In this video, I share my 5 success principles with you. These have allowed me to be more productive and less reactive. Using strategies to build lasting habits can help you have a bigger impact in what you do. Be sure to watch the video and learn to apply these principles.
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You either live a proactive life (where you decided what you want out of it) or reactive (where you react to the world around you).
Unhappy people live reactively. They believe their life happens to them and they have no power to change that.
Successful entrepreneurs are highly proactive.
They create the world they want to live in.
Part of this success comes down to daily practices, life beliefs and taking action.
That’s why I want to share with you 5 “Success Principles” that I use to get the most out of life on a daily basis.
Things I do to be PROACTIVE in life.
Over the past few years I’ve felt absolutely blessed with some of the achievements I’ve accomplished:
- Raised over $3M in funding.
- Founded and exited the last 3 companies I’ve started.
- Found the love of my life and had 2 amazing boys.
- Got to spend time with Richard Branson, and even had Mark Cuban invest in my last company.
- Invited to speak at multiple business schools, including Berkeley and Stanford.
If you know my personal story…
… growing up in a super challenging environment, having gone to jail twice before the age of 17, you might understand why I feel totally lucky to have had any success whatsoever.
I still have to pinch myself to remind myself I’m not dreaming.
I only list these as proof that they’re all a bi-product of “habits” I’ve adopted throughout my life.
They aren’t because I was born with any advantages (if anything it was the opposite), or I was super smart (I hardly graduated high-school and never went to university).
Here’s what I do to get the most out of life and business…
- Keeping Momentum
- Habits, To Avoid The Ups & Downs
- Simple, To Go Deep
- Strategy, (So You Can Say No)
- Enjoy The Journey
Over the years, this list has changed and morphed, but these are the big things that guide my life today.
What are you top 5? What do you do every day to create the world around you? What are you doing to be proactive?
Leave a comment here with your answer… I read and reply to each one and would love to hear from you.
Have an amazing day!
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ABOUT DAN MARTELL
“You can only keep what you give away.” That’s the mantra that’s shaped Dan Martell from a struggling 20-something business owner in the Canadian Maritimes (which is waaay out east) to a successful startup founder who’s raised more than $3 million in venture funding and exited not one... not two... but three tech businesses: Clarity.fm, Spheric, and Flowtown.
You can only keep what you give away. That philosophy has led Dan to invest in 33+ early stage startups such as Udemy, Intercom, Unbounce, and Foodspotting. It’s also helped him shape the future of Hootsuite as an advisor to the social media tour de force.
An activator, a tech geek, an adrenaline junkie and, yes, a romantic (ask his wife Renee), Dan has recently turned his attention to teaching startups a fundamental, little-discussed lesson that directly impacts their growth: how to scale. You’ll find not only incredible insights in every moment of every talk Dan gives - but also highly actionable takeaways that will propel your business forward. Because Dan gives freely of all that he knows. After all, you can only keep what you give away.
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