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Freedom
Freedom, Freedom, Freedom....is what George Michael would sing, and my guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who has done just that in his life. He has created freedom where other people see time restraints. He afforded me the honour of being one ofthe first guests on a new podcast he created several years ago. At that time he was a personal trainer and health club manager working in the Washington DC area, who through his day to day interactions with his clients could see that his skills would be perfect for the online world. But how do you take an idea and transition to the point that you can have clients across the world. Well first off all you have to get online, then you have to create an attractive offer, and then become visible to the right people. And this he did in startling effect as over the past ten years he has coached hundreds of clients to figure out the #1 limiting factor that holds people back from achieving great results in their life. He came to understand how to develop a strong mindset, and realised that this is usually the missing link to the success that people wanted Without a strong mindset you won’t be able to create better habits in your life, and without good habits you will never gain any serious momentum with your biggest goals. As he says “A few years ago, I started to feel like something was missing from my life. As much as I loved personal training, I felt a calling for something bigger. Wellness had made such a positive impact in my life & I felt obligated to pay it forward. I wanted to make a bigger impact and inspire more people. So what the heck was stopping me?​ The fear of sharing my voice with the world and potentially failing. I was terrified of falling short. In January 2015, my 25 year old brother tragically passed away. His death was the catalyst behind many big changes in my life & I decided it was my time to jump. The fear of failure becomes obsolete when you come to terms with the fact that none of us are promised tomorrow. Losing a family member makes you start asking yourself the questions that many people put off for a lifetime. I packed my bags, bought a one way ticket to San Diego and haven’t looked back since.” So why was he so scared at getting out there, and looking back was it a fear that was valid? And what is the biggest piece of advice he gives to the world, when they are looking to make changes in their own lives? Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Ian Ryan Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Ian Ryan such as: Why Ian is focused on creating a world class retreat, and the steps he is taking to make this dream to happen. Why Ian moved to San Diego, for reasons that turned out to be so good for the spirit and the mind, and best of all surrounded himself with amazing entrepreneurs everywhere. How the world in our view needs to focus more on its addiction to 100% connectivity. We didnt have it a few years ago, so do we need it now? and lastly…. Why there comes a time in building an online business,when you realise that its time to step away from the pc and get out into the world…online and offline are the perfect combination. Freedom is what we talk about today freedom,freedom,freedom, freedom, freedom
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Mentor
Today’s guest is a man who started really making momentum in his life in the simplest of ways. He heard a quote that we have heard so many times in life, and more than once on Join Up Dots and this time he was ready for the message. At the beginning of 2014, he heard Jim Rohns quote, “you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with” and found that this quote would transform his life! Since then, he has focused on surrounding himself with people who are where he wanted to be in 10-15 years, and what a difference it has made! And in just twelve months he has since seen his income slashed by 40% and being surrounded by the wrong people, to being directly advised by the CEO’s of major companies. And these are guys that are rocking and rolling and really doing amazing stuff, such as the CEO of the sports agency the movie Jerry Maguire was based, the founder of the Make-A-Wish Foundation to name just two. But the great thing about this is that this isn’t a guy who has all the time in the world, as he doing all of us whilst holding down a steady job. So how has he done all of this and still managed to hold down his daily job? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show, to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Geoff Woods. Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics as: How we have to find the domino in our life, where one push can knock many thousands of dominos and bring massive impact to our lives. How every person can go out and find a mentee that is at the top of their game, and provide the value back to them. You don’t need to be scared. Why it is so important to detach yourself from the outcome of what you are working towards, and simply get out there and try things. And lastly…….. How he remembers not feeling good at school, and being bullied but knows that it has taught him to be resilient in later life.
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Young Entrepreneurs
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a Young Entrepreneur ,battle hardened investor, seasoned trader, advisor to top brands and mentor to world class performers. His mission is to serve one million people, helping them create freedom and abundance by building assets, reclaiming their true resources, and creating a life they love to live. Now i'll be honest that was straight from his website, so how battle hardened is he? How many seasons has his young body gone through to get to this point of success in his life? Well, after a childhood filled with scarcity and hardship in many areas, he’s taken that pain and turned it into a deep desire to help nurture people. He has hustled, connected with the right people, and no doubt been knocked down and got up a few times to break free from that scarcity mindset and walk straight into a life of abundance with what seems a few missteps on the way. Leaving the University of Binghampton with a BA in Biology, he spent the first part of his career as an Emergency Medical Technician before after just one year deciding that a change was needed. He then worked as a Real Estate Agent in New York for another two years, until the entrepreneurial spirit kicked in and he started on the road to where he is today by founding Hartwood Capital. This also only lasted one year and he found himself working once more for someone else as the VP of sales at Open Drives in Santa Monica. And as we see time and time again, these perceived false starts were in fact giving him the skills to really make his mark, and were needed as much as the ongoing success. Now he is 100% self employed and on a mission to change lives across the globe. So with a world of wannabe entrepreneurs fighting through the scarcity mindset, is this the number one challenge that he faces in his business? And what was it, that finally hit home and made him realise what he should be doing in his life? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Brad Hart. Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with  such as: Brad shares a terrible story of how his father suffered a truck accident as a young child and how it changed the direction of his life. But in many ways he wouldn't be where he is today without it. Why it is so important to expand your vision to encompass more people in your life, By doing so you gain more than you could possibly know. Very wise words indeed. How Steve Jobs, Elon Musk created their own reality by creating their own rules. Something we can all do if we are only willing to accept the decisions to create are all in our own hands. and lastly…. Why the world needs to realise that there are so many opportunities around us, that we dont need to worry about competing with others. Do you think. Do it well. A provide the greatets value you can to your customers. Young Entrepreneurs Young Entrepreneurs Young Entrepreneurs Young Entrepreneurs Young Entrepreneurs Young Entrepreneurs Young Entrepreneur Young Entrepreneurs Young Entrepreneurs 
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Publicity
Publicity can make or break a business. So how do you find the right publicity? Head to Krupp Communications. My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a a lady with a three decade tale of hustle and persistence and undertstanding how the publicity machine works in all forms of media. And she still looks nineteen, so it must have been good for her. She is a twenty-five year veteran in branding, media, marketing, promotion and production in the entertainment industry, and has a proven track record of creating and executing innovative branding and marketing initiatives that build her clients’ businesses. In 1996, she launched Krupp Kommunications (K2), from her studio apartment in Hoboken, New Jersey, and sixteen years later, she is the CEO & Founder of a New York City-based award winning public relations, marketing, publicity and branding agency. As she says “Our clients typically share their wish for deeper engagement with their targets, a need to launch their newest ideas, or something along those lines. But once we dig deeper, they realize that what they really want is to motivate, inspire, persuade, inform and entertain – all so they can sell more to more people more often. We identify the difference that makes the difference and turn up the volume grabbing the ear of the media sharing your message through the noise to reach the masses. Here’s how it’s done:” She built now built K2 into an industry leader with a proven track record of creating and executing innovative branding and marketing initiatives that build her clients’ businesses and boost the publicity of what they offer. And this established success, as K2 has placed over 65 books on the New York Times bestseller lists, including #1 bestsellers The South Beach Diet and Jean Chatzky’s Pay It Down. So back in 1996, we had basic internet, and connectivity so how did she manage to create her business, as it was so very different than today? And is there anything that she would do differently that could have made a difference to where she has found herself? Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Heidi Krupp-Lisiten Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Heidi Krupp-Lisiten such as: Why relationships and building rapport are as important in the business world as it is online, and why Heidi prides herself on the personal side of building a business. Heidi shares her first meeting of the motivational speaker Tony Robbins and how proud she is to see her friend bring his talents to the world. Why Heidi doesnt believe in the law of attraction although she 100% believes in setting intentional goals worked towards with integrity and honesty. and lastly…. Heidi shares her “big dot story” which ties up to her feelings of being adopted when she was just six weeks old. Great story! If you want more publicity in our business then publicity expert Heidi should be your first port of call   publicity, publicity,  publicity, publicity,  publicity, publicity,  publicity, publicity,  publicity, publicity,  
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Decision Making
Decision making is hard, especially when you dont have all the information. But todays guest is a decision making master. He is the co-founder and CEO of Hireology. His mission to help business owners make better hiring decisions using predictive data and innovative technology. What this means, as far as I can see, and I am sure that our guest will tell me I am right or wrong on the show is instead of sitting down with someone and using the gut feeling of "I like this person, I could see them doing a good job in this company" you attract the right people by using cutting edge technology. Sending job positions through to mobile phones, attracting potential employees to your own bespoke company job board, wannabe employees do a series of tailored tests before even stepping foot in your business. You have the ability to take much of the manpower away from finding the good guys. And with old style hiring processes sitting at a miserable 50% success rate in finding the type of employees and company really wants then...you can see his mission to change things is needed across the world. Now personally you can see that today's guest has always been driven to change things for the better, he is nothing but driven (and of course very very busy it seems) After living in suburban Atlanta for 10 years, his family moved to the suburbs of Chicago in 1990 where he graduated from Crystal Lake South High School in 1994. He then received his Bachelor of Arts degree with a double-major in History and Communications from the University of Illinois  before earning a master's degree in business administration from DePaul University, where he serves on the Board of Advisors for the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center. In  2010, he even placed himself as a Republican nominee and challenged for the Illinois Senate, representing the 7th district in the Chicago area. So where did he ignite his passion for changing the futures of people, through either job recruitment or in the wider political sense? And did he struggle like most entrepreneurs to get the ball rolling, or was the need he was aiming to fill simply crying out for his skills? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Adam Robinson. Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Adam Robinson  such as: Adam recalls the times in his life when he had no money, scrabbled around for two cents in his life, and shares why it is was so fun to be creative with his decisions at this time. We talk about the times when a business goes wrong, and why more often than not looking back you can clearly see the mistakes that can be learned from. Why Adam is a firm believer that there are no decisions that define your life. Make the decision, move forward and learn from what went wrong and right. and lastly…. We discuss how even the greatest product is quite simply a dead duck without marketing involved, and why this doesn't need to cost a lot of money. decision making is what makes a life.
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Personal Trainer
Personal Trainer Toni Carey - How To Create An Online Trainer Program In Fitness Todays guest Personal Trainer joining us on the Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady who has a huge mission in her life. And as we see all the time, when someone has a mission in their lives, they start influencing more and more people across the world to buy into that mission too. And that is certainly the case with todays guest, who is co-founder of Black Girls Run, a grassroots organization that encourages and inspires African-American women to live a healthy lifestyle. While currently serving at the helm of Black Girls RUN!, she is also a freelancer writer for Zelle (a Runner’s World publication) and a blog ambassador for Brooks Running. She has been named one of the “30 Black Bloggers You Should Know” by The Root, Essence Magazine’s and recently received Toyota’s Standing O-Vation Award presented at Oprah’s 2014 “The Life You Want” Weekend in Atlanta. But if you think this lady has all the time in the world to get these recognitions then think again, as most of this began when she was still a fulltime employee. She had the hustle muscle, and was willing to put in the out of hours effort that was required to to become the online trainer that she is today. So with a manta of “Do What You Love. Love What You Do.” does she find that the majority of people go “Yes, that’s what I want” and then do nothing about making that happen at all? And does she see what she has built so far just being the tip of the iceberg. and the true vision of what being an online trainer can become is starting to truly reveal itself? Well let’s bring onto the show to start joining up dots, as we discuss the words of Steve Jobs in todays free podcast, with the one and only Toni Carey   Show Highlights   During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Toni Carey such as: How she remembers being really productive at High School, and loved nothing more than having her fingers in as many pies as she can..taste testing the future. Why she reflects on the fact she has never worked in a job for more than two years, and believes that we must surrender to the situations that life throws at us. How she recalls being presented to Oprah Winfrey and being shocked when the main lady said “Hi I’m Oprah”….er, I think I know who you are she thought. And lastly…. How she sees that the big successes in life have come her way almost by accident, and when she forces the issue, things never go as well for her. Personal Trainer, Personal Trainer, Personal Trainer, Personal Trainer, Personal Trainer,Personal Trainer, Personal Trainer, Personal Trainer, Personal Trainer
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Persistence
Todays show is a solo show where your host talks about persistence, and how this is probably the most singularly most important thing you can possess in your life. Persistence is probably one of the most admirable characters a person can possess.  It’s the ability to be determined to do or achieve something regardless of any setbacks. Now everyone has the ability to set goals, and plans in their life. They set everything up to work perfectly (at least on paper) But once they get into the building process then they find that the words on the bit of paper aren't really working. There are obstacles appearing that they could never have planned for. And that is why persistence is such a vitally important skill that you just have to develop in your own lives. 6 Ways to Develop Persistence The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence with which it sticks to its job. – Napoleon Hill Developing persistence is a master skill to success.  It is easier to relax and do nothing, or just live in our comfort zone, rather than face the uncertainty and discomfort of sailing thru our goals.  Plus, the idea of failure and hardship is unbearable. But if you want to create change in your life and achieve success, now is the time to develop and master persistence.  Here are six (6) ways to help you develop persistence: 1.  Identify Your Wants and Desires If you don’t know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else.  – Lawrence J. Peter Before you can develop persistence and eventually achieve success, you need to first identify your wants or desires.  You can do this by simply writing down specifically all the things you want to have or accomplish.  List down all your desires and wants, no matter how impossible they are to achieve in the moment. 2.  Determine Your Motivation Motivation comes from a deep reason why we want to achieve or have something.  If you know why you’re doing what you’re doing, it gives you more energy to keep moving. For an instance, you want to publish a book.  Creating a book takes time and patience.  If you don’t have enough motivation, a reason why you need to publish the book, you probably can never finish it.  But if you’re motivated by the thought of influencing and teaching millions of readers thru your words, only then will you keep pushing yourself to work on finishing the book. 3.  Outline Your Definite Action Step Identifying your wants or desires speaks of what you want to achieve.  Determining your motivation shows the reasons why you want to achieve what you want.  Outlining your definite action step is necessary to know how you will be able to achieve what you want. When you know how to get what you want, it makes it easier to achieve it.  To know how, it pays to do some research and planning of what needs to be done on your part.  Be specific on each step you need to take.  Identify at least two (2) ways and plans on how you can achieve your goals. 4.  Keep a Positive Mental Attitude The road to success is not easy, in fact, it’s challenging, this is why only few succeeds.  There will be countless times you will be face with defeat and failures that if you are weak, you’ll be succumbing to negative thoughts of fears and doubts. In order to develop persistence and eventually succeed in your endeavor, always maintain a positive mental attitude, regardless of situation.  Keep your thoughts focused on taking action towards your goals.  Avoid negative thoughts and feelings for it will ruin your concentration and persistence. 5.  Build Your Mastermind Group Mastermind Group composes of people who can help you succeed towards your goal.  Choose carefully who you will trust as part of your mastermind group.  If possible, include only those who can give you unbiased judgments and who has positive mental attitude.  You can’t afford wasting your time listening to cynical advices and pessimist people.  These types of people won’t help you succeed; instead, they will drown your energy that can eventually lead to failure. 6.  Develop Discipline and Habit All your goal-setting and planning will go to waste if you won’t be able to develop discipline and good habit. Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. – Jim Rohn There will be a lot of hindrances that will stop you from moving towards your goal, and without proper discipline, it will be easy for you to sail away.  Upholding discipline and good habits can help you stay in the course, even despite difficulties.
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Online Courses
Online Courses are what the world are delivering nowadays. And my guests today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview are a couple that know how to build online courses better than most people. They are a couple who quite simply, stopped looked at their life and then made it what they want. And with the greatest respect to both of them, and we will discuss this in the interview they are what you would call normal. A normal couple, with a normal lifestyle, normal kids but an extraordinary way of making decisions and enough of them to make things work the way they want. They are the owners of the Flipped Lifestyle business, where through their own mistakes, successes and consistency they now teach people the route to success in their own business. They teach how to create businesses that work around a family instead of the other way. As they say "In 2012, on a rare day off work, Shane stumbled across a podcast about regular people changing their lives through online business. We started brainstorming about how we could do this too, and started a couple of websites just to see what happened. No one could have prepared us for what happened next. In just a few short months, we were able to make thousands of extra dollars each month through online business. Just one year later, we surpassed the five figure mark in online sales for a single month. When our August 2013 sales surpassed $36,000, we decided it was time to stop working for someone else and start living for our family." And now with sales in excess of one million dollars all earned online, they travel the globe, in their shorts and sneakers, smiling broadly from ear to ear, as there community of wannabe entrepreneurs grows their smiles with them. So looking back on their lives as hard working teachers, do they think that the ability to change a life so dramatically is more down to mindset or talent? And was it really a rocket ship to success they launched, with a doubt that it would fail? Or did they go through the same issues as the rest of us? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Shane & Jocelyn Sams Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Shane & Jocelyn Sams  such as: Why freedom means so much to both Shane and Jocelyn certainly more than money can ever do, which is a surprise to so many people that they meet. Jocelyn shares why both her and Shane decided to become teachers, and how they were actually quite content in their lives, but now see that they had given control of their lives away. Why you don't have to be an expert to sell online products, instead you actually only have to present it to the people on the road behind you. and lastly…. Shane talks about the first 11 cents that he earnt online and how he was so excited he literally jumped out of bed and jumped up and down knowing his life had changed forever. online courses, online courses, online courses, online courses
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Dream Jobs
Dream jobs is what everyone wants, and my guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is the founder and publisher of Mac’s List. helping people find the dream jobs that they will love. His platform Mac’s List is now the premier resource for connecting passionate, creative professionals to meaningful and creative work throughout Oregon and Washington, with a growing monthly outreach to more than 80,000 people. Prior to moving to there in 1991, he lived in Massachusetts where he was legislative and media relations director for the state Office for Refugees and Immigrants, the first public information officer for Boston’s “Big Dig,” and a researcher in former U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy’s first Congressional campaign. But this was of course a stepping stone to where he is today the recognized expert on job hunting and career management. Throughout the years our guest and his team’s mission has always remained the same: to help people find rewarding, interesting jobs that pay decent salaries and to help employers find the best possible candidates for those jobs So whether you are looking for your first dream job, a better dream job or just want to manage the direction of your career, Mac’s List offers the resources you need to make it happen. In addition to Mac's List, he also runs Prichard Communications, a registered B Corp creative agency that works with top-tier foundations, nonprofits and purpose driven brands across the country. So was this a business driven by his desire to help people change their lives or simply a gap in the market he could see needed to be filled? And where do people go wrong when looking for a job? Is it not knowing themselves well enough, or the company that they are hoping to enter? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Mac Prichard. Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Mac Prichard such as: Why it is so important to be able to delegate in your business, as this is a brilliant way of scaling your business. The owner must be allowed to do what they do best. Why knowing your goals is the first thing that people need to be focused on when going for a job. Don't take the job without knowing what you want to get out of it. The second thing is looking for a company that interests you.....make sure you connect with people inside that organization to find out what its like on the inside before you ever go for the interview. and lastly…. The issue that surrounds the job market place, where 80% of jobs are never being posted to the world.  Recognise that most jobs are filled by word of mouth and start networking. dream jobs, dream jobs, dream jobs
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Real Estate
My interview today on the Join Up Dots free business podcast is a lovely lady who was kind enough to allow me to spend time with her on her own show Freedom Academies.....Turbo Charge Your Success. Now during our conversation it was clear to me that this was a lady that I needed to get on Join Up Dots, as she has a story that shows all the characteristics that we find in the succesfull. She has motivation. She has hustle And alongside her business partner Laura West, a few years ago found themselves homeless The business they ran together was going south and they were exhausted. They had no option at all but to move into two rooms in the office. They had a problem that most business owners have at one time or another. They were very good at that they did, but nobody knew about it. Thye couldnt get their talents out into the world. They started researching business growth systems, high performance ‘gurus’, wealth creation experts and all the investment strategies they could get there hands on. Within twelve months they had a property portfolio worth over $2,000,000 that they had bought with others people’s money. More importantly the income from that property was double the income from their business that they had spent years building up! They also applied all the business knowledge they had gained, transformed their business and went on to sell it! They did all of this while being homeless, using the leisure centre across the road to shower and working 80 hours per week. They were at such a rock bottom that they had the ability to create huge freedom of choice in their lives. So was it just that the dots joined up, the time became right for them to flourish? Or was it more to do with the undertanding that upskilling your knowledge is the way to go. Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only property entrepreneur Kemi Egan
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Entrepreneurial
So entrepreneurship seems really fun? And you want to be an entrepreneur but you are too scared hat you don't have the skills to be one? Well thats not a surprise after all. as an entrepreneur is a super powerful individual that has skills that the normal man just cant possess. They need less sleep than you and me. They don't even need to stop and eat like you and I do. They are the supreme beings, controllers of their own destiny and able to cast a shadow across the world and the rest of us. That is of course the perception of what an entrepreneur is, or at least so many people want you to think that....but it's rubbish. And entrepreneur at its heart, is someone who is willing to try to do something. Accept failure. Accept risk, and go again. These are super powers by any stretch of the imagination. These are things that we all posses, if want to posses them. They are in all of us. I'll give you an example.....and this example is going to be about me the host of Join Up Dots. When I started the show, all I could do was turn on the microphone and talk. And even that small action I had to learn. Did I call myself an entrepreneur? Of course I didn't as I didn't know the first thing about it. But I knew how to take a risk and give something a go. I knew how to minimise the downside and try to maximize the upside (in this case not spend a lot to get going, but try to make some cash as some as possible) And that is what I have done, and little by little I am making more cash and having a lovely life. Now not for one moment would I call myself an entrepreneur. What I would call myself is someone who is willing to have a go, and work hard at something. No super powers at all, just pure, down to earth work ethic and persistence. So if you dont think you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur, dont be one. Call yourself anything but give it a go, and you will be amazed at what you achieve in your life. entrepreneurial entrepreneurial entrepreneurial entrepreneurial
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Success
Success is what everyone wants in their life, but what does success really mean for you. Does success mean millions in the bank or simply having the time freedom that you want? My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is with a man who first appeared on the show back on episode nine of Join Up Dots and is a master at building success from scratch. As we spoke about on the first show, some people are born to make money. Others are born to provide value to others. Our guest today was born to do both. From his early days in school, he knew how to hustle, zigging whilst others zagged, zoning in on opportunities whilst others looked the other way. He made money as a young man, and knew that this was the way he wanted his life to be. But life in school is I suppose “Childs play” compared to what is in store when the high school bell rings for the last time, and your thrust out into the big wide world to fend for yourself. Our guest knew this and before even leaving high school, was creating a path that would lead him to where he is today. By enrolling into an MLM course, he learnt the skills of rapport building and developed the ability to create connections with people from all forms of life. This is probably the most important skill that any entrepreneur could hope to have. But although a huge step in the right direction, he was making very little money, so knew he had to take a step into the unknown and accept a level of risk that he hadn’t before. This risk came when he realised that there was opportunities galore in real estate, and before long, with a huge list of tenants paying him rent from properties he owned, he was a paper millionaire. Not bad for someone only in the 20’s. However the phrase “Learn to expect the unexpected” could have had been a very useful mantra to have, as boom time literally disappeared overnight. In 2008 the real estate crash occurred, and forced our guest into bankruptcy. Despondent, depressed and broke, he had two choices.. One to say goodbye to the good life and settle into a life of “What Ifs” and “Broken Dreams” Or he could fight back, and restore himself to previous glories. Well after after rebuilding his millionaire net worth he’s achieved a higher minded psychology, greater financial freedom, and full awareness of the science of creating Success From Scratch™. He now currently teaches students across the globe how to create entrepreneurship time freedom with his program. (Alphahomeflipping.com) And with this incredible bounce-backability he has put all his learnings and strategies into his second published book, Success From Scratch™ Mental Strategies for Success in a Survival of the Fittest Environment available now at Amazon. So is he truly at a place now, where the hustle has been replaced with fun and enjoyment, or can he never leave behind the “What if i lose it all again” mentality? And why did he feel the need to put his knowledge into words again, when there are many many such similar books sitting covered in dust on the book shelves of the world? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Nick Ruiz. Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Nick such as: Why feelings are so important to be aware off as you proceed to build your own future. Excitement is key to pointing the way to the gold. Nick shares how monetizing your passion could well be dangerous and should be considered fully before entering into its pursuit. Why so many people fail to celebrate or reward themselves after achieving goals, and why this is so a huge failure for continued success. and lastly…. Nick and I discuss the power of rough draft moves and how he believes this is the key to all success. Success is what brings confidence, and confidence is what brings success
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Impossible
Doing the impossible can quite often seem a step too far for most people. But my guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who seems loves doing the impossible more than anything. He is kind of normal from the outside, but did deeper and you can see a world changing mission. One side of the fence is a coach, and a very successful one at that. He has has helped clients create multimillion pound investments from nothing, he has coached CEO’s to build thriving companies, philanthropists to set up charities, couples to conceive and lovers to start fantastic relationships. He has helped the intrepid to change jobs, change careers and even change countries. He has helped entrepreneurs to find their dream companies and senior executives to earn promotion to the Board. He is dedicated to serving extraordinary people in recreating their lives beyond recognition. Which is of course powerful stuff for sure but then you see the standout journey that he is on. At least it is for us at Join Up Dots. In 2015 he created the impossible busting Chicken shit foundation, which was created to honour and fulfill the legacy of Rafael Bejarano Rangel, who was tragically killed in Egypt, to bring empowerment, education, and transformation to all people through music, laughter and compassion, and to help re-awaken waning or lost indigenous traditions and support their sustainability and survival through the youth of the world. They accomplish their mission by enrolling the support and voices of Chicken-Shits (ie. those who need to believe in themselves more, even if it’s just at certain times with certain people, and who would benefit from taking stock of the gifts and talents they posses that the world is hungry for, and then sharing accordingly.) Our current projects include building schools in Liberia West Africa and for a community in Mexico as well as youth empowerment and preservation of indigenous traditions among youth around the world. They do this by fund raising, mentoring, providing leadership and raising awareness and through building a global community. Big stuff is going on in this mans life so it is a delight to have him on the show. But what made this English man do something, very un-english, and peer his head over his own garden fence and start to make a difference to others across the world? And does he look back and think, I wished I had started this earlier or did it appear at the perfect time for him to be able to achieve his aims? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Simon Crowe
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Sleep
Sleep and getting enough sleep can be such a huge issue for us all. Which is why Christine Hansen built a whole business around getting sleep into our lives. My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady who the majority of the world need to get into contact with at sometime or another. She is a sleep expert who over the last years has positioned herself as the go to person to help you drift off into a pleasant, restful and recharging sleep as soon as your head hits the pillow. As she says “I understand that sleeping, while on sleep medication isn’t really sleeping. I understand that falling asleep, but then having to lie awake for hours in the middle of the night isn’t really sleeping, and I understand that waking up just as tired as when you went to bed isn’t really sleeping either” So hands up….come on people be honest “How many of you have fallen into one of these sleep patterns over the last few years?” Yep, I know that I have, so how has our guest managed to find the solution to something that plagues all of us at one time or another. And the answer is, she has been on a journey of self discovery, upskilling and putting herself and her knowledge out there Starting her journey as an English teacher in Luxembourg, she had a pretty standard career for a few years until she got to the point when her interest in corporate coaching and sleep patterns became too much to ignore. And she took the leap of faith, leaving her career in education in 2015 to start something new and inspiring. And since then with a huge amount of hustle, commitment, perseverance and of course struggle she has built her hugely successful business coaching successful and career driven women (and inspiring men) on how to get a solid nights’ sleep allowing them to wake up refreshed, with more energy, and ready to tackle their legacy and personal life. So how has she managed to do all this whilst still getting a good nights sleep herself? And is it as simple as learning to switch off form everything that needs to be done, or much more than that? Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, the one and only, my favourite sleep expert ever Christine Hansen Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Christine Hansen such as: Why its so important for us all to find the best time to create our work. Do you need an early start, or work late. Its up to you to find the time that works. How focusing in on her spider senses is such an important way to operate in business, as more often than not the bad decisions full to the wayside. How she knew that her sleep business was a great idea simply by demand. Every business needs to solve a problem for people, so look around and find a solution. How sleeping is a habit that we can create, so we must look at everything we do on our way to bed to see if it is adding to the problem. and lastly…. How she feels that her job is a secret boyfriend in her life that her husband knows all about…and she want to run and spend time with it as much as she can. sleep, sleeping, sleep, sleeping,sleep, sleeping,sleep, sleeping,sleep, sleeping,sleep, sleeping,sleep, sleeping,sleep, sleeping,sleep, sleeping,sleep, sleeping,sleep, sleeping,sleep, sleeping,sleep, sleeping,sleep, sleeping,sleep, sleeping,
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Fun
Fun Fun. Fun is what we all want. And on todays show we discuss fun and how you can bring fun into your life, even when you think that there is no chance. You might be working in a factory. You might be working in a stuff office environment, when the last thing that the boss wants is you to have fun, when business needs to be dealt with. All of us want to have fun. But what does this mean, exactly? For some people, for example, fun is about getting wasted by taking drugs, drinking alcohol, or maybe just staying up very late at night. Fun is making the task you are doing as enjoyable as possible by being playful, creative and foolish. What we mean is fun is learning how to enjoy wherever you are and whatever you are doing, no matter how stupid it seems to be. This is a hard one for many people, but it is a key to having fun.   The idea is to make anything fun, no matter how weird or dumb it is, if you look at it right.   You don’t have to go anywhere, get drunk, or do anything like that to have fun.   That is the key here. You can be humorous, upbeat, positive and happy no matter what other people choose around you.   They can all be depressed and sad, and you can have a different attitude.   This creates fun in anyone, in any situation. You can see the humor.  You can see that people are strange, but not freak out or space out like most people do in this situation. Now, if someone or something is definitely making you very unhappy, then try to change the situation, go home, go away, do something else to change it as best you can. But for anything you do in life, you can certainly have fun and enjoy the process. And why, my friends I ask you would you not to do just that? As the Beachboys said "And she had fun, fun, fun till her Daddy took the T-Bird Away!!
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Podcasts
Podcasts are hot business at the moment. In fact podcasts have never been more popular and my guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who not only is in the same game as me, but he has his fingers on the pulse of what is hot, what is good, and what in podcasting should be left as an idea and not actually brought out to the worlds ears. He is the Head of Content at Spreaker, is former EVP/CTO at PodcastOne.com and former Content and Business Manager for Podcasts/TV at Microsoft’s Xbox Live and Zune. He currently hosts the SpreakerLiveShow.com podcast Wednesdays at 3pm PST and co-hosts NewMediaShow.com/live Saturdays at 9am PST/Noon ES. Which is of course very impressive, but even more so especially to someone like me is the fact that he is a veteran in the field, starting his  WebTalk World Radio Show in 1999, recognized as the first nationally syndicated radio program in the world to begin podcasting on Sept 15th, 2004. and has been working in the podcasting field since. Now this is pre-google, pre-iTunes, and pre the world that we now take for granted. He is a lover of the format of podcasting. Is a master at his game. And is focused on raising the standards of content creators across the world. And if that isn't something to make you licks your lips and salivate what about this fact! He is also a Guinness World Record Holder for creating the worlds largest glass of Florida Orange juice. So what was it that really excited him about stepping behind the microphone and getting his words out to a world, that perhaps was not ready to consume content in such a way? And is podcasting something that he sees as a great business model, or just a passing fad, waiting to join the Rubik cube, cabbage patch dolls, and the pet pebbles in the craze hall of fame? Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Rob Greenlee   Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Rob Greenlee such as: Rob shares the steps that he took  to create his podcasting career, which led from a love of marketing to putting his words into the worlds ears. Rob shares why so many podcasts struggle with gaining an audience that will reach out to them and gives tips how to build an engaged audience. and lastly…. Why it is so important to start a business from the basis of giving value before you ever start to look to getting any back
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Fear
Fear, fear and more more fear is what we discuss with my guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview. He iss a man that i am proud to call a friend. Im not sure he would say the same about me, but I guess we will discover this through the show. He is the head honcho at Natural Born Coaches, where he supports, nurtures and sometimes gives a kick to coaches across the world who need a little help in building their businesses. And what I love about this guest, as you will see in the show it looks like he has really found his thing in life and looks like it was always on the cards. But as he says "After a decade of success in my past life (real estate,) I went through business closure and challenges that would have caused most to give up. How did I get back on track? With the help of coaches! After years of being a lone wolf, and being proud of “going it alone,” I experienced the power of coaching first-hand, and it really made a difference. So when I was ready to go back into business, I knew that I wanted to be a coach. I wanted to help others like I’d been helped. I dove in and became a coach, and discovered what every new coach learns when he gets into this business … it’s not easy! Jumping into the coaching business (for small business owners), he created the programs that he would use with his clients, established systems, printed business cards, launched his website, a blog, the social media, and waited for clients to start beating down his door. They didn’t! So he started prospecting harder every day. By reaching out to people in his target market, he got consultations and some clients (but too many that I was working with at discounted rates, or even worse, for free!). It was a frustrating situation. So when I finally got it rolling, I knew that I didn’t want other coaches to go through the same growing pains that I did." And now with his podcast rolling into the 500 plus episodes, and people now beating down his door for coaching advice, does he look back and think "Man, I made it truly hard for myself!" And what was the key that finally opened the door to get the whole things going? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots once more, with the one and only Mr Marc Mawhinney. Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Marc Mawhinney such as: Why Marc feels that it is great to start building communities as soon as you possibly can, as its easy to do, very cheap, and builds connections like wildfire. Why there is a right way and wrong way to reach out to people, and the big two mistakes that Marc believes that everyone keeps on making. Keep Moving Forward is such a powerful mantra for life, for entrepreneurs and for anyone wanting a new future. There is nothing that will stop you 100% in your tracks...just keep moving forward. and lastly…. Why Marc feels that so many coaches need to get over their own personal fears and issues before they start marketing their own services to the world. You can't hide behind a glossy website if you haven't got your own act together.
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Job Search
Job Search time is hard. You know what you want to do, but nobody gives you the chance to do it. Which makes todays guest entrepreneur so inspiring. As in stead of keeping on the job search odyssey she went and built it herself. My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady who has a background in a background in engineering, marketing and management. Which has lead to her creating a business around…. ill let you think about if for a little while……lead generation, personal branding, communications, public speaking, social media marketing, and digital marketing. Yeah you didn’t see that coming did you? And I guess neither did our guest today, but it is true to say that at her core she has creativity flooding through her veins As she says ” I was always an artist and writer at heart, but thought that when starting the job search marketing was the best way to make a living doing something that required creativity. After a few years working in an insurance company, I realized that the corporate environment wasn’t for me, and thats when I made tough decision to leave the comfort zone of my corporate job, forget about another job search and start my own business.” But her adventure had a rough start. There were many unknowns, including her ultimate job search mission. Which is the amazing part of what Join Up Dots has become for so many people across the world. It is where belief grows into action, and action grows into whatever you want for yourself. You cant see the real dream right at the very beginning, you just have to find out the vague direction that you want to go in, and then start walking. So how did our guest manage to meander her way through the obstacles and create something amazing for her, her clients and of course the world? And when she looks back does she have those “Man, what was I thinking…I could do it so much quicker now” thoughts? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Cloris Kylie Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Cloris Kylie such as: How life is built around moments and situations that are terrible and out of control, but you just cant get to where you want to be without them. Why you should be very aware of who you are working for, so that you can build products that are needed before creating them….make sure you fill the need before anything.. Why Cloris believes firmly that we should spend more time looking back on the progress of what we have achieved than beating ourselves up about what we need to do in the future. How she believes that in the early days she had a small mindset that needed to be shook up so that she could truly start to be the person that she was born to be. And lastly…. How without two horrible Managers (who are named on the show) she wouldn’t be in the position that she is today….thank you Managers, but you were still bad people!!!   A Job Search when you want to be inspired, happy and motivated can be hard, so why not stop the job search and build the dream yourself? job search, job search, job search, job search, job search, job search, job search, job search, job search, job search, job search, job search
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Faith
Faith, a faith a faith, you've got to have faith. Words supplied by the late and great George Michael, who told us all back in the eighties that no matter what we do in our lives we have to have faith. And that is what we talk about in today's episode of Join Up Dots Faith and most importantly having business faith. Let's get something straight right from the very beginning but when you start growing your business, so many people will tell you that its luck that you need. Yeah, you were so lucky that you found yourself in that position Oh, wow, how lucky was it that you went to that conference and met that business partner! Well let's get this clear when growing your business it's not about LUCK, It's about FAITH. How much do you have? Let me give you some examples of what I mean: * When we get on a plane we have the FAITH it is going to fly! * When we go to bed we have FAITH that in the morning there will be light! * When we leave our house we have the FAITH that it will be there when we return. 90% of our daily activities are solely based on our faith and belief. If we had no faith, we wouldn't even be able to get out of bed in the morning. Faith fuels our very being; yet when it come to getting clients and building our business it seems that there is a faith shortage. If we hold a workshop and one person shows, then we tell ourselves we have the wrong niche. If the first 10 people we speak to say no to our service, we convince ourselves that we hate marketing. Where is the faith? A good friend shared this wonderful analogy with me this weekend about business building... If am handed 10,000 oyster shells and told 10 have a million dollar pearl... I begin to open them. Phew. Oysters are hard to open. 1, 2, 3, 4...Ah. Sill no pearl. Shoot. 5, 6. I cut my hand. This is really hard. 7, 8, 9, 10. Still no pearl. So frustrating. This is a stupid idea. There are no pearls in any of these. I hate oysters. I don't even want a million dollars. And before you know it, there is no faith. Faith is tested when things get hard, when we are afraid, and when our perfectly laid plans aren't so perfect. True faith is continued belief in the face of adversity. True faith is when you have every single reason in the world to have NO faith, especially in business. So, here is how you hold on and keep faith the center of your business development: 1) Be clear about what you want. Faith wavers when it is uncertain what to claim. Claim what you want. 2) Stop being realistic. 3) Stop looking for the results. Not your job. They will come. Your job is faith, action, repeat. 4) Know that our faith will be constantly tested. You pass the test when you continue to believe. faith,faith,faith,faith,faith,faith,faith,faith,faith,faith,faith,faith
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Health Business
Heath and business is what takes up my guests todays life. He is a man who classes himself as Part CEO, part personal development wonk and part biohacker info geek. Built from his background of businessman, television producer, filmmaker and author he would also class himself as 100% self-confessed serial entrepreneur,, He began his life journey in Colorado (via Wisconsin), where he studied marketing at the University of Colorado. He then graduated from Chadwick University with a BA in environmental studies, then went on to attend graduate school at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he studied intellectual property law. But it would seem to me that his life, at least where he was always heading started for earnest in 1999 when he started the health food business Steviva. Answering the need of food companies to manufacture products lower in sugar (and to adhere to new health based FDA disclosure guidelines), Steviva offers a wide range of industrial-size, high-quality clean-label sweetening systems for food manufacturers, plus smaller, pack-size sweetening options for health-conscious consumers. Through Steviva, our guests goal is to eliminate metabolic disease, one meal at a time. As he says "I founded Steviva Ingredients as a result of my passion for health, business, community service and environmental advocacy. My company was inspired by and follows the world renowned engineer, statistician, professor, author, lecturer, and management consultant Professor W. Edwards Deming's principles of constant improvement in product and customer service. My company ensures the highest possible standards for quality control and food safety. This drives everything we do." And isn't that how all success is made? Constant improvement over a period of time, leading to something amazing, rewarding and valuable to ourselves and the world. You start small, and work hard until the world starts to take notice. So was the entrepreneurial vibe born in him or constructed piece by piece by everyday of his working life? And living in a country that is known for its ample portions, sauces, relishes and other additions has it been easier to build his company, or more difficult because of the environment of food loving? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only, Mr Thom King. Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Thom King such as: How he came to the realisation that he loves the moments of pain in his life, as this is the area of greatest growth. Thom shares an amazing story of how he came to find recognition from his father, something that he was so grateful for especially after his father passed away. Why he feels that so many people have a ceiling attached to their mindset which they could just blast through, as long as they look around and see what others are doing. and lastly…. Thom shares his childhood dreams of being in the entertainment industry, although he never truly felt it was possible. A mindset ceiling that he never truly managed to breakthrough.
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Boss
Being the boss and an entrepreneur, when you are a lady is sometimes hard, especially when you have children and stuff. However my guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is the CEO and Founder of Boss Mom, entrepreneur Dan Malstaff. She is a mother, author, business strategist, podcaster, blind spot reducer, and movement maker. She is the author of Boss Mom: The Ultimate Guide to Raising a Business & Nurturing Your Family Like a Pro, and with over 9,000 students in various courses and over 10 years of experience in content creation, community building, and business strategy, she grew the Boss Mom brand into a six figure business in less than a year. But was this always a success that was on the cards, or did she go through the same struggles, guilt and burnout that most new entrepreneurs find themselves in as there fledgling business grows and they become boss. Well certainly the life of a thriving entrepreneur certainly didn't seem on the cards as she pursued her education both in Dijon in France and the Indiana University where she studied Broadcast Journalism. Instead upon completing her studies, she entering employment with the Lowdendal Group, and Quantum Of Health, but it wasn't until she quit her job and got pregnant that the first dots of what has become today's mission really raised themselves. How do you build a business, whilst supporting a new baby? How do you build a business, whilst being a wife, lover, friend, best friend, and all the other hats that ladies wear nowadays? With the "Why cant we have our cake and eat it" ideology, Boss Mom was created to do two things. First, to help dramatically shift the mindset of ladies across the world in how they see themselves, and your role as a mother, entrepreneur, wife, daughter, friend and more. An epic shift that will allow them to see how they can be amazing in each of these roles without sacrificing the others. And second, to guide them through a new way of thinking about how they integrate their family life with their entrepreneurial life. Giving a plan that can be implemented that will make her clients world feel a little easier. So would she say that she was a reluctant entrepreneur or one that was always waiting to go out and blaze big across the world? And what would be the biggest learning she has gained from growing a business from scratch? Well lets find out as bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Dana Malstaff Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Dana Malstaff such as: How how she created a business that she loves and wakes up every morning, due to the people that she has hired or work with., Why Dana believes that accepting the rough times in one life on the way to becoming the boss, is a great way of finding the things that you truly love. You need the crap to really heighten your focus on the gold. Why you should never do things in your life that mean you are losing money. Delegate as much as you can, so you can earn the big stuff. and lastly…. Why its a great idea to get drunk in a pub, with a recorder and ask the big questions in life. You will be astonished to see how much truth comes out when you listen back to it all.  Check her out at Boss Mom. com where female entrepreneurs thrive   best,business,career,coach,confidence,design,entrepreneur,entrepreneurs,entrepreneurship,freedom,happiness,inspiration,interview,life,marketing,mastery,motivation,online,podcast,shows,startup,startups,success
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Career
Career advice is everywhere. But never will you find better than from todays career expert Rikki Hansen. She is an expert in helping people from across the globe transition in their careers and find work that is amazing everyday. Todays guest is a lady who can call herself a true lady of the globe. Coming originally from Denmark, she grew up in the Scandinavian countryside clambering around the hills and fjords happily, until moving to Paris for three years to live in the capital of romance and culture. But now she calls the UK home and has been living in London since 1996. Yep, we have adopted her as one our own. And she has appeared to flourish whilst living in London, as her career went from strength to strength, as she worked hard on a career in Human Resources for companies such as Morgan Stanley, Citigroup and Shell. But it is ok to have a career that is on the ascendency , well actually it’s a great thing, but when you have a career that is going well, but you want to do your own thing, then it can feel quite differently. And our guest knew that her path was going to change She had always wanted to start her own career change consultancy, so in 2005 did just that, and quit her well paid job to go it alone. She walked away from the consistent monthly salary, and started flexing her hustle muscle on a daily basis. And now as she says on her business site “I have a knack for quickly connecting with people and drawing them out thereby helping them understand how they can translate their unique personality, skills and interests into a career or business on their terms. Combining my experience of career coaching over 500 clients, 8 years+ of owning my own business and a background in HR, I can offer you the practical know-how, motivation and confidence to actually make your career change or business idea happen!” So lets find out how this Scandinavian lady came to leave the glorious Danish countryside, to live in the English Capital? And does she see a need for more and more assistance to be offered to wannabe entrepreneurs nowadays, than compared to when she started back in 2005? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Rikke Hansen. Show Highlights During the episode we discussed such weighty topics such as: Why she believes that so many people spend more time looking around them for answers than within themselves. How she feels that she isn’t different, nut more aware of who she should be….and that is a game changer. How you need to create a crack in your life to allow the passion in. Otherwise it wont stand a chance of finding you. Why Steve Jobs words are so true, and the world has become even more ziggy-zaggy than ever before. And lastly….. “Live your life like everything around you is rigged” is a great way to achieve what you want in life.   best,business,career,coach,confidence,design,entrepreneur,entrepreneurs,entrepreneurship,freedom,happiness,inspiration,interview,life,marketing,mastery,motivation,online,podcast,shows,startup,startups,success career, career,career, career,career, career,career, career,career, career,career, career,career, career,career, career,career, career,career, career,career, career,career, career,career, career,career, career,career, career,career, career,career, career,career, career,career, career,career, career,career, career,career, career,career, career,career, career,career, career,career, career,career, career,career, career,career, career,career, career,
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Happiness
The 5 Stages of Happiness “One has to spend so many years in learning how to be happy.” – George Eliot Happiness is very intriguing, the reason why many philosophers who have gone before us have endeavored to explain it. Or why researchers like Jennifer Aaker has studied how we can calibrate what we think make us happy in five life- stages. Discovery during childhood and adolescence, pursuit in our mid-twenties, balance in our late twenties and early thirties, meaning in our late thirties and forties, and savoring from our fifties on. They say that our sense of happiness dynamically changes throughout life and to ever think at any stage that our progress is finished is a folly. Happiness is never static. Our contentment tells us how happy we are. And with changing wants and needs and varying levels of mental maturity, our happiness lies absolutely on us. Happiness is subjective. What made you happy before does not guarantee your happiness in the future. One must adapt and learn. And so in todays episode of Join Up Dots we talk about the five stages of happiness and how no matter what we think....happiness is a choice we make and it starts within in. So here are the five stages that we have gone through when we are at our happiest. 1: Try to remove all comparison from your life It is a killer in our search for happiness, that we spend so much time looking at what other people are doing on social media. And more often than not it's not true and they are only showing us the good stuff that they want us to to see. So don't worry about what other people are doing in their lives and just focus on your own stuff and believe me you will be so much more happy. 2: Free from your heart from hatred A happy heart is a loving heart, and the world will want us to fill it with hatred and anger, Someone cuts you up in your car, and then blames you with a rude finger gesture. Someone makes some cheeky comment that they thought was a joke, but you didn't like. Well to be happy in our lives we have to look at forgiving these things and just accepting everything for what it was. A moment of turmoil in your life and not worth dragging around for a second more of what its worth,....and thats nothing. 3: Live Simply Happiness and living happy can come together so much more quickly if we just look at removing ourselves from lives stresses. Do we need the car that has the monthly repayments or the cable tv that we hardly ever watch? Do we need to go out for meals twice a week, and then have a huge credit card bill each month to pay off? Probably not, and happiness can come together quite quickly when we decide to focus on the things that make us happy, dont cost a lot and are simple. It could be sitting in the garden with some friends, instead of going out in the evening to the pub. It could be just going to the movies, but not spending a fortune on cokes, popcorn and food as well. You will be amazed at how much you are spending that doesn't truly make you happy. Its just something that you are doing each month, day or week. Live simply and let happiness come to you. 4: Give More There is a truth in life that giving a present makes us happier than receiving. It's the giving that makes all the difference. So when was the last time that you did something for someone else, just to make them happy? Probably quite awhile ago, as we are so wrapped up in our own lives doing what we need to do first and foremost. So lets start looking for happy in our lives 5: Expect Less If you can operate in a world, where you accept what life is bringing you, instead of setting such high goals that disappointment is always lurking then the happier you will be. This is the truth, and it doesnt matter who you are, or what you have achieved in life...happiness is never connected with an outcome. We think it is, but that is wrong. So do your best, enjoy yourself and realise that whatever happens, it is exactly what you was supposed to be getting. best,business,career,coach,confidence,design,entrepreneur,entrepreneurs,entrepreneurship,freedom,happiness,inspiration,interview,life,marketing,mastery,motivation,online,podcast,shows,startup,startups,success
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Compound Effect
Compound Effect is so amazingly powerful, and ,my guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who uses it daily. He overcame adversity, lost nearly 100 pounds, ran a marathon, dramatically changed his diet and created an approach to help others live a better life, every day. He calls it the Do a Day method and through his book flying off the shelves of Amazon and other good book stores, and his thriving online business he now shows us the steps to doing this. Changing our lives by small, doable steps, leading to overcoming the impossible, instead of tackling huge challenges head on which just wear us out. Now this wasn't a process that was obvious to our guest right from the start, although it is true that although ingrained in the corporate world, he has certainly had a foot in the entrepreneurial motivational camp right from the start Leaving Bowdoin College with an AB in Economics, Chinese and Philosophy, he started work as a Senior Associate Consultant at Liberty Mutual, before going back to school to get an MBA in Business. From then on he tackled many different positions for a multitude of companies leading to holding the Executive Vice President Head of Claims for Hiscox Insurance down in Atlanta. And you can see the ambition clearly as he climbed quickly the corporate ladder. all the time balancing the work ethic with keeping his personal and physical side on an even keel. He has faced challenges in life, such as obesity, depression, work stress, the responsibilities of parenthood, the potential of losing his wife to illness, and more. And he struggled, like anyone else. But as we see on Join Up Dots every-time, through that struggle, he learned the secret to not just overcoming any individual challenge, but creating a life of achievement, happiness and harmony. Do a Day will free you of the burden and judgement of yesterday‘s choices, while relieving you of the pressure of what tomorrow may bring. By teaching you how to identify your true motivation and how to use that to focus on what you have to do today, Do a Day will help you change your life. So is he now 100% entrepreneurial of does he see a combined approach to his workload going forward? And what has been the biggest learning from living the life that he has had so far? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Bryan Falchuk. Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Bryan Falchuk such as: How he has managed to juggle so many things in his life, to get his business running, even whilst working a fulltime job. Why Bryan never gives answers to someones problems, as he is a great believer that the individual has to work out the answers himself. We discuss why it is so hard for anyone to kick start their lives, as they really have to dig down and understand their own personal self value first. and lastly…. Bryan shares an amusing story about a veggie burger that emphasises that no matter how a life seems from the outside, people still have to deal with the little annoyances.   best,business,career,coach,coaching,confidence,design,entrepreneur,entrepreneurs,entrepreneurship,freedom,happiness,inspiration,interview,life,marketing,mastery,motivation,online,podcast,shows,startup,startups,success,training
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Book Publishing
Book publishing is really hot at the moment with many people trying to find th book publishing fastrack to Amazon success. Well my guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is Julie Broad, a lady spinning many different plates at one time. And I guess that is when a entrepreneur really comes into their own and this guest does it better than most with the ability to both diversify in the subjects that they are passionate about. She is an Amazon #1 Best Selling Author and International Book Award winner, recipient of the Top 20 under 40 award for Vancouver Island, a successful entrepreneur, recognized real estate investor and a popular speaker and workshop trainer. She’s been speaking on stages large and small across Canada since 2009, sharing her simple and strategic systems for having more impact & influence in your life and business. She’s appeared as a guest on numerous news programs including CTV, Global TV, DayTime Ottawa and CFax 1070 and featured in publications such as Yahoo!Canada, Entrepreneur.com, Ottawa Citizen, Toronto Sun and The Vancouver Province. She is also a regular contributing writer for Canadian Real Estate Wealth’s Magazine. But once gain as we have seen recently on Join Up Dots, where she really comes into her own is by having the ability to tell stories that converts information into sales. She’s an expert on helping people who aren’t naturally born to sell, get results, make an impact and ultimately make more money (for their company and for themselves!). Sharing proven techniques for better communication, productivity and persuasion, She always leaves people inspired, excited and with clear steps to take action immediately. So out of all the things that fill her time what would be the one that she feels really pulls it all together and become her personal brand? Book publishing or her coaching business. And I suppose the big question as we have her on the show, is what does she find is the number one thing that holds people back from finding similar success? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Julie Broad Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Julie Broad such as: How she discovered that people do not want perfection from coaches and speakers, but they do want people that they can relate to on a personal level. Why she made the bold decision to leave the job that she had worked so hard to create, due to discovering that it wasn't the money that she really wanted in her life How she started creating her new business and the steps she has taken to bring it to the world, (and the people who need it most) and lastly…. Why selling doesn't need to be hard, and in fact working on the basis of "Not fit" can sometimes encourage results like never before. Book publishing has never been easier   best,business,career,coach,coaching,confidence,design,entrepreneur,entrepreneurs,entrepreneurship,freedom,happiness,inspiration,interview,life,marketing,mastery,motivation,online,podcast,shows,startup,startups,success,training
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Fitness
Fitness is the buzz word in todays world. Are you looking after your fitness? Are you planning on getting fit? Well today’s guest joining us on the Join Up Dots Steve Jobs inspired podcast is a lady who has made very happy. As this is the second time I have had the pleasure of grilling her on the show, as she last appeared back on episode 208, where we talked about her rise to the top of the fitness industry from a starting point that was more than a bit unusual. Yep, that’s all i’m saying, so you will have to go back and listen to that one to find out her unusual past occupations. So when she connected with me again and said “David, have I got more dots to share with you and your listeners” then I knew it was going to be good stuff. And it as this is a lady that is tackling one of the hardest fitness courses the world has scene “The Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge” created by Jo De Sena who also appeared on the show back on episode 312 And the big question to this desire to get down, muddy and sweaty is why? Is fitness that important? She is a beautiful lady, has a great business that is rocking and rolling, has clients across the world, and could stay in her comfort zone quite happily. But she doesn’t want to. She wants to prove herself and go after bigger and bigger challenges, which really joins up the dots to our first interview. As this is not your usual uber glamorous fitness guru. But this is a lady will drive, commitment and passion to do the unusual. To create her own path, And to go to bed each night content to know that she has given it her very best. So what was the appeal of going onto the hit TV show “Spartan Ultimate Challenge”? And did she discover things about herself that were a complete surprise, or only cement what she already knew? Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Stephanie Keenan.   best,business,career,coach,coaching,confidence,design,entrepreneur,entrepreneurs,entrepreneurship,freedom,happiness,inspiration,interview,life,marketing,mastery,motivation,online,podcast,shows,startup,startups,success,training
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Mastery
Mastery leads to operating on a higher level than anyone, and will ultimately lead to amazing things in our lives. The more we become experts in our chosen specific areas of interest, the more we can market our talents to others and reap the huge rewards that mastery brings. But of course there are very few people in the world that are willing to go this extra mile to become masters in their field. Think about Michael Jordan, David Beckham, Steve Jobs or any famous person you can think off, and there will have been hours and hours of secret practice. The times when no one was around to witness their additional work. The times when all their colleagues are either partying, resting or just doing the minimum to get by. And that isnt how life works. You need to be willing to suffer for your trade. You need to be willing to find time in your life to work on something, even if it is late at night or early in the morning. So when was the last time that you put in more work than you possibly thought was possible to hit true mastery in your life? If you are having trouble thinking of this mastery then there is a good chance that you have never done this. Thanks for listening and hope to hear from you again soon.
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Digital Marketing
Digital Marketing is needed by all businesses, and my guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a a lady who is shining a light into the sky that screams to the world "I am here to help, let us do what we are good at!" She is the co-founder of Scoop industries a company focused on growing your services and business with simple strategies for sustainable success. Which sounds very impressive, but when you hear that she grew her digital marketing business from $0 to $200,000 in less than two years, then Im sure that you will be taking out your pen and paper and making some serious notes. After leaving the Indiana University Bloomington with a BA in Pyschology, Management and Spanish, it wasn't obvious that she would now be the co-founder of her own rocking and rolling digital company. Instead she did what most entrepreneurs do at the beginning, and she got a job, in her case with The Neilson Company, performing numerous roles over a four year period, before it seems an usual turn in her career path occurred when she joined Corepower Yoga for another few years. However it was in the midst of this, career detour when it seems to me the first of her dots leading to where she is today truly appeared She joined Catalina Marketing in Chicago where she was brought on to help start up a new digital media division, helping product, marketing, sales and internal finance and billing teams, create a new process for a new online, video, and mobile product. And now with Scoop Industries digital marketing she is bringing all the skills gained over the last ten years into one place and rocking it big-time. So what was the biggest learnings she brought with her, that made such a difference to the success of Scope? And looking back did she need a business partner to help her get it off the ground, or was this just another piece of growing into an entrepreneur business owner? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Brittany Becher. Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Brittany Becher such as: How she remembers growing up in a place that she couldnt wait to leave, and the reasons why she has now returned. Brittany shares how she met her business partner, and how she came to realise that this was the lady that would work perfectly with her - even though they live in different countries. Why she spent nine months planning out how the business was going to work with her partner going forward - which was so smart and saved months of diffculties. and lastly…. Why it is so important to be aware of those moments of your life when excitement appears in your stomach. Reflect on why you are feeling that way as there are clues to a new future.
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Millionaire
Millionaires, and being a millionaire is a group that most of us wish we could be a part of. Well. my guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who has quite the ride to where he is now, as an author, business owner and on a mission to help the world shift their mindset to one of abundance. Get us all to be millionaires His early days were not as anyone would want for a child growing up. A survivor of a childhood riddled with domestic violence and alcoholism in the rural foothills of southern Virginia, he worked hard to throw of the mental chains that had covered him, to become the millennial CEO and founder of executive consulting firm, Excel Global Partners (EGP) and the Fund Managing Principal of the EGP Family of Companies. It has taken grit and persistence to get his award-winning firm, Excel Global Partners, to the position where it has served multi-billion dollar and mid-market clients in 20 states and in more than 16 countries across the world. But as we say this wasn't just a case of someone deciding to do things in a different way and then magic occurring. He has to master his habits, routines, and consciousness to train his mindset to shift from the poverty consciousness that he learned as a child to an abundance consciousness as an adult– and by doing so, became a multimillionaire. Today, he is having more fun than ever living the life of a purposeful millionaire with global reach. But this is probably the bit that I Love most about his story. For almost a decade, he quietly grew his business and his own personal development before ever setting out to coach or motivate anyone else, which believe me in today's world of "Hey i've just quit my job and now I'm a coach...come work with me", rarely ever happens. His book, The Purposeful Millionaire, is a best-selling guidebook of 52 rules that teaches people about mastering the millionaire mindset and getting the most out of life–doing more, living more, and achieving more! So is it the traumas in life, like the near drowning incident whilst kayaking the things that have taught him so much, or the everyday occurrences that most people just ignore, as well....living life? And where could he imagine being today if he hadn't started working on what was going on inside, before ever trying to master the world outside? Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Mr James Nowlin Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with James Nowlin such as: James shares how he has managed to get to his life to an eight on the happiness scale, and the steps he has taken to live this on a daily basis. James recalls how he had finally started to get the success once he had grasped that he had to learn more o then earn more. Self development is key for the progress he wanted. Why James believes that structuring your day with routines, gratitude and fitness regimes to really set yourself up for success in your business. So many people fail as they let themselves walk headfirst into burnout instead of doing the right work inside. and lastly…. Why pivoting in ones life is the key to gaining success. Nobody can expect to gain a foot on the right path straight out of the gate. But try things and you will find the thing that feels right.
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World Travel
World Travel and adventure is what many people crave in their lives, and so It’s with great delight that we bring onto the show today a man who had a similar background to myself. He began his career in the City Of London as a broker, and after a period of time knew that his time had come, to go after what lights him up inside. In fact it was a lot worse than that, as he actually became chronically depressed and knew that he had to do something about the way his life was going. And wow didn’t he do just that, as now he is a global adventurer, motivational speaker & philanthropist. He gave up this image of corporate success for a life on the road, which came about after being inspired by the movie The Motorcycle Diaries. The days of living and working behind his ‘slab of wood’ were well and truly over. His new passion: Finding ways for your inner rebel (that voice that tells you, you are worth so much more than you think) to come out and play.Adventure, adventure, adventure, As he says “The inner rebel tells you that your life is yours. And anything you dream of is possible. Anything. And that the fuel for all this delicious potential is simple: Kindness and harnessing the power of human connection. And. Doing it all with a smile on your face and a spring in your step!” So how did he take that first step when so many people would have thought that he had cracked it already? And does he look back at his past life, and know that this was just one of his dots that he had to go through to get to where he is today? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the inspirational Leon Logothetis. Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics as: How all his friends and family thought he was crazy just to throw it all up in the air and go after his dream, but he just knew that he had to do it. How the first journey that he took was travelling across America on just $5.00 dollars a day travelling from New York to Hollywood, connecting with the world. How he was taught by a homeless guy in Pittsburg that wealth isn’t in your wallet, but what is truly in your heart. How he nearly died whist driving a car across Romania, and could hear the words of Churchill “Never Give Up, Never Give Up, Never Give Up” And lastly…….. How he likes nothing more than jumping into a swimming pool, naked (and sometimes with a load of other people too….don’t tell your Mum!)
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Strengths
Strengths and playing to them are key to what makes a successful life. My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady who you might mistake for Superwoman and if you do, you won’t be alone. She is regularly featured on television news segments, inside major blogs and publications, and on podcasts from all over the globe. She’s an accomplished Success Coach, Speaker, host of the Maximize Your Strengths podcast, as well as published Author of the hot new book; From Frustrated to Frickin’ Awesome: 4 Steps to Achieve the Success You’re Wired For. But more than anything else she’s an exceedingly proud wife and mother of two, who loves helping others discover how to make their businesses and relationships thrive in harmony. But this was as far from her starting point as you can possibly imagine. Graduating from St Catherine University with a post baccalaureate certificate in Nursing, she entered into the medical profession as a Clinical Dietitian and Registered Nurse before a four year stint as a beauty consultant for Mary Kay So from my viewpoint, she has always had a nurturing side to her character, wanting people to look and feel as good as they can right from the outset. And so you can see that where she is now, is as far away as she could be, but also very similar in concept, she has found a way to maximise her strengths, provide more value to the world and enjoy herself in the process. As she says “While I’ve always been interested in self-development, in the last 9 years, I dove into investment in my training, self-improvement, and coaching. In addition to classroom style learning, I’ve gained valuable knowledge from seminars, home-coaching programs, group-coaching programs, one-on-one coaching relationships, books, self-study, and real-life successes and failures. My clients benefit from all of that education and experience wrapped into one business coach!” So people you find what you want to do naturally, your unique strength, up-skill yourself and then solve the problems of others in that area. Seems simple doesn’t it? So if this is the blueprint for success, why do so many people struggle with finding their way through the pain and scarcity to make a success of their lives? And when was the moment when she sat bolt upright in bed and screamed “Erueeerka I know what I should be doing in my life!!” Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Alissa Daire Nelson Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Alissa Daire Nelson such as: Why getting to know yourself is so vitally important if you ever want to be the greatest version of yourself that you can possibly be. Why Alissa feels that there is always another devil in another level and it doesnt matter where you are on the journey there are scary times ahead. Why masterminds are so uber powerful and an extremely cost effective way to keep you on track and focused on the right results. and lastly…. Why stability in ones life is so familiar and comfortable, and why all entrepreneurs have moments of thinking “Wouldn’t it be easier just to get a job?”
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Sales Funnels
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who rise to the top has been nothing short of remarkable. He went from a full-time insurance agent 4 years ago to building an e-commerce business that sold $20 million of physical products in 2016. What is astonishing is he did this WITHOUT using Amazon, eBay, or Shopify, and with nothing more than simple two-page ClickFunnels websites that use carefully optimized sales funnels. If you think that entrepreneurs are born more than made you could well be right. Our guest got his start in entrepreneurship with a pool cleaning business at 16, and has done everything from selling tea, to selling hundreds of thousands of dollars of t-shirts on Teespring, and to now selling 10,000 units per month across 20 different physical product lines. Today, he has built up an email list of 1.1 million subscribers and 300,000 buyers, and is selling the largest volume out of 50,000 ClickFunnels users. In addition to his eight-figure business selling physical products, his passion is helping and mentoring others to have the same success in e-commerce that he has had. But of course you need to have a direction right at the beginning, and then overcome the heartaches, stumbles and falls that knock so many people away from success like this. So was he just extremely lucky and didn't have any of these? Or is he a guy that believes that persistence overcomes luck and talent everyday of the week? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Trey Lewellen Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Trey Lewellen such as: Try shares a story of his early struggles, and reveals how he would have loved to be able to have reached out and found a mentor way before he found the man for him. Trey shares a powerful story of how the value of money has never changed for him, even when he earnt £117,000 he still appreciated what it took for the normal man to earn similar. Why flying across the world is so inspiring to Trey, as it brings into focus the complete abundance that we all have on offer to us everyday. and lastly…. Why people feel secure in the job that they do, even though they could lose it the next day. This is madness, and a side hustle should be on everyones schedule for protection.
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Morale
Morale in companies can be a huge problem and myy guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who currently runs a company called “Humans Working”, focused on 1-on-1 coaching with executives and managers; team-based (or even company-wide) workshops; and ongoing support, to help companies build loyalty and create environments that people love working in. A concept that is born within the Join Up Dots story that we will bring to you today. In 1997, when he was 24, he started an Internet software consulting company. While he knew that it’d be fun to create software in the early days of the Internet, his primary goal when starting the company was to create a fun atmosphere — a clubhouse if you will — that people would love coming to every day. They had a successful business for four years, not breaking any records, but they were profitable, provided very competitive salaries, great benefits, and a really fun atmosphere. Can all good things last? Well of course we hope that will always be the case, but in the case of our guest it wasn’t to be (at least not in the short term) After four years, their biggest client, because their promised second round of funding didn’t materialize, went out of business. With no money in the company bank account, less than $500 to his name, and a payroll of $40,000 due in 2 days, it was clearly time to shutter the doors. He summoned the team (of 10 guys at the time) to the conference room, and with tears, told them that I loved them, that we’d had a great run, but it was time to go home. And that is where we will start todays show, as there is nothing like a good cliffhanger to hook you from the start. So is it wise to look at the environment before anything else or is this going to lead to less productive, professional staff? And what was the biggest learning that he has taken away from the journey so far? Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Naphtali Visser Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Naphtali Visser such as: How he managed to negotiate an amazing raise for all his employees when in fact the majority of the market place were looking for redundancies. Why Naf is a big exponent of the quiet mind. A problem will never resolve it self by thinking too much about the problem. Let the answer come to you. Why creativity is a major part of building amazing morale changes within a company, as long as we allow for mistakes to occur naturally. Allow staff to feel they are part of the business and not just employees. and lastly…. And relax, stay calm and allow things to happen naturally in your life. Relaxed action is always the best way to achieve greatness.
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Mindset
Mindset expert Andy Murphy is my guest today on the Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who can call himself a global mindset coach, with clients across the world who seek him out to help them go to the next level. From entrepreneurs, world champions, professional sports athletes, multi-millionaire business owners, TV and film producers, TV and stage actors, trauma survivors and even Royal Family have all benefited from his mindset skills. But what fascinates me, is coming from Liverpool he would have found himself surrounded with friends and families who are just looking to get by. He would have been on a path like so many of us that is almost expected. Study hard, leave school, get a job, start a family….you get the drift. But our guest didn’t do that, instead he left everything behind and traveled to Sydney Australia, where he discovered the mindset Neuro Linguistic Programming in a sales and marketing environment. Breaking multiple sales records whilst helping clients successfully structure and invest in real-estate and at the top of the business in Australia, he was head-hunted to New Zealand. There he began to share his skills with CEO’s and again being in high demand was prospected to many companies, helping them develop their sales teams and set up internal departments. At the age of only 26 he opened a company developing a project to build a 100 Million dollar resort in the Fiji Islands. After marketing the company over in Dubai along side multi billion dollar developments the global real-estate industry began to slow down and he had a decision to make. After so much success would he batten down the hatches and go into survival mode? Or would he do the unexpected and get bigger, opening his arms wide and screaming “Come on world its me, just watch what I can do!” Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Andy Murphy Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Andy Murphy such as: How he overcome his difficulties and fought back from depression and bankruptcy as a young man in Dubai. How he recalls that school taught him nothing but martial arts taught him everything. How his Father taught him from an early age to focus on the worse case scenario then you are prepared. Why it is that so many successful people spend time on their own to allow themselves to focus on the future. and lastly…. How everyday he knows that he is going to have to deal with being scared due to pushing forward into the unknown,
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Questions
Questions, questions, and more questions.....welcome to todays questions and answer sessions with David Ralph, the host of Join Up Dots, where he answers several questions from listeners of the show. Question One: Hi David and everybody at Join Up Dots. Thank you so much for an amazing podcast. It is real brain food every single time. I have a quick question if you would be so kind to spare the time. But I have recently started a coaching business teaching single mothers how to free time, make money on the side, and still look after their children.Although it was going really well at the beginning I have found that my clients have dried up I have asked my clients for referrals as they all say that what I am providing is amazing but still I am struggling for business. Any idea at all as otherwise I might have to go back to work thank you so much for your time Jennifer Millard Perth Scotland. Question Two: Hi David I was listening to your recent episode with Danny Dover entitled life list and was so intrigued I went back and listened to the first time that Danny appeared on the show great stuff as always. My question to you is do you have a life list and what is in it thanks for all the best Carol Archer St Helens England. Question Three: David I've recently discovered join up dots and wish I had listened to it earlier I have been watching lots of people doing Facebook Live and I remember hearing you say that you think that it is ill constructed and ill prepared. Everybody seems to be doing it why do you think that it is so popular and have you got any plans to do the same cheers Mike Hackett Texas USA. Question Four: David, great show I have a couple of quick questions and would appreciate it if you could answer it on the show or in response to this email question one what made you jump Into entrepreneurship. I know this seems as simple question to ask but wouldn't it have been easier to stay in your job and just earn a salary and the second question is what has been the hardest obstacles to overcome in building your business in the early stages thanks very much all the best Claire Harding Christchurch New Zealand.
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Marketing
Marketing can be a huge problem for so many businesses, but not anymore with this guy around. My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a guy who first appeared on Join Up Dots way back on episode 107 Back then we spoke about his fascinating journey to where he is today known as The Millionaire Marketing Mentor®, the go-to guy for coaches, consultants, and other successful service professionals who want to attract more clients, convert more high-value sales, build an authority brand, and grow a lifestyle business that makes a bigger impact while generating more income. But life could have been very different, as starting his life in Poland, it was fair to say that he has come a long way since then, both Geographically and financially. Arriving in the United States of America with just $194.00 dollars in his pocket and a sprinkling of English, he set to work with a passion. The entrepreneurial bug has always been a keen element which makes him who he is, so it was with little surprise, but a lot of hard work that he transformed his finances by creating a series of business opportunities around California. First of all he co-owned a collection of bagel shops, and then moved onto running a multi-million dollar business that includes consulting, coaching, training, and information publishing. But there was of course so many stumbles, falls and triumphs between them. Isn’t that what makes a story interesting after all, and of course gives him the knowledge to help his clients and students often double, triple, and even 10x their business - some in as little as 90 days, by teaching them how to transform their limiting, time-intensive businesses into automated money making machines that Attract Clients Like Crazy®. So with his life now rocking and rolling, could he only have got here by going through the roller-coaster that is the entrepreneurial life? And how did he manage to keep going, when things weren't going the way that he wanted? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Adam Urbanski. Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Adam Urbanski such as: The best marketing is to find a way of tapping into your natural talents and bringing that to the world. It's not selling, but its making people want to work with you. Adam shares how he has developed his ability to connect with people across the world, and feels that its the empathy which is a key aspect to what he has become. Why the upskilling and grind phase of building is so important, as it shows you how much you truly want to make this business your life. and lastly…. Adam reveals how his mindset has changed over the last few years and the time aspect that comes with freedom is so attractive to him, where money used to be king.
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Woman Up
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is lady with many different plates spinning at one time. She is an internet business lawyer whose mission is to show business owners like us how to cover our "assets" online without having to spend a lot of money on legal fees. As the founder of Cover Your Assets Online.Com she has created a Do It yourself Legal Toolkit so that entrepreneurs could protect not only their business assets but their homes, cars and investments Which is all interesting stuff, but what has lead her to this point Well her first career was as a TV news reporter and anchor in Toronto, where she won a couple of CanPro awards as well as a New York Film Festival award for news documentary, which delved into the topic of adoption. When her husband’s career took them to the U.S, she decided to switch careers and follow her long time dream of going to law school. She applied to the Roger Williams School of Law, which was 20 minutes from her house in Providence, RI. and practised for several years and then decided she wanted to be a coach. So internet laywer, business coach how do these things join up together. Well, i suppose at her heart she is a fixer. She loves to see an issue and bring a solution to the table As she says "I became a coach at the age of six, when I saw my parents fighting for the first time. I remember thinking, ‘I can fix this, if they would just listen to me.’ As an attorney, I always wanted to help people fix their lives so they wouldn’t need to hire me again. As a TV news reporter, I was always drawn to the personal interest stories. I’m a big sap, but I’ve come to believe that I have a duty to get my ass to Happy and have learned how to do that. I was born to help others do the same, to get up off their asses to live lives that are on fire (instead of being burnt out). So where shall we start today, talking about how to get happy, confident, or internet law......well in a normal fashion I think we will tackle all of them! So why is internet law so obviously a hot topic but so few people are offering this service? And is she living the life of her dreams, or with so much going on is she running around screaming "People, I can't do it all on my own!?" Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Lin Eleoff Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Lin Eleoff such as: She reveals how she has had to have times of darkness in her life, to allow her to savour the light more than she could ever hope to. Why she always has had the urge to create her own rules, and do things her own way even though she doesn't understand why she does it.. How she managed to create her first business, by searching the world of virtual law firms to find what excites her. And then taking huge consistent action. and lastly…. Why so many people lose their confidence during their life journey, and more often than not its down to them playing by others rules, and not their owns.
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The Gay White Oprah
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is an guy who has a title that I have never used before on any show But it is one that I wish that I had come up with, as he has been called the Gay White Oprah which is a fantastic name. But how has he come to receive such an accolade you maybe asking? Well my listeners it can be put down to one thing, or maybe two things. The ability to be himself, and the ability to know how to connect with others. You see all business success is based on these two characteristics, and it seems that our guest has them in abundance. As he says “I am the type of guy that can meet you and within two minutes have you spilling your heart out” So it’s with little surprise, that after receiving his Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in 2009, he has been taking this ability to open the hearts of whoever he talks to by helping people everywhere with his weekly advice podcast “The Dear Mattie Show” where he discusses relationships, sex, fear, friends, job, and even makeup in an inspiring and entertaining format. But if you are thinking that this is just another normal type of life-coach guest that you see all over the shop,then think again. He is also a singer; received a undergrad in Opera Performance from the University of North Texas, has been active in the project Get Empathy, a campaign to build a national movement to stop bullying in schools. Communication Director for Brave Trails, supporting Gay, Lesbian and Trans-Gender folk to become thought leaders in their fields, and a stand-up comic and producer. So with all these different experiences and knowledge, is there a chance that he could get lost with himself and dilute whatever he considers his god given super power? And when he get someone to start talking does he every think…”Ok, Ok, I think this was a bad idea? This person just wont shut up?” Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Matt Marr.
