Is keeping your “head down” at work “holding up” your career?

”This is a holdup!” yells the armed gunman as he waves the gun in your face and tells you to give him your valuables.

It’s common to “keep your head down” at work, attempting to stay ”below the radar,” but the most influential people aren’t invisible or trying to be.


I was passed over for promotions four times in three years and my home life was a wreck when my brother told me to stop complaining about it or do something – he’d been hearing my complaints for five years.

After reading books, taking classes, and hiring coaches, counselors, therapists, attorneys, and immersive training programs, I finally realized I’d just been going through the motions in most areas of my life.

Essentially, I realized I’d been the gunman holding up my own career by not having clear commitments and intentions in my life. I didn’t have a purpose in my life.


When I committed to creating fantastic relationships and leading high-performing teams, I got promoted and picked to lead teams, and my home life improved too!

While it may feel safe to “stay low” and not “rock the boat,” you’re also holding up your own career and preventing your own forward progress.

The brave and motivated will pilot their career. Some may take action only when the situation becomes unbearable.

Don’t get to the end of your career with regrets.


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Hi, I’m Dylan Cornelius.
I was passed over for promotions four times in three years, every time passed over by a peer. My marriage was a wreck. I was obese and my doctor threatened to medicate me if I didn’t lose weight.
When I calculated the per-hour value of my overtime at work, the additional money in my bonus didn’t justify the costs to my health, relationships, and personal satisfaction.
After five years of hearing me complain, my brother told me to stop complaining or do something about it. I was stunned that it had been so long.
After a long and expensive search, I realized the quality of my relationships was poor and I wasn’t taking care of other people or myself.
When I committed to creating fantastic relationships and high-performing teams in every area of my life that mattered, my life transformed.
I was promoted. Now I’m picked to lead teams and frequently thanked for my contribution.
While my marriage didn’t survive, I met an amazing woman who trained me for my first two marathons, and now I do triathlons for fun. I lost 50 pounds and controlled my diet, allergies, and autoimmunity.
Now my “Honey Bunny” and I tour for weeks at a time on a tandem bike. Soon, we’ll cross countries and continents.
I created a Team Acceleration Blueprint based on my personal development journey and decades of education and experience building and leading teams at some of the best universities and companies on the planet.
I believe the world can work for everyone. It starts with clarity of purpose, fantastic relationships, and high-performing teams. I intend to help 10,000 people create an unfair advantage and achieve results they didn’t believe were possible too.

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