How can I compete if I’m good but just slow?

bringing your dreams to life

As we reach the end of the year, it’s a great time for a tune up. Ask yourself where you’re going, where you want to be. What dreams are you going to bring to life in 2019? What will make you smile at this time next year? Episode #637 November 23, 2018 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 … Read More

You’ve Taken Your DISC Personality Assessment, Now What? DISC Profile Explained

disc profile explained

Looking inward. It’s a scary thing. We have to face who we are. Yet…it also allows you the opportunity to explore who you want to be. In order to find work we love, or discover our passions, we must first be open to introspection. Self-awareness may not be what you expected on a career-focused website, yet it’s the critical foundation you need in order to move forward. As Dan Miller’s daughter, I’ve lived and breathed the 48 Days principles my whole life. At a very early age, I started exploring the DISC Personality Profiles. It was fascinating to me, and … Read More

How To Be An Entrepreneur

How to be an entrepreneur

Recently on  my podcast, listener Paul Vandermill asked, “Can becoming an entrepreneur be a progression rather than a predisposition?”  Really, are entrepreneurs born, or do those traits develop over time? I love that question.  Is a person just born an entrepreneur or can anyone learn to be successful on their own?  There is no “right” or “wrong” about being an entrepreneur.  But you need to ask yourself if it is a fit for you.  Here’s an overview. Do You Have What It Takes To Be An Entrepreneur? Do you have what it takes to do something on your own – … Read More

Why doesn’t my talent count more than a degree?

talent vs. education

A listener is frustrated because the company he works for requires a “degree” even if they know you are competent for an advanced position. In this episode we look at options for moving up anyway and explore the value of talent vs. education. Episode #628 September 21, 2018 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 … Read More

Why are you working a regular job when you’re so talented?

ashamed of you job

One of the stars of the Cosby Show was discovered working as a cashier at Trader Joe’s. Should he be ashamed of that because he was a celebrity 26 years ago? Let’s look at the benefits of doing quality work – in whatever way makes sense for this season of our lives while you look for that dream job. Episode #627 September 14, 2018 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 … Read More

Your resume scares us

resume

I’ve seen every shape, color and creative package of resume and job application possible. But I’ve never seen one that actually scared me. But then recently, emergency crews at Eastern Illinois University evacuated a building after a campus postal carrier discovered a suspicious looking package addressed to the college admissions office.  “There was no return address. It was poorly written and poorly addressed to the university. There were misspellings,” school spokeswoman Vicki Woodard said Saturday. “There was some tape over it. Just the overall appearance was rather strange.” The unusual size, no return address, misspellings in the address and the … Read More

Noon-Day Demon

mid-life crisis

Medieval writers used this term – “Noon-Day Demon.”  They were referring to that season in life when we lose our enthusiasm, when we begin to question our existence and direction.  We may call it a mid-life crisis today but the meaning is the same.  We hear about switching from success to significance, or finding our purpose, calling or mission. Whatever your terminology, see this as a positive opportunity, not as a crisis.  Yes, it is healthy to take a fresh look at where we are, where we want to go and how we are going to get there.  You may … Read More

I now have more money and a smaller vision…

vision and purpose

Ryan says he just got a 40% pay increase……but feels like he’s lost his sense of vision and purpose. Is it possible to work a job just for the money and still develop and live out your vision for a meaningful life? Episode #623 August 03, 2018 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 … Read More

I Just Work for the Money

fulfilling job

Ultimately working only for money is never enough compensation for investing our time and energy. “Law school sucked all the life and creativity out of me.”  “I’ve never been happy practicing law.”  “I’ve never had a sense of purpose.”  “I feel destined to do something great, but have no idea why or what.”  “I am working only for money.” These are statements from a young attorney – who in his last position had been sick for 6 months, “triggered initially by stress.”  But a new “career opportunity” presented itself and he is now working in a prestigious position with a … Read More

Winning without losing your soul

income generators

As we are now in the last half of the year I always like to take a fresh look at everything I’m doing.  Are writing, speaking, doing a podcast, creating new products, coaching, connecting people and spending time with family and friends all activities that embrace my “calling,” my purpose for being here on earth?  Or have I allowed some things to creep in that are nothing more than income generators, or just worthless habits that I need to stop? My November 14th Goal My goal is to determine by November 14th what 15% of my current activities that I’m … Read More