Hi, I’m Daniel Dowling–writer for Entrepreneur Magazine and Fast Company, and founder of Millennial Success Coaching. Thanks for your interest in my services!

This is me–the one with the mustache 😉


But who are you?

If you’re someone who’s craving balance, who wants to finally feel happy and okay with life, who wants to accept themselves and live authentically, and who is dying to find success in their own path, you’re exactly who I want to talk to right now. Thanks again for visiting!

I’m an expert at helping people like you become balanced, purposeful, and joyful again through the habit of daily planning and through the elimination of low-value habits. Don’t know what qualifies as a low-value habit?

  • Constant social media, texts, and email checks
  • toxic relationships
  • pointless meetings
  • negative thinking
  • unlimited access to TV, news, and self-improvement articles
  • not having a plan

Sound familiar?

These are the reasons you aren’t where you want to be. These are the things that keep you from consistently doing the things that make you confident and happy.

But through my coaching, by eliminating or reducing these habits, and by planning for your best daily efforts, I will help you become the most successful, confident, inspired, rich, and purposeful human being you can be.

That’s my coaching in a nutshell: Low-value, out. High-value, in. And the mastery of daily planning.

Book your free introductory consultation today

How I transitioned from a couch-surfing millennial to an executive coach and writer for the best sites in the world

Five years ago I was just another lost millennial who slept on his Mom’s couch and was allergic to effort (and gluten.) I failed everything I tried; I quit everything I started. And it was all because of my distracted lifestyle.

Wake up, check Facebook. Go pee, check Facebook. Eat a massive bowl of cereal and check Facebook, texts, and email. Read Prison Planet articles, have an existential panic-attack, check Facebook. Repeat cycle.

I “lived” this way until I was so stressed and anxious that I couldn’t even sleep. I was seriously having ten panic attacks per day.

By 24 (as my hair started falling out from all the stress) I finally realized that no one was going to change my life for me. So I started my first self-improvement habit of affirmations. I changed my old inner dialogue from,”I’m a loser, I’ll always fail,” into a continuous stream of self encouragement:

“I can do this! I am worthy! I am enough!”

That’s when I grew the confidence to plan for my future and set my first professional writing goals. But my distracted lifestyle was still standing in the way. 

Through reflective habits like journaling and meditation, I realized that I never accomplished as much as I could, and I never felt good when I had unlimited social media, texts, emails, etc. So I started planning against those low-value habits.

Within one month, I had my first paid writing gig and my first authority website–

Connecting my newfound success with this new lifestyle change, I became even more diligent about limiting my distractions and daily planning. Monthlong Facebook fasts, one text-and-email check per day, no TV–these goals helped me land my first full-time writing gig with Several grand per month to do my dream job? More success, please!

I soon became an expert in daily planning and living a distraction-free lifestyle. Within a year I was on all the major websites that I’d dreamed about: Entrepreneur Magazine, Fast Company, and Fitbit. I was pulling in several grand per article–which meant that I made more in a week than I used to make in two months. And as I shared my success strategies with larger audiences, that’s when people came to me for  personal coaching.

Now I get paid more in a week than I used to make in half a year by teaching people like you how to be balanced, purposeful, and successful through the habits of daily planning and limiting distractions. And your results are guaranteed.

Contact me for your new life today

My promise to you as a coaching client

You will come out of my ten-week program with the skills, habits, and confidence you need to be your own success coach.

You’ll finally be consistent.

You will gain clarity on how to get out of your cushy job and into the career you’re passionate about.

You will master the core habits of affirmations, goal setting and daily planning, meditation, note taking, and journaling.

You’ll have an effing blast with me as your coach–I shoot for at least ten guffaws per session.

And you’ll finally create the balance and meaning you’ve been missing.

I help people lose weight. I help people make more money. I help people create balance between their work and personal lives. I help people get fit. I help people transition careers. I help people to become the best version of themselves through daily planning, confidence-boosting, and eliminating distractions.

I help people succeed.

Are you ready for your free introductory consultation? Click here to schedule your appointment.

Book your session by phone at (505) 610-1036



Trisha M, Oakland

“Dan is the most practical person I’ve ever met. He’s taught me how to plan for every part of my life that I’ve wanted to improve and to live a goal-oriented lifestyle. Because of his planning expertise, I’m 100% more consistent, positive, and accomplished than I was before. Now I’m the expert planner!”

