How can I serve others when I’m not smart enough to get into graduate school?

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Questions This Week:

  1. I’ve worked ridiculously hard to face and resolve my fears but at 40 I’m still struggling.
  2. I would like to leave my job and work full on my side projects but being realistic, at what point should I leave my job?
  3. In the webinar you mentioned a woman who got into voice over work and last year grossed $106,000. Can you connect me with her?
  4. I am happy to be the first blind person taking the new online 48Days course so that I can let you know if there’s anything that can be adjusted to make things even more accessible.
  5. Dan, will you sponsor me to have a fun 48 Days vacation?
  6. Are you making me hate my job or more precisely, you, Michael Hyatt, Pat Flynn, and all the others who’s podcasts I listen to and blogs I read?
  7. Good News

Cliff Feightner poem:

There are many who think it’s a rule
To get a degree from an accredited school
But much formal learning
May not get you much earning
But make you an educated fool

Quotation:

“If you say you don’t have the resources to invest in yourself, you have a scarcity problem. You don’t have an income problem, you have a thinking problem. I don’t believe enough in myself to invest in me.”  John Maxwell  — Tweet This

Show Notes:

Episode – 09-08-17
Title: How can I serve others when I am not smart enough to get into graduate school?
Subtitle: N/A

Summary:

In this episode, Dan explains that you need not go to graduate school to follow your dreams—you can find success and make a meaningful impact in this world through several different avenues. History has provided numerous examples of people who succeeded in their respective fields without a school or college education. Dan encourages listeners to leverage their creativity, skillsets, and passions to do the work that’ll inspire them. Dan also explains the best way to discern if you’re ready to make that full-time switch to running your own business, responds to listener inquiries, and shares uplifting news around the world.

