My Life is too Small

Recently a 36 yr old MBA in exec position in an exciting industry shared this concern in her coaching profile:  “I have a vague sense that my life is too small.” Living large does not necessarily mean a bigger salary, house, cars or retirement fund.  It has nothing to do with fancy vacations or the latest fashions.  Rather, it means having a life that is full of meaning and purpose.  And that can occur – or be absent – at any place on the continuum of the traditional parameters of “success.”  I’ve seen millionaires who are living life “small” and those … Read More

This really ticks me off

Here’s a recent 48 Days Radio Show listener question: “Dan, I’ve read some of your topics in 48 Days to the Work You Love and I have a couple of interview questions that I have no idea how to respond to.  The first one is ‘What did you accomplish in your last position?’  This question ticks me off.  The reason is I feel that this is a question that should be asked of someone who has a college degree and has worked at a top-notch company.  I’m a 45 year-old woman who has a GED.  I felt this question was … Read More

My passion is gone for the work I thought I loved

I love this question from a listener – What do you do when the passion is gone? Hi Dan, I’m 33 years old, and I’ve been drawing cartoons and comics for as long as I can remember. It just recently became a career after I completed two full length graphic novels in the past few years. My mission statement for my work has always been “To tell stories that are as fun to read as they are to make”, but it’s becoming something dreadful that I don’t look forward to anymore. It breaks my heart to feel that way towards something … Read More

What would happen if everyone did work they love?

Here’s a common question from a 48 Days Radio listener: Hi Dan!  There’s something that subconsciously troubles me about the notion that we should all do work we love.  Part of me feels guilty trying to focus on my passions knowing that at the end of the day, we NEED people to work in slaughter houses and be janitors etc.  Obviously, janitorial work is very important, but are there really people with a passion for feces?  If everybody applied your philosophy how would the “dirty jobs” get done? Thanks,  Dail  Great question!  Reason would tell us that no one would … Read More

I only do business with people who love their work

I hope it’s clear that I’m doing work I love.  Obviously, I would never settle for less.  But you know what else I won’t settle for?  Doing business with someone who doesn’t like their work.  Do you think I want a mechanic working on my prized cars who hates what he’s doing?  Do you think I’d go to a dentist who despised her profession? (And yes, there are too many in this category.) No, I’ll go to extra lengths to make sure I’m doing business with people who have found their passion.  We’ve had the same guys doing our yard … Read More

But I don’t have the degree for the Work I Love

Here’s a recent question from a reader: QUESTION:  Hello, After hearing about your program on the Dave Ramsey show, I decided to check out your web site.  Your course looks good, but what happens once you find the “work you love” and you aren’t “qualified”?  I went to college for over 4 years, but never actually got a degree.  That little piece of paper is holding me back from a lot of things.  Does your course cover how to get jobs that you don’t have experience or qualifications for, but is the work you love?  I really don’t want to … Read More

How to get the exact position you desire

I just joined an 8-week study group on Living the Principles of Think & Grow Rich.  So I’m re-reading that classic book written back in 1937.  In reading through Step Six I was struck by the process Hill describes for getting the job you want – and how similar it is to what I recommend today, 78 years later.  In fact, I had to wonder how much my thinking was influenced by my first readings of this book many years ago.  ( See below for how you can win a copy of Think & Grow Rich.) Here’s his 7 step … Read More

I really am doing work I love

[note color=”#FDD017″]This is a guest post by Jenny Hester, a wife, mom of 3, blogger, beach lover, and now author of “21 Ways to Invite Excellence into your Life“. She says she was as lost as an Easter egg when she attended Coaching with Excellence in May of 2013. Now her new book launches August 19th – 21st and anyone purchasing the book during this time will receive 10 other downloadable books absolutely free. Simply send a copy of your receipt [email protected] get the code for the free books. If you would like to guest post on this blog, check out the guidelines here. [/note] At 46 … Read More

Money comes in a package

“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 Check out all our resources for finding – or creating – work you love!