What does this make possible?

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What does this make possible?

When unexpected change comes our first reaction is often one of fear or anger.  We want to hang on to things as they were.  But a healthier response may be to ask (in the wise words of Gail Hyatt) “What does this make possible?”  In this episode we hear from listeners who have been confronted with unwelcome change, and I share about our cease and desist order regarding having live events at the Sanctuary. 

The questions this week:

  1. The dealership I’m at has just changed their pay plan, and ALL of the salespeople are bummed out about it. I guess this was the motivation I needed to look for other work or another dealership.
  2. How do you differentiate between naysayers/whiners versus realists and intuitionists?
  3. Are we too scattered? Do we have too many things going on to do any of them well?
  4. I know I have a lot of good idea,s but I’m having trouble keeping myself motivated.
  5. I want to use my associate degree in accounting but fear that I will not make as much as I’m making now working in a steel shop.
  6. And I’ve got good news –

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” Dr. Seuss — Tweet This

Cliff Feightner‘s Poem

Does the place of your working career
Just serve to keep money near
Do you think you’re a slob
Just working a job
And to lose it is your biggest fear

Show Notes:
Episode – 06-23-17

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Summary:
In this episode, Dan reminds us to be open to change. It’s very normal to feel jostled by unexpected events that throw your plans. But, if we can step back and keep an open mind, perhaps we can gain enough courage to ask, “What does this make possible?” Listen as Dan shares a number of positive, news stories and success stories. He also addresses questions relating to this week’s theme and opens up about how he is choosing to deal with an unexpected change for the 48 Days community.

 

Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 01:11 – Preview of Today’s Show on “What does this make possible?” When unexpected change comes our first reaction is often one of fear or anger. We want to hang on to things as they were. But a healthier response may be to ask (in the wise words of Gail Hyatt) “What does this make possible?” In this episode we hear from listeners who have been confronted with unwelcome change, and I share about our cease and desist order regarding having live events at the Sanctuary.
    • The dealership I’m at has just changed their pay plan, and ALL of the salespeople are bummed out about it. I guess this was the motivation I needed to look for other work or another dealership
    • How do you differentiate between naysayers/whiners versus realists and intuitionists?
    • Are we too scattered? Do we have too many things going on to do any of them well?
    • I know I have a lot of good ideas but I’m having trouble keeping myself motivated.
    • I want to use my associate degree in accounting but fear that I will not make as much as I’m making now working in a steel shop
    • And I’ve got good news –
    • “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” ― Dr. Seuss
  • 02:58 – Send your questions at askdan@48Days.com or AskDan
  • 03:25 – A poem from Cliff Feightner
    Does the place of your working career
    Just serve to keep money near
    Do you think you’re a slob
    Just working a job
    And to lose it is your biggest fear
  • 05:05 – Good news from San Antonio – a graduating student was not allowed to come up on stage if he wore jeans, so he swapped pants with a stranger
  • 06:47 – In Colorado, there were missing hikers who called 911 to get help
    • 07:04 – Search team went out at 4:15 p.m. and at 6:00 p.m. they made visual contact
    • 07:21 – The team used a drone to find the hikers
  • 08:10 – Father surprises son with birthday gift from beyond the grave
    • 08:17 – Johnny has been grieving over his father’s death since he had a heart attack in April
    • 08:34 – Johnny’s sister picked him up from school last week and brought him to the music center for his guitar lesson
    • 08:46 – His sister handed him a birthday card from his father
    • 08:58 – The guitar store workers revealed a guitar case with a Dean Razorback Guitar – the model Johnny wanted
    • 09:08 – His father ordered the guitar in January to surprise his son on his birthday
    • 09:26 – Their community heard the story about Johnny’s late father and they pooled up funds to support Johnny’s guitar lessons
    • 09:55 – They have over $16,000 donated
  • 10:23 – Another story from Montreal – a homeless man’s violin got stolen
    • 10:36 – On Tuesday, Mark found out that his violin, which he uses to play for a living, was stolen
    • 11:06 – This week, Mark had a new sign that said – Violin Stolen
    • 11:16 – People posted it on Facebook in the hope of somebody had a violin to give
    • 11:27 – The Metropolitan Opera saw the post
    • 11:34 – The CEO told The Washington Post that they were touched by the story
    • 11:49 – The Metropolitan Opera approached a store and purchased a brand new violin for Mark
    • 12:01 – Dan remembers the movie, The Soloist, from this story
  • 12:40 – Last night, Dan was at a dinner with his friends and found out Mike, another friend, left his wallet on the airplane
    • 13:22 – He tried to call but it didn’t through
    • 14:29 – Dan used Joanne’s car and offered to drive Mike to his AirBnB
    • 14:55 – At the parking lot, Mike got an email from an executive from United Airlines saying they have his wallet
    • 15:09 – The airline found his wallet, took his name, took details of his reservation and contacted him from there
    • 15:19 – The executive put in her personal phone number so Mike didn’t have to go through the corporate phone numbers
    • 15:28 – He immediately called her to pick it up
    • 15:44 – Dan drove them back to the airport to get the wallet
  • 16:41 – Dave says, The dealership I’m at has just changed their pay plan, and ALL of the salespeople are bummed out about it. I guess this was the motivation I needed to look for other work or another dealership
    • 17:23 – Don’t look at duplicating what you do now, but consider doing other things
    • 18:06 – Look at other opportunities where you can use your sales skills
    • 18:50 – Dan shares about the Sanctuary they have in Tennessee
    • 19:33 – Williamson County Codes has decided that Dan is not allowed to have any kind of event in his Sanctuary
    • 19:50 – With the ugly trailer Dan had out in front made the Sanctuary look like an auxiliary building
    • 20:11 – Having cleaned up the barn and removed the trailer, this made the barn the only building on the property which was deemed commercial – in doing so, it violated the codes
    • 20:32 – 3 weeks ago, Dan got a letter and an immediate visit from the county where they decided to give Dan a cease and desist
    • 21:18 – Dan pulled his live events from his sites
    • 21:35 – In their Monday team meeting, Dan already laid out 10 things they can do to replace the live events
    • 22:01 – Dan can focus on 48 Days Eagles
    • 22:40 – Or write another book
    • 23:35 – Joanne, Dan’s wife is grieving over what happened because the events are one good way to personally connect with their audience
    • 24:33 – Whatever you’re faced with ask, “What does this make possible?”
    • 25:42 – Dan wants to be positive and not dwell on what already had happened
  • 26:53 – Joe says, The owner told me if the business doesn’t pick up soon, he’ll need to lay me off. Advice?
    • 27:33 – What does this make possible?
    • 27:44 – Take this as an opportunity
    • 28:49 – Unemployment is only at 3.8% – meaning, companies are desperately looking for people
    • 29:23 – Take this opportunity to put yourself out into the marketplace
  • 29:55 – Joshua says, How do you differentiate between naysayers/whiners versus realists and intuitionists?
    • 30:38 – This could be the essence of a new book
    • 31:28 – For 12 years, Dan has been doing events in the Sanctuary. They’ve never had a 2-day event that had not included a walking tour of their property
    • 32:12 – You have to be so clear on what you’re moving toward that you look for people who will support you
  • 34:21 – Jim Bob sent a message, Are we too scattered? Do we have too many things going on to do any of them well?
    • 36:15 – Yes, you are scattered
    • 36:35 – Dan uses a venn diagram to see which activities overlap together
    • 38:00 – You can develop different things where they are all connected
  • 38:15 – Dan plays an audio clip from David Valentine, I know I have a lot of good ideas but I’m having trouble keeping myself motivated.
    • 40:49 – Plan out where you want to be 3 years from now
    • 41:36 – High achievers are able to maintain their motivation by knowing their plans
    • 42:13 – If you can see what you want to be, you do things that make deposits that will contribute to your plan
    • 43:03 – Believe strongly in the end result
  • 43:16 – The next question says, What do I say in a resume?
    • 43:51 – Be careful about describing yourself as having no experience
    • 44:03 – Talk about your competencies and what you’ve done
    • 44:42 – “Put your best foot forward”
  • 45:49 – Barron’s message says, I want to use my associate degree in accounting but fear that I will not make as much as I’m making now working in a steel shop
    • 46:20 – There are a lot of trades where you’ll make more money than being a CPA or starting accountant
    • 46:25 – Be realistic about it if you want to have a significant income
    • 46:47 – Set yourself apart
  • 47:44 – The new 48 Days Eagles site – This is the best place for moving your career forward
  • 48:49 – Dan closes today’s podcast

3 Key Points:

  1. Whatever you face in your life, choose positivity and ask yourself, “What does this make possible?”.
  2. A setback is an opportunity for you to grow, learn, and be better.
  3. Be clear about your vision and plan and find people who will support you in the process.

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Credits:

  • Show Notes provided by Mallard Creatives

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  • Archie

    “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” After I listened to this podcast, oh yeah, I’m relating. 🙂
    I LOVE your thinking and perspective though, Dan. You are SO wise! 🙂

  • Mark Schinnerer

    Dan, your insight and encouragement is so refreshing and uplifting. I’ve had a dream and goal for a lot of years that I have just recently decided to move forward on. I’m amazed at the additional possibilities that continue to fill my mind as I work on accomplishing the original goal. I’m actually excited for you to have this new challenge with The Sanctuary. Do you think you were comfortable with what you had built? Maybe it’s time for you to grow again! I am looking forward to seeing what great things you will do next and how many more people you will reach and help. I’ll be watching and listening.