It’s hard to say goodbye…

For years, the last thing I thought about every night was my company, Spheric Technologies.

It was part of me. It was me.

My identity was: Dan @ Spheric

And at 28 years old, something happened that changed my life forever.

Someone asked me if…


Think of how easy it would be to scale if you could say…

“Google is one of our customers.”

(Or an early adopter equivalent in your industry.)

Right?

There are some early adopters out there…

And if you can sign them on as a customer (or strategic partner) they’ll bring…


I failed for 7 years straight.

After clawing my way out of the gutter from drugs and crime…

I still had to face setback after setback.

I was smashed in the face with two failed businesses…

And while I was working on my 3rd one, I was regularly awake at…


“If it doesn’t matter to an 8-year-old, it doesn’t matter.”

Back when social media was barely a thing.

And when Zuckerberg was still coding in Harvard.

Lane Merrifield was on a mission to change the world…

His mission:

Take care of kids. And create a safe place for them online.


A little while ago one of my businesses got 18 demos and 0 show-ups…

ZERO.

Crazy? I know right.

I couldn’t understand how it could be ZERO…

They had all booked a call that was on the calendar.

They had all received email confirmations.

And they had all gone through…


When we talk about scaling…

What comes to mind as your #1 bottleneck:

Securing capital?

Getting the right people in the right seats?

Dialing in your systems and OKRs?

Well here’s a curveball.

What if it’s none of that?

What if your #1 bottleneck is your VISION?

It’s crazy, I…


Imagine you’re the captain of a ship.

You’ve recruited sailors.

You’ve sailed out of the harbour in search of far away treasures…

And now you’re caught in a raging open sea storm.

Water splashing onto your boat from every direction.

Waves so tall your ship could sink at any moment…


When Josh was 18, he saw a young entrepreneur in his town driving a lamborghini…

A guy who lived in the rich part of town.

“Wow, this guy is SO young, and so successful. I wonder what he does.”

Josh was amazed.

And that was it.

Josh didn’t need any…


If you’re about to assemble a board of directors, or you already have one…

I bet this is your worst nightmare:

Struggling through a slide deck while investors attack you for three hours straight.

… sweating under your shirt hoping it doesn’t seep through.

And let’s not forget:

– Investors…


As a business owner, you’ve likely sailed through “company killing storms”…

No new customers for weeks.

A key team member abandons ship when you need them the most.

Mass ‘customer exodus’. You name it.

But some of the worst storms happen during the early stages.

And Ryan and Wissam, founders…

Dan Martell

I coach ambitious software founders | Award-winning angel investor / 5x founder with 3x exits | Speaker | Proud Father.

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