NEW ~ Unleashed Executive Experience

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Welcome to the most powerful and dynamic program I’ve ever created for business owners and executive leaders on unleashing your vast potential and maximizing your own unique talent and that of those around you.

My concept of the “open gate” is that unlike dogs, we as humans often tether ourselves inside our own personal gates and due to our own self-imposed limitations and fears, choose not to risk going through the open gate in front of us. The results include dissatisfaction, low self-esteem, poor leadership, bad morale, inefficiencies, and boredom. Bottom line is you and your business leave money and talent on the table.

 


 

Here are the Top 10 business results we’ll work on throughout the program:

 

  • Helping you to become more visionary in your strategic thinking. We will push you out of the gate towards thinking bigger, better, and “badder.” Regardless of your size and industry, you can maximize your value and skills through improved self-confidence, language, and self-discipline.
  • Rapidly improving your communications and influencing skills to better inspire your employees and increase productivity.
  • Enhancing your company’s branding and messaging to reach your audience with greater influence.
  • Arm you with techniques and tactics to accelerate professional development and training results for your managers and staff.
  • Eliminating “Organizational Amnesia,” so that your business won’t suffer with any transitions.
  • Enhancing your ability to effectively use 21st century marketing tools to communicate your message.
  • Positioning your business to be a “destination” organization so you can more effectively recruit new talent.
  • Quickly and easily provide you with strategies and tactics on improving your life and work balance. We will turn you into an expert juggler so you never drop any of those balls!
  • Strengthen your own “muscle memory” through better habits and behaviors that will lead directly to achieving your goals and dreams.
  • Significantly improving your own metrics for success and accountability.
  • Enjoying life more!

 


 

This 12-month Program for Entrepreneurs and Executives has been designed to:

 

I’ve worked with countless small business owners and executives on strategy, communications, leadership, and growth. Out of that work, I’ve designed a program to help you squeeze every bit of talent out of you, your employees, and your company. This will result in a richer and more rewarding life experience for you, your employees, and your valued clients.

 

Challenge you to abandon the fears and trepidation 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. It’s easy to get myopic and constrained. We all need guidance to help us reach our potential. The result is you will maximize your ability to boost revenue and exponentially grow because your worldview has become an open gate!
Enhance your leadership skills as a business owner, entrepreneur, or executive. The result is by being more skilled in communicating and influencing, you will unleash your employees to improve themselves and rapidly improve your business.
Enhanced thought leadership skills. What does this mean? If you’re asking, that’s why you need to be here. Your clients want to work with thought leaders. Find out how to position yourself as one. 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.

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Here’s how the Program works:

 

  • The heart of the program is three live, dynamic and exclusive full-day Unleashed Out of the Yard experiences. These will be streamed live and available to all registrants, however everyone is invited and encouraged to attend. The sessions will all be in the Seattle area in 2015, however we will look to move around in the future. The first session will be held in mid-January.
  • In between these live events, we’ll have four virtual and interactive webinar workshops. The focus will be on a key concept or best practice, sharing experiences, and engaging in valuable Q&A. These are not boring slide shows. You will see me live broadcasting from the palatial studios of Toro Consulting, Incorporated…with Captain Jack at my feet.
  •  Live sessions and webinars will be recorded available to you on a private members only site for unlimited review as long as you are a member.
  • Each month, I’ll send you exclusive material and resources to augment our discussions and prepare you for future ones. These will be available to members only.
  • Dogs run in packs. You’ll go through this program with peers and colleagues, who will become trusted advisors, friends, and partners in your professional and personal growth and development. It’s always more fun to be unleashed and running together.

 

Program Details

 

 Day 1 – The Unleashed Mindset (mid-January)

 

  • How to maximize strengths & talents both for yourself and your team. Self-assessments, exercises, and case studies will guide you through this section.
  • The Invisible Fence Syndrome: How to think bigger, not just for you but also for your entire company.
  • Being the Lead Dog. Leadership skill development and training from influencing to delegating to time and email management skills.
  • How to build and boost even greater self-esteem and self-confidence to eradicate the negative fear that shackles us.
  • Setting expectations and metrics for success in your organization.

 

 Day 2 – Building the Pack (mid-May)

 

  • The Holy Grail: Recruiting and hiring better and more talented people to grow your team.
  • Generations in the workplace. How to assure diversity in ideas, concepts, strategies, and tactics.
  • Creating your own dynamic mentoring and accountability programs. This includes turning you into an exceptional “head coach.”
  • Creating a positive and rewarding life-work balance for everyone in your organization.
  • Perpetuation: What’s your exit plan and how will you get paid?

 

Day 3 – Barking to Be Heard: Marketing & Revenue Generation Strategies (mid-September)

  • The Bark: How to improve your language to become more persuasive.
  • Creating a bone-crunching value proposition that exemplifies how you improve the condition of others.
  • Garage Band to Rock Stars: Building a potent sales team that is based on delivering great value.
  • Social Media and Web sites…marketing for this century.
  • Creating a value mentality within your entire organization.

 


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Investment Information:

 

Here is the pricing for a one-year membership for the Private Unleashed Pack, including everything detailed above:

Until September 15: $3,950 per person (a 20% discount)

September 16 – October 15: $4,450 for the first person, $3,950 for each additional person from your company (a 15% discount).

