Entrepreneur Success Stories By Join Up Dots, Motivation, Leadership, & Business Coaching To Start Your Online Careers

Most of the time on Join Up Dots I write the intros to the show, by researching many different resources to get a flavour of what the guest is all about.

And then every once in a while a guest comes along who basically writes their own intro, and this is what happened today

I checked her "about page" and saw the following, and thought wow how can I top that.....so in her own words

"In the past twelve years I have had to deal with more than a healthy helping  of “are you kidding me?” moments.

In 2002, I hit rock bottom. It was so bad I  lovingly refer to it as a year of “shock and awfulness.” That year my father died,  my mother was in the hospital, semi-comatose from grief, and my husband of  22 years lost every penny of our money BEFORE running off to Arizona with  his girlfriend, who just happened to be a former stripper.

That was just the beginning.

I spent the next decade struggling with loss and challenges on every  front, from finances and family to health and career.

While there were many bounces up and down over the years, I have finally  bounced back and it was well worth the effort. I’m now happily remarried,  employed and have published my second book. I even have children on three  continents and a granddaughter far too far away!!"

Now that is a movie in the making if I ever saw one.

So what is it about todays guest that has managed to find the strength and desire to pull herself back in such a spectacular way?

And why is her book called "My Pineapples Went To Houston"??  I can't wait for the reason behind that.

So let's not wait any longer, and start joining up dots with the one and only Lee Gaitan

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Todays show is going to be different from the majority of the Join Up Dots shows that have been delivered to the world so far.

But in many ways it has the same traits too.

Strength, courage, openness, persistence, creativity and love are in abundance on this show.

Todays guest has experienced something that so many people have endured in their desire to start their own families....miscarriage.

Along with his wife, Kristine and his three children Elise, Charis and Clare, he made the bold decision to instead of pretending it never happened, and to speak about it in hushed tones, he would embrace the fact. He would keep the children that he had lost alive within the fabric of his family.

He wrote the amazingly powerful book "Letters To My Unborn Children" where he not only writes letters to the children he lost, but explains from the heart how he felt from hearing the words "You are going to be a dad" to walking away from another terrible heartache.

Three times he has dealt with something so personal and heart-breaking that you wouldn't wish it on anyone, anywhere

This is a moving book, that shows that fathers are as much a part of the process of grieving and healing, and need the same support as mothers, but for some reason do not get the same aftercare.

So how did he manage to write something, that even in the first few chapters that I read I struggled to go on with feeling the upset and distress that he has been through?

And was the book well received by everyone, or does the world need to hide away from these things?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start Joining Up Dots with the one and only Shawn Collins.

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Todays guest entrepreneur is quite remarkable, and its not just me that says that, but also thousands of people who he has presented to over the last few years.

He is a professional speaker, and record breaking businessman, author and someone who focuses in on Business mastery and also has the "come on guys you can do the impossible you just have to start taking action" vibe nailed down too.

He can help us all get the champion mind-set and build the strength and courage to tackle the "impossible" head on.

We can build lives that give us the freedom to experience what we could only dream about.

But his life didn't start in such a positive way, as at fourteen years old he was hit head-on by a drunk driver while riding his bicycle.

The neurosurgeon said, “If he survives the night, he will be a vegetable for the rest of his life.”

And certainly the diagnosis looked accurate, as he was in a coma for four days, in casts and rehabilitation for a year, and suffered problematic effects lasting many years.

After the accident, life was a cycle of ups-and-downs until he learned the tools and strategies he teaches today.

He started his professional career as a carpenter and exceled with woodcraft, and then created his first business at age 24, when he entered into the residential contracting and real estate investment business.

But it wasn't until after a divorce whilst still a young man, did his life really start to find traction and he began to fire sparks across the world.

In 2011, he decided he wanted to do something amazing.

He wanted to make a difference.

He wanted to leave his mark.

He wanted success.

So from a casual runner, in just nine months he went to running 2,621 miles across America joining the ranks of the most elite ultra-runners in the world.

For 100 consecutive days, he ran a marathon distance, and then gave an inspirational keynote speech to at-risk groups and donated 10,000 of his books "Dream Big Act Big" to the audiences he met.

He ran into New York city waving a huge American flag, surrounded by hundreds of runners, and entered the record books.

And since then he has continued to provide inspiration to everyone that he meets, undertaking many challenges that so many people would look at as daunting and undoable.

So what is it about the world today that sees the challenge too big to even start taking action on?

And was there a moment when he realised that he had the mental strength to tackle anything?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only freedom fighting, america running Croix Sather.

