Don’t aim to be comfortable

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Get out of your comfort zone

Don’t aim to be comfortable You’ll never be your best if you just want to be comfortable.   Being comfortable can lead to complacency, laziness and mediocrity.  If you’re successful on 80% of the things you try, you’re not stretching enough to find where you are best.  You aren’t growing if you’re always successful.   Questions from this week’s Podcast: Are you in your Sweet Spot or your Comfort Zone? Should you leave a good paying job for one that serves a better cause? As Christians, we tithe on our personal incomes, but what about our business? I’m working 60-70 … Read More

Does the world really need my contribution?

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Mother Teresa, stand out

Does the world really need my contribution? If you have a talent for technology, art, music or brain surgery, does the world really care?  Is your contribution meaningful if twenty other people can do the same thing?  Let’s look at how to make yourself stand out in a world of sameness.   Should I move to a job that pays less and requires more hours but is a better fit? Does the world need my contribution? Should I give two weeks notice or just quit on payday? Am I being cold-hearted and unloving thinking that the homeless and/or poor should … Read More

Your success is guaranteed – if you do this

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Investing in yourself, Jim Rohn, Rich People, Libraries, Books

Your success is guaranteed – if you do this “Here is a rule that will guarantee your success – and possibly make you rich: Invest 3 percent of your income back into yourself.” That’s great advice from Brian Tracy. I’m going to show you the formula that can double or triple your income. Stocks, bonds and mutual funds are for conservative people who just want to protect the money they already have.  I will describe the only investing strategy I recommend if you want to exponentially increase your income — investing in yourself. It will work for you whether you … Read More

Your Success is Guaranteed – If You Do This

Dan MillerFinancial Freedom, Personal Development, Wisdom meets Passion7 Comments

“Here is a rule that will guarantee your success – and possibly make you rich: Invest 3 percent of your income back into yourself.” That’s great advice from Brian Tracy. I’m going to show you the formula that can double or triple your income. Stocks, bonds and mutual funds are for conservative people who just want to protect the money they already have.  I will describe the only investing strategy I recommend if you want to exponentially increase your income. Invest in yourself. It will work for you whether you are employed or in your own business.  It will work … Read More

Do this and you can fail your way to success

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Be aware that not fitting nicely into school and societal molds may brand you as a “failure.”  You may have been the “C” student or maybe you lost 4 jobs in a row.  However, it’s interesting that often those labeled as such go on to accomplish unusual success.  It seems that frequently if a person does not have the normal opportunities available, they end up finding creative methods for extraordinary success. Look at these “failures:” — Albert Einstein was four years old before he could speak. — Issac Newton did poorly in grade school. — Beethoven’s music teacher once said … Read More

Just a broken window but then…

Dan MillerPersonal Development, Wisdom meets Passion26 Comments

There’s a concept in criminal thinking known as the broken window theory.  Introduced in 1982 by social scientists James Q. Wilson and George L. Kelling in an article titled “Broken Windows” it included the following example: “Consider a building with a few broken windows. If the windows are not repaired, the tendency is for vandals to break a few more windows. Eventually, they may even break into the building, and if it’s unoccupied, perhaps become squatters or light fires inside. Or consider a sidewalk. Some litter accumulates. Soon, more litter accumulates. Eventually, people even start leaving bags of trash from … Read More

How can these guys both be in the same business?

Dan MillerEntrepreneur, Finding Passion9 Comments

Last week I talked with two guys, both in the landscape business.  The first complained bitterly about customers who were hard to please, did not pay their bills on time and didn’t understand the big picture of landscaping.  He went on to say his machines would break down through no fault of his own and that he was filing bankruptcy that day. The next morning I spoke with Noe, the guy who has taken care of my landscaping and lawn maintenance for the last 15 years.  He told me how great business was, how he had just raised prices by 10% and … Read More

What is one thing that makes you successful?

Dan MillerNo More Mondays, Personal Development, Theology7 Comments

Last week the founder of Leads Magazine (www.leadsmagazine.co) asked me:  What is ONE big inspiration or tactic you can share with entrepreneurs and small businesses about being more successful? My One big inspiration tactic for being more successful is I treat the 168 hours we have each week as I would carefully earned dollars.  I decide in advance how I will invest, save and spend those hours.  My morning routine sets the stage for the day I will have.  Not the weather, my emails, the latest news or political unrest – but my own personal focus in the first 90 … Read More

If Dolly can you can

Dan MillerNo More Mondays5 Comments

There is an osprey couple about 30 feet from the deck on the beach house we are enjoying in Nokomis Beach, Florida.  The male and female are busy maintaining their nest.  These magnificent birds with their six-foot wing span are amazing to watch as they appear to be free and at ease, even while completing this important task.  As is so often the case, I think we can observe things in nature that should encourage us. In No More Dreaded Mondays I outlined the 5 Predictors of Success that we see time and time again in very successful people.  Those … Read More

I’m not working – I’m living

Dan MillerWisdom meets Passion20 Comments

I just read about an interview Darren Hardy (publisher SUCCESS magazine) did with David Foster, the famous music producer who’s worked with Celine Dion, Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Beyonce and many others.  At 65 years old David continues to work far more than 40 hours per week. Darren wondered why.  With wealth and fame why wouldn’t David take a break?  Isn’t the goal to make enough money so we don’t have to work so hard? Here’s David’s response:  “On a Saturday morning, when it’s quiet, there’s no place I’d rather be on the planet – no exotic beach, no lounge … Read More