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.

  1. How can I get paid for my writing?
  2. How do you continually come up with new and fresh topics to discuss. How do you stay current?
  3. Can I be a selling superstar while only working a 40-50 hour work week?
  4. Rabbi Daniel Lapin seems to disagree with you on the importance of enjoying our work.
  5. How can I market my coaching and training services?

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.”- Steve Jobstweet-graphic-75px

Show Notes:

Episode – 10-07-16

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Summary:

There is so much more to life than the crummy job you hate—that’s this week’s theme on the 48 Days Podcast. In this episode, Dan will discuss success stories that highlight how getting fired can be a blessing in disguise, and why profit margins in your business ideas really matter. He’ll also answer questions related to writing, idea-generation, and building a coaching business from basic day-to-day conversations at your local coffee house.

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Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 00:30 – Preview of Today’s theme: There is so much MORE to life than the crummy job you hate
    • 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?
    • Rabbi Daniel Lapin seems to disagree with you on the importance of enjoying our work.
    • How can I market my coaching and training services?
    • “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.”― Steve Jobs
  • 02:15 – “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life. The only way to be truly satisfied is to do great work, and the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found what you love yet, keep looking, don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you’ve found it” – Steve Jobs
  • 02:40 – Go to wisdommeetspassion.com (Note: as of 12/5/17 this domain is no longer used).
    • 03:40 – Together we can do more than what we can do individually
  • 05:18 – Success Stories
    • 05:35 – Ted Yoder Update
    • 10:04 – From Aimee – 10 weeks ago I posted about getting laid off to office politics
      • What a difference a couple months makes!
      • It took less than 6 weeks to find a job and I got two offers on the same days
      • Getting fired was a blessing in disguise
      • If you’re unemployed or unhappily employed, know there is SO MUCH MORE OUT THERE
    • 12:54 – From Angela – I have a mastermind that meets every Tuesday…the fee is $20 a month, and we’ll explore growth-oriented books in-depth
    • 13:52 – From Ted – How far in advance is the typical speaking engagement booked?
      • There’s no such thing as the typical speaking event booking schedule
      • As long you market yourself well, the bookings will take care of themselves
    • 14:50 – From Dennis – You recently commented on my idea for a photo scanning side-business and—you were right!—it’s too much work for not enough profit
    • 15:28 – From Harvey – Thanks for helping me get on the right track this summer—your coaching led me to some entrepreneurial ideas include a side-business called the Side-Business Time-Coach—use coupon code 48Days through the end of October
  • 19:00 – Questions
    • 19:05 – From Dale – On my goal list, I have “get paid for 1 published article” but I’m finding this really difficult. Any help?
      • Generally, you can’t make a living ONLY writing
      • “Rarely do I EVER get paid for writing articles“ – Dan
      • Approach your writing for the byline
      • Writing is a marketing tool for your real money maker
      • Writer’s Market 2017
    • 22:44 – From Constance – How do you stay so fresh? How do you keep the topics coming?
      • “I READ” – Dan
      • Topic generation is about idea immersion
      • Podcast, books, magazines, etc.
    • 26:03 – From Tiffany – I work as a business manager, and I know how to make my client a lot more money which will make more money for me. How to I approach the discussion?
      • Create a proposal
      • Ask for 25% of the increase in revenue
      • It’s a no-lose proposition for your employer
    • 28:06 – From Bill – I’m 53, looking at a new career in insurance, but I don’t want to work as hard as the young guns…is that OK?
      • You don’t have to work 60 hours a week to be successful
      • Create systems to leverage your expertise and take work off your plate
    • 31:28 – From Michael – How do you make goals and execute on them, when you’re so consumed trying to accommodate immediate needs like bills?
      • It’s a catch-22, if you don’t take the time now, you’ll waste even more time tomorrow
      • Don’t chase rabbits—don’t do something just because it’s the most urgent, do the things that matter
      • michaelhyatt.com “Make More Time for What Matters Most”
    • 34:00 – From Karen – Just finished reading Rabbi Lapin and his philosophy seems to completely contradict your philosophy—explain yourself!
      • “I totally disagree with him on THAT point.” – Dan
      • Just because we disagree on one thing, doesn’t devalue everything else he says
      • You can’t sustain yourself without passion
      • “People shouldn’t take everything I say as gospel truth” – Dan
    • 37:37 – From Emma – As a plan my exit from employee status, do you have any tips on how to better market myself?
      • Have a clear value proposition
      • “When we talk about writing, I still don’t think it’s a good source of income—just a way to draw people in” – Dan
      • You can move your career forward dramatically with just 15 hours a week
    • 42:00 – We talk to a lot of people about transitioning, and what transitioning successfully is all about is massaging time and money
      • 42:57 – If you don’t have time, and you don’t have money, don’t start a business because you need at least ONE to be successful

3 Key Points:

  1. If you don’t have time, or you don’t have money, do NOT start a business—one or the other is essential though not necessarily both.
  2. Don’t take everything Dan says as gospel—find your own truth.
  3. If you don’t have passion, you won’t be able to sustain your endeavor.

 

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Credits:

  • Show Notes provided by Mallard Creatives

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