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Powerful conversations with incredible Entrepreneurs and Creatives all around the world will empower you to dispel the emotions of fear, worry, or self-doubt and know that, whatever your goals, you’ve got this! Why? Because Dreams ARE Real. Dan McPherson, International Speaker and Founder of Leaders Must Lead is on a mission to help you overcome the momentum of zero and own your story on the way to building your ideal life.

Powerful conversations with incredible Entrepreneurs and Creatives all around the world will empower you to dispel the emotions of fear, worry, or self-doubt and know that, whatever your goals, you’ve got this! Why? Because Dreams ARE Real. Dan McPherson, International Speaker and Founder of Leaders Must Lead is on a mission to help you overcome the momentum of zero and own your story on the way to building your ideal life.

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Powerful conversations with incredible Entrepreneurs and Creatives all around the world will empower you to dispel the emotions of fear, worry, or self-doubt and know that, whatever your goals, you’ve got this! Why? Because Dreams ARE Real. Dan McPherson, International Speaker and Founder of Leaders Must Lead is on a mission to help you overcome the momentum of zero and own your story on the way to building your ideal life.

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English


Episodes

Ep 161: Radiate Your Soul into the World with Cassie Clayton, Creator of Stargazers Unite

10/21/2021
Build something so unique to you that it radiates your soul into the world. I feel this so much. With the masses relentlessly focused upon copying and pasting their lives, it’s even more important for those of us who seek true success to be unapologetically ourselves. This is the message championed by Cassie Clayton, Brand Strategist and Creator of Stargazers Unite. About the Guest: Cassie is passion-driven about helping you build your brand. She created Stargazers Unite to help...

Duration:01:21:20

Ep 160: (Behind the Mic) Picking Up the Pieces

10/14/2021
The beauty of the finished picture is what inspires us to pick up the pieces when they fall. At some point, all of us will need to pick up pieces of our lives and future, decide to do something with them, and take action. The past 18 months have brought me to that very place. The way forward likely requires time, patience, hard work, and a fresh perspective, but, thankfully, begins with a simple path. About the Host: Dan McPherson, International Speaker, Business and Personal...

Duration:00:51:18

Ep 159: (Behind the Mic) Why New Entrepreneurs Fail (and What To Do About It)

10/7/2021
Why do so many new entrepreneurs fail? Typically 1 of 4 common issues: They don’t treat their venture as a business including a strategic approach and plan for profit; they’re so captivated by a vision of the future that they’re unaware of the next steps needed in the present; they’re distracted by limitless shiny things around them and struggle for consistency, or they face people and leadership issues. What do these challenges look like and what steps should you take to move around or past...

Duration:00:56:42

Ep 158: (Behind the Mic) Calm. Clarity. Focus. Momentum.

9/30/2021
As entrepreneurs (and people), there are two things we crave. The ability to feel truly calm and the clarity to understand our next steps. When we’re in control of how we feel and we understand where to go next, there is space to breathe and create the magic of our dreams. Until then, we spin, bounce, and feed our cycle of overwhelm. The path to freedom from anxiety, overwhelm, and endlessly delayed success is simple, but not easy. Today we move down the path of calm, clarity, focus, and...

Duration:02:23:35

Ep 157: (Behind the Mic) I Choose to Live. Will You Join Me?

9/23/2021
I’ve chosen to be alive many times. Today I choose to truly live. Will you join me? This question can hit in many ways depending upon your situation. That said, this episode isn’t about what keeps us alive, but rather what makes us feel alive. In recent months, I’ve felt the color drain from my life and I’ve drifted into a state of staying alive rather than living. That changes now. If you’ve ever felt this same dissonance, I hope you may experience a similar change. I hope, like me,...

Duration:00:50:25

Ep 156: Dream a New Dream and Reinvent Yourself with Christine Nielsen, CEO of Contrast Consulting

9/16/2021
What are you willing to open yourself up to? What are you willing to change? Christine Nielsen is a stunningly positive example who proves these key questions can empower you to dream a new dream and reinvent yourself. She’s overcome many challenges including bullying, being forsaken by her father, the loss of her grandfather, and more. Her story of resilience, reconciliation, and forging a path in an industry that wouldn’t gain acceptance for 20+ years is truly inspiring. About the...

