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Pivot with Purpose with Meghan Houle Ep 3

Dan Distefano is a Boston based health, wellness, real estate, and creative entrepreneur. Co-founder of The Print Hub, a screen-printing and apparel company, Yoke Media LLC, a boutique consulting agency specializing in digital media management, marketing strategy, photo and videography, and graphic design, and a real estate advisor at Engel and Volker’s, Dan has a passion for diving into competitive industries and figuring out how they complement each other to create a more cohesive and impactful product.
A lulu lemon ambassador, Dan is heavily involved in the fitness community as a workout enthusiast and Senior Barry’s Bootcamp Instructor. Dan’s portfolio of angel investments includes Ten Thousand Clothing Company, Way Of Life Athletics Company (WOLACO), and Slate Milk. Finding his calling for connecting with brands and like-minded people, Dan enjoys collaborating with driven innovators in the health, wellness, marketing, real-estate, and start-up industries.

You can find Dan’s various projects by visiting the links below and follow him on social media @pickles.7 on Instagram!

www.dandistefano.com
www.theprinthub.co
www.yoke.media
https://danieldistefano.evrealestate.com/

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FC Podcasts: [00:00:00] Pivot with Purpose a podcast that highlights the unique stories of professionals that pivoted their careers to align with their work lives and personal lives more purposefully and with more joy.

Pivot with Purpose is hosted by Megan Houle, a globally accredited career and business coach and creator of the Megan Houle method. 

Meghan Houle: [00:00:33] Welcome back to the Pivot with Purpose podcast. I’m your host, Megan Houle. And in this episode, we talk to Dan Distefano, a Boston based health wellness, real estate advisor, and entrepreneur.

Dan Distefano: [00:00:46] Thank you for listening to Pivot with Purpose with host Megan Houle, you can find out more information about each guest, including full transcripts at pivotwithpurposepodcast.com. And if you’d like to share your own pivot with purpose, click on the share button and add your story to the conversation. Finally be sure to subscribe and share your comments wherever you listen to your favorite podcast, your support amplifies our books. And now this week’s episode

Meghan Houle: [00:01:20] To mention a few of his projects, Dan is co-founder of the Print Hub, a screen printing and apparel company, Yolk Media, LLC. Dan is also heavily involved in the fitness community as a workout enthusiast, Senior Barry’s bootcamp instructor and Lululemon ambassador. Dan DiStefano, I am so excited to have you on the podcast.

And I know with all of your various ventures, the burning question we want to know is when do you actually sleep? 

Dan Distefano: [00:01:53] Meg, thank you so much for having me. It’s so good to hear your voice. It’s so good to see you. When do I sleep? Not often. I was going to say that’s probably one of the blessings of the pandemic.

The silver lining is there were no more 6:00 AM workout classes. So, I was able to sleep in until nine, a couple of times. 

Meghan Houle: [00:02:13] You’re like, yeah. But I’m sure all your peeps are missing you and soon we’ll be back at it again. So, enjoy this time. 

Dan Distefano: [00:02:20] I know I’m trying to find all the silver linings like I’m sure we all are.

Meghan Houle: [00:02:24] Totally. Well , I, so appreciate, like I said, you being here with us and, know you have a lot of projects that you are working on and I would love for you to tell us more about what you’re up to. 

Dan Distefano: [00:02:35] I mean that’s a loaded question, right, as someone who always tries to stay busy. But no, I mean, these days I have a screen printing, an apparel company based in Syracuse. We have a team there. My business partner runs the day to day. They’re all absolutely fantastic. I have so much love for them. Yolk Media is more of my like marketing consulting stuff, where I do per diem work for different brands and clients. And then my newest venture that came out of the pandemic was real estate advising. So, I’m about five months into that now, but I would say it’s more or less a couple of hundred hours then. So, we’re definitely putting in the time where we need to.