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Fix You
It's a truth that so many people will speak, or at least they convince themselves that it is a truth. "That if it was that easy then everyone would be doing it" They say those words when they dont want to put themselves into the position to fail, and so cling onto this truth as a comfort blanket against failure. So is it easy to become an entrepreneur? Is it easy to create a business from scratch so that you can sit on the beach with a cocktail or two and simply watch your bank account increase exponentially? No not at all, and there is certainly a good deal of pain in making something amazing happen There’s a lot of lip service paid to the value of going the extra mile, doing a little more, over-delivering and a host of other tired old expressions. There isn’t a whole lot of discussion on the value of suffering, which trumps all the other aforementioned areas combined. If you want to achieve something outstanding and get results you never got before, you’re going to have to suffer. You will have to go against your inner voice that tells you to hold back, stay in the routine you’re comfortable with and play it safe. Do you have to suffer every single moment? Absolutely not. But make no mistake about it, to get from where you are to where you want to be you’re going to have to suffer. To get what you’ve never gotten before you must do what you’ve never done before. And doing what you’ve never done before often is somewhere between uncomfortable and downright painful. So if you ever hear someone say the words to you "If it is that easy then everybody would be doing it" just smile at them and know that they will be saying those very same words for the rest of their lives. That comfort blanket is very hard to throw off once you have started wrapping it around you.
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Life Design
Life design is all the rage nowadays, and my guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man with an amazing story of taking life by the scruff of the neck and turning full circle to where he wanted to be. As he says "After failing to get much of an education I set up an online business, selling books. This fuelled my passion for all things literary but the business failed. In order to pay the mortgage I started work stacking supermarket shelves at night. During the day I made a career plan to turn things around. In late 2004 I joined the still relatively young online gambling industry, working in a call centre. 5 years later I co-founded a company (which I subsequently sold) and went on to manage operations in the UK, Central and Eastern Europe. From 2013 to 2016 I was CEO of SKS365 Group. I am now a full time consultant, investor & advisor in one or two startups and, more importantly, I am embarking on a career as a writer, writing about mountains and the outdoors. In other words I am following my passion." And this is what makes him the perfect guest for a show like Join Up Dots, as in late 2016 he quit the rat race to redesign his life in a way that was more satisfying, interesting and adventurous both in his personal and professional life. He didn't know how to accomplish the large and vague objective of "living better", although he knew it meant being more entrepreneurial and spending more time outdoors! So he embarked on a career writing about mountains, adventure and his journey of redesigning his life and through his website the Armchair mountaineer he is showing all of us how to take control of our lives. So is it as simple as making a firm decision to do something, even if you haven't got all the dots lined up and doing it? Or did he plan everything out so he could make this the life that he has always wanted, and is so inspiring to the rest of us? Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Thomas Smallwood. Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Thomas Smallwood such as: How he managed to get the plan in place to be able to transition his life to where he wanted it to be, even if it meant doing stuff that wast part of the plan. Why it is so important to overcome the fear of reaching out to people who are ahead of you in their dream building (ensuring always that you provide value first) Why Thomas believes that you should rarely start anything that you want to make money as a first goal, instead work on the passion and see where it takes you. and lastly…. How no matter where you are in your journey of transition you will be hit by periods of doubt and lack of self confidence. Surround yourself with positive people to hep you through the bad times.
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Depression
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady who I am delighted to have on the show. The reason why should be quite clear as we speak to her. Join Up Dots has always been about letting you the listener grow the confidence to tackle all obstacles head on. Smash doors in walls where there was no chance of escaping and living the life that you deserve. Well today’s guest is doing all that and more. She was a student at The College of New Jersey, obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies, before starting in 2016––a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counselling from The College of New Jersey. Which of course is impressive but not remarkable. However added to the fact that she was born with an eye disorder called, Cone Dystrophy, which has now progressed to the state where she is blinded by all lights, you can see that she has a powerful mindset to achieve. My mission in life is to continue to help spread awareness about mental and physical disabilities and with her book Now I See: How I Battled Blindness, Mental Illness, an Espresso Habit and Lived to Tell the Tale flying off the shelves it looks like things are going the right way after all. So when she was first diagnosed with her condition did she understand instantly how it would change her life? And how has she overcome the depression and mental issues that could have had her hiding away in the dark, instead blazing brightly across the world? Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mariagrazia Buttitta . Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Mariagrazia Buttitta such as: How she can now see that her eye condition has become a true blessing in her life, and has literally taken her life in a new direction. Why life can be so difficult due to the comments and opinions of others. They base their comments on what “They Think” is possible and can often limit us in our own adventures. and lastly….
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Make Money And Travel
Fancy a bit of housesitting to earn some money? Well it’s an absolute delight to have on the Join Up Dots free podcast interview, two ladies who literally bound around the world like some excited Labradors. And believe me that might not sound like a compliment, but it certainly is. As the two of them have had some huge setbacks in life, but haven’t allowed them to lose their spirit for life, and their desire to create adventure in their relationship. After originally meeting in 2010 at a course in Sydney, called ‘The Quest for Truth’ it became evident that the quest for truth, was going to be linked with their love of travel. A few years back, after leaving Australia, they entered into a business opportunity in Dubai, which of course they thought would be a good move, but turned out to be anything but. Or so hey would have thought at the time, but as we see literally everyday on Join Up Dots, the darkest times in our lives become the moments where we find our true paths. Left with literally nothing, they had to reassess what they wanted to do, and how they wanted to do it….with the caveat of making it as cheap as possible. With a mere $300 in their pockets they decided to start travelling through house-sitting as a way to save money on the rent they could no longer afford. They figured if they could save themselves rent and utility bills for six months or so, they could get back on our feet… and then go and do something they really wanted to do, which of course would involve travel. But actually they had found it already, and now are the creators of the international housesitting community, where they share their knowledge and experience with anyone who has that desire for the nomadic lifestyle….which I think most of us have at one time or another. So do they look back at Dubai, and go “Do you know that was truly the making of us…we wouldn’t change a thing!” And do they believe that within all of us is a business that can be built purely on our passions, leading to a life that we love? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start Joining Up Dots with the one and only, Nat & Jodie Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Nat & Jodie such as: How they have no dreams to settle down and love the thrill of what the future holds for them every time they open their eyes. How they compliment each other strengths perfectly with one being thoughtful and the other being gung-ho. How they both feel that nowadays a job is nowhere near as secure as getting out there and building a business based on passion. And lastly…. How they had no plans at all when they started the housesitting community, but have built it all by trial and error…which we all can do.
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Startup
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a startup expert who has worked so hard to where he is today, he has more lessons learned before the age of 30 than most people aged…well 30. He is proof that hard-work and determination pay off’s as he climbed the ladder of the restaurant industry as many do: with a great deal of empathy, a little bit of luck, and a massive amount of overconfidence. After graduating from Harvard in 2009, he worked his way up from being a busboy in Boston to being a beverage director for Momofuku in New York City, where he managed the buying, pricing, and selling of wine, beer, and spirits for the restaurant. Through living through this experience, he decided that he wanted to have more ownership of the guest experiences he was creating, so he took to Chicago to see how Booth could help him open his own restaurant. While attending Booth, our guest met his business partner, Hunter Swartz, and the two quickly realized that their shared background in endurance sports mixed with complementary work experiences could build something remarkable. He then joined the Eastman Egg team in January 2014 and served as COO for three years where in his time there, the company grew to four operating units and grew its revenues and team each by a factor of 10. And now he is also the author of the latest book to fly off the shelves with “What I Learned Before 30 – a biographical look that captures some of the best, and worst, moments of his life. As it says in the intro “I feel like i’ve finally learned that growing up to have different perspective than my parents was not a failure; it was the whole point. I cant wait to use the next 30 years to celebrate what makes us different, rather than resent it, and enjoy what a diverse, unique and wonderful family we are” So, said in another way, he has found the path in life that is the right one for him...creating startup guides for people to follow, and although others may not understand it makes no difference. And that is where we should all be, walking boldly into our own future and not one that has been constructed by the idealism of anyone else. So will there be a what I learned before sixty book coming up, and does he feel that mistakes are the true gift in life? And what does he enjoy doing most in his life, as he certainly has many things per day that could take up his time? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only startup man, Mr Drew Davis.
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Small Business
Small business mastery takes a while to achieve, and my guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man with a personal motto that if you don't understand it as a business owner...then you should. Measure, Motivate, and Manage. He has extensive working knowledge regarding all aspects of operating a successful in-home service business, including (but not limited to) sales and marketing, recruitment, systematising, and human resources. He has helped numerous business owners revitalize their companies and become true business owners, not just operators. And this is the key element to it all....why is it that so many people create a business that actually runs them instead of the other way around? You don't set off on a path that you hope will lead to longer hours, more stress and headache after headache. It's all about walking on beaches, relaxing with friends and living the dream. And today's guest is most certainly living the dream now, but that wasn't always the case. He has been where you are. Working long hours, with his life supporting his business. Unable to step away from the day to day operation for fear of it disappearing in front of him. So how has he managed to switch off the life support system and see the business breath and flourish without him? And are their common issues that people almost have to go through to achieve the success that they want? Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Justin Deese. Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Justin Deese such as: Why so many people feel that in the early days of their business they can outwork their issues, but this is never the case and ultimately can bring even greater issues. How Justin felt when the business was growing too big for him. Did he have the skills to manage it? Could he handle the extra workload? All 100% imposter syndrome. How he has managed to create a business that is transportable, and is demonstrating that as he drives around America with his family in an RV. Why he wont do anything in his life that he doesn't love. no matter how lucrative it can be for him and his family. and lastly…. Why it is so important to have a vision of what you want in your life, not necessarily just in your business, as soon as you start working on building the dream.
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Lies
Lies, Lies, Lies everywhere. That is how it seems sometimes in life. My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who connected with the show by email, asking to appear. And believe me, we get so many of them nowadays that sometimes you don't give them quite the focus that perhaps you should. This wasn't the case with today's guest who hit us with "I've lived in the South Pole for 13 months! My life is an ongoing adventure with worldly experiences including (but not limited to) having spent 22 months UNDERWATER on nuclear submarines, 13 months at the geographic South Pole conducting atmospheric research, 3 years shipboard in the arctic, and 1 year shipboard on the equator conducting ocean floor studies! I have written extensively on terrorism and related subjects, and authored the bestselling current events book, "The Chicken Little Agenda – Debunking Experts’ Lies," wherein I assure your listening audience that the sky is not falling!" He is an established author, who in his own words has "spent nearly my entire life off the beaten path. " So with a history like that where do we start first? And what does he tell people he is...author, adventurer, or someone simply living a life on his own terms? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Dr Robert Williscroft Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Dr Robert Williscroft such as: Why his life was so structured for so many years in the US Navy, which has led to his delight in the creative decision making of his later life. We discuss the issue that educated people can sometimes find themselves in, whereby the greater the knowledge they possess the more unsure they can become. and lastly…. How Donald Trump has created the "Fake News" movement and how it's genius lies with the ability to merge so much information into one collective. With so many angles being show, who knows what is the right one?
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Life Coach
Life Coach is a word that you see everywhere today. But are you born a life coach or do you need to live a life of ups and downs? Well today’s guest joining on the Join Up Dots show is a lady who I first connected with several years ago, but never got a chance to properly say hello to. Which is a bit of a regret, as not only is she a truly lovely individual but is also based in this little island of ours: Yep, she is based in rainy Manchester in the United Kingdom and since working for British Telecom as a Call Centre Trainer has been on a mission. A mission to develop employees everywhere to become the best that they can be, and find happiness whilst they are doing it. And she certainly seems to now have found her thing, after as much struggle as everyone else As she says “I’d love to be able to say I’m one of those people who is so super clever, I built a successful coaching business easily. But that would be a big. Fat. Lie. I spent my first year as a coach taking every course I could get my hands on, which led to massive overwhelm. It became a patchwork quilt of information: a course on blogging, another for WordPress, another on podcasting, then copywriting. But it wasn’t cohesive. I wanted courses to help me go step-by-step so I could focus on what I loved, coaching.” And so how has she done it? How has she managed to blend her years of being an employee into someone who is crushing it, but also being totally themselves…being happy in the process? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the lovely Northern lass herself Jo Casey. Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty Subjects with Jo Casey such as: Why she is so aware of the power that comes with being different to everyone else, and by embracing that fact you will find your customers so much quicker. How looking back on the first year of her making mistake is now fine as she can see that nobody was really listening or watching what she was doing anyway. Why she is so aware that she has the opportunity to become the best boss to herself that she has ever had, and doesn’t take that fact lightly. And Lastly…….. Why it is so important to understand in life what you truly are: Artist and Entrepreneur especially when you first start building your dream business.
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Motivation
Motivation is so important in every form of life and in todays episode of Join Up Dots we look at motivation and how to keep it, after a recent listener asked "David how do you keep motivated? I have many business failures which i started and then stopped. I just lose the motivation to keep going. Do you have any tips. Well here is what we consider are the best ways to keep yourself motivated, when the motivation is starting to depart. 1: Remind yourself of your goals. Usually before devoting time to any specific endeavor, we tend to make short- and long-term goals. Remember to keep your goals realistic, that way you wont be disheartened if you don't reach them. That doesn't mean you can't push and challenge yourself though, if you don't challenge yourself, then it's not really a goal. If you start to lose sight of your goals, then you may be less motivated than if you were always checking to see how much closer you are getting throughout the whole process. Keeping track of your goals and checking your progress can help keep you motivated day in and day out. 2: Make weekly checkpoints to track your progress. Everyone needs the motivation to see how they are keeping up with their goals if they want to stay motivated. If you see that you are on track or even excelling every time you check your progress, you will be motivated and happy that you are getting there. If you see that you are lagging on your goals, it may be the kick start you need to help get you back on track. 3: Make sure to reward yourself every time you achieve your weekly goals. This could be as simple as a bowl of ice cream after a long, hard week of working out or as rewarding as a trip to the spa for all your hard work. Whatever rewards will keep you going are the ones you should be giving yourself. 4: Give yourself breaks. Sometimes even the most determined people get overwhelmed. You may be burning yourself out, and a much-needed break might be just what you need. If it is a fitness goal, maybe take a three- or four-day rest instead of your normal one- or two-day rest. If it is at school, don't try to do all your work in one sitting, but stretch it out over the course of the day or week, if possible. 5: Don't be too hard on yourself. Everyone falls short sometimes. If you fail to meet your goals for the week, take it as a lesson. Try to complete your next target before time, so that you can use the saved time to complete the pending work. This way you stay right on schedule even if you have taken a hit. It's not always about how hard you hit, but how well you can take a hard hit and keep moving on. Don't dwell on failure; just accept it as a human occurrence, and continue working towards your goals. 6:Watch and read motivational stories or speeches. Everyone deserves a great pep talk every once in a while. Stay elevated by watching YouTube videos of inspirational moments so you can suddenly feel a new sense of motivation to keep striving. Here are just a few example of easily-found inspirational media: Mary Schmich's famous "Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)" speech. Almost any Hollywood sports movie. Much rap music - "rags to riches" is a common lyrical theme. Historical stories of bravery or courage (see: Jack Churchill, Audie Murphy, etc.)  
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Media
Media and getting noticed in the media is a hard game to crack. However my guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady who spent over a decade working in an environment that ultimately left her looking for a new future (although with the media skills to make that future happen) Starting her career at News 12 The Bronx after leaving Ohio University with a BA in Public Affairs and Journalism she worked her way up through the ranks in television. She performed the roles of Reporter, Producer, Host, Web Editor, Fill-In Anchor, Media Relations Specialist for ABC News, CBS News, NBC News the list goes on and on. All the time her confidence was soaring, her experience was becoming broader and broader and her future was waiting. As she says "I worked as a TV reporter for a decade who was pitched numerous times a day by publicists. Most of the time, I didn’t read more than two sentences of what the “PR person” sent. What they sent was too long, didn’t have anything to do with what I covered, wasn’t newsworthy, didn’t relate to the geographical area I covered, and the list goes on. They all wanted a free commercial for their client. Because of this, I decided to leave the news business and do that job - but better. And she has certainly done that, becoming the owner of Media Maven, a full service public relations firm providing services in: Media Relations, Media Training, Still Photography, Video Production, Social Media, Writing, Blogging, Event & On-Air Hosting, Branding, Website Design, Graphic Design, and Search Engine Optimization. If you want to grow your personal brand in the right way, then this is the place you come. So did she need every bit of her ten years experience to get to where she is today, or could she have cut corners here and there? And what is the scariest bit of becoming a business owner, the doing, or in fact the thinking of everything that you need to do? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Christina Nicholson Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Christina Nicholson such as: How she managed to hold back from kissing David Beckham, and why she feels that all British David's are super hot!! Why it is so important to be as specific with your conversations with your customers as you could possibly be...the more niche the rich you will get. Why it is so important to understand the nuts and bolts of everything you do in your life, before delegating that part of the business to someone else. and lastly…. Christina recalls the moment that changed her life and that was the moment when she decided to stop caring what people thought about her. Total game changer
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Online Development
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady who has been a entrepreneur since 1982, and is an expert in online development and helping companies develop the people side of their business. She is co-founder and President of Performance Support Systems, a global software company based in Virginia, where their products are used by leadership coaches and consultants as well as internal learning and development professionals to help managers become more effective leaders. There is one truth in my mind, that someone who develops all the leadership skills whilst climbing up the ladder quite often finds those skills very difficult to maintain. Is it the isolation that causes the issues, or perhaps the climb that wears them out? Well whatever it is our guest will have the answer I'm sure. She and her business partners have worked together for 25 years, and many of their clients and resellers have done business with them for 20 years. She understands what’s required to build the loyalty and commitment that lead to repeat business and referrals. She takes pride in getting feedback like this, which is from a reseller who’s worked with her company since 1994: “Performance Support Systems is the epitome of the client-centered, high-integrity, high-support company with world class products. You could look for a lifetime and not find its equal.” So strong relationship building, high level customer service and a commitment to build the people and not just the business is the ideal way to operate.....or is it? Does she look back at her career and think "Wow, home run every single time"? Or, instead has it been a gradual climb, or struggles, mistakes, huge failures and everything else that entrepreneurs have to overcome? Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Meredith Bell. Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Meredith Bell such as: Why she remembers being a serious child and how she taken steps to bring a lightness into her life and work that wasn't always there. Why we have to be aware of the ego in our business that can often take of us from the track that is right for us. Why Meredith loves passionately talking with clients, as much to find out about their own business as her own. Value always comes first however. and lastly…. Why a binge watch on Netflix is something that could be a good thing for so many members of the entrepreneur club, if we only allow ourselves the chance.
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Power Yoga
Yoga is great for the core strength of a body. Yoga is also great for the mindset of a person. So lets find out how yoga can be made into a thriving business. My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady who deserves to be on this show, as she is one big collection of dots. And the kind of dots, that although difficult to deal with at the time turn out to be the true gifts in ones life. As she says “Sometimes life lessons are right in your face waiting to happen to you if you just surrender to the call. But it took me a long time to get into the position where, my passion had finally fallen out of the sky and smacked me in the face hard!” And this she found in the form of Yoga, and she then created her dream business that is going from strength to strength. Providing what her clients want, her family want and of course what she wants too. As she says “I have been a entrepreneur for 20 years I know what it feels like having to create your wealth! But I also knew that your health & inner strength matter more in this adventure of self mastery! Being a entrepreneur is all about Self: Mastery, Discipline, Awareness, Confidence, And Worth etc. You have to believe then apply the gift to create the Magic! In between the “Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda”, I became a Yoga Instructor, Holistic Health Coach, owned a MMA Promotion Business in Atlantic City with my husband (the last one was the stress factor). “ Which lead to her being the Founder of Down Dog Wellness, as she craved a way to create a bridge between work stress and life, enlightening awareness daily. So did she always have the desire to create such a business, or was it in direct result of her four years working at New Breed Fighters, dealing with cage fighters and the entertainment industry. And is the right business a pleasant experience, or does it still have days when you want to stay in your bed and let someone else deal with everything? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Kerry Morgan Power Yoga, Power Yoga,Power Yoga,Power Yoga,Power Yoga
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SEO
SEO is on the table today. And how to make SEO front and centre of every business. My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who seems to me has found his thing in life. The thing that makes him bounce out of bed with excitement and enthusiasm. He is the CEO of Kansas City Website Design, who work with clients across the world building websites that not only look great, but also operate brilliantly too. Alongside his team, they work hard to make sure that the SEO element which is so important to gain Google rankings is built into the design to ensure visibility. As he says “Internet marketing is a lot like NASCAR racing. You need a fast car and a talented driver to compete and win – you can’t have one without the other. I build high performance websites and drive them to the top of the major search engines for my clients with organic search engine optimization and pay per click advertising management services. My approach to web development is laser focused on return on investment. I have a Contrarian view of website design which many of our competitors find distasteful, perhaps even blasphemous: Great web design is a commodity.” As is his passion for the task. And that is one side of what makes this guy perfect for Join Up Dots, as although he is now performing in a way that looks like it was a master plan right from the beginning, im sure we will find that just wasn’t the case. As his journey has taken him all over the world, He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and has lived and travelled extensively in Asia for over ten years, based in Taipei, Taiwan, with stints in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong and now lives in Overland Park, Kansas with his wife Vivian and twin sons, Ely and Ostyn. And my favourite fact that in a way shows so much about how the guy operates, but he may be the world’s most successful SEO Internet marketer that has never had an active Facebook account. Love that fact, as it proves that there are many different ways to go about building success, and more often than not the best way is to simply do your own thing and create your own path. So what is about the online world that makes him scream out “No No No, that is never going to work…come and speak to me!” And what is it about web design that excites him the most, the creative element or the behind the scenes mechanics of it all? Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Phil Singleton Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Phil Singleton such as: Phil shares his story how it took a real miserable job for him to truly assess what he wanted to do in life. But now he considers it a true blessing to have that experience. Why the ability to control your own life and hours is so vitally important to Phil, and why he could never go back to working for someone else. Why so many people create scatter gun approach to SEO and marketing. However everything you do must find it’s way back to the central hub otherwise it dies for ever. and lastly…. Why Phil has to spend a lot of time focusing his clients time-frames and expectations re SEO. It’s not a quick fix, takes time to come to fruition, and takes money to achieve.
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Facebook
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a a guy who it seems is a born entrepreneur with a fascinating story to boot. Which makes him a perfect guest for a show like Join Up Dots. Growing up on the Shetland Islands – the most northerly tip of the UK, his first taste of entrepreneurship was running a small Dropshipping business whilst still at school. At 14, he used to buy electronics from China and sold them on eBay whilst building his first ever website at 14 years old, which still gets sales to this day! Leaving the islands at aged 18, he knew University wasn’t for him and lucky enough to be accepted into the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy in Manchester. As he says “The academy was an incredible experience – one in which I was pushed out my comfort zone on a daily basis, whether that was pitching, networking or just having to work incredibly hard. Things that are now a normal every day thing for me now – but certainly weren’t back then! It was in Manchester I launched a corporate well-being company called Alba Fitness, where he used to place personal trainers into corporate environments (such as call centres) to run corporate fitness programmes. However it really started to come together for him, when he realised that the trainers were generally terrible at marketing themselves. Secondly, he was reading a book called the 7 Day Startup – a book all about (you guessed it) launching a business in 7 days. On June 21st 2015, he finished the book. On June 29th 2015, Blue Cliff Media was born. He offered social media and community management services at the beginning but eventually carved ourselves a nice wee niche in Facebook advertising. The business continues to grow and have some amazing clients all over the world. So looking back on his life on the Shetland Islands, was it a blessing or a hindrance to his entrepreneurial venture? And is he where he wants to be in his life or simply on the first rung of what he can now see is possible for him? Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Gavin Bell Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Gavin Bell such as: How Gavin managed to get his business up and running as a small school boy even buying and selling belts on vacation Why networking and pitching his business is such a huge part of his business strategy. You have to get out from behind your pc! Gavin recalls the moment when he decided to pivot from his business Alba Fitness, and learn from what it had given him (or more often that not didn’t give him) Why FB ads are an amazing way to grow your business, but you have to let then run before seeing the results. Its all about data after all. and lastly…. Why it is so powerful to show your successes and failures to the world. Reality is today’s marketing strategy that works.
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Digital Agencies
Digital Agencies have become big business for my guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man with an amazingly unusual road to where he is today as a digital agency expert. Not least, as I discovered that his first job was a gravedigger at a Pet Cemetery, digging graves for Fido and Felix, and many other beloved pets who had used up their extended lifelines. But certainly his career might have seen dead and buried, but in fact it was just one of the big dots that has lead him to where he is today. Digging around the internet, spying on the competition and bringing the five steps of lead generation to life for his clients As the founder of Digital Agency School and the CEO of the marketing agency GoBeyond SEO, he believes that there are five stages that all businesses need if they want to floruish in their markets 1. Identify your ideal client 2. Research what works in your market (i.e. “spy” on your competition) 3. Craft a converting message and foot in the door offer 4. Build a funnel you can leverage 5. Analyze the data and optimize And this systems appears to be working wonders, as even though he started his agency with no experience, no marketing education or any connections in the industry he is certainly rocking and rolling. Now he wants to help other marketers launch their own agencies so they can build their ideal career & lifestyle and I suppose legacy. And isn't that what life is all about, helping as many people as you can to get their dream, and in the process getting your own one as a result. So how did he start Digital Agencies if he had no experience in it, and still make it a success? And does he look back at the time when he used to read the newspaper over the radio to blind people as useful in anyway to where he is now? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Brian Saemann Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Brian Saemann such as: Why the skill of anti-selling is such a powerful concept in business...and what is that? Quite simply the more that we tell someone that they can't have it the more they will want it. Brian tells how he had to work two jobs for a year and a half until he had the money and structure to start his new business (even after being pushed by his wife) Why Brian feels that all businesses, especially in the beginning should thrive on old school marketing techniques as these are so much easier to understand and will make money quicker. and lastly…. Brian shares the mistakes he has made both financially and timewise, which although disappointing, have led him to where he is today.
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Money
Money, money, money as Abba sung can be amazing. But what happens when it controls you instead? Today’s guest joining us on the Join Up Dots free podcast is a man who calls himself a rockstar, and with very good reason too. No he doesn’t strut around doing the Jon BonJovi return,or perhaps he does. Instead is he is a rockstar in regards to his methods for money management, and can help us all get out of debt, save money and therefore retire at a young age. As he says “I grew up in small town America and now live in the big city of Dallas, Texas. I’m an early retiree who gets to work because I want to, not because I have to. If one of your goals is to do the same, I’m here to help. My mission is to educate, empower, and entertain people from all walks of life by helping them experience real breakthroughs in their lives through hope and financial freedom. My goal is to create insightful, relevant content that you can put to work simply and immediately in your personal life. ” Now that all sounds amazing doesn’t it. And what makes it even more amazing is this guy wasn’t born with an inherent skill to make money, keep money and grow his stash of cash This guy was someone who as he says “I went from a money moron at age 22 to self-made millionaire 13 years later” He has made huge mistakes in his past, but has learnt from them. He has worked at filling in the gaps in his education to become a master of those mistakes. And now with his platform, and newly released Podcast “Financial Rockstar” he is rocking and rolling and loving life. So what was the moment when he realised that things couldn’t keep travelling on a one way journey to broke-ville? And is this something that can be done easily, or is it a case of sacrificing every bit of comfort and niceties in your life? Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Scott Alan Turner Show Highlights During the show we discussed such indepth subjects with Scott Alan Turner such as: How Scott believes he could not have got to this point of success without the stumbles and falls he made financially as a young man. Why it is so important to work out where your money is going, so you can start to grow the areas where you have the greatest monthly shortfall. Why it is so important to work two jobs whilst you build at last six months of savings to ease into the world of entrepreneurial adventures. And lastly……… Why he sold his business for a handsome profit and knew within two days that it was time to get going again. A life sitting on a beach, sipping cocktails was not for him.
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Online Income
Online Income anyone? Well my guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who went from delivering pizzas for $8 an hour to creating a full-time online income in 1996. As he says "I created my first web business online from scratch in 1996. Within just a few months I was earning a full-time online income and quit my last dead-end job of delivering pizzas for living. Within 2 years I was being asked to share at some of the earliest internet business conferences. This business was eventually sold in 2004. I retired for 18 months before the itch started again to help other entrepreneurs with their online funnels and systems." And now in the past 20 years, he has personally helped thousands of clients set-up profitable Internet Lifestyles in hundreds of different markets through both his private and group coaching programs. He has been called one of the grandfathers of Internet marketing and was one of the first online marketers to demonstrate the power of email, generating $96,250 from one email to his list in front of a live audience. Now he spends his time helping small business entrepreneurs attract high quality clients, spot conversion cracks on their websites, and earn a big income even from small email lists. As he says "Way too many business owners accept long hours and stressful work as the only way to make it. It doesn’t have to be that way. You can have a great income and have a full life as well. Being a workaholic isn’t required…and it’s not even healthy. My motto is Earn More, Work Less, and Enjoy Life!" So back in 1996 the internet was a shadow of what it is today, so is it easier to achieve success and earn online income now or harder because of these changes? And what does he think comes first "The amazing idea that will change the world" or simply to turn the computer on and start dabbling? Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Terry Dean Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Terry Dean such as: Why Terry sees Confidence being as one of the first hurdles to overcome when growing a business. You have to believe that you can succeed before you ever get a glimpse of what you want to create. "I have this audience what can i sell them" should be the first thing that people ask before starting the process of product creation. However very few people actually do this. Don't ever be nervous about speaking to people online or offline. Feedback is vitally important to the success of a business so get out there and start talking. and lastly…. Why nothing should hold us back from creating a business. Use the tools that are available to us across the web and start trying. You wont get it right straight away, but you wont ever get it right if you don't start.
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Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship is in the blood of todays guest. My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a young Creative Entrepreneur committed to changing how we talk about self-awareness. After living through some intense trauma as he was growing up and a near death experience when he broke his neck playing sport, he became obsessed with healing himself and trying to understand why people hide from the world and from fear.  After dropping out of Med School to follow his dreams and build a business that teaches what he has learned to others, he is now running that business working with universities to train their lecturers, schools to train students and hubs to train their entrepreneurs. He also works with people individually from trauma survivors who struggle to sleep right through to millionaires that don't love themselves and feel unworthy. The process of is always the same but the unique perspective a person will take on that process is always different.  As a person he is dedicated to experiencing joy and helping create as much of it as he can in the world. When he is not helping people eradicate suffering from their life and quitting their job to chase their dream, he can be found in the gym, reading about science and history, or talking for days about the NBA and human consciousness. So did he need the rough times in his life to really blast big in his life, or was this just part of his journey? And when did the big dot occur in his life, that really showed him the path that he is travelling on today? Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only MJ Fitzpatrick  Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship, 
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Self Esteem
Self Esteem can hold anyone back, and my guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who when you read his professional bio seems like so many others out there today He is an artist, entrepreneur, & CEO of a holistically focused, multi-million dollar software company called Simplero. He is passionate about helping online business owners do exactly what brings them most alive & is currently bringing all of his gifts—including music, spirituality and personal growth—into an exciting new video show called The Calvin Show. Similar stuff. But then read the personal from the heart stuff and you can see that this guy is very different in many ways. As he says "Fifteen years ago, I was completely shut down. I had really low self esteem, and a self worth at minus a billion. Every breath I took I felt like I was stealing the air from people who were more worthy than me. I felt like I always had to produce in order to stay above board. It was a never-ending struggle. I was emotionally completely shut down. My head was all that mattered. My feelings were just a nuisance that most of the time I had no connection to. To my mind, my body existed to ferry my brain around. I remember watching the movies once, and there was a very powerful scene about love and loss. I felt something that I recognized as tears pressing to come out. And even though I actually wanted to cry, I just couldn’t. That lasted until I was in my late thirties. Only then did I really start to open up. There came a time where I cried. A lot. It felt great. I had so many unfelt emotions stored up inside me. Meanwhile I was a struggling entrepreneur. Always wanting to be successful at any cost. If I weren’t successful I might as well kill myself. I thought about it many times. That balcony looked tempting. I remember getting into coaching and personal growth, and thinking “I want to do something with this some day”. But it was always about being successful first (at something else). Without the success I had no worth." So how has he crossed that bridge from trying everything with little success, to finding the things that work the best for him? And does he look back and think, "I could have done this so much quicker if I could only go back in time?" Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr. Calvin Correli Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Calvin Correli such as: Why men are so unwilling to show their emotions in their lives, and what a stupid premise of holding ourselves back from letting go. How he came about creating the company Simplero, and the steps he took to bring the company to fruition. Why he believes in a principle of surrendering to life and just allowing life to guide him to what he wants to do. and lastly…. Why Calvin takes the time to allow the space in his life to allow the good things happen. Limiting meetings and outside distractions to give the freedom to build success.
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Nomad
Today’s guest joining us on the Join Up Dots free business podcast interview, is a man where you think where do I start? This is a man with three distinct areas of his life, which he calls his key stories. One being an explorer, one being an adventurer, and one being the start of his entrepreneurial life. When he was in Berlin back in 2006, he was like all of us, and was in a bit of a funk. He was studying computer science, but had no idea how to make a living from the subject that he was learning. And we hear this time and time again from people across the world. You start in a world of confusion, unsure of anything, even what you are doing at that time, but that is ok. Even though throughout your life you may have times when you are lost and unsure of your next move you only have to do two things. Gain as much knowledge whilst you are in that position, as there are gifts in your confusion. And then secondly say “Yes” to things, to put yourself in new experiences where those learnings start to make sense. And that is what our guest did, as without a clue to his future, a friend phoned him one day and his life started to change forever As he says” I got a call from a friend who’s hobby it was to use an old press ID card to sneak into expensive conferences to network and eat free food. He said: “You need to come to the Hyatt Hotel, there is a Ruby on Rails conference and the food is amazing”. “Ruby on what??” he replied. It was a fairly new programming language back in 2006. Free food sounded good though, so an hour later he was standing at the buffet and filling my plate with heaps of tasty salmon. A recruiter standing next to him, who had paid $1000 be there, asked if he wanted a job – working with Ruby on Rails! He pretended to have some experience and accepted this offer. From that moment on, while studying, he worked 2 days a week programming in various startups as a freelancer, all thanks to his desire to eat fish.” And that is where we will start today’s episode of Join Up Dots, even though I have no idea myself where this conversation is going to go. So does he still have episodes of confusion in his life, or is it now a seamless journey of experiences and success, as he travels around the world inspiring others to create a life on their own terms? And does he look back at his life and now see gifts in the dark times when he didn’t have a clue, which powers the belief to keep moving forward in his life? Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Fabian Dittrich.
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Relationships
Relationships rock and my guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady who is rocking and rolling and quite simply it seems loving her life more everyday....due to relationship building. And it's not a surprise as during the show I am sure that you will agree, she is on the path that is right for her. She is a leader, author, motivational speaker, trainer, and coach. And has over the last few years helped tens of thousands of individuals, entrepreneurs, and organizations effectively identify their unique purpose. Finding the thing that they do better than anyone else, and then bringing that value piece to the world. After building her education through the Life Of Hard Knocks, she understands what it takes to overcome insurmountable obstacles, in business and in life, while in pursuit of your purpose as anyone who knows our guest describes her as an experience. She is as close as a human being can ever be to a human doing. As she says "What I do is simple. I find an idea that's different and valuable, and then build it with a team. Swiftly, and relentlessly. I do this by a rare process of how to fit people together, that goes far beyond just connecting them. I have built several businesses since my early twenties and learned that in business and in life, “Relationships Are Everything." And now she has put this system all in a form that's easy to learn and apply: The People Catalysts And with her new podcast, her thriving coaching business, and of course her speaking profile soaring everyday....it certainly appears that as she says people are all around us so lets use them. Let's find the skills that we don't have. The passions for a task that we need. And see the results come in. So was this always part of her plan in life, who like most people did she stumble over this process several times before seeing it as the gold? And which part of this dream life is she not happy with, or is it all 100% where she wants it to be? Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Karla Nelson. Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Karla Nelson such as: We discuss the optimistic nature of entrepreneurship, and why focusing on the benefits can really push you through the hard-times. Why a ten work period is Karla's belief of the perfect length of time before taking a break from your business. Why we should all aim to be dreamers in our work, but in a framework of teamwork and collaboration. That is how results come quickly and lastly…. Karla's share her biggest business advice with her kids , and why there is a chance that this advice will come back and haunt her in the future.
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Coaching
Transformation is an amazing life changing concept, and my guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady who has lived a life of transformation. With an inspiring story of hardship, pain and an emergence as one of the best thought leaders in the world today After coming through tremendous challenges (including drug addiction, anorexia & depression), she became a recognized national leader in her field as a registered nurse, speaking at international health conferences, being nominated for a special regional health award for her national work in training doctors & nurses throughout New Zealand as powerful change agents & was a finalist for the New Zealand Emerging Speaker of the Year in 2013. She received high accolades for her work as a national project manager with her work being featured at national conferences. Which is all very powerful stuff, but doesn't excite me as much as the moment in her life when she felt she was on the wrong path. The ladder she had been climbing was on the wrong wall, as despite a thriving career, she then let it all go to pursue her life calling of empowering billions globally to wake up and deeply own their power. She founded GameChangerLive, her 2-day highly acclaimed transformational workshop which is run through Australasia & South East Asia, and her three month advanced breakthrough program, GameChanger High Performance. And now it seems that she can't stop pushing the bubble of comfort that she found herself in, in fact we all find ourselves, to take bolder and bigger actions. So does it all come down to the simple moment of responsibility? We realise that we are the only ones that are responsible for our own lives, so have to take the action? Or is there much more to making a life exciting and empowering? Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Kate O'Brien Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Kate O'Brien such as: Why she was willing to post naked photos on her website and why social media is such a world of fake news nowadays Kate shares how she came to the realisation of what she wanted to do in life, and the steps she took to make it happen (even having her husband pound the streets in a suit and tie) How Kate can see that her early healthy issues have become such a huge positive in her life and actually showed her the way to where she is today. and lastly…. Why it makes so much sense to share risk around in your life. Yeah make things happen, but dont burn every bridge that you have to make them happen. Coaching, Coaching, Coaching, Coaching
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Photography
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lifestyle portrait photographer and image content creator who works with high-level entrepreneurs and thought leaders of various industries to produce high-quality, highly-captionable images that present informational, entertaining and inspiring aspects of their brand to their followers. More than just a photographer, our guest sets his clients up for success beyond the portrait session by coaching them on how to best leverage their image content for their websites, social channels, blogs, publications, advertisements and various other needs. But you can certainly see a path that has joined the dots amazingly well, as after leaving New York-Hunter College with a BA in Media Studies, he freelanced as a Production assistant for HBO, whilst continuing his studies to gain an MFA in Television Production And then for over 17 years worked as a television producer, and as a portrait photographer expert on several NBC Universal daytime talk and reality shows. So the dots lined up for him to go out alone and create his own production company, which he did in 2014, as he says “While my business began as a full-service photo/video studio, drawing upon my 16 years of video production experience, I now focus solely on serving thought leaders and entrepreneurs by providing them versatile, high-volume, high-production value image content that can be used for all of their content needs. There’s a lot more to my sessions that simply taking pictures; before, during and after each session, I help direct my clients so that they can maximise value from our session. I help them identify their content needs, determine the types of images we must capture to fill those needs, and then execute the game plan.. Its nice to live the dream daily” So was this a passion he persused through education and career, or like so many of us, just started to doing something until the passion was found? And what is teh hardest part of building his business, the sales and lead generation, or acually the content production? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only John DeMato. Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with John DeMato such as: How John recalls how he got to the point in his life where he found that his internal compass was pointing in the wrong direction, and the steps he took to getting it where he wanted to point. How John manages to draw out the real character and personality in a photo, and why he feels it so important to do that thing. Why John can now see that through his business clarity comes confidence, and with confidence comes value. Its a real circle of development that you have to go through. and lastly…. We find out why John talks about his life as being within the matrix and outside the matrix and why he would never go back to where he was.
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Fitness
Think you know fitness? Well todays guest is a lady with more energy, than the most energised person you can think off. Yep, think of the person you know the most who runs, leaps, and bounds out of bed earlier than anyone, and they will look like a couch potato compared to this lady. In the last few years she has completed the 3 Peaks Challenge, Adventure racing in Borneo, Cycled London to Paris in 24 hours, Cycled London to Amsterdam in 48 hours, Completed The 3 Peaks Cycle Challenge (cycling 430 miles and climbing the 3 highest peaks in the UK) in 3 days, Learnt how to become an alpine mountaineer, Climbed Mont Blanc And that is just some of the things that has challenged and pushed her onwards to greater and greater successes in her life. I got tired just reading the list out. But like most of us that end up doing amazing things, her life going into the adult working life was anything but remarkable. During college she performed many various tasks within an office environment and due to her boundless enthusiasm and passions for the tasks, moved through the ranks quickly impressing everyone that she met, wherever she worked. Focusing her talents on culture building, start-ups, marketing and being the best that she can be, she thrived in the corporate world. But it was when she moved away from the world of the grey suits, that she has expanded her impressive resume of doing the things least expected and doing them better than most As she says “I believe that it is through challenging ourselves that we stretch our limits, break down barriers and realise we can achieve far more than we think. We raise the bar of what we expect from ourselves, develop confidence, resilience and drive and go out to achieve more across all areas of life. This is what has happened to me and I’m on a mission to give you the inspiration and tools to be the very best you can be and get the most out of your life.” So how did she manage to overcome the fears that hold so many of us back as we look to having rich and fulfilling experiences in our lives? And how has she managed to become so supremely fit, in so many different areas, and still keep on having the passion for more? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, the one and only Sophie Radcliffe. Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics such as: How as a child she always had a passion for being dirty, running around and wanting more than she was getting in her life. The fires were always burning within her. Why she states “That you have to make bold, inspired decisions, and have courage if you want to change your situation” Why she thinks it is madness that so many companies allow their most inspiring, motivational and driven members of staff to just quit and walk away…….and I am in total agreement of this. How we must allow ourselves downtime to recharge both the body and the mind to come back stronger. We are just human batteries after all. And lastly…… Why everything in life is simply a case of taking babysteps towards the future you want. If you do something everyday you will make progress.
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Life List
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who was one of the first people ever to join up dots with me on the show. Back on episode 11, we discussed his journey from a position where he was diagnosed as clinically depressed, overweight, with limited motivation, but knowing that he had to do something and do something fast. And at those points in ones life when big changes are needed, so the big questions were needed to be asked. Our guest did that by asking "Why Am I Here? and then started taking action. His professional life began flourishing, his personal life improved, and after creating his own company, publishing his first bestseller “SEO Secrets”, presenting to crowds of interested folk who flocked to hear his message, he knew it was time to reevaluate once more. He increased his focus on self development and happiness, and created his first “Life List” which quite simply he states “Was the best decision he ever made!” Setting himself a target to achieve 150 things by May 25th 2017, he set off on an adventure which is nothing short of inspiring. He lost 60 pounds, ran a marathon, sold/donated all his possessions until only owning less than 100 things, paid off all of his debts, became much more spiritual, visited all 7 continents, reconnected with friends and family and became happier than he had ever been before. And with items such as flying a plan, being on a chat show, seeing Mt Everest, getting a six pack, and living in the wilderness for a month, being just a few items on the list you can see it is a stretch of belief, as much as perseverance. But that is just one side of his story as his professional experience is also a wow too. His expertise as a SEO expert, has been cited in Time Magazine, NPR, NBC, PC World and has been translated into over 10 languages. He has spoken at Yale, the University of Washington and numerous conferences around the world. According to analytics data, his written work has been accessed in almost every country in the world. So where do we start...with the culmination of the bucket list adventure, or how he has gone from a demotivated guy, overweight and lost to a man who seems like he hits a home run every-time he swings. Well let’s just start by bringing onto the show to start joining up dots the one and only Danny Dover. Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Danny Dover such as: Danny tells us how he has managed to find the time and money to achieve his life list, and you will discover it is more to do with subtraction and prioritising than anything else. Danny reveals the big wins from completing his Life List (and they certainly what I was expecting) but so valuable to all of us. We discover the big fact of how long it takes to get a six pack, and whether he has managed to cling onto it after achieving that aim. and lastly…. Why we should all consider the power of attempting monthly life-lists of small achievable things occurring locally. Breaking lifes routine can be the quickest way to a life that is a wow!
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Leadership
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is one of the most sought-after executive leadership coaches in the world. Her extensive cross-cultural expertise spans 14 countries, six languages and hundreds of companies. She has written thousands of articles, columns, speeches and presentations. She is the author of two books: Trust Inc and Thoughts Spoken from the heart, where she brings expertise to her work that is grounded in behavioral and psychological principles along with 30 years of experience. She has worked across a wide range of industries and organisations within corporate, nonprofit, government, and business development domains, encouraging, pushing and setting guidelines for achieving high and consistent performance And now after decades of coaching powerful executives around the world, our guest has observed that leaders rise to their positions relying on a specific set of values and traits. But in time, every executive reaches a point when their performance suffers and failure persists. Very few understand why or how to prevent it. And she has bound up all this knowledge within the covers of her new book “The Leadership Gap” what gets between you and your greatness which is coming out shortly. So of course its great to be great, but how do you push past those feeling of doubt and insecurity that all high achievers struggle with in their lives? And did she work to get to this point in her life, or as so many guests have revealed…it’s been a pleasant surprise to her, that her dots have led her to this point? Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Lolly Daskal. Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Lolly Daskal such as: Why we should realise that when things are hard, the more focus we put in the easier things will become. It may seem the harder route but will get us to where we want to be quicker. Lolly explains her theory that we all should just go for what feels right in your life, which is where success is waiting. Trust your gut to make the right decisions for you. Why so many people fail to reflect on their own lives due to their busy schedule, until someone reflects it back on them by their own failures and struggles. and lastly…. We discuss how the imposter syndrome can hold us back in our lives, unless we accept that perfection wont ever happen, just get on with it.
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Persuasion
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is lady who believe me we all need to spend time with. Whether it's to make more money in our lives, to convince our bosses that we should be working at home in our PJ's, or to get someone to climb out of their PJ's and Whey Hay!! then it's all about being persuasive. As she says " I have used the science of persuasion to get ludicrous discounts from suppliers over and over and over again. And I didn’t even have to take my clothes off ;) Bag giant-ass contracts that everyone in the company had given up on, because I knew exactly which buttons to press. Influence people through written word…emails, blog posts, pitches or break-up letters…I did all and won most. I am also the office go-to person for softening down or toughening up the tone of critical emails, negotiate better timings, better rates and better treatment… often without a precedent. Now the interesting thing is when she decided to start an online business in April 2014, she told no one. "I didn't want to tarnish my reputation as a consultant, even my husband just knew I was starting a site, he didn't know what it was. I didn't even use my full name in the beginning, because I had a respectable Google presence." "I was intrigued by this idea of making money online. Consulting is trading dollars for hours — you get paid for what you work on. I'd always wanted to try something different and if I want to travel to visit family or take a vacation or travel back home, with an online business I can take my work with me." So in just three years, and with a site that was less than finished, she has hit the ground running, and now can teach us all how to make money online with none of the icky sales stuff that most of us get hung up by. So was three years about right to get her to where she is today, or does she look back and see many corners that she could have cut off in the timeline? And when did she feel comfortable enough to slam her name all over her work, sprinkle typos, and talk about "Toilet stuff" more than anyone I have interviewed before? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with with one and only Bushra Azhar Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Bushra Azhar such as: Why flattery is so important in business, as it makes both people want to be involved in working towards something that is mutually beneficial. Why Bushra never pitches unless she is invited to pitch to the other people. You have to be accepted into the persons life before ever attempting that for it to work like magic. Why being relate-able is such an amazingly powerful statement to make, which so many people online fail to understand. Be like the person that you are attracting and you are half way there already. and lastly…. Why it is so exciting to get your first online money no matter how much it is. And the best thing of all....those seeds you planted just keep on working.
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Entrepreneur
Entrepreneur is a word that so many people like to attach to themselves, but what does it really mean? Todays guest, joining us on the Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a traveling entrepreneur who is making his own life everyday.  And what really makes me love hosting a show like Join Up Dots, as in his own way he is part of my story….my dots. When I started getting the research together and reading about him, I thought “Wow, I know this man already. I have been telling his story to friends and colleagues for the last few years….he was one of my inspirations” AJ Leon is a man who went against all the rules, when he found himself at a crossroads in life. He had followed the path most expected, getting a good job, earning great money, and living a life that spelt Success with a capital S. But just when things couldn’t get any better, and a big promotion was on the cards he turned full circle and went in a direction that is 100% him.  He took the first steps to finding his unique self. And the rest as they say is history. As he travels around the world with his entrepreneur wife, he applies his great philosophy to life, which also forms the name of his website “the Pursuit of Everything.” He tries to live his life with intention, do work that truly matters, devote time working on projects that benefit those less fortunate than himself, and to give more than he gets. Well let’s bring onto the show to start joining up dots, as we discuss the words of Steve Jobs in todays Free podcast, with the one and only AJ Leon. Show Highlights During the episode we discussed such weighty topics such as: How in life you have to keep on swinging before you ever hope to hit a home run, and its the misses that fine tune for when you hit big! How his wife to be wasn’t upset that he had quit his job three days before getting married, but instead was simply pleased to have him back. She had missed the man that she had fallen in love with. How he wrote down a two year plan of how he wanted his life to be, and used it as the bible to how he would operate from that point onwards. How he believes that many people could travel with freedom, but you have to decide on how much adventure you are able to deal with…he has a very high adventure level. And lastly….. How his career advisor told him that he shouldn’t think of going into business, as he should think about being a mechanic instead…nothing wrong with mechanics but shame on you Miss Mitchell!!!   entrepreneur,entrepreneur,entrepreneur,entrepreneur
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Happy Birthday
Three years ago on the 30th April 2014 a little know podcaster wannbe from the UK decided to take a risk and release a new show called Join Up Dots to the world. Never in his wildest dreams did he ever imagine that this show, would become what he has and change his life forever. It really has been a rollercoaster from start to finish. And now almost three years to the day he felt it was only right to share his learning and knowledge with you all, as you start to think about creating your own dream businesses online or offline. So here are the top five things that he has learnt from creating, launching and running Join Up Dots for the last 1000 plus days. Enjoy
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Be Great At Sales
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is an man who has been in sales and publication since back in 1990. Starting his career as the sales manager for Self Magazine he worked for nearly a decade, in the world of publishing and sales via stints in Elle magazine, W Magazine and other such works. And through this period of work, you can see the first steps towards where he is today, and more importantly want is taking up his time. He is known as the Pitch Whisperer, who helps business owners go from invisible to irresistible with an elevator pitch. He teaches individuals, businesses and conferences how to build the momentum in gaining sales What he does is translate the left brain, technical speak into right brain imagination speak (where all selling happens) so people can present their offerings with a new-found confidence. The result is that its easier for the right people to say,"Yes"​ and share their vision with the same excitement. He achieves this with the 3C’s, making sure... 1) Their CONFIDENCE is at a maximum via incredible preparation 2) They have emotional storytelling skills for CONNECTIONS that are memorable and compelling 3) They're asking for a COMMITMENT that is irresistible. So did he always have the belief and understanding that storytelling is such a powerful component of selling a product or service? And when he looks back at his earlier career in sales and publishing, was this the key to where he is today? Did he need to operate in this area to develop the skills that he has today? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Mr John Livesay Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with John Livesay such as: John tells the story of how his Dad took a risk in his life, leaving his job to follow his passions and what an inspiration that was to him. We discuss how it is so easy to be knocked off path by comparing yourself to the success of others. Just get your head down and do the work How he was told by many people to go off and build his own brand, but was reluctant until finally taking the plunge and never looking back and lastly…. Why John is a great believer in the slide of faith to build income whilst you are still in employment. Dont burn all your bridges, but just set it on fire once you are established.
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Passion
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady who is on a mission to help the world dream big, dream bold and then go out and make it happen. As she says ” I’m a dreamer and a doer, and if you have a dream, it’s mine to help make yours come true. I love stories. The true ones are the best, because they’re more exciting than fiction. I love helping write the stories of women like you who want more out of life than feeling like you’re not living up to your potential as an entrepreneur.” And she is certainly living up to the mantle of a been there entrepreneur, as after studying Creative Writing at Oxford University, and then gaining an MA in Communication at Baylor University, who history is littered with startups and interesting business ideas. It’s not often that someone starts a business based around making natural home and cleaning products, before become a breeder of high quality Arabian horses, before helping others across the world live a life that is brights, full of passion and their own. And that is what she is doing now, as alongside her previous still running businesses she spends her days envisioning, going after and accomplishing her desires and helping others do the same. A helper by nature, she has dedicated her skills as a mentor and public speaker to help women live their dream of leaving their day jobs to start their own business. And with her online platform Life With Passion, she is surrounding herself with more and more success stories of ladies who have now done just that. So where do people go wrong? Not dreaming big enough, or simply not starting? And if she could go back in time and change any of her own entrepreneurial ventures would she? Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Christine McAlister Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Christine McAlister such as: Why she was so aware of where she wanted to focus her passions as a young lady, and the steps she took to make sure her dreams came true, even though it took her further away from her initial dream. Why she almost let her passion for horses be taken from her in her twenties due to listening advice of others, which is a lesson that she holds true to today. Never let someone else’s ideas become the ones that you live by. Why Christine made the decision to hire a coach and how she then saw massive improvements in her life and the opportunities in her business. and lastly…. Why being Bossy is in so many ways a key part her story, even though for many years she fought against it.
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Small Business Success
Kavit Hara is todays guest on the Join Up Dots free podcast interview is an entrepreneur grounded in the age-old marketing principles, but using the latest technology advances to help small businesses thrive online. I know that this sounds very impressive, but in a nutshell today’s guest is a master at helping people finding their passions and creating thriving businesses based on those passions. That’s the dream really isn’t it. But the fascinating thing about this guy is although he now provides the fast-track to business success, he has been on an amazing journey to find those skills himself. Over a decade ago, he was determined to become the worlds best tabla player. Now if you don’t know what this is, imagine an Indian musician kneeling before two, what I would call bongos, then that gives you an understanding of what he played. And he played them very well, even performing with legends such Sir Paul McCartney, Jimmy Page, and Donovan to name just three. But this is a very niche instrument to play, and as a tabla player, he went through the ups and downs of the typical struggling musicians life. For years he faced struggles to find opportunities to perform, create a band, record, gig and tour. And as he says “Not only was this an outer battle, it was an inner battle too. Struggling with self-confidence and a lack of marketing know-how, things never looked up.” And this is the key thing to everything. You can have the greatest product in the world, but if nobody finds out about it then you are dead in the water. So how did he decide that there was a gap in his knowledge, that probably wasn’t the most obvious gap for a table player to realise he needed to fill? And is there a common problem that he now sees time and time again with wannabe entrepreneurs? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Kavit Hara Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Kavit Haria such as: How as long as you are willing to get up and keep on going then there isn’t failure in life, everything is just learning. Why most people managing a virtual team should fix clear goals and deadlines, but remain focused on the personal side of the team. Why none of us should wait until its time for retirement before looking for the dream-life, instead let’s focus on a whole life of amazing experiences. Why you shouldn’t subscribe to every newsletter you can at the beginning of your business , instead stay focused on just one or two high profile experts. And lastly…. Why he feels that entrepreneurs are the true change creators in the world, not the politicians, and how he wants to make big change himself.
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Mini Adventures
How many times in your life do you look for the excitement and adventure? Perhaps on you vacations at Disney World you actively seek out the biggest roller coasters for the scary thrill. But what about in your normal life? Well if you are like most people then the last thing you do is try to shake things up and make things exciting and different. Well just this week, I spent a lovely day travelling around my local seaside town with the family trying to complete a treasure hunt. It was simple, it was cheap and it was a total break from the norm. I could have said, "No I have work to do actually", "I could have said "I rather would not!" But instead it was a "Yes, sounds good" and it was good. I set out my stall to have a good time and I did. And that is the key message to this show. By jumping in feet first and doing stuff, without trying to make things perfect or fully realised we get a real gift in our lives. As lets be honest, more often than not it won't ever be any better anyway. Life is more often than not about preparing to make things perfect in our lives, but actually what we get is a mild, diluted version of the Mini Adventure of what occurs when we leap. So in this episode we talk at depth about going for the quick gains in our life. We talk about just saying "Yes" and doing your best in life. And I promise you, you will be amazed at the results of that you get. Ready for the challenge?
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Business Podcast
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired business podcast Join Up Dots is a man whose official bio states as an "international business transformation expert who specializes in turning around manufacturing, technology and service business's. His ability to consistently and quickly drive triple-digit growth is the result of his unique leadership style, breadth of experience and expertise in Lean Manufacturing methodologies." Sounds great, but of course on Join Up Dots we want to know more about how he got himself into this position. Where did he poistion himself straight from school to start the journey to where he is today. And this is an interesting one, as unlike most people who appear on the show, he hasn't jumped from role to role building up experience for many different companies and employers. Instead our guest today has been with the same company for over 21 years. Since 1996 he has been a professional interim manager normally acting in the role of Ops Director or MD for the Business Turnaround Group. where he goes into manufacturing/technology & service businesses that are under performing and turns them around. And now his has joined with Norwegian Serial Entrepreneur Erlend Bakke to bring to the world his new book 90 days to profit, which brings about all his learning's that have worked wonders for companies across the world. So with a degree in Industrial Relations and Marketing following from a diploma in Production Engineering, was this a path that he always envisaged himself being on? And what would be the key thing that someone could to today to make their business start going in the right direction? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Steve Shoulder Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with such as: Why Steve spends so much of his time dealing with people in business who are unwilling to change, and what he does to overcome the objections. How Steve found his latest business partner, and the steps he took to make sure that it was a rewarding partnership that works Why Steve created the content for his new book to be as entertaining as it is educational, and why he thinks that this is the way that learning should always be. and lastly…. We bring to the world the amazing story of why a group of Northern Englishman felt the need to hang a monkey after believing that he was a french spy....yes seriously. business podcast, business podcast, business podcast
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Law Of Attraction
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is an a lady who calls herself a global storyteller, metaphysician and entrepreneur. As she says "I’m truly devoted to teaching people how to follow their dreams, manifesting a life they love through the spirit of GIVING. My life has been filled with character-building moments over the years to get me to where I am today. I went from being a divorcee living out of a suitcase with two small children, to now living a life of FINANCIAL FREEDOM and ABUNDANCE with the love of my LIFE. My mission is to empower you to create a life you deserve filled with love, abundance and GIVING." Wow, positive statements to start Join Up Dots are always a great way to go. So in 2010, she made the decision to leave her first marriage. Within one year of learning the law of attraction, she finally found the gumption to ask for a divorce. After 18 months of waiting for her family home to sell she left a tumultuous 7-year marriage with only her suitcases and her two little boys with over $50,000 worth of debt. She didn’t know where she was going to live or how she was going to eat. Meanwhile, she had started her company 18 months’ prior there was only small revenue coming in. Although, her new freedom felt empowering, she felt alone and scared about how she was going to take care of herself and her children. So how did she do it? How did she clear $50,000 of debt, find her way, and then start getting noticed to build the success that she wanted so badly? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Janét Aizenstros Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Janét Aizenstros such as: Why the power of giving is such a big part of her life, and why it has always been the case even when things were tough for her financially. Why she left her marriage and the dots that joined up to force her to make that decision. The big goals that she has set herself, particularly in regards to becoming the first ever billionaire to ever live in Canada. and lastly…. How she came to the realisation that she was holding onto childhood issues that needed to be resolved before she could move forward.
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Magic, Drugs & Prison
This is a magic episode for sure. If you listen to Join Up Dots on a daily basis then you will hear me wax lyrical when introducing a guest as I certainly like to do my research, but todays show is different. When my guest connected with us to request a place on the show, he hit me with this little tale and I didn’t think i could out do this little lot. So in his own words “On the day I turned 30 years old I looked around me and I knew things had to change. I looked up at the barbed wire toped concrete walls of the maximum security prison I had called home for the last 2 years and I wondered where everything had gone so wrong. Only a few years earlier life had been about fast cars, women and parties. I was born in England but schooled and grew up in Johannesburg in South Africa. I had a career in television that put me in peoples living rooms on a daily basis. I was a household name and people would ask me for my autograph when they saw me out and about. The choices I made led me to class A drug addiction and the results pulled the carpet from under my feet. Everything was gone within 3 months and I found myself living as a homeless man in one of the most dangerous cities in the world, Johannesburg. Drugs lead to crime and crime leads to prison. After 9 months awaiting trail I escaped from prison. Two weeks later I was re-arrested buying drugs on the street. I was sentenced as a security risk prisoner and given 3 years without parol in a maximum security prison. Today things look very different and I live a happy and peaceful life with my wife Colette and my daughter Kristen. I run a number of successful online businesses that pay my bills, I have authored a book due for release in June and I am able to enjoy a balance in life through my work as a psychotherapist. “ Wow , what a story, but believe me there is so much more to the guys tale, the we could literally go three or four episodes and still not touch the surface. So looking back on his life as a famous TV magician, did he find it easier to to get to the top, than he has since getting out of prison and changing direction? Or was that just the starting point to what he would call his “Sweetspot”…..has he now found the path that he would say was truly his to find? Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Kenneth Kelly Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Kenneth Kelly such as: How he found the ability to perform magic in his early days was a great way of finding acceptance with his peer group, as he felt very isolated. How me and Kenneth both have to deal with social anxiety on a daily basis. and the steps we need to take to handle the issue allowing us to perform to our highest level. He shares with is the moment that his career was well and truly finished, standing at a window looking down on the pavement deciding to jump, and what stopped him. And lastly…. Why his parents loved the idea of him becoming a magician at the age of seven, but told him to get a real job when he told them the same at eighteen…. is this a common occurrence across the globe?? Yeah of course it is!
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Time Management
Time is a problem. Chances are good that, at some time in your life, you've taken a time management class, read about it in books, and tried to use an electronic or paper-based day planner to organize, prioritize and schedule your day. "Why, with this knowledge and these gadgets," you may ask, "do I still feel like I can't get everything done I need to?" The answer is simple. Everything you ever learned about managing time is a complete waste of time because it doesn't work. Before you can even begin to manage time, you must learn what time is. A dictionary defines time as "the point or period at which things occur." Put simply, time is when stuff happens. There are two types of time: clock time and real time. In clock time, there are 60 seconds in a minute, 60 minutes in an hour, 24 hours in a day and 365 days in a year. All time passes equally. When someone turns 50, they are exactly 50 years old, no more or no less. In real time, all time is relative. Time flies or drags depending on what you're doing. Two hours at the Department of Motor Vehicles can feel like 12 years. And yet our 12-year-old children seem to have grown up in only two hours. Related: Looking for a New Payment Company? You're 'Due' for Some Good News. Which time describes the world in which you really live, real time or clock time? The reason time management gadgets and systems don't work is that these systems are designed to manage clock time. Clock time is irrelevant. You don't live in or even have access to clock time. You live in real time, a world in which all time flies when you are having fun or drags when you are doing your taxes. The good news is that real time is mental. It exists between your ears. You create it. Anything you create, you can manage. It's time to remove any self-sabotage or self-limitation you have around "not having enough time," or today not being "the right time" to start a business or manage your current business properly. There are only three ways to spend time: thoughts, conversations and actions. Regardless of the type of business you own, your work will be composed of those three items. As an entrepreneur, you may be frequently interrupted or pulled in different directions. While you cannot eliminate interruptions, you do get a say on how much time you will spend on them and how much time you will spend on the thoughts, conversations and actions that will lead you to success. Related: Tips for a More Productive Day Practice the following techniques to become the master of your own time: Carry a schedule and record all your thoughts, conversations and activities for a week. This will help you understand how much you can get done during the course of a day and where your precious moments are going. You'll see how much time is actually spent producing results and how much time is wasted on unproductive thoughts, conversations and actions. Any activity or conversation that's important to your success should have a time assigned to it. To-do lists get longer and longer to the point where they're unworkable. Appointment books work. Schedule appointments with yourself and create time blocks for high-priority thoughts, conversations, and actions. Schedule when they will begin and end. Have the discipline to keep these appointments. Plan to spend at least 50 percent of your time engaged in the thoughts, activities and conversations that produce most of your results. Schedule time for interruptions. Plan time to be pulled away from what you're doing. Take, for instance, the concept of having "office hours." Isn't "office hours" another way of saying "planned interruptions?" Take the first 30 minutes of every day to plan your day. Don't start your day until you complete your time plan. The most important time of your day is the time you schedule to schedule time. Take five minutes before every call and task to decide what result you want to attain. This will help you know what success looks like before you start. And it will also slow time down. Take five minutes after each call and activity to determine whether your desired result was achieved. If not, what was missing? How do you put what's missing in your next call or activity? Put up a "Do not disturb" sign when you absolutely have to get work done. Practice not answering the phone just because it's ringing and e-mails just because they show up. Disconnect instant messaging. Don't instantly give people your attention unless it's absolutely crucial in your business to offer an immediate human response. Instead, schedule a time to answer email and return phone calls. Block out other distractions like Facebook and other forms of social media unless you use these tools to generate business. Remember that it's impossible to get everything done. Also remember that odds are good that 20 percent of your thoughts, conversations and activities produce 80 percent of your results. time management,time management,time management,time management,time management,time management,time management,time management,time management,time management,time management,time management,time management,time management,time management
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Creating A Business Around Virtual Staff
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is with a lady who is on a mission to help the worlds entrepreneurs own their own successful business that can someday be run without the business owner pulling all the strings. Along with her team she will push her clients towards the first step in the direction of business freedom, time abundance and the ability to ultimately sell a business at a profit. Sound good...you betcha. But how has she developed herself to a position where she is rightly called the “Swiss Army Knife” for Business because of her knowledge of tools, automation and needs of the small business owner. Her ability to create the perfect solution to any challenge in the most cost effective way for the small business owner that is struggling with the business behind the business. Well she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Advertising and Public Relations with an emphasis in Marketing and Event Planning from Grand Valley State University in 3 years, but it was when she struggled with the waste she experienced at the corporate level in large companies that the first steps to where she is today became to be realized. And due to the fact that most people only understand what they know,and unfortunately 80% of running a successful small business is NOT their trade knowledge, it seems as if she has a never ending conveyor belt lining up to work with her. So what is the hardest part of growing a service based company like her own? And does she look back at her history and think "Man if only I knew what I know now then we would have been rocking in record time!" Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Brook Borup.   Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Brook Borup such as: Why she is so focused on building a team around her that will free her even more from her business, to tackle the things that fall within her own personal super talent. Why Brook believes that it is so important to spend as much money as you can possibly on hiring a VA. If you go cheap, you get cheap results. Why a great way to start a business is to simply look around at the people you already know, and ask them "How can I help you?" and lastly…. Brooke reveals her worst client ever....and you will be surprised to know exactly who she said.....i was for sure :)
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Freedom And Travel Part Two
My guest today, on the confidence boosting Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who only recently appeared on the show, back on episode 675 And why is he back so quickly I hear you cry, when there are so many guests desperate to get on the show to start joining up dots. Well, during the recording it was obvious to me that there were so many stories needing to be told, which we just didn't get near to discovering and will be so useful for all of us, as we learn to trust ourselves and go for the gold in our lives. Well, after an unfulfilling first semester of college that resulted in major stress, anxiety and unhappiness, he knew that he needed to make a change. Although doing well academically, he had no passion for what he was doing. He realized that going to school and getting a degree might not be the right path for him - at least at that point in my life. So he decided to take a chance, leaving school behind to follow his heart and explore other ways of life. With just a backpack and on a shoe-string budget, he spent 4 months traveling through Guatemala, Nicaragua and Costa Rica without a phone, yearning to disconnect from the widespread dominance of social media. From living in the jungle and teaching English to poverty stricken kids, to meeting inspirational people from around the world, his quest took him to remote and exotic destinations throughout Central America. And now with an amazing book Off The Beaten Trail doing well, and his speaking career taking off it quite simply seems to me that this is a man that we need to keep our eye on. Which is why, we have him back on the show already. So when he decided to go down to South America, what was he hoping to achieve? Disconnection or actual connection with his real self. And was there anytime when he felt that he had bitten off more than he could hope to chew, but still managed to overcome? Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Jake Heilbrunn Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Jake Heilbrunn such as: Why Jake knew that he needed to maintain a lifestyle that would protect his balance of $4,000 travel funds, so found a way of volunteering to gain food and board Why the power of story telling was so important to Jake through his travels, and why he feels that people should embrace this age old tradition more than they do today. and lastly…. Why the world is full of amazing people, who come into your life just when you need them most and will help you out when times are tough. So dont be worried about what could happen. You have support everywhere.
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How To Be Famous
Todays guest is a man who for over a decade chased the Hollywood Dream. Hustling like mad as a writer to get that breakthrough that would make everything possible in his life However he hit a crisis point on New Year’s Eve of The Millennium when he became terrified that 5+ years of driving a taxi to survive would be irreversible career suicide. He quit writing, dove into an intense transformational period of self-help and personal development work, and focussed on making money for the next 8 years, becoming fat and happy. Obese, actually. As the economy collapsed in 2008, Clint was at a men’s self-help meeting when the shaman pointed at Clint across the yellow and orange crackling flames of the camp-fire and said, “You don’t know it yet, but you’re already dead.” Well that is one of those comments that you can either take two ways. One….”What the hell is this man talking about, its quite obvious that I’m not dead!” Or two………what our guest today did. He took it as inspiration to change his life like never before and in 2009, he made sure that he was going to live as if it was going to be his last year on earth He lost 40-lbs, built a factory which allowed his business to thrive during The Great Recession and beyond, wrote his first bestseller and revived his crumbling marriage. But rest assured this is not a story about a man who simply got lucky. This is a story about a man who took courgagoues decisions, and consistent action which led to a remarkable life. So does he see the turn round as simply a change in mindset, or is it much more than that? And does he look back and think, if only I started earlier, or did he need to go through the rough times, to get to the true waiting path? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Clint Arthur. Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics as: How becoming a celebrity can fill out your bank account, buy you nice cars, but can never fill up a hole in your heart. How he recalls the moment that he burnt all his own writings and screenplays, and took control of his life, burning all his bridges in the process. How the first question he was presented with on the Today Show, lead to him finding the title of his second book. You never know when inspiration will occur. Why it is so important to ensure that you look the way that people expect you look when you are performing the role. And lastly…….. How he can now see his big dot as the moment that he stopped smoking marijuana, and he has never looked back since he tool the decision to quit.
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How To Get A Huge Payrise
Today’s Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a listeners question and answers session where your host discusses the quickest way to get a pay-rise in your life. So many people think that they have to work harder. They have to go cap in hand to your bosses begging for more money from the pots that they swear are holding nothing other than spiders and dust. But more often than not this is the last thing to do, as you aren’t in control of the results. But looking at what you are spending each day in your household your are one hundred percent in control off. So here is the question……….. Dear David, this question probably doesn’t fall into what you would normally answer, but here’s hoping for some great advice as I really don’t know what to do for the best. I am looking to start a new business (I haven’t got to the planning stage yet so have no idea what I would like to do) I just know that I can’t work for my company anymore as I dont get paid enough to live like I want. I do love my job but all pay increases have been stopped for the last five years, so I don’t imagine that I could just simply ask for more money as this will not be received well I’m sure. I am working as a hospital administrator dealing with appointments and cancellations in a hospital in North Dakota, and the team are great, the work although boring to do is what I want to do, as I leave everyday with an empty workload. Which is what I love more than anything, as my own personal time means everything to me. Sorry to ramble, but can you suggest anything as I know from listening to your show that you have been on both sides of the fence. Kind Regards Eileen Vocilla
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How To Be Good
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who first appeared on Join Up Dots back on episode 103. When the show was just a baby compared to what it is today. Back then we discussed the unusual concept that sales is in fact a honorable profession. Wait I hear you say…surely I didn’t hear the words Sales and honourable in the same sentence? But our guest waxed lyrical about why he felt that it was in fact true, and why since 2000 he had focused his time, passions and energy’s in the world of Insurance Brokerage, coming out the other end hardened by the work that he was performing. As he said he was bloodied, bruised, kicked in the teeth, chewed-up, and spit-out. But instead of becoming cynical to this work, he instead developed a passion for helping others learn from his successes, mistakes and backstory. Focusing on four main areas, Sales training, Attitude, Connections and Loyalty he worked tirelessly to create success in his life. And now he has managed to take these concepts and turn them into a personal branding encompassing coaching, training, and keynote presentations across America. He is a man on fire, and certainly from my perspective seems to be in control of what he is doing, where perhaps the last time he was on the show wasn't quite the case. So how has he done this and still juggled the issues that comes with being a family man. And is he where he wants to be in his life, or now is he aiming for bigger and bigger things that he just couldn't have dreamt possible back in the early days. Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Brent Kelly. Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Brent Kelly such as: Why there is a comfort level across the world, which has led to so many people to simply follow what everyone else is doing, which is a huge mistake. Follow the crowd and see your prospects diminish massively. Go your own way and get the rewards. Why Brent realises that their was a confidence issue in his life, which lead him to not fully grasp the value he could bring to the world. When this came together for him then everything became so much easier. Why the world is more and more looking for the "how long it is going to take" answer, whilst they should actually be looking at "How can I become good?" and lastly…. Why you shouldn't be worried about the comparisons that you see online today even though there are so many. Just get your head down and do the work.
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Sales
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is man with quite an usual journey to where he is today. But as we see every-time on Join Up Dots, if you look close enough you can see how the dots join up everytime. He has led two companies from $1 million to more than $10 million, and one from $1 million to $0. And now trains entrepreneurs who don’t realize they’re the VP of Sales and also individual sales people how to 10 X their revenues in a step-by-step sales formula . But starting his career as a graphic design intern, he was a million miles away from the sales king he is today. He did four four months only, before then joining Uncle Sam in the US Marine Corp where he provided visual information support, by way of photos, videos, and graphics, to enhance the combat readiness and training support needs of the Marines. Who would have thought...eh?? And then he went through a series of roles quickly as he developed his skills, gained successes, learnt from his mistakes and made his way to where he is today. As the owner of the Sandler Training DTB, a consulting and training firm dedicated to helping clients significantly improve the performance of their revenue engine. And it looks like he is loving it! So when did he realise that sales was the environment that truly made him come alive? And why does so many people struggle with this part of the business, when in truth we are all in sales every day of our lives? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Jim Brown. Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Jim Brown such as: Why so many people in the world refuse to dream big enough in their lives, and how the bigger you can dream the more chance you have to succeed. Jim shares how he grew up poor in Indiana, and why although he has never lost the awareness of the value of moneym he is so willing to take risks as he grows his own business. Why even after starting seven businesses Jim shares how none of them have lasted more than three years, and why he is so happy that is the case. and lastly…. Why you simply have to go back and listen to episode 82 of Join Up Dots, to hear the most amazing story you will ever experience
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Hitting Bottom
Today’s guest joining us on the Join Up Dots podcast is a man who has been on a terrible journey to get to where he is today. At least in my perspective it looks that way, but perhaps in classic Join Up Dots fashion perhaps it was all these things that were needed to be experienced to make him who he is now. As he says in his own words ” As a small boy I had been violently and repeatedly raped from the age of three to around eight years old. Which left me feeling completely empty. So full of shame, it was incredibly difficult for me to feel safe or trust anybody at all. In fact, to deal with this trauma, my brain almost split into multiple personalities so that I could detach and protect myself when I was being seriously abused. As you might imagine, I turned to drugs and alcohol to mask the pain, trying drugs as early as seven years old.” By his late teens and early 20’s, it had gotten so bad that he was in and out of jails, institutions, halfway houses and he ended up homeless, and living on the streets. He was failing at everything, his entire life was a mess and after all he’d been through, he had every reason to hate the world. But he finally realized if he didn’t change, he was going to die. This is when he developed a simple mindset shift that changed everything. He realized that for a long time it was his mindset that had been the biggest problem he faced. In that one moment, he changed his very identity, and what happened next was incredible. And that is where we will begin today’s episode, and this is going to be a great one, as today’s guy has since seen incredible success, and is literally changing the world everyday. So does he see that the things he spends his days doing were always in him, or was it because of his history that he found the skills that he loves sharing? And does he feel that the mindset people have is the number one reason why so many keep themselves small? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Rob Scott. Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Rob Scott such as: Why hitting rock bottom in your life can quite often be classed as a huge gift in your life. The madness of the human race and why we are fixed on fighting against ourselves instead of making the world as perfect as we can. Why Rob loves treating life as a game to allow the mistakes to happen and the creativity to flood in. How to find the purpose within the passion. How to develop a life that lights you up but also makes you feel good everyday too. And lastly……. Why suffering is a choice that we make, whereby pain is something we have to endure. It’s your choice which one you embrace.
