Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will break our hearts…

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Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will break our hearts…

  1. 5 months after I interviewed a company has contacted me.  Should I even consider them now?
  2. What is the most professional way to tell a company that this job/organization is not a right fit after all?
  3. Can I just be a life consultant – or do I need a niche?
  4. I’d like to start my own consulting practice related to accounting and business, but I am concerned because I have no contacts in the area we’re moving to.
  5. Should I self-publish or find a traditional publisher?
  6. And I’ve got good news –

“Yelling at living things does tend to kill the spirit in them. Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will break our hearts…” Robert Fulghum Tweet This

Poem from Cliff Feightner, 48 Days Eagles

You say your chances are slim
As you are not like her or him
But you’re more than able
Bring your stuff to the table

Show Notes:
Episode – 06-16-17

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Summary:

In this episode, Dan bombards us with a ton of good news! Dan hopes these stories will brighten your mood—we need to take time to acknowledge the good in the world. Dan also lists the 10 steps to getting your first coaching client and explains why you MUST niche down. Tune in to find out the importance of taking a clear action to get a result and what to do if you’re in a job that just isn’t a right fit for you.

Sponsored By: FreshBooks is offering a 30 day, unrestricted free trial to my listeners. To claim it, just go to https://www.freshbooks.com/48days

Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 00:47 – Preview of Today’s Show on Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will break our hearts
    • 5 months after I interviewed, a company has contacted me. Should I even consider them now?
    • What is the most professional way to tell a company that this job/organization is not a right fit after all?
    • Can I just be a life consultant – or do I need a niche?
    • I’d like to start my own consulting practice related to accounting and business, but I am concerned because I have no contacts in the area we’re moving to
    • Should I self-publish or find a traditional publisher?
    • And I’ve got good news –
    • “Yelling at living things does tend to kill the spirit in them. Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will break our hearts…” ― Robert Fulghum
  • 03:17 – You say your chances are slim
    As you are not like her or him
    But you’re more than able
    Bring your stuff to the table
    Your potential is filled to the brim
    – Cliff Fightner
  • 04:08 – FreshBooks is offering a 30 day, unrestricted free trial to my listeners. To claim it, just go to https://www.freshbooks.com/48days
  • 05:24 – Dan’s example of how negative words have an effect on something we consider inanimate
  • 07:04 – Negative things on TV make Dan cringe
  • 07:24 – Dan shares about, Alberto Gutierrez, a trash truck driver in Colombia who for 20 years would save books
    • 08:03 – He filled his house with books and made it a library for poor children in his community
  • 08:28 – More good news from Tumblr – a woman wrote about her mom who’s a waitress
    • 08:43 – She and her mom are working the same waitress job
    • 08:48 – 15 minutes ago a guy she waited on told her mom to take care and left
    • 09:16 – The man tipped her mom $1000 for her trip to Italy to find her roots
  • 09:38 – A woman in 2009 lost her wallet that had $141 in it, cards, and her ID
    • 09:54 – 8 years later, her wallet came back to her
    • 10:10 – A police officer delivered the wallet to her sister-in-law’s house and it was untouched
  • 11:00 – Last Saturday, a passenger of Southwest Airlines, was travelling from Denver to Pittsburgh and was treated to a neat surprise before take off
    • 11:13 – The captain explained that a special passenger was on board
    • 11:24 – For 22 years with Southwest Airlines, he was flying his 1,000,000th passenger
    • 11:37 – He presented the passenger a bottle of champagne, an autographed copy of her boarding card and an envelope of cash amounting to her ticket price
  • 12:05 – Dan wants to insert these snippets of good news for the uplifting part of 48 Days podcast
  • 12:42 – Chris says, 5 months after I interviewed, a company has contacted me. Should I even consider them now?
    • 13:18 – Do you still want a better job at this current moment?
    • 13:42 – People who end up getting their dream job outlast their competition
    • 14:08 – Most people after 2 weeks assume the company hired somebody else
    • 14:36 – Don’t berate a company for their slow follow through
    • 15:10 – Don’t speed things up just because you’re impatient
    • 15:19 – Dan is sending you a copy of 48 Days to the Work You Love
  • 15:30 – Yvette says, Can I just be a life consultant – or do I need a niche?
    • 16:16 – Yes, you need to be specific – don’t be a generalist
    • 16:57 – Dan shares about their heart coach
    • 17:31 – Have a clear value proposition
    • 17:55 – How do you specifically work with people?
    • 18:01 – Dan’s blog – How I Make Money Coaching
    • 18:09 – Dan goes through 10 steps to getting your first coaching client
      • Identify your area of specialty
      • Know your ideal client
      • Create your elevator speech
      • Let your ideal client get to know you better
      • Make it easy to do business with you
      • Connect with other coaches
      • Prepare a 20-minute speech around your topic
      • Volunteer to coach 5 clients through a worthy organization
      • Pitch yourself as a podcast guest
      • Ask for the commitment
    • 22:28 – Nathan asks, How much should I pay myself?
      • 23:07 – You don’t pay yourself until you see a positive cash flow
      • 23:56 – Never pay yourself from money that you borrowed
      • 24:51 – Set up your salary as low as possible
      • 25:47 – Dan will send you a copy of No More Dreaded Mondays
    • 26:10 – RJ asks, What is the most professional way to tell a company that this job/organization is not a right fit after all?
      • 26:52 – An Interview means seeing each other face-to-face
      • 27:29 – At any point, it’s legitimate to say it’s not a great fit
      • 27:45 – Embrace and validate the fact that they called you in
      • 27:58 – if you wait ‘til the job offer, they will assume the offer isn’t enough
      • 28:34 – Don’t take a job if you feel obligated to it
    • 29:16 – Michael says, I’d like to start my own consulting practice related to accounting and business, but I am concerned because I have no contacts in the area we’re moving to
      • 30:46 – Draw a circle of 5 miles from where you live and list down companies in that area
      • 31:50 – Keep the logistics simple
      • 31:59 – Identify who your ideal customers would be
      • 32:37 – Make a list of 60 companies
      • 33:13 – Dan shares about Shane who walked in his door and offered a dry cleaning service
        • 34:02 – He charged the same as the dry cleaners
        • 34:27 – Shane was getting 40% of the cost of the dry cleaners
      • 35:30 – Dan shares about a gifted Christian musician from Tennessee
        • 36:18 – On Tuesdays and Thursdays, she calls churches and restaurants who might be interested in her services
      • 37:03 – Taking clear action is what will get you the results
      • 37:22 – Dan also talks about Bonny, his bookkeeper who comes in once a month
    • 38:47 – Billy from the previous week asks, Should I self-publish or find a traditional publisher?
      • 40:47 – Dan will send you a book proposal outline to help you frame what you offer
      • 42:16 – Dan works with traditional publishers
      • 43:00 – Dan wouldn’t have sold millions of copies and translated his book if he published himself
      • 43:36 – Look at every project in multiple ways
      • 45:55 – Decide which way makes more sense to you
    • 47:45 – Dan’s father’s day weekend will be about U2 and Johnny Cash
    • 48:07 – The new 48 Days Eagles site – This is the best place for moving your career forward
    • 48:32 – Dan closes today’s podcast

3 Key Points:

  1. Do not be too general in your scope of what you have to offer – find your niche.
  2. Take a clear action to get a result.
  3. Do not take a job if you feel obligated to do it—nor should you stay in a job if it’s not the right fit.

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  • Show Notes provided by Mallard Creatives

 

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  • Kory

    I loved the positive news!

  • Michele Gooch

    Thanks for the shout out Dan! I’m loving my coaching business!