Want to be more productive – try doing less

time to dream

Henry Ford once said he didn’t want executives who had to work all the time.  He insisted that those who were always in a flurry of activity at their desks were not being the most productive.  He wanted people who would clear their desks, prop their feet up and dream some fresh dreams.  His philosophy was that only he who has the luxury of time can originate a creative thought. Wow!  When’s the last time your boss told you to quit working and do more dreaming?  Unfortunately, our culture glamorizes being under time pressure. Having too much to do with … Read More

Here’s how to make money in the next 48 Days!

make money

Episode #586 November 17, 2017 As the new year approaches, Dan reminds us that now is the perfect time to set goals and reflect on the year you’ve just completed. Have you achieved what you’ve set out to do? Are there still a few loose ends you need to tie up? Listen as Dan shares a plethora of positive news stories and success stories from the 48 Day community. You’ll also hear the value of ensuring you, yourself, are surrounded by a supportive community. Hi, this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days Radio show … Read More

Is this a “successful failure?”

Dan, I would like to hear more of your thoughts on failure.  Since most of us who are trying to live a life with “No More Mondays” are probably going to fail several times, what does a “successful failure” look like?  How much should we risk in pursuit of our dreams?  As you often say, we must not be paralyzed by our fear of failure, but I doubt you would suggest that we risk our marriages, health, homes, etc. while seeking to reach our goals.  What do you think is the right balance in this area?  Thanks, Eric Great question … Read More

Don’t confuse activity with accomplishment

activity

Questions: I am so ready to go, and every day I want so badly to be making a difference in the world, I just don’t know what the next step is. My wife and I are looking for some coaching help. My wife and I were burned some 20 years ago and are still trying to regain the confidence needed to get back in the game. I want to find a career that I will be happy that makes a specific salary.  I know that I would like to NOT be in sales. Good News More questions Cliff Feightner poem: … Read More

How can I serve others when I’m not smart enough to get into graduate school?

invest in yourself

Questions This Week: I’ve worked ridiculously hard to face and resolve my fears but at 40 I’m still struggling. I would like to leave my job and work full on my side projects but being realistic, at what point should I leave my job? In the webinar you mentioned a woman who got into voice over work and last year grossed $106,000. Can you connect me with her? I am happy to be the first blind person taking the new online 48Days course so that I can let you know if there’s anything that can be adjusted to make things … Read More

Creative Slump or Need Another Ham Sandwich?

creative

Questions this week: Dan, I want to give your listeners ”5 Things Your Wife Wants You To Know (but probably hasn’t told you)” Can I do outside sales on the side without telling my current employer? I would like to have a full time ministry serving our Lord and defending my Christian  faith. I have been struggling as an online cartoonist for nearly 8 years now. How can I narrow down my core message to the one thing I have to share with the world? Good News More questions Cliff Feightner poem: When your creative well seems dry One thing you need … Read More

So you think you can coach……..

No this is not like So You Think You Can Dance.  We’re not going to have you come up on stage and perform for 3 minutes.  But we can help you walk through those first 48 hours of actual paid coaching to launch you into your own thriving business. Many of you are positioning yourselves as “coaches” here in the 48 Days community. I see your activity in the 48 Days Eagles community or you’re one of the 97 people who have already joined our Coaching Mastery Program.  Every day I am asked by more people, “Dan, can I be a coach?”  … Read More

You have to be odd

You have to be odd Questions for this week’s Podcast: I am a dreamer and know God has given me talents, but I’m not sure how to pursue them. I’m a 59-year-old career pastor transitioning out of church ministry due to caring for elderly parents. I would like to move to a new city because I think there might be more opportunity in my field. Plus some good news! Cliff Feightner poem this week: If you find that part of your quest Is wanting to be your best You need to prepare For changes out there Be ready for every … Read More

I believe other people are out to help me!

Positive attitude tip: Reach for the opportunity clock in the morning - erase the memory of an alarm clock.

My academic background is in clinical psychology.  But I always wondered, why do we focus exclusively on human pathology and dysfunction?  What about the positive side, the moments when human beings are at their absolute best?  It seems we can give everyone a label, categorizing every action as a dysfunction of some kind.  My wife is an “enabler” because she enjoys helping people, I’ve been accused of being in “denial” because I choose to focus on the good in my past rather than the bad.  My son was “ADHD” because he found it hard to sit in a traditional classroom.  … Read More

Will you give this guy two dollars?

generosity

There is a story of a little boy who was admiring a shiny, brand-new sports car parked on a quiet street.  He slowly walked around the amazing vehicle, savoring every angle.  As he pushed his nose up against the window to get a better view of the inside, the voice of the owner coming up behind startled him. Bob asked, “You like my car?”  “Oh yeah, mister.  It’s awesome.” was the reply. The proud owner said, “My brother gave it to me for Christmas.” “Your brother gave it to you?  Didn’t cost you nothing?” the young boy asked. “Yep, my … Read More