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Unleashed Is Off and Running

February 28, 2014 Leave a comment

The first two members of my new, exclusive private coaching program are now signed up! Are you ready to join them on a very special course to unleash your Captain Jackpotential and maximize your talent?

Learn more and register

This program is limited to 12 people and the first 2 are out of the gate. Here is a brief synopsis of what you will gain by being a member…

  • Enhanced ability to unleash your potential, maximize your talent, and run boldly through your open gate. The result is you get to live in the lifestyle you desire.
  • Unleashing the fear that holds you back from taking risks and realizing rewards. The result is you enjoy a life free of stress and anxiety while achieving your dreams.
  • Provide you with a broader, more global perspective of your business. The result is you will maximize your ability to earn income and grow because your worldview has become an open gate!
  • Enhanced leadership skills as a business owner, entrepreneur, or executive. The result is by being more skilled in communications and influence, you will unleash your employees to improve themselves and exponentially improve your business.
  • Enhanced thought leadership skills. The result is by being an object of interest; you will generate more opportunities where people seek you out, not the other way around.
  • Guidance in developing a personally tailored intellectual property game plan (includes publishing and speaking). The result is the more people see your work and value, the more people you will help run through their open gate, and the more personal reward you will achieve.

Sound good? Then click on the link above to learn even more. This inaugural year is at a special price and next year will increase. Why not take fill advantage of your time and investment right now?

© 2014 Dan Weedin. All Rights Reserved

Unleashed Case Study #2 – Open Gates

February 25, 2014 Leave a comment

Just barely over 4 years ago, I was at Alan Weiss’s Mentor Summit in San Francisco at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel overlooking one of the most beautiful cities in theSF View from our room world. Barb had come with me and right after the morning session on that Thursday, I shared with her some information Alan had given us. He was starting a “Master Mentor” program where he would personally train qualified individuals in his community to mentor and coach other consultants, entrepreneurs, and business leaders. Along with the training, the program included lifetime mentoring access to him. This by itself was worth it’s weight in gold because Alan is NOT slowing down. The investment was significant (5 figures), yet the return on that investment appeared to be great. It was an open gate for me. As I sat at the edge, I did what all smart husbands should do…I consulted Barb. (Captain Jack stops to consult no one. That’s why he often gets into trouble, which rarely stops him. He is not risk averse.)

Barb asked me one question, “You mean you haven’t given him your credit card yet?” Uh, no. Remember, smart husband. She pushed the gate open and told me to “get out.” She knew that in every interaction I’d ever had with Alan, the ROI was big. The bigger the investment, the exponentially greater the reward. In the 2 years that followed, I quadrupled that investment. I stopped counting since then, but suffice it to say it was a wise choice to bolt through that gate.

Too many business professionals question the perspicacity in truly investing in themselves. They consider the downside (financial investment) without taking into account the upside (growth, development, income, discretionary time, happiness, new horizons). While I agree that decisions like mine need to be thoughtful (and sometimes discussed with others), it doesn’t take smart people long to make decisions. If you truly believe you will be dramatically improved by bolting through the gate, then do it. There is never a perfect time, and waiting may adversely affect your results.

Food For Thought: You probably use a financial adviser to help you with your investments. Perhaps you have a 401K or some other vehicle meant to increase your portfolio. If you’re like most people, you automatically invest what will amount to thousands of dollars annually into a fund that you truly have no idea what’s in it. You might keep track of it when you get your statements, but your trust your adviser to advise you. Why is that many people are less willing to bet on themselves than on the dollars they invest almost blindly in for their future? The reality is, they are the better bet to make.

You get open gates thrown at you all the time. Sometimes you will even take them. I hear people who proclaim they are gun-shy becasue one of those gates didn’t work out as well as planned. That happens. That should never stop them from trying other gates or else they’ve allowed that one poor gate to stifle them forever. If you keep the concepts of betting on yourself with high upsides and low downsides in mind, then you will grow your professional portfolio at a staggering pace.

© 2014 Dan Weedin. All Rights Reserved

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The Time Ruse

February 19, 2014 Leave a comment

“And you run and you run to catch up with the sun but it’s sinking
Racing around to come up behind you again
The sun is the same in a relative way, but you’re older
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death..”

~Pink Floyd – “Time”

Let’s be clear. Time is not a resource issue. It’s a priority issue. We all get 24 hours a day of time. Donald Trump can’t even buy any more of the valuable commodity. We all treat time as something to save; something to manage; something to find; and something to look forward to. The ruse is that if we give in to this thinking, we are just kidding ourselves.

