Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage (Smashing Pumpkins)

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Love Not Rage

Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage (Smashing Pumpkins)

Questions this week:

  1. I would love to move into a position where I can work in student ministry full-time.
  2. My wife is, rightfully, worried about us losing our insurance and the security that comes with federal employment if I try to start something on my own.
  3. What if I don’t need any more money? Interview with Aaron Walker (View from the Top). Click for more. 
  4. I want to do something outside of the software development arena.

“Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.” Kahlil Gibran — Tweet This

Cliff Fightner's Poem This Week, 48DaysEagles

“The talents, of which you've been blessed
Are they helping in your life's quest
Do they help make you money
Keeping life sunny
Or are they inside, being oppressed”

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Show Notes:

Episode – 06-09-17

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Summary:

In this episode, Dan walks us through a number of questions from our listeners that reminds us that pursuing a life for money and security alone can only take us so far. There is a sincere wrestle to be a person of significance and purpose; a tension that is worth exploring. He also shares an eye-opening interview he had with Aaron Walker, author of View from the Top. Listen as Aaron discusses his own fight searching for a greater purpose after retiring at the age of 27 and how Dan helped him along his new path as a career coach.

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Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 01:07 – Preview of Today’s Show on Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage (Smashing Pumpkins)
    • I would love to move into a position where I can work with in student ministry full-time.
    • My wife is, rightfully, worried about us losing our insurance and the security that comes with federal employment if I try to start something on my own.
    • What if I don’t need any more money? Interview with Aaron Walker (View from the Top).
    • I want to do something outside of the software development arena.
    • “Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.”– Kahlil Gibran
    • “Doubts are the ants in the pants of faith. They keep it awake and moving.” – Frederick Buechner
  • 02:33 – “The talents, of which you've been blessed

