Ya Gotta Believe

21 May

Dan Miller is on of my favorite ‘gurus’.  He is author of two best selling books, ’48 Days To The Work You Love’ and ‘No More Mondays’.

Essentially Dan is about helping people find work from their passion.  Not finding a job, but taking what you love to do, and doing it independently of an employer.

Each week Dan creates a 48 minute podcast where he answers questions and discusses ideas with his listeners.

This program is a wealth of information and maybe more importantly inspiration.  There are tons of useful ideas in each program especially for the ‘free agents’ among us looking for the next thing.

We all have interests and skills.  The trick is putting the two together in a way that generates income.

That is Dan’s genious.   He has a real knack for making suggestions that work.  The success stories are endless.

Lately as I converse with more and more people who are in the same employment situation as me, it becomes clear there is a lot of frustration.

These are talented people and most have had jobs with serious responsibility.  It is very difficult for them to be idle for long.

But instead of feeling hurt or angry that you were turned out, you need to change your mindset.  Dan would tell you they handed you an opportunity when they put the severance check in your hand.

I’d like to think there is a great job waiting right around the corner.   Hey, I have tons of experience and a great track record.  But it might not be that easy this time.

This is not the time to be mad at the system, the industry, the government or whatever.  It is the time to re-think what you love to do, and how you might do it in a different way.

Dan’s program has given me about seven or eight ideas.  All I really need is one to work.

The website is   It’s well worth a look.

As former Met Tug McGraw told us “Ya Gotta Believe!”.

1 Comment

Posted by on May 21, 2009 in Radio programming, Uncategorized


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One response to “Ya Gotta Believe

  1. Ed Salamon

    May 28, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    As you know Alan, I grew up in Pittsburgh. Most of the people I knew as a kid worked in the mills or did the same job everyday for their entire life. I think that change is what makes our business interesting. Sure, it brings challenges, but I don’t think that many of us in radio would trade the life we have for a life working in the mills.
    Thanks for the blog. I always appreciate your insight.


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