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Parent, Educator, Author Dan Blanchard the Award Winning Author and Speaker, two-time Junior Olympian Wrestler, and two-time Junior Olympian Wrestling Coach who grew up as a student-athlete. Dan admits that as a youth he was more of an athlete than a student. Since then, Dan has successfully completed twelve years of college and has earned seven degrees. He teaches Social Studies in Connecticut’s largest inner-city high school. In addition, Dan is a Teacher Consultant for the University of Connecticut’s Connecticut Writing Project. He was chosen by the American Federation of Teachers as their face and voice of educational reform. Dan has authored the two dynamic teen leadership books, Feeling Lucky? and Feeling Good. His third book of the Granddaddy’s Secrets series, Feeling Strong! will be out next winter. As an educator, coach, author, and speaker Dan feels that it is his duty to positively influence our youth every chance that he gets! He lives with his wife, Jennifer, their five children, and family dog, Daisy.

From Dan’s TEDx Talk to Yours: Valuable Lessons and TEDx Tips BLOG 51

Dan’s TEDx Talk: Breaking Free from Routine: How to Live a More Exciting Life!   Teaching Troubled Hearts: Lessons from the Classroom  In my TEDx Talk, I hit on teaching troubled hearts and lessons from the classroom. I unveil a pivotal secret of success: empathy. As educators, understanding the complex narratives of our students is …

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The Storm: A Leadership Booklet and Blog #9

THE STORM Chapter 9: Attitude of Gratitude “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero   Why This Matters: Chapter 9, “Attitude of Gratitude,” delves into the transformative power of expressing gratitude and its multifaceted nature. Granddaddy’s guidance, inspired by the concept of Kaizen, emphasizes …

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How to Be a Paid Professional Speaker Blog 9

Rejection Resilience: Overcoming the Fear of ‘No’ In the world of professional speaking, the ability to pitch ideas effectively is paramount. Yet, many talented speakers find themselves paralyzed by the fear of rejection. The dreaded ‘no’ can feel like a personal failure, leading to self-doubt and hesitation. However, mastering rejection resilience is key to unlocking …

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How to Be a Bestselling, Money-Making Author Blog 9

Fearless Marketing: Overcoming Author Promotion Hurdles As an author, the fear of rejection can be a paralyzing force, especially when it comes to marketing your own work. The vulnerability of putting your creative efforts out into the world, only to face potential criticism or indifference, can be daunting. However, embracing fearless marketing techniques can help …

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The Storm: A Leadership Booklet and Blog #7

THE STORM Chapter 7: Every Tragedy Includes an Opportunity “Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” – Napoleon Hill   Why This Matters: Chapter 7, “Every Tragedy Includes an Opportunity,” delves into the transformative power of adversity and the concept of gratitude. Granddaddy’s wisdom, inspired …

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From Dan’s TEDx Talk to Yours: Valuable Lessons and TEDx Tips BLOG 50

Dan’s TEDx Talk: Breaking Free from Routine: How to Live a More Exciting Life!   Inspiration Beyond the Classroom: A Teacher’s Impact  In my TEDx Talk, I hit on inspiration beyond the classroom and a teacher’s impact, where I illuminate a potent success strategy: fostering inspiration. Beyond imparting mere knowledge, teachers wield the profound ability …

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The Storm: A Leadership Booklet and Blog #6

THE STORM Chapter 6: Pops or Dad “The unexamined life is not worth living.” – Socrates   Why This Matters: Chapter 6, “Pops or Dad?” explores the intricacies of family relationships, trauma, and the power of self-reflection. The chapter addresses the impact of language on one’s perception and emotions, urging readers to consider the significance …

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How to Be a Paid Professional Speaker Blog 8

Pricing for Prosperity: Strategies for Well-Paid Speeches In the world of professional speaking, determining the right price for your expertise can be a challenging yet crucial aspect of your career. Whether you’re an established speaker or just starting out, understanding pricing strategies is essential for achieving financial prosperity and sustaining a successful speaking business. One …

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