Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

July 7, 2015

8 Rules Awesome People Live By.

  1. Be honest with yourself about the quality of your effort, the motivation for your work, and the consequences of your results.
  2. Don’t let other people’s lazy ideas and small-minded thinking stop you from working hard — even when it seems like everyone else has it easier.
  3. Force yourself into scary situations where it seems like failure or getting hurt is the only likely outcome.
  4. Always keep improving by learning from the failures of those around you, before you make the exact same mistakes.
  5. Dedicate time each day to protecting what you think about, what you expect to accomplish, and those that inspire you to be the best version of you.
  6. Obsess about the details even when it seems like they won’t make you more successful or even get noticed by anyone.
  7. Be willing to sacrifice anything in the pursuit of getting a few steps closer to where you want to be some day.
  8. Never forget that conventional wisdom seems smartest to people who confuse mediocrity with brilliance.

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.