Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

August 5, 2015

20 Rules For Winners.

  1. Never stop working on the details. They eventually matter.
  2. Pretend like someone is always watching you. They usually are.
  3. Never let small successes get in the way of learning something new. You’ll need it later.
  4. Spend time developing a skill. Spend even more time developing will. You need it more.
  5. Apologize sincerely. The faster the better.
  6. Live outraged or blissful. Anything in the middle is just mediocrity.
  7. Learn how to take the pain of progress. You’re going to get banged up along the way.
  8. Be willing to do whatever it takes to be successful. That’s what it takes.
  9. Ignore what you “should” be doing and do it your way. It’s your life after all.
  10. Be deliberately grateful. It will change your outlook for the better.
  11. Obsess about the possibility you could be even more amazing. And you will be.
  12. Dig deep. Get emotional about your goals. You need that fuel to win.
  13. Surround yourself with people who are better than you at what you want to be the best at.
  14. Do one thing that matters each day. It adds up to something awesome over time.
  15. Avoid negative people. At all costs. Even if they are family or friends.
  16. Read. Read. Read. Read. Read… Discover something awesome to make your life better.
  17. Get help. Invest in the best help you can afford and do what they say. It matters.
  18. Stop saying “I can’t” and “I shouldn’t” or “I don’t feel like it”. Just get it done.
  19. Don’t confuse awards with winning. The real reward happens before awards are handed out.
  20. Stay fit — financially, physically, and mentally. Always be ready to be a hero.

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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.