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A weekly dose of much-needed inspiration!

By natecoumbe31 - Jan 03 2020
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Dan’s book, “48 Days to the Work You Love”, put me on a trajectory that has led to most productive two years of my life. Each week’s episode is a a prod in the right direction, a reminder that I was put here for something significant. It’s my job to figure out what that is; Dan is here to help.

WARNING: Don't listen unless you want a better life

By Kent Sanders, Writer - Nov 14 2019
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Dan Miller's 48 Days podcast has been one of my favorites for several years. I love his wisdom, clear thinking, and inspiration to help you find or create work that you love. There is absolutely no way you can listen to this show without being motivated to do better work and create a better life for yourself. I owe a large amount of my creative success to Dan Miller and his content. Thanks, Dan!

iTunes Ratings

393 Ratings
Average Ratings
339
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A weekly dose of much-needed inspiration!

By natecoumbe31 - Jan 03 2020
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Dan’s book, “48 Days to the Work You Love”, put me on a trajectory that has led to most productive two years of my life. Each week’s episode is a a prod in the right direction, a reminder that I was put here for something significant. It’s my job to figure out what that is; Dan is here to help.

WARNING: Don't listen unless you want a better life

By Kent Sanders, Writer - Nov 14 2019
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Dan Miller's 48 Days podcast has been one of my favorites for several years. I love his wisdom, clear thinking, and inspiration to help you find or create work that you love. There is absolutely no way you can listen to this show without being motivated to do better work and create a better life for yourself. I owe a large amount of my creative success to Dan Miller and his content. Thanks, Dan!
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48 Days to the Work You Love Internet Radio Show

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Rank #1: 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

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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Have a Question for Dan?

Send your questions to askdan@48Days.com

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Nov 22 2019

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Rank #2: 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

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.

CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE AND REVIEW

Have a Question for Dan?

Send your Questions to askdan@48Days.com

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Apr 26 2019

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Rank #3: 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.

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.

CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE AND REVIEW


Have a Question for Dan?

Send your questions to askdan@48Days.com

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Dec 06 2019

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Rank #4: Are you giving everything you’ve got to just get by?

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Could you change the terminology of how you describe your life? Many people say they are busting their behinds to just get by. What if you said you are busting your behind to change the world? Same effort – just a different expectation or expected outcome. Let’s talk about this and more in today’s episode. 

Episode #645 January 04, 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/Topics:

1. New ideas for the Eagles $1000 business loans

2. How should I respond to “What is your salary requirement?”

3. I’m doing much more work than my co-worker but we both get paid the same. What should I do?

4. When do you suggest I start the process of hiring a coach?

5. How do I get rights back from a publisher that’s no longer in business?

6. What do you think about other personality tests like Enneagram, StrengthsFinder, Myers Briggs, etc.?

Quotation:

“You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.” —Henry FordClick To Tweet

This Week’s Challenge:

Give your all not to just get by, but to change the world.

Resources:

Who Are You And Why Are You Here? 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

Looking to hire a coach? Find out about Dan’s coaching services as well as the team of 48 Days Certified Coaches that are available to help you here.

Forget Your Dream, Dan, Go Back To Milking Cows – Listen to the podcast one listener refers to in this week’s episode here.

Our Acres of Diamonds Cruise – Consider this your invitation. We would love to have you join us for the Acres of Diamonds Cruise. It draws from the principles of Russell Conwell’s little book. He relates a true life story about the folly of thinking your fortune is going to be found in some far off place. It may in fact be available to you right in your own backyard – or just staring you in the face. Most people are not willing to accept that they have untouched opportunities right in front of them. Download your copy of Acres of Diamonds and find out more about the 48 Days Acres of Diamonds Cruise at 48days.com/cruise/

Social Media Marketing World – One conference that is at the top of my list every year is Social Media Marketing World. Be sure to let us know you’ll be there! March 20-22, 2019 San Diego. Click here to find out more and get your ticket. 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.

Creative Job Opening at Seth Godin’s company – https://seths.blog/join-the-studio/  Are you a candidate?

Free course on How to Turn Your Blog Into a Full Time Business – FromIdea2Blog.com

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Jan 04 2019

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Rank #5: I have no chance in life

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Can you change your destiny? A discouraged listener believes she has no chance in life – that it’s probably the way we were born that determines our destiny. Do you agree? I don’t want to paint it as being easy, but I certainly believe we can draw a line in the sand based on our past life, and decide what we want our future to be. Send me your comments about how we can help this lady at askdan@48Days.com

Episode #650 February 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 this week:

1. I have no chance in this life – maybe it’s the way we were born.

2. I graduated at 38 years old from college. Where can I find a prescription to live the rest of my life doing the work I would love?

