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Dan Miller is doing the Lord's work!

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Great insight and everyday practical job advice. Compassionate but no BS.

Great job

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Excellent Podcast Dan and Kent.

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Dan Miller is doing the Lord's work!

By Rubedog23 - May 05 2020
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Great insight and everyday practical job advice. Compassionate but no BS.

Great job

By David Price 526 - Apr 26 2020
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Excellent Podcast Dan and Kent.
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48 Days to the Work You Love Internet Radio Show

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Rank #1: I doubled my income with 15 hours a week

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The stories from this week are astounding. Listen in as a 48DaysEagles member shares how investing $19 opened the door to a $500K business and the freedom to walk away from his “real” job.

Episode #661 April 26, 2019

Hi, this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days Radio show – where each week we take 48 minutes to dive into real life questions about finding your passion, deciding what kind of life you want to live – and then finding or creating work that allows you to show up every day, excited to be able to do something that is meaningful, fulfilling – and profitable. This is where normal, indecision and ambiguity come to die. Welcome to the 48 Days Radio Show.

Quotation:

'Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” --John D. RockefellerClick To Tweet

Questions:

I doubled my income with your 15 hours a week model and investing in myself.

Check out the clip from Tony Robbins on how he invested $35 to get started on his success

Get my formula for investing in yourself.

Get the 15 hours a week side business model here.

Find out more about some of Dan’s investments that have made great profits.

On May 1st I will be launching Canada’s 1st 2 chairs fully equipped mobile barber shop called the High Country Barber Shop Ltd.

Comment from a listener: And now my soul accompanies me to work!

Listen to the first podcast where Dan answered Vicky’s question re: borrowing money to go to barber school.

Join us in 48 Days Eagles to get in on Michael’s upcoming Monday Mentor Call in which he’ll talk more how the profit from his side business was twice his job salary.

How do I determine what I’m worth so I know what to charge as a speaker or coach?

Start by booking yourself for five civic organizations. They’re always looking for speakers.

Have a free resource to give out to build your own list of people who are interested in what you’re doing.

Get four bookings at $750 each.

Then go to $1500, targeting conferences in your target audience.

Find out more about Kent Julian’s Paid To Speak Conference

Kent Julian is our Dean of Speaking in the 48 Days Eagles, so that is another great way to connect with him and get some great resources around developing a speaking career.

Find out more about Dan’s one-day intense program to leverage your book or message.

Find out more about the 48 Days Coaching Mastery Program.

I’m starting a business in which I help older people to record the stories of their lives. I’m not sure how much to charge or how to monetize this business.

You can definitely monetize your podcast if you have 10,000 downloads per month or more.

You can create an e-book around the topic.

Building an online community is your best potential.

In the beginning of your teaching and coaching career, how did you not feel like a fraud being in so much debt in midst of your teaching and encouraging others?

Dan shares more about his story.

Find out more about Dan and Dave Ramsey’s beginnings in Let the River Run.

You don’t have to have all the answers and be the perfect model of success. You just have to ask the right questions and be in the trenches with others.

How You Can Help The Show

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Apr 26 2019

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Rank #2: Honey, I got fired…

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Create Your Future

Nathaniel Hawthorne went home to tell his wife that he had just been fired from his job. “Good,” she said. “Now you can write your book.” Hawthorne used the time to write “The Scarlet Letter,” one of the great masterpieces of American literature. Maybe your unexpected job loss is opening the door to a greater opportunity. 

Episode #708 March 20, 2020

Hi this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days Radio show – where each week we take 48 minutes to dive into real life questions about finding your passion, deciding what kind of life you want to live – and then finding or creating work that allows you to show up every day, excited to be able to do something that is meaningful, fulfilling – and profitable.  This is where normal, indecision and ambiguity come to die.  Welcome to the 48 Days Radio Show.

Questions:

What healthy habits do you attribute to your success as a leader?

There is nothing that contributes more to my success than my reverence for the first 30 minutes of the day. It prepares my mind, body and spirit for anything the day brings.

In that period of time, I do not check phone, text, email, social media or news of any kind. That’s not what I want in my brain during those first minutes of the day.

If you win the morning, you can win the day.

MORE: 6 Tips To Success Through a Positive Attitude

I encourage you to include three things at the beginning of every day:

  • Movement
  • Meditation
  • Mastery – move towards something new

How can I start my day with confidence rather than doom and gloom?

Why is it that some people dream and their lives never change while others dream and walk into new successes every day?

What should I be doing while I’m unemployed?

I’m 60 years old and have been on SS disability – what can I do now?

MORE: Am I too old to get a different job?

How can I break out of a paycheck mentality and do something on my own? 

Quotation:

“One person likes tending to his farm, another to his horse; I like to daily monitor my self-improvement.” Epictetus (paraphrasing Socrates)Click To Tweet

Resource: 

Get 60 Days Membership in 48 Days Eagles – $1.00 48Days.com/hope
60 Days full membership. This is a community where there is an explosion of ideas right now. People who are sharing ideas and resources – encouraging each other and doing business with each other. 

Our motto for years has been “The best way to predict your future is to create it,” Now is the time to create your future.

How do we move from anticipation to real experience?
Let’s walk through the process:
1. Imagination
2. Dreaming
3. Anticipation
4. Goal Setting – creating a timeline
5. Plan of Action
6. ACT
7. Changed life – dreams realized*

So it should be easy to find where you are in this sequence.


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Mar 20 2020

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Rank #3: Increase your confidence immediately by doing this one thing….

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Sometimes we look for complicated solutions – when a simple solution is right in front of us.  Remember The King’s Speech? There is one critical scene where the king discovers his own power that explodes his credibility. You can increase your confidence by doing the very same thing! 

Episode #691 November 22, 2019

Hi this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days Radio show – where each week we take 48 minutes to dive into real life questions about finding your passion, deciding what kind of life you want to live – and then finding or creating work that allows you to show up every day, excited to be able to do something that is meaningful, fulfilling – and profitable.  This is where normal, indecision and ambiguity come to die.  Welcome to the 48 Days Radio Show.

Questions:

How do you combat technology, a listener asks?

Dan shares some comments from a consultant who wrote a book for recruiters and HR professionals and advises them about technology in the hiring process.

Listen to last week’s podcast where Dan talks about artificial intelligence and hiring.

Technology is neither good or bad by itself. It can be used either negatively or positively.

Lately, I have been feeling discouraged. I’m not sure if I should continue and hope for the best or if I should start looking for another job before I get fired.

Hope is not a strategy. You need a clear plan.

First, ask yourself if this kind of selling is a fit for you. We are all selling, we just need to find the kind of selling that is a fit for us.

Don’t wait to get fired. Go back and take a fresh look. Do another job search immediately.

