I love this question and the answer comes from looking inward first. Knowing yourself well is the key to knowing if your current job has the potential to be meaningful, productive and profitable work. Changing yourself does hold more potential than most people realize.
Episode #745 October 02, 2020
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.
Should I change myself or change my job?
Hear about a coaching client Dan had that was a very burnt out advertising executive looking to change jobs. Once they began to unpack the situation, he realized if he stripped away the extra things he was saying yes to, he could still have a great job and get his life back.
Listen in to a similar story of an anesthesiologist who had added so many committees that it impacted his work performance. By setting new parameters around his work, he was able to do go back to doing a job he loved well.
First, take a fresh look at whether or not the work you are doing is a fit for you:
- Your Values, Dreams and Passions
- Skills and abilities
- Personality Tendencies
If music is your first love, look at ways you can develop a profitable model around your music. If you can do that, GREAT. If you’re not, that’s okay. You can still do your music as a hobby and then have a day-time job.
But your full-time job still needs to be something you enjoy.
Some of the questions to ask yourself about your current job to determine if it’s a good fit for you:
– If you did not have this job today, is it one that you would apply for?
– How good are you at what you are doing?
– Have you taken time to learn more about your profession and what you’re doing now?
– Is there a way to increase your service there?
What are 3 actions to fast-tracking my new business?
I’m actually going to give you 4 (one bonus):
- Clarify your Value Proposition Statement – how do you stand out?
- Clarify your product and services – what are the components of what you offer?
- Create a financial model. Project your finances based on the products and services and what you’re going to charge.
- Determine what you’re going to do to let people know what you have to offer. How are you going to market your business?
Find out more about the DISC Certification that Erin mentions in her question.
What is the best way to own a domain so I don’t have to pay annual fees?
The good news is you can protect a name. But you don’t own the domain name outright. I pay for its use every year.
You can be very comfortable with that process. We use GoDaddy for that process.
I have a daughter who currently attends college but seems uncertain about what subject she is studying and what direction she is going. What advice can you offer?
My advice is let her be uncertain. Let her experiment and determine what’s best for her.
The reality is that going to college is for the personal growth experience. 10 years after graduation, 80% of graduates are working in something totally unrelated to their college degree.
I think my ladder is leaning on the wrong wall. What do I do now?
This is not uncommon. We have a lot of folks in the 48 Days Eagles Community who are attorneys, pastors, doctors, dentists, accountants, etc. that decided they didn’t want to practice law but are using the skills they have developed in different ways.
Take a breath. Draw a line in the sand and look at yourself.
As I say in 48 Days To the Work and Life You Love, 85% of the process of having the confidence of proper direction is looking inward.
The confidence comes from knowing what you’re moving to (not what you’re moving from).
If you feel off track in what you’re doing? If you do, then make a change. It doesn’t matter if your’e 18 or 68.
I want to switch to real estate but don’t know how to sell. How can I learn that?
Sales is the greatest transferrable skill there is. Look at developing the skills outlined in How To Win Friends and Influence People
Check out the blog post mentioned here: Hourly Pay Will Keep You Poor
No matter what your personality style is, you can learn how to sell. There are different selling processes. You can match the kind of selling you do to your personality. Learn more about the personality styles here.
I’m a Mom writing about parenting. How do I get someone to write a review for my book?
Options you can add to your book:
- Preface – written by the author. It explains how you came to write the book and what they can expect.
- Introduction – also written by the author. Used to introduce the topic of the book and why it’s important.
- Prologue – is for novels. It prepares the reader for the message in the book. Gives the back story.
- Foreword – is generally written by someone else who has some authority in the area you’re writing about.
- Author’s Note – the backstory of your book
- Endorsement – also from other people who have recognizable names. Often shares why this book is important and why the author is qualified to speak on this topic.
Quotation:“When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves.” – Viktor E. FranklClick To Tweet
8 Questions To Ask Yourself to Mine Your Own Acres of Diamonds and Unearth the Opportunities that Exist In Your Life – 48days.com/questions
Books that will help you become great at selling Real Estate:
Gary Keller – The One Thing
Brian Tracy – The Psychology of Selling: Increase Your Sales Faster and Easier Than You Ever Thought Possible
Daniel Pink – To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others
Tom Hopkins – Mastering the Art of Selling Real Estate
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