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7 in 10 say 2020 Made Them a Better Person – How About You? 

Are You Thriving After 2020? Despite any hardships we may have experienced in the last 18 months, 74% of Americans say 2020 made them more aware of the needs of others and more generous as a result. The desire for interaction has apparently made us all reach out to help and feel connected. And more…

Go on, take the money and run! 

A listener says he’s struggling over quitting a job that “is killing my soul”. He can quit now and get a $20,000 cash severance. My advice – with due credit to the Steve Miller band -Take the money and run! Episode #786 July 16, 2021 Hi this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening…

Your book is making me feel bad about myself

Sometimes being exposed to new possibilities makes us feel disappointed with where we are now. This listener is 48, in a job she dislikes, feeling like she’s failed and is not making a difference, and is discouraged by reading 48 Days to the Work You Love. Is it better to not know and remain in the…

I don’t have a dream – I just want to make money! 

There are actually a whole lot of things you can do today where you don’t have to have contact with people. But there has to be more that drives you than just making money. Follow this sequence and you can make it work: Curiosity > Passion > Talent > Identify Need > Create a Plan =…

Can I be successful without being a jerk?

Characteristics of a Leader Is it possible to be a leader or even run a business without being that hard-driving, aggressive, opinionated jerk we hear about? What if I’m introverted and shy but also loving, caring, humble, kind and compassionate? You might be surprised by the characteristics of the most successful business leaders. Episode #783…

I don’t listen to your podcast because it forces me to think…

What are you willing to change in what you’re doing now? What should we question about the way things have always been done? The risk is often in staying where you are. Be willing to change. Episode #782 June 18, 2021 Hi this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days…

Do you really want to know God’s will for you? 

This is a very common question. And I don’t think it’s as complicated as we sometimes feel it is. There are some simple principles that will give you insight and clarity. In this episode I lay out four basic principles to remove “the kink in your hose” that may be preventing you from hearing God’s…

So you wanna go back to Egypt! 

Unwelcome Challenges Often Bring Innovation It took longer to get to the Promised Land than expected and some of the children of Israel wanted to go back to the miserable lives they had previously. But inventions, great ideas, innovations don’t come when things are normal, when people are comfortable. They come when there are breaks…

I can stop your progress with this toothpick

It takes a massive amount of power to get a locomotive to simply move the first 2 inches. That’s you – it takes a massive amount of energy to start anything – to progress that first 2 inches. And here’s the startling reality. You can stop that locomotive from ever going those first 2 inches with…

You’re in luck – things are very uncertain right now! 

Usually those unexpected and unwelcome interruptions are God’s gift to us for prompting us to explore, learn and grow into new levels of success and fulfillment. Don’t squander this opportunity you’ve been given. Uncertainty can present you with many options that you may overlook when things are “certain.” Episode #778 May 21, 2021 Hi this…

How can I get out of this prison as a registered nurse?

You are not in a prison – except for how you are viewing it. The key to work freedom may be in your own thinking. Stop charging by the hour. Start being paid for the value you are creating and it can dramatically change your satisfaction and income. Here’s an example of how you could…

Do you have a message worth sharing? 

We’re told 81% of Americans say they have a book in them. Personally, I think a lot of those should stay right where they are – inside them. Not every story needs to be shared with the world. Let’s save the trees and also save the needless dissension caused by thousands of books that are being thrown out…

Why do you stay stuck when you know what to do? 

Being successful requires more than having a great product or knowing something well. It requires continuous learning, marketing what you have, and selling to a customer. That applies to getting a job, keeping a job, getting a promotion, or starting your own business. Do those and you can succeed in any way you want. Episode…

How long should I starve in my passion before getting a real job again?

Do we always assume following our passion is risky and insecure while a “real job” provides the security we seek? It may not be as predictable but the big rewards never come from a secure, predictable path.   Episode #774 April 23, 2021 Hi this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48…

Do you want to win at work or at home? 

Have you ever felt like you had to choose? What does your life now tell us about the choices you’ve made? In this conversation with Michael Hyatt he shares how to sleep more as a way of accomplishing more. How to enjoy a “profitable pause” as a surprising way to succeed more. And how to…

God gave me a passion but not the talent to do it!

Discerning God’s Will For Your Life I really don’t think God is mean and capricious as you suspect.  Just take responsibility for your success and know that the door is as open as to anyone in the world. But you have to create a plan of action. Handing your life over to God does not mean…

Are you just taking advantage of our pain?

Is There Really Hope For Me? You’re right to question spending any money or time in any self-help program.  But don’t slam the door completely. Ask yourself if being too cautious or suspicious is helping you create a better life.  If you won’t spend $24 on the chance that you could dramatically change your life…

Do this and throw out your alarm clock! 

If “you wake up every morning to your alarm clock’s warning” like our intro song Takin Care of Business says, you probably aren’t getting enough sleep. With work that you love and getting ample sleep, you won’t need an alarm clock. Here’s a process for doing both. Episode #770 March 26, 2021 Hi this is…

Here’s your path to “uncommon success”

An Interview With John Lee Dumas What if you had a clear path to Uncommon Success? To financial freedom and fulfillment like you’ve never experienced up to this point? What if that path had specific action points that were not dependent on your academic degrees, your current income or past record of success – but…

I’m 27 years old. Is it too late to find the work I love?

You can fill in the blank for age. I get these questions every week from people 27 to 77 wanting to know if it’s too late for them. Age cannot stop you from thriving and prospering unless you allow it to. You can write and rewrite your story until you get the results – and…

Should I follow my dreams or keep being responsible?

You may be in a ‘season’ where it makes sense to stay where you are. Not every dream needs to be acted on immediately. Take a fresh look at the next three years and then make your decisions based on the life you want – not just the thrill and the income that may be…

“If you think you are beaten, you are…..”

There are so many paths to success. You get to choose – but you have to believe you deserve it and are capable of achieving it. Hear some stories here of the unique way listeners are using to change their stars. Episode #766 February 26, 2021 Hi this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the…

I want to move to a better life!

Be careful of thinking that moving is your magic ticket to a better life. “Wherever you go, there you are.” You can have the life you want, by creating it, regardless of the geography. At the same time if you want some new scenery I’ve got a couple really cools places you can move to. Episode…

How to be rich beyond your wildest dreams!

My conversation with Ray Edwards about his new book, Permission to Prosper, dismantles much of what we commonly believe about being “rich” and being “poor”. We get to choose – which one have you chosen? Episode #764 February 12, 2021 Hi this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days Radio show –…

I’m scared to death that God will judge my discontent!

We all get to decide what we say “Yes” to. And to stay where you are miserable and where your “soul is crying for a change” likely grieves God as it would any father to see one of his children suffer so. I doubt He’ll see the need to punish you as you are already…

I want to be a millionaire in 3 years!

A listener shares that he wants to be a millionaire in 3 years. I don’t know of any more direct path to making that happen than to read the right books that train your mind and open your eyes to the opportunities. Here’s my list of the 14 that opened the doors for me. Episode…

I’m a thinker – not a doer

Dreaming Is Not Enough To Achieve Your Goals We know dreaming is not enough. Dreaming without doing accomplishes little. But maybe you really are more of a “visionary” than an “implementor.” There’s hope for you if you surround yourself with the right people. Episode #761 January 22, 2021 Hi this is Dan Miller – and…

I know what to do but can’t make myself do it

A listener asked if there were terms to describe this. Yes, there are but you don’t want them associated with your name! Here are some steps to take when you are hesitating the action that will lead you to new success. Episode #760 January 15, 2021 Hi this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re…

We see the world as we are

How To Fight Burnout and Be More Productive We can change how we see the world by changing who we are. I share my experience in rejecting my diagnoses of fibromyalgia, Hashimoto’s disease and Epstein-bar. I’ve got 7 things I used to come back from extreme fatigue and burnout to vibrant energy and creativity and be…

How long are you going to wait before you demand the best for yourself?

As we start a new year, we all must realize that how this ear goes for us depends on the decisions we make. You must CHOOSE to demand the best for yourself. Episode #758 January 01, 2021 Hi this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days Radio show – where…

Fear is the cheapest room in the house

Reduce Fear and Move Forward It’s not unreasonable to experience fear in our lives. It can protect us in many ways. But we don’t want it to be our dominant mindset. Reduce fear by keeping it in a very small basement room in your house and in the backseat of your car you’re driving. Let’s…

Your greatest joy is your sorrow unmasked

It is often true that we teach best what we’ve experienced ourselves — particularly sorrow. Dave Ramsey went broke – now he teaches other people how to avoid making the financial mistakes he made. I went through a major business crash – and now I help others figure out how to navigate unexpected career and…

Which comes first – generosity or wealth?

Are you waiting to be generous? Many people assume they will be generous as soon as they get wealthy with all their bills paid, retirement funded, and the kids’ college funds in place. But giving first may in fact be the door opener to wealth. Our potential for wealth is not shown in our bank account…

I know what your life will be like 3 years from now!

I can predict your future! All I need to do is spend a day with you and listen to what you say and watch what you do. Your words and your actions will predict your future and tell me exactly where you are going to be three years from now. Episode #754 December 04, 2020…

Where did you stop dreaming?

Are you giving up your freedom for security? I recently had an experience that rocked my thinking. I thought I had left an inspiring office at our old house and that I’d have to settle for just a functional room at our new house. And then I experienced something that made me question – in…

You too can be a highly trained, poor, enthusiastic underachiever! 

One of my pet peeves is seeing people who want to get a new job or start a new business who are buying programs, going to expensive conferences, paying for software and web design, joining expensive masterminds for an extended period of time – and not making money. Always getting ready. “Getting cooked in the squat”…

But are you sure you’re right?

How To Recognize “Truth” There is a concept called “confirmation bias” which means we tend to find information that supports what we already believe. While we’d like to think our opinions are based on rational analysis, the truth is our opinions are more likely the result of years of paying attention to information that supports…

Guard this 90 minute window and you’ll win the day!

Tips for a Positive, Productive Day If you crawl out of bed, grab a cup of coffee, jump in your car, and scream at drivers holding you up – you’ve set the stage for the kind of day you will have. Fortunately, there is an alternative. Follow the steps I lay out here to guarantee…

Is your life really going to make a ‘dent in the universe’?

Can you make a difference in the world? A listener asks if an average person with average abilities can really make a difference. You should be able to identify five people who have made a big difference in your life. Are you on anyone else’s list? You really can make a dent in the universe…

Why isn’t your great business idea making you money?

People approach me every day with business ideas — what could be the next greatest Hula Hoop, self-directing Frisbee, time management system, dog training trick, or best-selling book.  Often these people brag about having so many great business ideas that they have not been able to narrow down and develop even one. And therein lies the…

Have you asked for what you want?

Crystal and Mark Victor Hansen show us why asking for help makes you appear smarter and more likable. I share my story about asking Mark for help years ago – and how that opened the door to millions of dollars for me. Episode #747 October 16, 2020 Hi this is Dan Miller – and yes…

Why do I keep sabotaging myself?

Maybe you don’t deserve a better life? If you’ve ever thought that, you may be creating our own reality. Self-sabotage is real. But be sure you’re living your own life, not the life you think others expect of you. Embrace what you know about yourself to find that authentic path. Episode #746 October 09, 2020…

Should I change myself or change my job?

I love this question and the answer comes from looking inward first. Knowing yourself well is the key to knowing if your current job has the potential to be meaningful, productive and profitable work. Changing yourself does hold more potential than most people realize. Episode #745 October 02, 2020 Hi, this is Dan Miller – and…

Just Broke my Leash – Now What?

Who Has Created the Obstacles In Your Life?   I heard a story recently about a dog, straining at his leash, barking ferociously at a cat about 15 feet away.  All of his actions just screamed, “Turn me loose, and I’m gonna make things happen.”  All of a sudden, in the midst of a powerful lunge,…

Mentor to Millions – how to be one; how to find one!

This is a rare time when I have an outside guest – actually two today. Mark Timm and Kevin Harrington, authors of Mentor To Millions share their experiences of seeing opportunities that others miss. And even more importantly how to be rich in your family as well as your business. You’ll find clues like how…

48 days into my new job I was fired – what now?

Well, this is a new one. I don’t recall ever getting a note talking about losing a job in 48 Days. From the tone of the note, I doubt it was work she loved. But if that happens to you, instead of feeling helpless, consider that now you have a fresh experience of having gotten…

It might be too late for you to be successful

No it’s really not. In this episode I contrast the theories outlined in Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell and Range by David Epstein. It seems that people who are extraordinarily successful often experiment with a whole lot of things before they find their best fit. The old theory that you have to start when you’re three years…

Sure I’ll give you $10,000 – no questions asked, IF

Do you have a list of friends you could call at 3:00 AM who would be willing to help you out if you really needed it? Would your Facebook friends, Twitter followers, or LinkedIn connections be willing to help you? Listen in as we discuss the time tested process for increasing your impact, influence, and…

I Just Hate Mondays So Much!

Finding unexpected opportunities in what most people see as a “crisis”- Some people feel trapped in the current unexpected circumstances of this crazy year. Others are finding opportunities in what most people see as a “crisis.” Listen in to stories about people like Savannah Bananas owner Jesse Cole who asked, “Why is baseball a seasonal sport?…

You must be crazy to think you can do that!