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Free Coaching Session
Today show is a Free coaching session, where your host David Ralph talks about what has been going on in the world of Join Up Dots this week, and also gets to answer some of the questions that have come in from listeners across the globe Question One: Hi David, loving the show, your passion and the madness. How the hell did you come up with the Gargle Game, but I belly laugh when you are doing it. Which is what my question is all about. Although I have just found your show, it isn't like any other business type show I have heard. Could you advise why you are doing these things that go against the norm. All the best Simon Mantle, Perth, Western Australia. Question Two: Hi David, I was listening to one of your shows recently and you spoke about suffering with stress and the fact that your hair fell out. I am having a similar expereince and would love to know what you have done to resolve these issues, as they are really bringing me down and making me unhappy - Claire Copod, Belgium Question Three: Mr Ralph, thank you for everything you are doing with Join Up Dots. Its the best podcast by far and I tell all my buddies that they have to listen to you. Can I ask this question. What is your day like? You talk about working hour after hour and then you also talk about walking around looking at things, like you are free. Whats the real story? - Hanna Maskel, Seattle Question Four: I have started a business recently selling fish tank equipment and although I have done better than expected, I'm not increasing my sales. Can you advise what I should be doing to get more sales as the more money I can earn the more I can support my family - Matheus Henrique Lopez, Paraty, Brazil How To Connect With David Ralph and Join Up Dots
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Freedom And Travel
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who quite simply is astonishing. Why do I feel that? Well at the age of twenty years old he is already on his way to defining his life, whilst the rest of the world are scrabbling around screaming "I don't know what I want to do...show me someone, show me!!" He is a youth speaker, author of the book "Off The Beaten Trail" and driven to show the world how everything can start if you are willing to ask a simple question. As he says "My extraordinary adventure began with one simple question: What if the biggest risk is not taking any risk at all? After an fulfilling first semester of college that resulted in major stress, anxiety and unhappiness, I knew that I needed to make a change. Although doing well academically, I had no passion for what I was doing. I realized that going to school and getting a degree might not be the right path for me - at least at this point in my life. I decided to take a chance, leaving school behind to follow my heart and explore other ways of life. With just a backpack and on a shoe-string budget, I spent 4 months travelling through Guatemala, Nicaragua and Costa Rica without a phone, yearning to disconnect from the widespread dominance of social media. From living in the jungle and teaching English to poverty stricken kids, to meeting inspirational people from around the world, my quest took me to remote and exotic destinations throughout Central America." And now he is joining up his dots on today's show. So why did he feel so unfulfilled at an age, when I certainly didn't have the awareness of knowing whether i was unfilled or not? And looking back on his journey through South America, does he see it know as riskier than was needed, or actually a stroll through the countryside? Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Jake Heilbrunn Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Jake Heilbrunn such as: Jake tells a story of how he was breaking out in hives every morning, until finally realising that stress and anxiety was the cause of the issue and what he had to do to deal with it. How going for your big dreams is never an easy option as you have to untangle yourself from so many factors that surround you everyday of your life. People, parents and finances all try to keep you in one place. Why social media is such a double edged sword, hugely entertaining but also deeply depressing due to the constant comparison we are allowed by glimpsing in other peoples lives. and lastly…. Why he loves getting up in front of youngsters across America, inspiring them to take risks and challenging the personal status quo. You don't have to live the lives that others have planned for you.
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Finance Builds Our Futures
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man with a background in finance but a future that is 100% entrepreneurial. As a young man you could see that he was destined for a life dealing with numbers, but not where he has ended up. Leaving the University Of Florida after studying Economics he took a position with the accurate Advisory Group providing retirees and those planning their retirement with a range of financial planning services. He presented to countless families at presentation workshops on Social Security, 401k strategies, the In’s and Out’s of the brokerage world as well as many other related topics for individuals around the Tampa Bay Area for over 9 years until he decided to Found a side business “My Tax Reduction Blueprint” As he says “We don’t want our clients to incur any risk, so we perform all our work on a contingency basis. That means we only get paid if we are able to find savings and/or settlements for you! While most CPA’s are stuck looking at the rear-view mirror of your business, we focus on your windshield, creating current and future tax savings for you.” Now for many people this may sound like boring stuff that they trey to hide from as much as possible, but this show will be anything but. This will be a show about a man finding his path, by finding a solution to others problems. This will be a show about a man going it alone, and little by little building his company into a team of motivated financial advisers. This will be a show about a man, who no doubt will have struggled with the financial aspects of building his business as all entrepreneurs do. So why did he decide that this was what he wanted to do in his life, and is he as enthused about it now or can he see bigger goals to achieve? And is there one bit of simple advice that all our listeners to take on board that can make such a huge difference in their lives, when it comes to finance? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Travis Jennings.
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Coaching
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man with a similar career path to myself. And a man who also has a desire to see the world flourish, and help individuals across the globe to grow exponentially, becoming their greatest versions. But of course to get to that point, you truly have to go through a journey of discovery yourself, to find your inner skills that make you unique and valuable to everyone. And it would be fair to say that just a few years ago, our guest was many many steps away from discovering their purpose in life. He was working in a restaurant in Notting Hill as a waiter, as he had been doing since the age of 15, and had certain mental restrictions should we say, that were holding him back from creating his dream life. He didn’t have a degree and his level of English was not quite enough to understand the self development literature that he was starting to immerse himself in. As he says, “Just three years ago I was facing a very difficult moment of my life. I knew I had to change but I didn’t know what to do. I felt lost, like wondering in a circle in a dark room with no exit sign and this wasn’t me!! I have always been the uber-positive-hyper-charged person that was able to lift up the energy of an entire room!! Where was that me? Where did it go? I wanted to find him and bring him back! So he took the plunge and signed up for an extensive two day coaching course in London, even though he had nowhere to live, and started working on himself everyday. He built that personal belief that he had inside him what was required to create a succesful business and little by little saw his life and his finances change. He first set up his coaching company Your Power to Shine Ltd and then a personal development events company, GTeX and was on his way. And now with a flourishing public speaking, coaching and development, and didgeridoo business (well the last one isn’t a business but is very impressive) he seems to be having the time of his life. So when did he truly switch the switch of belief and start making the bold decisions that make such a difference moving forward? And does he look back at himself and think “You were always ready to find the power to shine” you just had to start? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only, or as they say in Italy la sola e unica, Simone Vicenzi Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with such as: How he recalls being held back by his personal self image at the very beginning and battled as he felt he was being made to conform to the normal. How he went from being the youngest manager in a Michelin Star Restaurant, to creating his coaching business in just three years. And it was all down to building his network! Why he believes that it is a great learning experience to handle everything in the early stages of creating a business, but start handing things off as soon you can to focus on what you do best. and lastly…. The strangest stories involving body waxing, organic vegetables, ex-girlfriends, hitchhiking, and how to get free rent in London that you will ever hear.
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British Podcast Awards
Hello there, In today's episode of Join Up Dots we touch on many different subjects and also ask for a little bit of your help. This April 2017, in London we have the British Podcast Awards occurring and Join Up Dots has been entered into three different categories: Interview, Listener and Comedy And we need your help and the help of anyone that you know that could spare a couple of seconds. Please go over to the British Podcast Awards at https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/vote/ and type in Join Up Dots. Then its a simple case of selecting the top one in the list (Get Confident) and adding your name and email address. Your help will be massive to the continued growth of the show Later we will be bringing back the amazing Gargle Game to the show, but first lets start by answering some of the listener questions that we have been getting at the show. 1: I have been an avid listener of your show for the last six months, and would love to start a business. But I cant decide what to do for the best? Any ideas of something that I can do from home that would work for me? - Pratima Jobangi - Calcutta 2: Why did you start a podcast instead of a conventional online business. And do you think that everyone should have a podcast - Janinne Burrows, Oldbury West Midland 3: Hi David, love the show. I am amazed how you can make every show so fun to listen to. Have their been any guests that you havent liked when recording. I am fascinated to know, as you always sound like best friends - Connor Rose, San Antonio Texas
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Social Media
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is with a lady who connected with me with the words if you like the cut of my jib" as we say in Ireland. And it was job done, get her on the show. You see not only is she being hugely authentic and not talking the way that businesses try to conduct themselves, she is speaking the language of the receiver and that is so important. So it's with little surprise that I find myself today interviewing a master on Social Media who started her online journey back in the days of the internet being powered by a donkey on a treadmill. Yes, when she started in 1999 there was no Google, No Facebook, not even a tweet or a twit to be seem. She was certainly ahead of the curve, and now has positioned herself as the go to expert for anything social media In fact she is sharing all her expertise with her new online program, “Learn Social Media Like a Pro”, where not only will she give you a step by step process to achieve the traction you want, but you also get lifetime access to the Private Facebook Group where she, along with all the other social media bods will be sharing best practise and helpful support on events as they happen. So why did a lady from Ireland first start her internet career down in Sydney Australia, and was it by complete chance or simply a step on the master-plan of life? And does she agree that the best way to use social media correctly is to make it more about YOU, YOU, YOU and less about ME, ME, ME? Well let's find out as bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Maryrose Lyons Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Maryrose Lyons such as: Why the world of business is changing from B2B to B2H - Business to human, and how Maryrose is making the most of dealing with this change. Why you shouldn't be everywhere on Social Media but you should focus on reducing the amount of content but increasing the quality of the work you do. Why Maryrose finds being a parent as a real advantage to keeping her hours at a premium, as you can often get caught up with work, work, work which is just not good. Why not having a plan is ok, as you find the real gold when you are wiling to work within the cracks of life more than where everyone walks. and lastly…. Why three is the magic number in so many regards to building a business, especially in regards to choosing a customer. Maryrose shares how she works - and this is gold.
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Finding Faith
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady who had a rather profound realization when only small. When she was a young girl she remembers telling her parents that sometimes "I feel as if I can leave my body and experience the world from a bird’s eye perspective." As she says "Sometimes I’d feel crazy for feeling other people’s pain and sometimes I had visions that not many took seriously – maybe not even myself." This was of course an amazing talent to have but for a small child and one growing up lead to constant turmoil within her. After a time of rebellion, she found that these feelings needed an adults perspective to really form who she is and over the past years she has developed a successful business by travelling all over to share her enlightening message of creating a powerful relationship with your true self and of trusting your own intuition. Her passion is to support young adults create, live and transform their lives by understanding the scientific and spiritual connections between their heart and brain, by discovering their unique and magical gifts hidden within and by knowing how we connect with others. She not only Joins up the dots between people, but also the dots that lie within....truly powerful stuff. So is this a talent that most of us have although we either disregard it, or let it fall into disrepair as we grow? And is it a simple as saying "Be Aware of your feelings and emotions as this is where the dots truly start to show themselves? Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Isabel Hundt. Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Isabel Hundt such as: Why so many of us have the power of empathy in our lives as young kids, and why we are programmed to feel so disconnected from these feelings. Isabel shares how the ability to leave her body, took up so much energy and how she learnt to manage this to positive effect. Why she heard so many people telling her that she shouldn't or couldn't be doing these things in her life.... and managed to keep the belief to keep on going. Why we should never work towards getting the breakthrough in life, as more often than not the breakthrough will come when we least expect it. Just do the work. and lastly…. How she had a dream as a twelve year old which showed her that she needed to move to the US and what she was going to do in her adult life.....and that vision lead her to where she is today..
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Ignite Your Potential
Ignite Your Potential is so hard to do. So many people in life, feel that what they do, is what they will do for the rest of their lives. They go into jobs that might inspire at the beginning, but over time, little by little start to become a drag. Every minute feels like an hour, everyday feels like a month. But they put up with it until its time for retirement, when they are free to mow the lawn, walk the dog, and have nice little naps in the afternoon. Well today’s guest joining us on Join Up Dots is a former senior Derby police officer, who since 1985 when he joined the force “saw the darkest side of humanity” as he says, while dealing with horrific murders and acts of violence. He retired at the rank of Superintendent on New Year’s Eve and, just the following day, picked up his first client after taking courses on hypnotherapy and life-coaching skills. In just short of a year, he has expanded his fledgling business and now has clients across the globe, who he helps via Skype. He says “In less than a year I have built up a client base that stretches to Australia, the USA, Europe and the Middle East and I have helped all ranges of people including chocoholics, nail biters and alcoholics. One of my earliest clients was a man who had suffered with a stutter for more than 30 years. Through hypnotherapy and life skills I have learned, we stripped back his problem to when he first started stuttering as a ten-year-old and within a short space of time I have helped him stop. He has since thanked me as it has given him a huge amount of confidence and enabled him to get a promotion at work. I am loving what I am doing, and my confidence has never been higher.” And this is a key part to what makes a business begin to flourish, its not the skills, its not the global reach, but it is certainly the personal confidence. The moment you truly begin to believe in yourself is when the world says “Right we think you can handle what we are going to give you, so make this into a success” So did he struggle with the “Oh god, this is my first client, I’m not ready for this” mentality after quitting the police force?” And now seeing the future forming in front him, would he have stayed in full-time employment as long if he had the chance to go back and change things?” Well lets find out as we bring onto the show, to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr. Kul Mahay Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Kul Mahay such as: Why he feels that the ability to change the world through the transformation of people is the most powerful statement that he can make, and why he takes it so seriously. How he recalls being scared of earning money in the early days of his business, and how he worked through those issues to find his true value. Why it is such a strange phenomenon across the world. how when you offer free tickets and huge value to the world people dont use it. There always has to be skin in the game. and lastly…. Why you have to be ruthless in regards to the people that you surround yourself with, as they will dip into your “energy wallet”. Protect the contents with your life.
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Leap Of Faith
My guest today, on the confidence boosting Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who has been on one hell of a transformation after realising that his life was not going the way that he wanted it to go.....and then doing something about it. As he says "In the past I had been successful in a variety of ventures. I worked for large corporations as well as being a small business owner wearing every hat imaginable. In 2010, I realized those hats did not fit very well. I finally looked myself in the mirror and realized I needed to change. I’m a father, a son, a travel junkie, a dog lover, a pilot, a golfer and a lot of other things. And at that point I began a total makeover of my life, both inside and out. Since 2010, I’ve visited 32 countries, circumnavigated the globe twice, sold a business, sold an airplane, placed all my belongings in storage and became a nomad." But the key thing is since that moment of epiphany in 2010, he has realized that many people are afraid to own their greatness and enjoy every ounce they can out of their lives. Fears, worries, and obstacles prevent all of us from moving forward in certain ways and he decided that he wanted to help others step into their greatness so that they can live the life of their dreams. And now he challenges people across the world, to become the biggest version of themselves that they can be. He challenges them to ask the important questions that we all bury deep down inside ourselves. Those questions that we need to desperately ask if we ever want to stand out from the crowd and live the lives of our dreams. And in the process his work is allowing him to enjoy more and more of his life too. So why did it take a leap in New Zealand to finally realize, that everything we want in life starts with a decision to "Go" And where does he see the biggest issue with people today, a lack of belief that they can match up to what they are seeing the world doing, or simply dreaming big enough. Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Dan Simon
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Discover Your Talent
My guest today, on the confidence boosting Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who I was happy to spend an hour with when being interviewed on his successful online show Discover Your Talent. So you know that he is a podcaster. But as you will see he is so much more than that too. After leaving the army as a young man with an honorable discharge, he attended Emory University graduating with a BA in Russian Language and Literature, before taking the first steps on a path that so many of us find ourselves on. Being directed by the ideals of his father, and very little imput by what our guest truly wanted himself, he begain studying to become a dentist. Which was a false step in the wrong direction, as without a doubt at his core he is an entrepreneur born and bred, and a very good one at that. Since 1972 he has founded a new business every few years ranging from publishing to advertising and most things in between. As he now says ” As it has turned out, my experiences as entrepreneur, inventor, writer and coach in advertising, publishing and career planning is the perfect foundation of skills, passion and talent to excel in the meteoric rise of podcasting worldwide. Add to that the disturbing statistic that 87% of people worldwide do NOT enjoy the work they do every day and this podcast channel truly is an idea whose time has come…. For me and for the people who listen to it around the world.” So there we have it. At his core he is a man who needs to love his work, feel inspired everyday and make a difference to everyone that he meets. It doesn’t matter what environment he finds himself in….the work has to be classed as a passion for him to truly discover his talent So does he wish that he could go back in time and start his podcast even earlier than he did? And with that shocking stat of 87% not enjoying their work, what does he truly believe he can do to make a difference to the world? Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Don Hutchenson Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Don Hutcheson such as: Don shares why he feels some of the things that he invented in his life, which didn’t make any money, were simply created before their time. They sometime need the right time to grow and be the things he hoped they would be. Why we all need the quiet time in our lives to really assess what we want to achieve. We need to block out the noise and feel the emotions that are leading us. Why upskilling is so important in our lives, no matter what level we find ourselves on. Stop and look where we need to go and let knowledge help ease the way. and lastly…. Why Don believes that “Knowing Your Why” is actually the second question that we should be asking ourselves. Instead we should be focusing on “The Who”……do you trust yourself and know yourself?
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Emotion Marketing
My guest today, on the confidence inspiring Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who at his core understands that true business success is built by making the experience that customers feel, as good as humanly possible. Take a look at all the big boys, Amazon, Apple, Virgin to name just three, all have a background on providing what will make the customer truly satisfied (even if the customer doesn't know they want it at first.) He is the owner of Triple R Marketing, where with over 20 years’ experience in Marketing and Sales, he has helped small local businesses and brand-name Fortune 500 companies alike become leaders in their industry. He has worked alongside world-renowned author and sales expert Jeffrey Gitomer, and has helped businesses promote their products at high-profile events such as the Sport Emmy Awards, although never once losing sight of the small things that make such a big difference to his customers. Such as the astonishing tale of buying a complete caramel shop from closing for business, simply because his customers loved the handmade caramel packs that had quickly became a key part of his business. When he got word that the store was closing, the entrepreneur in him kicked in. He knew he had to reach an agreement with Fischer to keep the caramels available for everyone and in January of 2016 he took over as the new owner of Joan’s Caramels. And if that isn't enough on his plate, he developed an app called Fanvious that allows food and merchandise to be delivered to your seat while at a sporting event or concert. And with the success of the app he has been featured on the weekly television program Inside Indiana and also spoke at the IAVM 2015 Arena Management Conference on the ‘New Technology for Improved Fan Engagement.’ So what is it that excites him most invention, or satisfaction? Is it the creation or how his customers respond to his work that gets him out of bed with a spring in his step? Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr. Matt Rudelinger. Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Matt Ruedlinger such as: Why he feels it is so important to allow free-time within his business to be there for his family, which is a core value of starting his entrepreneurial route in the first place. Why being satisfied by the service that we receive as a customer is now the absolute minimum that we should expect from a business. Which makes it harder and harder to create viral word of mouth support. Why Matt loves the metaphor that there is a reason why the front windscreen to a car is a lot bigger than the rear. As it's only what's in front that truly matters in life. and lastly…. If you are going to close down your business then always think "How will my customers react to this" and if you think they wont be happy, then find another way of operating.
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Travel
It’s with great delight that I get to speak to Candace Rose Rardon, a lady, who was first introduced me to a guest who appeared way back on episode 15 of the show Mike Sowden. After the show without hesitation he told me, you have to get this lady on the show “as she is having an affair!” Well actually, I don’t know if he did say that, but they are the first words that you see on her website “The Great Affair” But what does this mean? Well let’s tell you more about her, as you will see this lady is seriously in love with life, travel and her art, and experiencing life not just living it. She is an writer, sketch artist, and illustrator, and now calls the world her muse. She travels with a passion to capture not just the images, and architecture of the world, but also the flavour and emotions too. This makes her unique in my view. She is someone that shows us through her words and also her amazing sketches how she sees the world. Her character and personality shines out through her work, like no photograph can ever capture. So how did this all start, well we find out during the show. But like my own life has been changed by the Steve Jobs “Join Up Dots” speech, it there to see that hers was changed by the words of Joseph Campbell who once said “We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” And now in her own words, “Seven years ago, I hesitantly took Campbell’s advice. I let go of the life I had planned and opened myself to the myriad possibilities the world has to offer. While stepping off the edge of my safe existence into the unknown was a terrifying prospect, I also had a feeling that something incredible awaited me if I could take that initial leap of faith. Life has been a crazy adventure ever since.” So what is it about travel that lights her up, and is it all plain sailing or are their times that she longs for a cubicle in a grey office somewhere? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Candace Rose Rardon Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Candace Rose Rardon such as: How she will never lose the appeal of having movement in her life, but realises that now its the movement of energy and passion that is the most important. How she had to build up her confidence levels to travel the world by first travelling to England and New Zealand…close enough to America but different enough to appeal. The moment when her big dot appeared and a single conversation changed her life forever. How she finds it so surreal that she has found a thing in her life that people will pay for, and will never lose that wonderment each time income is earned. And lastly…. You will find out what she misses most during her travel in her life – the pillow or the bed….and that is a deep question.
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Business & Life Coaching
In today's confidence boosting Join Up Dots free podcast we spend our time answering listeners question sent through to us this week, and give some amazing answers Hope you enjoy it and if you want to send your own questions into the Join Up Dots team then simply go to the contact details at the bottom of the page and tell us whats in your mind. 1: Hi David and the Join Up Dots team, wow. I don't know how you find the energy to deliver so much amazing content. This is the best podcast I have ever heard, so wanted to ask a question that you might be able to answer on the show. This is the first time I have ever done this, so hope for a positive response. I suffer from depression and often have low energy levels that stop me tackling anything big to change my life. I would love to do what the guests are doing, but the thought of it is too demanding. Any suggestions? - Don McKenzie, Seattle USA 2: Hi David, many of your guests talk about being in the state of flow. I find this concept really interesting as I guess that is where we do our best work. Where can i find out more about this, other than Googling "Flow" - Gemma Holiester, New York 3: Hi David, I am thinking of starting a new business but know that I dont want to deal with customers, and work on anyone elses time. What do you suggest? Is this possible? - Arnold Baker, Albany, New York. 4: Hello Mr Ralph, I live in Argentina and love your show. I would love to know, do you have a support group around you. I have heard you talk about finding people, but dont know where to start. Agustín Garcia
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Punching The Hell Out Of Stress
My guest today, on the confidence boosting Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who a few years back was disappointed with the current mental health care solutions he was offered after suffering from stress in the workplace. So like so many guests, he didn't accept what he saw and decided to take action, turning to alternative therapies which got him through and beyond this temporary stress. These solutions began forming into a business idea which led him to creating Stressbox in Jan 2014, and he took these learnings into the corporate environment to help with de-stressing in companies everywhere. As they say "We are an up and coming mental wellness fitness brand with a social purpose to support the epidemic of work related stress. We succeed in this by creating innovative holistic fitness workshops, in-house talks on preventing stress and performing our epic yet different fitness class….StressBox. Our powerful class combines Boxing fitness with Mindfulness all to wonderful music to inspire and enlighten you within our 1 hour experience. We create magic moments in our bespoke classes to suit your busy schedule, at StressBox we understand that time in this hectic world is valuable so we combined Holistic health with musical fitness to have greater impact on your mindset not just your body." To succeed in this new business, he researched stress in society for 2 years via practical innovative coaching and academically using Neuroscience, the science of meditation and positive psychology. And rapidly this knowledge became a cult hit at a popular gym in Birmingham, England with teachers, doctors, entrepreneurs, and teenagers becoming fanatics with his alternative style. So why if he had an issue with stress did he then decide to build a business around it, and not run to live stress free on a hot tropical island somewhere full of bikini wearing beauties? And is this as a real life issue, or do so many people just use the word as a badge of honour nowadays? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only, Mr Liam Joe Blackwood. Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Liam Joe Blackwood such as: Why so many people find themselves in situations in their lives which doesn't naturally match their skills and talents - which can obviously lead to the kind of stress which can be avoided. Why the power of visualisation is such a powerful process in building success in a persons life, and the steps that we should take everyday to bring these visions to life. Liam Joe recalls the battles he overcome in the early days to get his vision out to the world, and the steps he took to get there. Why we should never overthink anything in our lives, but simply look to do the best we can in the most relaxed method possible. That is always the best way. and lastly…. Why Liam Joe allowed himself to feel creative and playful in his life which was a complete gamechanger and turned his life around forever.
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Relationship Advice
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady who I'll be honest with I stumbled across on the web. And every now and again you see something on a website or about page that you think "Yeah that is spot on in every-way" Well today's guest had a line about how she operated in her business at the beginning which said "I pretended to have my shit together in a life-coach imposter kind of way" Wow, let's think about this. This is a lady who was happy to say, look guys I am working at this everyday of the week. I have good days and bad, and sometimes very bad. But I keep on coming back to it, as it's what I wanted to do. And aren't we glad she did, as now she is rocking and rolling as a relationship coach from her base in Canada, where she coaches clients across the world in how to build the strongest relationships in the world. She is a TEDx alumni, international trainer, coach and writer, and with a BA in Sociology and as a certified Life Coach, she has provided guidance to people from every walk of life and income bracket to improve and empower their lives for over 25 years. As they say "She has a knack for simplifying the most complex problems into small doable steps that create lasting change." So did she always want to be in the relationship business and deal with peoples problems in such an intimate and powerful way? And where does she see this all going? Is she on the hot spot of her timeline or still working towards something in her life? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Beth Hanishewski Show Highlights. During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Beth Hanishewski such as: Beth admits that she is a tragic marketer, but is always blown away that people can find her online, which will always come down to being good at what she does!. Why she feels that she became a relationship coach by accident, and explains how she now loves being paid for doing something that she loves...but that wasn't always the case. and lastly…. Why it is so important to live through real world relationships and experiences and get something from every stage you encounter.
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Music Lessons
Todays guest entrepreneur joining us on the top rated podcast inter Join Up Dots is a slight departure from what we have seen recently. Elizabeth grew up in New York State, where she sang pop songs by Madonna around the house and started writing her own pop songs at an early age. Then when she was nine years old her school music teacher told her she had the voice of an opera singer, and took her to see her first opera. Her great-grandfather was a virtuoso musician who signed with Victor Records in the 1890’s, but no one else in her family ever listened to classical music. Which is a really interesting position to find yourself in. Most people will struggle with fighting their way to a new future even if they are surrounded by people that have the same passion as them. But find yourself in a world, where very few people understand what is going on inside you then it comes down to a huge amount of hustle muscle, and personal belief. And so she worked at her talent, found the right people to work with and a few years later sang her first classical piece, and has never looked back. But even more interesting is her refusal to do things any other way than her own, and is blending many different styles into her repertoire, even comedy with an off the wall version of “Hot Stuff” by Donna Summer. So with all the avenues in front of her to travel, how does she make the decisions that will be right for her own career, and not dilute her natural born talent? And does she embrace the hustle that it takes to build a career, or would she like to just get up there and belt them out? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Elizabeth Tyron. Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty subjects with Elizabeth Tryon such as: Why Madonna is such a great role model for anyone struggling with lack of focus and an inability to deal with the knocks that life will deal you. Why being authentic to yourself and living a life on your own terms is the only way to go as it leads to finding your tribe so much quicker. How the hustle muscle is not something she likes doing, but has learnt how to let things simply figure themselves out.. And lastly…….. How it is so important to find the sweet spot within your own talent to maximise the rewards for the minimum effort.
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Being Confident
Today's show is a coaching based episode whereby David Ralph, the host of Join Up Dots, and founder of Dream Starters Academy Coaching talks about his week and how he has come to the realisation that everybody needs more confidence in their lives. After talking to a couple of listeners this week, discussing their businesses and their lives it become evident that the number one thing that was holding them back is the belief that the results that they will get may not be good. They are unwilling to put themselves into a situation where the work they are doing behind the scenes could turn out to be not as good as they hope it will be. They are unwilling to test out the perfection they feel that have in their hands. And that is the problem with perfection...we want to cherish and protect to keep that perfection real in our mind. But that is not the way that life is, and its certainly not the way that we should be operating. What is the point in having something beautiful in our lives if we aren't allowing the world to see that beauty? There is no point at all. So in this episode of Join Up Dots, your host David Ralph gives you his view on what makes confidence and how we can take small actions everyday to grow that much needed belief system in ourselves. He also tells a story about one of the biggest listeners that Join Up Dots has Mr Mike Buckerfield from Wales, and the life-changing battle with Welsh Ninjas that he had this week. And of course we hit part three of the Gargle Game, the online phenomenon that is taking the world of podcasting by storm
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Sustainability
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who first appeared back on the show on episode 433. On the show we followed his journey from a small boy born with asthma, but instead of his parents giving him medicine when he needed it and keeping him away from sport and exertion, they instead encouraged him at the age of four to go skiing. On the mountain tops, where the air is thinner would seem a strange place to send an asthmatic child, but actually they laid the first dot in his life…the love of doing things differently and a desire for adventure. As he said when asked about his desire to be a true adventurer “The notion of being an adventurer is great, the more adventurers we have in the world, the more nature will be respected. By getting closer to the environment – at 3000 metres watching the sunset, or being underwater with a clownfish, seeing the difference between corals that are alive and corals that are dying, we better understand the world around us. We, as humans, need to touch or see things for ourselves otherwise we can’t fully relate to them. If you don’t see something, you don’t feel it. I think that can be extended to everything. The more people that ride bikes around the world, the more people that climb mountains, the more people that get close to nature in any form, the more advocates we have for conservation.” And now with an additional passion of creating sustainability in mobility, he is travelling the world inspiring everyone he meets to get out there bicycles and pedal happily, with a serious message behind it all. Bicycles are simple, sustainable transportation and an essential element in disaster assistance and poverty relief. They fulfil basic needs by providing access to healthcare, education, and economic development. The mission, to provide access to independence and livelihood through the power of the bike. All interesting stuff I'm sure you'll agree. So of course we have all used bicycles for years as a form of fun and exercise, so why should we have a campaign like this when the world should be saying "Yeah, been doing it for years!" And where does he see this heading for him, into more campaigning and perhaps political aspirations? Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr. Manuel Bustelo Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Manuel Bustelo such as: Why being an adventurer is such an amazing life, although it doesn't remove the financial difficulties that plagues most businesses like you might think How he was inspired to enter into the world of sustainable mobility after seeing the terrible oil spill in the Caribbean, and felt driven to tackle it head on. Why Cities like Amsterdam are taking the lead in sustainability, which proves that it can be done with the right mindset. and lastly…. How to connect with him directly to find out more information regarding this subject and where it can lead.
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Branding Lessons
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady who has been building her entrepreneurial business since she was a young twelve year old girl interested in computers. And as we show you on the introduction and the show, a career is built by many different steps. Many different phases until you get to what looks like the natural place. The thing that you were born to do. Back in 2002 she launched her first website, a manga scanlation site (translating comics from Japanese & English into Polish) and grew it to 40K views in under 5 months and even managed a virtual staff of people who volunteered to support the growth. Jump on seven years, and she was then running a successful photography business, and this was her life for seven years, before stepping back into the corporate world when....as she she says in her own words "I worked my tail off in the marketing agency world, including a stint at a corporate ad agency as community manager and social media/email marketing strategist. This is when I got really obsessed with branding, business development, list-building and all the ways biz owners can create consistent revenue without losing their shit." The first dots had been well and truly placed, and now it was a case of joining them up with the creation of her own self named Digital Marketing Agency. This is a successful digital marketing consulting & education company where she helps modern businesses and entrepreneurs to grow their presence, make more money, and truly blow up online so they can become leaders in their field. And once again as she says "I freaking LOVE it!" So did she always know that she was gently placing the foundations in place as she went, or was each phase in her life supposed to be her legacy work? And what does she find is the hardest part of growing a business? The sales, marketing, or the hours that it takes to get it off the ground? Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Kamila Gornia Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Kamila Gornia such as: We discuss the reasons why she loves marketing more than anything, and why she feels this is now a big part of her life that she couldn't leave behind. Why using your super talent and personal energy to attract clients in the world is such an amazing method of finding the abundance in your life. The ability to have persistence in your business and simply turning up everyday is such an amazing way to overcome the obstacles that life throws at us. and lastly…. How freaking weird it was that she was able to run a business as a twelve year old, a fact she now looks back on and is amazed at herself.
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Conversation Mastery
Todays guest entrepreneur, joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired business podcast is a man whose name came up in conversation on a previous episode of Join Up Dots. And not in a "there's this man that I know", kind of way but like "Wow, there is this amazing man who is brilliant at what he does" kind of way. And so I sought him out and I am delighted that he agreed to come on the show and start joining up his dots. Hefirst found the motivation to begin working on building his careers, as a 14 year old, in his hometown Pittsburgh, when he was hired to do a community news column for "The Signal Item," a weekly newspaper. And his life has been intertwined with both the written and spoken word ever since. He received dual degrees in Journalism and Radio-TV-Motion Pictures at the University of North Carolina and also served as news editor and anchorman which meant that by the time he graduated from the University, he had already logged over 1,000 live television broadcasts. And this all occurred before joining the military as still a young man, and tackling another big dot in his life, serving his country. Although much happened in his life leading today, you can now find him tutoring speakers, in the nuances of voice control and speech writing, or presenting keynote presentations across America and enjoying himself. He has found the freedom to create his path in his life that plays to his natural talents, and brings enjoyment to himself and everyone that he comes in contact with. And that of course is the best way to build success in your life. So what is it about being a wordsmith that appeals to him on a daily basis? And is there a thrill to performing live that he doesn't get anywhere else in his life? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only expert wordsmith todays entrepreneur Lou Heckler
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Virtual Staff
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is an only twenty seven years old, but he seems to have packed in several decades of work and hustle in such a short period of time. He has been an entrepreneur in the eCommerce industry since 2009 and has grown into a leading expert in the field with experience managing multi-million dollar businesses. But of course we are most interested in what he is doing today. What is getting him excited everyday when he jumps out of bed? Well he is the Founder and CEO of FreeeUp a company that he started 2015 after spending 7+ years interviewing, hiring, and training remote workers. He decided that there must be a better way for eCommerce companies to hire remote workers without having to spend hours interviewing and finding the most reliable people. A year later and FreeeUp is a rapidly growing company interviewing hundreds of worker applicants each week and providing remote workers for hundreds of clients. He has found a gap in the market place and filled it with his experience and passion allowing it to flourish. And with his extensive knowledge in creating business systems and processes, personnel management, hiring remote workers, the Amazon Marketplace, and advanced sales tactics this is going to get bigger and bigger. But does he see this as his legacy work, or simply something that is moving him closer and closer towards his goals? And what does he enjoy the most in his work….the creation, or the customer satisfaction? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr. Nathan Hirsch Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Nathan Hirsch such as: How Nathan has developed the abilities to bounce back from every failure that has hit him, ensuring that he has learnt from those hard-times before moving forward. The story of the trip to Myrtle Beach, where he suffered a huge client loss and identity fraud all within a few hours…tipping his world on its axis. Why you should always look to start hiring as soon as you can in your business, to allow yourself free time to do the stuff that you are best at. and lastly…. Why he has set up his company to have three levels of staff, to boost the quality of the work, and to maintain greater control on standards and systems..very wise decision indeed.
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Interviews That Convert
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is with a lady who I am pleased to say in a very short time has become a very good friend to me. She is without a doubt a bit mad, has bright purple hair (and you dont say that very often unless you live on Sesame Street) and is the most passionate person I have ever met in regards to making people shine as guests on a podcast. Living in Ontario Canada, she is on a mission to help the world grow organic traffic in the most personal way possible – direct into the ears of customers across the world. What is more inspiring is how she managed to find herself in a job that quite simply shocked me when I found out and then decide that it wasn’t for her and transitioned to become who she is today. A few years ago she was a prison guard, not perhaps with bright purple hair, and had very much lost her mojo. She wanted more than what she was experiencing She wanted more of her life to be under her own control and so went after it big-time? But that’s easy to say, but very different when you actually decide to go after something new. So how do you make that transition when everything is within the routine of normal life? How do you look around and decide that what you have you don’t want, and what you don’t have is what you do want…and then make it happen? Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Nicole Holland.
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History
Todays guest on Join Up Dots, is a teacher, a mom, student of life, a speaker, bestselling author, eTV host, former radio host, executive coach, and mentor. But before you think that this is a lady who mentors you by helping you find the “Inner Self” that is just waiting for you to tap into, then think again. She isn’t one those ladies that help find your inner potential and whoosh like a rocket ship, you will shoot your way to your true future. The kind of future that you deserve. Our guest instead has found that you can live your Ultimate Success, by studying the consistencies or repetitions in history, the reasons behind “what happened”. What are the patterns that occur time and time again that can send us on the slippery slope to despair and failure, and what are the ones that will lead us onto success. With her proven 5-step program, she helps all of us identify our consistencies and which of those consistencies require our attention as they may be those patterns that prevent you from having all the success you can have. As she says “After all, if we keep doing the same thing, how can we expect different outcomes?” Now this seems to me to be an amazingly common sense approach to me, so why do we not a focus in on the power of patterns in our own lives? And can she see a time in her life, when this wasn’t something that she was aware off too? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Dr Natalie Forest Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics such as: Why she feels it so important to be able to disconnect from technology to give 100% attention to the people of the world. How she always remembers having a desire to be a teacher, or a mentor in her life, even as a very small child. How you can start to assess your own history, by looking at the things that make you happy, and what causes your stress levels to occur. How she has now got to the point of not excepting societies “Yes” and “No” and will make the big decisions better than ever before And lastly….. How she can’t wait to buy a BMW motor bike, and drive fast down the freeways of Baltimore loving being 100% herself. history, history, history, history
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Win Business Coaching
Todays show is a coaching based episode whereby David Ralph, the host of Join Up Dots, and founder of Dream Starters Academy Coaching answers listeners questions directly. He will also spend time reflecting on what occurred in his show in 2016, and his plans going forward, This is a no holds bared version of the show, that will cover the following subjects sent in by listeners of Join Up Dots 1. WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF STARTING MY OWN COMPANY? Hi David, wow what a show. I have just listened to twelve episode over the last few days and I feel I have found the inspiration to start my own business. I dont know what it is going to be (sorry as you have said on your other coaching shows you need more information), but i was wondering what the risks are in your view? Keep up the amazing work the world needs more shows like yours!!! - Arnold Mortenson Sweden 2: I AM SCARED TO START DOING MY OWN THING. I have a job that pays well, has all the benefits that I could want but isn't what I want to do. I am currently a lawyer in the south of the states, and as you can imagine its pretty stressful. I would love to have a simple life being a dog walker or something with animals. But I can imagine what would be said if I quit to do this - Calvin, Alabama ( that is not my real name) Any suggestions? 3: PROFESSIONAL AND POLISHED Listening to your show after finding it by accident, it seems so polished and professional. Do you have a broadcasting background - Nate, Perth Australia. 4: BEING YOURSELF You said on a recent episode that you felt that being yourself can hold you back in the short term. What did you mean by this, and why do it? - Art, New York 5: CONFERENCES AND APPEARANCES Are you coming to America at all? I love your accent and personality and would think you would be amazing in my country. Have you considered attending conferences, or perhaps starting your own? - Brenda Miles - Nebraska If you want to get your question answered on the show then simply drop us a line to: Email: joinupdots@gmail.com Facebook
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How To Start A Home Business
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is the Founder + Designer of a brilliant company called Craft Street Design She 100% turned her life around to create a 6 figure business in 6 months designing quotes to hang in your house. And now she is on a mission to help us all achieve our goals, be happy, and pass on the inspiration to everyone around the world through her designs. And I think it is the truth to say that she needed this inspiration before everyone else, and the message needed to be learnt before she could ever start to give back to the world. As she says "A few years back I was making six-figure income, was working for my dream company (Apple) and had a flexible work schedule. In spite of all this, I was miserable. To make things worse one day, my 10 yr old daughter said, “ Mommy you are just not nice when you come back from your job”. That was a wake up call. I wanted to make a change. I wanted to be happy. I wanted to be a good mom. But I didn’t know how." So how do you do this? How do you find the light to move through a bad arranged marriage, a life that wasn't making you happy to the point of suicidal thoughts, and no clue as to the future. Well today's guest found that route through five words on her kitchen wall, and that is the perfect point to start today's episode of Join Up Dots. So is Craft Street Design the business she has always wanted to have, or just another dot towards the big deam that is waiting for her? And why is it that we all allow ourselves to feel such despair when the world is literally screaming "Here is the future....do you want it or not??" all around us? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Pratima Aravabhoomi Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Pratima Aravabhoomi such as: Why Donald trump might just be the kind of leader that the country was waiting for, although he might just well be the worst too. How she created her first business, and the dramatic fail of of not making one single sale of the product. Pratima shared openly how she would balance her time with her daughter, and the measures she takes to ensure she enjoys her life away from her business and lastly…. The hustle, and persistence it takes to start any business off, which frightens so many people away from creating their dream-lives.
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Love
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who has a amazing story of finding himself and of course his true path to success. Beginning his career by studying at the University Of Michigan, he first moved into business by starting to work in Digital Marketing, where he built several different companies which generated millions of dollars in sales within a very short period of time. He was driven to succeed, and driven to make every second count for the businesses he worked in. Could this have been a direct response to losing his brother in his earlier life? I guess we will find out during the show But it is true to say that although he was able to build a business that was very successful, travel to 33 countries, play football in front of 111,000 fans on National TV, and earn 6 figure monthly checks from partners like Google, his life changed in 2015 when he visited the Sacred Valley of Peru. Through an interesting turn of events, and exploring the difficult parts of life that all of us may have encountered at one time or another, he has now dedicated his life to not only helping people succeed in terms of “Money & Business”, but also to find their true purpose in this world. He is the CEO and Founder of Love!, where through his platform Believe he helps the world not only find their passion, but also tackle money, business and a myriad of other obstacles that get in the way of true success. This is an unusual approach as most business experts will say "Niche down" and dont go broad, but it is obviously working for our guest, so lets find out why he has gone this route. So is he the classic example of someone who has had to get through many different experience in life to join up the dots to where happiness and fulfilment have come together like magic? And what happened in the sacred valley of Peru that spun him around to such a degree that his life would never be the same again? Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Nicholas Upchurch Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Nicholas Upchurch such as: We describe the perfect way to get down to amazing sexy time with a lady or man, and why you need paper and pen for this one....notes time!! Why so many people walk around with frowns in their lives and play the serious card whilst building business, but they certainly don't need to (and more importantly shouldn't.) Why embracing the darkness in your life is ok, as long as you are aware of it. We need the dark to truly find the light that can shine a light on our future. and lastly…. Why David shares the amazing potency of "Hard Wednesday" and why everybody should build days like this into their lives.
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ReInvention
When you see someone boldly state that they were born to make money, you either think that this guy is very bold, or he is very good at what he does. Today's guest seems to be both, and from his base in San Diego California is spinning many plates as he literally loves the life he lives (and gets paid very well to live it too!) He is the New York Times bestselling author of What Is Your WHAT? Discover The ONE Amazing Thing You Were Born To Do, the Business Technology Book Of The Year, Internet Prophets: To name just a few of his publications And he also appeared in the ground-breaking film, The Keeper of the Keys, alongside Jack Canfield and John Gray But there is no getting away with the fact that at his core, he is a hustler who works incredibly hard, has passion by the bucket load, and has honed his talents from opening his first nightclub back in 1989, through to starting a wine business with his Mum. And I guess the question is now with a real estate business, wine business, keynote speaker business.....how does he know What is his WHAT? And do you find your what naturally, or do you have to take action and try many many different things to get there? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Steve Olsher. Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Steve Olsher such as: How your "WHAT" will change over time but the essence will remain the same. You just need to tap into the clues of your life to find that thing you were born to do. Why he now believes that his kids have never seen him do a days work in his life, and would love the legacy of bringing creativity into their lives. Why he operates like a rocket fuelled drag-car. Huge action for small bits of time, to then rest before blasting the engines again. And lastly…. How he remembers hitting rock bottom in 2013, and needed to seek answers to why he was feeling so bad, that simply changed his life forever.
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Business Coaching
Todays show is a coaching based episode whereby David Ralph, the host of Join Up Dots, and founder of Dream Starters Academy Coaching answers listeners questions directly. He will also spend time reflecting on what occured in his show in 2016, and his plans going forward, This is a no holds bared version of the show, that will cover the following subjects sent in by listeners of Join Up Dots I am hearing a lot of people talking about sales funnels. Do you think that this is ethical or not David, and also what do you prefer for creating Sales Funnels? - Isabel Grazzi New York I am thinking of doing a podcast do you think I should do an interview show or solo, as i have deliberated over this for a year now. I see that you do mostly interviews but have started this coaching shows (which are super useful thank you) - Lin Pai, Phillipines My colleague started a business that failed after six months. He now wants to do another one with me helping him this time. Do you think that this is wise after his initial failure? - Ray Coulter.....Australia I have heard you talk about providing value first and foremost, but how do I do this? I dont have anything to offer anyone who might be able to help me - Claire Edmonds What music do you like most David? - Leah Bowls, Jackson Country Florida
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Lifestyle Coaching
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who is inspiring the world to live great, love thier lives and be the fullest version of themselves. And what is great about todays guest is unlike so many coaches, that in my view talk the talk, and then slump back into a Netflix binge watch every-night, this guy is going for the experiences. The experiences that can shape a persons percepetion of what is possible and what is their god given right to claim. He is out there doing it. But if things hadn't occurred in his life, like experiencing the horror of a neighbours discovery that her son had committed suicide then he may well have coasted through his life as a sales assistant in a retail store. From 2005 to 2010, he clocked up over 7,000 hours in sales, management and training roles in big box retail and apparently still holds the record in one of the stores for the most amount sold in a single day. In 2010 he started his first coaching business and ramped up studies in the field of personal, professional and business excellence. He invested all the time, money and energy he had and went through an intense period of rapid transformational growth. As he says " I was now a man on a mission. I broke through patterns of behaviour that had been holding me back for years, gave up alcohol, coffee and energy drinks, and consciously chose a vegetarian lifestyle." And now from his base in Costa Rica, he is living the life that he wanted and made happen. Writing songs, inspiring the world, and being the best version of himself that he could be. So when he was a small boy growing up in Australia with a pet kangaroo, does he recall ever having the desire to help people in such a transformational way? And how does he get past the thoughts off "I'm not big enough to tackle all this world changing stuff?" Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Cameron Brown Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Cameron Brown such as: Why he sold 99% of the stuff that he had in his life, and what it gave him to work with going forward. Liberation and independence. Why there are days where he quite simply pinches himself to see what he has created in life, and shares how we can all do the same. Cameron brings up an amazing blueprint to creating a business through connecting with your own individuality and curiosity. Why the biggest part of any business, that we all struggle with at the beginning is selling yourself. This doesnt comme and lastly…. Cameron shares why he asks the harshest question that I have ever heard to his clients - Are you willing to never see your family again? and reveals the answers he gets.
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Leadership Skills
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is with a man who is joining a merry bunch of former guests who have appeared on the show twice, back on episode 271 He is Inc. columnist, Professor of leadership, entrepreneurship, and hustling, and Entrepreneur, MBA, Astrophysics PhD, studied with Nobel Laureates and also swam across the Hudson river and almost drowned in the process. Yep, you thought he was really clever up to that point didn’t you! As he told us last time on the show “I do what I love in life and do my best to cut out what I don’t. Loving what you do means you will do more than if you don’t, so I’ve accomplished a few things to high levels while enjoying the process. I’ve also made my life easy and fun. I think anyone can. In fact I think making life easy and fun is easy and fun, so love what you do while accomplishing more than you thought you could too.” And it certainly seems that he is a man of his word. And now he is bringing his experience to the world in written form after converting a course that he has taught for years with the soon to be released book Leadership Step by Step This is a book that offers that rare breed of learning—genuine, authentic, effective, engaging, and, most of all, fun. It is based on the best leadership philosophy and practice. As it says on the book “The results of doing its exercises insure that you will become an authentic, great leader, able to serve and to live to the best of your ability. Anyone who aspires to lead, to lead more effectively, or to live life to its fullest would benefit from Joshua’s exercises. This is true for business, public service, the social sector, the arts, education, and any sphere where leaders serve.” So how has he managed to bring the word “fun” to the forefront of his business, when so many people think that this is for the weekend, or for kids? And is he a trailblazer for this, or is there more and more leadership experts looking at the “F” word as something that is how we should all be operating? Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show once more to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Joshua Spodek
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Networking Mastery
Todays guest joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots podcast interview is a man who has a story like so many entrepreneurs I have spoke to. He started his life with limited idea of what he wanted to become, and even less of an idea of how to start something…in fact anything. As he says ” I was born in Denmark it all started out pretty bad. I was very shy and introverted and had no idea what I wanted in life, except I didn’t want to be employed. So with no real business education I started my first business at 21. Since I had no marketing know how, it only took me a year to run my business deep into the ground and go bankrupt.” But there comes a time when you realise that after years of study at school, that most of us want to leave far behind, you need to get serious and study like your life depends on it. You need to become an expert in something that can open doors across the world. Our guest realised that its ok to have an amazing business idea or product, but unless people find out about it, you are dead in the water. And so with a total obsession he set to work understanding the skills required to become a top marketer. And so successful was he at learning these skills, that he built a worldwide business and retired whilst still a young man. And like all the greatest sportsman who find out that retirement isn’t all its cracked up to be, he returned to teach entrepreneurship and marketing and set out to create one of London’s biggest entrepreneurial communities with almost 17,000 ACTIVE members. All from just £3,500 in total marketing costs. As he says “Before you think I’m one of those people that think they can walk on water 24/7, I’m definitely not. In fact I’ve made some big mistakes that I’m quite embarrassed about. But I’m not afraid to admit it and talk about my boo-boo’s especially because I know it can save someone else from the same ill fate.” So why did he always know that he didn’t want to employed even as a small child? And what were the really big mistakes and how did he mentally recover to keep moving forward? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Patrick Powers Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty subjects with Patrick Powers such as: Why he decided to change his name, lose his Danish accent, and overcome his shyness as a young man before he did anything towards creating his first business success. Why the online world needs to compliment the offline world to gain the true success. One needs the other to become fully realised which so many people fail to realise. How hitting rock bottom is more often than not the best place to find the true starting point to a life of your dreams. And lastly…….. How introverts and extroverts need to really focus in on their energy levels to ensure that they are recharging themselves in the right way ready to blaze big when required.
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Money Expert
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady who has been on the show previously way back on episode 242 Where she spoke candidly about her journey of success, failure, struggles and self discovery For years, she suffered from a long list of physical, emotional, and financial problems. After giving away all her possessions, an extended spiritual journey connected her to the deeper parts of herself that led her to everything she needed to find health, well-being, and peace of mind. In the 1980s, she thought she was on the way to financial security as she rapidly built a wholesale, retail, and mail order business to the point where she was grossing over $30,000 a month. Sounds good doesn’t it, but her lack of business and financial skills led to her downfall—and bankruptcy. But although a dark period of her life, she knew that she lacked the knowledge to prevent this happening, so studied everything she could to ensure it wouldnt happen again She set out on the path of learning everything she could about business and financial management and this knowledge allowed her to flourish as an entrepreneur while sharing what she had learned with others. But there is so much more to her story, than we can cover in a short introduction like this. And now after her last appearance on Join Up Dots, she was inspired to put into words her decision to free herself up from all her material belongings in The Search For Connection: A Spiritual Journey to Physical, Emotional, And Financial health now flying off the shelves at Amazon. So what was it that made her want to reconnect with this part of her life that occurred over forty years ago now? And has it helped her even more, understand how the clues to her future are always somehow linked to her past? Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Joan Sotkin.
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Freelancing Magic
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who certainly has had his ups and downs since entering into the startup world to where he is today. And so my friends, that of course makes him a perfect guest for another inspiring, motivational and educational episode of Join Up Dots After graduating with a degree in music, he of course was like so many people who follow an education based career, convinced that an employment in the music industry was beckoning. But little by little he realised that this wasn't going to happen for him, so ended up waiting tables in LA to earn some cash. At the same time one of his flat mates, was doing very well writing code for a company. In fact based on the fact that his mate could roll into work when he wanted and basically in the words of our guest "Never be fired from the company as he had written much of their programming" inspired our guest to start working on his computer skills. He went from waiting tables in LA while pursuing a career in music, to building a development agency, to building several other products and companies, and to ultimately now becoming the CEO of Crew. How he is approaching the opportunities and challenges of taking over the leadership role as CEO of Crew, which is 3 years old, has raised $11 million in funding, has a valuation of $30 million, and is at the forefront of the freelance economy (which is shaping the future of work). So everything looks rosy in the garden for our guest. He looks relaxed, is loving his work, and on his way up. So how did he get himself back on his feet after the disappointment of realising a life in music was unlikely to be happening for him? And when he realised that his development agency was going under, due to choosing the wrong business partners to work with did he think he didn't have it in him to create his own success? Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, the one and only Michael Sacca
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Stress
Stress is a problem that most people deal with, and my guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is with a man who has an amazing story that has led to where he is today as part ninja, part monk, and part of this world. Yes, that is a start that we have never done on Join Up Dots, but after you listen to the guest talk then you realise that it’s about spot on. Going back in time, our guests story started as he travelled the world as a professional athlete coming from Canada, through the US, and overseas into Australia and Germany as he followed his dreams and passion of baseball. In fact he spent most of his life as an athlete, and as he got older, he discovered a passion that wasn’t expected at the beginning of his sporting life But throughout an arduous season swinging the bat, he found he was able to stay healthy and injury free through a long season no matter what city, or continent or how far he travelled. And this was the first dawning realisation of where he wanted to go in his life The experiments he performed on himself through both nutrition and fitness started to form his fledgling business, and what he found was fascinating, He discovered that the majority of what causes us issues in our health all stem from our stress levels. He discovered that if we’re able to reduce the stress in our lives through what we put in and on our body, and by reducing the stress in our environment, we can live healthy, vibrant lives. So how did he discover this, and although part monk is he able to to now remain stress free in his life when someone cuts him up on the freeway? And what is the number one thing that we can do to induce this state of stress free relaxation around in our lives? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Drew Taddia
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$12 World Travel
Today’s guest joining us on Join Up Dots, is one of those guys that I love speaking to as when you first research them you think “They are a little bit mad” And then when you see them describe themselves as “An amateur adventurer, digital nomad and travel addict. I like to get muddy, naked and painted.” you think yeah wasn’t far wrong. But what makes this guy fascinating to me, is how very easily he could have been living the normal, humdrum lifestyle of so many of us if he had listened to the words of others. As he says in his own words “I first started backpacking when I was eighteen and was instantly hooked by all the inspiring people I met whilst hitching, camping and couch-surfing around Europe. Since then, I have lived in India for a year, worked on bars in Vietnam, herded goats in the Holy Land and conquered the highest navigable pass in the world armed with a poorly drawn map and a packet of ritz crackers. I have survived knife-point robberies in Nepal, guerrilla encounters in Myanmar, motorbike crashes in Vietnam and numerous other mis-adventures. In 2011, I came back to the UK and settled into a job (much to my parents delight!) working for a travel company; I hoped I had found my true calling! Sadly, I spent almost all of my time behind a desk and so I decided to throw it all in, start this blog, and hit the road. And now with thousands of followers actively consuming the tales of adventure and madness everyday, it seems to me that he has now found his true calling. So what was it about ritz crackers and the life on the open road that so appealed in the early days? And by surviving on just $12 dollars a day for over two years, has this been the key to totally immersing yourself into this thing called Planet Earth, that so many of us rarely truly see? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Mr Will Hatton Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Will Hatton such as: How he almost had a mental breakdown due to feeling so lost during a period of his life that he literally didn’t know which way to turn, whilst others seemed to know instinctively where they were heading. How he almost lost his leg when trekking through the South American jungle, and what he learnt from the experience Why a business built on passion will always find the way to overcome the obstacles that will occur on the way. How the entrepreneurial spirit that allows him to thrive could not have been as developed without the travel and adventure he has tackled. And lastly……. Why you can always create a plan b if you need one, but for gods sake don’t waste time trying to make everything safe and perfect if you never get going.
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Start Your Business Free Coaching
Todays show is a coaching based episode whereby David Ralph, the host of Join Up Dots, and founder of Dream Starters Academy Coaching answers listeners questions directly. He will also spend time reflecting on what occured in his show in 2016, and his plans going forward, This is a no holds bared version of the show, that will cover the following subjects: Where is the honesty in todays online world? I have listened to you and you seem very open and friendly, but where would you say are people that you can trust? - Jenna Kovich Ukraine Im in a job that is ok but boring. I want to work on my own business designing clothing ranges for teens too. Can you suggest how to get my company to allow me freetime, when I have a lot of spare time when they dont need me? - Daniel Richards How money do I need to start a business - Amy Martell, Scotland 4. Hi David I would love to start my own business, and have tried several times. However I cant break out of the poverty zone and seem to market my products fartoo low. I work in the field of office productivity and time manegement - Jessica Albrough, Minestta Vikings 5. I heard on a recent show that you think you need to take three years to create a business. Why so long, as you also said on an earlier show that you made six figures in only six months? - Brian Conbar, United Kingdon
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Sex
My guest today loves sex and on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady who is doing things that from the outside might seem a bit unexpected. But that is what makes her perfect for a show like Join Up Dots She is a Brazilian lawyer, former legal professor, author of a textbook on international contract law, as well as the author of the hot sizzling sexy legal thriller "Behind The Door" and its follow up Lara's Journal: A Sizzling, Psychological Suspense (Hidden Motives Book 2) And this sounds like my kind of book "Simone Bennet is on a long vacation, trying to heal from the trauma she suffered at the hands of a serial-killer kidnapper. After looking death in the face, she tries to develop a new outlook on life—live in the moment! Carl, the charming lawyer, is back, asking once more for Simone’s help, this time in analyzing Lara’s journals, which were discovered by her siblings after her death. In her own words, Lara divulges all her secrets, and reveals a dramatic world of betrayal, passion, and the most unusual sexual behaviors, exposing the beautiful architect’s troubled life. Well, of course will discuss her latest work, but what interest me most is where she directs her passions. How does she know what she should be doing next in her life, as she speaks four languages: English, French, Portuguese and Spanish, she also studies Chinese. She loves to dance (Tango) and workout. She loves to travel, loves good wine, and has been studying astrology for fifteen years If this is not enough she also likes to paint and cook. So with all these different interests how does she manage to create something worthwhile, and not end up simply dabbling here there and everywhere? And when she was a young girl, what did she want to do most in her life. Was it an author, or has this taken her by surprise? Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Adriana Gavazzoni.
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Rich Or Happy?
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who started his entrepreneurial life with a similar vibe to so many people on the planet today. He wanted to scream "Show me the money!" As he says" My dream growing up was to be RICH. It wasn’t about Financial Freedom or having the ability to do what I want or any of that. I just wanted to be rich. My ego wanted everything that went along with it. The big house, the fancy cars…all of it. I loved the lure of it all and in my young, immature, egocentric, male mind I mistakenly thought that money was what this life was all about. For me, in the beginning, money was my GOD. Right when I was finishing up college (I say “finishing” instead of graduating because I never did) we came into one of the biggest Real Estate Booms this country has ever seen. I immediately saw the opportunity and began obsessively looking to buy my first piece of real estate. It came fast, and I bought AND SOLD a house in the same day for a profit of $33,000!! How’s that for a days work?" Now speed on a few years and the words that he had heard so many times "like “make sure you don’t rush things”, “don’t bite off more than you can chew”, “don’t over leverage yourself”, “make sure you get out early, don’t be caught when the market turns” etc…, etc… started coming back to haunt him. As he says "All these really smart and seasoned pros were telling me this, but the cocky 20 something year old thought he knew more than these guys did, and I got burnt BIG TIME." And that is a great place to start this episode of Join Up Dots. So how did he go from crashing and burning to where he is today, where he has built-owned 6 Multi- Million Dollar Businessess across various industries, raised 10+ Million in Public Capital and 2+ Million in private capital, and alongside his wife Amy currently are owner-operators of AKC Fitness, a distribution channel for health and wellness products where they have a team of 25,000+ distributors. And is everything built in a much more stable and consistent way than he had previously achieved in his life? Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Keith Callahan
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Lifestyle Creation
My guest today, on the Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady who for many years suffered with the age old question that we all seem to struggle with “What should I be doing with my life?” On the outside, it was a question that didn’t seem to be required to answer. She had a great job, a good-life, friends, a boyfriend…..most of our must have tick boxes were well and truly filled. However deep down she had a feeling that there must be more to life than what she was experiencing. This couldn’t be what she had been placed on this earth to experience. So, within six months she had quit her job, and set about going after the life of her dreams. She worked out what she most wanted to achieve, she wrote the lists, she worked her butt off, and she ended up doing something that she didn’t like. As she says “Not every business is meant for you and just because others can make a go of it, doesn’t mean it’s your calling. It was a hard decision to make but I decided, it was time to let it go. When I did that I felt a sense of relief. While I didn’t like the fact that I had just ‘failed’, I did feel relief that there was nowhere else to go but up. Plus, my amazing dad had said to me at that time, ‘Jennifer, failure is like a badge of honour to an entrepreneur. What’s next?” That was a big moment for me. It’s when I learned, and I mean intrinsically learned in all the cells of my being that failure isn’t bad. That failure is a part of growth and it can have a very empowering meaning if we allow it. So where did this moment of relief and letting go take her? And could she have to got to where she is now, without going though this period of her life? Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Jennifer Trask
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Free Business Coaching
Todays show is a coaching based episode whereby David Ralph, the host of Join Up Dots, and founder of Dream Starters Academy Coaching answers listeners questions directly. He will also spend time reflecting on what occured in his show in 2016, and his plans going forward, This is a no holds bared version of the show, that will cover the following subjects: I have a car detailing business and I was wondering if I should get a web presence. I have always been a business card kind of guy? - Dennis Fieldman, USA I am loving Snapchat, are you on it David, and if not why? - Carol Pearson, New Zealand Every year I start with all the enthusiasm in the world to start a new business and change my life and by end of January I lose my way. What am I doing wrong? - Baird Rimmer Do you think its important to chase influencers in your field, or not? - Maxwell Harding, UK I heard your last coaching show and loved it. Why have you just started doing it? - Anne Harding UK I am starting to build my email list...do you have anytips on how to do this? - Jerrry McShriner
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Peak Performance
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who has since a child been working towards where he finds himself today. Today he is a business owner, author, executive coach and podcaster. Over the the last 16 years he has developed his skills as an entrepreneur. The first company he created was a global risk management consulting firm that served the private equity community. His top 15 clients had a combined revenue of $12.7 billion USD and operated in over 100 countries worldwide. Since that time he has bought and sold several multi-million dollar businesses making him a sought after, cross-industrial resource for entrepreneurs and executives in all stages of business. But how did he get here, well this is where the dots have well and truly joined up As he says" As a child I was obsessed with knowing how things worked. I could always be found tearing apart some toy, electronic device or engine to see how it worked. This eventually lead me to studying humans to figure out what makes us tick." First dot ticked off the time line. Then he continues "My Entrepreneurial addiction started at age 13 when I became a caddie. I did not know it then but the countless hours of working as a caddie on the golf course, walking, talking and asking non stop questions of the business elite, would have a profound influence on my career and life long fascination of studying and modeling Peak Performers." So that's the second dot then.... Which leads to where he is today "Trying to find ways to add value to others. Through speaking, teaching, podcasting, and sharing what he has learned with other entrepreneurs and business leaders, to help executives with limited time achieve more. He appears to be a man who has earned his stripes, by taking consistent action in environments that perhaps at the beginning were not in his natural zone of comfort. So is he now where he loves being everyday, or is he still in the "I am working towards where I want to truly be"? And what are the first steps that everyone can take to really start taking control of their own destiny? Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr. Thor Conklin.
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Side Hustle Queen
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady who has found her thing in life almost by accident. But as we see on Join Up Dots there is no such thing as accidental. All the dots are deliberately placed in front of us due to the choices and decisions that we make time and time again As she says "So, I started side hustling out of necessity. I wasn’t so much angry as I was resigned. “Debt is a way of life” was my motto for most of my adult life. Lack of hope kept me from putting together a solid, workable plan to get myself out of debt. Lack of hope kept me stuck. And stuck for a an embarrassingly long period of time. But, a few years ago, I found the world of business podcasts and I dove headlong into it, meeting new people who helped me challenge some long held beliefs. I started a small virtual assistant side business, providing social media and community management and other support services for podcasters with purpose. I crushed my car loan. Demolished my credit card debt. And now I’m finishing off the last of my student loan! But, this is about so much more than beating debt and bringing in extra income." What she has done is find a need within herself, and upskill until she can provide value to paying customers. And business isn't much harder than that. Find something that you are good at. Work really hard to be great at it. And then use those passions and skills to solve problems for others. And now with her flourishing business showing her skills as a side hustle coach and financial freedomfighter she is showing the world how making the leap of faith does not need to be as scary as you think. So why did she have the financial mindset that life was tough, and debt was a way of life? And does she now see that everything she was experiencing in life was down to the actions that she was taking to make those experiences what they were? Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Tracey Minutolo
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Boxing Clever - Olympic Champion Daniel Hayes
My guest today, on the Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who is a top ranked boxing prospect and also Trinidad & Tobago’s boxing ambassador. He is also is a sought after model who has been photographed around the world since the age of 17. And when you see the photos ladies (and of course men too) that fact doesn’t come as a surprise What does come as a surprise though, is this guy, with a highly tuned competitive streak was so obviously looking for the non-obvious route that could fulfil his dreams. Growing up he was involved in a variety of sports. He loved soccer, basketball, football, baseball and swimming and at just 10 years old started playing basketball and continued playing throughout college. At 16 he was already a certified lifeguard and a highly recruited athlete in multiple sports. In his senior year of high school he was recruited to play basketball for several NCAA Division 1 and 2 schools. Now this is when one of the big twists occured in his life, or as we say he hit one of his big dots. College proved to be quite a defining time for him, he started as a Kinesiology major, but after just one single acting course, he found that he had discovered his love and passion for acting and switched his major to Theatre. It wasn’t long after this revelation that the acting gigs began pouring in. He landed his first commercial and this was quickly followed by a well-known television ad with Nike. Now he could have said “This is easy” and coasted a bit, but instead he set out to become the very best that he can be in this new found arena. He started defining his craft, by studying at The Second City and Groundlings, schools who boast of alumni including Jim Carrey, Will Ferrell, Seth Rogan and Steve Carell. He added to his training by studying at The Ivana Chubbuck Studio that has trained Hollywood’s elite such as Halle Berry, Brad Pitt, Terence Howard and more. He knew if he was going to be the best he had to surround himself with the best that Hollywood can offer. And now away from the acting he is training for the Olympics, and once again surrounds himself with the best by fighting out of the world famous Wild Card Boxing Club, home to superstar world champions. So what has these diverse uses of his time and talents taught him, as he drives forwards with his ambitions? And is better to become very very good at one thing, or be diverse as he has been up to this point? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Daniel Hayes. Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Daniel Hayes such as: How “The Revenant”is a truly boring film, no matter how many awards it gains across the film industry…..but why it has an amazing message for all entrepreneurs too! Why Mike Tyson would always get up at [4:00]am in the morning to go running, because all his competitors are asleep, and the reasons behind the decision to do this. Why being in the flow and present in the moment is the state that we must all aim for no matter what arena we put ourselves….it’s where the huge wins are found. And lastly…. Who he would choose to be in later years Mickey Rourke or Leo DiCaprio, and the reasons why he believes that both are masters of their art.
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Friday Coaching - Questions & Answers Session
Todays episode of Join Up Dots is a soloshow where your host David Ralph answers, in a live coaching way several listeners questions directly. There is no scripting. There is no sales pitch. This is as raw and honest as it can be. So if you are thinking about starting a podcast, or your own business then make sure you listen to this episode (and of course every other episode now released and archived in Join Up Dots
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Miracle On The Hudson
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who may not be well known, but the situation that he found himself certainly is. He is an inspirational survivor, speaker, and author and part of the miracle that occurred back in 2009. When travelling back on a normal commuter flight for his job as an application sales manager for Oracle he found himself in a situation that most people would wish that they weren't in. However our guest reviewed it in a very different manner. When US Airways Flight 1549, or “The Miracle on the Hudson,” ditched into the Hudson River on January 15, 2009, he knew he was exactly where he was supposed to be. The last passenger off the back of the plane on that fateful day, he was largely responsible for the well-being and safety of others, risking his own life in frigid water to help other passengers off the plane. Despite the hazards to himself, he thought only of helping others and emerged from the wreckage with a mission: to encourage others to do the right thing. Today, he travels the globe sharing his inspirational and motivational leadership messages to help people make a difference in how they do business and live their lives. So of course the miracle was that every single person survived, so would he feel differently operating in this new field if the result was tragic against miraculous? And does he feel that the majority people in life need something to shake them from the routine and comfortable zones that we all live in to really get the future they deserve? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Dave Sanderson
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Healthy Living
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who seems is really hitting his stride and finding his thing in life. He is on a mission to show us all how we can create a better us by being aware of what we are putting into our bodies, and what actions we are taking on a daily basis. Now e have seen these fitness guys time and time again, bring to the world some new diet or fad which for many is very hard to maintain after the initial buzz of tacking something new. But our guest believes that we should do it a different way. And instead of forcing these principles in to our life and hope that they fit, we should look to tailor our life and go about it a very different way. As he says " Back in the day I was in a pretty bad shape. The truth is I never realised how bad I felt until I finally started to feel better and this is the unfortunate reality that so many people don’t even realise they are living in everyday. It wasn’t until I nearly lost my dad to cancer and saw the pain and suffering he went through during the treatment (including 25 days in ICU, having most of his bowel surgically removed, being placed on life support and kept alive through the use breathing machines on two separate occasions, as well has having a tracheostomy) that it dawned on me how much of an influence his lifestyle choices had on causing the disease. From a diet high in sugar and processed foods, to being a pack-a-day smoker who did no exercise, all combined with having an overwhelmingly stressful career, working 14-hour days, with a minimal amount of sleep, it’s no surprise it took a toll on his health. That’s why I made it my mission to help as many people as possible avoid going through what happened to my dad." And now with his Become A Better You Book flying of the shelves at Amazon and his brand new seven day challenge now filling up nicely there is never a better time to have him on the show to join up some dots. So was there are moment when he realised that physically he was improving at a rate of knots, or was it a gradual process over a period of time? And what can we all do today to start getting into the mindset of making 2017 our greatest year ever? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr. Byron Morrison
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Life Coaching
Today's guest, joining us on Join Up Dots, is Fab Giovanetti, a lady who has quite simply trod a path that so many of us tread at first when going after the dream. Setting to work building her dream, she slowly began instead to build a nightmare in its place. Unreasonably long hours, hunched over her laptop, she worked 3 jobs, saying goodbye to her friends and weekends and quite simply wondered "What was the point in doing this? But at the point of darkness, when things cant get any darker you have two choices Number one sit down and stay in the dark, or number two push on until the dark is replaced by light and you come blazing out into your sun filled future. Well that is what out guests did, and instead of remaining in the dark she realised that it was time to learn from the best. So she studied the best entrepreneurs, thought leaders and guys and ladies who looked like they were having a blast. And little by little she turned her life around and now this former PR and marketing strategist and Music editor inspires people across the world to consume passion like its going out of fashion. Become a passion junkie she literally shouts across the world, and live a life so great that others will wonder how you did it. Leave them wondering she says and in her own words "When life gives you lemons, make orange juice and leave the world wondering how you did it." So how did this lady from Italy, find herself inspiring the world? And do you need to be inspire yourself first and foremost, or is it others that light your own personal spark? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Fab Giovanetti.
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Personal Power
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a New Zealander who has lived in London for 10 years, She is an expert in business growth and entrepreneurship, and has overcome extreme personal trauma to become a leading expert in her field. Having become a mother in New Zealand 15 years ago, whilst supporting a client during their multi-billion dollar merger – she later experienced the trauma of multiple pregnancies (12 babies in total including conceiving triplets), sadly without giving birth to another child. Through a period of personal discovery, she successfully overcame the huge emotional trauma that this period in her life involved. She is now keen to use this experience to help others identify how they can use the vulnerability they have experienced, which could be fear, failure, grief, sadness or shame, and turn it into power - regaining control of their lives and becoming successful in business and in life as they define it. Heartbreaking and life changing information I'm sure you will agree. But her life now only seems to be going one way. Into a world leaping out of bed, excited by the possibilities that are coming her way. As she says "I passionately believe that entrepreneurs should not be a slave to their businesses, rather they need to control them, enabling the entrepreneur to enjoy a full personal and family life too. I hope that I lead by example, enjoying an entrepreneurial career while also participating in many other of my life's passions and personal interests." So what made her take on the bold decisions in life instead of crawling into a tight ball and letting the world pass her by? And has she ever been the classic entrepreneur checking her emails, and twitter feed five times a minute, or has she always seen the right way to do stuff? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Adele McLay
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Joy And Success
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is with a man who has had a fascinating and arduous journey to where he is today. He is the founder of The Executive JOY Institute, and specializes in teaching organizations, leaders, and individuals how to become even more successful through psychology, emotional intelligence, and mindfulness. Which if you have listened to episodes of Join Up Dots you will have heard similiar guests speak of such work. Where today's guest differs is by the age of thirty-five, he had founded three international software companies, played semi-professional basketball (yes, he’s really six-foot nine!), and partied at the Playboy Mansion which sounds pretty amazing life affirming stuff. But our guest didn't agree and knew that he wasn't happy. Hard drugs, alcohol, a divorce, and a nasty lawsuit brought him to a low point where he needed to ask himself the big questions in life. A quest for change included earning a master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology from the prestigious University of Santa Monica. And now he has taught leaders around the world, from Panama to the Philippines to Australia and Mexico, and has worked with a broad range of clients, including Microsoft and SAP So is he what he would consider to be happy now or still searching for something unattainable to him......simple contentment in life? And why does he think that we all set out on a path that appears to be wrong at the beginning even thouh the clues are all around us? Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr R Michael Anderson
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Laughing Entrepreneur
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady with a kind of bio that you don’t often see. As it says “What do you do when Alzheimers runs in your family and you fear you see early symptoms in yourself, too? She didn’t waste a single moment: She quit her job as a national award-winning teacher to pursue her lifelong dream to be a road comic. And her life has become one amazing adventure! She has entertained U.S. troops in Iraq & Kuwait; performed in comedy clubs in 40 states; and has been to Africa 4 times to perform for Ugandan audiences in two of their tribal languages, as well as going on an epic trek in search of wild mountain gorillas. What makes this so show so different is unlike so many of our guests who are escaping from a job they dont like, or guest loved her job she was trying to escape from something that went so much deeper than that. She realised due to the illnesses in her family that we are all living on borrowed time, and leaving something until tomorrow may well mean that it will never actually occur. Our buckets lists start overflowing with lost dreams, wishes and amazing experiences. And now with her book “A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO DEMENTIA: A Stand Up Comedian’s Race Against Time”, being published by Motivational Press does she look back and think “I should have done this earlier?” Or is life simply a series of dots that have to be crossed before you can truly find the thing that you want to do in life? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Sharon Lacey
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Love Changes Everything
Todays guest on the Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a fellow podcaster who has a great mission in life. He is a man who is an expert in helping couples find the spark in their once vibrant relationships. He helps build bridges where there are chasms to cross. He inspires conversation where there is simply silence. And he encourages bedroom passions, where there are just snores and sleeping. But if this sounds like a man who has lived a life of perfect relationships and harmonious connections then think again. As he says “Early in life, I learned about the heartache that comes when love doesn’t work. Coming into this world, I was fatherless, and the youngest of three. Life in Medellin, Colombia wasn’t easy. My Mother was 25 years old, addicted to cocaine, and didn’t have any interest in taking care of her three kids. When I was five years old my Mother was murdered. I was homeless for three years until I was finally adopted. My life was transformed! I had a Mother, Father, and was surrounded by a loving family in America. Soon after though, my adopted parents divorced. I was left confused and feeling like I couldn’t rely on love. I made up my mind that love doesn’t last and turned to spirituality for the connection I was seeking. For nearly a decade, I devoted my life to becoming a monk. My path into spirituality taught me a great deal—But no matter how much I learned there was something missing. That all changed when I met my first love. With her I found what I was searching for. I found someone I could be completely authentic and open with and someone who could see all of me. Falling in love was one of the most amazing experiences. It was much more than any meditation or spiritual experience could offer. Then she broke my heart and left.” So he has had some serious moments in his life, which could have left him saying “Why me?….What’s the point in loving?” But instead he has been left with “How can I help you?” Well let’s bring onto the show to start joining up dots, as we discuss the words of Steve Jobs in todays Free podcast, with the one and only Luis Congdon. Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics as: How he now feels that there is no such thing that can fall into the camp of impossible, and its simply up to him to find the way to achieve his dreams. How he loves that he can now surround himself with the movers and shakers of the world and is surprised by the skill he has for networking. How he had one really bad night with his peer group, which affected him to such a degree that his life was never going to be the same again. How he is very aware of trying to learn from the people who have developed their zone of genius by researching the work ethic that got them to where they want to be. And lastly…….. How Richard Branson has mastered the ability of separating himself from the processes that most entrepreneurs get caught up with, and brings his true value to the table everyday.
