Podcast interview with Dan Martell on how to create a life you love.
Relating a story in this interview, Dan Martell says, “What he was really asking me was, how do I create a life I love?”
The question had come from someone asking how to grow a company to a million dollars. But Dan knew better. He saw through that. He knew what question the other person really wanted to ask.
How do I create a life I love? And how do I build a plan to achieve that, while taking total responsibility for each and every step, past, present and future?
This week, we’re joined by Dan Martell, an award-winning entrepreneur and founder of Clarity, a venture-backed startup he built to make it easy to connect with top business minds over the phone. It was recently acquired by Fundable.
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Dan Martell previously co-founded Flowtown, a San Francisco based social marketing product which raised funding, grew to over 50,000 customers and, in 2011, was acquired by Demandforce (INTU:NASDAQ). In 2012, Dan was named Canada’s top angel investor having completed over 33 investments with amazing companies like Udemy, Intercom and Unbounce.
Dan is passionate about sharing everything he knows to help other people, especially in the art and creativity of business and entrepreneurship. He is just as passionate – if not more so – about helping at-risk teens, and you’re going to hear why, as Dan shares very openly about his experiences, both good and challenging. To put it plainly, Dan had a very bumpy ride as a younger person.
Among the many key things that stood out to me from this conversation were:
- Lighthouse vs the Tugboat – Showing possibility vs enabling.
- Tough love: Accountability & responsibility.
- The only person you’re ever competing against is yourself from yesterday.
- The power of ignorance in getting started – Don’t let what you don’t know slow you down.
- At-risk teens – they have the fire that, if it could be channeled, could lead to great things. They have the “don’t give an ‘f’” nature that many of the rest of us try to learn.
- Responsibility of believing in yourself & aligning your actions with your belief (it’s “empowering, exciting and scary”).
- What’s the motivation behind the goal?
I caught up with Dan Martell in Toronto recently and what you’re about to hear is pretty much the extent of the visit. We caught up just a bit before we started but then got right into the conversation. Moments after it was done, he and his videographer were gone, on the way to catch a plane to LA. But the fact that Dan is so completely present and engaged in this conversation tells you a lot about who he is.
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The founder of No Schedule Man Brand Media, Kevin Bulmer is a Strategic Marketing and Mindset Coach and Keynote Speaker. He is the producer and host of the momondays London inspirational event series, strategic marketing coach for Awesomepreneurs and is also host of the podcast, “Journeys with the No Schedule Man.”
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