Already retirement age (67) divorced after 39 years to an unfaithful spouse. Not enough money to pay bills; going under financially. Can I survive?

You have a degree and work experience. Your best point of attack is to update your realtor’s license. Real Estate gives you a really big financial shovel (find out more about other big financial shovels here).

I am not a good reader and lose interest after 5 pages of continual reading –  is there something more beneficial in reading the book rather than listening to the book?

Here are the 5 books Dan recommends EVERYONE read.

There are a lot of people who are not good readers. Audio is a really strong connection.

If you want to really believe something and make it a part of your life, read it out loud.

How do I find a side hustle if I’m super busy working full-time and getting my master’s degree.

An online business may be the best opportunity for you. Is there some unique knowledge you have that lends itself to a course.

We have a lot of people in the 48 Days Eagles Community who have Amazon Businesses or sell products online.

You can still check out the masterclass on how to build a side business at https://www.48dayseagles.com/15hours.

I love my work but it only produces “hobby” income.

Get more info on No More Dreaded Mondays (started out as 48 Days To Creative Income) here.

In your coaching, make sure you have in your target audience people who have the means to pay you well.

Our coaches are required to do 48 hours of paid coaching to become a certified 48 Days Coach. We recommend $120 hour.

Find out more about our Coaching Mastery Program to become a 48 Days Certified Coach and learn the dynamics of coaching as well as how to make money in a coaching business here.

Look at how you can move beyond individual coaching to position yourself for income in various areas.

Do you think online businesses are recession-proof, or perhaps a bit more recession-resistant than traditional jobs?  

I do think online businesses are more recession-proof than traditional jobs.

Let’s look at the different dynamics of an online bookstore vs. a local brick and mortar bookstore.

Submit your Questions to: askdan@48Days.com

Quotation:

'The version of me that is struggling financially is not the best version of me.” Michael McGreevyClick To Tweet

Resource:

Get perfect vision for 2020

By the time you’re listening to this, we’re past the ideal time to have your goals for 2020 in place.

Link arms with others to cheer you on.

How You Can Help The Show

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Nov 22 2019

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Rank #4: Don’t wait for your ship to come in, swim out

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Waiting for your ship to come in

If you can see your “ship” somewhere out there in the future, don’t just wait for it come all the way to the shore. Instead, jump in the water and swim out to grab it. That means you’ve made a plan and are taking massive action. Taking action means discouragement, frustration, disappointment, resentment and guilt all start to diminish immediately. Instead, you’ll see hope, optimism, boldness and confidence begin to grow and expand. 

Episode #654 March 08, 2019

Hi, this is Dan Miller! You’re listening to the 48 Days Radio show – where each week we take 48 minutes to dive into real life questions about finding your passion, deciding what kind of life you want to live – and then finding or creating work that allows you to show up every day, excited to be able to do something that is meaningful, fulfilling – and profitable.  This is where normal, indecision and ambiguity come to die.  Welcome to the 48 Days Radio Show.

Questions:

1. How do I find my passion when I’ve allowed myself to be mediocre for 17 years?

2. How do you keep it together for your family, when all you want to do is fall apart? 

3. My two older boys are ages 8 and 10 and want to start businesses or get jobs to earn money. I want to encourage their entrepreneurial spirits, and I was curious if you had any ideas on work ideas for children that age

4. Where do I go for chapter 2 of my work life that allows me to work from home on my schedule and most important get to really guide teach and help people?

Quotation:

“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” — Viktor FranklClick To Tweet

Resources:

Eagles lunch at Social Media Marketing World in San Diego – Kimptom Hotel rooftop patio at 12:00 noon on Friday, March 22nd 

If you really are out of work right now, send a brief note to outtawork@48Days.com explaining how you lost your job – what you learned from the process – and what you are moving TO.  We’ll draw one name per week in March to receive our The Ultimate Fresh Start Package to help launch you into the next season of your career.  

If your dream isn’t supporting your life, you’ll want to check out this resource: 48days.com/creativity.

Blog: The unwelcome change in your job may be your next opportunity

Podcast: Raising creative and entrepreneurial kids

Our business partner is Freshbooks. To claim your month long unrestricted free trial with no credit card required, go to FreshBooks.com/48days and enter ’48 Days” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section.

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Mar 08 2019

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Rank #5: Why am I getting smarter but not richer?

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Great question. Learning more does not make you richer, but if you combine new knowledge with understanding and implementation, you can get both smarter and richer. It will change your life in many ways – including financially. We also look at how artists and coaches can increase their income. You can be good and broke if you don’t know how to build your brand and reputation. 

Episode #670 – June 28, 2019 –

Hi, this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days Radio show – where each week we take 48 minutes to dive into real life questions about finding your passion, deciding what kind of life you want to live – and then finding or creating work that allows you to show up every day, excited to be able to do something that is meaningful, fulfilling – and profitable.  This is where normal, indecision and ambiguity come to die.  Welcome to the 48 Days Radio Show.

Questions:

I’m investing 3% in my personal growth but all I’m doing is getting smarter, not richer.

I recommend you spend 15 hours per week to build a side business. But don’t spend all 15 hours on gaining new knowledge. Here’s the formula I recommend:

3 hours – reading, studying and gathering new knowledge

5 hours – developing what you’re going to sell

4 hours – working directly with clients

3 hours – marketing your efforts

Find out more about this formula for building a business with 15 hours per week here.

Dan, I heard you say You can make a living selling people what they need, but you can get rich selling people what they want.” Would you elaborate further on that idea and how you have seen that play out over the years?

A great example is a coaching client I worked with this week, who is real interest in renewable energy. We looked at an item people want like a decorative windmill for their yards and how we can add lights to it that are powered by the windmill. This is an example of moving into the arena of things people want.

Even the products and services I provide (coaching, books, seminars, online communities) are things people want because it addresses a desire they have. Can people live without purchasing anything I provide. Yes. But they want to have a better life and change their family tree.

Check out the “Underwear” Blog Post here.

Can I just sell my art without showing my name?

So much of art is connected to the artist. It’s the story behind the art. If you’re going to build a reputation, you have to be willing to stand by your art (even if that’s a blog, a book, a landscape, etc.). Don’t waste your time trying to anonymously put your art out there. Are you going to experience ridicule and criticism, yes. But you can also get rewards and affirmations.

I’m a great coach – why am I not making money?

About 30% of your success will come from coaching well. The other 70% will come from building the business and marketing it well. You may need to write a blog, do a podcast or come out with a book to develop your unique niche in coaching.

Two resources we use with every coach going through our Coaching Mastery Program:

To find out more about Coaching Mastery, where we not only help you learn the nuts and bolts of coaching, we also teach you about the business of coaching (that 70%), click here.

