How I made my first Million Dollars with this One Lesson

This is my story.  How I made my 1st ONE MILLION DOLLARS, only this is just the before part of my story.

I figured I should write about the biggest lesson I have learned so far, while it is still fresh.  So, in case there was any confusion, I am not a Millionaire… yet.

I have read many stories (Listened to Audiobooks… lets be honest) about the success stories of those out there doing amazing things for the world and reaping the benefits.

I have had many ups and downs in my journey.  I have learned a lot, and still have so much to learn.  I can say that the biggest lesson that I have learned in my first 29 years of not being a millionaire, is that karma is real.   AND Karma is a bitch.

 Sorry Karma, I didn’t mean to insult you.  In fact, Karma has been pretty good to me.

 I have had my moments of being a shitty young guy doing shitty things to people, but through it all I have come to a universal understanding of what is right and what is wrong.  Following my gut on this is not always mainstream or easy to do, but I have to trust my own compass.

 I stopped thinking, what’s in it for me.  By being genuinely interested in the interests of others, I have discovered that my gift is making real and meaningful connections with people.

 How do I make money off of that?  No… seriously, I’m asking you… How DO I make money off of that?

 I would like to say that I am not in it for the money, but it is hard to help others as much as I would like if I am also struggling!

 I am not complaining though.  I will figure it out.  Through trial and error, just as I learn every lesson.  The hard way.

 “You can have everything in life that you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want” -Zig Ziglar

 This quote from the great Zig Ziglar describes how I plan to reach my goal of being a Millionaire.  Until then I will offer as much value to others as I possibly can while I am still living out the “before” part of my story.

 We all measure success in our own way.  How ever you measure success, consider this the “before” part of your story.  By taking a look at it like that, you may realize that you are still able to write the story as it happens.

 If you don’t like what you see, or where you are headed… then change it.  You are the Author.

 What are the lessons learned in your before story?


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  • Heyo Dan!
    Making connections is extremely valuable.
    I know this because Jayson Gaignard of Mastermind Talks has created a super successful business out of creating valuable relationships thru events and dinners. If you haven’t heard of him, check out his podcast, since audio is your preferred format 😉

    My lesson that I learned before I became a purser of excellence, was that I was always this inner entrepreneur. But years of negative thoughts and creative buzzkills had dried up my inner entrepreneur.
    Glad to have connected with you Dan! Good luck on your journey!

    • Daniel

      I will have to check the podcast out, thanks! I am still figuring things out, including finding the comments to be approved so sorry for the late response.

      Ahh the battle of the inner entrepreneur! Having great connections is sometimes key to unlocking our full potential and helping us recognize our real strengths. I am thrilled to be connected with you. Let me know if there is ever anything I can do to help!

  • Ty

    Great post Dan. Couldn’t agree more. Helping others achieve their goals is paramount to success. I have always enjoyed helping others and as soon as I find something that can help someone, I get so excited I can’t wait to tell them. The trouble is if you have the wrong network, it falls on deaf ears. I think success is a three part journey, learning, ACTION, persistence.