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

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

Other items we explore:

  1. 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.
  2. My dream is to open an organic/natural bakery with pastries, custom decorated cakes, and also maybe some organic cafe items.
  3. 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.
  4. I believe we can both get to a point where we can move into art and singing full time.
  5. I can't for the life of me figure out how to monetize my passions. I love Bible and theology.

“Doubts are the ants in the pants of faith. They keep it awake and moving.” – Frederick Buechner – Tweet This

“You should do things a different way
But about it, you tell them you'll pray
Will it be scored
As advice from the Lord
Or putting it off till another day”   Poem by Cliff Feightner

Show Notes:

Episode – 06-02-17

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Summary:

In this episode, Dan discusses the fine line between choosing the work you love and the work that pays you. Achieving the right balance between the two requires a great deal of wisdom—so Dan offers some solid, practical advice that can help guide you in the right direction. Listen as Dan addresses those aspiring to be new business owners by listing a number of resources and books that will help kickstart the process. He also encourages those feeling doubtful to consider this the starting point for new growth.

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Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 01:32 – Preview of Today’s Show on “Is our church keeping us from our God-given full potential?”
    • 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 can move into art and singing full time.
    • I can't for the life of me figure out how to monetize my passions. I love Bible and theology.
    • “Doubts are the ants in the pants of faith. They keep it awake and moving.” – Frederick Buechner
  • 03:07 – “You should do things a different way

