17 April 2015



Welcome to “Danyland”,my own very special place.This is where I escape to remain sane and hide momentarily from the injustices, stupidity, irresponsibility, nastiness, and craziness that we are too often served in our world. Danyland is the expression of my values,my moral standards,my tastes and how I choose to allocate my time and income. In other words,it is the expression of my lifestyle. I know that I am not alone in what I believe in,those who will find a bit of themselves in my philosophy are more than welcome to join this “parallel world” .Having success and being happy is one thing,but we must also protect it by staying loyal to our values and what we believe in. We live in an unbelievable era,where 1 billion people on earth don’t have access to safe water . An era where some have to walk 6 kilometers to get fresh water and where some can order food,plane tickets and even companionship with a $1000 smart device in their pockets in a matter of seconds.As life seems to be getting easier for us living in North America, the feelings of well being and happiness do not always seem to follow as many feel overwhelmed. I have been blessed with a great life,but I was one to often feel overwhelmed and “being busy being busy”,going crazy about small things that didn’t even matter that much!

Although Danyland can still be found in a few physical areas on this earth,it is first and foremost a state of mind reflecting the pursuit and achievement of happiness and self actualization. At the heart of it all is being able to have choices and live life on my own terms. I aim to be responsible,logical,creative,wealthy and most of all to help, inspire and share what I know with others who want to learn. Helping and inspiring others is the purpose I have in life,it is what makes me happiest and happiness is the ultimate success. In Danyland, time is not spent stressing out in “trying to be somebody” and  slowly killing myself in the rat race and everyday hustle. No, Danyland  is a parallel world where I find and truly become who I want to be and do want I want to do. At this stage of my life,I want to teach,write and share my wisdom and knowledge of business and investing .I want to  communicate my love of stories,movies,nature,music,sports,freedom and wanderlust. In Danyland,there is less government intervention,and more freedom for all individuals in their pursuit of happiness.Danyland is about financial literacy ,the intention is  to be responsible financially and not dependant  on friends ,family or governments. The goal is to make enough and save enough to be independent ,to travel,to give and to experience the best things in life. Danyland is about the protection of Earth and its wild life, by not treating  this planet like a trash can.Danyland  is about helping others and respecting others in friendship and love. I am blessed to have the love of a great woman. We respect each other. She does not scream at me because I watch too much football and I do not  scream at her because she spends too much time at the stables.We complement each other,we work out with each other,we keep it simple. The fact that it is simple and that we let each other just live makes me want her even more. I have so many friends who need permission to go out. I feel very sad that grown men ,even fathers who work hard, can’t grab a beer on a thursday night without «permission».As far as I am concerned, a good relationship does not require getting rid of friends, manhood and dignity. Make sure you are in the right relationship; life is too short to drink bad wine. I believe in this same guideline when it comes to  friendships. Water attracts its own level. I have had people drain my energy and others have uplifted me with every conversation. It is important to know who your real friends are. Quality is more important than quantity. Don’t let anybody drag you down, and make sure to discard jealousy

Danyland is also about “Mens sana in corpore sano” or ,a sound mind in a sound body. Fear and ignorance is replaced by love,passion ,knowledge,and making sure I do my best to keep in shape. Working out and playing sports is not only fun,but great protection against depression and mental disorder. Working out increases happiness and good social behaviour as the body produces dopamine and serotonin,neurotransmitters that stimulate pleasurable feelings.I ignored my health for way to long with large intakes of alcohol ,but after a while it all adds up. Financial independence is only one pillar of success,without good  health and well being,it means nothing! In Danyland ,I sleep more,meditate ,breathe, take time to laugh and watch  great comedies again.This is my own parallel world and these are my rules.Sharing with others who you are, what you are about and what you believe in is not always easy,but I can’t help but think there are a lot of people like me out there.I hope I can inspire and entertain  with my experiences ,wisdom and advice. I promise you that whatever I have been through and whatever lessons I have learned or experienced are what turned my dreams into reality. So with  this  in mind, I am enthusiastically embarking in this new adventure.

Accept the fact that the achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness — not pain or mindless self-indulgence — is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.

—Ayn Rand

About theDany Guillemette
I am a Canadian entrepreneur, author and public speaker with over 20 years of experience in business and investing. I am the founder of Addiction snowboards and Danyland.ca. I love to inspire people by sharing my experiences,wisdom and advice.

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