Bring Your Dream to Life Nearly everyone who has accomplished something great was told they were crazy along the way. Often people who have had unusual challenges or disadvantages end up doing big things. Is it possible that your greatest opportunity is right next to your greatest obstacle? Listen to what some big Dreamers had…

Is there a reason God is keeping me poor?

The Value of Your Mindset Kim thinks maybe God is using her as an example of having to be totally dependent on Him. I’m pretty confident our mindset and expectation are more powerful factors than God’s desire to micromanage us. Episode #738 August 07, 2020 Hi this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening…

Did you think you’d be farther along in life than where you are today??

The Stages of Life May Vary Some listeners are discouraged based on the Stages of Life we discussed last week, feeling like they are behind the game and may never catch up. I remind you I was thrilled to get back up to zero net worth at age 53. It was then I started doing…

Are you a pastor?

Could we all be a pastor? A lady’s question recently made me pause and think. With a little research, I discovered some traits we all want to display that could in fact make us be seen as a “pastor.” Episode #736 July 24, 2020 Hi this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to…

I want a bigger future

Are you looking over your shoulder longing for the good ole days? Do you think you’ve had your biggest accomplishments? Let’s look at the dangers of having a bigger past than future – no matter what your age. Episode #735 July 17, 2020 Hi this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the…

Can your belief take you this far?

The Power of Belief This week I received the most amazing testimonial story I’ve ever received. A teenage girl who has been in a wheelchair for four years read 48 Days to the Work You Love, got inspired, hopeful, and began walking with the aid of only a walker. The power of belief opens our…

Are you a “dangerous” dreamer?

In Seven Pillars of Wisdom, T.E. Lawrence says, “There are dreamers, but not all human beings dream equally.  Some are dreamers of the night, who in the dusty recesses of their mind dream and wake in the morning to find it was just vanity.  But the Dreamers of the Day are dangerous people because they…

Hope deferred makes the heart sick – and I’m sick of it

How To Find Clarity For Your Next Steps A listener says she’s been waiting for over two years for that lightbulb moment that “makes you light up or feels like sunshine on your face every day.” Here are some steps for moving from “hoping” to that clarity.  Episode #732 June 26, 2020 Hi this is…

Can I fake it if my passion is gone?

A pastor wants to know if he should just “stomach” the church to keep from jeopardizing his income. The challenge is – you cannot do good work if you don’t enjoy the work you’re doing. So nobody wins. Everyone is being cheated on the joy that comes from doing work you love. Episode #731 June…

Are you creating the future you want?

Too many people look at their life through the rearview mirror – simply looking back at what has already happened. You can create the future you want by developing a clear vision, and a plan of action. Today’s episode is filled with tools to help you do just that. Episode #730 June 12, 2020 Hi,…

How can I stop being a loser?

A listener says he’s been living a lie. He knows what to do, but is afraid of failing, so he does nothing. I’ve got a radical recommendation for him.  Episode #729 June 05, 2020 Hi this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days Radio show – where each week we…

Yes I carry a stone in my pocket because……

The benefits of practicing gratitude I have a little trick to remind me of to practice gratitude each day. It lifts my spirit, makes me more active, improves my marriage, and adds to the love I have for my work. I hope you’ve got a little stone in your life. Episode #728 May 29, 2020…

Do you have what it takes to be an Entrepreneur?

This is a time of uncertainty – of people once again discovering they didn’t have security in a job but only the illusion of that. And thus we’ll see a whole lot of them become “accidental entrepreneurs.” Do you have these six characteristics that would allow you to be an entrepreneur? Listen in to my…

How can I be more decisive?

A recent Harvard Business School study asked the question, “What are the top characteristics of high achievers?”  Of course, in the list were things like intelligence, education, and attitude. But at the very top of the list, one thing stood out — Speed Of Implementation— having the ability to act quickly – the ability to…

Will you ever be happy as an employee?

The changes created by this current “crisis” have awakened a whole lot of people to new possibilities beyond a traditional job. Many are now wondering if they really could do something that embraces their real passions. In this episode, we explore what it takes to step out of the traditional work model. Episode #725 May…

Feeling stuck? Go get a jigsaw puzzle…

Building a business is very much like putting a puzzle together. We begin with a clear picture of the end goal, we work on little pieces while knowing they have to fit into the end result, we collaborate with others and compliment them, our brain releases dopamine with our little wins to encourage us on,…

No one’s listening to me! 

How To Develop a Compelling Message It doesn’t matter if you’re a teacher, a stay-at-home Mom, a pastor, an artist, an author, an advocate for better schools, if you have your own cookie shop or manufacturing plant or if you have a job at Nissan – You have a message to share. Knowing how to communicate…

A Crisis is a Terrible Thing to Waste!

Three things you can do right now to move forward Many of our most valuable inventions and new business models came out of times of crisis. Don’t just wait for this to be over. Use this time to examine your life and career. Decide now what parts of the old “normal” you want to continue.…

You still get to choose how you live

We Still Have Choices We didn’t choose these circumstances. We didn’t choose this time in history. We didn’t choose our family tree. We didn’t get to choose those – but we do get to choose HOW we live. We can choose to live well in spite of what’s happening. People throughout history have lived through…

Living & Lovin at home in Scary Times

How can we have peace at home during these troubled times? Joanne Miller joins me for this important conversation. Times of pain can also be our times of fastest growth – if we acknowledge it, own it, and use it. Create a plan of action for making your home stronger and better than ever before. …

If you can win the morning you win the day! 

How we spend the first 90 minutes of each day sets the stage for what that day will bring. Here’s a process for Movement, Meditation and Mastery that will help you win the day. Episode #719 March 27, 2020 Hi this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days Radio show…

Honey, I got fired…

Create Your Future Nathaniel Hawthorne went home to tell his wife that he had just been fired from his job. “Good,” she said. “Now you can write your book.” Hawthorne used the time to write “The Scarlet Letter,” one of the great masterpieces of American literature. Maybe your unexpected job loss is opening the door to a…

Why would someone pick you?

What Is Your Distinct Advantage? If you’re providing the same product or service as 20 other competitors, how can you make yourself stand out? Here we look at ways to find a niche, how to be distinctive, and how to find an industry need. And above all – “Be so good they can’t ignore you.”…

Will my life really count? 

Finding your purpose and living your legacy My guest for this episode is Tommy Breedlove. We’re talking about his personal transformation, finding your purpose and the principles in his book Legendary. Yes, you can live a life that will be remembered. It’s not what you have in the bank, but the person you are, starting…

What’s wrong with me – why can’t I just be satisfied? 

A listener asks: “Why can’t I just be satisfied with what I have?”  Some of us aren’t cut out to do the same thing year after year. Embrace your desire for change, challenge, and variety. Don’t try to find the one thing you’re going to do for the next 30 years. Yes, be clear about what…

I want a new family – is that possible? 

You are not limited to great family relationships You can have amazing success in creating your own “family” relationships with people where you don’t share blood – but you share hearts and minds. If you’re all alone – yes you need to work on that family area. But don’t feel that you have to limit…

No Passion – there’s a hole in your bucket

I can’t find my passion A frustrated listener wants to know how to find his passion. I encourage him to pursue the things that touch his heart and to recognize that passion is more “developed” than “discovered.” But without passion, you won’t engage the talents of people around you and ultimately, you’ll burn out. Episode…

Glory to Self vs Glory to God……

Living Out Our Calling I think we often create an artificial dichotomy in which we divide what is “spiritual” and what is “secular.”  We don’t leave work to go do ministry. Our work is the best opportunity we have for living out our calling and for engaging in true ministry.  What we’re doing on Thursday…

I’m broke and broken – how can I move forward?

When we’re feeling down it’s easy to overlook our greatest assets. This gentleman has a long history of sales – until his wife’s health issues caused a time gap. Now he’s 63 with no income and is desperate to break the cycle. The bad news is, he’s currently out of work. The good news is,…

Are your dreams changing your life?

Some people assume their dreams are just interruptions in their normal life. Others see dreams as glimpses into the life they could live. Teneshia Jackson Warner helps you understand what kind of dreamer you are, and how that can open you up to a whole new world.  Episode #700 January 24, 2020 Hi, this is…

I think that’s a pretty dumb idea

If you’re waiting to share or experiment with an idea until you have a perfect one, chances are strong that 10 years from now you’ll still be waiting. Anyone who is doing something great had a lot of bad ideas to get to where they are today.  I don’t know of any exceptions.   If you haven’t…

How do I stay motivated when things are going so well?

It is a real challenge to stay motivated – if you’ve only been chasing the money. If you have a clear sense of purpose it will drive you even if you have all the money you’ll ever need.  Episode #698 January 10, 2020 Hi this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the…

I am so stupid …

The importance of personal responsibility on your future – If you want to know what your life will be like 3 years from now, just listen to what you’re saying. This is the first episode of the new year – not only a New Year but a new decade – 2020 – where we all…

Desirable Difficulties

Conventional wisdom tells us that difficulty is something to be avoided – that it is a setback that leaves you worse off than you would be otherwise. But the reality is those difficulties often set us up for our biggest wins. David was small, with no military equipment or experience. But that “disadvantage” allowed him to…

I’m an entrepreneur but need a job…….Really?

Answers to Questions From Entrepreneurs If you are truly an entrepreneur, trying to make a job work is going to be frustrating for both you and your employer. And if you’re drawn to a job because of “security” you’re shortchanging yourself. Listen in as I explain my own inability to ever have a job and…

What’s Holding You Back?

The most common questions submitted have to do with perceived obstacles — what’s holding you back from moving toward one’s goals. In this episode I unpack the most frequent issues shared as barriers to success. Hint – they can all be eliminated – and your success is right on the other side. Episode #694 December…

Nah – that wasn’t God’s idea……just your own

Making Good Decisions Is it really God’s blessing if we buy a new car – financed for seven years? I fear we often frame our decisions as God’s will when we’re just rationalizing our own questionable decisions. We can feel good about those decisions – but let’s not ignore wisdom and common sense. The story…

Selling horse poop and other sweet ideas

Side Business Ideas That Have Worked I recently mentioned this very real side business idea shared by a young podcast listener. Curiously, it prompted a lot of interest. I think people wondered if such a smelly idea could really be profitable. In this episode I share that idea and more. it’s amazing how simple ideas,…

Increase your confidence immediately by doing this one thing….

Sometimes we look for complicated solutions – when a simple solution is right in front of us.  Remember The King’s Speech? There is one critical scene where the king discovers his own power that explodes his credibility. You can increase your confidence by doing the very same thing!  Episode #691 November 22, 2019 Hi this…

Are you paying for “education” or a piece of paper?

How Important Is Your College Degree? In today’s rapidly changing work environment, we have to be very clear on what really is required to get a job or start a business. Never borrow more than your anticipated income for one year for a college degree or any academic degree. And be confident that a valuable…

God has a plan for you … Really?

How To Discern God’s Will For You These platitudes about God’s will can sometimes leave us sitting on the side of the road feeling lost. God is not going to tell you to buy a Ford vs a Chevy. You’re gonna have to do the research to make an intelligent decision. Being in God’s will is…

I’m not an early bird. Can I still get a worm?

I say trust your natural rhythm. Don’t force yourself to be an early bird / morning person if you’re not. I know – we keep hearing about that early bird – but then all he got is a worm. I know plenty of highly creative and productive people who don’t get started until noon.  …

Am I selling out if I give up and get help?

Getting Help In Your Business You’re slamming the door on any hope of success if you DO NOT reach out for help. I really can’t imagine any business where any one person could do it all alone. If you’re an artist – chances are strong you need someone to help sell your work. If you’re…

My parents don’t support my dreams!

A listener asks: should I give up my dreams to please my parents? When I put this phrase in a Google search it gave me 48,800,000 results. Apparently that’s a challenge for quite a few people. You can love your parents but don’t let them bury your dreams. Everyone will end up resentful. Go ahead and…

Giving up isn’t the same as moving on!

Should I just give up? I test lots of things for one year. If at that time it is not the success I had planned for, I typically stop spending time and money there and move on to the next opportunity. But that’s much different than giving up. All of life’s experiences are preparing us…

I love my job – it’s my career that I hate!

How To Stay Optimistic, Enjoy Your Work and Your Life Several of our questions this week lead back to how to stay optimistic. Plus a listener unpacks his own question. He has a side business that’s very profitable and now he’s bored at his regular job. No surprise there! Once you realize you can be…

Can you be rich and still have a peaceful mindset?

Leveraging your unique knowledge by creating a course, writing an ebook, starting a membership. I share the story of an actor who is giving away his $714 million nest egg. He says he just wants a normal life and peace of mind? Would you still have peace of mind if you had millions to your…

Don’t chase the snake of revenge

If you feel like someone has done you wrong, don’t seek revenge – listen in. How often I see people chasing the snake and seeking revenge in their own lives.  The company folds or you just simply get laid off.  The immediate reaction may include anger, resentment, bitterness, and backstabbing.  These lead to discouragement, frustration, guilt and depression.  Be…

I don’t want to lose what I have, but I also don’t want to lose who I am

Can you blend purpose and passion? A listener wants to know if it’s possible to blend purpose and passion with making money. Not only is it possible – it’s essential. Without purpose and passion you will burn out. Making money alone is not enough compensation for investing your time and energy.  Episode #681 September 13,…

Frustrated college graduate?

