#ALB77 – Dan Harrison
Dan had a simple plan he wanted to be a millionaire, he wanted to own a big beautiful log cabin in his own forest.
He wanted his business to dominate the industry, but this actually led him to work himself to the bone and left him feeling pretty low by all accounts.
So, what did he do? He booked a test drive on his dreams, and as a result Dan figured out what he actually did want.
Click play to see what that lifestyle now looks like to Dan.
Ambitious Lifestyle Business Podcast #77
This month’s guest is Dan Harrison who is the Director and lead developer at WPdoctors
Dans whirlwind romance with WordPress
Dan accidentally slipped into the world of WordPress back in 2005, when it was only a couple of years old. It has since become a very significant platform for websites.
Over time his aspirations started to grow, and he wanted more and more, but this resulted in him working himself to the bone and becoming quite low.
He found himself surrounded by people, sucking up their environment and invaluably seduced by it, which he says is easy to do when you don’t know what you want, the less focused you are the more attractive it seems. The more focused you are is when you realise it is an alien environment and actually you don’t want it at all.
Dan loves a problem
Dan wanted to focus on one thing, and do that one thing really, really well, he had realised that there was a significant demand for WordPress-specific help, and he realised this was something and from there he created the brand WP Doctors (or WordPress Doctors) to specifically look after businesses that need technical help, creating themes, plugins or solving problems with their WordPress websites.
Look out Christopher Dean
Dan loves a good shopping list and has created one for the things he wants to achieve which includes a trip to Machu Picchu and learning how to ice skate!
Find out how Dan spent £350 and saved himself £75k
He realised that you don’t have to own something to experience it, and actually sometimes just trying it is enough to realise it isn’t important to you at all.
When children talk, listen
Dan has a son and asked him what he thinks is fun and if he had £1 million what would he spend it on?
Focus on what you ACTUALLY want and stick to a plan especially if it involves luxury marshmallows
If you enjoyed this podcast, you may want to check out this one where Chris literally walked away from a £5 million business to achieve the lifestyle he desired.
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