Personal Mastery

9 Factors To Make YOU Successful…

Have you ever wondered what makes someone successful?

Well, after hundreds of interviews throughout my business career, I’ve uncovered 9 characteristics all successful people have.

So, in this week’s newsletter, you’ll discover what the 9 characteristics are, and how to incorporate them into your life.

So, get excited my friend.

How To Unleash Your Competitive Side

In order to succeed at anything in life or business, you must be competitive.

And if you don’t like competing with others, you’ve got to at least compete with yourself.

If you’re constantly competing with the old version of yourself…

You have no choice but to continue improving, which is actually another characteristic all successful people have.

If you’re not constantly improving you’ll stop growing and get the same results year after year.

What’s more, the more you compete with yourself, the more you’ll naturally build that competitive nature and begin to compete with others.

This is especially important in business because business is WAR, and if you don’t remain competitive, you’ll become a casualty of war.

It’s important that you don’t compare yourself to others when you’re competing with them.

It may sound counter-intuitive, but this 8 min video really helps break this down to show you how to be competitive without comparing yourself to others >>

How to Let Go of Things That Don’t Serve You

Successful people know when to cut their losses.

It’s easy to get caught up in a project, venture, business, or even a professional or romantic relationship hoping things will change.

The same goes for your job too.

You’ve got to learn to let go when you feel the time is right.

The good news is the more you do this, the easier it gets.

The better you’ll get to know yourself, and the faster you’ll be able to identify when something doesn’t serve you.

In some cases, you may even not start something because you’ll know it will be a bad fit or won’t serve you long-term.

I’m almost certain you know deep down when something isn’t serving you, but if you need a hand with this, then you’ll love this video >>

Why You Must Have Self-Discipline, Resilience, and Patience

When Arnold Schwarzenegger was in his prime, he won multiple bodybuilding competitions, including Mr. Olympia 7 times.

People used to say to him, “I never want to look like you.”

To which he replied, “Don’t worry, you never will.”

You see, he knew what an important role self-discipline, resilience, and patience played in his success.

Without self-discipline, you’ll never do the things you need to do to succeed.

Without resilience, you’ll give up when times get tough.

And without patience, you’ll give up too soon, or suffer from shiny object syndrome.

All successful people have these 3 qualities in spades, and that’s why they succeed.

This video, breaks down the 10 most important insights of Marcus Aurelius on how to build self-discipline >>

As I mentioned above, resilience is another important characteristic of successful people…

And if you want 6 strategies for becoming more resilient, then click here >>

When it comes to patience, this is where things can get a little confusing.

You want a sense of urgency, but you must be patient with your results.

We live in an instant gratification world and we all want fast results…

But things always take longer than you expect.

So keep that in mind when you’re on your quest for success.

Why Being Curious Is Important

If you weren’t curious about a more abundant, free, and financially empowering life, you wouldn’t be reading this newsletter.

But as you continue along your journey and experience success here and there, it’s important you stay curious.

You should be continually curious about how to get even better results than you already have.

You should be looking for better, more efficient ways of doing things, and continue growing.

If you can do this, you’ll never run out of things to learn, and you’ll look back 3, 5, 10 years from now and you’ll barely recognize the person you once were.

Why Taking Risks Is the Key to Success

You can look at your comfort zone as your risk zone.

The sooner you step outside your comfort zone into risk-taking territory, the quicker you’ll realize your dreams and aspirations.

There are so many benefits of taking risks, including…

  • They empower you beyond belief
  • You make mistakes and learn from them
  • They make you stand out from the crowd
  • They make you proactive instead of reactive
  • They help you get to know yourself and your limits
  • And more!

But I don’t want you to take just any risk.

The risk you take must be calculated.

For example, quitting your job to start a business without a high-income skill is a huge risk.

Quitting your job after you’ve made $5K-$10K per month with your high-income skill is still a risk but it’s a calculated risk with a far higher chance of success.

Why I Believe In Negative Preparation Over Positivity

In life and business, having a positive mindset is crucial…

But you don’t want to be blindly positive without preparing for anything negative that may come your way.

