Tuesday, January 10, 2017



New Year Resolutions are really a waste of time.  Most people, by the end of February, will have forgotten all about the multitude of changes they say they will do in the New Year.

However, in this video is the key to making 2017 YOUR YEAR!


Tuesday, January 3, 2017


Hangover? We have just left the world of social drinking

For more than 20 years, I was a highly functioning alcoholic. A serious alcoholic, but highly functioning.

Even though I helped other people get sober and, traveled the world as an international speaker, was on national radio and TV and was writing books... there is no doubt that I was an alcoholic.

If you find yourself one day a week one day a month one day every six months waking up with a hangover we have to tell the truth...A hangover is the result of consuming more alcohol than your body can possibly handle. Alcohol is a poison. In small amounts it's not detrimental, but we're talking like one drink per day...for women. For men? No more than two drinks per day.

And even though those are guidelines, there are some women and men that if they have one or two drinks they wake up the next day feeling fatigued. Not themselves.

Others like myself, when I was at the height of my drinking, I could drink easily a bottle to two bottles of wine a night, wake up in the morning shake it off, or so I thought I was, and work really hard for 10 or 12 hours every day.

But I was fooling myself. I was in complete denial. I was justifying and rationalizing my addiction. Do you do the same thing?

For me, being a very successful businessman, meant drinking with business associates. It meant going out to bars to seal deals. It meant going to parties after I just got off stage to fit in with everyone else.

About 33% of Americans struggle with alcohol. Many struggle in silence. They become isolated drinkers. Others struggle in public. They are involved in society, looking for any opportunity as an excuse to drink with others.

Some of you who read this post will be pissed off. Why is David Essel writing about alcoholism, and saying that I might be an alcoholic just because I had a hangover on New Year's Day?

Very few people who have hangovers only have them once a year. So we get really good with denial. Really good with justifying the amount we drink and what we drink.

I have helped thousands of men and women get sober, some who were bartenders or waiters and waitresses...and they went back to work in the environment where alcohol flows freely every day.

The number one step that we have to take is to get out of denial. And that's a big damn step to take. No one wants to be without alcohol, if you use it as a social lubricant, as a way to relax, as a way to go to sleep, as a way to deal with boredom, or anger, or insecurity.

I used to use alcohol for every reason imaginable to man. Every statement in the above paragraph, was open territory for me to have that first glass of wine. As the years moved on I loved to drink in solitude. After my very last counseling and coaching session at 8 PM, I would walk in the door and immediately open that first bottle of wine. I deserved it. I work hard. I make a lot of money, I should be able to do whatever the hell I want.

Great attitude right? Total denial.

Let me repeat this because for many of us it sucks to hear it, even though it's true. Whenever we wake up feeling tired, or with a hangover after night of drinking, we are no longer a social drinker. We are either in the stages of dependency or alcoholism.

Whether you are dependent upon alcohol or a full blown alcoholic, which has nothing to do with how much money you make, how many kids you have, how long you been married, or what your astrological sign is... If you need alcohol to relax or to deal with emotions in life you are an alcoholic.

The great news? If people like myself can recover and be totally recovered from alcohol you can as well.

I don't believe in the statement that once you're in alcoholic you're an alcoholic for life. What a bunch of crap. Oh my god there's so many statements from the 40s 50s and 60s that people still spout over and over and over again that have no validity. If you want to fully recover from alcohol you can. You're not an alcoholic for life. Drop that crap right outside your door and kick it to the curb.

On the other hand, if you're tired of being tired, or tired of getting into arguments with your partner, or tired of having to have a drink before you go to the party or out to dinner. Or if you're tired in general, and you don't make it to the gym, maybe you've gained weight, maybe you're impatient, contact me.

I don't judge anyone. My work in this world is to help people to reach their highest potential in life. For me and millions of other people like me, musicians, rock stars, actresses, actors, sports stars, and every day people sobriety is not only possible it's freaking amazing!