Meghan Houle: [00:03:09] Yeah. Wow. No, I know you’re been balancing a lot and certainly so excited to talk about all your pivots and how they all come together, but maybe you can give us a little insight or highlights into your impressive career journey. 

Dan Distefano: [00:03:23] I appreciate that. I would say I graduated school in 2015. I moved back to Syracuse. I started a master’s of biochemistry. But during that time, I took my first spin class. Studio based fitness was pretty new. And I absolutely fell in love with it. It was everything I loved of life, which I didn’t know at the time, but I can kind of put into words now, interacting with people an, energetic club atmosphere.

And of course, just getting a great group of people together and getting sweaty, right, trying to better yourself. 

Meghan Houle: [00:03:51] We need to get you back on the bike by the way, not to interrupt. Okay. So 

Dan Distefano: [00:03:57] You’re going to get me fired by Barry’s.  So I can’t say anythingn about that!

Meghan Houle: [00:03:59] No, just kidding. Sorry, Barry. 

Dan Distefano: [00:04:01] I know I’m kidding. But no, if you believe it or not, I probably taught 3000 spin classes before I moved to Boston two years ago. I had an awesome mentor. I think one of the keys to my success, I’ve always had people I’ve looked up to that have led me in the right direction and kind of have helped me focus my talents and my goals. And of course my energy into productive ways. But no, I started doing a lot of work out in New York city and by work, I mean, I was just networking, driving down there, meeting with brands, working out.

And through that I met some awesome people and that led to the opportunity where I was looking to move end of 2018, early 2019 for personal reasons. And I met the team here in Boston the Barry’s team, and I just said, Hey, if you ever have an opportunity, please give me a call. That was late 2018, early 2019. I got the phone call. They said, “Hey, we have a spot opening up! When would you like to move?” And I said, “I’m packing my dog up. I’m packing the couch in the U-Haul and we’ll be there in a month.”. So, that’s kind of like the fast track way, but it’s crazy to think fo almost five years now have already gone by. 

Meghan Houle: [00:05:06] I know, time flies. So, how long have you been in Boston again? 

Dan Distefano: [00:05:11] So, I’ll be up in Boston, it’ll be two years coming up March  of 2021. So, we’re just shy of two years. 

Meghan Houle: [00:05:17] Great city I know, we here in the community in Boston so love you and appreciate you. And know you do so much to motivate so many people, but what really motivates you?

How have you stayed motivated amiss 2020, the pandemic. I know you’re a super active guy, so, and watching your Instastories and kind of working out where you can. It hasn’t been easy for people, right? So, what do you feel like, keeps you motivated?

Dan Distefano: [00:05:43] This past year, hasn’t been easy for anyone yet, right, like everything’s been thrown for a loop, turned upside down. That’s kinda my last pivot that I’m sure we’ll dive into was in March,  when I decided, or when I decided to start studying for my real estate test that was kind of a multiple streams of influence coming together.

But I think at the end of the day, as I kind of decide if I’m going to get out of bed, I’m going to give it my best effort. And it looks something different every day. But what I realized what I’m really good at is kind of showing up for my people. And that takes many different forms.

Sometimes it’s mentally, sometimes it’s physically, sometimes it’s energetically, sometimes it’s emotional. So, I just kind of understand that it’s on me to make the most of my day. 

Meghan Houle: [00:06:30] It’s so important and, yeah. In the spirit of this podcast where we certainly dive into pivots, I would love to hear the story that really led to the desire for you to pivot, at that memorable point in your career and really what led up to that pivot and what did you do specifically? 

Dan Distefano: [00:06:47] Yeah, I mean, it seems like it was yesterday, right? That like I made the pivot, made the decision to try something new. I was just kind of at a point where I’ve been in fitness for five years now and I was looking for the next kind of opportunity to grow simultaneously with Barry’s.