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Todays guest has been on a path for over 45 years, which so many people across the world will be able to resonate with.

She was a binge eater.

Finding huge comfort and them ultimate distress in her relationship with food.

For 45 years, she went through the yo-yo dieting/binge cycle time after time.

Her weight would balloon 40 or 50 pounds, and then she would diet to try recapture her body, depriving herself of all the foods she enjoyed.

She was trapped and didn't know how to escape from the lifestyle that was anything but a happy one.

She suffered the shame, guilt and embarrassment of feeling out of control that every binge eater feels, wondering what was wrong with her and what others must think of her as they watched her gain the weight back over and over.

But now as the creator of the "magic zone" system where she teaches people how to eat what they want in moderation, never feeling deprived and never feeling compelled to binge, she hasn't binged once.

And with her online platform Peaceful Eater and her best selling book  Stop Binge Eating and Start Living Again she seems to have found her place in life.

So was she always a lady that even a child had a relationship with food that wasn't conducive to peace of mind and healthy living?

And does she find that people struggle more and more with eating disorders as the media increase their focus on beauty and gorgeous celebrities?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Julie Latz.

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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.

 

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Todays guest is a lady who has been on a 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 would happen again

She set out on the path of learning everything she could about business and financial management.

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.

So how did she create this online success, when quite openly admitting that she didn't have the knowledge to be a business success?

And where does she see the common issues that others encounter as they start there entrepreneurial leaps?

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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Todays guest is a lady who from her home in Ellensburg, Washington, is driving the wannabe entrepreneurs and the ones who have already taken the leap to greatness.

She will help us find our paths, focus in on our perfect avatars, and create businesses that are perfect for ourselves.

She knows what to do and can share the gold, to ease the way for others.

But don’t think for a moment that this show is about a lady who was born to do the right things at the right time.

This is a lady who has hustled her way to success, by taking on many roles, seemingly unrelated to do the thing she loves.

She has been a proper cowgirl working on a ranch, been a seller of sex toys (don’t put those on your Xmas lists Kids), started her own cleaning company, even though she hates cleaning, and taught Irish Dancing to children.

The whole vibe is perfect for a show like Join Up Dots, where you look at the list and the only thing you can think from the outsiders view is “Well I guess no experience is wasted”

As she says on her business site “I don’t believe in jumping out of an airplane that works and any water meant for swimming or soaking should be at least 90 degrees. Past that I’m open to trying pretty much anything. This has filled my life with some pretty amazing experiences and I’ve met some incredible people. I feel blessed everyday for everything I have and even for the bumps in the road – I believe those have big lessons for us.”

Well I also believe in not jumping out of an airplane, so we have got something in common already.

But how does this business lady find something in all these seemingly unconnected roles that have lit the fuel for greatness.

And if she could go back to one of these roles, leaving the position where she is today, would she?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start Joining Up Dots with the one and only Tara Truax

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Todays guest is a man who kindly had me on his amazing show “The Business Of Marriage”  back in November 2014, and such a good time we had, well I just had to reciprocate to bring him on my own.

He is a man who has so many things going on his life that quite simply he could be classed a man married to his job, but actually his job is to bring work and marriage together.

He looks for the happy point where he can work hard, enjoy himself, but also keep his marriage to his beloved wife Shannon ticking along better than most.

And instead of keeping this secret to himself, and feeling content that he has managed to do something that so many people struggle with he helps others to do the same.

Since January 2006, he has coached mentored and supported individuals and companies across America to work harder than they thought possible to reconnect, communicate at a deeper level, and support their other halves.

And when it comes to the entrepreneurs of  the world, who quite often focus more on their business to create the income that they want than spending quality time with their special ones.

As he says “The fastest way to increase your financial income in your business and your emotional income in your personal life is by strengthening your relationship capitol. “

So did he ever go in an opposing direction to where he is now, and fall into the trap that brings so many couples to their knees.

And what is the key mistakes that people make when they start to build a new life for themselves?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots the one and only Mr Dino Watt.

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Todays guest on Join Up Dots is a lady with a fascinating but harrowing tale that could affect most of us during our lives.

She is a lady who has been forced to deal with an illness that is unseen, hard to diagnose for the majority of people, not least the patient, and one that can bring a family to their knees …..Mental Illness.

When our guest was a young lady at high school, she watched her mother’s dreams disintegrate around her, and unable to cope with the disappointment, her Mother picked up the bottle and descended into alcoholism, whilst she descended into her first bout with depression.

I suppose that is acceptable, and a perfectly reasonable response to seeing a love one in such distress and unable to reach out and help them as much as you would like.

