I want that job….

There is a story told about a farmer who grew discontent with his farm.  He complained about the lake on his property that always needed to have the fish thinned out.  The rolling hills made it more difficult for him to run the fence rows.  Sometimes he couldn’t even see his cows because they had so much territory to cover.  At night it was so dark it was hard to walk from the barn back to his house. He decided to sell the place and move somewhere really nice.  He called a realtor and made plans to sell his property.  … Read More

I’m overeducated and can’t find a job.

I’m overeducated and can’t find a job. I’m an accountant in name only. It’s not in my heart. I feel that I am taking someone else’s oxygen and should just not try anymore. I was a teacher who was depressed from the pain of conforming to my boss’s unrealistic expectations of me. How can I increase my income as a minister? I’m over-educated but lacking in work experience. If someone dropped $10,000,000 in your lap tomorrow, would it change anything you do or how much you work? “Never follow your passion but always take it with you.”  Mike Rowe Show … Read More

Don’t be the smartest person in the room

Harold Ramis is the actor and director probably best known for his role as Egon in the movie Ghostbusters.  He once laid out his rule for success:  “Find the most talented person in the room, and if it’s not you, go stand next to him.  Hang out with him. Try to be helpful.” Brian Tracy said one of the hallmark traits of high achievers is that they spend time with people who are already performing at the level at which they want to perform.  Tony Robbins has created an impressive career based on the simple idea of finding someone whose … Read More

Here’s my resume and a box of donuts.

Here’s my resume and a box of donuts. Can I buy one book and copy the worksheets to teach my classes? How can I connect with influential people? How can I get maximum value from attending a conference? Do these corny ideas with resumes really work? How many hours should I spend coaching clients now that I have a full-time coaching business? “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” ― Albert Einstein Show Notes: Episode – 10-14-16 Title: N/A Subtitle: N/A Summary: In this episode of the 48 Days Podcast, Dan stresses the importance of standing out … Read More

How can I thrive if I really want to help the needy?

Here’s a note I received this week from someone who wants to be a coach. ”Dan –With the poverty of the USA my spirit doesn’t feel right charging the poor that need help for coaching them in the right direction. Out of the love in my heart for others and their burdens I cannot see putting a boundary up (money) for what I know can help them.” Coaching is a helping service – and I sincerely hope whatever you are doing in work is a helping service.  Coaching is not unique in being the only way to help others.  So … Read More

There is SO MUCH MORE out there than the crummy job you hate right now.

There is SO MUCH MORE out there than the crummy job you hate right now. How can I get paid for my writing? How do you continually come up with new and fresh topics to discuss. How do you stay current? Can I be a selling superstar while only working a 40-50 hour work week? Rabbi Daniel Lapin seems to disagree with you on the importance of enjoying our work. How can I market my coaching and training services? “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. … Read More

Can I do this and make money?

Yes, I know I talk a lot about turning your passion into profits.  A lot of people still question whether passion should be part of the equation when looking for work.  Shouldn’t we just be responsible and find something with a paycheck?  When we released  Wisdom meets Passion I was inundated with inquiries about how people can turn their passion into their income generator.  And you hear me giving examples of artists, sculptors, magicians, comedians and musicians who have done just that.  I have a neighbor who told me how he became a millionaire at age 33 after reading No More … Read More

I’m inspired but don’t know what I want to do

I’m inspired but don’t know what I want to do How do you avoid being the “starving artist”? I’m 38 and making good money but don’t know what I really want to do. Mentally I feel burned out and have no excitement left in my tank. As a high I the ideas never stop, but the follow through though never seems to happen. I feel like a high powered rocket with a wet fuse. How do I ignite? How do you change boats in mid-stream? Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. ― Oscar Wilde Show Notes: Episode – 09-30-16 … Read More

There’s always another solution

Many years ago in a small Indian village, a farmer had the misfortune of owing a large sum of money to a village moneylender.  The moneylender, who was old and ugly, fancied the farmer’s beautiful daughter. So he proposed a bargain. He said he would forgive the farmer’s debt if he could marry his daughter. Both the farmer and his daughter were horrified by the proposal. So the cunning money-lender suggested that they let providence decide the matter. He told them that he would put a black pebble and a white pebble into an empty money bag. Then the girl … Read More

I’m tired of working hard to make someone else’s dream come true

I’m tired of working hard to make someone else’s dream come true Should I ramp up my business or get another job? This seems like a simple way to make some cash. I’m unhappy with my boss and tired of working hard to make someone else’s dreams come true. How does playing it too safe limit my success? “You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” Mark Twain  Show Notes: Episode – 09-23-16 Title: N/A Subtitle: N/A Summary: In this week’s episode, Dan fields a flurry of questions from the 48 Days community centered on the … Read More