Make people question your sanity

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Make people question your sanity

If everyone in your family and workplace commends you on how well you’re doing, maybe you’re not thinking big enough.  Big ideas and goals always attract criticism from small thinkers.  Don’t be afraid to step out with plans that make people think you’re crazy.

Questions from this week's Podcast:

  1. We’ve saved $200k and are debating between buying a house or quitting our unfulfilling jobs to travel for 6-12 months as an opportunity like this might not present itself again.
  2. What would be a good class or conference to attend to work on my leadership skills & personal growth?
  3. How do I deal with the guilt of not loving the job that brings my parents unfailing pride in their daughter? How do I let down my clients who have come to depend on me to take care of their loved ones?
  4. I have a desire to start a business to help with our family's income and have several ideas.  This may seem ridiculous/silly, but I am fearful.

“If people aren't laughing at your dreams, your dreams aren't big enough!” Robin Sharma — Tweet This

Show Notes:

Episode – 04-21-17

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Summary:

In this episode, Dan Miller discusses the goal of making people question your sanity—the best way to do this—dream BIG! If you’re not getting criticism, you’re not dreaming big enough. Use the dreams you have in life as motivation for stepping forward, for yourself and for your career. Listen as Dan encourages us to not let people’s opinions dictate how we do life and how we make our success. He answers the hard questions of our listeners who share just what they really want, but don’t quite know just how to execute it.

