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Jan 8, 2018

From dead on arrival to championship athlete.

In 2005, Dave was stabbed in the heart by a stranger. He arrived at the hospital dead only to be revived 7-minutes later. This was 2-months before heading into his senior year at Lafayette College, where he was captain of the football team.

When he woke up, he knew he had to move forward. Football and his teammates gave him a purpose and solidified his vision for healing. Dave and his team went on to win the Patriot League Championship that year. He is the recipient of the Eastern College Athletic Conference Award of Valor and the first recipient of the Lafayette College David Nelson Award of Valor.

Dave has an amazing story that we’re going to dive deeper into here. After Lafayette College, Dave has completed postgraduate education from Harvard Business School and is a Certified Life Coach. All of these chapters have led Dave to come at mindset and motivation with experience, not just knowledge, and through this deep exploration of mindset and human motivation, he brings the work he has done with people far and wide - in helping them create an authentic journey and mission in their lives or organizations. He has seen his work translate into authentic personal, professional and organizational success for people across the world.

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About Your Host Jim Harshaw

My name is Jim Harshaw. And I know where you’re at. You’re working hard and qualified for what you do but you aren’t getting what you want. You have plans on getting to the C-suite or launching a business but ultimate success seems as far away today as ever. You’re at the right place because you can get there from here.

And I can help.

Who I Am

I’m a speaker, coach, and former Division I All-American wrestler that helps motivated former athletes to reach their full potential by getting clarity on what they really want and taking aggressive action to lead their ideal life not just despite their prior failures but because of them.

I’m a husband and father of four. And I’m a serial entrepreneur. I’ve launched multiple successful businesses as well as the obligatory failed one. I’ve been the executive director of a non-profit and have raised millions of dollars. I’ve worked in sales. I’ve even been a Division I head coach. While I was born in a blue-collar home I have spent my life surrounded by Olympians, CEO’s and millionaires.

Jim Rohn said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”

I’ve been lucky.

I’ve learned the habits of successful people and guess what. You’re just like them. I know because I know your type. You’re programmed for hard work, which is a prerequisite for success, but you’ve never been shown how to use what you know to create the life you want with the tools you have.

I will show you how.

Why You Are Here

You've worked hard to achieve greatness. You’ve set goals and maybe even set records. You’ve definitely failed and you’ve at some point found yourself questioning if you were on the right track.

You need to understand this: You are far more prepared to succeed than those who’ve not tried, competed, struggled and overcome like you have. That’s the value of your education as someone who aims high. You are prepared to be as successful as your wildest dreams will allow.

Here I will teach you, with the help of brilliant minds that have been shaped by failure, struggle, and adversity, to be who you want to be. I sense that you want this because you have read this far.

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