College Graduates will be homeless slaves with massive debt…the story continues Two years ago I wrote this piece that continues to get input. In this week’s episode I share current questions from college graduates who feel trapped by virtue of their college degrees. But no one is trapped. We all have so many options to…

I just want to give up on my stupid dreams! 

Don’t give up They say ignorance is bliss. And sometimes I hear from people who wish they had never had their eyes opened to bigger possibilities. Do you think it’s time to give up on your dreams? Or do they keep pulling you to new adventures and new levels of success? Check out this week’s…

Should you follow your dreams and risk failing or protect yourself by not trying?

Episode #678 August 23, 2019 Is it too risky to follow your dreams? Are you following your dreams or living out other people’s expectations? Are you comfortable with failure knowing that it’s like steps on a ladder that will get you to ultimate achievement? Hi, this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to…

Is your life like a crappy movie?

What if viewers were watching a movie of your life so far. Would they be glued to their seats because of the excitement and scenes of victory? Or would they walk out in boredom? Here’s a process for directing the movie of your life that would be captivating – and inspiring. Episode #677 August 16,…

Is this good news or bad news?

We are quick to assume an unexpected change is “bad news.” But is it really? Maybe it’s an expected opportunity to move into a higher level of success. Listen to the story – is losing your horse good news or bad news? You might be surprised. Episode #676 August 09, 2019 Hi, this is Dan…

What if I don’t want a Mercedes?

Am I thinking too small? Is the goal to always want more? If I’m content with what I have does it mean I have an “upper limit challenge?” No – success is defined by much more than how big our house is or what kind of car we choose to drive. Episode #675 August 02,…

Does God care if I’m a doctor or an author? 

How specific is God’s Calling? What do you think? Is God’s calling and His will so specific that it matters if I buy a Ford or a Chevy? I think God’s will provides a compass, not a detailed map. Listen to Jim’s heartfelt question. Episode #674 July 26, 2019 Hi, this is Dan Miller –…

You can’t handle the truth!

How To Work Through An Upper Limit Challenge Remember the movie A Few Good Men? Jack Nicholson screamed that at Tom Cruise. Well, this is another time when you may not be able to handle the truth. We dig into The Upper Limit Challenge in this episode. You may discover the obstacles that are holding…

Sacrifice my dream or be broke and starving?

Hundreds of you responded to our one question survey: “Where are you stuck?” I share some of those responses and then offer specific solutions to creating the Right Mindset, finding the Right Idea, and connecting with the Right Community. Episode #672 July 12, 2019 Hi, this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to…

Do you really have to go to work?

How Your Mindset About Work Can Make a Difference When we say “I have to” our brains rebel – they naturally resist. Say “I get to” or “I want to” and see what happens. What statements can you reframe this week to change your mindset about work? Episode #671 July 05, 2019 Hi, this is…

Why am I getting smarter but not richer?

Great question. Learning more does not make you richer, but if you combine new knowledge with understanding and implementation, you can get both smarter and richer. It will change your life in many ways – including financially. We also look at how artists and coaches can increase their income. You can be good and broke…

“I think I’m having a heart attack!” (Bonus Episode About Overworking)

This is a bonus 48 Days Radio episode based on questions I had for Michael Hyatt.   In this last year I’ve been on the receiving end of overworking. I compromised my health dreadfully and have spent a year rebuilding. Yes, I love my work – but overwork still leads to lack of success in other…

Why did your life turn out this way?

Are We Products Of Our Environments or Products of Our Expectations? In this episode we have an astounding story of two brothers who turned out very differently. Both raised in the same environment but they made very different choices for the lives they live today. You can do the same. Regardless of your current or…

Can I survive with a passion or mission-based business?

James wonders if he can take his mission-based business idea and make it work. My response is that any business you consider should be a passion-based/mission-based business!! The only way you can maintain a business is if it blends your passion(mission), talent and money. I give several examples of how even ideas based on serving…

I want to just serve – not make money …

A common statement from talented people is that they feel guilty charging for something they are passionate about and that comes so easily for them. So is it better to do something you don’t care about as a means of generating your necessary income? I don’t think so – let’s look at the ways to…

I’m pretty sure I’m insane….

A listener admits to crippling fear that’s holding him back from pursuing any new ideas. We can welcome fear as a healthy thing as long as we keep it in the back seat of our car, and out of the driver’s seat. Which of the 7 Fear Types is most dominant for you? Episode #666…

I make over $100,000 a year and I’m not happy…

How Do You Measure Success? A listener feels stuck. He’s making a lot of money but feels no sense of fulfillment in the work he’s doing. Guess what? With that success he’s not stuck. With the life experience he has at 45 years old, he can do a little introspection and move right into a…

Winning for God – losing at home?

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…

Would you give up your cell phone for this?

The Power of Intentional Choices I love the power of intentional choices. You can decide in advance what you’re going to do and then change your actions to go along with that to reach your goals, build your business, find a job and more. Episode #663 May 10, 2019 –  Hi, this is Dan Miller…

Can I really get better every day?

It’s easy to get trapped in what we do well – rather than moving on to things that are in our Zone of Genius. What are four areas of activities and how can we keep getting better and better – and closer to our Unique Ability – every day? Episode #662 May 03, 2019 Hi,…

I doubled my income with 15 hours a week

The stories from this week are astounding. Listen in as a 48DaysEagles member shares how investing $19 opened the door to a $500K business and the freedom to walk away from his “real” job. Episode #661 April 26, 2019 Hi, this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days Radio show…

How can I stop feeling guilty about making easy money?

Should we feel guilty about making easy money? Heidi is feeling guilty because she’s still making money from writing she did four years ago. Somehow it just feels too easy to make money without doing any hard work. Let’s look at the unhealthy mindset behind that feeling. Episode #660 April 19, 2019 Hi, this is…

This is what it takes to …

How To Get Booked As a Speaker, Comedian, Singer, Magician, Coach A listener wants to break into doing magic presentations. In this episode we hear from a very experienced magician who stays booked at $15K a day – and shares his magic formula for keeping his schedule full.  This is a perfect guide for how…

This just isn’t fair …

Are you being fairly paid for the work you do? A listener just saw some new employees start at the company he works for – and they are being paid the same as he. Is this fair? Well, there’s an interesting parable in the Bible that addresses this exact issue. How to determine if you…

Dan’s Children on Education and Career Choices- Legacy

I had the privilege of having all three of my children in my office this week. We had a chance to talk about their early influences and their education and career choices. And how you can help your children make those important choices. Episode #657 March 29, 2019 Hi, this is Dan Miller – and…

But he doesn’t have a college degree …

What does this current college admissions scandal really mean? Do you really need a college degree? How important is it to get into the right college? What will that mean ten years from now? The real stats may surprise you.  Episode #656 March 22, 2019 Hi, this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening…

I’m the fool on the hill …

A listener thinks he may be the ultimate fool – bad resume, time gaps, industry changes, terminations, and family damage as a result. Yet in pointing the finger at himself, he has already moved toward the solution. If you know your thinking or actions have been “foolish” you have turned the corner to becoming wise.…

Don’t wait for your ship to come in, swim out

Waiting for your ship to come in If you can see your “ship” somewhere out there in the future, don’t just wait for it come all the way to the shore. Instead, jump in the water and swim out to grab it. That means you’ve made a plan and are taking massive action. Taking action…

I’m not proud of the work I do but …

A listener is making a great living with his cleaning business but is embarrassed that it’s not something more professional. Let’s look at the value of this work and the benefits of having a profitable business. However, he can also move his proven business skills to another business that blends his passion.  What To Do If…

Aren’t goals that don’t produce income a waste of time?

A listener wonders why he should spend time on something he loves if it doesn’t move the needle financially. But yes, there are many worthy goals that are helping make our lives better – even if they aren’t changing our finances. Obviously we need significant activities that do generate income, but certainly not all meaningful activities…

How do I keep my dream alive when it’s not paying the bills?

This question was prompted by a very painful note from a Dad, who has a 17 yr-old son who wants to be a writer. So this is especially for all of you artists, musicians, writers, sculptors, comedians, and performers. How do you keep nurturing your dream when you can’t pay the rent and there are no…

I have no chance in life

Can you change your destiny? A discouraged listener believes she has no chance in life – that it’s probably the way we were born that determines our destiny. Do you agree? I don’t want to paint it as being easy, but I certainly believe we can draw a line in the sand based on our past…

If I make enough money, my life will be perfect…..

This week I heard a presentation that made my blood run cold. Do people really think that having money makes them immune to depression, anxiety, addictions and more? Here’s my take on what it takes to really be wealthy. Episode #649 February 02, 2019 Hi, this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the…

“Get a government job…you’ll always have a paycheck!”

A listener writes in about being furloughed during this government shutdown. And he’s creating a plan where he’ll never be vulnerable to that again. There are no secure jobs. No job is guaranteed. Those are illusions.  Episode #648 January 25, 2019 Hi, this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days…

What could you do with this $1000?

Listeners are getting creative about what they would do with a $1000 investment in their business. If you see this money as an investment, rather than an expense, it can transform your results and build your business – and bank account. Episode #647 January 18, 2019 Hi, this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re…

Don’t do what this dumb guy did

Can you learn from your mistakes? Better yet, can you learn from the mistakes of others? Life is too short to make all the mistakes. If we watch those around us, we should be able to avoid making some of those same mistakes. Be more than an observer – be an action taker. Episode #645…

Are you giving everything you’ve got to just get by?

Could you change the terminology of how you describe your life? Many people say they are busting their behinds to just get by. What if you said you are busting your behind to change the world? Same effort – just a different expectation or expected outcome. Let’s talk about this and more in today’s episode. …

Are you takin care of business?

We start every podcast with the classic Bachman, Turner, Overdrive song “Takin’ Care of Business.” In this episode we break it down – what is the song’s history and why do we still use it. If you’ve got questions about licensing a song or a photo, I share how I got this agreement with Sony. Episode…

What would you do if you were given $1000 today?

I recently posted this question in the 48 Days Eagles community and was blown away by the immediate responses. Then I began exploring ways we could provide that 1000 dollars for multiple people. I’ve got some ideas but would welcome your thoughts – and I have a beautiful gift box for you if we can…

Do I really want to do this for the next 10 years?

Should I stay or move on? A listener knows what he can do but is not sure he wants to continue. We unpack how to start with your known abilities but then how to move into a unique application that gives you extraordinary success. Episode #642 December 14, 2018 Hi, this is Dan Miller –…

Do I have to be a sleazy salesperson to get ahead?

This time of year is a great time to be taking charge of your career path, whether to start a business or find a new job. Episode #641 December 07, 2018 Hi, this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days Radio show – where each week we take 48 minutes…

Is it God’s will or just poor decisions?

How much of our situation in life is based on our own life choices vs. God’s will? I love having God’s sovereign help, but I put a lot of weight in our own personal responsibility. We have a lot of choices to make every single day, and those choices lead to the life we get…

How can I compete if I’m good but just slow?

As we reach the end of the year, it’s a great time for a tune up. Ask yourself where you’re going, where you want to be. What dreams are you going to bring to life in 2019? What will make you smile at this time next year? Episode #637 November 23, 2018 Hi, this is…

Are you sure God called you to do this?

Is It Possible To Find Joy In Your Calling? A college student wants to know if I’ve always been sure about doing what God has called me to do. And the answer is Yes – I’ve always been pretty clear about my call, even though my work has changed many times. Our work can change…

You’re smart but we don’t like you!

How To Improve Your Interview Skills A listener has been doing interviews, but with no job offers. He’s smart enough to recognize the problem is with him – not the job market. How can he become a desired candidate instead of one more frustrated job seeker? Episode #635 November 09, 2018 Hi, this is Dan Miller –…

How can I follow my dream when I’m paid so well?

Are you following your dream or are you paid so well, it is holding you back from following your dream? Episode #634 November 02, 2018 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…

Are you still ambivalent about money?

So many people have a love/hate relationship with money. A listener feels like money is a zero-sum game. If one person has some, it means someone else has none. Let’s take a look at this self-limiting belief.  Episode #633 October 26, 2018 Hi, this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48…

Whose dream are you working on?

Josh knows he’s helping his boss build his dream. He wonders if it’s really possible to be a responsible provider for his young family and still pursue his own dream. The answer is Yes! Create a plan to move toward your own dream. Let’s look at a plan. Episode #632 October 19, 2018 Hi, this…

This was worse than getting fired!

What can be worse than getting fired? A listener says he was fired unexpectedly with no severance, no outplacement services, and no advance notice. He was given a box and told to leave immediately. He’s now applied for over 150 jobs. My suggestion seems ridiculous – but will it work? Episode #631 October 12, 2018 Hi, this…

I’m embarrassed about being ‘just a housewife.’

