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Each week we hear from people who are 27 and those who are 77 who feel they missed their opportunity for success. Like they’re too old and have missed the window of time where they could have done something significant.
Phrases like “I feel like I’ve lived my whole life by accident”, “I feel like my life is a movie that’s almost over, and I haven’t even bought the popcorn yet” and “I’m a butterfly caught in a spider’s web, with my life slowly being sucked out of me” are common.
There’s hope! No matter where you are in life you can still move toward the dream and how you want to be remembered. I’ve got a framework for your stage of life – right now.
Episode #814 January 21, 2022
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 day, excited to be able to do something that is meaningful, fulfilling – and profitable. This is where normal, indecision and ambiguity come to die. Welcome to the 48 Days Radio Show.
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What if I’m too old to chase my dream?
Success often builds slowly over a long period of time. Here are some examples of people who didn’t think they were too old to success.
- Harry Bernstein spent a long time writing. He didn’t write The Invisible Wall until he was 96.
- Grandma Moses was 76 years old when she turned out her first painting that we know of and that painting was sold ultimately for $1.2 million. She spent the next 25 years as a painter.
- Colonel Sanders was 62 when he first franchised Kentucky Fried Chicken.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder spent her life writing stories. She published her first Little House book at 65 years old.
- Ray Crock purchased McDonald’s at 52 and made it into what it is today.
- Henry Ford was 45 when he created the Model T.
- Julia Child wrote her first cookbook at age 50.
- Arianna Huffington started the Huffington Post when she was 55.
- I was at a 0 net worth at age 53 and didn’t start developing 48 Days until after that.
If you plant corn, it will mature in 180 days. If you plant bamboo, it will mature in 5 years. If you plant walnut trees, they will mature in 40 years.
My recommendation, be doing all 3 in every stage of life.
Be doing things that will give you a return in six months, in 5 years and in 40 years.
Some ideas we’ve seen of people who are increasing their income exponentially:
- A mortgage broker who held an awards ceremony for the top real estate agent and tripled her income.
- Our new Yard Beauty Manager redid our landscaping and has been working on the other houses in our cul de sac for three months because he did such an excellent job.
Warren Buffet says there are 4 choices in life that separate the doers from the dreamers:
Pick your friends wisely
Go to bed a little smarter every day
Improve your communications skills
Quotation:“The greatest reward in becoming a millionaire is not the amount of money that you earn — it is the kind of person that you have to become to become a millionaire in the first place.” - Jim RohnClick To Tweet
Am I too old? When is it too late to find work you love?
A framework for your stage of life – what should you be doing right now.
Learning (20s): The decade where you try lots of things to see which ones motivate you. Often called “the critical decade” in which we establish spending/saving patterns, and make relational and educational decisions that will direct us for the rest of our lives.
Experimenting (30s): The decade where you sort out your interests to eliminate the ones that don’t fit who you are.
Mastering (40s): The decade where you focus on those things you’ve kept after your experimenting process, develop your skills and become an expert in something.
Reaping (50s): The period where you reap the rewards of the decisions you’ve made in the previous decades – and create systems to reach your highest earning potential.
Guiding (60s): The decade where you mentor others with the wisdom you gained in prior years – and leverage your major life message.
Leaving a Legacy (70s): The decade where you put things in place to live on when you are no longer here.
Maximizing Your Zone of Genius (80s): The decade where you spend 75% of your time doing the one thing you do best.
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