Episode #594 January 12, 2018 –
We’ve had many listeners at the beginning of the year that have decided what they want to move to but are looking for resources and how-to-info.
This Week’s Questions:
How can I move from teacher to paid speaker?
Can I package my presentation on forgiveness as a course?
Dan, I need a music related idea to make money while my growing my band’s success.
How can I communicate that I’m a forward thinker when I’ve been working in the dry cleaning business?
How do you get a reluctant spouse to support efforts in a side business or calling if they have a different vision of security and work than you do?
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.
“Focus on what you are moving to, not what you’re moving from.” Dan Miller
Timestamped Show Notes:
4:15 – Dan says, “I’ve never heard of a person who is clearly focused on what they’re going to do for the coming year that’s discouraged or depressed.”
4:48 – Dan shares the accounting software he uses, specially designed for creative professionals. Freshbooks – To claim your month long unrestricted free trial with no credit card required, go to https://www.freshbooks.com/pages/48days and enter ’48 Days” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section.
6:10 – Dan also shares info about his favorite mattress — the mattress he sleeps on as well as his guests. Casper Mattress – Get $50 toward select mattresses by visiting Casper.com/sleepyoulove and using promo code “sleepyoulove” at checkout. Terms and conditions apply.
An old piece of wood
7:50 – A reader sent Dan a handmade wooden bench with an engraved Eagle on it along with a 6-page, handwritten letter. He knows there’s a better future and just like that old piece of wood, he knows there is a future before him.
11:00 – Good News, including 600 volunteer dads and a house for a homeless family.
16:55 – Jake is a high school agriculture teacher who is looking for resources to help him transition into his speaking business.
Dan shares a myriad of resources for getting into the speaking business, including:
- https://joshshipp.com/ – Youth Speaker University (https://youthspeakeru.com/?_ga=2.164002938.491024100.1515603609-510610277.1515603609)
- https://speakitforward.com and https://liveitforward.com/ – Kent Julian
- https://dynamiccommunicators.com/podcast/. A Christian Comedian who offers a training series (https://store.dynamiccommunicators.com/scorre-training-series-dvd-workbook-set/)
Dan’s advice: [spp-tweet tweet=”learn from people who are a little further down the path.”]
21:40 – Patty, a new Eagles member is looking to create an online course and is looking for resources and info on where to start.
Dan’s recommendations for creating an online course:
25:00 – Stan is developing a band and in an unstable, unhealthy job and is looking for music related business ideas.
Dan says it is a great idea to grow a band and a side business at the same time and shares these resources:
- Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
- Handonfire.com — A story of an auto mechanic and side musician who makes drums out of propane tanks
- Chad Jeffers, Lead Guitarist with Carrie Underwood, who has a book 25 Notes for the Successful Musician: The Ultimate Guide to Making It in the Music Industry
33:30 – Joel asks “How do I communicate that I’m a forward thinker when my job seems boring?” Dan’s advice: it’s all in the way you present your resume. Be creative.
37:25 – Merle is starting his own business in commercial roofing and wants to know if it’s okay to also do roof cleaning or if that will split his focus.
How to get your spouse on board
39:05 – Ray wants to know how to get a reluctant spouse to support his entrepreneur passions. Compassionate honesty or selfish justification? Dan recommends starting with 15 hours a week with a side business, working to make 50% of your income for 3 months. Dan shares two resources to help:
45:20 – Dan shares a thank you message from a reader: “I no longer want to do work that doesn’t matter. I blame you for making me not want to be another cog in someone else’s wheel of life.”
Calls to Action:
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Resources for a young speaker who wants to grow his speaking business:
Resources for someone who wants to turn presentation into a course:
Brian Dixon – on our 48 Days team
Resources for someone needing to get spouse’s support for creative ideas:
48DaysEagles.com – Membership in this exploding community of achievers!
To submit a question for the Podcast, send your note to askdan@48Days.com