Priscilla from Ghana says she knows being a housewife is outmoded but that’s all she wants to do. Is that a legitimate belief? Does she have an obligation to do something for society? Can this be a worthy dream or is it shirking responsibility? Episode #630 October 05, 2018 Hi, this is Dan Miller – and…

How To Get Paid For Personal Development

Jordan heard about someone having a $10,000 personal development budget as part of their compensation. That planted a seed in his mind. Five years later he has a prestigious position AND a $12,000 personal development budget. That’s how dreams start – and come to life. Episode #629 September 28, 2018 Hi, this is Dan Miller…

Why doesn’t my talent count more than a degree?

A listener is frustrated because the company he works for requires a “degree” even if they know you are competent for an advanced position. In this episode we look at options for moving up anyway and explore the value of talent vs. education. Episode #628 September 21, 2018 Hi, this is Dan Miller – and…

Why are you working a regular job when you’re so talented?

One of the stars of the Cosby Show was discovered working as a cashier at Trader Joe’s. Should he be ashamed of that because he was a celebrity 26 years ago? Let’s look at the benefits of doing quality work – in whatever way makes sense for this season of our lives while you look…

No one is self-made; so who’s helping you?

We all have people who have helped us get to where we are today — people who contribute to your success. In this episode we look at that and ask – Who are three people you could contact in the remainder of this year to accelerate your success? Episode #626 September 07, 2018 Hi, this is Dan Miller…

My wife is angry but I don’t want a JOB

A listener says he’s been fired twice in less than a year. He’s 40 years old and has 4 children but he doesn’t want to look for another J-O-B. He has some ideas for generating income. My advice in his situation – GET A J-O-B  Episode #625 August 31, 2018 Hi, this is Dan Miller –…

Forget your dream Dan – go back to milking cows?

Turning Dreams Into Reality. A reader of my weekly newsletter challenged my thinking that there are new opportunities all around us. He wrote: “Just as Adam and Eve were tricked into believing they knew better, so you have been tricked into thinking that there was a better way than being content on the dairy farm.” In this…

How can I share my happiness when everyone else is so sad?

Edward asks how he can share his happiness when everyone around seems so pessimistic and depressed. Dan unpacks how sometimes we need to just live out our happiness rather than forcing others to hear about it. Your enthusiasm will make some of them curious enough to ask. And in the meantime, find people who will cheer…

To make money do something meaningless…

A listener writes:  “I have a near hatred towards people that talk about enjoying their lives and their work. Work seems to be a burden for the whole lot of us. Nothing that has purpose makes a profit, and nothing that makes a profit has purpose.  If there are any exceptions to that, I would like…

I now have more money and a smaller vision…

Ryan says he just got a 40% pay increase……but feels like he’s lost his sense of vision and purpose. Is it possible to work a job just for the money and still develop and live out your vision for a meaningful life? Episode #623 August 03, 2018 Hi, this is Dan Miller – and yes…

How can we deal with change and come out a winner?

We have so many questions dealing with change — often unexpected and unwanted change. But change is also the only thing that opens the door to new opportunities. Episode #622 July 27, 2018 Hi, this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days Radio show – where each week we take…

Why is God is closing all these doors?

Sometimes a closed door prompts us to go in a different direction and do something spectacular that we wouldn’t have done otherwise. Don’t spend so much time staring at the closed door that you miss the new opportunities. Episode #621 July 20, 2018 Hi, this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the…

Would you hire this guy?

His parents give him up for adoption. He: never finished college, job hopped a lot, spent a year just wandering about India, had dyslexia – was a poor student and didn’t read well. Would you hire this guy? I drew a statement from this guy for today’s quotation. How Are You Facing Challenges Episode #620…

Are you already a success?

I’m going to begin with a story – ask some deep questions for us to think about, give you a clear definition of success and end with a 1-min clip from Mr. Holland’s Opus. Episode #619 July 06, 2018 Hi, this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days Radio show…

Have you taken the road less traveled…

The choices we make — People often suspect they made a wrong turn early in their career or life. I think what’s important is what you’re doing today to make your life beautiful. You could be on one of 50 different “roads” and still choose to make your life miserable – or awesome. Episode #618 June…

Self-help books don’t help anyone…

Ah yes, I knew all those motivational books and conferences were just a scam. Well the truth is:  Self-help books don’t help anyone………..who doesn’t want to be helped. – Episode #617 June 22, 2018 – Hi this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days Radio show – where each week…

I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me! 

Graham says he knows that low self-esteem has been his biggest obstacle for many years. But only recently did he realize it’s his responsibility to change that – not the outside world. He’s ready to take action, and I gave him several specific steps to “love himself.” Episode #616 June 15, 2018 Hi, this is…

Are you educated or do you just have a degree?

How important is education? What makes a person “educated?” Does having a college degree assure success? I interview Jason Miles about an online business grown from his wife making doll clothes. Episode #615 June 08, 2018 Hi, this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days Radio show – where each…

Start each day with a meaningful handshake…

I talk about the three things we need to have meaningful work: Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose. If one or more of those are missing, start moving toward a better fit. Episode #614 June 01, 2018 Hi, this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days Radio show – where each week…

I’m a sack of meat slumped in a cheap office chair…

If you don’t find a job, create something that gives you meaningful work. The name of my book is 48 Days To the Work You Love, not job you love because the work you love doesn’t necessarily have to be in a job. Episode #613 May 25, 2018 Hi, this is Dan Miller – and…

One good deed deserves another

In this episode we look at the ripple effect of the young Waffle House hero here in Nashville. It seems that good deeds lead to good coming your way. How can we plug in that principle in our own lives? Episode #612 May 18, 2018 Hi, this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening…

Your face is the billboard of your mind

In this episode I share some Good News stories that are incredibly inspiring. Check out the 4-year-old from Birmingham, Alabama who uses his allowance money to buy a bag full of sandwiches and sodas so he can hand them out to the homeless. In spite of what you hear on the TV news, there’s a…

What would you do in my shoes?

This week, we hear from a discouraged 27-year-old who says he has no idea what he wants to do with his life. He says, “I don’t know what I’m passionate about or what I’m great at.” I shared his concerns with my Coaching Mastery students. Check out their answers. Episode #610 May 04, 2018 Hi,…

Get people to trust you and take it to the bank!

Selling is not taking advantage of people – rather, it is a great way of serving them well – and it removes the ceiling to income potential.  In this episode we hear from a young Dad who loves to sell but feels a need to hang on to a “secure” job. Episode #609 April 27,…

Are you David or a square block of stone?

In this episode I talk about the futility of looking for investors before you have some level of success.  If you have an invention – sell 1000 and then you’ll have a basis for getting investors. If you are a software developer, develop something that 1500 people sign up for with a monthly fee. If you’re an author,…

The choices we make – with Joanne Miller

Episode #607 April 13, 2018 People seem to be in a lot of despair. They feel like they don’t have choices. Dan’s wife Joanne joins him on this week’s podcast and shares some of the trials and tribulations of their life and how the choices they’ve made have impacted them. Hi, this is Dan Miller…

Would you rather be comfortable or fully alive?

Episode #606 April 06, 2018 As we talk about the benefits of exploring new opportunities, we zone in on teachers. Yes, many of them are leaving their jobs in traditional education to explore new opportunities. Dan shares some resources for teachers who want to explore new opportunities. Hi this is Dan Miller – and yes…

Stop Living Too Small

Recently a 36 yr old MBA in an executive position in an exciting industry shared this concern in her coaching profile:  “I have a vague sense that my life is too small.”  In today’s podcast we unpack how to embrace living large in your life. Episode #605 March 30, 2018 Hi, this is Dan Miller…

I’d rather make a living being myself

Episode #604 March 23, 2018 Living your dream can allow you to catch up quicker even if you feel you’re behind now. In this episode Dan talks about the dangers of living someone else’s dream.  And he talks with Roger Whitney about how to move into “retirement” with purpose and fulfillment.   Hi! This is…

I’m too old to get a different job

Episode #603 March 16, 2018 Do you feel like you’re too old to make new things happen? Here are some tips and resources to make your stability and maturity a plus in your job search. Hi this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days Radio show – where each week…

God called me and now I’m broke

Episode #602 March 09, 2018 Why is it that people feel they are “called” but then end up miserable?  What are options to serve and still keep food on your own table?   Hi, this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days Radio show – where each week we take 48…

Not much interest in a 58 year old guy

Episode #601 March 03, 2018 If you’re just looking for a job, age doesn’t matter. But if you’re clear on your unique value, folks success can be yours. Plus an interview with Carrie Olsen, a stay-at-home Mom who shares her success story. Hi this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48…

I’m embarrassed cause I want a job

Episode #600 February 23, 2018 Did you make a mistake with your new job decision? Whether you started your own business and then realized you thrive in the structure of a traditional job or you found work you love but don’t like the company you’re working for, that’s okay. It’s part of the journey. Hi…

Yes, I do have an education

This is a bonus episode in  which we look at one issue – “education” My guest is Laura Sanderfer – author of Courage to Grow and founder of Acton Academy Key Points: Knowing – vs doing and being Filling our heads with facts and memorizing multiplication tables may not be a productive way of building…

And now my soul accompanies me to work!

Episode #599 February 16, 2018 –  What will it take for you to be able to say that your soul accompanies you to work each day? I get so many messages from people who say “I hate my job.” Let’s explore solutions and focus on finding work that fits your skills and abilities; personality traits…

Need Coaching? How About 2 Minutes for $5?

Episode #598 February 09, 2018 –  Everything in life is about perspective — how you look at it. We must be creative in our thinking as we explore what we do for ministry. When you have work that blends your passions and your talents, that is your ministry. Hi this is Dan Miller – and…

I’ve lost my passion but need to make money now!

Episode #597 February 02, 2018 Are you approaching this second month of the year feeling stuck, lost and depressed — in your own Groundhog Day? Take a few small steps this week. Start by listing three things you’re passionate about and then looking at ways you can bring those to life this week. Hi this…

Stop trying to be an entrepreneur – you’re an employee!

Episode #596 January 26, 2018 If you’re having trouble accomplishing your goals or doing what you need to do to success, perhaps you haven’t yet found your passion. 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…

I’m not gonna take it anymore!

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…

But it still had a future before it

Episode #594 January 12, 2018 – We’ve had many listeners at the beginning of the year that have decided what they want to move to but are looking for resources and how-to-info. This Week’s Questions: How can I move from teacher to paid speaker? Can I package my presentation on forgiveness as a course? Dan,…

I am responsible!

Episode #593 January 05, 2018 –  We all have two choices in life: accept life as it is or accept responsibility to change it. 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…

Is Ambition Honorable or Selfish?

As an end of the year wrap up, Dan looks at some questions he is asked when we start talking about setting goals: Should you be afraid of your desires, ambition and your drives?    When are you just being selfish – and when are you really in the groove to become all God intended…

I’m not afraid of storms – I’m learning how to sail!

Episode #591 December 22, 2017 – We have a variety of questions, success stories and helpful resources that will help you find or develop passion in your work and your life — from the 17-year-old looking to take college classes outside her primary interests to the 49-year-old still searching to define his talents, skills and…

I can double my income but my family will suffer!

Episode #590 December 15, 2017 — In this week’s Podcast, we zone in on our goal setting with a great question from a listener who wants to know if he should push forward in 2018 to double his income knowing that his family life will suffer. We take a look at the 48 Days Goal Setting Workbook that includes…

I have a MBA and live in a homeless shelter!

Episode #589 – December 08, 2017 This week we talk about education and the different ways you can get it. The important thing is to understand your end goal before you decide what kind of education you need: a masters degree, a high impact seminar or even traveling the world. Hi, this is Dan Miller.…

I quit my job but now I’m desperate, depressed and frustrated!

Episode #588 December 01, 2017 Questions: What are your top recommendations for events in 2018 Should I self-publish the work through Amazon and the Kindle Self-Publishing outlet?   How do I copyright my written material?  How do I self promote when self-publishing?  I just quit a job that I hated.  Now I’m desperate, depressed and frustrated.…

Responsible but no passion – what a boring life!

Questions: I seem to have no dreams or desires.  Is this normal? How can I find more older workers to hire? I am working a position that I like okay but doesn’t pay well at all. How can I meet influencers who can open doors for me? Good News Older workers are making a comeback…

Here’s how to make money in the next 48 Days!

Episode #586 November 17, 2017 As the new year approaches, Dan reminds us that now is the perfect time to set goals and reflect on the year you’ve just completed. Have you achieved what you’ve set out to do? Are there still a few loose ends you need to tie up? Listen as Dan shares…

Stop paying for low return degrees!

Our business partner today is Freshbooks Questions: I’m a successful aerospace engineer – and I can’t take it anymore.  Dan, I earn over $100,000 yearly and I hate my job! I owe nearly $300,000 in college debt and I want to be the person where my cup is overflowing which allows me to freely give…

Did you miss your window of opportunity?

