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In this Fun Friday Chris unpacks the powerful conversation with Dan Miller and how we all can be on a path to the work and life we love. Dan has an amazing story and has been inspiring others to take action his entire life.
Relationships first. Learn what others are asking and then build them something to fix it. The whole thing about if he gets asked three similar questions, he makes a resource. God's going to use it. Click To TweetChris Grainger
The scripture for this week was third, John, right? 1, 2, 3 third, John chap, verse two, beloved. I pray that in all respects, you may prosper and be in good health just as your soul prospers. Now go back to the spiritual kickoff that I did. Two episodes back. Really unpack that scripture, talked about that, uh, in depth gave you some insight to how you could take that.
What, what God’s trying to tell us right there from a prosper in our health and our soul and apply it to your life. Now, if you missed a meet episode, this. Shame on you. Go back. You do not wanna miss this one. Cuz we had none other and Dan Miller now Dan phenomenal, phenomenal business leader that has done things in his life that just UN unreal.
And he unpacked the idea of how to take a ministry and to monetize. Cuz guys, you may have passions out there that you want, that you really wanna start doing more, but you know what? You got responsibilities. You gotta take care of a family. I get it. So maybe take some lessons from Dan to start working in that direction.
Right. And you don’t have to do it all at once. I mean, Dan again, farm kid from Ohio and he had to take slow steps, but he always focused on the relationships. Now, starting with that little course that he did in his Sunday school, that led to a course, he did it for his church on Monday nights. But ultimately that course fueled.
The material for his business and he’s taken and grown from there. And he’s always applied for relationship first, learn what others are asking and then build them something to fix it. You know? So the whole thing about if he gets asked three questions, he makes a, he makes a resource. These are great ideas guys.
So if you’re getting common questions, maybe you’re getting common questions in your work right now. What if, instead of just answering that question over and over. What if you built something for your business, for your work, maybe a PDF, a ebook, or a simple little one, two pager, or a how to video little things like that can start setting you apart from the rest.
And it’s gonna also give you an opportunity to learn some new skills. And at that point, once you’re learning new skills, watch out. Cause once you learn something new, you better be ready. God’s going to use it. He is going to use. I mean, Dan talks about looking inward first. I think his 3:00 AM list was unreal.
One per year of life. That’s pretty crazy. He has 101 people on his 3:00 AM list. That’s when it’s going down, who you gonna call? I’ve always coached guys to have, you know, if you have three or four, great. He’s talking about have one for every year of your life. That’s that’s game changing game changing, and then never, ever.
It’s not too late for a new beginning, guys. I’m gonna tell you what Dan Miller, it’s a blessing and honor that I got to have an opportunity to meet him, to spend some time with him. He’s just as genuine and humble in the episode. As, as that you guys hear as, as off the off air, I mean just what a great individual.
So I pray that helps you well, so now fun Friday, you know what? We’re gonna give a health wealth, self tip. So for a health. Try this one out, try keeping your palms up to remain calm. So lawyers, they actually teach us, I read this and I thought this would be a good tip. Lawyers teach their clients to rest their hands on their needs with their palms up as you know, as they’re being interrogated, because it lowers their stress and it helps them relax.
You know, there are scriptural references here to having your palms up as well, right. For praising the Lord and being joyful. So try it out right now. Just take your palms, put ’em on your knees. So your palms are your, your, the back of your hand is on your knees. Your palms are facing up, right. And see your spirit calm.
Your edge is smooth, right out. Take a few breaths in you go back to some of the, the, the fun Friday episodes, where we talked about the breathing exercises, the 6, 7, 8, or the square breathing and do that as well. But palms up on your knees that will help you just lower that stress. Lower that anxiety lower, just all this, those roughness that, that we have in our life.
There you go there. There’s your health tip guys. We it’s all about the body sometimes in getting focused. Okay. So you can do this at the dinner table, maybe things ain’t going right at spaghetti night, and nobody wants to eat spaghetti, but your palms up guys and, and enjoy your breadsticks and don’t lose your cool.
All right now for your wealth tip, I wanna talk about careers for a. And specifically interviewing, cuz we’re talking about 48 days to the work in life. You love, you may go on some interviews. Okay. So when, when you’re interviewing, you know, you need to know when to discuss salary. Okay. Now I get it that freaks some guys out sometimes.
Right. But here’s the thing. There’s a, there’s a, there’s a trajectory, a path first. It starts with why would we hire you? Okay. Then it moves. We think we like you then it’s we like you then it’s we have to have you at that point, at that point, once, you know, that’s the conversation. Cause you want to have the conversation around salary before you get to step five, step five is we’ve got you right.
Once it’s the paper sign seal. So you need, you know, to, to really know where you’re at in that interview process, do not disclose previous salaries. Now, some people may question this, I’m just telling you, based off of past experience, I wouldn’t do that inquire to their budget range for a position. That’s what you need to know their budget for the position, because you’re not defined by your past paychecks.
