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Weedin Unleashed – August 18, 2014 ~ Killing Snakes

August 19, 2014 Leave a comment

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Extra Points – Killing Snakes

August 18, 2014 Leave a comment

This week’s focus point…Killing Snakes

Jack and DanA Special Guest Post by Captain Jack…

Hello…I am Captain Jack. I’m Dan’s incredibly witty, charming, and handsome Jack Russell terrier. Since I know how to access Dan’s blog, I have something to say. Listen up…

I killed a snake on Saturday. Some people may find this revolting, but I don’t care. I find some things humans do revolting…like going in a little room to do their business. We all have our hangups…

I’m going to teach you how to catch a snake in 3 easy steps…just in case you ever need to. Step 1 ~ you have to have a passion for catching snakes. If you don’t have a passion for it, you’ll just be going through the motions in a miserable mood. I have a passion for snaring snakes! Step 2 ~You have to be in the place snakes live. You won’t find snakes on the beach, so why would you waste your time there? Seek them where they can be found. Step 3 ~ You have to be ready. If you don’t practice and improve your craft and skill, you will only be mediocre. If you do, then when than magical moment arrives that you encounter a snake, it’s yours! I am always practicing my snatch and grab move with the pillows on the sofa.

Funny how humans can use the same 3 steps in their work. In order for you to be successful on your own snake hunting career, you need to have a passion for your work; a real passion that goes beyond paying the bills. You need to seek out your prospective clients where they live to help them; don’t expect them to always seek you out…snakes don’t do that. You have to be a hunter. Finally, you have to always be improving how you help them so when you have an opportunity, you can take it. That means practicing your craft, your skills, and your confidence. I’m always confident. You should try that yourself!

It’s pretty simple. I never cease to be amazed at why humans make it so hard.

P.S. If you want a view of my kill (he was still alive at this point), then click here. Fair warning: If you don’t like looking at snakes, then don’t.

© 2014 Dan Weedin. All Rights Reserved

This week’s quote -

Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.”

~ Groucho Marx


Inaugural Unleashed Summit on September 23rd. Learn more and register now to save your seat to this dynamic event.

Want your college aged students to become UNLEASHED? Check out the Unleashed Student Accelerator program!

New Weedin Unleashed today at 12:00 pm PST.  Join for free. We will discuss this topic from today.

Weedin Unleashed Video – Fail Hard

August 12, 2014 Leave a comment

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Extra Points ~ Fail Hard

August 11, 2014 Leave a comment

This week’s focus point…Fail Hard

There is a consistent theme that governs all athletics, especially those that are contact sports. It’s the notion that if you are going less than 100% for any reason (e.g. fear of getting hurt, trepidation), then you’re far more likely to get hurt. Those going full speed have essentially put their bodies in the best possible position to deal with impact and stress, thus avoiding their biggest enemy of getting hurt.The same is true in business and life. Those of us who fear going full speed to avoid calamity, are more likely to face it because we aren’t prepared to take any blows.

Failure is a given in sports and life. If you’re going to fail, then fail hard. Fail by going 100%. That way, when you take the blow, you can bounce back up and be resilient. When I was in 9th grade, I played on the junior high football team. I remember running a drill where I was carrying the ball and trying to avoid a tackler. I an effort to lessen any pain (as my confidence in getting past the tackler was very small), I went half speed. Eric Seelye did not. Eric drilled me right in the chest and dropped me like a bad habit. The next thing I remember was that I was lying on my back, staring at a blue sky, and unable to breathe. It was my first encounter with “getting the wind knocked out of you.”

If you don’t want to be sans “wind” in your career, then don’t go half speed. Fail hard and get back up. Don’t allow the barriers in life to deter your path. Going half speed will only get you hurt when you get drilled in the chest. If you go full speed, you will be resilient in the face of crisis, and ultimately successful in reaching your own “end zone.”
© 2014 Dan Weedin. All Rights Reserved

This week’s quote -

The game of life is a lot like football. You have to tackle your problems, block your fears, and score your points when you get the opportunity.

