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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All We Need is Love

giving others hope and encouragement

All We Need is Love People are not looking for more systems and processes. They’re looking for hope, encouragement, love, respect and transformation.  If you’re already providing those you are likely in a position to prosper financially as well.  I’ll be sharing some of what I’ve done and how you can step right into the path that fits you best. Questions we address on this week’s Podcast: My husband was laid off in the oil downturn and after two years of “getting by”, he is back out in the oil field. He is conflicted though. I have a business idea … Read More

Does the world really need my contribution?

Mother Teresa, stand out

Does the world really need my contribution? If you have a talent for technology, art, music or brain surgery, does the world really care?  Is your contribution meaningful if twenty other people can do the same thing?  Let’s look at how to make yourself stand out in a world of sameness.   Should I move to a job that pays less and requires more hours but is a better fit? Does the world need my contribution? Should I give two weeks notice or just quit on payday? Am I being cold-hearted and unloving thinking that the homeless and/or poor should … Read More

“My passion doesn’t pay” – how to leverage what you love

I love ____________, but it doesn’t pay enough.  No, the issue is not that it doesn’t pay enough.  The issue is you need to be more creative in your thinking.  With an abundance mentality you can always find ways to generate extraordinary income – far beyond “industry standards.”   You inspired me to do my own thing after reading 48 days. I started buying wrecked BMW’s and Land Rovers and selling the parts on Ebay for extra money. In 2015, we sold 3.5 million dollars in parts on our website and on Ebay. I have a stable job but dread … Read More