That’s why I believe in negative preparation.

I expect the best but prepare for the worst, just in case.

This gives you a safety net if something goes wrong.

More than likely, things will never go 100% wrong or 100% right, it’s likely to be somewhere in the middle.

But at least if you prepare for the worst, you’ll have no problem getting yourself out of any situation.

In Closing…

The other thing all successful people have in common is skills.

As I teach in my High Ticket Closing Certification™ is…

Skillset + Mindset + Correct Action = Guaranteed Success.

Everything we’ve spoken about today is about your mindset, and now you just need the right skillset and right action to kick start your journey to success.

So, click here to check out our range of high-income skills at the Dan Lok Shop >>

I truly believe developing a high-income skill is the best way to find success and freedom without starting a business.

Until next time,

Dan Lok

P.S. – Success isn’t this mythical thing reserved only for a small portion of the population.

It’s as simple as finding a skill that suits your personality.

If you’re unsure what high-income skill you were born to do, click here to take my high-income skills quiz >>

The Darkside Of Success..

Here’s something most don’t think about on their quest for success…

You see successful people online with the mansions, the cars, the private jets, and nice clothes, etc…

But few people document their journey to success.

And even if they do, you rarely get to see what it’s like behind the scenes.

You don’t see the long hours, the sleepless nights, the dark thoughts, the arguments with their family or friends.

So, in this week’s newsletter I want to talk about the darkside of success.

Because I don’t believe everyone has what it takes to be successful.

Success comes at a great price, and the average person is lazy.

All they want to do is go to work, get their paycheck, and watch TV or go to the bar.

But you’re not an average person.

You work on yourself and your high income skills, and I know if you keep it up, you WILL achieve the levels of success you desire.

So without further ado, let’s dive into some of the things to be mindful of as you pursue success and how to deal with them. 


If you’ve been on your success journey you’ll know this to be true.

Most of your friends and family simply don’t get it.

They don’t understand why you work so hard.

They don’t understand why you want more.

They don’t understand why you’re not satisfied with what you already have.

And for this reason, you don’t relate to a lot of them anymore.

At get-togethers and dinners they’re happy talking about the latest celebrity gossip, or how drunk they got last weekend…

But you want to talk about impacting the world, being passionate about life, business, relationships, and deeper topics they seem to have no interest in.

So how do you deal with this loneliness?

I shot you a 30 second video here, on how I deal with it. I hope it helps >>

Anxiety, Stress, and Worry

At times, running a business or becoming a freelancer can cause a lot of uncertainty and anxiety in your life.

This can create a vicious cycle of stress, constant worry, sleepless nights, and physical issues, such as weight gain or loss, amongst others.

And all this could affect your relationships, if you let it.

So what’s the best way to deal with all this?

Firstly, you want to have as much certainty in your life as possible.

This means, if you’re a freelancer, you should always be filling your pipeline with prospects that could turn into paid gigs.

You want to get comfortable being uncomfortable.

You want to set aside a certain percentage of money each month for emergencies.

Aim for at least 6-12 months of living expenses, and continue growing this indefinitely.

Make sure you commit to exercising at least 4-5 times per week, to stay fit, and eat only whole foods, to ensure you get the right nutrients.

Envy and Jealousy

Your friends and family could become envious or jealous of your success.

They may distance themselves from you because they’re uncomfortable being around you.

Not just because you’re financially better off, but because seeing you is a reminder of what they could have done with their life.

If you have people you’ve known for a long time, they’ll know the “old” you.

The person who was shy or unconfident, and was just like them.

But over the years, they’ve seen you grow.

They’ve seen you make more money, and it makes them think about their own life and the time they’ve wasted.

Greed and Unfulfillment

When financial success is one of the main reasons why anyone pursues success, it’s easy to get carried away with making more and more money.

If you’re only doing something for money, you’ll find you won’t be fulfilled by the work you do.

Don’t forget, money is a byproduct of value creation, so the more value you create the more money you’ll make.

I chased money for years, and although I made a lot of it, the first time I retired I was completely unfulfilled…

And that’s why I now do what I do, because it lights me up every day.

