About Jack Daly
Who is Jack?
Jack Daly is a leading sales speaker and trainer with over 30 years of sales and executive experience. Jack’s track record is a testament to his real-world knowledge and extensive expertise in sales and sales management. He started his professional journey at CPA firm Arthur Andersen and rose to the CEO level of several corporations, building six companies into national firms along the way, two of which he subsequently sold to the Wall Street firms of Solomon Brothers and First Boston.
In addition to his comprehensive professional background, Jack holds a BS in Accounting, as well as an MBA, and was a Captain in the U.S. Army. Jack Daly is an Amazon Best Selling Author and has written and contributed to many books, including Hyper Sales Growth and The Sales Playbook for Hyper Sales Growth. Jack is a 15-time Ironman competitor and has completed over 93 marathons in 49 states and on six continents. He achieves these goals and lives life to the fullest by following his own Life by Design techniques.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Jack currently resides in San Clemente, California with his high school sweetheart and wife of almost 50 years.
A Personal Biography
When I turned 60, I decided to put together a photo book called “A Year in the Life of Jack Daly” – a daily photograph of something going on in my life. It changes your game when every morning you find yourself wondering, ‘What am I going to do today that will make a memorable photo?” I surely didn’t want a book of hundreds of photos of me sitting at a desk!
I ran my first marathon when I was 46. I really picked up the pace in 2004 when I saw these words on the shirt of a fellow racer: “I ran a marathon in all 50 states.” I now have 49 states completed and will have 50 by 2017. I also decided to run a marathon on all continents—including Antarctica—which was completed in 2016.
I was 57 when I decided the time had come to take on the Ironman competition. The Ironman starts with a 2.4-mile swim, and I didn’t know how to swim. I spent a year getting one-on-one coaching. Then I bought a bicycle and practiced for the 112-mile bike portion. At least I already was a runner which was good since the competition finishes with a 26.2-mile marathon, 146 miles in all.
A year later I did my first Ironman, and now, at age 67, I’ve done 15 full and 30 half Ironmans—and one on each continent. I qualified to race in the world championship for Ironman in Hawaii, which is the ultimate goal. I gleefully crossed the Kona finish line in 2013 and had the pleasure of representing Team USA in 2012.
I’ve played 93 of the top 100 golf courses in the U.S. I bungeed at the world’s first bungee, Kawarau Bridge, and the world’s highest, Nevis Highwire Bungy, both in New Zealand within two hours of one another. I dived with great white sharks off the coast of South Africa and hang glided in Rio de Janeiro. Meanwhile, I average 200,000+ air miles and 125 speeches a year. It’s a busy life but it’s a good life.
I call it “Life by Design.” Throughout my life, I have put my goals in writing, enlisting people to help me achieve them. I make a quarterly report to what I call the board of directors of my life – five people who hold me accountable. Every year I review my goals and share them in detail. Then quarterly I look at what went right and what went wrong preparing for my annual report. People tell me my annual list contains more than some people would do in a lifetime. They’re astonished at how much I intend to get done before I’m dead. To which I say: “If I were to have a tombstone, all I want on it is my name with a check mark.”
My Life By Design
In all of his business ventures, Jack Daly has a vision and a plan of action to achieve his goals. He lives his life the same way, a “life by design.”
Jack aims to live his life to the fullest, creating goals each year to help achieve everything on his bucket list, and it’s a long one. With meticulous care, Jack plans, tracks, and compares key metrics of his travel, health, and personal aspirations to control performance and hold himself accountable. Below you can find Jack’s “Year in Review” and “Yearly Goals” documents, which recount these metrics.
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