I love Barry’s. It’s fantastic. I love the fitness industry. Especially the people in it, both on the instructor and the clientele side. So, of course, like through fitness, you meet so many people. Back in the day, I used to  see 50 to a hundred unique faces a day, meeting people with all those relationships, they start following you on social media.

Obviously I enjoy social media. I think a lot of people know that, but from a more business professional aspect, it’s kind of a way to manage your friendships. Right? You see people living their lives. You learn a lot about people who are posting and it’s also a great way for people to keep tabs on you.

But so through the fitness industry, I was doing some work for Bright Bar, some of their apparel. I did get a spray tan. No, you can not see the picture of me and the spray tan diaper. That’s for, that’s for another time

It’s on the internet somewhere. But no, so the owner of the real estate company, her daughter was who I worked with closely and she is like, “Hey, I think you should meet my mom! She’s looking to have some merchandise done. Go ahead and sit down with her schedule it.”. This was February of 2020.

And I sat down and we ended up hanging out for two hours. We didn’t say a word about merchandise. All we did was talk about dreams, aspirations, goals like not even financial goals, but more about like, where do we see our lives going? And at the end of it, they were like, “Hey, our team is going to be hiring. If you’re interested, let us know, go get your real estate license.”. And this was in February and I was kinda like, Oh, like, I appreciate that, like, I always appreciate at the end of the day, when people think about me for opportunities, right? Like, Oh, Dan might like this, or Dan might be good at this. Or we’d like to have Dan on our team.

I really take a lot of pride in being reliable and relatable. But at the time I kinda shouldered off the nod. I was like, no, I love fitness. Fitness is life. Fitness is bae. And I was also teaching probably 20 to 25 classes a week. So, I was staying pretty busy. And then March happened, right.

Everything shut down and this is going to be a surprise to everybody listening, but I’m very high energy. I always enjoy being on the go. The reason I don’t nap is because I’m always on my feet. And then right, like Monday rolls around no classes, nothing to do. You can’t leave your apartment.

You can’t go work out. I am sitting in the corner of my apartment being like, holy shit. Like, and it wasn’t even a financial thing at the time, it was just like, I have all this energy and I’m in my routine and I’m jamming. And now it’s like, boom, out of your routine. And with that being said, I kind of looked at what industries were still able to kind of maintain their integrity.

And as we all know, the Boston housing market is insanely expensive or can be. And it was just perfect timing to kind of go back to the drawing board. I’m still with Barry’s full-time I have so much love for them, but also find a new possible career opportunity. 

Meghan Houle: [00:10:11] Yeah, no, I love that.

Yeah. And I know you stay so motivated, sorry not to cut you off, but yeah. I think people keep you in mind because you are that amazing light and energy and always kind of open to whatever possibilities are next. Right? 

Dan Distefano: [00:10:25] Yeah. I appreciate that. But also, I mean, I feel like at my age, I’m 28, I’m single.

Like, I don’t think life should be like hard per se, but I don’t think life should be easy. Like I think we should feel the need to test ourselves physically, mentally, emotionally, and kind of like figure out what we’re capable of. And in that, we kind of figure out that like, wow, I have all the tools inside of me to make my dreams a possibility, right. No matter what they are. 

Meghan Houle: [00:10:55] So, tell me, do you feel like your pivot was almost a realization of a personal need maybe for more alignment or do you feel like it was related to something else and looking at real estate. 

Dan Distefano: [00:11:07] I think the pivot was an opportunity that I’ve always enjoyed working with people.

I love being in the service industry. And I could never really put that to words until I joined another service industry. But also too, I was looking for the next challenge. And I kind of stack those on top of them with the pandemic and studying and learning a new industry, being not bad at something but being inexperienced, right? So, I kind of didn’t know what I was getting myself into. And I also have a very high expectation of what I’m capable of and I hold myself to a high standard. So, like when I pivoted, I was like, this will be awesome, it’s so new, it’s so fun. And then. Like anything new, you get into the trenches, right?

