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:

  1. Are you in your Sweet Spot or your Comfort Zone?
  2. Should you leave a good paying job for one that serves a better cause?
  3. As Christians, we tithe on our personal incomes, but what about our business?
  4. I’m working 60-70 hours a week now.  How do I start something on the side?
  5. How can I position myself as a gardening coach?

“Our greatest fear should not be of failure … but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.” – Francis Chan Tweet This

Show Notes:

Episode – 05-05-17

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Summary:

In this episode, Dan Miller walks us through a number of success stories from our members as he opens this week’s theme: why you should not aim to be comfortable. Sometimes people forget that the reason they push forward is to achieve a goal—once they achieve that goal, the tendency is to stop and become complacent. In order to grow, one needs some resistance and change—it’s about setting yourself up for continuous learning. Tune in as Dan encourages listeners to look for that sweet spot, as opposed to living in one’s comfort zone.

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Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 00:40 – Preview of Today’s Show on 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.
    • 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 hours a week now. How do I start something on the side?
    • How can I position myself as a gardening coach?
    • Our greatest fear should not be of failure … but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.” – Francis Chan
  • 01:26 – Go to com/sleepyoulove AND use promo code – sleepyoulove – to save $50 off your purchase
  • 01:43 – You will never be your best when you are comfortable
  • 03:24 – FreshBooks is offering a 30 day, unrestricted free trial to my listeners. To claim it, just go to https://www.freshbooks.com/48days
  • 04:47 – Todd and Emily are the couple who created the song at the end of the show
    • 05:29 – When the couple moved in, there were only 3 houses on their long driveway
    • 05:39 – When the 4th house came, they were asked to vote for the name of their street
    • 05:42 – Emily and Todd never had a say on a street name before
    • 05:48 – They got a notice in the mail that their street name had been changed to God’s Country Road
    • 06:26 – Connect with the couple on Giftysong
  • 06:48 – Go to com/sleepyoulove AND use promo code – sleepyoulove – to save $50 off your purchase of a mattress Dan & Joanne love
  • 08:56 – Dan noticed yesterday there was a problem with their satellite dish service
    • 09:01 – All they got were paying channels
    • 09:15 – Dan called to report the problem
  • 09:52 – Colleges and universities depend on student loans to operate
    • 10:02 – For the average freshman, 7/10 students are expected to graduate with over $50K in debt
    • 10:34 – It will take an average of 20 years to pay off the loan
  • 11:22 – Dan just read that clothing stores are starting to close their doors
    • 11:52 – More than 6800 brick & mortar stores are expected to close
    • 12:32 – Things are shifting – there’s no recession
    • 13:41 – Dan remembers his parents taking them out for dinner once a year, every May 6th, on their wedding anniversary
    • 14:10 – “We’re buying fewer things for more experiences”
    • 14:28 – Anything that foster relationships are the ones expanding
  • 15:46Are you in your Sweet Spot or your Comfort Zone?
    • 15:53 – The Top 10 NBA all star starters, last year, made around $224M
    • 16:43 – These players are averaging 48% in shooting
    • 17:11 – When you’re in your comfort zone, you’re at ease
    • 17:40 – Inside your comfort zone, you rarely unlock your full potential
    • 17:55 – Outside of your comfort zone lays optimal anxiety that will enable you to move into your sweet spot
    • 18:21 – The sweet spot is where you experience struggle
    • 19:32 – Dan launched about becoming a 48 Days Seminar Presenter
    • 20:19 – It was not a 100% success, not even 80%
    • 20:49 – The survival zone is the place where confusion and desperation lies
  • 21:19 – Brian Tracy talks about millionaires – they have clear goals, engage in continuous learning and are willing to take risks
  • 21:47 – Becky replies to Claire’s question, Should you leave a good paying job for one that serves a better cause?
    • 22:50 – Dan recommends to get a reasonable job and volunteer your time or a portion of the income
    • 23:37 – Becky said she was earning $85K, but was miserable everyday
    • 23:56 – She doesn’t know where Claire is in life
    • 24:04 – Becky sold her furniture, household goods, minimized her clothes and gave up her condo to rent a room and take a job that paid $30K
    • 24:25 – There was nothing she gave up that wasn’t worth the transition – she was happy
    • 24:37 – She never made the $85K again, but the peace of mind and happiness made up for it
  • 25:35 – Dale’s response from Kelsey’s message from a couple of months ago
    • 26:10 – Potential opportunity with travel companies
    • 26:23 – Guided culinary tours hosted by identical twin PhDs who are experts in language and culture
  • 27:20 – To ask a question, send an email to askdan@48days.com
  • 27:36 – The new 48 Days Eagles site – This is the best place for moving your career forward
  • 28:22 – Perish asks, As Christians, we tithe on our personal incomes, but what about our business?
    • 29:24 – Whatever you show as personal income at the end of the year, you tithe on that income
    • 29:57 – Joan and Dan have always been in this same space
    • 30:11 – Tithing and giving generously are two different things
    • 30:39 – Dan is not a strict tither
    • 30:49 – The way they give is not determined by the laws the government has
    • 33:07 – Whatever you give that is outside non-profits is not tax deductible
    • 33:17 – Technical Sgt. Bryan Bender asks, would you be able to donate a couple of your books to the squadron library?
    • 34:26 – Dan will definitely send books on spiritual, emotional, business development and self improvement
    • 34:46 – Dan will sort out the books and will include some of his own books as well
    • 35:14 – “Let your business be a form of giving”
    • 35:40 – “Don’t let a government tax be the basis of your generosity”
  • 36:19 – Paul says, I’m looking to move to an area that’s more affordable. I was wondering if sending a video of myself highlighting my strengths, weaknesses and passions would increase my chances to get a job
    • 36:40 – Dan suggests to not do that
    • 36:56 – Keep in mind the trail that you’re leaving
    • 37:14 – Dan shares about the video he posted last week
    • 37:54 – Dan now has 10K views
    • 38:00 – Dan doesn’t think a video is a good way to introduce yourself the first time
    • 38:09 – You want your potential employer to see your resume, so they would want to see you in person
    • 38:59 – You want to hook potential employers, not give them too much information to decide to hire you or not
    • 39:34 – Dan recommends to do more traditional job searches
  • 40:01 – Audio clip from Matt, We started a podcast and each week we interview an author to inspire other authors to finish and publish their own books
    • 40:45 – Matt’s podcast is The Author Inside You
    • 41:15 – Are you trying to build your own brand?
    • 41:35 – Dan thinks you need to have a more robust website
    • 42:04 – Dan encourages you to get in touch with other people who are in the same space
  • 43:04 – Brenda’s audio, I’m working 60-70 hours a week now. How do I start something on the side?
    • 44:52 – You will not be able to do things that are time intensive
    • 45:12 – You have to have a margin
    • 45:19 – You need to have that 10-15 hours per week
    • 45:38 – You can do an ebook, a course, or an audio program. Selling on Amazon and Ebay are also options
  • 46:03 – Another audio clip, How can I position myself as a gardening coach?
  • 47:20 – Coaching with Excellence – May 25-26, August 31-Sept 1, 2017
  • 47:43 – The new 48 Days Eagles site – This is the best place for moving your career forward
  • 47:58 – Dan closes today’s podcast

3 Key Points:

  1. Your comfort zone will not bring out the best in you – you need to find the sweet spot where you experience struggle.
  2. Remember to have clear goals, be continuously learning, and willing to take risks.
  3. Sometimes living a simple life gives people more meaning and happiness – it’s not always about how much you make.

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Credits:

  • Show Notes provided by Mallard Creatives

 

 

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