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God’s Work Vs. Family Responsibility –
What if I’m doing something worthwhile in a non-profit organization but my wife resents it? Isn’t doing meaningful service always a good thing? No, our first responsibility is to our own family – not to everyone else in the world. Listen to why it can’t be justified.
Episode #664 May 17, 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.
My wife says that she hasn’t seen many people teaching other people and trying to save the world go very well in family life…many divorces, child rebellion etc.
This is tough. How do we balance our family responsibility with our desire to do good work and help other people.
The opportunity to help a lot of people is extremely rewarding. But, I have a responsibility to serve my family first.
Three resources to help answer these questions:
- Peter Greer’s book, the Spiritual Danger of Doing Good. Peter got to the point where his wife said you are choosing your ministry over me.
- Toxic Charity By Bob Lupton
- When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett
A recent college grad is set to become a classroom teacher but doesn’t think it is the best use of her skills and abilities.
You need to blend your values, dreams and passions with your skills and abilities to thrive.
Go back and revisit your Personal Mission Statement. Click here to get yours started if you don’t have one already.
After failing a job performance review at a company he worked for for 26 years, my husband is faced, at the age of 64, with coming up with a new career!
Make sure there are other people in his sphere of influence who are talking into him.
Encourage him to take a fresh look at who he is and what makes him come alive.
How do I best help my husband increase his confidence? He is depressed, he longs for something fulfilling.
Another resource: The Magic of Thinking Big
Should I tell my employer I’m working to build a business on the side?
Build your business so that it makes up 50% of your salary before making any moves with your employer.
Find out more about building a side business with 15 hours per week at 48days.com/15hours
Get more examples of how other business owners are making it happen in the 48 Days Eagles Community.
Is the world going coach crazy? Can I be a caffeine coach or stop smoking coach.
In our Coaching Mastery Program, we encourage our coaches to be very specific in what they do. Don’t be a generalist.
Find out more about the 48 Days Coaching Mastery Program and take the quiz to see if coaching is for you.
Find out more about the Intentional Life Coaching with Dan here.
Need a coach? Click here to find out about the many 48 Days Certified Coaches in a variety of topics.
I’m a SI on the disc profile system and find it very frustrating in not being able to make decisive decisions. How do I break through this barrier?
Not making decisions is based on fear.
This week, I interviewed Ruth Soukup, author of the new book Do It Scared, for our 48 Days Eagles Monday Mentor Training. She has a fear assessment you can take to find out what kind of fear is holding you back. Get it here.
Join us in the 48 Days Eagles to get the replay of my interview with Ruth and our upcoming Monday Mentor Trainings we have each Monday.
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