I stopped dreaming long ago…

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Here’s a note I just received from a Wisdom meets Passion reader: Yes, I still do 8.5 hours of time in my “human filing cabinet” each day.  Yes, I still dream of breaking out and finding my true calling. Yes, I’m still scared to death to do so. I stopped dreaming so long ago that I can’t even remember what I loved to do when I was 20, much less 5. I just remember loving baseball more than anything else. Maybe I should get a glove and a ball and find a wall and play catch with myself for a dozen … Read More

Are you overlooking your opportunity?

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Antonio Pasin came to the U.S. in 1914 at the age of 16.  He had a dream of having his own business but he had no money and found it difficult to even get a job at only 16.  Finally, he was able to start a small cabinet making business.  To haul his tools to his shop every day he made a small wagon that he pulled along.  But seeing the wagon, his customers began requesting one for their children – and the Radio Flyer was born.  He used scrap metal from the booming auto industry and changed his focus … Read More

Which did you choose?

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“You can choose safety, security, and order or you can choose freedom, creativity and mystery.  I will always choose the latter because I believe the risk of getting wounded along the way is less than the risk of never having lived at all.” Jared Angaza, co-author Wisdom Meets Passion

“Passion” or just another shiny object?

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With interviews lining up around the release of Wisdom Meets Passion I am seeing some interesting trends. Most of the interviewers ask repeated questions about finding one’s passion.  That seems to be the exciting, intriguing question of the day.  And I think it reflects the fact that so many people don’t feel they have ever identified their “passion.” Here are some tips Jared and I have developed in Wisdom Meets Passion: Passion is not identified while sitting doing nothing. Passion is typically not found while doing our normal routine. Passion is found by being fully engaged in the game of … Read More

You Need the Paycheck and Can’t Quit: 3 Steps to Better Work

Dan MillerFinding Passion, Job Search, No More Mondays8 Comments

[note color=”#FDD017″]This is a guest post by one of our active 48Days.net members – Farnoosh Brock. Farnoosh left a 12-year career at a Fortune 100 company to start her own company, Prolific Living Inc. and follow her passions. She now teaches unhappy professionals how to manage their “mid-career crisis” with a step-by-step plan out of a bad job into work they can love and find profitable. Check out the Smart Exit Blueprint course (open for August registration) or the FREE educational videos for some immediate career tips!  If you’d like to guest post on this blog, check out the guidelines here.[/note] … Read More

God’s Will – or just my passion?

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There is a current discussion on 48Days.net where J Sean Allen asks if his passion for old cars could really be part of his “God-ordained purpose” or if it’s just his self-centered materialistic desire.  Cars – Passion vs Distraction. Wow – there’s a question that only comes up about 6000 times a day.  Have you ever asked yourself that?  Have you ever thought that doing God’s will must involve suffering and misery?  That doing something you enjoy is likely just your own selfish desire? Imagine yourself as a parent.  You have a little 5-yr-old boy – and that little boy … Read More

Go ahead – astonish me

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I just got an endorsement for my upcoming book – Wisdom meets Passion – from Jack Faris, President/CEO National Federation of Independent Business[ NFIB], Retired.  Jack was delighted to see my use of the word “astonish” in several places as I wrote about doing something remarkable. So here’s my question for you today.  What is it you do that is brilliant, amazing, excellent, remarkable, essential, extraordinary, outstanding, noteworthy, incredible or astonishing? What is it that displays your personal best – your personal brilliance? The story is told that one day the great artist, Picasso, was walking in the market.  A woman … Read More

Can I learn from their success – and failure?

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Jerome writes, Dan, I have the No More Mondays CDs and was listening to a story about a couple that started a coffee shop for around $5K when everyone else was telling them it would cost $180-$220K. I am in the same position with wanting to start my own pizza restaurant, and was wondering if it would be possible to get more details about their success. Or even to get in contact with them and learn from their experience. Jerome, yes I’m sure you could learn a lot from their experience.  That story about the coffee shop happened about 15 … Read More

“I want to be a Sidewalk Man”

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Finding God’s unique gifts is the path to a fulfilling life. A few years ago a beautiful Saturday allowed us to complete some outdoor projects.  Joanne and I purposely had our three grandchildren at our house to experience the excitement of the day.  A crew was working on forms for a new sidewalk before we woke up.  The roofers were here by 7:30 AM.  Caleb, my then 6-yr. old grandson, was especially fascinated by all the work being completed.  The concrete truck arrived and began to dump the concrete in the prepared forms.  Intrigued by the big boots and the … Read More