Interview With Number 1 Best-Selling Author Dan LeFave!
1. Thank you for taking the time to do this interview with me! Please tell us a bit about yourself and what you do currently
Dan is the #1 Best-selling Author of Live the Life of Your Dreams – How To Stop Working Insane Hours And Start Living An Awesome Life and has helped build and growing multimillion-dollar businesses. Seasoned entrepreneurs are his sweet spot.
Dan is the”prepare for success” business coach and is passionate about helping business owners get laser-focused and targeted so that they achieve their goals faster and easier.
He helps entrepreneurs align their mindset with their goals and guides them to achieve them faster and easier by identifying and removing the mental barriers that are causing the problem.
Dan’s clients enjoy more success, peacefulness, greater mental acuity, greater focus and overall a huge uptake in productivity, success, and income.
2. What inspired you to start doing your own business venture?
In October of 2011, I was suddenly fired from my job. It didn’t come as a surprise because I was disenchanted and no longer interested in the industry that I had worked in for 10 years. I didn’t have any backup plans and my income stopped abruptly.
I knew I had something more to give and I wanted more than just a six-figure salary and 3 weeks’ vacation. But I didn’t know what I wanted to do or where my next source of income was going to come from. As this began to sink in, I realized that I was going to take on a huge challenge if I was going to build my own business and continue supporting my family.
On the recommendation of a friend, I uttered this prayer “Spirit I want to be doing something that inspires me where I can be with my family as much as I want – guide me and show me the way.” The very next day I received a call from my friend’s father, Ken Graham, and he pitched me on a business opportunity.
As I sat there on the phone, I thought to myself, “could this be the answer to my prayers.” I decided to trust in perfect timing and took a leap of faith.
Over the course of 6 months, I worked on building a network marketing business. I was constantly struggling trying to find open-minded and willing people, out late at meetings and traveling.
Then, while traveling to Salt Lake City, I manifested a chance meeting with Dave Blanchard, CEO of Og Mandino Company. After getting to know each other a bit, he suggested something that I would have never considered. He said that “I would make a good coach.”
I returned home with a newfound inspiration for becoming a coach. Then, I manifested a conversation with Bob Proctor, personal development guru, and contributor to the hit movie The Secret.
He again reaffirmed that I would make a great coach. The only problem I had was justifying investing $20,000 to learn what Bob knew about the power of the subconscious mind and how to build a coaching business. It was totally illogical. But as you can guess, I went against my critical counter-intuitive mind and invested in my education and growth.
But my decision began to take its toll. My health and relationships started to falter. As my focus on business increased, I stopped exercising and ignored my family and friends. I ate more food and began to gain weight and expressed a lot of anger and frustration to my family.
I eventually ended up suffering from physical pain and alienated myself from family and
Thankfully, I wasn’t too far gone. But it scared me and got my attention.
I realized that while I had a plan for building my business, I didn’t have a plan for my lifestyle. If something didn’t change, I was going to destroy my relationships, break down or burn out.
I began soul searching for a solution and made a discovery that profoundly changed my view on how I thought the world worked and it even profoundly changed the way in which I operate in it.
I learned that life didn’t have to be this way. I could live my life on purpose and with balance by creating a “Lifestyle Plan.”
As it turns out there’s a pattern. And if you look deep enough at the happiest people, you
will find patterns, you will find that they have a system they follow for creating and
managing their lifestyle.
3. What has been your biggest achievement so far?
In business, I helped my brother build a start-up business to $1 million in revenue and just three years and personally have bringing up 3 boys who are becoming the world’s next thought leaders.
4. What are you working on for this year?
I am publishing a book about our conversations with money that will become a number on New York Times bestseller.
5. What fuels you to keeps you going each day?
My key motivations are to provide for my family so that we are thriving and growing, feeling good and having fun enjoying life at our highest and best potential.
6. Who are the top 3 celebrities/experts you’d love to work with? And why?
I intend on befriending and working with Bob Burg, Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen because their work and daily practices get the results they want and provides them with freedom lifestyle.
7. Take a moment to close your eyes. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I see myself being at the top of the New York Times bestseller‘s list, teaching thousands of open-minded how to be laser focused and living the life of their dreams, and experiencing other countries four to six months of the year.
8. Who or what is your greatest love?
My greatest love and passion is teaching open-minded people the power of their mind and
how to align their mind with laser focus with their purpose and unique role in this world.
9. What book do you recommend most to others?
I highly recommend The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Dr. Joseph Murphy,
because it teaches us how to understand how to use our greatest power and invest
our most powerful currency.
10. If you could get the perfect help from an online tax return service, what would
they do for you?
They would find ways for me to save on paying taxes and have more capital to invest in my business and in others.
11. Can you give our readers 2 key tips for staying focused on their success?
Clearly identify your goals with specific dates and times for completion and read them while visualizing them already being completed every morning upon awakening and every night before going to sleep. Write three tasks/commitments at the end of each business day, share them with an accountability partner and email the partner once the tasks are completed.
12. Where is your happy place?
I am the happiest when I am in nature as surrounded by wildlife whether it’s in the
forest near a lake or on a beach.
13. If you were stuck on a desert island and could only bring 3 things what would
Assuming I was stuck on the island and couldn’t get off, I would bring a purification/filtration system for converting salt water Into drinking water,
100,000 matches for making a fire and an all-purpose tool for hunting, cutting and preparing food.
Otherwise, I would bring an indestructible inflatable raft, a purification/filtration system for converting salt water into drinking water and 4 weeks or non-perishable food.
14. How do you describe yourself in 5 words?
Persistent, consistent, focused, diligent, and committed.
15. Thank you for taking the time to do this interview with me! Where can we find and follow you online?
LinkedIn: Daniel LeFave