It never ceases to amaze me when someone says, “When I have more time, that’s when I’ll do X!” OR ~ “My time is so busy now because it’s our busiest time of year. When this is over, I will have more time and will do X.” Or ~ When I tell my wife, “I didn’t have time to unload the dishwasher. Oops.”

Memo – X (whatever X is) is simply not that important to you. X might be writing a book, going back to college, investing in yourself through coaching, or dealing with an important yet not urgent item. (X might be that I simply didn’t want to empty the dishwasher and that soon became an urgent item for me!) The bad news is that non-urgent item normally becomes urgent at the worst possible time! I often tell my clients that crisis doesn’t schedule it’s events on a calender. It comes when it wants to and doesn’t send an announcement.

There is never a good time to do anything. Our lives are busy and we do a pretty good job of filling them beyond capacity. We complain when sitting in a doctor’s office when they overbook on purpose expecting cancellations. We complain when an airline books more passengers than the plane can hold. Yet when we can’t control our own time, aren’t we just as much to blame?

Do yourself a favor and be honest with you. When you really don’t want to do something, don’t use time as an excuse. Say it’s not a priority. This works in your personal life as much as your professional life (actually we only have one life, which makes this conversation even more important). The result should be that you take a harder look at your priorities and start considering upsides and downsides to your decisions. It only takes a second…you are all smart. If you refuse to use time as your excuse and candidly admit you’re constantly making priorities, you might just find that the things that need to get done, get done and on time.

© 2014 Dan Weedin. All Rights Reserved

Have you been putting off buying Unleashed? Now better TIME than now!

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How’s Your Portfolio Performing?

February 11, 2014 Leave a comment

I read this on Twitter this morning from Alan Weiss…

“If you hesitate to invest in yourself, you don’t need an investment advisor, you need a shrink.”

Too many business professionals have a poor investment portfolio when it comes to themselves. They either demand that their company pay for it or they don’t think they need it. Way too many entrepreneurs and executives don’t ask for help for fear if looking weak. The reality is that the very best always make investing in themselves a priority.

Apathy, complacency, and arrogance are hard too overcome because these are individual disorders. Hesitancy is a lack of confidence that just needs a push through that open gate to opportunity.

Copyright 2014 Dan Weedin. All rights reserved

Your Personal Invitation to the Most Valuable Program I’ve Ever Created

January 31, 2014 Leave a comment

Last week, I spent a dynamic day with my mentor Alan Weiss and three of my colleagues from around North America in Miami. I’ve been working with Alan now 20140121-162057.jpggoing on six years and after every session I exclaim to my wife that, “this was the best one yet!”  And it was.

What came out of the day for me is a new and exciting opportunity for 12 people.

My new book, Unleashed! discusses many aspects of my 2014 mantra of running through the “open gate.” In fact, there is an image of Captain Jack scampering through an open gate on the cover. The concept of the “open gate” is that unlike dogs, we as humans often tether ourselves inside our own personal gates and due to reasons like fear, choose not to risk going through the open gate in front of us.

I’m launching a new 9-month program on March 15 for people ready to be “unleashed.” Here is just a small portion of what Unleashed! members will gain:

  • Enhanced ability to unleash your potential, maximize your talent, and run boldly through your open gate. The result is you get to live in the lifestyle you desire.
  • Unleashing the fear that holds you back from taking risks and realizing rewards. The result is you enjoy a life free of stress and anxiety while achieving your dreams.
  • Provide you with a broader, more global perspective of your business. The result is you will maximize your ability to earn income and grow because your worldview has become an open gate!
  • Enhanced leadership skills as a business owner, entrepreneur, or executive. The result is by being more skilled in communications and influence, you will unleash your employees to improve themselves and exponentially improve your business.
  • Enhanced thought leadership skills. The result is by being an object of interest; you will generate more opportunities where people seek you out, not the other way around.
  • Guidance in developing a personally tailored intellectual property game plan (includes publishing and speaking). The result is the more people see your work and value, the more people you will help run through their open gate, and the more personal reward you will achieve.

