Do the brave thing – imagine you could have a different life

By | Loving Relationships, Personal Development | 2 Comments

In the Escaping Shawshank experience we all went into prison cells – to think about what is holding us back.  Many of us tapped into memories of “failing” at something and how we are allowing the feelings associated with that to hold us back from attempting anything new. It reminded me of the old 1998 movie,You’ve Got Mail with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.  In the movie Joe (Tom) opens one of his big bookstores right across the street from Kathleen’s (Meg) quaint…

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Pity the person who has no one to………

By | Loving Relationships | 2 Comments

I just returned from our Escaping Shawshank event in Columbus, Ohio.  And there I was reminded of the profound effect of others in our lives – good and bad. With the growth of the entrepreneurial model I see lots of people who think they have to “make it on their own.”  Nothing could be farther from the truth.  As I think about my own little business I think about my daughter Ashley who coordinates all our communication and websites and runs our…

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What’s that you have in your hand?

By | Theology | 3 Comments

Remember when God spoke to Moses at the burning bush?  God told Moses he wanted him to go back to Egypt and lead the people out to the promised land.  Moses looked around and said – “You’ve got to be kidding – I’m not the person for a job like that.”  God assured Moses he would prepare the way and he would provide some pretty convincing miracles.  Still Moses had a hard time believing he was up to the task. …

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How do you expect me to work in this mess?

By | Food for thought, Just a Job | 14 Comments

Several times recently I have observed the work areas of other people.  Some are in a cramped and cluttered cubicle, one friend works on a board over stacked concrete blocks under the stairway in his house, another uses a shelf inside a closet, and another has found his dedicated work space eliminated because of his growing need for storage for his online business – so he just grabs his computer and stands wherever he can.  I often see at-home offices…

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But Scott Walker doesn’t even have an “education”

By | Entrepreneur, No More Mondays | 11 Comments

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is a Republican contender for president.  Last week Former Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean called Walker “unknowledgeable” because he didn’t graduate from college.  He added, “I worry about people being president of the United States not knowing much about the world and not knowing much about science.” Here’s an excerpt from the new edition of 48 Days to the Work You Love based on two real guys I talked to: Nick grew up in Columbus,…

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Filling your head with meaningless information won’t get you a job

By | Job Search, Just a Job, Personal Development | 9 Comments

I’ve got a new resource for you that could explode your level of success – see end of article. We are releasing the all new 48 Days to the Work You Love seminar on September 1st.  Because of the continued workplace volatility we are getting a lot of pressure to make the course “certified” for use in traditional colleges and universities. While that sounds appealing, the deeper I explored the process the more disgusted I became.  I do want people…

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Why do I have to work with morons?

By | Just a Job | 10 Comments

A 48 Days Podcast listener writes: “I just started a new job recently and I love the type of work I do. But the only thing that is bothering me is the environment that I’m in, I feel uncomfortable working with people who are taking advantage of the company day in and day out.  They are constantly on their phones when no one is around. They don’t do it in front of our boss but when she is not around…

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How can I get paid for coaching on campus?

By | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

A 48 Days Podcast listener asks:  “I have an idea that I have been working on for a while. Many student-athletes come to college well prepared academically, athletically, and emotionally whereas other student-athletes have struggles and can sometimes be described as “at-risk”.  These “at-risk” student-athletes have a difficult time handling daily struggles such as peer pressure, drugs and alcohol, boyfriend/girlfriend relationships and other problems that often have an adverse effect on student-athletes’ performance in the classroom and on the field….

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I must need a shrink

By | Job Search, Just a Job | 7 Comments

Here’s a podcast listener question Hey Dan, I’m having trouble keeping jobs. I need help. Do you have any psychologists that you would recommend? My insurance runs out at the end of this month so I need to act fast. I was self employed for years but had to start working for companies to get a steady paycheck and insurance for my family.  I really need help understanding what I’m doing wrong in the workplace to keep getting laid off…

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Coffee Bag Resume leads to dream position

By | Job Search | 20 Comments

Here’s a note I just received from Aaron Killian – and I’m sharing this with his permission – Dan, I hope you’re doing well! I wanted to follow up with you with regards to my “coffee bag resume” that I sent you in November of 2011. The coffee bag resume *did* work! Here’s my whole story, Dan: I have a degree in Broadcasting from the University of Tennessee, but straight out of college, I took a job producing educational videos….

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