After a week of gleaning from podcast episodes, this is the best episode based on its takeaways.
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The Podcast Episode of the Week winner is:
48 days online: You’re Wasting Time Throwing Stones
We all know that in business and in life, there will be a lot of obstacles that we ought to face in order to make a step forward towards our goals. But should we really be paying attention to all the distractions?
There may be times where we may be focusing too much on how to deal with and get out of the present obstacles.
Dan Miller encourages us in this episode to stop throwing stones at the barking dogs (distractions) along our way and just focus on where we are heading!
A Few Questions Covered in the Episode:
- How does one meet with rich individuals when you’re surrounded by a sea of “broke folks?”
- Can your job search methods work for people with criminal backgrounds as well as the long term unemployed?
- Can I be a health coach if I’m overweight?
- How can I develop connections if I’m an introvert?
- After 20 years in my profession, I have been told that my skills are already stale.
- I’ve always wanted to start my own business, but the risk it may bring to my family scares me and my wife.
Here’s what you’ll learn from this episode:
- The DOG-BARKING distractions along the path of extra ordinary success.
- Non-millionaires associating with millionaires
- Thinking like a millionaire before becoming a real millionaire.
- The common characteristics of millionaires.
- How to find authentic strengths even if not having an academic opportunity? – Thinking creatively!
- Finding the best opportunities for the people out of prison – Prison Entrepreneurship Programs
- Working on your unique skills to have some more improvement.
- Jumping on to obstacles to open the door to extra ordinary success.
- Committing to becoming the best that you can be.
- Staying in the areas of your expertise.
- Using your passion to rediscover what you need to do more next time.
- Helping other people while sabotaging your personal goals.
- How to work on special brands of businesses with a small target market.
- Engaging the right business prospects.
- Self transparency and recognizing your best potentials.
- Dealing with introversion and subsequently underdeveloped skills.
- The great social skills of an introvert.
- Taking a short term job as reasonable vehicle in developing your passion.
- Continuing what you have been doing temporarily and coming back to your passion afterwards.
- A start-up reasonable time for every passion.
- How to handle an initially “do it all” business. Ex: Cookie Business
- Promoting, selling and building a new name for your business.
- Learning how to live “ON” your business rather than “IN” your business.
- Transforming coaching as a business and as an immediate income generator.
- Building success through individual coaching.
- Creating a vision for your business.
- Mapping out a step-by-step procedure of your business that aligns to your vision.
- Being a family person and someone who pursues his dream at the same time.
- Correcting the misconception about “risk thinking” to achieve business success.
- Planning an execution instead of just risking.
MY BIGGEST TAKEAWAY! “You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.” – Winston Churchill.
- “There are a lot of barking dogs around you. People around you distracting you, pulling you down at their level, may be a job or circumstance that holds you back.. They distract you, taking you away from what you’re doing.”
- “Don’t spend a lot of time dealing with the barking dogs. Focus on where you’re heading towards, not where you’re heading away from.”
- “You don’t have to be a millionaire to be associated with millionaires.”
- “You don’t need to be perfect to be a coach.”
- “You don’t need to change who you are if you recognize how you function best.”
- Book: “Get Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill
- Book: “Get the Strangest Secret” by Earl Nightingale
- Book: “The Millionaire Mind” by Thomas Stanley
- Book: “When helping others is hurting you” by Dr. David Hogans
- “The Principles of 48 Days” by Dan Miller