How to Turn your Biggest Dreams into Reality (Pt.1)

Make your dreams come true


Harriet Tubman said, “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” Almost every leader I’ve ever talked with has big ambitions and dreams of the future, of the things they want to achieve both […]

The 8 Morning Secrets of Successful People (infographic)

In Three Morning Habits all Leaders should Cultivate, I wrote about filling your inward cup, eating healthy food options, and planning. Below is an infographic of the morning habits of Richard Branson, Barack Obama, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Bruce Lee. Question: what are your morning habits? Subscribe to Dan Black on Leadership to receive fresh […]

Six Principles to Help You to Achieve Success this Year (Pt.2)

How to have your best year ever

Road that says success in the asphalt

In the first part of The 6 Principles to Help You to Achieve Success this Year we discussed the principle of self-leadership, influence, and initiative.  If you adapt these principles into your life they can help you to reach your goals and obtain your dreams. They lead you to be successful in the areas you […]

Six Principles to Help You to Achieve Success this Year (Pt.1)

How to have your best year ever

Road that says success in the asphalt

With the beginning of the year many people set New Year’s resolutions or have goals for the coming year. However, you will need to adapt and live by certain principles if you want to turn your dreams or goals into reality. The 6 principles below can help you to start and stick with whatever you […]

Coach Bill Snyder’s 16 Goals for Success

I found this list on my friend Nathan Magnuson’s blog. You can read his blog here or follow him on Twitter.

1. Commitment- To common goals and to being successful.

2. Unselfishness- There is no “I” in TEAM.

3. Unity- Come together as never before.

4. Improve- Everyday… as a player, person, and student.

5. Be tough- Mentally and physically.

6. Self-discipline- Do it right, don’t accept less.

7. Great effort

8. Enthusiasm

9. Eliminate Mistakes- Don’t beat yourself.

10. Never give up

11. Don’t accept losing- If you do so one time, it will be easy to do so for the rest of your life.

12. No self-limitations- Expect more of yourself.

13. Expect to win- And truly believe we will.

14. Consistency- Your very, very best every time.

15. Leadership- Everyone can set an example.

16. Responsibility- You are responsible for your own performance.

You can read about Coach Snyder’s goals in his own words in his book They Said It Couldn’t Be Done.

How to Win at Failing

Win dice

Everyone fails but not everyone wins at failing. Michael Jordan said, “I have failed over and over again. That is why I succeed.” To turn your failures into wins you need to adapt certain fundamentals including: take ownership, learning from what happened, and picking yourself up. Let’s discuss each of those areas. 1. Take ownership- […]

4 Things Successful Leaders Keep Doing

Achieving success is only one victory, the real achievement is to maintain your success while making progress to new levels of success. Becoming successful can be easier than maintaining the success. Here are 4 things you must keep doing after you become successful: Keep serving Successful people can quickly move from a serving to self-serving […]

Free Book: Success Quotes, Foundational Elements for Lasting Success

Success quotes

Today is the official release of my new quote book: Success Quotes, Foundational Elements for Lasting Success. The book is compiled of quotes on 20 different topics related to success. Each chapter/topic is about 3 pages long. You can receive this book for FREE by subscribing to my blog or you can purchase it on Amazon.  Reading and […]