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Join Dean Jackson and Dan Sullivan as they talk about growing your business and living you best life in Cloudlandia.




Ep110: Discovering True Value in an Age of Convenience

In today's episode of Welcome To Cloudlandia, Dan and I explore Ontario, Canada, alongside a discussion of groundbreaking research on an immortality gene. A doctor shares insights into pinpointing this gene's phenomenal potential for humanity. Lightheartedly, we touch on frequent flyer miles and a Buenos Aires stem cell treatment trip. Shifting to business, we analyse the impactful Working Genius model's six elements - Wonder, Invention, Discernment, Galvanisation, Enablement and Tenacity. There are a lot of nuggets in this episode that prompt us to reevaluate what truly enriches our world. &nbsp SHOW HIGHLIGHTS Links: WelcomeToCloudlandia.com StrategicCoach.com DeanJackson.com ListingAgentLifestyle.com TRANSCRIPT(AI transcript provided as supporting material and may contain errors) Dean: Mr Sullivan. Dan: Thank God, there we go. Dean: There we go. Thank God we're recording. Yeah, I don't like the sound. Dan: I don't like the sound. Dean: There was just an interruption, that's all I don't like the sound of that voice of yours. What's up? Dan: Well, I just got a cold, I got a head cold Friday, I think. And here I am. Here I am, though, and I'll use the capability that I have available to me to have a great podcast. Dean: There we go. I love it. Well, I missed you last week. I've had a great two weeks. Lots to catch up on. Dan: I'm sure you've had it in the last few weeks. Yeah, we did. We were at DaVinci 50 and Sundance. I've never been there before. Dean: How did you like? Dan: that. Yeah, it's a neat place, it's sort of a neat place, but Babs doesn't operate good at 7,000 feet. Dean: Oh, boy, okay. Dan: So she has some issues. But, she went and she got a. What's it called? It's an IV that you take that pumps your energy up. Dean: Oh, okay. Dan: I knew, yeah, so fortunately we had a lot of medical advice around us. A little bit, yeah and they were able to get right on it. She had it, but she wasn't sleeping well and I'm pretty good. I don't have that problem at altitude, but there was a lot of downhill climbing from our room to the. And my knee, which hopefully, and we're off to Buena Cerras, Argentina the first week of November to get stem cell treatment for my knee, so hopefully that'll be done. Yeah, yeah, we fly in overnight. They pick us up at the airport, take us right to the clinic and I get an injection in the first hour when I'm there and that's my stem cells coming back at me and the promise is that I will grow a new cartilage. Dean: And how long does it take for that to be noticeable? Dan: It's about six months until it grows back. That's what I'm told, and there's a protocol of not putting too much stress on it, not to go hog wild. Dean: Well, how perfect is that You'll have a new me for your AB of perfect I will Just about, and that's exactly right It'll be on. Dan: My birthday will be six and a half months and this will be six months. We go down twice more so that they can check on the progress, and so our frequent flyer miles are going to go up, and it's a long, long flight. Dean: Nine hours have you been to Plano Furniture before? I have not. Dan: I have not this is the first time and they're I think they're either an hour or two hours ahead of Toronto time. Yeah. Dean: One of the things. Dan: Yeah, no, they're an hour and a half Exactly. That's so funny, but it's sort of when you look at the map. It's always a shock to me how that, if you go to London Ontario, all of South America sits east of London Ontario. That's wild, isn't it? Yeah, it's amazing Because you think of South America being under North America but it actually curves around to the east and Ecuador. The west coast of Ecuador is the furthest point in South America and that lines up perfectly with London Ontario and, for those who are listening, it's sort of Columbus Ohio, if you think of Columbus. Dean: Right, right, right, there you go. Dan: Dream of Iowa. Yeah, and Americans, you know Ontario. Where's Ontario? Isn't that near...