After October 16: $4,950 for your company first registration. All registrants from your organization after the first one are $3,950.

You have two options for payment: in full, or in equal halves 30 days apart. I accept all major credit cards, business checks, and cash flown in my homing pigeon.

OFFICIAL START – January 1, 2015

Bonus for all registrants prior to November 13th

I will host a complimentary 2015 Unleashed Strategy Session to:

  • Debrief on 2014 – The good, the bad, the ugly, and how to finish fast. December is NOT a throw away month!
  • Begin strategizing, goal setting, and creating objectives for 2015
  • Discuss and game plan the most important business issues you are likely to face, including the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare), Technology, and Regulations.

 

This is available for all registrants and it will also be recorded.

 


 

The Inner Circle: 

 

I will host a group of no more than 10 people at an exclusive, intimate dinner the night before each of the three workshops at an outstanding Seattle restaurant. Members will enjoy incredible cuisine, drink excellent wine, and have great conversation. There may even be a special cigar bar opportunity for those that enjoy them. It’ll be the same group each dinner, creating a natural “best practices pack.” As an added bonus for this group, I’ll also host private conference calls with you, as a group, approximately one week after each live event to assure implementation and help out with accountability. So consider this wide-open gate – three special dinners, private conversation with me, trusted relationships with your peers, and added accountability with private conference calls with me. The investment? Simply an additional $750. First come, first served.

Please email me directly at dan@danweedin.com, so that you can assure your spot!

Money-Back Guarantee: 

If after the first workshop (mid-January 2015) you are not completely satisfied, you may request your money back, and we will refund it without question. The window is immediately after the first workshop. Not the next day, or the next week or month. If you feel that this program is not for you, just tell Dan after the first session, and your money will be returned.

 


 

© 2014 Dan Weedin. All Rights Reserved

 

Extra Points ~ Making a Splash

This week’s focus point…Making a Splash14_02_DanCapJackRetouch_001

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has swept the planet by going viral all throughout social media. To say it’s been successful in raising money is an understatement. In a month, the ALS foundation has raised as much as they did the previous year. A friend and colleague posted on Friday, “Can’t we just donate without all the hoopla?” The answer is NO. Here’s why…

Before this challenge, ALS was almost an unknown entity. For almost 80 years, it went by the “aka” of Lou Gehrig’s disease. It paled in comparison to the “name brands” of donations like cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and AIDS. This challenge has not only raised tremendous amounts of money, but even better, it put ALS on the map for future donations by raising the brand. Nobody is referring to the Hall of Fame New York Yankee player when nominating others and dumping ice water on their heads. They are calling it ALS and people are checking it out. The carryover effect will be massive. However in order to do that, they needed to create a buzz. Or, maybe in better terms, a BIG SPLASH.

You must do the same in your business. If you aren’t the name brand; if everyone doesn’t know your name; and if you want to create a sustainable business, you can’t just dip your toe in the water. You need to make waves. Like the ALS campaign, you must find a creative and out of the box way to present your message, to gain attention, and to become relevant to your audience. I’m not suggesting you dump water on your head…that’s been taken. What I do recommend is you spend some part of your days brainstorming how you can make a splash so you can best help others and advance your business with tremendous results, too. What’s your plan to make a splash?

Watch my ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to honor a childhood friend that is currently fighting this terrible disease. Please join me in making a donation to help research to find a cure.

© 2014 Dan Weedin. All Rights Reserved

 This week’s quote –

 You only live once. But if you work it right, once is enough.”

~ Joe E. Lewis


Unleashed Executive Experience ~ A transformational expereince for business owners, executives, and entreprenuers to maximize their talents, skills, and company.

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

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

Extra Points – Killing Snakes

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.

Extra Points ~ Fail Hard

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.

New Webinar ~ Staying Alive: Disaster Recovery Made Simple for Small Business

umbrella_riskThis one-hour webinar workshop is specifically tailored for small business owners (1 to 100 employees). I constantly hear that there is simply not enough time or budget to spend on crisis strategy and disaster recovery planning.

Okay…now I’ve got your solution!

By attending this live and interactive workshop, you will walk away with your very own disaster recovery game plan for your business. I will walk you step by step through the process, so you will have an actionable plan ready to implement. You will be able to ask questions along the way AND have email access to me for up to 72 hours after the workshop.

September is National Preparedness Month, so it’s an ideal time to get your plan in place. For the investment of one hour and $50, your return will be potentially massive. Don’t leave the viability of your business and the well being of your employees to chance. Being unprepared is negligent. Conquer crisis in your business and safeguard all you’ve worked for.

Register now by clicking on this link~ space is limited.

Note ~ Don’t sit on this information if you’re not a small business owner. Pass this on to your boss, your friends, your clients, your peers, and your colleagues that are. This workshop may just save their business and you will be a hero!

Click here to register

P.S. The workshop will be recorded and sent to all registrants, so they can keep it forever. Also works in case they can’t be there live.

 

© 2014 Dan Weedin. All Rights Reserved

Breathing Your Own Exhaust is Hazardous to Your Health

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?

© 2014 Dan Weedin. All Rights Reserved

Extra Points – Running to Empty

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!