3. It makes life so hard and difficult trying feel fulfilled when I already feel like I achieve so much and I keep going into debt and never seem to get ahead.

4. When should I quit my job and just pursue my side hustle?

5. I want to start a business hosting live concerts in Greece with Greek and international performers.

Quotation:

“Destiny is not a matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” William Jennings BryanClick To Tweet

Your Challenge This Week:

Are you coasting toward your destiny or are you creating your future?

Additional Resources:

Find out more about becoming an entrepreneur and building a side business here.

Find out more about Dan’s new coaching package to help authors, speakers and coaches leverage their message.

RELATED PODCAST: Are you too old to do something different with your life?

Our Acres of Diamonds Cruise – http://www.48days.com/cruise/

Social Media Marketing World – lots of you are asking about this one conference that I attend every year. March 20-22, 2019 San Diego  https://events.socialmediaexaminer.com/amember/aff/go/48affiliate

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

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Feb 08 2019

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Rank #6: Selling horse poop and other sweet ideas

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Side Business Ideas That Have Worked

I recently mentioned this very real side business idea shared by a young podcast listener. Curiously, it prompted a lot of interest. I think people wondered if such a smelly idea could really be profitable. In this episode I share that idea and more. it’s amazing how simple ideas, when acted upon, can create that side biz income you’re been dreaming about. 

Episode #692 November 29, 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:

Can I lose weight through the holidays?

Being clear about your goal is the biggest factor. Mindset is way more important than diet, what you eat and how much you exercise.

You can find Alan Thomas, who is helping many lose weight, in the Eagles Community.

I feel that I am taking someone else’s oxygen and should just not try anymore. 

You can start to walk out of this today. Do something physical where you can immediately feel a sense of satisfaction.

Don’t try to be successful in all areas, but choose one and your success will bleed over to the other areas.

Get the Wheel of Life that Dan talks about in the worksheets here.

Do you think going back to school would be a safer bet providing a more stable career even though I may or may not like it?

I don’t recommend you borrow money and go back to school to pursue a career that you are not passionate about.

Money is not enough compensation for investing your time and energy. There has to be a sense of meaning, purpose and accomplishment beyond the money.

I recommend you use your cosmetology degree and use it, being creative with it to leverage something you are passionate about.

Go to 48days.com for resources like Write To the Bank on how to use your writing effectively.

Look for ways you can creatively use your talents to create income.

I have poured my heart and soul into this TV ministry job, many times working 60 – 100 hours per week but I can’t continue the financial strain.

We have a gentleman who just joined us in our Coaching Mastery Program who has a similar story and is learning how to provide his services to corporations.

Breaking the cycle of being broke could change a lot of things in your life.

A lot of people assume that if they’re doing something “Godly” that there will never be any money available. Don’t think that. You can thrive financially while being full engaged in ministry and serving others.

Last spring I discovered that I could make $19/hour (Canadian) selling free horse manure in my spare time.

David’s site: manurestartup.com

Get Side Biz Freedom: 10 Side Business Ideas Whether You’re 8 or 80

Some other side business ideas in there:

•  Selling parts and components for remote control cars on eBay

• Buying wrecked BMWs and LandRovers and selling the parts for extra money and then launched a software company for the automobile recycling business

• Published a book in English and Spanish

• Anne of Green Gables collection for 99 cents

• A stay-at-home mom doing voice-over work

• Setting out real-estate signs on the weekends

• Taking care of the citrus cities for the city

• Kids facepainting and doing Henna, creating natural wood signs, selling rice krispy treats

Quotation:

“Every action you take is a vote for the person you want to become.” James Clear (Atomic Habits)Click To Tweet

Resources:

Course for artists to sell their art

Side Biz Freedom – 10 Ideas for a Profitable Side Biz – Whether you’re 8 or 80  48Days.com/sidebiz

Watch the Masterclass Dan talks about here: How to turn 15 hours/week into your own business in 6 months

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.

CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE AND REVIEW


Have a Question for Dan?

Send your questions to askdan@48Days.com

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Nov 29 2019

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Rank #7: I make over $100,000 a year and I’m not happy…

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How Do You Measure Success?

