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Dan Pena – Just F*cking Do It


It is the day you have all been waiting for. Dan Pena is back.

Most of you will know the love-hate relationship I have with my hard-ass, ball-breaking mentor.

You’ve seen the castle episode, and many of you tell me your favourite London Real episode is Dan’s first conversation with me two years ago.

I remember that day like it was yesterday.

I went home after the shoot with my mind reeling. Quite honestly, I was in a bad mood. Dan had gotten inside my head, which I now realise is his speciality.

I knew deep down that I, and London Real, could be a lot more, and it took an angry, old, former oil tycoon shouting in my face to finally wake up to what this show could really become.

Despite everything we have achieved in the last eighteen months at London Real – the Academy, the Business Accelerator programme, the Summit – don’t expect this conversation to have lots of “well done Brians”, or “I am proud of yous” in it!

Dan gets on my case almost right away. Just like the first time we met, he has this look in his eye like “Is this it Brian!”

I’ve learned to get over the idea of pleasing or satisfying Dan Pena. And frankly, I realise that is not the point.

Dan is obsessed with high performance. That’s why, as he tells me in this conversation, he wants success for his mentees more than they want it for themselves.

And it has nothing to do with charity and goodwill. As he explains to me, unfulfilled potential just p***ses him off!

In this episode, Dan goes deeper than he ever has into his development as a businessman and a success coach.

There is a level of vulnerability and honesty that I haven’t heard from Dan before, and after I was done talking to him, I felt I understood the old man much more.

Dan tells me some crazy stories about the relationships he had with his own mentors like Costa Gratsos and Jim Newman.

Dan’s approach to mentorship is nuanced. It is much more than kissing ass or latching on to the success of others.

He talks me through how you cultivate a relationship, create a bond of loyalty and respect with mentors.

Dan gets very emotional when he talks about the men who influenced his life and made him man he is today.

He also goes over the finer, more subtle points of what it really means to upgrade your peer group.

Fundamentally, success is about being able to take risks.

As much as I hate admitting it, there is never a bad time to get the Pena-treatment. It is in our natures to fall back into the comfort zone, to take the short cut.

And let’s face it, we live in a culture where playing small and avoiding potential are positively rewarded.

It takes an angry, shouting, old school taskmaster like Dan to hold us accountable to what we claim our dreams and aspirations really are.

Believe me, this is conversation is no bromance reunion. It was no soppy man-date.

Dan gets right in my grill, looks at me with his steely grey eyes and rattles my cage all over again.

I was ready for him, but that doesn’t make his impact any less effective.

There’s no calmer, more reflective Dan here folks – this is as alpha male as it gets.

We talk about everything from killing bears to how Dan won the respect of Massai warriors.

You are going to love this episode, but quite honestly, I urge you to prepare yourself. Dan really brings it, and the result is as uncomfortable as it is motivating.

Buckle up. Dan Pena is back, and he is meaner, more honest and merciless than ever.

Enjoy.

00:00 Trailer
01:18 Brian’s introduction.
02:15 Turning 70 – ramping things up.
04:47 What people do every day to scare themselves.
07:22 Accountability, getting people to change their reality.
09:49 A younger demographic now attending Dan’s seminars – what are they seeking?
16:10 Surrounding yourself with the right people.
17:23 Dan’s good habits: –Tacit approval
19:28 -Sun down rule.
22:33 -Over-communicating
25:08 -Kissing frogs
27:21 -Accountability
29:30 ‘If Donald Trump becomes President he’s going to rock the planet’.
34:06 What made Dan Pena who he is?
44:07 Crushing people’s constraints.
51:15 Smell the leather.
56:05 What business schools don’t teach you.
57:19 Research is procrastination.
59:57 Was Dan tougher on people 20 years ago?
1:01:25 Military background.
1:05:04 Does Dan attract masochists?
1:07:34 Running out of runway.
1:10:48 What happened to Brian at the Castle?
1:19:42 Fear.
1:22:16 Eagles soar alone, they don’t hang out.
1:30:26 How Dan wishes to be remembered.
1:31:17 Dan’s plans for next five years.
1:34:49 What can the faint hearted do to finally move forward?
1:36:53 Mentors.
1:41:12 Success secrets.
1:41:50 Affirmations.
1:44:49 Fulfilling potential.
1:47:19 People enjoy watching the interaction between Dan and Brian, but do they act upon what they hear?
1:49:09 Life’s not a journey, but a process.
1:50:07 Where do we go from here, you and me?

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akilaliyanage836
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akilaliyanage836

I love this guy. He reminds me of my grandfather…

gtnz256806
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gtnz256806

Fucken awesome, just do it!

Craig
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Craig

I noticed a lot of these mens comments swear a lot , just like Dan , power of the words ,.

gtnz256806
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gtnz256806

People who swear alot are much more down to earth and trustworthy. Its a proven fact!

