Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

February 22, 2012

Hoping Your Way To Better Results.

Every successful business idea starts with hope. Getting results over the long term requires more than an intellectual creativity for coming up with new ideas. It demands emotional attachment.

You can cut employees. You can trim budgets and eliminate redundancies. You can pay down debt and increase shareholder value. Those are all proven initiatives to make an enterprise healthier.  But those strategies doesn’t fix the hopelessness that your companies feels.

They don’t give your company a reason to keep trying.

Perhaps not in public when the boss is listening, or in the boardroom when ideas are being debated — but  in the quiet moments when the hype is gone, that hopelessness shines through.

It cripples your momentum.  It handicaps your big plans for growth and recovery.

No matter what you goal is your plan needs to start with creating hope.

Because your people need a reason to become high performers. They need a reason to think beyond what is right now. They need a shock of inspiration to rise beyond the frustrations of the daily grind.

Hope begins the process of recovery.

It heals pain and inspires high performance.

If your plan for success doesn’t start with hope then you’re just creating ideas that will never end up actually working.  Because to be a winner, people need a reason to want to try harder.

And that starts with hope.

What you hope to be someday.

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.