I need a guarantee and benefits?

I need a guarantee and benefits?

  1. I just got fired and feel like my whole world is crumbling.
  2. How can we change the culture of my church?
  3. Are there any well known people that are autistic?
  4. I’m a salesman but I need a guaranteed salary with benefits.


Show Notes

Episode – 04-01-16

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In this episode, Dan tackles some pressing questions from the 48 Days Community, while focusing on the question: do hard times hurt us or help us? You’ll hear an interview with Bob Burg, co-author of The Go-Giver Leader, as well as Dan’s answers to tough questions, based on his experience as a businessperson, coach and author.

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Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 01:07 – Preview of today’s topics and questions
    • I just got fired and feel like my whole world is crumbling.
    • How can we change the culture of my church?
    • Are there any well known people that are autistic?
    • I need a guarantee and benefits?


  • 01:54 – Today’s Quote
    • “Adversity reveals genius and prosperity hides it” – Horace
  • 02:15 – Today’s success stories
  • Todd and Emily’s kickstarter to build a music studio
  • 05:00 – Innovate taking place in May
  • 06:25 – Today’s resources
  • 11:10 – Question from Stacey – How can I change the culture of my church to expand our Sunday school program?
    • Concept called “flipping the classroom”: the students spend their class time wrestling with problems rather than just listening
    • Change the style of Sunday school to encourage discourse, interaction and discussion
  • 00 – Question from Victoria: I’m interested in a job that I don’t qualify for until I graduate. I already work for the company and I’d love the job – should I apply now or let it go until I have my degree?
    • You qualify when they think that you’re the best candidate for the job.
    • Apply!
  • 17:30 – Interview with Bob Burg about The Go-Giver Leader
    • Giving is about consistently providing value to others
    • A counterintuitive leadership model: “We gain power by saying less”
    • Leadership is never about the leader: it’s about serving people as well as you can
    • “If you’re the smartest person on your team, you have a weak team”
  • 31:00 – Question from David: I have an autistic son. Are there any well-known people with autism that he can look up to?
    • There are a whole lot of successful people on the autistic spectrum
    • The spectrum is very broad – different people will experience forms of autism and ADD differently
    • Temple Grandin is an enormously successful woman with autism
    • Susan Boyle from Britain’s Got Talent, Dan Aykroyd, Andy Warhol
    • I’d advise you to be very careful to treat your son as an individual. Try reading David and Goliath.
  • 37:20 – Question from Austin: I love selling to people, but I’m the main breadwinner for my young family. Is there a way to combine a salesperson’s job with a guaranteed salary?
    • Guaranteed salaries don’t go with commission-based work
    • You’ll have to decide what the trade-off is for you: guarantee vs. opportunity
    • Going into sales worked for me: there’s no ceiling
  • 50 – Question from David: I’ve had two books published since completing your course. I’ve included the URLs if you’d like to share them
  • 45:30 – Questions from Frank and Dan: Can you give me a list of books you recommend?
  • Upcoming conferences and appearances
    • Social Media Marketing World – San Diego, CA April 17-19th
    • Coaching With Excellence – Sanctuary, Franklin, TN May 12-13th
    • Innovate – Sanctuary, Franklin, TN May 26-27th
    • New Media Europe, London – London, England June 18-19th
    • Podcast Movement – Chicago, IL July 6-8th
    • The Ultimate Advantage Cruise – leaving from Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Feb 12-19th 2017


3 Key Points:

  1. Effective leadership is about promoting and serving the people you work with – “giving other people the stage”
  2. Opportunity doesn’t come with guarantees – there’s always a trade-off between return and security.
  3. Adversity can reveal strengths: the challenges that individuals face are what lead them to succeed.

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  • Show Notes provided by Mallard Creatives

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