I’m exploring the possibility of becoming a financial coach. Could you make a living at this or would it have to be part of some other business model?

Financial coaches who make money are selling products (insurance, stocks, bonds, etc.)

The people who aren’t selling products are doing it as a ministry or service. They do not see it as a way to provide income.

There is another business model. You can provide free information and assistance via a seminar like the weatherman or a podcast with help and assistance and get sponsors/sell advertising.

Get my Venn Diagram on how I make money coaching/speaking/writing.

Quotation:

“Investing in yourself is the best investment you will ever make. It will not only improve your life, it will improve the lives of all those around you.” ―Robin SharmaClick To Tweet

Resources:

Dan’s formula for Investing in Yourself, no matter what your income is – 48days.com/invest

Work ideas for kids this summer

Our business partner today is Freshbooks. To claim your month long unrestricted free trial with no credit card required, go to FreshBooks.com/48days and enter “48 Days” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section.

How You Can Help The Show

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Jun 28 2019

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Rank #6: God has a plan for you … Really?

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How To Discern God’s Will For You

These platitudes about God’s will can sometimes leave us sitting on the side of the road feeling lost. God is not going to tell you to buy a Ford vs a Chevy. You’re gonna have to do the research to make an intelligent decision. Being in God’s will is like being on a cruise ship – you need to be on the ship but you get to choose your cabin.

I’ve got specific instructions for this listener to take action.

Episode #689 November 08, 2019

Hi this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days Radio show – where each week we take 48 minutes to dive into real-life questions about finding your passion, deciding what kind of life you want to live – and then finding or creating work that allows you to show up every day, excited to be able to do something that is meaningful, fulfilling – and profitable.  This is where normal, indecision and ambiguity come to die.  Welcome to the 48 Days Radio Show.

Questions:

Unemployment is at an all-time low…so why can’t I find a job?

You are not limited to one kind of job. Back up a little bit and take a look at the big picture — who you are and what you’re all about.

Vocation is the big picture — how do you want to be remembered?

Career is a subset of that. How you’re going to meet your goal.

Job is the smallest component and what you do daily to get a paycheck.

Changing jobs should not change your vocation.

God is not going to tell you exactly what to do.

Being in God’s will is kind of like being on a cruise ship. You may be on the right cruise ship, but you have a choice of which cabin to stay in.

I am totally confident that God is giving you the freedom and maybe even the gentle nudge to look at other options.

Take a look at your skills and abilities, your personality traits and your values, dreams, and passions.

Make a list of 20 things that would be strong possibilities, then narrow down to 4 or 5 that you think will suit you best.

Then narrow down to one to zone in on for the next 30 (or 48 days).

Feeling like a piece of trash at 53.  I know I have a lot to offer, but nobody wants it apparently. 

This mindset will cripple you. It will lock you into the reality you are describing. What we say to ourselves is the most powerful message anywhere.

I just did a podcast with my son Kevin Miller on the Ziglar Podcast about replacing the statements I have to, I got to, I need to with I get to, I choose to.

That changes our approach to our day instantly.

Take a fresh look at yourself to come up with what really fits you and move into that with confidence.

Make sure you’re doing things to live life fully even where you are now. It will open doors to the life you want.

I know all the catchphrases: it takes longer than you expect, God’s got a plan, this is God’s will, stay positive.

Do you believe in all those personality tests companies give you before they continue with your interview?

Yes, I do. But those personality tests are a very tiny piece in the whole interview/hiring process. They are a very important piece.

I take every personality test that comes on because I find them fascinating.

Our preferred personality profile here at 48 Days is the DISC Profile. I use that with every person I coach before I ever see them.

See these opportunities as a learning experience for yourself.

How can I personalize a $10 product for each customer?  

You can’t have a $10-15 item and personalize it for every customer. You can, however, have a selection of 10 verses for people to choose from.

A comment from last week’s podcast about the disparity of salaries of football coaches and governors.

Listen to last week’s podcast.

How can I practically shift to having an abundance mentality during a tough time?

See this as a season of your life. Focus on your goal, but don’t give up on having a life in the meantime (time with your kids and your wife, your health, etc.)

If I were you, I’d be looking for other ways to eliminate debt quicker — maybe even something you can do as a family to bring in additional income. Check out our upcoming webinar on how to use 15 hours a week to generate significant income in a 6-month period of time.

Quotation:

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Resources:

Ziglar Podcast with Kevin and Dan Miller – Stop Talking Like a Victim

FREE MASTERCLASS:

How to turn 15 hours/week into $4,800/month in your own business in 6 months
Thursday,
November 14, 2019
1:00 PM or 7:00 PM

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How You Can Help The Show

If you find this podcast helpful, please Subscribe and Review it on iTunes. It’s a great way to support the show and only takes a few seconds.

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Nov 08 2019

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Rank #7: What’s Holding You Back?

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The most common questions submitted have to do with perceived obstacles — what’s holding you back from moving toward one’s goals. In this episode I unpack the most frequent issues shared as barriers to success. Hint – they can all be eliminated – and your success is right on the other side.

Episode #694 December 13, 2019

Hi, this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days Radio show – where each week we take 48 minutes to dive into real life questions about finding your passion, deciding what kind of life you want to live – and then finding or creating work that allows you to show up every day, excited to be able to do something that is meaningful, fulfilling – and profitable.  This is where normal, indecision and ambiguity come to die.  Welcome to the 48 Days Radio Show.

Questions: 

I’m lacking clarity 

If you say that being clear on what it is you want and should do is what’s holding you back, you’re not alone. 85% of the process of gaining clarity comes from looking inward. The key is “does it work for you.”

'I'd rather help you grow dandelions if that's your passion than talk you into being a computer programmer because we know there are opportunities out there.'Click To Tweet

Not enough Money

This is often a perceived lack of money. It’s more often a fear of failure.

26% of business start-ups don’t require any capital at all.

34% need less than $5,000

9% need between $5,000 and $10,000

That means 69% of all small businesses need less than $10,000 to get started.

Find out how one listener got the money to develop a new Enneagram game.

Ways to get money to start your business:

• Go to a bank (but you need collateral)

• Small Business Administration (stringent requirements)

• Lease equipment and office space so there’s not a lot of money required upfront.

• Supplier financing

• Franchising

• Licensing

• Distributorship

• Venture Capital (look at you as a person more than your idea)

• Love Money – people who know and trust you (but this often changes the conversation and the relationship) – 80% of new business are funded with love money

'If you have energy, ambition, desire and imagination you will attract money.'Click To Tweet

Lacking Self-Confidence

Lack of self-confidence is really fear holding you back. Sometimes fear becomes a warm blanket we wrap ourselves in and stay there.

