Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

May 24, 2017

It’s Not Noise. It’s Their Story.

If you feel like you’re not being heard, you might be right.  Being heard is an emotion that is human. It’s vital to your sanity and horribly frustrating when you don’t feel it happening. 

There’s an important lesson to be learned. Especially when all around you is a fog of noise.

Know this.  Everyone wants the exact same thing. Everyone. Right now. In this very moment. Wants their story to be heard. 

Everyone is fighting for attention. 

And they are doing it by telling their story. Which sounds like noise to you. Because there are so many different types of stories. 

There are inspiring stories. Motivating and challenging stories of personal fulfillment. The kind of stories they turn into movies and you cry and fist pump and root for the hero. 

And then there are stories of hate. Where the pain of not being heard bubbles over into trollish and evil-spirited negativity. 

Instead of inspiring you, those stories are intended to hurt you.

Delivered by someone in so much pain they don’t even want to be heard anymore. They just want everyone else to hurt. You especially.

In truth, everyone has a story. You. Them. All of us. Parts of that story are triumphant. Other parts are nothing to be proud of. 

But there is always a story. If you listen for it, you’ll hear it. 

Stop complaining about all the noise. 

It’s not noise. It’s a story.

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.