Is it time to quit this job?

Is it time to quit this job?

  1. I’ve never quit a job before – is it time?
  2. Will Writing a Weekly Editorial Bring Coaching Clients?
  3. Is there a way I could build a business around this blog?
  4. Can I steal the business I built for my uncle without it feeling like a betrayal?
  5. I am a small animal veterinarian and have come to realize that the clinic I am currently working at is not the right environment for me to thrive. I am constantly feeling so demoralized and the relationship that I have with the main managers has become very toxic.

 

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Show Notes:

Episode – 06-10-16

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Summary:

In this episode, Dan answers a pile of questions from the 48 Days community, while staying focused on the importance of disregarding criticism and doing what you know to be right. He offers down-to-earth advice on everything from quitting your job to founding a new veterinary practice, and also shares an interview with Joanne, who’s just published a book on the secrets of turning your home into a haven.

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Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 00:48 – Preview of today’s topics and questions
    • I’ve never quit a job before – is it time?
    • Will writing a weekly editorial bring coaching clients?
    • Is there a way I could build a business around this blog?
    • Can I steal the business I built for my uncle without it feeling like a betrayal?
  • 02:06 – Today’s Quote
    • “You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.” – Winston Churchill
  • 03:13 – You cannot make an impact without some people trying to pull you back down
    • If you put your head up, people will criticise you – and you need to learn to ignore them
  • 07:20 – We’re looking for 48 Days interns
  • 09:25 – An interview with Joanne on Creating a Haven of Peace:
    • When Dan and Joanne got married, they worked intentionally on making a place of peace
    • Coming from a chaotic childhood, Joanne felt the need to have a peaceful sanctuary of her own
    • Engage all five senses in creating a peaceful home: touch, smell, taste, sight and sound
    • Avoid clutter – let everything be open and light
    • Joanne always plays soft music inside
    • Creating a peaceful place doesn’t take money – it just takes intention and small steps
    • The foundation of a peaceful place is love. Be love.
    • Find an infographic at com/haven
  • 22:35 – David’s question last week about “Sounds of Yesteryear” – how can the LP of old-time sounds be monetised?
    • License the audio clips as sound effects for filmmakers, museums, or storytellers
    • Make a package with the CD that includes a coffee-table book telling the story of each sound, or a DVD with videos telling the story of the sounds
    • License the steam-train sounds to model railway buffs
    • Sell as ringtones or audio alerts
  • 28:01 – Question from Michael: I’ve never quit a job before – is it time?
    • Go to net and look at the responses Michael’s been receiving
    • Yes, it’s time – but don’t burn any bridges.
    • Even though you’re emotionally drained, you need to set up a plan for what you’re moving to
  • 30:38 – Question from Justin: Will writing a weekly editorial bring coaching clients?
    • Yes, yes, yes. When I started out as a coach, I began sending notes to the National Business Journal
    • I was then asked to write a weekly column – and writing became my most effective marketing tool
    • If you enjoy writing, then start – you’re creating valuable content that you can keep using
  • 36:02 – Question from Harvey: Is there a way I could build a business around my entrepreneurship blog?
    • Harvey’s blog is com
    • You can absolutely build a business around a blog – you’ve already captured an audience
  • 38:25 – Question: Can I steal the counselling business I built for my uncle, who is not a counsellor, without it feeling like a betrayal?
    • If he paid you to build the business, it is 100% his, NOT yours
    • There’s no way that you have the option to turn the corner and make it your own
    • Try talking to him and proposing a buy-out or some kind of compensation for him
    • Keep your word
  • 40:48 – Question from John: Can I start my own production company where I take a cut of my clients’ success? How can I measure sales if I’m not running an affiliate programme?
    • But trust is extremely important – work with people whose integrity you trust, and who you know you can rely on
  • 42:45 – Question from Tiffany: I’m a veterinarian, and have come to realize the clinic I am currently working at is not the right environment for me to thrive. I am constantly feeling so demoralized and the relationship that I have with the main managers has become very toxic.
    • You should be highly marketable – you have great skills
    • Identify 200 veterinarians in your target area. Send them all an introductory letter asking questions – Would you like to sell your practice? Are you looking for another veterinarians? Would you like more time off?
    • You’ll be amazed at how many responses you get
  • Upcoming conferences and appearances
    • New Media Europe – London, England June 18-19th
    • Podcast Movement – Chicago, IL July 6-8th
    • The Ultimate Advantage Cruise – leaving from Ft. Lauderdale, FL Feb 12-19th, 2017

 

3 Key Points:

  1. The only way to never be criticized is to never do anything.
  2. Integrity and trust are vital to business and life. Keep your word, and work with people who you consider trustworthy.
  3. Create a peaceful place for yourself to live. It doesn’t take a lot of money – just intention and care.

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Credits:

  • Show Notes provided by Mallard Creatives

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