Check out the book Flinch by Julien Smith

Here are some tips to help you move through fear:•

• Convert worry time into study time

• Plan your actions rather than waiting to see what happens

• Be decisive and stick with your plan

• Be careful listening to other people trying to hold you back. You may need to find some new friends — people who are on the same path as you to cheer you on. That’s why we created the 48 Days Eagles Community.

• Be a front seater

• Practice making eye contact with people

• Walk 25% faster

• Practice speaking up

• Smile more – David Schwartz says in The Magic of Thinking Big, “Try to feel defeated and smile at the same time. You can’t!”

Read more about the Black Crabs Dan talks about here.

Fear of loss greater than hope of gain — I don’t want to lose the security I have now   I Need “Security”

I hear this from people a lot.

If the fear of losing what you have now is holding you back, remember that security is your ability to produce. “Security knows from knowing what it is you do that provides value.”

You have to sell yourself every single day.

I just procrastinate  

Procrastination is another form of fear.

If procrastination is holding you back, here are a few tips:

• Get in the habit of being a doer not a don’ter

• Don’t wait until conditions are perfect

• Remember ideas alone won’t bring you any kind of success. Ideas have value only when you create a plan of action and carry it out.

• Don’t wait until it feels right

'Amateurs wait until it feels right or until they're motivated. Professionals create a plan of action and move into new levels of high performance.'Click To Tweet

I don’t have enough time

Not having enough time is just another method of procrastination.

We have to ultimately agree that we invest our time in what we consider to be the most important.

Being busy is not a badge of honor.

I recommend a zero-based time budget.

Start with 168 hours in a week. Then decide in advance how you are going to spend or invest those hours.

Look at it on paper. When you take out the important things, you still have discretionary time.

If you put 15 hours a week into a new idea, you can really develop it. Find out more in this Masterclass.

Change your thinking to be long-term.

I’ve tried before and failed

Recognize that failure is a necessary part of success.

You have two options: Either you win or you learn.

Note: It’s important to have people around you who will cheer you on.

My biggest success is my marriage.

Treat your relationships with the same time and care you would a business idea.

If I were to have to put a dollar amount on my closest relationships, I'm a billionaire.Click To Tweet

Sometimes our challenges will break us through to our biggest successes.

Quotation:

“Indecision and the unwillingness to take action are often described as patience – or ‘waiting on God.’” -- Dan MillerClick To Tweet

Resource: 

Understanding who you are and what opportunities are out there is the first step toward creating the future you’re excited about! Get my 11-page workbook Who Are You and Why Are You Here at 48days.com/why


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Dec 13 2019

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Rank #8: I’m an entrepreneur but need a job…….Really?

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Answers to Questions From Entrepreneurs

If you are truly an entrepreneur, trying to make a job work is going to be frustrating for both you and your employer. And if you’re drawn to a job because of “security” you’re shortchanging yourself. Listen in as I explain my own inability to ever have a job and answer other questions from entrepreneurs.

Episode #695 December 20, 2019

Hi, this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days Radio show – where each week we take 48 minutes to dive into real life questions about finding your passion, deciding what kind of life you want to live – and then finding or creating work that allows you to show up every day, excited to be able to do something that is meaningful, fulfilling – and profitable.  This is where normal, indecision and ambiguity come to die.  Welcome to the 48 Days Radio Show.

Questions from Entrepreneurs:

One of the most asked questions from entrepreneurs: Which book should I read first?

You can get Dan’s reading list at https://www.48days.com/reading

48 Days To the Work You Love has the core principles of how to identify your talents, passions, and dreams and how to apply that into work that is meaningful, purposeful and profitable.

The Rudder of the Day is a very light reading.

See below for the 5 books I recommend everyone read.

I read about 60 books a year. My goal is to read a minimum of 36 a year. I used to keep a list of the books I’ve read. But I found I was reading books just to put it on my list. That doesn’t make any sense at all.

This year, I haven’t kept track of the books I’ve read at all. I also went back and went deeper into several of the books I’ve read before and have slowed down even on the new books I’m reading.

Go deep on a particular topic rather than skim it and not implementing it.

I’m having difficulty understanding how to create my own website – what should I do?

I have no idea how to create a website, and I’ve been in business for years and years using websites. If it’s a struggle for you, then it’s probably not in your Zone of Genius. Stick to the things that only you can do, then hire someone else to do the other pieces.

Look at what you’re doing and categorize them into:

  • Areas of incompetence
  • Things you can do with competence
  • Areas of excellence
  • Things only you can do – this is your Zone of Genius

Find out more in this blog: Stop Being So Successful

Gary V says you need to be on every social platform – how can I keep up?

Be careful about those gurus who tell you that you need to work 100 hours a week. Your personal, family and spiritual life will suffer.

Find out more in this blog: Work Harder To Kill Your Marriage

Hi Dan, Do you have any recommendations for day job ideas for people who are entrepreneurial and don’t like being stuck at a desk?

If you can see yourself generating a full-time income in your business in six months, I would stay where you are. Changing jobs can slow you down big time in your own business. It doesn’t have to be your dream job.

If not, then I’d take a fresh look at the business you’re trying to build to determine if it really has real potential. You might have a business that’s a side-line hobby.

I’ve always dreamed about being a real estate investor. I’ve put together 6 real estate transactions but got worried about not having a steady paycheck, and went back to finance.

A normal job is really not going to provide you with that much security.

Real estate is an amazing vehicle to change your life, depending on how you are approaching your real estate investment.

I feel like because I am truly meant to be an Entrepreneur, it’s hard to get a good job. Maybe it’s the energy I give off… Do you find that to be true?

Yes! It would be impossible for me to hide my true entrepreneurial desires.

How to get enough money to quit your job and go full-time in your business is one of the big questions from entrepreneurs.

Remember that 69 percent of all new businesses require less than $10,000.

Quotation:

“How long are you going to wait before you demand the best for yourself?” EpictetusClick To Tweet

A note about preparing for the new year:

48 Days Coach Alan Thomas just did a Monday Mentor Call with the 48 Days Eagles Community. He titled it How To Be Fat in 2020. 

As a weight loss coach, he said that the actual weight loss program you use doesn’t matter. Mindset is the key.

Building better habits is what will change your life.

As you look at your goals for 2020, keep in mind how you’re going to build better habits to make those goals a reality.

Click here to find out more about the 48 Days Eagles Community.

Books recommended in this episode:

The Big Five for every teenager

1. How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie

2. See You at the Top – Zig Ziglar

3. Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill

4. The Magic of Thinking Big – David Schwartz

5. Acres of Diamonds – Russell Conwell

Want to test a business idea? Will it Fly? – Pat Flynn

Need to find your Zone of Genius – The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks

Four years ago I had a company do a market analysis on my business. From that, I read 4 books that have really shaped my business since then.

