Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

June 16, 2014

Be So Amazing They Can’t Live Without You.

You can’t live without water for more than a few days. It doesn’t matter what survival training you’ve learned or how much heart and soul you have. After a few days without water your body just stops working.

You can’t live.

Water isn’t something that is nice to have. It’s something you need to have to stay alive.

The same is true with food and oxygen and sunlight and companionship — you need those things in order to survive.

They aren’t luxuries. They are prerequisites for staying alive.

At some point — when you need them bad enough — you will do whatever it takes to have them in your life. To stay alive you will do things you would have never imagined possible before.

Your behavior changes.

You act differently. You think differently.

To achieve outrageous success you need to be the need that others have in their life right now.

You need to be their oxygen.

You need to be so valuable that they don’t think they can make it without you.

That means you’re a healer.

A physician. Someone focused on putting pieces back together and inspiring hope in those who feel helpless.

That’s the secret to getting promoted when those around you have more degrees and seem better qualified. That’s the secret to falling in love with the partner of your dreams. That’s the secret to landing your ideal job when the only thing that’s available is part time employment.

That’s the secret to making your first million dollars. That’s the secret to living life happy and healthy and empowered.

Be so amazing everybody else around you can’t live without you.

Be completely indispensable.

Your boss can’t afford to let you work part time. Your company can’t afford not to promote you. Your church and community and school — they all can’t afford to not have the inspiration you bring when you are around.

That’s the secret to achieving any goal you set for yourself. That’s the secret to exceeding your expectations.

That’s how ordinary people achieve extraordinary results.

They stop following the rules — they focus on being so amazing everyone else can’t afford to live without them.

Imagine if that person were you.


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.