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Be An Instapreneur

By Dan Miller
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CBN.com In a lunch meeting this week a gentleman asked me if I ever feel like I’m lacking for ideas. I thought about it, but then told him that I didn’t allow myself to get in that situation. As I read books and magazines, attend workshops, scan the Internet, and talk to hundreds of people, I have a constant volcano of new ideas I’d love to develop.

There is no shortage of great ideas that can be developed for enjoyable income. The first article below provides some resources that anyone can use. If you seriously want change, more time freedom, more income, and more fulfillment, there really are few obstacles in front of you.

Here are some quotations to get you started – then enjoy the process!

“Self-confidence is the result of a successfully survived risk.” —Jack Gibb

“Action conquers fear.” —Peter N. Zarlenga

“If you wait until the wind and the weather are just right, you will never plant anything and never harvest anything.” —Ecclesiastes 11:4

“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” —Napoleon Hill

Need resources to find your next opportunity?

You Can Be an Entrepreneur

I have always loved the term “entrepreneur” and have considered myself one since I was old enough to say the word. Several years ago I coined the term “Eaglepreneur.” Go ahead, check it out - see where this takes you: Eaglepreneur.

Now I’m seeing other variations, like “Instapreneur.” Here’s the deal. In No More Mondays, I talk about the many ways you can be in business today with no start-up capital, no inventory, no employees, no warehouses, no minimum orders, no sign permits, no leases and no long-term commitment. Just jump on an idea and start shipping products this afternoon.

If you want to:

  • Write books
  • Design your own T-shirts, posters, mugs, or bumper stickers
  • Create your own clothing line
  • Develop your own furniture designs

You can do any of these with no start-up capital, no employees, and no inventory. Don’t try to use the excuses that you don’t have the money – or time. With the tools that are readily available to you, there is really no excuse for not turning your ideas into enjoyable income. The only excuse that will stand is “I thought about it but never did anything.” That one I’ll accept; but it’s nothing to be proud of.

I’ve created a series of links for you to start immediately. You can be an Instapreneur.

Hire Me, Please

I have had several people send me the video in this link, so I guess I need to pass it along. It may make you angry, but frankly I found it to be hilarious, as well as extremely well done. Feel free to leave your comments after you’ve watched the three-minute video.

It’s been several years now that I’ve been hammering the message that the workplace is changing. And I keep running into people who are alarmed that things are not the way they used to be. Just yesterday on a radio interview I had a caller who was distraught that he was losing his job after 27 years with the same company. But it should not have come as a surprise - read on.

48 Days Radio

Each week I create a new online radio podcast — that you can hear on Dan’s Online Radio Show.

Each week I create a new online radio podcast  that you can hear on Dan’s Online Radio Show.

Here are some of the questions addressed in the current podcast:

1. Hi Dan, I’m interested in becoming a real estate agent. I love tuning into the house hunter TV show and love to help people. I thought this might be a good fit. How would you suggest getting into this field on a part-time basis without losing my day job income in this slow market? Is this bad timing? Your show is a great encouragement. Thank you.

2. I have been running a part-time long arm quilting machine business out of my home for the past two years. The business is completely self sufficient. Estimates come in at about $17,000 to build a free standing structure to house both quilting and sewing equipment. I made $6,000.00 profit last year from the quilting business and am booked out to July with quilts already this year. I want to dream big and build the building, but reality tells me to be conservative.

3. Dan, I want to register a trademark for a unique slogan for my business. Even though the business is just starting and slow, do you think it is worth the effort? I've searched and no one else has the three-word phrase I'm looking at.

4. Dan, I have identified more than 30 local companies in which I would like to work. I am having a very difficult time finding the names of specific people, in my case the Purchasing/Sourcing VP or Director, so I can send my letters and resumes. I have spent many hours researching on the Internet with little success. I feel stuck. Please help!

5. I am a 49-year-old female and been in the BioTech business for 20 years. I want to spend the second half of my life doing something "I" want to do, something I'm passionate about. BUT I have a family and I am the bread winner and NEED MORE money to live, not less.