1. Profit First A Simple System to Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine

2. Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You

3. Walk Away Wealthy: The Entrepreneur’s Exit-Planning Playbook

4. The Automatic Customer: Creating a Subscription Business in Any Industry

The feedback was that my business was too dependent on me – a typical entrepreneur’s dilemma.

Resource:

10 Tips To Help You Stay Motivated To Live Out Your Dream

Recap:

  1. Start Reading – today. Choose 5 books and go deep in 2020
  2. Don’t try to do everything in a business. Find your Zone of Genius and use the skills of other people to fill the gaps.
  3. Don’t listen to the gurus who tell you you have to be on FB, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, Messenger, WeChat, Tumblr, TikTok, Reddit, LinkedIn, Viber, SnapChat, and Medium. Choose 1 or 2 and be consistent.
  4. If you’re an entrepreneur stop trying to talk yourself into having a job for security. 

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Dec 20 2019

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Rank #9: Should you follow your dreams and risk failing or protect yourself by not trying?

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Episode #678 August 23, 2019

Is it too risky to follow your dreams? Are you following your dreams or living out other people’s expectations? Are you comfortable with failure knowing that it’s like steps on a ladder that will get you to ultimate achievement?

Hi, this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days Radio show – where each week we take 48 minutes to dive into real life questions about finding your passion, deciding what kind of life you want to live – and then finding or creating work that allows you to show up every day, excited to be able to do something that is meaningful, fulfilling – and profitable.  This is where normal, indecision and ambiguity come to die.  Welcome to the 48 Days Radio Show.

Steve Jobs said: Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.

Most millionaires have failed many times over before they get to the idea that really works.

The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying, by Bronnie Ware

  1. I wish I’d had the courage to live life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
  2. I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.
  3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
  4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
  5. I wish I had let myself be happier.

If you fear something, put yourself in that situation and experiment with it.

Listen in to some of my big successes and failures that have led Joanne and I to where we are today.

Flinch by Julien Smith – talks about how we flinch right before we do something that scares us, but if we can get through that moment when we flinch, we can often grow from it.

The thrill of living your own life is the dream worth pursuing.

The only people I know who are excited about what they’re doing are the ones who are following their dreams.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Questions:

1. Are you following your dreams or living out other peoples expectations?

2. Are you working too hard?

3. Are you afraid to step back in order to surge forward?

Quotation:

“Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success.” C. S. Lewis Click To Tweet

Resources:

Get Dan’s 5 Recommended Books To Help You Improve Your Mindset and Act On Your Dreams – 48days.com/books

PODCAST: How can I follow my dream when I’m paid so well.

BLOG: Keep your F – I’m living my dream

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Aug 23 2019

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Rank #10: Nah – that wasn’t God’s idea……just your own

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Making Good Decisions

Is it really God’s blessing if we buy a new car – financed for seven years? I fear we often frame our decisions as God’s will when we’re just rationalizing our own questionable decisions. We can feel good about those decisions – but let’s not ignore wisdom and common sense. The story in this episode is nothing short of alarming. PLUS a business idea you’ve probably never heard of.

Episode #693 December 06, 2019

Hi, this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days Radio show – where each week we take 48 minutes to dive into real-life questions about finding your passion, deciding what kind of life you want to live – and then finding or creating work that allows you to show up every day, excited to be able to do something that is meaningful, fulfilling – and profitable.  This is where normal, indecision and ambiguity come to die.  Welcome to the 48 Days Radio Show.

Questions:

I need help getting my product to market.

I commend you in understanding where your unique skill is and where you might need help.

Don’t try to talk yourself into doing every aspect of the business.

Just get people to do projects for you.

To raise money, you can use Kickstarter or Indiegogo.

But I’d encourage you to get a business coach or be part of a coaching program, even if just for 60 days, to help you put this together.

You can find more about 48 Days Certified Coaches here.

You can also join arms with other like-minded entrepreneurs in a group like the 48 Days Eagles Community.

I am now at an impasse as I do not know where to take my skills.

You’re way too general. You need to dig in to find what it is that you do that is specific that brings value to the table.

HELP!!! I’m at the end of my rope! I have had no problems getting interviews for jobs and the interviews seem to go great, but I’m not getting any job offers.

It’s not likely that your past employer is giving you bad reviews. Very few people even check references. If they do, it’s often after the person is hired.

There is something that you’re doing in the interview that makes people not want you on their team.

Check out 10 Etiquette Tips For Interview here.

Do some mock interviews with your friends and have them give you feedback.

I want to strike out on my own but I have this fear of not getting any business holding me back.

Plan to continue your miserable job for 90 days. In that period of time, do a house renovation on your own.

If you can flip a house in 90 days, you have the potential to make equal what you’re getting paid in your job in an entire year.

Work on things where you’re compensated by the project rather than by the hour.

How do I begin a parallel career while working a full-time job?

Use the 15 hours per week formula that I talk about, investing 15 hours per week in your parallel career.

Split it into the 4 different areas:

3 hours – reading, studying, gathering new knowledge

5 hours – creating content/product

4 hours – working with clients/customers

3 hours – marketing your efforts to build your brand and reputation

I’m afraid if I set a high goal I’ll reach it, but with a high cost to my family. 

Never sacrifice family or personal development to reach a financial goal over a long period of time.

Think about hiring an administrative assistant to work with you.

What is it that you know about real estate appraising that would allow you to put together a course for homeowners on how to get their house appraised. Look for ways you can leverage your expertise in a creative way.

If you’re working more than 50 hours per week, you’ll start borrowing from the success in other areas of your life.

Get the Perfect Vision 2020 Goal-Setting Workbook to set your goals for the new year in all seven areas of your life.

Quotation:

Be more concerned with your trajectory than with your current position.” James Clear (Atomic Habits)

Resources:

Author Insights from Nightingale Conant

Find out more about the 48 Days Eagles Community.

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Dec 06 2019

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Rank #11: How do I stay motivated when things are going so well?

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It is a real challenge to stay motivated – if you’ve only been chasing the money. If you have a clear sense of purpose it will drive you even if you have all the money you’ll ever need. 

Episode #698 January 10, 2020

Hi this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days Radio show – where each week we take 48 minutes to dive into real life questions about finding your passion, deciding what kind of life you want to live – and then finding or creating work that allows you to show up every day, excited to be able to do something that is meaningful, fulfilling – and profitable.  This is where normal, indecision and ambiguity come to die.  Welcome to the 48 Days Radio Show.

Questions:

How do I stay motivated and move forward when things are going well?

Focus on not how to do more, get more but instead how to be more.

Don’t just stop working because you no longer need the money.

When someone gets to retirement, there are three things that can cripple them:

  • no purpose
  • no money
  • no friends

Not having a purpose is the biggest one.