Questions: Dan, I teach online and make $21 an hour from home As a freelance copywriter I’m able to pay myself $3,500 every 2 weeks I just got hired by a great Christian college and am enjoying it immensely Can you go over the best practices for approaching someone to do a JV campaign? Is…

Go above your comfort level and you’ll surprise yourself

Listener questions this week: What’s the best way to guest post and get my name out there? Do I need a coach training program that’s certified? How do I get a mentor? The things I love to do, I lack the courage to do. Plus Good News Cliff Feightner poem: You say you are killing…

Don’t confuse activity with accomplishment

Questions: I am so ready to go, and every day I want so badly to be making a difference in the world, I just don’t know what the next step is. My wife and I are looking for some coaching help. My wife and I were burned some 20 years ago and are still trying…

Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

There are some that believe to give means having nothing left for yourself. The error in this thinking is that no one can make any real impact if they are giving from an empty cup. This is why one must fill their cup first, before being able to give to others. This week’s questions address…

I miss having a job

Questions: Dan why am I not happy in my new success? Would you rather be safe, secure, all your needs taken care – but know your in captivity – Or open to risk, danger and uncertainty but totally free? Good News More questions Cliff Feightner poem: What is the work that we choose Does it…

Can I still choose a new career – at 30?

Questions: I have been driving a truck for 3 years, but really dislike my job. There are a lot of high school students meandering their way into college without any sort of direction. I have been an electro-mechanical technician for the last 30 years but now at my age, I am getting to where I…

How do you talk to a billionaire?  

Questions: 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…

This is your last chance to make a good decision

Questions this week: Is there an audience for my cat blog? If a 6-yr-old can do it, you can too. How can I stay positive with negative family members all around me? I’m a 28-year-old single mom, with one child.  Are there ways of becoming successful even after filing bankruptcy?Plus Good News and more questions. Cliff…

How can I serve others when I’m not smart enough to get into graduate school?

Questions This Week: I’ve worked ridiculously hard to face and resolve my fears but at 40 I’m still struggling. I would like to leave my job and work full on my side projects but being realistic, at what point should I leave my job? In the webinar you mentioned a woman who got into voice…

Creative Slump or Need Another Ham Sandwich?

Questions this week: Dan, I want to give your listeners ”5 Things Your Wife Wants You To Know (but probably hasn’t told you)” Can I do outside sales on the side without telling my current employer? I would like to have a full time ministry serving our Lord and defending my Christian  faith. I have been struggling…

Did God call you or are you just wandering?

Questions This Week: I’ve got a conviction on my record.  How can I possibly get an opportunity? I recently stepped out of doing ministry in the church, and I still feel some sort of guilt about it. Currently, I am approximately $260,000 in debt. I’m struggling in determining where to start and would love some advice…

You have to be odd

You have to be odd Questions for this week’s Podcast: I am a dreamer and know God has given me talents, but I’m not sure how to pursue them. I’m a 59-year-old career pastor transitioning out of church ministry due to caring for elderly parents. I would like to move to a new city because…

The Magic of Thinking Big

The Magic of Thinking Big When you believe I-can-do-it, the How-to-do-it develops.  Don’t “Fake it till you make it” but rather “Tell the truth in advance.”  In this episode I review the timeless classic, The Magic of Thinking Big and share 5 simple action steps to overcome fear and amplify your success. “Try to feel defeated and…

I’d like to be a brother like that

I’d like to be a brother like that– A listener is leaving her psychotherapy practice to go help an ailing cousin.  With the opportunities we have today, are you in a position to move, help a friend or relative, and still continue to live fully yourself?  You can be a brother, cousin – or wife, husband,…

How can I make my spouse more like me?

How can I make my spouse more like me? I didn’t say how can I make my spouse like me more. I said how can I make my spouse more like me.  There’s a tendency for us to want others to see the world in the same way we do.  To like the things we like and…

Are You a Passionately Curious Person?

Are you a passionately curious person? Albert Einstein said “I have no special talents.  I am only passionately curious.”  What does that mean?  Can we learn to be passionately curious?  What happens if we are not?  Don’t miss out on what’s right in front of you.    Questions this week: What does it mean to…

What happens when the dog catches the car?

What happens when the dog catches the car? Most of us spend our entire lives chasing the dream of having enough.  What happens when that goal is met?  Do we stop, or is there reason to keep working anyway?  One listener is facing that challenge and Dan talks about life purpose in this episode.  …

Guess what – I just bought the farm!

Guess what – I just bought the farm! History tells us that when a military jet crashes on a farm the farmer typically gets the government to pay off the mortgage on that farm.  And thus the saying, “He bought the farm” refers to someone dying.  But then there’s the positive side of just deciding…

Oh no – this happened. How do I move forward?

Oh no – this happened.  How do I move forward? My wife, Joanne, and I have used a concise process for all the years of our marriage. When confronted with a decision, we allow a 2-week maximum for arriving at a decision. Whether it is where to move, what kind of car to purchase, making…

What does this make possible?

What does this make possible? When unexpected change comes our first reaction is often one of fear or anger.  We want to hang on to things as they were.  But a healthier response may be to ask (in the wise words of Gail Hyatt) “What does this make possible?”  In this episode we hear from…

Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will break our hearts…

Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will break our hearts… 5 months after I interviewed a company has contacted me.  Should I even consider them now? What is the most professional way to tell a company that this job/organization is not a right fit after all? Can I just be a life…

Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage (Smashing Pumpkins)

Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage (Smashing Pumpkins) Questions this week: I would love to move into a position where I can work in student ministry full-time. My wife is, rightfully, worried about us losing our insurance and the security that comes with federal employment if I try…

Is our church keeping us from our God given full potential?

Is our church keeping us from our God given full potential? Other items we explore: Although I am trying to get certified as a trainer soon, I am still lacking enough education for me to feel like I can successfully work with clients. My dream is to open an organic/natural bakery with pastries, custom decorated cakes,…

I’m a Pastor and just got fired

I’m a Pastor and just got fired You might think there are still some jobs that are immune from firing, but I can’t think of any.  Last week I talked to a “tenured” professor who just got fired and pastors are being fired in droves.  Even the President is constantly under threat of hearing his…

Finding your path as a high school student

Finding your path as a high school student  — Last week a listener asked if I were invited to give a university’s commencement address, what would I tell the graduates? This week another listener asked – what would you tell a junior or senior in high school who has yet to decide on a major?…

What university graduates need to know

What university graduates need to know A listener just asked if I were invited to give a university’s commencement address, what would I tell the graduates? Would I tell it in such a way that would cause me to get booed off stage? How would I present the truth to these young people?  Knowing my…

Don’t aim to be comfortable

Don’t aim to be comfortable You’ll never be your best if you just want to be comfortable.   Being comfortable can lead to complacency, laziness and mediocrity.  If you’re successful on 80% of the things you try, you’re not stretching enough to find where you are best.  You aren’t growing if you’re always successful.  …

My life is not inspiring

You know you’re good – but it doesn’t seem that anyone cares.  Apparently excellence is not enough.  How can you inspire others so they rally to your cause and see you as a leader?  These seven traits can transform your success. This week’s questions: I surpassed my goal for 2016, we shot for $300K but…

Make people question your sanity

Make people question your sanity If everyone in your family and workplace commends you on how well you’re doing, maybe you’re not thinking big enough.  Big ideas and goals always attract criticism from small thinkers.  Don’t be afraid to step out with plans that make people think you’re crazy. Questions from this week’s Podcast: We’ve…

All We Need is Love

All We Need is Love People are not looking for more systems and processes. They’re looking for hope, encouragement, love, respect and transformation.  If you’re already providing those you are likely in a position to prosper financially as well.  I’ll be sharing some of what I’ve done and how you can step right into the…

Does the world really need my contribution?

Does the world really need my contribution? If you have a talent for technology, art, music or brain surgery, does the world really care?  Is your contribution meaningful if twenty other people can do the same thing?  Let’s look at how to make yourself stand out in a world of sameness.   Should I move…

“My passion doesn’t pay” – how to leverage what you love

I love ____________, but it doesn’t pay enough.  No, the issue is not that it doesn’t pay enough.  The issue is you need to be more creative in your thinking.  With an abundance mentality you can always find ways to generate extraordinary income – far beyond “industry standards.”   You inspired me to do my…

Your success is guaranteed – if you do this

Your success is guaranteed – if you do this “Here is a rule that will guarantee your success – and possibly make you rich: Invest 3 percent of your income back into yourself.” That’s great advice from Brian Tracy. I’m going to show you the formula that can double or triple your income. Stocks, bonds…

Are my skills appreciated by anyone?

Are my skills and specialized job training appreciated by anyone? Many of you have job training in specific areas.  That can give you an advantage or make you feel trapped.  The key is to draw a line in the sand and take a fresh look at what unique skills you have, what kind of environments…

“I almost got the job” – why little things make a difference

“I almost got the job” – why little things make a difference My son-in-law beat out every other applicant for a desirable position.  When he asked why he was given the opportunity, rather than the many who had better credentials and work history, the hiring manager said he was the only one who stood up…

I’ve got a PhD but no JoB

I’ve got a PhD but no JoB  I’ve got B.S., and MBA, a PhD, a DDS – and no job. My heart breaks every time I see these painful letters.  Typically the writer has a mountain of student loan debt, the embarrassment of no job, and few marketable skills.  In this episode I talk about…

Why I’ve had a lifelong love affair with money

Why I’ve had a lifelong love affair with money. That may sound like a selfish admission, but I changed my thinking about money years ago.  My Dad was a pastor and I heard plenty about “the love of money.”  And while I respect his deep devotion, I think he misunderstood the message.  In today’s podcast…

The 10% Entrepreneur

The 10% Entrepreneur   I interviewed Patrick McGinnis, author of The 10% Entrepreneur Is one job enough in today’s workplace? How can I try something new with a zero “opportunity cost?” What is The Imposter Syndrome and how can I avoid it? Should everyone be an entrepreneur? Show Notes: Episode – 02-17-17 Title: N/A Subtitle:…

Got musical talent? Here’s your chance!

Got musical talent?  Here’s your chance!   I am a single mother of 3 with a recent felony. I am at a loss of how I can over come this and find work to support my family.v I’ve never been very interested in the work I’m doing now and have been wanting to do something…

Grow your business with only 15 hours a week

Can I really grow a business with only 15 hours a week?  It seems every week I’m asked about that question – and the answer is a resounding Yes!  But you have to devote time to each of four critical areas.  Otherwise you may just learn more but never really develop a “business.”  Or you…

Make money and serve as a 48 Days Seminar Presenter

Make money and serve as a 48 Days Seminar Presenter John Lee Dumas identifies the roots of his success How can I move from linear income with my physical business to passive income. I just don’t know how to dive right in and make money as a Realtor. I have given up the pursuit of…

What happens to 48 Days after Dan is gone?

What happens to 48 Days after Dan is gone? I just don’t know how to dive right in and make money as a Realtor. I’d like additional clarification about your thoughts on blogging, podcasting, newsletters, etc, being marketing avenues rather than the core business. As a very creative type, I love the process of beginning…

I have an MBA but no JOB

I have an MBA but no JOB I have multiple degrees, but little actual experience. I’m currently at a job that has no challenges, nowhere to go grow, and where I’m not treated well due to the hierarchy. I still know there’s lots more for me as far as work and making a difference in…

Here’s how you can grow your soul

Here’s how you can grow your soul How can I do teen coaching without an office? Can I really organize an art cruise? Do I have the character traits and qualities required to go from an airline pilot to a successful entrepreneur? I’m a 30-yr-old starving artist.  What can I do? “Practice any art, however…

This is how you find your best opportunity

This is how you find your best opportunity Do you really need to go back to school to unlock your dream? Can you find the seed of your best opportunity in what you’re doing now? Has all of your experience up to now been a waste? Are you really “starting over” or just ready to…

Do we really become what we think about?

Do we really become what we think about? Can I think my way into being rich? Can I think my way into being a well known author? Can I think my way into being a great wife or husband? Can I think my way into having a Mercedes in the driveway? “The mind moves in…

It’s a time for Giving Well!

It’s a time for Giving Well! My $80K/year job doesn’t interest me nor does it utilize my skills and talents I’m feeling very unfulfilled, like I’m letting my family down, like I could be doing something so much better, making a much better contribution. Should I work on my weaknesses or focus on my strengths?…

If only I lived in a better location!

If only I lived in a better location! I’m starting over at age 48 I have an associate’s degree in computer science, but sadly live in an area that is severely lacking in software development jobs. I’ve been preaching full-time for almost ten years and I’m LOST. Should I leave a good job paying $80K…

Is there a dream in your life you’ve given up on?

Is there a dream in your life you’ve given up on? Do you think I can start a Wild Bird Feeding Service? I’m making $19/hour selling free horse manure Have you ever thought about creating a career journal? Can I train others how to increase their productivity as I have? “Perfectionism is a 20-ton shield…

My Thanksgiving is perpetual

My Thanksgiving is perpetual Can I continue to make progress on my goals even through the holidays? How can I move forward on my dreams with this level of fear and hate in our country? Should I go back to school for dental hygiene because of better pay? Can I really make money coaching other…

One day you finally knew what you had to do

One day you finally knew what you had to do I’ve downloaded the PDF and noticed three of these items (Financial, family, and spiritual) do not apply to me. I don’t have family and don’t plan to start one. I have no spirituality in my life. I don’t care about my finances. How do I schedule…

What a man can be, he must be

What a man can be, he must be Can I still have a meaningful life after 65? Do entrepreneurs take these kind of risks all the time? Here are 50 Ways for Artists to Achieve Their Goals I feel like I’m on an abusive roller coaster with myself. How can I schedule interviews when I’m…

To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others

To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others No driver’s license yet but making money as a photographer. Does my age mean my opportunities are diminishing? Should I put the $250 it will cost to take an insurance course on a credit card? Dear Dan, I need a complete career makeover. how do I…

10 companies no longer require a degree.

