Episode #922 August 25, 2023
If you did something stupid, you’re part of the human race. I’m not sure I could identify any year where I didn’t do something stupid. Those do vary in scope but I continue to stretch – hopefully to grow, but sometimes I just have to admit it was one of those times when I was learning – yes, what someone else may call stupid or losing. So where do you go from here.
So, grab your cup of tea – or maybe your Mt. Dew – and get ready for a power-packed episode filled with practical advice, inspiring stories, and valuable resources to help you reduce your number of stupid decisions. Let’s jump right in!
I’m starting a business in which I help older people record the stories of their lives.One suggestion would be to explore ghostwriting opportunities. Celebrities often hire ghostwriters to help them write their memoirs. This could be a lucrative option. Another suggestion is to leverage the resources of companies like Storyworth. They offer a question-based approach to capturing personal stories, making it easier and more affordable for individuals to turn their experiences into books. As Chip Conoy, founder of the Modern Elder Academy, says, “A modern elder is someone who is as curious as they are wise.” Encouraging older adults to continue learning and growing is vital. Joyce’s community could be a platform for just that!
Dan, I did something stupid in 2018I think you have a couple of choices here. You could bring in a coach to help you see your business with new eyes. I recently did that for 48 Days and it was very powerful. I am confident I will make my investment back 10 to 20 times. If you don’t see any new possibilities, stop what you’re doing and move on. It’s better to stop the pain even if it is showing you what seems to be a big loss. But that doesn’t mean you have to give up being an entrepreneur and get a job. I find the best option to be something that doesn’t have a guarantee but also doesn’t have a ceiling. As soon as you get a clear idea of what’s coming next, your enthusiasm will grow exponentially. That’s where you want to go.
In the beginning of your teaching and coaching career, how did you not feel like a fraud being in so much debt in midst of your teaching and encouraging others?Successful people do have bumps in the road. But if they have character, integrity, good health, and great relationships, they can come back from that. The best way to learn something is to teach it. But I was also very open with people. I was not trying to paint a picture that wasn’t true. I was open about the pain that I was in. It’s that real-life story that makes the 48 Days model so successful. It’s not just a theory. I literally lived it. You don’t have to be at the top of the world to be a coach. We coach the person that we were three years ago. If you do it that way, you can do it successfully and with integrity If you’re open, you’re not a fraud. Be honest about where you are as well.
I want to be doing auto appraisals but don’t know how to pivot to that.I admire the fact that you know what your love is. I’m not sure why you want to pivot to that, but I may be missing something. I think you have enough things going in the Motorcross arena to make this work — a course or multiple courses, a membership community. Your best option is to draw from the things that you love.
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