Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

May 4, 2012

Human Doings or Human Beings.

Just because you’re busy doesn’t mean you’re doing anything that really matters.  The strategy you employ, the actions you fulfill, the results you attempt to achieve — they begin before you start doing anything.

“Success begins with attitude, motivation, and intention. That’s why we’re called human beings; not human doings.”

Think about that.  You are before you do.

What you think about most you end up trying.

Business experts like to convince you that new tools or better tactics are the key to your business growth.  And great technology and savvy ideas do make a difference in the short term.

You might improve revenue in the immediate quarter, but sustainable growth demands that you change bad habits and build a culture that drives  performance improvement.

Without improving who we are as business leaders, we fail to drive innovation and change.  When incentives and novelty grow old, growth and market dominance becomes an unattainable aspiration.

You lose out by doing more and focusing less on who you are — as a leader and as a company.

Be amazing.

That’s the key to doing something amazing time and time and time again.

About the author

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.