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“There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.” Mother Teresa

I trust this is a community where you will find plenty of both.

If you’re new to the 48Days.net group – welcome. This is an amazing group of people who are not content with mediocrity in their work – or anywhere in their lives. You’ll find the members here share their resources and expertise willingly and also share your excitement when you succeed. And you get lots of love and appreciation as you take the steps toward your success.  

We are seeing an explosion of books being published, speakers being booked, coaches filling their schedules, artists finding new ways to market their work, musicians leveraging their talent and creative businesses from podcasting to dry cleaning pickup to muscle car restoration being launched successfully.

I’m thrilled as I see more people who are finding their true calling and applying that in work that is meaningful, purposeful – and profitable. If you’re still in that process, be encouraged; you can do what many others here have done.

Our next Coaching with Excellence live event here at the Sanctuary is coming up May 24-25th. Ashley tells me we have 5 slots left before we put people on a waiting list. Don’t miss securing your seat for this fun event if you coach but want to increase your income. Check the link for photo shots to see lots of your friends who have attended past events.

Each week we feature some of our favorite forum discussions, blogs, groups and members in the Notes on the front page. Please note that those who are featured and highlighted are always selected from those who have a clear picture, are active here in this community and are adding valuable content in some way. No magic or inside track – those are the things we look for.

This week we're highlighting:

Featured DiscussionElmer Querubin used a Bruce Lee quotation to make a great point – “Use what is useful and get rid of what is useless.” Bruce said he would look at something done in martial arts and pick out what works “in the streets” and take out what he considered “martial arts fancy flair.” Elmer describes taking some “fancy flair” out of his own life. What about you? Do you have some fancy flair that sounds great but doesn’t add much to accomplishing your real priorities?

Featured BlogIs Your Vision Blurry? Does everything seem to be out of focus, foggy, or do your situations not make any sense? Perhaps the problems are not out of focus; maybe you are. Trey Smith teaches us how this is, and what we can do about it.

Featured GroupDeb Ingino just launched a new group – Leadership Growth. She says “often times a failed business attempt requires nothing more than a raise in the level of leadership skills to help identify or implement a winning strategy.” Deb is offering weekly webcasts to help us elevate our leadership skills. Deb is an endorsed 48 Days Coach, a licensed John Maxwell coach and a professor with the Free Agent Academy. If you want to build your leadership skills take advantage of this fantastic resource. I signed up immediately.

Featured Member – our featured member this week is Dallon Christensen from Bettendorf, IA. I had lunch with Dallon recently and listened to him describe his carefully thought-out plan for leaving his very good job and starting his own business. Today, May 7th, he wrote a blog he titled “I’m giving up.” He says that starting today, he’s giving up a lot of things:

  • I’m giving up a steady paycheck. I’m also giving up the corporate grind and an environment where I am not working in my strengths.
  • I’m giving up the stereotypical definition of the “American Dream”. I’m also giving up putting my family at the bottom of my priority list as someone at work piles another project on my desk.
  • I’m giving up trading my time for my paycheck. I’m also giving up the notion that I cannot control my time, projects, and schedule more than I am currently doing.
  • I’m giving up a 50-minute round-trip commute. 

Please read the rest of Dallon’s blog – if you’d like to give up some of the same things you’ll be encouraged by how he created a clear plan and timeline for starting his own business.

Let us know what you're starting to "give up."  

Looking forward with you - Dan Miller

Last updated by Dan Miller May 7, 2012.

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