To make money do something meaningless…

both purpose and profit

A listener writes:  “I have a near hatred towards people that talk about enjoying their lives and their work. Work seems to be a burden for the whole lot of us. Nothing that has purpose makes a profit, and nothing that makes a profit has purpose.  If there are any exceptions to that, I would like to know.  To make money, you have to do something meaningless at best. Am I missing something?” In this episode Dan unpacks these very common questions. Episode #624 August 10, 2018 Hi, this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days … Read More

Why is God is closing all these doors?

closed door

Sometimes a closed door prompts us to go in a different direction and do something spectacular that we wouldn’t have done otherwise. Don’t spend so much time staring at the closed door that you miss the new opportunities. Episode #621 July 20, 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 to show up every … Read More

Are you David or a square block of stone?

Dreams

In this episode I talk about the futility of looking for investors before you have some level of success.  If you have an invention – sell 1000 and then you’ll have a basis for getting investors. If you are a software developer, develop something that 1500 people sign up for with a monthly fee. If you’re an author, write a book and sell 2000 copies – then publishers will talk to you about your next one. If you’re an artist and you’re looking for investors, show them pictures of the last 20 pieces you sold. Finding money is not your challenge – producing something … Read More

God called me and now I’m broke

Called to service

Episode #602 March 09, 2018 Why is it that people feel they are “called” but then end up miserable?  What are options to serve and still keep food on your own table?   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, … Read More

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

Did God call you or are you just wandering?

Find your calling

Questions This Week: I’ve got a conviction on my record.  How can I possibly get an opportunity? I recently stepped out of doing ministry in the church, and I still feel some sort of guilt about it. Currently, I am approximately $260,000 in debt. I’m struggling in determining where to start and would love some advice and direction. Plus good news and great stories on how 48 Days To the Work You Love is working for you. We are all called to ministry — some as engineers, construction workers, bankers, authors, speakers or coaches. Those are equally sacred opportunities for ministry. … Read More

I’d like to be a brother like that

nonprofit

I’d like to be a brother like that– A listener is leaving her psychotherapy practice to go help an ailing cousin.  With the opportunities we have today, are you in a position to move, help a friend or relative, and still continue to live fully yourself?  You can be a brother, cousin – or wife, husband, sister, mom that other people admire.  Put yourself in a position to give generously.   Questions This Week: I have an opportunity to do a 60 second elevator pitch for my dream job. Help! I am wanting to inspire a very poor teenager.  What book should I have … 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

No degrees – just a Mom

As we are headed into Mother’s Day I was reminiscing about my own mother. She never had a job title, but she left a legacy.

As we are headed into Mother’s Day I was reminiscing about my own mother.  At 88, her death was sudden, but not unexpected.  She and Dad were sitting quietly together on Friday evening after a day of activities together.  They were married for 62 years.  For most of those years, Dad was the pastor of the little Mennonite church in Johnsville, Ohio. Mom never had a job title outside our home. VP, CFO, and CEO were not attractive to her.  Her formal education ended with the 8th grade.  But her life touched thousands.  At her funeral we displayed a few … Read More

Do you know why you’re here?

Is it true that most people know their “calling?” Peter Drucker spent most of the last 10 years of his life working with non-profits, much of that with mega church leaders. In the book Drucker & Me, here’s what he told his friend Bob Bufford about “calling.” “I am convinced that many, if not most, serious believers at some level understand what their calling is, but that understanding may be buried under years of busyness and distraction.  Yet, that suppressed sense of calling stays with them for years.” As a life coach I’ve have talked to lots of you who … Read More