Can I still choose a new career – at 30?

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Questions:

  1. I have been driving a truck for 3 years, but really dislike my job.
  2. There are a lot of high school students meandering their way into college without any sort of direction.
  3. I have been an electro-mechanical technician for the last 30 years but now at my age, I am getting to where I can’t do the things I used to. I would try sales, but I don’t know how to show transferrable skills on my resume and show past employment that doesn’t look like a technician resume. HELP!
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  5. Good News
  6. More questions

Cliff Feightner poem:

When the unexpected hinders your action
There are options in regaining traction
You won’t be a bust
If your course, you adjust
And you may be a stronger attraction

Quotation:

“An individual dies when he ceases to be surprised.”  Abraham Joshua Heschel  — Tweet This

Show Notes:
Episode – 09-29-17

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Summary:

In this episode, Dan shares some insights regarding how to choose a new career. Often times, people get stuck in a job or with a certain degree and believe there is no other options beyond what they’ve already done. Dan invites listeners to think of education and our existing/past work experiences as part of an ongoing journey to discovering the work that we love. Tune-in to learn what it takes to make a change in career, the value of having clear goals for the future, and why you should never feel that sense of being “stuck”.

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Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 01:00 – Preview of Today’s Show on “Can I still choose a new career – at 30”
    • I have been driving truck for 3 years, but really dislike my job.
    • I see a lot of high school students meandering their way into college without any sort of direction.
    • I have been an electro-mechanical technician for the last 30 years but now at my age, I am getting to where I can’t do the things I used to. I would try sales but I don’t know how to show transferable skills on my resume and show past employment that doesn’t look like a technician resume. HELP!
    • Amazon Merch
    • Good News
    • More questions
  • 02:44 – A poem from Cliff Feightner
    When the unexpected hinders your action
    There is options in regaining traction
    You won’t be a bust
    If your course, you adjust
    And you may be a stronger attraction
  • 03:13“An individual dies when he ceases to be surprised.” – Abraham Joshua Heschel
  • 03:56FreshBooks is offering a 30 day, unrestricted free trial to my listeners. To claim it, just go to https://www.freshbooks.com/48days
  • 06:24Aeric McCoy was a heroin addict living on the streets of Baltimore when he found Kaitlyn Smith’s abandoned purse in an alley back in July
    • 07:05 – Aeric went on a long journey that involved selling his bus pass in exchange for a subway ticket
    • 07:21 – Kaitlyn already assumed her purse was long gone until, one day, she saw this guy walking head down with her purse
    • 07:40 – She approached him and offered to buy her purse back, but he politely declined and insisted he had to return it to a lady named Kaitlyn
    • 07:54 – Kaitlyn said she was the one he’s looking for and Aeric said he found it in an alley
    • 08:18 – Touched by Aeric’s gesture, Kaitlyn and her friend gave him new clothes, a flashlight, a sleeping bag, a backpack and a ride home
    • 08:28 – On the ride back, Aeric told his new friend that he ran a lucrative landscape business until he had an accident – he became addicted to painkillers which led to him becoming homeless
    • 09:04 – Kaitlyn said she was willing to pay for his plane ticket to go to a treatment center if he decided to go and he took her up on that offer
    • 09:38 – Aeric already celebrated his 100th day of being sober
    • 09:49 – Kaitlyn set up a GoFundMe campaign to purchase Aeric new landscaping equipment and to fix up a used truck
  • 11:00 – Be the giver – that gentle soul that unlocks a new future for somebody
  • 11:12Parking meters shaped like keys are key to ending one city’s homelessness
    • 11:18 – In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the parking meters are built like a golden key that accepts donations for helping the homeless in their city
  • 12:14 A Palestinian bus driver returned 10,000 dollars worth of cash to a Jewish man who dropped it
    • 12:26 – He stopped the bus, got down to look for him, but was unable to find the man
    • 12:40 – The money turned out to be more than $10K
    • 12:49 – The driver talked to his employer who decided to bring the money to the police station; the police posted about the money in the newspaper