Craig
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Craig

Mmm what now

Harris
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I’m crying watching this man , because I’ve been such a cunt all my life!!! I now see how I’m riding with the breaks on!!!

joyoflivingfully479
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joyoflivingfully479

I’m shocked so many people like this man.

DQuinn888308
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DQuinn888308

I agree…The guy is a rambling old incoherent dick…..I didn’t learn anything here…The old fart is doing a George C Scott acting as Patton routine….He’s Euro Spanish, Sicilian and Welsh and he’s trying to pass himself off as a “latrino”…..

Craig
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Craig

This old man as ya say , spent time down dirty fox holes waiten for command to put pellets in the arises of the enemy man , plus 50 billion dollars later I say seriously successful has layer out his hand to teach the likes of you how to expand , I think he’s bit more than just an old man

Alejandro
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I wish he was my grandpa, he is cool as heck.

richardmclean292
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richardmclean292

Why?

Peter
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Dan is so entertaining to watch, having such conviction and passion at his age. A lot of the actual content I disagree with of course, hes a bit old school ‘yuppie’ type. Modern high performance should be more about driving emmission free cars than rollers, avoiding wars rather than being prepared for them, once you’ve made ‘enough’ money taking time on your art/science/sport rather than wasting brain power on how to spend on fancy houses and shit – shoppings for women.

Peter
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Brilliant

mgratton969
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mgratton969

Fuck penis. I mean Pena. The fucker is right.

mgratton969
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mgratton969

Fuck penis. I mean Pena.

Freewill
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Dan is right! No more bullshit! Just do it and to hell with what anyone thinks! shed the anchors that hold you back.

Turquoise
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WOW He is the God Father of PERSONAL INTEGRITY AND PURPOSE.. I am so IMPRESSED . We would probably have disagreements on some things but at the heart of it he is LOVE AND ACTION IN MOTION.. I am inspired and grateful i can listen to his wisdom .. WOW!! Many thanks to London Real !!

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Maria

Thank you for the great feedback! It’s our pleasure! 🙂

Verge
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This guy is a FAR CRY from Dorian Yates. And have we realized that the concept of alpha male is bullshit yet? And if it weren’t, I would have to point out that an alpha male wouldn’t need to tell everyone he is one. I’ll take CT Fletcher over this asswipe any day. Take your Hitler and Mussolini portraits and shove ’em, buddy. I’ve never hit my son in his life, and he’s the most respectful, driven and hard-working kid I know. When we play one-on-one basketball, there’s shoving and people tumbling onto the court. When we lift weights, we… Read more »

Carlos
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So much hate… Just read this on Reddit -> https://www.reddit.com/r/DanPena/comments/4mg3wc/heres_is_where_dan_pena_fails_his_grads/ “Dan presents himself as a M&A guy when he’s not and doesn’t appear to really understand how it’s done. Then when people arrive for the week with him they discover that it’s really all just a motivational seminar in which he swears like a 14 year with anger management problems and calls everyone a cunt. Then towards the end he finally jumps from his motivational material to M&A and glosses over it. The entire point behind it is to get suckers to hopefully bird dog deals for him which somehow… Read more »

frank133
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frank133

@Carlos I read the entire reddit.com did you by chance? It doesn’t sound that the thread is thought through, nor correct, but I would bet you, both you and I don’t know that first hand. 🙂 I hear both sides. Although I can see that anyone has an agenda, or better said a purpose, I’m not sure if I see what you are suggesting. What I’ve found leading people and teams is that no matter of the best intentions you cannot satisfy all. I gladly have paid in time and in money to create the change in my life, sometimes… Read more »

Brian
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Lindacrystalline@gmail.com
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Lindacrystalline@gmail.com

I have enjoyed so many interviews on London Real from Dr Gabor Mate, Tom Bilyeu, Danny Jones, Will Young and Matt Ellis, to name a few. Why would you endorse a man who promotes hate? This corporate, mercurial culture is outdated and so detrimental to the future of our time living on planet Earth. My philosophy is that we are all here to help each other. I cannot see where Dan Pena has a voice any more!

Kieren
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I largely agree with you. I think he has value in terms of his views on productivity and getting things done, but he’s badly in need of an ayahuasca session

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sawadikap456@gmail.com

I don’t think this guy is a good example, neither an inspiration.He wouldn’t get my trust and his bad ass attitude does not come a from a place of self power.Too much agressivity.

casper-sidorowicz
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You are a WEAK cunt mate

Rob
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Dan Peña is just A Bad Ass!!!

Krizpy
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Krizpy

I love the part were the video won’t play at all

Kieren
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Try another internet browser like Firefox or Safari

excellent
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excellent

Excellent, first day in LondonReal.TV.
Thank you Brian for creating a place where,
everyone can gather knowledge and inspiration.