If you’re familiar with my work, there’s a good chance you’ve heard about, Daniel Pena, also famously known as The Trillion Dollar Man. Maybe you’ve seen him in one of my YouTube videos or remember reading about him on my blog.
If you don’t already know, he is the second mentor that entered my life and he has been my mentor for over 10 years. And back when I was in my twenties, it was through his castle seminar mentorship program called the Quantum Leap Advantage (QLA) that helped me bring my business to the next level.
At the time, when he invited me to attend the seminar at the Guthrie Castle, I couldn’t believe it. It was an opportunity of a lifetime for me to learn from Daniel Pena in person. There was no doubt in my mind to take advantage of that moment. But I was reluctant. There was one problem holding me back.
The Decision That Changed The Course of My Life Forever
The price of the seminar. At the time, it cost me a LOT to attend the seminar and I didn’t have that kind of money just sitting around. I was broke and still had $150,000 debt to carry.
So what do most people do in that kind of situation? Yes, they come up with all the reasons why they shouldn’t go. And that exactly what I did. I threw myself into my own mental BS. Questioning whether or not I should go.
But, if I was being honest with myself, deep down I knew I had to attend the seminar. It didn’t matter that I was scared or worried. Because I knew that if I said “no” to this opportunity, it would be the end of our relationship. And I would deeply regret my decision if I made the wrong choice because of my fear. So I knew at that moment, I had to be resourceful. I had to find a way to make it work. And I did.
Today, looking back, it was one of the best decisions I made in my entire life. And because of it, I am now at a stage in my life where I can make an impact and help change the lives of today’s younger generation.
So my mentor, Daniel Pena, gave me permission to release the same program that once cost me several thousand dollars to attend absolutely free for you to use on my YouTube channel. And if that wasn’t enough, he has also released his own complete library of the QLA products on his website and his YouTube channel.
Why is Daniel Pena Giving Away All of His QLA Products for Free?
His answer is very simple. He wants to eliminate every excuse you have to not succeed. Because let’s face it, you and I both know, most people only know how to talk about success but they have no proof to show for it.
That’s why in the personal development and success industry space, a lot of what you see, not all, but a lot of what you see online are all just a big pile of garbage. It’s just like what Hitler proved. As Daniel Pena says, “if you say something that’s wrong and lie a lie evil enough, loud enough, and enough times, people will believe you.”
This is one of the main reasons why he is so confident in the QLA Methodology. Because he created it based on real success. And he continues to improve it based on success. It’s not something he believes to be true or thinks is true. It’s all built on the foundation of a proven track record he has produced for himself as well as for his mentees and devotees.
In the last four or five years, Daniel Pena has produced teenage multimillionaires, like Josh Kim, that are now flying around in their own private jets. He has helped one of his mentees Klaus Kleinfield produce the largest deal in recorded history – the $500 billion mega-city called NEOM. And apart from these two examples, he has many more success stories to prove that the QLA methodology works.
Today, Daniel Pena spends two-thirds of his time teaching for free at universities all around the world because he realized the most promising way to influence the future is by influencing the younger generation.
What is The Quantum Leap Advantage Actually About?
This may not be the first time you’ve heard of the QLA Methodology. You may have heard about it in one of my YouTube videos, in Daniel Pena’s many YouTube videos, or even on his website dedicated to this topic. But even while watching those videos, you might have a pretty good idea about what QLA is about, but it’s not entirely clear. So let me share with you my thoughts on what QLA really is.
From a personal development perspective, it is about acquiring the right mindset for success. It’s about building the self-esteem of a high performer. It’s about how messed up we are by society and by our parents.
From a business perspective, the QLA Methodology is about buying revenue instead of creating revenue. So you do that by acquiring and buying a company or multiple companies. And leveraging the bank by using the bank’s money instead of your own money. That’s essentially what Daniel Pena’s QLA Methodology is all about. But overall, to me, QLA is simply a way of thinking and it is a way of life. However, keep in mind…
The QLA Methodology Is NOT For Everyone.
In fact, it’s for a very small percentage of people that have the right skills, the right mindset, and they have what it takes to make QLA work. So you need to know how to buy, negotiate, close, deal with people, talk to the bank, and run a business.
If you want to make QLA work for you these are some of the many skills you need to know to be successful. You see, it’s a very high-level entrepreneurship. And the concept behind the QLA Methodology is far from starting a regular online business. It’s on a completely different level.
Daniel Pena’s QLA Methodology is The Gateway to Generational Wealth
Throughout the 7-day Guthrie Castle seminar, you’ll find many different people from different countries and from all walks of life buying companies for 5, 10, 20, 30, 50, or even 100 million dollar deals. From my knowledge, learning how to close these types of deals are not taught anywhere else except at the Guthrie Castle.
And by making deals of this magnitude you can create what Daniel Pena refers to as generational wealth. So we are talking about wealth in terms of tens of millions or hundreds of millions of dollars. Wealth that would normally take 20 to 25 years to create. But with the QLA Methodology, the goal is to create generational wealth within 3 to 7 years.
Over the years, Daniel Pena has worked to refine QLA to a process made up of systems that can help people, like yourself, create generational wealth in a shorter period of time. According to him, if you follow QLA perfectly it would take you about 3 years but most don’t get it perfect. Five to seven years if you’re good. And eight to ten years if you really don’t know what you’re doing.
But that’s the perspective I want to give you if you want to learn more about the QLA Methodology or if you want to attend the Guthrie Castle seminar yourself.
However keep in mind, a large percentage of people who have attended the castle seminar in the past have actually dropped out and didn’t make it in two to three months. They gave up. And many of those that didn’t succeed had these four mental obstacles standing in their way.
