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Success is not about finding yourself. It is about creating and striving to find and be the best version of yourself. Success is when you follow your aspirations to accomplish your goals and enjoy the process.

Dan Trepanier

Certified, Personal Wellness Trainer

Transcript (my ramble)

So I came to the realization the other day that there were some things that you just can’t delegate. I have a blog site and there’s so much pressure out there to produce, oh my gosh, you’ve got to have 50,000 subscribers, you’ve got to produce hundreds and hundreds of blog posts, you’ve got to make millions of dollars off of the Internet, and you know what, you don’t. It’s bullshit.

Half of it is bullshit. Yes, there are people out there that make a huge amount of money off of the Internet, but there’s a lot of people that don’t, and that’s okay. For me, it’s about cost recovery.

I wanna make enough to pay the rent, to be able to buy some cool equipment, to be able to travel. But it’s more importantly about connecting with other people. I know a guy who’s got 50,000 subscribers, and yet he’s only subscribed to about 400 people, on his stuff. And that’s ridiculous. All of his stuff is just one way, it’s all about ego, it’s about I need 50,000 followers and I need my fans to adore me. That is bullshit. That’s having a coaching practice that is based on ego.

What I would rather do is have a handful of people and every day I get up, and I go on Facebook, and I look on someone’s wall and I take a genuine interest in their life, and I MSN messenger, not MSN, oh my God! Facebook messenger, I can’t believe I even said MSN. Microsoft, who uses Microsoft anymore? Anyway, I messenger people, and I chat with them, and I connect with one or two people and I get one or two or three new subscribers every day. And I don’t want thousands of subscribers.

I want a handful of subscribers, but I wanna go deep into their lives, and I want them to go deep into my life, and I want to make a significant difference in their life and I want to mentor them and I want them to mentor me and I wanna learn from them and I wanna collaborate with them, and I’m actually looking for somebody that wants to, not somebody. A group of people who want to launch their own particular project, and you know, I have a huge amount of experience in project management.

I have over two decades, managed one of the most successful national internship programs in Canada. Largest federal government program, over $135 million in funding. We significantly impacted the lives of over 13,000 young people in over 600 different communities in Canada, throughout 93 different government agencies and crown corporations. Huge, huge success, one of the most successful government initiatives in the country.

And all of a sudden it was mothballed, but that’s okay, because we left a legacy. And it was about collaboration, and so I understand project management and I understand complex collaborations and I also understand life skills and life management skills and career planning and development and all that other stuff. And I’m just trying to put a framework together where I can connect with a small number of people to make a significant difference in their lives and in my lives, and so if you’ve got an idea and it’s about project management for people who don’t like project management.

Project management can be pretty bureaucratic and if you’re dealing with construction, yes you need project management, frameworks, but a lot of people have ideas deep down inside of them, they just don’t know how to articulate their ideas and they need a little bit of help and there’s a number of things I can help you with.

One is accountability, one is fleshing out your idea, one is putting frameworks together, one is to act as a sounding board, the other one is to act as somebody that really encourages you to be able to overcome obstacles and do your thing.

So connect with me. And I’m spinning around here, there we go, so I want you to connect with me, send me a message, and we’ll have a discovery session. Discovery session where you and I get to spend 20 minutes just chatting about your idea and figuring out a way to bring your idea to life.

And I don’t know how much to charge. Maybe I won’t charge you anything. Because it really is about connecting and collaborating on something that’s cool, and chances are that when I do that and I connect with someone, and we take a look at a specific idea, that spawns another idea and it spawns other connections.

And it is not necessarily about the financial value of your idea, it is about a bunch of other things. Anyway, the simple fact of the matter is, just send me a message and connect with me. Love you guys; remember, keep living, loving, and learning the proud life.

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