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I’m going to share something very personal with you today.
This was hard for me to write, so it might be hard for you to read. You might even get angry at me for what I say in here. That’s OK, we’ll get through it together.
This is what my blog is ALL about…
Here we go…
For more than 20 years, I was secretly ashamed of myself.
I’ve always been a high-achiever. Always moving forward with my career, always surrounded by a great group of friends, and I’ve been in a band since I was 14.
But ever since my childhood I was afflicted by something HUGE that was souring all the good times and successes.
I had been lying to myself almost every single day…
– Telling myself I was a good person for putting other people’s needs ahead of my own
– Thinking I was a “nice guy” because I avoided conflict to keep people happy
– Believing that things in my life I wasn’t happy about were out of my control
I just had no idea that I suffered from LOW SELF CONFIDENCE.
I remember going to meet with “Kevin”. He managed the elite team I was interested in joining at work. He was this stocky, red-faced, old-school manager who used to run a prison.
He told me that I would have to “grow up” before he would consider me for his team. He thought that because I was in a band I would some sort of unreliable hellraiser.
He demanded that I cut down on my social life.
Instead of being assertive, I meekly promised him I would tone down my after-work life in order to meet his standards.
Fact was, he intimidated me and I was also worried about the consequences of standing up to him (career limits). I caved to his demands.
And I was so disappointed in myself.
After that incident, I began questioning the meaning of life.
I just couldn’t understand why I kept changing who I was to adapt to different situations.
Around my close friends and family I was confident, happy to speak my mind and felt safe to do so.
However at work, or in unfamiliar social situations, I would become a different person. I started to question why I felt guilty and anxious so often.
I envied people who were consistently AUTHENTIC – unchanged despite the situation.
The first realisation I had is that I didn’t have a PURPOSE.
The second realisation I had is that I was letting FEAR control me.
Then, I finally identified my problem clearly: my lack of integrity, the limits of my beliefs, and the repression of my true emotions.
As one of my clients once put it, realising this was like “waking up from a coma”.
So 3 years ago I made a firm decision to discover the actual truth behind the old saying:
“Just be yourself”.
This sent me on a highly ambitious journey to uncover the secrets of true, unbreakable self-confidence.
It’s taken me that long to put together a fool-proof, step-by-step strategy to master inner confidence.
I’ve put together a program aimed entirely at building MASSIVE self-confidence.
Imagine the feeling of Living Your Purpose!
So, if you want to put an end to:
– Feeling anxious and vulnerable in unfamiliar social situations
– Allowing excuses to hold you back from finishing your goals
– Worrying about upcoming events, so much it makes you sick
– Being a different person depending on who’s around
– Feeling unsure about what you want or how to get it
– Envying the lives of other people
Then this is for YOU!
Just email me at dan@theinspirationallifestyle.
Don’t hesitate for years like I did!
If you don’t deal with this stuff now, you are missing out on life!
Every second that passes you by where you’re not happy with yourself is time you will never ever get back – the clock is ticking.
Realise the future can be something far better than what you fear it will be… as long as you’re prepared to TAKE ACTION.
And if you have a friend or family member who needs to hear this message, make sure you forward this email to them right now – you might just save them from years of misery.
Here’s what some people had to say about working with Dan
“Half way through Dan’s book ‘Driven’ I desperately wanted an introduction session which convinced me to do a 6 month coaching program. If Dan’s ideas and coaching would be subject at school, the world would be a better place. I believe there wouldn’t be that many frustrated people outside with so many weird behaviors. Personally speaking for myself, it was the best money I have invested so far. I highly recommend his books, work and coaching.”
- Daniel Traeger, 6 month program client
“[The Programme] has me feeling like nothing is out of my reach. [Dan] helped me figure out what I want from life, without limits… I loved the exercise where everything is broken down into manageable steps that I can control… it’s challenging but positive – makes achieving goals and dreams realistic”
Click here to see a detailed testimonial from Steph after she completed the full programme.
- Steph O’Neale, 6 month program client
“Hiya Dan, I just wanted to let ya know your way of doing things has worked like magic!
I can now have coffee, eat dinner and do anything on my own without feeling anxious, presentations are going really well and I have stepped it up to present to a big group of bankers in a few weeks….. I joined two networking groups on my own and made some excellent contacts, and getting heaps better at going in cold to situations!!!! Honestly since our session it’s like magic!
I owe you a beer my friend! Thanks very much for your tools and words of wisdom”
- Nicola Pirie, 3 month program client
“I am so grateful for the advice you gave for my career, I look forward to working with you more in the future”
- Albert, after his first career coaching session
“The changes I have made since before I had coaching to now: quit a job I hated, went back to uni, for the most part quit drinking and gained hobbies like baking, writing and boxing (my hobby used to be drinking). The changes internally are equally dramatic. I used to be obsessed with my weight and now I don’t use a scale. I used to think my dreams of travelling and being a writer were ridiculous and now I believe I can do achieve them and I’m moving to Europe in 3 months. The benefits from the time with Dan are priceless.”
- Bree Logue, 6 month program client
“Dan’s straight forwardness and specifics were refreshing as insightful. At 58 years old and recently unemployed I was frustrated and stuck. Dan’s gentle but firm manner coaxed me along till I had a grasp of the direction I wanted to head and next actions to take. I am most comfortable working with Dan, he speaks to my heart and professional side as one in the same. I love integrating my life to be one and the same. I believe this is where Dan shines, he is authentic and best of all leads by example.”
- Kater, after her first career and confidence session
“To have coaching sessions with Dan is so much more than setting and achieving goals, it’s about facing your fears and answering questions you didn’t even know you had. While you may come in feeling hopeful with a dream and a rough plan, you will leave feeling empowered and like YOU ARE on top of the world. He will not perform miracles or tell what to do, however he will prove that YOU CAN do anything you set your mind to and that there are no limits aside from the ones you set for yourself.”
- Gabriela Motoi, 1 month program client
“As a typical nice guy with low self confidence, Dan and his coaching has made a phenomenal impact on my life and has hugely increased my self confidence. He is understanding and listens to what you want and guides in the direction you want to go. I highly recommend his courses and his coaching.”
- Anthony Zhou, 3 month program client