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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!

Wise Words Each Week

By mpcorley iTunes - Jul 29 2019
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Dan’s breadth of experience and wisdom shine through on this weekly podcast. I have been listening for years, and each week, I find his insights meaningful and applicable. I highly recommend this podcast.

iTunes Ratings

393 Ratings
Average Ratings
339
21
8
9
16

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!

Wise Words Each Week

By mpcorley iTunes - Jul 29 2019
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Dan’s breadth of experience and wisdom shine through on this weekly podcast. I have been listening for years, and each week, I find his insights meaningful and applicable. I highly recommend this podcast.

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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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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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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.

CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE AND REVIEW


Have a Question for Dan?

Send your questions to askdan@48Days.com

The post Increase your confidence immediately by doing this one thing…. appeared first on Official Site Dan Miller.

Nov 22 2019

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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.


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

The post Are you paying for “education” or a piece of paper? appeared first on Official Site Dan Miller.

Nov 15 2019

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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

Click here to save your spot.

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

The post God has a plan for you … Really? appeared first on Official Site Dan Miller.

Nov 08 2019

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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.

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

The post I’m not an early bird. Can I still get a worm? appeared first on Official Site Dan Miller.

Nov 01 2019

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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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My parents don’t support my dreams!

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A listener asks: should I give up my dreams to please my parents? When I put this phrase in a Google search it gave me 48,800,000 results. Apparently that’s a challenge for quite a few people. You can love your parents but don’t let them bury your dreams. Everyone will end up resentful. Go ahead and surprise them by being successful! 

Episode #686 October 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:

How do I reboot my career? I want to transition to environmental science from personal finance.

With a Bachelor of Business Administration degree like you have, you can really go in any direction you want.

But if you’ve had your own business in personal finance, it’s going to be tough to duplicate that income with a job in environmental science.

Rather than just trying to get a job in environmental science, which may require additional education, look for the products you could sell that are on the cutting edge of environmental science.

We have a member in the 48 Days Eagles Community who is selling a high-end product — towel warmers — and makes $200,000/year net profit.

I’m working right now on the 20th Anniversary Edition of 48 Days To the Work You Love. I share the story of Josh, who was a blacksmith and is now a $100,000/year software developer. He spent seven months spending 20 hours a week studying free online courses and tutorials and never set foot into college or got a college degree. He wrote a book about how he did that and then turned it into a course.

Josh says passion, real-word skills and experience can open many unexpected doors.

Don’t see yourself as just an employee. Instead, see yourself as an independent business person.

I am 40+ trying to make a career switch from admin assistant to teaching.

Look beyond the traditional thoughts of teaching. You could teach Google executive’s kids, be a trainer for just 10 days a month for $240,000/year.
Look for the unique opportunities that fall under the category of teaching.

Should I give up on my dreams to please my parents?

When I Googled this question, I got 48 million results, so you are definitely not the only one to feel this way. Should you give up your dreams to please your parents? 

The big question is who is paying the bills? If he does, then he should be able to make his own decision about how he spends his time and creates his income.

We need to allow our parents to have their opinions. Many of them were raised in a different time. They are doing the best they can with what they know.

But don’t let them snuff out your dreams. There is no winning in that.

Acknowledge their opinions and perspectives. But stay true to your dreams.

Show your ability to live on your own and support yourself financially.

Work hard, build around your dream and expand on it.

Have fun.

I’ve been unemployed since May – should I start my own business? 

I’m a big believer in having your own business. But this isn’t something you do just because you can’t find a job.

You have to have the right mindset, the right idea and the right network for your business to succeed.

Make a list of 20 things you know you could do in business. Then narrow that list down based on what you know about yourself to 4 or 5 really great ideas. Do a little bit more research. Choose one and act.

Make sure the business you are looking at is a good fit for your personality.

Why shouldn’t my son get a degree in game design?

I’m not sure it requires a college degree to enter the world of game design.

Universities tend not to be industry leaders in most areas.

Listen to last week’s podcast to hear what this listener is referring to.

Quotation:

“Don't let someone who gave up on their dreams talk you out of going after yours.' Zig ZiglarClick To Tweet

Resource:

Get perfect vision for 2020. Download Dan’s Goal Setting Workbook here.

Don’t let the New Year sneak up on you and just see what it happens. Decide ahead of time what you want it to look like. Have your goals in place by November 14th.

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Oct 18 2019

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Giving up isn’t the same as moving on!

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Should I just give up?

I test lots of things for one year. If at that time it is not the success I had planned for, I typically stop spending time and money there and move on to the next opportunity. But that’s much different than giving up. All of life’s experiences are preparing us for things to come. If we give up, it implies we stop and just wallow in our misery and disappointment. I give more examples of what this looks like in this episode. 

