Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

August 16, 2018


Do you know what makes you special? What’s your superpower? Maybe it’s your ability to be blunt. Your ability to see the big picture when one of the people get bogged down in the details. Your knack for befriending almost anyone.

Creating wealth is a skill. Strategic insight is a skill. So is bringing smart people together, convincing other people to give you their money, being a source of inspiration, and fierce focus.

It’s important that you know what makes you special.

If you don’t know, you can’t use it.

You can’t be special. You can’t do special things.

Your life will be a series of mediocre undertakings. Always limping along. Never at the bottom of the class, but never rising to soar where you belong.

You’re different than the people around you. You’re different than the rest of your family. You’re different from the people you go to church and work with and the people in your association.

How you achieve success will be different from how others achieve their success.

Copying someone else won’t get you there any faster.

In fact, it might just create a lot more confusion for you.

A lot more frustration. The reality of life is that each of us brings something new and fresh and different to the game of life.

No one talent is better than the other. They all have their place. Which is why it matters that you know what makes you special.

If you’re not sure, start with your hobbies.

What is it that you’re drawn to automatically?

That’s a hint. Think about your last few success stories. Big or small. What happened? How did you achieve that success?

Once you figure that out, think about how you can use your special power in everyday life. Do the super part and outsource everything else to the people around you who are super at those things.

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.