A listener feels stuck. He’s making a lot of money but feels no sense of fulfillment in the work he’s doing. Guess what? With that success he’s not stuck. With the life experience he has at 45 years old, he can do a little introspection and move right into a better opportunity. Oh, and by the way, don’t assume your income will drop. Doing something that’s a better fit will set the stage for dramatic increase – even without a college degree. 

Episode #665 May 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:

What do you do when you are ridiculously passionate about so many different things?

How do you narrow down to one specific niche?

Put together 20 ideas for things you can do. Then filter those based upon your skills and abilities, personality traits and values, dreams and passions. Then choose the best one and focus on it for the next year.

Recommended Book: Real Artists Don’t Starve by Jeff Goins

Dan goes through this process in more detail in 48 Days To the Work You Love

The Venn Diagram Dan uses in his business – how he has one focus but still does many things.

A 48 Days Certified Coach can take you through the process Dan describes to narrow your focus and find your niche. Find out more.

How do I put a value on that 20 years of experience and college degree? It seems like all the avenues I find for “moving up” are with specific degrees, so I seem to be stuck on low-level, low-pay jobs. 

How do you know what you worth – use online calculators like salary.com

I am a new graduate and applied for a position posted with a salary range of $24.08 – $37.61 hourly. As I move forward in the process of potentially getting hired by this company, how do I handle this part of the conversation?

In Chapter 10 of 48 Days to the Work You Love, I go through the sequence of negotiating salary:

• Wait to talk about salary once the company decides they have to have you. Many people discuss salary way too soon.

• Focus on the position being a fit for you first.

• The longer you wait, the more you are in the driver’s seat for those negotiations.

• Salaries are just ranges and they’re negotiated all the time.

I am 45 years old, and I make over $100,000 year, I’m not happy, even with that income it doesn’t take away the pain of not finding my fulfillment. I’m frustrated and depressed and don’t know where to start.

This is such a common question to be making such extraordinary income and not feeling fulfilled.

Do not assume that you’re going to have to compromise that income if you change what you’re doing now. In fact, it’s often the opposite.

You do have some kind of skill or you wouldn’t want to be compensated the way you are now. But you don’t want to just arbitrarily pick something else to do. Look inward. What is your unique ability? What puts you in your Zone of Genius?

Three things we all want: Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose (from the book Drive by Daniel Pink)

Remember, how much money you make is not the only way to measure success.  It’s about living the life you want.

Can you share the name of the online course one of your listener’s bought for $19 and built an online store that doubled his income?

That course is a couple thousand bucks at this point.

Courses Dan recommends: Jim Cockrum’s Proven Amazon Course as a starting point for an online business

Dan, what are your thoughts on starting an ice-cream truck business? We found a truck for sale costing $8,000.

Instead, sit down with your brother and come up with 20 other things you can do —  expand your idea.

Volunteer to help someone who has an ice cream truck already. Go on a Vocation Vacation to get some experience and see if it’s something you really want to pursue.

Quotation:

“The real measure of your wealth is how much you'd be worth if you lost all your money.” —Author UnknownClick To Tweet

Resources:

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

Our recommendation for learning about online business: https://ko296.isrefer.com/go/pac/dmiller/

Lessonpix.com – The membership site Dan talks about that provides info for parent’s of children with disabilities

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

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.

CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE AND REVIEW

Have a Question for Dan?

Send your Questions to askdan@48Days.com

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May 24 2019

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Rank #8: 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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How You Can Help The Show

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Have a Question for Dan?

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Jul 05 2019

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Rank #9: 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 #10: How do I keep my dream alive when it’s not paying the bills?

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This question was prompted by a very painful note from a Dad, who has a 17 yr-old son who wants to be a writer. So this is especially for all of you artists, musicians, writers, sculptors, comedians, and performers. How do you keep nurturing your dream when you can’t pay the rent and there are no groceries in the refrigerator?

Do you have to choose between nurturing your creativity vs paying the bills?

Episode #651 February 15, 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:

1. I’ve condemned my son to a slow and painful death

2. Should I pursue my dream or just give up and get a job?

3. Are you listening for your music?

4. How can you afford to follow your dream?

5. Here is a 5 step process for change 

Quotation:

“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”. - Mark TwainClick To Tweet

Resources:

10 Quotes to Keep You Motivated Toward Your Dream

Social Media Marketing World – lots of you are asking about this one conference that I attend every year. March 20-22, 2019 San Diego. Click here to find out more and get your ticket.