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Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 1:08 – Preview of Today’s Show: “How can I serve others when I am not smart enough to get into graduate school?”
  • I’ve worked ridiculously hard to face and resolve my fears but at 40 I’m still struggling.
  • I would like to leave my job and work full on my side projects but being realistic, at what point should I leave my job?
  • In the webinar you mentioned a woman who got into voice over work and last year grossed $106,000. Can you connect me with her?
  • I am happy to be the first blind person taking the new online 48Days course so that I can let you know if there’s anything that can be adjusted to make things even more accessible.
  • Dan, will you sponsor me to have a fun 48 Days vacation?
  • Are you making me hate my job or more precisely, you, Michael Hyatt, Pat Flynn, and all the others whose podcasts I listen to and blogs I read?
  • Good News
  • 03:06 – A poem from Cliff Feightner
    There are many who think it’s a rule
    To get a degree from an accredited school
    But much formal learning
    May not get you much earning
    But make you an educated fool
  • 03:28 – “If you say you don’t have the resources to invest in yourself, you have a scarcity problem. You don’t have an income problem, you have a thinking problem. I don’t believe enough in myself to invest in me.” John Maxwell
  • 03:48 Tribe Conference with Jeff Goins– Sept 15-17 
  • 04:48Webinar for next Thursday, September 14th – Finding the Work You Love – in 48 Days!
  • 05:23 – Go to com/sleepyouloveAND use promo code – sleepyoulove – to save $50 off your purchase
  • 07:28FreshBooks is offering a 30 day, unrestricted free trial to my listeners. To claim it, just go to https://www.freshbooks.com/48days
  • 09:11 – Non-farm payroll employment increased by 156,000
    • 09:54 – Unemployment rate at 4% is at a historic low
    • 10:08 – Businesses do not have enough employees at the moment
    • 10:53 – Everyone who wants to work is working
    • 11:11 – The bureau also tracks marginally attached or discouraged workers
      • 11:14 – Discouraged workers are not working since they do not have work available; however, there’s little justification for this term since there are enough jobs available at the moment
    • 11:56 – Average hourly earnings rose by 3 cents to $26.39
  • 12:30 – Great stories about Hurricane Harvey where people have forgotten about their religious and political differences to come forward and help one another
  • 13:07Four bakers trapped inside El Bolillo bakery, Houston, bake up a storm
    • 13:15 – Four guys trapped inside the bakery due to rising water levels
    • 13:28 – The bakery was relatively dry, and they had electricity—so, they got to work!
    • 13:41 – Started making pan dulce all through the day and night
    • 13:52 – They used up 4,000 pounds of flour by the time they were rescued
    • 13:59 – Distributed sweet bread to emergency shelters throughout the city
  • 14:10Cliff Burton’s father secretly donates Metallica royalties to Castro Valley High
    • 14:15 – Cliff Burton, a Metallica guitarist was killed in a tour bus in 1986
    • 14:35 – Ray, Cliff’s 92 year old father was receiving royalties for music made till then
    • 14:50 – Ray has been donating 100% of the royalties to music scholarships for Castro Valley High School students in California, the school Ray attended as a kid
  • 15:27Fifth grader treats his elementary grade teachers with his hard earned money
    • 15:33 – Began furiously earning and saving money doing extra chores and babysitting
    • 15:48 – This fifth grader wanted to thank all his elementary fifth grade teachers before he moved on to High School in Oklahoma
    • 15:47 – Took 6 months to raise 200 dollars with which he decided to treat his seven teachers
    • 16:08 – Made reservations at a nice restaurant, gave a speech and confirmed that he would be paying for the entire meal
  • 17:08 – Drive and enthusiasm trumps lack of formal education any day
    • 17:08 – Jared just sealed a deal for a highly lucrative job
    • 17:22 – Never saw a job opening for this position, and he was the only person interviewed
    • 17:37 – The job also required someone with a chemical degree and several years of experience; Jared does not have a degree or any relevant experience
    • 17:50 – He read several books, volunteered for any work that would help him, and tried to learn from his colleagues
    • 18:00 – Corporate office was against hiring Jared due to his lack of formal education; however, his colleagues put their foot down and demanded that he be retained
  • 18: 51The New 48 Days Eagles Membership Site– see this growing community for Finding the Work You Love
  • 19:15 – Ashley says, How can I serve others when I am not smart enough to get into graduate school?
    • 20:15 – Recognize the fact that your calling and vocation is to help children
    • 20:37 – Ashley needs to realize that being a pediatrician or dentist are not the only two ways to help children
    • 21:34 – Umpteen examples of people who did not go to graduate school, but are doing things that immensely help others
    • 22:18 – Dan cites the example of Walt Disney who dropped out of school at 16; bringing happiness to children is surely a way of helping them
    • 23:00 – Hugely successful icons like Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Dave Thomas, Rachel Ray and David Greene never finished their education
    • 23:50 – Amie Beiler, the founder of Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, dropped out of high school due to difficult family circumstances
    • 23:57 – Thomas Edison was homeschooled since his teacher considered him not smart enough to attend school
  • Brenda says, I’ve worked ridiculously hard to face and resolve my fears but at 40 I’m still struggling.
    • 26:28 – Dan differs from Brenda; he points out that she can very well help people out as a masseuse
    • 26:37 – Dan cites the example of his masseuse, Ninette, to support his reasoning; he points out that Ninette can sense immediately if Dan is under stress and put him at ease by massaging strategic areas on his back and shoulders
  • 28:54 – Matt says, How can I find the link to Ken Davis’s podcast which explains how to make $150,000 a year selling your knowledge?
  • 30:29 – David says, I would like to leave my job and work full-time on my side projects but being realistic, at what point should I leave my job?
    • 31:15 – As an owner of a software development company, David can potentially make in one contract what he is making in the entire year at his job
    • 31:40 – Dan’s rule of thumb: If in 90 days, your side business can generate 50% of your current income, make the move
  • 32:54Webinar for next Thursday, September 14th – Finding the Work You Love – in 48 Days!
  • 33:31In the webinar you mentioned a woman who got into voice over work and last year grossed $106,000. Can you connect me with her?
  • 34:22 – 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
  • 34:33 – Free Guide: Getting Started in Voiceover
  • 35:03 – Chris says, I am happy to be the first blind person taking the new online 48Days course so that I can let you know if there’s anything that can be adjusted to make things even more accessible.
    • 35:38 – Has sophisticated software which can convert PDF to voice
  • 36:15Dan, will you sponsor me to have a fun 48 Days vacation?
    • 37:11 – Six second long question asking for sponsorship to 48 states at $50 per day
    • 37:33 – Dan loves the idea, but questions what the sponsor will get by giving the caller $2,400
    • 37:55 – Can maybe contact local media in each capital or establish a theme – implement measures that will make sponsorship lucrative
    • 39:09 – Needs to come up with a creative and fun reason which will compel sponsors to choose him
    • 39:19 – Peter Diamandis, the founder of XPrize announced a $10 million prize for anyone who went up into space, and back again in two weeks
  • 40:30 – Since the competition became really popular, many companies wanted their brand attached to it; Ultimately an Indian family won this right and the prize came to be known as Ansari X Prize
  • 41:10 – Has announced multiple prizes on the back of this initial publicity. And, people stand in line to have their name associated with him
  • 41:58 – To submit a question for the Podcast, send your note to askdan@48Days.com
  • 42:35 – Roger says, Are you making me hate my job or more precisely, you, Michael Hyatt, Pat Flynn, and all the others whose podcasts I listen to and blogs I read?
    • 43:30 – “Catch-22” situation for Roger as listening to podcasts inspires him and frustrates him at the same time; his current job is time consuming and exhausting leaving little time to do anything else
    • 44:01 – Burying your head in the sand is not an alternative
    • 44:28 – List twenty ideas that you can possibly do in a hour – carve out some time to filter these down to 3-4 best fit ideas, create a plan for one idea, work on it and have something up and running!
    • 46:28 – “Knowing what you are going to do will give you the boldness, enthusiasm and energy to make it happen”
  • 46:43 – There are lot of paths to success. Formal schooling is only one tiny road to success
  • 47:19 – You can do a fun project and have people sponsor you, if you are creative and make it fun
  • 47:31Webinar for next Thursday, September 14th – Finding the Work You Love – in 48 Days!
  • 48:17 – Dan closes today’s podcast

3 Key Points:

  1. There are a lot of paths to success—formal schooling is only one tiny road to success.
  2. Create a fun project and have people sponsor you as a way to put yourself out there.
  3. If in 90 days your side business can generate 50% of your current income, quit your current job and make the move.

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