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48 Days to the Work You Love | [Dan Miller]

48 Days to the Work You Love

In 2009, the U.S. unemployment rate approached ten percent. Today, when new work is found, it may not be traditional. Studies estimate half of the American workforce will soon consist of freelancers, consultants, independent contractors, entreprenuers, "electronic immigrants", and so forth. Are you ready for the new normal? Dan Miller has seen it coming for years. But 48 Days to the Work You Love, is not so much about finding a new job as it is learning about who we are really called to be.
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Publisher's Summary

In 2009, the U.S. unemployment rate approached ten percent. Today, when new work is found, it may not be traditional. Studies estimate half of the American workforce will soon consist of freelancers, consultants, independent contractors, entrepreneurs, "electronic immigrants", and so forth.

Are you ready for the new normal? Dan Miller has seen it coming for years. But his thriving vocational best seller, 48 Days to the Work You Love, is not so much about finding a new job as it is learning about who we are really called to be in relation to our vocation - whatever shape that career may take in these changing times.

According to the author, failing to make that fundamental discovery of calling is why so many people find themselves in jobs they hate. But now, thousands upon thousands are finding the work they love, thanks to practical advice from this leading career counselor.

Conversational and creative, Miller helps the reader understand one's God-given skills and abilities, personality traits, values, dreams, and passions. Doing so helps us recognize clear patterns that will point toward successful decisions along the career path. Step by step, this updated edition of 48 Days to the Work You Love reveals the process for creating a Life Plan and translating that plan into meaningful and fulfilling daily work. Let the countdown begin!

©2007 B and H Publishing Group (P)2007 B and H Publishing Group

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    Brett Owatonna, MN, United States 03-03-13
    Brett Owatonna, MN, United States 03-03-13 Member Since 2015

    I listen to a lot of audiobooks. I like them.

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    "More than one way- Useful"

    I found this book to be very helpful, I tend to be at a job for about a year and then I get discouraged by something or someone. I start to look around for some other job, I mean there must be something better out there right? I find a job that promises better pay, better benefits, whatever.
    A year later, I'm out looking again.
    This book asks great questions about what you like to do, and in different ways than the typical-
    "What would you do if you didn't have to go to work?"
    kind of questions. So there I was, at my workstation, trying to figure out what i wanted to do with my life. and i looked back on my little scrap of paper and realized-
    I am DOING work that I love.
    Now, it might not be this job but Mr. Miller makes a great point in separating job, career, and vocation.
    He gives great information on how to decide what you enjoy doing, and then how to find a way to
    DO IT.
    Whether it is to start your own business, start several "side jobs", or how to land the job at the company that you really want to work for.

    Couple this book with

    Quittter
    by Jon Acuff

    or

    Entreleadership
    by Dave Ramsey

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jason United States 05-26-12
    Jason United States 05-26-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Decent, Basic Information"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I listened to the entire book. I thought about moving on and not finishing the book, but I wanted to give it a fair listen. It's okay material. Nothing earth shattering. TONS of lists...almost too many and there is no way to remember all of the lists he presents. I am not in the place that most of this book focuses on, but there were some universal principles that I was able to get out of it and apply. If you're looking for a new job, this book is for you. If you're like me, and already love the work you do, this may disappoint you.


    What does Dan Miller bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The narration was rather bland.


    Was 48 Days to the Work You Love worth the listening time?

    I don't feel like my time was wasted, but I won't listen to it again.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    1torio 04-27-15
    1torio 04-27-15
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    "Excellent content"

    Excellent content. In fact it was life changing for me! I'm excited for the next step after being depressed for so long knowing that I'm not being the person that I need to be for God. I'm jacked! I will definitely buy the hard copy of this book and more resources the author has to offer. I was disappointed with the quality narration. There were parts that sounded like the narrator was sucking on a candy and that was distracting. I expect better on audible. Fortunately the content quality more than made up for it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jmoore 04-09-15
    Jmoore 04-09-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good listen"

    The narrator was clearly eating hard candy of cough drops during the whole excerpt... other than that minor issues it was a great book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jason United States 04-21-13
    Jason United States 04-21-13
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    "The Basics with A Religion-Filled Center"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I have listened to authors who deal with similar subjects, self-development and productivity. Personally, I felt the material had a decent base in motivation and productivity ideas, along with ways to encourage growth. However, as a non-religious atheist, I found there was a bit too much God talk, personally. This obviously will depend on the reader/listener, and I do not have anything against that style in general, however if the reader is not of an Abrahamic faith, 3 hours or so of this audiobook could get a little tedious. By hour 4, I had mostly stopped paying attention. The end of the book, concerned with more practical details, got a bit of my attention back.



    What was most disappointing about Dan Miller’s story?

    Disappointing is the incorrect word. It was fine but the theme of his story was obscured by the reliance of determining what "God's plan" for the reader is.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Other reviewers have mentioned this:
    His reading was actually pretty decent. I loved David Allen and Stephen Covey reading their books. Miller is close to them but I'm pretty sure he had a sore throat at the end. You can hear something in his mouth, probably a lozenge.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    It provided a little motivation, weighed down by a bit too much theology for my tastes. However, for others it will likely re-ignite fires and such.


    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Patrick E. Kollars 08-02-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good book. Good message."

    Well worth the time. Would recommend to anyone looking for meaning in their work. Good book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Polina Poluektova 04-24-15
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    "Outstanding!"

    This book exceeded my expectations! I just finished reading it and I already know that I will read it again soon! I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a change and two people who are at the very beginning of their careers. I plan to buy multiple copies to share with friends and family. Thank you Dan!

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    Mark Case 03-11-15
    Mark Case 03-11-15
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    "Motivational"

    The material definitely meet my expectations. The author sounded like he was in great need of water in some areas, however, it was nice to have the actual author read. Very motivational book. Inspired to not be afraid of realizing my dreams! Thank you!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Thad 02-20-15
    Thad 02-20-15 Member Since 2005
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    "Helpful but dated"

    Positive and encouraging Dan gives advice on changing your work to fit your life. The stories & statistics are a little dated, though, and the audio version needs updating.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Umipeg 02-15-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great information"

    Great amount of information and good guide to thinking creatively about work. I like the format and the plan it provides.

    It frequently sounds as if the narrator has cough drop or has other hard candy in his mouth causing a speech impairment that would annoy me to point of turning it off for a few hours. However, I am sensitive to mouth noises, so it may not bother the general population.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "At last a book on Jobs that doesn't start Steve !"

    Firstly I do have to start with a word of caution. Dan continually references the bible throughout this book and offers a strong Christian perspective. I would urge the listener not to be put off by this as the principals he discusses are in any event great principals, whatever your religious persuasion or otherwise. For the most part this is fine although once or twice it does border a bit on a sermon (complete with a bit of a dig at Tom Cruise/ Nicole Kidman!) . The book is also largely written from an American perspective. OK, so now the reasons as to why this warrants 5 stars. 1/ Dan reads very well, he has a very soothing, down-to-earth and yet also very passionate voice- he's a joy to listen to. 2/ Not many people have written about this subject and yet it is a very important subject that affects everyone on the globe to some capacity 3/ Dan turned his life around and is open and honest about what happened and what he gained from this experience 4/ there is a lot of sage advice here based on experience.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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