I’m inspired but don’t know what I want to do

I’m inspired but don’t know what I want to do

  1. How do you avoid being the “starving artist”?
  2. I’m 38 and making good money but don’t know what I really want to do.
  3. Mentally I feel burned out and have no excitement left in my tank.
  4. As a high I the ideas never stop, but the follow through though never seems to happen. I feel like a high powered rocket with a wet fuse. How do I ignite?
  5. How do you change boats in mid-stream?

tweet-graphic-75pxBe yourself; everyone else is already taken. ― Oscar Wilde

Show Notes:

Episode – 09-30-16

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Summary:

In this week’s episode, Dan fields a flurry of questions from the 48 Days community centered on the theme of inspiration—what to do when it’s lacking, and what to do when it’s plentiful but there’s an absence of execution. Dan also finds time to interview one of Dave Ramsey’s kids (daughter Rachel) and share a great success story from one of our listeners (Jessica).

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Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 00:30 – Preview of Today’s theme: I’m inspired but don’t know what I want to do
    • How do you avoid being the “starving artist”?
    • I’m 38 and making good money but don’t know what I really want to do.
    • Mentally I feel burned out and have no excitement left in my tank.
    • As a high I the ideas never stop, but the follow through though never seems to happen. I feel like a high powered rocket with a wet fuse. How do I ignite?
    • How do you change boats in mid-stream?
    • Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. ― Oscar Wilde
  • 04:15 – It’s not about “What do you do?” it’s about “How are you serving humanity?”
    • 04:20 – Are you prepared to answer that?—if you’re not it’s a problem
  • 05:00 – Free Gift!—Personality Style Guide—www.48days.com/you
  • 06:18 – Success Stories
    • From Jessica – I saw you at the tribe conference in Nashville…I was afraid to introduce myself, but your newsletter, book, and podcast changed my life.
  • 08:00 – Last Sunday night, Joanne went to an Ingram-sponsored writers event with 40 or 50 authors, audience primarily Christian bookstore owners
  • 10:51 – Jen McDonald – Every Thursday Night – One 48 Days Coach will field OPEN questions from 7:00 to 7:30 on 48Days.net
  • 11:55 – Thanks for submitting names for our NEW community
    • 12:55 – This is a work you love community
  • 13:42 – Interview with Rachel, Dave Ramsey’s Daughter
    • 14:29 – Be Yourself, everyone else is already taken—a great quote and something you MUST live by
    • 14:40 – Start of interview with Rachel
    • 16:00 – When it comes to money, people don’t understand habits
      • 16:23 – We all have habits when it comes to money, good or bad
    • 17:08 – Talking car payments
      • 17:55 – People always assume they need a car payment, but that’s insane
      • 18:25 – The costs of taking on a car payment are outrageous emotionally and financially
      • 19:26 – Drive a car you can pay for—it may take a few years, but the trouble you save yourself is worth it
      • 10:18 – God hasn’t blessed you with a new car you can’t afford—debt has. You’re #blessed…don’t be #blessed. Keep the perspective
      • 21:10 – Don’t fall into the social media trap
    • 21:44 – Avoiding student loans
      • 22:12 – College only pays if you’re willing to invest your education in a worthwhile focus that has market potential and you have the drive to commit to it
    • 24:09 – Living well and living within fiscal limits doesn’t mean living in an austere cave…it means budgeting, planning, paying cash as frequently as you can, and not letting the credit card bill follow you home
    • 25:00 – The lifestyle of giving
      • 25:10 – Giving changes who you are
      • 25:24 – As you give you become selfless, and as you become selfless you enjoy a better quality of life
    • 27:09 – Shout out from Dave Ramsey
  • 28:09 – Question from Dan – 38, make good money, but have a 2-hour commute each way…don’t think my hobbies will translate well to a career, but want a way to be closer to my family.
    • Give yourself a broad spectrum of opportunities
    • Recognize nothing is an A or B choice
    • What about an online business?
    • Believe there are options, then list them—what would be a fit for you? Follow your curiosity!
  • 31:42 – From Carolyn – I have several ideas, but can’t settle on a road to follow
    • You can have lots of ideas, but which idea is most-suited for you?
      • What are your skills, abilities, talents, passions…what is your personality?
    • 33:07 – From Miranda – How do I avoid becoming the starving artist?
      • By doing what the other artists aren’t doing
      • Don’t just draw or write aimlessly—be purposeful and tactful
    • 34:50 – From Chris – My entire life revolves around meeting the needs of my family…I’m a CPA working part-time which is fine…how do I set goals that go beyond career and family?
      • What you’re describing is so, so common
      • Your role is changing—look and see who you are
    • 36:27 – From Jessie – I currently work 8-5 as an accountant, and do some other side gigs…how do I ramp up business elsewhere?
      • Jessie—you’ve got GREAT options!
      • If you’re not excited about accounting, think about other options
        • But don’t burn the accounting bridge!
      • 38:09 – From Jeff – How do I make sure I’m going for what God wants and not just what I want?
        • Explore 30 ideas and make sure they fit who you are
        • God wants you to be happy
        • Listen to an old podcast “I think God wants me to be miserable”
      • 39:39 – From Toby – How do I figure out what job is best for me after 20+ years in the workforce? I feel burned out
        • Draw a line in the stand, take a fresh look at your dreams, passions and talents
        • You have a track record to look back on
        • Pay attention to those moments when you were really “in the zone and try to re-create them”
      • 40:30 – From Bill – As a High-I the ideas never stop but the follow throw never seems to happen…How do I fix that?
        • Commit to a couple ideas for 48 days, then review and commit to ONE idea for ONE year
      • 41:25 – From Dave – Writing goals isn’t a problem, but I always forget to review them? How do I find a way to not only review goals, but work towards executing them?
        • You need structure
        • Plan things out weeks and months in advance
      • 42:55 – From Tracy – My husband and I make $100K a year combined—we’d love to replicate that income starting something together…any ideas?
        • Be careful looking exclusively at things from the money side
        • Identify what you love doing and then do with SUCH excellence that the money will come no matter what
      • 43:58 – From Kevin – How do I change boats midstream?
        • We’re ALL midstream
        • You need to be prepared to do it, and you stay prepared by knowing what you do with excellence
        • You interview for your job EVERY day—do you provide enough VALUE to justify being kept on the team

3 Key Points:

  1. If you have a true area of expertise, find a way to transform that into a side-hustle , if not a full-scale business.
  2. You are interviewing for your job and your career EVERY day.
  3. Living within fiscal limits doesn’t mean living in an austere cave—but it does mean budgeting, planning, and not kowtowing to every whim.

 

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Credits:

  • Show Notes provided by Mallard Creatives

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