6. Dan, I'd like to set up a board of advisors for my small business. How should I find these people, and do I somehow compensate them?

Your questions continue to inspire and motivate me. There really are at least good solutions for most any situation. Even if it’s not a perfect solution, you can move through where you are to a better future – if you create a plan of action. Few people are really trapped or stuck.

If you have a question, just click on this 48 Days Online Radio link and you can ask about starting your own business, getting a better job, or finding your purpose in life.

That’s the same place you can listen to this week’s broadcast immediately – no downloading – no wait. 48 Days Online Radio.

Humor: I Am Your Man

The manager of a glass and window company advertised in the paper for experienced glaziers. Since a good glass man is hard to find, he was pleased when a man who called about the job said he had more than 10 years of experience.

"I'm delighted to have someone with your background. Where have you worked as a glazier?" the manager asked.

The man replied, "Dunkin' Donuts."

48 Days Featured Businesses

Some of our Featured Businesses provide products and services, while others also offer business opportunities. For those providing business opportunities, we implore you to first consider whether the opportunity is a good fit for you. Is it something you care about and is a relevant fit for you? Your 'Acres of Diamonds' will come from something you are passionate about!

See your business here.

The Barefoot Executive
Carrie Wilkerson went from executive to mom of four to “The Barefoot Executive.” Barefoot has become the definitive resource for helping women achieve their professional dreams while working at home. Join 8,000 other women participating in Carrie’s free Tele-seminar series and get her free report now.

Pink Lifeline
Pink Lifeline is about early detection of breast cancer. Susanne Ballard was a personal client of Dan Miller's and mixed her passion with her work by becoming an ambassador for this cause that is so dear to her. The kit allows you to do monthly exams, which is the primary source of prevention. Dan's wife, Joanne, and daughter-in-law Teri both got kits and were amazed at the simpleness and effectiveness of the kit and method!

Hinutech
Hinutech creates Web site portals. Meaning…they can help you get online and maximize your presence once you are online. Whether you need to start from scratch with a full Web site, or you have a presence but it’s not serving you well, let Josh Asbury and his team give you a 30-minute free consultation.

Chuck Bowen Coaching
If your finances aren’t in order, you need to contact Chuck. If you have a business you need to get in order, you need to contact Chuck. Seeking your calling in your career? Call Chuck Bowen Coaching. He trains Dave Ramsey financial coaches and is President of Dan Miller’s 212 Connection. What better proof is there?! Contact Chuck Bowen Coaching now!

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48 Days LLC does not represent the accuracy or reliability of any of the recommendations or promotions shown above...or the quality of any products, information, or other materials displayed, purchased, or obtained by you as a result of an offer in connection with this newsletter... Please...do your own due diligence before purchasing any product or service.

More Recommended Resources

What work "fits" you ?
The most popular product in the 48 Days arsenal continues to be the Computerized Personality Report. Before you begin seeking a better job or self-employment, you need to be sure you are pursuing opportunities that match your personality style and will fulfill and reward you for a lifetime!\

Have you found your opportunity?
Here’s an updated version of the classic little book, Acres of Diamonds: It’s free, only 31 pages, and you can just open and read it. Or save it for future reading. You’ll discover that the best opportunity may be right under your own nose.

Ready for New Models of Work?
I now have a link to the entire Appendix of No More Mondays. In this you will find updated resources for working from home, starting your own business, and telecommuting.

Stay up to date, add your comments, and share your successes at my No More Mondays Blog.

We now offer Free Shipping on all of our products. Just one more feature to help you get the resources you need for success and fulfillment this year. Check out these 48 Days products.

“The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious.” —Theodore Levitt, Author


Dan MillerDan Miller is the bestselling author of 48 Days To The Work You Love and a renowned Life Coach specializing in career fulfillment. His weekly newsletter reaches 70,000 subscribers. Dan’s articles are featured here at CBN every Tuesday, and you can find out more about Dan at www.48days.com.

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