Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

January 14, 2015

You Can’t Outsource Awesome.

You have to get out of bed in the morning and go to battle even when you’re already fatigued from the day before. You have to rally your team and make hard changes even when not everyone understands “why” right now.

You have to make that important call to your dream client and have the hard conversation that might yield more business.

You have to find time to spend in quietness to clear your mind and prepare for the challenges ahead of you.

You have to be the one who has the dream of where you want to be when you cross the finish line.

You have to stand up when things are wrong and lead your team back towards the right direction.

You have to be the one who shares the award with everyone else on your team when you win.

You have to set the standard for success and be the guardian of excellence every step of the way.

You can’t outsource awesome.

You have to be it. Every day. That’s your job as a leader. To be the one who carries a sword at the front of the battle.

Your cheer has to be the loudest.  Your resolve has to be the toughest. Your will has to be the clearest.

You can’t hire someone else to do that for you. You can’t delegate that mission to anyone else around you.

If it’s going to be, it has to be because you fight for it to be.

That’s the difference between average leaders and those who build dynasties.

Winners do the tough stuff. The more you win and the higher you rise, the tougher the stuff you’re going to have to do.

That’s the recipe for awesome.

You bending the universe to see it your way. Not because you have a big team who does what you tell them. But because you live by a mission.

Don’t rob yourself of awesome by pretending like it’s anyone else’s responsibility.

It’s yours. Own it.

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.