Duration:01:34:03

Ep 155: Put Your Fear in Your Pocket and Go Forward! with Simona Spark, Creator of Spark Transformation Academy

9/9/2021
We live in a world filled with inaccurate, damaging labels. Simona Spark, Creator of Spark Transformation Academy, wants very much to change this paradigm. After growing up in Communist Romania with much work and little food then escaping an abusive marriage, Simona took control of her life. Has this been easy? Not at all! Was she afraid? Absolutely! But, Simona believes this: The fear is there, so you might as well put it in your pocket and move forward anyway. She’s simply not available...

Duration:02:20:20

Ep 154: (Behind the Mic) 5 Questions You Should be Asking Yourself Right Now

9/2/2021
Change isn’t constant, but it is relentless. It comes in waves that can be gentle and refreshing or tsunami-like with devastating force. Only when we recognize change isn’t the enemy, but rather the path forward, do we start to move again. This episode includes 5 simple, yet powerful questions you can ask that will help you find calm and clarity in the midst of struggle. They aren’t magic, but they will create a seemingly magical impact in your life. About the Host: Dan McPherson,...

Duration:01:34:03

Ep 153: Live a Healthy, Wealthy, and Fulfilled Life with MinkLife Motivation Founder, Monica Marie Henderson

8/26/2021
As a child of divorce, a survivor of long-term abuse, and formerly homeless mother, Monica Marie Henderson, Founder of Minklife Motivation LLC, has lived through the pain. But that was before she chose not to be a statistic, planned the map of her ideal life, and forged it with steel-like tenacity. Choose to become healthy, wealthy, and fulfilled. Sounds simple, right? According to Monica, it can be. How? There’s a pattern to everything. If you understand the formula, you can hack the...

Duration:05:56:53

Ep 152: Your Message is More Important Than Your Fear with Entrepreneur, Strategist, and Television Host Jen Gaudet

8/19/2021
Difficult situations happen for us to help us be who and where we need to be. Multi-preneur, strategist, and TV Show Host Jen Gaudet has a laser focus, a heart of gold and a past that includes surviving domestic violence, living through the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and so much more. She has truly been through the fire and is now in a place beyond what many would dream, so when she passionately shares her truth, we should all pull up a chair and listen. About the...

Duration:01:54:36

Ep 151:Asking ‘Why not?’ and ‘Who says?’ with Chief Crapologist and GOYA Life Founder Bruce Hultgren

8/12/2021
Many would have been satisfied with an 8-year professional basketball career followed by significant success in the world of sales, but not serial entrepreneur and Chief Crapologist Bruce Hultgren. Whether by sharing a Pocket Angel, which was created after the loss of his elder sister, saving the environment 1 dog at a time by eliminating over 20 million plastic bags, or lifting others up to mental wellness with the powerful GOYA Life app, Bruce has always found innovative ways to impact...

Duration:04:59:28

Ep 150: (Behind the Mic) Don’t Allow Your Chronic Condition to Become Your Fatal Flaw

8/5/2021
What is your chronic condition? We may wish we didn’t, but we all have them. For some, it’s medical like arthritis, diabetes, or heart issues. For others, it’s lateness, attitude, or lack of growth. Whatever you choose not to face in life can, very literally, become a fatal flaw. My challenge to you is to confront the brutal facts, recognize the real situation, step into leadership of your own life, and move beyond your condition. About the Host: Dan McPherson, International Speaker,...

Duration:00:40:18

Ep 149: (Behind the Mic) Mental and Emotional Health Matter: Celebrating the Example of Simone Biles

7/29/2021
Simone Biles showed incredible courage and self-preservation by stepping back on the biggest stage. Mental and emotional health matters and these struggles are the largest pandemic we face. There are reasons it is hard to work through and, from my personal experience, I’m sharing several of them with you along with what I believe we can and should do about them. This is important. About the Host: Dan McPherson, International Speaker, Business and Personal Development Coach, and CEO of...

