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Making Good Decisions
Is it really God’s blessing if we buy a new car – financed for seven years? I fear we often frame our decisions as God’s will when we’re just rationalizing our own questionable decisions. We can feel good about those decisions – but let’s not ignore wisdom and common sense. The story in this episode is nothing short of alarming. PLUS a business idea you’ve probably never heard of.
Episode #693 December 06, 2019
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.
I need help getting my product to market.
I commend you in understanding where your unique skill is and where you might need help.
Don’t try to talk yourself into doing every aspect of the business.
Just get people to do projects for you.
To raise money, you can use Kickstarter or Indiegogo.
But I’d encourage you to get a business coach or be part of a coaching program, even if just for 60 days, to help you put this together.
You can also join arms with other like-minded entrepreneurs in a group like the 48 Days Eagles Community.
I am now at an impasse as I do not know where to take my skills.
You’re way too general. You need to dig in to find what it is that you do that is specific that brings value to the table.
HELP!!! I’m at the end of my rope! I have had no problems getting interviews for jobs and the interviews seem to go great, but I’m not getting any job offers.
It’s not likely that your past employer is giving you bad reviews. Very few people even check references. If they do, it’s often after the person is hired.
There is something that you’re doing in the interview that makes people not want you on their team.
Do some mock interviews with your friends and have them give you feedback.
I want to strike out on my own but I have this fear of not getting any business holding me back.
Plan to continue your miserable job for 90 days. In that period of time, do a house renovation on your own.
If you can flip a house in 90 days, you have the potential to make equal what you’re getting paid in your job in an entire year.
Work on things where you’re compensated by the project rather than by the hour.
How do I begin a parallel career while working a full-time job?
Use the 15 hours per week formula that I talk about, investing 15 hours per week in your parallel career.
Split it into the 4 different areas:
3 hours – reading, studying, gathering new knowledge
5 hours – creating content/product
4 hours – working with clients/customers
3 hours – marketing your efforts to build your brand and reputation
I’m afraid if I set a high goal I’ll reach it, but with a high cost to my family.
Never sacrifice family or personal development to reach a financial goal over a long period of time.
Think about hiring an administrative assistant to work with you.
What is it that you know about real estate appraising that would allow you to put together a course for homeowners on how to get their house appraised. Look for ways you can leverage your expertise in a creative way.
If you’re working more than 50 hours per week, you’ll start borrowing from the success in other areas of your life.
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“Be more concerned with your trajectory than with your current position.” James Clear (Atomic Habits)