Responsible but no passion – what a boring life!

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Questions:

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

Cliff Feightner poem:

When you are working your job
You may feel like part of a mob
It’s not very funny
If you just work for money
And at the end of the day, you just sob

Quotation:

“Always make your future bigger than your past.”  Dan Sullivan  — Tweet This

Episode – 11-24-17

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Summary:

It’s that time of the year when we reflect on all that we have and express our gratitude—Thanksgiving! It’s also a time that we can be cognizant of others and share a meal, a gift basket, or even just a smile. Today, Dan shares a number of inspiring stories of people who went the extra mile for their neighbor. He also expresses the importance of discovering that dream, wish, or purpose that takes our life to a whole new level.

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Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 01:13 – Preview of Today’s Show on “Responsible but no passion – what a boring life!”
    • 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
    • “Always make your future bigger than your past.” – Dan Sullivan
  • 01:51 – A poem from Cliff Feightner
    When you are working your job
    You may feel like part of a mob
    It’s not very funny
    If you just work for money
    And at the end of the day, you just sob
  • 03:43 – Dan is an optimist and looks for the positive in all things
    • 04:51 – His list of things he’s grateful for is long
  • 05:31 FreshBooks is offering a 30 day, unrestricted free trial to my listeners. To claim it, just go to https://www.freshbooks.com/48days
  • 07:01 A guy sacrificed his Tesla to save an unconscious driver
    • 07:23 – 41-year old Manfred saw a Volkswagen swerving
    • 07:48 – He pulled his Model S Tesla in front of the Volkswagen until both cars came to a halt and then he performed first aid on the unconscious driver
    • 08:07 – The driver was reported to have suffered a stroke
    • 08:14 – The cost to repair Manfred’s Tesla was $10,000—Elon Musk tweeted that he’d have it repaired at no cost
  • 09:09 A young lady invites a lonely widower to a dinner date
    • 09:24 – Ellie Walker was heartbroken to learn that 86-year old Edwin Holmes would be spending Christmas day alone
    • 09:40 – Edwin’s children all live in Australia and he has been living alone since the passing of his wife in 2006
    • 09:48 – Ellie works at a retail store and has always considered Edwin her favorite customer
  • 10:37 – Dan shares about their church in Kentucky giving away Thanksgiving Baskets for the people in need within the community
    • 12:21 – Dan decided to bring a guest into his home to be part of his family for the day and for the next 10 years until he died
    • 13:39 – We should see the people who don’t have anybody that could use a smile or a friend
  • 13:51Veteran bursts into tears when dentist sees his teeth and gives him $15K of work for free
    • 14:14 – Dr. Nguyen was shocked when he looked at retired Air Force Staff Sgt. David Tyler Harmon’s teeth—his gums were infected, he had cracked teeth, and grinding problems that totalled to more than $15K in dental work
    • 14:50 – Sending the request to the VA would take a long time so Dr. Nguyen volunteered to fix his teeth for free
    • 15:15 – Every person has a skill that can help benefit another person
  • 16:14 – Curtis says, I seem to have no dreams or desires. Is this normal?
    • 17:33 – Dan immediately reached out to Curtis to follow up on this
    • 18:31 – Dan is having a hard time understanding if not having a dream/desire is even possible
    • 20:26 – “Welcome the unexpected things that happen to you”
    • 20:40 – Believe that you have a unique purpose in life
    • 22:10 – Check out the classic book, I Dare You
    • 23:30 – Keeping things the same may be keeping you stupid
    • 24:26 – Break the cycle of discouragement or losing
      • Start doing what you can to stay sharp physically
      • Spend at least 2 hours everyday reading or listening positive material
      • Invite a friend or take yourself out to a concert
      • Take a class
      • Volunteer to help someone else
    • 27:57Older workers are making a comeback
      • 28:32 – Some companies are even looking for people who have retired
    • 29:07 – Dave’s note, How can I find more older workers to hire?
      • 30:02 – Dave is a department manager who is looking for people with at least 10 years of experience
      • 30:58 – He suggests that worried applicants should role play to prepare for whatever concerns they might have with the interview
    • 31:37Learn to Generate Passive Income by Publishing Public Domain Content Aaron Kerr’s course now on sale for $48
      • 32:51 – Over a 175K ebooks were sold by Aaron with a $110K in royalties
      • 33:13 – This came from a side hustle using a public domain—Aaron is still working full time
    • 34:19 – Cathy says, How can I meet influencers who can open doors for me?
      • 34:50 – Lee, on the other hand, says, I am working a position that I like okay but doesn’t pay well at all
      • 36:57 – Dan highly encourages you to find a job where you can do what you’re currently doing now, but pays well
      • 37:10 – 48 Days, for example, is able to provide free products and services to prisons and charitable organizations because other areas in the business are profitable
      • 39:49 – Find other ways to be profitable and be that financial provider—then you’ll still be able support the causes for children
    • 40:58 – Dan has an interview with Michael Stelzner for Marketing World 2018
    • 47:21 – Dan closes today’s podcast

3 Key Points:

  1. Thanksgiving should NOT be the only time we are grateful for what we have.
  2. Share the blessings that you have to the needy—and remember, it doesn’t always have to be in the form of money!
  3. A life without a dream, desire, or purpose lacks meaning. Start finding your WHY.

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