I’m not afraid of storms – I’m learning how to sail!

Episode #591 December 22, 2017 – We have a variety of questions, success stories and helpful resources that will help you find or develop passion in your work and your life — from the 17-year-old looking to take college classes outside her primary interests to the 49-year-old still searching to define his talents, skills and interest and the millennials in between who are looking for ways to pay student loans. 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 … Read More

Stop paying for low return degrees!

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Our business partner today is Freshbooks Questions: I’m a successful aerospace engineer – and I can’t take it anymore.  Dan, I earn over $100,000 yearly and I hate my job! I owe nearly $300,000 in college debt and I want to be the person where my cup is overflowing which allows me to freely give to others.  Dan, if I get career coaching and still don’t get a job I want you to pay for it. Good News More questions Cliff Feightner poem: Is the job that you work a true calling Or on your family’s desires are you falling … Read More

Finding your path as a high school student

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Finding your path as a high school student  — Last week a listener asked if I were invited to give a university’s commencement address, what would I tell the graduates? This week another listener asked – what would you tell a junior or senior in high school who has yet to decide on a major? My suggestions include: allow yourself the freedom of exploration – follow your curiosity.  Find ways to make money – even if you don’t think you want to be an entrepreneur.  Shadow professionals who are doing work you think you might enjoy.  Other questions we explore … Read More

What university graduates need to know

What university graduates need to know A listener just asked if I were invited to give a university’s commencement address, what would I tell the graduates? Would I tell it in such a way that would cause me to get booed off stage? How would I present the truth to these young people?  Knowing my concerns about current academic degrees, how would I present a positive message for moving forward?  Questions on today’s Podcast: New voiceover business generates $104,000 last year Dan, if invited to give a university’s commencement address, what would you tell the graduates? Where do wealthy people … Read More

I’m a box of parts and nothing fits together

I'm a box of parts and nothing fits together

This is actually a quotation from one of my workshop attendees.  The young man went on to describe how he had the ability to do a lot of things but had never found a clear focus for his career.  This time of year we always see a great number of college graduates who present the same feeling.  “Now that I have this degree, what am I supposed to do?”  Having a degree does not necessarily lead a person in a clear direction.  That’s why we know that 10 years after graduation, 80% of college graduates are working in something totally … Read More

100% College Admission – how sad I am

I wrote this post 4 years ago, but was reminded once again, as at this time of year we’re seeing schools scrambling to brag about how many of their brilliant students are being admitted to fine colleges and universities.  And my feelings are stronger now than 4 years ago. ********************************************* Last Sunday on a leisure drive back from lunch, Joanne and I passed one of the most prestigious private high schools in our area.  A big 10ft banner was proudly posted at the front entrance stating: “100% College Admission for our Seniors – again.” I’ll have to admit I cringed upon seeing that.  … Read More

Filling your head with meaningless information won’t get you a job

I’ve got a new resource for you that could explode your level of success – see end of article. We are releasing the all new 48 Days to the Work You Love seminar on September 1st.  Because of the continued workplace volatility we are getting a lot of pressure to make the course “certified” for use in traditional colleges and universities. While that sounds appealing, the deeper I explored the process the more disgusted I became.  I do want people to experience the freedom of finding their passion and applying that in work that is meaningful, purposeful and profitable.  But … Read More

Give me $80,000 salary and I’ll catch lunch

I just read in our local paper that a high school senior, right here in my home town of Franklin, TN, just received a fishing scholarship to attend Bethel University in McKenzie, Tennessee.  The fishing team coach, Garry Mason, says they wanted to be the first college in America to offer fishing scholarships.  He says they are looking for young ladies to be on the team as well. On what appears to be a related note, collegegrad.com reports that 80% of the 2009 college graduates moved back in with their parents upon graduating last year – most without jobs of … Read More