Don’t confuse activity with accomplishment

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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

Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

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There are some that believe to give means having nothing left for yourself. The error in this thinking is that no one can make any real impact if they are giving from an empty cup. This is why one must fill their cup first, before being able to give to others. This week’s questions address the value of investing in YOURSELF — not only for you but everyone around you. Questions: How can I best help my neighbor? I only make $15 an hour.  How could I give to others or spend on myself? Is it selfish to spend money … Read More

The Magic of Thinking Big

“Try to feel defeated and smile big at the same time. You can't”— David Schwartz, author The Magic of Thinking Big

The Magic of Thinking Big When you believe I-can-do-it, the How-to-do-it develops.  Don’t “Fake it till you make it” but rather “Tell the truth in advance.”  In this episode I review the timeless classic, The Magic of Thinking Big and share 5 simple action steps to overcome fear and amplify your success. “Try to feel defeated and smile big at the same time.  You can’t.”— David Schwartz, author The Magic of Thinking Big [Tweet This] Show Notes: Episode – 08-11-17 Title: N/A Subtitle: N/A Summary: In this episode, Dan addresses a recurring theme found in his podcast; the idea of thinking BIG. … Read More

I’ve drifted away from my “Why”

I’ve drifted from my original niche of helping people discover their WHY and toward the sameness of lots of other voices out there.

When I started 48 Days I was teaching a Sunday School class on finding your purpose and calling.  My Why was that I knew then as now that over 80% of Americans say they do not have their dream job.  I wanted to inspire that 80% to find or create work that was meaningful, aligned with their purpose and able to generate the money necessary to fund their dream. I know:  People who love their work are more productive and more creative. They are more in touch with their God inspired calling. They are happier and have happier families. They … Read More

I got on the wrong boat

I got on the wrong boat - 3 things to consider when finding your purpose

Recently I received the pre-coaching information profile from a 40-yr-old teacher.  He wrote, “I feel like I got on the wrong boat, and now my life is half over.”   Wow – what a painful statement about moving along in this journey called life.  Are you clear on where you are going?  Or on what your purpose here is?  If not, why not?  How can we find fulfillment, peace and meaning without being clear on our “mission” in life? In sharing this with my wife, Joanne, she paused and then related her absolute confidence in knowing what she was sent here … Read More

A “simple” man

Being “simple” can override the best  intelligence and education. In Proverbs 7:7 we read, “I saw among the simple, I noticed among the young men, a youth who lacked judgment.”  Another translation says, “void of understanding.”  I have read this hundreds of times and have always assumed that “simple” actually meant a guy who just wasn’t too bright – maybe a little slow – you know, one wheel in the sand.  However, my new study Bible has a note:  “The person who has no purpose in life is simple-minded.  Without aim or direction, an empty life is unstable, vulnerable to … Read More

Two greatest days in your life

John Maxwell is known for his books, seminars and speeches on Leadership.  In this month’s issue of SUCCESS magazine he talks about the two greatest days in our lives. John says: “There are two great days in our lives – the day we are born and the day we discover why.”   Can you identify both of those days in your life?

I have no vision now….

Sharon asks a question: “All my adult life has revolved around meeting my family’s needs–my husband and 2 children. Now, the kids are in college and I feel my mission is coming to a close.  I have no vision for my future or goals for my life now.  This makes me feel purposeless and alone.  My husband and I have a great relationship, but I feel we don’t have much to talk about, except our kids. As a Christian, I want to follow God’s plan for me. I just don’t know how to go about discovering that plan, setting goals … Read More

No Passion – there’s a hole in your bucket

What are you passionate about? Too frequently I hear in response to that question – “Nothing”.   Or “I really don’t know.” Certainly you’ve met people who have a clear passion.  They can’t wait to get up in the morning and get started on their work.  They are eager, enthusiastic, understand their purpose and are committed to living it out.  That kind of passion comes from knowing what you were born to do.  Come follow me around for a day or to – and then decide if I’m passionate about my work. Passion helps you get more done is less time.  … Read More