Creative Slump or Need Another Ham Sandwich?

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Questions this week:

  1. Dan, I want to give your listeners ”5 Things Your Wife Wants You To Know (but probably hasn’t told you)”
  2. Can I do outside sales on the side without telling my current employer?
  3. I would like to have a full time ministry serving our Lord and defending my Christian  faith.
  4. I have been struggling as an online cartoonist for nearly 8 years now.
  5. How can I narrow down my core message to the one thing I have to share with the world?
  6. Good News
  7. More questions

Cliff Feightner poem:

When your creative well seems dry
One thing you need to try
A good look inside
Shows you’ve not dried
There’s so much more that you can apply

Quotation:

“A lot of what we think of as neurosis in this country is simply people who are unhappy because they are not using their creative resources.”    Julia Cameron   Tweet This

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Show Notes:

Title: Creative Slump or Need Another Ham SandwichEpisode – 09-01-17

Subtitle: N/A

Summary:

In this episode, Dan explains that even creative people need rigidity and structure within their schedule to achieve success in their chosen fields. He cites examples of various iconic figures of the past and details how they were militant about their daily regimen. Dan also points out what it means to have a free ministry—where you have the ability to help people no matter what you’re doing—and why finding the work you love begins with looking inward. You’ll also hear Dan respond to listener inquiries and share uplifting news stories around the world.

