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October 10, 2023 | Volume 14
Don Wenner

"Building an Elite Career" is Out Now!

I’m excited to announce the release of my newest book, “Building an Elite Career: The Blueprint to Thriving in a High-Growth Organization.” In this book, I take a closer look at what I believe has been key to my own success. You'll find:

  • Essential strategies for achieving extraordinary success in your professional journey
  • Tips for setting the right mindset as you progress through your career
  • Valuable insights and actionable steps on how to excel, thrive, and advance in your career

Whether you’re just starting your career, navigating through mid-level challenges, or aiming for top-tier positions, this book will equip you with the knowledge and tools to build a thriving and fulfilling career.

It has been an absolute pleasure writing this book and I hope that you find something that resonates with you when you’re reading.

To celebrate the release of this book, you can download the audiobook for only $0.99. Click the “Purchase Audiobook” button below to take advantage of this discount! And once you’ve read it, I would really appreciate a review. I always enjoy reading your feedback on how the book impacts you professionally and personally.

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Operation Christmas Child

Build a Shoebox


You’re invited to join DLP Capital in spreading holiday cheer with this year's Operation Christmas Child donation drive. Your generous contributions can make a world of difference for children in need. We're accepting donations until November 15 with an ambitious goal of donating 10,000 boxes. Let's work together to brighten up the holidays for thousands of children and show them that they are loved and not forgotten.

To participate, click the link below and build a shoebox online now! If you have any questions, please reach out to Danny Sells at danny.sells@dlpcapital.com.

Build a Shoebox


Upcoming Events

Don speaking at an event

"Living An Extraordinary Life" Workshop

October 19, 2023 | 9-11 AM EDT

Where do I see myself this time next year?
What are my biggest goals?
What do I want to accomplish this year?

Inevitably, we’ve all asked ourselves these pivotal questions year after year. As New Year’s Resolutions come and go, many of us find ourselves in a cycle that often leads to unfulfilling results and no closer to our true goals in life.

If this sounds like you, I hope you’ll join me for a virtual workshop I’m hosting from 9 to 11 a.m. EDT on October 19. Like all of you, I’ve had my share of ups and downs, which have shaped me into the leader, father, and husband I am today. I look forward to sharing with you what I’ve learned along the way and how I’ve turned these learnings into living an extraordinary life, one incredible year at a time.

Here’s what you can expect:

Life Assessment: This invaluable tool is one of my favorites. The first part invites you to take an honest and intimate look at where you currently stand in different areas of your life, such as your family, finances, and fulfillment. From there, you’ll identify opportunities for improvement and growth, bringing clarity and purpose to your goals.

Personal Compass: My own Personal Compass is something that I come back to day in and day out. It focuses on what I call Perfect Life Metrics, which I’ll share more about with you in the workshop. The compass is invaluable in helping you define your values and establish your direction in life.

Annual Calendar & Personal Accomplishments: Balancing the demands of my career with my responsibilities as a father and husband is my most important priority. I’ve learned the importance of time management and setting achievable targets for my goals. I look forward to sharing my insights with you. 

As you can see, we’ll review several tools in this workshop. I’ve included them for you here so you can familiarize yourself with them before the workshop, but don’t worry about having them filled out beforehand. As with all of my live events, don’t hesitate to come with your questions!

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Tim Tebow Headshot

Elite & Prosperity Family, Wealth, and Legacy Event


Wednesday, Nov 8 - Sunday, Nov 12
Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa,
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

Announcing Tim Tebow as a Keynote Speaker at our November Event

When I plan these large-scale events with my team, I always prioritize the same thing: speakers that are engaging, able to provide unparalleled value to our audience, and, most importantly, that align with our mission. I am thrilled and humbled to share with you today that renowned athlete and philanthropist Tim Tebow will be taking the stage as our first keynote speaker at the upcoming Elite & Prosperity Family, Wealth, and Legacy Event this November. The Tim Tebow Foundation serves an extremely powerful mission: to bring faith, hope, and love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour. I find myself so inspired by his work and know you all will be, too. He’ll share his unique perspective on leadership, perseverance, and building a meaningful legacy with us. Space and hotel rooms for this event are filling up quickly, so if you haven’t already registered, today’s a great time to do it! It will be an incredible event that I can’t wait to share with you. You can learn more here.

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Living Fully Day 2023


In our last Don’s Thoughts, I shared a bit about the meaning of Living Fully Day, which has been an annual tradition at DLP Capital for four years now. This year, we took a different approach to Living Fully Day, throwing our team members a bit of a curveball–but the good kind.

In the lead-up to this day, I emailed our team a simple question: what would you do if you had a free day–no work, no obligations, just a day to dive into old passions or new interests? We received dozens of responses, with people sharing that they’d use the free time to do everything from redecorating their home to spending the day surfing or horseback riding.

With my oldest son Donny by my side, I kicked off Living Fully Day with a brief presentation on what living fully means. I set the stage for our usual Living Fully Day–a day of workshops and activities centered around the theme.

Then the twist came: I gave everyone exactly what I’d hinted in that email–a free day. By 9:15 a.m. on a Friday, DLP Capital team members were off to do whatever they pleased with time they didn’t expect to have. As a CEO, I’ve had the opportunity to do some memorable things, but this was one of the top. I asked the team to share highlights of their free day with us and saw everything from charitable giving and trips to art museums to shooting hoops with other team members. Here are some highlights:

What I'm Reading

Where I've Been

I have spent a lot of time on “Nocatee Fields” coaching the Nocatee Raiders. This is season #16 for us! We are 5-0 and heading to the playoffs this weekend.
I have spent a lot of time on “Nocatee Fields” coaching the Nocatee Raiders. This is season #16 for us! We are 5-0 and heading to the playoffs this weekend.
On September 18, we attended the Monday Night Football game in Charlotte between the Panthers and our favorite, the Saints.
On September 18, we attended the Monday Night Football game in Charlotte between the Panthers and our favorite, the Saints.
This past week, I joined a group of DLP Capital team members in Atlanta where we visited the Atlanta Mission House, an organization that provides housing and services to the homeless.
This past week, I joined a group of DLP Capital team members in Atlanta where we visited the Atlanta Mission House, an organization that provides housing and services to the homeless.
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