10 companies no longer require a degree. I have $200,000 in student loan debt and hate my job. Should a man consider getting rid of facial hair to eliminate a possible negative impression? I’m writing this today, 2 months after transitioning to part time, a changed man. I have found hope again. Homeschooled and now…

I’m overeducated and can’t find a job.

I’m overeducated and can’t find a job. I’m an accountant in name only. It’s not in my heart. I feel that I am taking someone else’s oxygen and should just not try anymore. I was a teacher who was depressed from the pain of conforming to my boss’s unrealistic expectations of me. How can I…

Here’s my resume and a box of donuts.

Here’s my resume and a box of donuts. Can I buy one book and copy the worksheets to teach my classes? How can I connect with influential people? How can I get maximum value from attending a conference? Do these corny ideas with resumes really work? How many hours should I spend coaching clients now…

There is SO MUCH MORE out there than the crummy job you hate right now.

There is SO MUCH MORE out there than the crummy job you hate right now. How can I get paid for my writing? How do you continually come up with new and fresh topics to discuss. How do you stay current? Can I be a selling superstar while only working a 40-50 hour work week?…

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

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…

I’m tired of working hard to make someone else’s dream come true

I’m tired of working hard to make someone else’s dream come true Should I ramp up my business or get another job? This seems like a simple way to make some cash. I’m unhappy with my boss and tired of working hard to make someone else’s dreams come true. How does playing it too safe…

My manager is rude and demanding – should I leave?

My manager is rude and demanding – should I leave? I have $90K in student loan debt. Should I live the life I love or focus on paying that debt? How can being a podcast guest help me get exposure? My manager is extremely rude and demanding. I have tried my best to work for…

Take this job …… and love it

Take this job …… and love it How do you monetize wanting to encourage people? How do you mix creativity and encouraging others? How can I be paid for my rhymes? Because I am happy, my situation is a little different from others who write to you with hopelessness and despair. I actually like my…

I just want to change the world

I just want to change the world Dan, How do you stay so positive? How do I choose what business to start? I struggle with the concept of doing a job we completely love. I want to leave my job in the next 48 days – and have a successful business up and running. I…

I fired my job

I fired my job I am THRILLED to announce that I have found a job I absolutely LOVE!!!! What can I do with my physical therapy degree while I am writing books? I’ve fancied myself as an “armchair entrepreneur”, listening to podcasts, investing in productivity tools, but doing absolutely NOTHING! How does a multi-passionate person…

Apparently God wants me to be miserable

Apparently God wants me to be miserable I’m trying to just serve God rather than follow my own dreams. Why am I still a wretch? Does God want me to go to Africa? I’ve been called to full time ministry. “That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this…

Just keep dancing

Just keep dancing I feel like I’ve missed the boat when answering the question ‘why am I here?’ Are people born entrepreneurs or can I learn to be one? – 18 Characteristics of Entrepreneurs I have been a nurse practitioner for 11 years and have found it draining emotionally and mentally, depleting any creativity I may…

Stop getting smarter and do something

Stop getting smarter and do something How can I spend only 15 hours a week but still build a side business? What should I do now that I proposed a high dollar figure to a company that wants me? I am 50 and starting over. As a 33 year old family man, it may be…

It’s not fair that those immigrants are so successful here

It’s not fair that those immigrants are so successful here How can I get past my “inner thermostat setting” that’s holding me back? My kids want to earn money and the chore dollars don’t go very far. I can’t be successful where I live. Can I pay an intern as a contract worker? How do…

I’ve been let go and I’m in a total state of shock right now

I’ve been let go and I’m in a total state of shock right now I just found out this morning I was let go from my government position How many members should a Mastermind have? After years of searching and always knowing God has given me talents that are not being utilized to their fullest…

How can I make a comeback!

How can I make a comeback! I am now 54 years old and have lost all my retirement and savings.  I do not own a home or land. Hi Dan. I am 54 yrs old and so unhappy with my work in corp america for 30+ yrs. I desperately want to make a change and…

Living Well Doing Good

  Living Well Doing Good   What does it mean to give from a full cup? How can I do good without damaging the recipient? Does being selfish really make me more compassionate? What does it mean to Live Well – Emotionally, Physically and Spiritually? Show Notes: Episode – 07-08-16 Title: N/A Subtitle: N/A Summary:…

Can’t we just be normal?

Can’t we just be normal? How do I deal with a wife who has a different personality? Is the entrepreneurial lifestyle as perfect as it sounds? I like stability – my husband likes change.  Can we survive together? What does this make possible? “If it’s important to you, it’s important to me!”  Joanne Miller  …

Finding Your Sweet Spot

Finding Your Sweet Spot Do I have a business or just a hobby? Does everyone have a “Zone of Genius?” How can I find that blend of Passion, Talent and Money you talk about? What is the Upper Limit Challenge and how can I break through mine? Show Notes – Episode – 06-24-16 Title: N/A…

I deserve a raise now!

I deserve a raise now! Should I ask for a raise? Although some parts of my job are exciting I feel like it is sucking the life out of me and I come home stressed out. I’m working an office job and dread going to work stuck behind a computer all day. What are some…

Is it time to quit this job?

Is it time to quit this job? I’ve never quit a job before – is it time? Will Writing a Weekly Editorial Bring Coaching Clients? Is there a way I could build a business around this blog? Can I steal the business I built for my uncle without it feeling like a betrayal? I am…

My parents are amazing?

My parents are amazing? My parents made me pay for an old camera they had.  And they are amazing! My friend and I would like to start a club dedicated to some of our hobbies. After 40 years in sales I’ve been given a severance package.  I’m not old enough to retire. How can my…

Are you living the American Dream?

Are you living the American Dream? Am I an entrepreneur or do I just have a hobby? What can a Christian wife do (besides nagging, which doesn’t work!) to help her husband find a new path and a new direction? Im asking for your help to work my way into a Tony Robins event. I’ve…

Do You Have One Good Idea?

  Do You Have One Good Idea? What should I do with $50,000? If you could recommend 5 books for young teenagers to read, what would they be? How important are personal skills for success? What are the most common traits of millionaires? Show Notes: Episode – 05-20-16 Title: N/A Subtitle: N/A Summary: In this…

Can you build a bigger table?

Can you build a bigger table? How can I move from awesome corporate success to my own venture? Do you think it’s necessary to trademark a business name? Limited funds, and debt are a never-ending battle in moving my career forward. My standard of life does not match my blueprint, but I don’t know how…

Did today matter?

Did today matter? My own company wants to get rid of me.  How should I deal with this problem? Every day I spend here feels like my soul is being sucked dryer and dryer of my creative life-juices. Do I need to trademark in addition to getting the domain name for my business? “Many people…

Are you paid for your time or for your work?

  Are you paid for your time or for your work? Can I make a living as a travel agent? Would you recommend I start a high end luxury car rental business? Yes we are teaching life skills in public schools. How can I break my employees from the idea of hourly pay? Choose a…

Do I have to be great to succeed?

Show Notes Episode – 04-22-16 Title: N/A Subtitle: N/A Summary: In this episode, Dan tackles a variety of questions from the 48 Days community, while keeping the conversation focused on a quote from David Foster: “I was good, but not great.” Listen in to learn why you don’t have to be great to succeed –…

I have ideas but no action

I have ideas but no action I’ve been offered a promotion but fear getting stuck in a JOB Why is it just because I have a disability, they discriminate against me from accomplishing my dream? How can I break my cycle of not taking action? Can I grow my list or should I throw in…

Can I be more imaginative?

Can I be more imaginative? I feel called to ministry but really want to be a firefighter. I just got fired and feel like my whole world is crumbling. How can I find positive adult role models for my students? Can I coach from a foreign country? Do you believe people can find value in…

I need a guarantee and benefits?

I need a guarantee and benefits? 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’m a salesman but I need a guaranteed salary with benefits. Show Notes Episode – 04-01-16 Title: N/A Subtitle:…

Is it true that winners never quit?

Is it true that winners never quit? Can I build my success as a musician in Nashville – even as an outsider? How do you balance winners never quit with not being stupid? Can I really make money on eBay and Amazon? How can I find a grant to teach character, respect, patriotic values, and…

Are there successful people who are introverts?

  Are there successful people who are introverts? I love to write, and I am an effective speaker, but I can’t seem to get the marketing right. Is it reasonable to start a business coaching business? Should I flip houses or be a bookkeeper? “The road to someday leads to the town of nowhere.”  Tony…

My son told me he hates my job

My son told me he hates my job Any words of wisdom for people on obtaining clients? I wake up everyday with pain in my stomach just of the thought of going to the office I’m terrified of getting fired for poor performance “Life’s greatest tragedy is to be successful at the wrong assignment.” —…

Don’t Burden Your Children With This

  Don’t Burden Your Children With This I’ll bet $100 I can help him find a job in two weeks. What do you think of career fairs? Should I use my real name for my online business? I’m a stay-at-home dad of 4 and have no money. “The greatest burden a child must bear is…

Don’t settle for ordinary

  Don’t settle for ordinary  How can my “I can” attitude influence loved ones who are more negative? How can I get noticed when I don’t have an outgoing personality? I’m struggling, feel like Im running out of time, & on the verge of quitting. How do I get past the feeling that the services…

How can I be more confident?

How can I be more confident?  From scared to start to $10,000/month After 25 years with my current company, I am burned out. Should I “burn the boats” and just quit my job without having a new one? I dream of being successful but I am frequently hesitant, unsure, negative about my chances of success……

It’s my pleasure

  It’s my pleasure Interview with Dee Ann Turner on “It’s My Pleasure” Is the coaching market in Nashville saturated? I have lunch scheduled with a millionaire – what should I ask him? It’s my pleasure – a brief interview with DeeAnn Turner – VP of Talent at Chick-fil-A   “It’s my pleasure!”  Our phrase…

What do you do?

What do you do? How did you sell 48 Days to the Work You Love without a publisher? How do we homeschool if I’m not a good teacher? Can I really follow my passions and make a living? Is there something where I could be involved with horticulture and plants, not have to work directly…

Are you as good as you’re gonna get?

Are you as good as you’re gonna get? Pat Flynn on Will it Fly? Is the primary purpose of a business to make money? How can you identify your “unfair advantage?” 10 lbs in 48 Days Will people give me money to fund my passion? Did starting a business improve all areas of your life…

Stop Climbing that Ladder

Stop Climbing that Ladder 100 hours of paid coaching in first 90 days I’ve been offered $10,000 per week to expand what I’m doing now. What can athletes and politicians do after they stop playing and arguing? Should I interview with a company if I don’t want to work there?   “People are silently begging…

You gotta pull the trigger

You gotta pull the trigger Help – I’m losing my passion for what I thought I loved. When should I discuss salary in my job negotiation? How can I find books on grief to resell on my website? I cant seem to get myself to take the next big step. I have had no problems…

Can everyone do work they love?

Can everyone do work they love? If everybody applied your philosophy how would the “dirty jobs” get done? The new stand up at your desk opportunity – The Freedom Journal with John Lee Dumas   “Irritated oysters make pearls.”  Dan Sullivan Mentioned in Podcast www.casper.com/sleepyoulove  and use code SleepYouLove to get $50 toward any purchase – and…

What word will describe your New Year?

What word will describe your New Year? I never want to let my wisdom cloud my sense of wonder. “Wisdom begins in wonder” – Socrates   Resource:  Start Life Over – free 14-pg pdf from Donald Miller

For Want of a Smile

For Want of a Smile   Your gift of a smile could save someone’s life today.  Check out this short Christmas message from Dan For a free complete pdf of click: How To Win Friends and Influence People for a free audio version of How To Win Friends and Influence People click: audiblepodcast.com/48Days “Every time…

Need an education – try this?

Need an education – try this? Why doesn’t my company give $100,000 Christmas bonus? Is a college degree still necessary? I doubled my income last year.  Should I set my goal lower this year? My back hurts, my mind is numb and I’m completely discouraged in life. I don’t have motivation to work anymore.  …

Who’s writing the story of your life?

Who’s writing the story of your life? I love being in college but hate going to class.  Should I continue? I have a new Christmas piano CD that has been getting great reviews but I’ve only sold a few.  What do I need to do? How regulated is homeschooling in Tennessee? I’m currently 30 years…

Are you just quitting or growing?

Are you just quitting or growing? I am beginning to question how beneficial setting goals so really is. How can children in poverty start a business? Could there be an opportunity servicing coffee machines? I need a raise but the non-profit I work for is facing budget cuts. How can a guy sculpt and paint…

What keeps people motivated in jobs that stink?