    • 13:03 – The owner was able to claim his lost money
  • 13:37 – Dan has Amazon Alexa in their house
    • 13:54 – A parrot placed an order on Amazon by mimicking its owner’s voice
    • 14:28 – The parrot ordered a set of golden gift boxes
  • 15:52 – Message from Abraham, I have been driving truck for 3 years, but really dislike my job.
    • 16:34 – He doesn’t have a high school education that is a prerequisite to landing in the trade he’s interested in
    • 17:24 – Getting an apprenticeship has a high opportunity cost
    • 18:23 – There are GED training programs in almost any city
    • 18:49 – The GED tests your knowledge in 5 areas – writing, math, social studies, science, and reading
    • 19:14 – Walmart offers the Kaplan GED Test Strategies Practice and Review, so that you can study on your own
    • 21:08 – Get up to speed and get that test
    • 21:27 – Don’t think about “either-or” situations – we want an “and” solution
    • 21:46 – Take an apprenticeship AND do something on the side
    • 22:25 – Dan’s recommended resource: http://silentsalesmachine.com/48days
    • 23:16Amazon Merch is another outlet you can use to make money on the side
    • 26:10 – Dan has established a 48 Days merch account so any member can post their designs on it and the profits go into the 48 Days Eagles’ nest account that will be used to help other members
    • 27:23 – Members of the 48 Days Eagles had a meet up in Orlando just recently
    • 27:48The 48 Days Eagles site – Check out the inside of the 48 Days Eagles Community!
    • 28:34 – Amazon has set guidelines for the use of Merch
    • 30:17 – Get more information again, http://silentsalesmachine.com/48days
    • 30:27 – If you’re interested in the Merch program, send Dan a note at askdan@48Days.com
  • 31:04 – Steve says, I have been an electro-mechanical technician for the last 30 years but now at my age, I am getting to where I can’t do the things I used to. I would try sales but I don’t know how to show transferable skills on my resume and show past employment that doesn’t look like a technician resume. HELP!
    • 31:23 – Create a functional resume
    • 32:39 – He’s transitioning to real estate from church ministry
    • 33:17 – “Don’t allow your resume be a chronological description of what you’ve done. Turn it into a sales brochure for what it is that you want to do”
  • 33:30 – Chris says, I see a lot of high school students meandering their way into college without any sort of direction.
    • 33:55 – Chris’ daughter is deciding between engineering, art or theater
    • 34:28 – Recognize that it’s an ongoing journey to get clarification and direction
    • 35:06 – Most college graduates are in work that is not related to their degree at all
    • 35:21 – Dan met with a mom who has a 15-year-old who homeschooled and is now graduating high school
    • 36:35 – The daughter has clear goals at her age – she likes singing
    • 37:43 – She’s fortunate to have a dad who’s a video producer that opened doors for her to record videos with some of the best known names in Nashville
    • 38:22Taylor Swift’s dad was a financial advisor while her mom was a homemaker
    • 38:57 – At 9, she was interested in musical theater and at 11, they went to Nashville to submit a video tape
    • 39:36 – Her father moved his office to Nashville since she was 14 to help her
    • 40:04 – If we really understand our children’s unique areas of gifts, it can help open opportunities for them
    • 41:02 – Let them develop their unique talent
    • 41:10 – Dan shares Dolly Parton’s story
    • 42:16 – The path to our dream may not require a GED or a college degree
  • 42:47 – To share a success story or to ask Dan a question for the podcast – AskDan or email at askdan@48Days.com
  • 43:45 – If you’re interested in doing anything online, check out http://silentsalesmachine.com/48days
  • 44:25The 48 Days Eagles site – Check out the inside of the 48 Days Eagles Community!
  • 44:35 – Use this link to get these three free resources – http://www.48days.com/CES
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  2. Side Biz Freedom: 10 Ideas For a Profitable Side Biz
  3. Building a Business With Only 15 Hours/Week
  • 46:33 – This is the time to set goals for how you want 2018 to look like
  • 47:10 – Dan closes today’s podcast

3 Key Points:

  1. Be a giver – if you’re in a position with the capacity to share, share what you can.
  2. Stop thinking about “either-or” solutions; try to create “and” solutions.
  3. Don’t allow your resume to be a chronological description of what you’ve done. Use it as a brochure for your gifts, talents, and the experience you already have.

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  • René Vidal

    “Be the giver, that gentle should that unlocks someone’s future.”–Dan Miller