If I make enough money, my life will be perfect…..

what it takes to be wealthy

This week I heard a presentation that made my blood run cold. Do people really think that having money makes them immune to depression, anxiety, addictions and more? Here’s my take on what it takes to really be wealthy. Episode #649 February 02, 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 show up every … Read More

Are you smart enough to be a millionaire?

Many of you have heard me talk about concepts from “The Millionaire Mind”, by Thomas Stanley.  It’s not a new book but the principles are timeless.  Here are just a few of the key concepts from this significant book: There is no clear correlation between wealth and what we normally expect;  IQ, education, GPA, profession, business chosen, etc.  The only common theme in those who ended up very wealthy is that they found something they love doing, and do it with excellence. Their undergraduate grade point average (GPA) was 2.92 on a 4.00-point scale. Most have been told by some … Read More

A new kind of rich

We are still enjoying the holidays with friends and family and on Sunday took my brother and his wife to Leiper’s Fork, TN.  This is a tiny community near our house that’s home to some of the biggest names in country music and is known for its artistic and down-home feel. We ate lunch at Joe’s Natural Foods.  Joe told us he used to be a hedge fund manager in New York City and then got involved in commercial space development for Lowe’s and Walmart.  Millions of dollars were being managed every single day. His wife was a successful litigation attorney.  … Read More

Dan, are you just taking advantage of our pain?

Here’s a question I received this week: Dan, are you out there?  Is there really any hope?  Do you really have some workable solutions for the rest of us?  Or are you just cashing in on our insecurities? Down and out Dear Down and Out – You are right to question spending any money or time in any self-help program.  But don’t slam the door completely.  I started selling 48 Days to the Work You Love in a 3-ring binder with two CDs in 1996.  And yes, I generated over $2 Million with that version, packaging them in our upstairs bonus … Read More

Be a Friend

I receive several quotes of the day. I’ve always appreciated morsels of truth captured in a sentence or two. A couple of days ago this was the quotation from the Napoleon Hill Foundation. This quotation and the following thoughts here are presented exactly as I received them. I thought it was worth passing along.

Look rich – die broke

While driving through Tampa, Florida recently I saw a cool car accessories shop – obviously a place to trick out your car – with this sign out front: “Rent your wheels and tires here.” Now I know we have places to rent furniture, clothes and appliances.  But I always suspect that these businesses are preying on poor people – or at least people who don’t plan very well.  So here we go – if you can’t afford new 22” rims with low profile tires why should you be deprived of looking super cool anyway.  Just rent them.  Who cares if … Read More

“Thank and Grow Rich”

Remember the classic little book, Think and Grow Rich?  I was reading an ezine today in which Rebecca Fine used this subtle twist on that title — Thank and Grow Rich.  Isn’t that a great thought?  Do you think you really could “thank” your way to growing rich? It seems our ability to express gratitude is much like a muscle.  The more we use and exercise it, the easier it becomes – and the more we find ourselves just naturally sharing gratitude.  Try it out for a week or two.  Show sincere appreciation to everyone who comes in your path.  The … Read More

Wanna be a wealthy idiot?

The name Nasrudin is used as the mythical character in a tradition of Sufi tales.  Here’s one: Nasrudin used to stand in the street on market days, to be pointed out as an idiot.  No matter how often people offered him a large or a small coin, he always chose the smaller piece. One day a kindly man said to him, “Mulla, you should take the bigger coin.  Then you will have money and people will no longer be able to make a laughingstock of you.” “That might be true,” said Nasrudin, “but if I always take the larger coin, … Read More