The most interesting coaching clients I work with are the ones who no longer have to work for the money. They get to design the work they do around a clear and compelling purpose.

Find out more about developing your own mission statement here.

To find out more about the 48 Days Eagles Community Dan talks about, click here.

Having a clear purpose always seems to lead to more money.

Chasing money without a clear purpose leads to burn out.

'Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.” -- Nido QubeinClick To Tweet

How do I scale up my kettle corn business?

Get 48 Low and No Cost Business Ideas here (or get it free in the Eagles Community here.)

Look for ways to stand out in a sea of sameness. Find your Unique Selling Proposition.

If you have ideas on how we can help Joel, send them into me at askdan@48days.com

How can I grow my $26,000 a year income as a guitar teacher?

A lot of times when you have the ability to do something well, you leverage your income by not only doing what you do well but teaching other people how to do it.

Listen in to the nurse who made amazing gift baskets and taught other people how to do it.

Get familiar with Steve Stein who has a guitar club and Chad Jeffers’ course (Backstagenotes.com) on how to make it in the music business.

Quotation:

'Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.” -- Nido QubeinClick To Tweet

Resource:

Acres of Diamonds – 48days.com/acres

Sometimes our greatest opportunities for riches are right in front of us.

Summary Notes:


  • Take a fresh look at your Personal Mission Statement. Make sure it engages your strongest passions and greatest talents. You’ll be motivated by your purpose – and the money will take care of itself.
  • Look for ways to be outstanding – be so good they can’t ignore you.
  • Find your USP – Unique Selling Proposition
  • Look for ways to leverage what you know – not just what you do.

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Jan 10 2020

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Rank #12: Do you really have to go to work?

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How Your Mindset About Work Can Make a Difference

When we say “I have to” our brains rebel – they naturally resist. Say “I get to” or “I want to” and see what happens. What statements can you reframe this week to change your mindset about work?

Episode #671 July 05, 2019

Hi, this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days Radio show – where each week we take 48 minutes to dive into real life questions about finding your passion, deciding what kind of life you want to live – and then finding or creating work that allows you to show up every day, excited to be able to do something that is meaningful, fulfilling – and profitable.This is where normal, indecision and ambiguity come to die.Welcome to the 48 Days Radio Show.

Questions:

What happens to your brain when you say “I have to”?

Listen in on the discussion in the 48 Days Eagles Community about our mindset about work and how just simply changing the way we view it and the way we say it changes the way we feel about it.

Challenge: Over the next 7 days, catch yourself when you say, “I have to” and change it to “I get to” or “I want to.” See if it makes a difference in your perspective.

As an introvert, how can I improve my networking skills?

Our Monday Mentor Training this week was with Marianne Renner . She is a high SC personality style as you are. We reviewed how to grow your business in 15 hours per week. You have to have activity in all these areas or your business won’t happen.

Click here to see the breakdown of 15 hours that Dan shared.

You can create the very best product in the world, but if you don’t engage and do the marketing, it won’t go anywhere.

Marianne was very intentional about making those contacts, even though she is an introvert.

To get a checklist of the things to do to get the most out of a conference, click here.

What would you pay for lunch with someone to get their advice?

Find out how much some paid recently for lunch with Warren Buffet.

If I’m starting a business should I burn the boats so I have no other option?

Let’s look at the concept and history of the saying “burn the boats.”

There is merit in that, however I like to see people stage starting a new business. Work on your side business for 15 hours per week until it’s generating 50% of your current income. If you do that over three months consistently, then you can easily leave your regular job to fully launch your business.

Likewise, in business, I recommend you break down your business into multiple areas (see Dan’s Venn Diagram). This allows you to try new things while the other areas of your business keep going.

Of course, there are businesses that you can’t do on the side. If you do the background and research, there are times where you can and need to quit your full-time job to start your business.

This Monday’s training in the 48 Days Eagles Community is Michael Tidwell, who has started a side business and has built it up to earning double his salary. Now he is in the position to move into his business full-time. This is a beautiful model of opening up your options. Join us now to listen in.

Quotation:

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”African ProverbClick To Tweet

Resources:

Find out where you are on the entrepreneurial journey. Take the 48 Days Eagles Quiz – the same one we use to help Eagles determine where they are in launching their business so we can provide them the resources they need to go to the next level. TAKE THE QUIZ

Bonus Podcast with Michael Hyatt – Overworking and feeling trapped.

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Jul 05 2019

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Rank #13: Am I selling out if I give up and get help?

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Getting Help In Your Business

You’re slamming the door on any hope of success if you DO NOT reach out for help. I really can’t imagine any business where any one person could do it all alone. If you’re an artist – chances are strong you need someone to help sell your work. If you’re a writer – you’re going to need an editor and a publisher – otherwise, you’re going to have a book that sells 100 copies.

Episode #687 October 25, 2019

Hi this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days Radio show – where each week we take 48 minutes to dive into real-life questions about finding your passion, deciding what kind of life you want to live – and then finding or creating work that allows you to show up every day, excited to be able to do something that is meaningful, fulfilling – and profitable. This is where normal, indecision and ambiguity come to die. Welcome to the 48 Days Radio Show.

Questions:

Am I selling out if I give up and get help?

You have placed a really low ceiling on what you’ll be able to accomplish if you do it on your own.

There are about 25 things that need to be done at 48 Days, and I do only two or three of those well. I link arms with people that are much smarter than I am. Getting help in your business is not selling out, it means you’re smart. As a member of 48 Days Eagles, getting help in your business is very easy. You can post anything in there and find others who will jump at the opportunity to help. Just recently, Jeremy put a post in the Eagles community about an opportunity he has to buy a website and creatively flip the inventory that is associated with it.

I’m hesitant to charge $120 a session for my coaching

You don’t just arbitrarily throw a price out there, you need to think about what would make sense with your audience. Who do you want to serve? How can you serve them well?

You need to be convinced that what you’re charging is worth it.

Focus on the relationships rather than the transaction.

How did that pastor move to a trainer position?

Here are a few of the companies that will be big players in this area and are looking for skilled facilitators. Training Companies that use facilitators American Management Association National Seminars Group – Padgett Thompson The Training Registry Fred Pryor Seminars SkillPath Seminars Onsite Workshops Cross Country Education

I’ve heard you talk about a “business chaplain.” Is that a real thing?

It is one of the fastest-growing areas that I’ve seen in the last few years.

People are realizing that they hire the whole person and are having to address their physical and emotional well being. It’s an example of how if you have your eyes open you’ll see new opportunities come available. There are 1500 pastors leaving their churches a month. There are things like this they can move into. Blog post on Business Chaplains

I’m a veterinarian. How can I jump out of this boat that’s making me miserable?