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Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 00:37 – Preview of Today’s Show on “Make people question your sanity” – Everyone in your family and workplace commends you on how well you’re doing, maybe you’re not thinking big enough. Big ideas and goals always attract criticism from small thinkers. Don’t be afraid to step out with plans that make people think you’re crazy.
    • We’ve saved $200k and are debating between buying a house or quitting our unfulfilling jobs to travel for 6-12 months as an opportunity like this might not present itself again
    • What would be a good class or conference to attend to work on my leadership skills & personal growth
    • How do I deal with the guilt of not loving the job that brings my parents unfailing pride in their daughter? How do I let down my clients who have come to depend on me to take care of their loved ones?
    • I have a desire to start a business to help with our family's income and have several ideas. This may seem ridiculous/silly, but I am fearful.
    • “If people aren't laughing at your dreams, your dreams aren't big enough!” Robin Sharma
  • 02:35 – Dan just finished filing his taxes
  • 03:27 – If you have to PAY taxes, it means you had a pretty good year
  • 03:55 – FreshBooks is offering a 30 day, unrestricted free trial to my listeners. To claim it, just go to https://www.freshbooks.com/48days
  • 04:52 – Student loan debt has grown by 170% in the last 10 years
  • 05:28 – Many students who are in debt don’t even graduate
  • 05:48 – Check out Rachel Cruze’s book on how to avoid debt when you go into college
  • 05:59 – Dan helped his mother-in-law resolve her student loan debts when she was 72 years old
  • 06:34 – Eric and Joanna asks, We’ve saved $200k and are debating between buying a house or quitting our unfulfilling jobs to travel for 6-12 months as an opportunity like this might not present itself again
    • 07:42 – Dan looks for “and” solutions, not “or”
    • 08:00 – Dan would do both
    • 08:49 – Senario #1 – Buy the house and immediately rent it out for 6 months
    • 09:01 – Rent your house for $2000, so it takes care of your mortgage
    • 09:40 – Scenario #2 – You could take your $200K to buy a house and have it rented, so you can travel
    • 09:57 – Senario #2 is what Dan’s daughter, Ashley, is doing right now
    • 10:41 – Ashley and her family have no plans stopping their lifestyle
  • 11:37 – Question from Bob, What would be a good class or conference to attend to work on my leadership skills & personal growth
  • 15:59 – Send your questions to [email protected]
  • 16:49 – Melissa says, How do I deal with the guilt of not loving the job that brings my parents unfailing pride in their daughter? How do I let down my clients who have come to depend on me to take care of their loved ones?
    • 17:38 – Melissa and her husband are both veterinarians
    • 18:30 – She was subconsciously aware from the start that she didn’t have the passion for being a vet
    • 19:24 – The biggest problem Melissa realized is that she’s helping a lot of other people with their problems to the point that she has nothing left for her family
    • 20:23 – Melissa is involved in her town’s economic development commission
    • 20:52 – Melissa wants to be an executive director for their commission
    • 21:52 – Your dilemma fits so many people
    • 22:48 – Like most positions, it’s not the degree that a position is for you – it’s the credibility
    • 23:55 – Create the perfect, ideal job for you
    • 24:25 – Resolving your husband’s reaction is the biggest problem in this decision
    • 24:50 – Explain your growing passion for your city to your husband
    • 25:44 – Get your husband on board with where you want to go
    • 26:03 – If you’re without your husband’s support, reduce your hours as a vet, and devote 10-15 hours/week to your city work
  • 27:02 – Dan plays John Lennon’s “Watching the Wheels”
  • 28:43 – Dan is reading Benjamin Franklin’s book
  • 29:40 – “Don’t be afraid to go to new territories”
  • 29:55 – Kevin and Amanda says, I have a desire to start a business to help with our family's income and have several ideas. This may seem ridiculous/silly, but I am fearful.
    • 30:38 – Avoid watching CNN (constantly negative news)
    • 30:57 – “We live in a 24 hour, bad news cycle”
    • 32:00 – Realize that news is a business
    • 32:18 – News can be exaggerated and even false just to keep people watching
    • 32:31 – You can decide what you listen to
    • 32:47 – Dan mentions his book, The Rudder of the Day
    • 34:28 – Protect your first hour of the day – don’t read/watch negative news
    • 35:01 – Dan already sent you a copy of his book
    • 35:15 – Don’t get caught up in news, fear, and anxiety
    • 36:10 – Good achievements seldom make the news
    • 37:34 – Now is the time to start a new business
  • 37:49 – The new 48 Days Eagles membership site – see this growing community for finding Work You Love
    • 38:00 – Greg does a Monday morning check-in and a Wednesday open group
    • 38:18 – Donna talked about filing taxes
    • 38:32 – Jennifer says she’s doing a final proofread of a book
    • 38:55 – Allen is working with two new prospective clients
    • 39:06 – Melissa says she’s creating content for her website
    • 39:18 – Teresa shared a photo. She’s a coach, author, and she helps her husband with his 1000 acre farm
    • 40:12 – Johnny connects to his photography friends
    • 40:34 – Dan is working on their new workbook for the Innovate Conference
  • 40:36 – Innovate – May 11-12, 2017
  • 40:59 – Chad Jeffers, the guitarist for Carrie Underwood, will be joining Dan on the podcast in a few weeks
  • 41:51 – Chad will be one of the presenters at Innovate
  • 41:53 – Deby Dearman will give a talk as well
  • 42:22 – Bob Baker of The Empowered Artist will be there
  • 42:27 – Dan’s granddaughter, Clara and Dan’s wife, Joanne will also be sharing at Innovate
  • 43:04 – Justin asked, in the 48 Days Eagles, what is the best book you’ve read this year? – The 12-Week Year was the top pick from those who responded
  • 43:44 – Kevin, a truck driver, listens to Audible
  • 45:35 – Dan and his team are developing a system to help people track their success
  • 46:02 – Coaching with Excellence – May 25-26, August 31-Sept 1, 2017
  • 47:09 – Dan closes today’s podcast

3 Key Points:

  1. Don’t take on student debt if you can help it – evaluate all your options before you choose student loans for your education.
  2. Investing in yourself means you believe that you are worth the investment; not investing in yourself is a sign of a scarcity mindset.
  3. Take action now! You don’t need to wait for the perfect timing – the right time is now!

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