I love my job – it’s my career that I hate!

stay optimistic

How To Stay Optimistic, Enjoy Your Work and Your Life Several of our questions this week lead back to how to stay optimistic. Plus a listener unpacks his own question. He has a side business that’s very profitable and now he’s bored at his regular job. No surprise there! Once you realize you can be the captain of your own ship, it’s hard to be a shipmate on someone else’s. Check out my advice. Episode #684 October 04, 2019 Hi, this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days Radio show – where each week we … Read More

Frustrated college graduate?

college graduates

College Graduates will be homeless slaves with massive debt…the story continues Two years ago I wrote this piece that continues to get input. In this week’s episode I share current questions from college graduates who feel trapped by virtue of their college degrees. But no one is trapped. We all have so many options to take our personal talents and move into our dream position. Episode #680 September 06, 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 … Read More

Dan’s Children on Education and Career Choices- Legacy

education and career choices

I had the privilege of having all three of my children in my office this week. We had a chance to talk about their early influences and their education and career choices. And how you can help your children make those important choices. Episode #657 March 29, 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 – and then finding or creating work that allows … Read More

But he doesn’t have a college degree …

college degree

What does this current college admissions scandal really mean? Do you really need a college degree? How important is it to get into the right college? What will that mean ten years from now? The real stats may surprise you.  Episode #656 March 22, 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 – and then finding or creating work that allows you to show … Read More

10 Steps to an “education,” jobs and wealth

education

Do you need a college degree to get ahead today?  That’s one of the hottest topics out there and a continuing question I am being asked.  (I included a new chapter in the revision of 48 Days to the Work You Love titled Yes, I Have an “Education.”)   I love the process of learning and have pursued that in multiple ways.  Yes, I did go to college and have both a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychology.  I completed my doctoral studies but never turned in a dissertation. Instead of creating a document for four old guys to read … Read More

“Get a government job…you’ll always have a paycheck!”

secure jobs

A listener writes in about being furloughed during this government shutdown. And he’s creating a plan where he’ll never be vulnerable to that again. There are no secure jobs. No job is guaranteed. Those are illusions.  Episode #648 January 25, 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 – and then finding or creating work that allows you to show up every day, excited … 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

Have you taken the road less traveled…

making choices

The choices we make — People often suspect they made a wrong turn early in their career or life. I think what’s important is what you’re doing today to make your life beautiful. You could be on one of 50 different “roads” and still choose to make your life miserable – or awesome. Episode #618 June 29, 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 … Read More

Are you educated or do you just have a degree?

education

How important is education? What makes a person “educated?” Does having a college degree assure success? I interview Jason Miles about an online business grown from his wife making doll clothes. Episode #615 June 08, 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 you to show up every day, excited to be able to do … Read More

Yes, I do have an education

education

This is a bonus episode in  which we look at one issue – “education” My guest is Laura Sanderfer – author of Courage to Grow and founder of Acton Academy Key Points: Knowing – vs doing and being Filling our heads with facts and memorizing multiplication tables may not be a productive way of building skills that will lead to a lucrative job or be the basis for starting a profitable business.  Acton Academy does not have teachers………they have “guides” They use a very different “upside down” power structure that gives control and decision making to the students. The students are … Read More