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Episode #45

Dan Clark

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The Power of Storytelling & Many Other Lessons from Best Selling Author & Speaker


Guest Bio:

Dan Clark is the CEO of an international high-performance communication and leadership development company; a New York Times Best Selling Author; a Hall of Fame Professional Speaker; a University Professor; an Extreme Adventurer; a Gold Record Songwriter; an Award Winning Athlete; and 2012 Utah Father of the Year, who has become the modern day Napoleon Hill, having interviewed the world’s most successful business gurus and champion athletes to share their secrets on what works and why.


As one of the most in-demand speakers on the planet, Dan delivers customized, cutting-edge keynote speeches and transformational training programs to entry-level employees, emerging leaders, seasoned executives, educational administrators and military Officers and NCOs.


In the last thirty years Dan has spoken in all 50 states, 61 countries, on 6 continents, to over 5500 audiences, to millions of people, to a ‘who’s who’ list of clients including 200 of the Fortune 500 companies, National Trade Associations, Million Dollar Round Table, Super Bowl Champions, NASA, U.S. and Foreign Government Agencies, and the United Nations. Dan has also had the honor of presenting his ideas at the Festival of Thinkers in Abu Dhabi, UAE, to the general assembly of the United Nations World Congress in Hamburg Germany, to the senior leadership of the United States military, and to U.S./Coalition combat troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, Southwest Asia, Europe, Korea and Africa.


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Show Notes


  • Introduction (1:45)

  • The Power of Networking (3:55)

  • How Dan has used his skills and networking to help the military (4:34)

  • Dan's experience flying as close as you can to Space (5:11)

  • Life Lessons from the experience of flying on the edge of space (7:21)

  • How nothing is ever out of luck but out of hard work and cause (8:20)

  • The power of trust to sell because no one wants to be sold but everyone wants to buy (8:30)

  • What made Jimmy unique to sell his biggest deal to date (10:48)

  • Dan in his experience of being paralyzed and being told he would never walk again (15:25)

  • Attracting what you believe is what you deserve (15:48)

  • Where does Dan find inspiration for writing books and music (18:05)

  • Where does he find success in public speaking (24:15)

  • The goal of public speaking is to have an individual leave being happy with themselves (25:00)

  • How to find credibility and ongoing success (25:53)

  • The story of Jimmy meeting Dan (28:00)

  • The struggle of being partially paralyzed and handling it (30:02)

  • Learning and training your mind that you are invincible (32:59)

  • Not using depressed as an excuse to not live life (34:38)

  • How Utah is 400% more diagnosed as depressed than any other state (35:23)

  • Surrounding yourself with successful and like-minded individuals (38:05)

  • The key to maintaining a successful relationship and business (43:10) 

  • The Power of using time wisely (44:08)





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