However these feelings got worse and worse, until a few years later things got so bad that she couldn’t see a future and attempted suicide.

Fortunately, it didn’t work, and no matter how hard she battled to get her life back together, but attending and then dropping out of University, it was a battle that looked like she wasn’t going to win.

 It wasn’t until after she married her husband Wade, that her problems escalated to a point where she stopped going out, stopped eating, started throwing out the groceries, and stopped showering.

Danger seemed to lurk everywhere and strangers in the shadows seemed to pose a threat.

Her husband did everything he could to prevent potential break-ins and to ease her fears.

She says in her own words “At that time I didn’t know I was sick. It is a scary thought that I was so sick but I was completely unaware. “

Now as a speaker, author and owner of her own company bringing to the fore the subject of Mental Illness and Recovery, she is a lady on a mission.

And a mission that many fail to grasp they are in need of until hearing her powerful story first hand.

So how did she find a path that is so inspiring, from a position of total despair.

And, did she find the writing of her book Being Mentally Healthy (in spite of a mental iIlness) a challenge or a cathartic experience?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Elizabeth Anderson.

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Todays guest is a man who when it comes to building cash flow and attracting wealth into your life is at the top of his game and has been for over 40 years.

Many people who are experienced with growth techniques will focus in one demographic: individuals, small business, organisations and job done.

What makes our guest sought after to spread his message on TV and Radio across the globe, is that he has been able to change the monetary positions of all those groups and more.

He has the ability to change mind-set, encourage people to believe that they can make money and most importantly enjoy themselves whilst doing it.

He has since 1977 written over 18 books including Business books, manuals and audio programs, include ‘Debt Free with Financial Kung Fu’, ‘Talk & Grow Rich’, ‘Turbo Success’, The Eureka! Enigma and ‘Escape From Where I Am’,

But how has he escaped from where he was, and how has he balanced his love of making money with his love of spending money on the things that light him up inside, such as his passion for fast cars, motorcycles and speedboats.

Even going as far as attempting to smash the motorbike land speed world record back in 2009, which stood at  360mph.

Yep on his super fast motorbike he set out to go over 400mph and become the worlds fastest man on a bike.

This is going to be a fascinating discussion about belief, courage, persistence and I’m sure more than a bit of luck

But where did he come from? Where did life begin for this passionate and inspirational Britain?

And has he seen a trait that holds most people back from belief in a world of financial abundance and enjoyment?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Ron G Holland

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Todays guest entrepreneur is a lady who is inspired to take bold action everyday to inspire everyone that she meets, to want to take action too.

Do the scary things that hold us back from greatness?

Find the freedom to challenge the status quo, and find better ways to live for not just yourself, but the communities around you?

Accept diversity as the magic that makes this planet the wonderful and fascinating place that we live.

She brings 10+ years in Student Affairs, 5+ years of national consulting work, and 2+ years of stand up comedy into her life everyday as part of her mission to inspire change, dismantle oppression, and recognize our privilege.

Through teaching, writing and facilitating tough conversations, she has figured out how to create a lifestyle which allows her to be the change she wants to be, and is now ready to teach others how to do the same.

So when did she realise that there was a need in her to stand up and state "I am social justice" which just happens to the name of her blog too!

And does she see a changing in opinions and attitudes throughout the world, as we look to accept who we are and more importantly who others are too?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only US entrepreneur Jessica Pettitt.

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Todays guest is a man who has been looking at what makes high performing teams in the corporate world for over 25 years.

Is it the leaders that bring everything together, or is it just the combined sum of all the parts that make a team that hums like a well tuned engine?

Can we build teams that go off like a rocket from the start, or is it a slowly, slowly approach that builds the effectiveness that companies are looking for the world over?

Well through his on hands study through working for Transworld Systems for nearly 30 years he has built up ideas of the right way to go about it, which he has presented to the world in his well received books "Full Contact Leadership" and ""What Exceptional Leaders Know" co-authored with Tracy Spears.

The books are littered with practical advice and real life examples of the way to go to be seen as a leader that people will want to work for.

So did he start his studies into leadership early, or did he like many of us realise that certain people he was working under were simply not up to the job?

And can he see a change in the way that leadership is seen and taught now compared to when he started his career back in the mid eighties?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Wally Schmader.

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It is super to have todays guest on the inspirational Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots podcast show, as he is quite simply the nearest to a real life superman that I have ever spoken to.

He is a man on a mission, and it is a mission that will take him around the world and inspire the world at the same time.

Starting in April 2015 and finishing in January 2020, he is going to try to complete a record-breaking 7 Continents Round the World Cycle ride, whilst wearing a superman costume?