Ep109: The Digital Revolution

In today's episode of Welcome to Cloudlandia, we unpack the fascinating story of how Toronto transformed over the decades thanks to the pivotal work of urban theorist Jane Jacobs. As we debate whether our growing dependency on virtual spaces like "Cloudlandia" is weakening local connections, we ponder journalism's evolution from its regional roots. We reminisce about bygone media eras over a nostalgic lunch at Table 10 and trace how universities and ideological factions shaped radio's founding. As always, we aim to provide a balanced look at technology's ability to bring people together globally while potentially distancing them locally. &nbsp SHOW HIGHLIGHTS Links: WelcomeToCloudlandia.com StrategicCoach.com DeanJackson.com ListingAgentLifestyle.com TRANSCRIPT(AI transcript provided as supporting material and may contain errors) Dean: Mr Sullivan. Dan: Never gonna leave you. Never gonna leave you. Well come here I am. That's one thing about Cloudlandia Once you're in there, you can't leave. Dean: It's so convenient you know it's addictive. It really is. How was your week? Dan: I had a really super week, I have to tell you. I mean it was a four day week because of the holiday. Dean: Yeah. Dan: And it's not so much what I'm doing, that's what the company is doing, and there's just all sorts of independent projects which have been more or less under the surface. You know, there's kind of an interesting woman from the 80s and economist by the name of Jane Jacobs have you ever heard that name? I haven't. Dean: No. Dan: Yeah, and you know, in Toronto, when they stopped the Spadina Expressway. Yeah, I don't know if you remember that. What seems like yeah, well, you know the Allen Expressway. Dean: I do know the Allen. Dan: Expressway. Yeah, that was supposed to be the Spadina Expressway and it went off. It's gonna go all the way down to the center of the city Right, right, right. Right through the center of the city and it would have gone to the Gardner, it would have hooked up and then they would have traded clover leaves down at the bottom. Dean: And they would have had to remove. Dan: They would have had to remove all those neighborhoods. It would have gone right through Forest Hills actually. I think that was part of the reason why it got stopped, because wealthy people have more votes than poor people. I don't know if you've noticed that Not in my backyard Right exactly. And then the other one was the Scarborough Expressway, which you know, the Gardner extension that went out to the beaches. Dean: You know it went out and it was just called the. Dan: Gardner yeah, it's completely gone. They tore that down one night, basically, oh my goodness. We were away for two days and we had it when we left and when we got back it was gone, you know and but that whole area of Lake now from basically charity, erie Streep, actually, you know where the Gardner goes up the Don Valley. Dean: Yes, exactly. Dan: Yeah, well, that's where you took the extension off and they just tore it down. They tore it down in two, two stages, once about 10 years ago, and then they tore it down again, and so, but this was all the 40 year impact of Jane Jacobs, okay, and she said that she had to preserve your neighborhoods if you're going to have a great city and to tear down I mean, and it's turned Toronto into a congestion madhouse. I mean, that's the downside of it, but on the upside of it, toronto you know, toronto tries to call itself a world class city. Have you ever come across that? And what I noticed is that world class cities don't call themselves world class cities, they just are. Dean: New York. Dan: New York doesn't call itself a world class city, it just is. London doesn't call itself a world class city, it just is you know. So if you're still calling yourself a world class city. That means you're not, oh man it's a Toronto life syndrome. I mean Toronto Life Magazine. Dean: Yeah, and they're Toronto, by a magazine. I'm very...


