It’s strange saying, “last year” already but it was last year, last week. 2011 was a very good year. 2011 was the best year yet for my business coaching practice. I am very blessed with some of the best clients in the world. All are strong and growing and eager to change and learn and earn more than ever. They are all outstanding people and business owners and it is my honor to work with each and every one of them. Acquiring and living the discipline required to maintain an attitude of THRIVING versus one of just SURVIVING is not easy. But in todays economy it is an essential characteristic and all of my clients are acquiring the discipline or have it already!

This year I had the pleasure of speaking in front of thousands of great people, doing workshops; seminars and keynote presentations. The one thing that continues to bolster my bullish take on business today is seeing and being around the people that I meet in these events. Don’t let the negative press get you down. When you feel it creeping into your conscience, just come with me to a presentation and see the Hope and the passion that so many of these business owners and key employees have and your attitude begins to change.

Another important development for my practice was my book that was published in November. I had the extreme honor to contribute to a book entitled, BOOTSTRAP BUSINESS, which focused on the subject of business growth. I was featured with authors that included sales guru and bestselling author, Tom Hopkins; Jack Canfield of the “Chicken Soup…” series and the “One Minute Manager” series; and Jack Christianson, author of the bestselling book and management training series, “Fish”.  It was the kind of opportunity that I still am amazed of the series of events that took place that allowed me to participate.  With the book has came some very nice press in the area that landed a great story in the local news and the front page of  You can see the story at:

So it’s now time to tackle another new year. I hope yours is one of hope and positive outlooks; of strength and success; of new friends and profitable relationships! It’s time to give up just surviving….its TIME TO THRIVE!

Happy New Year

Coach Dan

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