My life is not inspiring

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You know you’re good – but it doesn’t seem that anyone cares.  Apparently excellence is not enough.  How can you inspire others so they rally to your cause and see you as a leader?  These seven traits can transform your success.

This week's questions:

  1. I surpassed my goal for 2016, we shot for $300K but did somewhere in the neighborhood of $550k in total sales.
  2. I'm a campus minister at a top 10 university, and it is not going well.
  3. I make very little yearly income by picking up 10 cent cans and have large gaps between traditional employment.  How should I handle this on a job application and/or resume
  4. I want to leave my job but don't want to be selfish in anyway, my conscience tells me to not let people down.
  5. What makes a person inspiring and what can those of us who are not naturally inspiring do to grow in this area?

Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.”
Langston Hughes — Tweet This

Show Notes:

Episode – 04-28-17

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Summary:

In this episode, Dan Miller opens with this week’s theme of “My life is not inspiring.” More often than not, people think they aren’t impacting others by what they do – they believe the monotonous tasks they do on a daily basis are not inspiring. However, Dan quickly debunks this myth, and we’re reminded by this podcast that each of us do, in fact, all contribute something significant to the world in one way or another. Listen as Dan shares success stories and answers questions regarding life, passion, and career.

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Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 00:35 – Preview of Today’s Show on My life is not inspiring” – You know you’re good – but it doesn’t seem that anyone cares. Apparently excellence is not enough. How can you inspire others so they rally to your cause and see you as a leader. These seven traits can transform your success.
    • I surpassed my goal for 2016, we shot for $300K but did somewhere in the neighborhood of $550k in total sales.
    • I'm a campus minister at a top 10 university, and it is not going well.
    • I make very little yearly income by picking up 10 cent cans and have a large gaps between traditional employment. How should I handle this on a job application and/or resume?
    • I want to leave my job but don't want to be selfish in anyway, my conscience tells me to not let people down.
    • What makes a person inspiring and what can those of us who are not naturally inspiring do to grow in this area?
    • Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die, Life is like a broken-winged bird, That cannot fly.” – Langston Hughes
  • 02:51 – Innovate – May 11-12, 2017
  • 03:26 – Chad Jeffers, guitarist for Carrie Underwood will be attending Innovate
  • 03:31 – Bob Baker of The Empowered Artist will be there
  • 03:51 – Coaching with Excellence – May 25-26, August 31-Sept 1, 2017
  • 04:13 – Todd’s message in last week’s podcast, another Todd was mentioned who was selling BMW and Land Rover parts. Do you have any contact information or website for him?
    • 04:40 – Dan already connected both Todds
    • 04:45 – One Todd had software developed for selling his car parts
    • 04:58 – Dan is happy to connect people
  • 05:17 – Dan shares another kind of car story, I surpassed my goal for 2016, we shot for $300K, but did somewhere in the neighborhood of $550k in total sales
    • 05:35 – This started at net – posted by Tyler in Oct 2014
    • 05:43 – He says they’ve just applied for their business license
    • 06:04 – The business is a partnership with his friend
    • 06:16 – Tyler thanks 48 Days to the Work You Love
    • 06:52 – In 3 months, they have almost ½ dozen clients for the body shop
    • 07:03 – Bills were paid, but without a paycheck
    • 07:32 – January 2016, after their first year in business, they made about $300K in total sales
    • 07:40 – Competitors have become complacent
    • 07:55 – “We’re looking to break $500K this year (2016)”
    • 08:30 – Tyler shared openly about what and how he’s doing
    • 08:30 – After 2 years, they’ve surpassed their goal
    • 08:52 – 2017’s target is $700K
    • 10:02 – When you do something unpredictable, you can possibly start off not making anything
    • 11:28 – Check out Tyler’s business at ca
  • 11:44 – Bryan asks, What are your thoughts about re-contacting a company that may or may not have responded to a previous 48 Days job inquiry
    • 12:19 – You’re right on track!
    • 12:44 – Unless the company said “No”, it’s perfectly alright to come back
    • 13:26 – Go back if you don’t hear anything
    • 13:32 – There are hiring managers who are looking for persistent people
