Are You Thriving After 2020?
Despite any hardships we may have experienced in the last 18 months, 74% of Americans say 2020 made them more aware of the needs of others and more generous as a result. The desire for interaction has apparently made us all reach out to help and feel connected. And more than ever, as a whole, we feel we are “thriving” like never before. That’s some pretty good news!
Episode #787 July 23, 2021
Hi this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days Radio show – where each week we take 48 minutes to dive into real-life questions about finding your passion, deciding what kind of life you want to live – and then finding or creating work that allows you to show up every day, excited to be able to do something that is meaningful, fulfilling – and profitable. This is where normal, indecision and ambiguity come to die. Welcome to the 48 Days Radio Show.
Because of my dyslexia, I struggle with comprehension, reading, focusing, and memory loss. I think this is hindering my success, future ideas, and business opportunities.
Focus on what makes you “unusually unusual.” That is where you’ll find your greatness.
Do you have someone in your life who is encouraging you to live in your own greatness?
“Use your alternative ways of thinking to be creative and think bigger,” an excerpt from Richard Branson’s letter to his teenaged self.
Recommended book: Driven to Distraction by Dr. Ed Hallowell
The author says: “People with ADHD/Dyslexia/ADD have a Ferrari for a brain but they have bicycle brakes. Strengthen the brakes and you have incredible power.”
I was laid off a couple of times, and have not yet been able to get back in and make the money I used to make ($100-115k).
Don’t apply for regular jobs. The things you are interested will likely not fit into the box of a regular job.
I have a practical idea for a travel shower caddy, but I have absolutely no idea where to start in having a prototype produced.
If you have a new invention, 2% of your challenge is protecting your idea. 8% of your challenge is determining if it is a valid idea worth developing. 90% of the challenge is developing a marketing plan and selling your idea.
I have been a stay-at-home mom for over 18 years and would like to go back to work on a part-time basis. I am not planning on returning to my previous career as a financial analyst, and feel like a college freshman having to declare a major. How do I get started?
Look at those 18 years. What have you done during that period of time? What skills have you developed that would be useful in the workplace. You don’t have to have been in a paying job to promote a skill you have.
But the first thing to do is to look inward first at your unique skills and abilities, personality traits and values, dreams and passions. Go through that process in 48 Days To the Work You Love to create a clear focus of what you want to do.
I am a teacher with a job I cannot be fired from, a 10% pay raise each year, and benefits I do not pay for. So what’s wrong! I hate my job.
If you hate your job, you definitely need to leave. That doesn’t mean you need to leave today. Take some time to do some introspection to define what it is you want to do.
Remember that there are a whole lot of opportunities out there that don’t look like a traditional job.
Quotation:“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” – Paulo CoelhoClick To Tweet
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