Not Defining YOUR Success

Let me ask you something.

What does success mean to you?

Before you begin your journey to success, it’s important you define what success means to you.

If you don’t, you’ll end up chasing someone else’s definition of success.

You’ll compare yourself to others all the time, and this will cause all kinds of problems such as depression or…

Feeling like a failure.

When you have your own definition of success, you can only compare yourself to where you were last week, last month, or last year.

Not Defining YOUR Vehicle

There are hundreds of ways to achieve success online, but you’ve got to find the one that suits you best.

What works for someone else may not work for you.

So, don’t beat yourself up if something you start doesn’t work out.

It could be you’re not suited to that particular thing, and maybe you just haven’t tried enough things yet.

But if you keep going, you’ll eventually find the right vehicle to help you achieve the success you deserve.

In Closing…

You have to be absolutely certain you want success badly enough to do whatever it takes to achieve it

As long as it’s legal, moral, and ethical, you must move heaven and earth to become a success, if that’s what you truly desire.

To your success,

Dan Lok

P.S. – If you’re unsure what vehicle you should use to achieve success, then click here to discover the high income skill you were born to do >>

After you’ve taken the quiz, click here to check out our high income skills training and pick a training that fits your quiz results >>

Want To Start A YouTube Channel?

I started my YouTube channel over 8 years ago, …

And believe it or not, it took me many years to finally become comfortable in front of the camera.

I know you see my videos now, and I look very natural, but you should have seen all the bloopers we’ve recorded over the years.

Here’s a vlog video from 7 years ago about the time I saw Star Wars, so you can see what I was like >>

Being comfortable on camera is very much like my public speaking journey.

I’ve recorded so many videos now that I don’t even think about it anymore, but it took many years to get there.

So, in this week’s newsletter, you’re going to get some of my best tips for starting and growing a YouTube channel.

I believe that everyone has a story… a message, and value to offer the right audience.

I’ve tried many different types of content on my channel, some have been highly successful, while others have failed badly.

The main thing is I kept going and figured out what works best for my audience.

How To Find The Best Niche

If you search this on YouTube, you’ll get a tonne of videos telling you what the best niches are.

I chose business because that’s what I do every day.

So many people get confused about what niche to get into.

The truth is, the best niche for you is YOU.

What skills do you have?

What unique talents do you have?

Are you interested in learning something new and documenting your journey?

Many YouTubers will tell you that it took a lot of testing before they found something that worked for them.

But all it requires is a little self-knowledge and the commitment to a niche that interests you and that you know you’d be good at.

Why You Don’t Need An Expensive Camera 

I know what you could be thinking…

“I need to buy a really good camera to make high-quality YouTube videos.”

Believe it or not, that is a huge MYTH.

What’s more important than the camera you use are the settings of your camera and the lighting in your video.

You could have the most expensive camera, but if the lighting is bad and you’re using the wrong settings, your video will look terrible.

Sound is also very important, so make sure you have a lapel mic rather than using the microphone on your phone or camera.

And just to prove you can use your smartphone to make high-quality videos, here’s one I made with my iPhone >>

Why Consistency Beats Intensity Every Time

When you first start your channel, it’s wise to decide what you can commit to every week.

At the very least, you should aim for one video per week, and it will pay you to be consistent rather than intense with your content creation.

Here’s what I mean.

It’s far better for you to produce one video per week than to come out guns blazing and produce 3-4 videos per week…

Only to burn yourself out and stop creating videos after a few months.

YouTube is a long game.

Sure some videos can go viral, but even then your audience wants to see more content from you long term.

So, make sure you can stay consistent with your content creation schedule.

3 Secrets For Growing Your Channel

There are many ways to grow a YouTube channel, but today, you’ll get 3 of my best secrets to take your channel to the moon.

Now, my results aren’t typical, but I’m certain if you use these 3 things and others you find on your journey, you’ll see some great results.

  • Use Time-tested Marketing Principles

    If you look at my channel, you’ll see video titles like “The One Thing That Builds A Big Company”, “3 Psychological Triggers To Make People Buy From You”, “How To Get Better Clients In 10% Of The Time”.