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.

4 Ways To Make Your Creativity Dream Work and Get Paid For Your Art — From Real Artists Don’t Starve by Jeff Goins

1. Commercial Artist – Sell your art directly to the market

2.  Traditional Patronage – You have a wealthy benefactor

3.  Self Patronage – Find a way to support the work yourself with a job or by teaching your art

4. Poverty

Find out more about my new coaching package to help authors, coaches, and speakers leverage what they’re doing.

How to hear your own music and God’s calling

Start with 15 minutes of silence each morning (no TV, email or social media)

Clear extraneous input during the day.

Adjust your reticular activator system for new ideas and insights. Expect and tune in to new ideas.

Listen for God’s voice calling you.

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles Paperback – by Steven Pressfield

Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life In a Noisy World

5 Step Process for Change

Clarify your current situation.

Seek the advice and opinion of other people.

Identify the alternative.

Research and choose the best alternative.

Act

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Feb 15 2019

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Rank #11: What could you do with this $1000?

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Listeners are getting creative about what they would do with a $1000 investment in their business. If you see this money as an investment, rather than an expense, it can transform your results and build your business – and bank account.

Episode #647 January 18, 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:

1. Here’s a $1000 challenge

2. Should I tell the truth about my passion or just keep my day job?

3. If I take advantage of a big company benefit, how long should I feel obligated to stay?

4. How can I grow my group from only 200 followers?

5. Where can I find a coach for my entire profession?

Send your questions to askdan@48Days.com

Quotation:

“Chase your passion, not your pension.” —Denis WaitleyClick To Tweet

Challenge This Week:

How are you developing your passion this month?

Resources:

The three key areas (the three legged stool) needed to find your true purpose – 48days.com/purpose

Additional Resources:

Our Acres of Diamonds Cruise – http://www.48days.com/cruise/

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.

Take a Video Tour of the 48 Days Eagles Community at https://www.48dayseagles.com.

Seth Godin’s book, This is Marketing

For more info on coaching and to find a 48 Day Certified Coach, go to https://www.48days.com /coaching.

For more on passion, check out this podcast, “My Passion Doesn’t Pay. How To Leverage What You Love.”

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Jan 18 2019

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Rank #12: I want to just serve – not make money …

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A common statement from talented people is that they feel guilty charging for something they are passionate about and that comes so easily for them. So is it better to do something you don’t care about as a means of generating your necessary income? I don’t think so – let’s look at the ways to serve well – and live well.

Episode #667 – June 07, 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.

We talk to lots of  48 Days Eagles who struggle with “charging” for something that comes easily to them. I recently posted in our exclusive Mighty Network Community a quote from Zig Ziglar and got some great feedback, “If you believe your product or service can fulfill a true need, it’s your moral obligation to sell it.” 

I asked Eagles if charging for something you don’t really care about is easier than charging for something you love and are passionate about and consequently comes easy to you?

You can be creative about how people pay. But don’t make them feel even worse but making them feel like they’re just charity cases. Allow them to invest them in the process in some way.

Remember, as Eagle Aaron Tweeton pointed out, “Charging implies value, whereas sometimes free services are ignored.”

Even if you don’t need the money, the person often values it more if you charge for it and then give it a church or charity.

Steve Barkley pointed out the restaurant business and how we don’t put a lot of value on a hamburger we get for 89 cents, whereas the restaurants that has higher prices actually have a waiting list. Often not charging can impact the value others place on your services.

I encourage you to take a fresh look and be realistic about the value that may have for other people.

Join in the conversation on topics like this by joining us in the 48 Days Eagles Community.

Questions:

Hi, Dan – If I write content of any kind (print or digital), write a book or compile stories into a book, what is the type of insurance I would need to be fully covered? Is there an expensive and less time intensive way to get a trademark?

To get a trademark go to uspto.gov to file a trademark, but I don’t advise that. If it’s worth getting a trademark, then it’s worth having a professional walk you through that process. You can’t trademark a book. Instead you copyright it. As soon as you write something, it is automatically copyrighted, and you can indicate that with the c in a circle.

You can get media liability insurance for errors and omissions in your book, but it is a rare thing for a normal author to have to have. I do have professional liability insurance.

