Hi, I’m Dylan Cornelius.
My Dad said I earned a Psychology degree trying to figure out my messed-up family.
I didn’t agree with him initially, but 20 years later it was easier to agree.
There I was on the phone with my brother, telling him how unhappy I was at work and at home.
I’d been passed over for promotions four times in three years, repeatedly watching my peers promoted to be my boss.
At home, my wife and I just could not seem to work it out, and the harder we tried, the worse it seemed to get.
“Do something about or quit complaining”, my brother said. “It’s been five years.”
“Five years?”, I asked. “You’re crazy. No way.”
“Oh, yes.”, he said. “Remember that other time you were complaining? That was five years ago.”
“Oh my gosh!”, I thought back to that time. “It has been five years.”
...and when I told him that earlier story, I’d been sitting in that same green mini-van, in front of that same red brick house, next to that same lake, talking on that same cell phone, after a day at that same job.
That really rung my bell.
I’d been tolerating poor quality of life for far too long. It was time to do something about it.
So I did what any Berkeley grad would likely do: I took more classes and read more books. But that didn’t solve my problems.
Next, I started spending money and time with experts. I hired therapists, counselors, coaches, doctors, attorneys, and nutritionists. I participated in immersive self-development programs, 12-step, Toastmasters, Landmark, and Weight Watchers.
Eventually, I saw the problem. With my focus on money, career, achievement and self-development, college degrees and professional certifications, I hadn’t been taking care of my relationships, or the people in my life, at home or at work, least of all myself.
When I began focusing on the quality of my relationships and taking care of people, my life turned around.
When I 100% committed to having fantastic relationships in every area of my life, without exception, and I committed to creating them if they didn’t exist, I began enjoying work, and people seemed more enjoyable.
I even lost weight, and though my marriage didn’t survive, I met an amazing woman who trained me for my first two marathons.
Then one day walking through the office, I recalled graduate school emphasized teams in every class, and I’d been on teams my entire career.
Yet I’d never committed to put teams to work in my own life, or to leadership. Mostly I’d focused on “just doing my job” and occasionally on management tactics and influence games that are all too common in big companies.
When I committed to create real teamwork and to make the teams and people in my life successful, my career blossomed.
First, I was promoted. Now I’m picked to lead teams, and I’m frequently acknowledged for the value I provide people and organizations.
I lost 50 pounds, began winning athletic awards, and now my girlfriend and I tour on a tandem bike for weeks at a time.
Soon we’ll be doing month-long tours and hikes.
I’ve had so much fun, and I think it’s so important, I want to share what I got with everyone, so they can get whatever they want, however they define success.
I’ve committed to creating a world that works for everyone, by helping high achievers reinvent themselves and their careers, so they can regain their edge, get that promotion, or make the transition to the next phase of their career or life.
I’m so committed to this I created a Career Acceleration Blueprint, applying the same fundamentals I learned to create and sustain fantastic relationships and lead high performing teams in every area of life.
I’m glad you’re here.
I’m always on the lookout for fun, inspiring, innovative, impactful, committed people and networkers.
Let’s get connected and get moving together!
I’m excited to meet you soon.