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

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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 48 Days Radio show – where each week we take 48 minutes to dive into real life questions about finding your passion, deciding what kind of life you want to live – and then finding or creating work that allows you to show up every day, excited to be able to do something that is meaningful, fulfilling – and profitable.  This is where normal, indecision and ambiguity come to die.  Welcome to the 48 Days Radio Show.


How do I stay motivated and move forward when things are going well?

Focus on not how to do more, get more but instead how to be more.

Don’t just stop working because you no longer need the money.

When someone gets to retirement, there are three things that can cripple them:

  • no purpose
  • no money
  • no friends

Not having a purpose is the biggest one.

The most interesting coaching clients I work with are the ones who no longer have to work for the money. They get to design the work they do around a clear and compelling purpose.

Find out more about developing your own mission statement here.

To find out more about the 48 Days Eagles Community Dan talks about, click here.

Having a clear purpose always seems to lead to more money.

Chasing money without a clear purpose leads to burn out.

'Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.” -- Nido QubeinClick To Tweet

How do I scale up my kettle corn business?

Get 48 Low and No Cost Business Ideas here (or get it free in the Eagles Community here.)

Look for ways to stand out in a sea of sameness. Find your Unique Selling Proposition.

If you have ideas on how we can help Joel, send them into me at

How can I grow my $26,000 a year income as a guitar teacher?

A lot of times when you have the ability to do something well, you leverage your income by not only doing what you do well but teaching other people how to do it.

Listen in to the nurse who made amazing gift baskets and taught other people how to do it.

Get familiar with Steve Stein who has a guitar club and Chad Jeffers’ course ( on how to make it in the music business.


'Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.” -- Nido QubeinClick To Tweet


Acres of Diamonds – 

Sometimes our greatest opportunities for riches are right in front of us.

Summary Notes:

  • Take a fresh look at your Personal Mission Statement. Make sure it engages your strongest passions and greatest talents. You’ll be motivated by your purpose – and the money will take care of itself.
  • Look for ways to be outstanding – be so good they can’t ignore you.
  • Find your USP – Unique Selling Proposition
  • Look for ways to leverage what you know – not just what you do.


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