Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

January 8, 2013

What To Do When You Want To Do It All.

One of the amazing opportunities of life is that it can be anything that you make it.  Whatever you want to achieve you can make happen. It’s not easy, but possible.  Frankly, that’s also a problem.

What do you do when you can do anything and you want to do it all?

Some people tell you that you should do less.  Make priorities.  Stop doing the stuff that doesn’t make you feel good.

And that’s not bad for starters.  But it leaves out the obvious.

When you want to do it all, get started.

The right discussion isn’t one that scolds you into making one final decision about the future of everything that you ever do.  That’s just impractical.  And silly.

The problem with trying to figure out what to do is that the “figuring” part demands more of your time than the “doing” part.  And without you doing things, everything you want to do is just wishful thinking.  A waste of your time.

Which is why when you want to do it all you need start doing something.  Here are a few key things to start with:

  1. Put together a list of everything that you want to do and the reasons why.
  2. Make sure that you spend time insuring that you have your personal finances figured out.
  3. Gather together your top advocates and ask for help where needed.

You can go places if you start heading that way.

That’s the basics of achieve big goals.  That’s the essence of doing it all.

Time isn’t the issue, your activity is.

Sure priorities matter. So too do finances and managing the unknowns.  Your education matters.  And your experience.

But the biggest factor in you do everything that you want to do is how hard you want to work.

If you want to do it all you just need to do a little more than everyone else.  Sometimes, a lot more.

It depends on how big you are dreaming.

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.