Dave Durand: Maximizing what the Good Lord gave ya

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Through a series of surely serendipitous events, I am supporting Dave Durand for Support a Catholic Speaker Month. I hadn’t heard of him prior to this effort, but he is one of the many gems I’ve discovered through this process of bringing together so many great Catholics.

Dave Durand is a best-selling author, CEO of ProBalance Inc, a lead executive of a $250 million company and Chairman of the Board for a small printing company with 26 publications. He has trained well over 100,000 individuals in sales, marketing, and business management. He speaks not just from theory but from experience. Dave doesn’t just provide the “feel good” motivational talk — he inspires his listeners to action.

From [his] pool of experience and data, Dave sought to find what is it that makes others more successful than the rest of the population. What he found will change your life. Dave discovered a pattern in a group of people he calls “Legacy Achievers” (highly motivated and successful people who seem to get more done in less time with what appears to be less effort). His research will show that any person in any field can get on the right path to success—and this means higher employee morale, greater efficiency throughout the work day, more time in your day, and much more!

Dave has helped thousands of people through his highly acclaimed and best-selling book, Perpetual Motivation: How to Keep Your Fire Burning in Your Career and in Life.
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He also writes a monthly column for the National Catholic Register about personal growth and business issues.

I’ve always greatly admired Catholics who are out there living their faith and succeeding on so many levels in this world because of it. It’s a necessary exercise in truly applying the principles of our faith and seeing that they are not just “pie-in-the-sky” ideas or blind religious dogma, but that they actually work. Our religious truths are experiential. They actually do help us to live the lives God made us to live – and that, for Dave Durand, is what defines true success.

And he’s been very successful at sharing just that with so many different people around the world, all while staying true and appealing to the theology, philosophy and teaching of the Catholic Church – whether those listening realized it or not. He’s a very dynamic and engaging speaker. I hope to hear him some day in person. I’ll at least have to check out some of his books now.

Here’s a short video clip of him talking about maximizing your potential:

“You are the only person in the world who can use your own potential. That is an awesome responsibility.” – I love that.

Please check out his website and you can listen to a good interview of him by Lisa Hendey here.

Be sure to check out all of the other great speakers and bloggers participating in Support a Catholic Speaker Month.

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Richard G Evans July 24, 2011 at 3:47 pm

Just wondering if you may know what is going on with Dave Durand these days? I certainly am not judging him, having had many situations in my past such as divorce and other issues too, but I will say I was surprised to realize he is now divorced as well. Perhaps it is not information that can be shared publicly but I did indeed hear him speak and took his courses in fact online through his CDs awhile back. I admired him then and admire him now. I pray he is doing okay.

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