I quit my job but now I’m desperate, depressed and frustrated!

desperate, take action, seth godin

Episode #588 December 01, 2017 Questions: What are your top recommendations for events in 2018 Should I self-publish the work through Amazon and the Kindle Self-Publishing outlet?   How do I copyright my written material?  How do I self promote when self-publishing?  I just quit a job that I hated.  Now I’m desperate, depressed and frustrated. Good News Cliff Feightner poem: So they don’t like the things that you’ve done Let them go and have their fun There’s a world out there Full of people who care And you’ll have your day in the sun. Quotation: “We don’t take action because … Read More

Did you miss your window of opportunity?

opportunity

Questions: Dan, I teach online and make $21 an hour from home As a freelance copywriter I’m able to pay myself $3,500 every 2 weeks I just got hired by a great Christian college and am enjoying it immensely Can you go over the best practices for approaching someone to do a JV campaign? Is there any way I can partner with you or get any inside advice on Amazon Merch? I am 64 years old and seem to be going backwards in my career.  Am I too old to change careers?   Good News Cliff Feightner poem: Are you … Read More

Go above your comfort level and you’ll surprise yourself

comfort level

Listener questions this week: What’s the best way to guest post and get my name out there? Do I need a coach training program that’s certified? How do I get a mentor? The things I love to do, I lack the courage to do. Plus Good News Cliff Feightner poem: You say you are killing time I say that should be a crime Each precious minute Deserves something in it Each second should be treated as prime Quotation:    “A business is simply coming up with an idea that will make peoples’ lives better.”  Sir Richard Branson Show Notes: Episode … Read More

Don’t confuse activity with accomplishment

activity

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

Can I still choose a new career – at 30?

career change

Questions: I have been driving a truck for 3 years, but really dislike my job. There are a lot of high school students meandering their way into college without any sort of direction. I have been an electro-mechanical technician for the last 30 years but now at my age, I am getting to where I can’t do the things I used to. I would try sales, but I don’t know how to show transferrable skills on my resume and show past employment that doesn’t look like a technician resume. HELP! Amazon Merch Good News More questions Cliff Feightner poem: When the unexpected … Read More

Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will break our hearts…

heartbreak

Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will break our hearts… 5 months after I interviewed a company has contacted me.  Should I even consider them now? What is the most professional way to tell a company that this job/organization is not a right fit after all? Can I just be a life consultant – or do I need a niche? I’d like to start my own consulting practice related to accounting and business, but I am concerned because I have no contacts in the area we’re moving to. Should I self-publish or find a traditional publisher? And … 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

Don’t hide what feeds your soul

What are you doing to brig beauty into your life

As I was listening to my friend Chris McCluskey’s podcast on Worship, Work and Play, I heard him reference this old adage: “If I had but two loaves of bread I would sell one of them and buy White Hyacinths to feed my soul.” – Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915) Why does that capture us so?  And why does it even make any sense?  Surely if you were down to only two loaves of bread the responsible thing to do would be to guard them carefully and ration them out as food for your family. And yet a life without beauty is not … Read More

“My passion doesn’t pay” – how to leverage what you love

I love ____________, but it doesn’t pay enough.  No, the issue is not that it doesn’t pay enough.  The issue is you need to be more creative in your thinking.  With an abundance mentality you can always find ways to generate extraordinary income – far beyond “industry standards.”   You inspired me to do my own thing after reading 48 days. I started buying wrecked BMW’s and Land Rovers and selling the parts on Ebay for extra money. In 2015, we sold 3.5 million dollars in parts on our website and on Ebay. I have a stable job but dread … Read More

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