Are you David or a square block of stone?


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


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

Don’t play it safe

“20 years from now you will be disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the one’s you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover” ~ Mark Twain

What would you do?

Yes, interviewing questions are getting more and more interesting as employers want to know — How do you think?

Dreams without action lead nowhere

“To dream alone is fantasy if it doesn’t move the heart to act.” Dan Allender (Sabbath) So what are you doing with your dreams?  Did the dreams you had two years ago change the life you have today? 5-yr-olds know how to dream.  We allow them to have all the fantasies they want.  They become the fireman, astronaut, ship captain, artist or rock star they dream about.  But then  “life happens.”  Some of these kids are told their dreams are unrealistic. They are taught to be “realistic,” to stay inside the lines and recognize they need to show up at … Read More

Don’t be safe

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.  So throw off the bowlines.  Sail away from the safe harbor.  Catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore.  Dream.  Discover.” –  Mark Twain What are you doing this year that you were afraid to attempt last year?  If you’re doing only the same things – you’ll get the same results.

If Brad can do it I can too

This is the time of year when we all set big goals.  And rightfully so.  I encourage you to think big.  But don’t get stuck hoping to be the next Garth Brooks when you’re not willing to play tonight’s gig down at the local pizza shop.  Most famous people started with not-so-famous work experiences. Check these out: Donald Trump, now a filthy-rich real estate investor, got his start collecting soda bottles for the deposit money. Michael Dell, founder of Dell Computers washed dishes at a Chinese restaurant before hitting it big with his computers. Johnny Depp donned makeup for his … Read More