Everything you think you know about success is wrong, says my latest guest on PowerViews, Dan Waldschmidt, author of the new book Edgy Conversations: How Ordinary People Can Achieve Outrageous Success. Dan’s firm, Waldschmidt Partners International, solves complex marketing and business strategy problems for savvy companies all over the world.
For his book, Dan researched more than 1,000 high performers in business, sports, politics and other fields, searching for commonalities that set them apart. The inspiration for the book was Dan’s own grandfather, a World War II veteran who survived an extraordinary battlefield ordeal. Having overcome extreme obstacles is common among super achievers, Dan said. In our interview, Dan and I also talked about some other key traits that most successful people share.