FROM HACKER TO HOLLYWOOD: "THE DAN PLAN" TO BECOME MAJOR MOTION PICTURE
Dan McLaughlin did what so many golfers and so many people dream about. He quit his day job to go after a goal, putting one of the greatest theories of the last decade to the test . . . can you go from a rookie to a master in 10,000 hours?
In 2010, Dan quit his day job in an attempt to become a professional golfer. He had minimal golf experience, but the plan wasn’t really about golf: through this process, Dan hoped to prove to himself and others that it’s never too late to start a new pursuit in life.
The goal was to make the PGA Tour through testing out Dr. K Anders Ericsson’s theory, featured in Macolm Gladwell's bestseller, “The Outliers,” that it takes 10,000 hours of deliberate practice to become an over-achiever in any specific field. After 9 months of planning and 5 years of saving up money he started off on the journey
“I started this journey in the hopes of inspiring others to explore all the possibilities life affords them. To dream big and do the impossible. And even if you don't get to exactly where you think you want to go, where you end up can be even better.” - Dan McLaughlin