There is no better time than right now to get sober. Make 2017 the Year of Sobriety. Your attitude will improve. Your health will improve. Believe it or not your sleep will improve. Your relationships will improve. Your confidence will improve. Your self-esteem will improve. You will begin to become the very best version of yourself that you ever imagined possible.

I know it because I'm living proof myself as well as with 1000 other people that I've helped get sober. Some of whom you can even read their short stories on my website.

Don't delay. Don't wait. Do it for yourself, your family, your friends, your career, your health, relationships.

You are worth it. Prove it.

Love David

If you want help, text my office at 941.266.7676 or visit my website and read about the programs we have. Sobriety is a gift that you give yourself. You are worth it.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016


Personal Power in 2017. Do You Have It?

When I think about the new year approaching, quickly approaching, I know for sure that people who have a high level of personal power are going to rock through the new year achieving any and all goals that they are willing to put the time, effort and money into that they truly want in their life.

These people... Don't have time to be judging, ridiculing, or putting others down. They don't have time for gossip. They don't waste time on reality television shows that focus on the ridiculous nature of life.

No, these are people with personal power. They realize time is precious. Days turn into weeks, months and years in the flash of an eye. They will never fall into the lingo of victimhood.

"The reason it's so hard for me to lose weight is my genetics... It's because of the new administration that my income is suffering... The reason I don't have the love of my life is because all men are dogs... I wasn't raised with a silver spoon in my mouth so I'll never have the money that I truly desire."

The above statements are those repeated by people with minimal if any personal power. They will justify, defend, and explain away their life as victims... And they will never see how their mindset and their words and their lack of positive actions will keep them stuck right where they are from now until the day they die.

People with personal power act in the opposite direction. They ask for help. They join groups and organizations to network, and to find like-minded people who are done with excuses, and truly want to accept and appreciate the abundance that life has to offer... And are  willing to work their tails off to get it.

The great news about people and personal power is that after they spend a year or so working really hard on their bodies, their money, their relationships or more... the effort just becomes who they are. In other words getting up at 6 AM to be at the gym at seven in the beginning is hard work. But after a year of doing that it just becomes who we are. It's not hard at all anymore.

I was on a radio show the other day and the host was talking about his love of the martial arts. And how in the last four years he had quickly ascended the ladder to become a high-level black belt in his chosen martial arts field, which dismayed his family and friends around him.
He shared with me that individuals would ask him on a weekly basis how he could get up so early in the morning to go into a gym and to sweat when he could be effortlessly catching a few more hours of sleep before work.

His level of personal power had gone through the roof. He shared with me that he wasn't always like this. But once he started to change his life for the better, and started to do the uncomfortable steps of getting up early to get to the gym, it was no longer an effort anymore. His level of confidence went through the roof. His level of self-esteem improved dramatically. He finally fell in love with the person he was, and his discipline now is paying off in the most beautiful ways ever imagined.

I want the same thing to happen to you in 2017. I want you filled with personal power. If you haven't picked up chapter 1 of our number one best-selling book for free on positive thinking and the reality of success, go right now to our website and grab that chapter for free. Simply visit www.talkdavid.com right now and you can start to become inspired to make this year your year.

If I can help you personally, one on one, as your counselor and or life coach don't hesitate to email me as well. I have several coaches that I work with every week and I have for years, and without them... I know I wouldn't be at the level of success that I am today.

Wishing you the most amazing year ever.

Love David

Tuesday, December 20, 2016


Many people, mistakenly believe that depression is caused by genetics. And I understand why. Logically it would seem to make sense, that if your aunt, mother, father and sister suffer from depression we would immediately jump to the conclusion that depression must run in the family and be caused by genetics.

 But that is so far from the truth! Our genetics actually is the cause of only a tiny percentage of depression in our country. The main causes of depression have to do with our inability to deal with emotions, or a lack of coping skills in life.

