Dan Pena recommendations for a personal life coach and personal success coach

As another New Year sets in Dan Pena gives you his views on a personal life coach and personal success coach. It's also a right time to check what works and what doesn't. This year too Dan as a personal success coach recommends not wasting time on things that can't change.

In this newsletter Dan Pena gives away the secrets of a personal life coach by revealing 15 Keys for Super Success. Ideally while choosing a personal life coach there are some guidelines that need to be taken care of which Dan Pena talks about. This newsletter clearly talks of each of these characteristics while choosing a personal success coach. He also talks of fear, practice, perception, reality, credos to success and a massive positive action.

To find out more read on and also be part of this personal success coach agenda where each key is dealt in depth. While reviewing the main headlines helps to re-focus thoughts and more importantly actions, Dan also gives methods of becoming successful along with their pros and cons.


 10-Feb-2003 From Dan Peña – Executive Coach and Mentor to the High Performer.

Dear Friend and Subscriber,

In the New Year it is a great time to review what works and what doesn't. As I have said countless times, "Don't waste time on things you can't change" and "Insanity is doing things over and over and expecting different results."

In that vain I have re-listed the 15 Keys for Super Success below. The One Day QLA Seminar (given at Heathrow) goes into each Key in depth. But reviewing the main headlines will help to re-focus your thoughts and more importantly your actions.

Preparing for Your Quantum Leap
(15 Keys to Super Success)

KEY 1: Super Success is not for everyone!

KEY 2: You cannot become a high-performance person part-time!

KEY 3: You cannot have it all – there is a "Pay Price in Action for Reward"

KEY 4: You must change – do it badly NOW if you have to because perfection = paralysis!

KEY 5: Do not listen to Morons! Conventional wisdom is almost always wrong!

KEY 6: You are who you associate with – model success!

KEY 7: Use Modelling to become Successful:


1. Trial and Error (takes too long)
2. Over time (Takes too long)
3. Modelling / Copying is only real choice.

KEY 8: Get a Mentor


1. Significantly More wealthy than you.
2. Significantly More experienced than you.
3. Older than you.
4. Other common interests besides just business.
5. Geographically desirable – or make yourself available.

KEY 9: You must overcome F.E.A.R. – particularly Fear of Failure and also anxiety – fear's little brother.


1. Talk to your Mentor.
2. Know that: "What doesn't kill me makes me stronger".
3. Deliberately place yourself in risky or uncomfortable situations.

Replace FEAR with PASSION

KEY 10: Practice being Super Successful even when you are not – get out of your comfort zone.

KEY 11: Perception is Reality – think and dress for success.

KEY 12: Play to win, do not play "not to lose" – you cannot leap a chasm in 2 bounds!

KEY 13: You must have a dream – think big (Big dreams, big problems, big rewards)


1. Yesterday's Dreams are Today's Realities.
2. See yours Dreams ahead of time – now!
3. Simulation – practice within when you're without.
4. Act as if you have no limits to your abilities.
5. Do everything with Enthusiasm – (Greek "God within").

KEY 14: You must have PASSION

– Most people do not achieve the success they desire and deserve because they are labouring in a field of endeavour about which they are not passionate.
– FIRST find something you are passionate about, SECOND, start or buy a business based around that.

KEY 15: You must be laser-beam focused on success and take MASSIVE POSITIVE ACTION!

– Another word for "focus" is DISCIPLINE!
– Motivation gets you started, discipline keeps you going.

Review these often, along with your goals. As of 2003 I review my goals daily along with various parts of QLA philosophy I want to place additional emphasis on for myself.


If today was a test – how would you grade yourself, zero to one hundred? Ask yourself this question when you go to bed each and every day. Keep a monthly score. What is your monthly average – including weekends? I would like forthright feedback in 30 days time. I will relate the #s back (with no names) and my thoughts.


You can use the QLA bulletin board for your feedback for annomunity.


To Your Quantum Leap


Daniel S. Peña, Sr


P.S. As promised the past QLA Newsletters now have titles for easier reference. A few have been removed for lack of timelines and redundancy.