“I think I’m having a heart attack!” (Bonus Episode About Overworking)

overworking

This is a bonus 48 Days Radio episode based on questions I had for Michael Hyatt.   In this last year I’ve been on the receiving end of overworking. I compromised my health dreadfully and have spent a year rebuilding. Yes, I love my work – but overwork still leads to lack of success in other areas of life. Here my good friend Michael Hyatt helps me understand the mistakes I made, using principles from his new book, Free to Focus. Questions About Overworking:  1. How did you break the cycle of overworking? 2. Many people are still working in businesses … Read More

How can I stop feeling guilty about making easy money?

guilty about making easy money

Should we feel guilty about making easy money? Heidi is feeling guilty because she’s still making money from writing she did four years ago. Somehow it just feels too easy to make money without doing any hard work. Let’s look at the unhealthy mindset behind that feeling. Episode #660 April 19, 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 … 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

My wife is angry but I don’t want a JOB

try something new

A listener says he’s been fired twice in less than a year. He’s 40 years old and has 4 children but he doesn’t want to look for another J-O-B. He has some ideas for generating income. My advice in his situation – GET A J-O-B  Episode #625 August 31, 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 … Read More

This job makes me feel dirty

hate my job

This week I had a rash of people writing about jobs they hate: This company treats employees like disposable objects A faceless member of management sent a memo to improve the numbers How can I find a job that doesn’t make me feel dirty? I can’t handle the envy, gossip, fights and no respect for the employees in my work place These are common perceptions as some time ago I got a note that said, “My company is going in a strictly money-motivated direction, and my manager may very well be Satan’s offspring.” In their book Decisive, Dan and Chip Heath describe … Read More

Is Ambition Honorable or Selfish?

ambition

As an end of the year wrap up, Dan looks at some questions he is asked when we start talking about setting goals: Should you be afraid of your desires, ambition and your drives?    When are you just being selfish – and when are you really in the groove to become all God intended for you? What does it mean to be “crowned with glory and honor?” Plus, Dan takes a look at what happens when you retire. Quotation: Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly. Langston Hughes, 1902 – 1967  Tweet This … Read More

Don’t be the smartest person in the room

Harold Ramis is the actor and director probably best known for his role as Egon in the movie Ghostbusters.  He once laid out his rule for success:  “Find the most talented person in the room, and if it’s not you, go stand next to him.  Hang out with him. Try to be helpful.” Brian Tracy said one of the hallmark traits of high achievers is that they spend time with people who are already performing at the level at which they want to perform.  Tony Robbins has created an impressive career based on the simple idea of finding someone whose … Read More

The unwelcome change in your job may be your next opportunity

unwelcome change

How To Deal With Unwelcome Change I hear from people every week who are upset that things are changing — and they see it as unwelcome change.  They really want to just keep things the way they’ve been for the last 10 years. Let’s create our own scenario from a few millennia ago: ten cavemen spend their days fishing. Each morning the ten men go down to the local lake, cast their lines, and hope to provide the necessary food for their dependents. Then one day, Barney shows up with a net he has fashioned from strings and ropes. Because … Read More

My new book – Purpose Driven Life

Many of you are writing books or magazine articles.  Never forget the importance of having a great title.  A great book can do poorly because of a less-than-stellar title.  Here are some examples of titles that were changed – you’ll recognize the new ones: Tomorrow is Another Day – became Gone With the Wind.  And Scarlett’s original name was Pansy. Blossom and the Flower – became Peyton Place John Thomas and Lady Jane – become Lady Chatterly’s Lover Something that Happened – become  Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby Mistress Mary, taken from the classic nursery rhyme, was the working title for … Read More

I’m miserable in my job but don’t have the money to start my own business

In last week’s Podcast I answered a question from Art: Hello Dan, recently I read 48 Days and No More Mondays. Great books! Like you I’m a car guy! I worked as an ASE certified technician for 6+yrs then opened up a used car lot which let to a bankruptcy (have to admit fixing cars and selling them are completely different). Currently I work for the state and earn only $40,000 a year; I feel like my time is worth way more than that! I would like to open my own repair shop as those are my skills of expertise … Read More