Should you follow your dreams and risk failing or protect yourself by not trying?

follow your dream

Episode #678 August 23, 2019 Is it too risky to follow your dreams? Are you following your dreams or living out other people’s expectations? Are you comfortable with failure knowing that it’s like steps on a ladder that will get you to ultimate achievement? 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 … Read More

Is your life like a crappy movie?

movie of your life

What if viewers were watching a movie of your life so far. Would they be glued to their seats because of the excitement and scenes of victory? Or would they walk out in boredom? Here’s a process for directing the movie of your life that would be captivating – and inspiring. Episode #677 August 16, 2019 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 – … Read More

This just isn’t fair …

being fairly paid

Are you being fairly paid for the work you do? A listener just saw some new employees start at the company he works for – and they are being paid the same as he. Is this fair? Well, there’s an interesting parable in the Bible that addresses this exact issue. How to determine if you are being fairly paid — and what to do if you’re not. Episode #658 April 05, 2019 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 … Read More

I have no chance in life

change your destiny

Can you change your destiny? A discouraged listener believes she has no chance in life – that it’s probably the way we were born that determines our destiny. Do you agree? I don’t want to paint it as being easy, but I certainly believe we can draw a line in the sand based on our past life, and decide what we want our future to be. Send me your comments about how we can help this lady at askdan@48Days.com Episode #650 February 08, 2019 Hi, this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days Radio show – … Read More

Forget your dream Dan – go back to milking cows?

turning dreams into reality

Turning Dreams Into Reality. A reader of my weekly newsletter challenged my thinking that there are new opportunities all around us. He wrote: “Just as Adam and Eve were tricked into believing they knew better, so you have been tricked into thinking that there was a better way than being content on the dairy farm.” In this episode I unpack why I’m still chasing dreams.  Episode #624 August 24, 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 … 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

Stop Living Too Small

dreams

Recently a 36 yr old MBA in an executive position in an exciting industry shared this concern in her coaching profile:  “I have a vague sense that my life is too small.”  In today’s podcast we unpack how to embrace living large in your life. Episode #605 March 30, 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 … Read More

I’d rather make a living being myself

living your dream

Episode #604 March 23, 2018 Living your dream can allow you to catch up quicker even if you feel you’re behind now. In this episode Dan talks about the dangers of living someone else’s dream.  And he talks with Roger Whitney about how to move into “retirement” with purpose and fulfillment.   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 have to be odd

You have to be odd Questions for this week’s Podcast: I am a dreamer and know God has given me talents, but I’m not sure how to pursue them. I’m a 59-year-old career pastor transitioning out of church ministry due to caring for elderly parents. I would like to move to a new city because I think there might be more opportunity in my field. Plus some good news! Cliff Feightner poem this week: If you find that part of your quest Is wanting to be your best You need to prepare For changes out there Be ready for every … Read More

You keep your F – I’m keeping my dream

Most naysayers and dream kickers are at the bottom themselves. Find people who are already performing at the level at which you’d like to be for inspiration

When Monty Roberts was in high school, his teacher gave the class the assignment of writing about what they wanted to do when they grew up.  Monty wrote that he wanted to own a ranch and raise thoroughbred racehorses.  His teacher gave him an “F” and explained that the dream was unrealistic for a boy living in a camper in the back of a pickup truck.  He would never be able to make this a reality.  When he offered Monty the chance to rewrite his paper for a higher grade, Monty told him, “You keep your F; I’m keeping my … Read More