I like to hang out with inspiring entrepreneurs. No, not sipping coffee in their offices… I like to get out and do something fun. Even if it means breaking bones. When you connect without it being about business, two things happen: First, you get insights into the character of a successful business person. Second, when the conversation isn’t forced, that’s when the most valuable business advice flows organically.
Sometimes you can glean insights about life from the most interesting places... Like that time my buddy Brad learned the hard way while snow-biking in the backcountry. He was supposed to zig zag, and not go straight fast, so to avoid hitting tree stumps or river banks head on. That missed instruction from our guide resulted in him cracking open his pelvis which required surgery. I know. Intense right? While a terrible outcome, I took away a HUGE company killing
Today, I’m going to show you how to generate consistent, repeatable momentum in your business. Yeah. You read that right. When I was 24, I started a company called Spheric. And it grew. Fast. 150% year over year. We were one of the fastest-growing companies in Canada when I successfully exited and sold to a US firm. I was only 28. I owe a big part of that success story to a great book I read, called Good to Great
The other day I got a call from one of my coaching clients, Carl. He was doing about $70K in MRR, killing it. Business is booming, he’s hiring new team members… Then BAM. His lead salesperson quit on him. In an instant, Carl’s problems went from “How do I scale up?” to “How do I stop my business from falling apart?”
Does this sound familiar? You have a high-output employee working for your company and then suddenly they lose interest and stop performing the way they used to. Or, even worse… they quit unexpectedly. You never saw it coming and - BAM - the tyres blow out and your business screeches to a halt while you try to figure out what went wrong. I’ve experienced this in my own businesses. And I see it all the time in others too! I
Growing up, I had to fight off a lot of negativity. I made some big mistakes as a kid and the consequences haunted me for a long time. So when I tried to get ambitious or even toy with the idea of making a future, it always felt like someone was lurking around the corner, ready to tell me that I’d fail. Deflating me like a flat basketball. Thud.
I can’t believe this... One of the guys on my marketing team told me he Googled my name and you know what came up as a suggested search term? “Dan Martell Wife”. Google only suggests popular searches, so… Does that mean people are Googling who my wife is?! Oh man that makes me laugh. I’ve got a better idea -- How about you meet her?
I was recently working with one of my coaching clients, Mark, when he drops this bomb: “How do I fix the feeling I have inside where I don't know why I'm doing this anymore?” (I hear this more than you’d think.) From everybody else’s perspective, Mark’s is extremely successful. $1M+ in monthly recurring revenue (MRR) from his SaaS with 60% NET profit But even the heavy-hitters have their head-scratching days, kicking the can down the street and wondering what the
When I was 16 years old, I screwed up. It wasn’t pretty. There’s no way to sugar coat it... I crashed a stolen car into a house while trying to escape the police. High on drugs. No driver’s license. Stolen handgun in my backpack. And I woke up the next morning… in a jail cell... wondering what my life was going to look like.
You might not know my story yet, but... I’ve come a long, long way. I wasn’t born into success. I was a very troubled teenager, big-time. In and out of jail a few times. Rehab too. But I pulled myself out from some bad places, took responsibility for my life, taught myself to code, and started building software companies. I really struggled, until at 28 a US firm acquired my business and I found a real taste of success.