the extraordinary life
Keys to Create a Breakthrough

By David Bush, CEO and Founder of

Are you feeling stuck? Do you feel like you've been locked out of achieving an important goal or realizing a life long dream?

Here are some helpful keys to unlock your potential and breakthrough the doors you may be facing:

1. Define your goals clearly: Clearly define what you want to achieve and be specific about your desired outcome. This will provide you with a clear direction and purpose.

2. Break it down: Break your goal into smaller, manageable tasks. This makes it easier to tackle each step and gives you a sense of progress, keeping you motivated.

3. Embrace a growth mindset: Adopt a mindset that sees challenges as opportunities for growth. Believe in your ability to learn and develop new skills to overcome obstacles.

4. Seek knowledge and learn continuously: Acquire knowledge and skills related to your goal. Read books, take courses, attend workshops, or seek guidance from mentors. Continuous learning will empower you to find innovative solutions.

5. Surround yourself with support: Build a network of supportive individuals who can provide guidance, encouragement, and constructive feedback. Collaborating with like-minded people can inspire breakthroughs.

6. Analyze previous failures: Reflect on past barriers or failures and identify what went wrong. Use this analysis to adjust your approach, avoid repeating mistakes, and refine your strategies.

7. Practice perseverance: Expect setbacks and challenges along the way. Persevere through difficult times, maintain a positive attitude, and remind yourself of the end goal to stay motivated.

8. Embrace creativity and think outside the box: Challenge conventional thinking and explore alternative solutions. Be open to new ideas, perspectives, and approaches that can lead to breakthroughs.

9. Take calculated risks: Breakthroughs often require stepping outside your comfort zone. Assess risks carefully, gather information, and take calculated risks to push boundaries and explore new possibilities.

10. Stay focused and disciplined: Develop a routine or system that helps you stay focused on your goal. Eliminate distractions, prioritize tasks, and allocate time effectively to make consistent progress.

11. Embrace failure as part of the process: View failure as a learning experience rather than a setback. Embrace it, analyze what went wrong, and adjust your approach accordingly. Failure can pave the way for breakthroughs.

12. Practice self-care: Take care of your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Get enough rest, eat healthily, exercise, and engage in activities that rejuvenate you. A healthy mind and body contribute to better problem-solving abilities.

13. Visualize success: Imagine yourself overcoming barriers and achieving your goal. Visualization can help you stay focused, motivated, and confident during challenging times.

14. Celebrate milestones and progress: Acknowledge and celebrate your achievements along the way. Rewarding yourself for progress boosts motivation and helps maintain momentum.

15. Stay adaptable: Be open to adjusting your approach as needed. Sometimes, breakthroughs come from unexpected directions. Embrace change and adapt your strategies to overcome barriers effectively.

Remember, overcoming barriers and creating breakthroughs takes time, effort, and perseverance. Stay committed to your goal, believe in yourself, and keep pushing forward.

Which of these strategies will you try?

David is an Extraordinary Results Coach who has touched thousands of lives with his Extraordinary Results System. This one of a kind coaching program helps individuals to regain the FOCUS, BALANCE and DIRECTION they need to live a successful and significant life.  You can contact David at

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Dan Herod

Wednesday, May 12 
(12:00 - 1:00 PM)
Overcoming It All
Dan Herod is a husband, father, friend, communicator and author. He and his family are no strangers to adversity. After enduring two consecutive miscarriages, they encountered an unimaginable tragedy when their 13-month-old daughter passed away from SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). Since that fateful day, Dan and his family have found the key to living an incredibly abundant life in the midst of overwhelmingly heartbreaking circumstances.

Dan lives to encourage everyone to live the best life possible. For over 15 years he has been speaking to groups of all ages and sizes. Dan tells humorous stories and shares compelling experiences in each and every talk he gives. It is his joy to share what he has discovered in the most difficult season of his life.

Since 2010, Dan has served as the Youth Alive Director for Wisconsin and Northern Michigan. Youth Alive is an organization committed to helping students live the best life possible. He loves to spend time with his family and finds immense joy serving as a volunteer fire department in his community. Dan and his family reside in central Wisconsin where the summers are ever so beautifully breathtaking, and the winters are so cold they take your breath away.

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Dallas Steward

Thursday, May 13 
(11:45 - 1:00 PM)
Assistant Coach at Michigan Tech
Dallas Steward enters his fourth season as an assistant coach at Michigan Tech in 2020-21. During his first season, Steward and the Huskies went to the NCAA Tournament after winning the WCHA Championship Game. Tech finished 22-17-5 overall and was ranked No. 16 in the final USCHO poll. Four players have signed NHL contracts in his first two seasons at Michigan Tech.

Steward was an Associate Head Coach with the Chicago Steel of the USHL for two seasons from 2015-17. The 2016-17 team went 38-17-2 in the regular season, defeated Youngstown and Dubuque in the first two rounds of the playoffs, and won the USHL Championship with an overtime win over Sioux City in Game 5 of the Clark Cup.

Steward started his coaching career with the Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL) as an assistant coach and scouting director from 2011-15. He helped lead the team to three consecutive playoff berths and a Clark Cup title in 2014-15.

Steward played 138 games over four years at the University of Alaska Anchorage from 2000-04. He scored 27 goals and added 32 assists as a forward, was an assistant captain as a senior, and a three-time WCHA All-Academic selection. Steward went on to play six years of professional hockey in both the CHL and ECHL from 2004-10.

Prior to college, Steward played three seasons with the Green Bay Gamblers, winning the Clark Cup in 2000. He amassed a total of 74 points over three seasons with the Gamblers, including 18 goals and 27 assists in their championship season.
The Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin native has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and public communication from UAA. He and his wife Janet have two daughters, Jade and Blake.

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