Stop trying to be an entrepreneur – you’re an employee!

finding passion

Episode #596 January 26, 2018 If you’re having trouble accomplishing your goals or doing what you need to do to success, perhaps you haven’t yet found your passion. 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 something that is meaningful, fulfilling – and profitable.  … Read More

I’m not afraid of storms – I’m learning how to sail!

Episode #591 December 22, 2017 – We have a variety of questions, success stories and helpful resources that will help you find or develop passion in your work and your life — from the 17-year-old looking to take college classes outside her primary interests to the 49-year-old still searching to define his talents, skills and interest and the millennials in between who are looking for ways to pay student loans. 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

I quit my job but now I’m desperate, depressed and frustrated!

desperate, take action, seth godin

Episode #588 December 01, 2017 Questions: What are your top recommendations for events in 2018 Should I self-publish the work through Amazon and the Kindle Self-Publishing outlet?   How do I copyright my written material?  How do I self promote when self-publishing?  I just quit a job that I hated.  Now I’m desperate, depressed and frustrated. Good News Cliff Feightner poem: So they don’t like the things that you’ve done Let them go and have their fun There’s a world out there Full of people who care And you’ll have your day in the sun. Quotation: “We don’t take action because … Read More

Go above your comfort level and you’ll surprise yourself

comfort level

Listener questions this week: What’s the best way to guest post and get my name out there? Do I need a coach training program that’s certified? How do I get a mentor? The things I love to do, I lack the courage to do. Plus Good News Cliff Feightner poem: You say you are killing time I say that should be a crime Each precious minute Deserves something in it Each second should be treated as prime Quotation: [spp-tweet tweet=””]   “A business is simply coming up with an idea that will make peoples’ lives better.”  Sir Richard Branson Show Notes: … Read More

Are you in misery – move!

This story about the dog and nail is one of the most commented-on stories in The Rudder of the Day. I heard a story from my friend Bob about an old dog lying on the front porch.  A neighbor approached the porch and could hear the dog softly moaning.  He asked his friend why the dog was whimpering.  And the owner said:  “He’s lying on a nail.” Predictably the man said, “Well, why doesn’t he move?” To which the owner replied, “I guess it doesn’t hurt quite that much yet.”  About a year after sharing this story in my weekly newsletter … Read More

I’ve got a PhD but no JoB

Cherish your visions and dreams

I’ve got a PhD but no JoB  I’ve got B.S., and MBA, a PhD, a DDS – and no job. My heart breaks every time I see these painful letters.  Typically the writer has a mountain of student loan debt, the embarrassment of no job, and few marketable skills.  In this episode I talk about redefining “education” and getting degrees for the personal experience, not for the “job.” I have a dream to help divorced moms When is it better to simply apply for a job and when is it better to invest time and effort in a resume and … Read More

Today is the day for this……..

Today, November 14th, is a big day for me!  It’s 48 Days until the New Year rolls in.  And as such I always have my goals clearly laid out for the coming year.  So I’ve already decided what I’m going to accomplish next year. Management guru Peter Drucker always recommended that you examine every part of your business regularly to determine if there is anything you are doing now that you wouldn’t do again if you could start over. What if you did this Zero-Based planning for your LIFE?  If you could wipe the slate clean and look at your life … Read More

Start 2015 with a clear slate – but then create a clear plan

Management guru Peter Drucker always recommended that you examine every part of your business regularly to determine if there is anything you are doing now that you wouldn’t do again if you could start over. What if you did this Zero-Based planning for your LIFE?  If you could wipe the slate clean on January 1st, and look at your life in this way, what would you change?  The real hallmark of truly successful people is not that they do more but that they can decide what they are going to stop doing.  What are you going to Stop Doing on … Read More

How do you tell your life story?

What do you tell people when you first meet them?  Like anyone else, I can tell my life story as a healthy version or a victim version. I grew up in a home where we didn’t even have running water until I was in the 8th grade. I knew nothing but poverty.  As a 5-yr-old I was forced to get up at 5:30 AM to do my share of the farming chores. Most Christmases I got a new pair of blue jeans – my one gift for a non-joyous occasion.  I was not allowed to wear neckties or fancy clothes. … Read More

Please interrupt me

At this time of year I love setting goals and encourage everyone I meet to do the same.  Most every notable accomplishment I’ve experienced I can track back to having a clear goal.  The books I’ve written, trips to places like Africa, selecting the cars I drive, having a Sanctuary on our property, developing a beautiful hosta garden, and learning Spanish all began as a written goal.  However, I know that some of you just resist the process, believing that setting goals takes the spontaneity out of life.  That you will never again be allowed to impulsively go to the … Read More