Draw a line in the sand and decide today what it is that you really care about and already have some knowledge about where there is already a market for those things. A blend of passion, talent and money can walk you right into the next season of your life. If you can carve out 15 hours a week to build your side business, then you can move out of your day job into your business. Find out more at 48days.com/15hours Take one idea and take the next six months to invest 15 hours a week in and if you can get to where you’re duplicating 50% of your income, then you can look at moving out of your day job.

We have lots of stories of entrepreneurs in the Eagles Community that have done just that.

Quotations:

“You are never too old to set a new goal or dream a new dream.” C.S LewisClick To Tweet

Resource:

When is it too late to find work you love – 48days.com/old

Summary:

  • Get help quickly and often
  • Sell your services by focusing on relationships rather than transactions
  • Explore new career opportunities like “business chaplain.”
  • Build your side business to 50% of your income in six months and you can go ahead and make the full transition.

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Oct 25 2019

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Rank #14: No Passion – there’s a hole in your bucket

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I can’t find my passion

A frustrated listener wants to know how to find his passion. I encourage him to pursue the things that touch his heart and to recognize that passion is more “developed” than “discovered.” But without passion, you won’t engage the talents of people around you and ultimately, you’ll burn out.

Episode #703 February 14, 2020

Hi this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days Radio show – where each week we take 48 minutes to dive into real life questions about finding your passion, deciding what kind of life you want to live – and then finding or creating work that allows you to show up every day, excited to be able to do something that is meaningful, fulfilling – and profitable. This is where normal, indecision and ambiguity come to die. Welcome to the 48 Days Radio Show.

Questions:

I can’t find my passion and it frustrates me to keep hearing about it.

It’s very common that people don’t know what their passion is.

Working on your own without passion is exhausting.

'There are a lot of things in life that may catch your eye. But there are only a few that will catch your heart.'Click To Tweet

Remember, you’re looking for the three-legged stool:

  • Talent
  • Passion
  • Money

Plato says to follow your genius, you should follow what amuses your mind.

How can I be intentional about cultivating an Abundance Mindset?

85% of your success is going to come from your mindset.

Tips for how to have an abundance mindset:

  • Expect the good in others
  • Practice gratitude (I have a gratitude rock)
  • When something happens that you wish did not, ask yourself “What does that make possible?”

My wife thinks I have to have everything together in my life before I could be a coach.

If that were true, NO ONE would be a coach.

You can teach and coach from an area that you struggled with.

As a coach, you are not the source of all wisdom and knowledge. Effective coaching is more about asking powerful questions than it is about having all the right answers.

Should I create a product for a big or small audience?

You can get rich by doing something 10% better or providing added value to an already existing product or service.

Domino’s is a perfect example. Instead of focusing on making a better pizza or charging less money, they focused on delivery.

There’s riches in the niches.

Quotation:

“Live your life in such a way – living, loving and learning – that you would want to live the same life all over again.” Dan MillerClick To Tweet

Resources:

Are you ready to be a coach? Take this quiz to find out.

PODCAST: Are your dreams changing your life?

Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie, founder of Tom’s shoes

Summary
Want to find your Passion?
Pursue the things that touch your heart.
Passion is more “developed” than “discovered”

Want an Abundance Mindset?
Expect the good in others.
Practice Gratitude – I have a Gratitude Rock in my pocket
Ask – What does this make possible?

Effective coaching is more about asking powerful questions than it is about having all the right answers.

There’s riches in the niches!

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Feb 14 2020

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Rank #15: This is what it takes to …

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How To Get Booked As a Speaker, Comedian, Singer, Magician, Coach

A listener wants to break into doing magic presentations. In this episode we hear from a very experienced magician who stays booked at $15K a day – and shares his magic formula for keeping his schedule full. 

This is a perfect guide for how to get booked if you’re a speaker, comedian, singer, magician, or even a coach.

The magic formula: make 30 calls and see what happens.

Episode #659 April 12, 2019

Hi, this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days Radio show – where each week we take 48 minutes to dive into real life questions about finding your passion, deciding what kind of life you want to live – and then finding or creating work that allows you to show up every day, excited to be able to do something that is meaningful, fulfilling – and profitable.  This is where normal, indecision and ambiguity come to die.  Welcome to the 48 Days Radio Show.

Quotation:

“The successful person makes a habit of doing what the failing person doesn't like to do.” - Thomas Alva EdisonClick To Tweet

Also this week:

How can I keep the fire of my passion from going out while I’m wading through all the details of starting a business?

Many entrepreneurs get stuck in the weeds of starting a business. But you really only need a few simple things to get going, and then you can build from there.

If you’re starting a business, keep it simple.

Find out more in my blog: How To Become an Entrepreneur

How can I stay ministry focused in growing my coaching business but also grow financially?

We are talking about this topic a lot in the 48 Days Eagles Community this month. There are so many Eagles who have a heart for ministry. But that doesn’t mean you can’t thrive financially. We’ve had both Jevonnah Ellison and Scott Beebe on our Monday Mentor Trainings, and they both discuss this issue.

My advice: Don’t assume your target audience can’t pay what you’re worth. Hold your head high, price your services based on what your’e worth and you’ll have people line up.

Find out more in my blog: How (and Why) To Become a Life Coach

How can I grow my business when I have no time for prospecting?

This is a very common issue among entrepreneurs. How to keep your pipeline full so you don’t experience the “entrepreneurial roller coaster.”

In my 15 hours a week formula, which you can expand incrementally based on the number of hours you spend on your business, I recommend you spend 20% of your time marketing your business each week so you don’t get caught at the end of a big project with no prospects for the future.

How do I stay motivated while I’m waiting to leave my job?

No one wants to be a lame duck employee for very long. If you’re starting a side business, you should be ready to exit your day job 90-180 days from starting something new, unless you decide your side business is only going to be a hobby, which there is nothing wrong with. But once you’ve made the decision to leave your day job, 30 days is a maximum I would stay, as long as you can give your employer your 100% during your work hours.

Resources:

NEW: If you’re still dreaming about that book you want to write: http://www.48days.com/authors/

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Key Takeaways:

  1. If you have a wife whose success has skyrocketed – check out https://www.eatsleepadvance.com/
  2. If you need to book yourself as a speaker, musician, comedian or magician – make 30 calls and see what happens.
  3. If you’re starting a business – keep it simple
  4. Don’t assume your target audience can’t pay what you’re worth

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Apr 12 2019

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Rank #16: What’s wrong with me – why can’t I just be satisfied? 

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A listener asks: “Why can’t I just be satisfied with what I have?” 

Some of us aren’t cut out to do the same thing year after year. Embrace your desire for change, challenge, and variety. Don’t try to find the one thing you’re going to do for the next 30 years. Yes, be clear about what you want your life to look like 10 years – 20 years from now. But just have a clear plan for the next 2-3 years in your work – that’s likely to change.