    I use the skill of copywriting to capture people’s attention and get them intrigued to watch the video.

    This is why your niche is important.

    Because when you know the people who will watch your videos on the deepest level, you’ll know what titles they’ll find interesting and will click.


  • Create Searchable Content

    YouTube is more than just a video platform, it’s a search engine.

    You can find almost anything you want.

    But there are some things that people search for more than others.

    Your job as a content creator is to create videos that the viewers want to see, not only the content you want to make.

    The reason why YouTube being a search engine is important is that the more you use specific keywords for your niche to create searchable videos, the easier people will can find your content and become fans.


  • Have Eye-catching Thumbnails

    If you think about it, your thumbnail and your title are the things that will get people to watch your video.

    You could create the best video, with amazing editing, and sound, and one that compels people to watch until the end…

    But all that will be for nothing, if the thumbnail isn’t eye-catching enough to get people to watch.

I shot a video where I share a few extra secrets I haven’t spoken about in this newsletter for growing your channel from 0 subscribers and 0 views.

I highly recommend you check it out, as I also share a good script you can use for your welcome video >>

In closing…

Have fun with your channel, and use some of the tips I’ve shared in this newsletter and I’m sure you’ll see some good results over time.

To your YouTube success,

Dan Lok

P.S.If you’d like my help building your channel and taking your income to new heights, click here to check out my training Tube Follower Secrets >>

Inside you’ll discover:

How to model my techniques to add 3+ million subscribers to your YouTube channel in record time…

  • How to create killer content that captivates your audience…
  • How to monetize your YouTube channel even if you’re clueless about marketing on YouTube right now…
  • And so much more!

Trick Your Brain Into Succeeding?

There’s a certain ingredient to success that I’ve talked about many times, but it’s not the core of my message.

And that thing is “Acting as if” you’re already successful.

You may have heard of this before, and it’s very popular in what I call the “woo woo”, or law of attraction space.

Because, while I believe developing the right skills and taking the right actions are the keys to success…

There’s another part of me that knows in order to be successful, you must also act the part before you become successful.

Because what’s the alternative?

Acting unsuccessful?

I think we both know if you act unsuccessful, you’ll stay unsuccessful.

So, today I wanted to share a few personal stories of times I “acted as if” to get what I wanted in life…

Or as Law of Attraction people would say “manifest” what I wanted in life.

I’ll also include specific videos to help you “act as if” so you too can “manifest” what you truly want out of life.

How I Surrounded Myself With Luxury While I Was Still Broke

When I first got started in business, I was dead broke.

I knew I had to get used to money and being around luxury if I wanted to make a lot of money.

So, instead of working at home, I’d set up my office in the lobby of luxury hotels.

I was surrounded by what I call ‘wealth triggers’.

I could barely afford anything from the restaurant except the occasional green tea.

Eventually I was able to eat lunch and dinner there, or spend the night if I wanted.

This is the power of your environment, which is why I always recommend if you want success to upgrade your environment first.

The Day I Bought My Dream Car

When I first got my driver’s license, I bought my Aunt’s old Ford Escort.

It had 100,000 miles on the clock, and the passenger side door didn’t work.

Everytime I drove mom to get groceries, she had to enter through the driver’s side door.

So, when I became financially successful, I’d had my eye on the Mazda Rx-8 for a long time.

Every time I’d see someone driving an Rx-8, I’d tell my friends…

“That’s my car.”

They’d say “No it’s not Dan, you’re not driving it.”

I’d ignore them and continue to tell myself that it was my car.

Every day I drove that car in my mind.

I’d go to the dealership and literally “smell the leather” of the car I wanted.

One day, I went to the dealership and told the salesman, I wanted to buy the Mazda Rx-8 and I told him exactly what I wanted in the car.

He looked at me puzzled…

“Don’t you want to take it for a test drive sir?”, he asked.

“No, just give me the papers to sign, and I’ll take the car.”, I replied.

He kept asking me if I wanted to test drive it, but I kept declining his offer.

After buying the car, you’d think I was excited driving it home, but I wasn’t.

