Living, Loving, Working Audio

So you want to be an will your marriage last?

Starting your own business can be insane, especially when you are juggling a day job and a household.  Throw in a few children and a spouse you have to think about, and it can seem like the pressure is insurmountable!  

Dan never, ever advises someone to start a business without spousal support.  It's hard enough juggling it all, and if you and your spouse are not on the same page, you'll be at a constant war between work and home.  

Dan and Joanne have spent more than 40 years living, loving and working together. Breaking out of generational patterns of poverty and dysfunction, they decided from the day they met that life could be full, rich, and rewarding in many ways if the right principles were studied and applied. That chosen path was not always easy, but it always allowed for meaningful family relationships, exciting vacation and fun times, involvement in things that made a difference, and work that was fulfilling and profitable (most of the time!)

Here you’ll hear the story of how decisions were made regarding education, raising happy children, and navigating the entrepreneurial world.  Discover your passions and learn how to apply those to work and play.

 To give insights into the family and the legacy of Dan & Joanne Miller, here is an excerpt written by their youngest daughter and Chief Inspiration Officer of 48 Days, Ashley Logsdon:

In 2016, we celebrated my parent's 48th wedding anniversary.  Since my father's business is, clearly this was a big deal anniversary for them! My mother wrote a beautiful blog post on how to fall out of love with your spouse.  As you'll read there, Dad gave her a pretty fabulous anniversary gift.  He gave her a journal where he had written one thing he loved about her every single day for a year.  

Now think about that - have you ever heard of a "reticular activator?" you're the greatest! It's that thing where, when something becomes personal to you, you end up seeing signs about it everywhere.  When Dad decided to write this journal, he told no one, yet he was very aware of his mission.  

There was no accountability or spoken goal to anyone.  Yet each day he spent it looking for what he would write down about her.  Each and every day, he focused on finding something new that he loved about her.

What if you did the same - what if you intentionally look for what you love about your children, your spouse, work...whatever you need to work on most?

What if you focused your mind on finding something you love about it every single day?

What we think becomes our reality.  When we focus on the negative, that's what manifests most.
My parents and the relationships that have come from their three kids: my brothers and their wives and Nathan and me - lots of love and legacy built...with 14 grandkids to boot!

When we are hyper-critical, I promise you, you will always find more things to critique.  When you are overwhelmed, overworked, and frustrated, Murphy's Law will give you yet one more thing that goes wrong.

In my parent's marriage, it's not always been an easy road.  They experienced toxic extended family relationships, addiction, mental and physical health issues within our home, and losing everything they had with three small children and a shadow of almost a half a million in debt.

Their marriage hasn't survived because they constantly work on everything "wrong" in the marriage or in the family.  Yes, they challenge each other, they work to be the best they can for themselves and each other.  They communicate and are intentional to always be growing in their relationships.  What keeps them together, though, is not just them working on their marriage.   It wasn't in nit-picking all that was wrong.

They intentionally seek out the good every. single. day. 

My father loves to say that it doesn't matter what the weather is doing: "I carry my sunshine within me," he says.  My parents are seekers of the good - in everything.  They have created a legacy of love, not by being delusional to the bad things in the world, or struggle points in their relationship, but by choosing to look for the good in life. I give them full credit for my Pollyanna attitude on life.  I learned about the power of positive thinking and focusing on the good when I was a little child getting "attitude adjustments" .  They taught me about love, respect, and validation.  My parents have created a haven of peace in their home by being the light and letting love shine through more radiant then any criticism or negative trait. Thank you, Mama and Dad for being the first light in my life, and for helping me discover my own light within.  I love you both!

  See the good, be the good

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