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Disrupting Wall Street
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who seems to me was certainly born with the entrepreneurial genes. Starting his first business at age 11, (even hiring his parents for logistics support), over the last quarter century he’s started and owned more than 30 different companies including an insurance agency, precious metals firms, a venture capital company, a coaching and consulting firm, and more than a dozen real estate investment and development companies. He’s also the founder of Yokido ™, his own martial arts and holds 3 other black belts. But it hasn’t all been plain sailing in his life, as by age 27  he became a millionaire, and then lost everything (including his Ferrari, girlfriend, and even his dog) before going again in a new direction. But it seems to me that at his core he is a man who believes in personal control, and having the ability to show the world how we can free ourselves from the control that money worries have over our lives. By learning the ways to simplify investments, and taking the mystery out how to make money work for us, we will all have a better standard of living, life and health too. The life that most of us would say was the dream. Today, he resides in Austin Texas and is the Founder and CEO of Total Control Financial, a company who are obsessed with Disrupting Wall Street & Empowering Main Street, and as we said showing the world the promised land. So the big questions are, did he need to lose everything to be able to gain the clarity of financial knowledge that he now has? And what is the number one mistake that people make when attempting to gain financial freedom Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Damion Lupo.
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Music Success
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady who is nothing but decisive when she knows what she wants in life. Starting her career back in 1999 she performed the role of Finance Director for one of the top 15 Opera companies in the US for ten years, until in 2009 the company closed due to financial difficulties. And I guess we will find out on the show if she would have stayed in the position if this hadn’t occurred but the fact is it did As she says “After leaving the corporate world to stay home with my young children, I began writing and performing my own songs. I toured as a singer/songwriter for 9 years, releasd 3 CDs and won several songwriting awards. I even had the honour of singing “The National Anthem” at Dodger Stadium. I then began coupling the inspirational message of my songs with a testimony-based speaking topic called “You Are My Vision”, a program I have presented for churches and community groups for the last 8 years.” But how do you take these values and skills and turn them into an income production line, as this is the problem that most entrepreneurs encounter on their journey to success. Well todays guest has drawn on her extensive experience of the music industry to create online courses to help musicians learn how to make a living from their music. Her most popular offering is an online training and mentoring community exclusively for female musicians called the “Female Musician Academy“. And not only that she is the host of two top ranked podcasts bringing her passions to an even wider audience. So has she planned all these goings on or are they as much a suprise to her when she looks around her of what she has going on? And does she now have the belief that she could have done all this a lot quicker, or did it naturally have to fall into place? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Bree Noble
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Evolution 2.0
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is an a man who Entrepreneur Magazine states, “This guy is the #1 author and world’s most-quoted consultant on Google Advertising. He has helped over 100,000 advertisers save literally billions of dollars in AdWords stupidity tax.” He is an author, speaker, engineer and world-renowned business consultant in Chicago. And now with a decade of research, he brings a fresh perspective to the 150-year old evolution debate…..he brings about a very different view to what Darwin would have classed as fact. How has he done this? How has he managed to dissect what the world has believed is fact? Well in the same way as Bill Gates of Microsoft and the founders of Google revolutionized software and the Internet through their status as outsiders. Similarly, our guest harnesses a communication engineer’s outsider’s perspective to reveal a century of unrecognized research and discoveries. But this is just one part of what has brought him onto Join Up Dots, so who knows where today’s conversation will go? So what made him start looking into the works of Charles Darwin, when the world has debated it openly for decades? And does he now have his eyes on other areas of science and fact? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Perry Marshall.
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Mobile Design
Today’s guest joining us on the Join Up Dots Podcast interview, is a man who since 2001 has had a fascination with coding and technology…..Mr Bobby Gill. Starting work as a QA Engineer for a company, which he quite readily admits that “I cant find the right words that could do any justice to my time here. 5 – 10 lines of blank text should more than suffice.” he moved steadily though a series of positions that filled his days with programming, and more than a bit of messing around. One company paid him, whilst Bobby joined a gang of eager programmers and developers to work on a slime basketball game….ok they didn’t know they were paying him to do this, but hey more fool them, they should have managed a little bit closer I think. But when Microsoft took a chance on him, then things started getting serious, and he realised that the time of playing was coming to an end. Whizz forward a few years, and Bobby Gill is now the founder of Blue Label Labs, a New York based mobile design and development lab for iOS, Android and Windows Phone. So how has he done this? How did he take the leap of faith that allowed him to leave the corporate environment as an employee, and build his own business (one not focused on slime basketball I can only imagine) Well let’s bring onto the show to start joining up dots, as we discuss the words of Steve Jobs with the one and only Bobby Gill.
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Ego Is Good
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who has has a fascinating journey to where he is today. He is the co-creator of MOTIVATE International (formerly MOTIVATE Shanghai) which is a meeting place for personal and professional development in one of the worlds biggest cities (28million+ people). This was one of the first, if not the first centres to bring personal development to the mainstream public However, although it seems he has found his place this is quite a distance from where he first started. Starting his career in the Australian military he served seven years for the Army, working his way up the ranks before landing in Afghanistan for a final tour of duty. And as we see from so many entrepreneurs who have joined up their dots on the show, the military gives an amazing grounding in productivity, organization and routine which if learnt in the right way can then be taken into civilian life in spectacular fashion. And that certainly seems to be the case with todays guest as he says "A couple of years ago. Chiang Mai, North Thailand became my second home. I was living a Super Healthy lifestyle in every way. Following my passion for Martial Arts with Thai Kickboxing, Cooking Thai food twice a day, Learning Massage and speaking the basics of Thai Language. Money was not an issue. 1 hour of work a week made more Passive Income than my friends were making back in Australia and this was during a Global Financial Crisis. To be honest, I can teach you how to do it financially like I did BUT it won’t work for you. You need a system that suits you. One that suits your Personality Style, and fulfills your deeper core needs. You need to have your head in the right place and you need to believe." Which is the bridge that so many people struggle to cross. Its ok to want these things, but how do you get started and truly believe that they are waiting for you. So how did he find the path that was right for him, and then take that path to another financially viable one? And why did he take this financial freedom and then create MOTIVATE? Was it more for himself or the people that he felt he could help? Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Adrian Cahill
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Merry Xmas From Join Up Dots
Todays show is a solo show where you host David Ralph shares what is on his mind over the Xmas period. This aint a long episode as he has mince pies to eat, and Xmas films to watch, But it is show that lets all of you out there today know that he appreciates you all. And he couldnt do the show without you. So from all at Join Up Dots we wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy new year one and all.
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Give & Grow with Philip McKernan
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who has aligned his passions, his dreams and his talents in the world of give, give, give. But it wasn't always the case. For many years he operated in a way that was certainly not born out of his strengths, but was due to his work effort and ability to see opportunities and go for them. As he says "I spent most of my life wearing masks pretending to be important to hide my own deeper insecurities. Despite building multi million dollar businesses, becoming a best selling author and buying real estate in 7 different countries, I felt an emptiness." You see all the time he was walking a path that  was not his own. He was doing what seemed right everyday to build income, status and prestige, but the happiness tank was running on empty. All the time he was ignoring his own internal guidance system that he suppressed while focusing on goals and in turn, the right mindset to achieve them. He know believes our obsession with the right mindset is leading people to create and live unauthentic lives while the very nature of goals actually pushes us to live in the future and not be present. To prove that point he has traveled the world speaking about the importance of overcoming personal obstacles, gaining clarity, and cultivating the confidence to believe in yourself, and has shared the stage with esteemed speakers such as Steven Covey, Richard Branson, and the Dalai Lama. He has worked with people from Olympic athletes, TV personalities, entrepreneurs, housewives to billionaires who have gone bankrupt, and everything in between. So this is a guy who reached the top and had to stop, and thats what was bothering him.  He needed to reconnect to the bare necessities of  life and has done this in spectacular fashion ever since. So was there a moment when he knew that he had gone wrong in life, or was it just a creeping realisation that he should have gone left instead of right? And if you are working on a path after giving and happiness, can you actually start to take it for granted and lose track of what you wanted to achieve again and again? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Mr Philip McKernan   
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Sexy Boss
Entrepreneur podcast interview dont come better than this. Todays expert has built a business they love and career success that is a wow. Discover how you can also be a top entrepreneur in todays motivation packed episode. When I was a young man, I’m sure that I would have died and gone to heaven if I could have had a sexy boss come into my office. I may not have got a lot of work done, but still it would have been a nice to have. So imagine my delight that I get to invite a lady onto today’s episode of Join Up Dots, who is the Author of…Sexy Boss Inc Manifesto: Transform From Broke, Frustrated and Bored to Living Fearless, Fulfilled and Financially Free, and also The Game of Dating: Just for Men. “The Ultimate Secrets on How to Date Your Dream Woman Today” Buy it Now. But these movements that she has created with her publications isn’t about the old bumping and grinding. Its about taking control of your life and going for it As she says “Let’s Get One Thing Clear…. Girl, you are sexy. Damn sexy, in fact! But being sexy is NOT just about looks, or about sex, for that matter. At the highest level, being sexy is about getting off your butt, stopping the whining and excuses and reclaiming your God-given power.” And she is certainly doing that, with her business going from strength to strength. As a serial entrepreneur she is regarded as a top authority on internet marketing, business strategies and marketing, and since 2006 she started, developed and grew an online information marketing publishing company from ground zero to over $1 million in sales in less than 12 months. Starting without a list, a product, a name or an offer, she has changed her life dramatically. And as we see time and time again on Join Up Dots, she appears to be loving her life, and playing firmly in the sweet spot. So when did she realise that sexual power, was something that she could package in a different way to appeal to a new market? And with all the things that she has on her plate, what would she say is the one thing that she wouldn’t ever stop doing, even if she didn’t get paid for it anymore? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Heather Ann Havenwood.
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Health & Nutrition
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady who believes one hundred percent in the words of Joseph Campbell (Follow your bliss and the Universe will open doors, where there were only walls.) But for many years her thoughts were driven by expectations far from remarkable, She was solid, dependable and in a career which was nothing more than traditional. As she says “I became a senior high school science teacher, driven by my passion for teaching about health and the human body. I loved and excelled in my work, and thought I would retire from this position in my elderly years. However, after a deeply transformative and unexpected personal and spiritual awakening that began in 2006, I ended up resigning from my teaching position and officially retiring in 2009. Having just come out of my 20s, and driven to never have a “job” or work in any traditional setting again. I wanted to be responsible for my own destiny and was not interested in conforming to the cookie-cutter standards and expectations set out by society. And so despite everyone’s objections to me leaving a secure job that I loved, I was driven by the voice within that was hard to ignore if I was going to be true to myself and live in alignment with my passions and values.” And so with no great plan, but hustle, passion and the ability to open doors that even the universe couldn’t, she is now the creator of the Healthytarian lifestyle, based on fresh thinking, smart eating and mindful living to empower individuals who wish to take a deeply holistic approach to their wellness. She has also created video shows on her two web channel networks EBTV and Healthytarian, that feature her own teaching and other guest experts to inspire, empower and motivate people into positive action. So when she decided to walk out of her career did she have any idea that this was the direction that she would go for? And although going great now, was there a time when she might have been persuaded to go back into full-time employment? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Evita Ochel
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Fridays Free Coaching - Let's Answer Some Letters!
Welcome to the confidence exploding Join Up Dots Free Podcast Interview with David Ralph To subscribe to the podcast, please use the links below: Click Here to Subscribe via iTunes Click Here to Subscribe via RSS (non-iTunes feed) If you like the show, we would be so grateful if would consider leaving the show a review in iTunes as well as Stitcher Radio. A couple minutes of your time can help the show immensely! Thank YOU! Todays show is a coaching based episode whereby David Ralph, the host of Join Up Dots, and founder of Dream Starters Academy Coaching answers listeners questions directly. This is a no holds bared version of the show, that will cover the following subjects sent in by listeners of Join Up Dots 1: David, I listen to a lot of shows and I find that they are always telling me their favourite business books. You don't. So my question is what books would you recommend everyone reading if they get the chance ? - Jo Barnes, London 2: What has been the biggest difficulty to you as you have grown your business. I am thinking of starting my own business and any advice you can give will be greatly accepted. - Daniel Barkinside, South Africa 3. Hi David, thanks for a simply brilliant podcast. Its amazing how you can make me laugh, cry and scribble notes all at the same time. I was listening to a few of your shows, whilst on a long journey through Europe, and I wondered. What do you do when you are not involved in your business - Katarina Eastas - Poland 4: Good afternoon David and the Join Up Dots team, thank you for an inspiring and educational show. I am thinking of starting my own show and would like to know, how you decide on which questions you are going to ask your guests. I find this very hard indeed, and struggle to write more than five. Do you have any suggestions...thank you for your time. - John Milnard, Texas 5: I think I have a problem, which might need your help. I keep on repeating the same mistakes every-time when I start what I hope will be a life changing business. I put all my efforts into website design, content production, email list building for about six months and then let it fade away. I cant keep the motivation up to build anything worthwhile. Do you have any tips on how to remain focused. I know things do not occur overnight, but I also know that I am not ever going to get anywhere if I follow the same trend. Thank you for your time, I hope this question gets answered - Connor Sparrow Cardiff Wales If you want to get your question answered on the show then simply drop us a line to: Email: joinupdots@gmail.com Facebook
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Inspired Author Leads Inspired Life
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is the author of the newly published book The Gifted Storyteller which tells the story of Michael. A man who followed "the plan" and did everything he was supposed to for life to be successful; great job, money, dates, yet despite it all, everything wasn’t the dream he expected. One night after work, he meets a beautiful and mysterious woman named Jeannie, who introduces him to the Gifted Storyteller, and changes his life forever. Now the question we will need to ask is how much of Michael is fictional and how much is autobiorphicall? As it seems to me that todays guest has trodden a similar path in many ways. As certainly im sure that seeing how his life is changing so amazingly in front of him, he may well feel that he could have taken more risk earlier in his life. Allowing him to experience growth in mindset, confidence and the ability to create the life of his dreams. He works in the field of education, with over 20 years experience as a teacher and Principal in NYC. Where he has received numerous awards and accolades as a leader in his field, and utilizing his degree in Psychology from StonyBrook University and certification in Strategic Intervention in coaching, his focus is on helping people see empowering meaning in the present moment and seize the opportunity to create lasting change for themselves and others. So looking back at what he has achieved and what he is working towards, does he feel that it is simply a case of getting going, or a lot more than that? And where does he see his attention turning to now, more books or something quite different? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Mr Gregg Korrol
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SEO, Digital Marketing & Exposure Ninja
Digital Marketing King Tim Cameron-Kitchen From Exposure-Ninja shares his amazing story to creating digital marketing success My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who quite simple should be loving his life. He is a creative at heart and has found his way to online success with several businesses. Leaving the University Of Southampton in 2007 with a bachelor of arts in Music you can see quite clearly how the dots have joined up. As he says “I decided to make a go of professional drumming. I spent a couple of years developing something called Online Session Drumming, where I’d record for bands and musicians around the world from my home studio. To do this, I had to learn to market myself effectively by building websites, getting to the top of Google, and learning how to advertise. I wrote a book introducing this way of recording which got extensive coverage in the drumming press, filmed 19 DVDs, ran 2 newsletters and membership clubs, and the method went on to become a way of life for hundreds of musicians around the world. It turned out that I quite enjoyed the advertising and websites bit of the job, even when I got bored of the drumming. My next door neighbour at the time was a plasterer in need of extra work so I built him a website. The effect this website had on him spurred me to start JobDoneWebsites, which went on to become the UK’s leading tradesman-only marketing company.” You see our guest was willing to put himself into environments where he was required to do serious upskilling on every turn. He didn’t have the answers but was willing to that extra mile to make those answers himself. And upon developing those skills, he was actually building the foundations to what he has achieved today. Presently he is the head ninja at Exposure Ninja an online marketing company that has grown to 35 Ninjas in less than 3 years. An expansion which has been exhilarating/tiring/fun/inspiring/hard work. The results he gets for his clients are he says are “Sick, and we’re hungry and passionate to help more dominate in competitive markets online.” So is this the business that will be his legacy work, or just the start of other ventures? And what was it about the entrepreneurial life that so appealed against going the normal route and entering the corporate world? Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Tim Cameron-Kitchen Digital Marketing,Digital Marketing,Digital Marketing, Digital Marketing,Digital Marketing,Digital Marketing,Digital Marketing,Digital Marketing,Digital Marketing,Digital Marketing    
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The Writing Master
Todays guest, joining us on the Join Up Dots free podcast interview is Ani Alexander, someone that I am proud to say has become one of my closest friends in the world. I have never met her, don’t know too much about her personal life, but can honestly say she has become one of the people that has helped me so much as Join Up Dots keeps on growing. She has a fascinating story, which starts by being born in a country that now is no longer there, the soviet union, and as teenager loved to write. In her heart she believes that everyone has a story to tell, and would like nothing more than putting pen to paper and getting creative as a child. But as we see time and time again, the thing that we liked as kids somehow got forgotten as we grow into adulthood. And instead of thinking “Lets make a career out of something that I love doing”…which of course is the sensible thing to do, she instead went into the corporate world. And joined the masses. Yes, for the next twelve years Ani Alexander followed a path that left her with a paycheck every month, but nothing more. She was lost and definitely feeling uninspired. So she took the leap of faith and went for it on her own And now with her business flourishing, her network of aspiring authors flocking to help her get them in the bestsellers list, life is getting better everyday. She is also the author of three books “Emotional Moments”, “Dream Down” and “Highfall” But if this sounds like an easy transition then think again. I know her well, and I know the hustle and work ethic that it is taking to get to the point she wants to be. She is climbing up the ladder of success everyday, one rung at a time even when exhausted, even when she was unsure she could climb any higher? So how does she keep herself going when sometimes the world seems against her? And why did she feel along with everything else on her plate, she would go and conquer the world by recording the Write 2 b Read podcasts in English, not her natural tongue. Well lets find out as we bring on to the show to start joining up dots the one and only Ani Alexander
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Gasp! How To Seize The A-Ha Moment
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lawyer and the host of the podcast How I Broke Into, a show all about the big breaks of successful entrepreneurs and artists. His creative career began before attending Northwestern University, when he attended the Long Island High School for the Arts (then known as The Cultural Arts Center of Long Island) as a visual artist. His 4x5 acrylic on canvas “20th Century Icon” was featured in the Sabbeth Art Gallery and a juried competition before he graduated high school. So I guess it was little surprise that he took his passion for visual creativity and founded 2 Life! Films and Media, an award-winning independent film and internet production company which produced his comedy feature “Returning Mickey Stern.” that won numerous awards in the US and Abroad But what is a suprise is why he then transitioned from being the content creator into the law industry, by working for an entertainment law firm, the performing rights society ASCAP, and the distribution company New Video Group This stage of his life appears on the outside to go totally against type, but we may find out on the show that actually it is one of the main dots on the Join Up Dots timeline. He just released the book, The Gasp: How to Seize that A-Ha! Moment and Turn It Into a Winning Business, and what with his business, podcast and Im sure a brain that runs wild with ideas he is a man spinnning many different plates at once. So why did he go into Law instead of continuing in the film production arena which played to so many of his early passions? And where does he see his life going in the future? Into a world of books or a life on the silver screen? Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Michael Prywes
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Video Production
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who I have wanted to have on the show for quite a while, as he is becoming more and more successful on his own terms. Back in the day he took a huge leap of faith as he was graduating from Babson College. Most people will accept the first offer that comes their way after their studies finish, but our guest did something quite different. He turned down a six figure offer from Wall Street and moved into his parent's basement to start his company instead. As he says"Everyone was telling me to take the job, bankroll some money and then start the business. But I realized kicking that can down the road was dangerous. If I didn't start the business then it would become increasing less likely in the future." And he did that with the creation of VideOblocks, a company that stores video clips for people to use to make their own video production more professional and well appealing to the viewers. In the first year VideoBlocks got their footage revenue up to a million dollars, which was the goal. hen then hired his first employee and realized this could be real. And in 2010 everything started moving quickly. Revenues grew from $1 million to $2 million to $4 million – within two years. But he was in deep with the day to day running of the company, and so decided on a very different path to the majority of CEO's that we have had on Join Up Dots. He now travels around in an RV, experiencing America and the world, whilst allowing his brain to bring the growth building ideas to the fore. He has separated himself from the details, and now operates on a higher level by relaxing and enjoying his life which has allowed his business and its profits to increase exponentially. And that is where we will start todays episode of Join Up Dots. So how close was he to burn out, when he made the unusual decision to escape the hassles and set off on an adventure of discovery? And is the way that we should all operate, or does it just work for a business such as his? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the founder of Videoblocks Mr Joel Holland.
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Bliss
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who when you look at his history you think...well where do we start? He has developed brands across East Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States. He liberated 49 Rwanda women from the clutches of sex slavery and trained them for work in various careers across Rwanda that afforded them income, safety and a path to dignity. He has worked diligently to promote gender, racial and economic equality, developing an ethical fashion label and even wrote a bill on women’s rights in Rwanda that passed through Parliament and had become a law. Whilst in Kenya, he founded and operated a Creative Agency that has now developed some of Kenya’s most influential brands. And those arent even the highlights of this remarkable mans life, as he truly believes that we are all extraordinary beings created to thrive through deep relationships, nature, spirituality and creativity. None of this slog slog slog business, but instead a focus on experiencing a world of abundance, beauty and soul replenish wonder. His travels include twelve years of exploring from coast to coast in the United States, a decade living and working full time in East Africa and almost two years soaking in the pure life of Costa Rica, and now he resides in Nashville, TN with his wife and three of their four children. So has he always been a person who is on a mission to experience the wonders of offer, or was it because of the horrors seen in Africa? And does he see the world living a life over-complicated, in ways that it just doesn't have to be? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Jared Aganza
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Personal Branding
Todays guest joining me for an hour of discussion on Join Up Dots, is a lady with a fascinating path to where she is today. Back in 2009 her country was in disarray. Iceland had suffered a huge economic crash, and financially was on its knees. So she was asked to play a leading role, working with the nations leaders, who collectively worked together to reinvigorate the country following the crash. The group tapped into the values and future vision of the island nation and transformed Iceland’s economy by branding their uniqueness, or their X-factor, as she calls it. Seeing first hand the immediate benefit and long-term results of a whole nation working collectively to discover who they authentically are, the outcome of this unique assembly became one of the cornerstones of her successful business branding process. She has transformed her own career and currently dedicates her work to supporting global leaders and their teams to brand their own X-Factor to unleash their fullest potential while discovering their own flow in business and life. Now if that sounds a bit highbrow, then let’s hear how she phrases it in her own unique way “Finding the thing that makes you unique is often right in front of your tits” Which I love and totally understand, and when you my trusted listener understand this statement you will wonder how you had never seen the thing right in front of yourself too. So does she look back and now wonder why it took a national disaster for her to reinvent herself and find her own x-factor? And does life become more and more fun, when you do step bolding into your own areas of genius? Well let’s bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Runa Magnus.
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Confidence Training
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady who has spent a lifetime defining her message and what she can bring to the world. You see as a child she was on a path to being the goody goody child. The daughter who did what was expected and chose the path of less resistance, in short other peoples paths. But what happens when you realise that this isn't what you should be doing, but you have absolutely no idea as to what you really should be doing. You have trained yourself to think using other peoples thoughts. Well our guest started to see the light when she received a less than positive grade for a paper she had written at school As she says "I grew up witnessing my two sisters getting yelled at or even having their mouths washed out with soap as punishment for being “fresh” with my parents. Terrified by the threat of these punishments, I vowed to myself that I would never do anything that would make somebody punish me this way. Thus began my entry into goody-goodness, ensuring that — regardless of how I actually felt — my actions would bring nothing but approval from my parents, sisters, and teachers. It didn’t even occur to me that my own opinions matter until a college professor handed me my first C grade for a paper (as you could imagine, I was a great student — at least when it came to following directions). He said, “I don’t want you to write how you think I want it. I want you to tell me your own ideas.” "Own ideas, own ideas, I dont have any ideas" she cried! And so she set off on a journey of discovery to find her talents, her skills and the things that she wanted to do with her life and now appears to be where she wants to be. Making a life that is her own, and inspiring ladies across the world to embrace their natural self, to rock their next photoshoot, host successful webinars and other kinds of live streams, feel confident giving speeches and presentations, and cmmunicating effectively in 1-on-1 sessions. So how did this lady who had no idea of what she wanted to do, find the thing and then deveop it into a business that is flourishing? And can she see clearly that the clues where waiting for her all along, or does she look around and think "wow this is a surprise?" Welll lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joning up dots with the one and only Linda Ugelow
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Stroke Of Genius
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady who has such a story of overcoming work issues, personal issues and what the hell do i do issues, that its a delight to have her on todays show. As she says "I grew up outside Chicago and come from a family of employees. I was the first in my family to move from the midwest, and the first to leave a steady paycheck and become an entrepreneur; and I swear it caused my Mom to have to start blood pressure medicine with worry! I was always taught to work hard, get into a good college, get good grades, get a good job, and save toward retirement. I met my husband Mike on vacation in Hawaii in 2001 and moved to San Diego. I joined a small boutique financial planning firm where my most well known clients were owners of Ford, Chuck E Cheese, and Vinturi Wine Aerator. In 2005, Mike and I bought our million dollar dream home, and less than a month in (we hadn’t even made the first payment yet, and Mike lost his job). So, my income and hard work became more necessary and critical! Despite sitting at the dining room table with some of the most amazing business men in the world, I just wasn’t enjoying it any more! In 2008, I had a minor stroke. I was VERY lucky, but the stroke shed a lot of light on my life and priorities. I had my stroke on Sunday. I was in the hospital until 8 pm Tuesday night, and was back at my desk by 8 am the next morning. I had put SUCH a high value on being dependable and achieving, that I didn’t even take any time off to rehabilitate or just take a breath. I knew this life wasn’t working for me, but I was the primary breadwinner for our family, and we were counting on that steady paycheck." And that is where we will begin this episode of Join Up Dots. So how did she go from this point and create her own image of success, leading to a life that she didnt dread every morning? And does she look back and think "What the hell was I doing? Why did I push myself through such punishment" Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Amy Mewborn.
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Dancing Queen
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is an lady who seems to have the entrepreneurial genes from birth. She is an Entrepreneur and Business Performance Strategist who started her first business in her parents’ backyard at the age of 18 and turned that company into a 7 figure business. When she launched her performing arts business in 2002 from her parents’ backyard, she was a wide-eyed 18-year-old. By the time she was a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, her small, backyard business had turned her life upside down. She incorporated, rented space, and threw herself into her entrepreneurial dream. Over the next 10 years, she expanded into a custom-built facility, a second location, and grew the business into 7 figures. Now the beuaty of this story was she didnt go after the money, but she built her business around her passion. She found the task that she loved and looked for a way to share that with others. And this is when it starts getting good, as viewing this success people started approaching her for business advice, and she then found a new passion: guiding women entrepreneurs to greater business success. She is the author of the book “Is Your Business Worth Saving?” where she reveals proven strategies for pulling entrepreneurs out of a rut and launching them toward business success and the host of the Business Rescue Road Map podcast. And she is youthful, lovely looking and looks like she hasn’t got a care in the world. So how has she managed to push through to such success without getting the bags under the eyes, and the hunched shoulders from sitting in front of her pc for hours upon hours? And is it as simple as finding the passion before you start working on creating a business, or much more than that? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Stacy Tuschl
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A Night At The Opera
Every weekend we go back in time and dip into the Join Up Dots vaults to find a show that could well be hidden from your ears. And why do we do this? Well, you success junkies desperate for the golden ticket have been asking "With so many episodes of Join Up Dots out there now, which ones should we listen to first? And its a difficult question to answer as everyone of them has motivation and inspiration flooding out of every pore. So we have simply decided to grab an entrepreneur at random, and share with you not only their journey, but also ours. We think we are getting better at this podcasting lark, but what do you think? Drop us a line at contactjoinupdots@gmail.com and let us know. Thanks as always for listening to the show, and enjoy todays entrepreneurial business chat. Todays guest is one of those guests that might seem easy to pigeonhole when you first look at him. But once you start digging down, you realise that there is so much more to him than most other artists operating within his creative area. A native of Virginia and a devoted family man, he first started making the world sit up and take notice of him when he jumped into the music world in 1996, and made his professional debut to rave reviews with the New York City Opera as Ralph Rackstraw in H.M.S. Pinafore. And although he certainly has got a set of pipes on him, that can belt out the huge opera numbers that you might be aware of, he unsually allows his voice to demonstrate many other types of music from pop, to Buble, stage musicals, to the Rat Pack. He believes that the music is only half of what he brings to the audience. Its the whole show that sets him apart from the stand in one spot and belt out the song type of performers. And now alongside his family, who are also amazing singers, he is taking his talent to the world. He was named “Best Male Recording Artist” of the year in 2001, 2004, and 2006 by the FCMA and has been released three solo recordings on the Shadow Mountain Label “Wondrous Love”, “Then Sings My Soul” and “A New Song” all of which have received numerous accolades and awards, including several Pearl awards So what is it about himself, that unlike so many people who would class family as the thing that stops their dreams, made him willing to give it ago? And has been surprised at how brutal the music industry is, now he is fully established in its world? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only George Dyer.
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Brain Training
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady who came to the show in an unusal way. A kind of joining up the dots scenario if I ever saw one. First of all, I started getting told of this remarkable book "How Big Is Your But?" which my coaching group were raving about time and time again. "You have to get this lady on the show David" they cried. And then maybe another five times her name popped up in front of me screaming "What are you waiting for....get her on the show!"...and so I did. But who is she, you are screaming at me? Who is this lady She is a Certified Clinical and Transpersonal Hypnotherapist, and the Director and Instructor of the Orlando Florida Externship Program for The Institute of Interpersonal Hypnotherapy. She is passionate about teaching because she knows the power of this work, personally and professionally and the importance of training qualified practitioners. She has worked in ICU, Trauma/ER and Recovery Room. so as she says "It was a natural transition to pursue a career as a Hypnotherapist,as becuase of this experience, I was inspired by the powerful mind / body connection and how self–awareness and reframing negative thoughts helps us heal emotionally and physically." And now with her book flying on the shelves, she is bringing these learnings to an ever increasing client base, who are stuck in their own lives and need her help.  So how is it that some people can find the way through to where they want to be, whilst others just keep going around and around in circles? And is it easy to do, if we only stop and ask the right questions. The questions that lead us to look Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Rene Brent
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Selling Steve Jobs Liver & Other Tech Stories
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who was introduced to the show by a previous guest and personal friend of mine Laura Steward. She said to me “David, why the hell have I not introduced you to this amazing guest before?” And I said “I dont know Laura, only you know the answer to that!” Well, introduced us she did, and aren’t I glad that he is now here, as he is a man who is doing things in a very different way to many people that I have spoken to on the show. He has worked in the high technology and software industries since 1978 as a programmer, salesman, field sales engineer and marketer and has joined up many dots that has now allowed him to start living a life full of passion. He is the author of  Selling Steve Jobs’ Liver?” which is a bizarre title for a book, but seems a perfect one for Join Up Dots once you start reading it. And he is also the author of “In Search of Stupidity: Over 20 Years of High-Tech Marketing Disasters,” too. But that is just one side of how he also juggles his time and passions,  as away from the typewriter he is also the editor of Softletter, and happens to also be the COO of a new SaaS startup too. So has writing about startups and entrepreneurial legends given him the secret steps that guarantee success? And does he see an explosion of entrepreneurs coming our way due to the success of shows like this, where quite frankly they should stay as far away as they can from being the next startup? Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Rick Chapman.
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Web Design
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a successful entrepreneur, an online marketing consultant with over a decade of experience, and a nationally award-winning website designer. He has worked with clients around the United States and internationally— ranging from tech startups to some of the largest manufacturing and construction companies and now brings his knowledge as he now teaches Online Marketing Made Easy . Now this is all interesting stuff, but the main thing that sets this guy apart is the ability to take action. To step up to the plate and swing, even when most people would have said “Just want a few more months until you are graduated” for example. You see when he was still studying at the University of Pittsburgh, working on getting a degree in Information Science and a minor in Computer Science he launched his first business. Kashurba Multi Media was launched to the world, and eventually he turned this into a business and started taking on clients. As his web design business grew he went from building $300 websites to crafting $30,000 websites and managing enormous advertising budgets. He now leads a virtual team with clients around the world. and now advises and mentors freelance web designers and digital agency owners on how to develop and scale their businesses. So what makes him a man who screams to the world “I can’t wait and I won’t wait”? And is it as simple to say that the ones that start the quickest have the best chance to surivie the startup and flourish? Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Joe Kashurba
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Adventure Stories
Todays show is a weekend rewind of a guest on Join Up Dots who was first introduced to the show by the brilliant Cathy O'Dowd who appeared on the show way back on episode 88. Now this episode is going to get us all thinking about what is possible in life. And what we are capable of achieving, as the first thing that appeared when I checked her website out were these great words " Life is a journey to find out what you are capable of, yet it is one that people often shy away from" She is an explorer and lover of the big challenges in life. But life didn't start in such a grand fashion, as like most of us she started her career in a corporate gig, and worked for British Gas. Although it is true to say that even within an environment like this, she was out to prove a few things and became one the youngest employees ever to reach a Senior Management Role within the organisation. But it was when made the decision to spend 3 moths in Kenya on her first expedition that her life truly changed forever It was then she could start to see the first footsteps on the path that she has traveled ever since, and developed her belief that she was capable of more than she imagined possible.. In 2013, she celebrated twenty five years since she made her that first expedition to Kenya, And since then she became the first British woman to ski to the Magnetic North Pole, which led onto expeditions to Antarctica, the Geographical North Pole and skiing with an international team across the Greenland Ice Cap. These expeditions taught her the realities of leadership, managing change and maintaining motivation, which she now helps business leaders put into practice today through corporate coaching and keynote presentations. So why did she decide to do that first three months in Kenya, and did she have to quit her job to do it, or did she have lovely bosses that allowed such a huge amount of annual leave? And as we find time and time again on Join Up Dots, is it the true hardships that we learn from most, or do they just point us to the direction we should be moving? Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Sue Stockdale.
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The Art Of Relationships
Today's episode of Join Up Dots poses a very big question. And that question is "Is My Relationship Holding Me Back?" You see so many listeners of join up dots are inspired on a daily basis to create their dream life, and take big bold actions after listening to our episodes. We fan the flames to take the kind of actions that will increase your income, boost your love life, and allow you to have the kind of amazing experiences that are a wow. And then they get home and it's back into the humdrum life that they have created for themselves. They tell their partners about what they want to achieve in their lives, but instead of getting a "Go for it, I will support you!" they get something quite different. "Why do you want to do this?" "We are great as we are already aren't we?" The kind of responses that root you to the spot, and makes momentum building almost impossible. So what do you need to do when you want to change direction, but the relationship that you are in is not interested? Well in today's episode of Join Up Dots we give you five steps to take in your own time, to assess what needs to be done in your life. Big questions are required to be answered in your life and they start here. Thanks so much for listening to this episode of Join Up Dots and we look forward to answering all your questions. Just drop us a line to joinupdots@gmail.com and we will get your message onto the show. Thanks
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Joe Vitale
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who for many people across the world needs no introduction. He is one of the worlds best selling authors, a musician and one of the most popular and powerful copywriters from the past 25 years and expert in the Law of Attraction. Born  on December 29th 1953, in Nile, Ohio our guest was raised in a household like millions across America. It was a household that was hardworking but didnt have a lot of money to spend on luxuries. But there was support, and love, and a roof over his head. Step on a few years, and our guests life had turned on its head, leaving him at a position that many people would have struggled to overcome. He found himself homeless, broke and alone in Dallas, far from home. He lost his entire savings, about $1000, to a company promising overseas pipeline work. But instead of getting himself back to place he called home, he was was too embarrassed to return to Ohio. Instead he survived the streets of Dallas, sleeping at the bus station, on the steps of a post office and in church pews. However instead of playing the victom, he focused 100% on the vision that he wanted in his life. To be an author of inspirational books. And little by little he held firm to this vision and changed his circumstances, to become the inspiration to millions that he is today. So when he was at his darkest points, were they really dark or just a moment that helped point the way to the future he wanted. And with his every increasing awards, and accolades, and of course wealth occuring everyday could he go back with the confidence that he could repeat the journey once more? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Dr Joe Vitale
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Mindset Coaching
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who as soon as he connected with me I thought "I need to have him on the show" First he is British, and you can't fail to love a bit of British can you? Secondly his email subject was simply "An Entrepreneur Who Lost His Mind" You can't fail to love a bit of Insane British can you? As he says "I’ve spent most of my life feeling sort of… broken. Especially in the brain department. As a teenager and young adult, I was secretly crippled with social anxiety. Going into any social situation involving anyone I wasn’t super close to would, to put it technically, cause an internal shit storm. At one point I couldn’t even leave the house without getting embarrassing sweat stains under the arms, even in the dead of winter. After managing to bury all this deep inside me (cos that's what a 'real man' does), I tried to somewhat get on with a normal adult life. I went to university, got a job, quit, got qualified as a personal trainer and embarked on a career in health and fitness that ended up with me owning my own studio. Then I hit a brick wall. Despite finally having a growing business that I’d worked my balls off for, I was miserable, overworked and monumentally lonely. In fact, I was depressed. So I gave up on what I thought was my dream business. I sold the equipment, referred all my lovely clients to other trainers and even sold my car and many other possessions. And I embarked on a journey to discover what the hell was going on in my head and heart that was preventing me from being that seemingly elusive combination of happy and successful. And when you listen to his podcast "The Enlightened Entrepreneurial Badasses" Podcast" episode one you can see that this is a guy who realises that you start with whats in your heart. And then program your brain to be able to achieve it. A quick two step, that is ready to be taken, is so simple, but so complicated at the same time. So when you hear this guy talk about the hustle he has taken to get his own business. The long hours it took. Was he always on a path to losing his mind, or could he have done something so different? And is he truly happy where he is, or is he still on the path to losing his mind, just in a different setting? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Michael Glover
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Jack Canfield
Jack Canfield knows a bit about creating success in his life, with book sales in the millions. So its a delight as we do every weekend, to go back in time and dip into the Join Up Dots vaults to find a show that could well be hidden from your ears in this case Mr Jack Canfield.   And why do we do this? Well, you success junkies desperate for the golden ticket have been asking "With so many episodes of Join Up Dots out there now, which ones should we listen to first?   And its a difficult question to answer as everyone of them has motivation and inspiration flooding out of every pore. So we have simply decided to grab an entrepreneur at random, and share with you not only their journey, but also ours. We think we are getting better at this podcasting lark, but what do you think? Drop us a line at contactjoinupdots@gmail.com and let us know. Thanks as always for listening to the show, and enjoy todays entrepreneurial business chat.   Today’s guest quite simply needs no introduction, but hey what kind of host would I be if I didn’t build him up for the big entrance? Well lets start with saying its rare that you will see a bookshelf or a library that doesn’t have one of his publications sitting amongst their ranks. He is the author of the astonishingly successful series of books, that are the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series, that has been sold the world over, and counts sales as somewhere beyond 500 million copies worldwide. And the fact that Oprah can hardly state three words without speaking about her love for this book, then you know he has created something special. But his life hasn’t always been one of success, and with three marriages under his belt and a less than spectacular start to his professional life, he knows both sides of what makes a fully realised life. He has worked for a living as a psychotherapist, an educational consultant, and a trainer to name a few, but it was when he met Mr Mark Victor Hansen co-author of the Chicken Soup Series that things started to move in the direction that he visualised for himself. And through those life experiences, or up and downs, successes and failures, he learnt the Success Principles, that he found were the key to create the life that you want. And now ten years later from it first being released, he is re-publishing it, with greater insights as to what can make an amazing life, he is a man on a vision. So does he see the up and downs are actually the key points to what gives a life success, are they the foundations to maintain the momentum gained? And does he get told by every waiter in the world “Ah Mr Canfield, I expect you want to have the Chicken Soup tonight, ho ho ho!” Well let’s find out as its with delight, that we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Jack Canfield.
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Radiohead
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who I’ll be honest I should have had on the show along time ago. As he is someone that quite simply can put me in my place, and show us all how to create a podcast, a podcast movement and still have his own hair and teeth in the process. Nobody said it was easy after all! Starting his career back in 1995 on Tunbridge Wells Hospital Radio, it was obvious that he had set out on a path that was always going to be his own. One linked to his love for radio, and one that was linked with his passion for content creation. Then in 1997 things started to get serious, as he started seeking out work experience with many of the household names that make up national UK radio, and it’s more localised stations. He worked for BBC World Service, Capital Radio, TalkSPORT, Sunrise radio, 101.1 Rock Radio in Manchester, and even Kool FM, before he realised that in all likely hood he was going to end up building someone else’s dream if he didn’t take the leap and go for it on his own. And this he did by launching Music Radio Creative, a company that provides jingles, voice over talent, and script editing for anyone with a desire to create a podcast or radio programme too. Radio stations to your humble podcasters, have saught out his knowledge of everything sound related, and positioned him very much front and centre of the UK podcasting scene. And now with his wife Izabella, and his ever expanding family, he has taken this profile and launched the UK Podcasters Community and The New Media Europe Conference too. He is nothing but busy I can tell you. So with so many career jumps in his life, was he always on the path to where he is today, or is it one that is totally unexpected? And does he feel that being an entrepreneur in 2016, especially in the world of New Media is still wild west time, or just a walk on the golden sands of life? Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Mr Mike Russell.
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Marketing Agency
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man, who unlike so many people really started creating his dream as soon as he could. He left school at 16, with no network and no idea what he would do. He just knew he couldn’t keep going through the motions anymore. Even though it was extremely scary, he had to forge his own path, to start living the life that he wanted, on his own terms. As he says "I've always been a believer in doing what you love and building life on your terms. And since leaving school at 16, I've been doing that with my life. Since then, I’ve done two programs with Seth Godin, played in professional poker tournaments, traveled through 10 countries in 2 years, and started a marketing agency in Singapore with clients such as Wacoal Singapore and QuickBooks Asia. Now, I host PassionBlueprint, where I share the stories of people who have taken the step out to do what they love - to inspire and help others do the same. It seems as if our guest has 100% the same belief as your friendly neighbourhood UK Podcaster, who sees a world that is just going through the motions And why should you do that, when you have the ability connect with people across the world that you have have never had before. You have the use of technology at your fingerprints more powerful than we have ever had before? And we have more people showing us the way to build a life of your dreams, if you only decide on what you want to do! Well lets ask some questions then, such as.... Why at the age of 16 did he feel that he had been coasting, when I would suggest that the world is expected to coast at that age, and just stumble into a job, any job? And now he has done it, does he see an easier path that he could have taken, or was the work ethic required to really get where he wanted to be? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Derrick Kwa
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Chasing Success
Todays show was inspired by a conversation with a listener of Join Up Dots who has become a great friend in a very short time. Mr Neil Hughes from the Tech Blog Writer Podcast connected with David Ralph and shared the side hustle he was working on which has gone from strength to strength. He is known across the world as the go to expert in everything startup and technology, and brings a podcast to the ears of his listeners who are fascinated by this subject every week. He has a business that when he finally quits his corporate gig, is waiting for him. And why has he gone off like a rocket and found his audience so quickly? Well right from the beginning he has cleverly defined himself. He has allowed himself to be 100% clear with what he is interested in, and what he can bring to the table. The world will respond more to your interests than they will the individual skills. They will be able to see the passions that you can deliver which will bring about the biggest results for themselves. And that is what makes a business fly. Not money, but results. And that is how success is built!
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Country Music Starts Here!
Every weekend we go back in time and dip into the Join Up Dots vaults to find a show that could well be hidden from your ears. And why do we do this? Well, you success junkies desperate for the golden ticket have been asking "With so many episodes of Join Up Dots out there now, which ones should we listen to first? And its a difficult question to answer as everyone of them has motivation and inspiration flooding out of every pore. So we have simply decided to grab an entrepreneur at random, and share with you not only their journey, but also ours. We think we are getting better at this podcasting lark, but what do you think? Drop us a line at contactjoinupdots@gmail.com and let us know. Thanks as always for listening to the show, and enjoy todays entrepreneurial business chat.
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Search For Happiness
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who I first saw on YouTube and thought in an instant “I want this guy on Join Up Dots” as he is on the search for happiness. Which is great. But as like most the guests who have made up over 60o conversations, that initial thought of “I like what this guy is doing” only touches the surface of his work. He is a Writer, filmmaker, actor, TEDx speaker, multiple award-winning self-help author, poet, children’s author, radio personality, finisher of over 50 triathlons (including 4 Ironman distance races), cross-country bicyclist and someone that believes in waking people up. Yes, he is a man with a similar mission to Join Up Dots Come on people, you are only on this planet once, so lets get going. Lets take a step into the scary zone and see what we can deal with. In addition to writing, speaking and acting in TV and film, he enjoys creating his own projects that carry inspiring, positive and conscious messages. His most recent project was the short film Searching for Happiness, which is now online and can be watched on his website and YouTube. The story focuses on an unhappy man, alone and unloved, who struggles to find meaning in his black and white reality. While over the course of a day, he learns that it is through kindness and our connection to others that we find true happiness. So how does one man wake up himself to start going after something so much bigger than what one could hope to achieve on their own? And has he truly found happiness, or is this a search that will never end? Well lets find out as we bring onto to the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr happiness himself....G Brian Benson
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Client Attraction
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is an a man who connected with me to request to be on the show. And this request was very different from most pitches that come through to me that says "David, I should come on to your show as I created a business in my downstairs toilet, and within 30 minutes was making six figures per month!" No, No, No, that is not how it works, or at least not for the majority of the world, who decide that it is time to create their own income. Our guest nailed it when he told me "David, the first time I tried starting a business, I thought one juju priest from Africa placed a ‘curse’ on me. I failed at almost everything. I tried all the stuff the ‘gurus’ said I should. I blogged 7 times a day, promoted my blog post like crazy, I started a podcast, I created multiple infographics, I spent hours on social media,I wrote a book, I did cold email , I did influencer marketing, I did LinkedIn marketing, in fact, I did 1000’s of things. I did everything NOT to fail but I failed WOEFULLY! I learned something from my experience. Most of this self-acclaimed ‘gurus’ are ‘talkers’, they are not ‘doers’. What I did immediately was to stop taking advice from the ‘wrong’ people. Most so called ‘gurus’ don’t even take their own advice. So, I asked myself this question. ‘What makes the most important ‘thing’ in a business?’ I had to ask the right questions to get the solution to my ‘problem’. And that friends is how it works. You look for the 80/20 in your business, and then start solving others problems, and you are up and running. And that is what happened to our guest, and now he has a flourishing business called Clients Attraction where he shows the world 1: How To Package & launch High Ticket Program That Attracts Your Ideal clients 2: How To Consistently Attract & Close High Ticket Offers By Offering To Help People For Free, and..... 3: How To Build A Dynamic Marketing & Sales Funnel That Converts High Ticket Clients Consistently While Building Goodwill in your marketplace And it seems that the juju priest from Africa, is a vague and distant memory, and things are only going to get better. So did he ever think of stopping working on his business, and go back and get a job behind a desk somewhere? And if he could go back in time, would he create the same business, or do something different now he knows what he knows? Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots. with the one and only Johnson Emmanuel
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Knowledge For Men & Relationship Lovers
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who has had a fascinating journey to where he is today. At the moment he is the online relationship expert, with the hit podcast Together -  Podcast About Relationships Going back in time, for so many people, he would had looked liked he had the perfect career, in the perfect location, dealing with the perfect subject. He was a former attorney,who once ran Heath-Newton LLP, the largest family law practice in the San Francisco Bay area, specialising on helping people move through the heartbreaking, but sometimes liberating stages of divorce. As he says he has been through a thousand divorces but is still a romantic at heart, and with a never ending supply of former romantics wanting to go their separate ways, you would think that this was a job for life. However, our guest had other ideas, and instead of getting bigger and bigger he began looking to close his firm and sell it. But it was at this point when his world crumbed and the ground fell from under his feet. He discovered his partner had been embezzling money and he lost everything. And this is one of those key moments, a big dot moment as we call them, when he could have gone in many different directions but instead found what looks like his true love. So his next step (...after a year of depression post-law firm crisis), he launched his podcast and magazine, Together Guide, where he helps people find the love and keep the love, through stories, podcasts, retreats and workshops. Taking all his learnings through years of divorce, to well, nip it all in the bud before it ever gets anywhere near the big D word. So could he have only have got to this point, by going through the years of legal work, or does he now wish that it was fast track all the way? And why do people who start so in love, lose their way? Is it a lack on communication, or just forgetting what thrilled them in the beginning? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Erik Newton To hear more from Erik Newton go to: Podcast: Together - A podcast About Relationships Description:  We all know relationships take work, but what is that work and how do we do it? Reformed divorce lawyer Erik Newton explores those questions and many more in a series of intimate and honest relationships with real couples.
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The Portfolio Life With Jeff Goins
Every weekend we go back in time and dip into the Join Up Dots vaults to find a show that could well be hidden from your ears. And why do we do this? Well, you success junkies desperate for the golden ticket have been asking "With so many episodes of Join Up Dots out there now, which ones should we listen to first? And its a difficult question to answer as everyone of them has motivation and inspiration flooding out of every pore. So we have simply decided to grab an entrepreneur at random, and share with you not only their journey, but also ours. We think we are getting better at this podcasting lark, but what do you think? Drop us a line at contactjoinupdots@gmail.com and let us know. Thanks as always for listening to the show, and enjoy todays entrepreneurial business chat. If you want to hear more from Jeff Goins go to: Podcast: the Portfolio Life With Jeff Goins Description: Jeff Goins shares thoughts & ideas that will help you to pursue work that matters, make a difference with your art & discover your true voice!
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Online Mastery
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady who certainly seems to have found her thing in life, and is now taking that out in to the world to help others find theirs too. She is a world class expert and believes we should all find ways to make online marketing easy, with the right plan and strategy. With a diverse background in retail, hospitality (resort and restaurants), event production/promotions, both for and not for profit, and executive management, she built the steppeing stones to what leads to success. And you could see that it really started to go her way after joining a start up media company in 1993. Within this business she grew the profits from $60K a month in revenue to finishing the first year in business with $7mm, leading to the company having explosive growth each year thereafter. After selling the media company in 2007, shee was asked to stay on with the new organisation to be an integral part of their aggressive growth strategy, acquiring 5 media companies in under 2 years. And more success followed, before she stepped out on her own by creating her own Strategic Marketing and Operations Consultancy business. Now, if that isn’t interesting enough the bit that i like about her career history, and where we will spend time, is her understanding that at their core, all businesses thrive or die on 3 key areas. and this doesn’t matter what business they are operating in. She is an expert in The MESSAGE, the MARKET, and then the MEDIA, and within these three areas, she likes nothing better than creating successful marketing campaigns that will naturally generate more revenue to the bottom line as well as a broader reach in the market place. And that is what we all want after all. So was she always an entrepreneur at heart, or did she reluctantly go about building her own dream life, and career? And if business can be simplified to these three stages, why do so many people struggle, especially in the online environment? Well lets fin out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dost the one and only Carrie Hartunian Smith
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Student Career Advice Expert Builds Online Admission Success Platform
If you are about to start college and need the kind of career advice that works, then my guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady who can help. She is on a mission to impact millions, not allowing the obtacles of life to get in her way. As she says "I am from New Jersey in the U.S. and was the first person in my family to go to college. My parents only made it as far as elementary and middle school. When I look back on everything, it seems as though my dots simply aligned to take me towards my goal of pursuing a purposeful life. It's quite amazing to see them all join up. After graduating from Georgetown University, I went on to work in fashion and corporate marketing, before realizing that I didn’t want to wait to start living the life I want. During that time, I was diagnosed with depression, got into a bad car accident and more importantly started volunteering as an admissions interviewer, which made me realize how much I loved working with high school students and guiding them through one of the most stressful and sometimes influential time of their lives. I have been a full time college admissions counselor for almost 4 years now and have almost 10 years of experience. In addition to working one-on-one with students, I have also developed an online college admissions planning course to make the knowledge and insight I have accessible to families everywhere for less than $1/day. My goal in life is not to make a lot of money or become famous. It is to inspire our future generations to put their best into this world so that I may one day leave this world better than I found it through the lives I’ve touched. I’ve had such amazing students, including a legally blind student who later went on to study at an Ivy league institution. I will never feel like anything is hard or impossible after being blessed at the opportunity to work with her." Isnt this brilliant as so many people, and i think I at my heart I was in this group too, who start out with the goal to make a lot of money, and have a comfortable life just go through otions. But this is actually the wrong way to do it, and instead we should look to find a way that helps as many people as possible, and makes us feel as good as possible. Only then will we find true success. So what made her realise that a life in education is what lights her up, when so many adults cant wait to get out the doors and never return? And does she see a change in what students today think is possible, after so many amazing changes in the last few years? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to starat joining up dots with the one and only Anna Ren Jobs, Freedom, Business, Lifestyle, Success, Best, Career,Top, Podcast, Startup, Steve, How, To, Content, Dream, advice
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Startup Stories
To our gustes today, Joel Capperella, startup success takes many different factors, and he is an expert at bringing those factors together like magic. Lets start with one fact.... he is a man who can beat me hands down in one key area of his life. He is the father of eight children! Yes, eight…even more than I have wrapped up in my fatherly grip. But what makes this guy even more remarkable is when he makes decision, he goes for it big-time, such as quitting his corporate job to finally chase his dream of entrepreneurship as soon as his twins were born.   Yes, at that time when most people would just get their heads down and think “I can’t take a risk like this now” he was throwing it all up into the air and flexing the old hustle muscle. However as he says “Out of the gate it didn’t really work out very well, and the entire first year was more or less a wash.  I pivoted early in ’16 and am still at it, gaining traction and more revenue daily.  Is it risky?  Hell yes.  Could I wake up on the other side of this and look at my self in the mirror as if arising from a bad dream asking myself “My God, What have I done”, perhaps.  But those risks pale in comparison to looking back on my professional life and holding the regret of never trying.   What I have found since being on my own is that you never really truly know what it is going to be like until you are in it, and that the most difficult things you’ll face are hidden in the details of the fact that you are solely responsible for your own success or failure. “ But he is getting there, and now spends his time helping people in business tell a bigger story that gets them more awareness and speeds up their sales process.  He builds up the confidence to talk to more people. . . get more business, and find ways for his clients to sell more products and services without hard sell techniques.   So why did he take such a bold risk when he kids were born, and was this one that he would go back in time and change? And is there a key element to building success that he can see so clearly now, but was 100% hidden to him at the start? Well lets find out as we bring onto the to start joining up dots with the one and only, Joel Capperella Jobs, Freedom, Business, Lifestyle, Success, Best, Career,Top, Podcast, Startup, Steve, How, To, Content, Dream To find our more about Joel Capperella then go to Podcast Leading Matters with Joel Capperella Description Host Joel Capperella offers up conversations with business & marketing leadership across the US. The nuance and complexity of creating and executing strategy across the entire company.
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Leap Of Faith
Every weekend we go back in time and dip into the Join Up Dots vaults to find a show that could well be hidden from your ears. And today we delight with bringing the classic leap of faith story to your ears, with the lovely Beth Cochran And why do we do this? Well, you success junkies desperate for the golden ticket have been asking "With so many episodes of Join Up Dots out there now, which ones should we listen to first? And its a difficult question to answer as everyone of them has motivation and inspiration flooding out of every pore. So we have simply decided to grab an entrepreneur at random, and share with you not only their journey, but also ours. We think we are getting better at this podcasting lark, but what do you think? Drop us a line at contactjoinupdots@gmail.com and let us know. Thanks as always for listening to the show, and enjoy todays entrepreneurial business chat. (Jobs,Freedom,Online,Business,Entrepreneur,Lifestyle,Success,Entrepreneurship,Best,Career,Top,Motivation,Podcast,Startup,Steve,How,To,Dream)
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Failure
I failed big time. I hate to admit it but I have. There is no point in continuing the journey, when it's quite obvious that I am nowhere near where I should be at the moment. And how have I come to that realisation that there is not point in going on as I failed. Well you can see it on social media, FB and the images that the world shows the world. Everytime you see a picture on FB showing some amazing moment in someones life, you can see that you are so far behind the curve of where you want to be. Its obvious. But this isn't true. Its not that you failed, its just that these guys started earlier than you. They dipped their toes into the waters of where you want to be and have hustled their way to success. And do you know what? These people are looking at other people have thinking "I Failed" This is the normal way of life, but it doesn't have to the case as you can create your own success....the success that is right for you. So are you ready to stop thinking that you life is rubbish and everyone else has the answers? Well???? Lets start creating your own highlight reels to inspire the people behind you. That is the true mark of success after all.
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A Man In His Amazon Prime, With A Marketing Plan & Strategy That Works!
Amazon Income, may not be the way that many people build a huge fortune, but my guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who without a doubt can call himself a serial entrepreneur as he has done just that. He has built several multi-million dollar companies in both Australia and the United States, and really doesn't look like he is slowing down in the regard to creating his own destiny. In 2005 he co-founded one of the first crowdfunding platforms in the world which went on to raise in excess of $100M dollars for start-ups and early stage businesses. He currently owns a cloud software business, an Amazon review company (based in Florida), a home-wares company that sells its products exclusively through Amazon into 8 countries, and Reliable Education. None of his companies have outside investors and all are profitable. But what is super interesting to me is how he has created businesses in environments that we all hang around in, and almost take for granted. Such as in 2012, he learned about the opportunity to sell on Amazon through a friend. Now like all of us, he was used to seeing Amazon boxes all over town and he was a big user of Amazon himself. But it wasn’t until he took a course that he learned that anybody could sell on Amazon, and that Amazon would handle all of the warehousing and shipping for him. Once he understood that, he soon launched his own brand which now sells in 8 Amazon marketplaces around the world. So how does he see these things, when so many people will just walk past them time and time again and never think "Wow what an opportunity!"? And does he feel that anyone can do these kind of things, or to become a serial entrepreneur, do you require special talents and skills that are god given at birth? Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Mr Adam Hudson. (Jobs, Freedom, Business, Lifestyle, Success, Best, Career, Top, Podcast, Startup, Steve, How, To, Content, Dream )
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Inside Acting Is Where Aaron Anastasi Found You Use The Voice Of Your Dreams
Aaron Anastasi is my guest today on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview. He is an man who has been creating his life work from the age of 13 years old. Yes, when most of us are playing soccer with our mates, or playing X-Box our guest was singing and learning to play the guitar, even writing his own songs. His early songs were mostly rock, but he played acoustic and expanded his skills, until at the of 18, he recorded his first series of original songs, and started touring all over the United States, Europe and South America as well. Before taking the lessons that he had learned in the music world, to start teaching karaoke lovers, and shower singers how to make the most of their own vocal talents with his course Superior Singing Method But that is just one part of his backstory, as since those days he has flourished in the online world especially on Youtube, where in his own humble words he says "I’ve also had some success in the YouTube space (10 mil organic views/100k+ subscribers) But now is the next stage of his professional career with the release of his first book "The Voice of Your Dreams" where he shares his own successes, and struggles. It is a Self-help/Transformation book about silencing the voices of limitation and living a bigger life, a life with abundant possibility. Which is of course what this show is all about as you know. So with a background that encompasses film production, music, and now authorship how does he know where to channel his energies everyday? And does he know what his sweet-spot is, or is he in the rare breed of people that flourish by juggling many plates at once? Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Aaron Anastasi (Jobs, Freedom, Business, Lifestyle, Success, Best, Career, Top, Podcast, Startup, Steve, How, To, Content, Dream )
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Hustle Culture Needed To be Different Today With Tayo Rockson (Weekend Rewind)
Every weekend we go back in time and dip into the Join Up Dots vaults to find a show that could well be hidden from your ears. And why do we do this? Well, you success junkies desperate for the golden ticket have been asking "With so many episodes of Join Up Dots out there now, which ones should we listen to first? And its a difficult question to answer as everyone of them has motivation and inspiration flooding out of every pore. So we have simply decided to grab an entrepreneur at random, and share with you not only their journey, but also ours. We think we are getting better at this podcasting lark, but what do you think? Drop us a line at contactjoinupdots@gmail.com and let us know. Thanks as always for listening to the show, and enjoy todays entrepreneurial business chat. To hear more from the Tayo Rocksongo to: Podcast: Hustle Culture Podcast Description: The Hustle Culture podcast features interviews with entrepreneurs and hustlers from all walks of life going through the climb and trying to make a difference simultaneously. These hustlers share tips and ways they overcame difficult situations. Please email hustleculturepodcast@gmail.com for any questions or suggestions.
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Success Talks
Entrepreneur podcasts don't come better than this. Today's show is a solo show when your friendly neighbourhood UK podcaster shares what he feels are the five key things that if you are looking to build a business you should focus on. So instead of just ploughing into a world of hardship, effort and expense you end up with a business that you love and grows with you. So are you ready to become a super entrepreneur like Steve Jobs, or well...me David Ralph I hope so as the dream is ready waiting for you to grasp.  
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Marketing
Marketing an online business is so hard, and my guest today is a marketing expert and the host of the Market Like A Nerd Podcast who can show us all where we are going wrong. Comin on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a young lady, that has endured more than most people will do in their whole life. Growing up very poor with a father who was a drug addict and an abusive stepfather her mother was too scared to leave, you can imagine her life was full of dreams of something better. You would think her life would have turned around when she graduated, and was accepted to one of the top universities in the world, Johns Hopkins, but just before she began her freshman year she was hit by a car and had to learn to walk again, and then was raped during her recovery period. Still struggling with the aftermath of the accident during her freshman year, she found out some of the symptoms she was experiencing were actually signs that she was 4.5 months pregnant. Not to be deterred, she was induced on a Saturday in April and returned to school on Monday to take a final exam. With support from her mother and now-husband, she was able to graduate in four years with three majors. But it wasn’t until she worked as a social media marketing intern that she found her calling, quit graduate school and started her first business at 21. Now this is of course all very inspiring stuff, depressing in many ways, but also inspiring to see someone overcome so many obstacles in their lives, and fight their way back. But what is most inspiring is the manner that she has created her own business personality, which is full of lightness, fun, and almost cartoon like quality which is really unique. This is someone in control of how she wants to present herself to the world, and she is not willing to follow the route that everyone else takes. She had her first $10k month at 22, made $150k in four months at 23, and now at 25 has completed a six-figure launch in 90 days while expanding her business to 19 countries. She has mastered the art of working smarter not harder, paring down her work to part-time while taking at least 10 vacations a year. Brilliant stuff! So how did she manage to fight off the victim mentality and come back in such a spectacular manner? And is this something that everyone can do, or do you need three majors, a business degree, and an ever expanding email list? Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Amanda Goldman-Petri (Jobs, Freedom, Business, Lifestyle, Success, Best, Career, Top, Podcast, Startup, Steve, How, To, Content, Dream ) To listen to more Amanda information go to: Podcast: Market Like A Nerd™ with Amanda Goldman-Petri | Work Smarter Online Marketing Strategies For Business Owners And Entrepreneur By Amanda Goldman-Petri, International Online Marketing Coach For Service-Based Business Owners Description: Welcome to the “Market Like A Nerd” Podcast, where we geek out about business and marketing strategies that maximize your profits while minimizing your efforts. This is your go-to resource for learning how to increase your income and impact without having to work too hard, hustle, or sacrifice... cause who wants to do that?!   marketing, marketing, marketing, marketing, marketing
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White House Employee With Little Secret & Big Dreams (Moe Vela)
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is with a man who has been on a personal journey, of success and discovery leading him to become the first Hispanic and Gay American to serve in two senior executive roles in the White House. In 1980, he graduated from Harlingen High School, in deep South Texas, and it seems to me he spent most of his time playing a part to fit in to what the community, and his peers expected a Texas boy to be. He hunted, fished, played football and baseball and lived the life of someone else, certainly not what he wanted to be: An openly gay man. It was a difficult time for him as you can imagine, and things didn’t change until he got through to College age. As he says “Getting to college gave me permission to finally start to be me. It was OK to start to live my little secret. It was accepted and celebrated in so many ways. That was a life-saving experience for me.” So what do you do when you can finaly start to relax into your own personal power, and live the life that you want? Well you head to the White House to hug the then vice president Al Gore, and burst into tears on his shoulder. Well that would be the usual way of doing things, but not the Join Up Dots way of doing things, or our guests, instead he went to New York to try to make it on Broadway, believe it or not, to try to make it as a singer, before returning to school, to study for his law degree, until finally 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue beckoned and his life changed forever. And now with his book “Little Secret Big Dreams” on the shelves he tells his story, as he overcomes the hurdles of his life to be who he wanted to be. As he says “I wrote it because I want kids and adults to realize you can come from the Valley and get to the White House. I wrote this for anyone who has ever felt different. The message is to every kid and ever parent — celebrate who you are. We are, each and every one of us, worthy, unique and special, and we have a place at the table of life.” So could he have got to where he was today, by missing any off the dots that have made up his life, or did he need every single one to occur? And did working within the White House, see that the power of change was something that everybody wanted, or was it simply a minefield of red-tape which made that change so difficult to achieve? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Moe Vela. ( Jobs, Freedom, Business, Lifestyle, Success, Best, Career, Top, Podcast, Startup, Steve, How, To, Content, Dream )
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Career Advice From Online Fitness Guru Greg Barth (Weekend Rewind)
Every weekend we go back in time and dip into the Join Up Dots vaults to find a show that could well be hidden from your ears. And why do we do this? Well, you success junkies desperate for the golden ticket have been asking "With so many episodes of Join Up Dots out there now, which ones should we listen to first? And its a difficult question to answer as everyone of them has motivation and inspiration flooding out of every pore. So we have simply decided to grab an entrepreneur at random, and share with you not only their journey, but also ours. We think we are getting better at this podcasting lark, but what do you think? Drop us a line at contactjoinupdots@gmail.com and let us know. Thanks as always for listening to the show, and enjoy todays entrepreneurial business chat.
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Career Tools
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who was kind enough to have me as a guest on his show Smashing The Plateau. This is a great show where he raises the question that we all need help with in our lives - How to get past that huge obstacle that keeps us stuck in our lives. How to smash the plateau. you see its all in the name. Now the interesting thing about our guest is his desire to not only help individuals achieve success, but also companies too which has taken up the bulk of his life over the last decade.. He is the President of TEND Strategic Partners, and is a recognised authority on leadership and management capabilities that lead to organisational excellence. He is the creator of the TEND System™, specifically designed to take advantage of existing resources from a team…building upon successes they have already achieved… integrating and managing structured changes, with built-in accountability, without adding excessive workload or unnecessary expenses. By tapping into time-tested blueprints to overcome emotional and tactical roadblocks, he designs and implements the innovations needed for business to thrive, and empowers organisations to become the recognised go-to resource in their niche. But of course within all organisations their are individuals with their own problems, so is it as simple as helping the man is the quickest way of helping the boss? Or do we simply have to find a world where the right pegs are banged into the right holes. Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Mr David Shriner-Cahn. Jobs, Freedom, Business, Lifestyle, Success, Best, Career, Top, Podcast, Startup, Steve, How, To, Content, Dream, career tools, career tools, career tools
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Linda Brogan Playwright: Allowing The Lost Voices To Be Heard
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady with a fascinating story of personal acceptance, and battling other peoples personal perceptions of her. She is a Manchester born, award winning playwright, director, who is driven to get her words onto the page to provoke thought, view point, and change. Her plays capture the unspoken complexities of human relationships – the things we say, the things we hide, the secrets that shape us – in a way that few contemporary dramatists manage. Immensely subtle and beautifully observed, her work gives voice to unforgettable characters and leaves us mysteriously changed. Now growing up as mixed-race teenager in Moss Side, Manchester in the seventies was quite an experience. If you dont know the reputation of Moss Side, then it would be fair to say that it is known as a tough, working class environment, with back in the seventies, very few opportunities to grow into a person different from your peers. But our guest had other ideas, and was determined to break free and do as we say something different. But the fascinating moment, or should we call it a Big dot moment seems to me to be the realisation that it was good to be different. It was ok to say “I am what I am” and I am happy to be different. As she says “Because my dad came from the hills in Jamaica – a proper country guy. It makes me really proud that my dad came here as an immigrant, my mum came from Ireland as an immigrant, and in one generation they made a playwright, and next they made an actress. So I feel historically wonderful! So was this reinvention of themselves, the inspiration for her to create a bigger and bolder version of herself? As in 1999, when before our guest hadn’t written a play before, she took the North West Playwrights’ course and won the 2001 Alfred Fagon Award for her The Well, followed by an attachment at the National Theatre Studio in 2002. Or was, the big dot moment when in rehearsal for a play she stood up to her director and said “‘You ask the secondary white actors what they think — you tell the main character, black actors what to think. bu never me” receiving the response “You are barred and if you try to come back in the police will remove you.’ ? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Linda Brogan.
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Career Podcast
My guest today on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a Yanran Carpenter, a coach, business lady and host of the newly released podast the Yanran Career lab. She is now based in the US, after starting her life and then running away from her home in China to find her true purpose. And it seems that her true purpose is now coming together with her flourishing business, where she helps students  and  working  professionals  who  want  to  pursue  a  career  they are  passionate  about  and  live  a  regret  free  life going from strength to strength. But it has taken a few years to get this going, as she says “Growing up in China, I spent most of my childhood in school and buried myself in mountains and mountains of books. At that time no one thought anything different. Parents and teachers were all telling you this is the only way to get ahead in your life—get good grades, go to good school and get a good job. After junior high, things changed. There was a voice in my head telling me to be different. I found myself in love with personal development books and started to rethink everything: Why do I go to school 8 hrs a day? Why do I study something I probably never going to use? Why are painting and knitting known as wasting my time?  The voice in my head got louder by the day. Finally, I decided to leave the home and country I familiar with, come to America to find the purpose in my life. Things are very different here. Children go to school for only 5 hr a day with little to no homework. They can do pretty much anything without getting told as wasting your time. Everyone here is saying follow your heart and go get what you want in life.” So how do you transition to a life you want, when the voices are getting louder and louder, but you haven’t decided where you should focus your life? How do you make the next step the right step? Well you don’t. You just have to do something, and then something else, until it becomes clear to you. And from studying textiles and design in University,  to working for Clark’s shoes as a Retail Manager, to becoming a Freelance Designer, our guest certainly tried something else before Yanran Career coaching burst into life. So when she was about to leave China, and move to the US, did her family tell her she was making a huge mistake, or “Go for it Yanran, we believe in you!”? And now she is doing what she is doing, does it become easier to attract clients because she has a backstory, or is it harder because of it? Well lets find out as w bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Yanran Carpenter. (Jobs, Freedom, Business, Lifestyle, Success, Best, Career, Top, Podcast, Startup, Steve, How, To, Content, Dream ) To listen to more from Yanran Carpenter go to: Podcast: Yanran Career Lab Description: Yanran Career Lab - The place to discover the career and personal stories from every day people just like you and get inspired to find your passion, follow your dreams and accelerate your personal growth. Career podcast, career podcast, career podcast, career podcast
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Anger Management
Every weekend we go back in time and dip into the Join Up Dots vaults to find a show that could well be hidden from your ears. And why do we do this? Well, you success junkies desperate for the golden ticket have been asking "With so many episodes of Join Up Dots out there now, which ones should we listen to first? And its a difficult question to answer as everyone of them has motivation and inspiration flooding out of every pore. So we have simply decided to grab an entrepreneur at random, and share with you not only their journey, but also ours. We think we are getting better at this podcasting lark, but what do you think? Drop us a line at contactjoinupdots@gmail.com and let us know. Thanks as always for listening to the show, and enjoy todays entrepreneurial business chat.
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Happiness
Happiness is our right to feel. Happiness is within us all the time, if we can only dig around to find it. So todays entrepreneur podcast dont come better than this. Todays show is a solo show when your friendly neighbourhood UK podcaster shares his feeling of happiness and poses the question. When was the last time that you felt truly inspired, and happy when you are at work? It's a big question and one that so many of us do not stop to consider, as we are so focused on the future, the in trays and that ever increasing email inboxes. But we really should as its the only way to operate. Happiness is our divine right to grasp at every opportunity.    happiness, happy, happiness, happy
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Want A Career In Your Suitcase? Caitlin Pyle Thanks Proof Reading For A Work Anywhere Lifestyle.