You can only imagine how sore parts of his body are going to be on this epic adventure!

Starting his career as a teacher, he always had the motivation to jump onto his bike and see the world. Never content to just relax and go with the flow.

His cycling adventures actually started way back in 2011, when he cycled 4,000km from his home in Tooting to Turkey, raising over £5,000 for charity but this was literally just a "Hey honey I'm just going for a ride on the bike for awhile!" kind of trip in comparison.

Now he is working his way up to the kind of fitness, to tackle head on this amazing trip and on the way aim to raise £100,000 towards the World Cancer Research Fund and Parkinson’s UK.

But like so many inspiring tales of achievement and extreme effort that we hear on Join Up Dots, more often than not its the smaller ripples that make for lasting change in the world.

Our guest teaches year one children at Brandlehow Primary School in Putney, and is also the Healthy Schools Coordinator for his school.

He said: “I’ve got my own super cycling club that I run after school. And its great to see the kids get excited about cycling; one girl said that she wants to cycle to Egypt when she’s older so I’m hoping to inspire them to go on their own adventure.”

I'm sure he is going to do just that too.

So what is it about cycling freedom that so appeals, as it is renown as being one of the hardest form of long distance endurance?

And how has he managed to get so much time away from school, he can't go with the "Oh its a teacher training day" after all?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, the Super cycling man himself, Mr Will Hodson.

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Todays guest is a lady who has huge motivation to try to battle the many obstacles in her life to become who she is today.

As a child she was diagnosed with heart disease, and then later in her twenties discovered that she was suffering from ulcers too.

But as we find time and time again on Join Up Dots, the things that life throws at us more often than not are the clues to how we should be living in our later years.

The ability to overcome these things is the practice we need to then help others find the same solutions to their own personal issues.

Which our guest has done, and now shares her knowledge of the best stress management practices through her books and her keynote presentations.

Work hard, but work even harder at keeping yourself in peak fitness.

She swims at least a mile day...including a solid half mile of butterflies, and has run several marathons over the years too.

Mind and body coming together to propel us all on to great success.

But this focus is just one aspect of her that has taken her to the top.

As with an interest in languages, a passion in travel, and a keen interest in the cultural differences that make up the globes different approaches to management, she has pulled together an impressive body of work which is sought after throughout America and the world

She is an entrepreneur, author, award-winning photographer, classical pianist, Mandarin speaking business lady and of course an active swimmer?

But where did she start to feel the motivation that her path had started to come together in the direction that she wanted?

And does she feel that her health issues as I mentioned were a key part to becoming who she is today?

Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only entrepreneur Dr Janelle Barlow.

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Todays guest solopreneur joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired career podcast interview, is a lady who as soon as I heard about her daily hustle and drive to achieve a dream not just for herself, but for eight complete strangers then I knew I had to have her on the show.

She is the creator of the My Million To One programme whereby she is on a mission to raise one million pounds to provide housing for eight disabled children that she first met when volunteering in Africa.

She was asked to help whilst volunteering in the area and quickly approached a couple of local charities who agreed to help by adopting the children and providing them a home on the proviso that she found money every year to pay for the children’s home.

Seems simple?

Well throw into the mix money for all their needs, education and rehabilitation costs – and guarantee that the money would be provided for their lifetimes then it seems daunting to say the least..

So… she challenged herself to raise £1million – enough to build the orphanage itself and then enough money to sit in a bank, so the centre can survive off the interest payments.

Now that might sound easy, find a couple of phone numbers for millionaires and job done.

But our guest has gone a different route, and has aimed to find one million people who will be willing to donate £1 each.

Yep, that’s it.

I would guess that all of us listening to this show will have a lose pound in our pocket to donate to this worthwhile cause.

As she says” “Giving these kids a home for life means everything to me and I don’t see any better way to make their dream of a home come true than by making your dreams come true along the way.  I think there’s something beautiful about a ‘dream swap’ where everyone wins and it’s a wholly positive experience for everyone involved.  It also honours the kids too. They’re not victims… They’d like to know that they’ve helped you too and been empowered in that way.”

What an amazing thing to say!

So how did this lady come to find herself in Africa volunteering in the first place?

And has she found finding one million people harder than she imagined when she started the charity?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Alana Hurd.

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Todays guest joining us on the Steve Jobs motivation packed podcast Join Up Dots is a man who can answer a lot of the bug questions that we have when building an online career.

He believes that entrepreneurship should be easier than most of us make it, which is why so many people go looking for the get rich quick scheme.

So, have you ever realized that there was a way of life on offer that meant you could link up some buttons on a webpage, target some traffic and wait for money to roll in?

