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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

390 Ratings
Average Ratings
336
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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Rank #1: I doubled my income with 15 hours a week

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

Episode #661 April 26, 2019

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

Quotation:

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

Questions:

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

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

Get my formula for investing in yourself.

Get the 15 hours a week side business model here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Get four bookings at $750 each.

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

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

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

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

Find out more about the 48 Days Coaching Mastery Program.

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

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

You can create an e-book around the topic.

Building an online community is your best potential.

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

Dan shares more about his story.

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

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

How You Can Help The Show

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

CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE AND REVIEW

Have a Question for Dan?

Send your Questions to askdan@48Days.com

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Apr 26 2019

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Rank #2: 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

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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Oct 11 2019

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Rank #3: 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/

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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Oct 04 2019

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Rank #4: No one is self-made; so who’s helping you?

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We all have people who have helped us get to where we are today — people who contribute to your success. In this episode we look at that and ask – Who are three people you could contact in the remainder of this year to accelerate your success?

Episode #626 September 07, 2018

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

Questions:

  1. I have been in the same lower management position for 8+ years. Should I stay or go? 
  2. What are some ideas for improving or repurposing existing ideas for increased profits? 
  3. How can my husband grow his photography business? 
  4. I’m in my late 30’s and have been diagnosed with a chronic condition that makes it difficult to walk or even stand.  

Quotation:

There is no such thing as a 'self-made' man. We are made up of thousands of others. Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the make-up of our character and of our…
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This Week’s Challenge:

Who are three people you could contact whose resources and advice have the potential to move you forward with your dream?

The successful coaches in our Coaching Mastery Program were very quickly able to identify three people who contributed to their success. Who are yours?

Resources:

ONLINE SCHOOLS GUIDE BOOK – https://www.learnhowtobecome.org/online-schools-guide-book/

Career Guide for College Students With Disabilities – https://online.maryville.edu/blog/career-guide-for-college-students-with-disabilities/

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

Casper – Get $50 toward select mattresses by visiting Casper.com/sleepyoulove and using sleepyoulove at checkout. Terms and conditions apply

Find out more about Dan’s Venn Diagram and how it can apply to you

Find out more about the three-legged stool and finding your own sweet spot

Check out Joanne’s book that Dan talks about, Be Your Finest Art

Good News:

New York School of Medicine offering full tuition scholarships. Very good idea since the average student loan debt of a med school graduate is $202,000

There are now one-year college type programs that don’t charge tuition, only 15% of your income for the first three years after you graduate.

5 plants that can help you sleep better at night.

Share your good news or ask Dan a question by sending it to askdan@48days.com.

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Sep 07 2018

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Rank #5: Why is God is closing all these doors?

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Sometimes a closed door prompts us to go in a different direction and do something spectacular that we wouldn’t have done otherwise. Don’t spend so much time staring at the closed door that you miss the new opportunities.

Episode #621 July 20, 2018

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

Questions:

1. How can I be successful socially when I’m an introvert?

2. I just took a job for $8/hr. Should I stay and hope for a promotion or start looking elsewhere?

3.  Our priest is starting a new life and is thinking about driving a truck. Are there better options?

4.  Why is God is closing all these doors?

Quotation:

If God closes a door AND a window, consider the fact that it might be time to build a whole new house. ― Mandy Hale
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Call to Action – Are you staring at a closed door? Maybe it’s time to build a new house………

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

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Jul 20 2018

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Rank #6: I now have more money and a smaller vision…

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Ryan says he just got a 40% pay increase……but feels like he’s lost his sense of vision and purpose. Is it possible to work a job just for the money and still develop and live out your vision for a meaningful life?

Episode #623 August 03, 2018

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

Questions:

1. I know what I’m called to do but am met with one obstacle after another. 

2. I’ve been a homeschooling mom for 14 years. How do I find the work I love? 

3.  I have been at my current position for over 11.5 years but have now been suspended indefinitely? 

4.  I just got promoted but feel like I’ve lost my vision. 

Quotation:

Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above it. --Washington Irving
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Call to Action

What are you doing now that proves you have a great mind?