It felt normal, because I’d driven the car so many times in my mind, it was like I already owned it.

Years later I’d upgrade to the Bentley, but that’s another story.

Why I Hired a Limousine To My Speaking Gigs

Many years ago, when I was just getting started as a speaker…

I used to take a cab to the airport, which would cost around $60.

I thought to myself, how can I upgrade my trip to the airport and act like a successful speaker?

I decided to take a limo to the airport instead.

The price difference was only about $40, but it made a huge difference to my confidence and the way I felt.

My audience didn’t know I rode in a limo, but I knew, and that was all that mattered.

I’d sit in the back of the stretch limo with my Fiji water and my music, and I noticed people always looked at the limo to see who was inside.

People couldn’t care less about who was riding in a cab though.

All this affected my performance and helped me present better than I did when I took a cab.

I even went back to cabs for a while and noticed my performance drop.

So after that, I said “no more cabs”.

What can you do to upgrade an area of your life like that?

It doesn’t have to cost thousands of dollars, as I’ve just mentioned the difference in price for me was only $40.

Why You Can’t Get Rich Looking Poor

If you’re still not convinced how powerful it is to “act as if”

Let me share with you something I teach my mentees.

That is, you can’t get rich looking poor, and you definitely can’t get rich feeling poor.

If you want success, you’ve got to look and act the part.

It’s the only way.


Because when you look good you feel good, and when you feel good you perform better.

I want to share with you a quick video that highlights this, where my social media director bought a suit just for our event >>

Finally, I found this video from my mentor Dan Peña where he shares his experiences “smelling the leather” as he calls it, and why it’s so important.

You can check out the 1 min video here >>

If you study any successful person, almost all of them will say acting “as if” is a key component of their success, on top of all the action they take.

If you look at the words “law of attraction”, the main word that makes up the word “attraction” is “action”.

That’s why positive thinking by itself doesn’t work.

But when you combine the right actions with “acting as if”, something magical happens.

To your success,

Dan Lok

P.S. – I created a program called Wealth Attraction Secrets, I think you’ll enjoy.

It’s designed to help help you unlock the magic the makes the law of attraction work.

Without this vital piece of the puzzle the law of attraction simply won’t work.

It’s a bold claim, I know, but click here to check it out while it’s fresh on your mind >>

Speak For Free And Get Paid?

Many years ago when I first got started as a speaker…

I had people tell me things like…

“You’ve got to do free gigs for a few years, and build your reputation before you make big money as a speaker.”

And it’s true.

If you think of any famous speaker, they have a great reputation.

They’re well known, and they’re paid hundreds of thousands for a keynote speech.

But if you know me, you’ll know there was no way I was going to speak for free.

If I’m going to practice a 90 min speech and put in countless hours to make it as good as possible…

Then I want to be compensated for my time.

But I was a “nobody” at the time, so there was no way anyone would pay to see me speak.

That’s when I discovered the “speak for free” model, where you speak for free at a big event, and sell your products and services.

With this model, you give 50% of your earnings to the event organizer, but if you’re good enough, you can make 50k or 100K per speech or more.

Since starting as a speaker in my 20s, I’ve generated hundreds of millions of dollars in my career, and a big portion of that is because of my speaking skills.

The good thing is, when you’re a good platform closer, event organizers will jump at the chance to have you speak at their events, because you’ll help them recoup their event costs.

So, in this week’s newsletter, you’ll get actionable tips and strategies for building powerful and captivating public speaking and platform closing skills…

So the next time you’re speaking in front of an audience, you can capitalize on this opportunity, get more clients, and make more money at the same time.

Now, before we get started, I recommend you watch my TedX talk on the self-image >>

So you can refresh your mind on what a professional speaker looks and sounds like.

All done?

Great, let’s get started.

Why Your Sub-Communications Are VITAL On Stage

I’m almost certain you’ve heard your words are only 7% of everything you’re saying.

The other 93% is made up of body language (55%) and vocal tonality (38%).

When you’re closing on the phone and your prospect can’t see you, your vocal tone becomes 93% of what you’re saying.

