Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

May 9, 2014

How To Fight Past The Fog And Get Heard.

There’s always another side of the story. There’s always another angle.

There is always someone else with another opinion.

You might think that your message is black-and-white, but it’s probably pretty gray to everyone else around you.

The truth about life is that your personal experiences and life choices color everything that you look at.

There aren’t many easy choices.

Which is why it can be hard to figure out how to package your message so that the greatest number of people side with you. Believe you. Invest in your perspective.

That’s hard because people change their mind.

They don’t stay the same. They change.

Even if they believe something one day, they might  look at life differently the next day.

So what can you do? How do you deliver a message when you’re not sure how other people will think of you?

Spend less time on the angles.

Spend more time being inspired by what you’re trying to do.

Angles get old. It’s tedious for those around you to endure your ever changing manipulation.

Just believe in something and start leading the way.

People will follow you. And those who won’t follow probably wouldn’t ever follow you anyways.

Be memorable. And unexpectedly delightful. Be informed and strategic.

That works better than angles.

Most importantly, just get busy doing something outrageously awesome.

There’s nothing gray about that. Ever.

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.