Here’s how we achieve this:

  1. We will uncover your gate(s) to run through. We will determine why you haven’t yet, and what activities and behaviors you need to change to do so. We will set up a game plan with your objectives; determine mileposts to stay on track; and commit to doing what it takes for you to quickly meet them.
  2. You will set objectives and the program will be unique to your specific needs and goals.
  3. Weekly phone calls to discuss issues, homework, strategy, tactics, etc. I will lead the calls to keep momentum, focus, and accountability. I will cajole, inspire, haunt, and dish out heaps of “tough love” to keep you on track.
  4. Unlimited access to me via email, phone, text, Skype in between calls.
  5. Mileposts set quarterly to monitor progress.
  6. Quarterly group meeting to share ideas, concepts, questions, challenges, etc. This will be done via a Google Hangout platform.
  7. Annual live one-day event as a group at a location to be determined. While this won’t be mandatory, I can tell you from my own personal experience it will be an exceptional experience and one not to be missed.
  8. Lifetime access to Alan Weiss’s community as a member of his mentor program. You will gain access to his Forums, mentor summit, etc. This is the most exclusive and incredible collection of world-class entrepreneurs and consultants in the world.  ($3,500 value)
  9. Exclusive newsletter for members only with compelling articles, audios, and videos not made available to the public.

The inaugural fee is $10,000, which will easily be recouped through increased revenue/income, increased discretionary time, and an enriched life. This fee will go up in 2015, but all who join this year will be grandfathered for as long as they participate.

If you prefer installments – you can go with 3 equal quarterly payments of $4,000.

Current coaching clients that are not already in Alan’s community – there is a one-time $2,000 fee. For those coaching clients already in Alan’s community, you will be automatically enrolled in Unleashed! at no cost for the remainder of your term!

This program isn’t for everyone. It requires dedication, commitment, and courage to run through this open gate. If you’re interested in learning more then contact me at dan@danweedin.com or (360) 271-1592 and we will discuss if this program is right for you. It will be exclusive to only 12 people per year.

Do you have what it takes to be that lead dog through the gate?

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© 2014 Dan Weedin. All Rights Reserved

Working with a View

January 21, 2014 Leave a comment

First time in Miami and about to enjoy a day with my mentor Alan Weiss and my colleagues that I’ve worked with over the past 2 years. A day full if learning, sharing, and camaraderie. Oh…and the view isn’t bad, either!

Copyright 2014 Dan Weedin. All rights reserved

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Upcoming Event: 7 Strategies to Crushing 2014

January 15, 2014 2 comments

Friday, January 17th at the Lake Washington BizEnrich meeting – Bellevue, WA

Title – 7 Strategies to Crush 2014

I will be giving a one hour presentation on how you can “crush” all your goals and objectives for 2014. In case you don’t know the vernacular, that’s a GOOD thing. Join me and many other business professionals and learn how to get this year off to a rocking start and how to keep it there! I will also bring copies of my new book, Unleashed!

Logistics:

The event runs from 10:00am – Noon at:
DeVry University – Bellevue Campus
600 108th Ave NE
Suite 230
Bellevue WA 98004

DeVry Bellevue is adjacent to the Bellevue Transit Center so we encourage you to ride Metro or Sound Transit if you’re a bus rider.
Parking ALERT
Please allow some extra time to find parking that meets your needs.
Paid parking is available in the lot directly behind the building. Park on the 3rd level and expect to pay $7 for 2 hours or $8 for 3 hours.

Limited free Street parking is available north of NE 8th St and south of the Transit Center.

Validated free parking is available in the Bravern parking lot in the block east of the DeVry Campus, as well as at the Galleria on 106th Ave NE. Patronize a business before or after Forum and receive 2-3 hours of free parking.

FREE Parking is available at Bellevue Square on either side of Macy’s. Walk 2 super blocks up the path next to Bellevue Art Museum, California Pizza Kitchen and the Bellevue Galleria to the DeVry Campus.

Contact me directly if you can attend so I can let the facilitator know.

The Webinar Webinar

January 3, 2014 Leave a comment

Weedin Place imageThe Webinar Webinar

January 7th at 9:00-10:00 AM Pacific / 12:00 – 1:00 PM Eastern

Join me for this powerful, live, FREE webinar on creating and delivering dynamic webinars to boost your business.

Webinars are quickly becoming an extremely popular way to extend workshops, trainings, seminars, and other learning opportunities worldwide. They are inexpensive to run; offer audio and video platforms; can be recorded; and can be used as intellectual property later. The upsides are great, with two major downsides.

Competence and Time Investment.

Many “live” presentations suffer because the slide presentations are tedious, clumsy, and dull. The same can be said for poorly planned webinars. Instead of people falling asleep, if your presentation is bad, they just disconnect.

