All posts by Dan Martell
In my early 20’s I was a workaholic.
It took a toll on my health, my relationships and my business…
… although I didn’t know it at the time.
Even though the financial outcome of that work ethic resulted in the acquisition of my company Spheric at 28 years old…
… I wouldn’t do it again.
It was stupid. Read More
Are you proud of the work you do?
Are your customers demanding?
Is there enough revenue for you to do your best work?
When I first met Julie she was trying to stay afloat.
Her agency was doing $800K in revenue but she hated her job.
When I brought her team together, I could tell that everyone was super talented but there was no “energy” in their voices.
All I asked was “Are you able to do your best work?”…
… and everyone quickly said “No!”
So then I asked “What would it take for you to have the time & resources to do so?” Read More
My barber blew my mind.
I’m sitting there and he’s cutting my hair and we’re talking about advice and mentorship…
… so I shared with him this silly Facebook group I started that eventually became one of the most valuable resources in my professional life.
That’s when he told me he was part of a similar group with barbers from other major cities…
… and they all connect online to share best practices, resources and stories to help each other out?!
Mr. Ryan Browne – my barber – has a virtual mastermind group?!!!
What? Read More
“Never begin the day until it is finished on paper.” ~ Jim Rohn (click to tweet)
That quote cuts through the noise and sets the foundation for everything else in business.
If you want to grow your business, you need a goal, a strategy and a way to review and monitor your progress.
It’s a rhythm for success.
That’s what I want to teach you today. Read More
Are you running out of money?
Do you have something people want to buy?
Do you have a cost effective marketing plan?
Do you have the skills to lead your team?
Are you able to hire great people?
Have you built a system that outlines how you deliver value to your customers in a repeatable way?
Feeling overwhelmed by this avalanche of questions, and wishing you could get back to your regularly-scheduled programming of being “fake busy” and avoiding the hard sh*t? Read More
When I was 26 I spent $150K to hire a business advisor/coach named Stew.
It was almost all the cash I had left in my business at the time, but I knew if I wanted to play a bigger game I needed to invest in myself and my business.
Here’s one of the many big ideas he taught me:
“Right time, right action.”
This is the way it works… Read More
After failing twice in business I decided I needed help from a mentor.
The first person I identified was named Larry and he lived 1500 miles away.
After sitting on it for weeks, I finally hit send on the email asking him to meet.
Within 30 minutes he replied and agreed with a recommendation for a spot.
I lied about being in his city in a few weeks assuming that if he agreed that I could buy a flight…
… so that’s what I did.
It was on a Monday at 6:30pm and he was late.
We met in an old seafood restaurant off the highway and I was nervous.
What if he didn’t show up?
What if I say something stupid?
What if he sends someone else in his spot? Read More
Over the years I’ve been involved in hiring 100’s of people for my companies.
In the early days when I started a new project I would just grab whoever was nearby and free.
There was ZERO process.
That’s why I struggled to succeed.
I’d say between the ages of 18 – 24 I worked with dozens of different people and most fell extremely short of my expectations.
I hired a bunch of duds.
Why? Read More
I’m the guy that gets the call when a business is in trouble…
… when a business is on the verge of bankruptcy.
Friends call me.
Banks call me.
If I’m lucky, the entrepreneur calls me before it’s too late.
The truth is, it’s always challenging for me to see another entrepreneur failing…
… especially when they have major debt owed, personal guarantees and their biggest dreams hanging in the air as collateral.
It’s even more heartbreaking when kids are involved.
It crushes me inside.
That being said, the game plan to turn things around is ALWAYS the same. Read More