I’d like to be a brother like that

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I’d like to be a brother like that–

A listener is leaving her psychotherapy practice to go help an ailing cousin.  With the opportunities we have today, are you in a position to move, help a friend or relative, and still continue to live fully yourself?  You can be a brother, cousin – or wife, husband, sister, mom that other people admire.  Put yourself in a position to give generously.  

Questions This Week:

  1. I have an opportunity to do a 60 second elevator pitch for my dream job. Help!
  2. I am wanting to inspire a very poor teenager.  What book should I have him read first?
  3. I really love my non-profit – The problem is it’s running on fumes and We are unable to pay employees and keep volunteers.
  4. I will soon have to leave my 15 year psychotherapy practice to care for an ill cousin.  How can I continue to make an income?
  5. Good News – and more

Cliff Feightner ‘s Poem This Week 

Is your job defining your life
Is it maybe a cause for much strife
Is it a way to employ
Your life to enjoy
Or does it cut through your soul like a knife

“Being profitable means I get to continue serving people without having to ask for donations.”  Jim Cockrum [Tweet This]

Show Notes

Episode – 08-04-17
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Summary:

A listener of The 48 Days Podcast is leaving her psychotherapy practice to support an ailing cousin. This leaves Dan with the sentiment: “I’d like to be a brother like that”. So, how can we be brothers and sisters to those in need? How do we live in a way where there is room to give generously to those around us and, at the same time, pursue and care for our own needs and desires. This is the age-old question that will be tackled on today’s podcast. Tune-in as Dan opens this discussion, shares good news that is happening around our world, and inspires listeners to re-evaluate the notion of working FOR profit so that we CAN do the meaningful work.

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Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 01:02 – Preview of Today’s Show on “I’d like to be a brother like that” A listener is leaving her psychotherapy practice to go help an ailing cousin. With the opportunities we have today, are you in a position to move, help a friend or relative, and still continue to live fully yourself? You can be a brother, cousin – or wife, husband, sister, mom that other people admire. Put yourself in a position to give generously.
    • I have an opportunity to do a 60 second elevator pitch for my dream job. Help!
    • I am wanting to inspire a very poor teenager. What book should I have him read first?
    • I really love my non-profit – The problem is it’s running on fumes and we are unable to pay employees and keep volunteers
    • I will soon have to leave my 15 year psychotherapy practice to care for an ill cousin. How can I continue to make an income?
    • Good News – and more
    • “Being profitable means I get to continue serving people without having to ask for donations.” – Jim Cockrum
  • 01:58 – A poem from Cliff Feightner

    Is your job defining your life
    Is it maybe a cause for much strife
    Is it a way to employ
    Your life to enjoy
    Or does it cut through your soul like a knife

  • 02:57 – Ron says, I listened to your audiobook, Dream Job, back in January and picked up a piece of information from your book about business opportunities
    • 03:27 – Ron followed the program, set up a website and set up Google Ads for $50/month
    • 03:34 – “I just closed my first deal and wired $5100”
  • 04:05 – Utah just legalized lemonade stands and businesses run by kids
    • 04:58 – There’s no longer a requirement for children and youth under 18 to obtain a business license
  • 05:46 – Recently, Dan was at one of his favorite restaurants
    • 05:51 – A man came in, opened his guitar case, and started playing
    • 06:00 – He wasn’t very good, but Dan still gave him a generous tip
  • 06:23 – Texas legislators voted in favor of allowing low-income residents to pay off traffic tickets through methods other than money
  • 07:19 – A note from Gregory, owner of the coffee shop Oddly Correct, says, “I thought I would just start with what I had and I succeeded”
    • 09:05 – “Don’t be concerned about what the people are saying”
  • 09:33 – Ask questions or send your stories on AskDan or at askdan@48days.com
  • 09:50 – Kaitlyn says, I have an opportunity to do a 60 second elevator pitch for my dream job. Help!
    • 10:39 – Make your pitch about them and not you
    • 10:49 – Clarify the need and/or challenge they may have and make them the hero of the story
    • 11:01 – Give them two options: what will happen if they hire you and what will happen if they don’t
    • 11:17 – Be energetic and have fun

