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 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 create the Right Mindset, find the Right Idea, and connect with the Right Community?

If you have those three things in place in your life, you are unstoppable.

I got my master’s in Library Science but have never found library work. It seems like doors are being slammed in my face.

80% of college graduates are working in something totally unrelated to their college degree 10 years after graduation.

Follow your curiosity. Curiosity leads to passion.

Immobilized by fear. I find that I am stuck when it comes to getting new clients. Isn’t everyone?

When we sell anything to anybody, there’s four steps in the process.

  1. Rapport and Trust – 40%
  2. Identifying the Need – 30%
  3. Project Knowledge and Presentation – 20%
  4. Closing the Sale – 10%

Look at how you can build rapport and trust with people if you’re looking for more clients.

I have an established presence as a coach, but I’m trying to figure out how to build an effective outbound strategy.

If you’re a coach, don’t just work with everybody. It will burn you badly to do that. People will end up resenting you. Make sure you choose to work with someone who fits your client avatar.

What about those of us who don’t have a community?

Mindset – you can change your mindset

If you don’t have an idea, you can access lists of ideas to find those that match what you know about yourself

If you don’t have a community, plug into one. That’s our goal here is to connect people in community.

I’m 54 and feel like I’m quickly approaching too old to change things.

At 54, you’re not too old to make a change! Many people at this age decide they’re going into an encore career or starting their own business.

I’m afraid to start a side business while I’m working full-time because I don’t want to take away from my family obligations.

You want to be sure you don’t borrow success from other areas of your life. That’s why I use 15 hours per week as the sweet spot for time to invest in starting a business. Or you can spend 90 days where you spend 30 hours on your business, sacrificing other areas for a short burst of time.

How can I grow my detailing business gradually?

Use the concept of economies of scale. Go to a business complex where there are more customers in one place.

I’m stuck between knowing and believing I can accomplish my goals.

This takes us back to mindset. You can’t be successful without the right mindset. You are in the driver’s seat on this one.

We become what we think about.

Acknowledging where you are — that you have a limited mindset — is half the solution.

I don’t have the money to pay for a consultant or coach

That’s a mindset issue. That’s not a reality. If you don’t invest in yourself, chances are really strong that three years from now your life is going to look very much like it does now.

I’ve never been self employed so I’m not sure how to set up taxes, licensure and legal stuff

Those things are not that complicated to get started. We have those resources readily available in the Eagles Community. We have mentors ready and waiting to help you with those kinds of things.

I don’t seem to have the backbone to break from job and go into business for myself

You can create as soft a transition as you want. We have many 48 Days Eagles who start a side business and duplicating their current income before they quit their job.

Solutions To Help You If You’re Stuck:

There’s nothing in here that can’t be overcome by changing your mindset, your idea or your community to move you forward.

I think the 48 Days Eagles Community is the best thing I’ve ever done to provide solutions to the things we’ve talked about here.

It will help you gain insights, inspiration, ideas, change your mindset and connect you to other people that will cheer you on.

I spend a lot of time in there answering questions. But the beauty of it is that our mentors and the other 48 Days Eagles are in there regularly helping as well.

I also bring in outside guests.

We just this week had someone on as our Monday Mentor who walked right through how he started a business online. He started selling one physical product online, and has grown that to double the income he has from his full-time job. He shared how he selected a product, how he stands out among competitors, and how he grows his business every day. He also shared outsources the product fulfillment, online advertising, update his website. etc. His Monday Mentor Training, in addition to all of our past trainings are available inside the Eagles Community for members to listen to later as well.

Consider this: would you be open to paying $377/year if it opened the door to making an extra $150,000 a year? That’s the power of investing in yourself.

But you have to believe you are worth the investment. Find out more about Dan’s formula for investing in yourself based on your income.


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The Upper Limit Challenge – how to get past our own mental barriers!


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