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Just because you’re loud doesn’t mean you’re right.


—Dan Waldschmidt
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If you want to be lucky, work harder than everyone else around you.


—Dan Waldschmidt
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Leading doesn’t give you permission to be a bully or a jerk.


—Dan Waldschmidt
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The most inspiring words you will ever speak aren’t words at all. They’re actions.


—Dan Waldschmidt
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Success comes down to the little things — beliefs, courage, and a relentless pursuit of your dreams.


—Dan Waldschmidt
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Actions might speak louder than words, but words are the best way to drive better actions.


—Dan Waldschmidt
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Sometimes doing what’s right isn’t much fun right now.  It’s still the right thing to do though.


—Dan Waldschmidt
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Doing is impossible without trying.


—Dan Waldschmidt
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You don’t get a third chance at second impressions.  You’re not a con man, so stop acting like one.


—Dan Waldschmidt
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Blaming others won’t ever change your circumstances for the better. It just guarantees you an ugly future.


—Dan Waldschmidt
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Don’t ask your team to follow the rules. Tell them to be amazing. And expect it.


—Dan Waldschmidt
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Being the leader doesn’t give you the permission to be a bully. Respect and inspiration work better than fear and chaos.


—Dan Waldschmidt
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You’ll never get in trouble by taking too much responsibility for your life.  Excuses just make you weak.  Expect that you’re strong enough to achieve the wild dreams you want for yourself.


—Dan Waldschmidt
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What you think about the most you eventually do. Winners make time to think beyond the stress they are facing right now.


—Dan Waldschmidt
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Just because you have authority doesn’t mean you are a leader.


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Follow your heart. Avoid the crowd. Believe your dreams are worth all the effort.


—Dan Waldschmidt
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To lead others you must first lead yourself.


—Dan Waldschmidt
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(4) ways to be amazing:

1. Love the unlovable.
2. Laugh when it hurts.
3. Lead when it’s hard.
4. Live dangerously.

 


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Nothing that you’re “supposed to do” will ever make you awesome. It will just keep you being ordinary.


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Despite your genius, things go wrong — sometimes horribly, frightfully wrong.


—Dan Waldschmidt
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There usually is no easy way out for big problems, but there is always a way out.


—Dan Waldschmidt
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Go the extra mile. Then go a thousand more. No warrior ever conquered just doing the bare minimum.


—Dan Waldschmidt
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If you have to tell people that you’re the one in charge, you’re probably not.


—Dan Waldschmidt
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Be vulnerable. Be fearless. Bleed. Fight. Lead.


—Dan Waldschmidt
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It doesn’t matter until it does. Make sure you’re paying attention to the details along the way.


—Dan Waldschmidt
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Being an effective leader means you don’t let the fear of being lonely stop you from pushing ahead. Amazing doesn’t stay lonely for long.


—Dan Waldschmidt
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Nothing works better to keep you inspired than being dissatisfied with where you are in life.


—Dan Waldschmidt
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Leadership is you helping everyone else get across the finish line ahead of you.


—Dan Waldschmidt
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We don’t need more leaders. We need more motivators.


—Dan Waldschmidt
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You can’t change the world without polarizing people. Some of them won’t like you.


—Dan Waldschmidt
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Being a jerk doesn’t make you a better business person. It just makes you a jerk.


—Dan Waldschmidt
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Just because you have authority doesn’t mean that you’re a leader.


—Dan Waldschmidt