I don't know what my passion is yet. I've been giving it a lot of thought over the last year or so, and I read a lot on the subject of entrepreneurship. I have an opportunity to expand a speciality…Continue
I agree with what everyone is saying here regarding finding your passion. It does take time for a lot of people. I, for one, had a lot of pressure from my mom to "just get a job". Whenever I talk about…"
"I don't think the 45 year old thing is something to necessarily look at as something negative... and it wasn't like he was saying that anything you do before a certain age would be miserable or you wouldn't enjoy. It was more that for…"
"Yes, my particular skill set is in high demand and would allow me to be full-time self-employed, in fact. Last week I talked with a colleague of mine who left the company we both worked for to go independent. His skill set is closely…"
"Your point about "waiting" for your passion as being an active experience is interesting. It sounds like you are saying that if I'm not happy with what I'm doing now, taking a step to do something different--regardless of…"
"Thanks, Jordan. The thought of waiting until I'm 45 to do what I love doesn't settle well with me at all. But then again, neither does doing what I'm doing now until I'm 45.
You make a good point about having a…"
"It sounds like this skill set you have is in high demand and would allow you to be somewhat self employed. Am I correct? I have a friend that is one of the few people in the US that can work on a certain machine. He is self employed and travels the…"
"Hey Brandon, thanks for joining the I'm Livin' Golden group! It's great to have you!
Please chime in on the great discussions going on in the group. I’m looking forward to getting your questions, comments, and insight.
Thank you for joining us in the 4 points compass. We're glad you are here.
There are many things to do in here.
You are invited to join in the discussions that interest you most.
The next issue of our newsletter will be out in a…"
"Dan (on his podcast recently) stated that a lot of people start doing the work they love around 45 years old. Before that they are still discovering and doing different things to gain skills and try things out. So I would say go for it if you can…"
"Hi Brandon, thank you for joining the 180 Group! So glad to have you on board... Please feel free to introduce yourself in the comments section when you get a chance, and also start a discussion on your biggest mountain right now so we can talk…"
"Jeff, thanks for the reply. I would do the side business with the plan of establishing enough of a client base that I would feel comfortable in moving to doing the side business full time--and fewer hours each week with a greater income. Basically,…"
If you do the side business for a period of time, what's the payoff? In other words, what is the "why" behind the extra effort? If not passion, then what? If you're clear about why you're doing it (goal) and…"
I don't know what my passion is yet. I've been giving it a lot of thought over the last year or so, and I read a lot on the subject of entrepreneurship. I have an opportunity to expand a speciality that I have now at my employer as a side business and be one of only a few experts in the country, but I'm positive it's not what I want to do 10 years down the road. I'm positive I could make good money using this speciality. It's always possible that following this opportunity will lead me to my…See More
"Just noticed you joined 48Days.net -- WELCOME! It's a great site with tons of great people.
If you happen to be a speaker or author (or want to become either), check out the following groups. They are two of the most popular groups on the site…"
How did you hear about 48Days.NET, and what do you hope to get out of being a part of this community?
I heard about 48Days.net from Dan's 48 Days podcast. I hope to meet people who have slayed their fear and started truly living life to its fullest. I hope to get to know people in my specific field, learn from them, and hopefully contribute to their success. I hope to get an addictive energy from my interactions with the community, as people who are successful in owning their lives exude positivity--and I want that for myself. I hope to learn specifics about the field I wish to pursue. I hope to find the true self I know exists.
What is your current work situation? Employee, self-employed, generating any income on your own?
I am currently employed full-time as a web technology consultant at a consulting firm based in Richmond, VA. I had prior stints of self-employment in high school and college as a web developer but as a "side hustle." I am not currently generating any income apart from my full-time job, although I do have a highly-leveragable technical skillset.
And then...what is your goal/dream for your work life?
I hear Dan talk about his short commute to his detached home office, where he observes the wildlife and takes in nature's beauty, and I long to be able to do the same. I want to work for myself while being highly regarded by my colleagues. I dream of being in the position where I can spend less time in the trenches and more time being a thought leader, connecting people, and making bigger things happen. I wish for the ability to provide a comfortable life for my family while also having the flexibility to enjoy my children as they grow from infant to school-age--perhaps the most special time you can ever have with them. I want relaxed yet profound success and the ability to savor every moment of it.
How about your personal life? Any specific goals or achievements or dreams you are pursuing (or want to pursue)?