You’re in a competitive industry. You’re not doing well. You’re not making money. You’re not meeting people. I personally, I hate studying probably because I have to sit down to do it. Like if someone was like, Hey, if you run a marathon, you’ll learn everything you need to know. I will go run the marathon twice right? So, it’s also kind of reminding myself that life’s not going to be easy. Like you have to do things you don’t like, so you have to find value in the process, whatever it may be. 

Meghan Houle: [00:12:16] Super valuable advice, and sometimes you just have to do it, right. You just get up, you have the tools inside of you and believing in yourself.

I mean, that’s one of the best things that we can do this day and age. Believe in yourself, just start, that’s all you have to do right? And leverage your network as we talk about a lot too, which I know you’re super connected and in the spirit of also kind of working through cliffhangers in our podcast, want to ask you, and then we’ll go to a little break.

Do you remember yes or no, the exact moment you decided to go for it, to pivot? 

Dan Distefano: [00:12:48] No, but I remember the exact four months it sucked. 

Meghan Houle: [00:12:52] Amazing. And with that well, with that we’ll go to a quick break and leave everyone hanging and we will pick this up when we get back.

Okay, Dan, before the break, you said no, leaving us hanging. So, can you describe the transition when you began to work towards your pivot? 

Dan Distefano: [00:13:23] So, the transition was extremely challenging.  When you start something new it’s very hard, but as you become more skilled, more experienced, you know what to expect you gain that confidence, right?

And with that confidence, you start to fire on a little bit more like gas, couple more cylinders. But you realize like,  I kinda got this. So, I don’t remember the exact moment I pivoted, but I remember those couple months where I was like very new at something, nothing was firing, nothing was hitting and I also didn’t know what to expect right? Like I think that’s one of the reasons I got into real estate is because it’s a pretty, when it’s your first time doing that, it’s a pretty known industry. You don’t know what to expect. So, the goal was to take the trust that people have with me and fitness and my other ventures and show them that here’s an industry, not many people know about that they can trust me to take care of them.

Meghan Houle: [00:14:16] So, tell me what did you do to really begin the pivot? Maybe some of the steps that you took, who got involved? I’d love to hear about that. 

Dan Distefano: [00:14:23] So, the first step, it’s so plain Jane, is just go sign up online and study. Which for me is such a barrier to entry. Like, I said it before, if someone was like, “Hey, let’s go work out or let’s go run or let’s do something, physical.”. That’s what I’m good at. That’s what I’m used to. So, I know I can show up for that, but someone’s like, “Hey, you need to sit down and study for a hundred hours and you don’t know what’s going to be on the test.”. I’m like,  how do I do  this? And I’m used to such an active lifestyle. So, not only is it that I’m in a new industry where I don’t know what to expect, but I’m also not used to my habits and my stimulation of my normal day-to-day life.

Meghan Houle: [00:15:06] So, in getting into the real estate, did you feel like you had to do a lot of research? Did you need any financial backing? And I guess how are you balancing it all to, with what you have going on at Barry’s? 

Dan Distefano: [00:15:16] So, one of the things I love about fitness, and this is kind of true, depending if you’re a contractor or have a gym or real estate, is that there’s no inventory. I’ve been in manufacturing for four years now. And there’s just so many processes. It’s so much money to start a manufacturing company, just because you need the equipment, you need the payroll, you need the inventory. Some people don’t pay for 30 days. Some people don’t pay for 60 days.

So, it’s a very hard industry to get ahead of in, but one of the things I enjoy about fitness and real estate is that you don’t really have inventory, right? Like I’m a contractor with Barry’s. I’m a contractor with personal training. I’m also a contractor with real estate. So, my overhead is kind of marketing materials.

What else, essentially, what I’m saying is all I have to do is show up, like bare minimum. 

Meghan Houle: [00:16:09] And I guess how’s the outcome been for you and balancing both and what’s going on in the real estate industry as you’re right I mean, I think everyone’s looking to pivot real estate as well and apartments, moving out of the city.

