Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

May 23, 2018


What is that one thing you could do today that would make the day awesome?

When was the last time you thought about that or ask yourself that question?

In truth, you can’t be valuable to others if you aren’t putting in the time to do something awesome today.

Value isn’t what you say it is. It is what someone else experiences. How they witness your existence. Your day. What you do.

But, you already knew that. You’ve experienced it with others.

When they do something incredible, It makes an impact on your day. And possibly longer.

Maybe it gives you ideas and a strategy for how you’re going to execute a particular tactic in your own life.

Plus, there is no greater incentive to be awesome then to watch someone else accomplish it in their own life.

Which brings up a more difficult discussion.

You won’t achieve that type of inspired experience without hustling. You won’t create something awesome without hustling.

You have to put in the time. And have some urgency.


You don’t get to be valuable when you want to be valuable.

The law of hustle demands that you bring intensity and an overwhelming sense of purpose to what you do each day.

Without it, you might be good. Even better than some others.

But you won’t be able to achieve the level of awesome that provides massive value to everyone else around you.

Intensity. Hustle. Those words can seem scary. You might be imagining some sort of street panhandler or a fast-talking pusher trying to sell you his wares for your last few dollars.

There’s nothing negative about hustling.

How you hustle obviously matters. How you bring that intensity and purpose matters. What you aim it at. The steps you go through. That all matters.

You don’t have permission to take advantage of other people just because you have a dream.

So here is the most important question you need to ask yourself: “What would you do right now if you didn’t get another chance at tomorrow unless you did something awesome today?

Maybe that’s the secret to intensity. Living each day believing that it is the only thing you have in order to achieve success.

The value you would create would be unavoidable. Swallowing up everyone else in its way. Creating a massive difference In the lives of everyone you interact with.

That’s the power you have when you hustle.

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.