~ Lewis Grizzard


Inaugural Unleashed Summit on September 23rd. Learn more and register now to save your seat to this dynamic event.

Want your college aged students to become UNLEASHED? Check out the Unleashed Student Accelerator program!

New Weedin Unleashed today at 12:00 pm PST.  Join for free. We will discuss this topic from today.

Breathing Your Own Exhaust is Hazardous to Your Health

August 5, 2014 2 comments

We all know that if you park your car in your garage, shut the door and leave the car running, you have problems. If you stay in the car, the carbon monoxide will overtake the oxygen and very quickly suffocate you. Breathing your own exhaust is fatal.

The same is true in business.

If you continue doing what you’ve always done (sitting in your car); never take any input advice, coaching, mentoring, or any kind of professional development and solely listen to yourself (exhaust); and close out all avenues of risk (closed garage door); you will also suffocate your career. It’s called “breathing your own exhaust,” and the concept was fist taught to me by my professional mentor, Alan Weiss. I was reminded of it during my live broadcast yesterday (watch recording below ~ 24 minutes).

It’s easy to become a lone wolf. You can be sole practitioner consultant or an executive in a Fortune 500 company. It doesn’t matter. If you spend too much time listening only to yourself, you can’t grow and expand. You have to bring in some “fresh air.”

This week, I have started a campaign to call people (that’s right, call NOT email) in my community to ask what topics they want to see me address in my newsletters and videos. The response has been fantastic and I’ve picked up some new ideas that I’d never considered. It’s one of the ways I try to take in fresh air to keep my intellectual property relevant and fresh. What can you do in your business to do the same?

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Extra Points – Running to Empty

August 4, 2014 Leave a comment

14_02_DanCapJackRetouch_001This week’s focus point…Running to Empty

This weekend was quite uncommon. On Friday, I attended the funeral of a dear friend who passed away at 86 years old. A day later, I was at a celebration for a young lady turning 100 years old. As I keep nearing a milestone birthday at the end of this year, these events give me reason to pause and reflect on my life.Saturday night, I was watching the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony to cheer on from a distance a great Seattle Seahawk, Walter Jones. Just prior to Big Walt’s speech, another inductee gave a rousing oratory, which caught my attention based on the previous 48 hours. Aeneas Williams said that the greatest wealth in the world was not in Fort Knox, or in a bank. It was in a graveyard. The hundreds of people buried their that left the world with “gas in the tank.” He exclaimed that the goal for each of us should be to leave this world on “empty,” having maximized your life and your talents.

Sound familiar?

Captain Jack and I often extort you through our writings and videos to become “unleashed.” To discard those bonds that hold you within your own yard and maximize your skills and talents. However for me, to hear Mr. Williams tell it in his own way, at that moment, and for where I was, it was moving and powerful.

Bottom line ~ Get unleashed and run to “empty.” We only come around this way once and we have no idea when the ride stops. It makes the most sense to get your money’s worth, right? Start today.
© 2014 Dan Weedin. All Rights Reserved

 This week’s quote -

 Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not.”

~ Oscar Wilde

 

LAST DAYS! Take advantage of my Weedin Unleashed 9th Anniversary Special which ends on Wednesday. It may be the most “special” thing you do for your career, business, or life. Time is short, so act today!

Inaugural Unleashed Summit on September 23rd. Learn more and register now to save your seat to this dynamic event.

Want your college aged students to become UNLEASHED? Check out the Unleashed Student Accelerator program!

New Weedin Unleashed today at 12:00 pm PST.  Join for free. We will discuss this topic from today. The invisible fence is a segment of a chapter in my new book that I’m currently writing. Join in on the call and you may just end up as part of the book!

9 Years!

August 1, 2014 2 comments

Today marks 9 years in business for me. I celebrate anniversaries like this by offering something unique and special for the people and organizations that have helped get me here.

