Dan Martell | Buy Back Your Time: Get Unstuck, Reclaim Your Freedom + Build Your Empire

Wellness + Wisdom | Episode 620

Did you know that working less and achieving more was possible?

Dan Martell | Buy Back Your Time: Get Unstuck, Reclaim Your Freedom + Build Your EmpireDan Martell, Business Coach and Founder of the SaaS Academy, joins Josh Trent on the Wellness + Wisdom Podcast, episode 620, to introduce the concept of buying back your time, why he owes his success to the struggles he went through when he was younger, and how you can turn your pain into strength.

“You'll never get a penny more than you think you deserve. Your self-worth is a by-product of your identity. If you don't think you're worth it, you won't go on the journey to develop. If you don't think you inherently have more to give, you won't decide to work on the skills that are going to make you more valuable to the marketplace.”Dan Martell

In This Episode, Dan Martell Uncovers:

[01:30] Time, Money + Energy

[08:55] Turn Your Struggles Into Strengths

  • Learning from the things you don't want for yourself.
  • Why he's grateful to his mom for raising him the way she did.
  • What drove Dan to steal guns from people's houses when he was young.
  • Why he believes anything is possible.
  • His family kept all of his problems a secret for 17 years.
  • The challenges he had to face in his life are what contributed to his success.

[15:40] Connecting to The Creator

[20:45] From Zero to Millions

  • How the concept of buying back time came to him.
  • Why he put all of his time into creating wealth for his ex-fiance.
  • How Dan became a multi-millionaire a few months after his fiance left him.
  • Why he thought he wasn't meant to be in a relationship and only focus on business.
  • How the buyback loop works.
  • Entrepreneurship is the ultimate self-development program.

[26:30] Pain to Purpose

  • Why he dedicated everything to building businesses after getting out of jail.
  • John Maxwell
  • Why he decided to share his story publicly for the first time 10 years ago.
  • Tim Ferriss
  • How knowing someone's past helps you understand them.

[32:00] Buy Back Your Time

  • Why you need to do the inner work, otherwise you'll take your past everywhere with you.
  • Your calendar can help you create more time.
  • Hire people to buy back your time.

[34:10] Entrepreneur + Intrapreneur Mindset

  • Flip the switch to become an intrapreneur.
  • Everyone needs to learn to buy back their time.
  • The common misunderstanding of high performance.
  • You choose NOT to make time to do what you want to do.
  • Why you need to realize your own value and self-worth.
  • Everybody deserves to be rich.

[40:45] Self-Sabotaging Your Wealth Potential

[45:35] Dan Martell's Weight Loss Journey

[49:50] Blissfully Dissatisfied

  • Balancing being driven with being present.
  • How Dan's friend taught him how to just be without checking off lists.
  • Why he used to be a control freak.
  • When your work is more fun, you get better results.
  • Everyone admires other people's authenticity.
  • You are here to become the best version of yourself.
  • Why people want to hear about the struggles that allowed you to have a transformation.

[59:35] Don't Suppress Your Emotions with Vices

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Power Quotes From The Show

Hire People to Buy Back Your Time

“Most people make the mistake of hiring people for capacity. Hire people to buy back your time. Fill your time with things that evolve you. And through that, your business will grow.”Dan Martell


“Self-sabotage comes from unresolved belief about achievement from the childhood. It is a judgment around the result. All self-sabotage is a subconscious fear around achieving what you want.”Dan Martell

Heal Your Inner Child

“The more you're willing to go into the inner child and do the work, the further you can go. The lowest you've gone is the highest you can go. That's why a lot of people that have gone through the most, actually have the most to give – if they're willing to explore that.”Dan Martell

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About Dan Martell

Dan Martell | Buy Back Your Time: Get Unstuck, Reclaim Your Freedom + Build Your EmpireDan Martell is an entrepreneur, angel investor, thought leader, and highly sought-after coach in the SaaS, or software as a service, industry.

He founded, scaled and successfully exited three technology companies within a ten year period.

In 2012 he was named Canada’s top angel investor, having invested in more than 50 start-ups, such as Intercom, Udemy, and Unbounce.

In 2016, Martell founded the SaaS Academy and grew it to become one of the largest coaching companies in the world.

He’s also an Ironman athlete, philanthropist, husband, and father of two incredible boys.

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About Josh Trent

Josh Trent lives in Austin, Texas with his love Carrie Michelle, son Novah, daughter Nayah + a cat named Cleo. He is the host of the Wellness + Wisdom Podcast and the creator of the BREATHE: Breath + Wellness Program. Josh has spent the past 20+ years as a trainer, researcher + facilitator discovering the physical and emotional intelligence for humans to thrive in our modern world. Helping humans LIBERATE their mental, emotional, physical, spiritual + financial self through podcasts, programs + global community that believe in optimizing our potential to live life well.

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