Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

October 11, 2016

Surrounded By Idiots And Morons.

If you expect people to let you down, they always will. If you see your customers as “out to get you,” you will always struggle to grow your business.

If you are outraged because prospects don’t return your call, your phone won’t be ringing as often as you think it should.

If you call your employees lazy and stupid, then that is how they will act.

The people in your life rise to meet the benefit of the doubt that you give them.

You have an impact on other people.

They’re not going to be perfect. But your expectations of them shape your perspective of what they do.

Your beliefs drive their behavior — which, in turn, shapes your attitude and the feedback you give them.

That feedback is the difference between them going the extra mile, and trying one more time, or just going through the motions before they decide to move on to something else.

You’re not responsible for anyone else’s actions. But you’re responsible for how your attitude impacts them.

Maybe you’re surrounded by idiots and morons because that’s what you expect them to be.

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.