We have so many people in our 48 Days Eagles Community who are writing books. If you’re going to write a book, I recommend that you budget at least $3,000 to $5,000.

If you’d like some resources to help you get your book out there, go to 48days.com/authors.

I’m looking to replace only $50k per year to supplement my retirement while keeping me active, busy and social. 

100 Side Hustles – by Chris Guillebeau

48 Low or No Cost Business Ideas – also links you to 1000 ideas, many kids can do

I would love to give my son a subscription to the Eagles group and a small library of leadership books. What do you recommend?  

Here is a look at the instant advice and resources the Eagles shared:

Here are my top 6:

Success Story:

Chip Feck, a member of the 48 Days Eagles Community, sent 18 introduction letters and followed up with cover letters and resume and before he had the opportunity to call and follow up, he received 4 call backs.

Quotation:

“Being profitable means I get to continue serving people without asking for donations.” Jim CockrumClick To Tweet

Resources:

How to take an idea and do something with it, includes:

  • Serving From a Full Cup
  • Side Biz Freedom: 10 Ideas for a Profitable Side Business
  • Building a Business With Only 15 Hours/Week
  • 48 Days Weekly Newsletter (you can unsubscribe at any time)

GET IT HERE: 48days.com/dream

Here’s the amazing TED talk where Shawn Achor explains why happiness comes first. Watch it here.

Find out more about our Coaching Mastery Program here.

How You Can Help The Show

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Jun 07 2019

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Rank #13: Why did your life turn out this way?

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Are We Products Of Our Environments or Products of Our Expectations?

In this episode we have an astounding story of two brothers who turned out very differently. Both raised in the same environment but they made very different choices for the lives they live today. You can do the same. Regardless of your current or past environment, you can change your decisions and expectations about tomorrow. 

Episode #669 June 21, 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:

Why did your life turn out this way?

Listen in as I share some of the comments in our 48 Days Eagles Community to this:

“We are not products of our environments – we are products of our expectations.”

What do you think? Agree or not? 

How did I go from farm boy to NYT author?

Listen in to my story and how I realized how I could change my life by changing my expectations.

Have you heard of Post Traumatic Growth — how some people are able to heal and actually grow from a traumatic event.

The key to success and the key to failure: We become what we think about.

What 5 characteristics are needed to overcome a negative environment?  

  1. Loving Relationships
  2. Uncompromising Integrity
  3. Clear Purpose
  4. Vibrant Health
  5. Optimistic Faith

Quotation:

'Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.'  -- Ralph Waldo EmersonClick To Tweet

Resources:

Author Insights: “My Greatest Personal Development Lesson”, a wonderful one-of-a-kind audio collection featuring candid stories, powerful recollections, and eye-opening advice you won’t hear anywhere else. Dan’s story is included along with Vic Conant, Tony Robbins, Brian Tracy, Denis Waitley, and more. Get it here.

The story of the young girl who had to choose a pebble out of a bag to determine her destiny.

To join in with great discussions like environment vs. expectations in the 48 Days Eagles Community, join us here, where we focus on gaining the right mindset, idea and network to succeed in business.

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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Have a Question for Dan?

Send your Questions to askdan@48Days.com

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Jun 21 2019

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Rank #14: I’m not proud of the work I do but …

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A listener is making a great living with his cleaning business but is embarrassed that it’s not something more professional. Let’s look at the value of this work and the benefits of having a profitable business. However, he can also move his proven business skills to another business that blends his passion. 

What To Do If You’re Not Proud of the Work You Do

Episode #653 March 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:

1. How do we subtly start to sabotage our work if it doesn’t fit us? 

2. I am not proud of the work I do.

3. Should I take a job when it doesn’t check all the “work I love” boxes.

4. Can I make a profitable business detailing cars? 

Quotation:

'Given the amount of time we spend working, failure to find meaningful, significant work is not just a minor misstep in living out God's plan; it is a deeper kind of failure that can make each day feel like living death.” — Dan MillerClick To Tweet

Resources:

What if my dream isn’t paying the bills? A special resource with the podcast and a Study Guide put together by one of our listeners. Access this special resource at 48days.com/creativity

Are you out of work right now? If so, send a brief note (250 words) or a one-minute video 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 Ultimate Fresh Start Package to help launch you into the next season of your career.

Find out more about how to find work you love here.

