The ultimate goal of this podcast is to inspire and inform individuals who want to make a difference. The variety of backgrounds of the folks we hear from every week really drives home the fact that it doesn’t matter where you come from or what you’re born with. You can make a difference. Work ethic, tenacity and love-of-service are common denominators. Plus, we love people who focus on campaign efficiency and doing the most with what they’ve got.
Our guest this week has those traits in spades.
Dan has worked on political campaigns since 2007. After climbing his way through the ranks from a grassroots volunteer to campaign manager of multiple state and federal races, he discovered he wanted to broaden his ability to to help others find solutions to the complex challenges they face, which led to him starting Haven Strategies, a strategic consulting firm.
“It’s not the fall that gets you.” Have you ever heard somebody say that? I overheard two older folks talking about their fear of falling one time and one of them said that it’s not the actual fall that hurts you, it’s what you do to try and stop it. All the twisting end up making it all worse. Losing control causes the same reaction.
Every election cycle, candidates lose control of their races (more properly, they never had it in the first place!). When they realize they’re not actually in control, their reactions often make the situation worse. Like slipping and falling in the bath tub, trying to fight it makes it worse.
Here’s the thing. You can control variables that impact your campaign ($’s raised, doors knocked, systems, public speaking ability, etc) but you’re lying to yourself if you think you can actually control your race.
We just crossed 20,000 downloads a few days ago and I want to say thank you to everybody who’s listening and sharing our content. I have a blast doing these interviews, but it would be much less fun if nobody listened to them!
This week we’re talking to Corbin Casteel, founder and president of Four One Three Communications. For more than two decades, Corbin has served as an advisor to a wide range of officials in federal and state government. He’s built a reputation, in Texas, nationally and internationally for being a great consultant and somebody who you can trust.
If y’all haven’t had a chance to see our brand-new website, go over to MyCampaignCoach.com and check it out! We’ve enhanced it significantly in the last few weeks and made it much more user friendly.
I’m a big believer that our country needs more candidates and elected officials who are intimately familiar with their communities and know what it’s like to create jobs. My good friend and guest this week, Jason Wright, nails both categories in a big way.