No one is self-made; so who’s helping you?

People who contribute to your success

We all have people who have helped us get to where we are today — people who contribute to your success. In this episode we look at that and ask – Who are three people you could contact in the remainder of this year to accelerate your success? Episode #626 September 07, 2018 Hi, this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days Radio show – where each week we take 48 minutes to dive into real life questions about finding your passion, deciding what kind of life you want to live – and then finding or creating work … Read More

My wife is angry but I don’t want a JOB

try something new

A listener says he’s been fired twice in less than a year. He’s 40 years old and has 4 children but he doesn’t want to look for another J-O-B. He has some ideas for generating income. My advice in his situation – GET A J-O-B  Episode #625 August 31, 2018 Hi, this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days Radio show – where each week we take 48 minutes to dive into real life questions about finding your passion, deciding what kind of life you want to live – and then finding or creating work that … Read More

Forget your dream Dan – go back to milking cows?

turning dreams into reality

Turning Dreams Into Reality. A reader of my weekly newsletter challenged my thinking that there are new opportunities all around us. He wrote: “Just as Adam and Eve were tricked into believing they knew better, so you have been tricked into thinking that there was a better way than being content on the dairy farm.” In this episode I unpack why I’m still chasing dreams.  Episode #624 August 24, 2018 Hi, this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days Radio show – where each week we take 48 minutes to dive into real life questions about finding … Read More

To make money do something meaningless…

both purpose and profit

A listener writes:  “I have a near hatred towards people that talk about enjoying their lives and their work. Work seems to be a burden for the whole lot of us. Nothing that has purpose makes a profit, and nothing that makes a profit has purpose.  If there are any exceptions to that, I would like to know.  To make money, you have to do something meaningless at best. Am I missing something?” In this episode Dan unpacks these very common questions. Episode #624 August 10, 2018 Hi, this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days … Read More

Are you already a success?

I’m going to begin with a story – ask some deep questions for us to think about, give you a clear definition of success and end with a 1-min clip from Mr. Holland’s Opus. Episode #619 July 06, 2018 Hi, this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days Radio show – where each week we take 48 minutes to dive into real life questions about finding your passion, deciding what kind of life you want to live – and then finding or creating work that allows you to show up every day, excited to be … Read More

Start each day with a meaningful handshake…

encourage

I talk about the three things we need to have meaningful work: Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose. If one or more of those are missing, start moving toward a better fit. Episode #614 June 01, 2018 Hi, this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days Radio show – where each week we take 48 minutes to dive into real life questions about finding your passion, deciding what kind of life you want to live – and then finding or creating work that allows you to show up every day, excited to be able to do something … Read More

I’m a sack of meat slumped in a cheap office chair…

create work you love

If you don’t find a job, create something that gives you meaningful work. The name of my book is 48 Days To the Work You Love, not job you love because the work you love doesn’t necessarily have to be in a job. Episode #613 May 25, 2018 Hi, this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days Radio show – where each week we take 48 minutes to dive into real life questions about finding your passion, deciding what kind of life you want to live – and then finding or creating work that allows … Read More

Your face is the billboard of your mind

Choosing the right work model for you.

In this episode I share some Good News stories that are incredibly inspiring. Check out the 4-year-old from Birmingham, Alabama who uses his allowance money to buy a bag full of sandwiches and sodas so he can hand them out to the homeless. In spite of what you hear on the TV news, there’s a whole lot of good news happening today. Create some of your own! Episode #611 May 11, 2018 Hi, this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days Radio show – where each week we take 48 minutes to dive into real … Read More

Are you David or a square block of stone?

Dreams

In this episode I talk about the futility of looking for investors before you have some level of success.  If you have an invention – sell 1000 and then you’ll have a basis for getting investors. If you are a software developer, develop something that 1500 people sign up for with a monthly fee. If you’re an author, write a book and sell 2000 copies – then publishers will talk to you about your next one. If you’re an artist and you’re looking for investors, show them pictures of the last 20 pieces you sold. Finding money is not your challenge – producing something … Read More

Would you rather be comfortable or fully alive?

teachers

Episode #606 April 06, 2018 As we talk about the benefits of exploring new opportunities, we zone in on teachers. Yes, many of them are leaving their jobs in traditional education to explore new opportunities. Dan shares some resources for teachers who want to explore new opportunities. Hi this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days Radio show – where each week we take 48 minutes to dive into real life questions about finding your passion, deciding what kind of life you want to live – and then finding or creating work that allows you … Read More