7 Signs You’re Sabotaging Your Current Job

  1. Showing up late and justifying it
  2. Indecision – not caring enough to make a firm decision
  3. Avoiding communication with others at work
  4. Following rather than leading
  5. Self hatred because you’re not being authentic
  6. Growing fear because you know you need to move on but haven’t created a plan of action
  7. Just doing my job!

Our Acres of Diamonds Cruise – http://www.48days.com/cruise/

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

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Mar 01 2019

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Rank #15: Do I have to be a sleazy salesperson to get ahead?

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This time of year is a great time to be taking charge of your career path, whether to start a business or find a new job.

Episode #641 December 07, 2018

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:

  1. Would it be appropriate for me to require my teenage employees to read any relevant personal development books? 
  2. Can you enlighten me about Applicant Tracking Systems?
  3. Is there a way to make money being a Real Estate Agent without being the “cold calling, I will tell you anything to get you to sign with me” salesperson? 

Quotation:

“My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others.” ―Bob Hope Click To Tweet

Your Challenge This Week:

How are you loving others this Christmas?

Resources:

Our Acres of Diamonds Cruise

Social Media Marketing World – lots of you are asking about this one conference that I attend every year. March 20-22, 2019 San Diego

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.

Scan your resume to see how it will stack up.

Free course on How to Turn Your Blog into a full time Business

Get more interview tips in Dan’s Blog: 10 Etiquette Tips for Interviews

To find out more about how to start a side business with only 15 hours per week, click here.

See more about becoming a salesperson in Dan’s Blog: Everyone Sells

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Dec 07 2018

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Rank #16: Sacrifice my dream or be broke and starving?

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Hundreds of you responded to our one question survey: “Where are you stuck?” I share some of those responses and then offer specific solutions to creating the Right Mindset, finding the Right Idea, and connecting with the Right Community.

Episode #672 July 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.

Questions:

How do I create the Right Mindset, find the Right Idea, and connect with the Right Community?

If you have those three things in place in your life, you are unstoppable.

I got my master’s in Library Science but have never found library work. It seems like doors are being slammed in my face.

80% of college graduates are working in something totally unrelated to their college degree 10 years after graduation.

Follow your curiosity. Curiosity leads to passion.

Immobilized by fear. I find that I am stuck when it comes to getting new clients. Isn’t everyone?

When we sell anything to anybody, there’s four steps in the process.

  1. Rapport and Trust – 40%
  2. Identifying the Need – 30%
  3. Project Knowledge and Presentation – 20%
  4. Closing the Sale – 10%

Look at how you can build rapport and trust with people if you’re looking for more clients.

I have an established presence as a coach, but I’m trying to figure out how to build an effective outbound strategy.

If you’re a coach, don’t just work with everybody. It will burn you badly to do that. People will end up resenting you. Make sure you choose to work with someone who fits your client avatar.

What about those of us who don’t have a community?

Mindset – you can change your mindset

If you don’t have an idea, you can access lists of ideas to find those that match what you know about yourself

If you don’t have a community, plug into one. That’s our goal here is to connect people in community.

I’m 54 and feel like I’m quickly approaching too old to change things.

At 54, you’re not too old to make a change! Many people at this age decide they’re going into an encore career or starting their own business.

I’m afraid to start a side business while I’m working full-time because I don’t want to take away from my family obligations.

You want to be sure you don’t borrow success from other areas of your life. That’s why I use 15 hours per week as the sweet spot for time to invest in starting a business. Or you can spend 90 days where you spend 30 hours on your business, sacrificing other areas for a short burst of time.

How can I grow my detailing business gradually?

Use the concept of economies of scale. Go to a business complex where there are more customers in one place.

I’m stuck between knowing and believing I can accomplish my goals.

This takes us back to mindset. You can’t be successful without the right mindset. You are in the driver’s seat on this one.

We become what we think about.

Acknowledging where you are — that you have a limited mindset — is half the solution.

I don’t have the money to pay for a consultant or coach

That’s a mindset issue. That’s not a reality. If you don’t invest in yourself, chances are really strong that three years from now your life is going to look very much like it does now.

I’ve never been self employed so I’m not sure how to set up taxes, licensure and legal stuff

Those things are not that complicated to get started. We have those resources readily available in the Eagles Community. We have mentors ready and waiting to help you with those kinds of things.

I don’t seem to have the backbone to break from job and go into business for myself

You can create as soft a transition as you want. We have many 48 Days Eagles who start a side business and duplicating their current income before they quit their job.

