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Matt Soderstrum
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  • Story City, IA
  • United States

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Matt Soderstrum's Discussions

Cruise Question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nick Pavlidis Apr 2, 2014. 2 Replies

My wife and I are seriously considering the Ultimate Advantage Cruise scheduled for Feb. 15-22, 2015. This would be our first cruise. My question pertains to the insurance they recommend. How many of…Continue

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How did you hear about 48Days.NET, and what do you hope to get out of being a part of this community?
Through Dan's books. I hope to better live out my calling and passions.
What is your current work situation? Employee, self-employed, generating any income on your own?
Pastor and Life Coach
And then...what is your goal/dream for your work life?
Life Coach, Public Speaker, Helping people put together their LifePlan. I also am working on a seminar/conference entitled "Live and Finish Well".
How about your personal life? Any specific goals or achievements or dreams you are pursuing (or want to pursue)?
Husband, Father, Friend and Follower of Christ.
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!)?
My mission statement: "I exist to live as an authentic follower of Christ, making a difference in people's lives through deep connection, care and public communication."

I love to meet with people, hear their story - where they have been and where they want to go, and ask lots of questions.
Do you have a website presence anywhere?
Feel free to share your Twitter name, Facebook page, and any other social media way to connect with you!
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PapaSode
Twitter: @MattSode

Matt Soderstrum's Blog

An article I submiited ...

Posted on January 20, 2017 at 5:56pm 2 Comments

Following is an article I submitted to some funeral associations and networks. 

Read it and let me know what you think. Who knows, perhaps you may find something helpful here as well! 

If you know a funeral director, send it on to them as well! 

"Be YOUR Best!"

You have got to be kidding me! It seems that my head had just hit the pillow and my phone was ringing. 

Another death.

Another sleepless night.

Another family to invest…


Four steps to discover why you exist

Posted on October 19, 2016 at 2:06pm 1 Comment


I think a common theme for mankind is wrestling with the purpose of existence - specifically the question "Why do I exist?" or "What is my purpose?"

I believe this is incredibly important and something that each one of us should explore and seek to understand.

Personally, I believe each one of us is here for a reason. God created you for a purpose. We are each unique for a reason. If we did not have a unique purpose, it would make sense that we would all be…


Three steps to a living a great obituary!

Posted on June 29, 2016 at 10:36am 1 Comment

obituary picture

As a funeral service professional, chances are you have written an obituary or two or two hundred or two thousand!

You would have to have your head in the sand if you haven’t realized that obituaries have been changing through the years. From “Doug died” to the elaborate multi-page document many families can write, things have been changing.

What make a…


What is your "ikigai"?

Posted on June 22, 2016 at 5:29pm 3 Comments

Ikigai (1)

Twice this past week I have come across the word "ikigai". Ikigai is the Japanese word that means "reason for being" - the reason you exist - the reason you get up in the morning.

In Dan Buettner's TED Talk, "How to Live to be 100+" he states that if people have a good understanding of their "ikigai" that they could live seven years longer than someone who does not have a clear…


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At 9:22am on November 13, 2015, Ron Price said…

Matt, i may not be quick but I sure am slow. sorry it took me so long to accept your friend invite. I don't yet have this 48 days down but hopefully will someday.

At 6:25pm on April 9, 2014, Joel Boggess said…

Hi Matt - Welcome to the 48 Days community. We're glad you joined.

This is the idea and social networking site for people that want to create their own opportunity or find the work they love. 

I've been a coach under Dan's tutelage for about seven years and have been a member of this community since pretty much day one. 

There is a wide selection of discussion groups to get involved with. If you'd like to take a peek at mine, "Raise your Game", here you go

An easy way to get started is by visiting the handy get started tutorial page. You'll find how-to videos and suggestions.

In gratitude, 


At 5:06pm on March 27, 2014, Brian A. Holmes said…

Hello Matt,

WELCOME to 48Days.Net. I am sure you will enjoy your experience on this site and find this to be a great place to be. I'd like to encourage you to check out the GROUPS section where you can find just about any thing that interests you. I am sure you will find the 48Days.Net community a valuable and inspiring resource, just as I have. Lastly, if you have an interest in Personal and Leadership Development, Coaching, Inner Healing, or just becoming all you were created to be, I invite you to check out our website at BrianHolmes.com. If there is anything I can do to serve you, please don't hesitate to let me know.

- Brian Holmes

At 9:50pm on March 26, 2014,
Group Leader
Kent Julian


Noticed you joined the Speak It Forward group. Awesome!

Be sure to jump in on all the great discussions taking place. You're going to meet some amazing people.

Live It Forward,
Kent Julian

PS You might want to check out Speak It Forward Updates. Lots of added value and insights into building your speaking business.

At 5:18pm on March 25, 2014,
Group Leader
Kent Julian

I try to take time each week to welcome new members to 48Days.Net. So, let me say "welcome" to you! I know you will find this to be a great site filled with people who are experiencing true success in both life and work.

I'd like to point out that one of the best places to connect with other liked-minded people here is in the GROUPS section. There are groups for just about every interest you can think of, and if you can't find a group that interests you, you can start one. Groups are my favorite part of 48Days.Net!

Finally, it sounds like you are a communicator and interested in speaking. If so, consider joining the Speak It Forward . There are some great discussions going on that will likely be very profitable for you.

Again, enjoy 48Days.Net. It's a great place to be!

Live it forward,
Kent Julian


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