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 is an international business strategist, speaker, author, and extreme athlete. His consulting firm solves complex marketing and business strategy problems for top companies around the world. Dow Jones calls his Edgy Conversations blog one of the top sales sites on the internet. He is author of Edgy Conversations: How Ordinary People Can Achieve Outrageous Success.