Many potentially excellent webinars never get presented because of concern over the time investment and effort. The presenter is hamstrung by the burden of what to put in; what to leave out; how long should it be; and how to promote it.

My newest program will remove both these issues for you. The Webinar Webinar is a 60-minute program that will help you:
• Quickly and easily create dynamic webinars that provide tremendous value for your target market.
• Learn tactics to engage with your audience to create an interactive and vibrant session.
• Learn how to create memorable slides instead of ones riddles with bullet points.
• Create strategies to promoting your webinar.
• Convert webinar attendees into new clients.

This webinar is LIVE, will only air once, and no replays for the public will be made available.

Even though it’s free, you must register. This link will take you to the Go To Webinar page. Simply fill out the registration (3-5 seconds max) and you will receive a confirmation.

There is no cost to attend. This free event might just change how you market your business forever. What do you have to lose other than new clients?

© 2014 Dan Weedin. All Rights Reserved

Unleashed!…Finally

December 19, 2013 2 comments

Cover ArtMy new book featuring the writings, ramblings, and adventures of me and my canine pal Captain Jack is now off to the publisher and will be available for sale soon.

Finally!

I don’t want you to be confused with the book that is being released in April (YES – two books being released…I like to do things BIG). Insuring Success is my book for insurance professionals to help them thrive in their careers. That book is with GPP Publishing out of the UK and is available for pre-order right now for all insurance pros that want to get a jump start on it. Click here.

Unleashed! is for everyone. The content is a compilation of my writing over the past 6 years or so. If you enjoy my weekly Extra Points, my blog, and my newsletter, then you’ll like this. The greatest hits of that work will be featured. In addition, the good Captain Jack is a very popular writer and his best work is also included. Both of us wrote new work that has never before been seen or read, and is under the caption of Fresh Fish. You won’t want to miss it! My hope is that I will here back shortly for the publisher with details on how to get started with making it available. A little late for Christmas but right on time for the new year!

I’m including an image of the cover. I was thrilled with the work of my artist, Toni Glover. Toni was tremendous to work with and is very talented as you can see. She really caught the essence of my pirate dog.

Stay tuned for word on how and when to purchase my book. This is my first “official” book since Insuring Success doesn’t arrive until April. Make sure you’re in line to be the proud owner of Unleashed!

© 2013 Dan Weedin. All Rights Reserved

Captain Jack patiently waiting for Unleashed!

Captain Jack patiently waiting for Unleashed!

Where Do You Want To Be?

December 17, 2013 1 comment

Where do you want to be this time next year? Weedin Place image

I have a few spots available in my coaching program to assure that you get there.

  • Work on rapidly achieving what MUST be accomplished in 2014
  • Accelerate your ability to be influential in your communications
  • Increase your ability to better lead your organization and boost your profitability
  • Enrich your life, your work, and your relationships so that they be in harmony with each other

If you are receiving this and are a current coaching client, we will be discussing these issues on your next call. If you’re not current coaching client, why not? Consider this a an excellent time to accelerate into warp drive for 2014. I have several different coaching plans to consider to fit your individual needs.

Feel free to share with your friends and colleagues. Have them reference your name and when they sign up, I’ll provide you with a complimentary one hour coaching session as my way of saying “thanks!”

Just contact me directly and let’s talk about what will work best for you. You will be glad you did!

“Dan is an amazing coach. He not only guides to me a level of clarity that has been instrumental in achieving my goals, but also provided a role model for what I hope to achieve in my own business. He is charming and funny but also fearless and sharp. I recommend Dan with the utmost confidence.”
~ Stacie Curtis – President – CW Solutions (Millstone Township, NJ)

“I benefit from working with Dan because of his extreme intensity and focus on the direction we are headed. He keeps me focused, accountable, and on task. Dan also looks ahead with optimism. His vision is large, which makes my vision expand. Limits are not in his vocabulary. He emphasizes the fact that the discipline has to come from me and it requires daily commitment to achieve defined goals. Not all coaches are created equal…Dan Weedin is exceptional.”
~ Heidi Jack, Entrepreneur (Seattle, WA)

“Dan keeps his commitments, develops realistic plans and expectations, and he executes – pure and simple. If you are smart enough to see when it is time to seek a fresh, outside perspective and to engage the assistance of a dynamic, enthusiastic and skilled professional, look no further than Dan Weedin.”
~ Darin Puryear, Pacific Northwest Area President – Arthur J. Gallagher Insurance (Bellevue, WA)

© 2013 Dan Weedin. All Rights Reserved

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