How has that been like for you  in that, and the classes that you’re leading still? 

Dan Distefano: [00:16:25] Yes. So a lot of people are pivoting into real estate whether they’re looking to buy or sell, but also as a career choice . One thing that’ll get people a good laugh is my first day in the office, once I got my license was September and everyone’s used to me, not wearing a shirt, not wearing sleeves, not having a collared shirt and my boss.

And this is like my boss, like very well-respected in the industry. He’s an awesome advisor. He’s like, “Hey Dan, can you come into the office today?”.  And I’m like, “Keith, honestly, I would love to. I need to go to Express and go buy a college shirt and I need to go buy a pair of slacks.”.

Meghan Houle: [00:17:00] What Express? Where is Express? And I love you. 

Dan Distefano: [00:17:05] Most important question. It’s Express outlet up in a Summerville. 

Meghan Houle: [00:17:08] Oh, okay. There you go everyone–

 Dan Distefano: [00:17:11] That’s one of the things I’ve tried to explain to people, right, is that you can be whoever you want. And I feel like we’re always changing every four, every five, every six years, somewhat quicker.

But that’s the beautiful thing, right? It’s like if someone met me today and I was in my shirt and my slacks and my peacoat and I said, “Good morning, I’m Dan what do I do? I consult on people how to take advantage of the real estate market in Boston.”. They would have no idea I’m a fitness trainer, right?

So like, that’s kind of the cool thing about life is you are what you put out to the world. Yeah. And I think sometimes we get caught up in our own head pretty quickly. 

Meghan Houle: [00:17:49] I love that. And I guess it transitions nicely into my next question where not to throw some acronyms at you, but what has become that unique selling proposition now for you with all you are able to manage real estate, all these wonderful entrepreneurial businesses you’re running.

What’s your USP? 

Dan Distefano: [00:18:06] What’s a, a USP, can you describe it to me? 

Meghan Houle: [00:18:08] So it’s unique selling proposition. So, why Dan, why work with you? Why come to your classes? When someone needs you, what’s that elevator pitch? 

Dan Distefano: [00:18:16] Wow, put on the spot. No, I think one of the biggest things I’ve realized is it’s my energy for life and it’s genuine.

Once you become my person, I’m going to take care of you. So, it’s like kind of like my energy. I can transfer it to other people, whether it’s a nice conversation or connection or even just like a, Hey, like someone in this world is in my corner. Right? Like it felt, I mean last year, and especially being this year, like times felt pretty dreary.

And it’s just kind of like showing people, Hey, I know there’s a lot going on, but we can also be productive during it, right? Like, I think it’s kind of how you handle your emotions. But I think one of the biggest things, right, with like the Black Lives Matter movement is it’s a phenomenal movement, but how does, and I think what a lot of people have trouble with is, how does Dan  Distefano sitting in his Boston apartment contribute.

Right? And I think part of that is I am blessed that I have an awesome network and I know what I’m good at and how I can contribute to different causes. But  I think it’s just knowing that like the first part is I’m on your team. And the second part is how I leveraged my network, right? So, I’m a kind of a marketer at heart.

I love creating interesting videos, like just like constant advertising, right? Like how do you take a video and how do you make it interesting that catches people’s attention. And specifically, what’s worked well in Barry’s and now bringing it to an older market, like real estate. And taking like unique marketing tactics, like one of the things I want to do and I can’t share this right now, you have to see it. But I have these awesome ideas on how to market these properties and kind of connect pieces of the puzzle, right? 

Meghan Houle: [00:20:10] No. I, know you’re so savvy on social media and it’s the world we live in now. It’s so important to put yourself out there in the right ways and really showcase what you can do.

