What does this make possible?

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change

What does this make possible? When unexpected change comes our first reaction is often one of fear or anger.  We want to hang on to things as they were.  But a healthier response may be to ask (in the wise words of Gail Hyatt) “What does this make possible?”  In this episode we hear from listeners who have been confronted with unwelcome change, and I share about our cease and desist order regarding having live events at the Sanctuary.  The questions this week: The dealership I’m at has just changed their pay plan, and ALL of the salespeople are bummed … Read More

Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will break our hearts…

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heartbreak

Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will break our hearts… 5 months after I interviewed a company has contacted me.  Should I even consider them now? What is the most professional way to tell a company that this job/organization is not a right fit after all? Can I just be a life consultant – or do I need a niche? I’d like to start my own consulting practice related to accounting and business, but I am concerned because I have no contacts in the area we’re moving to. Should I self-publish or find a traditional publisher? And … Read More

Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage (Smashing Pumpkins)

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Love Not Rage

Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage (Smashing Pumpkins) Questions this week: I would love to move into a position where I can work in student ministry full-time. My wife is, rightfully, worried about us losing our insurance and the security that comes with federal employment if I try to start something on my own. What if I don’t need any more money? Interview with Aaron Walker (View from the Top). Click for more.  I want to do something outside of the software development arena. “Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work … Read More

Is our church keeping us from our God given full potential?

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church, ants

Is our church keeping us from our God given full potential? Other items we explore: Although I am trying to get certified as a trainer soon, I am still lacking enough education for me to feel like I can successfully work with clients. My dream is to open an organic/natural bakery with pastries, custom decorated cakes, and also maybe some organic cafe items. I’m wearing out in my current career, but I’ve decided to make the best of it for another 18 months when I qualify for a full retirement. I believe we can both get to a point where we … Read More

I’m a Pastor and just got fired

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fired, Ralph Waldo Emerson

I’m a Pastor and just got fired You might think there are still some jobs that are immune from firing, but I can’t think of any.  Last week I talked to a “tenured” professor who just got fired and pastors are being fired in droves.  Even the President is constantly under threat of hearing his own phrase, “You’re Fired.”  Your security is never in the job, but in knowing how your skills transfer to multiple organizations.  Other questions we discuss: How does one go through a career hunting process when they are very happy in their current career but are … Read More

Finding your path as a high school student

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Finding your path as a high school student  — Last week a listener asked if I were invited to give a university’s commencement address, what would I tell the graduates? This week another listener asked – what would you tell a junior or senior in high school who has yet to decide on a major? My suggestions include: allow yourself the freedom of exploration – follow your curiosity.  Find ways to make money – even if you don’t think you want to be an entrepreneur.  Shadow professionals who are doing work you think you might enjoy.  Other questions we explore … Read More

What university graduates need to know

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What university graduates need to know A listener just asked if I were invited to give a university’s commencement address, what would I tell the graduates? Would I tell it in such a way that would cause me to get booed off stage? How would I present the truth to these young people?  Knowing my concerns about current academic degrees, how would I present a positive message for moving forward?  Questions on today’s Podcast: New voiceover business generates $104,000 last year Dan, if invited to give a university’s commencement address, what would you tell the graduates? Where do wealthy people … Read More

Don’t aim to be comfortable

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Get out of your comfort zone

Don’t aim to be comfortable You’ll never be your best if you just want to be comfortable.   Being comfortable can lead to complacency, laziness and mediocrity.  If you’re successful on 80% of the things you try, you’re not stretching enough to find where you are best.  You aren’t growing if you’re always successful.   Questions from this week’s Podcast: Are you in your Sweet Spot or your Comfort Zone? Should you leave a good paying job for one that serves a better cause? As Christians, we tithe on our personal incomes, but what about our business? I’m working 60-70 … Read More

My life is not inspiring

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dreams, inspire others, leader, inspiration

You know you’re good – but it doesn’t seem that anyone cares.  Apparently excellence is not enough.  How can you inspire others so they rally to your cause and see you as a leader?  These seven traits can transform your success. This week’s questions: I surpassed my goal for 2016, we shot for $300K but did somewhere in the neighborhood of $550k in total sales. I’m a campus minister at a top 10 university, and it is not going well. I make very little yearly income by picking up 10 cent cans and have large gaps between traditional employment.  How … Read More

Make people question your sanity

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dreams

Make people question your sanity If everyone in your family and workplace commends you on how well you’re doing, maybe you’re not thinking big enough.  Big ideas and goals always attract criticism from small thinkers.  Don’t be afraid to step out with plans that make people think you’re crazy. Questions from this week’s Podcast: We’ve saved $200k and are debating between buying a house or quitting our unfulfilling jobs to travel for 6-12 months as an opportunity like this might not present itself again. What would be a good class or conference to attend to work on my leadership skills … Read More