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady who has one of the greatest "About Pages" that I have ever read. It was like a movie in the making, where after working in an office for eighteen terrible months, her whole life came crashing down after finding herself in a room with three of the most terrible managers that you would ever find. As she says "I worked at the office for 18 dreadful months before I was very unprofessionally relieved of my duties on August 8, 2011. Three managers (I’ll call them Randi, Candi, and Mandi – they were all old enough to be my mother) sat me down in a room and, instead of just firing me (which I did, in fact, deserve for my poor choices), personally attacked me with verbal venom. “You’re a sack of trash,” said Randi, who was president of the company. “You’ve been stealing from me for months.” “You make me sick." Unbelievable comments that were only made to strip away the self-esteem, and leave her in a pool of self despair. But looking back, these horrible managers were the start of something amazing in her life. A changing of her mindset to rebuild, restart and find her true path and that was found in the world of proofreading, which within just a few months changed her life in a way she could never have hoped to experience. Alongside her partner Ben, together they went from a $4,000-a-month average income to a $100,000 a month business in just over a year. In the last 15 months their online businesses have grossed over a million dollars and have helped over a thousand people live better lives. As she says "We no longer believe earning money has to be a lifelong struggle or endless exchange of our time for money. Instead, we believe following our “genius” — our own unique know-how — plus a lot of passion and hard work (read: action taking!!!) can and does bring a greater reward. Now we’re paying it forward by coaching other people in obtaining the necessary skills and resources to turn their own “genius” into a valuable product that enhances not only their own lives, but others’ lives, too." So does she look back on Randi, Candi and Mandi and ever think......"I would love to get them in a bar and buy them a drink to thank them for their poor management? And if she can now have a life that can be taken anywhere, is there ever a desire to set down deep roots and call a place a real home? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Caitlin Pyle Jobs, Freedom, Business, Lifestyle, Success, Best, Career,Top, Podcast, Startup, Steve, How, To, Content, Dream
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Persuasion, Negotiation And Turning A Legal Career Into A Multi-Million-Dollar Business With Dave Frees:
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man whose careers have taken him across the globe and exposed him to leaders, master communicators, persuaders, influences, and negotiators in hundreds of nations and across many different cultures. Starting his career back in 1985, as an attorney assigned to large litigation matters such as aviation litigation and tobacco litigation it was obvious that this was a young man full of ambition, Moving through a few quick career steps, it seems obvious to an outsider than upon creating the company Success technologies he had found the thing that he was waiting to do. He now uses his experience to teach leadership, sales and marketing, persuasion, influence, interrogation, and negotiation to audiences ranging from computer hackers turned “good guys” to entrepreneurs, the military and to civilians. Appearing on NPR, MindTV, PBS, Fox News, and on over 120 radio and television programs it is with little surprise that he has also been flourishing within hes own freelance keynote speaking business. He has authored several books related to persuasion, influence and business, and co-authored Einstein’s Business with M. Scott Peck, Steven Covey, and many other folk, whilst still being a practising lawyer. So how does he manage to do all these things whilst still keeping his hair, his sanity and managing to spend anytime with his family? And what is the area, if it was all taken away from him that he would now like to step into, bringing his talents to a whole new audience? Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Dave Frees    
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Life Coach And Author Leslie Sann Delivers Her Own Life Coaching Handbook
Every weekend we go back in time and dip into the Join Up Dots vaults to find a show that could well be hidden from your ears. And why do we do this? Well, you success junkies desperate for the golden ticket have been asking "With so many episodes of Join Up Dots out there now, which ones should we listen to first? And its a difficult question to answer as everyone of them has motivation and inspiration flooding out of every pore. So we have simply decided to grab an entrepreneur at random, and share with you not only their journey, but also ours. We think we are getting better at this podcasting lark, but what do you think? Drop us a line at contactjoinupdots@gmail.com and let us know. Thanks as always for listening to the show, and enjoy todays entrepreneurial business chat. In todays show we bring you Leslie Sann, a life coach who has most certainly been through the The Life Coach School of hardknocks, and can how point the way to a future of happiness and fulfilment.  So if you want a career in life coaching and great career advice then this is the show for you.
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Startup Expert, and Heartpreneur Radio Host Shows How To Get Into The Heart Of A Business
Terri Levine is my guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview. She is a business mentoring expert, startup coach and the Chief Heartrepreneur™ at Heartrepreneur™ She is also the host of the Heartpreneur Radio Show on iTunes. She is also a best-selling author of over 17 books, keynote speaker, radio host, and appears regularly in the media as a business coaching and consulting expert, and has been named one of the top ten coaching gurus in the world. And if that is not, she also seems to have the biggest smile the world has ever seen. Honestly, it is like happiness has found a place to live. But what has lead her to this point in her career? Was it like so many of us who search for instant success, but in fact wander through several years of ups and downs before finding our thing, or did she hit the ground running? I guess we will find out during today's shows. But one thing for sure is she is on a mission to change the way that business, solopreneurs, and entrepreneurs operate when dealing with their customers. A few years back she got fed up with how businesses were treating prospects, customers, employees, and vendors and decided to create the term Heartrepreneur™ making thought leaders operate from within their hearts instead of their wallets. So is this something that she now sees as her legacy work, or is the ambition still to achieve something bigger, bolder and brighter before she departs? And what does she feel are the biggest obstacles to overcome when working from your heart for most people? Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Terri Levine (startup expert, startuppodcast ,freedom, Lifestyle, Business, Steve Jobs, How To)   To hear more from Terri Levine go to: Podcast: Heartpreneur Radio Description: Each week we discuss coaching, mentoring, and training techniques and tips to be more heart to heart with prospects, customers, employees and vendors.
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The Life Coach School Of Hard knocks Produces Another Winner Joyce Oladipo
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is lady who has done something truly amazing in her life. And this is something that we can all do in our owns live too. She set out to re-write her story and create a different ending to the one that she was living, and achieved it. As she says "I was a shy security guard, working 60 hours a week earning £1,000 a month before I was made redundant after coming back from my second maternity. Lacking the strength to pull through, I slipped into a slight depression, lost 50% of my hair, and had a massive breakout on my face, all because I thought I was going to lose it all. I had no spark, no enthusiasm, and no zest for life. The thought of experiencing anything miraculous, not to talk about making money in my own business, never crossed my mind. I actually thought, “This was the end of rope, I’m too old to start making any impression.” Then one morning while having a hot shower, listening to Beyoncé, I heard a big bang on my door, and I ran out naked with this look on my face, WTF..... So what happened to make this soapy, naked lady, turn into a super successful woman coaching all around the world on personal branding and marketing, bringing in a minimum of £20K a month? How did she go about making the different choices in her life that lead to the success she craved, when she had no idea how to go about it? Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Joyce Oladipo
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Business Strategy Insider Jaime-Lee Fraser Shows How To Create The Perfect Business Startup
Jaime-Lee Fraser  is my guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview. She is a business strategy insider, the Co-Founder & Director of an award winning Financial Advice Firm, Master NLP Practitioner and a Business Growth Expert. She is on a mission to help the world create their own freedom, and financial independence after almost seeing her own future snatched away from her in the most terrible of ways. Starting her career as a Customer Sales Representative for United Airlines, she was very much on the corporate path, working for the man to build his dream. Whether she had desires at that point to build her own dream, who knows, as she then moved into another position in Financial Services , before working for Comminsure as their National Technical Manager? All pretty standard stuff. But one thing is for sure, her focused changed almost overnight to one of "Lets make my time on this planet the way that I want it to be!" And who can blame her, as back in 2002, our guest was enjoying a night out in the tropical paradise that is Bali. The Sari Club in the popular beach resort of Kuta had been full of holidaymakers, enjoying the evening, the conversation, the music and the drinks, before a bomb detonated. She was trapped by the explosion, facing death and trapped in flames. As she says "While it was the worst and best day of my life as I miraculously survived, I knew I had more to give in this life." And now she is very much her own woman, and has transformed herself into a financial entrepreneur, business & performance strategist joining forces with visionary leaders and emerging entrepreneurs, to guide them to create their most powerful, happy and successful life possible. She speaks passionately about what she thinks we should achieve, as she says "The reality, money is a significant element to creating freedom. But I also believe it's living with more meaning to be who you really want to be. It's a process of growth, improvement and a deeper force to become the most powerful, happy and successful you possible. So how did this lady transform herself from survivor to business leader in such a short period of time? And does she feel that although not wanting a bomb to go off next to all her clients, the world more than often needs a shock for it to realise "Time is limited....let's get going?" Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start join up dots, with the one and only Jaime-Lee Fraser
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Udemy Course Expert Rob Cubbon Shows How To Build Online Success (WE 31)
Rob Cubbon a freelance designer from London joins us to share how he has built astonishing business success. Every weekend we go back in time and dip into the Join Up Dots vaults to find a show that could well be hidden from your ears. And why do we do this? Well, you success junkies desperate for the golden ticket have been asking "With so many episodes of Join Up Dots out there now, which ones should we listen to first? And its a difficult question to answer as everyone of them has motivation and inspiration flooding out of every pore. So we have simply decided to grab an entrepreneur at random, and share with you not only their journey, but also ours. We think we are getting better at this podcasting lark, but what do you think? Drop us a line at contactjoinupdots@gmail.com and let us know. Thanks as always for listening to the show, and enjoy todays entrepreneurial business chat.
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Congressional Dish Host Jennifer Briney Knows The Truth Is Out There
Freedom to find out the stuff that governments push to the bottom is key to big change. And that is where my guest expert, and host of the hit podcast "Congressional Dish" Jennifer Briney, joins us on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview. She is a lady who is doing stuff very differently from the majority of people that I have on the show. We have had the life coaches, adventurers, entrepreneurs, sportsman, and authors. We have even had the public speakers, freedom fighters, and dreamers. But today’s guest is different, as she has found a passion within the reams, tomes and amendments that make up American Politics. As she says “I startup most mornings ready to spend most of my time reading through the ridiculously long bills that are voted on in US Congress and watching fascinating Congressional hearings. I use my podcast to discuss and highlight corporate influence on the bills. Most Americans, if they pay attention to politics at all, only pay attention to the Presidential election. I think that’s a huge mistake because we voters have far more influence over our representation in Congress, as the Presidential candidates are largely chosen by political party insiders. My passion drives me to inform Americans about what happens in Congress after the elections and prepare them for the effects legislation will have on their lives. I also want to inspire more Americans to vote and run for office.” All fascinating stuff, and I feel it mirrors what happens in the UK too, when we only slide off the sofas, and put our X’s in the boxes when it comes to the big stuff. But what makes it doubly fascinating that with a history of waitressing, saleswoman. and Operations Intern for AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour, there was seemingly nothing that indicates a change in this direction? But Im sure we will find out during the show that the truth is very different indeed. So how do you take a passion for the hidden world of politics and convert it into a business, that entertains and inspires the American people that can make a difference, but are unaware of the power they hold? And does she feel more and more frustrated the deeper in she goes, or more and more encouraged that a change is a comin? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show, to start joining up dots, with the one and only Jennifer Briney To Find our more about Jennifer Briney and her podcast "Congressional Dish" go to: Podcast: Congressional Dish Description Congressional Dish: The only podcast that explains the laws and bills passed by the U.S. Congress, and exposes their dirty little secrets. Hosted by @JenBriney. Notes and links available at www.congressionaldish.com Jobs, Freedom, Business, Lifestyle, Success, Best, Career,Top, Podcast, Startup, Steve, How, To, Content, Dream
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Dream Careers
Dream careers come in many different forms, and my guest today on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady with an interesting story to how she got her dream career for sure. And one that so many ladies listening today will no doubt feel great resonance with. Starting her career back in 1995 as a Consultant for Accenture she was on a mission. Her ambition was high. Her drive to achieve on full power. There was a ladder to be climbed and she wasn’t hanging around on the first rung for anyone. She was getting to the top. So tucking her skirt in, taking off those heels, she climbed quickly, and moved her way through many different companies for the first decade building her skills, learning from different cultures and climbing that corporate ladder. However as her income increased, her business opportunities flourished and the world looked in her direction and said “Good job! You are living the dream!” inside the true story was anything but success. She was unfulfilled personally, and no matter how well her professional life was going, inside their was a void. A void that brought her to the crossroads where a decision, as to where her future lied was waiting for her. As she says ” When I was 36 years old, I was unmarried and also felt judged. It seemed that all of my friends were married and having children. And I was so tired of my dates asking me, “Why are you still single?” I longed to find a life partner, but couldn’t figure out why my love life wasn’t as successful as my professional life. The continual reminder that my husband wasn’t showing up led to a growing sense of loss – loss of what should have been and the loss of the life I had hoped to live. After many tears, I decided to do whatever I could to change the trajectory of my love life, including taking a 9 month break from dating. That was scary when I thought I needed to be “out there more than ever!” The path and actions I took led me to increased confidence, joy, self-love, additional professional success and a new life purpose – all before I met my husband. I met my husband at the age of 39. We married one year later.” And that change in her personal life coincided with her finding the path that has led her to where she is today, sharing her knowledge with the world as a love coach. Yes, I think this is the first of these that we have had on the show. She has now built a flourishing business coaching ladies everywhere how to find their perfect partner, create that dream-life, and perhaps even getting a little more oomph between the sheets than they have had in the past. So when did she see that this was what she wanted to do in her life, and instead of working tirelessly to build someone else dream it was time to go after her own? And is there a common issue that stops ladies from finding their prince charming and going to the ball? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Jennifer Spaulding
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Success Stories
Sometimes success is found in the most unusual places, and our guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who is waking up every morning with a “Yay” as it seems that he is living a life that is ticking so many of his own personal boxes. And why is that you maybe asking? Well today’s guest has been on a roller-coaster ride as an entrepreneur which has seen him hits the heights, crash and burn, and then fight his way back to where he is today. Where he wants to be...a startup expert, and the host of the Business Revolution With Stephen Christopher podcast. Starting his business career firmly in the corporate America camp, by working for Merrill Lynch, where he was responsible for Coco-Colas 401k and pension plans for a couple of years, he was like the majority of young man. He was going to work, putting on the suit, and earning the cash for that weekends relaxation and enjoyment. However, with several quick career moves, you could see that the early years was simply stepping stones to taking the entrepreneurial leap of faith. It was inevitable that he would stop putting all his faith in building someone else dream and start building one himself, and that occurred when he became the Founder of Real Estate Investors Network. He was up and running and success was sweet and all his own. But it was running this mortgage company that ultimately changed the course of his entrepreneurial journey. With the crash of the mortgage industry in 2008, our guest learned what it’s like to go from profitable to over $100,000 in debt…literally overnight. This failure taught him more wisdom about business than any school or program could ever teach him and since then, he has evolved into a devoted student of personal and business development. But not in the “I am a business coach, lets spend an hour a week on skype with you”….no he had much bigger plans than that. He wants to help peoples businesses flourish in the world of Google Land where all the eyes, and fingers flick across everyday. As he says “The Internet has become incredibly complex and competitive. It’s tough for businesses to stay visible…to stay ranked high in the search engines. Which is why I have created Seequs to ensure your business is heard–and seen–above the racket.” And now with a flourishing marketing company, his Business Revolution coaching, Podcast, and public speaking he is getting out there where it matters. He is changing peoples lives, and of course changing his own life in the process. So how did this guy who was terrified to say two words in front of an audience find the courage to put his head above the parapet to lead the way for others? And when he looks back at his early start, did he need to work for others to find the angle to start working for himself? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Stephen Christopher. Jobs, Freedom, Business, Lifestyle, Success, Best, Career, Top, Podcast, Startup, Steve, How, To, Content, Dream To listen to more of Stephen Christopher go to: Podcast: Business Revolution With Stephen Christopher   Description: Business Revolution Podcast is here. Our motto is simple: start a revolution in your life, take massive action towards your goals and create everlasting change in your life and business. Get your weekly dose of revolutionary insight from Entrepreneur, Web Marketing Expert, and Business Coach Stephen Christopher. Let the revolution begin!  
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Weekend Rewind 30 - Mark W Guay Climbs Out Of The Motivation Vaults
Every weekend we go back in time and dip into the Join Up Dots vaults to find a show that could well be hidden from your ears. And why do we do this? Well, you success junkies desperate for the golden ticket have been asking "With so many episodes of Join Up Dots out there now, which ones should we listen to first? And its a difficult question to answer as everyone of them has motivation and inspiration flooding out of every pore. So we have simply decided to grab an entrepreneur at random, and share with you not only their journey, but also ours. We think we are getting better at this podcasting lark, but what do you think? Drop us a line at contactjoinupdots@gmail.com and let us know. Thanks as always for listening to the show, and enjoy todays entrepreneurial business chat.
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Startup Success For The Female Entrepreneur With Michelle Huls Rice
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady who is building her dream, whilst helping others to do the same. Yes she has mastered the skills of the old leap of faith, and now is sharing those skills. She is the founder the Women’s Dreamvision Network where she helps new female entrepreneurs build and market their businesses while providing a behind-the-scenes look into how others brought their dreams to life. Yep, she is the wizard allowing us all (at least the females of the world) to look behind the curtain of what it takes to build a business. But this isn't a success that is full realised. This is work in progress, so its a delight to have another guest who is really flexing the old hustle muscle to build something new. And can share with us the struggles, issues and successes that are fresh in her life. As she says "After working in politics, marketing, and communications for more than 15 years, I focused on a career change last summer. Deep down, I knew there was so much more I could offer and accomplish with my skill set. Though I had many ideas, after much soul searching I started coaching new women entrepreneurs. Women have so much to share with the world and incredible knowledge to pass on, but they are also extremely strapped for time, resources, and, unfortunately, they often lack confidence. I love doing my part in helping them break the cycle and get their gifts out to the world." So she drilled down, found her niche, looked for a solution to a problem and went to work. And I suppose as most people find, her ideal avatar looks to have trned out to be herself, as with free small children, a husband, and extended family she certainly must have times when she puts her hands in the air and says "Give me a break for five minutes......i cant be there for everyone!!" So what made her want to create her own destiny at a time, when so many other ladies would have said "We need to wait until the kids grow up a bit first?" And where did she find the confidence to step out to the front, when her business is still a a baby in the great scheme of things? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Michelle Huls Rice
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Human Resources & Marketing Strategy With Suddan N Shanmugasundaram
HR, and Human Resources Management is an issue for most businesses. But what about Human Resources For Small Busines? Well that is where todays guest comes in My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is the founder and CEO of HR CUBE, a global HR Tech startup based out of Indianapolis with markets in India and the US. And this isn't a surprise that he has a global business on the go, as he was quite obviously bitten by the entrepreneurial bug right from a very early age. In fact it looks as if he was born with it, as when he was in 7th grade, he came across an article about Soichiro Honda (Founder of Honda) that created a blueprint for the entrepreneurial journey that he has been on ever since. He was inspired and started to take the first steps to where he is today. However, he knew it wasn't going to be easy to break free from the life that he was in, so started following visualisation techniques to focus on achieving his dream of building a company, and growing up in a middle class family in India, he had to go through constant struggles to make it to the US to pursue what he saw as the next logical step. Graduating studies at NDSU, Fargo. Which he did and then the real work began. As whilst working in SAP consulting, he tried 3 different startups on the side in 7 years, none of them amounted to much, other than constant struggle for recognition and not getting a salary increase for 7 years. But this didn't deter him, which is the spirit that all entrepreneurs show and develop until lightning strikes and they find their find their thing. But through these disappointments he was working harder to define his ideas before he came to market, and during this time, he decided to pursue Online/Hybrid MBA at Kelley School of Business, Indiana University that gave him the next move to get full time into Entrepreneurship. As he says "Those 3 years of MBA was the best decision I made in my life" as the first idea on the road to where he is today started to grow around him. He realized that to do what he was really passionate about, he needed to do it full time. So, one day, he told his Boss that he was leaving his job to pursue his Startup Journey, and the rest as they say is history. So what was it about those early startups that caused them to fail, and now he looks backs could he have saved them or were thye always doomed? And does he think that he could have achieved the same level of success without moving to the US, or did he need this change of culture? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Suddan N Shanmugasundaram
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Ross Jeffries Seduction Tips
Ross Jeffries is my guest today on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots podcast interview. Now if you havent heard of Ross Jeffries, let me tell you he is a man who can teach us all about connecting and engaging with the opposite sex. Yes, this is one of those episodes that all you single men, fed up with being rejected in the bars of the world will want to take notes on. He is known as the Legend of Seduction and has coached, and mentored over 60,000 men around the world, since 1988, guiding them to the success with women they truly desire and deserve. His system, Speed Seduction®, shows you how to succeed with the women you really want, predictably and reliably, without guesswork or games, respecting yourself and the women you enjoy. Since the early 1990s, Ross Jeffries has been included CNN, Fox, NBC, the BBC, CANAL+, Playboy, Rolling to name just a few. But this is where the story get interesting as imagine you take these same levels of persuasiveness, and instead of leading back to the bedroom, you lead back to the boardrooms and company botton line? Well as he says "Look at it like this: if you can convince a guy who has been terrified of women his whole life to drop that fear in under 10 minutes, and then teach him to communicate with women in a way that truly moves and touches them, then....then you can convince anyone of anything." Powerful stuff indeed, and so now you will find our guest travelling the world as he works with a handpicked selection of high-powered entrepreneurs, sales people, and other professionals to teach them his unique, one-of-a-kind, under-the-radar persuasion blueprint. So how did he come to learn these technqies? Was he naturally gifted at wowing women, or hopelessly inaquate which lead to this knowledge? And what did he think of Tom Cruise playing him in the film Magnolia? Inspired casting, or would he have preferred someone else? Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Mr Ross Jeffries
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Weekend Rewind 29 - Croix Sathers Climbs Out of The Motivation Vaults
Every weekend we go back in time and dip into the Join Up Dots vaults to find a show that could well be hidden from your ears. And why do we do this? Well, you success junkies desperate for the golden ticket have been asking "With so many episodes of Join Up Dots out there now, which ones should we listen to first? And its a difficult question to answer as everyone of them has motivation and inspiration flooding out of every pore. So we have simply decided to grab an entrepreneur at random, and share with you not only their journey, but also ours. We think we are getting better at this podcasting lark, but what do you think? Drop us a line at contactjoinupdots@gmail.com and let us know. Thanks as always for listening to the show, and enjoy todays entrepreneurial business chat.
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Dear Mattie Show I Want A Dream Job To Give Career And Sex Advice
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is Matt Marr, an actor from the USA. He has a title that I have never used before on any show But it is one that I wish that I had come up with, as he has been called the Gay White Oprah which is a fantastic name. But how has he come to receive such an accolade you maybe asking? He is also the host of the Dear Mattie Show the top ranked podcast on iTunes. Well my listeners it can be put down to one thing, or maybe two things. The ability to be himself, and the ability to know how to connect with others and startup a conversation that builds success. You see all business success is based on these two characteristics, and it seems that our guest has them in abundance. As he says “I am the type of guy that can meet you and within two minutes have you spilling your heart out” So it’s with little surprise, that after receiving his Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in 2009, he has been taking this ability to open the hearts of whoever he talks to by helping people everywhere with his weekly advice podcast “The Dear Mattie Show” where he discusses relationships, sex, fear, friends, job, and even makeup in an inspiring and entertaining format. But if you are thinking that this is just another normal type of life-coach guest that you see all over the shop,then think again. He is also a singer; received a undergrad in Opera Performance from the University of North Texas, has been active in the project Get Empathy, a campaign to build a national movement to stop bullying in schools. Communication Director for Brave Trails, supporting Gay, Lesbian and Trans-Gender folk to become thought leaders in their fields, and a stand-up comic and producer. So with all these different experiences and knowledge, is there a chance that he could get lost with himself and dilute whatever he considers his god given super power? And when he get someone to start talking does he every think…”Ok, Ok, I think this was a bad idea? This person just wont shut up?” Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Matt Marr. Jobs, Freedom, Business, Lifestyle, Success, Best, Career,Top, Podcast, Startup, Steve, How, To, Content, Dream To hear more from Matt Marr go to: Podcast: The Dear Mattie Show Description: The Dear Mattie Show is an advice podcast with a lil' bit of humor, a lot of heart, and a helping hand. Each week host Matt Marr, clinical therapist and comic, answers emails sent by listeners who need advice on love, sex, or any life lesson. To help Matt in his quest to make your life easier, he usually enlists a guest host-often a neighbor, a colleague, or the cute guy he keeps seeing at the dog park. To learn more or ask for advice, go to www.dearmattieshow.com.
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Ed Roman: Award Winning Musician Finding The Magic In The Musical Creative Process
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is an Award-winning singer/songwriter, performer and multi-instrumentalist from Shelburne, Ontario, Canada. And if that sounds like a pretty standard introduction then think again. As this guy is not normal, in any shape or form, and to be honest this was one of the hardest introductions to write as it is hard to pin down the guy. He is hugely positive. Loves his music. Is up for a laugh. Loves entertaining. But also is a deeply sensitive guy inspiring the world to do their own thing and love their lives in the process. As we see time and time again on Join Up Dots, the people who really seem to be setting the world alight, always have tapped into the thing that they loved doing from the time they were a small child. The kind of things that didn't require money as a reward, as they simply loved the task. And our guest seems to be the very same, as linking him back to starting to speak at a very young age, and living in a very musical house, you can see he wanted to express himself. His grandmother and mother also were always singing to him… and so at an early age the entertainment bug was starting to show itself. He learned a bunch of childhood songs like row row row your boat, John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmit and old Slavonic songs, and would perform for people when they came to the house and to dinner.. As he says "My family were very proud of me and I think sometimes they loved to show me off; especially if I did imitations of other people. There was a lot of laughter." So it seems the path to his first album "Special Ed and The Musically Challenged", released in 2000 (which I admit I read twice before I grasped the pun!), was there from the early days. And with the follow ups "Oracles and Ice Cream", and Letters from High Latitudes, (an homage to his Ontario, Canada home) he has joined up his dots taking him back to his childhood, to live the life that he should. So can he remember the first time that he stood up on a stage, strummed his guitar and started creating his destiny? And was it terrifying or like walking into a comfort bubble waiting for him to enter? And knowing what he knows now what would his biggest advice to his younger self be? Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Ed Roman
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Strengths
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady from Melbourne Australia who has one belief in life. That all of us are capable of being a bigger, brighter version of ourselves than we give ourselves the opportunity to be. Her official bio states that she is "is a best-selling author, workplace well being teacher and playful change activator" which is of course true but is not something that occurs by magic. Back in 1994, she was working for PR Works as a general manager where she built a profitable IT portfolio, as well as creating a media training service for CEOS. Which I find fascinating, as someone who is now firmly entrenched in the people development world, this wasn't an area of her life that just burst into being after several decades. It was there right at the beginning, which grew larger in her next job as a PR Manager for Sausage Software. But it seems to me that things moved up a gear when performing the position at Pricewaterhouse Coopers, as their international leadership coach, where she worked across the world to implement the companies brand strategy using Positive Psychology theories across their culture. And then there comes the time where our guest could have continued to rise up the ranks in corporate land, gaining the salary and working tirelessly to build someone else dream. But our guest had other ideas, and left to create her own company and her own dream, after completing her Masters in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) at the University of Pennsylvania And with a career history scattered with roles lasting a couple of years or so, it appears that she has truly found her thing, as she has stayed where she is ever since. Developing her company, bringing in bigger clients and well......loving it. As she says "I'm passionate about bringing out the best in people, particularly at work. Fusing Neuroscience and Positive Psychology into tested, practical actions, I create happier, more rewarding and more profitable workplaces for employees, their bosses and their organisations." And who wouldn't love to do something that you are passionate about everyday. That is the dream after all. So when did she get the inkling that building her business was awaiting for her? And was it scary time or "Hell yeah, lets get going?" And is there a similar theme that stops most companies, and the employees of those companies operate at the highest level? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Michelle McQuaid. Jobs, Freedom, Business, Lifestyle, Success, Best, Career,Top, Podcast, Startup, Steve, How, To, Content, Dream   Strengths, strengths, strengths,Strengths, strengths, strengths,Strengths, strengths, strengths,
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Productivity Should Always Be On Your To Do List? Time Management Expert Neen James Shows Why
If you want a cocktail of success, struggle, motivation, and a slice of business talk at the weekend then todays episode of the entrepreneurial powerhouse JUD's is for you. Every weekend we find an old show and polish it off to allow new ears to discover why this has become the best podcast ever! Every weekend we go back in time and dip into the Join Up Dots vaults to find a show that could well be hidden from your ears. And why do we do this? Well, you success junkies desperate for the golden ticket have been asking "With so many episodes of Join Up Dots out there now, which ones should we listen to first? And its a difficult question to answer as everyone of them has motivation and inspiration flooding out of every pore. So we have simply decided to grab an entrepreneur at random, and share with you not only their journey, but also ours. We think we are getting better at this podcasting lark, but what do you think? Drop us a line at contactjoinupdots@gmail.com and let us know. Thanks as always for listening to the show, and enjoy todays entrepreneurial business chat.
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Coaching Entrepreneur Will Explode Your Coaching Biz With Simon Vicenzi
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man with a similar career path to myself. And a man who also has a desire to see the world flourish, and help individuals across the globe to grow exponentially, becoming their greatest versions. But of course to get to that point, you truly have to go through a journey of discovery yourself, to find your inner skills that make you unique and valuable to everyone. And it would be fair to say that just a few years ago, our guest was many many steps away from discovering their purpose in life. He was working in a restaurant in Notting Hill as a waiter, as he had been doing since the age of 15, and had certain mental restrictions should we say, that were holding him back from creating his dream life. He didn’t have a degree and his level of English was not quite enough to understand the self development literature that he was starting to immerse himself in. As he says, “Just three years ago I was facing a very difficult moment of my life. I knew I had to change but I didn’t know what to do. I felt lost, like wondering in a circle in a dark room with no exit sign and this wasn’t me!! I have always been the uber-positive-hyper-charged person that was able to lift up the energy of an entire room!! Where was that me? Where did it go? I wanted to find him and bring him back! So he took the plunge and signed up for an extensive two day coaching course in London, even though he had nowhere to live, and started working on himself everyday. He built that personal belief that he had inside him what was required to create a succesful business and little by little saw his life and his finances change. He first set up his coaching company Your Power to Shine Ltd and then a personal development events company, GTeX and was on his way. And now with a flourishing public speaking, coaching and development, and didgeridoo business (well the last one isn’t a business but is very impressive) he seems to be having the time of his life. So when did he truly switch the switch of belief and start making the bold decisions that make such a difference moving forward? And does he look back at himself and think “You were always ready to find the power to shine” you just had to start? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only, or as they say in Italy la sola e unica, Simone Vicenzi To hear more from Simone Vicenzi go to: Podcast: Explode Your Coaching Biz Show Description: The podcast for coaches, trainers and speakers who want to make an impact in the world building a successful biz along the way.
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Good Life Project Gained Through Music, Travel And Passion With Eddy Mann
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is an musician, songwriter, worship leader, teacher, speaker, coach, husband, and father. It's certainly true to say that he has a lot of plates spinning at one time. But at his core you can tell that he is a family man, and although everything in his life holds a significance to him, it's family that ties it all together. Right from the early days his musical output has been nurtured and encouraged by the family atmosphere that he found himself in As he says ""My father is a pianist and back in the day he had a small jazz quintet that would rehearse in our basement. So I had a pretty good catalogue of bebop standards as part of my fabric even as a young boy. My mother didn't play an instrument but was a creative force in the house. She was always designing clothing, developing a new dish to eat, or drawing. Both my parents had a way of allowing me the freedom to express myself and making me aware of God as creator. Like so many from my generation the British band invasion of the mid/late '60s fuelled my desire to pick up the guitar as an instrument. Initially I'll admit that getting the attention of the opposite sex didn't hurt my drive to get better, but as I matured I discovered my passion was in the creative process. I loved writing songs from an early age in high school. So by the time I was in college I was addicted to it." And if you can find something that you are addicted to, so you can push through when the times get hard then success is on your radar. And that seems to be the case with today's guest as with the release of his last album Dig Love, and the soon to be coming The Consequence he is a man who knows what he wants in life. And we will discuss this on the show, but it feels like he has found it in his own heart, the creative process, and every-time he closes the door behind and comes home. So where does he get the inspiration for the songs that seem to be come easily to him? And does he look back as his life and ever think "Man, if I only had made a different decision at that point then life would be so much different?" Well lets find out as we brong onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr. Eddy Mann
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A Hello From Spain (And A Bit Of A Rant Too!)
Why is it in life that so many people decide that they are going to do something new and exciting, and then quite simply copy what has been done before? We see so many times that the world fails to grasp that the easiest way to success is by finding the thing that they love doing and then building a business around this. It is the absolute quickest route, as when things get hard, the love will push you through the tough times. The ability to want to do it more and more (just because you want to do it) is the key to it all. And so in this episode of Join Up Dots, your friendly neighbourhood host live from Spain, shares his feelings on what we should do to make things happy in our lives. Enjoy!
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Weekend Rewind - Chris Plough Climbs Out Of The Motivation Vaults
Every weekend we go back in time and dip into the Join Up Dots vaults to find a show that could well be hidden from your ears. And why do we do this? Well, you success junkies desperate for the golden ticket have been asking "With so many episodes of Join Up Dots out there now, which ones should we listen to first? And its a difficult question to answer as everyone of them has motivation and inspiration flooding out of every pore. So we have simply decided to grab an entrepreneur at random, and share with you not only their journey, but also ours. We think we are getting better at this podcasting lark, but what do you think? Drop us a line at contactjoinupdots@gmail.com and let us know. Thanks as always for listening to the show, and enjoy todays entrepreneurial business chat.
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Meryl Johnston: Bean Ninjas Making Book-Keeping Sexy Across The World
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady who was recommended to me by Danny Flood who appeared on episode 293 of the show. He said to me “I have a friend that you have to have on the show, as she has done something that all entrepreneurs want to achieve.” I said to him “What’s that Danny…tell me more!” And this is what he told me. Our guest went from running a time-sucking accounting consulting firm where she could never “turn off” from work to create a profitable productive service based business. And best of all this company has grown from 0-$15k MRR in 12 months, while scaling herself out of the operations to surf and spend time with family. Yes, whilst so many entrepreneurs are finding themselves trapped by the business that they have created our guest today has found the utopia that the world seeks. But its been a bit of a strange road to where she is today, as it was clear to see even as a young lady that she had the entrepreneurial spirit in abundance, evidenced when she started ‘Get a Grip Tennis’ a tennis coaching business . Over a period of 2 years she grew the business to a customer base of 70 and employed 4 assistant coaches. So you can see that she had the ideas, the hustle, the persistence, so why then slip into a quite convential route of acounntacy and auditing? And now that she gets chased by sharks through the waters of Australia astride her surfboard, does she have a blueprint that can work for anyone? Or is the lifestyle she has achieved, and that anyone can achieve, 100% down to the decisions that an individual makes? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Meryl Johnston.
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John Finch: Creating His Legacy With The Father Effect Movie
Do you have a bad Father? Or was your Father not around that much when you were growing up?  Well, today’s guest joining us on the Steve job inspired podcast, grew up the youngest of 3 boys in a suburb of Dallas where he lost his father to suicide at age 11. Subsequently as a young man, he did anything he could to avoid confronting the wounds he suffered as a result of being fatherless. His craving for affirmation from a father who was not there to provide it, led him to seek that affirmation from the world in many unhealthy ways. In an attempt to find value as a man, he created a false persona that left him completely unfulfilled. His life was based on the pursuit of money in order to prove his success and he became a social alcoholic as he strived to be the life of every party and gain the attention of those around him. It was only when he realized and dealt with the unresolved issues of his father wound that he was able to become truly fulfilled. On April 10th, 2009, he finally came face to face with the issues that drove him to seek approval from a father who was not there to give it to him. By forgiving his father and recognizing what it truly means to be a man, he became a new man, husband and father. And now with his film The Father Effect” highlighting to the world the damage that fathers do unwittingly to their kids, he has become an award winning producer, happier than ever, and on a mission to change lives. So does he think that without the tragic ending of his father, he wouldn’t have got to this position now? Did he need that to start of the sequence that has lead him to the happiness he is feeling today? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr John Finch
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Country Music Heroes Have A New Home With Richard Lynch
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who is moving forward into his future by keeping true to his past. Based in Waynesville Ohio, he is an American Country music artist, who has released a long list of chart topping hits in the world of traditional country music, and delights audiences across America with his brand of infectious honest to god country. And its with little surprise that he is travelling the highways and byways, as this is a passion that has been with him since the early days. As he says "I knew that music was what I wanted to do from an early age. We just were country people who loved country life. I remember in study hall, I would get out my guitar and we’d go pick and sing" But what makes this guy even more interesting, is he does all this whilst still being a farmer and barn designer/builder by trade. Yes he manages to to makes an honest, blue collar living at the same time as playing over 100 events/shows each year, all over the country. How he fits in the two I have no idea, but we will find out during the show. He credits much of that philosophy to the work ethic and morals that were instilled in him by his parents. He says “I grew up on a 110 acre farm. We always had plenty of livestock, horses, and cattle – plenty of chores and things to do. We didn’t have a whole lot of money growing up, but we never went hungry or had any wants. I know what it’s like to go through hard times, but by the same token, I wouldn’t trade the way I was raised for nothing. It made me decide and realize that in life, you get what you put into it.” Along with his band he is certainly doing just that all over America. with music as he says that is "Country, the way country music was meant to be" So with a foot firmly planted in the worlds of Hank Williams, Hank Snow, and the Ryman Theatre legends, what does he think of the new style of country music being released today? And if he could go back in time and record with anyone, who would he choose? Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Mr Richard Lynch
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Weekend Rewind 26 - Shannon Kaiser Climbs Out Of The Motivation Vaults
Every weekend we go back in time and dip into the Join Up Dots vaults to find a show that could well be hidden from your ears. And why do we do this? Well, you success junkies desperate for the golden ticket have been asking "With so many episodes of Join Up Dots out there now, which ones should we listen to first? And its a difficult question to answer as everyone of them has motivation and inspiration flooding out of every pore. So we have simply decided to grab an entrepreneur at random, and share with you not only their journey, but also ours. We think we are getting better at this podcasting lark, but what do you think? Drop us a line at contactjoinupdots@gmail.com and let us know. Thanks as always for listening to the show, and enjoy todays entrepreneurial business chat.
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Ash Brown: Ash Said It (So It Will Be Great To Listen To!!)
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady who has stumbled into the entrepreneurial world. She is the owner of  Ash Said It LLC, which is a full service public speaking boutique, hosting  receptions, fashion expos as well as upscale soirées.  Which sounds great, but its the joining up the dots which is the most important part of this show.  So how did the ex-military lady transition from Uncle Sam to Fashion Avenue? Well as she says “I had no plans to build a company. The thought never even crossed my mind. The past few years have been tough. I took care of my mom for 3+ years, and being a full time caregiver is a lot, although I would easily do it again. My mother never taught me how to be a lady. She showed me through her actions. She never let anyone take advantage of her meek yet resilient spirit. Thank God I inherited that spark! I buried my mom in 2014, which was the most difficult thing I’ve ever done in my entire existence. I was lost. My heart was no longer in military service. I needed to leave but I had no blueprint on where to go. I did many odd jobs that year. Helped build multiple brands & had nothing to show for it. Then one day a light bulb went off in my head. Why the heck am I wasting time helping people disinterested in helping themselves? Why don’t I pour my 13+ years of industry experience into something I can call my own. That’s when Ash Said It was born! And at that point we will start the show, as it is a moment that every one of our guests have hit in their own lives. That moment when they realise that their life is their own, and everything they do should be on their own terms. It’s the responsibility to create their own future. So how did she move from this idea of creating her business, to actually earning her first dollars and attracting her first clients? And looking back on it all, has it been harder than she could have imagined or simply a dream from start to finish. Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Ash Brown
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Yoga
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady who deserves to be on this show, as she is one big collection of dots. She is an entrepreneur daily, and has been for many many years.  And the kind of dots, that although difficult to deal with at the time turn out to be the true gifts in ones life. As she says “Sometimes life lessons are right in your face waiting to happen to you if you just surrender to the call. But it took me a long time to get into the position where, my passion had finally fallen out of the sky and smacked me in the face hard!” And this she found in the form of Yoga, and she then created her dream business that is going from strength to strength. Providing what her clients want, her family want and of course what she wants too. As she says “I have been a entrepreneur for 20 years I know what it feels like having to create your wealth! But I also knew that your health & inner strength matter more in this adventure of self mastery! Being a entrepreneur is all about Self: Mastery, Discipline, Awareness, Confidence, And Worth etc. You have to believe then apply the gift to create the Magic! In between the “Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda”, I became a Yoga Instructor, Holistic Health Coach, owned a MMA Promotion Business in Atlantic City with my husband (the last one was the stress factor). “ Which lead to her being the Founder of Down Dog Wellness, as she craved a way to create a bridge between work stress and life, enlightening awareness daily. So did she always have the desire to create such a business, or was it in direct result of her four years working at New Breed Fighters, dealing with cage fighters and the entertainment industry. And is the right business a pleasant experience, or does it still have days when you want to stay in your bed and let someone else deal with everything? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Kerry Morgan
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Kelly Robbins: Finding The Edge In Everything She Does
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady who has lived life like a entrepreneurial mountain climber. You start building a business from scratch and things go great, but then you realise you have to go down the other side of the mountain to tackle the big climb. The climb towards the dream that you deserve. As she says “I started my first business as a freelance copywriter back in 2001 because I was MISERABLE at my corporate J-O-B of 13 years. I felt out of balance not spending enough time with my three daughters and being there to take them to brownies and soccer and music lessons. I wasn’t at work enough either….it felt like a no-win situation. When my third daughter was born I had had enough and summoned the courage to take the scary leap and quit. My entire life I have always done the right thing. I went to college. Got married. Had three kids. Bought a custom home in the right neighbourhood. Had a responsible job at a good fortune 50 company. I was secure, yet still felt unfulfilled. I learned the hard way that ‘doing’ the right thing doesn’t always bring happiness and fulfilment – how I am ‘being’ is just as, if not more, important to creating a life of purpose and profitability.” Which sounds like a typical story of disillusionment and then taking control, but as I say there is two sides to the mountain. What do you then do when the initial success starts dropping, and you find yourself doubting your talents, your work ethic and well….everything? Well as she says “I worked hard and built my copywriting business alone. I started as a ‘generalist’ and after a few years specialised in the healthcare industry. A local hospital hired me and I LOVED working with them for many reasons. I had been reading about choosing a niche and knew I had found my home working with healers. I built my freelance copywriting business up to around 50K and, after a few years of success, my copywriting business starting dropping suddenly.” And that is where we will start todays show. So looking back can she see what was going wrong, or was this just a part of the journey that she had to go through? And how does she balance her family life with her business now? Better, or has the two blurred into one glorious day? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Kelly Robbins
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Weekend Rewind 25 - Linda F Williams Climbs Out Of The Motivation Vaults
Every weekend we go back in time and dip into the Join Up Dots vaults to find a show that could well be hidden from your ears. And why do we do this? Well, you success junkies desperate for the golden ticket have been asking "With so many episodes of Join Up Dots out there now, which ones should we listen to first? And its a difficult question to answer as everyone of them has motivation and inspiration flooding out of every pore. So we have simply decided to grab an entrepreneur at random, and share with you not only their journey, but also ours. We think we are getting better at this podcasting lark, but what do you think? Drop us a line at contactjoinupdots@gmail.com and let us know. Thanks as always for listening to the show, and enjoy todays entrepreneurial business chat.
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The Female Entrepreneur Soul-Powering Her Way To Success with Sarah Kaler
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is Sara Kaler, a lady who is climbing higher and higher into the rarefied world that we all want to have. She is loving her life, loving her job, providing huge value to her clients, and looks great too. She is a huge healthy package of glamour, professionalism and speciality is helping women CEO's scale & grow their businesses for global impact without burnout. And that one word "burnout" reveals a huge amount of what our guest has been through in her life. Mid-way through her corporate career she began to have series of grand mal seizures due to stress and exhaustion. In the span of ten years she spent more time in hospitals being analyzed, tested and assessed than most people do in their adult life.   My health had become a part-time job (and some years, my full-time job), and my body had become a story about injury, illness, disease, diagnosis, being different, not belonging, not being enough, not being capable, and most definitely NOT being strong. As you can imagine, this led to a lot of soul-searching. She knew something had to change, but she didn’t know what. And as we see time and time again on Join Up Dots, when the dark times are at the darkest, there is a deep learning waiting to be had. Their is a gift within the struggles, and this was the case with today's guest, as pulling herself out of the darkness, she found the thing that she knew the world was waiting for, and needed help dealing with. As she says "I suffered a massive health crisis at the top of the my career, transformed my life and created a massively successful business in an impressively short amount of time.  I support my clients on similar paths.  I stand for and support my clients creating high performance results, legacy and an extraordinary life; knowing all of these can co-exist.  I know it’s possible for everyone and it requires being an extraordinary leader.  I believe women in leadership are changing the world and being financially abundant and well managed allows us to lead and build legacies without limits." So how has she taken this realisation and converted it into a business which not only powers her, but also has become her own personal legacy? And does she see the same issues in her clients lives time and time again as we all try to balance everything in our life, and more often than not fail? Well lets find as we bring onto to show to start joining up dots with the one and only Sarah Kaler
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SEO Expert Kris Reid Tells His Journey To SEO Mastery And Why Content Marketing Sells
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who calls himself the coolest guy in SEO. And when you see him perched on his motorbike, in leathers and wearing a contented smile of "Yeah baby....I have created something amazing come and check it out"..then you think then he is probably spot on with that name. He has created Ardor Media Factory an online company specialising in content marketing, content writing, search engine optimization, search engine ranking, keyword research, web analysis, web design, link building and image linking After obtaining his degree in 2006 degree in Software Engineering from Queensland University of Technology. he decided to scratch his itchy feet by heading off to London. During his time in London, Dublin and Brussels, he worked under contract with Euroclear, Visa Europe and Sony Research & Development. But it was when he really stractched his itchy feet again, and started backpacking around the world a few years ago then one of his big dots really jumped out infront of him. As he says " because of my love for software development, I built an online game. As the completion day came near for the game I made, I thought that I should learn how to market if anyone else is ever going to play with it. So, I started studying how Google works and learned about Search Engine Optimisation. I quickly discovered how important backlinks are – not just any backlinks, but only quality backlinks with relevant and compelling content on powerful industry-specific websites." And the rest is history. Not easy history, in any shape or form, but one that has seen steady growth, a move from his home country of Australia to set up in Davao city in Philippines in January 2013, and now clients flocking to his company from across the globe. Life seems good and should be good, as he has taken control of his own destiny, and worked his socks off to make things happen. So does this kind of success simply come from putting one itchy foot in-front of the other until you start too see things happening? Or is there a blueprint for all of us to follow, as we look to leave the corporate grind, and sit on our own motorbikes to ride into our special futures? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only, Mr Cool SEO Guy Mr Kris Reid.
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Sleep Podcast
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady who the majority of the world need to get into contact with at sometime or another. She is a sleep expert who over the last years has positioned herself as the go to person to help you drift off into a pleasant, restful and recharging sleep as soon as your head hits the pillow. As she says "I understand that sleeping, while on sleep medication isn't really sleeping. I understand that falling asleep, but then having to lie awake for hours in the middle of the night isn't really sleeping, and I understand that waking up just as tired as when you went to bed isn't really sleeping either" So hands up....come on people be honest "How many of you have fallen into one of these sleep patterns over the last few years?" Yep, I know that I have, so how has our guest managed to find the solution to something that plagues all of us at one time or another. And the answer is, she has been on a journey of self discovery, upskilling and putting herself and her knowledge out there Starting her journey as an English teacher in Luxembourg, she had a pretty standard career for a few years until she got to the point when her interest in corporate coaching and sleep patterns became too much to ignore. And she took the leap of faith, leaving her career in education in 2015 to start something new and inspiring. And since then with a huge amount of hustle, commitment, perseverance and of course struggle she has built her hugely successful business coaching successful and career driven women (and inspiring men) on how to get a solid nights’ sleep allowing them to wake up refreshed, with more energy, and ready to tackle their legacy and personal life. So how has she managed to do all this whilst still getting a good nights sleep herself? And is it as simple as learning to switch off form everything that needs to be done, or much more than that? Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, the one and only, my favourite sleep expert ever Christine Hansen For more information on sleep issues go over to: Sleep Like A Boss - The Podcast Host: Christine Hansen Description Sleep Like A Boss - The Podcast by Christine Hansen is featuring weekly interviews with guest experts from the business and health & wellness world.
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Weekend Rewind - Chris LoCurto Climbs Out Of The Motivation vaults
Every weekend we go back in time and dip into the Join Up Dots vaults to find a show that could well be hidden from your ears. And why do we do this? Well, you success junkies desperate for the golden ticket have been asking "With so many episodes of Join Up Dots out there now, which ones should we listen to first? And its a difficult question to answer as everyone of them has motivation and inspiration flooding out of every pore. So we have simply decided to grab an entrepreneur at random, and share with you not only their journey, but also ours. We think we are getting better at this podcasting lark, but what do you think? Drop us a line at contactjoinupdots@gmail.com and let us know. Thanks as always for listening to the show, and enjoy todays entrepreneurial business chat.
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Dave Denniston: Delivering The Physicians Future Of Freedom
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who went through one of the worst experiences that any parent could go through and found his path in life. And the rest as they say is history. Back on May 13th, 2012. Mother’s Day, his wife, Cyrena, was having an incredibly difficult pregnancy. She had pounding headaches, blurred vision, and searing pain throughout her body. As a matter of fact, she had been in and out of the hospital for the last two weeks. Their tiny daughter was only developed 23 weeks in gestation. Her due date was September 9th, 2012, and subsequently the diagnosis was not great "Less than 40 percent, but in her case it is either all or nothing. She has several good things going for her.” But fortunately although his miracle daughter has had issues since, he, his wife and of course his daughter has seen the rise of his business due in not short measure to what he saw during those worrying times in the hospitals. He decided from then on that he was on a mission to help physicians, and the best way to do that was to write, speak, and meet with people individually to council with them on their financial situation. As he says "Physicians today are under fire. Reimbursements are under question every year. Taxes are getting higher and higher. They are tired by being painted as "the rich doc" taken advantage of by unscrupulous sales people. More than ever, they need direction & guidance from a trusted source." And this is a brillaint story of adversity leading to enlightenment. And finding a niche that is tight, well formed and of course needed. Which is the way that all good businesses and products need to be focused on. So many people go wide and broad when actually the quickest way to success is by going deeper and deeper until you have a net that catches a select few. You see their issues with more clarity. You can provide the solutions more quickly. And now with his business growing, a new book the Freedom Formula flying off the shelves, and of course his own podcast, it looks 100% like he has found the thing that lights him up inside. But is this case? Is he creating something that is everything that his family, and of course himself want in his life? Or is this just the starting point to what he can now see and believes is possible? Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr. Dave Denniston
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Angela Preston: Opening The Doors To The Life She Deserves
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady from the UK who has set out to create her dream, after starting in a position that could have allowed her to say "How are things ever gonna happen for me?" As she says " After growing up in a very poor household and leaving school with very few qualifications, I went on to forge a successful career as a top performing manager, responsible for a turnover of £9m, as well as the coaching and development of staff and agents. But in May 2014 i realised I was no longer happy in the job or the company and decided to follow my dreams and become a author/speaker. I didn't know how I was going to achieve it, but I knew I would, I also didn't know the first thing about writing a book or how to become a speaker and started by researching on google how to achieve it. I did take a very big gamble walking away from the security of a monthly pay-cheque, but I also knew it was time to go. Friends and family thought I was living in cloud cuckoo land to think I could at the ripe old age of 46 take my career in a completely new direction and ultimately live the dream. Colonel Sanders was 65 when he founded KFC so being 46 didn't put me off. I didn't let their lack of faith stop me, I knew after growing up with very little and achieving what I already had anything was possible, so I started on my new vocation." Well when I heard this I just had to have her on the show, as this is the classic example of finding yourself in the position where other peoples beliefs could quite easily have become her legacy. Allowing herself to be held back by their lack of vision. Staying where she was by the fear of doing what others think is possible. And now with her own self-named company going from strength to strength, she is now a recognised authority on confidence and personal development. And has been a regular guest on TV and radio, as well as a keen participant in a women's organisation whilst also organising and compere at events to raise much needed funds for charity organisations. So how did she manage to push through the doubts, insecurities and bad advice of others, when so many people will listen and crush their own dreams, due to not believing in themselves as much as they do others? And has it been harder than she expected, or plain sailing? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Angela Preston.
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Female Entrepreneur Shows How Magnificent Time For Entrepreneurs Is Made
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady who has a background in a background in engineering, marketing and management. Which has lead to her creating a business around.... ill let you think about if for a little while......lead generation, personal branding, communications, public speaking, social media marketing, and digital marketing. Yeah you didn't see that coming did you? And I guess neither did our guest today, but it is true to say that at her core she has creativity flooding through her veins As she says " I was always an artist and writer at heart, but thought that marketing was the best way to make a living doing something that required creativity. After a few years working in an insurance company, I realized that the corporate environment wasn’t for me, and thats when I made tough decision to leave the comfort zone of my corporate job and start my own business." But her adventure had a rough start. There were many unknowns, including her ultimate mission. Which is the amazing part of what Join Up Dots has become for so many people across the world. It is where belief grows into action, and action grows into whatever you want for yourself. You cant see the real dream right at the very beginning, you just have to find out the vague direction that you want to go in, and then start walking. So how did our guest manage to meander her way through the obstacles and create something amazing for her, her clients and of course the world? And when she looks back does she have those "Man, what was I thinking...I could do it so much quicker now" thoughts? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Cloris Kylie To hear more from Cloris Kylie go to: Podcast: Magnificent Time For Entrepreneurs   To listen to an audio podcast, mouse over the title and click P Description: Join Cloris Kylie on this show that highlights successful authors, entrepreneurs, media personalities, business experts and coaches. You'll become inspired by their stories, and will access their best insights to not only survive, but to thrive as an entrepreneur!
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Freedom And The Foolish Adventure With Tim Conley
Every weekend we go back in time and dip into the Join Up Dots vaults to find a show that could well be hidden from your ears. And why do we do this? Well, you success junkies desperate for the golden ticket have been asking "With so many episodes of Join Up Dots out there now, which ones should we listen to first? And its a difficult question to answer as everyone of them has motivation and inspiration flooding out of every pore. So we have simply decided to grab an entrepreneur at random, and share with you not only their journey, but also ours. We think we are getting better at this podcasting lark, but what do you think? Drop us a line at contactjoinupdots@gmail.com and let us know. Thanks as always for listening to the show, and enjoy todays entrepreneurial business chat. To hear more from Tim Conley go to: Podcast: The Foolish Adventure Show, hosted by Tim Conley Description: The Foolish Adventure Show, hosted by Tim Conley, has been listened to by millions of people around the world and helped many of them start and succeed in business. Even though the show has ended, it is still helping thousands each week to gain control of their Time, Income and Mobility. Enjoy all 4 seasons of the show.
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The Automate Grow Sell Quick Talk Guy Joshua Latimer Talks Online Success
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is an man who many people would stop and think “Wow, that was a risky decision to make” when you hear what he did. He is the Automate Grow Sell - Quick Talk Podcast host and loves his life bigtime. But that wasn't always the case. When he was a younger man he had a job with the word famous bank JP Morgan. This was a position that had kudos, status and would have been seen as a great career by many. But not for our guest today, as when he was 25 he left this safe and secure position to start his own cleaning business. Well, that doesn’t sound too bad a decision to make, as we hear time and time again in Join Up Dots, he had taken control of his life, and more importantly his time which make such a difference. But how about I add that he took this decision when his lovely wife was pregnant with their first child. Yes at that period in your life when your future is 100% uncertain and out of your control, he did the unusual and plunged into the dark. But with hustle, and persistence he grew the business until it was generating over $150,000 a month in revenue and then sold it to a national buyer. During the last two years that he owned his company, he only worked 5 hours / week on the business, but it still grew at 35% per year. And now from his home in Costa Rica, he now runs twos two internet based businesses with a small team of professionals from all over the world teaching how to bring automatic systems into your life. So where did he find the resolve and strength of character to leave his banking job at the very time when most people would cling to what they have got? And do the systems that he teach work with all types of businesses, or only online ones? Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Joshua Latimer. To hear more from Joshua Latimer go to: Podcast: The Automate Grow Sell - Quick Talk Podcast Description: After starting a cleaning business from scratch with no money, Josh Latimer struggled to find that important balance between business success and family. He eventually grew his cleaning business to produce over $150,000 a month in revenue. He embraced the concept of implementing simple systems into his small business in an effort to set himself free. It worked big time. Now he\'s here with other amazing small business experts to share the wealth.
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Christobel Llewellyn From Kinderjazz Creates Business Success Through The Power Of Music
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady who in all the episodes of join up dots I dont think I have ever said these words Yes, she is and was the Australian Person Of The Year in 2012, and is also a Doctor, a professional pianist, conductor, and music educator, consultant to HSC music students, The Sydney Opera House Baby Proms and The City of Sydney. And tying it all together, is the fact that at her core she is a lady with music flooding through her veins. But unusually a desire to use our love for music to inspire, help and well make the world a better place for less than fortunate children, by taking Jazz into quite an different setting. Numerous studies have demonstrated the positive effect that music can have on children, helping to stimulate parts of the brain related to memory, creativity and emotional development. So in 1997, our guests formed Kinderjazz an Australian musical collective who has been composing blues, ragtime, jazz and swing music for children, releasing nine albums along the way and performing in some of the most prestigious venues in the world, including the Sydney Opera House, Daring Harbour, Parramatta Stadium, Stadium Australia and many more. And this is a journey that has really connected with part of her life since a small child. As she says “My mother was a teacher and ran her own Montessori kindergarten. Music was always a big part of our lives. All the adults growing up played instruments and sang and we were taken to live performances on a regular basis. When I had my own children, I wanted to duplicate this experience for them but I found that there wasn’t the same quality around and so often children’s music was delegated to a fluffy character and a backing tape. Jazz is something that all kids respond to because of the beat. It’s dance music and there’s such a variety of genres in jazz it seemed the ideal thing. Also jazz with its solos and fresh improvisations would nurture a small child’s curiosity and gratify their imagination in the process. I chose Big Band because it would give children exposure to all the instruments of the orchestra. And when you hear that she was mentored by great musicians namely Isador Goodman and Leonard Bernstein to name just two. Is there any wonder she has a burning desire to pass her knowledge on! So when she sees a sick child smile and clap along to the infectious beats of live jazz, how does she remain professional and not crumble into a pile of soggy tissues? And are there more and more of these kind of music lead groups occirng in the world, as it seems to me to be a perefect match of inspiration, and fun, that can only help the healing process along the way? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Dr Christobel Llewellyn.
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Relationships Advice For The New Man (& A Bit Of Sex Talk Too) With Mark Stefanishyn
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who truly has a fascinating story that has lead him to being massage therapist by profession, and the founder of Relationship Minimalism, a relationship philosophy designed to answer one question. Is it possible for men to apply the 80/20 principle to create love, connection, stability, and sexual passion in a long term relationship with their wife or girlfriend? Well if you have listened to more than a couple of episode of Join Up Dots you will have have heard me talk often by love of Paretos Principle, but I have never thought of it being applied to people too. And when you see the amount of seemingly unconnected dots that have occured in his life then you can see that I just had to have him on the show As he says in his own words From the age of 5-10 I grew up in Venezuela, Mexico and Indonesia. When we got back I couldn't fit into Canadian culture and ended up homeschooling myself to finish high school. I had serious aspirations of being a professional songwriter for the first 10 years of my adult life and learned extreme self honesty - I'd work on an idea for weeks and then realize it wasn't good enough and start over...for nearly 5 years. At the same time I fell into a career as a live TV cameraman and shot my first NHL hockey game when I was barely 21, making me the youngest in Canada. I wound up in massage therapy school on a whim at 23 with no intention of working as a professional, I just thought it would be a good skill to have if I ever got a wife and family. As he points out "No one really creates a master plan to set off as a songwriter and do TV broadcasts on the side while going to massage school so they can spark a revolution in the way men relate to and understand women. But it certainly all makes sense now." I love this feeling of "Hey lets go and do this, as it seems a good idea" as that is how we find the thing that lights us up inside. Not by waiting for the passion to magically appear around you like some people suggest. Get out there, do things, talk to people, and be aware of what is on offer, which is exactly what today's guest did and continues to do today. So when did the idea of using the 80/20 in the environment of relationships first occur to him? And was it a "Wow, I have just discovered something that can change lives" or more "Oh, i see what I have been doing over the last few months....better put a name to it?" And does he think he has now found his life work, or is this just the start of the journey that was waiting for him? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mark Stefanishyn
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Weekend Rewind - Ocean Rower Roz Savage Climbs Out The Motivation Vaults
Every weekend we go back in time and dip into the Join Up Dots vaults to find a show that could well be hidden from your ears. And why do we do this? Well, you success junkies desperate for the golden ticket have been asking "With so many episodes of Join Up Dots out there now, which ones should we listen to first? And its a difficult question to answer as everyone of them has motivation and inspiration flooding out of every pore. So we have simply decided to grab an entrepreneur at random, and share with you not only their journey, but also ours. We think we are getting better at this podcasting lark, but what do you think? Drop us a line at contactjoinupdots@gmail.com and let us know. Thanks as always for listening to the show, and enjoy todays entrepreneurial business chat.
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Direct Response Marketing Expert Yanik Silver Was Born To Be A Maverick
My guest today is a man who not only has been mentioned to me by many many people since starting the show, but also is a man who I seem to stumble over across the internet. Take a look at Richard Bransons Necker island, and who should I see wandering around but him. Go over to podcasts, blogs, e-books, whatever and you seem to find this man, his passion, his vision and corse his worth ethic everywhere you look. He is an expert in many areas, but direct response marketing seems to the ney to it all/ His is on fire for sure, but delve into his back story and you will find a man who could have ended up very differently. When he was just two years of age his parents emigrated from Russia, and it seems obvious that this moved has instilled in our guy a willingness to take risks and create his own destiny. By 14 he began by selling medical equipment for his father's College Park, MD medical supply business at age, before in 1998 he undertook his first entrepreneurial venture: a $900 marketing course for cosmetic surgeons. By the time he was 26, he was making $10,000 to $15,000 a month teaching physicians how to improve their sales, even though he thinks of himself as a techno dunce. Its is recorded that he has produced more than half a dozen seven figure online businesses since then. So you can see that this is a guy with an eye for an opportunity and the hustle to make it come true, but where is his focus now? What does he see as the true legacy that he will leave on the world? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Yanik Silver.
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Podcast 555 : Craig Ballantyne: Having The Perfect Day Everyday
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who believes 100% that we all have the power to create the perfect day (and by rights should be doing just that.) He is a Productivity & Success Transformation Coach from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and funnily enough the author of the book The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the Day and Control Your Life. He has been a contributor to Men's Health magazine since 2000, and his articles have also appeared in Women’s Health, Oxygen, GQ, Maxim, National Geographic, Men’s Fitness and Muscle and Fitness Hers, amongst many others. With many other articles also being featured on Inc.com, LifeHacker.com, and Telegraph.co.uk. But of course the journey towards being known as the "the Godfather of fitness info marketing" starts with an understanding of what you enjoy most in life, and then building a business around that love. We have to find the belief that there is more possible in our own lives before trying to changing the world. And this was certainly the case with today's guest, who like so many young men who now earn their living in the fitness industry, he found the love early in his life when he played a lot of sports day after day. The competition, the physical challenge and of course the outright fun was what lit him up inside and made him want to do more and more. So he then focused his energies on weight training, before realizing that he wanted to be a strength coach in professional sports. He had found the starting point that had lead to the amazing business that he has today. If just one part of what it has become. As of course we all know, that being fit is just one half of what makes us ready to tackle bigger and bigger challenges, to build amazing success in our lives. The physical will always bash against the mental. So by setting your stall out everyday to tackle the world in the right way, you are giving yourself an amazing platform to then become the version that you would want to be too. They work hand in hand to create a powerful force of self improvement. But dont think that this a dot to dot story that was a breeze from start to finish, as our guest has had to overcome many obstacles on his journey to success, even tackling his toughest battle with crippling anxiety attacks that could have stopped everything before it began. So looking back on his life, was he lucky that he found the thing within himself to build a business around? Or is this a doorway that most people have waiting for them to walk through if they only work on asking the right questions? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Craig Ballantyne.
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Radio Broadcaster Chase Patrick Murphy Is Teaching The World To Try Harder
Todays guest entrepreneur joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots podcast is a man with many strings to his bow. And also one of the most unusual stories that I have heard that has got him to where he is today. So lets start with the unusual stuff, so as he says in his own words “A few years ago, a co-worker of mine straddled two parking spots while parking a compact car. I watched them do it, look around to see if anyone noticed, and then walk into the building where we worked. I was sitting in my car listening to the morning DJs talk about the start of our huge station promotion, and I was monitoring to make sure they explained it correctly. You see, I run radio stations for a living, and it’s my job to make sure the talent on the radio do and say the right things. It’s like babysitting extremely talented and temperamental babies (who usually drink a lot). After they were done talking and started to play the commercial break, I gathered my phone and bag and headed toward the door to the building. As I passed the terribly parked car, I decided to stop and take a picture. I wanted to expose my co-worker on Facebook and have others join in my jeering of their terrible parking job. A part of me just wanted to poke fun at them, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized that this poor parking job was an extension of something bigger: a sense of entitlement and a slight disregard for others, coupled with plain old laziness. I posted the picture and tagged the co-worker in the photo. My comment consisted of only two words: Try harder.” And now with a flourishing blog entitled, you guessed it “Try Harder” which has now inspired two books, and a business that is rocking and rolling where he is one of the top minds in radio broadcasting and has enjoyed success as a talent coach, where he has advised and mentored hundreds of personalities to make them among the top talent in the industry, he looks like he has really found his things. So from one single bad case of parking his life now has gone in a totally different and exciting direction where new doors are opening everyday. And did he ever have the faintest idea that he was on the path to writing a book and inspiring the world to Try Harder? And are these two words that he allows lived by, or has he raised his game because of them? Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Mr Chase Patrick Murphy. To hear more from Chase Patrick Murphy goes to: Podcast: Chase Patrick Murphy Description: Husband, Father, Radio Host, Imagineer, blogger and Author of Pull The Trigger on Life Career and not being a D-bag, #Tryharder www.chasemradio.com  
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Biz Women Rock Host Katie Krimitsos Climbs Out Of The Motivation Vaults
Every weekend we go back in time and dip into the Join Up Dots vaults to find a show that could well be hidden from your ears. And todays show is with the host of Biz Women Rock podcast, and that means that it is with the lovely Katie Krimitsos And why do we do this? Well, you success junkies desperate for the golden ticket have been asking "With so many episodes of Join Up Dots out there now, which ones should we listen to first? And its a difficult question to answer as everyone of them has motivation and inspiration flooding out of every pore. So we have simply decided to grab an entrepreneur at random, and share with you not only their journey, but also ours. We think we are getting better at this podcasting lark, but what do you think? Drop us a line at contactjoinupdots@gmail.com and let us know. Thanks as always for listening to the show, and enjoy todays entrepreneurial business chat. To hear more from Katie Krimitsos go to: Podcast: Biz Women Rock With Katie Krimitsos, inspiring interviews with succesfull business women and entrepreneurs Description: Biz Women Rock: Inspiring interviews with the world's most incredible Business Women! Our guests share how they started their businesses, how they've grown them, lessons they've learned, failures and successes they've had, business practices they implement, how they stay motivated and ultimately what makes that fire inside of them burn! Inspire YOUR journey by listening to theirs!
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Podcast 553: Join Up Dots: Happiness Is Where It Is For You
Todays episode of Join Up Dots touches in on a subject that although we talk about it everyday, is somehow difficult to answer. What Stands Between You And Complete Happiness? Well lets start with the email that we have received............ Hi David, Loving the little bonus episodes of Join Up Dots....keep them up. And of course still do the other ones too! I was reading an article the other day and the author posed a good question, and as you have asked for listeners to drop you a line if they have questions my question is this.... What do you believe stands between you and complete happiness? Clint Baxter Tennessee USA
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Joylight Transformational Coaching Expert Reveals Mindset Leading To Wellness Change
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady who has had an amazing journey of self discovery and fulfilment When she was a small girl, she was in a dark place, and after a failed suicide attempt she realized that she needed serious help. Feeling rejected and confused about being given up and being adopted, she decided to do self therapy on herself as a 16 year old girl. By doing the unorthodox shock method of becoming a model. As she says "It was very painful going for auditions after auditions, alone, as a timid and self conscious teenager. However I was determined to redeem my lost self and forced myself to keep at it." And that she did. And that spirit of self improvement has carried her through her life, and now with her own self named company helping others to find their place on earth, and taking that one step further, she is also the fire-starter of For Our Children (FOC) Singapore, an initiative set up to raise funds to build schools in third world countries, helping children gain a better start in life than she was given herself.. It appears that her dots have well and truly joined up and placed her in her sweet-spot. The place that she born to flourish in. So did that little girl, who grew up into an empowered woman, ever truly believe that she could banish the darkness and live in world of light and positivity? And when did the realisation of it was up to her to take control and claim her destiny start to appear in front of her? Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Joy Leng.
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Startup Success Powered By Consulting Gold With Tim Templeton
My guest today, on the Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who quite simply spins so many plates, he better have juggling skills attached to his linked profile. He is a veteran executive, entrepreneur, consultant, international best-selling author, speaker, life-long learner, and a man who can help any business find exponential growth in their bottom line. And he does this by teaching the under used methods that most companies and individuals have in their grasp, but fail to use in the way they should. He is a referral expert and believes that all business can grow more efficiently by using the social proof that referrals from previous customers will give them? Take the promotional statement and comments, and use these to attract even more business who are attracted by honest appraisals from folk who have been there before. Now it wasn’t an obvious expertise to gain, as starting his career back in the 80’s, he has moved through a series of positions developing teams, motivating individuals, and working with companies, all the while polishing his skills until he can with complete confidence claim to be a thought leader, and career builder. And upon reaching this point he has been since been able to specialise, becoming known as the go to referral expert, allowing him to author such game-changing books as The Recognised Authority (2016), Always Positive in Your Business and his big success the international best-seller, The Referral of a lifetime, which is being re-released in over 12 different languages! So why is that so many people are frightened of asking previous customers for a statement or two to promote their excellent service? And does he see this changing, with the ever increasing advancements in social media? Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Tim Templeton
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Weekend Rewind - Donald Kelly Dips Into The Motivation Vaults
Every weekend we go back in time and dip into the Join Up Dots vaults to find a show that could well be hidden from your ears. And why do we do this? Well, you success junkies desperate for the golden ticket have been asking "With so many episodes of Join Up Dots out there now, which ones should we listen to first? And its a difficult question to answer as everyone of them has motivation and inspiration flooding out of every pore. So we have simply decided to grab an entrepreneur at random, and share with you not only their journey, but also ours. We think we are getting better at this podcasting lark, but what do you think? Drop us a line at contactjoinupdots@gmail.com and let us know. Thanks as always for listening to the show, and enjoy todays entrepreneurial business chat.
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Podcast 550: Jason Treu: How To Be Extra-Ordinary
My guest on today's episode of the Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who has certainly hustled his way to the top. Since starting his career back in 1996 when he performed the role of Assistant Account Executive for Fleishman-Hillard, it seems to me that this was a guy in a hurry. A hurry to find his true calling, and in a hurry to then deliver maximum value to the world. He moved through a couple of positions, and then started his first entrepreneurial venture with a self named PR Consultant company, before returning to the corporate gig and fine tuning his own personal and professional skills. And it seems to me it was at this part of his career that the dawning realisation of where his life was heading started to take shape Owning his own destiny, and becoming a business and social media marketing extraordinaire, specialising in teaching others to dream big and learn to overcome obstacles in order to reach their goals. He is now a public speaker, an author, and a mentor who has helped thousands of business executives and select entrepreneurs take their company growth to the next level through motivation, reassurance, and lessons on how to use social media outlets, strategic planning, and improving communication skills. Whilst he wouldn't say to anyone that he was a guru, his 20 years of experience would point otherwise. And after helping major corporate executives, including the man we hear everyday on the show Steve Jobs certainly speaks for itself. He holds a law degree and a masters degree in communications, has produced dozens of podcasts, has made appearances on multiple television shows, and is a best selling author of a book which has sold over 30,000 copies. So when did the dots start joining together for him, and the lost soul that most of us experience in our early careers gave way to a laser focused entrepreneur? And looking back on his life, and through his work with many others, do we make it harder on ourselves than we should, by not truly embracing our key skills? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Jason Treu.
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Leap Of Faith
So many people in life, feel that what they do, is what they will do for the rest of their lives. They go into jobs that might inspire at the beginning, but over time, little by little start to become a drag. Every minute feels like an hour, everyday feels like a month. But they put up with it until its time for retirement, when they are free to mow the lawn, walk the dog, and have nice little naps in the afternoon. Well today's guest joining us on Join Up Dots is a former senior Derby police officer, who since 1985 when he joined the force "saw the darkest side of humanity" as he says, while dealing with horrific murders and acts of violence. He retired at the rank of Superintendent on New Year's Eve and, just the following day, picked up his first client after taking courses on hypnotherapy and life-coaching skills. Yes he went through the life coach shool and has come out the other side with his own life coaching business In just short of a year, he has expanded his fledgling business and now has clients across the globe, who he helps via Skype. He says "In less than a year I have built up a client base that stretches to Australia, the USA, Europe and the Middle East and I have helped all ranges of people including chocoholics, nail biters and alcoholics. One of my earliest clients was a man who had suffered with a stutter for more than 30 years. Through hypnotherapy and life skills I have learned, we stripped back his problem to when he first started stuttering as a ten-year-old and within a short space of time I have helped him stop. He has since thanked me as it has given him a huge amount of confidence and enabled him to get a promotion at work. I am loving what I am doing, and my confidence has never been higher." And this is a key part to what makes a business begin to flourish, its not the skills, its not the global reach, but it is certainly the personal confidence. The moment you truly begin to believe in yourself is when the world says "Right we think you can handle what we are going to give you, so make this into a success" So did he struggle with the "Oh god, this is my first client, I'm not ready for this" mentality after quitting the police force?" And now seeing the future forming in front him, would he have stayed in full-time employment as long if he had the chance to go back and change things?" Well lets find out as we bring onto the show, to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr. Kul Mahay
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Podcast 548: Bailey O'Brien: Building A Business Helping Others To Survive Stage Four Cancer
Today's guest joining us on the Join Up dots podcast interview is a remarkable lady who has battled so much in her life, not least at a stage when most people are footloose and fancy free. Yes, back in in 2010, when just a young lady she was diagnosed with a recurrence of malignant melanoma that first appeared back in 2007. When she got a professional to take a look at a mole that appeared on her right temple it was discovered that she had cancer. Having 45 lymph nodes removed she hoped that he can nipped it all in the bud, and could look forward to a long and healthy life. But sometimes life has other plans, and in 2010 she was back under the knife having some bone from her skull and the lower half of her ear removed. But of course the fascinating thing as we see everyday on the show, is that more often than not the worse times of life can show us the way to a life is really great. And now she has built a whole business in regards to others to take control of their health as she did when faced with 7 tumors as a college student-athlete. As she says "With nothing to lose I put my trust in complementary and alternative treatments and has been in remission for 5 years. Since that life-changing experience, I have encouraged and empowered others to do their own research to find their own pathway to healing with courage, faith and perseverance. " So of course a stupid question in many ways, but is she glad that the issues that she had to deal with first came into her life? And is life in her view one of taking your own personal responsibility, not just in regards to health, but also in the day to day writing of your own personal story? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Bailey O'Brien   
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Weekend Rewind - John Rulin Dips Into The Motivation Vaults
Every weekend we go back in time and dip into the Join Up Dots vaults to find a show that could well be hidden from your ears. And why do we do this? Well, you success junkies desperate for the golden ticket have been asking "With so many episodes of Join Up Dots out there now, which ones should we listen to first? And its a difficult question to answer as everyone of them has motivation and inspiration flooding out of every pore. So we have simply decided to grab an entrepreneur at random, and share with you not only their journey, but also ours. We think we are getting better at this podcasting lark, but what do you think? Drop us a line at contactjoinupdots@gmail.com and let us know. Thanks as always for listening to the show, and enjoy todays entrepreneurial business chat.
