My parents don’t support my dreams!

should I give up my dreams to please my parents

A listener asks: should I give up my dreams to please my parents? When I put this phrase in a Google search it gave me 48,800,000 results. Apparently that’s a challenge for quite a few people. You can love your parents but don’t let them bury your dreams. Everyone will end up resentful. Go ahead and surprise them by being successful!  Episode #686 October 18, 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 … Read More

I don’t want to lose what I have, but I also don’t want to lose who I am

blend purpose and passion

Can you blend purpose and passion? A listener wants to know if it’s possible to blend purpose and passion with making money. Not only is it possible – it’s essential. Without purpose and passion you will burn out. Making money alone is not enough compensation for investing your time and energy.  Episode #681 September 13, 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

What if I don’t want a Mercedes?

thinking too small

Am I thinking too small? Is the goal to always want more? If I’m content with what I have does it mean I have an “upper limit challenge?” No – success is defined by much more than how big our house is or what kind of car we choose to drive. Episode #675 August 02, 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

Can I survive with a passion or mission-based business?

how to make money in a mission-based business

James wonders if he can take his mission-based business idea and make it work. My response is that any business you consider should be a passion-based/mission-based business!! The only way you can maintain a business is if it blends your passion(mission), talent and money. I give several examples of how even ideas based on serving others well can survive and thrive. Episode #668 June 14, 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 … Read More

I make over $100,000 a year and I’m not happy…

How Do You Measure Success? A listener feels stuck. He’s making a lot of money but feels no sense of fulfillment in the work he’s doing. Guess what? With that success he’s not stuck. With the life experience he has at 45 years old, he can do a little introspection and move right into a better opportunity. Oh, and by the way, don’t assume your income will drop. Doing something that’s a better fit will set the stage for dramatic increase – even without a college degree.  Episode #665 May 22, 2019 –  Hi, this is Dan Miller – and … Read More

Can I really get better every day?

zone of genius

It’s easy to get trapped in what we do well – rather than moving on to things that are in our Zone of Genius. What are four areas of activities and how can we keep getting better and better – and closer to our Unique Ability – every day? Episode #662 May 03, 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 … 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

Don’t wait for your ship to come in, swim out

Waiting for your ship to come in

Waiting for your ship to come in If you can see your “ship” somewhere out there in the future, don’t just wait for it come all the way to the shore. Instead, jump in the water and swim out to grab it. That means you’ve made a plan and are taking massive action. Taking action means discouragement, frustration, disappointment, resentment and guilt all start to diminish immediately. Instead, you’ll see hope, optimism, boldness and confidence begin to grow and expand.  Episode #654 March 08, 2019 Hi, this is Dan Miller! You’re listening to the 48 Days Radio show – where … Read More

Aren’t goals that don’t produce income a waste of time?

goals

A listener wonders why he should spend time on something he loves if it doesn’t move the needle financially. But yes, there are many worthy goals that are helping make our lives better – even if they aren’t changing our finances. Obviously we need significant activities that do generate income, but certainly not all meaningful activities do.  Episode #652 February 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 … Read More

How do I keep my dream alive when it’s not paying the bills?

creativity vs paying the bills

This question was prompted by a very painful note from a Dad, who has a 17 yr-old son who wants to be a writer. So this is especially for all of you artists, musicians, writers, sculptors, comedians, and performers. How do you keep nurturing your dream when you can’t pay the rent and there are no groceries in the refrigerator? Do you have to choose between nurturing your creativity vs paying the bills? Episode #651 February 15, 2019 Hi, this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days Radio show – where each week we take 48 … Read More