Are they helping in your life's quest

Do they help make you money

Keeping life sunny

Or are they inside, being oppressed” – Poem by Cliff Feightner

  • 03:16 – Attend Cliff Ravenscraft's course, Building a Business Around Your Podcast
  • 04:19 – Free Book – DIY Conflict Resolution: Seven Choices and Five Actions of a Master – Nance Schick (use 48Days as the code)
  • 06:30 – John says, I would love to move into a position where I can work in student ministry full-time
    • 07:28 – Check out ChurchJobs.net
    • 08:16 – Why limit yourself to that?
    • 08:38 – Dan presents a scenario to challenge your thinking
    • 09:41 – Consider this 2nd example
    • 10:43 – What if you’re in a job that pays $65K a year and you’re a student minister volunteer?
    • 11:17 – Dan knows a guy who works as a full-time minister
      • 11:20 – His father-in-law was a Ford dealer who gave him a new T Bird
      • 11:38 – The minister received so much criticism that he had to give the car back to his father-in-law
    • 11:58 – If you’re asking for money for your ministry, people will always question your actions
    • 12:21 – Dan would never be able to sleep at night in that situation
    • 12:41 – Read the message of Paul in the New Testament
    • 13:26 – Dan sees some challenges in the way we pay people as ministers
  • 14:06 – A listener asks, My wife is, rightfully, worried about us losing our insurance and the security that comes with federal employment if I try to start something on my own
    • 15:36 – What does security mean in a job that you loathe?
    • 15:55 – The security you think you have is an illusion
    • 16:52 – If you can create 50% of your salary for 15 hours per week on the side, you're in good shape to quit your job
  • 17:20 – Jim says, I want to do something outside of the software development arena
    • 18:00 – Software development is a very broad industry
    • 18:34 – There are millions of opportunities in software development and it may mean you need to modify what you do
    • 18:51 – Don’t leave without a clear plan
    • 19:14 – Dan will send you a new copy of 48 Days to the Work You Love
  • 19:55 – Dan plays, Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage (Smashing Pumpkins)
  • 24:24 – Dan shares his interview with Aaron Walker
    • 24:31 – For Aaron, the best part of the book is the foreword written by Dan
    • 25:01 – Aaron’s new book is View from the Top
    • 25:29 – At 27 years old, Aaron was able to retire but 18 months later, he woke up to the fact that he gained 50 lbs
    • 26:01– His wife, Robin, told Aaron he should have a purpose, a reason to get up everyday
    • 26:23 – Aaron wished he had Masterminds when he was 27
    • 26:44 – He’s thankful Dan was there to help him
    • 26:52 – Dan is the reason why Aaron is coaching now
    • 27:31 – It’s not just money that should be the reason to get up every morning
    • 28:22 – Dan knew Aaron had so much to offer that he thought it was selfish for him to retire for the 2nd time
    • 28:52 – Dan invited Aaron to attend Innovate
    • 29:16 – Dan encouraged Aaron to coach because of his experiences and stories
    • 29:37 – “What’s ordinary to you is extraordinary to others”
    • 30:09 – Dan helped Aaron open his eyes and gave the possibilities of what could be the future
    • 31:26 – Dan and Aaron talked about how he could borrow the credibility of other people to start
    • 32:01 – Somebody introduced Aaron to podcasts and he started finding guests
    • 32:32 – In the past 30 months, Aaron has had more than 400 interviews
    • 32:39 – Be consistent
    • 32:56 – Aaron has written hundreds of blogs
    • 33:02 – “You don’t need to do everything”
    • 34:06 – Aaron’s core message and stories are now in his book, View from the Top
    • 34:48 – At 40 years old, life had been so good to him – until August 1, 2001
    • 35:07 – A guy named Enrique was crossing the street to ride a local bus, and an accident happened – Aaron ran over and killed a pedestrian
    • 35:28 – He sold his business and took the next 5 years off
    • 35:48 – Don’t make money your only reason to live – there is significance on the other side of the coin
    • 36:11 – Be intentional in being significant
    • 36:31 – Aaron’s reason for writing his book is to spread the message that you can gain both success and significance in your life
    • 37:36 – Break free from the things that are holding you back
    • 37:39 – Surround yourself with wise people
    • 37:57 – Go to ViewFromTheTop.com/book and pre order the book to get a FREE digital copy of The Mastermind Blueprint
    • 39:29 – Dan ends the interview
  • 39:56 – Reeba says, I was recently approached by my daughter’s art teacher about offering art lessons at our studio. However, there’s another art teacher in town who’s working to build her own art studio
    • 41:33 – “There are nothing but green lights for you to go ahead”
    • 41:49 – There are so many approaches to teaching art that students can get a broader and healthier view of the options
    • 43:17 – “Having all competitors close together helps everyone”
    • 43:56 – The cluster theory is what businesses understand
    • 44:05 – See the other teacher as a collaborator and not a competitor so you can refer clients to her
    • 45:24 – Dan shares about the scene at Macy’s during Christmas time from the movie Miracle on 34th Street
    • 45:26 – As a coach, Dan refers 99% of people who reach out to him to other coaches
    • 46:17 – Talk to the other teacher
  • 46:45 – May Jobs Data says the US added 253K jobs in May
    • 47:13 – Unemployment rate is 4.4% – the lowest in history
    • 47:48 – Employers can’t find people to work
    • 48:43 – USPS is looking for package handlers for $14/hour in Franklin, Tennessee
    • 49:16 – Walmart is starting to use their employees as a delivery service
  • 50:20 – Send us your success stories and questions to AskDan
  • 50:57 – The new 48 Days Eagles site – This is the best place for moving your career forward
  • 51:50 – Dan wishes you success and satisfaction
  • 52:03 – Next week’s topic: What is your why?
  • 52:23 – Dan closes today’s podcast

3 Key Points:

  1. Define what security means to you and what you’re willing to sacrifice for the sake of it.
  2. Don’t leave your steady income without a clear, direct plan of action.
  3. Living a life just for the sake of money may not be enough—look for a purpose that makes you jump out of bed each day.

 

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  • Archie

    “By being very intentional on being significant, and we spend 20-25% of our time reaching out edifying, encouraging, lifting up, and promoting other people, I’m twice as successful financially.” ~Aaron Walker

    AH HA, yes, encouraging and lifting up others!!! I LOVE that! It reminds me of my absolute favorite quotation by Mr. Zig Ziglar (which goes hand and hand with Aaron’s quotation/perspective):

    “You can have everything in life you want if you will just help (reach out, edify, encourage, lift up, and promote) enough other people get what they want.” ~Zig and ~Aaron 🙂

  • sc

    I remember Dan talking about sending companies a resume. But what do I say in that resume? I’m just about to graduate with a masters in accounting. How do I say that I’m looking for an entry level accounting position while I complete the CPA exam? How do I say I’m willing to work from the ground up and learn the business and the company does business?

    • Archie

      I would send Dan a voice mail, or an email message through his “Send a voice mail message.” If you look to the right of this message area you will see it. He may even answer your question on his weekly blog or podcast. He’s really cool about stuff like that.