Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

December 29, 2011

Business Molesting.

Let’s be frank. If there is one person who enrages us, it is likely the molestor.

We are repulsed and angered at the selifshness of their behavior.

You can see all the classic signs:

  1. Molesters prey on those who can’t help themselves.
  2. Molesters give in to their own desires.
  3. Molesters burt others to get what they want right now.
  4. Molesters always have an excuse for their behavior.
  5. Molesters pretend like they’re your friend until they’ve taken advantage of you.
  6. Molesters use smiles and the right answers to cover up criminal desires.
  7. Molesters worry about getting caught not about who they hurt.
  8. Molesters take more than they  give.
  9. Molesters make wrong choices.
  10. Molesters need help but rarely get it.

What shocks us the most is the cripplying impact these people have on society.

The victims of their abuse are never the same.

Something is broken forever.

Shamefully, it’s hard to tell at times the difference between the most depraved of humanity and the business strategies we employ professionally.

We’re thoughtless, selfish, and hurtful.

As the struggle for business success becomes more challenging, it is natural to get so focused on our own desires and needs

But if we’re not careful we act no different than the molestor.

Instead of helping people, we take and use and leave behind only brokenness.

And it’s not just the business executive working in the field who struggles with this.   It’s our leaders and our industry experts.

The people who who should know better.

Which is deeply troubling.

Because surviving business in today’s economy demands better behavior.

Instead of taking and abusing and destroying, our strategy needs to be change to giving and loving and caring and inspiring.  What comes naturally is depraved.  So we have to purposefully decide to be better.

We need hope more than ever.

We need leaders who love.

We need experts who are inspired to help people.

It’s not about another dollar.  It’s about helping people who can’t help themselves.

Anything else is just molesting business.

Shame on us.

About the author

Dan Waldschmidt

Dan Waldschmidt doesn’t just talk about leveling up. He’s obsessed with it. He's set records as an ultra-runner and been the personal strategist for the leading business leaders of our time. He wrote a book, called EDGY Conversations that accidentally became a worldwide bestseller and continues to share his insights from the stage as a keynote speaker and on the blogs and podcasts you will find here. Most days, you'll find Dan heads-down, working on breakthrough strategies for his clients at EDGY Inc, a highly-focused, invite-only, business strategy execution company based out of Silicon Valley.