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6 Reasons to Recognize a Humble Employee Who is Quietly Making a ‘Mark’

  Recently, my friend and Wisconsin Athletic Club colleague, Mark Baumhardt, turned the big 4-0. To celebrate, we enjoyed a delicious lunch at Eddie Martini’s in Milwaukee. During our conversation, I asked him, “What word or phrase do you think best describes you?” Mark replied,......

Do You Really Need Multiple Priorities?

 How many priorities do you have? Three? Five? Ten? If you’re anything like me, you have an overcommitment problem and have been pondering a number of priorities. For my speaking business, do I want to write a second book, build an online course, or......

10 Life Lessons from My 10-Year-Old Daughter

 On June 28, 2008, our lives changed forever when our eldest daughter, Ellie, was born. Our family was overwhelmed with happiness as we welcomed this precious baby girl. We became a family of three and immediately couldn’t imagine our lives without her. Today, seemingly......

Don’t Inadvertently Quit!

I don’t know where you are right now, but I do know that you probably slept through the night, woke up, and likely checked your email or social media feed. When you noticed this blog post, you decided to click on it. So now what......

10 Life Lessons from Working at a Gym for 10 Years

In 2007 and 2008, I was living in Utah and working as the director of player development for the University of Utah men’s basketball team. When Rachel and I arrived in 2007, it was a new beginning and we were excited about what our future......

Do You Get Anxious When Your Phone Blinks, Beeps, or Buzzes?

Not long ago, I was due for a phone upgrade and was quite excited about it. When the day arrived, Rachel reminded me, “D, we’re upgrading phones tonight, so I’ll need your phone for a few hours.” After picking up the girls from school, she......

Confront Your Obstacles Head On!

What is one of your proudest accomplishments? Were there any obstacles to your success along the way? One year ago, I celebrated the publishing and launching of my book, SHIFT: Move from Frustrated to Fulfilled. On my book’s recent anniversary date, I noticed something unexpected......

6 Winning Habits from My Friend Who Won 100 Races

Recently, as I approached a treadmill for a three-mile lunchtime run, I overheard my friends Sean Daley and Tommy Brauneis chatting. Seconds later, Sean glanced at me while pointing at Tommy and said, “Did you know that Tommy won 100 races in his lifetime?” To......

What Does ‘Making It’ Look Like for You?

What did ‘making it’ look like for you as a kid? For me, I wanted to be the next Michael Jackson. I mean, I had the Thriller album 8-track and cassette tapes. I wore Michael’s white jacket from Thriller, his red jacket from Beat It,......

Work Out for TODAY, Not Just for the Future

Think about a time in your life when you tried to be fit or healthy, but things didn’t go as planned. On September 29th, 2017, I had my annual physical exam. A week prior, I went in for basic blood work so that the results......

Move. Grow. Achieve

 

Each and every day, I see people trying to build their career, while simultaneously trying to start families. They feel as if they don’t have the time, energy, financial resources, or motivation to get their dreams off the ground. They don’t have a plan. They may be trying to figure out what their passion is or striving to experiment in a number of different fields. They may be fresh out of college and buried in the confines of Corporate America politics, itching to make their escape. If this is you, fear not. This blog is written for people just like you.

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Within my blog, I show the successes and failures with high energy, endless passion, and positive, unshakable confidence. This blog teaches the most rudimentary and complex values of how to be an entrepreneur and achieve what you really want in life while still working your day job.  You do not have to lead people in order to read this blog and apply the concepts I teach to your daily life. You just have to want to lead yourself, and you must want to grow and live a happy and fulfilled life. Similar to you, I am still growing each day. We all are.

 

I am passionate about this topic, and it is my sincere hope that my insatiable passion will shine through you. Within each post, there is a call to action; a call to make today the day that you are going to change. If you don’t strive for success today, a successful tomorrow never comes, and you’re left with a life of what if’s.  Don’t let that be you.

 

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