Can I make a good living by starting a non-profit?

1.  Where can I start a non-profit and is there a living in this for me? 2.  How do you decided on which project to start first when stuck in a “holding pattern”? 3.  How do I get my app development business rolling to make even $20,000 a year? 4. I’ve read that wealthy people rarely do house work or chores. What’s your take on this? 5.  How can I assert myself as an “expert” or “authority” as a 26-yr-old coach? 6.  Help me find the cons in this business idea so I can make a clear decision.   [wpfilebase tag=file path=’podcast_notes/11-4-11.pdf’ tpl=filebrowser]

How do you stop the guilt of moving on from a ministry job?

1. How do you focus on one idea to implement, when you got loads spinning around in your head? 2. How can a loser like myself better myself? 3. I’m “called” to help the homeless but can’t keep my own bills paid. How can I make this work? 4. I am interested in exploiting my writing and speaking ability to establish an income 5. I am currently a teacher but am not completely happy or fulfilled in this position. 6. How do I stay engaged at work when I have lost interest and my boss is difficult to deal with? … Read More

Know Thyself

In the podcast for this week I am not answering questions. Instead, I expand on the hundreds of questions we receive about finding one’s calling. I take a more theological approach than normal for this one. Know Thyself – John Maxwell says: “There are two great days in our lives – the day we are born and the day we discover why.” Can you identify both of those days in your life? Know thyself – and to thine own self be true. William Shakespeare – Is this just a secular concept – to know yourself and to be true to … Read More

I have a friend who is talking about “ending it all.” How can I help?

1. What do you think about the idea of becoming a personal chef? 2. What if you life in a small rural community where there aren’t a lot of employment options. 3. I suffer from schizophrenia and I’ve had 15 short-term jobs lasting about 6-8 months each. My passion in life is to work for Jesus. 4. I’ve heard you say never to base a business model around selling products to churches. How would you handle this? 5. If one wants to get involved with social entrepreneurship, how do I go about starting something? 6. I’m wondering how much marketing … Read More

Isn’t everything a gamble?

1. What advice do you have for “recent” college graduates trying to get into this job market? 2. Several months ago I asked about going into my own business with a criminal history. Great news. 3. I was just eliminated from a position where I experienced bullying from a serial bullier. 4. Do I need permission from anyone (author, publisher?) to read a book aloud and sell it as an audio book? 5. We have a group of very dear friends through our church, but they discourage us from following any of our dreams. 6. Isn’t everything a gamble?

Would it be possible for me to make money with my passion for classic Cadillacs?

1. I haven’t been to a professional, but suspect I have ADD and self-esteem issues. 2. My art has become what I love to do but I’m wondering if I have put myself out there too soon. 3. You strike me as a man who would have to believe in the benefits of what you sold, what were they? 4. Would it be possible for me to make money with my passion for classic Cadillacs? 5. How would I get clients and get startup capital for a bookkeeping service for small businesses? 6. Is it right for believing Christians to … Read More

What do you do if your dream job is being a wife and mother?

1. What do you do if your dream job is being a wife and mother? 2. Is it okay to use an idea that I read in a book or got at a workshop in my blog if I list the resource? 3. What is the quickest way to discover what you are passionate about and how to legitimately create income out of it? 4. I would like to do something in sales in the civilian sector, but I ‘m scared of the transition from military to civilian life. 5. I suspect I have ADD and self-esteem issues. It takes … Read More

How do I break free from the chains of mediocrity?

1. Using “48 Days” I changed my career and landed a 6-figure position in 3 months and I LOVE IT! 2. I’ve heard you say many times that the money is in the selling. I’m a techie guy and don’t much care for selling things. 3. I just learned last week that I am being laid off from my job of 24 1/2 years. 4. How do I break free from the chains of mediocrity? 5. I’m 21 college student from Poland without idea for a future job. 6. I am planning to move out of my apartment and live … Read More

How do I charge my friends for doing IT work for them?

1. I love the freedom and security I find in owning my own business. However, I wonder if I would ultimately be happier working for someone else. 2. I started a new job 5 months ago, making 60K. Yesterday another company offered me a position at $80K – should I leave? 3. My boss is frustrated and is taking it out on the sales staff. I want to just quit but my wife feels that we will struggle to make it if I don’t have this income. I am NOT happy 4. Any ideas of a part-time job I can … Read More

I’m dull and boring – can I change?

1. I am worried that I am not being hired because of my perceived lack of enthusiasm. 2. I am sure I come across as quite boring to others. How can an introvert get ahead in the fast paced business environment? 3. Tell us more about what your “mortified” professors said to you when you told them your decision not to complete your dissertation. 4. How can we price our seminar materials so we’re not too high or too low? 5. I love the freedom and security I find in owning my own business. However, I wonder if I would … Read More