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

Would you give up your cell phone for this?

intentional choices

The Power of Intentional Choices I love the power of intentional choices. You can decide in advance what you’re going to do and then change your actions to go along with that to reach your goals, build your business, find a job and more. Episode #663 May 10, 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 … 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

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

What could you do with this $1000?

follow your passion

Listeners are getting creative about what they would do with a $1000 investment in their business. If you see this money as an investment, rather than an expense, it can transform your results and build your business – and bank account. Episode #647 January 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 kind of life you want to live – and then finding or creating work that allows you to … Read More

Don’t do what this dumb guy did

Learn from your mistakes

Can you learn from your mistakes? Better yet, can you learn from the mistakes of others? Life is too short to make all the mistakes. If we watch those around us, we should be able to avoid making some of those same mistakes. Be more than an observer – be an action taker. 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 want to … Read More

This was worse than getting fired!

What can be worse than getting fired? A listener says he was fired unexpectedly with no severance, no outplacement services, and no advance notice. He was given a box and told to leave immediately. He’s now applied for over 150 jobs. My suggestion seems ridiculous – but will it work? Episode #631 October 12, 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 … Read More

To make money do something meaningless…

both purpose and profit

A listener writes:  “I have a near hatred towards people that talk about enjoying their lives and their work. Work seems to be a burden for the whole lot of us. Nothing that has purpose makes a profit, and nothing that makes a profit has purpose.  If there are any exceptions to that, I would like to know.  To make money, you have to do something meaningless at best. Am I missing something?” In this episode Dan unpacks these very common questions. Episode #624 August 10, 2018 Hi, this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days … Read More

Does God want me to “swallow poison” every day?

does God want me to suffer

Patrice wants to know why she has been unable to develop her passion, and the only jobs available are ones that she hates. Here’s part of her lengthy letter: “After everything I’ve been through I’m afraid that somehow, God’s will for me is actually not to pursue the sole vocational passion He appears to have put in my heart, but to do this office work that feels like I’m swallowing poison every day.  Maybe I’m projecting my family’s patterns onto God – child abuse survivors do that, probably even more so than those with healthier backgrounds – but I’m afraid that, counterintuitive … Read More