Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

January 24, 2017

Not Just Collecting A Paycheck.

Business studies tell us that a disgruntled sales executive will stay at their job for 11 months before they actually decide to quit. Most of the time, the news of them leaving is a surprise to their employer. 11 months. Unhappy and unmotivated.

Just collecting a paycheck.

If that isn’t bad enough, almost 25% of employees say that they would quit their job if they could.

You’ve probably talked to someone just like this.

When you ask why they are still doing what they do, they tell you something about: “They have to pay the bills” or “You know I’ve got the mortgage.” 

Unhappy and unmotivated. Just collecting a paycheck.

Makes you wonder if we don’t have business all wrong.

We spend money on health insurance and retirement plans, snacks, coffee and beer to create the right office culture, and training programs to make sure our team members keep learning. But that’s still not good enough.

  1. We need to be better about helping our team members find their purpose.
  2. We need to be more choosy about who gets to join the team in the first place.
  3. We need to make inspiration and motivation a part of everything that we do.

It’s easy to put down into words. It’s a little more difficult when it requires your emotional investment and financial commitment.

Imagine the possibilities.

What if people came to work with their best ideas? What if people didn’t just do the bare minimum? What if your team wasn’t just collecting a paycheck?

What if they were all in, with you.

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.