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Dan Peña – Ask the 50 Billion Dollar Man

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# Episode 157


In Episode #157 of the Less Doing podcast, Ari is joined by [Dan Peña]( of [Ask the 50 Billion Dollar Man]( Follow along as Dan outlines his dos and don’ts of business, from the importance of long hours at the office to having the right attitude to achieve success.

**_Listeners beware_**

—Dan loves himself an expletive or two so those with sensitive ears may want to skip this episode.

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**Time Stamped Show Notes:**

  • – 11:25 – Introduction of Dan Peña of [Ask the 50 Billion Dollar Man](
  • – 12:00 – Explaining the origins of “_The 50 Billion Dollar Man_”
  • – 13:30 — $50 billion is the value/money Dan has created for others
  • – 14:10 – Dan’s model is to pull as many people across the goal line as possible
  • – 14:30 – Everybody wants wealth, but not everybody wants notoriety
  • – 15:32 – Quantum Leap Advantage: QLA
  • – 18:00 – Dan does between 2 and 6 retreats per year
  • – 18:40 – Homework is an important part of improvement and success
  • – 18:50 – Nothing will drain your energy like negative emotion
  • – 19:37 – Dan started with no money…$820 dollars
  • – 20:30 – High-performance people have a lot of energy
  • – 20:39 – _Motivation gets you started, good habits keep you going_
  • – 21:00 – “You may not like Donald Trump but he is a high-performance guy…he doesn’t go to the Super Bowl, he doesn’t hang out at sports bars”
  • – 22:22 – It’s easier now tha —

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