Ep108: The Evolution of Communication

In today's Welcome To Cloudlandia episode, we'll embark on a fascinating exploration of history, communication, sports, and advertising. Tune in as we navigate historical examples that underscore how technology has revolutionized our ability to record and reuse conversations, touching on debates of our founding fathers and Biblical texts. Then shift gears as we deeply examine the thrilling journey of Deion Sanders and his remarkable leadership of Colorado University football, fueled by what we call "irrational confidence." Throughout the conversation, the powerful theme of "irrational confidence" emerges. Join us for this captivating discussion spanning diverse topics. &nbsp SHOW HIGHLIGHTS Links: WelcomeToCloudlandia.com StrategicCoach.com DeanJackson.com ListingAgentLifestyle.com TRANSCRIPT(AI transcript provided as supporting material and may contain errors) Dean: Welcome to Cloudlandia where everything is recorded. Dan: That's right and reused and reused permanently recorded. Yeah, what do you think about that? Dean: I'm pretty excited about it actually. I mean, you know, it's the whole thing where, when Joe Polish and I started the Olive Marketing podcast, it was basically because we'd been having conversations like this that were just for us and we were talking about how. You know, wouldn't it be great if we could go back and listen to conversations? You know, if they imagine they got together and talk and shared ideas and their thoughts and what's working, and we thought, you know, 100 years from now, it's pretty interesting for people to see you know, I don't know Like did you imagine if it was? you know, c-span was around when the founding fathers were all in the room where it happened. You know monitoring everything, Dan: we probably would have a lower opinion of the founding fathers. Dean: Yeah exactly. Dan: Yeah, Hamilton, we got a bit of an asshole. Actually we have their recorded newspapers and a lot of the founding fathers had their own newspapers and they used their newspapers to attack the other founding fathers you know and they were and we have no comprehension of how vicious they were towards each other, compared with what people are bothered about today with social media. Dean: Oh man, yeah. The Reynolds pamphlet, I mean they said printing all those things right. Dan: Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, you think about what the you think about. Dean: The Federalist papers were probably the very first full-on like proper game. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Dan: Well, actually probably the Bible is. Dean: Right, that's probably true. Dan: Yeah, you know. And people, I think that human nature stays pretty much the same. I mean, I've read, you know the writings of people who lived 2,500 years ago and and you know, if you could speak the language and you were in the setting, you would totally understand what they were talking about and you wouldn't find it odd from the standpoint of what the person is describing about themselves and their lives. We you know they probably have some different habits, they have some different activities that they're involved in, but it wouldn't take as very long to say you know, there's not much difference between what they were doing and what I do every day when I get up. Dean: It's true isn't it? I mean, when you think about yeah, I think about Socrates and back, you know the letters to Well, Dan: by the way, we don't have a single thing that Socrates ever said or ever wrote. You know people say well. Socrates says well, not really, play doh, put these words into Socrates' mouth. We only know. For the most part we only know Socrates because somebody else wrote about him. You know it's the same as Jesus. You know I mean Jesus says this and Jesus says this. Well, actually we're quoting somebody who wrote down somebody's recollection of what Jesus somebody's recollection. Yeah. And there's four different versions of it. There's four different versions of it. So until we get to the point...


Ep107: Navigating the Labyrinth of Information: Past, Present, and Future

In this episode of Cloudlandia, I accompany you on a captivating time-travel adventure to the 1930s era. We explore the nascent media landscape and how the rise of radio and television began to connect the world. We predict how elements like technology, energy, money and labor may redefine our world. We also shed light on 1950s industries like television advertising and iconic artists that profoundly shaped society. Join Dan and me for this enlightening discussion into the past, present, and what may lie ahead. &nbsp SHOW HIGHLIGHTS Links: WelcomeToCloudlandia.com StrategicCoach.com DeanJackson.com ListingAgentLifestyle.com TRANSCRIPT(AI transcript provided as supporting material and may contain errors) Dean Jackson Mr. Sullivan. Dan Sullivan Mr Jackson, are you having a good mainland day? Dean Jackson I am. I've been, yeah, you know, I've been having a combination of, so far today, been on the mainland and in Deanlandia and there's. That's a good combination. Now yeah, here we are in Cloudlandia. Dan Sullivan Yes, yeah, well, it's a beautiful day We've had. Actually, by my memory, we've had a fantastic summer in Toronto, July and August. It's really great. You know Well, when it rains, it usually rains at night, and so the grass is all green. I've never seen the trees so green, so it's been great. I've been reading about forest fires you know I've been reading about hurricanes, typhoons, volcanoes, not in Toronto. Dean Jackson But we're going to have a, apparently because of the ocean temperatures, we're in for a potentially turbulent hurricane season, which is just getting going here now. So everybody kind of you know straps in between now and end of October to see what happens, right Well as we've been in the news. They'll let us know what you know when they put up the big red buzzsaw making its way towards Florida to get everybody all suitably panicked. Dan Sullivan Yeah, well, it's very interesting. The 1930s are still the hottest decade since the US has had temperature readings yeah, yeah, and the big thing is that we have so much news now. Everybody's a newscaster now with their cell phone. So what's gotten exponentially greater is actually people's first reaction to the weather, you know. Dean Jackson Yeah. Dan Sullivan And climate I've never experienced. You know, I'm 79 and to this day I've never experienced climate. I've only experienced weather. That's right. Is it my feeling? You know I don't have a climate chip in my brain. You know a climate. Actually. You do know how it's the average of a year's temperature in a particular spot. Dean Jackson Yeah, what's the? Dan Sullivan climate Right, exactly, and the spot where you're sitting is different from the year than 100 yards away from where you're sitting. Dean Jackson That's interesting. Yeah, the whole. It's all different, right, everything that whole. Yeah, I look at those as one of those things. We're certainly in you know an age, like you said, with the news there that everybody you know. I mean when you look at from you know I think about the big change again when we went from you know no new. You know the local town prior kind of the voice of what's going on. Dan Sullivan So when we got to, a unified voice of. Dean Jackson You know the, when the radio and the television became the unifying, that's really what it was. It was a unifying thing for the first 30 years of it and then when the affiliate you know the network kind of thing allowed local voices to be, you know, you got the in the beginning. It was when you were born all it was the national radio and national television right. The television wasn't even a thing when you were born in 1944. Dan Sullivan In the 40s, no 40s, so when you were a young boy, you got your first face to Howdy duty. Dean Jackson I mean, that was, that was something, I guess huh. Everybody got introduced to Howdy duty. Dan Sullivan Yeah, I was, and there there was. I can figure it was like 1953, maybe 1953 that I...


