Stop getting smarter and do something

Stop getting smarter and do something

  1. How can I spend only 15 hours a week but still build a side business?
  2. What should I do now that I proposed a high dollar figure to a company that wants me?
  3. I am 50 and starting over.
  4. As a 33 year old family man, it may be too late for me or simply out of reach.
  5. Should I push to move from technical work into management?
  6. How can I start making $1,000- $2,000 online monthly profit by November?

Show Notes:

Episode – 08-05-16

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In this episode, Dan answer questions and concerns from people who are approaching a pivotal moment in their life—a moment we’ll all have to face in some shape or form. From an impending divorce to a new career, these members of the 48 Days community want guidance and reassurance for the big changes ahead. Listen as Dan shares his thoughts on seeking mentorship and the hidden value of resources current available to us all.

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Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 00:38 – Preview of Today’s Show on Using Your Creativity to Create New Solutions
    • 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 too late for me or simply out of reach.
    • Should I push to move from technical work into management?
    • How can I start making $1,000- $2,000 online monthly profit by November?
    • “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” — Albert Einstein
  • 02:50 – Harry’s razors – $5 off your purchase
  • 04:05 – Jeremy’s success story becoming a contributing author
    • 04:35 – He got an article in The Penny Hoarder
  • 05:00 – Keith Urban’s Bugatti is affordable according to his income
  • 06:00 – Sam’s new book, Rediscovering the Bible Volume
    • 06:25 – Improving his marketing
  • 06:50 – A listener from Southern Africa says our content is “universally applicable”
    • 07:50 – “Success principles are very transferrable”
  • 08:10 – Madison found more opportunities through podcasts and audiobooks, and because of those opportunities she has now doubled her income.
  • 09:55 – Submit your own success story to Dan at
  • 10:28 – Coaching with Excellence, with two full days of content
  • 11:40 — The Ultimate Advantage Cruise, focused on “living well, doing good”
  • 13:35 – Accounting for entrepreneurs – FreshBooks– A month of unrestricted use for free
  • 15:50 – Build a business while you are still keeping your source of income
  • 16:50 – Set aside 15 hours per week for your new business
    • 17:50 – Set aside time for study, creating content, working with clients, and marketing
    • 19:40 – If you are serious about your business idea, find the time.
  • 21:45 – Should I approach my friend’s company about wanting to work with them, or should I let them come to me after I have given them my requested compensation?
    • 23:00 – Keep the conversation going.
    • 23:30 – Remind them of your value.
    • 23:50 – We want you in “top of mind position.”
    • 24:20 – Negotiate the pricing and open the conversation
  • 25:15 – I am about to go through a divorce, and I have some challenges ahead.
    • 26:20 – You have value and experiences from your life. You are not starting over.
    • 27:40 – Wisdom Meets Passion
  • 28:19 – How can I transfer my career from corporate finance to software development?
    • 29:20 – Joshua Kemp’s note to Dan
    • 30:40 – A huge transition that Joshua was able to make successfully
    • 31:30 – He found a job that pays $70k and gives him 4 weeks off per year
    • 32:20 – We can connect you with a coach
  • 32:40 – Should I move from technical work to being in a management position?
    • 33:40 – “It’s not just where the money is.” Stay in the field that you have the most skills and passion for.
    • 35:40 – Don’t push yourself out of your confidence zone.
  • 36:15 – I stopped sending blog posts to our email lists – am I using the right approach?
    • 37:00 – There are plenty of options to manage blogs and email lists.
    • 38:00 – Do what you are comfortable with.
    • 38:55 – Find somebody else’s model and try out what they’re doing.
    • 39:10 – Tony Robbins
  • 40:13 – I’d like to start selling products online, but I am not good at producing online content. Is there anyone who can help me with this?
    • 41:40 – Keep experimenting things throughout your life.
    • 42:35 – It’s great to have so much freedom.
    • 43:00 – There are so many opportunities online.
    • 43:15 – The flexibility of an online company
    • 43:40 – Greg Murphy buys books and resells them online
    • 44:40 – com
    • 44:55 – Jim Cockrum’s course: com/48days
    • 45:50 — Silent Sales Machine
    • 46:30 – Find an interface where all the structure of the business is already there.
  • 47:00 – Dan closes his podcast

3 Key Points:

  1. With the right study and creativity, it is possible to shift to a new career.
  2. Surround yourself with people who have achieved your own goals and ambitions, and model their practices.
  3. Stay in a career that requires skills you are comfortable with and passionate about.


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  • Show Notes provided by Mallard Creatives

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  • PaulVandermill

    Greetings Dan,

    I really enjoyed the podcast. One of the things I took from this episode was, spend a portion of your time learning, not all of the time you have set aside for your business. As a former over subscriber to podcasts, I need to hear that wisdom from time to time. Thank You!

  • Liz

    I enjoy listening to your podcast your sharing & inspiration has been a positive influence in my life. That being said, I sometimes find myself in a horrible slump & have a hard time listening to some of the success stories because it leaves me feeling left behind. I have overcome many obstacles. I was raised in a very dysfunctional atmosphere with alcoholism and inappropriate adult child interactions. I also, being a product of my upbringing became involved in an abusive marriage. I am currently happily abuse free for over 13 years now. I have earned a bachelor degree and really worked to improve my life. My children are grown and on their own now. Although my life as come a long way. I know I have not fulfilled my true meaning in life. I feel like I have missed the boat when trying to answer the question why am I here. Some days I just don’t feel I can continue to push on. I’m smart and talented and can do anything but nothing thus far has given me true fulfillment. I have your book 48 days and am my 2nd time reading. Is it hopeless for me??

    • Liz,

      It absolutely is NOT hopeless for you. I tell people continually – “It’s never too late to have a new beginning.” Surround yourself with people who are winning – not whining. And keep listening, reading and believing you can create the future you want. Thanks for being a 48 Days podcast listener.

  • Vincent Pugliese

    I love the title, “Stop Getting Smarter and Do Something.” A man in my mastermind group asked this week, “Do you guys ever feel like you are on personal development/growth overload?
    Like you are so inundated with amazing information and advice that you
    can’t even process it all and integrate the changes?” I hear this so much, and feel it often. It’s so easy to keep consuming, without ever producing. This is a great reminder to just get started and do something!