Mentor Monday: Danny Brown

Mentor Monday is a series where I feature people that have helped me when I needed it, whether or not I asked for it, and whether or not they even realize it.  I am extremely thankful for these people, and would not be where I am today, or where I will be tomorrow, without them.  If you know what’s good for you, you’ll connect with these individuals as well.

Danny Brown

Badass hat.
Badass hat.

His Blog.
His Twitter.

If you’ve already connected with Danny Brown, you probably don’t even need to read this as you’ve probably experienced the same things that I have.  That’s because that’s who Danny is.  He doesn’t take any individual community member for granted.  He treats everyone like a friend and it’s an amazing thing.

Danny, much like Arik who I discussed on my first Mentor Monday, is one of those people that I looked up to a great deal when first getting involved in the community.  Everyone knew him and he knew everyone.  It seemed though, that no person was too good for Danny’s attention and that held true when I first began connecting with him.  He took no hesitation to connect with me and give me a chance to engage.

I’ve learned so much from Danny just from observing him.  The way he engages with others, the way he writes blog posts, the way he approaches tough decisions etc… Then, on top of that, Danny is always the first guy to take time out of his day to give me advice when I’m in need of it.  The man is incredibly busy and will give me (a new, hardly “popular” community member) time out of his day to help.  Truly amazing.

It’s people like Danny that inspire me to become a better person, and a better professional.  I observe and learn from what he does every day, and apply it to my own practices.

Thanks for everything Danny, I’m proud to call you my mentor.  Cheers mate!

7 thoughts on “Mentor Monday: Danny Brown

  1. Danny rocks simply because he actually gives a shit. That’s so rare to find in a person regardless of field, age or personality. You can sense the legitimacy, friendliness and sense of self in each of his tweets and blog posts.

    Dude called me on the fourth of July to wish me a happy Independence day. He lives in Canada. That’s a class act kind of guy.

    1. haha I got a Happy 4th of July call as well. My first chat with Danny over the phone actually…somehow I kind of knew it was him as soon as I picked up…I wonder how. ^_^

      Great guy.

  2. Um… crikey, mate, thank you VERY much for this post – I’m seriously touched/humbled/flummoxed/bashful (delete where applicable!). 🙂

    I’m really glad anything I say or do can help anyone else – I know I learn so much every day from people like you, Stuart and so many others online.

    It’s one of the great things that I’ve found about this whole community around us (whether that’s Twitter, our blogs, elsewhere) – it does seem to be full of genuine people.

    I’m just happy to be a part of it all, and again, seriously, this is one heck of a way to start a Monday – thank you! 🙂

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