How To Apply What You Learn:
More knowledge and more degrees won’t make a difference in your life – unless you apply what you learn and move from Knowledge to Understanding and then Application. Knowing more is a great start. Now give yourself timelines for taking specific action and your life will change dramatically!
Episode #791 August 20, 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.
I have 3 young kids – 7, 10, and 12 and my question is this: How do I help them discover and develop their passions and unique God-given abilities?
We use the DISC Assessment to help you get an understanding of a child’s personality.
“Train up a child in the way that he is bent, and when he is older he will not depart from it.” – Proverbs 22:6
Find my daughter Ashley’s Podcast here: MamaSaysNamaste
More important than skills and academic knowledge are attitude and mindset.
Resource: How To Win Friends and Influence People
How do I overcome concerns about my lack of experience since I’m just starting out as a financial planner?
The fact that you are employed is a plus.
Don’t allow your age or experience to be seen as a stumbling block.
I’ve studied a lot and know more. Why am I not getting any traction on making my life better?
Knowledge is just the beginning step. You have to apply what you learn. Take the next step of Understanding and Application.
The best way to apply what you learn is to make a concrete goal and set a deadline for yourself.
I’m unemployed and am trying to find a new job but I think that my former employer is giving me a bad reference.
What are some tools or processes high “C” personality types can use to evaluate a business idea without throwing every single one out?
Give yourself a timeline for choosing and acting on an idea. Commit in advance that you will move forward on one idea in 48 Days and then follow these 5 steps:
- List 20 ideas.
- Filter those through what you know about yourself (your skills and abilities, your values, dreams and passions and your personality traits).
- Choose 4 of those that fit you best.
- Do a little bit more research on those 4 ideas.
- Choose one and act.
It doesn’t have to be a perfect idea. It doesn’t even have to be something you do for the next 30 years.
I’m a new handyman – I’ve put out about 200 flyers by placing them in the newspaper boxes – with no callbacks.
Create a specific low-risk offer for your flyer so your customers can get to know you.
Add a special benefit or unique value into the mix.
Quotation:“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” ― Albert EinsteinClick To Tweet
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