Happy New year!
As I sit here in the Ritz in London on New Years Day looking out at the park, I feel very grateful! Seeing the regimental band last night at The Gala New Year’s Eve Dinner, at the Ritz, I was reminded of my 50TH birthday, at Glamis Castle, Scotland, the childhood home of The Queen Mother! That wonderful birthday night, Queen Elisabeth’s personal regimental band marched out of the dark Shakespearean mist, about midnight, whilst serenading me and my guests by playing “OH DANNY BOY!” With tears running down my cheeks, my children looked up at me and asked – what is the matter Daddy? I said, nothing children! You will understand someday that adults sometimes cry when they are HAPPY! And I am very very happy that day! It was a very special day, not just because I was 50 and surrounded with many friends and family in a spectacular environment – but because I thought perhaps much of my career was behind me and I didn’t want that to be my legacy! In those days, I was known as the $400 million dollar man and I was only 2 years into my Coaching and Mentoring career! LOL! And thank God, it was not the highlight of my life and career! In the last 18 years, I and my QLA Mentees have CREATED $33.6 BILLION (and still counting) in value and accomplished MUCH MUCH MORE to make countless dreams come true! For that I am extraordinarily thankful and respectful! But I would be disingenuous if I said, I was also humbled by it! LOL!
HAPPY OUTCOME ON CHRISTMAS DAY!
MENTEE TWEET RECEIVED DEC 25, 2013
Gotta hear it, huh!? I got my most important skills while being kickassed/mentored by Dan Pena 😉 RT @danspena: …..-WHO Taught u that h……?
@danspena or one for the book “the teachings of Dan Pena made me at least $50m hard cash” – merry xmas 😉
My Christmas Holiday was made even better by receiving this Tweet from a Mentee! He now lives on an island in the Caribbean with his wife and family! He is 38 years old. I have known him since he was 25 and a struggling entrepreneur, when he brought me a deal at the Churchill Hotel in London! He has become wealthy in the last 5/6 years! He always had BIG IDEAS AND GOALS and wanted success very badly! Though he was a slow starter, he finally got what worked and has been on this success roll ever since and passed many of my Mentees, in the process!
NEW QLA CASTLE SEMINAR
Tomorrow my NEW QLA CASTLE EXRAVAGANZA will begin in a new format! But I am positive, me morphing the content will be terrific, based on my never ending research to make QLA – ALL IT CAN BE!
Some of the QLA Castle Seminar and Mentor Program changes:
- More intense interaction from me – ya that is possible! LOL!
- More unforgiving brutal honesty!
- More detailed weekly reports to Dan!
- More expansion of Comfort Zones!
- More accountability from the Mentees!
It has been brought to my attention by a few mentees that they can take more Doses Of Dan! WTF! Meaning I must be harder on them and hold them even more accountable! LOL! Well it might not be for all, but I will certainly accommodate! LOL! Or as once said:
QLA Mentees endure the verbal beatings and abuse because Dan brings them unqualified success and wins! And to remind those of you that have forgotten – THE WORLD IS A VERY UNFORGIVING PLACE AND I WANT YOU ALL TO BE PREPARED AND READY TO EXPAND YOUR COMFORT ZONES!
Hence, I would be crazy not to do more that works! LOL! In the years I have left training, coaching and mentoring, I will restrict what I do ONLY to the BEST OF THE BEST PRACTICES that I know for an absolute fact work geometrically! BTW: I was extremely tough on the $50 million guy above! LOL! Hence, I will use only FACT PATTERNS from the very best and most successful:
- They don’t create back-up plans.
You’ll work harder and a lot longer if your primary plan simply has to work because there is no other option.
- They do the work….
There are no shortcuts. There are no overnight successes. Everyone has heard about the 10,000 hours principle but no one follows it….except remarkably successful people.
- . ….and they work a lot more.
If you don’t embrace a workload others would consider crazy then your goal doesn’t mean that much to you…or it’s not particularly difficult to achieve.
- They avoid crowds.
Remarkably successful people habitually do what other people won’t do. They go where others won’t go because there’s a lot less competition and a much greater chance for success.
- They start at the end….
Never start small where goals are concerned. You’ll make better decisions – and find it much easier to work a lot harder – when your ultimate goal is ultimate success.
- ….and they don’t stop there.
Remarkably successful people don’t try to win just one race. They expect and plan to win a number of subsequent races.
- They sell.
When you truly believe in your idea, or your company, or yourself then you don’t need to have a huge ego, or a huge personality. You don’t need to “sell.”
- They are never too proud….
To admit they made a mistake. To say they are sorry. To have big dreams. To admit they owe their success to others. To poke fun at themselves. To ask for help.
And to try again.
Here is an email response to a kid who faltered! It is useful to read, so you understand exactly how Dan Pena, thinks and responds!
I HAD CROSSED U OFF MY WANNABEE LIST BASED ON ME SENDING U UR MONEY BACK! FUNNY MY CONTROLLER ASKED ME IF I WAS REALLY SENDING UR MONEY BACK? LOL! OTHERWISE U WUD OF NEVER HEARD FROM ME AGAIN! BUT OUT OF THE BLU U EMAILED ME! WTF! HENCE, I THOUGHT PERHAPS THIS WAS A SIGN, ESPECIALLY SINCE IT WAS ON MY WIFES B DAY 8 DEC? AND I CUD MAKE IT A LEARNING LESSON, NOT JUST 4 U, BUT MANY OTHERS! I WILL USE THE STORY ANNOMOUSLY IN THE FUTURE, HOPING IT HELPS OTHERS!