I'm sure you have, but getting it to work is a totally different matter altogether.

Well todays guest is one of those men that doesn't just make it work, he can share the knowledge that he has built up since around 2004, with companies, organisations and individuals that are looking to harness the power of the worldwide web.

He started playing around with online courses, and information products at first and after a modest start to milking the cash cow, studied in earnest the practices and psychology that had made the guys he worshipped very rich indeed.

He had found his passion in life, which has continued to grow stronger after every success he has experienced.

But our guest wasn't just fascinated with the cash, but also had a deep interest gained from his father to the words of Zig Ziglar, Jim Rohn and Naploean Hill. to name just three.

He bathed in the words of these men, and was fasinacted with the deep insight they all shared as to what made us tick, and do the things that we do.

Our guest knew that if he could bring together both interests into a workable, manageable platform then he would be rocking and rolling, and he could make money literally as he sleeped.

And that is what he has done, and now with his online show "The Tropical Entrepreneur" show, running alongside his online ventures, he has created a life that is location independent.

He can literally up stick from his home in Thailand and take his job with him.

But what was it about the world of online marketing that so excited him as a youngster?

And where does he feel that so many people make mistakes when they start to build a business online?

Well let's find out as we bring onto the show,  to start joining up dots with the one and only freedom loving expert Mr Josh Denning.

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Todays guest entrepreneur joining us on the inspirational Steve jobs inspired Join Up Dots, was kind enough to have me as a guest on his amazing new online show "You Leading You" awhile back, and it was clear in the conversation that we are almost the same person.

We have such similar backgrounds, inspirations, talents, that we are almost brothers separated by a vast expanse of water called the Atlantic.

He has been a corporate guy for many years, and has worked at climbing up the ladder of career success, rung by rung, and like so many got to a position when he realised that he didn't like the climb.

He didn't like the fact that he was climbing a ladder, which at anytime could be pushed over, and leave him plummeting downwards.

So he took action, imperfect action which is always the best, and started taking control of his life.

This is a great tale of persistence, with many dots that show how he went from being homeless to an inspirational coach, speaker and host of a super popular podcast....with a heartattack being thrown into the mix too.

So how did he take the decision that was required to start building a life under his own terms?

And why did one conversation with a boss, that he didn't see eye to eye with, literally throw paraffin onto the passions that were simmering deep within him.

Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only brother from another mother....Mr Sean Ackerman

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Podcast: You Leading You: Conversations of Leadership and success with Business Pros, Entrepreneurs and Just Plain Folks!

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Overcoming adversity has been a skill I’ve had since pre-conception. As my parents were told they would never have children, I fought my way into this world and have persevered, bringing success in whatever I put my mind to. After 30 years in business management, from small privately-owned companies to large corporate organizations, and I’ve had some amazing accomplishments. In 2011, it all came crashing down as my family and I found ourselves homeless after Hurricane Irene. Losing most everything we owned, we came back and persevered to put our lives back together. This was the catalyst for You Leading You, my mission, to share my experience and knowledge to help other leaders learn and grow. To find their own success and happiness. To lead themselves to their dreams. Today I share the message through the show, You Leading You, with insightful lessons from amazing leaders sharing their stories of success.

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We all say that we want freedom to travel, but how many of us truly have the motivation to do just that?

Perhaps you wanted to travel the world, see amazing sights and experience new cultures but thought "Man what would I do with the kids?"

Well I know that I have, and I guess mentally I have set my stall out for when they all grow up and leave home, and then straight on a airplane I'll go.

But does it have to be that way?

Do you have to wait until everything seems perfect in your life, or do you just need to show a passion and a commitment to the task?

Well todays guest entrepreneur is a lady who decided in 2007 that she would visit every country on earth, and has currently visited 36 and five continents.

Planning her work carefully to allow for months of travel each year, as soon as the kids are in school, she leaves them with her beloved nanny, packs her bags and sets off alone to start conversations with total strangers, and the collection of unforgettable memories.

As she says "I am a dreamer and a doer. I am passionate about living life to the full and empowering others to do the same. I wear many hats; i am a writer, mother, entrepreneur, philanthropist and a ‘modern Marco Polo’.

And now as the 230th guest on Join Up Dots she can add interviewee to her titles too.

So without further a do, its with great delight that I bring onto the show to start joining up dots, the lady with the longest name I have ever seen, Princess Umul Hatiyya Ibrahim Mahama.

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Todays guest entrepreneur joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired business podcast is a man who looks like he is having a great time earning an income, building a business and helping start-ups across the globe to become successful.