More often than not depression will be caused by emotional or physical abuse when were children or as adults, a feeling that we have lost control of life...love of a love relationship, it could be from the side effects of medication, codependency, our desire to run away from conflict or rocking the boat, death of a loved one, loss of a job, house or even the loss of good friends...

Crucially important in the role of depression is alcohol, smoking, food addiction, drug addiction, these are all outward signs that we are unhappy, possible depressed as we try to self medicate. And many illnesses or injuries can cause depression

When we learn correct coping skills though, we can do so many great things in minimizing the negative affects of depression.

My dad, sister and brother suffered from depression. My aunt did too. I suffered for years with a deep clinical depression. Yet my family and I healed. If, depression in our family, like most other families was genetically based we would never heal...or we would have to be on medication for life.

I have worked with thousands of clients over the last 36 years who struggled with depression and healed. Yes, a tiny percentage of people with depression may be genetically based...but the largest cause would be examples listed above. The major problem that occurs when we so quickly tell people that their depression is genetic, is that they give up looking for ways to heal themselves. And why should they since they've been told it's in their genes?

Enough of the old school thought process that is outdated and dangerous for many people to be told.

There is great help available!

 If you need help on these coping skills, email us at talkdavid@aol.com and I would love to spend 15 minutes on the phone with you at no charge whatsoever, helping you to get to the root cause of depression and helping to heal that very condition.

Love, David

Tuesday, December 13, 2016



There are so many false teachings in this world...and one of the biggest is this. The Universe is conspiring to meet your needs.  "Create the intention, and the Universe does the rest." Hogwash.
Here is the truth in this super short video.

Monday, December 12, 2016

David Essel says "You're invited!" FREE Teleseminar!

David Essel says...You're invited!

Ask yourself these simple questions.....

* Would you like to get a jumpstart on 2017?

* Would you like to learn how to have a less stressful holiday?

* Would you like to pick up a few key points regarding financial freedom that you can begin
applying January 1, 2017? Or maybe a point or two that will help you deepen your love
relationship? Or lose weight?

Well if you answered yes to any of the questions, then David Essel has a gift for you, that will cost you nothing, as he invites America to join him on his free seminar that can be attended from anywhere in the world via teleconference.

Don't make it another year where your New Year's Resolution falls short.


WHAT: "How to make 2017 your best year ever!"

WHEN: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 from 7 PM until 8 PM Eastern standard time by calling this number 712.432.0800 pin number 901142.

This is your free golden ticket, to get the information needed to begin to radically change your life.

David Essel wants 2017 to be your Best year ever, and he's committed to helping you do just that.

#1 - David first begins by sharing his secret... On how to create a stress free holiday
season. And it's not too late, you can apply these tips beginning on the night of the Tele seminar.

#2 - Financial freedom truly means emotional freedom about money. David will share a formula that you can use to start applying this principal to become financially free in 2017. You can learn to Simply stop worrying about money, by using the Tips he will share.

# 3 - While 60 to 70% of America struggles with weight, you do not have to be in this category anymore. David Essel will give you the background scientific information of why we gain weight...& most importantly how to stop the weight loss roller coaster that so many people are on in the world.

#4 - Love is in the air...But maybe not for you. A large percentage of Americans struggle in their love relationships. They don't feel they get their needs met, and maybe are not quite sure how to meet their partner's needs either. David will give you easy to follow steps on how to liven up your love life.

By joining this free Tele seminar, you will get critical information that you can apply today to start to radically change your life. And, at the end of the seminar, as an aid in helping make 2017 the best year ever, David will be giving away chapter 1 of his number one best-selling book "Positive thinking will never change your life... But this book will! The myth of positive thinking, the reality of success".

Actress and Sirius XM Host, Jenny McCarthy has endorsed David's book and crowned him "The New Leader of The Positive Movement".

See you there,


Team David

Tuesday, November 22, 2016



Many, if not all of us, need to make changes in our lives that we would rather not have to do.

Watch this super short video which holds information to make change a little easier