What It Means To Be a Badass
A real badass is driven by values such as responsibility, justice, honour, courage, compassion, humility, integrity, and selflessness, which pretty much disqualifies most every self-proclaimed badass out there. A badass is someone who does the dirty jobs, the jobs that other people don’t want to do, for example, our troops and inner-city teachers. A badass does what needs to be done, no matter how difficult it is, without complaint or need for fanfare. A badass doesn’t take the path of least resistance.
A badass is someone who stands up for the weak and oppressed, speaks the truth, and calls out those who lie, cheat, and steal. A badass is someone who takes a “hit for the team”, meaning puts others’ needs ahead of their own, whether a soldier in his platoon, a parent working two jobs to give her children a better life, or a CEO who cares more about his employees than his P & L statement during an economic crisis.
Dr Jim Taylor PhD. You can read his full article What It Means To Be A Badass here.
What it means to be a BadassPreneur
Being an entrepreneur can be lonely. Sometimes you think you’re crazy, trying to do something new. Something different. Something impossible. Often it’s something no one has ever done before. Getting to “no” on most days: No money. No takers. No understanding. No sleep.
Being a lifestyle entrepreneur in the wellness space is, I believe, harder than in other market places.
With our SHARED BIG VISION of ensuring optimal well-being for our planet’s citizens and a world free of preventable disease, we’re insurgents competing for the commanding heights of the healthcare economy, against incumbents who have amassed more wealth and power than most companies in history.
Collectively we will disrupt billionaire families, big pharma, government bureaucrats, and Old King WHO… and they don’t take too kindly to us meddling with their ‘authority monopoly’ and profits.
But here’s the caveat: Rebels rarely succeed by going solo.
The fight is too hard. The road too long. The friction too strong. Like little turtles hatching in the sand on a beach, there are too many gulls in the sky and too many sharks in the water. Our wellness businesses and practices need to be modelled, incubated, iterated and supported to emerge into the big blue ocean of preventative health.
That’s why I’m intent on advocating more innovative lifestyle business models and systems for implementing and running them: so that more wellness entrepreneurs can succeed. So that more creative collisions can occur. So that more wellness entrepreneurs, therapists and practitioners can find their first customer, their first hire, their first $10X month.
I’m intent on helping humanity by spreading wellness companies everywhere. And I want to do it in a kinder, more inclusive, and more cooperative than competitive way. This is not dog-eat-dog. It is a happy pack of kindred souls finding a path for ourselves and others to tread. Together we will all go further. Alone you might go faster. But it won’t be as much fun, nor as fruitful.
If you want to walk fast, walk alone. If you want to walk far, walk together. – African Proverb
My name is pronounced Dee Dee – it’s a nickname, and yes, it’s a funny story. 😂
Being an entrepreneur and change agent (business strategy analyst) at heart I love helping wellness entrepreneurs make our world a healthier and better place for everyone. Innovative wellness business models, client-focused value propositions, growth, collaboration, and setting and achieving BHAG’s (Big Hairy Audacious Goals) are core to my DNA.
I firmly believe that we don’t have to live in a dog-eat-dog world and that in fact, when the dogs learn to work together, they can accomplish much more than any of them could on their own.
Think of the incredible weight a team of sledge dogs can comfortably pull across the snow; no single dog can accomplish that. Thus, when you join forces with others – even those you’ve been trained to think of as your competitors – truly amazing things can happen.
If any of the above resonates with you as well, I’d love to connect with you. Send me an invite.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. – George Bernard Shaw
 Visioneering. God’s Blueprint for Developing and Maintaining Vision by Andy Stanley
 Mindset – Updated Edition: Changing The Way You think To Fulfil Your Potential by Carol Dweck
 Michael Gerber author of the Emyth Revisited