Hello I'm Danny Cole author of, GET MOTIVATED NOW!, The Formula For Happiness and Success in Life, The Formula For Success in Sales, and How To Repair Your Credit Like The Pros, I'm founder of I Am Empowered Man, and Men's Life Coach.
I started I Am Empowered Man to teach men just like you how to create a Bulletproof Mindset so they can improve and enjoy their life on every level.
I do this by teaching you the 4 things you need to know about your mind.
And if you put into practice these 4 things I teach you, then you will take control of your mind and turn it into your most powerful weapon to achieve your highest level of self-confidence, unstoppable motivation and success in every area of your personal and professional life.
The process for creating a Bulletproof Mindset works. I know it works because it worked for me.
Allow me to explain......
Life was not always easy.
Currently my mom is battling stage 4 cancer in her colon, stomach, Iiver, and lungs. (She is the strongest person I know and who I gained my mental toughness from)
I was the first born of 6 kids to a poor family. We had a lot of love, but not a lot of money.
On top of being poor I was small and weak and got teased and made fun of a lot. I even remember my grandfather telling me that he thought I would be the kid getting bullied and having sand kicked into his face at the beach.
I also remember our family struggling so much that I changed elementary schools 3 times. We had to move from living with my dad's parents, to living with my mom's parents, then to my aunt and uncle's house before we finally moved into a trailer on a long dusty dirt road out in the country.
My dad was a great man, but he unfortunately turned to drugs when I was in middle school. There were some Christmases' we didn't have, because instead of my dad buying presents he used all the money on drugs. I was still in my 20's when he passed away.
And in my 20's is when I started drinking and doing drugs everyday.
With my friends at the time using drugs, and me struggling with the lose of my baby at birth, she was stillborn, things escalated quickly with the types of drugs I was using and the amounts.
You name it and I probably done it.
I had a few friends that died of overdoses. And after having a nurse tell me while I was in the ER, that I was lucky to be alive and if I didn't change what I was doing I was going to die, I knew something had to change.
But it didn't.....
I wasn't truly happy with myself and where I was in life so I kept partying..... and struggling......and feeling a void deep inside.
I knew I was meant for more. That I had in no way maximized my full potential as a man. I felt that there was more I needed to do.... but I didn't.
Why? Because of the environment I kept myself in, mentally and physically. If you want to make a change you must, must, must change the way you think and the environment you are in.
Things turned around when I fell 4 1/2 stories and broke my back.
I was working with my dad on a hot summer day in July. He painted for a living and that day we were painting a building in Stockbridge, Ga. I repelled over the side of the building and started to drop, the lanyard was supposed to stop me... but didn't.
I dropped 4 1/2 stories to the ground. BOOM. Landed on my right hip and instantly breaking my back.
They were going to life flight me to Southern Regional, which coincidentally I was born 24 years earlier, but instead took me by ambulance because I didn't have insurance.
I was in ICU for a few days and when I was finally released they told me my L1 vertebra was half gone due to it turning to dust from the sudden impact from me hitting the ground from my fall, and it was jutted out a little.
The doctor said he could have done surgery, but that it would have only caused more problems later on in life.
So, I had to wear a back brace for months, had to have help getting in and out of the bed, in and out of the shower, and in and out of the bathroom.
When you are laying in the bed for hours and hours a day with no television and a cell phone that lacked the modern day capabilities, all you could do then was make a call. You could only do one thing, think.
So, I spent hours thinking about my life.
The things I did want, the things I didn't want. Why I only had the things I had and why I didn't have more. Why I still struggled with low self-esteem. Why didn't I strive to do more or be more even though, deep down, I know I was meant for more.
I also wondered why some people seemed to have it all, while others struggled. Why some people seemed so happy and others struggled. Why some people had an extremely high level of self-confidence and others struggled.
And it hit me! The answer to all those questions. Your mindset!
So, I started the journey of mastering my mindset.
Why my mindset?
Because I knew that your mindset determined how, or even if, you overcome obstacles.
Your mindset determined how you saw and experienced the world.
If you saw and experienced lack or opportunity.
If you saw and experienced abundance or scarcity.
If you experienced manifestations of your thoughts or just hard work with no results.
If you are happy or sad is also determined by your mindset.
All this and more was determined by MY mindset.
It is something I read about constantly and occasionally worked on growing up, but now, I had made it my mission to master.
I read books like, "How To Win Friends and Influence People," "Rich Dad, Poor Dad," "The Power Of Positive Thinking," "The Power Of I AM," books on sales, books by Anthony Robbins and Grant Cardone, and anything I could get my hands on. I knew if I could master my mindset, then I could achieve success in anything.
I have been in sales for the past 20 years. I've done it all. Sold real-estate, cars, life insurance, high-end furniture. I've started businesses that have failed and businesses that have prospered.
I had a gold business, you know, one of the "WE BUY GOLD" places, and business started out great. But, in 8 months we had to shut the doors. The gold prices went from an all time high to the bottom falling out.
Because of that business failing, and me trying several other businesses before that one, that never took root, I kept hearing, "When are you going to get a real job?" "Why do you always try doing things on your own?" "You really need to think about the future."
And I was thinking about my future. I did not want to work for someone else and make them successful. If I was going to work for someone and make them successful, it was going to be me, and I'd be willing to bet you feel the same way.
I now have a successful Men's Mindset Coaching business, real estate investor, podcaster, and I'm an author. I absolutely love my life. And I want the same for you.
Men All Want The Same Thing:
- We want to feel confident and happy.
- We want to enjoy our relationships.
- We want to feel valued and spend our days making money in a way that fulfills us.
- We want to not be so angry, jealous, and resentful.
- We want to know that we're good enough as men, fathers, husbands, and leaders.
- And we want to feel the confidence necessary to live without doubt and fear.
This Is What I Believe:
1. Life is short. We must live in the now and live each day with intent, purpose, and passion.
2. With the right attitude and habits you can achieve anything.
3. Taking risks and stepping out of your comfort zone is essential for growth.
4. Knowledge is not power, applied knowledge is where true power is found.
5. A man is motivated by the desire to achieve and live life purposefully.
6. You are not your past. The decisions you make today will determine your future.
7. Everyone has greatness within them, some just need a little help getting it out.
8. No one is immune to life's difficulties but, you are Stronger Than Failure.