But about it, you tell them you'll pray

Will it be scored

As advice from the Lord

Or putting it off till another day” – Poem by Cliff Feightner

  • 03:45 – Attend Cliff Ravenscraft's course on June 16th and 17th Building a Business Around Your Podcast
  • 05:06 – FreshBooks is offering a 30 day, unrestricted free trial to my listeners. To claim it, just go to https://www.freshbooks.com/48days
  • 06:30 – Adam says, I wanted to let you know that for the last 18 months or so I’ve been doing the same thing (Zazzle concept) for the physical products I design for old jeep jerkies on com
    • 08:18 – Adam’s website is XJ Switch Panels
    • 08:52 – “If I had gone for a more traditional manufacturing…a single design would have required between $30-50K”
    • 09:03 – Being able to 3D print his designs, Adam’s prototypes only cost $250
    • 09:13 – After 18 months, he has profited more than $10,000
  • 10:13 – To submit a question for the Podcast, send your note to [email protected]
  • 10:27 – Last week, Dan talked about Billy, the pastor who recently got fired
    • 10:56 – Billy sent a note of thanks
    • 11:06 – He will pursue his PhD and find more creative ways to fund his studies
  • 11:36 – Paul says, I have a professional training company that I want to grow by targeting the best clients for my services
    • 12:00 – Dan uses the service from Nurture Marketing
    • 13:00 – That marketing filled Dan’s schedule
  • 13:31 – Dave says, My wife says I should get people to pay me for my ideas and although she was half joking, I think she was half serious
    • 14:18 – Ideas with value get paid accordingly
    • 14:39 – Ideas are not something you get paid for on a continual basis
    • 14:53 – Dan shares about his friend, David, who works for Verizon
    • 15:08 – David designed a clear thermostat cover that locks
    • 15:35 – David sold over 4K units on Amazon and got inquiries from Home Depot
    • 16:21 – David connected with an agency that worked out a licensing agreement
    • 16:45 – They now opened an order with Home Depot for 10K units
    • 17:10 – Dan also shares about his friend, Vernie
    • 17:23 – Dan connected Vernie to the same people and they are now working on a licensing agreement for his product
    • 17:32 – Invent Right is a legit website that Dan recommends you to check out
    • 18:10 – Dan also recommends to read the book, One Simple Idea by Steven Key
  • 19:26 – Donna says, 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
    • 20:21 – When will you know that you have enough education?
    • 20:41 – Dan’s nutritional trainer is very clear on his experience
    • 21:12 – Your clients may not be impressed by your education
    • 21:56 – “You’re in business when you have a paying client”
    • 22:17 – Spend 3 hours per week studying, 5 hours for your content, 4 hours for working directly with clients, and 3 hours on marketing to build your brand
    • 23:17 – Don’t spend all your time studying
    • 23:52 – Dan stills allocate time to study
    • 24:17 – Grow knowledge and experience at the same time
    • 24:48 – Don’t allow fear to slow you down
  • 24:57 – Kristine says, My dream is to open an organic/natural bakery with pastries, custom decorated cakes, and also maybe some organic cafe items
    • 25:24 – “I’m lost financially”
    • 26:07 – Dan encourages you to stairstep your business – start to supply existing businesses
    • 26:46 – Don’t put yourself in competition and immense debt
    • 27:03 – Dan recommends you to read, Business Boutique: A Woman’s Guide for Making Money for Doing What You Love
    • 28:03 – Find a commercial bakery and rent the kitchen for a few hours when they are not open
    • 28:40 – Dan shares about Casa Azafran – they have a kitchen that accommodates 50 different businesses
    • 30:01 – Use that to know which items people are craving
  • 30:17 – Nick sent a message, Is our church keeping us from our God-given full potential?
    • 31:05 – Respond to the things you’re already sensing
    • 31:27 – Divine discontent is the thing that God uses in our frustrating situations
    • 32:12 – Spend time with people you want to become – don’t change who you are
    • 33:28 – You don’t want to be the exact person you are now in the future
    • 34:02 – “Give yourselves 6 months to just think and explore”
    • 34:19 – Spend Sunday mornings to go deep in your own searching
    • 34:55 – Change the experience significantly to define what you’re looking for in a church
    • 35:27 – When Dan was 22 years old, he was convinced he would not subscribe to any theology he couldn’t easily understand
    • 36:25 – Seeing the enjoyment Dan’s son was experiencing encouraged him to examine his own understanding
    • 37:01 – Embrace your doubt and be convinced that this will be a growing time for you
    • 38:08 – This is just the beginning
  • 38:41 – Gwendalyn asks, As I approach fitness people, I want to protect the concept of the business. Do NDA’s protect me in cases like this?
    • 39:15 – The real protection is to take action
    • 39:33 – Be careful about partnering
  • 40:54 – Betsy’s message, 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
  • 41:56 – Marilyn says, I believe we can both get to a point where we can move into art and singing full-time
    • 42:40 – “Be careful about forcing your art and music to be your primary/only source of income”
    • 43:22 – Dan shares about the book, Eat, Pray, Love
    • 43:44 – “I held on to those other sources of income for so long because I never wanted to burden my writing with the responsibility to pay for my life” – Elizabeth Gilbert
    • 44:46 – Dan mentions again about David, his friend who works in Verizon that sings very well
    • 45:20 – Have a realistic plan
  • 45:44 – Bill says, I can't for the life of me figure out how to monetize my passions. I love Bible and theology
    • 46:18 – Last week, Dan said that the lowest paid professions were preaching and teaching
    • 46:46 – Expect you can teach and preach on the side
    • 47:00 – Don’t push those things to the forefront
    • 47:41 – Have a realistic plan to bring passion, talent and money together
  • 48:51 – Ask questions on AskDan
  • 48:56 – Coaching with Excellence – August 31-Sept 1, 2017
  • 49:06 – The new 48 Days Eagles site – This is the best place for moving your career forward
  • 49:08 – Dan closes today’s podcast

3 Key Points:

  1. Dip your toe in the water before you jump in – find ways to get involved in the type of business you want without needing to be in debt or before pouring hard-earned money for that investment.
  2. Embrace your doubts as an opportunity for personal growth.
  3. Do NOT expect your passions to be your main source of income—create a realistic plan that brings passion, talent, and money together.

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Credits: Show Notes by Mallard Creatives

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