About Me –
Howdy, I'm Dan Dasilva
The Duplicate Dan Story:
I was born in New Jersey on December 5th 1995 (feel fee to send me Birthday gifts!). I was emancipated as a Young Teen and had to learn how to handle myself at a young age. I didn't grow up in the best part of the world, parents weren't affluent and I (as it was) didn't have the brightest future ahead of me. Essentially I really didn't have the ‘silver spoon' in my mouth when I was brought into this world.
I ended up remaining very close to my family. My cousin (Chris) I was always close with and was my best friend since birth. Him and I were only a few months apart with him being older than I was.
I lived very close to Chris and one year he ended up moving away. He was to far for us to remain close. Even though we had an amazing relationship. It didn't last much longer after he moved. We faded away from each other only talking occasionally.
At the age of 17 I was finding myself in heaps of trouble with the law. My ‘circle' of friends were all the kids you would never want your children associating with…. Yes I was apart of one of those ‘kids'.
They ended up leading me into some MAJOR trouble. I will not disclose the trouble but lets just say I am glad its in my past.
Anyways, by the time I was 18 I realized that my life just wasn't where I wanted it to be. It was aligned right with what I thought would be happening once I reached 18.
I was a literal bum. Crashing on friends couches. Eating their food. I didn't have a job. I was a lost and lonely kid.
Fast forward to when I was 19. I realized something in my life wasn't right. I had to get away from ALL the people that were bringing me down. I was in some serious legal trouble. Had no one to turn to.
One night I received a call. It was my father. Asking me how I was doing and he heard I was in a jam.
That… ladies and gentleman… was the moment in my life EVERYTHING turned around. The light switched flipped in my head.
Out of everyone who I trusted and I called my friends. The only person I heard from when I got into serious trouble was one of the people who had ‘given up on me' when they let me go on my own.
The words still ring in my ears while I was on the phone with him, ‘If you ever need a place to stay. This was always your home and it will always be. You can come back at any time.'
That night, I went home. I went right home. I didn't even go get my stuff at my ‘friends' house. I didn't go get anything. I walked with what I had. It was about 15 degrees fahrenheit outside in NJ and I have shorts and a flimsy sweatshirt. I walked home. About 1.5 miles. 30 minute walk.. Well 20 minute that night because I power walked it.
Lets fast forward now shall we.
3 Months living with my real parents. They changed. The change was VERY noticeable. I had no curfew. They let me do more than I was allowed to do on my own (if that even makes sense). I had unlimited food. I had my own place, xbox, computer, and my 2 furry best friends. Howie and Rylee (my dogs for as long as I can remember)!
Rylee has always been my favorite (sorry Howie) but that night I got home for the first time in a VERY long time. She slept with me. Whenever I go out the door now, I always see Rylee come to the back. She has a look on her face wondering… If this time…. I would even come back.
Needless to say. 3 months down the line I partner up with an AMAZING young internet marketer. Yair Dolev. Now this kid… when it comes down to thinking outside the box, has to be the best. He doesn't only think outside the box. He takes this box, burns it down, burry's it and make sure no one ever knew there was a box there.
I can proudly say that without him I would not be where I am today.
In 3 months (I keep mentioning the time range because…) we were able to make over $115,000 as newbies. As people trying to break into the industry.
The thing was… I as a marketer felt like I have hit a brick wall. I didn't know how to expand. I didn't know where to turn. I ended up hiring (now one of my best friends) a coach. His name, Devin Zander. As I write this I am sitting in his Kitchen in Florida. Devin's coaching program was ($10,000) and Yair and I GLADLY paid that.
Now we are moving into bigger and better things. Yair and I. Even though we aren't ‘partners' anymore. We are very close. We mastermind together. We still launch together. However, we aren't doing EVERY business venture together.
Fast forward from a few months from now I cannot wait to post that I have crossed $1,000,000. I cannot wait to let YOU in on what I am doing, how I am doing and eventually meet you one day.