This feeds my soul

beauty in life

Joanne brought home some white hyacinths a few days ago. The aroma filling our kitchen is intoxicating.  The weather is getting warmer and outside I see daffodils peeking up through the cold dirt. It reminded me spring is coming, but it also brought to mind this old quotation: “If I had but two loaves of bread I would sell one of them and buy White Hyacinths to feed my soul.” – Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915) Why do I love that so much?  And why does it even make any sense?   Surely if you were down to only two loaves of bread the responsible … Read More

And now my soul accompanies me to work!

hate my job

Episode #599 February 16, 2018 –  What will it take for you to be able to say that your soul accompanies you to work each day? I get so many messages from people who say “I hate my job.” Let’s explore solutions and focus on finding work that fits your skills and abilities; personality traits and values, dreams and passions. Always remember that you’re in the driver’s seat. 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 … Read More

I’ve lost my passion but need to make money now!

passion

Episode #597 February 02, 2018 Are you approaching this second month of the year feeling stuck, lost and depressed — in your own Groundhog Day? Take a few small steps this week. Start by listing three things you’re passionate about and then looking at ways you can bring those to life this week. 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 … Read More

If people like you they’ll listen to you

selling

We are all selling.  Whether you’re a teacher, a homemaker, a CEO or a used car salesman, we’re all selling something.  And that’s okay.  In fact, it’s great news.  Because that’s how we serve each other well.  When I was a young Mennonite farm kid I thought sales people were out to take advantage of us.  But then I heard Zig Ziglar say ”You can get anything you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.”  If people trust you, they’ll do business with you He went on to say, [spp-tweet tweet=”If people like you … Read More

Need a bigger financial shovel? Here’s how

financial shovel

A listener asked: Dan, I recall a 48 Days Radio Show episode during which you spoke of real estate as an example of a large financial shovel.  Would you please share other examples of a large shovel you can think of?  Paul Sure – I love even thinking about this.  Many people get a paycheck each week – it’s predictable and not going to change quickly.  But if you’re looking for ways to get a big shovel, here are some possibilities: 7 Ideas For a Big Financial Shovel 1. Create a real estate transaction.  You’ve seen the TV shows, just … Read More

Want to be more productive – try doing less

time to dream

Henry Ford once said he didn’t want executives who had to work all the time.  He insisted that those who were always in a flurry of activity at their desks were not being the most productive.  He wanted people who would clear their desks, prop their feet up and dream some fresh dreams.  His philosophy was that only he who has the luxury of time can originate a creative thought. Wow!  When’s the last time your boss told you to quit working and do more dreaming?  Unfortunately, our culture glamorizes being under time pressure. Having too much to do with … Read More

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

Here’s how to make money in the next 48 Days!

make money

Episode #586 November 17, 2017 As the new year approaches, Dan reminds us that now is the perfect time to set goals and reflect on the year you’ve just completed. Have you achieved what you’ve set out to do? Are there still a few loose ends you need to tie up? Listen as Dan shares a plethora of positive news stories and success stories from the 48 Day community. You’ll also hear the value of ensuring you, yourself, are surrounded by a supportive community. Hi, this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days Radio show … Read More

Is this a “successful failure?”

Dan, I would like to hear more of your thoughts on failure.  Since most of us who are trying to live a life with “No More Mondays” are probably going to fail several times, what does a “successful failure” look like?  How much should we risk in pursuit of our dreams?  As you often say, we must not be paralyzed by our fear of failure, but I doubt you would suggest that we risk our marriages, health, homes, etc. while seeking to reach our goals.  What do you think is the right balance in this area?  Thanks, Eric Great question … Read More

Don’t confuse activity with accomplishment

activity

Questions: I am so ready to go, and every day I want so badly to be making a difference in the world, I just don’t know what the next step is. My wife and I are looking for some coaching help. My wife and I were burned some 20 years ago and are still trying to regain the confidence needed to get back in the game. I want to find a career that I will be happy that makes a specific salary.  I know that I would like to NOT be in sales. Good News More questions Cliff Feightner poem: … Read More