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I was born on December 26th, 1979. Today I turned 32, although I still feel like I’m 17. Turning 30 was tough, but the past few years have been the most rewarding times of my life. Last summer I got engaged to a beautiful women and two weeks later we signed a term-sheet to sell Flowtown to Demandforce. Looking back to the successes I’ve had over the years, I realized that it wasn’t my upbringing or education that were critical in my achievements, but in the quality of the advice that I got from some amazing people along the way.

Have you had any of these types of conversations?

That’s why four weeks ago I started a company call Clarity that would enable this activity regardless of someones social status or geographic location. Clarity makes it easy to connect with others looking for advice over the phone. The service is all mobile, is private and secure, has some amazing features that make it fast and delightful.

So for my birthday this year I have one wish.

I’m asking every business owner, community leader and entrepreneur out there to offer one hour of their time – for free or for charity – to give 6 entrepreneurs 10 minutes of advice around their expertise or passion. Each call takes only 10 minutes. All calls are off the record, private (Clarity takes care of connecting both parties) and are filtered for quality.

Here’s how to commit your phone time:
1) Create an account
2) Block out an hour in your calendar January 5
3) On that day, promote your availability on Facebook / Twitter

We’ll be providing updates and instructions leading up to the big day. If at anytime you have questions, don’t hesitate to email me directly, or better yet, call 🙂

There’s already 300+ of the world best entrepreneurs, venture capitalist and marketers who’ve taken a pledge to give back and I would ask that you consider joining them. It’s only through advice from those who’ve been there before that we truly gain insight into the challenges we face as entrepreneurs.

There’s nothing that would make me happier then to end this day, my birthday, with a 1000+ amazing entrepreneurs giving me the best present I could imagine – their time and advice – for others to enjoy. Please take 10 seconds to sign-up for an event that will certainly move and change their life forever.

Signup here to give me the best birthday present ever.

Remember: It takes a village to raise an entrepreneur.

  • Christine Lu

    done! happy birthday dan and good luck with the new venture! so proud of you!

    • Dan Martell


  • thomasknoll

    Huge fan of Clarity and love this idea for a birthday present. You can *definitely* count me in!

    • Dan Martell

      More than appreciated Thomas. I’m a simple guy that’s got everything I need .. great friends, amazing family and the mac products I love :). Having you all involved is really going to make this special.

      Big hug man!

  • Obie Fernandez

    Happy birthday! You can count me in too! Sounds like a great idea

    • Dan Martell

      Thx Obie .. you were in early, was about to send you an email 🙂 Appreciate the time!

  • Abby Fichtner

    Love it! I’m in 🙂

    • Dan Martell

      You rock Abby. You give so much to the startup community already … can’t wait to connect you with some amazing entrepreneurs that could use some guidance. Any help getting the word out would be more than appreciated.

  • Jeff Slobotski

    In. Amazing service, much needed and excited to see where this thing goes…

    • Dan Martell

      Thanks Jeff. It’s still early but I running a marathon here, even if it takes me 10 years. It’s a problem worth solving.

  • Ryan Graves

    Done and done. Looking forward to helping, learning, and being inspired by Clarity.

    • Dan Martell

      Love you man!

  • Andy Stoll

    Fantastic work and brilliant idea!. Looking forward to watch Clarity grow. Happy Birthday Dan, congrats on a big year!

    • Dan Martell

      Thanks Andy .. it’s just the beginning but I’m pretty set on spending the next few years solving the problem at hand.

      Appreciate the well wishes!

  • sally nellson/barrett

    In the short time I’ve known you Dan, you are all about sharing. Sharing your advice and experience with others. Encouraging everyone else to do the same. Most importantly, sharing your passion for life and creativity in problem solving with the world. Enjoy your birthday! (you should also get yourself one of those axes by Best Made Company – they’re amazing!) Inspired as ever.

    • Dan Martell

      I guess it’s because I have a real passion for sharing … kind of makes me think of this video:

      Without passion for the problem I probably would’ve given up years ago, but I kept coming back to it. I’m now ready to invest the time to solve it. One step of many ahead.

      I appreciate your friendship Sally!

  • Carlos Leiva Burotto

    done !! happy birthday Dan!

  • Todd Murphy

    Signed up and let me know how I can help.

    • Dan Martell

      I need you to help me recruit every entrepreneur in NB to attend the event. The 1000+ amazing advisors will only be available to those at the event. We need to get the word out to every corner of the province. Can you help?

  • Ayush Agarwal

    Done. Happy Birthday buddy!

    • Dan Martell

      Thanks Ayush!

  • Anonymous

    Dan, happy birthday! Signed-up and ready to participate. Thanks!

    • Dan Martell

      Thanks Brian, excited to have you on board.

  • Anonymous

    Count me in bro, always happy to help. I tried out Clarity a couple of times in the last couple of weeks — seems to work great. Looking forward to Jan 5th!

    • Dan Martell

      Oh, you’re in 🙂 .. I pretty much volunteered my good buddies.

  • Luke Miler

    Hey Dan! Happy birthday mate – lots of smiles and awesome moments for you and Renee! Just signed-up and happy to help with Clarity hustle on Jan 5th, let’s rock the day with it!

    • Dan Martell


  • Evelyn So

    Happy Birthday, Dan!! 32 is a great age 🙂 Already signed up and look forward to some great convos!!!

    • Dan Martell

      I’ve come to terms with 32 .. I’ve got at least another 32 ahead of me!

  • Anonymous

    Done. Happy Birthday Dan. Excited to see how it unfolds. Best wishes!

    • Dan Martell

      Thanks Mohit.

  • Jamison Monroe

    Great idea Dan! Signed up. Happy Birthday!

  • Lillian B. Archer

    Happy Bday! In!

  • Becca YaO

    Oh Dan.. Jan 5 is MY birthday..

  • Steve Poland

    Signed up! Just unsure what to do next, it doesn’t ask when on Jan 5th I have an hour blocked out or anything.

  • Jon Barteaux

    Happy B Day Dan, and cheers to your launch event for this week!

  • Rob Goehring

    Done! I’ve blocked 10am to 11am PST in my calendar. Will look for further instructions…

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