And he seems to be playing to his authentic self, which really is when things start coming together at a rate of knots too.

As he says on his blog" I ams the author of the #18 Amazon best-selling book, Design for Hackers: Reverse-Engineering Beauty.

And prior to writing Design for Hackers, I founded the Design departments at two Silicon Valley startups, and freelanced for clients such as oDesk, PBworks, and UserVoice.

I also launched numerous other careers and projects on my own, none of which failed hard enough to be worthy of mention in this bio."

But although an amusingly self-depreciating summary of his adult working-life, he has found the career success that so many people are searching for travelling the world, speaking about design and entrepreneurship, and mentoring startups, including those at 500 Startups.

And if that doesn't sound good enough he also has the ability to choose to pop down to South America  for a couple of months, when it gets too cold in his home in Chicago.

Which sounds great if you can do it.

So how has he managed to find the motivation and inspiration to have the fun in a life which for so many is just hard slog?

And what it is about startups that excites him so much?

Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, the one and only super entrepreneur himself Mr David Kadavy

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Todays guest is a lady working in the northern town of Harrogate in the UK, who is the founder of "The Career Farm", where she inspires people across the globe to not look for a career, but instead grow one.

You see career farm, growing...yep it all makes sense.

She doesn't believe that people are proactive enough in the way they go about earning a living,  with the standard response to most people being the "Well it's a job isn't it" kind of response.

She feels that we should be planning our development in the same way as a farmer plans what crops they will sow for maximum yield.

We should be sowing the seeds that will help us reap bountiful rewards later on in our careers.

She started her career as a Chartered Surveyor before re-training as a career coach, but in 1999 found her entrepreneurial spirit when she founded her  first company, focusing on the supply of careers services and information products to Business Schools across the UK and Europe.

But in June 2012 as her business grew more successful, her belief that there was more to offer the world, and of course more to come from herself led her to selling her stake in the company and creating the "Career Farm."

And it looks like she was right to do so, as with her well received book "If not now, when? How to take charge of your career", her top ranked podcast "Mission Driven Entrepreneurs" , and  myriad of other things helping people to feel fulfilled in their careers, she is certainly busier than ever.

But when did she realise that people needed to grow their careers, and being true to herself was she always growing her own?

And where does she see the biggest challenegs facing the working population nowadays?

Well let's find out as we bring onto the show, to start joining up dots, the one and only Jane Barrett

Direct download: 228-Jane-Barrett.mp3
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Todays guest is a man who has an amazing story from a farm in South Africa to Scotland before settling in the United Kingdom.

And it seems like so many people who appear on the show, his journey began on a path that was closely linked to family responsibilities and the childhood that he came to feel was normal.

His Father ran a sugar cane farm in South Africa, and upon passing away when our guest was just 14 lead to the first dot in our guests Join Up Dots timeline.

Should he allow the farm to be handed over to a new buyer, or run the farm himself to keep it in the family?

But was running a sugar cane farm the true  passion in his life or simply the right thing to do.

Well whatever the case he made the decision to go to an agricultural college for his last three years of school as part of his preparation for farming, and after fulfilling his compulsory military duties, five years later became a farmer.

But that is just the start of his journey, and with further stops via the windy and cold city of Aberdeen in Scotland, and a tennis club in the South of England he found something that he loves doing and is very good at.

Building online businesses he has helped thousands of people increase their online profits from a few hundred to thousands of pounds a month using a number of time tested internet business models.

He is the go to resource for passive income that works whilst you are asleep.

So does he look back at his time as a sugar cane farmer as a lucky escape, or does he regret making the decision to move on?

And what is it about entrepreneurial ventures that excites him on a daily basis?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show, to start joining up dots, the one and only Mr Anthony Robert.

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Todays guest  is a professional speaker and author who helps introverts lead with quiet confidence.  She shows the no shouter, quiet types that they can hold their own in the business world and lead by example

Her bestselling books, The Introverted Leader: Building on Your Quiet Strength, Quiet Influence and the Introvert’s Guide to Making a Difference have sold over 60,000 copies and been translated into eleven languages.

Her 35-year journey to become an expert on introverts included jobs as an elementary school counselor, university administrator, federal government program director, and career coach.

She has deepened her knowledge and appreciation for introverts through her work as a learning and development professional working inside leading organizations such as GE, AT&T, NASA , the U.S. Embassy in Vietnam, and the CDC, where she became committed to championing quieter people, by helping organizations recognize and value them, and by helping them step confidently into leadership roles.

She is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), granted to only 8% of the National Speaker’s Association even though she attended her first National Speakers Association convention in San Diego just seven years ago.

