S2: Episode 10: Daniel Blue | Chase Something Better, Be Grateful for What You Have
Daniel Blue is a successful man. He's a regular contributor to Forbes.com. He's the owner of Quest Education, which is a company that helps entrepreneurs obtain capital for their companies, pay off high-interest debt, among many other things. Under Daniel's guidance this business has flourished, earning over 7 figures two years in a row. Outside of his professional life, he's very into fitness and sports, and he spends a lot of his time with his daughter. Daniel's life hasn't always been easy.
Daniel had an alright home life when he was young, his parents divorced, his father moved away, and his mother worked a lot. He was beginning to struggle with some of his own demons. His mother moved him in with another family in Utah in his late teens, and with their help he was able to finish high school, but this was just the beginning of Daniel's struggles. He decided to go to college, playing sports, but he only lasted a few months. He ended up leaving college for a job in sales, and he ended up developing an addiction to Oxycontin. He then also got a girl pregnant, which ended up saving him. He was able to clean himself up to take care of his daughter.
Daniel used all the things that he went through to help him become a better person. He was able to turn his life around and become something greater than he thought he would be. Now he's the son, father, and business owner. He believes that there is always a chance to for people to redeem themselves and become who they were always supposed to be.
Daniel is truly an overcomer. He's lived a life that was not always easy and that had a lot of ups and downs. When he was young, his family wasn't terrible, but one day his parents got a divorce. His father moved away to Mexico, and his mother was a social worker that spent long hours at the office. This broken home influenced his mind a lot when he was young, and still influences his thoughts to this day.
He had begun to use drugs at a young age, his mother moved him away to Utah to another home so he was able to finish high school. He actually got into college and was playing sports, but the sports were the only reason he was there. He left after three months to get a job in sales, and began to make good money. He was young and easily influenced, and the people he was around took him down a darker path. He ended up getting addicted to Oxycontin, and then got a girl pregnant. His drug addiction stopped him from being the father that he thought he should be. Then, one day, he decided that enough was enough, and that he was going to be the man he was supposed to be.
Daniel moved away from where he was at, and used his knowledge and networking from his sales days to start Quest Education. Now he spends his time educating entrepreneurs on how to use all their money and assets to their full advantage. His business has been a wild success, raking in over 7 figures for 2 years in a row. Daniel takes care of his daughter, and is the best father that he can be. Sometimes you have to go through those dark times to see the light, and become the best version of yourself that you can be.
Daniel was kind enough to share his knowledge and experiences with us, and here are some of the things that you will learn about:
Broken homes and the harm that they can do.
About what sports can teach everyone about being an entrepreneur.
Regrets and how to use them to make you a better person.
The two most important skills to have as an entrepreneur.
How to keep moving forward from your past.
MORE ON THE EPISODE
6:28 - 8:19
Daniel tells us about how important it is for kids to have a good home when they are young. Everything starts in the home, and if the parents are able to give the kids a good example, and show them what it's like to be decent, that will help them in their adulthood. Coming from a broken home can truly do more damage to a child than many people realize
10:35 - 11:25
What can sports teach us about being an entrepreneur? Daniel breaks down what sports taught him about business, and how those lessons are what carried him through to his success.
12:58 - 13:47
Do you regret anything that you've ever done? Daniel tells us about something that he did wrong, and that he truly regrets, and how he overcame it to be a better person, and make up for his failures.
20:45 - 21:13
Two things that are important to your success as an entrepreneur. Davis shares what he thinks are the two most important skills that you will need to achieve your goals.
31:31 - 33:16
Daniel talks about how he views his past, and what he's done to move past it. It's always good to have reflection, but everyday is a new day, and all you can do is keep moving forward.
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ABOUT TRAVIS BARNES
Before Travis Barnes became a best-selling author, international presenter, founder and franchisor of Journey Fitness 333 he spent a decade of his life in prison for a nonviolent drug offense. Upon returning home to his wife and daughter he worked hard to grow himself in the fitness industry so he could buy his family a home of their own. 2 months after buying their home Tropical Storm Lee caused it to be flooded to the second floor. Approximately 1 year after the flood while still rebuilding their home and during the Christmas holiday season Travis was let go from his employment as COO for a local fitness company. After he and his wife spent 6 months as traveling trainers and while still living on an unemployment check and in a FEMA trailer, they began what is now a fitness franchise . Most recently and with the rest of the industry Travis has overcome the obstacles of the pandemic by redesigning his business. Travis has used the pandemic as an opportunity to instead of returning to business as normal, he has returned to business as better than normal. Travis is an Overcomer.
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