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

Would you rather be comfortable or fully alive?


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

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

Not till God tells me………

“Dan! I’m feeling like I’m in a dead-end situation, but I’m not going to move until God tells me to do so!” I received this note recently from a reader – and it represents thousands of similar notes I’ve received over the last 20 years. The writer continues, “Dan, I’m miserable, frustrated, anxious, sick, exhausted, bored, nervous, worried, concerned, restless, fearful, frightened, apprehensive, troubled, upset, angry, exasperated, incensed, infuriated, discouraged, aggravated, maddened, offended, disappointed, distressed, anguished, tormented, suffering, afflicted, suffering, persecuted” – well, you get the idea.  But he’s not going to move until God himself “tells” him to. Just … Read More

“Human Filing Cabinets?

I ran across this term a couple of years ago in reference to office buildings — and it made my skin crawl.  Much has been said about the depersonalization of the modern technology worker’s work space.  How can one be creative, innovative and contributing when in a work environment that has all the ambience given to a caged chicken?  When I drive by the high-rise buildings, (I consider anything where you can’t have your feet in the grass in thirty paces a high-rise) I cringe in mental pain for those trapped inside in surroundings they endure to survive. Here’s a … Read More

Need a break – just get a job

Joanne and I had a funny conversation on the way home from lunch on Sunday.  She said sometimes she sees the clerks in Macy’s and is kinda jealous.  I asked whatever she could mean by that and here’s the essence of her explanation. If she just had a job to go to every day her life would be so much simpler.  She wouldn’t be available for long lunches with hurting people, last minute babysitting, shopping for those whose schedules don’t allow it, committee meetings, board memberships, coordinating special events for her art classes, committing to major projects like her soon-to-be-released … Read More

How I learned to love my job

[note color=”#FDD017″]This is a guest post by Andhedrew. He is an artist and blogger who’s committed to giving away 1000 pieces of art to random strangers, an idea that he introduced at TED. He blogs about intentional living. If you’d like to guest post on this blog, check out the guidelines here.[/note] I want to tell you a story about how I learned to love my job. First I need to tell you why I hated my job: health insurance. Simply put, I wouldn’t need to work my day job if my wife and I could buy health insurance, but because Sonia had … Read More

The 48 Days Challenge – (correction) TOMORROW NIGHT

I just realized I sent this out TODAY – Announcing our live teleseminar TOMORROW NIGHT.  I do apologize for the mixup.  For all of you who have already registered – yes, it’s tomorrow, Thursday evening at 7:00 Central Time. Do you believe you could dramatically change your life in 48 Days?  I’m inviting you to join the 48 Days Challenge – STARTING TOMORROW NIGHT.  Are you ready for 2014?  Have you decided what the New Year will bring? With all the popularity of 48 Days, we’ve never done this kind of challenge before.  We want to count down the days – from … Read More

Are you just a willing worker?

Thursday morning (July 4th) I put this ad on Craigslist.  As of this morning, 4 days later, I have received 19 responses.  Some live 50 miles away, some have full-time jobs and would need to just pop in late in the evening, and some want something just until they find a full-time position.  And unfortunately, most of the rest have no relevant experience or knowledge – they are just “willing workers” who need some income. We are a writing and speaking couple with nine acres that we absolutely love. Our mowing and trimming is taken care of – but we … Read More

Not Happy in Your Job? Be the Chicken not the Egg

Here’s a note from Jill – “I am 33 years old and have nothing to show for it. Nine years after college, I have no job, no career. Just a couple useless degrees. I studied fashion design, then graphic design. I’ve had around 5 jobs in that time lasting 6 months each. The jobs I’ve had have been crappy. The people in all of them were hateful and toxic. I’m starting to think the typical workplace isn’t for me.  All the doors seem shut for me. I still don’t know if I have any talent. I’m starting to doubt my … Read More