Episode #595 January 19, 2018
Dealing with job frustration? Sick and tired of how things are going? While these are reasons to make a change they are not the basis of the change. Focus on your passions and dreams, your unique talents and skills to determine what’s next for your life.
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.
Questions This Week:
How can I share my passion about my love of guitars, and perhaps begin to monetize it?
What are some ideas on how to find seminars in my area?
I’m a professor at a small Christian college. My take-home pay is around $35,000/year. As you can imagine, it’s killing us financially.
I’m working 60/hr a week in a job that’s pretty good. Am I risking burn out, or am I just lazy?
I’ve been hurt all my life worked all my life, struggled all my life and I’m tired of being crushed in spirit. I’m 45 and on disability and I’m not taking it anymore
Plus Good News!
“You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” Zig Ziglar — Tweet This
Timestamped Show Notes:
4:00 — Dan shares Good News
5:28 “– A recent study shows that watching birds is good for your mental health. Check out Dan’s Facebook Page for a link to the article as well as a photo of the birds from his office window. Click here to Dan’s Facebook.
Three 48 Days Success Stories
8:28 — A success story from Alan Thomas who has 129 lbs. Dan has used his plan successfully as well. Dan shares the link for those who want to get in better shape this new year: postmypath.com/48Days
10:44 — Aaron Wiseman writes to thank Dan for his inspiration. He started a Handyman Business with the goal of making $30,000/year, his salary at the time. And last year he made over $300,000.
12:52 — And a third success story: Captain Seth shared his success with Portland Boat Tours, a wooden boating business he started through Kickstarter. By using a simple formula, all three of these listeners were able to make their own success.
The Formula: Know Your Unique Talents, Create a Plan and Do the Work
16:30 — Archie asks how he can share his passion for guitars and begin to monetize it. Dan talks about the value of presentation and how he can find old guitars and potentially clean them up and sell them.
Investing 3% Of Your Income In Yourself Will Yield the Greatest Return
20:28 — A listener in Crescent, PA, is looking for seminars in his area. Dan shares some simple ways to do a Google search and find several, many of them free, but encourages everyone to invest 3% of your income back into yourself. It will yield the greatest returns.
27:00 — Joel asks if he should stay in his current, low paying job that will be ending soon while he builds his side business or go ahead and find another job?
32:16 — A listener in the IT industry is struggling with being overworked and is not sure if he should tough it out, ask for saner hours or find another job.
We’re Not Going To Take it!
38:37 — A listener shares that she is tired of being crushed in spirit and wants to start a Christian business and needs support. Dan shares a tip sheet from Kevin Harrington, one of the original Sharks on Shark Tank. He’s had over $5 billion in sales from his own ideas. Here’s his Sales Success Cheat Sheet — for FREE!
Dan also recommends resources like Life Lifters and Born To Win by Zig Ziglar to fill your mind, heart and spirit with positive info and cautions her about starting a business because you’re frustrated with what life has given to you to this point. Instead, look at your unique talents, skills and passions, and build your business around that.
• You can monetize anything if you have the unique knowledge.
• Finding ways to invest 3% of your income into yourself will give you a big return.
• When building a side business, look to generate 50% of your income and it will be you in the driver’s seat to do some amazing things.
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Kevin Harrington was one of the original Sharks from Shark Tank. He spent Friday with us here at the Sanctuary brainstorming on ideas. He’s had over $5 billion in sales from his own ideas. Here’s his Sales Success Cheat Sheet — for FREE!
Alan Thomas – success story and help for anyone else. Alan lost 129 lbs. — postmypath.com/48Days –
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