How can I serve others when I’m not smart enough to get into graduate school?

invest in yourself

Questions This Week: I’ve worked ridiculously hard to face and resolve my fears but at 40 I’m still struggling. I would like to leave my job and work full on my side projects but being realistic, at what point should I leave my job? In the webinar you mentioned a woman who got into voice over work and last year grossed $106,000. Can you connect me with her? I am happy to be the first blind person taking the new online 48Days course so that I can let you know if there’s anything that can be adjusted to make things … Read More

Creative Slump or Need Another Ham Sandwich?

creative

Questions this week: Dan, I want to give your listeners ”5 Things Your Wife Wants You To Know (but probably hasn’t told you)” Can I do outside sales on the side without telling my current employer? I would like to have a full time ministry serving our Lord and defending my Christian  faith. I have been struggling as an online cartoonist for nearly 8 years now. How can I narrow down my core message to the one thing I have to share with the world? Good News More questions Cliff Feightner poem: When your creative well seems dry One thing you need … Read More

So you think you can coach……..

No this is not like So You Think You Can Dance.  We’re not going to have you come up on stage and perform for 3 minutes.  But we can help you walk through those first 48 hours of actual paid coaching to launch you into your own thriving business. Many of you are positioning yourselves as “coaches” here in the 48 Days community. I see your activity in the 48 Days Eagles community or you’re one of the 97 people who have already joined our Coaching Mastery Program.  Every day I am asked by more people, “Dan, can I be a coach?”  … Read More

You have to be odd

You have to be odd Questions for this week’s Podcast: I am a dreamer and know God has given me talents, but I’m not sure how to pursue them. I’m a 59-year-old career pastor transitioning out of church ministry due to caring for elderly parents. I would like to move to a new city because I think there might be more opportunity in my field. Plus some good news! Cliff Feightner poem this week: If you find that part of your quest Is wanting to be your best You need to prepare For changes out there Be ready for every … Read More

I believe other people are out to help me!

Positive attitude tip: Reach for the opportunity clock in the morning - erase the memory of an alarm clock.

My academic background is in clinical psychology.  But I always wondered, why do we focus exclusively on human pathology and dysfunction?  What about the positive side, the moments when human beings are at their absolute best?  It seems we can give everyone a label, categorizing every action as a dysfunction of some kind.  My wife is an “enabler” because she enjoys helping people, I’ve been accused of being in “denial” because I choose to focus on the good in my past rather than the bad.  My son was “ADHD” because he found it hard to sit in a traditional classroom.  … Read More

Will you give this guy two dollars?

generosity

There is a story of a little boy who was admiring a shiny, brand-new sports car parked on a quiet street.  He slowly walked around the amazing vehicle, savoring every angle.  As he pushed his nose up against the window to get a better view of the inside, the voice of the owner coming up behind startled him. Bob asked, “You like my car?”  “Oh yeah, mister.  It’s awesome.” was the reply. The proud owner said, “My brother gave it to me for Christmas.” “Your brother gave it to you?  Didn’t cost you nothing?” the young boy asked. “Yep, my … Read More

Stop being so successful

What's the difference between your Comfort Zone, Genius Zone and your raw Survival Zone? Which should you aim for and which should you avoid?  

I just checked to see how much money the top 10 NBA players are being paid for the 2016-2017 season.  The total is a whopping $263 million.  Thus the average pay for this one season for each of those 10 guys is $26,370,000.  Of course, Lebron leads the way at $30,963,450. Now these are the very best of the best.  Surely that must means they are close to 100% in their shooting percentages.  How else could they be considered the best?  If you’re not into basketball the shooting percentage is simply the number of times the ball actually makes it … Read More

15 Hours a Week + 10% Entrepreneur = A Sigh of Relief

Rachel Eubanks shares her sigh of relief after Dan Miller's 15 Hours a Week Entrepreneur Building Formula and Patrick McGinnis' 10% Entrepreneur ideas.

This is a guest post by Rachel Eubanks. She is a beginner, a struggler, a wannabe, a hard worker, but most of all a truth teller. She writes about the beauty and the ugliness of starting your own business as she experiences it each week. With a teaching background, she has no formal training in business so she surrounds herself with wise people and listens to podcasts such as ours. You can read her journal and posts at inspiretoengage.com and also follow her on Instagram. Have you ever been holding your breath and didn’t know it until you exhaled loudly? … Read More

I’ve drifted away from my “Why”

I’ve drifted from my original niche of helping people discover their WHY and toward the sameness of lots of other voices out there.

When I started 48 Days I was teaching a Sunday School class on finding your purpose and calling.  My Why was that I knew then as now that over 80% of Americans say they do not have their dream job.  I wanted to inspire that 80% to find or create work that was meaningful, aligned with their purpose and able to generate the money necessary to fund their dream. I know:  People who love their work are more productive and more creative. They are more in touch with their God inspired calling. They are happier and have happier families. They … Read More

Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will break our hearts…

heartbreak

Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will break our hearts… 5 months after I interviewed a company has contacted me.  Should I even consider them now? What is the most professional way to tell a company that this job/organization is not a right fit after all? Can I just be a life consultant – or do I need a niche? I’d like to start my own consulting practice related to accounting and business, but I am concerned because I have no contacts in the area we’re moving to. Should I self-publish or find a traditional publisher? And … Read More