U STARTED OUT STRONG AND THEN WENT LIMP! MOST PEOPLE NEVER GET STARTED – BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY U STILL QUIT!
AND UR WRONG AND I DON’T UNDERSTAND UR SITUATION! U ULTIMATELY SECUMED 2 WEAKNESS LIKE ALL THE ALSO RANS! WHERE AS I MAY B WRONG, BUT I AM NEVER IN DOUBT – LIKE VIRTUALLY ALL HI PERFORMERS! AS I TEACH, BETTER 2 B WRONG AND TAKE ACTION!
AND UR RT IT IS “ALL” UR BLAME AND NO 1 ELSES! AND U WILL REGRET THIS DECSION THE REST OF UR LIFE! OF COURSE, IF U BRING URSELF BACK – U WILL SLOWLY 4 GET THIS DECISION! BUT BELIEVE ME, IT WILL ALWAYS B WITH U, AS A REGRET OF BIBLICABLE PORPORTIONS! U WILL KNOW THIS CUD OF BEEN UR CHANCE! THE OLD: CUD OF – WUD OF – SHUD OF – SYNDROM! THE ONLY THING THAT CAN ERASE THIS ACTION IS A MASSIVE SUCCESS! AND I KNOW OF WHAT I SPEAK! MY LIFE HAS NOT BEEN ALL CASTLES AND LIMOS!AND I CONTINUE 2 WORK EACH AND EVERY DAY LIKE I HAD NONE OF THE TERRIFIC ASSETS I HAVE!
REMEMBER, U WERE THE 1 WHO SAID 5K AS A DOWN PAYMENT! NOT ME! ……… AS MY MENTOR COSTA GRATSOS TOLD ME – NO GOOD DEED GOES UN PUNISHED!
……… REAL LIFE DOESN’T GIVE U THE MONEY BACK! THERE R PRECIUOS FEW 2ND CHANCES, ESPECIALLY FROM SOMEONE LIKE ME! I DON’T GIVE NUNS AND ORPHANS 2 MANY CHANCES, SO WHY WUD I GIVE THEM 2 U? WTF!
I ACTUALLY DID U A DISSERVICE! NOW SUBCONSCIOUSLY, U THINK IF I CAN CON DAN (LIFE) WHO ELSE CAN I CON? HELL, ALL I HAVE 2 DO IS CRY AND I WILL GET MY WAY! WTF!
CALL IT A MERCY FUCK! I CUD GIVE U BS REF U WILL CUM BACK, ETC, BUT THE ODDS R WAY AGAINST U, THO I PRAY I AM WRONG – BUT I AM VERY RARELY WRONG! BOTTOM LINE – U FUCKED UP AND UR WIFE SHUD REALISE “EXACTLY” WHAT ALL THE RAMIFICATIONS AND MANIFESTATIONS R GOING 4 WARD! SHE IS OBVIOUSLY A WEAK GAL AND MAY EVEN B HAPPY WHERE U R IN LIFE! OF COURSE SHE WILL SAY U DID THE RT THING HONEY! SO IF UR SERIOUS, MAKE HER READ THIS EMAIL!
AS 4 UR QUESTION – I HAVE NO OPINION!
AND AS U CAN TELL, I FEEL STRONGLY BOT WHAT I DO 4 OTHERS AND IT PISSES ME OFF WHEN SOMEONE SPITS ON MY GENEROSITY, DUE 2 FUCKING FEAR, STUPIDITY AND CONVENTIONAL WISDOM! BTW: I HAVE HAD PEOPLE CUM 2 THE CASLTE AFTER SAVING 4 YRS! I HAVE HAD PEOPLE CUM 2 THE CASTLE WITH ONLY A 1 WAY TICKET 2 SCOTLAND! IT’S A FUCKING LIFE CHANGING PRIVILEGE 2 B IN THE AMBIANCE OF SUCH A PLACE SURROUNDED BY HI PERFORMERS!
REMEMEBER U WROTE ME!
P.S. U INITIALLY MADE THE RT CHOICE AND THEN ALLOWED CONVENTIAL WISDOM AND FEAR 2 RULE UR ACTIONS! SUM WUD CALL IT COWARDICE IN THE FACE OF BATTLE! BUT IT IS ALL UR EMOTIONAL BANK ACCOUNT U DON’T HAVE MUCH OF AND NOT BEING ABLE 2 PUSH BEYOND UR OWN (WIFE) CZ! WE ALL HAVE FEAR – WHICH IS FALSE EXPECTATIONS APEARING REAL!
P.P.S. AND 4 UR INFO, I USED 2 SELL TACOS AND BURRITOS WORKING THRU HI SCHOOL!
I hope me publishing this email assists some of you realize how fucking important CHANGE is in the new year! And though difficult but it is very possible to make $50 million like the successful guy above! Two very different outcomes! Which one do you want for you and your family in 2014?
I am looking forward to the QLA Castle Experience!
To Your Quantum Leap in 2014!
P.S. The new QLA Castle Seminar begins tomorrow and I will be devoting ALL my time to the attendees for the next week! Each participant will have their own special and individual time with me going over their dreams and plans! The $50,000,000 QLA Mentee success story I described above, attended the Castle Experience in the 2005! The sad story I described above would of attended the Castle Experience starting tomorrow! WTF! A few years from now – how will you relate your story?