don’t have enough skills to win that promotion? You’re right. Think that you’ll work hard enough to fi...

  • How to Avoid Getting Crushed By Uncertainty.

    Posted June 20 by Dan Waldschmidt

    No news isn’t good news. It’s the worst news of all. Uncertainty will destroy your momentum, cripple your health, derail your ambition, and make your life miserable. Not knowing what to do or what is happening — while what you love hangs in the balance — is an ugly, fearful...

  • You Have More Choices Than You Think You Do.

    Posted June 14 by Dan Waldschmidt

    You are more in control of your destiny then it often feels to you at the time. Sometimes you’re in a situation where your peers or boss are hard to get along with — overbearing, arrogant, and abrasive. You feel stuck because even though you don’t like how you feel working there ...

  • Blinded By The Lies You Tell Yourself.

    Posted June 7 by Dan Waldschmidt

    Great conquest demands humility. You won’t conquer the world until you can keep your ego under control. The truth about success is that you’re going to have to do quite a few uncomfortable things that prideful people just won’t consider doing. To win against the best yo...

  • When You Hit Rock Bottom.

    Posted May 30 by Dan Waldschmidt

    When you hit rock bottom you’ve found your core. What you see now is what is really there. No subterfuge. No mystery. No games. No imitation. Just brutal honesty. When you hit rock bottom you’re standing on your launch pad. There is nothing stronger from which to propel yourself for...

  • Only You Can Do That.

    Posted May 24 by Dan Waldschmidt

    Just because you have a dream about a better life doesn't mean your life deserves to get better. Just because you want more for yourself doesn't mean that you deserve more. It's one thing to want better things for yourself. It's another to do whatever it takes to earn those better things. So you...

  • Why Do That?

    Posted May 16 by Dan Waldschmidt

    What’s the point of starting if you’re not committed to finishing? What’s the point of learning if you aren’t willing to try something new? What’s the point of failing if you don’t get better the next time out? What’s the point of what you’re doing ...

  • How To Tell If You're Really Serious About Being Successful.

    Posted May 9 by Dan Waldschmidt

    If you’re going to change your life for the better you’re going to have to do it sleeping less. Awesome people obsessed with outrageous causes get less sleep than everyone else. They do. Like it. Hate it. Question it. No matter what your reaction is to that — it doesn’t ch...

  • Four Buyers in EVERY Complex Sale

    Posted May 7 by Josh Lowry

    A complex sale exists when two or more people must give their approval or input before a buying decision can be made. While multiple factors go into creating effective sales strategy, identifying and positively influencing all of the people involved in the buying process is critical. According to sa...

  • Doing Everything Right Still Won't Make You Awesome.

    Posted May 3 by Dan Waldschmidt

    Just because you do everything right doesn’t mean that you’re still going to win. Doing what is right doesn’t mean that nothing wrong is going to come into your life. You don’t get an automatic entry to the podium just because you gave it your all. Winners still have big p...

  • How to Use Gamification To Increase Sales

    Posted May 1 by JT Ripton

    The odds are that you have heard of gamification before and if you haven’t this will serve as an education. Gamification according to Mark Hayes from Shopify.com is “simply the application of game thinking and game mechanics — including points, badges, or similar incentives —...

  • 8 Steps To Beating Your Addiction To Fear.

    Posted April 25 by Dan Waldschmidt

    Fear will destroy every good thing you want for yourself. It will cripple your ambition, paralyze your energy, and destroy your confidence. When you’re held by the clutches of fear, your vision is warped. You stop seeing good things and only notice the evil in the world around you....

  • What Are You Thinking About?

    Posted April 19 by Dan Waldschmidt

    You are only as strong in your hands as you are in your heart. You’re only as sure in your steps as you are in your soul. You’re only as confident in your plan as you are in your potential. What shows up on the outside is a direct result of the conversation you’re having with yo...

  • The Most Inspired You Can Be.

    Posted April 12 by Dan Waldschmidt

    The most inspired words you will ever speak aren’t words at all. They are actions. What you’ve done. How you have behaved. The truth about leading others and inspiring change from those around you is that speeches only last while the energy of the moment is high right now. It tak...

  • The Case For Women Entrepreneurship Worldwide

    Posted April 6 by JT Ripton

    Women account for roughly 50 percent of the population and are responsible for 85 percent of all consumer purchases, yet less than 30 percent of women own businesses. Part of the issue is that more women than men stay home to raise children, but that is only a small part of the issue. Even so, there...

  • The Secret Power You Need To Win.

    Posted April 5 by Dan Waldschmidt

    Great leaders usually have radical views about the world around them. They don’t just see the world differently from everyone else, they are driven by a set of core beliefs that empower them to take advantage of opportunities that others just bemoan as problems. Their beliefs and desire...

  • How To Find Your Way Out Of The Pain Cave.

    Posted March 29 by Dan Waldschmidt

    In ultrarunning there’s an ominous phrase you’ll hear bantered around by seasoned pros — the “pain cave”. It doesn’t matter when or why — but the reality of running long-distances competitively is that you will have to spend time in the pain ...

  • Set Yourself Free.

    Posted March 22 by Dan Waldschmidt

    Anybody can be average. In fact, that’s pretty much the definition of ordinary. The status quo. What everybody else is doing. A job that pays you enough to buy a house, a car, and enough pleasantries to pretend like your future might be awesome. But average doesn’t ended nicely. You ...

  • And the Winner is...

    Posted March 20 by Bill Brown

    I hope both salespeople and their customers read this post. Who wins when a salesperson makes a sale to a customer? I mean who reallywins? If you think it's the salesperson then think again. The real winner is the customer. Let me explain why. Yesterday I had the opportunity to visit with fou...