Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

June 6, 2014

There’s No Pie In Cream.

Success is more than just the easily repeatable idioms that are often thrown around in business. Leadership and motivation and high performance are more complex than cheeky quotes or “age old” anecdotes.

What works for someone else isn’t guaranteed to work for you.

Someone else’s perspective and knowledge might not be what you need in order to get to where you want to be.

Often, what seems like fact is really just feisty perspective.

It’s just someone else’s view of what it took for them to achieve the results that they are proud about. If you take those opinions much further than the catchy tagline that they represent, you start to come to startlingly absurd conclusions.

Which is why you probably feel miserable trying to make what someone else said should work for you, really work for you.

You’re living in your world. You have your own history, life experience, and unique talents that make you powerful and well equipped to take life on your terms.

No one’s perspective matters more than your own.

When you start to become like someone else hoping that you’ll realize the results that they have achieved, you will quickly find yourself frustrated and uncomfortable.

That’s because you’re taking someone else’s opinion and trying to make it fact. And that’s where things start to get become absurd.

There’s no pie in cream. And it certainly doesn’t matter if there is “an ‘i’ in team”.

Maybe a little less nonsense would get your further in your quest to do something amazing.

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.