Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

January 29, 2014

There’s Never A Good Reason To Get Into Business With Bad People.

Life  is too short to spend entangled with bad people.

People who lie and steal and cheat. People who manipulate and hurt those around them to get ahead.  People who are interested only in making a quick dollar without expending any effort.

Bad people always leads to bad business.

And if you expect to get ahead (and staying ahead for long) you have to be deliberate about not doing business with bad people. Which can seem like a “step back” for you at times. A prudish nightmare.

Why not work with people who can make you easy money with little effort?  Why not cash in on the inexperience and ignorance of others?

Bad people always lead to bad business.

Eventually it all comes crashing down.  The bottom drops out and you are left with the ashes of what could have been a brilliant endeavor.  Which by itself isn’t something to fear.  Failure isn’t a reason for shame.

But failure in the company of bad people is usually just fraud. You’ve hurt people and caused lasting damage for which you now have to pay the consequences.

Bad people always lead to bad business.

If you are working with bad people just to get to the point where you can start working with good people, you will never make it.  If you are working with bad people because you need to make money fast, you’ll soon find yourself losing it all.

There is no excuse good enough for you to do business with bad people.

  • If the bad person is your boss, quit.
  • If the bad person is your client, fire them.
  • If the bad person is one of your friends, find a new friend.

You can be successful and live with honor and values.

In fact, that’s the only way to live.

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.