Dan Miller 48 Days solopreneurWelcome to episode 269 of The Solopreneur Hour. This episode was going to be trouble and I knew it as soon as I chatted up Dan Miller in the hallway at Social Media Marketing World, and he told me he was a car guy.  It was all I could do to not talk cars the whole time.

All joking aside, Dan shared SO MUCH wisdom with us and answered a number of great live questions.  Please enjoy part 5 of 6 of the author spotlight series with Dan Miller of 48 Days on this episode of The Solopreneur Hour Podcast.

More About Dan Miller and 48 Days

If you missed Dan’s previous visit to the show have a listen here, it’s a good one! When Dan joined us on stage during Social Media Marketing World 2015 we had much to discuss; From his upcoming Escaping Shawshank event to how he and his wife have made their marriage work through the ups and downs of entrepreneurship for 47 years (!) to a chat about cars, we cover a lot of ground. And we saved time for a few live questions from the audience.

Dan’s Escaping Shawhank event is a 2 day in-person mastermind live event. Not only is the video crazy cool (find it in the Resources section below), but the concept is superb.

Dan and his team, including his wife, are bringing a group of people to the prison where Shawshank Redemption was filmed and they will spend 2 days defining and breakthrough what holds them back. Participants will go from prison to plan to payoff, according to Dan. And during our chat he shares some details on the itinerary for the event.

In This Episode, You’ll Also Hear:

  • Why is Dan a small group kind of guy?
  • Who does he invest his time with?
  • Why ignorance really is bliss sometimes.
  • When did he become an entrepreneur?
  • What’s the difference between knowledge and understanding? Dave answers.
  • And so much more!

Escaping Shawshank is just his latest in a series of entrepreneurial endeavors. As a young boy Dan was already showing his entrepreneurial spirit! One of his first endeavors was cleaning his neighbors’ cars of tar and waxing them to a perfect shine after. He was 12 or 13 at the time, and never looked back after their early success!

It wasn’t but a few years later he met his now-wife Joanne, they married not long after. From the get-go she knew she was getting a husband who was “wired differently” as Dan says. During this chat Dan and I talk about how he and his wife have weathered the good and the bad during their 47-year marriage.

One of the keys has been to not simply give one of them tasks because the other didn’t enjoy doing them or wasn’t good at them. They support each other and utilize their different strengths as an asset. It’s a topic they discuss on the site and on the 48 Days podcast.

Whether or not you’re in a couple Dan shares some additional advice on how to be successful. He says there are three components: knowledge, understanding and application. Knowledge is learning about something, understanding is knowing how it’s relevant and application is putting it into practice.

From there Dan and I chat about cars and get some truly great questions from the audience. Tune in for that and we’ll see you next time on The Solopreneur Hour.

QUESTIONS OF THE DAY: What are you learning and challenging yourself with right now? Are you always in learning mode? Why or why not?

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Selected Links From This Episode

Learn more about Dan Miller
Dan Miller’s Escaping Shawshank event
Day Job to Dream Job
Wisdom Meets Passion
Dan Miller’s first visit to the show

Here’s More About Dan Miller and 48 Days

Reach out to Dan Miller on Twitter
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