Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

May 2, 2018


You are either valuable. Or you’re not. It’s as easy as that.

Value is visceral. Judged in real time. And you don’t get a say in that interpretation.

At least not now. Not in this moment. You got a chance to be valuable every moment up until this moment, but right now you’re being judged. It is being determined if you are valuable.

And the outcome could change the rest of your life.

That’s the thing with value. You have to be valuable long before others need that value from you.

Success hinges on your ability to deliver value to other people.

That’s the essence of creating wealth. You have to have something of value that they are willing to trade their money for.


You won’t survive without being valuable. And in between those two extremes lies a world of opportunity. A chance for you to carve out a unique space where you thrive. You specifically.

This is your place and time and opportunity to do that one thing that you do better than anyone else.

Maybe it’s music or dance, art, candor, technology, or business strategy.

It doesn’t really matter what it is.

It matters that you focus manically on molding that special talent into something that others see as wildly valuable.

You have to practice and prepare, be disciplined, invest in help from others, and allow yourself to be uncomfortable as you try and fail.

There is no easy, automatic formula to being valuable.

That’s measured real time. By the person who needs your value. Your charm. Your brand of magic.

So here’s the question that’s most important for you: What are you doing to make yourself so valuable others can’t help but make you massively successful?

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.