Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

August 1, 2016

You’ve Got This. [Podcast]

There are going to be a lot of days when you don’t feel like doing what needs to be done. There are going to be all too many mornings where you’re sick and tired of the grind.

You don’t want another conflict. You don’t need another problem. You’re not looking for trouble or heroism.

You just want to recover. To heal. To get a little extra spring back in your step.

And those days you are faced with a choice.

A simple choice. But an important one.

Do you waste the day or use it to get things done?

It doesn’t seem that simple in the moment. You’re too tired to think straight. You’re too frustrated to have a clear mind.

The truth is that you always have enough heart to do one thing that matters.

You always have enough energy and creativity to take one step closer to where you want to be.

That’s what winners know. What warriors know. Their morning is a lot like everyone else’s morning.

Full of the same emotions and tough choices.

They make the choice to fight and battle.

They aren’t superheroes or superhuman. They just want more for themselves and are willing to work for it, even on days when they least feel like it.

If that’s you. If that’s what you want for yourself, then today’s episode is a short one that you need to save to your playlist for those days you aren’t sure you’re going to be able to make it (you can download it here too).


I wrote this podcast for myself on one those mornings where I wasn’t feeling like a warrior at all. My spirit was broken. My effort seemed ridiculously unnecessary. I was tired and angry and completely frustrated.

My challenge to myself was to prove how much I could do on a day when I least felt like it. It was silly challenge. But it worked. I learned an important lesson — “how you feel doesn’t change what you could do if you tried”.

That’s the secret – Try again. You got this.

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.