Ep104:The Impact of Urbanization: Toronto's Tale and Personal Growth

In this episode of Cloudlandia, Prepare to embark on an enlightening journey as we traverse the diverse landscapes of Toronto, compare it to America's NFL cities, and reflect on how major 20th-century developments in the U.S., from the GI Bill to national television, continue to shape its geography and economy. &nbsp SHOW HIGHLIGHTS Links: WelcomeToCloudlandia.com StrategicCoach.com DeanJackson.com ListingAgentLifestyle.com TRANSCRIPT(AI transcript provided as supporting material and may contain errors) Dean Jackson Welcome to Cloudlandia. Is that the Mr Jackson who hangs out in that domain? Dan Sulllivan That is exactly right Ambassador of Clublandia. Dean Jackson Writing possibility in Sunder. Dan Sulllivan Exactly right. Dean Jackson Is the. Dan Sulllivan Canadian ambassador to Clublandia. Dean Jackson Yeah, the main one. Yeah, we both are we both go both ways. Dan Sulllivan That is so funny, actually, because you are an American living in Canada becoming a Canadian, and I am a Canadian living in America, but I'm an actual dual citizen. Dean Jackson Did you ever get a Canadian citizenship? Oh sure. Dan Sulllivan But you had to earn it right, 1985, something like that. Dean Jackson Yeah, I know it's been pushing 40 years and I've been a Canadian. Yeah, and it makes crossing back and forth across the border much easier. Dan Sulllivan Yeah, exactly, I look at that as one of my most wonderful uniqueness is being a natural born dual citizen through my mother and father, so having it every way possible. Being born to a US father and a Canadian mother on a US Air Force base in Canada, so it's like talk about the triple play there. It's every way you can have it, I've got it. I look at that as a really unique asset. Dean Jackson Yeah, and having listened to that, I have you on duration in Canada. That's probably true. Yeah, this is my 52nd year that I've been living in Canada. Okay, okay. Dan Sulllivan Consequently yeah consecutively. Dean Jackson Yeah, I've been here. I came in 71 in June, so it's 53rd year that I'm in the 53rd year. And I came up for a job offer with big ad agency and I said why not? I put in a couple of years, see what it's like. And here I am. You fell in love with it. It's funny, you know we find places that suit us. Yeah, that is true. People say why do you live where you live? And I said it suits me. You know Toronto kind of lets you alone. You know, as a big city and the metropolitan area, the GTA greater Toronto area, is 6.6 million and a lot going on. 60% of the people who live in that GTA were not born in Canada. They were born someplace else. And so yeah, majority of people, including myself, we were born someplace else, so it doesn't have the fervor of some other cities. You know where there's a civic spirit? I don't really detect a civic spirit in Toronto. Dan Sulllivan There's something. But I think it has to do with. Dean Jackson I think it has to do something with uniquely different neighborhoods that make up Toronto. You know, that they have character. Like I, live in an area called the beaches. There's a contention whether it's called the beach or the beaches, but I come down on the side of the beaches and it's like a close to side. It's like a small New England, you know, seaside town and it's got its own. It has a lot of different things going on during the year parades and parties and festivals and so it's got a nice quality to it. You know boardwalk along Lake Ontario. So it takes us, you know, and that's about a two mile boardwalk which is very nice to walk on, and then two minutes the other way puts us into a neighborhood storage district you know, you know you're a residential, but you have stores, and then you have the water and there's lots of parks there. Dan Sulllivan And you walk all the way to. Can you walk all the way to Harborfront along the path? I don't know if you. Dean Jackson I don't know if you, I don't know if you would walk. I mean, it's a bicycle. Dan Sulllivan...