Solutions To Help You If You’re Stuck:

There’s nothing in here that can’t be overcome by changing your mindset, your idea or your community to move you forward.

I think the 48 Days Eagles Community is the best thing I’ve ever done to provide solutions to the things we’ve talked about here.

It will help you gain insights, inspiration, ideas, change your mindset and connect you to other people that will cheer you on.

I spend a lot of time in there answering questions. But the beauty of it is that our mentors and the other 48 Days Eagles are in there regularly helping as well.

I also bring in outside guests.

We just this week had someone on as our Monday Mentor who walked right through how he started a business online. He started selling one physical product online, and has grown that to double the income he has from his full-time job. He shared how he selected a product, how he stands out among competitors, and how he grows his business every day. He also shared outsources the product fulfillment, online advertising, update his website. etc. His Monday Mentor Training, in addition to all of our past trainings are available inside the Eagles Community for members to listen to later as well.

Consider this: would you be open to paying $377/year if it opened the door to making an extra $150,000 a year? That’s the power of investing in yourself.

But you have to believe you are worth the investment. Find out more about Dan’s formula for investing in yourself based on your income.

Quotation:

“Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much” – Helen KellerClick To Tweet

Free Quiz – find out where you are on the path to starting a business

 48Days.com – to get our updates and resources

Find out more about 48 Days Eagles here.

Next Week…

The Upper Limit Challenge – how to get past our own mental barriers!

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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Jul 12 2019

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Rank #17: Would you give up your cell phone for this?

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The Power of Intentional Choices

I love the power of intentional choices. You can decide in advance what you’re going to do and then change your actions to go along with that to reach your goals, build your business, find a job and more.

Episode #663 May 10, 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:

1. How can I reach my goals when I continuously fail?

Listen to this story and share your thoughts as Dan gifts a one-year membership to the 48 Days Eagles to help him as well.

2. How can I make being a Certified Dirt Bike Instructor my full time business?  

3.  I enjoy the research and reviewing aspects of the position, but, I’ll just say it out loud, I hate customer service!!!

Does the position you’re in now “highlight your weaknesses and quench your strengths?” Don’t continue in something you hate doing.

4. Would people pay for an online community about healthy cooking and nutrition? 

An online community works best as a subset of your already existing audience. You need to be able to launch and get a couple hundred people in the group right out of the gate.

5. My creativity is suffering from the weight of not making enough money. I’m a hardworker but I feel like all I’m doing is digging my own grave.

Book Recommendation: Real Artists Don’t Starve by Jeff Goins

Do your art because you love doing it, not just to make money.

Look for your Zone of Genius – check out last week’s podcast for more on this.

Find out more in What If My Dream Isn’t Paying The Bills – a podcast with a study guide created by one of our listeners.

Quotation:

“A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided.” Tony RobbinsClick To Tweet

Resources:

Choices and Decisions – Podcast with Joanne Miller  – includes steps to making a decision- 48days.com/choices

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.

Find out more about your Personality Style (strengths) as Dan talks about here – 48days.com/you

Find out more about the 48 Days Eagles Community (the Right Network that Dan recommends) and join us in our new Mighty Network Online Community at https://www.48dayseagles.com

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May 10 2019

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Rank #18: 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

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Jun 28 2019

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Rank #19: “Get a government job…you’ll always have a paycheck!”

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A listener writes in about being furloughed during this government shutdown. And he’s creating a plan where he’ll never be vulnerable to that again. There are no secure jobs. No job is guaranteed. Those are illusions. 

Episode #648 January 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.

Win a house – get your student loans paid off – and more

Questions:

  1. I am an “exempted” furloughed federal employee during this and previous shutdowns. This means that I have to report for work every day until the end of the shutdown. 
  2. I am a 45 year old single mom who has worked in the mental health field for several years, I would like to make a career change, but I am afraid to do so. 
  3. I’m a doctor and words cannot express how much I hate it. 
  4. I have a very interesting job as I am a life coach hired by a company to coach their employees to reach their personal and professional dreams. What should I do next?

Quotation:

“I've noticed that worrying is like praying for what you don't want to happen.” Robert Downey, Jr.Click To Tweet

This Week’s Challenge:

How much time are you spending worrying?

