I fired my job

I fired my job

  1. I am THRILLED to announce that I have found a job I absolutely LOVE!!!!
  2. What can I do with my physical therapy degree while I am writing books?
  3. I’ve fancied myself as an “armchair entrepreneur”, listening to podcasts, investing in productivity tools, but doing absolutely NOTHING!
  4. How does a multi-passionate person settle on doing one thing?

“Always have a future that’s bigger than your past.”  Dan Sullivan

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Show Notes:

Episode – 08-26-16

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Summary:

In this episode, Dan Miller gives feedback to people who are on the brink of firing their job. He’ll help people take the rights steps to start a new business, and he’ll give cautions to some business ideas that might not be too lucrative. No matter where you’re at with your own career, you will benefit from Dan’s message on “I Fired My Job.”

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Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 00:30 – Preview of Today’s Show on I Fired My Job:
    • I am THRILLED to announce that I have found a job I absolutely LOVE!!!!
    • What can I do with my physical therapy degree while I am writing books?
    • I’ve fancied myself as an “armchair entrepreneur”, listening to podcasts, investing in productivity tools, but doing absolutely NOTHING!
    • How does a multi-passionate person settle on doing one thing?
    • “Always have a future that’s bigger than your past.”  Dan Sullivan
  • 04:16 – Casper Mattresses sells directly to you, and is risk free
  • 06:05 – Go to 48days.com to leave your success story
  • 06:30 – Ronny’s success story, and how he fired his job
    • 06:50 – He is opening a small business and has been able to travel a lot.
    • 01:15 – He has no regrets. He knew he had to leave.
    • 07:45 – Getting yourself out of your own “Groundhog Day”
  • 08:35 – Another success story, of Allen finding a job he really loves
    • 09:00 – He used Dan’s interview tactics, and found a job that he really enjoys.
    • 09:50 – He adds value to the company and is working with great people.
    • 10:30 – He took action, and found a new job in exactly 48 days.
  • 10:50 – A story about Jodie, who makes chemical-free products and sells them online
    • 11:40 – The podcast changed her career.
    • 12:00 – Dan’s books have changed her life.
    • 12:20 – She used to be a court reporter, and she needed to find a job that was less stress.
  • 14:00 – Having a future that’s bigger than your past.
    • 14:10 – Have a 25-year plan, no matter how old you are.
    • 14:30 – It’s ok if you don’t reach those goals, but you need to have something to look forward to.
    • 15:00 – You need a life with courage.
    • 15:45 – What happens with retirement: no friends, no money, no purpose
    • 17:10 – You shouldn’t just be comfortable with your past success.
    • 18:10 – Do one thing every day that scares you.
  • 18:50 – A lot of my neighbors are immigrants and have issues with the English language. I enjoy teaching people English, and I’d like to make that into a business. What’s your advice?
    • 19:50 – The need is there, but is the market there?
    • 20:30 – Do those people really want to change?
    • 20:40 – Can you find anyone who would be willing to pay you for your service?
    • 21:15 – It might not be able to be monetized.
    • 22:24 – You need an unusual approach.
  • 22:37 – I’ve been reading a lot and love your podcast, but I struggle with execution. My job is secure, and it’s hard to move on.
    • 23:40 – Is your job really secure? That security is usually an illusion.
    • 24:45 – What are you doing to position yourself if you were let go from your job?
    • 25:18 – Be clear on what it is that you do well.
  • 25:45 – I’ve been doing physical therapy for 30 years and am burned out. I’m wondering if I can write some books because I’m a very creative person and I want to help people overcome illnesses.
    • 26:35 – The skills you have are really broad.
    • 27:00 – Dan’s neighbor was in a similar situation.
    • 27:25 – That neighbor decided to fill temp positions and travel with his family.
    • 27:58 – He found he could actually double his pay as a temp.
    • 28:18 – Now he only works up to five months each year, so he can spend time travelling and writing.
    • 28:55 – Take 15 hours a week now to start building something on the side.
  • 29:24 – I fancied myself as an armchair entrepreneur, doing almost nothing. I started working in my 15 hours per week for my side project, and the biggest challenge is applying what I learn.
    • 30:10 – People who continue to learn but don’t actually make progress with their business
    • 30:40 – How to divide your 15 hours: 3 hours studying, 5 hours creating content, 4 hours working with clients and customers, 3 hours marketing
    • 31:50 – “If you build it, they will come” is not true!
  • 32:37 – Last month I was unexpectedly laid off, and we have just experienced massive flooding here in Louisiana. I have not enjoyed my previous two jobs, and I’m wondering if sales is still a good fit.
    • 33:10 – It’s great the you recognize these things about yourself!
    • 33:40 – If you are interviewing for a sales position, you are actually selling yourself.
    • 34:27 – If you are confident, it should be easy for you to get a job.
    • 34:56 – Present yourself as a salesperson.
    • 35:12 – Your creativity should give you an advantage.
  • 36:00 – I need to make money as soon as possible. I’m desperate and only have part-time work. I don’t know how I can even pay for food next week. I want something online, and I am stuck in my ideas and doubts. How can you help?
    • 37:48 – If you’re desperate for income, it’s not the time to start a business.
    • 38:05 – Your ideas are great, but now is not the time.
    • 38:30 – You need to walk in the front door of businesses today and get a job.
    • 39:00 – It doesn’t have to be your dream job.
    • 39:15 – Over time, you can get back in the game as an entrepreneur.
    • 39:35 – One resource for online businesses: com/48days
    • 41:00 – Focus on getting a job TODAY.
    • 41:20 – The only other option is to get a quicker return, and find a way to get paid today.
  • 42:08 – How does a multi-passionate person settle on doing one thing?
    • 42:55 – It’s great to have many things that you’re passionate about.
    • 43:10 – Focus on one or two things and create a plan for your income.
    • 43:50 – That doesn’t mean you have to ignore everything else, but you need a good plan to actually create income.
    • 44:34 – An attorney who has four different sources of income
    • 45:05 – He wanted to put them all under one umbrella, but he had to choose one or two.
    • 46:11 – A recent video by Marie Forleo: “Should You Combine Your Many Passions or Choose One?”
  • 47:00 – Dan closes his podcast

3 Key Points:

  1. You shouldn’t settle for your past successes. You need to keep moving forward throughout every phase of your life.
  2. When you want to start a business, focus on an idea that will bring in decent income.
  3. If you have just lost a job and are struggling to make ends meet, it is not the time to start a new business.

 

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Credits:

  • Show Notes provided by Mallard Creatives

 

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