She has been hooked on NSA ever since.

But that isn't all as also being a wife, and mother of two daughters she will have al the same issues and time restraints that family places on us all.

So how does she manage to deliver such high quality work, for such varied organisations?

And if she had to choose what element of her work gives her most satisfaction and enjoyment, speaking, writing, or seeing an introvert blossom into a leader of note which would she go for?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Jennifer Kahnweiler.

 

Direct download: 226-Jennifer-Khanweiler.mp3
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If you are an entrepreneur, businessman or just someone who is looking to impress then todays guest is the go to lady if you are a guy who likes to look good, but hasn't got the first idea how to pull it off.

Or perhaps you are the kind of guy that has a style thing going on, but you are looking for a bit of quick inspiration instead of traipsing around the shops on a weekend.

Combining the best of fashion, food, travel and fitness, all from the perspective of a female, guys across the world have at their fingertips the perfect guide to help them have it all.

As she says "I want my readers to have it all. The swagger, the girl, the great meal, the adventure. All of it."

But although the platform is going from strength to strength, her journey started about as far as possible away from the heady world of online fashion advice as possible.

Starting her career back in 2001 in a customer relations position for Bumble and bumble a fast-growing, luxury hair care brand located in NYC, she then went into Government affairs for three years, before doing a myriad of positions that filled time more than exploded her passions.

In fact it wasn't until performing a favour to a friend by starting Style Girlfriend, did it then turn into a syndicated national newspaper column, and later as a men’s style blog, and as they say the rest is history.

So what does she think is the number one mistake that men make when throwing on something each morning?

Picking it off the floor where they left it the night before, or something far more serious?

And what is her fascination with 70's movie star Steve McQueen?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, the one and only Style girlfriend herself, Megan Collins

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Todays guest is the founder and CEO of the Piper's Dojo, the number one place to go for all your bagpipe needs.

He learned the pipes at age 8 from his father, Bruce, who sent his interested son on to the great Donald Lindsay for lessons by the time he was 9.

Through Donald, our guest had the opportunity to meet and study with amazing world famous piping greats.

Though only in his early 30's, he is already known as perhaps one of the top bagpipers in North America.

But its not just playing these iconic instruments where he has come into his own as his compositions were featured on more than one World-Championship-Winning performance.

He is the author of the "Bagpipe as an Extension of your Self tutor", which has inspired countless pipers to learn and re-learn the pipes.

He has a passion for developing true expression in players, based on their own thoughts and ideas.

But what was it about these instruments that so ignited his passions as a small child, away from the standard piano and guitars that most children pick up.

And what does his neighbours think when he gets the urge to practice during the wee small hours?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Mr Andrew Douglas.

Direct download: 224-Andrew_Douglas.mp3
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Todays guest is a lady that for many years was part of the education system.

She has spent her time working as a high school library teacher in Massachusetts, before making the leap to go the entrepreneurial route.

And of course throughout that time would have seen literally hundreds of children come and go.

Some that their peer group would have said would have been destined for greatness, and others that would have been classed as a lost cause.

Others that struggled and batted to gain an education, whilst others just drifted through the system and still came out with best grades.

Is it down to the system, the kids, or the home life that brings about such different results?

Well she has a combined approach of improving how we teach people. Finding the methods that will allow children to learn difficult stuff that their brains are not just suited for.

And also helping to bring about order and calm in the home, when everyday seems exactly the same as the day before, and most of it is a whirlwind of running from one practice or rehearsal or meeting to another, with no real communication or connection among family members.

But is this not just how life is? Do we not all simply have to go through the period of having our life spiral out of control due to the requirements of our children?

And now with appearances on TV, Radio and the online word she is the go to expert to help us reclaim our lives and improve the lives of our children

So lets find out what made her step out on her own and be such a success so quickly, as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Deborah Owen

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Todays guest entrepreneur. joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired business podcast 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.

The different careers that she has built has led to a lifestyle a freedom and success.

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 fitness entrepreneur Sophie Radcliffe.

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Todays guest is a man who in many ways is on a similar path as myself, he wants to change the world of the baby boomers.

He wants to inspire the world to learn from the struggles and success of others, and take control of their own lives.

Do things that they love and lead a spectacular life.

As he says "I found it difficult to live a spectacular life while working for someone else. For the better part of 20 years, I worked in the hedge fund industry and wouldn’t trade the experience for anything. I met some great people who remain friends to this day, and I met some really smart people. The problem was that I was helping build someone else’s dream (as the saying goes, if you’re not building your dream, someone else will happily hire you to help build theirs)."

