Opening Doors And Energizing Yourself

January 24, 2014
Hosted by Dan Deigan

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When we are reaching fro our true desires, there are days where we get down, don’t feel like taking that next step, and when we feel the world isn’t on our side. On these days an extra shot of self motivation is in need. When you get that needed motivation and doors seem to get closed right in our faces, we then need a secondary tool to win people over without manipulation or coercion. This episode of Little Conversations Today brings you two masters in their given field. Brad Montgomery specializes in energizing you to self motivate and Bob Burg the master of giving and positive persuasion co-author of The Go-Giver and author of Adversaries Into Allies takes us down the path of Winning People Over Without Manipulation Or Coercion. This episode will prove to be uplifting and informative to help you open doors so you can start realizing your desires sooner with a kind of energy and excitement, you have lacked in the past.

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Making a positive choice to change those negative “little conversations” we have in our heads is a key element if we are truly going to reach our most desired goals, dreams, and aspirations. Each week, Little Conversations Today brings together experts from all over the world to share their ideas, strategies, and action plans that help us find the gold nuggets in every adversity or challenge. These empowering “Little Conversations” we have will allow us to break through our fear and help us see that all that adversity and challenges we meet are simply trajectory moments that should help us go vertical toward our true burning desires.

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Dan Deigan

Dan Deigan

Dan Deigan serves as an inspiration to others. His energy, passion, and “laugh” are infectious. He is a devoted husband, father, and the co-founder of both The Adversity Connection and Little Conversations Today.

Dan grew up in Lachine, Quebec. At the age of eleven his family relocated to Pointe Claire, Quebec which is a suburb of Montreal. Dan was not a confident young man. He was insecure and afraid so he looked to the rough crowd to cloud his fears and insecurities, but all this did was find him in trouble with law enforcement.

These battles lasted until the day his dad handed him a copy of Dr. Norman Vincent Peal’s book, “The Power Of Positive Thinking.” The concepts in Dr. Peal’s book as well as the intensive work he found himself drawn to by the world’s top personal development speakers like Brian Biro, Ed Foreman, Zig Zigler, Napoleon Hill, Dale Carnegie, and Wallace Waddles led Dan to create Little Conversations Today in 2010 with his wife Christine

Prior to Little Conversations Today, Dan was and still is a successful sales person in the expansive world of transportation. He lives in Ontario, Canada with his wife Christine, son Brendan, and daughter Jessica.

Dan is devoted to making not only a shift but a dynamic shift in the world today. He lives every day with the belief: “Impossible is just an opinion.”

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