Lots. Mainly, I want to be a better, more positive, more energetic person. Specifically, I want to develop a life plan so I don't go to sleep at night when I'm older dreaming about how life could have been. I want to get in better shape health-wise, and I want to be the best father I can be for my yet-to-be-born first child. I want to get a better grasp on where I'm going, where I stand now, and what needs to be done so that I can relax and enjoy life rather than be persistently tense about my to-do list (on the immediate scale) and achieving my long term goals. I need to improve my spirituality.
What would you say are your strongest talents? How are you 'wired' and what can you offer to the world (it's OK if you don't know yet, but knowing is key to pursuing your dreams!)?
A partial answer to this question is "I don't know yet" because I don't know yet what I'm capable of. I do know, however, that I am logical and analytical but with a proper sense for design. I'm calculating in my written thoughts but less nimble in my speech. I like variety in my schedule, but I like to know what I'm doing ahead of time. I'm particular, I like organization, and I am compelled to be as efficient as possible. I am creative and witty (though at times, admittedly, corny), and I have the ability to make most people laugh when breaking the ice. I like reading intellectual materials like--among others--Dan's books, Seth Godin's blog posts, and entrepreneurship articles. I love stories of successful, creative entrepreneurship. I can write code and crunch numbers to solve problems. I'm a bit of a chameleon in that I can adapt to different environments; I'm just as comfortable in jeans and a t-shirt remodeling my bathroom and laying tile as I am in slacks and a shirt and tie at a formal dinner.
Hi Brandon, thank you for joining the 180 Group! So glad to have you on board... Please feel free to introduce yourself in the comments section when you get a chance, and also start a discussion on your biggest mountain right now so we can talk about it.
And also if you haven’t done so already, and as part of my welcome to you, feel free to add your e-mail address to some more weekly inspiration by clicking below: 180 Weekly Inspiration
Just noticed you joined 48Days.net -- WELCOME! It's a great site with tons of great people.
If you happen to be a speaker or author (or want to become either), check out the following groups. They are two of the most popular groups on the site because of all the great conversation taking place.
One other thing…I want to offer you a gift. You can download my FR EE e-resource entitled Goal-Setting That Actually Works! by joining the REAL Success E-Zine community at www.liveitforward.com. It's a growing and dynamic community of people striving to live WAY BEYOND their average in the most important roles of their lives. I think you'll get a ton out of both the Goal-Setting product and the REAL Success E-Zine. And again, both are absolutely free.
Another group you'll want to stop by is the 4 points coaching compass. That's my group.
Good discussions and quite a bit of activity as many of the members share their thoughts and insights. We look forward to your participation.
If you're on the search for purpose and calling in your career, that's the place to be.
Brandon -- Welcome to 48Days.net. And thanks for already being a listener of my podcasts.
I developed the concept of 48 Days to help people have a reasonable timeline for making real change in their lives. And yes, I’m convinced 48 Days is a long enough time period to evaluate where you are, get the advice of people you trust, decide what your best options are, create a plan, and ACT.
Yes you do have leveragable skills -- keep expecting ideas from that skillset to give you the life you describe.
This site is the place where you can get advice from people you trust. You’ll find this to be a warm, encouraging and innovative group. Many of the members here have already found their focus and are up and running with work that is meaningful, purposeful – and profitable. Whether you are arriving here with your business fully formed or are still in the beginning stages – just stick around. This group is full of great ideas and strategies to make them come to life.
Make this your year to "slay your fear," to be the husband and daddy you want to be, and to put legs on your best ideas.
Thanks for being part of the 48 Days family. We’re glad you joined us! Dan Miller – 48 Days
Brandon, Just wanted to drop in and welcome you to this great community! As you’ll come to find, this is a place of inspiration, encouragement and tons of knowledge. I hope you find that and more as you pursue your endeavors.
Come out check out the group "180 Service Station". We’re about to begin another series in April with some great career and life transitional discussions that I’m sure you’ll enjoy! Click Below to Join: 180 Service Station
And as part of my welcome to you, feel free to add your e-mail address to some more weekly inspiration by clicking below: Weekly Inspiration
Here’s to success and many blessings. I know you'll find lots of help and advice here, and if there’s ever anything I can do for you let me know.
180 Career Coaching This is your guide to re-entering the workplace… With PURPOSE! www.180coach.com