How do you talk to a billionaire?  

how to talk to a billionaire

Questions:

  1. I find it very frustrating when you say if anyone wants a job they can find one.
  2. I’m more than a sales coordinator – what can I call myself?
  3. All my decisions are made with “making art” as my final goal.  How can I do that?
  4. Any ideas on what I could do as a pilot that could help me and my family?
  5. Good News.
  6. More questions.

Cliff Feightner poem:

This is a day you won’t dread
Especially if you’ve followed and read
Dan’s teachings and books
Gave them more than just looks
You’ll love how you go earning your bread

Quotation:

“The road is always better than the inn” – Cervantes    Tweet This

Show Notes:
Episode – 09-22-2017

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Summary:

Dan opens this week’s theme: “how does one talk to a billionaire?” Instead of prepping for that billionaire, Dan encourages listeners to treat everyone as a billionaire. In this way, your curiosity and the interest you take in each person you meet opens the door to learn from them. Dan also addresses listeners’ questions and offers encouragement to those who feel stuck in their day-jobs. He discusses how technology and the internet have opened a whole new array of possibilities and shares a story of how he encouraged a restaurant server, who was also a journalist, in her journey. Tune-in to hear good news and find practical support that will get you closer to the work you love.

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Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 01:19 – Preview of Today’s Show on “How do you talk to a billionaire?”
    • I find it very frustrating when you say if anyone wants a job they can find one.
    • I’m more than a sales coordinator – what can I call myself?
    • All my decisions are made with “making art” as my final goal. How can I do that?
    • Any ideas on what I could do as a pilot that could help me and my family?
    • Good News
    • More questions
    • “The road is always better than the inn” – Cervantes
  • 02:00 – A poem from Cliff Feightner
    • This is a day you won’t dread
      Especially if you’ve followed and read
      Dan’s teachings and books
      Gave them more than just looks
      You’ll love how you go earning your bread
  • 03:43 – Too many people are waiting for that “one day” instead of focusing on making that day TODAY
  • 04:09 – Go to com/sleepyoulove AND use promo code – sleepyoulove – to save $50 off your purchase of the mattress Dan & Joanne love
  • 05:40 – Dan recently heard a lady talking about meeting 3 billionaires in a week
    • 05:51 – She lamented that she needed to prepare for the chance meetings
    • 06:14 – A gentleman suggested for her to speak to everyone as if they were a billionaire
  • 06:30 – Dan shares about his and Joanne’s experience in a new restaurant in Tennessee
    • 06:44 – As they left, the waitress told Dan that next time they come back to the restaurant and look for her, hopefully she’s already moved onto a new career
    • 07:11 – The waitress has a degree in journalism and is applying to write for newspapers and magazines
    • 07:22 – Dan told her she’s applying for jobs that are antiquated
    • 07:55 – Dan mentions a guy at the Tribe Conference who put up his content on Medium and got a $250K advance for his new book deal
    • 08:34 – Dan told Britney, the waitress, he’d send her a copy of Real Artists Don’t Starve and Wisdom Meets Passion
    • 08:55 – Britney was teary-eyed and couldn’t believe this was happening to her
  • 09:53 – Good News: In early 2016, 57-year-old Kathryn Lowe found herself on the precipice of a turbulent life, wondering if it was all worth it
    • 10:06 – She decided to go with her younger sister to Nepal for a trekking adventure
    • 10:45 – They found themselves stranded in a little town with the locals
    • 10:50 – One villager helped Kathryn find her purpose
    • 11:15 – She met an 8-year old boy who begged to go to school, but the parents couldn’t afford it
    • 11:22 – She scouted out the poorest children and sent them to school
    • 11:56 – She raised money through GoFundMe and built a new school
  • 12:56In Florida, 70 foster children didn’t have any place to go and they found a sanctuary in a millionaire’s mansion
  • 14:06 – Sarah says, I’m more than a sales coordinator – what can I call myself?
    • 15:04 – Give yourself the title you want, as long as you can back it up with what you’ve done
    • 16:06 – Dan oftentimes comes across stay-at-home-moms
    • 16:29 – A mom can be a transportation logistics manager or a project coordinator
    • 16:45 – “You can put things on your resume for things you [did that] were not paid”
  • 17:33 – Send in your notes, letters, and questions to AskDan or askdan@48Days.com
  • 18:37 – Bryan says, I find it very frustrating when you say if anyone wants a job they can find one.
    • 19:00 – Bryan has been looking for jobs for 3 years now
    • 19:35 – “Age discrimination is a wildly acknowledged thing in my field”
    • 20:13 – He’s 53 years old
    • 20:27 – Your age is not old enough to think that you’re “old”
    • 20:40 – Everybody Dan talks to has a reason why they’re not getting hired
    • 21:27 – There are job fairs just for people who are over 50 years old
    • 22:07 – The fair was expecting around 40 companies to participate—instead, they had 223 companies looking for people over 50
    • 23:06 – The chain to landing a job is:
      • 23:16 – Have a clear focus
      • 23:40 – A resume that reflects the best of what you do
      • 24:09 – Introduction letter
      • 24:54 – A cover letter and resume
      • 24:59 – A phone call
      • 25:35 – Have an interview
      • 25:42 – Get an offer
    • 25:51 – If you’re not getting to the next point, where are you breaking down?
    • 27:42 – “There are so many places seeking people”
    • 28:31 – Be clear on what you have to offer
  • 29:11 – Tim says, All my decisions are made with “making art” as my final goal. How can I do that?
    • 29:38 – Check out com to see Tim’s art
    • 31:37 – Recognize that most companies don’t have a 40 hour work week for illustrators
    • 32:27 – Dan shares about Dawn, who works for Marvel Comics
    • 34:30 – To get freelance work, list 50 companies that you could offer your illustrations to
    • 34:59 – Check-out Amazon Merch, where you can place your designs and get a comission for it
  • 37:13 – Lynn sent Dan a note with Free Guides for nurses’ interviews and how to write their resume
  • 37:44 – John says, Any ideas on what I could do as a pilot that could help me and my family?
    • 39:11 – Dan made a quick search on Amazon and Ebay in the field of aviation
    • 39:52 – You can look for aviation things you can sell on Amazon
    • 41:02 – Follow your curiosity and passion then create a plan
    • 41:09 – Use Jim Cockrum as a resource for Amazon Selling; his book is the Silent Sales Machine
  • 42:04 – Check out the new 48 Days Eagles site
  • 42:53 – There are a LOT of positions out there that are NOT traditional work
  • 43:58 – The next topic will be about our mindset
  • 44:21 – Dan closes today’s podcast

3 Key Points:

  1. When you feel you’re losing your purpose, stop for a minute and think about everything that you have in life.
  2. Start talking to people as if they’re billionaires. Be curious about the people you meet; this creates an opportunity to learn from them.
  3. The path you take is always your choice; so choose where your curiosity and passion tell you to go.

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  • USARSUPTHAI

    To the 53 year old who thinks he is being discriminated against because of his age. I’m 69 and I do not have a problem finding a job. I work as a consultant and have no problem finding work because of my age. I have yet been offered work from a resume, I have learned that a resume is a short story of your experience to impress yourself with, not to many people care. What I have done is develop a net work over the course of 37 years and resumes are for file cabinet filler. Again, age has never been an issue with me, in fact, it has been an asset.