“My parents and I immigrated to Vancouver, Canada when I was 14 years old. I came to Canada as a teenager with no money, no contacts and without knowing a word of English. Then when I turned 16, my parents were divorced. My mom needed help financially, so as an only child, I had to put school aside and put her well-being first. I learned to support my mom by practicing the basic principles of life and business. I failed at 13 businesses before having my first success. Through the process, I perfected the art of never giving up and learned from my mistakes. Life back then was never easy. Today I can say I’m blessed enough to have attained a lot of my goals. Now I strive to help others who are dealing with life struggles to help them realize their dreams.”
Dan Lok, a.k.a. The Man, is the world’s most cherished entrepreneur, business mentor and internet marketing authority, with an inspirational story that resonates around the globe. The Dan Lok brand is a global movement with one mission: To empower 1,000,000 entrepreneurs to become successful in life and in business.
With nearly 1,700 members, Dan operates one of the largest entrepreneurial community in Canada – Vancouver Entrepreneurs Group. Dan’s recently launched his YouTube Channel already has nearly 1,100,000+ views, expanding his reach to every corner of the globe.
Dan Lok is also a master of learning from entrepreneurs. As the founder of Shoulders of Titans podcast, Dan is in the unique position of being able to sit down with many of today’s top CEOs, revolutionary entrepreneurs and business leaders to uncover and share the secrets behind their extraordinary success.
However, Dan’s rise to success did not come easily. When he first came to North America, it was quite a tough cultural adjustment for him.
With his limited knowledge of the English language, it compounded the communication barrier even more. He only had a few friends who understood what he was going through.
Most people made fun of him. School life was a real challenge – both inside and outside the classroom. Eventually, Dan dropped out of college.
His early career was marked by adversity and struggle. Dan got his first job when he was 16. He was a grocery bagger at a local supermarket, making minimum wage and barely making ends meet.
Quite understandably, that’s the one and only job Dan ever had.
Since then, Dan has only worked for himself. Instead of attending business school, Dan enrolled in the school of hard knocks where he learned firsthand the painful way of what works and what doesn’t work in any business.
Through hard work, relentless determination, guidance from his mentors, today Dan is a multi-millionaire entrepreneur, a respected figure in the Internet Marketing world, and a highly sought after business mentor, who spends the majority of his time personally managing his businesses and investment portfolio.
His reputation is well established in the Internet space and publishing field, having launched several successful internet companies. Companies under his leadership generate more than $20+ million in sales a year.
Dan is one of the rare keynote speakers and business consultants that actually owns a portfolio of highly profitable business ventures. He is also well known for his keen online brand perception, social marketing ideas, business growth strategies, new product promotions, and email marketing genius.
Dan is the founder and CEO of Charm Junction, Inc., which was named Online Retailer of The Year by Canada Post in 2012. Dan is also the author of a dozen books that teach financial freedom and entrepreneurial skills, including F.U. Money, Secrets of Canadian Top Performers, Creativity Sucks, and Lies Salon Owners Believe, etc.
Dan’s inspirational story of an immigrant-turned-multi-millionaire business leader has attracted a global following. In fact, if you Google “Dan Lok”, you’ll see his name is all over 1,000,000 web pages!
People are amazed by his message of success in the face of adversity, helping them believe that every dream is possible with the right attitude and work ethic. Dan has single handedly sparked a new generation of entrepreneurship and business-savviness, providing youth with a clear direction for success and growth.