So a few month’s back I reached out to the QLA Founder who is known online as the one and only Mr. Dan Peña. When I submitted my Questions to him little did I know his answers would be just as entertainingly colorful as his Youtube videos.
Here is the thing. I knew nothing about Dan until one of my close Mentors who himself is a Bad Ass Senior Big 4 Partner sparked my curiosity one day while on a Zoom call in September. Sure I have seen suggested videos about Dan before. But I paid them no interest. But this day I made a note and went to watch what this guy was all about. What I found was? Dan’s videos are about helping normal average non high performers to try and reach or obtain a level of Business sophistication that makes them super wealthy through a methodology called QLA.
Dan’s coaching and teaching videos are also meant to help the Entrepreneurs who struggle with sales so they have a fighting chance. And to toughen up so to speak. Dan is a Military Veteran like myself, he served around the Vietnam era and honestly as a fellow Veteran? Dan is 100% hard as fucking nails.
And so I asked him a few Questions only a Military Veteran would be able to ask. And these are colorful his answers…
Mr. Dan Peña’s Backstory
Before becoming very wealthy by taking Great Western to an IPO on the London Stock Exchange Youtube Sensation and QLA Founder nicknamed the Trillion Dollar Man Him Self Mr. Dan Peña, was busy serving in the United States Army. (DANS WEBSITE)
Dan Peña began his career as a financial analyst on Wall Street. … He went on to become president of Great Western Resources, Inc., a Houston-based oil company eventually listing his Company on the London Stock Exchange. After a Board of Directors shake up, Dan Walked away after the dust settled with a very large multi million dollar pay day. (Dan Peña Youtube Channel) Click pic for Youtube Channel.
I asked Dan many questions. But to keep this article short for all intensive purposes? Here are the answers that have the most value for you. Thank’s DAN it’s a privilege to interview a fellow Veteran.
How did Dan Peña make his money?
Dan Peña began his career as a financial analyst on Wall Street. … He went on to become president of Great Western Resources, Inc., a Houston-based oil company eventually listing his Company on the London Stock Exchange. After a Board of Directors shake up, Dan Walked away after the dust settled with a 400 million dollar pay day.
-QLA can it work for any veteran?
ANY VET THAT HAS TRUE COMMITMENT & FOCUS, PLUS HE NEEDS 2 BE REALLY HUNGRY!
-What is the key to becoming Successful and established as a Investor?
SUCCESS IN ANYTHING IS ALL ABOUT FOCUS!
“WARNING” IF you find profanity offensive, and if you have trouble with realizing the truth about yourself? This is not for you. DAN Will not spare your feelings. Read on at your own peril.
-Do you feel being a Combat Trained Ranger Trained Infantry Officer helped you be successful in the tough and difficult world of Investment Finance?
IN THE 60’S, WHEN I WENT THRU INFANTRY OCS, FROM DEC 1966 TO JUN 1967, RANGER TRAINING CAME AS PART OF INFANTRY OCS – BUT WE GOT NO BADGE CERTIFICATION! Ranger TRAINING WAS NOT AS LONG AS RANGER SCHOOL – BUT EXTREMELY INTENSE!
BUT NO DOUBT, IT TUFFENED US UP LIKE NOTHING IN CIVILIAN LIFE! IN THOSE DAYS, THEY LITERALLY BEAT US – PUT BATTERY CABLES 2 UR BALLS – PUSHED U OUT OF TREES WID UR ARM/LEG TIED, 2 DISLOCATE UR JOINTS – PLUS IF CAUGHT IN TERRIST TACTICS, STAKED U OUT ON AN ANT HILL & POURED HONEY OVER U – LEAVING U A COUPLE DAYS! MY BEST MAN ALMOST DIED ON SUCH A HILL!
SUCCESS IN ANYTHING IS ALL ABOUT FOCUS!
-How do you scout for talent?
GREAT POTENTIAL, LEAVE GREAT FACT PATTERNS OF PAST ACTVITIES!
-How do you acquire Deal Flow?
THRU R DREAM TEAM BOARD & R OUTSIDE LAWYERS/ACCOUNTANTS, PLUS R UR BANKS!
-Where do you see your Private Equity Group in 10 years?
WE R NOT PE! BUT QLA WILL BE AROUND 4 EVER! I HAVE BIN WORKING THE MODEL 4 MORE THAN 50YRS!
Mr. Pena’s Controversial Teaching methods are honestly how you build winners. The Military Trained him for War, he trains young men at his Castle in Scotland to win.
Did you happen to catch my latest article News interview on the latest Acquisition? “HERE”
I was surprised that Dan truly does want what’s best for all people. And the straight facts are Dan doesn’t like to see weakness within his fellow Entrepreneurs. His twisted love albeit fucking twisted and dysfunctional is meant to be a Soldiers Affection in a way. You have to be a Soldier, Sailor, Airmen or Marine to understand where I am coming from. And this is why so many men who did not serve in uniform find him offensive. Business is fucking hard. And he want’s to transform you to be able to accept the ridiculous rejection you will face if your in any business. That’s why he behaves the way he does.
What is Dan Peña’s Military Ranks?
Dan Peña was discharged from the United States Army at the Rank of Lieutenant
To all my fellow Veterans, Men or Women, Bad Ass Infantry or Sailors that man the Conning tower on submarines. Here is a Cheers to you. As I sign off? I hope you found this interview useful, I know I had a blast conducting it.
As we say in the Marine Corps. SEMPER FI