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It's a Wonderful Life - How applying for Seth Godin's MBA has impacted me

For those of you who haven't seen the classic Christmas tale It's a Wonderful Life, starring Jimmy Stewart, I hope this post motivates you to rent it...it's well worth watching.



It's the story of a man who's lost all hope and has reached the end of his rope. He decides to end his life and is interrupted by having to save someone else's life instead. This someone turns out to be an angel who then proceeds to take him on a journey to see what the world would have been… Continue

Added by Jon Dale on December 10, 2008 at 12:19pm — 4 Comments

Oprah's Big Gain

Poor Oprah. Her show, “Oprah’s Big Give” ended up being a Big Fizzle. And now the poor dear is embarrassed to announce she’s hit the big 2-0-0 on the scales.



I gotta admit…my first reaction was, “Whew! I guess I’m not so bad off after all!” And I suspect I wasn’t the only one mentally comparing myself against Oprah’s numbers. Or how about those who have joined me in casting a critical eye at Oprah over the past several months wondering has she or has she not gained weight… Continue

Added by Theresa on December 10, 2008 at 8:28am — 2 Comments

Want More Money? Would It Solve Your Problems?

If you could have more money, would it solve your problems?



The Endless Cycle

I remember when I was younger. I wanted a car so bad. It represented freedom! When you're a teenager, a car often becomes the fast route to freedom. One cheviot, you need money to buy a car. Wait!... I need a job to earn money. But wait...I need a car to get to work. You see the endless problem? For me, it was an endless cycle until a solution was found. I found mine in a pair of roller blades.… Continue

Added by Jay Peroni on December 10, 2008 at 6:16am — 2 Comments

Are you in MLM?

Below is marketing material I pulled from a website that is used by network marketing advertisers. I happen to know the person who is marketing their opportunity on this site. Please read through this marketing material and then see my comments below:



CAN I MAKE MONEY IN A HOME-BASED BUSINESS?

Yes, you can make money in a home-based business. It could be one of the best moves you'll ever make. I know if you've spent much time on the Internet you're probably tired of seeing…
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Added by Kevin Metzger on December 9, 2008 at 7:14pm — 1 Comment

A Heart To Heart Talk

I have been a student of Frank Bettger for over 30 years. The thing that has impressed me more with his teachings than all the other great self development books I’ve read over the years, and I have read most of the big ones, is this: Frank Bettger’s teachings are so easy to apply to everyday life and work. This lifelong Presbyterian Sunday School teacher never talks about slick closes and high pressure tactics but the kind of business practices that will make your customers and prospects… Continue

Added by Wayland Veal on December 9, 2008 at 7:08pm — No Comments

Do you need more energy to pursue your passion?

Most people agree, they don't have the energy they would like, for the schedule they currently carry, how can they add more like pursuing a new career or a dream?



I have heard Dan Miller talk about how energizing pursuing your passions can be and that is certainly true, but how do you keep going?



Many people just tank up on caffeine through energy drinks, coffee, sodas and chocolate. Most people have certain times of the day when they really need that caffeine to keep them… Continue

Added by Celeste & Phil Davis on December 9, 2008 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Group Dynamics

It's funny how within the same group of hikers out on the trail, you can have several smaller groups that are so different from one another. Yes, they have hiking in common but sometimes that's it. In my experience, you always have the Turtles and Rabbits; Whiners & Doers; Fitness Freaks & Tree Huggers; Tourists and Travelers; City Slickers and Cowboys; Leaders and Followers.

The first pair of groups refer to the pace at which the group… Continue

Added by Kevin Crowe on December 9, 2008 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

how do i join the "future of intelligent dreaming" group?

how do i join the "future of intelligent dreaming" group? i clicked the link in the email newsletter i received, but it did not take me to a specific group to join. it just took me to the 48days.net web site. thanks.

Jerome

Added by Jerome Pollock on December 9, 2008 at 9:17am — 3 Comments

James Bond 007: My Secret Life

The character James Bond is good at what he does because of his ability to assume secret identities and disguise himself in ways to deceive his enemies. His tricks, deceptions, and hidden life are a key to success. As with Jason Bourne from the Bourne Identity series and Ethan Hunt in the Mission Impossible series, living a secret double agent life appears exciting, adventurous, and fun. However, as a secret agent, danger is always around the corner.



Of the hundreds of people I have… Continue

Added by Jay Peroni on December 9, 2008 at 8:25am — No Comments

'tis the season .... For Goal Setting!

For the past three or four years I have followed a system for reviewing my life and my progress towards meeting my full potential and walking boldly in faith in the path that God has placed before me.