Ep103: Discovering the Power of Imagination in Shaping Our Reality

In this episode of Cloudlandia, we navigate the intriguing notion that our world as we know it is entirely constructed by individuals just like us. From the mundane aspects of traffic rules to the profound sacred texts influencing civilizations, it's all the product of the human mind. &nbsp SHOW HIGHLIGHTS Links: WelcomeToCloudlandia.com StrategicCoach.com DeanJackson.com ListingAgentLifestyle.com TRANSCRIPT(AI transcript provided as supporting material and may contain errors) Dan Sullivan welcome. We're being recorded, that's right. Welcome, always welcome. Dean Jackson Welcome to cloudland here, that's right. We're, we're always recording. Well we're always Everything is recorded. Dan Sullivan Yeah, nobody's in charge, and and life's not fair. Dean Jackson Exactly right. I'm holding in my hand my Geometry for staying cool and calm book yeah it's very exciting. Dan Sullivan Yeah, this one has gotten Kind of surprising to me anyway. Just, it sort of clicks. Those three things seem to do some Mental geometry, you know, when you put the three of them together as a triangle. Yeah, yeah, yeah yeah. Dean Jackson I love it and the I was once the cartoons like that's my. You know my process for reading the book is. I like I open up the inside cover and I see the overview of the Graphical overview within cartoons and tells you the whole Everything you need to know, kind of just looking at it. I love this guessing and betting. It's very good. Then I go to the contents and I look at the titles of Chapters and I'm very interested in, and haven't gotten to yet, chapter 750 out of 8 billion. I'm not sure what that's, the cops. Yet but, then I go and I read the headlines, the chapters and the. You know your opening statements that you say about them. So, chapter one everything's made up. You realize that everything in the world is always made up by specific individuals. And then I skip to the cartoons, mm-hmm in between the chapters that I look at those and I see the Yep. Gandhi was making it up, confucius was making it up. Everybody seems to be that. They've been making it up since the beginning of time, right to three to today. Yeah, I'm making it up. Dan Sullivan I love it. You're making it? Yeah, we, we've been making it up. This whole thing got made up. Dean Jackson Yeah, but the interesting thing. Dan Sullivan I mean, the interesting thing is that I have people say well, you know what about, like sacred books? And I said well, I said, and they said aren't they divinely inspired? And I said, yeah, they're a finally inspired, but it takes somebody to write them down. Right, Right then you and you, and you hope you hope they got it right. Yeah, yeah, but what it does is, I notice in the I just brought it up as a talking point in maybe five or six workshops, both free zone, in ten times and you can see people they have this almost like little mental jolt. They get a jolt and they say, wow, that's true, isn't? I said, yeah, so you can make things up, so you're freed up to make anything. I said everybody else does it, why don't you do it? And then nobody's in charge. And they said, well, what's in charge? I said rules are in charge. We make up rules and you know, send every situation, if people are cooperating and doing things together, make they make up rules. You know, not not necessarily at one time, but they gradually put up a set of rules. You know, if we approach things this way, things work. You know, think of traffic. You know think of if there were no rules. Dean Jackson Right, exactly, that's one of the frightening things about driving in India, say oh yeah, I was just thinking of India. Dan Sullivan I mean, you don't need brakes, you just need a horn. Dean Jackson And get quick reflexes. Dan Sullivan And and a lot of determination. Yeah, exactly. Dan Sullivan Sensor. You're right, you're first and you're right. These are all good things. Yeah, I was thinking about that one day. We were going, you know, on the Gardner...