      11:21 – 5 steps to a 1-minute elevator speech that will get you the job every time:

  1. Understand what they want
  2. Show empathy: I know how frustrating it is to…
  3. Summarize your plan: I will do these three things…
  4. Call to Action: I can start on Monday and put this plan into action
  5. Describe successful results: This is what it will feel like to have more freedom, better organization, happier customers, etc
    • 12:00 – Use present tense when you speak
  • 12:37 – John says, I am wanting to inspire a very poor teenager. What book should I have him read first?
  1. How to Win Friends and 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
    • 14:56 – Success principles are timeless
  • 16:38 – John says, I’m spread too thin to do anything really well. I really love my non-profit. The problem is it’s running on fumes and we are unable to pay employees and keep volunteers
    • 18:08 – Dan believes one of the worst terms created in history is “non-profit”
    • 18:47 – Any organization has to create profit in order to survive
    • 19:24 – If it’s not profitable, it can’t survive
    • 19:41 – Figure out a way to make it profitable
    • 20:54 – Look at this as an opportunity
    • 21:43 – Figure out a way to make it work
    • 21:45 – Dan shares about his son, Jared, who went to Rwanda
    • 23:50 – Having a profit means you get to continue to serve people without having to ask for donations
  • 24:27 – Rachel says, I’m a homeschooling mom of two daughters and I’m super passionate about coaching and leadership. I love taking great information and modifying it. I’m considering writing a guidebook. My concern is copyright issues.
    • 25:24 – Copyright is a very delicate issue
    • 25:56 – If you are considering using a paragraph, or 250 words, it becomes a copyright issue
    • 26:34 – If you don’t copy the content verbatim, you can write a guidebook
    • 27:03 – Copyrights expire for works published before 1923—they belong to the public unless they have been re-published
    • 28:13 – Fair Use allows limited use of copyrighted material without permission
    • 28:39 – If you create something you will sell, Fair Use won’t be applicable
    • 29:23 – Dan shares about a quote he used on No More Dreaded Mondays
    • 30:02 – Generally speaking, Dan doesn’t use other materials but creates his own
  • 31:15 – Pam says, I will soon have to leave my 15 year psychotherapy practice to care for an ill cousin. How can I continue to make an income?
    • 32:15 – Dan commends you, Pam, for what you’re doing for your cousin
    • 32:34 – Dan shares about a story he heard years ago about a boy who was looking at a luxury car
    • 34:04 – Ebooks and podcasting may take time before it gets traction
    • 34:08 – If you have an audience already, you can make the transition quickly and with ease
    • 34:30 – If you need income quickly, pursue selling on Etsy, Amazon, or Ebay
    • 35:10 – Check out Silent Sales Machine to know more
    • 35:58 – Dan has 10 new side-business ideas
  • 37:10 – Here’s a book that you can access for FREE this weekend, it’s from a listener – Career OnRamp: 19 Career Paths for Recent College Graduates

  • 38:47 – Dan got excited about the idea of making a podcast dedicated to The Magic of Thinking Big
  • 40:15 – Don’t diminish the value of re-reading books
  • 41:05 – Dan reviews the 5 steps to the 1-minute elevator speech
  • 41:51 – The quote for today: “Being profitable means I get to continue serving people without having to ask for donations.” – Jim Cockrum
  • 42:04 – Be someone that other people admire – be in a position to give generously
  • 42:30 – Ask questions on AskDan or at askdan@48days.com
  • 42:53 – What do you want 2018 to look like?
  • 43:05 – Start putting in place the things you want to be true for next year
  • 44:20 – Dan closes today’s podcast

3 Key Points:

  1. Don’t put too much weight or concern on what others are saying you should do—instead, trust your instincts and do what you think is best.
  2. Being profitable creates a sustainable business and gives you the opportunity to KEEP serving others.
  3. Be the person that people admire; make room in your life to be generous.

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