Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

July 18, 2012

20 Ways To Consistently Get What You Want Before You Want it.

  1. Give a kind word when an angry outburst would feel more satisfying.
  2. Take time each day to call (3) executives and just see how their day is going.
  3. Spend time at the beginning of each week writing out your “must get done” tasks for the week.
  4. Apologize when you make a mistake. Say it. You’ll feel it once you let your ego get out of the way.
  5. Devote specific time each day to exercise, meditation, or therapy. Or all three.
  6. Find (5) things you can be grateful for each day. Say “Thank You” early and often.
  7. Find a way to solve the pain you see bothering someone else around you.
  8. Write an encouraging hand-written note to someone you don’t want anything from right now.
  9. Carve out time to read a biography and the business section of the Wall Street Journal.
  10. Schedule follow-up and follow-though activities and make it the most important part of your daily religion.
  11. Ask for help from those around you. Stop pretending like you aren’t desperate. You need to be.
  12. Don’t go to sleep without putting in the effort required to be successful. Avoid excuses. Work harder.
  13. Remember your manners.  Being polite and courteous doesn’t mean people will take advantage of you.
  14. Make it a pattern to invest in the physical, mental, and financial success of those around you.
  15. Take notes in meetings. Assign responsibilities.  Be clear about the outcomes you expect and the deadlines.
  16. Forgive fast.  Forget about fairness. Protest cruelty. Be strong enough to believe in you.
  17. Sacrifice being misunderstood now for the truth coming out in the future.
  18. Focus manically on making daily progress on each of your goals.  Do something every day to make tomorrow better.
  19. Ignore the negativity you hear from your critics around you. Cover your ears. Get back to work.
  20. Take it. Earn it. Prove to yourself that your dreams are important enough to pursue.


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.