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 is an international business strategist, speaker, author, and extreme athlete. His consulting firm solves complex marketing and business strategy problems for top companies around the world. Dow Jones calls his Edgy Conversations blog one of the top sales sites on the internet. He is author of Edgy Conversations: How Ordinary People Can Achieve Outrageous Success.