1. You Were Programmed For Poverty, Not Success
Even with the abundance of information, you can access on the internet about Daniel Pena and with all the time he spends teaching university students. Most people do not appreciate all the priceless value and knowledge they’re getting for free.
And a big reason is because most people are not programmed for high-performance or success. A majority of society is actually programmed for poverty.
Unless you were born into a high-performance family like Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, Donald Trump, Bill Gates, and Steve Jobs, you were not taught to be a high-performer. In fact, today we live in what Daniel Pena calls a Snowflake Generation. These are people who melt under pressure.
They don’t have the self-esteem to become a high-performer because of all the bad programming they’ve received their entire life. When life gets tough and they can’t handle it, they feel the need to scurry back into their safe zone – a place where they can release their stress. But in reality, that method doesn’t help you. Because in life there are no safe zones.
In life, you have to suffer if you want to grow into someone successful. You see, everything you could ever want lies outside of your comfort zone. So to get there you need to stretch your comfort by learning how to be uncomfortable.
When it comes to applying the QLA Method, let’s say you are 25 years old. It’ll be much harder for you to execute the system because you have to unlearn all the bad mental programming you received from your parents.
It’s not impossible but it’ll be harder because you’ll be swimming in a lot of your own mental BS. However, if your desire is strong enough, then chances are you will do whatever it takes to produce results.
2. People Who Pretend To Be Successful Never Achieve Any Level Of Success
Many people who dropped out of the castle seminar had this false belief about how much they wanted to achieve success. They say they have a desire to be successful but their words never match their actions. They come in with this mindset of I don’t know how to do something.
Well, what you’re given at the seminar and through the QLA Methodology is the “how-to” or the process you need to succeed. But as soon as people find out that it’s hard. Or they hit their first obstacle and meet a little bit of resistance, they want to quit. That’s when they know they don’t have the real desire to achieve success as they had originally thought.
Daniel Pena once said that even if you attend the 7-day castle seminar and you got one thing out of it: Okay, I don’t think this is for me. Then it’s perfectly fine. Because now you know what it takes to achieve a high level of success. Now there’s no room for you to make any excuses:
- I don’t know how to do it.
- No one taught me.
- I didn’t have any guidance.
- I didn’t have enough resources.
So you see, most people pretend they want to be successful. But it isn’t until they realize the tough choices they need to make or as Daniel calls it the “pay price to action,” that they find out it’s not what they thought.
In the wise words of Daniel Pena, the difference between the high-performance people and the rest of society is where “measurable expectations are demanded not asked.” The reason my mentor and I achieved success in our life and can enjoy our material luxuries is because we wanted it more than anything else. Our desire was stronger than everyone else. And that’s what it takes.
3. Tough Love is What You Need But May Not Like
For a big portion of people that don’t succeed in life or don’t have what it takes to succeed, they’ve lived a “bubble-wrapped life” as Daniel calls it. It simply means they were raised by their parents to be weak and soft-minded.
In life, you and I encounter all sorts of problems and challenges. But why do some of us make it out alive and others don’t? Why do some of us handle problems successfully and others don’t? What makes this difference in people?
According to Daniel Pena, it’s because most of us were not taught to be tough-minded and overcome problems that are bound to happen in life. Today, as Daniel goes to teach at universities all around the world. Many of the students believe his message is not politically correct. But Daniel believes political correctness is a manifestation of lack of self-esteem. It’s just a way to hide behind their weakness.
Today people have less self-esteem than ever before. And people make the mistake of thinking that love on its own is enough to make a change and produce results. But it’s not. Even for Daniel Pena’s own three kids, he doesn’t expect love from them, even though it may be good. He would much rather prefer to have their respect.
Because respect is timeless and it’s something you can pass on from one generation to the next. You can see this is evident all throughout history as well. Love always seems to come and go, sometimes very easily.
But earning someone’s respect is much harder to come by. The definition of respect itself is the feeling of deep admiration for someone because of their abilities, qualities, or achievements. And most people are not proud of their abilities, qualities, or achievements because they’ve lived a mediocre life.
4. A Work-Life Balance Does Not Exist
If you take a look at all the high-performers today like Elon Musk, Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, and the late Steve Jobs, what do you notice?
They do not hang out or chill as Daniel calls it. You will not find them going to the World Cup, the Super Bowl, or the World Series. They just don’t go. Why?
Because they are constantly working all the time. They work on New Year’s Eve. They work on Christmas Day. And every year it’s the same routine. But understand that it’s not “work” to them and they don’t see it that way. Their work is an integral part of their life. There is no separation. It’s part of their enjoyment and obsession. The reason is because they are thinking about their work and their business all the time – 24/7.
One the biggest struggles for the snowflake generation is they believe in a work-life balance that does not exist. There is no work-life balance. And Jack Welch said it best, “There are work-life choices and they have consequences.”
You have to make the choice to achieve success. When you have an unbreakable will to pursue your dreams, then you will take the necessary actions to make it happen. But there is no shortcut. It’s a long, dangerous path full of pitfalls and traps. So if you don’t have the confidence, self-esteem, tough-mindedness, and skillsets to endure the journey. Chances are, you will not make it to the top.
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You see, one of the main differences I didn’t discuss above that separates successful high-performers from the rest of society is their execution. It’s their ability to take action even when it’s hard.
It’s their conviction to do whatever it takes even in the face of fear. They don’t make excuses. And they don’t whine and complain. They just take immediate action. Because as you may know, action drives out thought.
At the time before I decided to attend the castle seminar, like many people, I was scared. But I knew that it would cost me more not to take action. Maybe you’re facing this same dilemma. Your ego and insecurities may be getting in the way of your success. But if you are ready to make a change and you want to learn how you can unlock the door to reach your full potential, then click here to order my new book, Unlock It.