I always say, no one is going to know what you’re doing unless you tell them, but it’s the way that we share and the channels that we share and the strategy behind that, and being super creative, which I know you are as well. And to really go back to talking about your network, I mean, I also know in this Boston community, which is like so small and so wonderfully supported, how important do you feel like it is to have that network of support of others in this , process, whether someone’s looking to pivot or just in general? How has that been important to you and how do you feel like that would be important for somebody else to really start to leverage their network, if they’re looking to pivot? 

Dan Distefano: [00:20:55] Yeah, I think it is the most important thing.

My goal with anybody I meet is to build trust with them, right? Whether it’s a friendly conversation, a Barry’s class, a real estate transaction, a printing transaction, whatever it is, even if I’m buying coffee at the Starbucks, like. My beginning goal is to make someone feel that they trust me. And that sounds very salesy, but it’s just kind of like being a good human, right.

But the beautiful thing about as I kind of navigate industries is there’s these people and everybody has these people they’ll support you no matter what, right? Like I could call someone and be like, “Hey, I think i’m going to go into glassblowing.”. And they’re like, “Okay, go do it I’ll buy your first product.”.

Hey, I’m going to go into gardening. Okay, perfect, come plant trees with me or whatever it is. You’re always going to have those people that will take the risk with you to support you throughout your first endeavor right? And also too, like not even from a financial incentive, just an emotional incentive, like.

How many times have you had a bad day and you have a phone call with a friend or a third party, or even a DM exchange, right? It doesn’t have to be this big extravagant experience, but it’s just like, someone’s being like, you know it’s going to be okay or someone’s like, Hey, passing off their positive energy to you.

Cause it’s hard to stay positive every day, a hundred and ten percent. 

Meghan Houle: [00:22:19] Yeah. And it’s so nice and I think that’s why I so appreciate you as well. You’re so real and accessible and relatable and authentic, and it can be intimidating, right? When you have somebody that is such a big personality like you.  And I know for the people that show up at Barry’s. And I remember going to the first Barry’s class, I don’t know, seven years ago now with Barry that, you know, you’re right. Well, you think like the instructors are like, they’re like   and like no one talks,  (It’s so intimidating.) but it’s actually like, just have a conversation with people. It’s not scary, it’s not inimidating . I mean, I think especially for you, you are so warm and welcoming and it’s honestly very refreshing.

Dan Distefano: [00:22:34] I appreciate that.

Meghan Houle: [00:22:35] Yeah. I personally think like when we talk about dropping the ego all the time and just going for it, it’s refreshing to see like you are certainly not ego-driven and definitely about the people , which is amazing. 

Like, how do you feel like these moments and pivots have really changed your life?

Dan Distefano: [00:22:49] These moments leading up have made me extremely empathetic. Going back to like your first Barry’s class, I kind of understood.

And it took me a while to like, there’s always like, if someone doesn’t enjoy your product and my product is specifically me, like there’s no one else to blame. So, it was kind of like very on me. Right? Like I realized from an early stage, if someone doesn’t like my class, it’s normally me. And so with that being said, right, like if they said, Oh, the instructor was too loud, or I didn’t like the music or he didn’t correct my form or this or that.

Like, you can always take a little bit of feedback from that. But I think the biggest thing is like being in the fitness industry, it made me understand how hard some things are for other people that I take for granted. And how challenging it is to start something new, be bad at something, and understanding that I’ve had a ton of help and handholding to get where I am.

And that’s how, that’s one of the ways I can pass down the ladder. Right? Like I had a client in Barry’s, she started online with her camera off and she sent me a DM. She’s like, Hey, first-class I had my camera off. I’ve never done fitness before. This makes me so nervous, xy and z. Then she turned her camera on.

Then she finally came to class and now she’s starting to become a little more confident in a group setting where she doesn’t know what she’s doing. But I think the biggest thing is that I try to tell people is that you need to get confident in not being good at something. And it’s extremely humbling.