But on stage you’ve got your body language to master as well.

So, what better way to learn effective body language tips than from a world public speaking champion >>

Next is vocal tonality, so here are…

5 Different Ways To Use Your Voice

There are countless different vocal tonalities you can use in conversation.

I’m sure you’re already aware of many of them…

And here are just a few…

Authoritative, caring, cheerful, coarse, conservative, conversational, casual, and dry.

When you’re closing on stage, you want to use authoritative, conversational, certain and confident vocal tones, and any others you feel will aid your presentation.

To illustrate just how important vocal tone is, click here to watch me demonstrate 5 different tonalities with my good friend Peng Joon >>

This video will help you with your sales calls as well, so it’s definitely worth your time.

How To Speak With Confidence

As I mentioned before, speaking with confidence is KEY in all public speeches, and it’s even more important when you’re selling from the stage.

The problem is we’ve learned unconscious habits throughout our life that we must train if we want to captivate people when we’re on stage.

This next tip follows on from the previous tip on vocal tonality.

If you want a quick way of sounding more certain and confident, don’t make a statement and sound like you’re asking a question.

Rather than attempt to explain how to do it here, this video provides a great explanation >>

When you watch the video above, you’ll also get 2 more tips for speaking with confidence which will greatly improve your presentations.

How To Captivate Your Audience

If you look at all the great speakers, you’ll see they all have a few things in common.

1. They’re givers not takers

Even though you’re selling something, whether it be an idea, or a product or service, you’re always giving.

You’re giving them a new perspective.

You’re giving them permission to take action on their dreams.

You’re giving them the opportunity of a better life, amongst other things.

Never forget this.

The audience will be completely captivated by your presentation if you’re adding value to their lives.

2. They’re authentic

Stand for something, believe in it 100%, and don’t be afraid to speak your mind.

There’s something very appealing about a genuine person…

As we can smell inauthenticity a mile away.

3. They’re great storytellers

As they say, “facts tell, but stories sell.”

Never make a point without telling a story and never tell a story without making a point.

Hone your storytelling skills and you’ll watch your income skyrocket over time.

This will help you in many other areas of your business, especially marketing and sales.

Secrets To Selling From The Stage

So let’s pretend you can do all of what I’ve mentioned so far.

What’s the next step?

How do you actually structure your presentation to sell from the stage?

Good question, and one that can’t be explained in one newsletter, let alone the rest of this one.

With that said, I don’t want to leave you empty handed.

So, in the next two videos, you’ll discover powerful tips for stage selling.

As usual, there are many things to do on stage as you sell.

So, click here to discover the a vital secret to stage selling >>

And click here for two important factors to consider in your presentation >>

In Closing…

When practicing your speech, you’ll want to work on your body language, vocal tone, and delivery.

I believe stage selling is a dying art, so if you can sell from the stage, you’re streets ahead of your competition.

If you’d like some of my help honing your public speaking skills, then you’ll love my training Public Speaking Secrets >>

This training will help you become the speaker you were born to be.

Until next time, go high ticket,

Dan Lok

P.S. – We’re less than a month away from our next S.M.A.R.T. Challenge™.

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You’ll get my entire business playbook responsible for over $100 million in sales in just a few short years.

You’ll get to surround yourself with other experts, speakers, trainers, coaches, and consultants, operating at the highest levels, and so much more.

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You… Develop ICE COLD Confidence?

I wanted to share what I believe is one of THE MOST important and misunderstood ingredients to success…

I’m talking about self-confidence.

As you may know, when I was in high school I had no self-confidence.

I didn’t speak English…

I never put my hand up in class…

I avoided almost everyone at school…

I was bullied often…

And at the end of every day, I’d run through the corridor trying not to look at anyone, so I could get home safely.

I was so scared of the world, and that’s no way to live.

Now I  doubt you’re as bad as I was back then…

But, I also know that everyone could use more confidence from time to time.

The more confident you are, the more likely you are to achieve your goals, wouldn’t you agree?

So in this week’s newsletter you’ll discover where confidence comes from, how to build it, and some of the things I did to attain the level of confidence I have today and how you can do something similar.

