I’m a Pastor and just got fired

fired, Ralph Waldo Emerson

I’m a Pastor and just got fired

You might think there are still some jobs that are immune from firing, but I can’t think of any.  Last week I talked to a “tenured” professor who just got fired and pastors are being fired in droves.  Even the President is constantly under threat of hearing his own phrase, “You’re Fired.”  Your security is never in the job, but in knowing how your skills transfer to multiple organizations. 

Other questions we discuss:

  1. How does one go through a career hunting process when they are very happy in their current career but are forced to make a change?
  2. How can I reinvent myself for a new career?
  3. Every job I see I don’t meet the qualifications since I am just a customer service rep.
  4. I recently got fired.  Should I find another job as a pastor, get my PhD or what?

“When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Tweet This

“Is there a way to insure
That your job’s safe and secure
Are you going to bend
With every trend
And successfully go around each detour”   Poem by Cliff Feightner

Show Notes
Episode – 05-26-17

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Summary:
In this episode, Dan reminds us that there’s no job that can provide the utmost certainty and security—no matter what industry or field. We exert so much energy into locking into a state of job security; perhaps what we need to do is invest in learning about our skills and the value we can offer to others. Listen as Dan shares numerous tips on how you can make use of your skills and resources; whether it’s for the sake of reinventing yourself or leveraging the expertise and passions you already have.

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Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 01:04 – Preview of Today’s Show on “I’m a Pastor and just got fired” You might think there are still some jobs that are immune from firing, but I can’t think of any. Last week I talked to a “tenured” professor who just got fired and pastors are being fired in droves. Even the President is constantly under threat of hearing his own phrase “You’re Fired.” Your security is never in the job, but in knowing how your skills transfer to multiple organizations.”
    • How does one go through a career hunting process when they are very happy in their current career but are forced to make a change?
    • How can I reinvent myself for a new career?
    • Every job I see I don’t meet the qualifications since I am just a customer service rep
    • I recently got fired. Should I find another job as a pastor, get my PhD or what?
    • “When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • 03:15 – A poem from Cliff Feightner
    • Is there a way to insure
      That your job’s safe and secure
      Are you going to bend
      With every trend
      And successfully go around each detour
  • 04:45 – Dan shares about a recommendation letter he received from a listener
  • 05:58 – Send in your notes, letters, and questions to AskDan or askdan@48Days.com
  • 06:15 – Try Logo Maker for $39 you can get your own logo! Simply put in your company details and within 15 seconds, you get hundreds of logo options
    • 07:39 – Dan will not use it in 48 Days BUT for courses and ebooks
  • 08:41 – Cliff Ravenscraft will is doing his first workshop on June 16th and 17th – Do You Want to Build A Business Around Podcasting? Register here
  • 10:22 – 75% of podcasts have an interview format
  • 11:10 – Question from Jack, How does one go through a career hunting process when they are very happy in their current career but are forced to make a change?
    • 12:12 – Jack is not successful because he makes a lot of money but because he loves what he does and he has a great balance between the work that he loves, money, time with his family and hobbies
    • 12:30 – Dan shares another quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • 13:19 – Dan talks about the breakfast he had this morning with people from Coaching with Excellence
    • 14:10 – Start with what you know, love, and enjoy
    • 14:22 – Start with what sets you apart and what you enjoy
    • 15:25 – Dan talked about a lot of people who became successful in the things they love to do
  • 16:17 – Steven says, How can I reinvent myself for a new career?
    • 17:10 – You’re on the right track!
    • 17:36 – Position yourself as a chef in your catering business
    • 17:50 – Use a functional resume instead of a chronological one
    • 18:40 – Dan did a blog last week about boomerang workers
    • 19:23 – There are a lot of companies who are re-hiring old employees who were let go because of leaner times
    • 20:04 – If you left in good standing, you can be rehired
    • 20:39 – Dan shares about a guy who left corporate America to be a coach
      • 21:16 – The guy missed the “old days”
      • 21:45 – Dan advised him to get a job
    • 22:27 – Dan wants you to find out where you fit best—consider your options
  • 22:46 – Rey asks, How important is it to have a foreword in a book? Would you consider doing a foreword in my new book, Game Changing Dads
    • 23:41 – Multiple kinds of ways to start a book – foreword, preface, and introduction
    • 24:38 – Dave Ramsey did the Foreword for 48 Days to the Work You Love
    • 25:28 – Dan is willing to write your foreword
    • 26:06 – The preface is written by the author but you don’t need to have that
  • 26:58 – Kim says, Every job I see I don’t meet the qualifications since I am just a customer service rep
    • 27:45 – Customer service covers a broad spectrum of work
    • 28:08 – Identify what you do well
    • 29:48 – Dan shares how Cliff Feightner, the one who made the poem for this week, is a customer service professional
    • 30:12 – You could be an assistant
  • 32:41 – Greg asks, Do you remember the site you recommended to callers who have tshirt ideas to see if there’s a market before they make an investment?
  • 35:20 – Billy says, I recently got fired. Should I find another job as a pastor, get my PhD or what?
    • 41:10 – Dan loves your question
    • 41:29 – Go get your PhD
    • 41:51 – Recurring red flags on you becoming a pastor
    • 42:20 – 1500 pastors are leaving per month
    • 43:00 – Do something for discretionary income
    • 43:48 – Hold your head high and make it happen on your own
    • 45:00 – Dan got his masters degree without loans
    • 45:26 – 2 lowest paid professions are pastor and teacher
    • 46:19 – Develop an ebook on your area of specialty
    • 47:28 – Dan talks about a couple of 48 days members from last week who make money from their specialties
  • 48:55 – Ask questions on AskDan
  • 48:57 – Dan closes today’s podcast

3 Key Points:

  1. Start a business or a career with what you already know and love – there’s no need to start from scratch.
  2. Know your options before you choose and choose the one that fits best.
  3. Identify what you do well! Each one of you has something great and unique to offer.

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  • Show Notes provided by Mallard Creatives

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