Episode #705 February 28, 2020

Hi this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days Radio show – where each week we take 48 minutes to dive into real-life questions about finding your passion, deciding what kind of life you want to live – and then finding or creating work that allows you to show up every day, excited to be able to do something that is meaningful, fulfilling – and profitable.  This is where normal, indecision and ambiguity come to die.  Welcome to the 48 Days Radio Show.

Questions:

What’s wrong with me! Why can’t I just be satisfied with what I have?

I would encourage you to embrace your need for change.

High Is on the DISC Personality Profile often need change. Understand yourself and embrace that.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE DISC PERSONALITY PROFILE

My wife calls me a 3-year man. That’s about how long I’m good for any idea. I’ve actually had businesses that I kept for too long because my interest in them dwindled.

Should a summer job pertain to your major or does it matter?

I don’t think it matters too much between the freshman and sophomore years in college. I would encourage him to do something he enjoys (mowing yards, painting houses, FBA Fulfilled by Amazon, work for Southwest going door-to-door selling books, work in an adventure park or as a zipline guide, as a bellhop in a hotel, etc.)

Should I pursue a degree in theology or stay with the job I have now and get a Masters in ABA (Applied Behavioral Science)?

There is actually very little monetary difference between those two jobs, though the opportunities may vary between the two.

So follow your passion and what you care most about.

If it’s theology, look for ways that you can stand out and do things that others in theology don’t typically do (speak, have a course, coach, etc.)

It began in elementary school, I didn’t know what I wanted to be when I grew up…now I’m 50 and I still don’t.

What a cool opportunity. But don’t discount your wealth of life experience.

Look back at the last 30 years, what are the things you did that you enjoyed? It doesn’t have to be jobs you did. It could be at church or in your child’s school or a charity organization. Look for recurring themes on the things you are drawn to.

Find out more about Joanne Miller’s story in Be Your Finest Art.

Start by clarifying:

  • your values, dreams and passions
  • your skills and abilities
  • your personality straits

Allow yourself to think, “what if.”

Enjoy this process and embrace it.

I have an IT certification but its been 5 months and I have only clinched one interview that didn’t lead to an offer. 

If you’re not getting multiple job offers in this economy, look at the sequence to see where the breakdown is occurring.

  • Resume – Make sure your resume is not just a chronological picture of what you’ve done. Your resume is to be sales brochure of where you want to go.
  • Job Search – Identify 30-40 organizations that you’d like to be a part of that you know could use someone like you. Put yourself in the driver’s seat and reach out to them. Find out more on the introduction letter, cover letter and resume, and phone contact.
  • Interviews
  • Offers

If you’re sending out your resume and not getting any interviews, then we need to look at your resume.

If you’ve had several interviews but no job offers, then we need to look at your interview skills.

If you’re not getting the type of offers you want, then we need to look at your negotiating skills.

Find out more in 48 Days To the Work You Love

Quotation:

“Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.” Saint AugustineClick To Tweet

Resources:

Acres of Diamonds – 48days.com/acres

FREE MASTERCLASS:

How To Find Your Sweet Spot — the Place Where Talent, Passion, and Money Meet For Ultimate Success
with Dan Miller
Thursday, March 12th – at 1:00 or 7:00

CLICK HERE TO SAVE YOUR SPOT

Summary

  • Embrace your desire for change, challenge, and variety.
  • Follow your passion and then create an opportunity that is different from the norm.
  • It doesn’t matter where you start – whether 18 or 88 – the process is the same.
  • If you’re not getting multiple job offers in this economy – look at the sequence and see where the breakdown is occurring

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Feb 28 2020

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Rank #17: I’m not an early bird. Can I still get a worm?

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I say trust your natural rhythm. Don’t force yourself to be an early bird / morning person if you’re not. I know – we keep hearing about that early bird – but then all he got is a worm. I know plenty of highly creative and productive people who don’t get started until noon.

Episode #688 November 01, 2019

Hi, this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days Radio show – where each week we take 48 minutes to dive into real-life questions about finding your passion, deciding what kind of life you want to live – and then finding or creating work that allows you to show up every day, excited to be able to do something that is meaningful, fulfilling – and profitable. This is where normal, indecision and ambiguity come to die. Welcome to the 48 Days Radio Show.

Questions:

What jobs or business opportunities are there for me where I can make people feel good about themselves?

Being great with people opens up a world of opportunity.

You can stay in retail if you like that, perhaps looking at jewelry, cars, or other high-end products where you are rewarded for helping people make their buying decisions.

You can also expand to speaking, writing, coaching and other opportunities.

Make a list of 20 things you could do that would use your great people skills and also give you the hours and income you want.

Then narrow that list down to the top 4 or 5 based upon what you know about yourself.

Then do a little more research and choose the best one.

Do you have any recommendations for me on how to start a web design business?

Being a web designer is great, but it doesn’t distinguish you from all of the other web designers out there.

Look at how you can distinguish yourself. Don’t just be a generalist. Choose a niche.

I know getting up early (say about 5a) is extremely important to being most productive throughout each day. My problem: I’m a night owl.

Being an early bird and getting up early is not necessarily the answer for everyone. It’s more important to distinguish when you are most productive. An early bird really only gets a worm, after all.

I’m a reading and writing instructor teaching online. Is there any way to turn this into a business.

Let me tell you about Jim Hodges who reads history books. He brings stories to life in an audio format and sells them.

You could take the content you’re teaching and do a course or seminar or create an ebook.

I have been dealing with PTSD and the current line of work has gotten the best of me.

Let’s talk about post-traumatic growth and look at a different approach to this issue.

24.2 million people suffer from PTSD of some kind.

Post-traumatic growth describes the benefits many survivors experience in the process of healing from those traumatic events.

I recently had a day-long conversation with two very successful young entrepreneurs who both have come back from devastating personal experiences. We reviewed the recovery process and reviewed the things that seem to be necessary to come back from tragedy or failure. Here are 5 of those:


1. Loving relationships
2. Uncompromising integrity
3. Clear purpose
4. Vibrant health
5. Optimistic faith
It doesn’t mean it’s easy at all.

Quotation:

'We remain young to the degree that our ambitions are greater than our memories.' Dan SullivanClick To Tweet
Recap: • Hug more • Clarify how you can make people happy and find work that allows you to do that. • Trust your natural rhythm for sleep – don’t force yourself to be something that you’re not. • Be a specialist, not a generalist • Choose growth when the possibility of anger or depression presents itself.

Resource:

Get your 2020 Goals Worksheet here- 48days.com/goals and get clarity on what you want 2020 to look like.

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Nov 01 2019

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