Dan Pena is a high performance coach, philanthropist, businessman and author. He has seen every type of business imaginable. He brings an attitude that inspires and provokes action.
The pussification of America has come to fruition through low self-esteem individuals creating a snowflake generation. Youth today are being raised by beta males who aren’t teaching them how to live strong, persistent and driven lives. Dan explains why the lack of alpha males in today’s society is the root of the politically correct driven culture.
When someone has a beta personality, they tend to be less than a high performance achiever. High performance people succeed because they get things done. They walk the walk on a consistent basis. They do not live a sheltered, PC life. How do they accomplish this? Picking the right friends is the first key to success. Pushing yourself to be around others who inspire, will lead to you being inspired. When kids are around other kids looking for success, they are given a much higher probability of becoming successful.
Dan doesn’t have a subtle, gentle teaching style – as anyone can sense from this podcast. His students regularly ask him, “Why are you so mean? Why do you use such harsh language?” He responds by saying, “Because life is hard.” Most people want change, but they only want change that conforms to their definition — and that is not change. That is staying the same.
In this episode of Trend Following Radio:
- Lack of leadership in today’s society
- Alpha males
- Beta males
- Getting out of victim mode
- Political correctness syndrome
“Being a high performance person doesn’t mean you are a good guy. Being a high performance person means that you get shit done. You are trying to be all that you can be.” – Dan Pena
Mentions & Resources:
- Dan Pena
- Your First 100 Million
- The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It
- Think and Grow Rich: or Men and Woman who Resent Poverty