What keeps people motivated in jobs that stink? Is tipping demeaning or a reasonable reward? How often do you put your full goals list in front of you and focus on it? I’d love to make a living creating and performing music, but I’m not seeing many ways to do that. When working in a…

Raising Creative and Entrepreneurial Kids

Raising Creative and Entrepreneurial Kids Is “education” killing our creativity? “Fun time” is when songs are written, novels are penned, paintings are created, recipes are developed, forts are built, musical instruments come to life, and businesses are started. My brother had a passion for firestarting and campfires and lighters when he was younger….and now he…

We are the champions

I quit my job as a public school teacher last week. We also created a plush toy and book and our sales reached $5,000 over three days. I’m a musician and a firearm instructor and I’ve found a way to put my two passions together. As an introvert, how might I set myself apart from…

There are two kinds of success

  There are two kinds of success I’ve been exploring career choices for a year now. I’m having a tough time finding my passions in order to pursue them because my family is in and has been in survival mode for years. Will you buy 4800 Winnie dolls from my friend? I am currently a…

Do this and the world will step aside for you

Do this and the world will step aside for you How do you know when an opportunity is from God? I spent 7 years getting a degree I don’t want to use. When you write, is it with a particular project in mind, or do you just sit and write? Do I need a specific…

Spend time with people better than you

Spend time with people better than you I asked a millionaire to lunch and now I work for him. Here’s help for the single Mom from Michigan. I am seeking a non-traditional way to eliminate or significantly reduce the cost of my daughter’s expensive tuition. Should I retire or just keep doing work I love?…

Having lunch with a millionaire

Having lunch with a millionaire I am a single mom who is having problems breaking free. I was fired from my job a year ago and so I decided to turn my part time income of teaching yoga into a full time adventure I’m going to be a hospice music therapist. I have a daughter…

My job is killing me

My job is killing me I have ADD, and I hate using it as an excuse, however my mind switches tracks so often I cant seem to make any traction on anything. I currently have a day job that makes $24/hour and would like to know if I should use that same rate when calculating…

You don’t need to be the party animal

You don’t need to be the party animal I am deeply introverted so your process was very uncomfortable and unnatural to me. I must admit, I’ve been ‘playing’ at it for too long and need to launch in a big way. Am I too young to coach? How do I stop coaching someone I don’t…

We were made to thrive

We were made to thrive Isn’t positive thinking the same as the “name it and claim it” theology? I do not like being placed in a box identified by 4 letters. DISC Can I make money with a hot dog stand? I have been driving truck for 3 years, but really dislike my job. I’m…

Here’s the key to getting everything you want in life

Here’s the key to getting everything you want in life The work I do is mundane and the leadership in the office is weak. I want to switch to selling real estate but I don’t know how to sell. How can I set up a personal learning plan? Dan, my daughter is a very talented…

If you lost your job try this

If you lost your job try this 1.  Fear and doubt are hanging on like a jealous girlfriend. 2.  How can I make my fiction book a best seller? 3.  Where can I get help with my invention? 4.  How can I buy a Telsa and not feel guilty? [spacer] [spacer] Imagination is More Important…

You don’t need a gun to do this

  You don’t need a gun to do this What is my Acres of Diamonds? Can we just stop killing bees? Is self-publishing only for losers? “The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.” – Ferdinand Foch  Resources Harrys.com – use 48Days as the code to get $5.00 off your purchase of…

Get busy living or get busy dying.

Get busy living or get busy dying. Thanks for the help – I got a $3000 scholarship How do we move from knowledge to understanding How can I get people to take me seriously without a degree? The people I want to coach don’t have any money I am a working mother but do not…

Are you ready for your finest hour?

  I am in my mid 30’s and I feel like I am stuck in my J.O.B. I’m a single parent and need to find creative ways to increase my income. Would sharing about my own past struggles undermine my credibility as a coach? I’m in my late 30’s and have been diagnosed with a…

People who avoid failure also avoid success

People who avoid failure also avoid success You’re making me hate my job more.  Would I be better off not listening? What would you do every day if you had a billion dollars? How do you look for a job in the same field without your boss finding out? It feels like I am avoiding…

What’s more important – your life or your work?

  What’s more important – your life or your work? Ten Characteristics of People who end up Rich How do we help our children find their creativity when they are in schools where “They are being molded to conform, memorize, do exactly what they are told, and create predictable things…” How can I get my…

Don’t crowd your day with work

  Don’t crowd your day with work I am having trouble keeping jobs. I need help. I lost my job a month ago and started a new one this week. I got a text from my boss this morning saying I’m done. My husband is 31, is a college grad and has hopped around different…

Work is Love made visible

Work is Love made visible I just started my coaching business and already have 3 clients for over $3000. I am a 29-year-old Brazilian currently living in Germany and I am lost. I feel like I have nothing to look forward to in life. I’m 41 and feel like I should’ve accomplished more. My younger…

Fear will kill your dreams

Fear will kill your dreams My Coffee bag resume landed 6 interviews and my dream job How did you handle the financial losses that were left in the wake of the bad business? I’m not in this for the money Can I turn my love for genealogy into a business? [spacer]     “Consult not…

A positive mind repels a negative life

  A positive mind repels a negative life Can I blog about my ex-husband being a porn addict? My 23 y.o. son was hit head-on by a teenage driver back in December. What can he do for work? Does a person’s weight and posture affect their self-confidence and in a resulting way, their career? My…

What if the negative person is my spouse?

  What if the negative person is my spouse? Joanne and I address the negative spouse issue. Two months ago my podcast theme was Stay Away From Negative People.  I talked about my 3-hour rule where I’ll spend 3 hours a year with negative friends but certainly not 3 days or 3 weeks on a…

Will success make you happy?

  Will success make you happy? I’ve always been successful but not happy with my work I now have a very regretful Domestic Battery charge on my record I am physician-endorsed Cigarette Whisperer I am an ethnic minority physician in a predominantly white area.  Do you have any advice on how I can increase the…

What rules are you breaking?

What rules are you breaking? How can I overcome the resistance, even if I have hope, clarity and freedom? Should I quit a job where I am miserable at without having another job lined up? What percentage commission should I get if that’s my only pay? My Wife is getting frustrated with my low pay.…

Always remain a student

  Always remain a student The ad read “Make $25 an hour as a nanny.”  Is that too good to be true? I wrestle with calling versus my passion(s). I am afraid to engage with a community. I’m afraid I’m going to waste peoples time. I am a voice for the ordinary, American worker who…

Want to remove the boredom from your life?

Want to remove the boredom from your life? How about a book titled 48 Days To The Wife You Love? 7 Job Seeker Daily Positive Affirmations What questions would/do you ask other professionals in your field? Can I go after “the forbidden rose in the glass case that I’ve been too afraid to approach but…

Stop asking for permission

  Stop asking for permission Do my “nontraditional” educational experiences really have value in the workplace? I make over a $100,000 year, but I don’t really have any skills that could propel me into a new direction. How can I build an audience without having “haters?” What if the negative person in your life is…

Let’s have a “come as you will be” party!

Let’s have a “come as you will be” party! Should I expect a full time job at the end of the 48 Days process? I’m not sure there is any “work” that I would enjoy doing. Could I make money as a caffeine coach? I find it very frustrating not being able to make decisive…

Stay away from negative “friends”

Stay away from negative “friends” Here’s how I’m attending Escaping Shawshank!   Update on Caleb’s progress I’m trying to jump-start my career and it’s depressing to get negative feedback from family and friends. I am discouraged because I feel like I’m not qualified and worthless. What can a Christian wife do (besides nagging) to help…

Can you change how you see your circumstances?

  I really want to make $150,000 + this year.  I saw your interview with Michael Hyatt about how to do that.  Do you think someone can do this starting (nearly) from scratch? How can I get past a poor work history? Can I leave a good job after only 10 months? Life does not…

Why do the rich get richer and poor get poorer?

  Hundreds of you responded to this question.  Here are the common themes and principles we can all be encouraged by. Here are the 10 Principles repeated over and over again from listeners said to be true of the person headed toward success and wealth. Expects Success Creates a clear plan Works Hard Avoids Debt…

Is it Expensive or Valuable?

  Here’s how I’m attending Escaping Shawshank! I am becoming more and more afraid for my kids as they are going through public school. How can I pursue my dreams when I’m paying off student debt and buying off brand macaroni and cheese and still just trying to figure out my life? How do we…

What makes you unique?

What am I giving up for my success in business? I want to do something stupid. Is it true that Entrepreneurs suck at mental health? Why don’t we just close our schools for two years and see what happens? What are 12 things that make you unique? If they don’t care – don’t waste your…

Are you prepared for this?

I don’t think this is anything more than a J-O-B for me Should my introduction letters be physical mail or emails? Could I pick up and do the Innovate seminar you used to do? My profession is being eliminated – what should I do? [spacer] “When opportunity comes it’s too late to prepare.” – John…

Dreamin comes easy

I have a “fear of missing out” when it comes to personal improvement. This work is not fulfilling to me though it pays a nice 90,000 per year and I feel it’s very secure. I procrastinated for 6 years then got a great job in 3 days when I got in the game. How does…

The Glory of God is Man Fully Alive

This is an interview with Ken Davis, author of Fully Alive How do we move from wishing and dreaming to doing? Do you believe each person has a chance to do “a very special thing?” How do we find the market for what we do – if what we do is something creative? Many people…

If you’re angry you’re losing twice

1. Am I not getting job offers because of my age – 58? 2. I’ve set aside 20-30 minutes each morning before work to myself but I don’t know what I should be doing during that time. 3. Is your 48 Days Outro song available for purchase on iTunes? 4. Can one put down self-employed/freelance…

I’m reading, listening and learning but my life hasn’t changed

1. The more I listen to your podcast or similar podcasts (Michael Hyatt, Dave Ramsey/Entreleadership) the more helpless I feel in my search for career happiness, at times I’m starting to feel bitter. 2. Dan every night I listen to podcasts, watch ted talks and listen to audio books about finding your passion, starting a…

Do you deserve success?

1. I am now in my early 40s, struggling to stay motivated, and questioning whether being an attorney is the best fit for my personality 2. What business ideas come to your mind when you visited Kenya last year? 3. Deep down I don’t really think I’m worthy of all these ideas and dreams. 4.…

Nothing can stop you now

1. What moves us toward self-improvement? 2. How much does it cost to get the right training for personal success? 3. How much coaching would I need to double my income? 4. What are 7 steps to put you in the ranks of the Masters of Achievement? [spacer] “Walk with the wise and become wise,…

But I didn’t have any choice

1. How can I look for a new job when I’m behind in my mortgage payments now? 2. I’d love to start a new business but I don’t have any money. 3. You talk about finding your passion but I’m just doing what I have to do. 4. My parents won’t support me in going…

Should this person be in your Mastermind?

1. How will being in a Mastermind group change my life? 2. I’m new in this city – how can I find a Mastermind group? 3. How do I choose people for my Mastermind group? 4. How do I run a Mastermind group? [spacer] “Just as iron sharpens iron, friends sharpen the minds of each…

Which is louder – your mouth or your mind?

1. Should I be in ministry or my own business? 2. How can I get interviews when no one will answer the phone? 3. I have an aggressive savings goal but don’t make enough money to reach it. 4. How can I teach my children to be good communicators? [spacer] “Quiet people have the loudest…

Are too many talents a curse instead of a gift?

1) I’m a pastor but I need to feed my family. 2) Will you be updating the 48 Days Schedule? 3) How can I make myself an appealing candidate when I’ve been in a boring industry? 4) Is it possible for too many talents, interests, and skills to be a curse instead of a gift?…

Isn’t it better not to know I have options?

1. If new options create stress and dilute hope (which seems to be true in my experience) then isn’t ignorance really a better life? 2. As I explore self improvement and the pursuit of a better life, and try to share this information with my family I am so disappointed in the responses I am…

How rich are you?

1. Here are 6 habits of the rich 2. Why being a homeless college student is a bad sign 3. My husband’s had 4 jobs in 18 months 4. I feel very attacked by Satan 5. Should my blog be for-profit or non-profit 6. Your books and podcasts have ruined me [spacer] “Focus on what…

Did you really not have a choice?

1. How do I get over my fear of starting? 2. I’m afraid I stayed in one place for so long that I lost my identity. 3. Do you believe an apprentice-style, entry-level position in coaching is possible to find or create? 4. If I use the concepts in “48 days” now, will I secure…

Did you really make a mistake?

1. I did 17,630 sit-ups last year. 2. Is it possible to be a sewing coach? 3. How do you make money off the cars that you drive? 4. How can I survive as a bookkeeper? 5. Do you believe an apprentice-style, entry-level position in coaching is possible to find or create? [spacer] “The only…

Are your dreams big enough?

1. Can I really reach my dream life in 48 Days? 2. How can I be comfortable with failure? 3. Capped Productivity – are you limiting your impact? 4. Is this really creativity? 5. Four questions to find your greatest potential. [spacer] “If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.” ― Ellen…

Do you have a first-rate intelligence?

1. I have been in what I think of as my dream job for the past three years. 2. How do I negotiate the starting wage? 3. Can you help me? I would like to know what I am good at. Please. 4. I am one of the frustrated, stuck, and in despair ones. My…

Maybe you’re risking too much

1. It sickens me how desperate I’ve become trying to turn my life around 2. I just graduated with my Bachelors In Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship in just over a year and for just under $10,000 3. Should I find a need and fill it or follow my passion? 4. Here’s a…

Is anything more important than knowledge?

