What happens when the dog catches the car?

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What happens when the dog catches the car?

Most of us spend our entire lives chasing the dream of having enough.  What happens when that goal is met?  Do we stop, or is there reason to keep working anyway?  One listener is facing that challenge and Dan talks about life purpose in this episode.  

  1. Do you think some sort of good news could be a meaningful, purposeful, and profitable business?
  2. I'm a 45 y/o woman & have no idea what my purpose or passion is.
  3. My wife refuses to think about long-range plans.
  4. How much should I charge my friends for my services?
  5. I have a paid off house, plenty in retirement, savings to travel the world for years with our kids, and cash to spare – and have lost my passion to do anything.
  6. And I’ve got good news – 

As a rule, adversity reveals genius and prosperity hides it.”    Horace  Tweet This

Cliff Feightner‘s Poem This Week

You need to be having a dream
To outline your life's scheme
It's your decision
In having a vision
That helps you rise to the top like the cream

Episode – 07-14-17

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Summary:

What happens when you’ve made enough? You’ve reached the pinnacle of success and all the goals you’ve set out for yourself have been met. Even though this scenario is for a select few, the implications of questioning our motives to work is something we all can relate to. In today’s 48 Days episode, Dan uncovers what really drives our desire to work—our passion and our calling. Tune-in as Dan shares feel-good news, answers listeners’ questions, and encourages listeners’ to always keep searching for our life purpose.

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Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 01:13 – Preview of Today’s Show on “What happens when the dog catches the car?” Most of us spend our entire lives chasing the dream of having enough. What happens when that goal is met? Do we stop, or is there reason to keep working anyway? One listener is facing that challenge in this episode.
    • Do you think some sort of good news could be a meaningful, purposeful, and profitable business?
    • I'm a 45 y/o woman & have no idea what my purpose or passion is
    • My wife refuses to think about long-range plans
    • How much should I charge my friends for my services?
    • I have a paid off house, plenty in retirement, savings to travel the world for years with our kids, and cash to spare – and have lost my passion to do anything
    • And I’ve got good news –
    • “As a rule, adversity reveals genius and prosperity hides it.” – Horace
  • 03:17 – A poem from Cliff Feightner

    You need to be having a dream
    To outline your life's scheme
    It's your decision
    In having a vision
    That helps you rise to the top like the cream

  • 04:07 – FreshBooks is offering a 30 day, unrestricted free trial to my listeners. To claim it, just go to https://www.freshbooks.com/48days
  • 05:37 – Dan shares about the world’s first battery-free phone
    • 05:47 – Researchers at University of Washington have just constructed the first battery-free phone
  • 06:47 – More news from Dan: Man Had Heartwarming Reason for Proposing to His Girlfriend’s Sister First
    • 06:58 – Ashley and her sister Hannah have always been very close, which is why Ashley’s boyfriend proposed to both of them
    • 07:10 – When Ashley and her boyfriend, Will, started dating, she made it clear that she and her sister were a package deal
    • 07:16 – 15-year old Hannah has down syndrome and diabetes
    • 07:26 – Ashley is prepared to take over as Hannah’s legal guardian when their parents can’t care for her anymore
  • 08:06 – There were some policemen who answered a street complaint
    • 08:17 – Instead of shutting down the slip n’ slide at the neighborhood independence day block party, the police officers decided to join in the fun
    • 08:55 – Officers confirmed that the slide didn’t block the road

  • 09:37 – Joe says, Do you think some sort of good news could be a meaningful, purposeful, and profitable business?

    • 10:22 – Dan thinks it will be very difficult to have a profitable business just based on good news
    • 11:42 – A study by the Huffington Post says 3 minutes of negative news in the morning increases your chances of having a bad day by 27%
    • 12:18 – Last night, Dan watched a documentary that ran into the news timeslot
    • 13:17 – There is a lot of fake news that comes out these days
    • 14:25 – Dan was recently asked how he keeps his personal and family life healthy
    • 14:43 – “We don’t have our phones in our bedroom”
    • 15:07 – Dan and Joanne never had a TV in their bedroom
    • 15:34 – The first 3 hours of the day are very important to Dan
    • 16:31 – News channels are not interested in reporting objective news stories
    • 16:43 – The news is a money-making business
  • 17:38 – Dan recommends 5 books to read before you hit 30:

  • 18:15 – I'm a 45 year old woman and have no idea what my purpose or passion is

    • 19:16 – What are your unique skills?
    • 19:42 – We all have enough clues to what our calling is – it’s not supernatural
    • 19:52 – God gives us clues along the way
    • 20:29 – Follow your curiosity
  • 21:09 – Frank says, My wife refuses to think about long-range plans

    • 22:01 – Be the leader in your relationship
    • 22:48 – Share everything with your wife
    • 23:03 – People’s success is tied to the length of their time perspective
    • 24:24 – When people are able to get a clear sense of where they want to be, bigger success show up
    • 24:39 – Extending your time frame is one of the key characteristics of highly successful people
  • 25:14 – David asks, How much should I charge my friends for my services?
    • 25:54 – You’re on the right path
    • 26:19 – Don’t price something that you would later resent
    • 27:10 – Dan charged a reasonable price and profit margin for friends and family so if they came back with an unreasonable request, he could accommodate them
    • 27:39 – Be fair and do exceptional work

  • 28:08 – Lauren asks, How do I know which jobs are legitimate? I have my doubts on the work available. Any advice to get started?

  • 33:03 – Jeremy says, I have a paid off house, plenty in retirement, savings to travel the world for years with our kids, and cash to spare – and have lost my passion to do anything

    • 34:51 – Dan talks about the upper limit challenge
    • 35:20 – Dan has seen people experience a hit and 6 months later, become bankrupt
    • 35:44 – Marty Robbins made a lot of money outside music
    • 36:42 – Working is to exercise your gift
    • 37:27 – If you have more to look back on than to look forward to, you’re telling your body it can shut down
    • 37:58 – Why do you get up each morning?
    • 38:48 – What is the calling you still have to complete?
    • 39:51 – You can’t stop working – that’s a dangerous move!
    • 40:08 – Stopping the flow of money puts your life into jeopardy
    • 40:47 – The Old Testament talks about “blessed to be a blessing”
  • 41:34 – Nancy says, I’m a large-scale event planner but working for a non-profit. I’m a writer who wants to start a small virtual administrative assistant business to help business owners. Is it a viable idea?
  • 45:31 – The new 48 Days Eagles site – This is the best place for moving your career forward
  • 47:09 – Ask questions on AskDan
  • 47:22 – Dan closes today’s podcast

3 Key Points:

  1. Look at the clues in your life to uncover your true passion and calling.
  2. Extending your time frame when you plan for your life is one of the key attributes of a successful person.
  3. Even when you’ve made enough, keep working—working is an opportunity to exercise your gifts.

Resources Mentioned:

  1. How to Win Friends & Influence People – Dale Carnegie
  2. See You at the Top – Zig Ziglar
  3. Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill
  4. The Magic of Thinking Big – David Schwartz
  5. Acres of Diamonds – Russell Conwell

Credits:

  • Show Notes provided by Mallard Creatives

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