Go above your comfort level and you’ll surprise yourself

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Listener questions this week:

  1. What’s the best way to guest post and get my name out there?
  2. Do I need a coach training program that’s certified?
  3. How do I get a mentor?
  4. The things I love to do, I lack the courage to do.

Plus Good News

Cliff Feightner poem:

You say you are killing time
I say that should be a crime
Each precious minute
Deserves something in it
Each second should be treated as prime

Quotation:

   “A business is simply coming up with an idea that will make peoples’ lives better.”  Sir Richard Branson

Show Notes:

Episode – 10-27-17

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Summary:

Comfort breeds complacency. When we are comfortable, we stop challenging the potential we do have to grow, expand, and learn. Dan challenges listeners to think of the areas in which we’ve grown complacent and encourages us to STEP UP and get out of these ruts. Who knows, we may just end up surprising ourselves! He also shares insights into how one can become a guest poster, whether certification programs are worth it, and the difference between coaching and mentorship. Tune-in to learn what it takes to get one step closer to the work you love.

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Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 01:04 – Preview of Today’s Show on “Go above your comfort level and you’ll surprise yourself”
    • What’s the best way to guest post and get my name out there?
    • Do I need a coach training program that’s certified?
    • How do I get a mentor?
    • The things I love to do, I lack the courage to do
    • Good News
    • More Questions
    • “A business is simply coming up with an idea that will make people’s lives better.” – Sir Richard Branson
  • 02:17 – A poem from Cliff Feightner:

You say you are killing time
I say that should be a crime
Each precious minute
Deserves something in it
Each second should be treated as prime

  • 02:27 – Dan just did an endorsement for Cliff’s first book
  • 03:50 – Dan got a note from Tom Mucha who put together an in-depth guide for questions to ask in a job interview. Check it out here: http://questionsforinterviewer.com/questions-to-ask-interviewer
  • 04:44FreshBooks is offering a 30 day, unrestricted free trial to my listeners. To claim it, just go to https://www.freshbooks.com/48days
  • 06:35 – Congratulations to Master Coach Anna Powers!
    • 06:52 – She launched her program this year and just broke 6-figures
    • 07:09 – She’s also still working a full-time career
    • 07:19 – By using the 15-hour principle Dan talks about, she was able to hit 6-figures in her side business
    • 08:33 – Sometimes the best option is AND, not EITHER/OR
  • 08:42The 48 Days Eagles Apply now for membership. New members get a video from Dan and a free 48 Days Eagles shirt!
  • 10:09 – We can say goodbye to Black Friday
    • 10:20 – Only 35% of shoppers who plan to buy take advantage of Black Friday sales
    • 10:41 – When discounts become common, it loses the appeal
    • 11:23 – Using discounts and promotions for sales must be limited
  • 12:18 – We’ve gotten notes from older people saying they’ve struggled with getting hired
    • 12:38 – Big companies are increasingly on the hunt for people over 50
    • 13:07 – Dan shares about the recent job fair in Nashville for older people
  • 14:34Teen prodigies create app that could end school lunch hunger
    • 15:27 – Food For Thought is an app that allows parents to buy their children lunches online and gives them the opportunity to anonymously donate a meal to another hungry kid at school
  • 15:43 – Dan woke up this morning thinking about a gentleman he hasn’t talk to for about a year
    • 16:12 – Things happened to this gentleman and his life took a turn
    • 16:27 – Dan wanted to write about how failure can keep people down
    • 17:12 – When Dan opened his phone last night, he saw a message from this gentleman — he had no gas, nothing to eat, and was in the parking lot with his cat
    • 17:37 – He asked Dan if he could give him $10 thru Paypal
    • 18:39 – Dan sent him $100 and told him that he hopes today is better than yesterday
  • 19:39Stray dog crashes a wedding and finds his happily ever after
    • 20:12 – When the couple was exchanging vows, the dog walked down the aisle and lied on to the bride’s veil
    • 20:34 – The couple thought it was humorous and fed the dog during the reception
    • 20:44 – The newlyweds ended up adopting the dog
  • 21:26 – Caught on camera were three young guys walking up to a sleeping homeless person on a bench in the park
    • 21:47 – The teenagers covered him in a blanket
    • 22:13 – They were identified because of the video and their mayor called them in and gave them smartwatches for their deed
  • 22:31 – To ask Dan a question or share a story for the podcast – AskDan or email at askdan@48Days.com
  • 22:43 – Sadine asks for a story about business that experiences incredible growth
  • 24:15 – Cliff asks for resources for Amazon Merch
  • 25:47 – Aaron says, What’s the best way to guest post and get my name out there?
    • 27:59 – Dan reads a couple of examples of the wrong way to approach this
    • 29:11 – Dan doesn’t take guest posts on The 48 Days site
    • 30:25 – Dan had people he knew post periodically on his site
    • 31:49 – Dan had a relationship built over time, that’s why he was able to post on Michael Hyatt’s site
    • 32:03 – Start building relationships with the person first, then ask if you can guest post
    • 33:25 – Do what you need to get on the radar of those sites you want to be seen
    • 34:14 – Connect with people in your area of expertise
  • 34:42Do I need a coach training program that’s certified?
    • 35:03 – Dan resisted the idea of having a certification program for years
    • 35:55 – Dan found out that the standards are NOT clear at all
    • 35:59 – Anybody can offer certification or even create their own if they wanted to
    • 36:15 – Most certification programs have nothing to do with competence
    • 36:53 – Dan has developed a coaching program
    • 38:02 – The Coaching Mastery Program takes about 6-8 months to complete
    • 39:04 – They are not certified by ICF
    • 40:28 – Dan believes in certification that’s connected to competencies
    • 40:42 – The 48 Days Coaching Mastery Program: https://store.48days.com/products/coaching-mastery-program
  • 41:29 – To ask Dan a question for the podcast – AskDan or email at askdan@48Days.com
  • 41:37 – Sherri asks if she can be connected to Christy from the CES Conference for possible mentorship. How do I get a mentor?
  • 45:42 – Alice says, The things I love to do, I lack the courage to do
    • 46:29 – Go above your comfort level and surprise yourself
    • 46:50 – Read the book, The Magic of Thinking Big to help you
      • Be a front seater
      • Practice making eye contact
      • Walk 25% faster
      • Practice speaking up
      • Smile big
    • 48:30 – Dan closes today’s podcast

3 Key Points:

  1. Being blessed also gives you the opportunity to be a blessing to others.
  2. Always start building relationships first before you give requests.
  3. Not all certification programs are connected to a level of competence—be mindful of where you receive your training.

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Show Notes provided by Mallard Creatives

To submit a question for the Podcast, send your note to askdan@48Days.com

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  • Archie

    OH MY GOSH, spammers are EVERYWHERE! Hey Dan, better take those guys up on their offer, they can teach you how to do what you are most passionate about! Bet they can even help you sell your books and products! Lol! Man, some people just don’t get it at all, eh bro?
    Another super great podcast to start my weekend off. Thanks Dan, u da man!

    • Archie – thanks for your comments. Have an awesome weekend!

  • Your positivity and graciousness always brings me hope and inspiration! Blessings to you Dan.