Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

April 26, 2017

It Has To Be About More Than The Money.

It has to be about more than the money. That goal of yours. It can’t just be about making a few extra dollars. 

That’s not good enough. Not big enough. Not powerful enough to sustain you in the bad times to come. 

And they will.

You’re going to be tested and tried. 

You’re going to be beaten down by failure and humbled by the criticism of your peers. 

In your moments of self-doubt, more money isn’t a big enough cause to drive you to do the hard things that being successful demands. 

You need a mission.

A cause. A calling. 

It’s already inside you. 

You know it’s there. You can feel it rise up within you from time to time. 

That’s the thing you need to embrace.

That’s your roadmap.

That’s the prism through which you need to view your priorities. 

If it doesn’t matter in the long run, it’s not part of your short-term work. 

That’s the standard for your actions — the measure for what makes it on your to-do list.

Awesome is your calling card.

Whatever “awesome” means for you.

Not dollars and cents.

In truth, you will always need financial resources to achieve your desired goals.

But that’s not your dream. It can’t be.

Or you’ll stay stuck and broke.

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.