Do your thoughts motivate or destroy your success? In fact, it was one of these mentors who taught me that I must give the voice of courage more focus than the voices of fear or self-doubt. And he taught me specifically how to do this. It’s really very simple: Whenever you have self-defeating thoughts or […]
Author: Leadership and LIFEDan Hawkins is an American success story. Once prohibitively shy and insecure, stuck in a job that could not take him where he wanted to go, and struggling to pay the bills, he mustered the courage to change lanes, build a business and get out of the rat race. After more than a decade of hard work, Dan and his wife Lisa have a thriving multi-million dollar business, live in their dream home on an estate in Wisconsin, travel extensively both professionally and for pleasure, and are co-founders of the ground-breaking Life company. In the process, Dan and Lisa have become popular keynote speakers, mentors to thousands of entrepreneurs, and the proud parents of five daughters. But that’s only part of the story. On the path to achieving and living their dreams, they faced devastating struggles, setbacks and roadblocks. They discovered what was keeping them from real success—and what to do about it. This blog is Dan’s story of how courage can get us past the hurdles of life and allow us to achieve our dreams—and how to ignite each person’s inner voice of courage in a way that can effectively empower us to truly succeed.
The truth is that the people we associate with have great influence on our thinking, our courage or lack of it, and whether or not we succeed.
The more I allowed the voice of courage to speak, the more obvious it became that my seed of courage—not the voices of fear, doubt, and self-criticism—really knew me, knew who I am, and who I want to be.