Winning without losing your soul

income generators

As we are now in the last half of the year I always like to take a fresh look at everything I’m doing.  Are writing, speaking, doing a podcast, creating new products, coaching, connecting people and spending time with family and friends all activities that embrace my “calling,” my purpose for being here on earth?  Or have I allowed some things to creep in that are nothing more than income generators, or just worthless habits that I need to stop? My November 14th Goal My goal is to determine by November 14th what 15% of my current activities that I’m … 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

What would you do in my shoes?

This week, we hear from a discouraged 27-year-old who says he has no idea what he wants to do with his life. He says, “I don’t know what I’m passionate about or what I’m great at.” I shared his concerns with my Coaching Mastery students. Check out their answers. Episode #610 May 04, 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 … Read More

Get people to trust you and take it to the bank!

Selling is not taking advantage of people – rather, it is a great way of serving them well – and it removes the ceiling to income potential.  In this episode we hear from a young Dad who loves to sell but feels a need to hang on to a “secure” job. Episode #609 April 27, 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 – … Read More

Are you the donkey or the merchant?

success building community

Picture this scenario.  A businessman who is liked and trusted by his neighbors has been given coffee samples from 50 local farmers.  The next morning he loads up the samples in his cart behind his faithful donkey.  He dangles a carrot in front of the donkey’s nose.  The businessman is already thinking about all the orders he’s going to get from these delectable samples.  The donkey has no idea where they’re going or why – he doesn’t even like coffee; he’s simply following the carrot just in front of his nose.  At the end of the day, the donkey gets the … 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

Shorts vs Panties

are you selling what people need or what they want

This morning I opened a new pack of undershorts that Joanne picked up for me.  Wow – six pairs of new Jockey shorts.  Out of curiosity I asked her what she paid for these.  She said it was $5.99 for the pack of six.  Okay that’s $.99 each – and these babies have double stitching, a variety of colors, the extra overlap for the trap door that we guys need – all in all just a real classy piece of workmanship. Then I asked her what she pays for her panties. She said normally $8-10.00 each.  Of course those are much … Read More

Want to live a larger life?

living large

Recently a 36-yr-old MBA in exec position in an exciting industry shared this concern in her coaching profile:  “I have a vague sense that my life is too small.” Living large does not necessarily mean a bigger salary, house, cars or retirement fund.  It has nothing to do with fancy vacations or the latest fashions.  Rather, it means having a life that is full of meaning and purpose.  And that can occur – or be absent – at any place on the continuum of the traditional parameters of “success.”  I’ve seen millionaires who are living life “small” and those with scarce financial resources who are … Read More

Does God want me to “swallow poison” every day?

does God want me to suffer

Patrice wants to know why she has been unable to develop her passion, and the only jobs available are ones that she hates. Here’s part of her lengthy letter: “After everything I’ve been through I’m afraid that somehow, God’s will for me is actually not to pursue the sole vocational passion He appears to have put in my heart, but to do this office work that feels like I’m swallowing poison every day.  Maybe I’m projecting my family’s patterns onto God – child abuse survivors do that, probably even more so than those with healthier backgrounds – but I’m afraid that, counterintuitive … Read More

But I had no choice….

choice

I heard a story about a man riding a horse at breakneck speed.  It appears he’s going someplace very important.  A man standing along the roadside shouts, “Where are you going?”  To which the rider yells back, “I don’t know.   Ask the horse.” This seems to be essentially the story I’m hearing from lots of people today.  They’re riding the horse of circumstances, their habits or other people’s expectations.  If that describes you, it’s time to grab the reins and move your life in the direction of where you really want to go. A Real Life Example I’m currently … Read More