(A): It is easy to dream but harder to dare and your approach is commendable. Tell us, what are the major challenges that you have come across in your pursuit to achieve this goal, and how do you handle them? Are there any specific instances that you would like to share?
(DM): I know that pain is an indicator, not a stop sign. When we experience pain, it is an indicator that we have a lesson to learn, and that is an opportunity to accelerate towards something better in our lives. One of the biggest changes came when I wrote my first book, Connected to Goodness. I had wanted to write an evergreen business book, like Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich, and codifying the values and stories in it has given me a platform to connect with others and provide as much value as I can. My prayer each morning is for 10 people I can help (at least) and to oversee not only the financial impact that my company has, but the emotional impact we have on others is what I care most about. This is why I send people my books and worksheets for free, as well as hosting free Friday Training sessions each week at 11 AM Pacific Time. And for my paying clients, I guarantee my value month-to-month because I want to be a profit center for others.
(A): How are you helping people find happiness in these tumultuous times?
(DM): We’ve made a lot of changes in recent months to provide people who are struggling as much value as possible. Our core values of gratitude, empathy, accountability, and inspiration have been a great help to carry us through these times, especially for the first few months of the pandemic. My aforementioned free Friday Training sessions started as sales training but evolved to include all sorts of topics over time. Since the pandemic, we’ve started offering these free Friday Training sessions to the public, and now we’ve got thousands of people tuning in each week who are looking to elevate their own life in order to elevate others. In addition to these training sessions (which include open Q&A), I hold daily Instagram Lives with guests and a daily live-streamed show called Office Hours. I’ve also created new group coaching programs that provide weekly 1-on-1 access and I guarantee the value that I deliver to members. I’ve also got a new partner in Clarity Experiences, who are helping us to provide better virtual experiences to the audiences who tune in to new speeches and TV shows.
(A): What upcoming initiatives do you find particularly exciting? And when you happen to meet your ambition, would that be your endgame or is there a legacy you want to leave behind for others to follow?
(DM): One of the things I’m most excited about is my new show called “The Two Minute Drill”, coming out on Amazon Prime and Bloomberg in 2021, where competitors try to deliver their best pitch for a chance at $50,000 in cash and prizes. Coming to the second part of your question, quite simply I want my legacy to be the impact I have on more than 1 Billion people by empowering them to enjoy the consistent and persistent pursuit of their potential. And the only ideal way to do this is ‘Make a lot of money, Help a lot of people and Have a lot of fun!’. This mission and this motto remain a part of everything I do in my business and my life, and it’s why I spend most of my time each day towards unconditional servitude and making people happy.