Ep102_Unlocking the Secrets of Success, from Cottages to Cloudlandia

In this episode of Cloudlandia, we journey through cottage renovations, explore the landscapes of North America, and decode the power of vision and reach in building successful ventures. &nbsp SHOW HIGHLIGHTS Links: WelcomeToCloudlandia.com StrategicCoach.com DeanJackson.com ListingAgentLifestyle.com TRANSCRIPT(AI transcript provided as supporting material and may contain errors) Dean Jackson Mr Sullivan. Dan Sullivan Ah, Mr Jackson, are you enjoying your play show four seasons. Dean Jackson Yes. I'll tell you what it's so nice that everything's done now. It's like having a new renovation. We got new carpet, new hardwood, new wallpaper in the kitchen. Everything's all fantastic. Done now, finally. We're excited about that. How about you? Dan Sullivan you're up at two o'clock it's yes, I am, yeah, and it's been spectacular. We've done really, really great, you know, sort of that idyllic cottage, culture, weather and yeah and although it was very smoky for the first two days. Oh yeah, Because we have Quebec, you know yes. Dean Jackson In. Dan Sullivan Canada, in Canada, you always play with that Quebec. Dean Jackson That's right, that's right. It was just separate already. Come on, yeah, yeah. Dan Sullivan But this is a big forest area on the very west side of Quebec which is basically forest. You know, hundreds of square miles of forest. So even though it was a major fire there was, it didn't affect any towns at all because there are no towns. Dean Jackson Right, right, the Great Wilderness. Dan Sullivan There is so much nature in this country. Yes, absolutely. Dean Jackson Yeah, yeah, how's your construction project going? Dan Sullivan Well, we, you know the wheels of government approvals here really grind very slowly, and so we have to get a demolition. We have to get a demolition thing first, and we're going to have it done after the college season, the cottage season is over, and it'll be that'll. You know, that doesn't take very long, that takes a week or two. And then we have to really get the cottage fine tuned. The new design this is second. For those who are listening, this is a joining property that we have with our main tree, so we'll have about 300 feet of frontage on the water with a two, and they go around a bend, and so one of them is facing sort of more west than south and one of them is more south, so there's a curve. Dean Jackson And this is old rock. Dan Sullivan This is, you know, this is Canadian shield rock. Yeah, and this is 4 million years old rock and it's. It's a very striking locale, you know and. Muskoka, of course, is the great cottage country. We're in Halliburton, which is to the east. It's about you know it's about an hour's drive to the east and this was the great forest industry part of Canada like 1800. And the. British Navy came. The British Navy's ships were mainly wood from this area. Dean Jackson Oh well, they had a huge number. Dan Sullivan It was the number one industry in Canada, in what is now Canada, in the 1800. And yeah, and of course they thought, you know, there was just so much natural resource that they just cut and cut and cut. And then somebody said you know, maybe we should replant. Dean Jackson We're going to run out of wood. Yeah, exactly. Dan Sullivan Yeah, well, yeah, I mean, but it goes on forever. I mean it's not just here in Ontario, it's in Quebec, it's in when you get to Manitoba. You know you have all that and it's just goes on forever. So you know, it's no wonder that you know the big complaint about modern Canadians and modern Americans, how wasteful they are. Well, when you've lived your whole culture where you couldn't run out of things. It doesn't make you particularly, you know, stingy. It doesn't make you, yeah. So but I was thinking about that, that interesting statistic from Peter Zion that if you doubled the population of the United States, you know, sort of spreading the new population across the entire country, it would still feel. And you got...


Ep101: From Enhancing Productivity to Breaking Dependencies

In today’s episode of Welcome to Cloundlandia, Dan and I dive into the power of mental images and harnessing our imagination to overcome trauma and achieve our objectives &nbsp SHOW HIGHLIGHTS Links: WelcomeToCloudlandia.com StrategicCoach.com DeanJackson.com ListingAgentLifestyle.com TRANSCRIPT(AI transcript provided as supporting material and may contain errors) Dean Jackson Mr Sullivan. Dan Sullivan Mr Jackson, you're in full voice There we go. You are in full voice today for Welcome to Cloudlandia. Dean Jackson That is exactly right, and it's been a great week in Cloudlandia and, more particularly, a great week in Deanlandia. Okay, that's the reason. Dan Sullivan That's the reason that Dean Jackson creates between the mainland and Cloudlandia. A lot of people don't know that, but there's a secret territory between these two worlds. Dean Jackson That's a secret territory. I love it, and there's a secret handshake to access. I know it's a funny thing. One of the. Dan Sullivan Secret tattoo. There's a secret tattoo. There's caps, t-shirts and mugs. That's right. Dean Jackson That's so funny, but not bumper stickers. Dan Sullivan But not bumper stickers. Dean Jackson No bumper stickers. In Deanlandia I've had an interesting, I'll tell you. I mentioned to you the distinction that I discovered between less screen time and more dean time And I successfully lowered my screen time by 29% this week. Dan Sullivan What specifically did you go after? Dean Jackson I spent more time. Everything that I do, i get done in what I call 50-minute focus finders, and the basics of the idea are that I've had ADD and I would always look at, even with the best intentions. I would want to do something, but I would find it difficult to focus or to do what I say I'm going to do without any supervision or accountability. So I started saying to myself listen, is it true that I can't focus, and is there any situation in my life where I can? And I immediately started thinking about golf And I thought I can play golf for four or five hours in a row with no problem. I can do that all the time. I can go to movies. I love going to movies And I don't have a problem with that. That's a couple of hours. And I started looking at what are the characteristics of what's going on with golf that makes it so easy for me to keep my word on that or to focus on that for an extended period of time. And it developed into an acronym for golf, which is all the characteristics of why I'm able to focus on that particular activity. And I thought, ok, well, first of all, the G is there's a goal, and a goal. I'd see the goal as a decision that I've made, the decision that this is what I'm going to do. I put it in the calendar. I'm going to play golf on Friday afternoon And it's in my calendar And I work all the way around it, right, everything. It's there as an anchor. Then O is for an optimal environment And a golf course is the optimal environment to play golf. It's set up perfectly for the task. You've got all the holes are already laid out. You start on the first tee. You kind of get on that. Ned Hollamall would probably refer to it as a bobsled run. You start at hole number one and you work your way all the way through to the 18th hole And then you're done. There are limited distractions. Is the L meaning there's not no internet? no, especially if you leave your phone in your bag or in your locker, There's limited distractions. You're able to stay on track. You've got all the equipment, everything you need, right there in your bag, in your golf bag, and F is a fixed time. And so I started thinking okay, well, how can I apply those elements to getting the things that I want to get done? that might be, you know, not golf the proactive things that I want to get done, and so I came up with this idea of a 50 minute focus finder And I would start blocking two hour blocks in my calendar And in those two hours I could do two 50 minute blocks with a 20 minute break in...


