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

The Shallow Waters of Avarice

The lead-in question on the information requested when I coach someone personally is this:  “Briefly describe your current work situation.”  Here is a response I received:  “Antithetical to my personal and professional expectations.  Unfulfilling on multiple levels:  Lack of meaning and purpose; a myopic pursuit of the almighty dollar; a parasitic and never ending voyage into the shallow waters of avarice.” Wow – what a powerful and eloquent statement of being off track.  And of the understanding that money is never enough compensation for investing one’s time and energy.  The dictionary defines “avarice” as extreme greed for wealth or material … Read More

The Shallow Waters of Avarice

The lead-in question on the information requested when I coach someone personally is this:  “Briefly describe your current work situation.”  Here is a recent response:  “Antithetical to my personal and professional expectations.  Unfulfilling on multiple levels:  Lack of meaning and purpose; a myopic pursuit of the almighty dollar; a parasitic and never ending voyage into the shallow waters of avarice.”   Wow – what a powerful and eloquent statement of being off track.  And of the understanding that money is never enough compensation for investing one’s time and energy.  The dictionary defines “avarice” as extreme greed for wealth or material … Read More

The merry-go-round of my professional life

“Dan, the merry-go-round of my professional life has left me no farther than a few steps from where I got on and now with a weak stomach.”  Thus began the description of life from a very “successful” attorney. Many times a career path starts because of circumstances, rather than priorities.  Family expectations, chance occurrences, a friendly teacher, or seeking money can lead us down an unfulfilling career path.  It’s tough to make good choices at 18 that will be meaningful at 45.  Just recently, I saw a 44-yr-old client who opened with the comment, “I’m tired of living my life … Read More

God’s Will – or just my passion?

There is a current discussion on 48Days.net where J Sean Allen asks if his passion for old cars could really be part of his “God-ordained purpose” or if it’s just his self-centered materialistic desire.  Cars – Passion vs Distraction. Wow – there’s a question that only comes up about 6000 times a day.  Have you ever asked yourself that?  Have you ever thought that doing God’s will must involve suffering and misery?  That doing something you enjoy is likely just your own selfish desire? Imagine yourself as a parent.  You have a little 5-yr-old boy – and that little boy … Read More