Gaining the Competitive Edge Quickly for Business, Sports, Academics & Entertainment is now available as a monthly subscription to fast-track your results.
This is NOT modern marketing where some young adult can chew through a budget on social media in 10 seconds. I help you address the dynamic human relationships among the people already in your contact list.
After reading this page, I welcome your 15 minute complimentary introductory call with me on Zoom to chat about how the subscription service can meet your needs.
The Youtube video has quick-to-watch chapters including: shelf space, the blue ocean, sell mistakes, short term discomfort versus long term regret, 2026 working backwards, “bottle of Advil”, the $350,0000 handshake, Confidential Sounding Board, and managing vs. coaching.
Together we will identify every area where you could possibly derail. This is NOT therapy. This is STRATEGY for business and winning at whatever you want to do! Our goal is to help you identify the direction in which you really want to move.
Dan consults with you by phone/Zoom and takes you through a series of exercises that work backwards from 2026. This will bring clarity to your current circumstances so you can achieve your goals faster and with less effort. The 2026 strategy teaches the following:
- Identify the conscious and subconscious obstacles in your way.
- Instant stress reduction.
- Intense and quick focus.
- Keys to a Competitive Edge.
- Identify and control distractions.
- Identify and control negative self talk.
- How to prepare for competition.
- Utilize the power of visualization.
The Wish List
Below are the thirteen items that came up most frequently when I put these questions to my clients. The point that struck me immediately upon putting this list together was that all of these elements my clients felt they were struggling with right now—present day—were internal in nature.
* Increase Concentration
* Identify and Control Self-Talk
* Identify and Control Distraction
* Control Anger and Stress
* Increase Energy
* Increase Motivation
* Control Aggression
* Control Discomfort
* Improve Performance (on the field, in the office, in negotiations, in sales/marketing/management
* Improve Self-Esteem
* Improve Self-Confidence
* Identify and Resolve Subconscious Blocks
* Catch Distractions Earlier
The Key to the Wish List
The process involves strategies for staying in the present.
What happens on each monthly call?
It always depends on what YOU need to have happen NEXT.
The strategies will focus on exactly how you can connect with the people you need to reach. For example, we will create 20+ profiles of the people you are most in contact with. Then we create strategies and psychologically designed language so you know what to say and when to say it to each of them.
When it comes to competition, in both sports and business, nobody wants to give their edge away. The very fact that you are working with me is 100% private and confidential.
One name I can mention is Chad Pennington , former quarterback for the NY Jets and Miami Dolphins, who had this to say about me…
The following is an excerpt from Chad Pennington’s forward to my book, CLICK! The Competitive Edge:
“In 2007 I had a lot of time to think; that’s pretty much what you get to do when you’re spending time on the bench. It would have been very easy to hear myself echoing the comments of a lot of sports writers and saying my career was finished or that I’d lost my touch. But that’s not what I chose to do.
Instead, I reached out to Dr. Dan Schaefer. I first worked with Dr. Dan in 2005 after a shoulder injury. At that point, we used hypnosis and some other techniques to control my self-talk, restore my confidence and help me get back in the game. But 2007 was when I really took ownership.
In order to stay in the game – and be successful in it – you have to keep it simple. This is the biggest challenge professional athletes face. With all the variables – media attention, family responsibilities, pressure from friends and business opportunities – it’s so easy for everything to crumble.
This core concept of who you are – Dr. Dan calls it “You, Inc.” – is important to the longevity and success of your career as an athlete, but the concept goes beyond the football field. It goes into family life, financial life, business life. In all these areas success comes back to that core concept. If you don’t remain true to it, you can get involved in things you have no business being in.
The techniques that Dan and I have worked on over the past six years have truly helped me keep my craft at the center. Without them, I wouldn’t have been able to provide for my wife and three boys. There’s no manual that tells you how to be a professional athlete – or how to convert your success on the field to success off the field. This book helps to fill that gap.”Chad Pennington
NFL Quarterback / Two Time Comeback Player of the Year / Founder, 1st and 10 Foundation
For individuals, groups & businesses who want to fast-track their success, plan options are available, please call for pricing and student discounts:
- 1 session monthly: $250
- 2 sessions monthly: $500
- 4 sessions monthly: $900
The subscription is automatically charged, no contract, cancel anytime.
Why did Dr. Dan create this program?
Because when he would ask people, “What do you need to have happen RIGHT NOW that is NOT happening?” Here is what they said:
- Client attraction.
- Business development.
- Avoid costly mistakes.
- Build successful teams in business.
- Improve your golf game.
- Persuade and influence others.
- Put sales on steroids.
- Notice and control self talk.
- Identify & control distractions.
- Develop a strong vision for the future.
- Improve self esteem & self confidence.
It is interesting to note executives tell me they often feel, “Alone at the top without anyone watching my back.”
Being in 2026 activates an invisible dynamic, unique to my CLICK! system, which will become clear as we work together from our very first call.