Oh no – this happened. How do I move forward?

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Oh no – this happened.  How do I move forward?

My wife, Joanne, and I have used a concise process for all the years of our marriage. When confronted with a decision, we allow a 2-week maximum for arriving at a decision. Whether it is where to move, what kind of car to purchase, making a career or business decision, or how to handle a difficult relationship with a relative, we approach the process as follows:

1. State the problem.

2. Get the advice and opinions of others.

3. List the alternatives.

4. Choose the best alternative.

5. Act.

And we avoid the crippling power of indecision. Yes, this process must be bathed in prayer. But a daily walk of integrity and character should provide confidence in moving ahead quickly with most any decision.

You, too, can deal effectively with the challenge of making solid decisions. Don’t be indecisive and unstable in all your ways. Rather, walk in the strength, confidence, and boldness that come from decisive action. Tweet This

Listener Questions

  1. I haaate what I am doing now, but can’t leap straight into my dream vocation
  2. Can I borrow money to launch my dream career?
  3. How can I get the Coaching with Excellence experience now that the Sanctuary is off limits?
  4. And I’ve got good news –

“Indecision is the greatest thief of opportunity.” Jim Rohn

Cliff Feightner‘s Poem
Are you just one of the guys
Who asks all their peers to advise
Get off of that stoop
Away from that group
Reach up and go for the prize

Show Notes:
Episode – 06-30-17

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Summary:

In this episode, Dan addresses the common question of how to move forward. Unexpected roadblocks are part of the journey and so it begs the question: how does one address the roadblock and move forward? Listen as Dan shares the process of how he and his wife, Joanne, make the tough decisions in life. He also shares addresses questions of listeners and discusses the many options presented to Dan after their cease and desist order for the Sanctuary.

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Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 01:01 – Preview of Today’s Show on “Oh no – this happened. How do I move forward?”

My wife, Joanne, and I have used a concise process for all the years of our marriage. When confronted with a decision, we allow a 2-week maximum for arriving at a decision. Whether it is where to move, what kind of car to purchase, making a career or business decision, or how to handle a difficult relationship with a relative, we approach the process as follows:

  1. State the problem.
  2. Get the advice and opinions of others.
  3. List the alternatives.
  4. Choose the best alternative.

And we avoid the crippling power of indecision. Yes, this process must be bathed in prayer. But a daily walk of integrity and character should provide confidence in moving ahead quickly with most any decision.

You, too, can deal effectively with the challenge of making solid decisions. Don’t be indecisive and unstable in all your ways. Rather, walk in the strength, confidence, and boldness that come from decisive action.