Resources:

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

Casper – Get $50 toward select mattresses by visiting Casper.com/sleepyoulove and using sleepyoulove at checkout. Terms and conditions apply

Wall Street Journal – article on why companies are dropping experience and degree requirements

Acres of Diamonds Cruise – Check out the details and Download Your Free Copy of the classic book, Acres of Diamonds 

Do you have what it takes to be a coach? Take the quiz to find out.

A Look At My Podcast Feed:

To submit a question comment or success story for the Podcast, send your note to askdan@48Days.com

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Aug 03 2018

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Rank #7: What could you do with this $1000?

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

Episode #647 January 18, 2019

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

Questions:

1. Here’s a $1000 challenge

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

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

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

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

Send your questions to askdan@48Days.com

Quotation:

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

Challenge This Week:

How are you developing your passion this month?

Resources:

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

Additional Resources:

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

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

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

Seth Godin’s book, This is Marketing

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

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

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Jan 18 2019

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Rank #8: Why are you working a regular job when you’re so talented?

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One of the stars of the Cosby Show was discovered working as a cashier at Trader Joe’s. Should he be ashamed of that because he was a celebrity 26 years ago? Let’s look at the benefits of doing quality work – in whatever way makes sense for this season of our lives while you look for that dream job.

Episode #627 September 14, 2018

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

Questions:

1. I’m 33, I’m burned out! I know my job is not right for me, every day it destroys me more. I don’t know my purpose or even what I am passionate about. I just want to give up. 

2. How can I connect with other organizations that can support me?

3.  Is there a way to present health problems as an asset to a company?

4. Can pure spiritual motives compensate for poor quality work?

Quotation:

If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause…
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Your Challenge This Week:

Are you ashamed of the job you have? What are the reasons you stay?

Resources:

Register for the Free Webinar: How To Hold Fast To Your Dream, set for September 18, 2018 at 7 PM CT

Free course at Yale on being Happy – https://www.coursera.org/learn/the-science-of-well-being

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

Gusto – Gusto is a software program for handling your payroll and benefits. Sign up today as a 48 Days listener and you’ll get 3 months free once you run your first payroll. Just go to Gusto.com/48DAYS

Find out more about Dan’s Venn Diagram and how it can apply to you

Does the 48 Days Job Process Really Work?

I’m embarrassed because I want a job

Send your questions to askdan@48days.com.

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Sep 14 2018

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Rank #9: Are you giving everything you’ve got to just get by?

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

Episode #645 January 04, 2019

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

Questions/Topics:

1. New ideas for the Eagles $1000 business loans

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

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

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

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

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

Quotation:

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

This Week’s Challenge:

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

Resources:

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

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

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

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

Social Media Marketing World – One conference that is at the top of my list every year is Social Media Marketing World. Be sure to let us know you’ll be there! March 20-22, 2019 San Diego. Click here to find out more and get your ticket. Freshbooks – To claim your month long unrestricted free trial with no credit card required, go to FreshBooks.com/48days and enter “48 Days” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section.

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

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

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Jan 04 2019

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Rank #10: “Get a government job…you’ll always have a paycheck!”

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

Episode #648 January 25, 2019

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

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

Questions:

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

Quotation:

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

This Week’s Challenge:

How much time are you spending worrying?

Resources:

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

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

Join us on our Acres of Diamonds Cruise – http://www.48days.com/cruise/
Freshbooks
– To claim your month long unrestricted free trial with no credit card required, go to FreshBooks.com/48daysand enter “48 Days” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section. More on finding a job at 50, 60 or older on this Podcast: Not much interest in a 58-year-old guy

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Jan 25 2019

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Rank #11: How do I keep my dream alive when it’s not paying the bills?