Okay. Cause you’re making 50,000 before you may be applying for a job that pays in the seven. Don’t pigeon hold yourself in the fifties, stay humble, recognize where you bring value and remain true to yourself, but understand where you’re at. Why did, why would, why would we hire you? We think we like you.
We like you. We have to have you once, you know, they got that. They want you that’s when you need to start having these conversations. Okay. Before we’ve got you got it. Now, a self. Dream plan act. Uh, Dan talks about that in his book. Actually do that with your wife. Okay. She needs your to be your partner in your career decisions too often we can get going down a road.
We can get busy. Oh man, this is going great. I’m I know I wanna do this. And, and we got these terms in our head and you know what? We just get it wrong. We just don’t. We do not need to make these decisions without her feedback. Remember the covenant of marriage. I talk about the covenant of marriage a lot, right?
It’s it’s not a contract. It’s not if you then I, but rather than no matter what I do. So the covenant, if we really care, no matter what I do, we need to have her is part of our dream planning and action. So get that right. Make sure you’re aligned there. Cuz you’ll have a much better, much better. You don’t want to be figuring to thing out once it’s done.
Let her be part of decision. And, you know, what, if you get offers and things like that, take time to pray over it and pray over it with her and the same things as she’s, as she is changing careers, it goes vice versa. So they’re your, they’re your tips guys? Hell tip, palms up. Okay. Help you remain calm. Well tip when you interview know when to talk salary it’s right before we got you, you needed to know where you’re at in that process.
Self tip, dream plan and act. With your wife. Okay. Book the week, big surprise, 48 days to the work and life. You love guys. Dan sent me two copies of this book. The Ford is actually written by Dave Ramsey. He talked about Dave in there. They’re they’re they’re pretty good friends here. Wonderful. This was a 20th anniversary edition, guys.
You can’t go wrong with this one. So a lot of good insight in here that really gives you, uh, a. That you could take and move forward and start making the changes in your life now, or highly encourage you to check out the 48 days community check out his podcast. His podcast is phenomenal. It’s usually it actually, it’s always just Dan going through different topics and questions and things like that.
But I tell you what tons of wisdom and insight and discernment that, that I have learned by following them, by connecting with him and, and graciously having a chance to interview him here on the line with, so there you go, guys, there’s your book of the. Dad joke time. Are you ready? Dad? Joke. Number one, I got fired from my job because I kept asking my customers whether they prefer smoking or not smoking apparently to correct terms, I create cremation or burial
So guys, I had to get approval for my wife on that one, but I still, I think it’s funny. Number two, I’m never, again, donating money to anyone collecting for a marathon. They just take the money and run. So guys, there you go. Number one, I got fired from my job because I kept asking my customers whether they prefer smoking or non-smoking apparently the correct terms are CRE cremation or burial.
And number two, I’ve never, again, donating money to anyone collecting for a marathon. They just take the money and run. So guys, there you go. Dad jokes the other day. Remember eye rolls count. It’s what it’s about. It’s having a little fun. Just, just trying to get you guys chuckling a little bit. You’re too serious.
We need to lighten up guys. So the dad jokes are really supposed to just lighten things up. Give you something fun. Going into the weekend about now the question of the week we’ve talked about all week, are you doing the work you are called to do? And guys, this is a tough question to answer very tough.
It’s it’s tough for me. You know, it’s very. Because the line within us, I’m called here. But at the same time, I gotta take this time. I have to build it to be able to provide for our family. So I’m right now, we’re in build mode and that’s just where we are. And you know what we’re get, we’re going to get there.
God’s provision. He has got, he’s got his hand on us and he has his hand on you. No doubt about it, but also remember it doesn’t happen overnight. Dan’s stuff took time eight years. And he talked about 12 years. I mean, this, these things sometimes take a while. Cause too often we just get caught up in social media.
We see the success, we see the, the glamor, the lights, all the, all the great stuff, but we don’t see the work that was put in to get there. Guys. Don’t miss that. Don’t miss that. It’s all messed. That it takes work. It takes genuine, uh, care. It takes relationships. And it takes a heart for serving others. The guys, I pray as you thinking about your career and doing the work that you love that this week, this conversation is this week.
Even the spiritual kickoff will get you. Moving will get you thinking will get you inspired to plan, to start acting. So guys, I pray this, this, this served you well again, gave us a rating and. That really makes all the difference in the world. I mean, apple podcasts. I can’t explain why, but the more reviews, the better, it really helps the algorithm just to get the line within us, out in front of all the people.
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In true Fun Friday fashion there are Health, Wealth and Self tips that will serve others well. For those that are in the process of interviewing for your next role be sure to check out the wealth tip. Knowing when to discuss salary is key and something too many are not comfortable with.
Book of the week: 48 Days: To the Work You Love by Dan Miller
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