Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

March 2, 2017

You’re Asking Yourself The Wrong Questions.

How do I make more money? What’s the fastest way to get out of debt? What do I do when other people treat me unfairly? How do I get promoted when I’m not flashy or outgoing?

What’s the fastest plan to becoming a millionaire?

You might not have asked one of these specific questions, but you have asked yourself something similar not too long ago.

These are common questions — based on points of pain or future pleasure.

And all of these questions are universally human.

It doesn’t matter where you are in the world or what you do to earn a living; you will find yourself wondering what it is that you’re missing.

Which usually means you’re going to be thinking about money, your physical health, and your daily emotions. Not just thinking, questioning.

Those questions you ask yourself aren’t usually the right questions. They’re not necessarily wrong, but they don’t dig deep enough into the core elements that drive the change you want.

For example, you might be asking yourself how you can make more money.

In truth, your options are endless.

Which options you choose are a direct result of the resources you have and your urgency in achieving your goal. But “wanting more money” isn’t good enough to drive long-term change. You need to ask yourself a different series of questions.

Why do you want that money in the first place? Why are you in the position where you need more money right now? If you weren’t able to make more money, what’s the worst that could happen?

When you can answer those questions honestly, you’re ready to achieve your desired goal.

Success demands that you anchor yourself around “why” and “how” and “when” — instead of just thinking about “what” it is that you want.

Maybe you’re not getting the results you want because you’re not asking yourself tough enough questions.

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.