Scott, Albuquerque

“Dan helped me drop 50 pounds in four months. I’d been struggling with pre-diabetes and hypertension for years when I found him through a local athletic club. He gave me the planning tools I needed to stick with a ketogenic diet, and he helped me create an active lifestyle that has given me my confidence and energy back! Now my sons are even working out with me every day. I owe it all to the DD.

Oh–and my doctor smiled for the first time in 10 years when he looked at my post-weightloss numbers.”

Mara, Canada

“Dan has given me the tools I need to make fearless and intelligent decisions, like signing up for public speaking courses on my own initiative. I never would have done that without the planning and mindfulness tools that he taught me, and I can’t thank him enough for his incredible coaching service.”

Wayne, Massachussets

“This has been a complete life 180—in my marriage, in my job, in my personal life. I couldn’t have done any of this without Dan’s coaching.”

Alexandra J, San Diego

“If Daniel Dowling fell into your lap, consider it a blessing and a sign from the Universe that you’re ready to take a giant leap forward in your personal development. The tools, guidance, encouragement and unbiased advice from Danny was like pressing the ‘fast-forward’ button on my life! Get ready to be transformed.”

Emma, Las Vegas

“Dan’s coaching program is like professional organizing for your life. He taught me how to methodically plan for and accomplish a ten-year old list of procrastinations that used to make me feel so helpless. Now that I have my note-taking practice, my daily planner, and my smartphone reminders, I don’t have to worry about anything anymore. My anxiety has disappeared, and I’m finally living the life I want.”


Kimanzi Constable: Four-time author and global consultant

“Reading Daniel Dowling’s article and thoughts about spending a single year changed my perspective and the direction of my future. I have been in relationships since I was 15 years old. After the end of a toxic relationship, I was looking to jump into the next relationship because it was all I knew.

His article was my wake up call. What he said made so much sense, and I could see that I would never find true love until I found it in myself. For me to love and be with someone else, I realized that I needed one year alone to work through my issues.

It’s been seven months and my life is completely different. I’ve lost 113 pounds, I’ve repaired my relationship with my kids, and my business is better than it’s ever been. I owe Daniel so much. He is the real deal and a mentor that I will learn from for years to come. Take his advice. Hire him as your coach. Spending a year single is life-changing.”

Julia D, New Hampshire

“Dan is knowledgeable and positive; he helped to change my perspective in many areas of my life, and encouraged me to reach for my dreams, no matter how fearful I was. His style of goal setting constantly challenged me and motivated me to want to do and achieve more every day.

I learned and grew so much in his program: I got a promotion at work, launched my Coach site, started to write and share my writing, had weekly breakthroughs with my own clients, even lost weight and started to love and crave exercise! Above all, I got a confidence in myself, my work and my worth that I never had before.

I’m happy to call Dan a friend now and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for my new and improved me, and for my Coaching business. Thank you, Dan! ”

Jen, California

“Daniel, I just want to say thank you for calling me out yesterday. Felt so good to do all the things I’d been procrastinating on—I can definitely see the benefit now and I’m feeling like I’m on track because of your hard-but-true words. I’m also feeling so excited and motivated to get out on my own. Thank you, thank you, thank you for not giving up on me and for kicking my ass when I needed it!”

Linda P, Chicago

“I was finally able to make the changes I longed for, thanks to my amazing, gifted & highly knowledgeable coach! Daniel gave me the directives I needed to move me forward. He kept me accountable. He encouraged me, and we celebrated my successes along the way. I made a commitment to my transformation but I couldn’t have done it without his help & inspiration. You’re a gift & a blessing dude! Love you!”

Tracy F, Goa India

“I believe that when you really ask for help
the universe answers. After battling self esteem issues, destructive relationships and heading towards a general breakdown, I stumbled upon Daniel’s coaching. His ideas about love and relationships are exactly what the world needs today. I’ve started my healing journey with Daniel and I couldn’t be more thankful—he helped me turn my life around. I was withering away inside but now I have rediscovered my talents and am blooming again. Daniel, you are changing the world one person at a time! God bless you. You are my miracle!”

Karina R, California

“Daniel, thank you for the coaching sessions. I can’t put into words the sense of goodness that I feel after speaking with you. This was the best thing I could’ve done for myself–looking forward to the next session!”

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