  • I hate what I am doing now, but can’t leap straight into my dream vocation?
  • Can I borrow money to launch my dream career?
  • How can I get the Coaching with Excellence experience now that the Sanctuary is off limits?
  • And I’ve got good news –
  • “Indecision is the greatest thief of opportunity.” ― Jim Rohn
  • 05:46 – A poem from Cliff Feightner
    Are you just one of the guys
    Who asks all their peers to advise
    Get off of that stoop
    Away from that group
    Reach up and go for the prize
  • 06:48 – A person in the US needs to earn $21.21/hour to afford a 2-BR home which is 3x the Federal minimum wage of $7.25
    • 07:12 – What the minimum wage is should NOT be an issue
  • 08:36 – An article says your next job interview will likely happen to be a text message
  • 09:26 – In Sydney, Nova Scotia, motorcycle bikers escorted a bullied 10-year old boy to school
  • 10:13 – There’s a ride at 6 Flags Theme Park in New York where a 14-year old got outside the sky ride gondola
    • 10:41 – The park stopped the ride and people made a human net to catch her
  • 11:25 – Dan shares about how Jail Inmates Rush to Save Fallen Officer, Rather than Escaping
    • 11:57 – The security officer collapsed unconscious because of the heat
    • 12:17 – The inmates rushed to give the officer CPR while another inmate called 911
    • 12:42 – The officer was taken to the hospital and is now recovering
    • 12:46 – The family members of the fallen officer bought lunch and dessert for the 6 inmates
  • 13:43 – Rabbit Hash, Kentucky just elected a pitbull as their town mayor!
    • 14:01 – A 3-year old pitbull just won for mayor
    • 14:25 – The town’s tradition came about in the 90s when the residents agreed they don’t have a need for mayor
    • 15:05 – The election funds will go toward to rebuild the town’s general store that burned down in an electrical fire
  • 15:21 – Jim Cockrum is the Amazon online sales guru
    • 15:37 – 2 weeks ago, Jim’s house burned down
    • 15:53 – A lightning bolt stuck his house
    • 16:14 – They are going to rebuild their house that will take 8-12 months
    • 16:28 – Jim’s attitude about that is “what does this make possible?”
    • 16:48 – Because Jim’s business is online, he has no downturn
    • 17:05 – They already rented a house to stay at for the mean time
    • 17:39 – Dan will be on the CES Conference with Jim Cockrum – for all online businesses
  • 18:53 – Last Monday on the 48 Days Eagles, Dan talked about dealing with change
    • 19:02 – It was like a live podcast that Dan will do once a month
  • 19:39 – In Think and Grow Rich , Napoleon Hill said, “Indecision is the seedling of fear. Indecision crystallizes into doubt; the two blend and become fear!”
  • 20:51 – Dina says, I hate what I am doing now, but can’t leap straight into my dream vocation
    • 22:01 – If you know that you want to write, determine what it would look like if you do it full-time
    • 22:52 – Look for opportunities where you can get paid writing
    • 24:35 – Check out Writer’s Market on Amazon
  • 25:16 – Becky’s message goes, I work with dealerships everyday and there are so many opportunities to do things in the industry. If you want to pass my information privately, I’d be thrilled to tell them about my company that have openings nationwide
    • 26:21 – Dan sold cars in California years ago
  • 27:44 – Vicky says, Can I borrow money to launch my dream career?
    • 29:26 – We’re talking about the opportunity cost
    • 29:44 – Dan advises to GO NOW!
    • 30:02 – Dan shares about a guy who drives a truck who wanted to be a FedEx driver
    • 31:06 – Get in the October opening for the barber school
    • 31:57 – There’s a story in Nashville from Jars of Clay, the Christian music group where Stephen Mason was the lead guitarist
    • 32:20 – They realized they needed to find their edge
    • 32:29 – Stephen Mason was clear and so he opened his shop, The Handsomizer right next to their studio
  • 33:32 – Send your success story or question to AskDan or askdan@48Days.com
  • 33:57 – Dan received a lot of feedback from last week about the cease and desist
  • 34:51 – Carrie and David say, How can I get the Coaching with Excellence experience now that the Sanctuary is off limits?
    • 37:31 – 48 Days has a Coaching Mastery Program
    • 37:47 – Coaching with Excellence used to be a prerequisite for the Coaching Mastery Program
    • 38:06 – Dan and his team at 48 Days added more in the Coaching Mastery Program so that you don’t have to enroll in Coaching with Excellence anymore
  • 39:28 – Kai says, If it’s just an issue of needing to be an accessory use, you can combine the residential and sanctuary lot
  • 40:22 – Dan has people lined up to assess what he can do to the Sanctuary
  • 41:14 – Dan and Joanne are looking at new options
  • 42:13 – Matt suggests hosting events in places like a country club or hotel and to just have dinner gatherings inside Dan’s home
  • 43:30 – Anonymous says, My husband is in sales. Last year he made right about $45K. Does the ratio of sales to income seem reasonable to you?
    • 44:31 – If you’re husband is good in sales, he has a lot of options!
  • 45:47 – Dan appreciates your ongoing contributions to the community
  • 46:19 – The new 48 Days Eagles site – This is the best place for moving your career forward
  • 46:33 – Ask your questions at AskDan or send them to askdan@48Days.com
  • 46:43 – Dan closes today’s podcast

3 Key Points:

  1. If faced with a difficult situation, be decisive—analyze your options with careful thought, then act!
  2. Always look at the future ahead of you before making any big leap.
  3. Be clear on what you want for your life so you can move forward.

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  • Show Notes provided by Mallard Creatives

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  • Jordan Peterson

    Loved the ending music Dan! As always great podcast! 🙂 ~ Jordan