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Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 1:19 – Preview of Today’s Show: “Creative Slump or Need Another Ham Sandwich”
  • Dan, I want to give your listeners ”5 Things Your Wife Wants You To Know (but probably hasn’t told you)”
  • Can I do outside sales on the side without telling my current employer?
  • I would like to have a full-time ministry serving our Lord and defending my Christian faith
  • I have been struggling as an online cartoonist for nearly 8 years now
  • How can I narrow down my core message to the one thing I have to share with the world?
  • Good News
  • More Questions
  • 02:07 – A poem from Cliff Feightner
    When your creative wall seems dry
    One thing you need to try
    A good look inside
    Shows you’ve not dried
    There’s so much more you can apply
  • 02:47 – “A lot of what we think of as neurosis in this country is simply people who are unhappy because they are not using their creative resources” – Julia Cameron
  • 03:29Webinar on Thursday, September 14th. Start the last quarter of the year right.
  • 04:11 – In Houston, a brave doctor canoes to the hospital to perform surgery on a teen
    • 04:23 – Dr. Stephen Kimmel’s own home was in danger of flooding when he left for the surgery
    • 04:44 – Two firefighters came to the doctor’s aid with their canoe
    • 04:52 – Had to walk for a mile through waist deep water to reach the hospital
    • 05:25 – Sandra Bullock donates a million dollars to American Red Cross to help out with disaster relief in Houston
    • 05:38 – Country musicians Chris Young and Lady Antebellum are coming forth with generous donations; Chris Young donates $100,000
    • 05:47 – Football team Houston Texans pledges a million dollars to help rebuild Houston. J.J. Watt—a Houston Texan started his own fundraising campaign
    • 06:44 – Heartening to see people put aside political ideologies and spiritual denominations and rally forward to help
    • 06:55 – Does God orchestrate these things to help us forget the petty differences that are dividing us?
  • 07:18 – 35 years ago from today, Paul Newman introduced the first bottle of dressing
    • 07:26 – Bottled a bottle of olive oil and vinegar because of his friends cajoling him
    • 07:38 – Paul passed away in 2008, but the Newman line has endured
    • 07:50 – $500 million dollars has been donated to charity
  • 08:21 – A Washington businessman donates a $4 million facility to shelter young mothers and kids
    • 08:34 – Based in Edmonds, Washington, Rick started investing in real estate a few years back
    • 08:42 – He reduces his profits to buy apartments for the homeless
    • 08:57 – Sometimes when you give, it seems to come in faster than you can give it away
    • 09:07 – Just handed over a $4 million, 24 unit apartment complex to the YMCA; the facility will provide shelter to young moms with kids
  • 09:46A Chinese man celebrates the recovery of his $45,000 engagement ring by feeding 5,000 people!
    • 10:07 – A man forgot his $45,000 engagement ring at a restaurant in the Southern province of China
    • 10:20 – A little girl discovered the bag with the ring in it and gave it to the restaurant manager
    • 10:44 – On recovering the ring, the man proposed to his girlfriend and she said yes
    • 10:50 – Delighted by these turn of events, he celebrated by feeding 5,000 people at the restaurant
  • 11:40Tony Robbins saves a 100-year old homeless woman
    • 11:50 – Unable to pay rent, a woman was evicted from her apartment in Palm Desert, California
    • 12:07 – On hearing about this, Tony Robbins generously offered to pay $24,000 which covered rent for two years
    • 12:16 – Heartwarming to see an act of generosity solving a need of one specific person
  • 12:33 – Joanne and Dan have mutually decided that tax savings have no bearing on where they are donating
    • 12:50 – Giving to nonprofits such as churches, Red-Cross and YMCA is tax deductible. However, helping out specific individuals is not
    • 13:38 – Charity decisions should be based on where you want to give and how you want to give—tax savings should have no bearing on your decision
  • 13:55Tony Robbins helps out nuns providing meals for the homeless
    • 13:55 – Nuns being forced to leave a building since the landlord increased rent by 60%
    • 14:14 – Tony helped out with $25,000 and saw to it that these kind nuns were not evicted for at least another year
    • 14:27 – Helped out with an additional $25,000 to find a new place for next year
  • 14:45 – Dan loves to share good news which helps dispel some of the negativity
    • 15:07 – Human nature is such that we are captivated by negative news; TV stations play on this trait and stream content accordingly
  • 16:08Five things that your wife wants you to know (but probably hasn’t told you)
  • 17:53 – The podcast timestamps are now clickable.  Just go to any 48 Days Podcastand click on the timestamp of your interest—you will instantly be taken to that portion of the audio podcast
  • 18:52 – To submit a question for the Podcast, send your note to askdan@48Days.com
  • 19:00 – Nathan says, Can I do outside sales without telling my current employer?
    • 21:04 – Everybody is hustling and has a side-business going on
    • 21:29 – Devoting a huge amount of time to another business puts question marks on your commitment to your primary employer
    • 21:40 – Important to make good use of your spare time and raise and extra source of income. However, dabbling in services that are closely tied in with your current employer raises a red flag
    • 22:28 – Start a side-business that does not harm the interests of your employer
    • 23:07 – Better to end current employment and move on if the new opportunity is really lucrative
  • 23:42 – Paul says, I would like to have a full-time ministry serving our Lord and defending my Christian faith
    • 24:06 – Jesus’s disciples never asked people for donations; they were all earning an honest living
    • 24:38 – Being dependent on the people you want to teach and train robs you of your freedom
    • 25:36 – Can choose to help people via your profession as well
    • 26:42 – Find your talent, create the work that you love and in doing so, the world will see your faith in action
    • 27:05 – Practice faith by doing something of value to the people and community around you
  • 27:58 – Robert says, I have been struggling as an online cartoonist for nearly 8 years now
    • 29:07 – Should not highlight the fact that he is a stay-at-home dad; this will find no takers in the professional world
    • 29:50 – Identify new areas of competence
    • 30:00 – Avoid providing a chronological resume; highlighting a 12 year absence from the professional world will hurt chances of getting employment
    • 30:16 – Break out subgroups of hospitality management and zero in on an area of interest and expertise
    • 31:06Webinar on Thursday, September 14th will be helpful to address such issues
    • 31:18 – Dan will be talking on “How to write a skill summary”; preparing a right skill summary is what the caller needs to do
    • 32:00 – Recognize your creativity and create an environment to nurture that creativity
    • 35:53 – People who are creative create schedules that are extremely rigid and in doing so, have their creativity enhanced
  • 37:02 – Dean says, as a podiatrist, how do I develop an additional source of income?
  • 43:33 – Aaron says, how can I narrow down my core message to the one thing that I want to share with the world?
    • 44:11 – Make a list of twenty things that you love to do. Then, create a filter with your dreams, abilities, skills, passions etc. Using those filters narrow down to one skill
    • 44:56 – Leave behind some of the things that you know you do well. Realize that if you attempt to do everything, you will not succeed
    • 45:41 – Knowing yourself gives you the framework to make good decisions about which career opportunity is a good fit
  • 46:05 – Resource: 48 Days to the Work you Love: Preparing for the New Normal
  • 47:35 – Resource: 5 Things that Your Wife Wants You to Know (But probably hasn’t told you)
  • 48:13 – Resource: Finding Work You Love in 48 Days! On Thursday, September 14th – Get immediate results and quick wins
  • 48:45 – Share your success stories with Dan
  • 49:17 – Dan closes today’s podcast

3 Key Points:

  1. You can minister and help people no matter what you are doing.
  2. At the very start, 85% of the process of having finding your true career comes from looking inward, 15% is the application.
  3. As a professional in any area, you can leverage your knowledge and skills to expand on your work opportunities.

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Credits:

  • Show Notes provided by Mallard Creatives

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