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

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

Episode #651 February 15, 2019

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

Questions:

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

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

3. Are you listening for your music?

4. How can you afford to follow your dream?

5. Here is a 5 step process for change 

Quotation:

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover”. - Mark TwainClick To Tweet

Resources:

10 Quotes to Keep You Motivated Toward Your Dream

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

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

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

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

2.  Traditional Patronage – You have a wealthy benefactor

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

4. Poverty

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

How to hear your own music and God’s calling

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

Clear extraneous input during the day.

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

Listen for God’s voice calling you.

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

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

Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life In a Noisy World

5 Step Process for Change

Clarify your current situation.

Seek the advice and opinion of other people.

Identify the alternative.

Research and choose the best alternative.

Act

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Feb 15 2019

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Rank #12: Self-help books don’t help anyone…

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Ah yes, I knew all those motivational books and conferences were just a scam. Well the truth is: 

Self-help books don’t help anyone………..who doesn’t want to be helped.

– Episode #617 June 22, 2018 –

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

Questions:

1. If you’ve been issued a fine for having a lemonade stand, you’ll want to know this. 

2. How long does it take to be an overnight success? 

3.  I’m disrespected and my contributions and voice are always dismissed. should I stay in this field or pursue another career? 

4. What’s the difference between coaching and counseling?

Quotation:

You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you. ― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People
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Call to Action – what are you doing today to show your interest in someone else?

Resources:

Need a simple beginning website? Go to weebly.com/48days and you’ll get 15% off when you sign up for your online store.

Do you have what it takes to be a coach? Take the quiz and find out.

Meet Dan and Joanne at:

Igniting Souls Conference in Columbus, Ohio Oct. 26-28th, 2018

Kent Julian’s Paid to Speak Conference in Atlanta on August 23-25th, 2018

Podcast Movement in Philadelphia on July 24-26th, 2018

Cliff Ravenscraft’s Free the Dream Conference in Franklin, TN on September 7-9th, 2018

Join this exploding community of achievers: 48 Days Eagles

To submit a question comment or success story for the Podcast, send your note to askdan@48Days.com

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Jun 22 2018

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Rank #13: Should you follow your dreams and risk failing or protect yourself by not trying?

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Episode #678 August 23, 2019

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

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

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

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

The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying, by Bronnie Ware

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Questions:

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

2. Are you working too hard?

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

Quotation:

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

Resources:

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

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

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

How You Can Help The Show

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Aug 23 2019

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Rank #14: Don’t wait for your ship to come in, swim out

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Waiting for your ship to come in

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

Episode #654 March 08, 2019

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

Questions:

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

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

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

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

Quotation:

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

Resources:

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

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

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

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

Podcast: Raising creative and entrepreneurial kids

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

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Mar 08 2019

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Rank #15: I’m pretty sure I’m insane….

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A listener admits to crippling fear that’s holding him back from pursuing any new ideas. We can welcome fear as a healthy thing as long as we keep it in the back seat of our car, and out of the driver’s seat. Which of the 7 Fear Types is most dominant for you?

Episode #666 May 31, 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 pretty sure that I am insane. The only problem is that the “fear, I’m not worthy, I’m gonna look stupid” side takes up about 95% of my brain. Currently I feel empty, bored, not fulfilled and tired. At 50 years old I know I was created for more.

What does it mean to really be insane?

There’s a brand new book out by Ruth Soukup, Do It Scared. She identifies seven different patterns of fear types. Take her free assessment here. 48 Days Eagles can watch the replay of our Monday Mentor call with her.

A few notes about hiring a coach: A recent study shows that two-thirds of CEOs are not receiving coaching outside of their company, but 100% wish they were.

I am always in a coaching program of some kind. I am a big believer in the process of coaching. I talk about the idea of investing 3-5% of your income into personal development. I don’t believe you can expect to grow or change without having a budgeted amount of your income going back into personal development. Find out more about Dan’s formula for investing in yourself here.

