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

Why Self-Love is the #1 barrier between yourself and your dream career

[note color=”#FDD017″]Anne-Sophie Reinhardt, from Zurich, Switzerland, is an anorexia survivor, self-love ambassador,  body image expert and the owner of aMINDmedia. She’s the author of The Ultimate Guide to a Healthy Body Image and empowers you to achieve a healthier and more successful life by returning to your true purpose and values. If you’d like to guest post on this blog, check out the guidelines here.[/note] Self-love is the elixir of life. It’s what makes you happy, fulfilled and successful. It’s what opens hearts and minds and empowers you to change your world. And yet it’s still the most undervalued and underused practice … Read More

Need more money?

“Work must provide the opportunity for spiritual and personal growth as well as financial success.  The irony is that if it does not provide all three, there will be a natural pressure to keep the financial rewards low.  The search for money alone will always be self-defeating.”    Dan Miller

Did your work express your faith today?

Too often we create an artificial dichotomy in which we divide what is spiritual and what is “secular.”  Personally, I think if we are spiritual beings, then everything in our lives is spiritual.  I’m not a person of faith for 58 minutes on Sunday morning and then just a worker bee the rest of the week.  My work should be an expression of my faith.  And trust me, what I’m doing on Thursday morning tells people more about what I believe and value than looking at the back of my head for a few minutes on Sunday. Our work is … Read More