Dan & Suzanne Doyle
Dan Doyle shuts the hotel door behind him and his wife, Suzanne. They’re headed to the airport for the next leg of their worldwide trek. With a refreshed appearance and a simple set of luggage, you’d never know they’ve been on the road nearly nonstop for the last year and a half. They look refreshed, not because they’ve been taking it easy, but because they love what they do. The Doyles are sharing a message that changes people’s lives—and that has changed theirs—so they never really feel like they’re working.
But that doesn’t mean you don’t treat it like work, says ASEA’s newest Ambassador Triple Diamond Executive. “From the first day I decided to engage in this business, I got up every morning in survival mode,” Dan explains. “We had no money, and so my life depended on building this business to the point that I could get the products that I needed for my health. But once I reached that level, my intensity didn’t change. I still get up every morning the same way I did then—building the business like we’ve got no money and like our health depends on it. I’m relentless because I understand the impact we can have on people’s lives.”
Dan calls it his responsibility—even his mission—to share ASEA with people all over the world. Everything he makes is poured back into the business as he and Suzanne traverse the globe, growing their team in 38 countries.
The Life of A Nomad
The pair took off for their first “little trip” in August 2016; they didn’t return home to Sydney until December. Starting in Qatar, then flying to Europe before ending up in the United States, Dan and Suzanne combined business with pleasure, enjoying the opportunity to sightsee while focusing on the business at hand. “We visited places I’d never heard of and had incredible experiences,” says Dan.
It was while the two were in Malta that they hit Double Diamond. “I got goosebumps,” Dan observes. “We were in the birthplace of my mother, and we gave ourselves a pay raise while lying on the beach. That’s one of the fantastic things about this business once you’ve put in the time. If you have traction and momentum, the business keeps moving forward— even when you’re taking a break.”
Once Dan and Suzanne settled in back home, they swore they’d never tour like that again—a resolve that lasted until June. “The work we’d done led to our team growing into 15 countries almost overnight because I had worked with our people so closely,” Dan observes. “The face-to-face contact makes a significant difference. You get to know people beyond the surface level, and they trust you and feel your enthusiasm and support.” So the couple headed out again; this time they were gone six months, focusing their efforts in the United States and Central and South America. Dan has already traveled this year, including a trip to Asia, an area he feels is eager for what ASEA offers. “This year looks to be much the same as last,” Dan notes. He has business trips planned every month, including several trips to the United States, where he will attend conferences and corporate meetings as a member of the ASEA Global Advisory Council as well as continue to meet with and support his team.
Hard work isn’t new to Dan. Before ASEA, he was a well-known body builder and built and sold a wide range of traditional businesses, becoming tremendously successful and financially secure—or so he thought. Debilitating health problems robbed him of his ability to work, and within a year, he and Suzanne had become financially destitute.
“We all need to identify our ‘why,’ and I know mine,” Dan observes. “The product saved my life, and I want others to enjoy those same health benefits. But we all have powerful secondary reasons as well. Having lost everything once before, I never want that to happen again.
“When I was in the traditional business world, I had to work every day, and there were constant costs. If people didn’t pay their bills, I couldn’t pay mine, and anybody—or anything—could pull the rug out from underneath me. With ASEA, things can happen, and the income still comes rolling in. You can’t find that kind of security anywhere else.”
Dan dedicated his life to building his ASEA business in early 2015. Goalsetting has been a key part of his success. When the new Ambassador+ ranks were announced just over two years ago, he flipped the pages of his planner forward to 31 December 2018, and wrote three words: Presidential Diamond Executive. Some might have thought he was crazy to set such a lofty goal for such a short amount of time, but he’s on track for reaching it. “I wrote down my ultimate goal first, then identified the small steps—ranks, incomes, webinars, and appointments—I needed to take to reach that one,” he explains.
“We’re at the point where we could walk away, and our business would keep growing,” Dan continues. “But that’s not what I want. I want my teammates to experience the same success I’ve had. I can’t believe we get paid for doing this; it’s the most satisfying thing we’ve ever done. When I think about the impact we can have on people’s lives, it’s worth every minute.”