Ep099: Unlocking Profit Activators for Business Success

In today’s episode of Welcome to Cloundlandia, we speak about the importance of making bets and guesses in today's shifting environment and how the eight profit activators form the foundation of any successful business. &nbsp SHOW HIGHLIGHTS Links: WelcomeToCloudlandia.com StrategicCoach.com DeanJackson.com ListingAgentLifestyle.com TRANSCRIPT


Ep100:Exploring the Power of Internal Realms and Perfection

In today’s episode of Welcome to Cloundlandia, we explore the concept of existing in multiple zones simultaneously, moving beyond the binary and discovering a third space - the Free Zone. &nbsp SHOW HIGHLIGHTS Links: WelcomeToCloudlandia.com StrategicCoach.com DeanJackson.com ListingAgentLifestyle.com TRANSCRIPT Dean Jackson Mr Sullivan. Dan Sullivan Ah, mr Jackson, Welcome to the Cloudlandia. Yes yes, But actually we're movable folks, you and I. Dean Jackson We really are. Dan Sullivan And sometimes we operate focused on the mainland, that's true, and then other times we are involved in and focused on called landia, that's true. But I've discovered a third zone, me too. Yes, it's not binary, it's try bin, try, try bear. Dean Jackson Try banger. Dan Sullivan It's try, try, nery. You know, try, nery, and what's? yeah, because my feeling, feeling is that the that most folks are operating simultaneously, trying to integrate their mainland activities And, at the same time, taking advantage of Cloudlandia capabilities, that's true, and they don't have any space in between, which I call the, which, using coach language, i call the free zone. Dean Jackson Okay, i like this. I like where this is going, because it's very familiar with the stock life and having. Dan Sullivan Isn't that strange. Isn't that strange that we should be thinking along the same lines. Dean Jackson Yeah. Dan Sullivan But not really. No, my, you know. Dean Jackson I've been and I mentioned to the couple of times ago this idea of discovering Deanlandia Thinking about my thinking and that I realized I spend a disproportionate amount of time in Cloudlandia. If you think about the, if you include, like consuming content and watching, you know, netflix, or watching all those things as Cloudlandia activity, right, like taking in digital form, consuming something else, seeking dopamine from external sources, that that I'm lumping under the whole you know Cloudlandia thing, screen sucking, as our friend Ned Hololow would call it, and what I've realized. I've made a conscious effort and shifted the balance over the last couple of weeks here on my. my mantra has been less screen time, more Dean time. And I've been taking time to really think about my thinking And you know I've mentioned it to you Last time we spoke that you, you know, i was all stuck in my mind that when you mentioned, when you turned off, you know, tv and Netflix and all that stuff you, you made, you came to the realization that what's going on in your mind is better than what's coming out of the screen, right, basically? That there's a more fulfilling, enriching game going on inside your head than coming out of the screen right, and that was something that's always stuck with me. But I really get it now kind of on a different level, having really dedicated the last couple of weeks to shifting that balance. Dean Jackson Yeah. Dan Sullivan Well, dean, i'll use your term, dean Landia has some advantages. One is that it's a complete prezone, because no one else knows what's going on? Nobody else knows what's going on, And Dean said until he tells you. Dean Jackson Likewise for Dan Landia. I mean, that's really the great thing, right, Everybody has their own. You've got Dan Landia And that's the inner world that we. I mean it's the dominant thing. When you really think about how much time and how much of our external experience is dependent on what we're you know, what we're doing in in Deanlandia or Danlandia, that's shaping everything. Dan Sullivan Yeah, and one of the things that's really interesting about that, because you're you're the only one who has a unique ability of being Dean in Deanlandia. You know it's pretty. Yeah, it's a complete. We just auditioned and accepted another associate coach, and just last last, this past week in Chicago, and and and Ben Laws, who's a member of the Free Zone. He came up about six, seven months ago and, and you know, usually more because they have to go...