Resources:

Open House – If you’ve been thinking about joining the 48 Days Eagles Community or have been just trying to figure out if it’s for you, then come and kick the tires at our Open House, Monday, January 28th at 2 PM CT. There is no cost. All you have to do is sign up here, and we’ll send you the link to join us via video call. 48dayseagles.com/openhouse

When is it too late to find work you love – Listen in on this podcast packed with resources: 48days.com/old

Join us on our Acres of Diamonds Cruise – http://www.48days.com/cruise/
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Jan 25 2019

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Rank #20: Are you paying for “education” or a piece of paper?

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How Important Is Your College Degree?

In today’s rapidly changing work environment, we have to be very clear on what really is required to get a job or start a business. Never borrow more than your anticipated income for one year for a college degree or any academic degree. And be confident that a valuable “education” comes in many forms.

Episode #690 November 15, 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:

My daughter wants to go to Vanderbilt. Should I encourage her?

It depends on whether she needs to take out student loans (or you need to). Never borrow more than you can expect to make in one year for a college degree.

Check out this list of 20 tuition free colleges.

Remember that information is free.

All of the major companies have announced that they no longer require a college degree.

It’s more important to know what you do that has value.

How do I get around the growing popularity of AI interviews?

There are a whole lot of companies that are using video technology and artificial intelligence to screen candidates in order to pull the top candidates among thousands of applicants.

They ask questions like, “Tell me about yourself.” To answer, focus on your most recent employment and the skills you have to best meet the qualifications of the job.

They also ask things like: “What do you like to do when you’re not working? What are your weaknesses? Why did you leave your last position?”

If you’re wanting to get a job with a company that is using those methods to screen people, then there’s not really a way to get around that.

There are some creative things you can if you know what the company is, many of which I outline in 48 Days To the Work You Love.

Should I go into the military or start my own business?

If you would be good and enjoy being in the military, I’m not sure you would be good and enjoy owning your own business.

If you really have the entrepreneurial bug, I recommend you get a job with a company to learn and then decide what type of business you want to start.

You can be in full-time ministry and have your own business.

Find out more in my blog: How Can I Support Myself In Ministry?

How do you define personal development in the Wheel of Life?

You can get the Wheel of Life that she mentioned here.

  • Learning to play a musical instrument
  • Joining a mastermind
  • Reading great books
  • Join a book discussion group
  • Go to a professional conference or seminar

If you take the personality profile twice and get two different results does that mean your suited for two different careers?

The results of your profile should stay the same each time. There must have been something that impacted the results.

But remember that the DISC Personality Profile is just one small piece of the puzzle. Take other personality assessments as well.

Find out more about the Personality Profile here.

I would like to know some of your strategies to keeping focus and persevering when life gets rough or you are feeling overwhelmed/discouraged?

I watch what I allow into my mind. I protect the first two hours of the day to be sure that I input good, clean, positive information.

I did a podcast on The Ziglar Show recently with my son Kevin about changing our verbiage from “I have to” to “I get to.” Check it out here.

How do you stick to a goal when you keep getting defeated when trying to accomplish this goal? 

Look at the gain, not the gap. I purposely set very high goals.

How do you come up with longtime goals when you are not sure what you are currently doing is the right fit for you?

If we were meeting three years from today, what has to happen between now and then to make you feel good about your progress?

Get the goal setting workbook to set goals for 2020 and beyond.

I find myself in a position where sometimes I think I outgrow friends in aspirations. These are perfectly good people and we get along just fine, so is it ok to let go?

Yes it is okay to let some friendships go.

Questions to ask someone who is doing what you’d like to do:

  1. What do you know now you wish you’d known when you were just starting?
  2. Did you use a detailed business plan?
  3. To what do you attribute your success?
  4. Do you have a problem you’re trying to solve now?
  5. “What’s the most important lesson you ever learned?”
  6. “What is the legacy you want to leave?”
  7. “What’s your most important habit?”
  8. What’s exciting to you right now?
  9. How would you spend $10,000 to improve your business?
  10. What is the most important characteristic in your life that has helped you succeed?
  11. Where do you see yourself in ten years?
  12. What’s a motto or quotation that you live by?
  13. What support or encouragement can I offer to help you continue your success?

Quotation:

'Too much of what is called 'education' is little more than an expensive isolation from reality.” Thomas Sowell (professor at Stanford University)Click To Tweet

Resource:

Click here to 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. But go ahead and grab this workbook to get started now. If you don’t have your goals set for 2020, you will be helping someone else achieve theirs in the new year.


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Nov 15 2019

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