Episode #685 October 11, 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:

Any advice for a 28 year old looking to really find a long-term reliable position

The bad news is there’s no such thing as a long-term, well paying, reliable position.

The good news is you can create your own security by knowing what your unique talent and passion are.

Your security is knowing you are in the driver’s seat to provide work that matters for people who care.

How can I meet my favorite author?

You’ll find a lot of authors and successful people are very generous with their time. I have met a lot of great authors by attending events where they are speaking or attending.

Have you had a chance to meet a favorite author or musician? If so, drop me a note and tell me how you made that happen and the impact it has had on you. I’ll be sharing those in my next episode.

How do you know when it’s time to cut your losses and close a business?

This is a great question that was asked inside the 48 Days Eagles Community and got a lot of GREAT answers.

My cut off is one year. If I invest one year in a business and I don’t see some significant movement then I move on.

There are a lot of times when you can realize that you’ve learned a lot from your experience but you need to move on.

Let’s unpack the concept of “sunk cost bias.”

Moving on is a totally different mindset than giving up.

How do you find the balance between being content and not greedy?

There is a difference between living your dream and being content. As long as you have the belief that something better is coming up ahead, you can be content.

Being content is a mindset. It’s not a destination. It’s a lifelong process.

Being greedy and moving toward your dream are two entirely different concepts.

You can be content and still be working toward very big goals.

You can be making $10 an hour and be greedy.

PLUS: Will writing a thank you note increase your chances of getting a job?

For weekly updates with the best work and career tips, sign up at https://www.48days.com/

Quotation:

“Giving up isn’t the same as moving on.” Marie ForleoClick To Tweet

Resource: Acres of Diamonds – 48days.com/acres

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Oct 11 2019

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I love my job – it’s my career that I hate!

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How To Stay Optimistic, Enjoy Your Work and Your Life

Several of our questions this week lead back to how to stay optimistic. Plus a listener unpacks his own question. He has a side business that’s very profitable and now he’s bored at his regular job. No surprise there! Once you realize you can be the captain of your own ship, it’s hard to be a shipmate on someone else’s. Check out my advice.

Episode #684 October 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:

My total commitment to the corporate world, to the office environment, to high heels and to Microsoft Excel has run its course.

Do you have to choose one job or industry? No you absolutely don’t.

But don’t be putting on totally different hats every day. I encourage you to do things that have a lot of overlap, where activity in one can fuel the activity of another.

And be sure to still confine it to 40 hours per week so you can still dedicate your time to other areas of your life. Find out more about my thoughts on this in my blog: Work Harder To Kill Your Marriage.

I am wondering what is your secret to staying optimistic and continuing to have a positive outlook.

There are so many things we all can do to take initiative and stay optimistic.

We have all experienced anxiety and worry in one way or another.

I want to encourage you to stay connected and stay active.

One thing I do to control stress is group my time in segments.

You can also practice relaxation techniques.

When people are anxious it’s often because they are looking at things that have already happened. Instead, look at what you’re moving to.

Take focused action, and you can control your outlook. This will help you to stay optimistic.

I lost money on an investment………how can I keep from being angry.

Focus on what it is you do control and stop obsessing on the things you can’t control.

But we need to recognize when we make an investment with the hope of a high return that we also have a higher risk of loss.

For me, part of the thrill of a business idea is not knowing if it’s going to work.

Don’t chase the snake -listen to Dan’s recent podcast on this here.

Instead, come up with a way you can make that money and replace it.

Frame your experience not as losing but as learning.

Maybe it’s not my job that I hate, maybe it’s the career path I’ve chosen. Why can’t I be happy designing and marketing for someone else? I really enjoy my side business.

You have just coached yourself right through the entire process.

You are an entrepreneur! This should be a real gentle transition for you.

I encourage you to be prepared to give your notice and be out of your current job by January 1st.

If you move the 40 hours you’re devoting to your current job to your side business, just think of what you can do with that.

Here are questions to ask yourself to find out if you’re an entrepreneur like George.

I have written a book, but have been advised to focus on graduate school right now, instead of publishing now…

Don’t ever let formal education slow you down from the life you know you could be living.

Education should go alongside your other goals and dreams.

It shouldn’t be an either/or choice. Find out more in my blog: You Always Have Another Choice

See your book as something that adds to your personal development but not necessarily your career.

Quotation:

'Too many people go through life as a passenger with the windows rolled up.' Steve Sims (author of Bluefishing: The Art of Making Things Happen)Click To Tweet

Resource:

Make something new happen in 2020 – Want perfect vision? https://www.48days.com/goals/

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Oct 04 2019

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