The VisionQuest90 Blueprint

Hey Gang,

As you know, I have been orchestrating Coach Powell’s website for a while now. My real business has been the computer repair business and the Coach and I have traded a lot of services back and forth with each other.

Marvin never really intended to put up a website and have a strong web presence. In fact I can distinctly remember him publicly proclaiming that he didn’t have a website and didn’t need one.

But through a lot of prodding I managed to get him focused on building a web presence because as you and I both know, he has been a LOT more effective in helping all of us with his ideas and processes for business improvement.

I know that without his key ideas on vision I would have been heading for big trouble this year as my business begins to grow beyond my own ability to handle all the work! I don’t know about you, but my biggest fear was that I hadn’t properly thought through where I was heading in business and in life. I am working so hard to make things work that it is difficult to keep my barings on where I am working towards. But through the vision exercises that he has taught me in person and through this website’s content I have been able to know whats right and whats wrong in my own personal and business life.

The main thing we have been working on in the last few months has been trying to get the word out about a process that Marvin created called the VisionQuest90 process. His intention, originally, was to use it only with his Coaching clients to “coach” them through becoming better business owners. Gosh! How selfish is that, keeping all the good stuff for himself ;)!

However, as part of his website, he agrees with me that it would be best to teach you how to use the VisionQuest90 process by yourself. That way you would be able to utilize this powerful process he developed on your own time. That, by no means, devalues his coaching in your business, but this will give you the tools to be able start down the path to do some of the following things:

  • Properly set and reach business goals.
  • Learn how to consistently make the right decisions for yourself and your business. (And how to sleep peacefully at night knowing that they are indeed the RIGHT decisions 😉 ).
  • Get excited about where you are going.
  • Get other people excited about where you are going.
  • KNOW where you are going (this has been key for me, personally).
  • Stay focused on finishing your projects.

On May 7th in the afternoon he is going to be teaching this process in detail for the first time ever. I’ll be posting up a registration form later this week, but in the mean time, what I have done is recorded a 40 minute blueprint of the VisionQuest90 Process.

Marvin and I recorded this yesterday at the local Panera Bread (so forgive the background noise). And MAN the allergies were killing me, so if you hear me weeping over Marvin’s incredible process it is just that it touched me right where it counts (and I’m on allergy overload).

This audio file goes deep into how the process works. I asked Marvin as many questions as I could think of and tried to make sure that we got as much detail as we possibly could fit into the 40 minute audio. I know that there is a TON more to be taught, but this is essentially the core of the model which you can apply to your life tomorrow if you wanted :).

Just click here to listen. Right click to download.

Keeping your success in focus,
-Dan Kolansky and the Ninety Day Power Play

Why did you want to be what you wanted to be when you grow up

Lets continue the discussion which we started last week. As we are edging closer to Marvin’s seminar on the VisionQuest90 this topic is actually becoming more and more relevent.

We had some amazing responses (some people actually kind of found themselves again, that was pretty cool to be a part of) to last week’s blog post about who you want to be when you grow up.

Today’s question is more along the lines of why. Why did you pick the thing you wanted to be when you grow up? What was it about that profession which got your blood going?

I shared last week that I have been pretty one-track minded for most of my life when it came to picking out what I wanted to be. The reason why is this, I saw time and again (from my Grandmother running her own dance studio, to my first job where my boss ran his own computer repair company) people who truly were experiencing life. They all knew how to have a good time, and somehow they made a living doing it :).

I didn’t get into business to be lazy, by any stretch of the imagination. But I did see that if I wanted to be able to experience life, entrepreneurship would give me that chance better than anything else.

I also knew that those who were entrepreneurs did tend to be able to spend more time with their families. And not to get too personal, but that was something which I did truly miss as a child in my family. We have always been a whole family, but my Dad worked all week long and so his schedule ruled the house. I only saw him on the weekends, really. It didn’t sit right with me and I (kind of figuring this out as I type this) made a silent vow to myself to have things different when I had my own home.

Again, entrepreneurship provided that option to my household. To be able to work from home was a huge plus to me. And so I chose that profession :).

So…. that was my story. Your turn ;). Comments, please?

What do you want to be when you grow up?

It is always interesting when I am at a networking event and I ask someone how they got into the line of work that they are in. I get all kinds of answers, but often the resounding thing that I hear (with a few exceptions) is that they did not plan to be where they are now.

I don’t know about you, but I am exactly where I want to be at this point in my life. There is (despite what my wife may think 😉 ) an overarching plan that I am following for my life which I have been developing since I was in my teens.

The plan has changed some, but overall, I have ALWAYS wanted to be an entrepreneur. I like business. Always have. Likely always will :).

The other night Marvin and I were discussing this because we had been talking about his VisionQuest90 process. I was asking him about what this process does for people that they might not already know about. He told me that the process helps people capture who they wanted to be when they were nine years old. How cool is that? I’m sure you knew what you wanted to be when you were nine years old. A fireman, an astronaught. As Marvin put it, it was the time of your life when you thought you could jump and then never have to come back down. That was magical, wasn’t it?

Why don’t you hit us up in the comments below. Are you what you wanted to be when you grew up? What did you want to be?

This should be a lot of fun :-D.

Join the Revolution!
-Dan Kolansky

The meaning behind the logo

The logo here at the Ninety Day Power Play has a LOT of significance to Coach Powell. We recorded a short video talking about what this means for The Coach and also for all of the people that he is working with. Check it out here:


Join the Revolution!

-Coach Kolansky

Just what is the VisionQuest90 and what has it done for small business?

Hey Guys,

This was a quick video we shot at Panera to share with you about Marvin’s process which has changed so many lives :).

If you have been one of Marvin’s clients who participated (or are participating) in the VisionQuest90 why don’t you leave a comment and let us all know exactly how it worked for you :).


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