This system is comprised of an annual review of my personal mission statement, a review of last year's goals, and setting specific MT goals for next year. People talk about SMART goals or SMARTA goals, but for me the Measurable and the Time-based abbreviations are enough.… Continue

Added by Jay Carter on December 8, 2008 at 11:25pm — 2 Comments

Doing the Time

How many of you have said or heard, "she did the crime, now she needs to do the time!" As director of a prison ministry (www.Leaving The Cocoon.net), I''ve been told this many times. While it may be true, I strongly believe we should try to help them while they are "doing the time." Locking someone up without instruction is simply punishment. Discipline, however, is guiding, directing, and molding the incarcerated so that "doing the time" changes not only their lives but yours. Someday she will… Continue

Added by Vicki Harvey on December 8, 2008 at 1:43pm — 2 Comments

Following My Passions

This is my first attempt at blogging, so I'm just gonna start writing what's on my mind and hope for the best. On November 30th, I walked away from corporate America and decided that if I was ever going to do what I wanted to, now was the time. What I want to do - that's very interesting. I've done this walking away thing once before, but ended up being lured back by good friends, but this time, I'm going to make every effort to move toward making a living through following my passions. I have… Continue

Added by Becky Sweeney on December 8, 2008 at 9:31am — No Comments

Abilities BECAUSE of Disabilities

If you missed the Hallmark movie, "Front of the Class" last night on CBS...you simply must get the DVD. Hallmark movies are usually a home run as far as family friendly, inspirational stories and this movie was no exception. Perhaps it even surpassed those standards. (But I admit my bias since the subject is something near and dear to my heart---the use of LABELS.)



In this case, the label was Tourette's Syndrome. It was based on the true story of a young boy who had Tourette's when… Continue

Added by Theresa on December 8, 2008 at 8:49am — 3 Comments

Any suggestions for a business plan?

Is a business plan necessary or is it just a good way to organize your thoughts and plans?

Where can I find a good template for a business plan? (One that is not overly complicated and covers all necessary bases)



My business idea is a coaching or consulting business that focuses on uncovering peoples natural strengths, assists churches in organizing and improving their operating policies, and works with dads in developing a active strategy in raising their sons.



Two… Continue

Added by Vince on December 7, 2008 at 4:54pm — 5 Comments

Attention New 48Days.NET Members: Free Offer

New to 48days.net?



Here's my gift to you: For the month of December (Christmas season) my gift to the 48days.net community is a FREE download of The Faith-Based Millionaire (Foreword by Dan Miller). This book discuss how to incorporate your faith into your financial plan and reveals 12 essential habits that lead to faith-based wealth. Learn how to unlock wealth by placing principles before profits. Details at www.jayperoni.com.





Hope you enjoy your new… Continue

Added by Jay Peroni on December 7, 2008 at 3:50pm — 4 Comments

"The Forty-Ninth Day" - a poem

I wrote this short poem after reading "48 Days to the Work You Love". Enjoy!



"THE FORTY-NINTH DAY"



There is an illusive beast

That is hard to find and catch.

It is called, "The Job I Love":

The joy it gives, there's no match.



For if you capture this beast

It is a wonderful friend.

But the chase kills so many:

This is grave, I don't pretend.



Though it's not a rare animal,

It avoids its hunters well.

For by their… Continue

Added by Landon Porter on December 7, 2008 at 11:51am — No Comments

Abject Failure to Astounding Success

Frank was a frightened young father with no salable skills and a lot of debt in the middle of a recession. He had quit his job as a bicycle riding bill collector in hopes of getting a higher paying job. He got a job as a straight commission insurance salesman; he failed and was fired at that and was trying to get a job as a shipping clerk. In his own words he was in the depths of despair. He went by his old insurance agency office to pick up a few personal items. While cleaning out his desk he… Continue

Added by Wayland Veal on December 7, 2008 at 11:46am — No Comments

Feeling Great helps to you to identify and pursue your dreams!

When I was sick with Type 2 diabetes, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Chronic Eczema it was hard to look beyond the moment, let alone the day, week, month or year. Follow my dreams? My only dream was waking up with energy to go through the day!



When I became well and completely eliminated Type 2 Diabetes, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Chronic Eczema and 72 lbs, I really began to dream! Within 9 month of starting to improve my health I was DOING what I love. All my gifts, interests, training… Continue

Added by Celeste & Phil Davis on December 6, 2008 at 6:48pm — No Comments

Don't Despise the Day of Small Beginnings

That scripture in Zechariah 4:10 has come alive for me in the past week or two. I have been coaching informally for many, many years. It's always been a passion of mine and I love helping people. Over the past few years I have felt God nudging me to get more serious about this as a business. I want to be able to reach more people and also to help my family financially as well.



I became certified as a biblical health coach and have been concentrating on writing health-oriented… Continue

Added by Ann Musico on December 6, 2008 at 11:16am — 4 Comments

Living Your Calling or Hating Your Job?

The common thing many Americans do is to plan their life around their work. This tends to lead to stress, marital and family issues and even depressing weekends, because Monday is just around the corner.



Why do we do this? Doesn't is make much more sense to plan our work around our lives instead of the other way around? Unfortunately most people cannot get over what I call "comfortable misery".



In other words, they are stuck in a rut, but it's not so bad they are motivated… Continue

Added by Justin Lukasavige on December 6, 2008 at 11:08am — No Comments

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