Neil Douglas Reilly

putting it all together

  1. David Schmidt, Founder, and CEO of LifeWave, a global leader in communication and marketing solutions, believes in prioritizing working on your personal goals.
  2. Schmidt has always been deliberate about the way he works.
  3. He says, “While having a flexible approach was an advantage early on, I have found that being deliberate about my work, following my own principles, and letting go of the rest has proved to be the way to go.”

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With that philosophy, Schmidt’s career has stayed very consistent and has been in sync with the company’s vision.

He recounts one situation that required him to change his method of thinking.

He says, “I had been heavily involved in a project, working late nights to make sure it met its deadline when I came to realize that it was not going to come together as I hoped.”

Great speakers share the lessons they’ve learned on how they’ve been able to thrive in their respective fields.

At this year’s Next Agenda, Schmidt, founder of LifeWave and a small business expert shared with a packed room exactly how to focus on your unique strengths and develop new skills.

“Focus is not as simple as knowing what you want to do.

Even the smartest people in the world do not understand the full range of their abilities, their options, their potential, nor how to reach them.

Even though he’s spent the last two years helping fellow veterans like himself find work in Silicon Valley, says LifeWave CEO Schmidt, he still misses the comradely of his previous life on an airbase in South Korea.

“It was a great four years in the military, but I think the best part of it is that those four years flew by,” Schmidt says.

Schmidt says that being on the airbase gave him the same sense of teamwork as his job with LifeWave, where he is the founder and CEO.