One day you finally knew what you had to do

One day you finally knew what you had to do I’ve downloaded the PDF and noticed three of these items (Financial, family, and spiritual) do not apply to me. I don’t have family and don’t plan to start one. I have no spirituality in my life. I don’t care about my finances. How do I schedule interviews when I’m currently working full time? How can I create residual income as a Spanish interpreter? Should my son work this summer or apply for college scholarships? I love the ministry work I’m doing but we’re Financially strained and my wife’s health is failing. … Read More

Do this and you can fail your way to success

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

Today is the day for this……..

Today, November 14th, is a big day for me!  It’s 48 Days until the New Year rolls in.  And as such I always have my goals clearly laid out for the coming year.  So I’ve already decided what I’m going to accomplish next year. Management guru Peter Drucker always recommended that you examine every part of your business regularly to determine if there is anything you are doing now that you wouldn’t do again if you could start over. What if you did this Zero-Based planning for your LIFE?  If you could wipe the slate clean and look at your life … Read More

What a man can be, he must be

What a man can be, he must be Can I still have a meaningful life after 65? Do entrepreneurs take these kind of risks all the time? Here are 50 Ways for Artists to Achieve Their Goals I feel like I’m on an abusive roller coaster with myself. How can I schedule interviews when I’m working full time? I Know I’m smart I know I’m talented I know I have so much I could do why do I continue to hold myself back how do I get past this rut? “A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a … Read More

This is the way to live your life – and sell onions

A coaching client recently gave me a copy of Radical Hospitality – Benedict’s Way of Love by Daniel Homan, Lonni Collins Pratt. Here’s a little story from that book that got my attention: We have also lost our souls in the marketplace, in the bickering, the negotiating. Must we position ourselves as productive winners all the time?  Go with me to a corner of the sprawling market in Mexico City where an old Indian man named Potalamo is selling onions.  Twenty strings of onions lay in front of him.  A guy from Denver walks up and asks, “How much for … Read More

Have you decided to be more successful in 2017?

Often, we have someone call our office about making a change in his or her life.  We send information and then hear nothing.  Two years later, that person calls and says, “Now I’m ready to really create a plan.”  What I always wonder is, What did they do for those two years?  And usually, when we meet, it confirms my suspicion that they simply continued doing what they had been doing. One time a coaching client told me he had taken a temporary position at his local bank – just for 2-3 months until he clarified his job search for a … Read More

Are you doing this to bypass other job seekers?

Hi Dan,  I’m finishing up a website and resume (I’m a graphic designer) and am hoping to begin the official job search soon. However, should I be concerned that the holidays are approaching? In 48 Days To The Work You Love you suggest that it’s better to NOT contact managers at busy times (Mondays, Fridays, etc…). Would the holiday season/end of the year qualify as an altogether tough time to request interview time? Thanks for your help,  Chad ********************************* Great question!  This is a time of year when a lot of job seekers think they might as well wait until Jan. … Read More

To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others

To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others No driver’s license yet but making money as a photographer. Does my age mean my opportunities are diminishing? Should I put the $250 it will cost to take an insurance course on a credit card? Dear Dan, I need a complete career makeover. how do I get started? How can I help my cousin help herself? I am tired of feeling sorry for myself, tired of wanting to die. “The appetite of laborers works for them;     their hunger drives them on.”  Proverbs 16:26  Show Notes: Episode – 11-04-16 Title: … Read More

10 companies no longer require a degree.

10 companies no longer require a degree. I have $200,000 in student loan debt and hate my job. Should a man consider getting rid of facial hair to eliminate a possible negative impression? I’m writing this today, 2 months after transitioning to part time, a changed man. I have found hope again. Homeschooled and now making $70,000 as a software developer. “I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”  Carl Jung Show Notes: Episode – 10-28-16 Title: N/A Subtitle: N/A Summary: In this episode, Dan Miller sits down to share success stories on the … Read More

Do I need a college degree for the work I love?

Last week I mentioned that Ernst & Young (a major finance and accounting firm) is no longer requiring a college degree as part of their application process.  A few months ago, PricewaterhouseCoopers )PwC) – another big player in financial services announced they would no longer be using The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) scores as a part of their hiring process. Gaenor Bagley, PwC head of people said: “As a progressive employer we recognize that talent and potential presents itself in different ways and at different stages in people’s lives. Removing the UCAS criteria will create a fairer and … Read More