#6: TapouT Co-Founder Dan Caldwell on Fighting for the Front, No Plan B & Raising Champions
“Follow your bliss and the Universe will open doors where there were only walls.” – Joseph Campbell
Our guest today is Dan Caldwell. He’s the Co-Founder and President of TapouT, a world renowned company that makes everything from clothes to sports drinks to training centers. Dan has been featured on CNN, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and more. He even had his own TV show and is the host of his own TapouT Radio show on SiriusXM.
He also owns and operates several businesses which includes Caldwell and Taylor Realty, Lessons.biz and MentorMojo.com. A Southern California resident, and proud father of 3, Caldwell now speaks to thousands every year, traveling around the world and telling the amazing story that we’ll be hearing today.
“The best in the world aren’t the best by mistake, they’re the best because they ran the miles.” Dan Caldwell
Today we’re getting a front row seat view of his life story, going all the way from ice cream scooping to being a police officer to being a millionaire.
We’ll dive into:
- Why Dan has tattoos from his knuckles to his neck, what they mean and why they may be tied to his rise to success
- His struggles as a father and businessman as he runs multiple businesses
- What it means to have no Plan B
- Why he got thrown out of a 6 year old’s soccer game
- The crazy thing you should do in the next 24 hours that will change your life
- The importance of relationships
Dan is also a public speaker, and he tells us the most exciting parts and he loves speaking with kids at high schools. We talk about moments where Dan has stepped up and acted in a courageous way, stories about overcoming fear with courage, and why you should be transitioning from limiting beliefs to positivity in order to succeed.
When it doesn’t go the way we thought, we may think it’s over, but there’s always something waiting for us. Dan explains why he began “walking around with his eyes open”, and why being open to opportunities is critical. He also answers how to know when to keep pushing through, and when to let go.
We move on to how Dan teaches kids to live with courage and be themselves, the importance of striving for greatness, and what he wants his kids to say about him looking back. We wrap up with some pretty fun questions, and even better answers.
“I don’t want to ever be in the game anymore and just play. If I’m going to play the game I want to be the best at that game.” Dan Caldwell
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