Been there, done that and have the t-shirt to prove it.
After 2 decades of business grind that led to burnout, Dave spent the next decade becoming a Subject Matter Expert in Human Resilience. "What I do better than anyone else is help people make sense out of all of the pieces that go into creating resilience."
Would you agree that in order to make the best possible choices for your life, you need to have all the facts? Let's bust some myths so that you can get the facts you need to make informed daily choices. Just like compound interest, you want your days working for you, not against you. Haven't visited a nursing home lately? Don't ever want to? Let's talk about investing in sustainable resilience.
Every great outcome starts with a clear vision of the place you absolutely have to get to.
Assume the identity of the person you aspire to be and refine that process.
Look for the Social Proof that you are moving forward every day.
Been there, done that and have the sweatshirt to prove it. In 2008, I experienced business sabotage from one of my largest customers. This led to a major finical crisis which led to a serious heart crisis. Because of that, I was forced to take decisive action. I needed to learn how to fail fast, pivot and keep moving forward.
During a crisis, it's only natural for people to get stuck. You can quit and no one will care, but you will always know. I speak from experience when I say that every leader needs a strategy for developing more resilience.
Life can change in a heartbeat and working 24/7 is not great strategy for resilience. I've walked more than a mile through real adversity to become a Resilience Leader. I didn't take a course to learn about resilience. I let the school of Hard Knox be my teacher. I earned my street cred the hard way and now I help make sense out of resilience strategies for those who really need it.
Fact: You don't have to be an Ironman to learn from one.
Fact: Being an Ironman doesn't guarantee resilience.
Fact: Being an Ironman is not the recipe for resilience, but it has been a rewarding and educational piece of my personal resilience puzzle.
Below is a sample of my Ironman Journey
My first 1/2 Ironman taught me that anything was possible.
My first full Ironman taught me to follow a proven process.
My second full Ironman taught me to be better prepared in sport, business and life by asking better questions and demanding better answers.
My third full Ironman taught me to manage my expectations and find happiness as the JOY I feel each day while striving for my full potential.
The only thing all leaders have in common are followers. In February 2021, my son Warren asked me to join him in his first Ironman journey. He will be 29 on race day and I will be 57. Follow me on LinkedIn as I share highlights from this special father and son journey with my community.