Duration:00:59:52

Ep 148: (Behind the Mic) Develop your #1 Skill: Ask More @#$$% Questions!

7/22/2021
What’s the #1 skill you should seek to improve? Asking more and better questions. That’s right. Being more curious will build more relationships, open more doors, and take you further than you can imagine. It is such a frequent need for my friends and clients I feel compelled to share with all of you why asking questions is important and how you can quickly become better at it. About the Host: Dan McPherson, International Speaker, Business and Personal Development Coach, and CEO of...

Duration:00:57:50

Ep 147: The Power of Collaboration over Competition with Side Biscuit Chef/Owner Jordan Balduf

7/15/2021
It’s hard to believe what feels impossible is actually attainable, but once you see it in small increments, it becomes real. That’s the story of Chef Jordan Balduf, Chef and Owner of Side Biscuit. Jordan is one of the hardest workers and most fun chefs I know. His specialty? Wings. And he’s from Buffalo, so you know it’s legit. Jordan’s background includes working with well-known chefs at restaurants from Zingerman’s and Takoi before becoming an executive chef and eventually breaking away...

Duration:02:19:14

Ep 146: (Behind the Mic) I’m Not a Fluffy Bunny! Real Talk About 10 Struggles All Entrepreneurs Face.

7/8/2021
“Don’t be a fluffy bunny, Dan!” This sentence, shared recently by one of my clients really got me going. She knows my strength in helping people is sharing accurate and direct thoughts they need to hear. I’ve still been doing that with clients, but I’ve been pulling my punches elsewhere. Not today. Today you’ll hear what I actually say to my clients about 10 struggles they commonly face. Know this: I’m not a jerk about it, but I’m also here to help, not sugarcoat. Truth hurts sometimes, but...

Duration:00:52:11

Ep 145: (Behind the Mic) What I’ve Learned: Reflections on 18 years as a Parent

7/1/2021
I love my son more than I thought possible. This week of his 18th Birthday has been filled with memories, excitement, and reflection and has made me realize I’ve learned far more from him than I could ever have predicted. From being patient and present to the power of time spent together, the celebrations and struggles, the fun and memories, and beyond this has been a truly unexpected journey. I hope you’ll both find this knowledge beneficial and join me in wishing my son a very happy 18th...

Duration:00:52:26

Ep 144: (Foundations) Implement Your Personal Growth Accelerator

6/24/2021
The best feedback flows from a generous heart and is never diminishing or demeaning. Sadly, this isn’t the experience of most, which is why so many hate even the idea of asking for feedback. Of course, we’re more than glad to criticize others. We just don’t want any ourselves. To solve this problem, we must learn to first seek feedback, then allow it to accelerate growth in our lives. In this, the 1st of our Foundations episodes, we share lens shifts and practical tips that will help you do...

Duration:00:37:43

Ep 143: (Behind the Mic) Taking Back Your Life (When it gets away from you)

6/17/2021
It’s hard to accurately view any picture when we’re in the frame. At some point, we all realize our life has gotten away from us. During a moment of personal reflection last week, I didn’t like what I saw and knew I needed to make a course correction. Here are the 5 steps I used to get back in the game. If you ever find yourself in a similar moment, these are the tools you’ll need to face reality, take immediate action, choose the hard right thing, set your systems, and stop stressing about...

Duration:01:00:37

Ep 142: Learning to Speak with Your Authentic Voice with TEDx Speaker and Best-Selling Author Rosalyn Kahn

6/10/2021
Public speaking remains one of society’s greatest fears. Today’s guest has helped 1000s overcome this fear and share their messages with the world. Rosalyn Kahn is a Professor of Public Speaking, TEDx Speaker and Coach, and Best-Selling Author who grew up as 1 of 7 siblings and dealt with scoliosis severe enough to require significant surgery and an extended recovery. Rosalyn loves people and is a connector who leads with a sincere heart and has traveled the world supporting humanitarian...

Duration:01:55:51