Sharing your Most Powerful Tools… your Stories
Introducing Dan Martell
The ability to connect with others by expressing your experiences and lessons learned are often the most powerful gift you can give to someone else. Learning from others experiences can rocket you past your current issues and help you avoid other “pot holes”. Dan Martell is a man who has built a reputation and businesses through his ability to be vulnerable and honest.
Dan didn’t have the easiest childhood. He was diagnosed with ADHD as a teenager and dealt with anger issues as well. He was taken out of his home as a young person, moved back and forth between foster and group homes, and spent two trips to jail. At one point, he was involved in a high-speed chase with police and crashed a stolen car into a house and attempted to take his own life. After sobering up, Dan knew he had to take a different approach to his life and promised himself that he would never waste another day of his life.
Since that time, Dan discovered computer programming, built five tech companies, and raised venture capital twice. He has sold three of his companies to investors like Mark Cuban, spent time with Richard Branson, and invested in 30+ tech start-ups. After selling his most recent company, Clarity.fm, Dan decided to take his next step in sharing his experiences and stories with the world in a YouTube channel built for current and aspiring entrepreneurs.
In this episode
- Dan tells us how a turbulent upbringing came to a head and made him change the way he was living his life.
- We learn how his drive pushed him to start numerous companies and helped entrepreneurs connect with each other.
- He tells us his inspiration for his new YouTube venture that has him sharing his beliefs, ideas, frameworks and strategies (both personal and professional).
- We learn why Dan jumps into things headfirst.
- Dan gives us his definition of “hustle” and how anxiety can be a great barometer.
- We learn why Dan decided to start sharing the story about his youth.
- Dan also tells us that success has nothing to do with nature vs. nurture, but it is self-made.
- Dave admires Dan’s energy, passion, and the authentic leadership that Dan has that allows for vulnerability and sharing.
- Greg believes it is important for us all to be vulnerable and share our stories and notes that you don’t have to have a crisis point in your life in order to achieve great things.