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Podcast 547: Dave Yewman: Getting To The Point Big Time
Today’s guest entrepreneur joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired powerhouse podcast Join Up Dots, is a man who started his life in the UK and now calls the world his home. Or at least Portland Oregon, USA is where he lays his head. Starting his journey in Slough, Berkshire….think Ricky Gervais’s creation David Brent, or Sacha Baron Cohens Ali Gi and you are getting the idea of his roots. But there is no doubt that unlike the character Brent, who thinks he is a great communicator but often fails miserably with comic effect, our guy has created a very different professional persona for himself. Instead of tripping over his own tongue, our guys opens his mouth and finds the gold everytime. He is a born communicator, and loves using the spoken word as a laser targeted weapon towards success. Although, a friend of his’s 11-year-old son Aaron asked, “What does your Dad do?” Aaron thought for a minute, then said, “He teaches people how not to say ‘um.’” Which I guess is a simple summary, but nails it too. In the past 10+ years our guest has coached CEOs, professional athletes, tech startup founders, engineers, creative designers and pretty much everyone in between in what makes a wonderful presentation. Could this be switching off power-point, and actually talking to people directly? Or perhaps, embracing the world of storytelling to inspire the attendees listening to you speak? Well we will find our during the show. But this former newspaper reporter and columnist, now speaks regularly to groups about how to use clear, concise, compelling language as a strategic weapon when dealing with reporters, employees, sales prospects, shareholders, and consumers. You use the right words that change your situation, empower you and…well stops the “Umms” So why did he want to leave this amazing country that we call the UK, and depart the natural oasis of beauty that we call Slough, Berkshire? And when he is standing up, and presenting, does he think “Man, this is easy, I am so in my sweet-spot” or does he have to work hard for every “Umm and Ahh” he stops in its tracks ? Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Mr Dave Yewman.
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Rhodes To Success & Interview Connections With Jessica Rhodes
It’s not often that I say, I love today’s guest, but in this case I most certainly do. I love what she is doing. I love the way she is doing it. And I love that our paths cross more times than anyone else I think I know online today. Back in 2007, she began her journey to where she is today by working in the position as Field Manager for Clean Water Action, where she directed, managed and trained a staff of up to 25 canvassers. and supervised the office manager in all administrative tasks. And quite honestly as well as I know her, I can totally see her doing this kind of thing, as she is doing a similar thing today although totally in a different environment. After that, her organisation skills were taken to the next level, whilst her communication skills went up several notches too, by stepping into one of the hardest environments of all. Knocking on doors and cold calling, canvassing political opinions and fund raising for the political wannabes campaign. So you can see that she can talk, can organise data, and likes nothing more than leading a high performing team that delivers big time for her clients. And now she is the leader of a team of amazing ladies at Interview Connections, the premier agency for booking guests onto podcasts across the world. She has taken all those dots gained over the last nine years, and created a company that has filled a need for podcasters across the world, which is the way to build huge success. Podcasters struggle to find guests, she has the connections, put the two together and job done. But of course there is so much more to it than that. So when did the idea come to her, and was it an epiphany angels singing moment in her life, or did she just stumble into something? And how did she feel when competition started springing up online, with others seeing her success and modelling the service that she was providing so successfully? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only, Interview Connections legend, Jessica Rhodes. For more information on Jessica Rhodes Podcasts go to: Podcast: Rhodes To Success With Jessica Rhodes Description Rhodes to Success is a weekly podcast that will teach you how to #ROCKTHEPODCAST from both sides of the mic! Host Jessica Rhodes is the founder and CEO of InterviewConnections.com, the premier guest booking agency for podcasters and guest experts. In this podcast, Jessica teaches listeners how to get booked on podcasts as a guest, how to be a great podcast host and leverage the power of podcast interviews to grow your business. Podcast: The Podcast Producers Description The Podcast Producers is a seasonal show that focuses on subjects related to the art and business of podcasting. Hosts Jessica Rhodes and Corey Coates bring a polished, journalistic, audio experience to present a multifaceted insight into the world of podcasting and the personalities who produce them. Each season presents conversations with podcasters who have experience and expertise in areas such as podcasting for hobby or business, statistics and demographics of listeners, advertising models, podcast networks, the psychology of podcasting, production, broadcast radio and more. Podcast Interview Connections TV (Video Podcast) A weekly web TV show that shows you how to #RockThePodcast from both sides of the mic! Interview Connections TV is hosted by Jessica Rhodes, founder of Interview Connections - The Premier Source for Booking Outstanding Podcast Guests. Learn more at Interviewconnections.com  
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Rick Astley
Todays episode of Join Up Dots brings to you a story of entrepreneurial success and persistence. Pop star Rick Astley has returned to the top of the UK album chart after a gap of 29 years. The singer's comeback album, 50, beat new releases by Tom Odell and Paul McCartney to reach number one. "It's amazing, it's incredible," said Astley. "It's been a very, very, very long time." The star first found fame in the 1980s as part of the Stock, Aitken, Waterman hit factory - but his new material presents a more mature, soulful sound. He was engaged in a battle for the number one slot over the last week, changing places with Tom Odell on several occasions. In the end, he outsold the Chichester-born singer by just 3,700 copies. According to the Official Chart Company, Astley sold more physical CDs, while Odell secured more digital sales and streams. "I like Tom Odell," Astley said. "I bought his last album, and I'm going to buy this one as well, but I've held off from buying it this week!" Astley last topped the chart in 1987, three years before Odell was born, with his debut album Never Gonna Give You Up. The star said he'd enjoyed the support of pop royalty in his quest for the top slot this week. "Elton John's sent a few texts over the last couple of days and just called me now to celebrate and said 'just make sure you enjoy it.' "He's one of those people I've always respected... so it was a nice moment to get that congratulations."
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Motivation
Fancy some motivation packed chat? Well, every weekend we go back in time and dip into the Join Up Dots vaults to find a show that could well be hidden from your ears. And why do we do this? Well, you success junkies desperate for the golden ticket have been asking "With so many episodes of Join Up Dots out there now, which ones should we listen to first? And its a difficult question to answer as everyone of them has motivation and inspiration flooding out of every pore. So we have simply decided to grab an entrepreneur at random, and share with you not only their journey, but also ours. We think we are getting better at this podcasting lark, but what do you think? Drop us a line at contactjoinupdots@gmail.com and let us know. Thanks as always for listening to the show, and enjoy todays entrepreneurial business chat with more than a splash of motivation. motivation, motivation, motivation all the way!!!!!!  
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Magic, Life Lessons & Business Coaching With Kenneth Kelly
If you listen to Join Up Dots on a daily basis then you will hear me wax lyrical when introducing a guest as I certainly like to do my research, but todays show is different. When my guest connected with us to request a place on the show, he hit me with this little tale and I didn't think i could out do this little lot. So in his own words "On the day I turned 30 years old I looked around me and I knew things had to change. I looked up at the barbed wire toped concrete walls of the maximum security prison I had called home for the last 2 years and I wondered where everything had gone so wrong. Only a few years earlier life had been about fast cars, women and parties. I was born in England but schooled and grew up in Johannesburg in South Africa. I had a career in television that put me in peoples living rooms on a daily basis. I was a household name and people would ask me for my autograph when they saw me out and about. The choices I made led me to class A drug addiction and the results pulled the carpet from under my feet. Everything was gone within 3 months and I found myself living as a homeless man in one of the most dangerous cities in the world, Johannesburg. Drugs lead to crime and crime leads to prison. After 9 months awaiting trail I escaped from prison. Two weeks later I was re-arrested buying drugs on the street. I was sentenced as a security risk prisoner and given 3 years without parol in a maximum security prison. Today things look very different and I live a happy and peaceful life with my wife Colette and my daughter Kristen. I run a number of successful online businesses that pay my bills, I have authored a book due for release in June and I am able to enjoy a balance in life through my work as a psychotherapist. " Wow , what a story, but believe me there is so much more to the guys tale, the we could literally go three or four episodes and still not touch the surface. So looking back on his life as a famous TV magician, did he find it easier to to get to the top, than he has since getting out of prison and changing direction? Or was that just the starting point to what he would call his "Sweetspot".....has he now found the path that he would say was truly his to find? Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Kenneth Kelly If you want to hear more from Ken Kelly go to: Podcast: Counselling Tutor Description: The Counselling Tutor podcast serves student counsellors and psychotherapists in training. Rory Lees-Oakes and Ken Kelly examine the theory and practice of counselling and deliver academic content in an easy to understand and fun podcast. Students of Person Centred counselling, Transactional Analysis and behavioural models such as CBT will find something relevant to their studies on the Counselling Tutor Podcast.
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Podcast 543: Jason Mackenzie: Thinking Big Before Taking The Leap
My guest today on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots entrepreneur podcast interview is a man who has had quite a varied career since starting as a Solutions Specialist for Accenture, before transitioning into a Senior Software Developer a role he fulfilled for over six years. And it seems to me that he has spent the bulk of his time developing the skills to implement and develop IT systems and platforms, where actually he had a burning desire to develop humans. And this is the fascinating part of life, and something I talk about often. That when transitioning to a new life, most of us try to escape for the old one. But actually most of it isnt too bad, just some of it doesn't fulfill us, or make us believe that we are getting what we should. But we have skills within those old lives that we can and should be taking with us, to make it easier in the future. And that is what our guest has done today, as since 2014 he has worked tirelessly to help the world live better lives and develop systems that can make us all dream bigger. But don't think for a minute that this is a guy who talks the talk, but doesn't have the experience to say "Hey, I've been though some pretty tough times myself, have I told you about overcoming alcohol abuse and the story of my wife's tragic suicide due to bipolar disorder." So how has he taken this career history and turned it into something profitable, enjoyable and valuable to the world? And does he feel that we are always on the right path, it just sometimes takes awhile to see how the dots are all joining up ? Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Jason MacKenzie.  
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Podcast 542: Gordon Tredgold: Small Is Powerful Believe It
Today's guest entrepreneur joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots podcast is a man who started his career as far away as is possible to where he is today. Originally from Leeds, England, our guests early passions were rugby and mathematics, and although he was usually one of the smallest players, he loved to lead from the front, surprising his bigger opponents with his technique and tenacity. Discovering his analytical skills helped other people identify a different and more effective way to do things, and his passion for being part of a winning team, he turned these into a professional purpose. Now that is a fascinating insight into the psyche of a man who at his heart believed himself. He believed that with effort, commitment and power of thought he could overcome those individuals perhaps holding themselves back from their true performance. But what interests me even more is once he started his business career, he took those same athletic characteristics to go for rapid advancement. And instead of going for the long game, where gradual performance and achievements get recognised by the powers that be, he decided to take on the most difficult challenges available; the tough jobs that no one else wanted to do or that people thought would fail. He recognized these opportunities as a FAST way to rise through the ranks. Knowing that nothing succeeds as quickly as success, he believed that triumphing in areas where other people thought it couldn't be done was the best use of his analytical skills and his fierce determination to succeed. And this approach allowed him to challenge traditional thinking and come up with innovative solutions. And how with his own consultancy company he is taking these beliefs and sharing them with individuals and companies across the world, to also go for rapid improvements. So why does he feel that he had this different approach to tackle the hard stuff, instead of going for the easy route like most people? And does he pull his hair out, at the generation that now feel that you can click a few buttons online and gain the quick route to success? Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Gordon Tredgold.
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Michael O'Neal Host Of The Solohour Podcast Climbs Out Of The Motivation Vaults
Todays guests is Mr Michael O'Neal, the podcasting master behind the hit Itunes show "The Solopreneur Hour Podcast". The top ranked business show, or The Solohour as it is known to its friends, teaching online marketing and entrepreneurship skills.  Michael is a man who quite simply without him, then I wouldn't be on the mic today. So you know where to send all your complaints too. He is a born entrepreneur with a fascinating story, of successes, setbacks, leaps of faith, and finding his unique path with the guidance of John Lee Dumas and Pat Flynn. Growing up in Philadelphia, the thought of being the host of his own podcast show was the last thing on his mind. He was a normal type of kid, obsessed with sport, finding trouble at school, and generally being a kid. But unfortunately that freedom of thought and energy changed when he was moved from his beloved Philly, and taken down to Florida, and it seems to me this was the start of him looking for his path in life. He didn’t fit in down in the Sunshine State, so as soon as he could, he got himself back up North, and discovered one of the first dots in his life that links him to where he is today…the internet. He was fascinated by the worldwide web, so developed skills to be a web designer. And that was his life for fifteen years, until unfortunately his parents both passed away in a very short time, and he found himself sitting with just $14 dollars in his pocket. He was over 30, with a decision forced upon him. Would he accept the punches that life had dealt him, or would he start fighting back? And that descision was made and he took the steps that made him “Know too much” and not want to work for anyone else again? He was going to become a solopreneur and own his own future. But how did he know he had the skills to be a success in the online arena? How did he know where his true passions lie? And does he regret inspiring guys like me to jump into the pool too? Well lets find out as we bring onto the 100th show to start joining up dots, the man on the mike, the host of the “Solopreneur Hour podcast”, the one and only Mr Michael O’Neal!   For more on the Solohour Podcast go to: The Solopreneur Hour Podcast with Michael O'Neal - Job Security...for the Unemployable By Michael O'Neal Chats with Proudly Unemployable Solopreneurs Like Himself Description They say successful people put their pants on the same way we all do. This show is about watching them put their pants on. Nominated As "Best New Show of 2013" by Stitcher Radio, Our range of guests takes us from comedy, to acting, to the NFL, to UFC and MMA, to Top Music Stars, to Millionaires, to Business Experts, to Real Estate moguls, and everything in between. Guests like Nicole Arbour, Adam Carolla, Hines Ward, Sam Jones, Tucker Max, Jonathan Fields, Derek Halpern, Pat Flynn, Amy Porterfield, John Lee Dumas, Chris Ducker, Chris Brogan, Guy Kawasaki, Mike Johnston, Rich Franklin, and many more, these casual conversations contain tons of action-inducing content wrapped up in an entertaining candy shell. Transcript Yes hello. How are we all? Can you believe it. Episode 100. We have been building up to this for well, it seems like a hundred episodes and we are finally here. We have got a man who who quite simply rose to the top and was going to be the only person who would fit the mantle of being my 100th guest. And I’ve had people banging down the doors. I had Paul McCartney phone up the other day and say I want to be on the show, I’ve heard it’s a big thing and I said to him, “Paul, unless you can get the other four Beatles to join you, it’s not going to happen” We’ve had  David Bowie crying. It’s been pathetic really. So today’s man has been nailed on to do this today, and I’m absolutely delighted that he’s on the show because quite simply without him I wouldn’t be on the microphone. So you know where to send all your complaints to! He’s a man with a fascinating story of successes, setbacks leaps and finding his unique voice. Growing up in Philadelphia he was a normal type of kid obsessed with football at school, and generally being a kid. But unfortunately that freedom of thought and energy changed when he was moved from his beloved Philly and taken down to Florida and it seemed to me this to stop him looking for his path in life. He didn’t fit in down in the sunshine state so soon as he could he got himself back up north and discovered one of the first dots in his life that links him to where he is today the Internet. He was fascinated by a World Wide Web so develop skills to be a web designer and as he’s known for 15 years until unfortunately his parents both passed away in a very short time and he found himself sitting with just fourteen dollars in his pocket. It was over thirty with a decision forced upon him. Would you accept the punches that life had dealt him or would he stop fighting back and that decision was made and he took steps that made him know too much and not want to work for anyone else again. He was going to become a solopreneur and own his own future. But how did he know he had the skills to be a success in the online arena and how did he know where his true passions lie? And does he regret inspiring guys want me to jump into the pool too. Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up thoughts the man on the microphone. The host of the Solohour podcast, the only Mr. Michael O’Neal. Well how are you Michael?   Michael O’Neal Oh here is what I can’t even what is happening. I am so flabbergasted by that intro. OK. Two things. Number one that was the best intro I’ve ever had. And formerly Chris Cerrone had that that title of the best in show to a show I’ve ever had. But it was one of the best I’ve ever heard for anybody which is why you are so the right person for this job. Well we’re all thankful you have a microphone in front of you David. Trust me on that. Second thing is I would pay to hear Zombie John Lennon if you could figure out a way to get all four Beatles on the show. That would be cool. David Ralph Well I can do Steve Jobs every day. So I might be able to do them as well. Michael O’Neal Ah so dude that was incredible. I am . I am flummoxed. David Ralph I’m so excited to be on David Ralph’s show. David Ralph – Yeah. Go go and do that because I know you have been doing an action of me on a few shows and we’ll show you a few times night. Yeah you got a little bumper for me on my show. I have these little things that when people ask you me I have a guest on the show that I have them do a little like Hi this is David Ralph and then I get interested in this opener with Mike O’Neill and your voice is so. What’s the first thing I ever said to you. I said you have the ultimate voice for radio. Didn’t I say that you did. Absolutely. David Ralph I haven’t got the face for television but I’ve got a voice for Radio Michael O’Neal Well as long as you’ve got the radio part worked out and you have taken this thing and you’ve run with it my friend. So I’m honored. I’m honored to be at the 100 episode Mark. Thank you. Thank you. David Ralph Absolutely. It is an honor to have you here because it is amazing when you start this thing,because you started your show what was it August 2013. Michael O’Neal Eleven month ago. David Ralph Yeah,11 months ago and now you are rocking and rolling with the best of them you surround yourself with, with the Internet movers and shakers the ziggers and zagers and you know you’re going to be humbled by this. So maybe you won’t. You are an online celebrity of note. When I was saying to people is my show a lot of people sort of touch on the shows of said to me I know who you’re going to have. And I said no you don’t. And I go Yes I know who you’re going to have and ego going and going to no one. And I when Martin O’Neill and I went oh term term how did I know. Really I know. Yes yeah I did it because I had pain you know I don’t want to suck up to you Michael but the early days I didn’t know what the hell I was doing. So I just kept on saying your name over and over again or some kind of benchmark of what I was trying to achieve because you like that you’d come out the gates really and say look like a rocket ship. It’s unbelievable. But you’ve only been around so long because it seems like you’ve been here ever in a day. Does it seems like that to you? Michael O’Neal It is weird. It does feel like it was yesterday that I launched the show. It feels really really recent to me that it happened. So but then at the same time I look at the memories that I’ve had over the last 11 months and all the cool benchmarks and you know different things that have happened and, but it’s packed full of stuff right. So I think if there’s any celebrity it’s sort of a z list celebrity and only at certain conferences. But yeah it’s been it’s been an incredible journey. I couldn’t be happier with how it’s gone. And I can’t wait to see what happens in the next 365. You know I’m really excited about that. David Ralph Is there a plan to the next 365 because you seem to me somebody who is very much stimulated by the now and then. Are you somebody who knows what you’re aiming to achieve? Michael O’Neal No I’m a notorious non planner. Much to the chagrin of my girlfriend who is a total planner and if I didn’t have the you know a calendar app on my phone I would be I would be completely floating out there now because I I wake up and I look at I go OK what do I have to do today. And then I see what’s going on for the day. And sometimes that doesn’t work out for me like in a social situation because people actually make plans to go out and do things. But and I’m not one of them. And all of a sudden it’s Friday I’m like I probably should have planned to do something. Yes I watch movies tonight. But yeah I I’m in an interesting spot right now because I have had this kind of five year run of as you mentioned in the intro bringing myself in this very circuitous path from $14 and not having a clear direction to now. When someone says What do you do. I say I’m a podcast host. And that’s a thing like I. That’s what I do. So I sort of a couple of weeks ago had an occasion to kind of put the cap on that five year journey and now I’m going to be looking ahead but I haven’t quite formulated what that ahead looks like yet. David Ralph And how did you do that? How did you put a cap on that. How did you say that is five years, finished boxed up? Michael O’Neal Well it was as i say I’m I’m a notorious non-celibrator. I’m a guy that usually gets to an achievement and then continues to go without acknowledging it. And I have what is probably a weird story that you’re asking for but hey here comes. So I’ve been a Porsche fan for my whole life. And you may already know where you’re heading with this but I was a Porsche fan my whole life and I don’t know why particularly. I was I had a Volkswagen in high school and I think that maybe planted to see a little bit and I was a car guy and so you know those Porsche ads from the 80s with like the big fender flares and the big wing. I think I was attracted to that and I eventually in 2003 I bought my first vintage Porsche so I bought a 1972 11 and it was a piece of crap. I bought it in New York. I didn’t know better. I drove across country midway across the USA and midway across the country the engine blew up. So that’s how badly. Where were you when this happened. I was in the dead heart middle of Nebraska when it happened in Nebraska I suppose. You it’s nothing. It is hundreds and millions of acres of wide open like cornfields and nothing else. I mean we are I was I have a picture of my car sitting looking like it’s a panther wading in the grass. Waiting to you know to prowl and it’s just sitting there with with like a hundred miles in each direction of grass. There was no middle of nowhere when it happened and I ended up finding a Volkswagen place 60 miles away that towed me in. And the guy dropped the oil pan in the car and just giant chunks of metal came out and I’m like I’m pretty sure that’s not how it’s supposed to be. So I ended up getting a tow truck driving it from Denver where I was living at the time and picking it up. Neither here nor there. So I eventually traded that piece of crap on and got a nicer one. Not when I bought it but in 2005 and I restored this car it took me four years and 2000 hours to restore this car back to better than factory condition when I still have it now. And as part of the dynamic this one in 1969 9/11 and the 69 through 73 nine elevens are very very sought after. They are the iconic 9/11. So when you would see Steve McQueen and a picture of him in the 60s you know you know in LA MA or something driving a 9/11 he was driving one of these sort of 69 to 73 virgins. And one of the sponsors of Porsche in the 60s was a company called Hoyer which was tag Hoyer before Tagg was involved in the mid-80s. So just Hoyer and it’s a guy named Jack Hoyer and he made these beautiful tiny pieces chronographs based on race timers. So you’d have a co-driver with you as a race car and there was a race in Mexico called the career of PanAmericana and the first Porsche Carrera was named after this particular race. So Hoyer as a sponsor of Porsche created a watch based on the chronographs that they used for the race cars and they called it the Hoyer Kura. So this was a very utilitarian type watch you could use it as a race time or you could just click one of the buttons and it had this chronograph on it. It was beautiful automatic beautiful timepiece. And as I’ve been going through this journey for five years this has been on my vision board because these are about three grand and above to get one of these watches. But that was so superfluous for me because I had no i like zero money. And for me to spend three grand on something as excessive as a watch wasn’t even on my radar. So about a month and a half ago now I was in this position where I was like this could be the time. And I scoured the world. I ended up buying a 1972 Hoyer Carrera from a guy in France and it came to my house and it was more beautiful in person than I. I’d never seen one in person is more beautiful than I even thought it could be. And I remember at the mid midday I’d gone to this little swimming pool by my house I belong to this little pool club which is where I work out and I was swimming in the middle of the day two o’clock in the afternoon like Tony Soprano in the middle of a work day and thinking I just did this like this just happened. This 5 year journey comes stops right now like this is where my new journey begins. I’ve gone through this trial by fire. I’ve come out hopefully like a phoenix. I’m in a position where I can buy this watch now which is insane to think about and I’m peaceful and grateful for the life that I’ve built. And so that for me was the cap of a five year struggle. I mean a real struggle to get to where I am today. David Ralph Mr. O’Neill is a perfect story. It started and it made me think if I’m ever in a pub quiz and a question about Portia comes up you’re my man that does it to Luli you are obsessed by that and you. The amount that you were quoting then. Michael O’Neal Ah. I mean I think. I think it’s kind of a lifetime obsession for people that become afflicted by it. In fact there’s a great ad I will send it to you on YouTube and there’s an ad for the new Porsche about the time the new Porsche Carrera ad and it was there it’s a little boy. And he’s a little kid in his classroom and he’s daydreaming and on 9/11 drives by him and you just see him like looking out the window and his pencil drops and you know then he he gets in trouble. And then he runs to the you know was on his BMX bike to the Porsche dealer after school and and he you know he ends up sitting in this car and the steering wheel is bigger than he is and you see Mike raised his head he’s 12 or something and that he goes to the dealer or the guy goes you have a card and the guy goes yeah here you go and he goes I’ll see in 20 years. And then there’s this great voice over that says something like there’s a there’s a there’s a particular moment that happens with you know a Porsche fan. There’s that time you want one. Then there’s the time you get one and for the truly affected afflicted there’s the 20 years in between. And it just like it gives you the chills and my buddies sent it. I sense my body goes man. Pass the Kleenex. So I guess there is a real passion there for this. It’s a very visceral feeling that is so different because of the way they build their cars and because the engines in the rear and it’s a totally different experience than you have with with any other vehicle that yeah there becomes a real passion a real obsession with him. Did you read that because this shows about joining up dots, but do you remember as a young kid having the same kind of obsessive compulsive in both words and things when when you was a little kid running around the streets of Philly pretending you Rocky did most will keep you alive without paying him for the Michael O’Neal No no no. I was a BMX kid. Now I was I was in a suburb. I was the only gentile I was in a super Jewish town north of Philadelphia. And I was a BMX or I rode my BMX bike. I mean I was from 1984 until I mean I was racing bikes from 84 until 2000. David Ralph So Rocky wasn’t on your radar at all? Michael O’Neal No not at all. Tony Hawk and Dave you know Dave Voelker and Matt Hoffman and you know BMX guys Bob horo. They were all on my radar. I’ll tell you here’s here’s a little here’s a join up dot that is current. I rode an entire daywith real wow I just blanked on his name. That’s embarrassing really. I’m killing myself right now this is bad radio. David Ralph What  does he look like? Michael O’Neal He’s a big famous director now and he will watch films John Malkovich. Being John Malkovich won a friggin Oscar. We’re ready. Come on. With it and it might seem seamless Spike Jones for crying out loud. David Ralph Spike Jones Michael O’Neal Yeah Spike Jones the director was a dude I rode with at a place called Rockville BMX and we were just BMX or dudes riding around. And then he he became a photographer for one of the BMX magazines and then started doing filming because he did Beastie Boys first video I forget which one and then started doing independent films then did Being John Malkovich and now he is like an international you know massive director like one of the best most well-reputed directors in the world. And it was kind of cool. I mean so he did adaptation he did Being John Malkovich Where the Wild Things Are You know just just done amazing stuff. So the Academy Awards. And so a pretty pretty bad ass. He did her you know the movie Her most recent Yeah that’s Spike Jones. David Ralph So is there any similarity between the young kid in Philly and now, because from what I see across the pond and I listen into the conversations that you have with your internet guys and it does seem from this side of the pond that you’ve got a gang of friends and followers and whatever that basically control the Internet. I had Rick Mulready on the show. And I said “Do you ever feel like slipping something into Pat Flynns drink, so that the next morning you turn on your screen and see if there’s a black hole on the Internet because he’s not functioning at this time because it kind of seems not” But he wouldn’t be pushed in to slipping a Mickey into his drink in any shape or form. But you seem a little bit edgy to most of them. Michael O’Neal Yeah. David Ralph Is that because you’re from Philly. Is it because he’s a very sort of industrial Con. Its a real city you know. Its like a working class city when you’re there. Michael O’Neal Yeah I think the the edginess is something that I’m kind of a known for. I don’t know if you curse on your show but I’m kind of a no B.S. kind of guy and I’ve never been one to straddle the fence very very much. And I think what happened with Irwin what happens with a lot of these sort of Internet type celebrities is that they’re so concerned about getting the broadest audience that they sometimes come off as being a little bit milktoast or a little bit vanilla. And I come from a totally different perspective where when you think about media you think about New York Philadelphia Boston. These are like the media centers of the world. It’s where you know you go to Boston College that’s one of the broadcasting school that’s where Howard Stern went. That’s where many very famous broadcasters come from those places I went to Temple University which has an incredible media department. And when you look at the people that are iconic in history they’re not people that are vanilla. There are people that have strong opinions one way or the other and people either love them or they hate them but they’re definitely them. So they definitely have a presence. They definitely have a voice that’s unique to them. And I think I always think it took me a little while to settle into that on my show but it is ultimately as you as I developed the show and I developed my own voice I realized hey I’m not in the interest of pleasing everybody. Like that’s not my job. My job is to talk from my perspective on certain issues and try to extract really good business advice from people without them or my audience really seeing what I’m doing. And one of my favorite quotes to that is and you probably heard me say before but which just never let him see your work. You know that’s from Bill Cosby also from my alma mater Temple University in Philly and that basically means that go through your process ask your questions you know have questions written down but you don’t have to be so blatant about it. You can you can ease through you know great standup comedians do this like Louis C.K. talks you know he’ll be sputtering and angry and going through all this process on stage and you think that that’s just how he is. You laugh at his angry energy but he knows all the beats within that he knows exactly what he’s doing within that realm and that is that is him not letting you see him work on him. David Ralph When your on the mike then how much is you now being absolutely authentic and how much is it creating a mood creating an atmosphere on the show. Michael O’Neal Well it can’t. Can’t you have both? David Ralph Oh I don’t know CAN you? Michael O’Neal What are you asking? Are you asking how much is sort of pre-written and how much is off the cuff? David Ralph Well on this show for example some of the things I say I only say to get a reaction from the guest. You know do I really mean it kind of. Do I think that they will go against it. Yes. So I will say it. How much do you actually say that you believe 100 percent. Michael O’Neal Well first of all you do that because you understand this and you’re a pro. I mean this is a very natural place for you to end up. So I think that that I do very similar things to you, as you do just because yeah sometimes you want to extract some stuff from a guest that is being difficult. But yeah I mean I’m pretty authentic dude. I there’s not a lot there’s people that have met me in real life and go Oh you’re exactly like you are on the show. Yeah Im exactly like I’m in the show. I turn it on and I talk so I don’t have this, I’m not affected in any way. I just go. David Ralph So you’re not like you haven’t got a human graphic equalizer when you press record you just kind of increase certain parts of your personality. Michael O’Neal Not really. No. This is pretty much how I am. Yeah I’ll speak like I speak. I’m probably slightly dirtier in real life. David Ralph Well you don’t know where the words will land do you! Michael O’Neal I probably curse a little more which is fine. I’ve done a few podcasts now where I was allowed to do that and it did make it really nice. David Ralph Are you in the same situation as me because I used to listen to your show all the time and it was a staple diet during my transition at that time and now I’m doing this. One of the failures of me is that I don’t get time to listen to other people’s shows. I listen to your one  the other day because I just suddenly realized I had a gap but you almost become an island of your own success where before I used to listen to shows and I used to think oh I’ll take a bit of it and I’ll take a bit of it and become like a magpie. And now I don’t know what vibe is out there and I don’t know whether I’m being edgy or whatever. It just seems to be you. Speaking to the mic and I throw it out to the world and hopefully it goes well. It seems to be a fault of mine, and so do you have the same thing? Michael O’Neal No I’m exactly the same way. I’d say partially by choice and partially by by time. So when I when I do have time to consume podcasts I don’t tend to go business. I tend to go comedy. And lately I tend to go NFL football. I listen to podcasts related to that because I want to be able to clock out a little bit when I do want real inspiration. I’ve been listening to here’s the thing with Alec Baldwin it’s WNYC. I’ve not heard a better intro or production or interview style than that show. It’s his in his intros are nothing short of brilliant. I mean they’re amazing how he brings a guest on an and then how he interviews and his questions are very in-depth and he’s such a pro that it makes it really easy for me to like look at that bar and go OK that’s where the soul open for hours going. That’s what I do. I actually honestly David I find now the more that I get into this show the more I almost can’t stand other people’s shows like there so few that can capture my attention and that I feel like are being done well even with really good friends of mine that do shows I just go and that is almost unlistenable. You know it’s so. So I just don’t I definitely look far above the kind of Internet Marketing slash business world for inspiration on how I want to run mine. David Ralph because the only two that I listen to now is yours. And I went on started. I wanted to listen to every single one. And but the nerdiest and there the only two reasons. Yeah great and Nerdist is good for a number of reasons. David Ralph Yeah I just like the way it kind of flows and you don’t even know it started and it just kind of teases right. Michael O’Neal That’s right. Yeah they just start it. We kind of did that today didn’t we. David Ralph Yeah absolutely and that was the good stuff. Michael O’Neal And we talked for a while before we started recording. You know me I mean it just felt like yeah hit it. Go for it. We’ll start like Nerdist. But yeah no I think that there’s a sense there’s such a glutton of new shows out there and I don’t. but if I’m being opinionated I don’t. There’s a lot of places where people are learning quote on quote how to podcast. And I think they’re feeding them crap information.So often a big problem. David Ralph And I know he’s a mate of yours and I wish him all the success in the world, but the problem is so many people are trying to duplicate John Lee Dumas and that’s not right. He came first and he created the structure of his show, and whether you like that format or whatever that is he’s and he’s made in his own by being him. And I hear these shows and after about three minutes I think oh my god it’s the same thing again. Now I will listen to your shows and I will go all the way through. But people miss a trick don’t lay up coming back to my all the time is finding your authentic self playing to your streams. And and if you do that you create a bigger loyalty. You know if you are totally yourself people either hate you or like you but the ones that like you will love you. And that’s where these people are missing out because they’re not even being authentic to themselves they’re just kind of a middle ground. Michael O’Neal Yeah. And John would tell you and I’ve said this a million times in front of him and said do you the success of your show or his show has nothing to do with his format. And it has nothing do with him as a podcast for that all. It has everything to do with the fact that he has a financial background writes great marketing copy and has a schedule and a rigidity too. He has a military rigidity because he was in the military to his to his business. And unless you come with that exact kind of background you will not have success in that way. People think that because of the way he does his show because it’s structured and because he has these set questions and does it seven days a week that that’s why he’s successful and is completely irrelevant to that. So the problem is is like you said so many people listen to that or they go to podcasters paradise and they learn a certain way to do things. And I’m almost diametrically opposed to every single thing that they’re learning. So it’s like it’s like man I it’s it’s frustrating for me in that way. And I shouldn’t say that like I want to rephrase that I’m not time actually oppose everything they’re learning what I’m what I’m worried about is that the things that I think make podcasting successful aren’t emphasized in a lot of training courses. And like you just said finding your own voice is a number one you have to be successful. You have to find your own voice and you have to have a great brand and it’s not something that people speak about a lot. Like I took a lot of cliff Ravenscroft stuff. I’ve taken all the stuff. I’ve seen a number of course is out there a lot of them don’t pay a lot of attention to that piece and I worry that with this next phase of podcasting and what’s you know since everyone’s starting a show they’re going to find it a lot harder to sustain it unless they’ve found their own voice on their voice. And and it’s within this brand that they’ve really created. So we’ll see. But that’s the jury’s out on that. David Ralph Did you really have to love doing this because I’m going to play a speech in my Jim Carrey and I’m actually I’m going to play now and we’re going to talk afterwards. This is Jim Carrey. Jim Carrey Sound Clip My father could have been a great comedian but he didn’t believe that that was possible for him. And so he made a conservative choice. Instead he got a safe job as an accountant. And when I was 12 years old. He was let go from that safe job. And our family had to do whatever we could to survive. I learned many great lessons from my father. Not the least of which was that you can fail at what you don’t want. So you might as well take a chance on doing what you love. David Ralph Is that the true message that we should be getting across? Michael O’Neal Yes it is unfortunately the connecting of the dots joining of those two dots which is I found this thing that I love and now I have to figure out how to get paid for it is difficult. That’s a difficult journey. And that’s my that was my five year journey. Right. First not even knowing what it was that I loved. I had no idea I was going to podcast five years ago but I had an initial foray into public speaking. I started teaching social media on stage and I ended up traveling and going to 17 cities teaching people how to use social media to grow their business and I found it very like oh this is something I could be good at. And then that morphed into doing back end production on a podcast for a year and a half and just starting to understand the podcasting industry that finally morphed into me starting my own show and here we are. But it was a five year journey to find that you know like I had indicators of it and if someone in 2009 it said hey do you want to get. You want to make six figures and be a public speaker. I be like totally that be great. But at the time I had nothing to speak about. And now I do. So it’s kind of a I I do feel like you have to find something that will and you’ve probably seen this in your life with your show something that will make you walk into that studio and record an episode even if you’re exhausted or not in the mood or whatever because you truly love it and you’re excited about it. Oh yesterday. That’s how I am. Yeah I’ve had times when I’ve recorded 12 shows back to back and now I’ve. Why just because I knew I was going to do it seven days a week show and that was the hardest time I had. I had no internet for two weeks he just crashed on me and I suddenly panic but I didn’t have enough to cover. And I was going away as well. So yes seven days a week he goes out and I needed the boke. And so I did it and I started off at six o’clock in the morning and I just went through through move through and I edited and I did everything in the gap between when I recorded the next one and he just went seamlessly. And when I pressed record yes I was on I was on. Once I was off it was just like I was you know on drugs or something I was just slump too much. But it wasn’t until the very last ones that I realized actually about that passion that you’re talking about the ability to actually do it when you’re tired. I’ve gone past by and I was actually feeling ill. And I remember doing this show and the sweat was pouring off me and I listened back to and it doesn’t sound like it but I realized brain actually no you’ve got to look up to yourself as much as you do actually doing something. Yeah I’m very committed to that. DAVID It’s I have I have three sort of pillars if you will that I do I think make a good soul a partner or a successful soul a partner. And there’s there’s time freedom there’s financial freedom and there’s location freedom. And so the first one is really easy time freedom simple you walk into your boss’s office tell him to go screw himself and then you have time freedom. There you go. Location freedom. You can pretty much just get in a car and go somewhere that we have that kind of freedom in the U.K. and in the United States. Yeah there’s some complications in between. But technically you can just go do that. It’s the financial freedom part. That’s the tricky part of the three. That is a little harder. But I find that I’m so unwilling to compromise my time freedom. I’ve turned down so many more so much more money because it would compromise my time freedom like I could have a lot more coaching clients and a lot more people in my my group coaching. It’s called Solo lab. But with that I would have to commit another couple of days to taking care of them and I’d I’m willing to do that at all. Like i will i love my life the way it is right now and I can be comfortable financially I can go do fun things. And I don’t have to compromise that. And you know hopefully I can continue to grow and continue to you know make more money maybe have more speaking gigs things like that but I don’t intend on working any harder. I just want to you know work smarter maybe try to over deliver a little more to my audience and that’s what I’m looking for. Well was sensible and that’s exactly what I want to do as well because I hate these people and it’s almost like a badge of honor. But I’ve quit in nine to five job. And then you go yes I’m an online marketing do I do this I’m a diva and I cook my time and I’m doing 80 hours a week and I think right. Right. What the hell do you do that. Why don’t you just do two days hard work and have the rest of the time of it. It seems stupid that I say that. That’s right. And it’s. It does. It is counter intuitive. The thing is when my parents passed away you mentioned this in the intro when they did that. My perspective on time completely shifted and I just I. Life’s too short. So I am very much a person that says both. When someone says would you like this or this. I say both. When I get an opportunity to do something I say yes. Win you know and I just do it like it’s a thing that I have committed to and not mentally like I don’t just go yeah this is what I’m going to do from now on. I just do it now I just say yeah let’s do that. That sounds fun. Let’s just go for that. I’m going to go on a hike. Yeah. Great book a ticket. You know and we just do it. And I found that that has served me really well because when I do that and I put that as a priority in my life then the the stuff that I’m not so thrilled about I still end up having to do it. It still fills in the blanks but my priority is to really extract the most that I can out of my life and I’ll tell you not a person that does that well I think as John John Lee Dumas he works probably a little more like the person you were just mentioning. He works a lot but he’s also great at saying yes when when something comes across his desk he goes yeah lets do that. And it’s like on the schedule. And I think that’s that’s part of I think what that’s part of success. To me that’s part of what success feels like is being able to do that. I remember hearing an interview with Billy Joel and the interviewer said to him Billy you’ve sold X squillion albums and singles and you’ve done these tours and you play Madison Square Garden five straight nights. What has success given you. And he just said time and that was it. He can wake up each morning and if he doesn’t want to do something he doesn’t. And that single word resonated with me hugely especially when I was in my 9 to 5 job and I realized then that things were not right. And why should I be doing a nine to five job when there are options I suppose. I began to know too much. And then once you know too much brain you realize you can’t ever go back. Michael O’Neal Yeah. It’s really really is a one way street. It also but that carries over as well into my personal life as well. And I think when the there’s ever such a different confidence now just in my life in general and I think Billy Joel would sort sort of anybody that reached a level of success has this this this underlying confidence about them that is very attractive not only to you know the opposite sex but it’s what attracts other successful people to you. There’s just there’s a subtlety in actions and just how really how you go through life when you’re confident that is very attractive to you know both both people both sexes and that is something that people pick up on pretty easily. You become a success back humor don’t you. You know the old Jim rhône thing about you know the average of you know five people to surrender a lot of people I talked to. Yeah. I mean a crappy job and all these miserable people all the time. How can I surround myself. And one of the things I say to them is you know focus on success because the more success you get and the more competence as you say they end up a successful people get sucked into your world and suddenly you created what he was saying. It’s not easy to do. But it certainly is a mindset that starts moving in that direction. That’s right. And you it’s funny you just asked that question of me is how do you now you’re on it you’re on an island so you’re you’re in the UK you’re not. I’m in San Diego so I get to have a bunch of people around me at all times. I will say though we don’t get together. I mean you know we get together as friends but I’m not in a mastermind with any of these people around me. We don’t sit there and me out. So you know to answer your question I’m mean answer answered on my show tomorrow. But you’ve got to join a group you’ve got to join a group mastermind of some sort. And there’s really no other way. If you if you’re not surrounded by those five people that that you feel are motivating you in a way that that is bettering your life and hopefully their lives. You’ve got to separate from those people and find the people that are doing that and pretty much everyone I know that’s in this you know business Internet Marketing podcasting world has some sort of coaching program. And my best advice is to get people that you really enjoy like how they speak and like how they deliver and join their group and that’s it. And you know once you’re a part of that community you’ll be a lot more apt to be motivated you know learn the things you want to learn. It’s part of the reason why I don’t need to listen to podcasts anymore because I have so many people in my group that are doing cool things. I get to learn about all the cool new stuff without having to go listen. They sort of comes to me. So so do you now feel that you’re ahead of the curve. Because when when you started the show I remember you saying it’s the Wild West and now it seems like every man Dogan whatever has made me a podcast. So do you think now about you it’s not the Wild West but you actually ahead of the curve. It’s good. Get a question. Yes and no I think it’s still the wild west. I think that people in this environment aren’t necessarily looking in the right direction to advance their business where they should be. Let me clarify that. I think inspiration for how someone’s podcast get better gets better doesn’t happen within the new podcasting community. It happens with old media. Then you go look at how you all learn how to interview you go study Howard Stern if you want to learn how to produce an an excellent show. You go you know you look at and some an NPR show or something like that like a where a BBC show something that you know pay close attention to how people are introducing guests and what they’re how they do their ads and how they integrate you know clips from this person’s body of work into their intro or into the show itself. So I think there is really a professional side to this that will ultimately come out. For me personally what I’ve realized over the last couple of months and this is something that I think you can you can sort of strap on as a badge of honor as well is that I’m a better interviewer than most. Just in general I’m more intuitive and I have more range of knowledge so I can connect those dots. You know I can join those dots. And that’s what makes for a compelling and entertaining interview no matter who you are it’s the people that have the pre-scripted questions that I think are really going to struggle because that’s that’s very exhausting to an audience. So on one side I think I’m still really ahead of the curve in that. I come from this and as do you come from this background this history of paying attention to interviewers and then sort of bringing this natural ability to the microphone that 99 percent of people don’t have. And that’s the building not only to interview someone in a business sense and extract what they do for a living but actually make an entertaining hour of programming for someone. And in my opinion they can get the business data from 80000 podcasts that are on iTunes but it’s really hard to get entertainment out of it. And that’s what I’m trying to bring to the table and I think that’s what you do a really great job bringing to the table as well because because what I’ve realized you know was a complete nobody is basically the very first interview I did was no you weren’t Yes. Stop it. Tom Mocha’s was episode your line on the line. Me right now David. And he was a huge inspiration to me so I wanted him as guest number one. And he was talking to a gentleman called John Lee Dumas and so awful who’s is CHEP never heard of him. And I went over to his show and the very first show I listened to was episode 3 2 2 which was yourself and kidding. That was I didn’t know that. Yeah that was the very first episode. And the fascinating thing about it was which got me on the show and this is my sort of join up thought was the fact that everything you see in life is normally about benchmarking against success. You see people already Veja and you go I’d like to do that but it worked for him he’s had this skill he’s got that you know he’s a natural that’s for sure. On that show on 0 5 3 2 2 you hadn’t even lunged and he was saying to you you know when are you going to go and you and I’m going to go on Wednesday or whatever it was. And I tuned in and I listened or whatever you do you click on it you don’t tune into you. But I heard you speak for the very first time and I found it fascinating because I was seeing but not some bouts of somebody finding their way. And you was saying Yeah and I had 17 downloads and it wasn’t that you were looking at success you were looking at somebody finding their flow finding them. Moving on. And that’s right. But that’s what really flavored my show was the fact that you were doing something that seemed natural and you were holding your hands up and you going really. I don’t know if this is going to work but hey if it doesn’t change we’ll move on later on. And remember you did this show and it was it was some chap I don’t remember who was with them on the on the beach somewhere and calls were whizzing past and your battery ran out half way through. Yes and yes you still put out and I thought that’s interesting because what he’s saying back is not that this show has got to be polished and perfect what he’s saying is is a journey and I’m going to improve from that and that be the last time that my battery runs out halfway through. That’s right and it was definitely the last time that happened. Yeah. Yeah it’s a good way to good insight. I see. If I were doing it again yeah I would probably do the same thing again. I was I’ve been always sort of a fan of the let’s just put it out at that at that time. I was leaning more on my hopeful interview skills than I was like ultimate show quality and since I’d already put out a couple of episodes it wasn’t that bad but I really loved the guys story. So I was like yeah there was Harry. Harry Smith was the guy’s name and. And. And I thought yeah let me let me throw that on. And why not. What happened. You know and somewhere. This is what’s so cool about this right. You heard one single episode I did from Johnny Dumas which was like a random occurrence. And look how much it’s affected both of us. Yeah. Just that one thing. So if one little episode you put out catches the right person it can literally be life changing. I will say something. I want your listeners to go to solo our solo our dotcom and I want you to go back to like three. I don’t know let’s say pre 70s so anything from episode like I don’t know one until episode 70 and I want you to click on those posts and read how great David’s comments are for the episodes. They are so insightful and brilliant. And you do such a great job summarizing. I think I even wrote you once and said Do you want to write my show summaries. Remember that you did and it was just that the crux of me doing this and I knew I was just going to stall so cool. So I am and you still you just did it the other day when you were that episode you listened to. You do such a great job summarizing. You’re going to be such a smash successful podcast. David Yeah I have no doubt whatsoever you are going to I hope you will let us be on your show someday when you do these live broadcasts in front of you know a hundred thousand people at the Wembley Stadium. Did you know when you start this and I’m really going to open up here so I don’t really have a Chevez. But when you start based you want it to be so good and you want it to be brought in and you kind of. There were job. You look back on them and you go OK yeah that wasn’t quite where I wanted to be but it was all right. And then you hit sort milestones and you listened back to some of these shows I don’t know if you listen to yours and I thought oh that was a bit closer to what I had in my head my original vision. And I got to show it E.T. and that’s when I suddenly realize Michael that was the host of a show and it was my responsibility to be the host to even I think he was too grateful for people giving up their time to be on my show. I it was a complete mind set. Now I want this to be the biggest show out there. I absolutely do. And it’s all I can focus in on and it’s in many ways it’s killing me or my life is totally out of whack. But all I want is about is the number one thing upset that on any show because it sounds a bit arrogant really I’m upset. Once we’ve stopped recording them when somebody asked me about it that is where I want to be and I want to be join up not as a brand. Exactly as you say. Right. Because it’s one of those things that you kind of go join up towards. What does it mean. And I’m very aware of if you provide quality and content as quality brand in many ways take care of itself. It’s like we always talk in the early episode the name that was always mentioned was Pat Flynn. And you know he’s got that classic smart passive income and you forget that’s a premium brand but actually he’s only three words put together and he’s because he’s provided that great content and quality and value. But it becomes the kind of the trust word where what he’s trying to achieve. That’s right in he that he can live that now. But I actually want I want to focus on something you said just before that you will be bigger than him and so will I. And I know I don’t mean that like he doesn’t have the same aspirations as you do. Right. And I’m saying in terms of podcasts in terms of like Pat wants to speak I’m not speaking for him here but just knowing what I know about him. He he is sort of the crash test dummy of internet marketers. So he does all these really cool things on the web. I want my show to become about like I want to. I want to be interviewing complete legitimate A-listers you know and finding out about their kind of business and so normal journey. That’s where I will see the show going. And because of that if when and if I get to that point. The show the podcast itself will be bigger than all of the internet marketing type podcasts. Does that make sense. Yeah it’ll be way bigger than that. It’ll be more like Nerdist. You know Chris Hardwick gets killer guests on his show and that’s why his podcast is you know number one number two number three on iTunes overall. And so it’s it’s one of those things that that I it’s what I aspire to do as well is to get working within this world like real A-list category of people because I think that they’ll appreciate talking about their journey. And so that’s where I want to head with that. Also I was very strategic and I changed direction. I realized that when I started I was just throwing out the net to anyone and anyone would jump on the show. I would have them round about sort of thing once again I thought to myself no I can’t do this because when I was looking at other people’s shows I was thinking Oh I’ve been on my show I’ve been on my show and it was just the sort of hybrid of people doing the rounds. So I went off in a different direction. So if you listen to episode 88 I had Cathy O’Dowd who was the first woman to hit the summit of Everest from both sides. I’ve got the first civilian astronaut coming on the show. I’ve got a chap over a few years ago was worldwide news because he sold his life on e-bay and he’s just sold his life to Disney and all that kind of stuff. So I realized I had to change direction to become more unique to be more interested by the stories more. Yes. Extract out of them what I wanted to show to the world and that was my original vision but I couldn’t say Eva until later on in the journey. Yeah and that’s really what you’ve done. That’s the whole point. That’s why you will be successful because you’ve you’ve done this in a sort of a different way in your life when you look back to sort of the Philadelphia kid and you riding around on your BMX and all that kind of stuff. Well you just sort of wanting to be the classic sports kid was. If you look back and now we all going to send you back in time soon on the Sermon on the mike. No I was a show off though. I think I think I was you know a performer of some sort and the PA is I keep is that makes my colonial who he is to play better racquetball with an audience. Yes. Every single time. Yeah I think so. I think there’s that’s there that’s in there. It’s in the DNA for sure. I don’t use that a lot but it’s in the DNA. I work better in a performance environment which is presumably why I kind of screw myself on the show intentionally. I don’t I I prepare in a way where I I’ve researched my guest as you have. You know you know and you certainly listen to the show but at times you know a little bit about me and you’re able to then naturally structure questions that that dovetail into my history and that’s what a good interviewer does. I don’t write a lot of questions out sometimes intentionally and that’s because I there’s something about the performance side. I realize now that I’m I’m doing this the shows this this month I’ve got over 300000 downloads for the first time and this is a and I realize so there’s people listening and I have to perform. You know what I like it. It makes me it UPS my game. I’m live on the show. And I think I do that to myself on purpose because because I work better in that environment a lot maybe underpressure a little. Well we’re very similar. It’s fascinating. I feel like I’m finding out the real Marcantonio here. Where is the person behind the that the presenter. Because I am somebody who has spent my life doing training courses and presentations and that’s my job. I’ve never done this kind of thing. It was totally BA and I’m somebody very much likes to be on their own likes no one near them. And then when I suddenly go ping. That’s it. It’s performance time. And I don’t know if it’s showing off or trying to create a different persona for myself because that’s kind of not naturally me. But I do have the ability to raise my game and present a different side to myself if you know me deep down you would say to me different people that the people who know me from seeing where I allow them to see me they would say yeah you it’s like I’m on the mike as you are when you normally doing those things because I’m letting them see what they want to see. Yeah. Yeah I mean I think there’s there’s an element of that and again I want people to understand this is why we and we talked earlier about sort of what John brought to the table. And I’m you know people look at my show and say it’s it’s been it’s it’s been pretty successful in the first 11 months just overall debt is not that’s not a fluke because I didn’t just start in August of 2013 with kind of media. You know I’ve been a professional drummer my whole life. I’ve performed I’ve been on I’ve been a racer I’ve been you know a competitive racquetball player for for many many tournaments for many many years now and before that it was tennis. So I’ve always been performing in some way or the other. I I coached for five years on teaching people social media in front of huge audiences. I’ve played Red Rocks in front of 10000 people like me being on a microphone and being natural at it is not something that happened overnight. It’s a it’s this is something that you walked in with. You’ve been training for years before you turned a mike on yourself. So it’s kind of like Yeah right yeah. You were new to podcasting but not nuda trying to translate a concept from one person to an audience like that’s something you’ve been doing for a long time. So so that’s I think that it’s a bit of a misnomer within our industry that yeah anybody can you know podcast or anybody can start blah blah blah. That’s kind of cool I get it. Yes technically you can turn on an app you can go to boss jock on your iPhone and upload it to clips and you’ve got a podcast but can you do it. Well can you do it so that when someone switches from morning radio or Howard Stern or the BBC to your podcast that they don’t notice a huge drop off in quality or you know sound quality interview quality production quality that’s that’s what I try to bring the table and I think you do the same thing. So is that what you’re saying really and I’m going to play the words of Steve Jobs because he says it very well as well but no experience is wasted. It doesn’t matter what you’ve done in your life you will pull elements and you extract what you need to create your new path. Out 100 percent. Absolutely yes. Everything you’ve done up until this point is does training for you for this next phase. When I have people on their show and we have these episodes called Find your swing I want to find out everything that person has done because it find your swing is like well what do I do. Like what am I naturally gifted at how can I make money off of something that I really enjoy that I’m passionate about that’s what finding your swing is. And it’s I want to find out like what you did when you were a kid. Were you an athlete did you or you or you a professional knitter you like to knit hats. You know like what is it what do you do. And when people can start accessing those things that they’ve done their whole lives they’re really gifted and I like to find ways that we can use those talents in whatever their next business endeavor is. We call about connecting our past to build our future and here. And one of the names as come out is if you really want to know your passion really want to know what you’re naturally good at. Don’t think about what you were doing in adult life because very much you would have been taking a responsibility for a wage or whatever. Look at what you was doing as a kid when you weren’t being paid for it. And if you was a drama when you was a kid and you loved doing it then try and look at something that would do that. And he says that exactly the same way as you do it and you’ll find your swing episodes. That’s right. And I and I love those. Again that’s another instance where we totally put ourselves on the spot. I have a co-host. Her name is Dawn Mars. For those episodes and we never read the questions first. Like I only you know sometimes I glance at them to see just a copy and paste them into my Evernote when we’re doing the show. But we were reading them and answering them live and which again has another element of pressure that we’ve got to come up with an answer and these people are literally like I’ve had people that have taken what we’ve said on the show. They’ve made a business from it like the next day they’ve gone and done it. So it’s it can be a little daunting. And I was going to ask you earlier you know your show’s growing now and this this will be big your show will have a huge audience at some point and I’ve asked this with other people that are in the space. Have you yet felt this sense of responsibility that comes with that the fact that you’re speaking into a microphone and someone’s actually listening to what you’re saying. Yeah. With power comes great responsibility. And it’s funny the very first show I released I got two e-mails and they were from people I’d never met and they were saying thank you so much for putting the show out there and I thought oh my God. And from that moment of being very aware of what I’m saying or being very aware of I don’t know where my words are landing. And of also having a conversation with my wife this afternoon saying if this really takes on. Just as I want it to really take on I’m a little bit scared but I haven’t got the value to provide the audience but I won’t and I don’t know why that is because you know success is everything you want. But I suddenly felt a pressure because I can see the downloads increasing increasing increasing. I can see the work coming towards me and I’m doing this seven days old on my own. There’s not one person that helps me and I’m also balancing other responsibilities as well. So this isn’t my only so restrained I suddenly freaked this afternoon for the exact reason that you said oh my god this is power this is responsibility. I’ve got to be careful with it. Yeah. Have you also found it. I agree. I felt that in some I haven’t had yet. Hey buddy come back to me I’m like you ruin my life but I’ll show it. That’s going to have to happen right. Someone will listen to something you’ve said or I’ve said and they’re going to do it and it’s not going to work for them and we won’t have the details but they’re going to say I listened to you when you were in my life. That’s going to happen. There’s no way it that doesn’t happen. When you’re when you grow this thing to where it can go there’s no way that doesn’t happen. Well think shows a slightly different note because you teach nuts and bolts. I think with my show I talk about hope and I told you why leap of both. Yeah I really think I teach nuts and bolts because that’s that’s I feel like there’s a lot of shows that do that specifically. And I I feel like I teach more of the journey and then the nuts and bolts sort of fall from there. Well I think that’s the same thing. I think what you do you you talk about the journey you get the cogs working in your own brain and brain when you throw out the nuts and bolts which you probably don’t think have got value as such. You’re already using those cokes and you’re thinking yeah I can use that yeah I can tell you that that’s exactly what happened with me. You know I couldn’t see how to do this because I’ve never done this. But just by you having conversations with people you take the element and you take the element and you take that element and what do you do. He’s been up to you as an individual to put it together. Yeah I actually find myself pretty. I can be very socially awkward at the beginning and I sometimes I’ve actually accessed my I’ve switched into interview mode when I’m meeting someone in real life. I just watch on Mike I like my mentally switch on a podcast microphone in front of me and I found it so much easier to have conversations with people that way. So that’s kind of interesting to me is bizarre. I’m getting ready to play Steve Jobs now because I’m fascinated to see your spin on this. And this is the fulcrum of the whole show so this is a job. Don’t be free to do that of course it was impossible to connect the dots looking forward. When I was in college but it was very very clear looking backwards. Ten years later again you can’t connect the dots looking forward. You can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something your gut destiny life karma whatever because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart even when it leads you off the well-worn path. And that will make all the difference. When I’m going to ask a different question because I think you’ve answered it already but you will say yes you believe in it. But why do you think so many people don’t believe in that. I think that’s a lot. Most people get hung up on the how of something for example I think that we we pick a point be right we pick a point B that’s there’s the dot so I’ve got this I want to I want to do I want to have this show. And to get this show together I need this this this this this this this and we get stuck in the details of the this this this this this instead of. All right I’m going to sort of flow through this. All I want to do is get to that thing. I’m not sure how I’m going to get there yet but I’m going to I don’t really know. And by the time you get there and you look back and go wow that is not the path that all that I was going to take. My favorite metaphor. Or maybe it’s an analogy I forget but for this is if you and I were sitting at a cafe and I there was you know a three story building across the street and I said David there’s a hundred thousand pounds sitting in a bag on the roof of that building across the street. You have 15 minutes to get it. How fast would you be out the door to go get that money. I’d be on the right run the window right but you wouldn’t know how you were going to get it. You had no idea how to get to the roof of that building. You just knew you were getting to the roof. You don’t know if you’re going to you know helicopter down you know if you’re going to call the fire department to take you up there or you know scale like Spiderman but you’re getting to the roof of that building somehow. And I think what successful entrepreneurs do is they just keep their eye on that that you know that bag the bag that’s on the roof. They’re not quite as concerned about the how part. And we very much get concerned about the how part. And the second piece of that is when someone gives you an opportunity I just said this a little earlier when someone gives you an opportunity. Our instinctive reaction is to say no because of this this and this versus just instinctive to say yes and I’m going to figure out how to work out this this and this and that is a huge mental shift even though it’s very subtle. It’s just yes and no. But if you’ll find that people in your world that are really successful or really look like they’re just having a great time. They’re the ones that say yes first and then figure out how it’s going to work after and most of the people that are stuck and they don’t get from that one dot to the next dot. Those are the ones that say no because you know I I can’t live in San Diego because I have kids in school or because I can’t afford the move or because whatever we can come up with 15 different ways. But in reality all that stuff can be worked out. So I think that’s how I would respond to that and I hope that helps someone. So what scares you this is probably my final question before I send you on the mike and you can have a one on one with your younger self. As you all know and you’ve got these rocking and rolling show everything’s going well you’ve just bought these the watch you’ve finished off the last five years and everything’s good and you’ve got a lovely new girlfriend. What scares you. Well when you look at what you need to achieve. What scares me. I have to say I look at the bank being intimidated or being excited. I sort of treat the same way. So I don’t get super excited about everything and I don’t get scared about everything. I gosh I mean I don’t I I can honestly say I don’t have that for the same reason when someone said you know when I was so literally I was scraping up change so I could take in an airport shuttle for a ticket that was paid for by somebody else to go speak in front of 3000 people and that in which I was going to make $5000 or whatever that weekend. A few years ago I I literally had to scrape $8 up so I could take the shuttle like in change so I could take the shuttle to get to the airport that I had. I had $18 in my bank account at the time. And so it wasn’t enough to get the cash out of the machine. So I wasn’t worried about it. I’ve never been worried about stuff like that and I didn’t even know what success was going to look like for me. But I had a feeling that I was destined for it. And that’s the only way I can say is that it was it was very innate and I didn’t know where it was going to come from but I was very patient about it. Now I was also very patient about about you know I knew I was going to meet a great woman at some point and I was able to reach you know like you said read about a year ago but but recently. So I think that I have that that vibe that that it’s the same reason I don’t plan a lot. I just don’t. I’m living very much in the moment as I go day by day. And for better or for worse I don’t plan as much as I probably could or should. But right now I’m not really you know scared about anything. I mean I could say you know the show doesn’t grow at all. But even if it doesn’t I’m live in a great life right now. So I guess I’m not even that scared of that. OK last question before we send you back this time. Is it easier to move forward when you’ve hit rock bottom and you really did hit rock bottom. Yes it is. It’s easier for me to keep perspective on it. I just last weekend went to I went to Napa Valley with my girlfriend’s family and it was a very first class trip like from private private jet from San Diego to Napa Valley which I’ve never done before my life and everything was super exclusive super like Michelin star first class and I was like man I don’t want to be here like this. No I don’t mean like I didn’t want to be at the weekend. I just I don’t want to live in that universe of that sort of high end world. And that’s it. I I remember looking longingly at a train that goes through Napa Valley and it stops at all these different wineries and I’m kind of like Man I wish I would’ve just taken the train and gotten kind of drunk at the third winery and kept going and that would’ve been a really fun day. Instead it was like this you know 12 people serving our table kind of thing and it just wasn’t me. But my my Philly boy sort of like Kragen pragmatist personality carried me through that whole weekend thinking yeah I would be fine with stopping at a fast food place now and going to another winery. We don’t have to go to a hundred dollar plate dinner you know. And so I think if anything it’s given me perspective and there’s one more piece of perspective that in my very very lowest time and it was very low. And I thank you for not like making me go through that again like 40000 other shows have but I had a I remember the current hurricane Katrina had hit the southern United States and it just decimated New Orleans. And this was literally at my lowest time. And I remember looking on the news and seeing like a little 9 year old little black kid who everybody in his family died. Right. And he lost everything like lost every piece of memory he ever had including all of his family members. And he’s this kid who doesn’t have much of an education. He’s a minority. He doesn’t have a lot of opportunity that are coming coming to him and I remember thinking all right no matter what happens I’m a white male with a skill set in United States and that’s not and that’s not to be racially insensitive I’m looking. That was a practical. OK. So no matter what my situation is I can’t complain like I’m starting with these four advantages that a lot of people all over the world don’t have. I will be given opportunities that a lot of people don’t have and that really kept me grounded like that there was this you know that some people had to struggle to get to what I had innately by birth that I had nothing to do with. So that really kept me grounded and it still keeps me grounded to this day is that I always realize that there’s people out there that do not have the same opportunities that I knew the answer. Mike are we going to put you on the Sermon on the mike now. This is when we send you back in time lost a young Marty McFly to have a one on one with yourself and if you could go back in time. What age would you choose and what advice would you say. So I’m going to play the music and when he gets out you’re up. This is the Sermon on the mike. Here. We go with the speed of this. This man. Who. I think that first of all very handsome very very talented man couldn’t congratulate now. If you could work on harnessing that Philly attitude a little bit just over the next few years if you could take the edge off of that. Not everybody is out to get you and focus on building some relationships that you will sustain forever without having that kind of you know screw you Gene. Not Eugene. I don’t know anybody named Eugene. I’m not trying to signal that that will serve you in the future. Yeah. So to some or to to to bring that and I know that was very short but to bring that in I feel like over the last few years I’ve been able to take this. There was a bit of filea attitude like where if someone slighted me in any way that was it they were erased like done. And there was no real going back. It was partially like it was a Scorpio in me that that that’s sort of like had that stinger. And I you know it’s it’s the it’s the patience I have now which is maybe a little bit of it’s I wouldn’t say less judgment because I think judgment makes for good comedy. But but it’s just maybe being a little more empathetic to people’s situations and realizing that that people aren’t always in control of their actions and sometimes they’re going through a learning process as well. And to just instantly give them the guillotine and out of one’s life is not the most productive way to go through things. I don’t do that anymore but I did it for a number of years and I think it was just a reaction to losing my parents and it being so so much. OK Wolf I’m going to lose this anyway I might as well just cut it right off. And I think that didn’t that didn’t serve me for a long time. So I’d fix that. Michael how can our listeners connect with you sir. Well you know this. Oh I know you say you say in an American Xon is better I would say the same thing if you were speaking in a British accent. By the way you going to come on my show some time. I would love to come on your show it oh no great. And Howard Jones I want him to go. Has he been on your show yet. No he isn’t knocking me back. He said he would and not me but I’ve called a few of them that sign up for it. And then you just come down and that’s a drag. Anyway the show is called the Solar Perner hour. The Web site because no one can spell pre-New or is solo our dotcom. And if you’d like some coaching give a coaching program yet. I’ve only been focused on building you audience. That’s good. Well so if anybody needs coaching including you my friend I can’t believe you’re not in solo lab. I want solo lab dotcom and we’d love to have you in our really cool community. Mancow thank you so much for spending time with us tonight joining up those dots on the 100th episode and it’s quite the world’s longest episode of ever done as well. Please come listen. Is. Yeah we were about seven minutes past what we normally do. So come back again when you have more dots to join up because I do believe that by joining up the dots and connecting up pasts is the best way to build a future. Mr. Michael O’Neill thank you so much. And thank you.
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Housesitting ,Travel, Adventure, & Lifestyle Success Leads To The Dream Job With Ian Usher
Today's guest entrepreneur joining us on the Join Up Dots Steve jobs inspired podcast, has a fascinating story of struggle, acceptance, madness, love and finding the path to a life that he never dreamt possible. Following on the from his previous appearance on Join Up Dots on episode 138, our guest has built upon amazing, headline making life changes, whereby he suffered a relationship break up, sold his entire life on Ebay, hit the headlines, sold his life story to Disney, bought a tropical island, found love and tackled a bucket list of amazing experiences all within a a period of a few years. But it is what he has done since these crazy fun times that inspires me more. You see so many people will do so much, in a short period of time and then start to settle. They will find themselves back in a routine, where the images of adventures past, haunt them like a character from a Charles Dickens novel. Our guest today however has done the opposite. He has saught out opportunities, conversations and experiences across the world and constructed a life that is on his terms. As he says "I did my last interview with Join Up Dots while I was in Texas, house sitting for a friend there as part of our US RV adventure. Since then Vanessa and I studied to become English teachers, then spent a year in China working as teachers in a private business, topping up the travel funds. Since then we have become full-time nomads, using house sitting as our accommodation, and teaching online for a Chinese company as our primary income source. As our accommodation is basically free we only have to work a few hours per week to make ends meet. It really is the global semi-retired dream lifestyle. We can live absolutely anywhere as long as we have a decent internet connection. We have become very well known in the house sitting community, and have been very successful in securing some very sought-after luxurious house sits. So how has he managed to build something from scratch, when right from the very start he was out of his long established comfort zone? And could he ever go back to a life that was controlled by the decision making of someone else? Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Ian Usher
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Podcast 540: Fabian Dittrich: A Nomad At Heart, Businessman By Spirit
Today’s guest joining us on the Join Up Dots free business podcast interview, is a man where you think where do I start? This is a man with three distinct areas of his life, which he calls his key stories. One being an explorer, one being an adventurer, and one being the start of his entrepreneurial life. When he was in Berlin back in 2006, he was like all of us, and was in a bit of a funk. He was studying computer science, but had no idea how to make a living from the subject that he was learning. And we hear this time and time again from people across the world. You start in a world of confusion, unsure of anything, even what you are doing at that time, but that is ok. Even though throughout your life you may have times when you are lost and unsure of your next move you only have to do two things. Gain as much knowledge whilst you are in that position, as there are gifts in your confusion. And then secondly say “Yes” to things, to put yourself in new experiences where those learnings start to make sense. And that is what our guest did, as without a clue to his future, a friend phoned him one day and his life started to change forever As he says” I got a call from a friend who’s hobby it was to use an old press ID card to sneak into expensive conferences to network and eat free food. He said: “You need to come to the Hyatt Hotel, there is a Ruby on Rails conference and the food is amazing”. “Ruby on what??” he replied. It was a fairly new programming language back in 2006. Free food sounded good though, so an hour later he was standing at the buffet and filling my plate with heaps of tasty salmon. A recruiter standing next to him, who had paid $1000 be there, asked if he wanted a job – working with Ruby on Rails! He pretended to have some experience and accepted this offer. From that moment on, while studying, he worked 2 days a week programming in various startups as a freelancer, all thanks to his desire to eat fish.” And that is where we will start today’s episode of Join Up Dots, even though I have no idea myself where this conversation is going to go. So does he still have episodes of confusion in his life, or is it now a seamless journey of experiences and success, as he travels around the world inspiring others to create a life on their own terms? And does he look back at his life and now see gifts in the dark times when he didn’t have a clue, which powers the belief to keep moving forward in his life? Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Fabian Dittrich.
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Female Entrepreneur Builds Top Life Coaching Business With Virginia Jimenez
Today’s guest joining us on the Join Up Dots Steve Jobs inspired podcast is a lovely lady who from her home in Miami Florida is taking huge action to create the life that she wants. But it wasn’t always the case, as over nine years ago after earning a degree in business administration, with her whole life laying ahead of her she received one of those life epiphany’s that you just cant ignore As she says” In December 2007 I was at a BBQ my mom put together to celebrate my graduating with a bachelors degree in business administration in finance. It was an evening of fun, laughter and dancing. Graduating was definitely something to celebrate especially because I did it while being a mom and working full-time as an assistant controller. While I was enjoying the evening with family, friends, music and great food I found myself not feeling happy or satisfied. It felt like something was missing. For some reason I thought happiness would take place after a degree. After that night I thought all I needed was to get a different job; so I went from a small business to a corporate job in search of happiness. After a couple of years I found I had a fiery desire to do something else all together. I realized I was just existing.” And so she started taking action, upskilling herself and working like crazy towards a future that would be under her control and perfect for her. But how many times do we feel that life is being a bit unfair, when we are working so hard to make it what we want? And this was certainly the case with our guest, who also found herself as a single mother looking after two young boys, which I think will be the starting point of todays show. So did she study a subject that was something that friends and family have done, or did she simply choose something that looked good on paper? And going back over the dots, were there anytimes that she would now erase if she had the chance, or were their gifts in everything she has dealt with? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Virginia Jimenez
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Weekend Rewind 16 - Author Peter Stuart Smith Dips Into The Motivation Vaults
Every weekend we go back in time and dip into the Join Up Dots vaults to find a show that could well be hidden from your ears. And why do we do this? Well, you success junkies desperate for the golden ticket have been asking "With so many episodes of Join Up Dots out there now, which ones should we listen to first? And its a difficult question to answer as everyone of them has motivation and inspiration flooding out of every pore. So we have simply decided to grab an entrepreneur at random, and share with you not only their journey, but also ours. We think we are getting better at this podcasting lark, but what do you think? Drop us a line at contactjoinupdots@gmail.com and let us know. Thanks as always for listening to the show, and enjoy todays entrepreneurial business chat.
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Network Marketing Pro Elevates Beyond What's Possible
When someone sends me a request to be a guest on the show, and during the email he says "I am a huge believer in creating and achieving our own definition of success. We are all unique and we all have something incredible to share. We are the authors of our own stories and I get fired up helping and discussing with people about their journeys. I am still on my my journey and I still have a long way to go, but every day is another chance to continue growing and learning! The only shortcut in life is to start now and I try to make every day count." Then I know that he is a guy worth talking to. Since graduating from the University of Southern California last May he has been flexing the old hustle muscle big-time. And this is not the old hustle muscle flexing where the doors are already half open, but the kind of grind it out flexing that takes time to achieve, with no guaranteed success waiting at the end. He has worked for the Los Angeles Lakers, started a new business, and wrote a book, called Elevate Beyond: A Real World Guide to Standing Out in Any Job Market, Discovering Your Passion and Becoming Your Own Person But Like most people the entrepreneurial rout was not evident at the beginning of his career, with several short terms roles being held such as Business Assistant for Relativity Sports and Samsung NBA Summer League Intern. But you could see once he created Straight Curve Marketing, a company that offers a selection of products ranging from t-shirts to shot glasses that his career was only going to go one way. And now with both this venture, and Fundamental Mindset, a lifestyle, entrepreneurial blog that shares stories, interviews, advice and experiences to help you maximize your potential, achieve success, and have fun doing it...it looks like he is having fun too. So when did his mindset change to one of creating his own future, or perhaps it was there all along? And does he see the link between the more fun he has the more success he gains? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Mr Jake Kelfer
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Super Nutrition Academy Leads To Simple Health And All-Day Energy with Yuri Elkaim
Today’s guest entrepreneur joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots podcast interview is a man who has been through so much that you would think that a smile wouldn’t be permanently attached to his face. But attached it is, and it seems to be getting bigger everyday too. You see this is a guy who found his path to success, fulfilment and enjoyment in such a dark place that it is testament to the truth “The real gift is waiting within” As he says “For nearly two decades of my early life, there was always something wrong with me. I was dead tired and suffered from an avalanche of health problems. I endured all of this even though I was an athletic and supposedly fit young man. I tried to ignore it, tucking it all under a rug, but eventually there came a day when I decided enough was enough. And it was all because of this one fateful event… It was late one Wednesday night in the middle of March, a few days before my 17th birthday. I had just returned home from soccer practice, but I was even more of a mess than usual…” You see he had finally come to the acceptance that there was something wrong within, that not only would change his outward appearance dramatically, but also threaten his life dream of becoming professional footballer forever. He had found his biggest challenge, one that would take him to the brink, before he managed to step onto the first part of the path, that would lead him to where he is today. A New York Times best selling author and one of the most trusted health experts in the world, appearing on TV and radio across the world. So how did he beat the physical issues, when he also had to tackle the mental issues that made his teenage years so difficult too? And does he feel that this is 100% what he should be doing with his life, or is he simply waking towards the bigger path, waiting patiently for him? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Yuri Elkaim. To hear more from Yuri Elkaim go to: Podcast: Simple Health Show  Description: Are you tired of confusing health, fitness, and nutrition advice? Do you feel overwhelmed by the firehose of conflicting health information coming at you from every direction? If so, then you'll love Simple Health Show. Your host, Yuri Elkaim, is one of the most trusted experts in the health industry and a New York Times bestselling author who's superpower is making fit and healthy simple again so you can live a great life in a body you love. Each week, he'll bring you clear, actionable, and science-backed insights and advice that you can trust to get your health back on track or take it to the next level. You'll discover the most effective tips for burning fat, having more energy, creating better habits, and helping your body heal naturally. To get even more of Yuri's goodness, including countless quick and delicious recipes and workouts, head on over to https://yurielkaim.com. Podcast: All-Day Energy Diet Podcast Description: The All-Day Energy Diet | Look Better | Feel Younger You deserve to look and feel alive. That's what author of The All-Day Energy Diet, Yuri Elkaim, is here to help you do. Enjoy video and audio episodes that will energize your life, help you eat better, exercise smarter, and become a more accomplished human being. The concepts in The All-Day Energy Diet can work for anyone and have been tried and tested with thousands of Yuri's clients with amazing results. You'll get to see some of these results in these episodes. It's time to take back control of your life and live with more energy! Visit http://www.alldayenergydiet.com Podcast: Super Nutrition Academy Podcast Description: Welcome to Super Nutrition Academy's Health Class with your host and registered holistic nutritionist, Yuri Elkaim. Tune in each week for up-to-date insights on breaking health news and best practices on how to eat for awesome health. It's time to get smarter, healthier, and regain your sanity in a world of information overload. And don't forget to join Yuri at http://www.supernutritionacademy.com so you too can master your nutrition and health. 