1. Can I make big money with vending machines? 2. Should I believe my optimistic friends about making money in video production? 3. How did that real estate guy learn how to make money? [spacer] Quotation –  ““Imagination is more important than knowledge.” ― Albert Einstein Resources: Harrys.com – use code 48 Days for a $5.00…

What’s holding you back?

1. How can this donkey get to that bale of hay? 2. Opportunities for Career Coaches 3. How you can get a free Christmas song 4. How to develop new habits and rituals 5. Resource for transitioning military veterans [spacer] Quotation –  “It is the nature of man to rise to greatness if greatness is…

Would you be willing to pay for this?

1. Should I finish this degree or should I forget it and spend my energy finding my passion right now? 2. How do I share my journey and help others to dare to embark on their own? 3. How can I grow my comedy blog following? 4. Can I make a living teaching small business…

What story are you telling?

1. Should I pay $7500 for a “chapter” in a celebrity book. 2. I’m doing well but dream of buying a mountain resort. 3. I can’t help but feel the only way I’ll be happy is to stay at my depressing job! 4. My pay and position as an optometrist keep me from “seeing” better…

Are you ignorant enough?

1. I started dreaming, then planning, and before I knew it I dreamt too much. 2. I hope that in the future, no one has to work. 3. Why would I do something as crazy as spend $4800 on a coach that I don’t even know? 4. I asked you a while back in a…

The danger of a full cup?

1. I’m broke but extremely happy! 2. To what extent does being transparent hurt your leadership? Or does it? 3. Is a whiteboard animation of a resume a helpful tactic? 4. The things I am passionate about and love to do, I lack the courage to do. [spacer] Quotation – “I cannot pour tea into…

Are you choosing to be poor?

1. How would you like to make a million dollars wearing this shirt? 2. I feel as if the existence of the rich necessitates the existence of the poor, like it’s a zero-sum game. 3. I’m a CPA with 6 years of experience but I’ve spent most of that time being very frustrated with the…

Are you a dreamer of the day?

1. Four years ago, I read 48 Days to The Work You Love and it truly changed my life. 2. How did you decide when a business just isn’t working out? 3. Would you recommend that someone show their DISC profile to a potential employer? 4. What can I do to get through this difficult…

You can’t do this while smiling

1. How can I find my real passion in life as a 44 year old single father? 2. Should I be honest in the interview? 3. Am I too old to change careers? 4. Do I have to be a jerk to get promoted? [spacer] Quotation – “Try to feel defeated and smile big at…

Go ahead – make something

1. Each year I feel more and more like a trained dog. 2. I make a 6-figure income, don’t have a college degree and want to change jobs. 3. What do the 5% of authors do to break out of low income? 4. Should I be honest in the interview? [spacer] Quotation – He who…

Are you “deeply disagreeable?”

1. Should I find a career with no sales at all? 2. I’m 3 years from retirement – should I change direction now? 3. Is this a dream from God or a selfish fantasy? 4. The life is draining out of me – should I stay? [spacer] Quotation –  “Entrepreneurs are people who do not…

Just start walking?

1. Is poverty required for a life of service? 2. I am having trouble finding my passion and doing work that means something for me. 3. What keeps you and others like you working hard after achieving financial success? 4. What are your thoughts about jumping into real estate part time? 5. I’ve hated my…

What do you expect?

1. How can I make a Wow impression with my resume? 2. How does a person wishing to increase their levels of success deal with social anxiety? 3. Can I leave this problem behind, or am I going to be sailing into the wind the rest of my life? 4. Can I really double my…

Was that a strong or a weak decision?

1. I got 4 clients and an extra $5,500 over the Labor Day weekend by using the creativity and determination you encourage us to develop. 2. I’ve been on the “new” job for 1.5 years, and make nearly double my previous income. 3. Currently I work for the State and I hate my life-sucking job.…

Do something that doesn’t work

1. I work 12-16 hours a day in a job I HATE to provide for my family. 2. How 48 Days took me from helpless to high-achiever. 3. In the 3 years of listening to your podcast my wages have gone from $120,000 a year gross, to $461,369 gross 4. How do you get back…

Just go crazy

1. OK, I’m done with my excuses, I’m accepting your challenge. 2. We are snowballing about $40k personal debt and $160k student loans. Is it possible to change career paths and still increase income? 3. How would you recommend getting my name out there to make my first $2000? 4. What do you think is…

A guaranteed cure for fear and worry.

1. My wife’s response to my plans was outrage, picturing me in PJ’s on the couch all day. 2. I’d like to follow my passion of being a teacher but I’d lose 20% from my current salary. 3. Can I replace me 200K income with speaking, writing and coaching? 4. Can your job search methods…

Good intentions are not enough

1. I got fired from my job in August 2013 and know it was the best thing that happened to me. 2. How do you go about handling your speaking fees and taxes? 3. I’ve been working for a company for over 20 years & need a change. 4. I’ve just come to terms that…

Try this?

1. When was the last time you did something for the first time? 2. When is it wise to brand your product with your own name vs. the business? 3. How do you move from charging by the hour to charging by the project? 4. What are the disadvantages to doing your 48 Days program…

Want to be seen as a leader – try this

1. Since fear holds most people back from success how do we break out of that? 2. Can you think of a better or more personal gift than an original song written and recorded for your friend or loved one? 3. Should I do a lot of speaking as a way to continue to grow…

How good are you at selling?

1. I landed my dream job and now am miserable. What happened? 2. I have always resisted being a salesman, as I have been convinced that to be a salesman, you have to be “sly”, a fast talker, and super out going. 3. Should I franchise my mosquito control company? 4. A friend recently opened…

What art form reaches your heart?

1. If Jesus taught a class on marketing, what marketing lessons do you think he would share? 2. How can I get trained as a coach, living in Australia? 3. I am a minister with increasing opportunities as a guest and conference speaker – but little money. 4. Should wait till my new book launches…

What obstacle is your key to success?

1. Do you think it’s wise to invest in multi-level marketing as a career choice? 2. Do you believe money attracts more money? 3. Should I continue toward my goal, progressively realizing a worthy ideal and cut a new trail, or prolong misery and mediocrity because my income has ceased? 4. How can I locate…

Are your kids skinny?

1. I’m ecstatic to now report that I’ve completely pivoted in my life. 2. I just discovered “The Gospel of Wealth” by Andrew Carnegie. 3. Can I adjust my goals in June or just stick with what I started with? 4. What are 3 marketing tips you’ve never talked about here? [spacer] Quotation –  “Timid…

What’s the difference between fear and courage?

1. How can I help the poor women in Kenya? 2. What was that book that made Joanne cry? 3. Using the 48 Days job search, how many times should I call before it becomes “problematic?” 4. Did the homeschooling benefits outweigh the costs with your kids? [spacer] Quotation –  “Fear is wetting your pants…

The door is wide open

1. What would you advise someone to do within the FIRST 48 Hours to get their dream in the right direction? 2. I have set a goal to contact one online entrepreneur per day for a year 3. Do I continue to pursue my passion as a potential career or keep it as a hobby…

This is why it’s easier than you think

  Dan, few things do damage to a man’s soul the way continuous unemployment does. I’m a healer but am not making any money. Dan, I am 53 and looking at a new career. Here are six ways to save your life — and your company. How can I get paid for making the company…

Go ahead – hurt me

1. Is it better to have crappy jobs on a resume or multiple periods of unemployment? 2. Is having a Sabbath Day still realistic? 3. Where can I find work using the internet from home? 4. How do you feel about creating a mastermind group within one industry working in the same area? 5. I…

If you do this you’re an artist

1. I feel like I’m on the sideline of a football game ready to go in, but have no pads, helmet, or playbook. 2. My husband sold over $500,000 in product and only made $45,000. Does that seem right to you? 3. How do I organize my research to write a book? 4. I just…

Does Success scare you?

1. I know my true calling, but can’t find the job of my dreams. 2. Should I offer to work for free for 3 months with my first choice company? 3. I believe this is my time to aggressively go after a full time art career. 4. Should I give people what they want or…

What are others saying about the choices you’ve made?

1. For the first time in my life I am taking a leap of faith and doing something for myself. 2. As a recruiter, I am interviewing a TON of extra-educated individuals. 3. I have a Master’s degree in public policy and a law degree – and I’m currently out of work.      …

Do you have time for this?

1. I’m afraid I’ll work the rest of my life in an unfulfilling field. 2. I was “promoted to unemployment” last January. 3. I have a mortgage, 3 kids, a beautiful wife, but, I simply cannot work in the mall another day! 4. How does one determine if the risks are worth taking? How does…

How are you making your decisions?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/workyoulove/48Days-2014-04-25.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download 1. Five fatal flaws for your job search 2. Is it better to have real work experience, or to do something enjoyable and fun? 3. What are the top three things a person can do to live the best life possible for them? 4. What should I do…

Does This Scare You?

Is God beating me up or trying to get me to move? How can I break out of our capitalistic system and still survive? Should I just build my business or get a job as a safety net? Should I take a pay cut and hate my work to make my wife happy? I want…

Yes, I do have an “education”

1. Your Diploma has expired 2. Here are Ten Steps to Education 3. 100% College Admission – How Sad 4. Job Security – No Problem 5. Unpredictability makes it impossible to be “educated”  

Okay, this is the final straw

1. After eight years at this company, this is the final straw 2. How can one start doing something that he loves realizing that it must not require his presence in order to be successful? 3. After 7 months at an a job my husband adored, my husband was very unexpectedly fired. 4. My dream…

Still looking for perfection?

1. Thank goodness I just lost my 6-figure job – but now I’m afraid. 2. How can I make money and still be in ministry? 3. How can I separate myself from the competition in carpet cleaning? 4. Can I reapply to a company that said No once before? 5. Can I buy a Porsche…

The best time to plant a tree

1. How I got 22 new coaching clients at one event. 2. Dan, a criminal record does not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment consideration. 3. I found a reason to work even if I don’t need the money. 4. How do I stop getting burnt out once a year? 5. Would you be willing…

It’s not too late

1. Why should I work if I don’t need the money? 2. How do we recognize “seasons” in our lives? 3. How can I monetize 42,000 hits a month on my website? 4. My husband has been looking for a job for at least three years 5. Will an MBA open all the doors for…

You may be wrong

1. Success stories – people are rockin 2. Should I take a job that would triple my income or keep my freedom? 3. Is it better to get off the track or wait to get hit by the train? 4. Why can’t my Dad see the advantages of being self-employed? 5. How can I be…

Praying or Procrastinating?

1. Why can’t my Dad see the advantages of being self-employed? 2. What should my main takeaways be in going to conferences? 3. Can I combine art and ministry and make a living? 4. Dan, can I work for you for free? 5. Would you consider allowing me to cater one of your INNOV48 events?…

Don’t be disappointed

1. I am at the starting line revving my engine and she is about to blow unless I put it in gear and go. 2. I feel called to start a business that requires a ton of startup capital. 3. How do I find my dreams again, my passion? 4. I’m extremely ambitious and passionate,…

Are you looking for smooth seas?

1. I have passions and ambitions but no time to pursue them. 2. How can I sell my unique backyard playhouses? 3. I was moved to tears this morning because of my overwhelming fear 4. A long term goal of mine is to have lunch with a billionaire – how can I do that? 5.…

Are you trapped or just making the same choices?

1. Have you ever known someone whose pessimism was so bad it required counseling? 2. What I am looking for is someone with the right size shoe to kick me out of my nest of complacency. 3. Is there a special strategy to find or start a mastermind group that is worth sticking with from…

Is your work an expression of love?

1. Should I “dumb down” my resume in order to get a JOB? 2. I have ADD so I’ll always be poor. 3. What are the basic components of running a mastermind group? 4. Please share your definition and thoughts about taking a leap of faith. 5. Should I agree to train others what I…

The song in your life

1. Can I move from employee to independent contractor at my same company? 2. I am desperately trying to make a career change to escape the banking industry. 3. I am 26 years old who works at a factory and I can’t stand it anymore. 4. Can I have a real business with a “Life’s…

The heaviness of being successful

1. I long to do work that matters, engages my whole being, and profits those around me. 2. I have been inspired to get out of a job that keeps me in an almost constant state of anxiety. 3. I fear my current friends and family will see my business as a joke or begging.…

Who are you going to be this year?

1. I feel like a hopeless dreamer with no real sense passion. 2. Can I use Kickstarter to fund my business? 3. What’s that book on how to stop being a people pleaser? 4. The importance of investing in yourself. Quotation “Review your goals for the New Year – what you’d like to do and…

I won’t be doing that

  I won’t be doing that.  Here’s how I allocate my time to maintain high performance. Dans Weekly Schedule Monday  9:00 – 11:30  Blogs and guest posts, blog comments 1:00 – 3:30  Major manuscripts and product creation 3:30 – 6:30  Book forewords and endorsements Tuesday 9:00 – 10:00 48Days.net updates and member highlights 10:00 – 11:30 Coaching…