Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

December 7, 2017

[Bonus] Making Time for Excellence.

In 1960, Cassius Clay won the light heavyweight gold medal in the Rome Summer Olympic after more than one hundred amateur fights and fewer than a handful of  losses, ever.  He was a phenomenal exhibitionist — a raging athlete in the ring.

However, after coming home from the Olympics he was so frustrated by being kicked out of a “white only” diner that he threw his gold medal in the Ohio River.  He had beaten the best in the world and was unable to manage being unfairly treated by those around him.

This ability to overcome, despite unfair odds was a skill he would later learn to become a champion.

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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.