Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

March 3, 2014

Where Every Big Success Starts.

Every journey begins with the first step. Every project begins with the first thought. Every last stand begins with the first line in the sand. Every construction project begins with the first block. Every meal begins with the first bite. Every game begins with the first move. Every book begins with the first word. Every plan begins with the first tactic. Every day begins with the first ray of sunshine. Every romance begins with the first kiss. Every rebellion begins with the first protest.

Every great success begins somewhere.

A first plan. A first idea. A first try. A first pitch. A first rejection. A first hire. And those firsts seem pretty small and insignificant in the moment. Hardly worth it. But they’re the beginning of unlimited opportunity. That’s the magic of starting.

You can do just about anything if you keep trying.

But you’ll never achieve anything if you never get started. You’ll never get to where you want to be if you don’t do the first thing. The right thing. The small thing. The thing you’ve been putting off to get started.
Big ideas start with small first steps.
Something so small you can get started right now.

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.