Are you giving everything you’ve got to just get by?

managing expectations

Could you change the terminology of how you describe your life? Many people say they are busting their behinds to just get by. What if you said you are busting your behind to change the world? Same effort – just a different expectation or expected outcome. Let’s talk about this and more in today’s episode.  Episode #645 January 04, 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 … Read More

Want to be more productive – try doing less

time to dream

Henry Ford once said he didn’t want executives who had to work all the time.  He insisted that those who were always in a flurry of activity at their desks were not being the most productive.  He wanted people who would clear their desks, prop their feet up and dream some fresh dreams.  His philosophy was that only he who has the luxury of time can originate a creative thought. Wow!  When’s the last time your boss told you to quit working and do more dreaming?  Unfortunately, our culture glamorizes being under time pressure. Having too much to do with … Read More

Yeah I confess I’m experiencing burnout

Henry Ford once said he didn’t want executives who had to work all the time.  He insisted that those who were always in a flurry of activity at their desks were not being the most productive.  He wanted people who would clear their desks, prop their feet up and dream some fresh dreams.  His philosophy was that only he who has the luxury of time can originate a creative thought. Wow!  When’s the last time your boss told you to quit working and do more dreaming?  Unfortunately, our culture glamorizes being under time pressure.  Having too much to do with … Read More

Do less think more accomplish big goals

do less think more

Henry Ford once said he didn’t want executives who had to work all the time.  He insisted that those who were always in a flurry of activity at their desks were not being the most productive.  He wanted people who would clear their desks, prop their feet up and dream some fresh dreams.  His philosophy was that only he who has the luxury of time can originate a creative thought. Wow!  When’s the last time your boss told you to quit working and do more dreaming?  Unfortunately, our culture glamorizes being under time pressure.  Having too much to do with … Read More

Thanks for the raise – I’m leaving

According to the latest research from Salary.com, 83% of people polled said they are planning to look for a different job this year.  At the same time, only 46% said they were unhappy in their jobs.  So what’s up – people are “happy” but still looking for a different job.  And it not just about making more money.  Only 16% are looking for higher pay. Here, from the New York Time’s article – Why You Hate Your Work – are the 4 things employees are looking for: Engagement – defined as involvement, passion, enthusiasm and an opportunity for focused effort … Read More

We aim to please – ourselves

Last Friday night Joanne and I drove down to one of our favorite restaurants.  It’s an old time grocery store with food like your momma used to fix.  The live music just adds to the experience.  We noticed the new menus – and the absence of one of Joanne’s preferred items – short ribs.  Upon asking our waitress, she said they had so many people order that item that they usually ran out early in the evening and then had customers upset that no short ribs were available.  So to eliminate the upset customers they decided to just remove that … Read More

Unlock your best ideas – here’s how…

Dan, I feel like I’ve lost my creativity. My work has sucked all the juices out of me. Do you have any ideas on how to get the creative juices flowing again? I can’t even sit down and think of my hobbies. What if I can’t think of anything I would “love” to do? Tips to unlock your creativity  You need to “sit” longer. Get away from your normal routine. Go for a long walk, exercise more Take an art (woodworking, sculpture, gardening) class Put yourself around people who are high performers. Henry Ford once said he didn’t want executives … Read More

Miss a meal but don’t miss this…

I love to read and am awed by how we can tap the greatest minds of all ages through reading. Do you know that if you read only 10 minutes a day, you will read about 1 book a month? Do you think you could transform your success if you read 12 books this year? Keep in mind, we are told the average college graduate in America reads less than 1 book per year. Set yourself on a different path. “Miss a meal if you have to, but don’t miss a book.” — Jim Rohn “Read something positive every night … Read More

“Sitting” for ideas — here’s how

Henry Ford once said he didn’t want executives who had to work all the time.  He insisted that those who were always in a flurry of activity at their desks were not being the most productive.  He wanted people who would clear their desks, prop their feet up and dream some fresh dreams.  His philosophy was that only he who has the luxury of time can originate a creative thought. Wow!  When’s the last time your boss told you to quit working and do more dreaming?  Unfortunately, our culture glamorizes being under time pressure.  Having too much to do with … Read More

Think you can or think you can’t

As a career coach I’m being contacted by lots of other career coaches right now wondering what to do.  The common theme seems to be that with things so tight right now no one is going to spend money on a non-necessity like “coaching.”  Please help me understand this – there were 509,000 job losses in the last quarter of last year, 589,000 more in the month of January and over 600,000 in February.  How could it possibly be a better time to be in the business of career coaching than right at this very minute? But what we see is … Read More