Ep098:The Intersection of Da Vinci's Genius and the Digital Age

In today’s episode of Welcome to Cloundlandia, we discuss the intersection points of Da Vinci's genius and the current digital age as we explore the origins of technology and its impact on society. &nbsp SHOW HIGHLIGHTS Links: WelcomeToCloudlandia.com StrategicCoach.com DeanJackson.com ListingAgentLifestyle.com TRANSCRIPT


Ep097: Your Future is Guessing and Betting

In today’s episode of Welcome to Cloundlandia, we are talking about how interesting the downward transformation is to people who thought this was in the bag. Everybody talks about the future being predictable through artificial intelligence and big data but the predictions of the last four years could never predict Trump being president, BREXIT, or COVID. Links: WelcomeToCloudlandia.com StrategicCoach.com DeanJackson.com ListingAgentLifestyle.com


Ep096: A General Intelligence Smarter Than All Humans

In today’s episode of Welcome to Cloundlandia, we are talking about how global intelligence is smarter than all humans that exist and how the idea of generic intelligence is untrue. Because we have limited bandwidth as individuals we can only be intelligent about certain things. Links: WelcomeToCloudlandia.com StrategicCoach.com DeanJackson.com ListingAgentLifestyle.com


Ep095: The wealthiest generation in the world

In today’s episode of Welcome to Cloundlandia, we are talking about building a knowledge base in Chat GPT for a network of people that can reutilize it for the predictable future. Links: WelcomeToCloudlandia.com StrategicCoach.com DeanJackson.com ListingAgentLifestyle.com


Ep094: Thinking About Your Thinking

In today’s episode of Welcome to Cloundlandia, we are talking about how durable the concept of thinking about your thinking is, - why that is your best thinking, and the quality of the decisions and actions that come from it. Links: WelcomeToCloudlandia.com StrategicCoach.com DeanJackson.com ListingAgentLifestyle.com


Ep093: The Digital Age vs Mainland Age

In this episode of Welcome to Cloundlandia, Dean, and Dan talk about the intersection and the collision of all the Cloudlandia capabilities multiplying exponentially and the mainland being largely unchanged in reality. Links: WelcomeToCloudlandia.com StrategicCoach.com DeanJackson.com ListingAgentLifestyle.com


Ep092: Designing for Industry Transformation

In this episode of Welcome to Cloundlandia, Dean, and Dan talk about the story of four industry transformers who are big on customer-centeredness and the intersection of it all being the design part of everything. Links: WelcomeToCloudlandia.com StrategicCoach.com DeanJackson.com ListingAgentLifestyle.com


Ep091: The gap between us and the next level of intelligence

In this episode of Welcome to Cloundlandia, Dean and Dan talk about how the exponential improvements in AI and technology can fundamentally affect the elements of creating a uniquely successful life. Links: WelcomeToCloudlandia.com StrategicCoach.com DeanJackson.com ListingAgentLifestyle.com


Ep090: Life during techno fascism

In this episode, Dean and Dan discuss how fascism in politics changed history and how the introduction of techno fascism could work to boost productivity in life and creativity in entrepreneurs. Links: WelcomeToCloudlandia.com StrategicCoach.com DeanJackson.com ListingAgentLifestyle.com


Ep089: Advanced Learning for Development

In this episode, Dean and Dan talk about the dying importance of geography and the power shifts of mainland success, and how the elements of mainland success are becoming less and less relevant. Links: WelcomeToCloudlandia.com StrategicCoach.com DeanJackson.com ListingAgentLifestyle.com