I think it’s a matter of priorities.

Find out more about Dan’s Coaching Services here.

Is there any good information on how to network with other people for business connections?

Ways to build your network:

• Join the Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, Business Network International and other organizations.

• Join an online community like the 48 Days Eagles Community

I am working on a seminar about Disaster Preparedness that will be free. How can I get businesses in this space to sponsor it?

Quotation:

“Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at something that doesn’t really matter.” D. L. MoodyClick To Tweet

Resources:

6 tips to a successful day through a positive attitude – podcast – 48days.com/attitude

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

The Do It Scared free fear assessment. Schedule a Power Session with Dan (brand new coaching option) 

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May 31 2019

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Rank #16: Can you be rich and still have a peaceful mindset?

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Leveraging your unique knowledge by creating a course, writing an ebook, starting a membership.

I share the story of an actor who is giving away his $714 million nest egg. He says he just wants a normal life and peace of mind? Would you still have peace of mind if you had millions to your name? If you aren’t confident you could, then you may be sabotaging your ability to increase your wealth. 

Episode #683 September 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:

Do you have any suggestions on what I could do 348 days in advance of a move to another state?

Make sure your skills are relevant and up to date.

Review the job search process in 48 Days To the Work You Love.

Enjoy the process.

I’m creating a course. How long should an online course be?

We have a lady who went from being on welfare to creating a course on how to make sourdough bread. She’s made $173,000 on short, $12 courses.

I have never had anyone complain about a course being too short.

Amy Porterfield is the best source for the information on creating a course. Get her free starter kit here.

She says there are 5 different types of courses:

  • a workshop course addresses a specific immediate challenge (20-30 minutes in in length)
  • starter course that gives you a little more info and how to (2 hours in length)
  • spotlight course that dives into one area only (less than an hour)
  • signature course that covers a much wider curriculum (like our Online 48 Days To the Work You Love Seminar)
  • certification course that takes place over a series of weeks (like our Coaching Mastery Program)

Start with what it is you are trying to convey.

Don’t make it artificially long because you think people are going to be attracted to a longer course.

How can I leverage my knowledge about security into online and offline income?

Having specific knowledge lends itself to all the things in the Venn Diagram

You could consider:

  • writing an ebook
  • creating a course
  • developing a workshop
  • speaking at events
  • starting a membership site
  • developing a resource site with affiliate products

What was the course you took on how to build a membership group?

Stu McLaren’s Tribe Course

He also had a Facebook Community you should check out.

I am also part of Scott Whitaker’s community for membership site hosts.

Is it possible to train myself into a new career?

Choose 3-4 courses in a specific area and become an expert in that area.

One of my go-to resources in technology is Shawn Lemon. Check out what he does here.

Josh is a perfect example. He dedicated 21 hours per week to learning software development for seven months.

Submit your Questions to: askdan@48Days.com

Quotation:

'A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness.' - Albert EinsteinClick To Tweet

Challenge This Week:

How can you leverage your unique knowledge?

Resources:

Get Dan’s Venn Diagram for how to maximize one area of knowledge into multiple streams of revenue – 48days.com/venn

The Ultimate Course Creation Starter Kit – https://www.amyporterfield.com/learn-with-amy/

Stu McLaren’s Membership Course – https://www.tribeworkshop.com/waitlist

Facebook Group – Membership & Subscription Site Community by Stu McLaren

Scott Whitaker’s community for membership sites hosts – https://membershipmultipliers.com/

Shawn Lemon – https://thedigitalorganizer.com/

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Sep 27 2019

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Rank #17: I make over $100,000 a year and I’m not happy…

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How Do You Measure Success?

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

Episode #665 May 22, 2019 – 

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

Questions:

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

How do you narrow down to one specific niche?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

That course is a couple thousand bucks at this point.

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

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

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

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

Quotation:

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

Resources:

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

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

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

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

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May 24 2019

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Rank #18: Forget your dream Dan – go back to milking cows?

