Experience Spring in Your Career
CBN.com – I love seeing the clear signs of spring here in Tennessee. The cherry and pear trees, dogwoods, daffodils, crocuses, and even dandelions are exploding with color and new life. What an awesome reminder of the “seasons” in our own lives. If you’ve been in a winter period, start anticipating your own “spring.” Expect new growth and vitality in your life this week!
Be sure to check out the new stories Ashley is featuring on the 48Days.com home page. Read how Blair and Jeff Moore have taken their passion for gardening and launched their beautiful site, BlueYardCare.com, designed to give members a greener yard, thumb, and wallet!
And then over on the left hand side, you’ll see Sutton Parks’ story about using the 48 Days principles to get his own “multiple streams of income” in place. Instead of hating his old 40-hour job, now he takes a bike ride at noon and then eats lunch sitting out on his patio. You could do the same!
See both stories here: 48 Days Famous People.
“Procrastination is attitudes’ natural assassin. There’s nothing so fatiguing as an uncompleted task.” William James
Go Ahead and Brag a Little
Share Your Business sStory
We’re in the final countdown for the publication of the No More Mondays e-book. Don’t miss the deadline of Monday, March 23. Jay Carter is heading this up and would like to have 50 additional stories submitted in this last week. It doesn’t matter if you’ve read No More Mondays or not. This means YOUR story is important. If you are doing well and your business is rocking, take a minute to share it with us. If you're on step 1 or 2 of getting your business going, take a minute to share it with us. We'll have a section for businesses that are just getting off the ground. We'll follow up with you later, too!
You’ll find all the details right here – and you’ll get some massive exposure for your business instantly. Let the world know what you’re doing. eBook Project
No More Mondays – Spanish Version
We are receiving lots of requests for the Spanish version of No More Mondays. Well, it just so happens the release date was March 15 – so it’s hot off the press. It has a horrible looking cover – but some of these things are outside of my control.
Lead the 48 Days Seminar
The next 48 Days Seminar training will take place here at the Sanctuary on March 27. We only have seven spots open. Then we’ll close it out until the next training date of May 29. Jump in now and you could help 100 people ahead in their success by then.
Events at The Sanctuary
Think You Can or Think You Can’t…
As a career coach, I’m being contacted by lots of other career coaches right now wondering what to do. The common theme seems to be that with things so tight right now no one is going to spend money on a non-essential like “coaching.” Please help me understand this – there were 509,000 job losses in the last quarter of last year, 589,000 more in the month of January, and more than 600,000 in February. How could it possibly be a better time to be in the business of career coaching than right at this very minute?
But what we see is a mindset that pops up regardless of the circumstances. When the economy swings back around and everyone is happy and employed again, those same coaches will be saying that everyone’s happy now and nobody needs our help. Coaches who recognize the opportunity now will also be thrilled when people know they’re in the driver’s seat and still want to explore better options.
The same mindset issue will determine who does well in real estate, banking, mortgage, construction, or restaurant businesses in the next 18 months. Spring is coming – I’m talking with landscape designers who “know” no one will be spending any money this year, and also with those who can’t wait for a break in the weather because they know people won’t be traveling as much this year and will be more interested than ever in having a gorgeous home yard.
Remember the old Henry Ford adage: “Whether you think you can or think you can’t; either way you’re right.”
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48 Days Online Radio
Each week I create a new online radio podcast — that you can hear in iTunes or at the 48 Days Online Radio Show link below.
I begin this week’s podcast in addressing in more detail two issues:
1. Why do people who get money quickly sabotage their “success,” and what can you do to be emotionally and spiritually ready when your ship comes in?
2. Are there books in the “public domain” that you can make your own and sell for a profit? And the answer to that is a big resounding YES!
Then the frequent but certainly never common questions continue:
- I'm 27 and I'm looking to start my own photography business by taking photos of properties for realtors. But I'm feeling apprehensive still. I've figured out that I'm afraid of rejection, and ultimately, failure. I know that these things are part of being an entrepreneur, but I'm still having trouble getting myself motivated to take the first step.
- Good news, my "real" job only pays $1,200 a month (full time) and my self employment pays $900 (20 hours a month). I'm pretty certain I can build it up more, but I'm scared to let go of the "safety net" of the J-O-B. I'm scared to let go of that fairly certain $1,200 a month. Should I try to tough it out for another year, or should I quit now and try to build up my own business. (Working as an employee at another business makes my skin crawl!)
- I'm a single mom of three with a lot on my plate and I hate my job. I am unable to meet the required expectations and suspect that I will be unemployed in the near future. I'd like to start an Internet store geared to encouraging women to take quiet time. I'm looking to carry a variety of books on family, finances, developing a relationship with God. Also I'd like to carry bath and body products, gourmet coffee, and chocolates. What are your suggestions?
If you have a question, just e-mail me at askdan@48Days.com and you can ask about starting your own business, getting a better job, or finding your purpose in life.
And you can click the podcast link to listen to this week’s broadcast immediately – no downloading, no wait.
48 Days Highlights
Coaching with Dan
Many of you ask if I still coach people individually. Yes, I do. Are you feeling stuck? Are you struggling to get interviews or a job offer? Do you have a business idea but are not sure how to move forward? Maybe I can help you see some new ways of moving forward. See the details here: Coaching with Dan.
Lead the 48 Days Seminar
Are you someone who just naturally provides hope and encouragement? Would you like to help more people know the 48 Days principles? My daughter Ashley and I are offering a one-day training program to help anyone who wants to be ready to lead this six-week program. We'll provide you with a complete set of leader instructions, DVDs, and the confidence to begin sharing immediately: Certified 48 Days Trainer.
Ashley and I did a teleseminar recently on Leading the 48 Days Seminar. You can listen to the replay here: 48 Days Seminar
By now most of you know about 48Days.net. This is different from 48Days.com. At 48Days.net you’ll see lots of other excited people who have ideas – and they’re willing to share those with you to help your business grow and profit. If you want your life to be different this year, get involved with people who are on the same path. There is no cost – just lots of helpful people and resources.
What work should you be doing?
The most popular product in the 48 Days arsenal continues to be the 48 Days Career Profile. 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!
"Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn." — Lewis Grizzard
"Spring is nature's way of saying, ‘Let's party!’" — Robin Williams
"No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow." — Proverb
"Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush." — Doug Larson
"If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome." — Anne Bradstreet
"I think that no matter how old or infirm I may become, I will always plant a large garden in the spring. Who can resist the feelings of hope and joy that one gets from participating in nature's rebirth?" — Edward Giobbi
"If you've never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom." — Audra Foveo
Dan 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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