Thursday, January 31, 2013 A Great Way to Connect!

One of the best decisions I made early on in my blogging career was to join the forums at I discovered the forum by purchasing Dan Miller's best-selling book, “48 Days to The Work You Love”. The book guided me to Dan’s featured site- and it was there; I learned of

When I joined several years ago, I was amazed at all the interaction and assistance while starting my own journey to the work I love. My interest was self-publishing a book and it was one of the many specialized groups in the forums. Questions were met with (free) answers from other members and it gave me a huge list of possibilities to study.
 In 2009, Kent Julian, Andy Traub and Justin Lukasavige, were exceptional with encouragement, coaching advice, technical knowledge and their own experience. Those folks were on the cutting –edge of marketing, content and media technology. Author/speaker Jeff Goins was just starting his rise to fame.
For nearly a year, I got distracted and slipped away from I should have stuck around the forums and continued my education. Like a young adult, I thought I knew just enough to get by and I was wrong. In today’s world, change is the constant; so learning is an ongoing process.
We are either moving forward or moving backwards. There is no middle ground for success. It waits for no one. The minute we settle for mediocrity, success moves on.
 I returned in 2012 and was pleased to recognize many of the same people were still contributing and helping others. Their businesses have grown immensely over those few years. What I love about the members at is their commitment and loyalty to those seeking advice.
Dan Miller has created a friendly caring community. Mr. Miller could charge for access to the forums and earn a generous passive income; but he understands helping others and building a tribe is a treasure of value for everyone involved. Dan is building a legacy one member at a time. is a jewel for those seeking change.
Since returning in 2012, I’ve been fortunate to develop friendships with newer members: Ann Musico, Caroline Gavin, Karen Putz and Jen McDonough. These ladies are successful authors, speakers, podcasters, bloggers and coaches on the verge of taking their dream to the next level.
I thank Dan Miller for his heart of gold and the members at for their encouragement, wisdom and knowledge. I'ts great to connect with kind people who assist anyone seeking advice. The free membership of is an valuable gem to finding your way!

Speaking of gems: Dan Miller and his son, Jared Angaza, have a fantastic new book out entitled:
Wisdom Meets Passion: When Generations Collide and Collaborate. You may read my review here and order a copy today!
Until We Meet Again,
 Jim Carver
Author: The Legacy of David A. Wells- The Lexington High School “Band of Gold”
Something Meaningful that Matters!
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  1. Jim it's been such a pleasure and blessing to get to know you! Your posts really make me think and I love that! You are a gracious man and I agree with everything you said - this group has been one of the most positive and important parts of my journey! I'm grateful I found it!

    1. Ann- The pleasure has been mine. Thank you for your support! Jim

  2. What a GIFT to read this! Jim, I am honored that you included me in this post, and I consider our friendship a tremendous blessing. Thank you for the wisdom, encouragement and inspiration you share! I agree with you completely: the 48 Days community is a jewel, and Dan Miller has a heart of gold. True to your title, the community is a great way to connect. I encourage all to stop by and discover the GEM that it is!

    1. You are a blessing Caroline.To be among such sincere, kind and wonderful people is a gift to me. You have inspired my journey. Jim