A couple weeks ago I resigned from my day job and began self-employment. Since then, I could easily put in every ounce of energy I have toward my business, but it is important to want to work smarter, not harder. You can approach life or business as a mouse on a wheel, or as a marathon runner, where you sprint at certain points and conserve energy wheneverpossible.  A product or project can take Read more »
Everyone beginning a business in coaching has probably faced the following scenario. With great confidence you have delivered your very best presentation to a potential client. The client looks up expectantly and asks, "So, how much do you charge?" There it is, the question you have dreaded to hear. This is when you feel your confidence level drop. Perhaps you sat back in your chair and glanced Read more »

What do you expect?

Dan Miller —  September 10, 2014 — 1 Comment
1. How can I make a Wow impression with my resume? 2. How does a person wishing to increase their levels of success deal with social anxiety? 3. Can I leave this problem behind, or am I going to be sailing into the wind the rest of my life? 4. Can I really double my income in the education field? Quotation -  “It is the nature of man to rise to greatness if greatness is expected Read more »
Henry Ford once said he didn’t want executives who had to work all the time.  He insisted that those who were always in a flurry of activity at their desks were not being the most productive.  He wanted people who would clear their desks, prop their feet up and dream some fresh dreams.  His philosophy was that only he who has the luxury of time can originate a creative thought. Wow!  When’s Read more »

Don’t make little plans

Dan Miller —  September 9, 2014 — 5 Comments
In a recent post I mentioned that I would be promoting a new book today.  That book is Chris Guillebeau’s newest creation - The Happiness of Pursuit.  (You can meet with Chris at any of his 40 stops around the country.  Nashville this next Monday, Sept. 15th.) I quoted a passage that says:   “Nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future.”  Security Read more »
In Friday’s news the Bureau of Labor Statistics says U.S. employers added just 142,000 jobs in August, snapping a six-month streak of hiring above 200,000 and posting the smallest gain in eight months. The unemployment rate fell to 6.1 percent from 6.2 percent, the Labor Department said Friday. “But the rate dropped because more people without jobs stopped looking for one and were no longer counted Read more »
1. I got 4 clients and an extra $5,500 over the Labor Day weekend by using the creativity and determination you encourage us to develop. 2. I've been on the "new" job for 1.5 years, and make nearly double my previous income. 3. Currently I work for the State and I hate my life-sucking job. 4. Do I have to live in a big city to be successful as a coach? 5. When is it appropriate to say Read more »

My creativity has been neutered

Dan Miller —  September 4, 2014 — 6 Comments
A few weeks ago I saw a very successful airline captain.  In his own words – “I’m at the apex of my career.”  He makes in excess of $200,000 annually and has the respect and admiration of everyone who knows him.  Unfortunately, the stress of his position and the volatility of his industry are forcing him to consider some new options. When we began to explore his interests, hobbies and Read more »
We’ve all heard the old adage, “Winners never quit, quitters never win.”  Is that really true?  Does that mean that if you’re driving from Detroit to Miami and you suddenly realize you’re actually headed for Savannah you would simply continue on?  Or even speed up?  Or just "try harder?" Of course not – you would immediately correct your direction, even if it meant going back to Atlanta Read more »

Finding Peaceful Solutions

Dan Miller —  September 2, 2014 — 2 Comments
Here’s an interesting solution you may be able to adapt to a domestic or work situation. Two neighbors had adjoining farms.  One raised wheat – he also had children and large dogs.  The other farmer raised sheep. The sheep farmer was in a quandary because the dogs next door kept running into his pastures and frightening the sheep.  He spoke to his neighbor but the forays continued.  He thought Read more »