2005 edition of me

2005 edition of me

Until Wednesday night, August 6th at 11:59 PM Pacific, you can purchase the Weedin Unleashed 9th Anniversary Special

  • One hour of personal coaching for you or someone in your organization. Focus will be on anything that is of a priority to you ~ marketing/branding, writing and publishing your book, creating intellectual property, getting referrals, language, time management, employee concerns, or anything else that is important.
  • This includes a 30-minute follow up session 45 days later to assure your progress.
  • Entrance into Unleashed Summit ($100 value). If you are out of town and can’t be there, you will get the recording.
  • Copy of my book, Unleashed. If you already have one, you can give this to a client, employee, co-worker, or your favorite dog.

Your cost is $250. The coaching value alone is worth well over $1,000.

Celebrations don’t last forever. That’s why the party is limited. You will be seeing promotions coming out but you get first crack, as space will be limited due to the coaching time.

LINK to Register

Stay tuned for a very special event that will be announced in August. It’s called The Days of Wine and Weedin. As a client, you will get a first look and a priority opportunity.

Thank you again for your ongoing and constant support of my business, my family, and me. Best wishes for finishing strong in 2014!

© 2014 Dan Weedin. All Rights Reserved

Weedin Unleashed Video – July 28th

July 30, 2014 Leave a comment

Watch the recording from Monday’s broadcast. The topic this week is “Barking Up the Wrong Tree” (15 min)

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What Are You Missing?

July 29, 2014 Leave a comment

14_02_DanCapJackRetouch2_001I LOVE getting feedback on my writing…no matter what kind it is. My goal is to always make you think, regardless of whether you agree with me or not. That being said, a very nice comment on a Monday morning is always good for the spirit! This came in yesterday from one of me readers and she gave me the okay to share with all of you…

Good Morning, Dan —
I want to thank you again for the fabulous ‘Extra Points’ transmittal.  I enjoy it so much!
It always brings good thought provoking insights to the laptop to start the week off right–
Hope you are enjoying your Summer –

Best regards,
Mariel Kagan

What are you missing if you’re not reading my work? A great way to make sure you have it is by subscribing to Extra Points and reading Unleashed. If you don’t have it, fear not. It’s available right here!

P.S. My first ever Unleashed Summit is sneaking up in a couple of months. Don’t miss out…register today!

© 2014 Dan Weedin. All Rights Reserved

Extra Points – Barking Up the Wrong Tree

July 28, 2014 2 comments

14_02_DanCapJackRetouch_001This week’s focus point…Barking Up the Wrong Tree

Many of you reading this have heard me speak about how people react differently when a plane is delayed as an example of social styles. Well, I now have a real story to share…

Last week, I was set to fly off to New York City for a business meeting. I was catching an evening flight to arrive in New York early to prepare for a noon meeting the next day. After getting through security, my flight kept getting delayed due to bad weather in New York. Finally, after finishing my glass of wine at the sports bar next door, I was surprised to see a large gathering near the lone Jet Blue gate attendant. Fifteen seconds later, she made the unpopular announcement that the flight had been canceled; that she was the only person at the gate and couldn’t service everyone; and to return to the ticket area outside of security to get re-booked. Instantly, she was besieged by angry and frustrated patrons. Me? I took off lickety split to the ticket area. These people were barking up the wrong tree just like Captain Jack would do after the squirrel he was howling at jumped trees. My decision put me near the front of the line at the ticket counter. Eventually, they couldn’t help me and I postponed my trip. My decision to not “bark” with the others ended up getting me back home sooner.

How many times do we as humans spend an in inordinate amount of time “barking up the wrong tree?” Think about times where you might have complained to a person that couldn’t help you; sought advice from someone not experienced to guide you; or tried to sell your product or services to someone not able to write a check, but able to say “no?”

Time is a limited resource. Don’t waste your time barking at squirrels that have scurried to another tree. Base decisions that impact your time on results and those direct lines to your results. Otherwise, you end up at the end of a long line or standing pathetically under the wrong tree.

 

© 2014 Dan Weedin. All Rights Reserved

This week’s quote - 

 An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.”

~ Victor Hugo

Inaugural Unleashed Summit on September 23rd. Learn more and register now to save your seat to this dynamic event.

Want your college aged students to become UNLEASHED? Check out the Unleashed Student Accelerator program!

 

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