You’re smart but we don’t like you!

how to improve your interview skills

How To Improve Your Interview Skills A listener has been doing interviews, but with no job offers. He’s smart enough to recognize the problem is with him – not the job market. How can he become a desired candidate instead of one more frustrated job seeker? Episode #635 November 09, 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 … 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

Are entrepreneurs born or developed?

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

I’m embarrassed about being ‘just a housewife.’

just a housewife

Priscilla from Ghana says she knows being a housewife is outmoded but that’s all she wants to do. Is that a legitimate belief? Does she have an obligation to do something for society? Can this be a worthy dream or is it shirking responsibility? Episode #630 October 05, 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 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

My wife is angry but I don’t want a JOB

try something new

A listener says he’s been fired twice in less than a year. He’s 40 years old and has 4 children but he doesn’t want to look for another J-O-B. He has some ideas for generating income. My advice in his situation – GET A J-O-B  Episode #625 August 31, 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 … 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 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