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Podcast 536: Ron Stelle: Finding The Surprise In The Written Word
Today’s guest joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots Podcast is a man who has experienced something that we see time and time again on Join Up Dots. Sometimes a calling is waiting to be answered. You work through your life, doing a myriad of things until with a knock knock on the door, you are thrown into a world that for many begs the question. “Why the hell didn’t I do this earlier….its amazing” Well today’s guest is such a person and after growing up on the south-West side of Houston Texas, did what many young men did in the late seventies. Saught out adventure and travel by joining the US Navy for 23 years, which had him based in Virginia where he ultimately retired in 2001. But this is just a small part of his story as he also worked as a restaurant manager, a musician and also in the auto-mobile industry as a Service advisor. None of these occupations giving much clue to where his life was heading. It was however, after he started doing daily posts on Facebook that his wife Sandy had an idea, and over a period of time persuaded him to write a book And so he started writing a novel about growing up in the sixties. which turned out to be something of an epiphany to him. As he says “I found that I have a natural gift that I was unaware I possessed.” And now the books just keep on coming with the name of “Best Selling author” firmly linked to his output. He has written six novels from coming of age comedy to supernatural thrillers. His latest work, Xtreme Options, is a fast paced Detective Murder Mystery that throws the Irish pair of Bryce Mallory and Shamus Crawley into a whirlwind of excitement as they match wits with the High Stakes Killer, who gives his victims a chance to walk away if they win the bet. So although he states his writing skills were a complete surprise, did he ever show a passion for English and Literature at school? And what does he say to people who often say things like “It’s ok for you, I’m just not talented at anything!” Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Mr Ron Stelle
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Geoff Thompson The Inspired Playwright And Author Connects His Dots
Every weekend we go back in time and dip into the Join Up Dots vaults to find a show that could well be hidden from your ears. And why do we do this? Well, you success junkies desperate for the golden ticket have been asking "With so many episodes of Join Up Dots out there now, which ones should we listen to first? And its a difficult question to answer as everyone of them has motivation and inspiration flooding out of every pore. So we have simply decided to grab an entrepreneur at random, and share with you not only their journey, but also ours. We think we are getting better at this podcasting lark, but what do you think? Drop us a line at contactjoinupdots@gmail.com and let us know. Thanks as always for listening to the show, and enjoy todays entrepreneurial business chat. To hear more from Geoff Thompson go to: Podcast: The Geoff Thompson Inspired Podcast Description: Geoff Thompson is a BAFTA award winning writer. He has written forty books (published in 20 languages), five multi-award-winning films, three stage plays (he was invited into the prestigious Royal Court writers Group) and hundreds of articles, many published in national magazines and broadsheets. Geoff's autobiography 'Watch My Back' was adapted into a major motion picture Clubbed. It premiered in London 's West End and Paris and was nominated for a BIFFA award. He has also adapted his first novel, Red Mist (Violent Heart, optioned by SteelMill Productions, London), into a feature film for cinema. Geoff's third feature film for cinematic release, (Romans) has been optioned by The Tea Shop & Film Company in London, and his latest stage play (Fragile) will premiere at the Belgrade Theatre in 2012.
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Stephanie Keenan Tells Us All Stop Chasing Skinny With Online Fitness Advice
Today’s guest joining us on the Join Up Dots Steve Jobs inspired podcast is a lady who has made very happy. As this is the second time I have had the pleasure of grilling her on the show, as she last appeared back on episode 208, where we talked about her rise to the top of the fitness industry from a starting point that was more than a bit unusual. Yep, that’s all i’m saying, so you will have to go back and listen to that one to find out her unusual past occupations. So when she connected with me again and said “David, have I got more dots to share with you and your listeners” then I knew it was going to be good stuff. And it as this is a lady that is tackling one of the hardest fitness courses the world has scene “The Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge” created by Jo De Sena who also appeared on the show back on episode 312 And the big question to this desire to get down, muddy and sweaty is why? She is a beautiful lady, has a great business that is rocking and rolling, has clients across the world, and could stay in her comfort zone quite happily. But she doesn’t want to. She wants to prove herself and go after bigger and bigger challenges, which really joins up the dots to our first interview. As this is not your usual uber glamorous fitness guru. But this is a lady will drive, commitment and passion to do the unusual. To create her own path, And to go to bed each night content to know that she has given it her very best. So what was the appeal of going onto the hit TV show “Spartan Ultimate Challenge”? And did she discover things about herself that were a complete surprise, or only cement what she already knew? Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Stephanie Keenan.   To listen to more from Stephanie Keenan and the Stop Chasing Skinny Podcast go to: Podcast: Stop Chasing Skinny Podcast SKFitlife Description: NBC's SPARTAN RACE TV Series Season 1 Contestant... Founder of the SKFitLife Challenge and www.skfitlife.com, Stephanie Keenan is a wellness expert and fitness coach. Do you want to learn how to LOOK as fit as you FEEL? Have you thought to yourself, yeah, I DO want to reach my fitness goals in a more concise way! Listen each week to learn how to bring it all together. We know you have more important things to do with your time than slog away on the treadmill or elliptical chasing skinny.
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Entrepreneurship
Today's guest joining us on the Join Up Dots Steve Jobs inspired podcast contacted me and said "Hey I Think I Should Be A Guest On The Show" And so of course I said, "Ok, then, do you have some interesting back-story that will make the show amazing!" Two seconds later he hit me with: 1. Started out on 6 figure salary at age 23 2. Went broke and got evicted onto the streets with wife and first child 3. Started business from scratch. 4. Went broke again 5. Outsourced my business to a competitor 6. Ran my company out of a hotel lobby for a year 7. Grew it and semi retired on passive earnings at age 31 8. Started a podcast, digital agency and investment fund Which is quite a good list I'm sure you agree, oh and then he also told me " ok, lets talk about how I almost died, I haven't mentioned that one" So with this lot to cover this could be episode one of a ten part serial, but we will see what we cover in the show. But its clear to see that this guy has hustle muscle by the bucket load, has the ability to overcome setbacks and keep going for the big picture, and of course loves what he is doing. You can hear that on the "Can I Pick Your Brain?" Podcast. So, the question is would he have got to where he is today without succumbing to the huge ups and downs that life has thrown at him? And knowing what he knows now would he have done things differently or still followed the course to where he is today? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Daniel Gefen. For more on this show go over to: Can I Pick Your Brain? Entrepreneur Business Podcast Daniel Gefen: Top rated Entrepreneur Interviews to give you the motivation and inspiration to start and grow your lifestyle business Description Learn how you can gain the Unwavering Attitude and Time Tested Tools you need to BUILD a SUCCESSFUL LIFESTYLE BUSINESS that can get you the FINANCIAL FREEDOM you deserve! In this business podcast I pick the brains of successful entrepreneurs to find out what they did to get to where they are today. • What MOTIVATION did they get to start their lifestyle business? • How they dealt with things like PERFECTIONISM, PROCRASTINATION, FEAR, PRESSURE, LONELINESS and other negative mindsets? • What were some of their TOUGHEST MOMENTS in getting their financial freedom? • What were their BUSINESS SUCCESS BREAKTHROUGHS, defining moments & tipping points? • What DRIVES them? Where do they get their INSPIRATION from? What makes them tick? What gets them out of bed in the morning? • What are some of the BEST BUSINESS TOOLS and they have used to help them along the way? My name is Daniel Gefen and i'm the host of 'Can I Pick Your Brain?' the top rated business entrepreneur podcast show that is jam packed with motivation, inspiration and practical business advice for startups and growing online businesses. If you enjoy other inspiring podcast interviews with top entrepreneurial hosts like Pat Flynn, Tim Ferris, John Lee Dumas, Nathan Latka, Seth Godin, Gary Vaynerchuk and other success stories then this is the podcast show for you. Some topics we cover: Social Media Marketing, Facebook Marketing, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, Webinars, Growing your Email Lists, SEO, Adwords, PPC, Startups, Finding Investors, Time Management, Productivity hacks, Mindfulness, Success Stories, Making Money Online, Mentors, Content Creation, Starting a business, Business Advice and much more! I’m super excited and look forward to ‘picking YOUR brain’ one day :)
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Podcast 533: John Vespasian: Teaching Us All How To Be Unbreakable
Today’s guest entrepreneur joining us on the Join Up Dots Steve Jobs inspired podcast is an author with a deep interest in what makes people tick. What makes some individuals rise to greatness, whist others with much more chance of getting to the top fall by the wayside. And through his seven books ranging from When Everything Fails, Try This, published in 2009 right through to 2015’s “Becoming Unbreakable: How Normal People Become Extraordinarily Self-Confident”  he helps us push the boundaries on what is possible. By tackling subjects such as “How did Buffalo Bill cope with his tremendous financial mistakes?” and “Which crucial success principle was discovered by the Ancient Roman poet Ovid?”  their stories will show us all what to do when we are confronted with severe problems, even when everything seems lost. As he says “This book aims at making you highly resistant to adversity. It’s principles will enable you to move on with your life despite difficulties, obstacles, and setbacks.” So when did he decide that these were the kind of subjects that would bring him the most success, and did he stumble and fall like all of us before his first publication hit the shelves? And with all this information he has gained, regarding dream building and successful pursuits is he more likely to achieve bigger dreams than even he thought possible? Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Mr John Vespasian
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Funny
Every weekend we go back in time and dip into the Join Up Dots vaults to find a show that could well be hidden from your ears. And why do we do this? Well, you success junkies desperate for the golden ticket have been asking "With so many episodes of Join Up Dots out there now, which ones should we listen to first? And its a difficult question to answer as everyone of them has motivation and inspiration flooding out of every pore. So we have simply decided to grab an entrepreneur at random, and share with you not only their journey, but also ours. We think we are getting better at this podcasting lark, but what do you think? Drop us a line at contactjoinupdots@gmail.com and let us know. Thanks as always for listening to the show, and enjoy todays entrepreneurial business chat.
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Podcast 532: Maura Sweeney: Spreading Happiness Across The World
Todays guest entrepreneur joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired podcast is a lady with a connection to a previous episode. If you go back and listen to episode 473 of Join Up Dots you will hear an open and frank discussion with Jim Sweeney. During the recording he spoke passionately about his amazing wife and the work she was doing, so its with delight that we now have her on the show. So lets give you a bit of background formation about her, and what she is doing on life. From the early part of her career she was in the words of one of her friend “Groomed” for success. She was setting out on a path towards being a lawyers As she says “The master plan (which certainly sounds good on its surface) would entail my following in my late grandfather’s footsteps to become a New Jersey lawyer. For a girl born in the late ’50s, it was somewhat ambitious and even professionally affirming. There were just two problems: 1) I didn’t want to practice law and 2) I didn’t want to live in New Jersey. Though I could have easily articulated the second (negative) goal, the first negative goal was a bit more complex. Why didn’t I want to practice law? Simply put, I had neither passion nor vision for the profession. When laid against my inward leanings, it translated to me as a solitary, rigid and uninspired career. Despite trying to please those around me and stay true to the instruction manual that would get me to this supposed life goal as a New Jersey lawyer, I became increasingly dis-spirited. The more I moved through the law school process the more “dead” I felt.” And haven’t most of us felt that at one time or another, simply going through the motions. Waiting for each weekend to free us up from the life we are living? Well today’s guest has done just that and now calls herself the Ambassador of Happiness, on a mission to help ignite the worlds on personal happiness. She has books, podcasts, courses and the worlds biggest smile to share everywhere? So does she think that she could have gone through the Law degree and found some kind of happiness in the role, or did she need to do a 360. And where is her greatest source of happiness now she is surrounded by it? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only super happiness entrepreneur Maura Sweeney
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Podcast 531: Joshua Rivedal: Tackling The “I’MPossible” Task Head On
Today’s guest entrepreneur joining up the dots and following the words of Steve Jobs, is a man who has certainly experienced the highs that life can give you. And also certainly those times in life when the universe decided to give you a devastating kick to your confidence, self-esteem, ability to love openly, to leave you with little idea as to what to do next. Our guest is theatrical at heart and even at the age of six could be found bursting into song where he lived, so it was little surprise that his earlier career was spent gaining the knowledge of what works and what doesn’t within the theatre world. He studied hard, and learnt much (not least how to take down theatre sets rather quickly) when he moved from New Jersey to New York City at the age of 21 to tackle the world of fame, fortune, and the Broadway stage. This was of course where stars are made, and soon he would be rubbing shoulders with DeCaprio, Ford and the like as he would spend his Saturday mornings ensuring that his star on the Hollywood walk of fame was free from footprints and sparkling. As he says “By the time I turned twenty-five, I thought I’d have the perfect life—a few years singing on Broadway, followed by a starring role in my own television show. Instead, his resume is filled with an assortment of minor league theatre and an appearance on The Maury Povich Show—a career sidetracked by his father’s suicide, a lawsuit from his mother over his inheritance, and a break-up with his long-term girlfriend. Eight years later and through a series of remarkable life events, a bad economy, and mixture of collegiate and self-education; our guest reinvented himself as an international public speaker, author, playwright, theatre producer, educator, marketing consultant, and arts entrepreneur. Now as we see everyday this is not about reinventing as such, but truly making the decisions that builds a life, instead of allowing for things to happen to us. Not allowing fickle finger of fate to take away what we thought was our by right. So how did he take his fathers tragic suicide and find the strength not only tell the tale on stage, but place a comedic spin on it too? And even though still a young man, does he fell battle scarred and weary, or have the feeling that where he is now is the start of when things get really good? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start Joining up dots with the one and only Mr Joshua Rivedal.
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Podcast 530: Al McDermid: Finding The Flow Within The Written Word
Todays guest joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots podcast is an author with a similar tale to many of our guests. At least the starting point is. He was born in Michigan, where he lived for most of his childhood, before making the decision to join the U.S. Navy upon graduating high school. He served aboard three different ships and at the U.S. Naval Station at Subic Bay in the Philippines. And whilst on-board dealing with the idle hours, he began writing about his experiences simply as a way to pass the time. Which is something that most of us will do, but not consider why we are doing it. But the simple answer is we are not trying to simply pass the time, but instead are choosing to do something that we enjoy to pass the time. Which if you can then find a way to monetize this enjoyable pursuit, you quite simply never ever work again. After getting out of the Navy he worked at a variety of jobs, including fry cook, baker, disk jockey, electrician’s assistant, book seller, editor, teacher, and taxi driver. But it was when he took advantage of the G.I. Bill to attend college in Hawaii, that he discovered that he could actually write well, and where he continued to polish his skills. He worked as student writing tutor beginning in his second year, and won a number of writing awards during his junior and senior years. All of these small dots building up to something that couldn’t be denied. He was on his way to becoming an author. He just needed to write that first book, which appeared once he relocated to Japan and took a job in Tokyo. He took on the National Novel Writing Month challenge, and after three false starts, finished his first 50,000 word novel in 2011 called The Crossroads at Forgotten Lake and the rest is history. So why was it that he took so long to get to the point that his writing prowess could be unleashed on the world? And does he look back to his life before the Navy and see any more clues as to where his life was ultimately going to end up? Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Al McDermid
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Weekend Rewind - Rick Mulready Dips Into The Motivation Vaults
Every weekend we go back in time and dip into the Join Up Dots vaults to find a show that could well be hidden from your ears. And why do we do this? Well, you success junkies desperate for the golden ticket have been asking "With so many episodes of Join Up Dots out there now, which ones should we listen to first? And its a difficult question to answer as everyone of them has motivation and inspiration flooding out of every pore. So we have simply decided to grab an entrepreneur at random, and share with you not only their journey, but also ours. We think we are getting better at this podcasting lark, but what do you think? Drop us a line at contactjoinupdots@gmail.com and let us know. Thanks as always for listening to the show, and enjoy todays entrepreneurial business chat.
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Podcast 529: Chris Dessi: Loving Life By Being Social
Today’s guest entrepreneur joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired business podcast interview is a man who can be described, almost in just one small sentence. He believes in himself, has big ideas and creates. And as we see time and time again on Join Up Dots, having that belief is the part that most people struggle with. But get it, and fully embrace that belief, then you simply become unstoppable. Which appears to bet the case with todays guest. He is an established personal branding expert, author, and speaker, and also an author of several books, based around social media. And as a result he regularly appears on CNBC, CNN, Fox News and Good Day New York. As he says “I find joy in teaching, and presenting the keynote conferences & love helping people realize how powerful social media can be to create your personal brand, generate awareness & sales through social media channels.” And that is the part that most new entrepreneurs struggle with, building the awareness of what they can offer to the world. They have the skills They have the passion. But getting the word out more often than not is one step to far, and they struggle until little by little they get the ball rolling. So did our guest today have the same issues back in the day, or was it like jumping onto a magic carpet first stop Successville? And when did he realise that he had created his own personal brand, and was it a surprise to him, or part of his master plan? Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show, to start joining up dots with the one and only social media entrepreneur Chris Dessi.
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Podcast 528: Jerry McMullin: Changing The Way We Broadcast Forever
Todays guest entrepreneur joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired podcast interview is a man with a vision that matches that of my own. He is convinced, that the future of entertainment lies not with cable or satellite television, but on the Internet….which is where we all hang out really isn’t it. As he says “We’re about three years before our time, But What’s happening now, if you watch the financials, cable and broadcast TV are going down. Their subscriber growth is dying and in the next three years, experts are saying 70 percent of content – news, entertainment, sports, whatever – will be viewed on wireless devices of some kind.” He believes Internet-based streaming is the wave of the future. But this isnt the only interesting thing about todays guest, as not only is he creating the latest viewing and listening pleasure for us all, but he also operates from quite an usual location His company 4cast.tv is based out of an old AT&T station, which he has spent over seven million dollars preparing in case of doomsday. The structure itself being a Cold War relic designed, as most communication buildings were then, to withstand nuclear blasts. The walls are thick, with only a few windows break up the exterior. Not the most obvious place for a cutting edge entrepreneur to want to work. But our guest is different, and even before I speak to him I get a feeling that he relishes this difference. Highlighted by the fact that instead of investing in gold and silver he went with toilet paper, due to the reasoning “We all need it!” You cannot go against that logic after all. So why is it that with Netflix, Amazon Prime, Podcasting and a myriad of new media rising up the world is still content with their monthly cable packages? And would he say that anyone jumping into the pool today would still be in prime position on the curve? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Jerry McMullin
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Weight Loss Coach Michael Tamez Will Beat Weight Watchers
Todays guest entrepreneur joining us on the Join Up Dots Steve Jobs inspired free podcast interview is a man who has had an amazing journey through a physical transformation, leading to his own successful business. He is now the weight loss coach and operates in a very different way to weight watchers and any other programs you may have followed. As he says ” I was in a bad state. I was morbidly obese, had severe obstructive sleep apnea, high blood pressure, and advanced gum disease. But instead of it allowing it to be my legacy I did something about it. So not only did I lose 105 pounds (47kg) and reverse all of those lifestyle related health conditions, I also transformed the dysfunctional relationship I had with food, my lifestyle, and my true self.” Now this was a journey that has taken over 13 years to occur, a difficult transformation experience that was intensified when he also lost five family members within eighteen months. Because of the tremendous impact of these losses, he was forced to have major mental, emotional, and spiritual breakthroughs in some the most difficult times of his life, which lead him to writing a book and finding his thing. And that thing is what you maybe asking? His mission is to educate people who want to fully experience living a healthy and balanced life by reaching all their wellness goals. By supporting their health through nutrition and balanced living, he inspires a permanent, transformative shift in the way people eat, think, feel, live and love. And that my listeners seems to be a very good mission to have? So was he always on the path to health issues, or was it simply a case of overindulging over a long period of time? And is the transformation towards a physical change started by making the mental change, or does it not matter? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Michael Tamez
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Weekend Rewind - Lorraine Reguly Dips Into The Motivation Vaults
Today’s guest joining us on the Join Up Dots free podcast interview has a harrowing story, that shows how, through one terrible incident, a person’s life can spiral out of control, until hitting rock bottom and fighting their way back. When our guest today was just fourteen, she was raped, she lost her virginity and her life changed forever. Unable to make sense of what had happened to her, still a very young girl, Lorraine Reguly turned to drugs, quit school four times, and became very promiscuous. At age 16, she fell pregnant with a child that she was unable to keep, and fell deeper from the path that could have shown itself at anytime. After the abortion, she got involved with prostitution, and, at the age of 18, gave birth to her son. Now at that time, she made a decision to start fighting back and to make a difference in her and her own son’s life. She went back to school, graduated via a program for single moms, received scholarships and awards, until, after attending university for 5 years, she became a high school math and English teacher, which she worked at for 3.5 years, teaching in a small town, until and we will discuss this on the show, she made what seems a bizarre decision and quit to move back to her hometown, where she returned to prostitution and drugs because the money was better. Her self-esteem was in tatters. Suicidal thoughts running through her days, and an accident where she nearly lost her right leg. If that sounds too depressing to consider, she was just about to enter into the worst time of her life during this period. Her son moved out when he turned 19 and didn’t speak to her for three years. She ended up smoking crack for ten months during this time and then it happened… She nearly died when her appendix burst, and realized she didn’t want to die without saying “good-bye” to her son. As she says, “I had already started to turn my life around about two years before this event occurred, and so when I finally re-connected with my son, my life always back on track. Re-uniting with Julian changed my life in a very positive way. I decided to pursue a writing career. I now own a business, Wording Well, and am an author. I live a clean life, and spend a lot of it helping others. My books are in my local library, and my business is thriving. I’m living proof that a person can hit rock bottom and rise to the top despite all odds against them. My son is proud of me again, too. :)” So let’s take her on the journey of her life again, as we show everyone of you, that life is a series of choices good and bad, and we can all improve our lives by simply deciding to do so. Well let’s bring onto the show to start joining up dots, as we discuss the words of Steve Jobs in todays Free podcast, with the one and only Lorraine Reguly.
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Career Moves By Authors Lead To The Winning Mentality
Todays guest entrepreneur following the words of Steve Jobs, is the founder of Breaking Free Unlimited and author of the inspirational book Breaking Free – My Journey From Breaking Point and Self-Imprisonment to New Life Following Major Personal Tragedy. This is a harrowing, but true tale that is split into three key parts, following the events that occurred within our guests family. A severe addiction, mental and emotional abuse, domestic violence, sudden death, three near deaths, conflict with sexuality and exile from the church, a murder by a family member on a family member, all lead to a place where her future changed forever. And you would almost expect her to have gone to a bad place never to return. But our guest did something very different and fought back, in order to inspire the world. Ready to tell everyone out there, that you are never defined by your situation, or your past. But you are totally defined by the choices that you personally make, no mater when you start to make them. And now as an author, songwriter, speaker and freedom coach she teaches everyone she coaches how to have a winning mentality in life. So how did she push the past away from her, or does she find the strength she displays today by actually carrying it with her? And do people need to see the dark in life to truly gain inspiration from the light? Well let’s find out, as we bring onto the show, to start joining up dots with the one and only super entrepreneur herself Anita Naraya. Jobs, Freedom, Business, Lifestyle, Success, Best, Career, Top, Podcast, Startup, Steve, How, To, Content, Dream 
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Playing Golf Smarter Means Taking Golf Into The Virtual World
Todays guest joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots podcast is an entrepreneur who is combining his passion for a very common hobby across the world, with his passion for inventing the unusual. He wants to play golf smarter, by making a golf academy in the virtual world. Starting his career way back in 1983 which a six year stint in the US Navy as an Aviation Electronics Technician it was little surprise that he would then take his skills into the world engineering. And this he did working his way through a series of positions within the Bently Nevada Corp, always looking for ways that he could fix a problem. Or take something already successful and give it a twist towards greater success. Finding the motivation to build a life of freedom in his life. And now in classic Join Up Dots style, he has taken his passion for problem solving, his engineering skills and his love of golf, and certainly given the whole sport an almighty twist. He has created the world first authentically majestic indoor golfing experience blending virtual and real golf together. He realized his game had diminished due to a lack of interesting choices for golfing indoors which would also meet his schedule and timing needs. He was not alone. The existing options for golfing indoors are sub-par. What was needed was a new industry standard that would: What this means is instead of trying to squeeze a round in after work before the light becomes too bad, you can play 24 hours a day. Even saving a round midway, to come back to at a later stage. Golf has become convenient and exciting, and allows the experts and novices to play together, enjoying the game time and time again. So its ok to get an idea like this but a very different ball game to find the investment and get it off the ground. So how did he do it? And did he find himself surrounded by people telling him that he was mad, and it couldn’t be achieved? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Dave Schultz.
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Podcast 524: Wow We Have Hit The Second Year Of Join Up Dots
Welcome to the second anniversary of  Join Up Dots podcast. Yes, two years ago on the 30th April 2014, your friendly neighbourhood podcaster David Ralph launch his amazing show to the world. And now 48 months later, after over 500 shows he powers up his microphone once more to share his two year journey with you all. From the fear of recording, the stumbles of launching and the building of his own personal belief. And why is he sharing this story. Well he has total belief that everyone of you listening to the shows can go out and get the Dream. And with his coaching platform DREAM STARTERS ACADEMY and PODCASTING TRAINING, he is helping the world to do just that. So listen to today’s episode and get inspired to change your life.  
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Weekend Rewind - Brian Keith Dips Into The Motivation Vaults
Every weekend we go back in time and dip into the Join Up Dotsvaults to find a show that could well be hidden from your ears.And why do we do this?Well, you success junkies desperate for the golden ticket havebeen asking "With so many episodes of Join Up Dots out there now,which ones should we listen to first?And its a difficult question to answer as everyone of them hasmotivation and inspiration flooding out of every pore.So we have simply decided to grab an entrepreneur at random, andshare with you not only their journey, but also ours.We think we are getting better at this podcasting lark, but whatdo you think?Drop us a line at contactjoinupdots@gmail.com and let usknow.Thanks as always for listening to the show, and enjoy todaysentrepreneurial business chat.
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Podcast 523: Steve Rogers: Finding The Happiness Before The Riches
Today’s guest entrepreneur following the words of Steve Jobs by joining us on the top rated Join Up Dots podcast interview is a man on a mission. He is here everyday to find the best ways for companies or individuals to increase their happiness and fulfilment on all levels. Which is an interesting statement to make, especially in regards to having happiness before anything else. As most people would consider that they gain the rewards first, and that is where the happiness begins, but our guest feels differently As he says “I help individuals transitioning into becoming an entrepreneur or making the best of the journey once you are on the path. And the most important, helping to find the best ways for the company or individual to create more happiness, joy & fulfillment in business and life!” So where did he start on the road to where he is today? Well that began many years with Berkshire Hathaway as a branch manager, rising through all Exec positions and to the CEO position in only 10 years. During this period, he was fortunate enough to spend quite a bit time with super investor Warren Buffet and the numerous associates and high-calibre leaders that now form his inner circle. Which was an amazing chance to view the supper achievers at close hand, working in the natural environment, and now take these lessons into his own business with Achlemy Advisors. So did he gain more from the experience of doing, or more from the opportunity to view how these individuals operate? And is he now where he truly wants to be in his professional life, or is he just getting going on the true path that was waiting for him to find? Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only US entrepreneur Mr Steve Rogers.
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The Year Of Purpose And Persistence With Zephan Moses Blaxberg
Todays guest entrepreneur joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who was introduced to me by Ginger Kern who appeared on the show way back on episode 115 He is an author, host of the hit podcast "The Year Of Purpose", entrepreneur, video lover and and a guy who appears to have started moving at an astonishing speed towards the dreamlife, due basically to realising it was down to him to start moving. As he says “I’ve held every job from being a pastry chef in a gourmet bakery to fixing iPhones at the Apple Store Genius Bar. In May of 2013 I left the corporate 9-5 world behind to become an entrepreneur. I was still living with my parents, had next to nothing in savings and ditched my 401K to design a video production company that would place me in the White House along with NFL and NBA arenas around the country.” But all action starts when the dots have started joining up and placing you in a position to thrive, and from starting his career as a Student Intern at Post-Op Media he moved through a series of positions that all have one thing in common. He is a creator and a visionary. He likes nothing more than the process of creating something eye-catching. So it was with little surprise that he became the CEO of ZMBmedia, a Baltimore based video production company providing online marketing videos a promotional content to high end clients including AAA and Merrill Shoe Company. But what is surprising was his next move, as after working in his business for a year and a half, it started to feel more like a job again. He was struggling to find the motivation to make the money he so desperately needed. So he moved out and got his own place, built a business (which brings in more expenses) and did everything right… or so he thought. As he says “I was in a funk and had no clue what to do. But if there was one thing that was certain, I wasn’t living my life purposefully and I had to find a way to reignite the fire fast.” And that is where we will start today’s show, in the same position as so many of our guests who are lost, confused and know that something awaits them. But what could it be? So when he decided to jump from his business, and break free for California? And how did he silence the brain chatter that more often than not keep us rooted to the spot? And, know knowing what he knows would he advise everyone to do this, or does it take a special type of person? Well lets find out, as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Mr Zephan Moses Blaxberg.   If you want to hear more from Zephan Moses Blaxberg go to: Podcast: The Year of Purpose Podcast: Entrepreneurship I Travel I Happiness The Year of Purpose Podcast hosted by Zephan Moses Blaxberg features entrepreneurs, travelers, storytellers and adventurers. In each episode he talks about living a life of purpose and what it took to get there. Zephan is also the author of Life Re-Scripted: Find Your Purpose & Design Your Dream Life Before The Curtains Close. From World Record holders to millionaire entrepreneurs Zephan's curiosity always discovers new ways to be happy and experience life from people who have "been there" and "done that." Learn more at http://www.yearofpurpose.com
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Networking Know-How With Patrick Powers: Networking With Millionaires...and their advisors.
Todays guest entrepreneur joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots podcast interview is a networking expert, who spends his time networking with millionaires...and their advisors, who has a story like so many entrepreneurs I have spoke to. He started his life with limited idea of what he wanted to become, and even less of an idea of how to start something…in fact anything.  As he says ” I was born in Denmark it all started out pretty bad. I was very shy and introverted and had no idea what I wanted in life, except I didn’t want to be employed. So with no real business education I started my first business at 21. Since I had no marketing know how, it only took me a year to run my business deep into the ground and go bankrupt.” But there comes a time when you realise that after years of study at school, that most of us want to leave far behind, you need to get serious and study like your life depends on it. You need to become an expert in something that can open doors across the world. Our guest realised that its ok to have an amazing business idea or product, but unless people find out about it, you are dead in the water.  And so with a total obsession he set to work understanding the skills required to become a top marketer. And so successful was he at learning these skills, that he built a worldwide business and retired whilst still a young man. And like all the greatest sportsman who find out that retirement isn’t all its cracked up to be, he returned to teach entrepreneurship and marketing and set out to create one of London’s biggest entrepreneurial communities with almost 17,000 ACTIVE members. All from just £3,500 in total marketing costs.  As he says “Before you think I’m one of those people that think they can walk on water 24/7, I’m definitely not. In fact I’ve made some big mistakes that I’m quite embarrassed about. But I’m not afraid to admit it and talk about my boo-boo’s especially because I know it can save someone else from the same ill fate.” So why did he always know that he didn’t want to employed even as a small child? And what were the really big mistakes and how did he mentally recover to keep moving forward? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Patrick Powers
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Life Coach Michelle De Spain Shows That Life is Beautiful
Every weekend we go back in time and dip into the Join UpDotsvaults to find a show that could well be hidden from yourears. And why do we do this? Well, you success junkies desperate for the golden tickethavebeen asking "With so many episodes of Join Up Dots out therenow,which ones should we listen to first? And its a difficult question to answer as everyone of themhasmotivation and inspiration flooding out of every pore. So we have simply decided to grab an entrepreneur at random,andshare with you not only their journey, but also ours. We think we are getting better at this podcasting lark, butwhatdo you think? Drop us a line at contactjoinupdots@gmail.com and letusknow. Thanks as always for listening to the show, and enjoytodaysentrepreneurial business chat.
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Online Marketing Made Easy By Being The Sales Whisperer With Wes Schaeffer
Todays guest entrepreneur ready to follow the words of Steve Jobs, by joining up their dots is a man based in the entrepreneurial hub of the world San Diego. Yeah this is where the movers and shakers seem to congregate, and who can blame them. But it certainly is a well worn path that he has travelled to becoming known as the “Sales Whisperer” focusing on the principles that make people want to buy from us instead of the cold call. And this simple premise has given him the freedom to create a life of dreams. A career full of motivational speeches, and inspirational conversations with his customers As he says “Since 1994 I’ve looked for ways to drive sales, and I’ve learned that selling is easier and more valuable to both the sales person and the client if good marketing makes the client aware of you and then contacts you to buy because none of us likes to be “sold.” Seems simple and certainly the best way to go about things. Now back in the early 90’s our guest today, had other things on his mind than making sales become easy. He was firmly entrenched in the US Airforce and did five years in a job until today I didn’t know existed. e travelled the world from South Korea to Abu Dhabi sticking his finger into the air trying to figure out the best time to launch aircraft and strike targets not playing nice with the U.S. and our allies. He was a Wing Weather Officer, and maintained and optimized various unit CRM / Databases to track personnel and equipment for rapid deployment and emergency reaction to Asia and the Middle East. And this knowledge of databases seems to be one of his first big dots, as he has taken this throughout his career, and now is an Infusionsoft expert, TedX veteran, and podcaster with an unusual talent. He is still podcasting, and unlike so many that stop after ten or so shows, is now racing towards 200 episodes of his top show “The Sales Podcast” Added to that he has produced seven kids…even more than me, you know that he is a man at the top of his game to be spinning so many plates at one time. So what was it about the military that was so attractive to him as a young man? And is the entrepreneurial route one that he would encourage his kids to go into, unlike many parents that would encourage their offspring to get a job? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start in the words of Steve Jobs, joining up dots with the one and only Sales Whisperer himself, the sales entrepreneur Mr Wes Schaeffer. To hear more from Wes Schaeffer go to: Podcast The Sales Whisperer®, Wes Schaeffer, Hosts The Sales Podcast By Wes Schaeffer chats with Entrepreneurs Michael Hyatt, John Lee Dumas, & Pat Flynn with inspiration from Tom Hopkins, Zig Ziglar, & Sandler Sales. If Dan Kennedy had a podcast, this would probably be it. Description: Unscripted interviews with successful Entrepreneurs, Professional Sales People, Sales Managers, Business Owners, Marketing Automation experts, and copywriters that provide insight and actionable tips to help you grow your sales, your income and your lifestyle. Join us at TheSalesWhisperer.com/podcasts for recaps of every interview along with valuable resources. TheSalesWhisperer.com is where sales Professionals come to grow.
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Tom Hunt: 0-$4 Million: A Startups Bootstrapped Journey To A Seven Figure Exit
Todays guest joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots has a belief that all of us in life, not least in business, should stop thinking, and start failing. It’s the belief that unless we throw our plans away, take action, see if it works, and then take more action, that we wont ever get to where we should get in life.. And this is of course the mantra of every episode of Join Up Dots, evidenced by the words of the late Steve Jobs. Like so many of us he started his adult life pursuing an education that appears on the outside to have little to do with what he is doing now. Spending 4 years studying a masters degree in Chemistry at London’s Imperial College, he then followed the herd to a corporate job that he felt little connection to. He joined Ernst and Young the auditing company as a consultant and spent time training university students, and developing a skills programme for new graduates. Before moving onto Accenture in London and doing two more years, before saying enough is enough and taking the leap of faith. And this is the fascinating part of his story. As after spending almost three years “working” on outsourcing projects for two of the world’s largest professional service firms, life was beginning to develop a somewhat monotonous rhythm, with one of the only salvations being the occasional travel opportunities to large outsourcing centres in India. So harnessing a desire to be independent, and to have an impact and with knowledge from the best outsourcers in the world, he decided to go his own way and start a small outsourcing service company. With the help of a number of enthusiastic and extremely reliable Virtual Assistants, he set up the infrastructure and started providing an outsourcing service to startups and small businesses around Europe. He took the experiences gained from his past, and brought them all together to build something valuable to the world and of course himself. And now with appearances on Dragons Den, his own top ranked podcast 0 – $4, million, and a day to day hustle he is making his mark on the world. So the question is, how did he know it was the time to take the risk and start going alone? And does he now look back an realise that life is more about the failures than the successes? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only startup entrepreneur Mr Tom Hunt To hear more from Tom Hunt go to: Podcast: 0-$4 Million: A Startups Bootstrapped Journey To A Seven Figure Exit 0-$4 Million: A Startups Bootstrapped Journey To A Seven Figure Exit tracks the Virtual Team Building Platform: Virtual Valley in it's journey from idea to fully fledged online marketplace. Each weekday, we post a 10 minute episode that will provide and update on our key metrics, will discuss an obstacle we have faced, how you can overcome this obstacle in your startup AND we will share one key resource that has added value to our journey.
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Danielle Watson: Anthropology, Business Success And Notes To Self
Today’s guest entrepreneur joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots podcast business interview is a lady who claimed fame in a very unusual way. But most excitingly for a show like Join Up Dots she hasn’t set her stall out to allow that initial career success to define her but has gone on for bigger and bolder things. As the creator of the Purse Process in 2013, her new adventures started in earnest when she started the process of being a bit nosy in ladies handbags. And digging around to share how the secrets of the stuff that a lady carries around with them in their bag actually defines them. Yes as her professional bio states “You see, I’m trained in ANTHROPOLOGY and ARCHEOLOGY, but I don’t much like digging in the dirt. You may have noticed everything about me has a distinctly FEMININE flair. I’m a girly girl from way back. In fact, when I was three years old I had a complete meltdown simply because my mom came home with white panties for me instead of pink. So as you might imagine, the working conditions of an archeologist doesn’t exactly suit a girl like me, so I had to get creative about how I’d apply the vast amount of knowledge I spent several years, countless hours, and paid beaucoup bucks to acquire. Which is amazing to me to see applied in action. The creativity to bring to the world something interesting, unique and career defining. And it certainly was the case, leading to media performances, TedX talks, and a myriad of opportunities as the world started taking an interest in their day to day luggage. And now our guest is tackling even bigger things, leaving behind the success that started off her career in such a spectacular way. So todays discussion could start anywhere, and go anywhere which makes it so exiting to me. Do we start talking about the motivation to get going? Or the inspiration to actually start digging in ladies bags? But if she knew she was so girly throughout her life, why did she enter into the world of Indiana Jones, Jurrasic Park and digging around in the dirt? And does she see that experience is just gained purely to be able to shape your own reality and creative an authentic life of their own? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only entrepreneur Danielle Watson.
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Natalie Sisson The Suitcase Entrepreneur Rewinds Her Dots (Weekend Rewind)
Todays show is a rewind into the life and times of the online success story Natalie Sisson Every weekend we go back in time and dip into the Join Up Dots vaults to find a show that could well be hidden from your ears. And why do we do this? Well, you success junkies desperate for the golden ticket have been asking "With so many episodes of Join Up Dots out there now, which ones should we listen to first? And its a difficult question to answer as everyone of them has motivation and inspiration flooding out of every pore. So we have simply decided to grab an entrepreneur at random, and share with you not only their journey, but also ours. We think we are getting better at this podcasting lark, but what do you think? Drop us a line at contactjoinupdots@gmail.com and let us know. Thanks as always for listening to the show, and enjoy todays entrepreneurial business chat. To hear more from Natalie Sisson go to: Podcast: The Suitcase Entrepreneur - Create your Freedom Lifestyle Business, Be Location Independent By Natalie Sisson Description: Learn how to build an online business you can run from anywhere in the world using social media, online tools and outsourcing every Monday. If you're an entrepreneur wanting to travel the world, create freedom in business and adventure in life and make a profitable living doing what you love then listen in to Natalie Sisson. Visit suitcaseentrepreneur.com/live You’ll be treated to a series of 15-30 minute interviews with highly influential, super sassy and successful suitcase entrepreneurs. You’ll learn the juicy facts about what online tools they use to run their business, how they use social media to build their community and mojo plus what they outsource and how that makes them more effective.
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Podcast 517: Dan Trilk: Success Gained From Corn And Iowa Weather
Today's episode of the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots is another one of the special ones that make me really proud to bring to the world. This is one of those shows whereby a listener of Join Up Dots, has taken so much action in their life, that they deserve to be blasted across the world. And today's guest is going to do just that, as he is a musician, teacher, singer, songwriter, father, husband and a man flexing the hustle muscle everyday. Starting his love for music when he was just nine years old when he started strumming the guitar, and by the age of 12 he had formed his first band “Splat” and was performing original music at school talent shows, ice-cream socials and private parties. And it's all these activities at such a tender age which have the opportunity to become more than something just to do. Actually becoming the first steps on the path to adulthood, and a life of their dreams. But what happens when life has different plans? What should you do when the future that you want is harder to come by than you expected? Where you find different ways of doing it, and today's guest has done just that. After recording his own album "Iowa Weather" he found himself in a slump. He was working all the hours god gave him, he was supporting his family like every father should, and his recorded album was not getting out to the world. And that is where we will begin today's show, as although I have never met him but I am proud to call him my guitar twanging buddy. So has he ever been a normal employee, sitting in a cubicle waiting until 17:00pm to arrive so he can scamper home....free from the days hassles? Or has he set out on on his path joining up his dots, with no plan B of any shape or form? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots in the words of Steve Jobs, with the one and only musician, entrepreneur, and friend Mr Dan Trilk.
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Erica Castner: Want To Be A Better Business Coach? Then You Need The Queen Of Results
Following the words of Steve Jobs with today’s guest entrepreneur finding the freedom to joining us on the Join Up Dots free podcast interview is going to be such a delight. She is a the host of not just Blog - The Queen Of Results, but also the Power Factor Biz Chat and has such a similar story to many of the guests who have appeared on the show that im sure most of you will be the same too. One of burnout, lack of confidence, debt and a myriad of other things, not least not seeing the family that she loved because she was working so hard. She had no freedom and a lifestyle that was totally out of wack. As she says in her own words ” I was incredibly burned out. So burned out, that all I wanted to do was drink a glass of wine or two and crash, only to get up and fake a smile through my next day. I felt like I was on a hamster wheel. Always moving but going no where. To make matters worse, my beautiful teenage “gift” daughters were crying because they wanted more quality time with me and their dad, but we were always working. That was the final straw. Later that summer, I made a commitment to get control in my life. I was tired of letting my circumstances get in the way of my happiness. I deserved to live out my dreams and I was determined to “rock my universe”. But then something came along which did rock her universe, even though she couldn’t quite see the gift that had been placed in front of her at the time. Which lead her to start changing her life and break free from the 9 to 5 grind that had done so well to trap her for the last decade or so. And now she spends every day teaching business owners how to do the same. How to create a lifestyle that fits around the business, and not the normal route where business comes first. So has it been harder to change direction so drastically, or did things become easy when she started playing to her strengths? And as we ask all the time, when you have the freedom to control your own calendar how do you get anything done? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots and following the words of Steve Jobs, with the one and only super entrepreneur Erica Castner.   To hear more from Erica Castner go to: Podcast: Blog - Queen Of Results Description: Erica Castner is the host of Power of Persistence and the Founder of Queen of Results Business Coaching & Consulting. A certified business coach, Erica has been helping busy professionals connect with resources to grow and develop their business since 2006. Visit www.thequeenofresults.com to work with Erica TODAY! Podcast: Power Factor Biz Chat Description: Power Factor Biz Chat is a podcast that is created for entrepreneurs, business owners, or sales professionals. If you are looking to shatter procrastination, increase confidence, and accomplish your goals faster, this podcast is for you. Erica Castner and her guests will deliver bite-size pieces of valuable business building information, twice a week. Each episode will give you the Inspiration and motivation you need to grow and scale your business, be more efficient in accomplishing your goals, and communicate your message with confidence.
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Opera & Comedy Mix: Elizabeth Tryon Is Laughing Around The Opera World
Joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired podcast is an amazing guest entrepreneur. We have many types of people joining us on the top rated business podcast interview Join Up Dots, but today's guest is a slight departure from what we have seen recently. Our guest grew up in New York State, where she had huge motivation to sing pop songs by Madonna around the house and then started writing her own pop songs at an early age. Then when she was nine years old her school music teacher told her she had the voice of an opera singer, and took her to see her first opera. Her great-grandfather was a virtuoso musician who signed with Victor Records in the 1890’s, but no one else in her family ever listened to classical music. Which is a really interesting position to find yourself in. Most people will struggle with fighting their way to a new future even if they are surrounded by people that have the same passion as them. But find yourself in a world, where very few people understand what is going on inside you then it comes down to a huge amount of hustle muscle, and personal belief. And so she worked at her talent, found the right people to work with and a few years later sang her first classical piece, and has never looked back. But even more interesting is her refusal to do things any other way than her own, and is blending many different styles into her repertoire, even comedy with an off the wall version of “Hot Stuff” by Donna Summer. So with all the avenues in front of her to travel, how does she make the decisions that will be right for her own career, and not dilute her natural born talent? And does she embrace the hustle that it takes to build a career, or would she like to just get up there and belt them out? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots and follow the words of Steve Jobs, with the one and only singing entrepreneur Elizabeth Tryon.
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Weekend Rewind - AJ Amyx Dips Into The Motivation Vaults
Steve Jobs created the format of this show, where he states "You can't see how you got somewhere unless you look back" So every weekend we go back in time and dip into the Join Up Dots vaults to find a show that could well be hidden from your ears. And why do we do this? Well, you success junkies desperate for the golden ticket have been asking "With so many episodes of Join Up Dots out there now, which ones should we listen to first? And its a difficult question to answer as everyone of them has motivation and inspiration flooding out of every pore. So we have simply decided to grab an entrepreneur at random, and share with you not only their journey, but also ours. We think we are getting better at this podcasting lark, but what do you think? Drop us a line at contactjoinupdots@gmail.com and let us know. Thanks as always for listening to the show, and enjoy todays entrepreneurial business chat.
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Female Entrepreneur Jackie Woodside Calms The Chaos & Builds Success
Steve Jobs knew a thing or two, and todays guest entrepreneur joining us on the Join Up Dots free business podcast interview is a lady who buys into his words more than most. She is a best-selling author, TEDx speaker, radio and television personality and seminar leader who is passionate about the expanding the edge of human potential. She has written two best-sellers, “Calming the Chaos: A Soulful Guide to Managing Your Energy Rather than Your Time” and “Time for a Change!” Her lifestyle is one of freedom and pure motivation As she says in her own words “I am not one of those lucky people born with success in their back pocket. In fact nothing could be further from the truth. It would be more accurate to say that I fit the classic “tragedy to triumph” story. Before my 2nd birthday, my family experienced the death of my father, his brother and father within 9 months of one another, all in separate car accidents. That means my grandmother lost her husband and two of her three sons in 9 months. Living in a very small town, it basically became my family legacy. My mother did the best she could to raise three kids with no husband and a high school education in the 60’s and 70’s, but let’s just say it wasn’t easy. I had more than a few challenges moving into my teen and young adult years. Poor relationships, addiction, domestic violence and numerous psychiatric diagnoses and medications were what I knew well into my 30’s. But of course what you know doesn’t mean it is true. It is only the reality of your life at that moment and you can rewrite your story by making bold decisions, taking creative action, and starting to truly believe in yourself. And since then she has done just that and as she says “I am now the happiest person I know!” So what was the shift from a life that was all about surviving whatever was thrown her way, to one that is a wow everyday? And is this something that anyone can do, or do the dots need to start lining up first? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots and following the words of Steve Jobs, with the one and only Jackie Woodside.
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Podcast 513: Giselle Gonzales: Building A Career By Sharing The Stories Of The World
Its with total delight that once more the words of Steve Jobs get reviewed with todays guest entrepreneur to the top rated business podcast interview show Join Up Dots. She is a professional traveller, part-time writer, part-time book seller, part-time model, and full-time adventurer. She has built a lifestyle of freedom and motivation. She lives for the careers built around the kind of experiences that create a life that is a wow, and quite simply it seems to me won’t settle for what life simply gives her. Instead she wants to take what is right for her. But I suppose at her core, its not just about what’s right for her, but also what is right for the ladies of the world. Yes, she is super passionate about empowering young women in marganilized communities and loves experiencing and sharing new cultures with others. In fact just recently she was asked to join a small research team for a group called The Syrian Circle and spent the last month travelling across Europe (from Greece to Germany) to document stories of refugees, locals, and volunteers across the region . The second part of her team’s mission was to meet with leaders in each country to better understand the situation, the needs in each region, and how people can specifically respond and advocate for refugees. So you can see this is not your normal lady, who is seeking to climb up the corpartae ladder as quickly as she can. As she says on her blog “Ive got big dreams and a curiosity to see, hear, and explore the world around me.” So what was it about a life of adventure, and assisting the marginalised that so appealed to her? And of course where does she see all this activity heading towards, as its great to be a lady on a mission, but ultimately none of us escape from the day to day living expenses? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Giselle Gonzales
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Faydra Koenig is Americas Crisis Coach Coming Out Of The Fire
Today’s guest entrepreneur reviewing the words of Steve Jobs, on the Join Up Dots free business podcast, is a lady who has gradually built her way to where she is today. She quite simply has been through the lifecoach school of hardknocks and now through her top ranked podcast Coming Out Of The Fire she is showing others how to overcome lifes issues. As her professional bio states “I am known in pop culture as America’s crisis Coach. I come alongside celebrities, professional athletes, corporations and other high-achievers to manage their crisis situations, save their reputations and minimize damage to themselves and their families.” Which is quite a dramatic statement to make. But what has lead to her to want to build a career, and one that is hugely successful around dealing with other peoples heartaches, and personal distress. What made her want to step boldly into a world of crisis management and create a lifestyle of freedom and success. Well reviewing her career, you can see clearly the dots that have lead her to this point starting with a ten year stint as a Senior Case Manager at Tehama County Mental Health in California. Before undertaking the role of Executive Director responsible for a 24 bed, licensed residential facility for the mentally ill. But to my point of view, and we will discuss this on the show the true signpost showing her the way to her current position was as a Court Investigator researching petitions for conservatorship or guardianship to prevent abuse, neglect or fraud. Combining the personal issues that are encountered by mental health, with the day to day stuff that life throws at people, it is obvious that one word is formed: Crisis. So does she see her career dissection in the same way as I do, or does she feel that other elements have lead her to where she is today? And how does she remain bright and breezy at the end of the day after dealing with the kind of issues that her clients are bringing to her? Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only entrepreneur herself Faydra Koenig. To hear more from Faydra Koening go to: Podcast: Coming Out Of The Fire Description: Join Faydra, America's crisis coach as she interviews high achievers who faced unimaginable obstacles and came out on top. A bold approach to crisis management. 
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Weekend Rewind - Lets Dip Into The Motivation Vaults With Chris Taylor
Every weekend on the Steve Jobs inspired business podcast, we go back in time and dip into the Join Up Dots vaults to find a show that could well be hidden from your ears. And why do we do this? Well, you success junkies desperate for the golden ticket have been asking "With so many episodes of Join Up Dots out there now, which ones should we listen to first? And its a difficult question to answer as everyone of them has motivation and inspiration flooding out of every pore. So we have simply decided to grab an entrepreneur at random, and share with you not only their journey, but also ours. We think we are getting better at this podcasting lark, but what do you think? Drop us a line at contactjoinupdots@gmail.com and let us know. Thanks as always for listening to the show, and enjoy todays entrepreneurial business chat.
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Podcast 511: Dr Glenn Livingston, Ph.D: A $2m Debt Leads To A Life Of Healthy Eating
Today’s guest entrepreneur following the words of Steve Jobs, on the top rated business podcast Join Up Dots is a man who not only has been on an amazing professional journey over the last 25 years, but also a personal journey equally as inspirational too. For many years our guest worked for the big food companies and was obese, struggling with binge eating and over eating. And of course as you can imagine this was not good for his well being, so he knew that he had to do something about it, and so he did. He wanted a lifestyle of freedom and motivation and inspiration so made a plan. He conducted research, found the motivation to self-fund a study with over 40,000 participants and made an astonishing transition from obesity and food obsession into a more light hearted relationship with food. But believe me this isn’t a guy with just one success story that we could tap into, as he has had such an eclectic background, and tackled many different businesses and become a success in them all that we could start anywhere to make a great career show. As he says “At the risk of being immodest, I probably have more experience in both coaching and business development than the founders of virtually any other coach certification program on the market. Through the International Coach Certification Academy, I would like to pass on my knowledge, experience, teaching and mentoring to you. Together with my wife and academy co-founder Dr Sharon Livingston, we have sold over $30,000,000 in consulting services to major brands like AT&T, American Express and L’Oreal. I have personally worked with over 1,000 coaching clients and directly supervised many coaches and psychotherapists to” So where do we start on the joining up of his dots? What stage of his career is the most inspirational? With the amazing physical transformation that he went through, losing many many pounds of unneeded weight? Or right at the beginning, when he was a child and couldn’t have believed where he was going to end up? Who knows, but let’s start like we always do, by bringing onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only super entrepreneur himself Dr Glenn Livingston.
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Lead Through Strengths With Lisa Cummings And Love Everyday
Today’s guest following the words of Steve Jobs, is a remarkable woman, business lady, and entrepreneur who believes in something profound, and has created a career around that something too. Something that I buy into wholeheartedly. She believes that life should be built on finding your key strengths and leading the way with them. Not focusing on the things that you cant do very well, but finding the super talent that you do naturally well to then blaze a path across the world. Starting her career as a Sales Executive for Business To Business back in 1998, it appears that the path best trodden for her actually started when moving into staff development. Like myself she has spent most of her working life, building the strengths of individuals in corporations to make better, higher functioning teams. Getting people to feel inspired by the working day instead of dreading that ringing sound by the side of the bed. But what interests me is what personally was driving her back in the day. As with a career strewn with employment lasting a couple of years at each time, it is clear to me that her ambition, was equally matched with a desire to find her thing too. And now as a podcaster herself, or as she calls herself the Chief Strengths Sleuth: Host of the “Lead Through Strengths”​ Podcast: she helps people find and leverage their strengths at work. Complimenting her workshops, keynote speaking and by performing a role of StrengthsFinder Performance Coach, which as you know is a publication that I have recommended many times on the show she is busier than ever.. So what is it about keynote strengths that lights her up inside and makes her want to build a business around it? And is the inner talent something that is easy for someone to find themselves, or do they need a coach or mentor to point it out? And what is the fascination with moonwalking in offices, or leaping dramatically from exploding vans? Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show, to start joining up dots, with the one and only entrepreneur Lisa Cummings. To hear more from Lisa Cummings go to: Podcast: Lead Through Strengths with Lisa Cummings | building engaged teams & stronger leadership w/ StrengthsFinder & natural talents By Lisa Cummings answers your career questions with the fun & irreverence of Pamela Slim & the practicality of Careerealism, using Gallup Strengths Finder to discover and apply your unique strengths Description: The Lead Through Strengths podcast was created for you if you're ready to stop taking the "path of most resistance" at work. It sounds silly, yet it happens all the time when people get focused on fixing their weaknesses. It doesn't have to be so hard. Stop focusing on what's broken about you. In Career Q&A, I'll show you how to find your strengths and put them to work. In the Manager Minute, you'll hear ideas for leading your team so they can come to work feeling more energized and engaged. If you're ready to get your career mojo back, Lisa Cummings delivers it with straight talk and a fun-loving approach. Listener career questions are answered in less than 15 minutes per episode. Strengths evangelists and effective leaders also guest host to offer more ideas you can put to use with your team at work. Here are some hot topic areas covered by audience questions so far: Getting promoted; discovering your strengths; getting energized and engaged with your work (yup, it's possible); differentiating yourself in an interview; career transition; marketing, branding, and promoting yourself; getting unstuck; connecting and networking; job search; personal leadership; side hustles; politics and perceptions at the office; getting viewed as an A player; building trust and influence at work or in your industry; money and happiness; how to get your creative mojo back; understanding how your EQ (emotional intelligence) is more important than your IQ at work; stuff you didn't learn in business school that's hurting your career; getting unstuck and un-trapped; and being a better leader Wanna be on the show? If you're a leader with stories about Strengths-Based Development, you'd be a cool co-host. If you have a question for the Q&A portion of the show, we'd love to feature it. http://pinchyourselfcareers.com/contact/
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Life Coach Ebonie Allard: A Misfit To Maven Leading The Way In Life Coaching
On a show like the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots business podcast interview, its true to say that I have so many guest entrepreneurs who have interesting back stories, but not many that start with “Before I was seven years old I had lived in a house truck, on a commune, in France, in New Zealand, in Ireland, and several homes in England. I had been bathed in a sink, had a pet goose called Lucy, and I think it would be fair to say that my parents gifted me with a curiosity for the world.” So upon hearing this I knew that I had to invite this lady onto the show, but wow what part of her career history do I tell you about in the introduction because without a doubt as she says “Life has been a bit of rollercoaster!” Starting her career after gaining a BA in Theatre Practice and Scenic Art from the Central School of Speech and Drama, she went on to have a successful and (eventually) well paid career as a Freelance TV & Film Production Buyer, Stylist, and Project / Event Manager. She worked hard and played harder. She had motivation by the bucket load. However her energies could only last so long and she would suffer from burn out at the end of every job. She had money, and so she would take herself off to Thailand and engulf herself in fasting and raw food, or go off to Egypt for a yoga retreat. Recharge the batteries to blaze even brighter in the entrepreneurial world. And this was certainly the case, as upon returning she started one of the forerunners in the VA sphere and early adapters to Location Independent Business. As she says “It was a wonderfully brave and stupid thing to do. I was homeless and sofa surfing, massively in debt and knew nothing about running a business. Which meant I had nothing to lose and gave it everything I had. Bootstrapping a business when you are desperate and resourceful can be a wonderful thing, and I was given opportunities to learn from many wildly inspirational Entrepreneurs, Businesses, and Private Clients.” But of course this was just the beginning of everything that would lead her through some seriously dark moments, even contemplating suicide. Her life was a roller coaster of working till she collapsed and then ‘retreating’ around the world. And so the time came when she had her first pangs of “Is this it?!” She wasn’t satisfied, there was a huge void in her life, she felt empty and in the midst of the impending recession she set up My Girl Friday Ltd, providing Freelance Personal and Virtual Assistance to Creative Businesses & Private Individuals in the UK and across the globe. And that is where we will start today’s episode as now life is very different, but how has she made it the life that she wanted? How did she take the entrepreneurial venture, and willingness to put the effort into a new business, but structure it that it didn’t bring her to her knees too? Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start in the words of Steve Jobs, joining up dots, with the one and only misfit entrepreneur herself Ebonie Allard.
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In The Trenches With Tom Morkes (Weekend Rewind)
Every weekend we go back in time and dip into the Join Up Dots vaults to find a show that could well be hidden from your ears. And why do we do this? Well, you success junkies desperate for the golden ticket have been asking "With so many episodes of Join Up Dots out there now, which ones should we listen to first? And its a difficult question to answer as everyone of them has motivation and inspiration flooding out of every pore. So we have simply decided to grab an entrepreneur at random, and share with you not only their journey, but also ours. We think we are getting better at this podcasting lark, but what do you think? Drop us a line at contactjoinupdots@gmail.com and let us know. Thanks as always for listening to the show, and enjoy todays entrepreneurial business chat. Podcast Intro My guest today is the entrepreneur and publisher Mr Tom Morkes who joins us on the very first episode of “Join Up Dots” with the title of a man who quite simply changed my life I don’t think that there are many people alive that I could say that about. But strangely enough until today I have never met him or spoke to him live either. Tom spent the beginning of his childhood in the Chicagoland and West Michigan areas, and then with all his Morkes siblings…three brothers and three sisters gained his education at the United States Military Academy at West Point NY. Upon graduating he decided that there was a further step to go in his military life and was deployed to Iraq as a gun truck platoon leader. You might have thought after so many years in an organised, structured environment such as the military, he would cling to a safe, organised future. But our guest thought otherwise and set off on entrepreneurial path that has seen him write three books, become the president of his own publishing company, and generally having a kick ass life. He travels the world with his lovely wife Courtney, his trusty laptop, and now on today’s podcast interview shares with us, the fears, achievements and success that has made up his life. I would like to welcome to show the one and only In The Trenches Tom Morkes   For more information on Tom's podcast go to: Podcast: In The Trenches With Tom Morkes Description:  In The Trenches with Tom Morkes tells the story of entrepreneurs, writers, artists, inventors, warriors, and leaders who are building disruptive, innovative businesses, who are doing hard, creative work each and every day, and who are impacting the people who matter (their customers, readers, supporters, and fans). These no-bulls*** interviews cut through the fluff and go right into the mindset of what it takes to be a creator, battle scars and all. Listen to In The Trenches and youll hear from best-selling authors, startup founders, people who turned their art into full-fledged businesses, self-made millionaires, and much more. Just some of the subjects weve covered in the past: how to start a business from scratch, permission marketing, how to create and deploy effective design, business development, how to turn your hobby into a business, product launches, copywriting that converts, and much more. A message from Tom: All interviews are unscripted and unedited because I believe conversations are better when they're natural. I hope you enjoy this show as much as I do creating it.
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Freelance Transformation Leads To Freedom Fast Lane With Matt Inglot
Today’s guest joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is the founder of Tilted Pixel, a web design and development agency, which he has been running for more than a decade. Which sounds great. A successful business that is on-line too. A lifestyle of motivation an freedom. But actually the truth was anything but, as we will find out creating a business is easy enough in principle. But creating a monster that takes up every second of your time is even easier. And after more than ten years of running his agency, he knew that he had do some serious changing of procedures so that he could free himself from the business and start living life. He went from being a slave to his business wallowing in “misery and despair” to creating a business that is very profitable and gives him free time to travel and to do the things he loves. But of course a business is not just built on hustle and effort, but also experience gained over many years. And this was certainly the case with today’s guest, as he started his career back in 2005 by exhibiting at tradeshows, working on marketing campaigns and preparing demo software for potential investors and clients. Before working for three years at the Wilfrid Laurier University teaching students business labs part-time, whilst he worked on creating the monster. So what did he do wrong which he knew that he had to change to create the freedom that he is living today? And can he now point the way for everyone, or is every situation individual to the creator? Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only born to be an entrepreneur Mr Matt Inglot To hear more from Matt Inglot go to: Podcast:  Freelance Transformation: Find higher-paying projects, work less, and get rid of the stress By Matt Inglot | Helping freelancers, consultants, creatives, and agency owners to build an amazing business and life. Description: Freelance Transformation is a podcast all about building a freelance business that creates the lifestyle that you desire, not the other way around. If you are looking to find great clients, do your best work, earn higher rates, and enjoy getting out of bed in the morning, this podcast is for you, the freelancer, the consultant, the agency owner, the creative. Matt Inglot, your host, delivers a new episode every Monday. Visit www.freelancetransformation.com for show notes and the Freelance Transformation newsletter.
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Online Entrepreneur & Marketing Expert Shares Secrets Of Success With James Klobasa
Today’s guest joining us on Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free business podcast interview is a man who has a great mantra for life that really touches into what the show is all about He believes that “Life is Soul, Simplicity and Security” He believes that we should have a life that is not struggle, hustle In fact he when he is asked what he does for a living, he typically replies with – “As little as possible.” But what he actually means by that is he has found his sweet-spot that brings great value to his clients, and that he enjoys so much that it doesn’t feel like work. He has a lifestyle of freedom and success. And how many of us have jobs like that? As founder and CEO of Platinum PLM, he creates campaigns for his clients, to regularly achieve six and seven figure results in just a few days. He also helps his clients to improve all aspects of their online activities including: strategic positioning, product development, building database lists, forming JV relationships, creating evergreen business models, automating sales and marketing systems and diversifying income streams. But at his core being of service to others and living with integrity are his key values. So when you work with him you can trust him to care as much about your success as you do. So how did he pull all these areas of expertise together to build a life for himself that is fun, playful and even allows him to jump on his surfboard as often as he can. And is this something that starts with belief, or should we all just start doing anything and build the belief as we go? Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only beach loving entrepreneur Mr James Klobasa.
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Matt Holmes: Personal Branding Expert And Host Of The Handshakin Podcast Is In The House
Today’s guest joining us the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free business podcast interview is a man who has quite obviously got the entrepreneurial gene running through his body. His career has been an eclectic mix of sales, coaching and inspirational content production which has lead him to where he is today. He is the founder of Handshakin, a series of video based interviews with the successful and the movers and shakers across the word, and also the author of Handshakin Your Way to Entrepreneurial Success: How to Network and Become One of the World’s Leading Handshakers But the interesting thing to me, is where he started on the path to where he is today. Back in 2010 he worked for the Groove Automotive company in the greater Denver Area, where he knew right at the very beginning that the ability to make leads and turn them into sales, is never about the hard push. Instead he knew that the key skill was connecting in the right way, and negotiating to the highest level he could. Which was why he made sure that he attended all of the optional professional development seminars on effective negotiation and sales. Greet with a smile, and of course a good handshake. And so throughout his career, starting several companies, working in the real estate business, until he got to where he is today you can see the hustle, the drive and of course the ambition to do something different and make his mark. So does he look back at the early days attending company courses as the true flag that shows where it all started? Or is the idea of meeting with a good old fashioned handshake something that he can trace even further back in time? Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Matt Holmes. To hear more from Matt Holmes go to: Podcast: Handshakin by Matt "Handshakin" Holmes Description: Matt Holmes host short interviews (less than 10 min) with entrepreneurs with1 ACTIONABLE PERSONAL BRANDING TIP you can implement right after listening. Keep up the hustle entrepreneurs
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Travel
Every weekend we go back in time and dip into the Join Up Dots vaults to find a show that could well be hidden from your ears. Giving the interview freedom to be heard once more. And today is with the travel master Nial Doherty, who is travelling around the world without once stepping foot onto a plane. And why do we do this? Well, you success junkies desperate for the golden ticket have been asking "With so many episodes of Join Up Dots out there now, which ones should we listen to first? And its a difficult question to answer as everyone of them has motivation and inspiration flooding out of every pore. So we have simply decided to grab an entrepreneur at random, who has taken the old leap of faith and share with you not only their journey, but also ours. We think we are getting better at this podcasting lark, but what do you think? Drop us a line at contactjoinupdots@gmail.com and let us know. Thanks as always for listening to the show, and enjoy todays entrepreneurial business chat.
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Abundance
When we last met our guest on today’s episode of the Steve Jobs inspiring Join Up Dots free podcast interview, she was in the middle of experiencing some massive growth in her entrepreneurship. Yes, in both her business life and her personal life she was smashing through the barriers. Kicking over her self limiting doubts And creating an amazing future for herself. And she has taken her talents to the next level with the launch of the Art of Abundance with Leisa Peterson This is a story that is long past the old leap of faith stage (although if you want to hear that episode then check back in the archive shows) She has done this by asking great questions to her clients that flock to her like moths to a flame. She asks “Are you someone who is burned out from working hard for many years yet afraid to step back out of fear of losing all you’ve gained? Are your work obligations keeping you from having deeply meaningful relationships with your family and friends? Do you feel stuck in a situation that takes everything you’ve got yet know there has to be more to life…an ultimate state of joy, satisfaction, and fulfilment.” Now the interesting thing about her and what I want to discuss in this show, is whether she truly believed it when she first said it? Did she fully embrace the power that an individual possesses in their day to day lives to create one that is remarkable. Was it by doing the work, and seeing the results in her clients that she fully embraced the possibilities that she could create? You see she has had three stages of success from working 22+ years n the world of finance, pouring herself into earning a high salary, collecting great bonuses and moving up the ladder. Then after facing a major life crisis followed by several tragedies, she moved towards answering the question of could She ever have both inner fulfilment and outer wealth.” And now after creating a successful coaching business, she has sold her long time home,moved to Hawaii, and now come back to Arizona and starting something new. So with all this movement and action taking, how does she know that she is travelling the right course in her life? How does she find the motivation to get up everyday and go through those dark days? And does she get excited by the road she is travelling all the time, or are there still “Wow, I am so unsure of this” moments, lets just sit on the sofa and do nothing today times? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only super entrepreneur Leisa Peterson To hear more from Leisa Peterson go to: Podcast: Art of Abundance with Leisa Peterson: Business Coaching | Belief Transformation | Wealth | Self-Realization | Self-Love By Leisa Peterson: Life Coach for Entrepreneurs, Spiritual Warrior, Mindfulness Teacher Description: Do you long for the day when you’re living a life of abundance? When you can be confident that nothing can get in the way of creating the future you want? Then join business and money coach, Leisa Peterson as she discusses the art of creating more abundance in your business and personal life including interviews with inspiring leaders about wealth, business, relationships and health. Leisa brings her personal experiences of self-realization combined with a 23+ year career in personal finance to help you move beyond limitations, recognize your powerful self and step into your fullest expression of who you are created to be. Use this podcast as a mentoring program to transform your relationship with money, improve your overall well-being and create a life of joyful abundance. To obtain a complementary copy of Leisa's Wealth Flower Exercise, go to: http://www.wealthclinic.com/wealth-flower-opt-in/ or connect with her on Twitter @leislooski
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Meditation, Medicine And The Rise Of The Female Entrepreneur With Dr Michele Summers Colon
Today’s guest joining us Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots business lady who is content to wear many different hats everyday. But unlike the rest of us entrepreneurs who also wear multiple hats, and can’t wait to get rid of them at the end of the day, she seems to thrive on pure entrepreneurship. She is has many jobs, as she is a physician, surgeon, yoga health coach, author and overall health & wellness expert, today’s guest is known as The Holistic Podiatrist of Southern California and has been interviewed and quoted in many prominent publications. One of her greatest strengths is her ability to combine the best of Eastern and Western medicine to treat the whole patient and create individualized treatment plans, yoga sequences, and meal plans for her clients and patients. She believes that food is medicine and that yoga, and meditation are the keys to perfect health. And I suppose being based in Los Angeles she is at the epicentre of what we consider the home of healthy lifestyles and celebrity glamour. So does she find that the pressure to look and feel like a million dollars actually causes people to go about it the wrong way? And how does she overcome those days that we all have when she just wants to crawl under the duvet and eat a box of chocolates all by herself? And what was the key thing that made her ultimately take the leap of faith and go it alone? Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only super entrepreneur Dr Michele Summers Colon.
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Podcast 503: Jasmine Burton: Inspiration To Create The Best Sanitation For The World
Today’s guest entrepreneur joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired top rated Join Up Dots business podcast interview, is a lady who is content to tackle something that so many people would have ignored, or left for someone else to do. Tackling the worlds water and sanitation issues, and creating a lifestyle that is totally under her own control. In 2014, her senior design team won the Georgia Tech InVenture Prize Competition, the largest undergraduate invention competition in the United States, for their design of an inexpensive mobile toilet, SafiChoo. And along side her team at WishWash she has taken her specific design passion, and set out to improve women’s health by means of redesigning WASH infrastructure (such as toilets and menstrual hygiene products) in and for the low income communities of the world. As according to UNICEF, 2.6 billion people lack hygienic sanitation facilities and 768 million people drink unsafe drinking water and, of these people, women and girls are disproportionately burdened by poor sanitation and water inequities. Big bold movements towards a better way of living for so many people. Success that is so much more than something personal. But it wasn’t always plan sailing, and as she says openly “Over the past few years, I have struggled to find my place in the fight for social justice. I have always been angered by unfairness and injustices and, in the back of my mind, I thought that I would evolve into a radical and fearless protesting activist; however, when the time came for me to consciously take strides in defining my role in this space, I was paralyzed by fear and, quite frankly, embarrassment.” She was trapped by smallness of thinking, and smallness of actions. But unlike so many people she found her way through the issues and now is becoming more of who she was born to be. She is an activist, a campaigner, and lady who loves to inspire and be inspired by a world that so many of us ignore on a daily basis. So how did she first come up with the design, and knew it was good enough to persist with even when the obstacles came her way? And looking back, was there a key moment that allowed her to stop acting small, and become the biggest version of herself she could be? Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only sanitation entrepreneur Jasmine Burton
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Success
Every weekend we go back in time and dip into the Join Up Dots vaults to find a show that could well be hidden from your ears. A show that demonstrates one persons journey from trapped employee, tortured solopreneur to an entrepreneur living a life of freedom and choices. 100% motivation to savour on a restful Sunday morning. And why do we do this? Well, you success junkies desperate for the golden ticket have been asking "With so many episodes of Join Up Dots out there now, which ones should we listen to first? What are your best ones? And its a difficult question to answer as everyone of them has motivation and inspiration flooding out of every pore. So we have simply decided to grab an entrepreneur at random, and share with you not only their journey, but also ours. To hear the kind of content that nobody does better. We think we are getting better at this podcasting lark, but what do you think? Drop us a line at contactjoinupdots@gmail.com and let us know. Thanks as always for listening to the show, and enjoy todays entrepreneurial business chat. success, success, success. success. success, success, success, success. success. success,success, success, success. success. success,success, success, success. success. success,success, success, success. success. success,success, success, success. success. success,
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Podcast 502: Jonathan Raymond: Good Authority Breeds The Best Leaders
Steve Jobs inspired all our guest entrepreneurs, joining us on the top rated Join Up Dots business podcast to look back on their lives. Well today's entrepreneur ready to do just that is a man who is more than content to dive headfirst into a business and make it Zoom!! You see he is a great believer that a company only finds true success and becomes the best it can be, by how good its individuals are. So make the individuals great and guess what you get? You got it, an amazing company, a fun place to work, and best of all making healthy profits. A system that brings success to everyone. As he says i have one simple state to find the motivation to do the work that I love. I love people, and I love ideas. But what I love most is helping people take their ideas and make them fly. It’s led me to a 20-year career doing business development in some very different industries. As the CEO of a global coaching business, I led a multi-year transformation of the culture and brand. I co founded a renewable energy company and a non-profit that taught meditation and yoga to at-risk youth. Those jobs and my personal journey drove me to launch refound—to share the best of what I’ve learned in a way people can use. “ So what is Refound you maybe asking? Well this is a great platform that shows all companies how to build the kind of culture that offers people a benefit that far exceeds any paycheck—the opportunity to become better at being themselves. That is the kind of content that produces income like magic. But of course all our guests do not find their thing straight away, and struggle through countless jobs, and it seems like our entrepreneur today has been exactly the same. He started his education at New York University School of Law before entering into several different companies over the next twenty years. So does he feel that he has found his thing, or is he still working on climbing up the right career ladder? And how does he feel when he enters a business and see room after room of sad, dispirited faces? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only entrepreneur and author, Jonathan Raymond.