    • 15:00 – “Be consistently persistent”
  • 15:14 – Luke says, What if we could change the hyphen in our tombstone, representing the years in our life, to an exclamation point?
    • 15:33 – Dan likes the idea!
  • 16:02 – Bill says, I'm a campus minister at a top 10 university, and it is not going well
    • 16:52 – “I can finally admit to myself that I’m simply not a pastor and I don’t want to be”
    • 16:57 – Bill struggles to create profit
    • 17:16 – Dan believes you can earn profit even if you have a pastoral background
    • 18:13 – Dan encourages you to view his interview with Michael Hyatt
    • 18:44 – Find your core message and find ways for people to experience that message
    • 19:20 – Dan shares about his sunday school class and saturday workshop
    • 21:43 – Dan created a $48 course on how to start a mastermind
    • 22:16 – Create a model that shows how you can leverage the work you do
  • 22:53 – Question from David, I make very little yearly income by picking up 10 cent cans and have a large gaps between traditional employment. How should I handle this on a job application and/or resume?
    • 23:40 – “You can do this!”
    • 23:49 – Dan mentions about his son-in-law, Nathan, who has no employment
    • 24:29 – Make a functional resume, not a chronological one
    • 25:03 – Highlight areas of competence
    • 26:40 – Describe how you were continuing your education
    • 27:03 – Make your resume a sales brochure
  • 27:19 – Mary says, I want to leave my job but don't want to be selfish in anyway, my conscience tells me to not let people down.
    • 28:32 – Dan loves your heart and sense of responsibility on this issue
    • 28:41 – Dan totally doesn’t want you to stay at your job out of a sense of obligation
    • 28:50 – Staying in the job may deteriorate your passion
    • 29:04 – Dan shares about Dave, a man who worked for him
    • 29:44 – Dan encouraged Dave to take the job offer he was given
    • 30:10 – Dave went for that job
    • 30:22 – Many years ago, Dan talked to a radio show host
    • 30:48 – The host really wanted to move on, but the listeners had nobody else to give them the truth
    • 31:35 – People will move on, it’s part of life
    • 32:15 – It’s a perfect time to leave
    • 32:25 – “Follow your heart, follow your passion”
    • 32:27 – “Don’t let yourself be held back out of a sense of obligation for the people around you”
  • 33:04 – To ask Dan a question for the podcast – AskDan
  • 33:36 – Mark says, How can one start doing something that he loves realizing it must not require his presence in order to be successful?
    • 35:42 – McDonald’s is successful not because of their hamburgers, but because of the the systems they have in place
    • 36:17 – It takes a while to build your own systems
    • 36:45 – You don’t start from the systems – you do everything yourself, at first, and build as you go along the way
  • 36:56 – Brandon says, My father is great at what he does, but doesn’t have an exit strategy
    • 37:50 – “There has to be a ‘why’ on what your father is doing”
    • 38:39 – Dan’s father sold his dairy farm at 66 years old
    • 39:10 – His father bought a van and started driving for the Amish
    • 39:27 – He pastored in church
    • 39:45 – Driving for the Amish allowed his dad to connect with people
    • 40:17 – It was an extension of his heart for pastoring
    • 41:03 – Every person knows what they do and how they do it – but “why?”
    • 42:10 – Help your dad figure it out
  • 42:38 – Van says, What makes a person inspiring and what can those of us who are not naturally inspiring do to grow in this area?
    • 43:53 – Your question reminded Dan of Holland’s Opus
    • 44:45 – Dan plays a clip from the movie
    • 45:11 – Mr. Holland isn’t rich nor famous
    • 45:20 – He might think of himself a failure
    • 45:25 – He is wrong – he has achieved success far beyond riches and fame
    • 45:43 – “We are your symphony”
    • 46:04 – ”You may be touching lives in ways you can’t see now”
    • 46:24 – Don’t underestimate what you’re doing
    • 46:38 – Here are the 7 traits that will make you an inspiring person:
  1. Be passionate about what you do
  2. Be grateful to your team
  3. Have a crystal clear vision for the future
  4. Listen well
  5. Communicate clearly and often
  6. Be trustworthy in everything you do
  7. Express positivity, optimism, enthusiasm and boldness
  • 48:35 – Dan closes today’s podcast

3 Key Points:

  1. Nothing beats being persistent—continue to ask for that certain job or chase after that particular goal.
  2. Find out your core message FIRST, then begin branding and promoting yourself.
  3. Know your why—this will ultimately define what success means for you.

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