Before we get into the newsletter, let’s differentiate between self-confidence and arrogance.

Because I know it’s common for people to confuse the two.

So click here to discover the difference between them >> 

Now you know the difference, let’s dive into…

How Bruce Lee Taught Me Confidence

From the moment I first saw Bruce Lee on TV I was hooked.

His character in the movie was visiting Rome and couldn’t speak English, so I could relate to what he was experiencing.

I became obsessed with Kung Fu, I enrolled in a local martial arts school, and practiced every day for hours.

Eventually, I began teaching other kids at school, and shared my skills during the school talent show.

After the whole school and my bullies saw me break boards, and knock people down during the demonstrations, they never touched me again.

If you’d like to hear the full story for inspiration, then click here >>

So here’s…

Why People Have Low Confidence

There could be many reasons why people have low confidence…

But, very often it comes from childhood experiences.

You may have been the happiest, most outgoing kid, but then something happened which changed your personality.

Perhaps as an adult you’ve tried different things that didn’t work out, and so you think you’re doomed to fail forever.

Trust me, after 13 business failures, I know a thing or two about failure.

And although my confidence was completely shot after so many failures…

If there’s one thing I’ve learned it’s this…

Your Past Doesn’t Equal Your Future Unless You Let It

If I can bounce back after what I’ve been through, then you can forgive yourself of any past failures and achieve your dreams.

This brings me to the next reason why people may have low confidence.


Back when I was a “wantrepreneur”, a family friend approached me with a business idea.

I didn’t realize it at the time, but he was grooming me to give him money.

He’d tell me things like…

“Dan you seem like a smart and ambitious guy”

After hearing nothing but praise from this guy, I decided to go into business with him.

His business idea sounded great to an inexperienced kid like myself, so I agreed to invest money I didn’t have to help him build a website.

$5K turned into $10K, $10K turned into $20K, and eventually I’d invested all the money my mom had.

I was like a crazed gambling addict.

I still remember going to the bank with my mom with her begging me not to invest anymore money.

I told her this was my big break and everything would be OK.

After handing over the last of my mom’s money, I waited a few days for him to call.

He never called, so I called him and his number was disconnected.

I went over to his office and it was empty.

At that moment, I realized I’d been scammed.

I was $150K in debt with no way out.

My heart sank, and when I got home I sat on my bed crying, as I looked up to the sky and asked for help.

A week later I met my first mentor Alan Jacques, and the rest is history.

Here’s why I tell you this.

If I hadn’t found a way to forgive myself for everything that happened, I’d still be carrying around that guilt, shame, and low confidence.

So, I’ve got a great video for you by my friend Improvement Pill where he teaches you how to forgive yourself for past mistakes >>

My Best Tip For Developing Self-Confidence

One of the best ways I know of developing self-confidence is by developing high value skills.

This could be any skill in business such as public speaking, closing, marketing, copywriting, communication, or financial skills…

But it could also be a skill you’ve wanted to develop for a while.

Maybe you’d love to draw, paint, sing, play an instrument, learn to cook, take acting classes.

The sky’s the limit.

Personally, I chose business, not just because I love it, but because it makes me money.

But don’t be a jack of all trades, master of none.

The purpose of learning is mastery, so choose skills you think you’ll like until you find one you LOVE and can see yourself investing a lot of time and energy into.

In Closing…

Contrary to popular belief…

Confidence is more about being OK with being imperfect than being perfect.

No one is perfect, and your goal should be to strive toward excellence and pursue progress over perfection.

Remember, confidence comes from competence.

So the better you become at your chosen skillset, the more confident you’ll become.

Commit to being a lifelong learner, and you’ll find your confidence improves over time.

To your confidence self,

Dan Lok

P.S. – If you want a shortcut to developing high self-esteem and self-confidence, then you’ll love my training Unlock Your Confidence. 

Inside you’ll get my best secrets and strategies for developing ice cold confidence, so you can begin building the life of your dreams and achieving your biggest goals.

Click here if you’re ready to unleash the confidence lying dormant inside of you >>