Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

July 17, 2009

Testing that Theory


Step aside Susan Boyle, you have been outclassed! Meet Kari Callen! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGPJp6766hU]

Did you notice at about 45 seconds into the video where she says that the reason she is doing this is to “test the theory about her not being talented”?

She said in a sentence why high-performers act the way they do.


To test the boundaries of possibility.  To push high-performance even higher.  To set a personal record.  To master an impossible vision.  To change the world in a way that others can only criticize.

Kari got two standing ovations for her performance and she probably deserved a third.  You may not get a standing ovation for what you do…. ever.  You may never get recognized for testing your theory.  But you will know…

And knowing that within YOU is the ability to change the world is the first step in making a difference.

What theories do you need to test?

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Dan Waldschmidt

Dan Waldschmidt doesn’t just talk about leveling up. He’s obsessed with it. He's set records as an ultra-runner and been the personal strategist for the leading business leaders of our time. He wrote a book, called EDGY Conversations that accidentally became a worldwide bestseller and continues to share his insights from the stage as a keynote speaker and on the blogs and podcasts you will find here. Most days, you'll find Dan heads-down, working on breakthrough strategies for his clients at EDGY Inc, a highly-focused, invite-only, business strategy execution company based out of Silicon Valley.