Don’t chase the snake of revenge


If you feel like someone has done you wrong, don’t seek revenge – listen in.

How often I see people chasing the snake and seeking revenge in their own lives.  The company folds or you just simply get laid off.  The immediate reaction may include anger, resentment, bitterness, and backstabbing.  These lead to discouragement, frustration, guilt and depression.  Be aware that all of these revenge focused reactions and feelings focus on the past.  Turning around and looking to the future opens up confidence, boldness, and enthusiasm.

Episode #682 September 20, 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.


1. I think someone or something is blacklisting me.

No one is blacklisting you. You are imagining that.

If you want to get noticed, beef up how you’re presenting yourself on Linked In.

Get rid of your hotmail email address to be taken seriously.

Being 67 is fine, but be clear on what value you bring to the table.

Read the full story about Dan, Bob and the snake.

We can either seek revenge or be prompted toward wholeness.

Terry’s 48 Days Eagles Testimony: 

48 days Eagles and the podcasts of Dan Miller (every Saturday am on the treadmill) have inspired me to give up the false security of a life sucking high paying sales job to pursue my own small business entrepreneurial dreams. I’ve followed many online influencers but, I’m investing in Dan because I like his style, his values and his heart.
I’ve been a pro ice hockey player in my younger years, a very successful award winning salesman with a fortune 100 pharmaceutical company, and I’m about to give up a very healthy six figure sales job in the oilfield that I’ve had for almost ten years to pursue my God given dreams and passions of being an entrepreneur. I did it once to become a plein air oil painter, God has gifted me to be able to create and sell my landscape oil paintings of the Rocky Mountains in CO. While it fed my creative side, the uncertainty of income, time needed to create product and lengthy sales cycle really got me down. I went back to the soul crushing, life sucking sales job, it has provided well and blessed others and I feel like I needed to learn a few spiritual lessons before my time was finished there.
 I work for a verbally abusive severe alcoholic that hates himself and everybody he comes in contact with, he is the “Spawn of Satan that Dan’s reader speaks about in the 48 days book, however they are a “Christian” organization and that’s where it gets tricky.
 At this point, my fears of leaving the money are outweighed by my hopes for the future, and I don’t want to look back in regret that I chickened out because I was clinging to the false sense of security in my bank account. My goal is to crush those fears completely and kick them in the teeth by building a successful business of my own that generates more income than my boss, and what the whole company makes as a whole.
Dan’s podcasts have helped me keep my entrepreneurial dreams alive and overcome the fear with proven well thought out tactics.

2. What does one do, when they finally realize, after 33 years in the wrong profession and now 55 years old, that they should have chosen a totally different profession?

Let’s do the math on this. You’re 55 years old. The average lifespan of a US Male is 78 years. That means you have 23 years left. You probably have 20 years of productivity. Let’s say it took you 20 years to get the training for your new career. That means you have 18 years left to spend something doing something you really love.

We have hundreds of story about people who decide to change at 45, 50, 55 and 60 and move into something they really love.

The things I do today I’ve done since I was 52 years old.

If you’re in an industry that’s changing, instead of hanging on to the way things were a few years ago, look for new opportunities.

Listen to more on the podcast I’m too old to get a different job

3. My son is 16 and will be going off to college in a couple of years. His career aspiration is to own businesses. Do you think it is too early to get him some coaching/mentoring in this arena?

Have your son start today with a business of his own.

Find out more in Raising creative and entrepreneurial kids.

4. Hey there Dan, My friend and I are working through the 48 days book and we both are suffering from somewhat profound depression issues. We are currently working on those issues and wonder what the next step would be and how can we best utilize the material in the book?

Look at what you’re moving toward, and I think what you’re experiencing will start to dissipate.

Make sure you have an outlet for your creativity so that you can allow your life to be full and open and growing.

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