“Human Filing Cabinets?

Dan Miller —  October 30, 2014 — 1 Comment
I ran across this term a couple of years ago in reference to office buildings -- and it made my skin crawl.  Much has been said about the depersonalization of the modern technology worker’s work space.  How can one be creative, innovative and contributing when in a work environment that has all the ambience given to a caged chicken?  When I drive by the high-rise buildings, (I consider anything Read more »
According to Robert Half International, the average employee works at about 50 percent of their capacity.  They say people spend 37 percent of their time in idle chit-chat with coworkers.  They waste another 13 percent of their time coming in late, leaving a few minutes early, taking extended lunch breaks, reading the newspaper, drinking coffee, and of course, surfing the Internet.  During the Read more »

The View From Here

Dan Miller —  October 27, 2014 — 14 Comments
Early in our marriage Dan had a serious discussion with me about my tendency to put him on a pedestal from which he would eventually topple.  I had spent the first seventeen years of my life with my mother on that pedestal. It was all I knew.  With no father in my life and a very domineering mother who was not only to be revered but also feared, it was not surprising that when I met Dan I replaced Read more »

Are you choosing to be poor?

Dan Miller —  October 24, 2014 — 2 Comments
1. How would you like to make a million dollars wearing this shirt? 2. I feel as if the existence of the rich necessitates the existence of the poor, like it's a zero-sum game. 3. I'm a CPA with 6 years of experience but I've spent most of that time being very frustrated with the "just grind it out" culture. 4. I'm afraid I'm not brave enough to step out and do more yet with my writing. 5. Read more »

Gimme that job…..

Dan Miller —  October 22, 2014 — 10 Comments
There is a story told about a farmer who grew discontent with his farm.  He complained about the lake on his property that always needed to have the fish thinned out.  The rolling hills made it more difficult for him to run the fence rows.  Sometimes he couldn’t even see his cows because they had so much territory to cover.  At night it was so dark it was hard to walk from the barn back to his Read more »
I got a note from Paul who just joined our Coaching Mastery Program.  He’s an Air Force Veteran and has been working in a government position as an HR Specialist.   He’s passionate about teaching and mentoring others so he decided to go through our coaching program and transition out of his job into full time coaching.  Here’s what happened when he turned in his resignation notice:  “After Read more »
In last week’s Podcast I answered a question from Art: Hello Dan, recently I read 48 Days and No More Mondays. Great books! Like you I'm a car guy! I worked as an ASE certified technician for 6+yrs then opened up a used car lot which let to a bankruptcy (have to admit fixing cars and selling them are completely different). Currently I work for the state and earn only $40,000 a year; I feel like Read more »

Are you a dreamer of the day?

Dan Miller —  October 17, 2014 — 4 Comments
1. Four years ago, I read 48 Days to The Work You Love and it truly changed my life. 2. How did you decide when a business just isn't working out? 3. Would you recommend that someone show their DISC profile to a potential employer? 4. What can I do to get through this difficult time? 5. I feel like my time is worth way more than I’m being paid! Quotation - "All successful Read more »

In challenging times I see people managing their money better. And I commend them on getting involved with Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University as thousands of you have done. But here’s an important principle — Not only is it important to manage your money better; it’s also important to realize that now is a great time to figure out how to make more money.

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The Virtual “Yes” Man

Dan Miller —  October 14, 2014 — 4 Comments
Someone alerted me to this recently and I just had to pass it along. Would you like some of those great lines to kiss up to your boss? Here….let me carry those boxes. Why that’s the most sensible thing I’ve heard all day. You make it look so much easier than it really is. I don’t see what everyone’s complaining about….I think you’ve been more than fair. I agree with you Read more »