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Podcast 501: Ty Crandall: Content To Find Success By Seeking Daily Motivation
Today’s guest entrepreneur joining us on the top rated Join Up Dots podcast is a man with content to have many plates spinning at once, not least agreeing to be appearing with us today. He is an internationally known speaker, author, and business credit expert. And when you hear him talk you can say that is also "Pure Motivation" He is the CEO at Credit Suite where he created and continues to grow one of the biggest and most credible business coaching operations in the United States. With a career based around 16+ years of financial experience, he is widely recognized as an authority in business credit building, business credit scoring, and business credit repair. He has written content that has flown off the bookshelves of the world. As the author of two popular books, Perfect Credit and Business Credit Decoded, but that little list tells you just a little bit of the story. As although knocking it out of the park in conference halls across the world, his working life started in a very different position all together. Back in 1994 you would found this wannabe entrepreneur starting his working career under the education of Uncle Sam at the Wright Patterson Air Force Base, in America helping recovering cardiac patients after open heart surgery. So how did he transition from that point to being one of the people that business’s ask for when it comes to credit scoring? Where did he find the motivation to become the best he could be in a totally new environment? And did Uncle Sam give him the working practices that have allowed him to flourish, or has he got to the top despite of that fact? Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Ty Crandall
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Book Launch
Following the words of Steve Jobs today, is a guest entrepreneur that is a special man to have on today’s episode, which is the official 500th interview that I have recorded. Not of course the 500th show we have released, but the 500th time that I have sat down with a mover and shaker to record an interview for the show. And what makes it even more special is this guy was the first interviewee that I ever recorded with nearly two years ago. Yes, the first piece of online content to come from the Join Up Dots conveyor belt. Yep, when I was nothing more than a man with a dream to become a podcaster, with no profile, confidence, social platform, but a lot of motivation, then if it wasn’t for him agreeing to the podcast interview, then there was a good chance that the show wouldn’t be around today. So send all your complaints to him as he could have nipped it all in the bud right at the very beginning Now on that first episode we talked about how he had left the military with a desire to travel the world and create a business for himself on his own terms. A business that would provide both freedom, motivation and income. How he would sit on his bed in his baracks and start creating something that he could show to the world and be proud off. But wow, hasn’t it all changed since we last spoke, as it now seems that not only does he have the belief in what he can achieve, but also the world does too. As he is creating content, products, podcasts, books and income faster and faster. Such as the Publishers’​ Empire, a comprehensive publishing training program, community and book launch platform, which holds over 100 HD training videos, a private, 24/7 forum, weekly small group coaching, exclusive expert interviews with today’s top self-publishers, marketers, and more, copy-and-paste book marketing and sales scripts, dozens of book templates, and much, much more. And those three last words are the key to his increasing success “Much, much more” He is seeing the world differently. He is acting differently And he is playing to his super talents, and where he lacks, finding the super talents of others to deliver much much more. So when did it really start to speed up and in the words of the comedian Steve Martin “He become so good that he couldn’t be ignored any more” And when he looks back at the version of himself, sitting on his army bed, was he close to what he wanted to be, or is that now a distant version of what he now wants to become? has he found the motivation that brings it al together? Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots for the second time with the one and only super entrepreneur himself, Mr Tom Morkes. book launches, book launches, book launches, book launch, book launch
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Weekend Rewind Podcast - Eric James Dips Into The Motivation Vaults
Welcome to today’s guest entrepreneur on the top rated show  Join Up Dots, Mr Eric James Every weekend we go back in time and dip into the Join Up Dots vaults to find a show that could well be hidden from your ears. The perfect content of pure motivation, to sit back and enjoy on a lazy Sunday. And why do we do this? Well, you success junkies desperate for the golden ticket have been asking "With so many episodes of Join Up Dots out there now, which ones should we listen to first? And its a difficult question to answer as everyone of them has motivation and inspiration flooding out of every pore. So we have simply decided to grab an entrepreneur at random, and share with you not only their journey towards business succeess, but also ours. We think we are getting better at this podcasting lark, but what do you think? Drop us a line at contactjoinupdots@gmail.com and let us know. Thanks as always for listening to the show, and enjoy today's entrepreneurial business chat. This is Eric James
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Creating A Joyful Life: The Lessons I Learned From Yoga And My Mom With Jennifer Williams-Fields
Today’s guest entrepreneur joining us on the top rated Join Up Dots podcast interview is a lady entrepreneur who has a brilliantly chaotic story, which in many ways mirror so many of our lives. Things being thrown at us left right and centre, with many of these things not being the kind of things that anyone would have chosen, but in todays guest has helped her move forward to online success. As she says “When Katrina hit, I was a mom of 6 kids under 10, in a dysfunctional, chaotic marriage — my husband is an alcoholic and wasn’t admitting that or dealing with it. Because I had lived down in that area for a long while and had been evacuated before (when it wasn’t necessary)  I opted to ride out the storm, until I was forced at the last minute, to leave. My husband was out of town at the time, so I and the kids literally left the house with only the clothes on our backs and a sack of dirty laundry I grabbed at the last minute.  No papers, birth certificates, SSN, toys, school books, NOTHING. From that disaster, I slowly began to rebuild my life, discovering peace through yoga. As I began to rebuild my self esteem I ended up getting certified, and am now a yogi. I dissolved my marriage when my husband refused to get help for his alcoholism, and I and the children are now living in a small West Tennessee town, happy and peaceful.” Which is a life that could have derailed her, and had her playing the victim card. Blaming her husband, her situation, or her kids for the life that she was living. But she didn’t, and instead of playing the victim, she set out on a path of pure motivation, where she made choice after choice, decision after decision to change her future. She did the tough stuff, the rough stuff, and the things that probably she wouldn’t have believed that she could have done. She is now passionate about writing, yoga, travelling, public speaking and being a fabulous single mum to six super kids. She has found the motivation to build a career around appearing on TV, on podcasts, and radio, and producing great content, showing the world how to be fabulous. Her life is a sort of organized chaos, and she loves every minute of the craziness and is grateful for all she’s learned along the way. So when did she make the decision to start making decisions and taking responsibility for her future and happiness? Creating the success in her life that she deserves. And is it something that she only managed, because she was used to dealing with hardship and obstacles? Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Jennifer Williams-Fields.
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Confessions Of A Female Entrepreneur Direct Response Marketing Expert With Alyson Lex
Today’s guest entrepreneur joining us on the top rated Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots podcast interview is a lady who is a complete rockstar. Not in the get up on stage and grind it like Tina Turner type of rockstar or perhaps she does that in her spare-time. But the kind of rockstar that can make your marketing, jump out of the page, like Mick Jagger on speed. As she says “I can take you from “I don’t know” or “This doesn’t work” or even “I’m not having any FUN with this!” to “My Marketing ROCKS!” Which is of course a very confident statement to make, and one that works on every level. So who is she? She is the former Marketing Manager for Glazer-Kennedy Insider’s Circle – whose first sales-letter generated nearly $9,000.00 in less than 3 days to a list barely over 200 people. Her copy and marketing strategy contributed to a campaign that generated over $1 MILLION at an international event attended by more than 1,000 people. And that is the kind of online content that anyone would want to know about. As she says “When I began working for Dan Kennedy and Bill Glazer in 2007, a whole new world was opened up to me in terms of marketing. I’d always paid attention to advertising, and I always had a strange addiction to infomercials, but I never could have imagined that my life would begin revolving around all things marketing, all the time. I studied Psychology, English and Creative Writing in college – never once suspecting that perhaps I was setting myself up for a career in marketing. I always just loved the English language and the way words could be used to accomplish so many things… and in my Psychology classes, I was learning what made people tick. Now I have the great pleasure of taking the things that I love and doing them for money! I am very content to figure out new ways to make people buy things and it’s quite rewarding to know that my words helped someone increase their bottom line and benefit their bank accounts. I really do have the best job in the world.” So what is the difference between creative writing, and great marketing copy? And does she see that this was something she learnt, or was always in here in some degree? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only copywriting entrepreneur Alyson Lex.
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Dating
Steve Jobs created the format of the show and today’s guest entrepreneur joining us on the Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who has a fascinating story that isn’t very often talked about. But fits perfectly into the words of Steve Jobs. It is so common in the world that there should be herds of similar guys connecting with each other and supporting each other, but I’m not sure that they do. Let’s tell you how it all began…… “In The Beginning: All throughout his early teens he suffered from social anxiety. Going out and doing normal, everyday things such as going to the shopping centre or travelling on a busy train felt like a huge stress. He remembers being around large groups of people feeling really nervous and anxious and just wanting to run away and be alone. But he knew that this was not something that he could just ignore as it really affected his entire life.” So he started to take action and the manner that he confronted his fears and then built a whole business around it was remarkable. Instead of sitting in his room allowing life to pass him by, he found a mentor who seemed to just make relationships happen like magic. But of course there is no such thing as magic, and little by little he started to realise, especially in regards to talking to women what he was doing wrong. As he says “I decided that I would no longer hit the nightclubs and would drop all the pickup lines and routines. It was time to return to the streets to find a girlfriend and just work on being myself and allow my conversations to freely flow in whatever direction they would naturally go.” Gaining confidence in his new found skills he started going out on the streets of London, filming his interactions for fun and posting them on Youtube. He began his journey towards amazing online content creation. Not just his successes, as he also added the process of filming, monitoring, and allowing all the mistakes he was making shown to the world, slowly fine-tuning them for better results. His channel started growing slowly and his video content caused stirrings within the London dating world as many believed that being ‘a natural’ was not the way to go. Be he had found the type of dating advice that works so ignoring this, he stayed strong and continued to push his beliefs which eventually led to inspiring a large platform of guys to take action. So how has he taken this momentum and built a business around it? And is this something that has truly tapped into who he is, or is that nervous anxious individual still lurking under the surface? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only UK dating entrepreneur Johnny Berba.
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Motivation
Every weekend we go back in time and dip into the Join Up Dots vaults to find a show that could well be hidden from your ears. The true motivation gems, that we all need in our lives And why do we do this? Why do we particulary looks for motivation packed episodes instead of entrepreneurial type shows> Well, you success junkies desperate for the golden ticket have been asking "With so many episodes of Join Up Dots out there now, which ones should we listen to first? And its a difficult question to answer as everyone of them has motivation and inspiration flooding out of every pore. So we have simply decided to grab an entrepreneur at random, and share with you not only their journey, but also ours. We think we are getting better at this podcasting lark, but what do you think? Drop us a line at contactjoinupdots@gmail.com and let us know. Thanks as always for listening to the show, and enjoy todays entrepreneurial business chat. motivation, motivation, motivation
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Podcast 496: Joe Calloway: Entrepreneur Focused On Being Better Every Day
Today’s guest entrepreneur, following the words of Steve Jobs on the top rated Join Up Dots podcast interview, is a business author, consultant and speaker, who is out there on the coalface, helping companies become better and better. He's whole career is based on one word and one word only "Best" and i guess we can expand that to "How To Be The Best" His client list reads like an international Who’s Who in business, ranging from companies like Proctor & Gamble and Coca Cola to Cadillac and American Express. Joe also works extensively with small to mid-sized business groups including franchisees, medical practices, law firms, and a range of professional services groups. Now what I love about this guys is his motivation and personal belief that we should all aim to WOW every day. He has an audacious business strategy that leads to amazing success: Be The Best At What Matters Most: As he says “In a tough market it’s tempting to look for shortcuts. Reality check: there aren’t any shortcuts. The one business strategy that creates and sustains success is to be the best at what matters most. What an audacious idea – to outperform the competition on those things that create real value for the customer. There’s a lot of talk about surprising the customer with “wow” factors. That’s all well and good, but the ultimate and most powerful “wow” factor is to deliver on your promise every time, with every customer, with amazing consistency. And in a world of entrepreneurial ventures, over delivering for your customers can take you a long way, but over delivering against what you believe you can personally deliver will take you even further. So where did he start to have such an amazing mindset, that translates so well in the boardrooms and conferences centres of the world? And how did he brand himself to start being recognised as an online expert that solopreneurs, entrepreneurs and even business owners all look to to help them push their own businesses higher and higher towards success? Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Joe Calloway.
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Podcast 495: Pol Cousineau: Motivation: Living The Crazy Adventure That's So Fun
Steve Jobs was a huge inspiration to all of us on the show, not least todays guest entrepreneur. Today’s guest entrepreneur joining us on the top rated Join Up Dots podcast interview is a man who I connected with awhile ago, and quite simply have watched him flourish in a very short time. He is a man who is taking bold, and some might say unusual action in a very unusual setting leading to astonishing success. Studying at University, he left with qualifications in Accountancy and a desire to get into a solid, reliable firm and work his way up the corporate ladder. Haven't we seen those same ideals demonstrated on so many of the Join Up Dots interviews over he years? Well, it wasn't too long into his career when a life crisis led him from a professional life within an international auditing firm to the Peruvian Amazon jungle to work with shamans in a quest for healing. Yes, amazingly he no longer commutes with a briefcase and a suit, he now takes groups of people down into the rainforest for trips with the Shamans, to gain enlightened spirituality and healing. Now, I have spoken to him before hand and advised that Join Up Dots is not about woo woo, but it is about the average person living an amazing life. So no stories that are too out there (although he did tell me a brief story, which was sooo out there, that we will have to try to bring it onto the show) But he has built an amazing life by learning first-hand how to overcome fears, how to tackle huge challenges, and how to up-skill quickly to ensure his rapid progress. So what was it about the accountancy world that didn't light his fire once becoming part of the number crunching game? And did his friends show concern, when he said "I'm quitting this job to go to the Amazon and find myself?" Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, and start discussing creating perfect jobs, with the one and only entrepreneur Mr Pol Cousineau.
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Making The Fundamental Shift To Mastering Mindset With Rob Scott
Today’s guest entrepreneur following the words of Steve Jobs, on the top rated Join Up Dots podcast interview is a man who has been on a terrible journey to get to where he is today. At least in my perspective it looks that way, but perhaps in classic Join Up Dots fashion perhaps it was all these things that were needed to be experienced to make him who he is now. To build his current level of business success from nothing to amazing. As he says in his own words ” As a small boy I had been violently and repeatedly raped from the age of three to around eight years old. Which left me feeling completely empty. So full of shame, it was incredibly difficult for me to feel safe or trust anybody at all. In fact, to deal with this trauma, my brain almost split into multiple personalities so that I could detach and protect myself when I was being seriously abused. As you might imagine, I turned to drugs and alcohol to mask the pain, trying drugs as early as seven years old.” By his late teens and early 20’s, it had gotten so bad that he was in and out of jails, institutions, halfway houses and he ended up homeless, and living on the streets. He was failing at everything, his entire life was a mess and after all he’d been through, he had every reason to hate the world. But he finally realized if he didn’t change, he was going to die. This is when he developed a simple mindset shift that changed everything. He realized that for a long time it was his mindset that had been the biggest problem he faced. In that one moment, he changed his very identity, and what happened next was incredible. And that is where we will begin today’s episode, and this is going to be a great one, as today’s guy has since seen incredible success, and is literally changing the world everyday. So does he see that the things he spends his days doing were always in him, or was it because of his history that he found the skills that he loves sharing? And does he feel that the mindset people have is the number one reason why so many keep themselves small? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Rob Scott. To hear more from Rob Scott go to: Podcast: Mastering Mindset Description: Mastering Mindset Series focuses on the mastery of the individual mind. Bringing awareness to our own evolution of the brain and the pitfalls we face, with the tips to face them. Podcast: Fundamental Shift Description: Bringing our awareness to some small things can bring a fundamental shift in awareness and understanding. This shift can deeply transform our maps of the world, and bring deep meaning to our lives.
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Weekend Rewind Podcast - Tim Paige Dips Into The Motivation Vaults
Every weekend we go back in time and dip into the Join Up Dots vaults to find a show with a previous entrepreneur that could well be hidden from your ears. The perfect content to sit back and savour on a lazy Sunday afternoon. And why do we do this? Well, you success junkies desperate for the golden ticket have been asking "With so many episodes of Join Up Dots out there now, which ones should we listen to first? And its a difficult question to answer as everyone of them has motivation and inspiration flooding out of every pore. So we have simply decided to grab an entrepreneur at random, and share with you not only their journey, but also ours. We think we are getting better at this podcasting lark, but what do you think? Drop us a line at contactjoinupdots@gmail.com and let us know. Thanks as always for listening to the show, and enjoy todays entrepreneurial business chat.
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Podcast 493: Clark Gaither: Online Success Linked To Powerful Words Content
Today’s guest entrepreneur joining us on the top rated Join Up Dots podcast interview is a man who believes whole heartedly in the power of words. But not just using words that make us seem big and important. No, he believes that the words that we should be seeking to use, are as he says in his own ways “The words which hold the most power for you are the ones which move you on an emotional level. If you and another person share the same Powerful Words, you will be connected to that person and they to you, even if they are a stranger. This book is about finding your Powerful Words and using them in whatever you do as you set out to help others in whatever capacity you choose. It is about telling your story, your personal truth. This is where your greatest influence resides.” Now of course this concept of powerful content is not new to me, or should it be for any podcaster or media person, but what about the man in the street? What use are these to him? He has a lifestyle that he has created Well, we find out during the show but one thing for sure today’s guest has many different occasions, on almost a daily basis where he performs as a a writer, speaker, podcast producer and personal coach for physicians and other professionals who suffer from burnout. Also, he has enjoyed a career in medicine for the past 22 years as part of an office based family practice in Goldsboro, North Carolina, which has led him to give hundreds of lectures up and down the east coast to physicians, professional groups and the public on various topics such as physician burnout, addiction and recovery issues, hypertension, cholesterol disorders to name just a few. So what is his passion in life, that is leading him towards bigger and bigger success? Where does he feel that he ignites his true super talent and brings the most value to the world? And out of all the powerful words he could choose, which would he say was his favourite? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Clark Gaither MD
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Podcast 492: We Are The Champions!! Do You Deserve It?
Today's episode of Join Up Dots is not an interview with a successful guest entrepreneur poses the question of how much do you want something? And do you believe in your heart of hearts that you actually deserve the rewards you gain from your efforts? Well we see it, time and time again that celebrities do very bizarre stuff to ruin their careers, when from the outside it looks like they have it made. So why do they do this? The reason is deep down they don't feel that they have put in the work that there success is bringing them. They cant quite understand why they are earning such amazing riches, when other people are slogging their way through everyday. So what we need is to get to the point when all our efforts leave us with the mindset of "Yes!! I Deserve everything you send my way" And when you get to the point, you can then start to really push forward and become the best that you can be. Which brings us even more success and riches.
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Podcast 491: Daniel Hayes: Boxing Clever To Build Huge Career Success
Steve Jobs created the format that our guest entrepreneurs follow on the Join Up Dots free podcast interview, and todays guest is a man who is a top ranked boxing prospect and also Trinidad & Tobago’s boxing ambassador. He is also is a sought after model who has been photographed around the world since the age of 17. And when you see the photos ladies (and of course men too) that fact doesn’t come as a surprise. He is building multiple careers, and has huge motivation to build a platform more than just a boxing career. What does come as a surprise though, is this guy, with a highly tuned competitive streak was so obviously looking for the non-obvious route that could fulfil his dreams.  Growing up he was involved in a variety of sports. He loved soccer, basketball, football, baseball and swimming and at just 10 years old started playing basketball and continued playing throughout college. At 16 he was already a certified lifeguard and a highly recruited athlete in multiple sports. In his senior year of high school he was recruited to play basketball for several NCAA Division 1 and 2 schools. Now this is when one of the big twists occured in his life, or as we say he hit one of his big dots. College proved to be quite a defining time for him, he started as a Kinesiology major, but after just one single acting course, he found that he had discovered his love and passion for acting and switched his major to Theatre. It wasn’t long after this revelation that the acting gigs began pouring in. He landed his first commercial and this was quickly followed by a well-known television ad with Nike. Now he could have said “This is easy” and coasted a bit, but instead he set out to become the very best that he can be in this new found arena. He started defining his craft, by studying at The Second City and Groundlings, schools who boast of alumni including Jim Carrey, Will Ferrell, Seth Rogan and Steve Carell. He added to his training by studying at The Ivana Chubbuck Studio that has trained Hollywood’s elite such as Halle Berry, Brad Pitt, Terence Howard and more. He knew if he was going to be the best he had to surround himself with the best that Hollywood can offer. And now away from the acting he is training for the Olympics, and once again surrounds himself with the best by fighting out of the world famous Wild Card Boxing Club, home to superstar world champions. So what has these diverse uses of his time and talents taught him, as he drives forwards with his ambitions? And is better to become very very good at one thing, or be diverse as he has been up to this point? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only boxing entrepreneur Mr Daniel Hayes.
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Podcast 490: Jesse Tevelow: Being Successful By Connecting His Words To His Passions
My guest entrepreneur joining us on the top rated Join Up Dots free podcast interview is an entrepreneur, writer and business success. He’s the #1 bestselling author of The Connection Algorithm and Hustle, as well as an original cofounder of PlayQ Inc. He is a guy who is getting out there and flexing the old hustle muscle everyday. Which is really impressive as there was a time that his future could have been so very different. But this guy doesnt lack motivation and is simply inspirational as you will find out in todays podcast. As he says in his own words “I grew up in a small suburb outside of Washington DC. After surviving the public schooling system, I attended the University of Michigan, graduating four years later with a heap of debt and a flimsy certificate saying I wasn’t dumb. Life after college was painfully dull. Two years after graduation, I was bored to death, working at a consulting firm in New York City. So, I quit my job and cofounded a startup, which went on to generate millions of dollars. I worked there for seven years, but I was eventually fired for being (admittedly) combative and generally useless. Battling intense fear and self-doubt, I picked myself back up again and decided to write a book. I’ve taken a lot of risks in life, succeeded at a few things, and failed at many―but the world has never let me down. After each failure, I’m presented with new opportunities. Along the way, I’ve met some incredible people who repeatedly support my endeavours despite my shortcomings. I like that point of view. No actually I love that point of view. That is pure motivation on every level. After each failure, I’m presented with new opportunities. Because that is the truth, when you are developing an entrepreneurial venture, or going for the dreamlife you will fail often. But through those failings you will learn, you will learn what worked, what didn’t work and where you need to focus your energies. So what got him started when most people would have settled into the boredom and accepted their place in the scheme of things? And how do you overcome those huge doubts right at the beginning, when you have no experience to fall back on, or fragile belief that things will work out in the end? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Mr Jesse Tevelow
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Podcast 489: Prashant Joshi: An Entrepreneur Who Knows That Gratitude Is The Best Motivation
Following the words of Steve Jobs, my guest entrepreneur today on the Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a computer scientist, an electrical engineer, and has been an IT Industry management leader for the past 25 plus years. Which sounds pretty standard stuff. But Join Up Dots is not a normal show, and is about giving you guys ideas, and concepts that you can use to create great success in your own life. Showing you what other people are doing, so that you can think “I could give that a go!” Leading to careers of freedom and a lifestyle built around success and motivation. Well today’s guest is bringing his passion for Yoga-principles, to his connections in the academic and corporate world. He is getting all levels of management to have a go, and sit cross legged, and touch their toes. He has brought Yoga to the Tennis courts, executive board-rooms, mental health facilities and senior centers. He has been an ardent student of Yoga since 1984, and has had formal Yoga training from various renowned institutions and teachers in India and the US. But what I love about this guy is the blending approach. He isn’t saying this will work, take it or leave it. But he is saying let’s try this, and see how it goes. And from his leadership talks, yoga sessions, or even his laughter therapy he is taking his experience of how the corporate world works, and is building something very different. So was his starting career in Sales and IT the perfect place to begin his journey, or has it actually held him back to where he deserved to be? And is it getting easier to convince the boardrooms of the world, that a bit of the downward dog is a great thing to bring in for the employees? Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only super entrepreneur Prashant Joshi.
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As Told By Nomads Host Tayo Rockson Is Changing The World By Educating Differently
My guest entrepreneur today following the words of Steve Jobs, on the top rated Join Up Dots free podcast interview is the host of the As Told By Nomads podcast, and a man who has been on the show once before, and to be honest he was so good that it is a crime that he hasn’t been on since. So what can we tell you about him? Well this guy is pure motivation from the moment he wakes up to the moment he closes his eyes, exhausted at the end of the day. He doesnt just have one career, but is dealing with so many jobs at one time its amazing. He has a dream to not just improve his lot, or that of his clients, but he is taking on the world. He wants to bring the four corners of the globe together to provide the education that will teach people to accept our differences, both physically and culturally. Growing up in Sweden, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Vietnam and the United States, he considers himself a true citizen of the world. He wants to celebrate uniqueness and encourage diversity, build global mind-sets, tell stories about culture and most importantly to educate the world about the beauty in all of us and how we can work together to improve our global identities. And quiet simply when he was first on the show, you could sense the desire to get out there and do it. But now he is doing it. Really, really doing it. And building greater and greater success in his life. If you want an hour of inspirational content, to kick start your own career then let's bring this introduction to a halt, and find out since our first chat what has been creating the greatest satisfaction in his life? And would he change things if he went back in time, or just move like a twig on the mighty stream of life? Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots on today's inspiration packed podcast interview with the one and only super entrepreneur himself Mr Tayo Rockson. To find out more about Tayo Rockson go to: Podcast: As Told By Nomads Description: As Told By Nomads features interviews with global nomads, Third Culture Kids, and entrepreneurs discussing what it takes to be global leaders.
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Entrepreneur
being an entrepreneur and mastering entrepreneurship is one of the hardest things that you can do. Today’s guest joining us on Join Up Dots, walked away from her global marketing strategy role at Microsoft in 2012 after a successful 16-year corporate career spanning many industries to do just that. Become an entrepreneur of not and build a hugely entrepreneurial lifestyle Now she shows business owners how to stop being the best-kept secret around and instead become a sold-out success. Combining her proven business-building skill set with her ninja marketing skills, Michelle shows entrepreneurs, solopreneurs and small business owners how to build a steady stream of clients and profits for their business. When she’s not working on her business, you can usually find her in the car taking one of her three kids to some sort of activity or at home cooking with her handsome and talented photographer/systems engineer/baker husband (his chocolate truffles + lava cakes are a-mazing).   As she says “In short, nothing I do is based on fly-by-night recycled fluff or the new “it” strategy. It’s based on real world experience I’ve gained over the past 18+ years.”   But of course there is so much more to this story than a lady deciding to go for it, and create an on-line business (not least how does she keep the weight off with chocolate truffles flying around the place). So why did she leave a corporate gig that would have been seen as a successful one after sixteen years of climbing the corporate ladder? And was it harder than she imagined to create that success on-line, or a walk in the park everyday? Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Michelle L Evans   entrepreneur, entrepreneurship,entrepreneur, entrepreneurship,entrepreneur, entrepreneurship,entrepreneur, entrepreneurship,entrepreneur, entrepreneurship
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Podcast 486: Lyon Zonamyari: Is Success & Freedom All Found In A Name? The Name Doctor Is Now In Clinic.
When I started the top rated Join Up Dots podcast, it was important for me to bring to you different people, different conversations, and different varied skill sets. And today’s guest is a man who firmly falls into the different skill set category. He is a man who found the motivation to build a career as a Professional Name Analyst, which if you are like me, until recently would have meant nothing to me. But it has lead to a life of freedom, entrepreneurial success and a best selling book. As he says in his professional bio “There is nothing more important or fascinating to each individual than his or her own personal life. There is not one human being who would not master his own individual life if he could. Your documented names from birth shape and define your character, your personality, both your mental and physical health, for better or worse. More amazing, the second part of this system reveals how letters from each of your names rotate at predetermined years, influencing events and the way you live your life. Incredible, maybe, but true! Name Reality shows you how, why and what you can do. “ And I like that statement “Incredible but true” And I am sure in this episode you will all start looking at your own names in a very different way. So how did he discover this stuff, and did he embrace it straight off, or did it take awhile for him to realise that this was something that would change his life? Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show, to start joining up dots with the one and only Lyon G. Payley Zonamyari
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Success Is So Sweet. Thanks So Much For Making Me Hot
Today was one of those days that when you are working towards something make you sit up and notice. Yes this morning I looked at our rankings on Itunes in the UK and saw that we had made a clean sweep across the board. In the "What Hot" section we were at number one in Business, Education, Health and Careers which is remarkable. And was the first time I had ever achieved something like that. So without you guys this could never have occurred, as its only thousands of ears listening every day that can make this happen. A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who listens to the show. A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who tells their friends about the show. And of course a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who leaves a rating an review of the show at iTunes. Thanks so much and I will see you again tomorrow...... Ps Please make sure that you go over and support the amazing work of listener and soon to be appearing as a guest Mr Dan Trilk
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Life Coaching With The Work Happy Coaching Resilience Expert Jo Casey
Today’s guest joining on the Join Up Dots show is a lady who I first connected with several years ago, but never got a chance to properly say hello to. Which is a bit of a regret, as not only is she a truly lovely individual but is also based in this little island of ours: Yep, she is based in rainy Manchester in the United Kingdom and since working for British Telecom as a Call Centre Trainer has been on a mission. A mission to develop employees everywhere to become the best that they can be, and find happiness whilst they are doing it. And she certainly seems to now have found her thing, after as much struggle as everyone else As she says “I’d love to be able to say I’m one of those people who is so super clever, I built a successful coaching business easily. But that would be a big. Fat. Lie. I spent my first year as a coach taking every course I could get my hands on, which led to massive overwhelm. It became a patchwork quilt of information: a course on blogging, another for WordPress, another on podcasting, then copywriting. But it wasn’t cohesive. I wanted courses to help me go step-by-step so I could focus on what I loved, coaching.” And so how has she done it? How has she managed to blend her years of being an employee into someone who is crushing it, but also being totally themselves…being happy in the process? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the lovely Northern lass herself Jo Casey. To hear more from Joe Casey go to: Podcast: The Work Happy Coaching Podcast Description: The Work Happy Coaching Podcast is the place for Life Coaches, Health Coaches and Holistic practitioners to learn how to build their businesses in a way that's smart, non-icky & filled to the brim with integrity, heart and good humour. Even if you hate marketing, Jo Casey will share step-by-step strategies to get more coaching clients, earn more money and therefore do more good in the world. The show's a mixture of super smart guest expert interviews and Jo Casey's personal guidance to grow your coaching business like a weed. Oh, and she's a massive nerd when it comes to all things coaching - you have been warned!
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Business Coaching, Mentoring & The Six Figure Day With Val Bullerman
Today’s guest joining us on the Join Up Dots free podcast is a lady who like so many of us decided that she wanted something in life, and then found out that she hated it once it was achieved. As she says in her own words “My lifelong goal was to be a manager. I hit the corporate fast track and became a manager in record time – and found out I hated it! The long hours, corporate politics and endless budget meetings drained my energy and enthusiasm for life. What I really wanted, I decided, was a life where I could make my husband and kids my top priority – so I quit the corporate world to run my own business. I built and ran several businesses but something was still missing.” That statement is so interesting to me on so many levels, which we will discuss on the show. But our guest worked on living a life with status and prestige, but then changed direction. So she became an entrepreneur which is the direct opposite to where she was and still it wasn’t right. These decisions seem to be directed by her head, or her survival instincts, yet once she listened to her heart, and really listened to what the old blood pumper was telling her then it all came together for her. And now she works with clients all over the world in such wonderful places as Holland, Belgium, Australia, U.K., Hong Kong and more! She has coached and mentored hundreds of entrepreneurs helping them create 6 figure businesses and beyond. Even achieving six figures in one day. So does she look back at her career in corporate land and thank the gods that even though she was climbing up the wrong ladder, it still taught her the skills to build her own ladder and start climbing again? And how does she balance this increased success with also being a Mum and Wife. Could she see a time when once again the ladder turns out to be wrong? Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to joining up the dots, with the one and only Val Bullerman.
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Podcast 483: Kim Ades: Serial Entrepreneur Changing The Patterns Of Thinking In Her Clients
Today’s guest joining us on Join Up Dots is a lady who is known as one of North America’s foremost experts on performance success through thought mastery. An executive coach and popular speaker, she works exclusively with highly driven, accomplished executives, leading entrepreneurs and high level professionals in their respective fields. Working with high profile individuals who have already achieved success in some areas of their lives, she uses the unique Frame of Mind Coaching process to ignite significant change and life transformation. What this means in a nutshell, at least the way that I see it, is she makes the successful folk realise that they are only at the point of success that they are allowing themselves to achieve. Their thought patterns need to be changed or at least re-directed to allow for greater and greater achievement. She provides a framework, she breaks down the ceiling that they are pressed against, to then build a clear sky to shoot up into. As her clients say “I found that her coaching has reawakened the person in me that had been dormant for years. I had almost forgotten what it was like to feel alive” So when did she first grasp this concept and was it like a angels singing, and a yellow brick road appearing like magic in front of her to follow? And what steps can all of us take to be able to get going with Framing Our Minds for success? Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show, to start joining up dots, with the one and only Kim Ades.
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Podcast 482: Jason Freeman: Finding Success By Embracing His Career And Life Challenges
Today’s guest joining me on the top rated Join Up Dots podcast show is a man who has a fascinating story, some might say a heroic story. With the biggest smile you are likely to see he has found the motivation to overcome one of the most self limiting beliefs that anyone can have “That of self loathing” As he says “At birth, I created a bit of a ruckus and lost oxygen in the process. As I grew, I developed a one-of-a-kind accent commonly called a speech impediment. Also as a kid, I had substantial coordination difficulties. For instance, in seventh grade, I actually threw a shot put backwards during a track meet! I spent much of my life strongly disliking not being “normal.” At least I accomplished a good deal while feeling badly about myself, although, I wouldn’t recommend this type of motivation. I graduated college with a double major in English and Social Work. I earned a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry. And, for ten years, I worked for an organization that served people with developmental disabilities. This was an extremely rewarding job. On a daily basis, I was seeing the best in other people. Unfortunately, I was still often seeing the worst in myself.” But of course, on Join Up Dots we aim to inspire and motivate, not to depress you, and our guest will definitely do that. As little by little he found a way through his difficulties, to achieve the greatest breakthrough of all. He learnt to accept who he was, warts and all, and love himself. And now a coaching business and a flourishing speaking career he is getting out there everyday, and leaving a trail of inspired folks ready to turn their limitations into extraordinary results. So how did he start turning his life around, and is this a process that we can all follow? And how is it possible to actually throw a shot backwards anyway? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show, to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Jason Freeman.
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Podcast 481: Entrepreneurs And Coffee: Education Is Gained When You Just Get Started
Today's episode has been brought to you by the Entrepreneurs And Coffee Podcast hosted by the amazing Brendan Hufford So looking back, and joining up your dots, you have to ask yourself, were they worth it?  Were all of those dots worth learning from and going through to get you where you are today?  And to be honest, it really only matters if you’re happy where you are today.  If you’re happy in your business and life, then you probably have a really amazing sense of clarity about your dots that have brought you here.  But maybe you aren’t. Maybe you hate your dots and hate some aspect of your life and I know listening to David and I today has inspired you and given you actionable advice because we just finished chatting and *I’m* pumped up and ready to crush my goals and live my dream. *I’m* ready to live a life that I don’t have to take a vacation from. But David stressed just taking that first step. And then going one step at a time.
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BONUS Podcast: JV Crum lll Hosts This Special Episode Supporting Conscious World Day
The Conscious World Foundation Inc is 501(C)3 non-profit headquartered in the United States of America. However, our organization is without boundaries in both our reach and purpose. We are here to support, train, and honor young emerging leaders aged eighteen to twenty-five (18-25) who are located in every country around the globe. Our purpose is to develop youth around the globe to become the next generation of conscious leaders. In a single generation we can create a significant upward shift in how our leaders and our citizens envision what it means to win in a global world. We promote the Triple WinTM approach – you, others, and society winning together, as pioneered by our Founder, J V Crum III. Youth Leadership Training and Summit provide the training necessary to become visionary conscious leaders who have the skills necessary to solve world problems and lead to create positive change in every area of human endeavor, including: education, health, business, science, technology, and government. Through our annual Conscious World Youth Leader Scholarship, Conscious World Day, and Conscious World Podcast, we celebrate emerging youth leaders from all geographic regions of the world. By giving these new conscious leaders a voice on a world stage, we both honor them and, through their individual and collective achievements, inspire others to create positive change that uplifts humanity. What We TeachConsistent with our purpose, our mission is to help create the next generation of worldwide conscious leaders. We provide leadership events, podcast, and trainings that focus on developing three qualities in young people: (1) Understanding and application of the Triple WinTM approach – you, others, and society winning together, as pioneered by our Founder, J V Crum III. (2) Assuming personal responsibility for acting with integrity, being responsible for one’s own life and family, and becoming the highest expression of yourself and your potential. (3) Becoming a contributor to our society by caring about others and society in ways that support our becoming a Conscious World. Eligibility & Diversity StatementAll young adults, aged eighteen (18) to twenty-five (25) as of JUNE 30, 2015 are eligible. Applicants from all countries are eligible to apply and be considered to become a Conscious World Leader honoree. Conscious World Foundation Inc is an inclusive organization. Youth are invited to seek our annual scholarship, participate in our trainings, be a guest on the Conscious World Youth Leader Podcast, and apply to attend our Conscious World Youth Leadership Summit without regard to their country of origin, geographic region, culture, ethnic background, religion, gender, or sexual-orientation. Conscious World Youth Leader 2016Each year we select one “Conscious World Youth Leader” who has founded a project that is contributing in to our world in a way that uplifts and improves our world, such as solving a social problem or creating positive social change, helping others or animals, improving our environment, or in some other manner uplifting humanity. This person will represent Conscious World Foundation Inc for the next year as our exemplary youth leader, will be asked to participate on our “Youth Board”, and will be an example to others of conscious leadership. There are ten Finalists who each receive prizes and an award certificate. The winner also receives a $5,000US Scholarship and becomes the youth model as our “Conscious World Youth Leader 2015″. $5,000US Scholarship. The winner will receive a $5,000US scholarship that can be utilized either to pay for college / graduate work or to further their project or cause. Application deadline is MAY 31, 2015.  
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Podcast 480: Mark Podolsky: Serious Motivation To Work Towards The Sexy Stuff
My guest today, on the Join Up Dots free podcast interview is an a man who is on a mission to help us all. He has a passion for helping all of us to break free from what he calls "Solo Economic Dependancy" Now if you have no idea what that means, then Solo Economic Dependency is basically this: If you’re not working, you not making money. High-paid professionals, doctors, dentists, surgeons, freelance consultants, lawyers, accountants……people from all types of backgrounds find themselves in this predicament. Lose the job, or be forced to take leave of absence, and you are forced to dip into your savings if you have them. Well our guest believes that being put into that position is quite simply madness, and works on making money even when he isn't working……in fact, even while his sleeping. As he says "That’s real financial freedom, and that’s something worth striving for" So how has he managed to do this? And are their strategies that all of us can implement that can start helping us break that one job dependancy? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show, to start joining up dots, with the one and only Mr Mark Podolsky
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Podcast 479: Tony Ubertaccio: Ready To Be Tony'd? This Guy Is Motivation With Great Hair Too!
Today's guest joining us on the Join Up Dots podcast is a man who was first introduced to me by Devon Bandison who appeared on the show way back on episode 108. How told me that "If you wanted success, motivation and hustle on your show then this is the man to have!" Gaining his education at Ursinus College he left with a Bachelors of Arts, Business & Economics, and set of into the big wide world with a dream. And it seems to me that this dream at it's core, is about helping people become the best versions of themselves. Helping them not only discover themselves, but build a business around them that flourishes. As he says "In the past 4 years I’ve done everything from sell nearly $1m of clothes in a year while coaching CrossFit, to living the dream and build an online business for study abroad students while in Italy, to building the strategy for a 30 day $122k Kickstarter campaign. It hasn’t all been pretty, but it’s been an incredible education that’s gotten me to where I am today. In my strategy coaching business, I help artists and entrepreneurs like you get started on and move toward their “South Pole Goals” by focusing on the tiny bits of heroism that, when repeated consistently, will make the biggest difference." And that is the key thing to becoming who you want to be in life. Taking small steps consistently, and realising that pretty won't come into the equation until much later on the journey. And now from his hometown base in the Greater New York City Areahe is rocking and rolling and it seems being the version of himself that he was born to be? So when things were not pretty how did he find the skills or education to change the future into one much more attractive? And does he believe that anyone can do what he has, or does it take a special kind of person? Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Tony Ubertaccio.
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BIG PODCAST NEWS: Join Us And Start Changing Your Life Today
Today's show is the full launch of our amazing group mastermind / training centre Dream Starters Academy. This is THE place where your life will start to change quicker than you could possibly expect. There is a truth. Whatever you want to do in life, you must surround yourself with like-minded individuals who are working towards their own goals. Without it you are dead. You will be trapped in the same situation that you are currently experiencing. You can't do it on your own. So if you want to have more fun in your life. If you want to earn more money. If you want to be truly happy. Then its up to you to start working towards it It wont come to you! So go over to http://joinupdots.com/get-the-dream/ and check out the members testimonials, and video with David Ralph and start building your dream today.    
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Podcast 478: Jennifer Trask: Building A Succesful Lifestyle Coaching Business That Is Fun
My guest today, on the Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady who for many years suffered with the age old question that we all seem to struggle with “What should I be doing with my life?” On the outside, it was a question that didn’t seem to be required to answer. She had a great job, a good-life, friends, a boyfriend…..most of our must have tick boxes were well and truly filled. However deep down she had a feeling that there must be more to life than what she was experiencing. This couldn’t be what she had been placed on this earth to experience. So, within six months she had quit her job, and set about going after the life of her dreams. She worked out what she most wanted to achieve, she wrote the lists, she worked her butt off, and she ended up doing something that she didn’t like. As she says “Not every business is meant for you and just because others can make a go of it, doesn’t mean it’s your calling. It was a hard decision to make but I decided, it was time to let it go. When I did that I felt a sense of relief. While I didn’t like the fact that I had just ‘failed’, I did feel relief that there was nowhere else to go but up. Plus, my amazing dad had said to me at that time, ‘Jennifer, failure is like a badge of honour to an entrepreneur. What’s next?” That was a big moment for me. It’s when I learned, and I mean intrinsically learned in all the cells of my being that failure isn’t bad. That failure is a part of growth and it can have a very empowering meaning if we allow it. So where did this moment of relief and letting go take her? And could she have to got to where she is now, without going though this period of her life? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Jennifer Trask
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Podcast 477: Tyler Tervooren: Career Success Starts By Taking The Smart Risks Everyday
Today's guest joining us on the Join Up Dots podcast is a man with many, different achievements, in many different fields. All of them I supposed linked to taking the kind of risks that push you to the top of your chosen field. His success is based around doing the things that he love, leading to the freedom of choice that we all want. You can list that he is the founder of Riskology.co, the leading website for smart risk-takers. He has run a marathon on every continent. Yep, including Antarctica. Organized three world records and holds the title of the Adventure Czar for The World Domination Summit. All good stuff, but when you tie it together with his core mission that he wants to help every person in the world improve their health, work, and adventures by taking smarter risks in their life then you can see he is a big thinker, and a huge problem solver. He works with people helping them to push themselves out of their comfort zones, and developing greater security in their life, higher income earning possibilities and I guess loving the challenge of life, instead of going though the motions. He's an independent entrepreneur who has founded 8 businesses, travelled to 25 countries, and ran a marathon on every continent to connect with the the world's greatest risk takers and adventurers and learn their secrets. As he says "If the time is going to pass anyway, I want to spend it doing fun things with interesting people." So did he always have that dream to change the big things in life. or did he discover this passion by accident later in life? And how does he find the majority of people react when he proses an ever increasing risk taking in their lives? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Tyler Tervooren
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David Bowie
David Bowie, Musician And Trendsetter There is no doubt that among the history books holding the names of rock legends, the name of David Bowie is up there with the best of them. A man who doesn’t just play the game by his own rules, but created the game itself and then ripped up the rules too. He took on the prescribed format of musical output in the early seventies and almost single handedly changed it forever. In this Bowie inspired Join Up Dots biography we take a look at how this unassuming man, born David Robert Jones in Brixton, South London on January 8th 1947, could at first struggle so badly to ignite the flame of success. Mimicking the stars of the day, and stars of yesterday, unable to find his real voice, until stumbling on the very thing that would make him who he is today And that thing was changes, the ability to reinvent himself, and freshen his sound, image and outlook at will, keeping all of us guessing as to his next move for the next forty years. David’s start in life was about as normal as a child growing up in the United Kingdom in the 50’s could have expected to live. His mother, Margaret Mary worked as a waitress, while his father, Haywood Stenton Jones, from Yorkshire, was a promotions officer for Barnardo’s a children charity. Bowie attended Stockwell Infants School until he was six years old, where teachers considered him as a gifted and single-minded child, although not with obvious musical genius, and a singing voice only classed as adequate. When David Bowie was a small child he was fascinated by music, and loved nothing more than tuning into the radio stations of the day to hear the scratchy sounds from some distant DJ in a basement far far away like so many other children. But it was when he was thirteen, and encouraged by his older brother Terry, he picked up a saxophone and started making his own sounds that things started becoming more than a hobby. Terry was nine years older, and inspired and influenced the young David greatly, as most older brothers do, exposing him to literature, rock music and the kind of influences that a thirteen year old child growing up in South London would have been unlikely to discover on their own. David at first tried to teach himself the saxophone, but struggled with it, so made the bold decision to phone the top British saxophonist Ronnie Ross, who he had seen play in the West End of London, and asked for lessons. Ronnie charged David £2.00 per lesson, which was more than this soon to be wealthy practicing rock star could hope to afford. But this wouldn’t deter, young Davy Jones, and he got himself a job as a butcher’s delivery boy to ensure that he had the cash to allow the fortnightly lessons to occur. Unfortunately, although a major part of setting the fledgling rock star on his way to super stardom, with his encouragement and support, David’s brother Terry was not to be in his day to day life for long. Suffering with his own personal demons, the family had Terry committed to an institution fearing for his safety. This no doubt had a huge impact on the young David Bowie, and although good in its intention haunted David for a good deal of his life, even becoming the topic of his song “Jump They Say” after Terry’s suicide many years later. At the age of sixteen, David Bowie graduated from the technical high school he had attended in Bromley, only memorable for a fight he had with a school friend that left him with eyes different in colour to one another, and got his first job a commercial artist. He joined as a Junior Visualiser /Paste up Artist for the Yorkshire based company Neven D Hirst. This is a fascinating move for David to make, as although he was still playing for bands, and striving to break into music business in the evening, he still followed the path that most of us follow. He left school and set about getting a job. Is there anyway that we can break from the path that has been trod for generations before us? Even if we have greatness desperate to burst out from inside us?. Probably not, but as we see time and time again on Join Up Dots, the ability to keep on pushing against the rules of conformity is what allows the great to become great. Stopping ourselves from following the crowd, that leave school and enter the offices of the world just because they haven’t stopped to question why? Well David, did just that and after only five months, knew in his heart of hearts that he had to take control of his life, if his dreams of working as a musician were to come true. The bands he had performed with every night had cemented the belief that he had what it took, not necessarily to achieve the dizzying heights that he later achieved, but at least earning money doing what he loved. Interestingly, crossing his path in these early days was another musician who would also go on to place his name indelibly in the record books, one Jimmy Page the guitarist of David Bowie’s band the Manish Boys. Jimmy Paige of course become a global success with one of the most famous rock bands of all time Led Zeppelin. Several singles were recorded and released during this period, but none could have been classed as anything but a learning curve. Allowing the young Bowie to experience a recording studio for the first time and hear his own voice played back to him. Other than working with Jimmy Paige, the only dot on the Join Up Dots timelines that helps us to see the man that he later became, was when when he made the decision to change his name from Davy Jones, and replace his surname with the now recognizable Bowie, after the knife. Davy Jones from the Monkees was riding the crest of the wave, with hits such as “Last Train To Clarksville”, and “Daydream Believer”, and David felt that this could be confusing to the record buying public, and ultimately could hold him back. Did this make a huge difference, who can tell, but it was better than one of his other choices he made: Tom Jones. It was certainly the first indication of the chameleon like character that has since gone on to characterize so much of his later work. After recording, and performing with the bands, Bowie made the decision to go solo, and pursue a career on his own terms. He recorded his first solo album, which sunk without trace. This was a crushing blow for David Bowie, and instead of working harder on the content he was intent to keep delivering to the world, the musician did something quite unexpected…but quite David Bowie like. He decided to take a break from the music world, and headed to Scotland where for a period in 1967 he lived in a Buddhist monastery along with American musician Leonard Cohen. As he says “”I was a terribly earnest Buddhist at the time I had stayed in their monastery and was going through all their exams, and yet I had this feeling that it wasn’t right for me. I suddenly realised how close it all was: another month and my head would have been shaved.” So David left, and then even more bizarrely joined a group of mime artists, even starting his own group called Feathers. Although this from the outside seems unusual, as we see on Join Up Dots everyday, a person has to try things that may not seem part of the master plan, to ultimately lead them to where they should be in life. It is during these times, when it may seem haphazard and wasteful that most people absorb different ways of operating. Discovering skills within themselves, that they can utilise later in positions not remotely visible at that time. And that is the case with David Bowie, as the added spirituality and theatricality become more evident in his work, as was displayed in his own classic song “Space Oddity” about a spaceman floating around about the earth. Thanks to the BBC’s use of the song for their coverage of the US Moon landing in 1969, David Bowie had his first hit record. With the song hitting the charts on both sides of the Atlantic. What is extremely interesting is the state of mind of David Bowie at the time of writing. The words clearly show an individual lost, and forlorn about the future. No surprise after the failures of his previous musical efforts. “Planet earth is blue and there’s nothing I can do” – shows the realization that there’s nothing he can do about all of the problems he sees in the world. “Can you hear me Major Tom? Can you hear me Major Tom? – He’s lost communication with those on the ground (i.e. in reality). David Bowie showed a window to his soul. He was not part of his previous life of domesticity in Bromley, and was neither part of the rock star lifestyle that he so craved. Bowie was floating out in Space, on his own. Slowly getting ready for the true moment that David Bowie blasted into our consciousness, and the televisions and radios across the world. In 1973, the career that had stuttered and faltered for the last four years, exploded dramatically into life, as from that position floating above the world David returned to earth. This time not as himself, but the androgynous alien Ziggy Stardust. It signaled the start of the David Bowie fascination. Where was the man, and where was the music? Could one exist without the other? Was the high camp fashion that he displayed on stage the true mark of David Bowie, or a curtain to hide behind, whilst the crowds surged, screamed and fainted in front him. This was glam-rock at its peak, and quite literally anyone around at that time would be compared to the strutting, preening and bi-sexual pre-madonna that was 1973’s incarnation of David Bowie. Even megastars such as T-Rex’s Marc Bolan, the flamboyant pianist from Middlesex Elton John, and the upwardly climbing Freddie Mercury were nothing, compared to what the world was witnessing with his classic “Starman” and “Ziggy Stardust” David Bowie was no longer floating high above the world on his own. To the teenagers and music buying public, he was the world, and with his backing band The Spiders Of Mars, the world waited with baited breath to see what they would deliver next. And David Bowie delivered…but once again not in the way most expected, or wished for. Instead of setting off on a world-tour, and crushing the charts with new albums and singles, he announced that he was retiring from touring and that Ziggy Stardust and of course the Spiders were no more. As he announced whilst on stage “Of all the shows on the tour, this one will stay with us the longest because not only is this the last show of the tour, but it is the last show we will ever do.” This surprised everyone in the house – not least the members of his band. The hysteria was over almost as soon as it had started. Which looking back, was an amazingly brave decision to make, but one that showed that David Bowie was in control, and knew what was right for his career. Instead of saying “this is what you want, so this is what you’ll get”, he quite firmly, and with huge confidence stated “You will get what I want, and when I want to give it to you!” This in no short measure ensured that the mystic that has grown up around David Bowie was started off in the perfect manner. He was not going to give an inch. And we are no doubt glad that he took that stance, as his music was becoming more creative and experimental because of it. He had created the freedom to explore what he was capable off. And so began his personal odyssey from country to country, city to city, playing and recording with such eclectic names as John Lennon, Brian Eno from Roxy Music and even Luther Vandross, It was whilst in New York jamming with John Lennon that the riff which became the iconic Fame was first heard, and led to David Bowie’s first American number one. And his later move to Berlin in Germany, harnessed even greater creative imagery and unexpected musical releases with the classic stripped back “Low” and the Eno produced “Heroes”, made whilst he lived in semi seclusion, painting, studying art and recording with Brian Eno. “Heroes” was marketed by RCA with the catchphrase, “There’s Old Wave. There’s New Wave. And there’s David Bowie…” which is very apt, and something that Bowie would have done well to remember in later years. It is true that Bowie likes nothing more than going in quite different directions than what the world expects. Throughout his career he has explored the world of acting from his early roles in “The Man Who Fell To Earth”, through to “Absolute Beginners And “Labyrinth” where he acted beside a series of Jim “The Muppet” Henson’s creations, and even a three month run in the Elephant Man on Broadway. None of the roles or performances would be classed as landmarks in his career. In fact many would argue they were just a distraction to where he should have been placing his attention. On his music. The creativity being focused on areas of interest to David, more to his loyal followers. What becomes a truth with David Bowie, is when he appears to move towards the obvious routes to success, he becomes a pale inferior version of himself. Following the global success of the Nile Rodgers produced album “Lets Dance” in 1983, he appeared influenced by the Music of the time. And one thing for sure being in Duran Duran is never going to inspire the same level of performance as working the bars, and studying the architecture in Berlin or other such locations. David Bowie needs to be off the radar, to be truly authentic. He needs to be tapping into the yet to be seen musical movements, instead of being the leader of the popular and current ones. And so for the next few years David Bowie produced work that was neither memorable nor commercially successful in the same way as his earlier successes. He was falling further behind the crowd, and lost between the teenagers now grown up who adored him in the seventies, and the 80’s versions focused on Wham, Duran, and Rick Astley. Throughout the next ten years, Bowie’s musical career was in decline, with the albums Tin machine and Tin Machine II being commercial and public failures. David Bowie was finished. He had achieved everything that the 13 year old saxophone learning kid could have ever dreamed off and more. He had inspired the world to believe. He had created a new generation of musicians who studied his back catalogue with a religious fervor. He disappeared. Retreating from the limelight, he closed the door on his New York apartment and became David Jones again. Father, husband, music legend, and enjoying retirement. For over ten years, other than a few sightings David Bowie was invisible to the world. We had the memories of past glories and nothing else. But as we have seen throughout the years, Bowie returns stronger when on his own terms. When he is in control to what the world will receive. That is when he delivers, and in 2013 after ten years in the wilderness “The Next Day” David Bowie’s 24th album shook the world. The Spaceman, the Clown, The Alien, The Smooth Groover, the enigma that is David Bowie was back where he belongs. In the ears, and stereos of the world. Saying things the way that only David Bowie can. A musician, a mystery, a creative, a leader, a decision maker, a controller, David Bowie has learnt through all the trials and tribulations, the ups and downs what leads to success. And that quite simply is being himself. A lesson that for so many of us is the hardest one to learn.
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Podcast 476: Lindsey Anderson: Career Success Built On The Motivation To Find The One Click
Today’s guest joining us on the Join Up Dots podcast is a lady with not just a cool nickname, but also is someone that everyone in the online world needs to know. Known as “One Click Lindsay”, today’s guest has become the go to person if you want to know more information about landing pages, email sequences, search engine ranking, newsletters, analytics, social media, pay-per-click ads, websites, blogging to name just a few. She is a lady who loves to know the nuts and bolts that turns a business into a succesfull and thriving business.  Which means, she knows how to get customers to your business, and then convert them into super customers. People who cannot resist your products. And it seems in classic Join Up Dots style, this was a path that she was always destined. As she says “Even as a young girl, I loved bringing a business to life and watch it grow.  Other girls wanted to babysit, while I worked out the percentage I could charge for getting them jobs and managing them.  A lemonade stand was not a “fun” way to waste a summer afternoon, it was a very serious business involving customer acquisition and profit margins. I was born an entrepreneur, and I believe you are either born that way or you’re not.  I see an opportunity, and I have no other choice but to create the business capitalize on that opportunity.  My husband, on the other hand, just wants a job (so I made one for him).  After years of struggling through being an “employee” I started Web Impakt, which over the last 10 years, I perfected (if I do say so myself). I’ve led my team to launching everything from simple web pages to enterprise level systems.  I’ve managed dozens of developers and designers, yet still have had to roll up my sleeves on a Saturday evening (after all, if you want a job done right, eh?).  And most importantly, I’ve gotten very good at generating traffic and leads, not only for my business, but for my client’s businesses as well.” So being born to be an entrepreneur, does she feel that she had all the talents inherently that makes someone rocking and rolling, or has she still had to learn what makes someone successful? And did she struggle at the beginning, or was it whooosh straight to the top? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Lindsey Anderson.
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Podcast 475: Gary Smyth: A Man Finding Success By Creating The New Normal Everyday
My guest today, on the Join Up Dots free podcast interview is the co-founder of Sales Elite and is a sales professional with over 12 years of sales and leadership experience within the technology industry. Most recently he has 9 years’ experience at Oracle America, Inc.  building a successful Sales and Business Development organization of over 100 sales professionals. He is a certified sales professional and also President of the American Association of Inside Sales Professionals Austin Chapter. Which all sounds very grand, and I suppose less than unusual. But it seems to me that it was the big decisions in his earlier life which were unusual and formed so much of what he does today and where he does it. From the decision to move away from home in Belfast as a child and attend school in Scotland, to deciding to work in Japan where her met his now wife, he took on experiences and challenges bold and exciting. But it wasn’t until attending a leadership development program at George Mason University and participating in his first triathlon that the spark to light his entrepreneurial journey truly began. And the rest is history. So why did this boy from Northern Ireland take such big steps as a child? And has his journey been one, that when reflected upon was perfect and planned to perfection, or one made up of seemingly unconnected dots? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only entrepreneur Mr Gary Smyth
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Freedom, Adventure And The Travelling Life With Caroline Makepeace
Today's guest joining us on the Join Up Dots podcast believes in travel, more travel and then when she is finished and wants a bit of rest: Travel. And this is not the pack your bags for two weeks each year, or for as many weekends as you can get, kind of adventure. She is a believer that "Your life does not have to fit in a box. You don’t have to live behind the picket fence, slave away at that full-time job that sucks you dry, and the monotonous peak hour traffic runs. You can have the picket fence and a job you love of course, but, we’re pretty sure you at least want to escape your everyday life for weekend getaways or a three-week vacation every year." But what is the fascinating thing about today's guest, is how close she came to buying into the status quo that life seems to be lived by. Settling into the routine or a life lived on other peoples terms. After meeting each other, falling madly in love and then beginning a five year honeymoon as they travelled the world teaching English, things came to a halt As she says "We returned home after the honeymoon and hit a major slump. This travel life we loved was over. That thinking changed everything and before we knew it we were chasing money making schemes all over the world trying to get the riches we needed to keep travelling. Let’s just say $500,000 and no self-esteem later we woke up." "Why do we need to wait until we have the money to live what’s in our hearts? Why not just start with what is in the heart today?" And with that thought, and I'm sure more than a touch of apprehension they set off on what has become their life, travelling, blogging and helping others to buy into the start the dream today mentality with their top ranked blog "Y Travel" and now with two children in tow, their success, and ability to grab more experiences in a month than most of us have in a lifetime is assured. So what was it about the nomadic lifestyle that had such a pull on them? And is it something that they think everyone can do, or does it take a certain type of mindset? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only travelling entrepreneur herself Caroline Makepeace.
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Podcast 473: Jim Sweeney: Entreprenurial Success With MIKE The Microphone
My guest today on the Join Up Dots free podcast interview is an man who is perfect for a show like this one. As he made the brave decision a few years ago to leave his successful corporate gig and follow his heart. He made the decision to set out to discover what would bring him personal satisfaction in life, play to his strengths, and then turn it into income by creating the Trademarked MIKE cartoon sports character. MIKE is an animated microphone with a sharp wit, humorous turn of phrase, and the go to guy if your TV programme wants a different approach to interviewing live celebrities and sports figures. But of course he is so much more than just a cartoon character, as within his small body he holds the dream, passions and future for our guest all rolled into one. But like all guests today’s started his career as far away as is possible from where he is today, surrounded by the green grass, and bright lights of American sports stadiums and TV studios. Beginning his career as the Corporate Merchandise & Import Manager for CVS & Rite Aid) he spent his time travelling around the Far East importing consumer electronic & personal care appliance merchandise, before later setting up his own company in Sweeney Sales inc. He hustled, travelled and worked hard in an environment that seems from the outside a strange fit for this creative guy. But maybe that wasn’t the case and this was the period of key learning that without it, MIKE the character could never have been born. So was he always entrepreneurial in spirit, but truly needed that thing that played to his own creative side to get going in life? And of course its great to have a fun and creative idea, but how do you keep the buzz when things don’t go your way? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only entrepreneur himself Mr Jim Sweeney.
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Podcast 472: Happy New Year From Join Up Dots
Happy New Year to all of you! If we could come round to all your houses on the beginning of a new adventure, yep a new year then we would. Because without you all we wouldn't have achieved what we have personally achieved in 2015. So what is it that you want to achieve in 2015? Have you set the goals. Have you decided on which dream you want to go for this year? Well David Ralph talks in this episode, how setting goals is a great thing to do but you shouldn't go for the big goals. In many ways these are destined for failure. Big goals are too much for us to achieve after the new year enthusiasm wears off. He believes that we should simply start with very small goals, and by achieving them the incremental goals lead to something amazing. But of course we don't. We set off going for the gold, and upon the first obstacle we fall by the wayside and slip back into our old returns. So what type of things should you look for, and where do you find the support you need to become amazing? Well you will find out all the answers in this episode of Join Up Dots, and you might even get a little bit of Abba too! Happy New Year to You All
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Podcast 471: Scott Alan Turner: Freedom Gained By Being The Financial Income Rockstar
Today’s guest joining us on the Join Up Dots free podcast is a man who calls himself a rockstar, and with very good reason too. No he doesn’t strut around doing the Jon BonJovi return,or perhaps he does. Instead is he is a rockstar in regards to his methods for money management, and can help us all get out of debt, save money and therefore retire at a young age. As he says “I grew up in small town America and now live in the big city of Dallas, Texas. I’m an early retiree who gets to work because I want to, not because I have to. If one of your goals is to do the same, I’m here to help. My mission is to educate, empower, and entertain people from all walks of life by helping them experience real breakthroughs in their lives through hope and financial freedom. My goal is to create insightful, relevant content that you can put to work simply and immediately in your personal life. ” Now that all sounds amazing doesn’t it. And what makes it even more amazing is this guy wasn’t born with an inherent skill to make money, keep money and grow his stash of cash This guy was someone who as he says “I went from a money moron at age 22 to self-made millionaire 13 years later” He has made huge mistakes in his past, but has learnt from them. He has worked at filling in the gaps in his education to become a master of those mistakes. And now with his platform, and newly released Podcast “Financial Rockstar” he is rocking and rolling and loving life. So what was the moment when he realised that things couldn’t keep travelling on a one way journey to broke-ville? And is this something that can be done easily, or is it a case of sacrificing every bit of comfort and niceties in your life? Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Scott Alan Turner
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Podcast 470: Laura Roeder: Grabbing Success By Making Social Media Easy
Today's guest joining us on the Join Up Dots podcast is a lady who boldly states. "If you are a small business owner who is feeling overwhelmed by ALL the different pieces of technology you need to run your small business, you are about to loooove me!" And certainly I have heard her name mentioned by many of the on-line luminaries of the world, who don't just loooooove her, but really like her too. She is the founder of LKR Social Media, where she used her expertise to help small businesses with social media and on-line marketing. She is also the founder of Edgar, which is is a tool that helps with social media scheduling and marketing automation. But more than that she is big on building a business that supports the lifestyle that she loves. She believes that social media is part of a new way of running a business – a business that is internet-driven (even if you don’t sell online), flexible, scalable, and provides you with a life, not a grind, which means that she can travel frequently and recently spent 3 weeks in India and 2 weeks in South Africa totally unplugged. But how is she doing this? Well she earned a degree in Advertising at The University of Texas, while teaching herself about web and online communications on the side. However when she graduated at age 20 she moved to Chicago to start her professional career, but unusually didn't then set into a decade of working her way up a ladder, just to find out that it was the wrong ladder. Instead with limited business knowledge she took the leap started her own company and the rest is history? So what made her different from so many people who wait with fear and apprehension till their mid forties before going for it? And does she look back at the hustles, and struggles with fondness, or a "Thank god I don't have to go through that again?" Well let's find out as we start joining up dots, with the one and only serial entrepreneur herself Laura Roeder.
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Podcast 469: Wishing You All The Best On This Special Day
Merry Christmas to everyone of you! Yes, today is that special day that is all about spending it with your loved ones, whilst enjoying and savouring everything that we have in our life. Being woken up at the crack of dawn by excited children, and watching Nan and Granddad snore loudly on the sofa after the huge meal. And it will be no different in the world of Join Up Dots, after all that is what its all about. But in today’s episode your host David Ralph, wants to share with you his plans for 2016 and to hopefully make you realise that the most wonderful time of the year, should in fact be everyday. We should wake up everyday like those excited children, ready for the wonder that life has to offer. We should not groan when the alarm clock goes off, but in fact shout “Yayy!” when the ringing starts in the darkness. So have you set your plans for the coming year? Have you started to consider what you want to make 2016 be? Well, we hope that we can be part of your journey and as we started the page with “We wish you and your loved ones the happiest time you could wish for!” All the best David Ralph and the whole Join Up Dots team
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Womens Leadership
My guest entrepreneur today, on Join Up Dots free podcast interview is an amazing lady who has pushed herself to achieve true greatness in her life. Yes, she is someone who has demostarted true womens Leadership. Yes, I have never seen this, but I bet many of you will have had this question appear on trivial pursuit at one time or another. “Who was the first woman to row three oceans: the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian single handedly?” Well today’s guest is the answer that you will be looking for, holding four world records for ocean rowing, including first woman to row three oceans, whilst rowing over 15,000 miles, taken around 5 million oar-strokes, and spent cumulatively over 500 days of her life at sea in a 23-foot rowboat. She uses her success in ocean rowing adventures to inspire action on the top environmental challenges facing the world today. But the interesting thing to me is that she was not an obvious choice to be awarded as adventurer of the year in 2010. As we will discuss this during the show, perhaps if she hadn’t attended Oxford University one of the big two rowing universities, then there was a good chance that she wouldn’t have stepped onto the water. And the second interesting thing, amongst all the interesting things is why she upon leaving university, slipped effortlessly into the corporate environment for six years, where now everything points to big adventures, big dreams, and probably big blisters. So looking back on her life would she have skipped the corporate gig, and launched straight onto the waves? Or was this a key part of finding the lady that she is today? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only, entrepreneur and adventurer Roz Savage MBE 
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Social Media & Networking With Go To Girl Natalie Cutler-Welsh
There’s not many people in the world, or at least those that I have met, who when asked what they are most proud off would say “Keeping my family happy and safe during a massive earthquake and starting again and thriving through it”. But that is the case with today’s guest on Join Up Dots. She is a lady from New Zealand who has been on a journey of discovery which lead her from her hometown, into Africa and then back again. As she says “I’ve always wanted to ‘change the world’ and help people. Ever since I was in high school and in the GAIA and Amnesty International Club. I went to Guyana when I was 19. It was eye opening and wonderful and when I got home the Malaria kicked in. So did the realisation that My degree in International Development gave me great insight but I didn’t have the skills or knowledge to really help. Not in the way that I wanted to. I turned my attention to helping people by using the Outdoors as a medium for personal development. I returned from Canada to my home country of New Zealand. I competed in (and completed) the famous Southern Traverse 5 day non-stop Multi-sport race. I used the outdoors to facilitate personal development and for me, it wasn’t about the rock climbing or the kayaking… it was about the people. The looks on their faces when they did something that they never thought they could achieve.” And that was one of those moments when she realised that her talent, passion, skills, and authenticity was linked to making a difference to others. Helping them to achieve greater and greater things, especially in creating a business was the thing that lit her up inside. So could she have got to where she was without this detours and seemingly unconnected dots in her life? And without sounding trite, was experiencing the earthquake a true moment that shook her up and changed her life forever? Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only, serial entrepreneur herself Natalie Cutler-Welsh To hear more from Natalie Cutler-Welsh go to: Podcast: Go To Girl Social Media & Networking Description: Go to Girl is all about helping women and mums in business to get savvy with social media and networking. Natalie Cutler-Welsh presents weekly interviews with inspiring and successful women, as well as information and tips on using social media for your business. Get motived by others' stories and connect with other women who understand the joys and challenges of running your own business. Topics include Social Media, Interviews, Reviews, Networking. The stories behind the women. How they got started, their biggest challenges and why they're passionate about running their own business.
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Podcast 466:Thomas Frank: The College Info Geek Gives Education In True Life Studies
Today’s guest joining us on the Join Up Dots podcast is Mr Thomas Franks, the owner of the College Info Geek, where he puts a totally different spin on going through the college life. As he says to the students of the world “You know that just going to class, getting good grades, and graduating with a degree isn’t good enough any-more. You know that being successful in college takes a bit more work. You’ve got the drive and the ambition. So where do you go from here?” Which is a fascinating point of view, which is very different from most peoples education experience I would imagine, whereby they base this part of their life as a self contained period. Get through college, get the grades, and then set about kicking ass in the real world. But success takes time, so what better way to hit the ground running than fine tuning and developing your hustle muscle before you need them. By doing things the right way whilst in College. As he says “This  blog is dedicated to helping you build a remarkable college career, which in turn will lead into an amazing life. This is not your typical college blog. You won’t find articles with 10 Tips to Win at Beer Pong or 6 Ways to Hack Your Laundry.  That bite-size, regular, boring content has already been written hundreds of times on other blogs. I’m not interested in it. This blog is all about winning at college.” And now he is certainly winning in his own life, and once simply a blog, this is now a lifestyle enthused by passion. So how did he break free from the college mentality that most people buy into, with parties, hangovers, and late nights crouched over the books?  And does he look at what he has created as the whole package or just the starting point to what he can now achieve? Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Mr Thomas Franks.
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Podcast 465: Paige Burkes: Entrepreneur Follows Voices To Career Success
Today’s guest is a wife, mother of three awesome kids, writer, entrepreneur, mentor, yogini and finance executive. She lives in the mountains outside of Colorado Springs, CO with her domestic cats, dog and mountain lions. Yeah honestly, these are full fledged mountain lions, the scary ones that you see in films terrorising communities, and making chickens fly into the air! But if you think that this lady is someone born to be living in the wilderness, then think again. Growing up in New Orleans then moving to Boston for college and the beginning of her career, she was a “city girl” who never spent much time outdoors. But after seven years in Corporate America, she wondered if that was what she was supposed to do with the rest of her life. The intuitive answer was a resounding NO but like so many of us find out, she had no idea what the answer was. So she dropped out, put all of her things in storage, packed up her Jeep with some essentials and followed the voice in her head that said, “Go west and do something with horses.” Her logical mind asked, “Where west and do what with horses?” And the voice wisely answered, “You go figure it out.” And so off she went, into the unknown and a future that was less than certain, which I think is the perfect starting point to today’s episode. How did she overcome the fear that usually holds so many of us back as we start to get that vibe of “There must be more to life than this”? And what does she think when she looks back at those seven years in Corporate? A waste of time, or a huge stepping stone to where she is today? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only entrepreneur herself Paige Burkes.
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Podcast 464: Jeremy Reeves: The Sales Funnel Expert Fights Mediocrity To Gain Success
Today, guest joining us on the Join Up Dots podcast is Jeremy Reeves, a man considered one of the worlds leading authorities on building sales funnels. Which is a very nice statement to be able to make, but it wasn’t always that way. This guy has been on a journey of discovery started by a simple promise to his wife, where he promised “that no matter how hard I had to work… no matter what it took or what we had to go through… I was going to become successful enough to support her so she could raise our future children.” But like so many people who make such a bold statement of intent, there was a big problem hanging over him. He had no idea how he would do it. They were flat broke. They could barely afford to put food on the table, let alone have kids and let her stay at home to raise them. But he made her a promise… and as he says “I keep my promises.” So he took a look at himself, and thought “What will my skills and education be able to develop for me?”He had a degree in human psychology, and had always been fascinated by how the mind works and why people make certain decisions. So wrapping his life around that strength seemed like a good idea. So became A Direct Response Copywriter, and hustled like mad, working two jobs, log hours and developing his skills until he could class him self as a winner. But that was just step one, and after analysing his strengths and weaknesses one day – it clicked. He realized that his strength wasn’t just keeping people glued to his writing, it was combining innovative marketing strategies and positioning tactics (like building a sales funnel) with world-class copy. While most “copywriters” focus on writing – he focused on the things that made more of an impact. The big ideas. The positioning. The congruency between products. The back-end. Simple follow-up systems. So does he look back and think the hustle was the true gift in his life, or could he have got to where he is now quicker? And is he astonished at how many people keep on making the same mistakes time and time again? Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only entrepreneurial Mr Jeremy Reeves.
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Podcast 463: Liana Chaouli: Earning Income By Dressing The Spirit Of The World
When we started Join Up Dots it was a big part of the focus, that we brought you many different types of people doing the kind of things that you perhaps weren’t aware were possible. Well today’s guest falls firmly into that category, as she is an Image Therapist which until a couple of weeks ago I didn’t even know the term existed. What that means is, and I’m sure she will correct me if I am wrong (I am a man after all), but each day you slip into clothes that reflect your personal essence. You don’t just wear clothes that you have worn for the last few years because someone bought them for you for Xmas. But instead by selecting the right clothes you will discover your authentic self… and reflect this in what you wear. Effectively you become more of yourself and ready to take on the world with confidence, style and charisma. And now from her offices in Beverly Hills, California she is taking her clients everyday on a journey of discovery. They are stepping into the brilliant real of wearing colour to live a more boldly authentic and personalized life! So where did this concept come from, and was she always someone who looked at clothes as something more than covering up the bits that we shouldn’t show? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Liana Chaouli
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Podcast 462: MVP Marketing Show With Chuck Wang
It was a total delight to be interviewed by a man who respect greatly in the podcasting online world....Mr Chuck Wang. Chuck is one of those guys that is a true giver. He goes out of his way everyday to make a difference to the lives of every person that he meets, and when you get to finally speak to him you realise a profound fact. He does it quietly and effectively. He isnt one of these "Look at me people" kind of guys. Instead he knows what he is good at, prepares as much as he can to be even better at that thing, and swings everytime. Yeah, he might not always hit it out of the park, but that isnt the point. He turns up and gives it a go. So in this episode of Join Up Dots, we share a conversation that it was my privilege to have, where we discussed marketing, podcasting, why the successful can get lazy, and of course what makes an English shandy.
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Adventure, Travel Tips And A World Of Wonder With Will Hatton The Broke Backpacker
Today’s guest following the words of Steve Jobs on the Join Up Dots business podcast interview, is one of those guys that I love speaking to as when you first research them you think “They are a little bit mad” And then when you see them describe themselves as “An amateur adventurer, digital nomad and travel addict. I like to get muddy, naked and painted.” you think yeah wasn’t far wrong. But what makes this entrepreneur guy fascinating to me, is how very easily he could have been living the normal, humdrum lifestyle of so many of us if he had listened to the words of others. But instead he has created a