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Turning Dreams Into Reality.

A reader of my weekly newsletter challenged my thinking that there are new opportunities all around us. He wrote: “Just as Adam and Eve were tricked into believing they knew better, so you have been tricked into thinking that there was a better way than being content on the dairy farm.” In this episode I unpack why I’m still chasing dreams. 

Episode #624 August 24, 2018

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

Questions:

1. Is now a time to be dreaming? 

2. Don’t most dreams just get us in trouble? 

3. What are we likely to regret when we’re on our deathbed? 

4. What are the three elements for bringing a dream to life? 

5. What are the 5 steps to making that happen?

Quotation:

Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is like a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.” –  Langston Hughes

What dream do you have that you’ve not acted on? What would it take to give life to that dream this week?

Resources:

Here are the steps we all go through in turning dreams into reality:

  1. Defining Our Purpose – knowing clearly what you want
  2. Imagination – how can this be done and how can I do it
  3. Desire – it has to be your own strong desire – not something you think you should do or something you think others expect you to do.
  4. Self-Discipline —  without this, you will be deterred by the first obstacle
  5. Faith – this makes all the others work.  Unless you believe it will happen, you will sabotage your progress.

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

Gusto – Gusto is a software program for handling your payroll and benefits. Sign up today as a 48 Days listener and you’ll get 3 months free once you run your first payroll. Just go to Gusto.com/48DAYS

Get Dan’s Free Resources to help you live out your dreams: 

  • Serving from a Full Cup
  • Side Business Freedom
  • How To Build a Business With Only 15 Hours Per Week

See the video of how the dead tree stump transformed into a beautiful Eagle.

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Aug 24 2018

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Rank #19: Sacrifice my dream or be broke and starving?

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

Episode #672 July 12, 2019

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

Questions:

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

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

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

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

Follow your curiosity. Curiosity leads to passion.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mindset – you can change your mindset

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

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

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

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

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

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

How can I grow my detailing business gradually?

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

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

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

We become what we think about.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Solutions To Help You If You’re Stuck:

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

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

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

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

I also bring in outside guests.

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

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

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

Quotation:

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

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Next Week…

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

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Jul 12 2019

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Rank #20: How can I share my happiness when everyone else is so sad?

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Edward asks how he can share his happiness when everyone around seems so pessimistic and depressed. Dan unpacks how sometimes we need to just live out our happiness rather than forcing others to hear about it. Your enthusiasm will make some of them curious enough to ask. And in the meantime, find people who will cheer you on – those who may be even farther ahead than you. 

Episode #625 August 18, 2018

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

Questions:

1. I am 66 1/2 and am thinking I am ready for retirement BUT I don’t want to retire yet as my youngest son is attending Texas A & M and has two years remaining in his field as geologist.
Are you too old to start over? Let’s look at the strong predictors of how long you’ll live.

2. I just was able to secure my amicable release from the company I was at for over 11 years.

3. How do I share my happiness without feeling guilty around all these sad people?

4. How would I create a resume, if I have not been employed for over 4 years?

5. How do you price a presentation?

Quotation:

Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be. - Abraham Lincoln
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This Week’s Challenge:

Choose to be happy this week – you’ll be surprised how your body, mind and spirit will reflect that as well.

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Good News Notes:

• A guy who saved some ancient books from a dumpster and later found they were from the library of Thomas Jefferson.

• Leonardo Davinci’s to- do list from 1940. Dan’s upcoming conference: How To Think Like Leonardo Davinci

• 63-year-old surgeon who joined the navy.

• A homeless guy who was creative and held a sign that said “I’m Hungry for Success.” and got hundreds of job offers.

• Jen Lim, a former Zappos employee, who has created a company that delivers happiness. Plus a look at Zappos and how they achieve such amazing customer service.

To submit a question comment or success story for the Podcast, send your note to askdan@48Days.com

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Aug 17 2018

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