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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
20
8
9
17

A weekly dose of much-needed inspiration!

By natecoumbe31 - Jan 03 2020
Read more
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

Latest release on Jan 17, 2020

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I think that’s a pretty dumb idea

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If you’re waiting to share or experiment with an idea until you have a perfect one, chances are strong that 10 years from now you’ll still be waiting. Anyone who is doing something great had a lot of bad ideas to get to where they are today.  I don’t know of any exceptions.   If you haven’t “failed” recently or had a bad idea, success will likely elude you as well. Welcome your “bad” ideas!

Episode #699 January 17, 2020

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

Questions:

Dan, I hear you share all your good ideas.  Do you ever have any bad ideas?

How do I get around the preconceived notion that someone must have “3-5 years experience” for an entry-level job?

With all the options available for building my brand, how do I keep up with all the social media choices?

Podcast Summary:

  • Practice kindness as a way to cure your physical illnesses.
  • Welcome your “bad” ideas. That’s how you get to the good ones.
  • Read rather than spend time on social media.

Quotation:

'Ideas have a short shelf life. You must act on them before the expiration date.' John MaxwellClick To Tweet

Resource:

Understanding who you are and what opportunities are out there is the first step toward creating the future you’re excited about! Download this guide to get started.

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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Jan 17 2020

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How do I stay motivated when things are going so well?

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

Episode #698 January 10, 2020

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

Questions:

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

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

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

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

  • no purpose
  • no money
  • no friends

Not having a purpose is the biggest one.

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

Find out more about developing your own mission statement here.

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

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

Chasing money without a clear purpose leads to burn out.

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

How do I scale up my kettle corn business?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Quotation:

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

Resource:

Acres of Diamonds – 48days.com/acres

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

Summary Notes:


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

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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Jan 10 2020

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I am so stupid …

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The importance of personal responsibility on your future –

If you want to know what your life will be like 3 years from now, just listen to what you’re saying.

This is the first episode of the new year – not only a New Year but a new decade – 2020 – where we all can claim perfect vision if we take personal responsibility to do so.

Episode #697 January 03, 2020

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

Focus on personal responsibility and the impact of our words:

  • I’m at the bottom – I’m so disappointed
  • I’m so stupid
  • I’m so unlucky
  • I’m so tired
  • I’m so busy
  • I’m overweight

vs

  • I’m so creative
  • I’m so healthy
  • I’m so excited about my future
  • I’m so strong
  • I’m so focused
  • I’m so grateful

Quotation:

“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstance, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.” —Jim RohnClick To Tweet

Resource:

10 Quotations to Keep You Motivated Toward Your Dream – 48days.com/motivate – Beautiful graphics – you can print them out and put them around your house

Related podcast: Try to feel defeated and smile big at the same time. You can’t. 

Related blog: 6 tips to success through a positive attitude

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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Jan 03 2020

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Desirable Difficulties

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Conventional wisdom tells us that difficulty is something to be avoided – that it is a setback that leaves you worse off than you would be otherwise. But the reality is those difficulties often set us up for our biggest wins. David was small, with no military equipment or experience. But that “disadvantage” allowed him to outmaneuver the massively prepared Goliath. What if instead of avoiding your difficulty, you looked for how it may be opening the door to your greatest win.

Episode #696 December 27, 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 to frame your difficulties into your greatest assets.

Book resource: David and Goliath – Malcolm Gladwell

Your story can either be framed by the limitations you have or by your desirable difficulties.

My story can be framed by:

  • poverty
  • getting out of bed at 5 am to do farm chores at the age of 5
  • rigid and somber home with little laughter
  • no help financially from family for college

Were they disadvantages or desirable difficulties?

  • I had the opportunity to experience real work
  • I become an avid reader with no TV or radio in the home
  • we learned how to make good use out of everything
  • I valued the education I was paying for
  • I value the work ethic and uncompromising integrity I learned

Read more in the blog: Desirable Difficulties

Watch the video about the Eagle transformation from a dead tree here.

Why you can stop worrying that age is a barrier to finding or forging a new career path.

Who knows what the workplace is going to look like in the next 20 years.

I have no idea what’s next. I’m fully confident that there will be changes in the future, and it may be painful. But I’m confident that on the other side of that there is going to be opportunity.

Where to find opportunities for meaningful work that are perfect for YOU

Why a setback may be setting you up for your greatest achievement

Find out more about the biggest setback in my life and how it led to my greatest achievement so far.

Quotation:

“A man of character finds a special attractiveness in difficulty, since it is only by coming to grips with difficulty that he can realize his potentialities.”  Charles De Gaulle

Resource:

Get the special price on Dream Job here.

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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Dec 27 2019

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I’m an entrepreneur but need a job…….Really?

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Answers to Questions From Entrepreneurs

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

Episode #695 December 20, 2019

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

Questions from Entrepreneurs:

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

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

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

The Rudder of the Day is a very light reading.

See below for the 5 books I recommend everyone read.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Find out more in this blog: Stop Being So Successful

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Quotation:

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

A note about preparing for the new year:

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

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

Building better habits is what will change your life.

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

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

Books recommended in this episode:

The Big Five for every teenager

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

2. See You at the Top – Zig Ziglar

3. Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill

4. The Magic of Thinking Big – David Schwartz

5. Acres of Diamonds – Russell Conwell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Resource:

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

Recap:

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

How You Can Help The Show

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Dec 20 2019

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What’s Holding You Back?

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

Episode #694 December 13, 2019

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

Questions: 

I’m lacking clarity 

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

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

Not enough Money

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

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

34% need less than $5,000

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

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

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

Ways to get money to start your business:

• Go to a bank (but you need collateral)

• Small Business Administration (stringent requirements)

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

• Supplier financing

• Franchising

• Licensing

• Distributorship

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

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

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

Lacking Self-Confidence

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

Check out the book Flinch by Julien Smith

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

• Convert worry time into study time

• Plan your actions rather than waiting to see what happens

• Be decisive and stick with your plan

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

• Be a front seater

• Practice making eye contact with people

• Walk 25% faster

• Practice speaking up

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

Read more about the Black Crabs Dan talks about here.

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

I hear this from people a lot.

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

You have to sell yourself every single day.

I just procrastinate  

Procrastination is another form of fear.

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

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

• Don’t wait until conditions are perfect

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

• Don’t wait until it feels right

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

I don’t have enough time

Not having enough time is just another method of procrastination.

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

Being busy is not a badge of honor.

I recommend a zero-based time budget.

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

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

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

Change your thinking to be long-term.

I’ve tried before and failed

Recognize that failure is a necessary part of success.

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

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

My biggest success is my marriage.

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

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

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

Quotation:

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

Resource: 

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


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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Dec 13 2019

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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

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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.

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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.

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Nov 15 2019

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