[Unedited] – Dan “The Man” Lok

By on August 11, 2016

Unedited

On FUELRADIO.com we have being telling the stories of coaches, mentors and spiritual directors and the people they work with. Last week we released the story about Bensung Sung and Dan Lok called Moms, Mentors and Making Millions. To produce these interviews I interview each person separately. To create a story I have to cut a lot of what each person says. Dan said a lot of helpful and insightful things, so I thought I would release an unedited version of his entire interview.

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Dan Lok

Dan “The Man” Lok

Here is Dan’s bio from his LinkedIn profile:

“I came to Canada at the age fourteen with little knowledge of English, no contacts and no money.

“I started my first business when I was in high school.

“My early career was marked by adversity and struggle. I got my first job when I was 16. I was a grocery bagger at a local supermarket, making minimum wage and barely making ends meet.

“That was the one and only job I ever had. For most of my life, I’ve been a consummate deal maker and a passionate entrepreneur.

“It’s not simply because I enjoy starting and building businesses, but because of my character traits, as I believe that being an entrepreneur is a part of my genetic makeup.

“I’ve made millions of dollars and I’ve lost millions of dollars. What kept me on track through all of the chaos and a can-do attitude, approaching every challenge with the motto, “TAKE MASSIVE ACTION!”

“I consider myself a serial entrepreneur. I have been fortune enough to start, run and turnaround a dozen companies. Now in my spare time, I mentor a select group of entrepreneurs,­ helping them profit wildly while making a difference in the world.”

A bit of a disclaimer…

I (Rod) am a big believer in the power of coaching, mentors, mastermind groups, friendship and direction. I do agree with Dan that coaches should “walk their talk” i.e. business coaches better be running, or have run a successful business if they are going to give business advice. At the same time I believe that the best form of coaching holds the coachee capable of coming up with the answers to their own challenges and that a coach can help facilitate that discovery whether or not they are an expert in a particular field. For me, it’s a case of “both, and.”

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