And I did it a long time ago and it still happens all the time. But you realize as you appreciate that journey and do it over and over and over again, you understand, right? Getting started is very hard. The first five months suck. And your ego is like so low because you’re not confident. And then you start to find your sea legs.

Right? So, I think that’s the biggest thing at the end of the day is just being, one of the things I’ve learned is to be pretty empathetic and understand that if you’re coming into my class, If you’re doing business with my business, if you’re working with me, I need to show up and go above and beyond for my people, because you don’t know what everyone else is going through, right?

Meghan Houle: [00:25:06] Yeah, no, it’s true. I mean, in all of us behind the scenes, some get up and put on a brave face, but everyone’s dealing with something. And we’re all in this together and yes, I just love the community that, you build and seeing you around town and all the wonderful people, that gravitate towards you. It’s pretty special. And as we close up here, any words of advice for anyone looking to pivot? 

Dan Distefano: [00:25:28] I think the biggest thing is build your network. And I mean that in the nicest way possible just become a friendly face because as you expand your community and put yourself out there, more people will think of you and involve you in their community.

But I think the biggest thing is just do it. Like put yourself out there, like my motto is like I’m probably four months into real estate. I haven’t made a dollar yet. And my manager, my advisor, the guy I report directly to is like, why aren’t you doing this? Why aren’t you doing this? And I was like, Oh, like, I don’t know.

Like, I don’t have an answer. Like, I don’t know why I’m not doing it. I’m just hitting this roadblock and I’m hitting it and I’m hitting it. And then he’s like, well, how much money have you made? And I’m like $0. And he’s like, exactly. You literally can’t lose you at the bottom of the well and I don’t mean to put it in terms of like financials, but that’s the thing like you just got to get started.

You just got to get the engine going. You got to start pushing the car. You just got to do it. Life is on you to make what you want out of it and make the most of it. 

Meghan Houle: [00:26:30] Absolutely. No, I love it. Such great parting words and for all that you do, how can listeners find you? 

Dan Distefano: [00:26:38] The best way to reach me, no surprise here, is social media. It is @pickles.seven, no I’m not gonna tell the story of how I got that nickname.

Oh wait, 

Meghan Houle: [00:26:46] I didn’t call you pickles. Are you proud of me?

Dan Distefano: [00:26:52] So no, it’s so it’s so funny. Like some people call me pickles. Some people call me Dan and like some people don’t know what to call me. Some people don’t know my name. They only know my dog’s name. So, they say, Hey, Shay’s dad. 

Meghan Houle: [00:27:04] You’re just, you’re a brand entity next. I think we’re just going to go for a symbol. Dan, you’ll be like Prince, just make a symbol. 

Dan Distefano: [00:27:11] But no, the best way to get ahold of me is definitely social media @pickles.seven on Instagram, I also just got my commercial license plates. So, you can find my phone number on the side of my car, but I’m not giving that out on the podcast. 

Meghan Houle: [00:27:27] We’ll put it in the show notes.

Dan Distefano: [00:27:29] Exactly. Find me on LinkedIn. 

Meghan Houle: [00:27:31] Yes, find him on LinkedIn.  Well, that’s so amazing. And as you can all tell, I mean, Dan, I would say probably anyone reaching out certainly a wonderful guy to have a conversation with. And I thank you so much for coming on the podcast and for sharing your insight and wisdom and for any people in the fitness space enthusiasts like Dan, you can definitely check out Barry’s too online.

 Thanks so much, Dan. I really appreciate your time and keep rocking it. 

Dan Distefano: [00:27:57] Yeah Meg, I mean, obviously the feeling is mutual, so anytime, thank you for thinking of me. It was great catching up with you.

It’s good to hear another human voice and reconnect with people. So, I appreciate you, right back. 

FC Podcasts: [00:28:08] Pivot with Purpose with host Megan Houle is a Fashion Consort production, and part of the FC podcast network. It is produced and directed by Phil AKA Corinne and a special thank you to Spencer Powell for our theme music.

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