IS THERE A RESILIENT LEADER
UNDER YOUR SPORTS COAT?
After 2 decades of business grind and daily burnout, Dave spent the next decade becoming a Subject Matter Expert in Resilience. The VIP Process for developing resilience can be applied to every level of business and personal leadership.
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 the foundation of Resilience.
Every great outcome starts with a clear vision of the place you absolutely have to get to.
Next, assume the identity of the person you aspire to be and refine that process.
Finally, look for the Social Proof that you are moving closer to your vision 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. Creating a Resilience Playbook is a great place to start.
Life can change in a heartbeat. Burnout and working yourself to death are not great strategies for resilience. Scared of what you might find out if you take a few tests?
News Flash! The world will go on, with or without you, so let's talk about developing your Resilience Playbook so that you remain relevant to your own story. You don't have to be an Ironman to learn from one and being an Ironman doesn't make you bulletproof. A decade of Ironman racing has taught me more about business, resiliency and leadership than I could have ever possibly imagined.
Below is a small 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.