And that is a huge problem, which for many never occurs but also for many causes them to struggle their way to a future that this 100% theirs. No boss. No time restraints. But their own dream existence.

In looking at ways to create his spectacular life, he noticed a lot of people (often in their 20’s and 30’s) living the kind of life he wanted to live.

A common factor seemed to be they engaged in some form of online commerce by selling a product, service or information.

So he began investigating ways he could build an online business while continuing to work in the hedge fund industry.

And in a matter of a few years, he transitioned from working for someone else to creating strong online presences for his various business ventures.

He quickly learned what a powerful tool an online business can be in creating a spectacular life.

And now with his top ranked podcast, coaching programmes, webinars and eagerness to help everyone that he comes into contact with, he is well on his way.

But what ws it about his experienced in corporate that he wouldn't trade for anything?

And where is his dream now, as everything he has been working towards starts coming together to give home the spectacular life?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, the one and only Charlie Poznek

Direct download: 221-Charlie-Poznek.mp3
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220: Brandee Sweesy: An Entrepreneur Born To Screw It Just Do It

Todays guest, joining us on the Join Up Dots podcast interview, is Brandee Sweesy, a lady who is the perfect one to hangout with...and although you maybe thinking that would be in a bar or pub, she likes to do it via Google.

To be honest she might like bars and pubs too, but her expertise in Google Hangouts is taking her to the top and becoming the go to lady to find out how to make the most of this resource.

Starting her career down in the heart of the Florida Keys at Marathon, Brandee Sweesy worked at the Jet Center creating contracts for pilots to use the facilities.

And this is one of those brilliant Join Up Dots stories as her career seems almost random as she moved towards where she is today.

But we see it time and time again, that its the myriad of experiences that help someone find their path in life and get to the top.

And with a history encompassing real estate, Marketing, Public Relations, training and Event Planning she learnt the skills to go it alone and become an entrepreneur through all those roles.

And when she did create her own company teaching the world about Google Hangouts, well Brandee Sweesy has never looked back.

But did she always have the outgoing and passionate personality that made her such a natural in front of the cameras, or did she start to realise her passion when working as a trainer for Fred Pryor Seminars?

And what was it about Google Hangouts that made her say "This is it....this is where my future lies?"

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 Brandee Sweesy

 

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219: Michelle DeSpain: An Entrepreneur Showing Us How To Bloom Brighter Each Day

Todays guest, joining us on the Join Up Dots Free podcast interview, is Michelle DeSpain, a remarkable lady who over the last few years has been on quite a journey. 

As she mentions a few times on her blog The LateBloomerRevolution it would make a pretty good rom- com chick flick.

She was in a rut. Her life was not really going anywhere, and one day bled into another. And one month lead into a year.

It was the kind of existence that so many of us allow to happen.

We have dreams as kids. We have passions as young adults. But hit the real world as adults,  when we should be able to grasp the fact that dreams are good and its up to us to take action and we lose all sense of it.

We slip into a weird kind of daydreaming state.

Her biggest dreams – becoming a critically-acclaimed actress and a best-selling author – had been abandoned for more “realistic” endeavours. 

And Mr. Right was a no-show too.

Then the big 40 hit, and she assessed her life and realised that she had to start creating the perfect ending to her movie.

She started doing things her way.

She created the Diary of a Late Bloomer and stretched herself, to launch a 365 day project within the blog called “The Year of Living Curiously”.  

Each day for a year, she lived one curious and soul-scinitillating mini-adventure and blogged about it.

She had started to direct the ending of the film the way that she wanted it to look, and she hasn't looked back since

So what was it about hitting 40 that made such amazing difference to her outlook?

And would she now wish that she had got going and shifted into gear alot earlier?

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 Michelle DeSpain

 

Direct download: 219-Michelle-De-Spain.mp3
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218: Matt Ham: An Author Born To Help Us Redefine Rich

Todays guest joining us on the Join Up Dots free podcast interview is Mr Matt Hamm, the author of the book “Redefine Rich A New Perspective On The Good Life”, who believes that we really need to look at what path we are on to achieve our goals.

Are we looking to earn a million pounds per month, and suffer burn out, anguish, failure of our relationships and other similar issues.

Or do we take a close look at the true riches that we in the main ignore: Good health, happiness, rewarding relationships, Security, and spending more quality time with the ones that we love.

Is there a deeper, more complex meaning of this commonly misused word; rich?

Well our guest was certainly on the standard corporate path, starting as an insurance agent with Farm Bureau Insurance in 2008 and was recognized as a “Top Rookie Agent” in 2009, and has  consistently been recognized as “Best of the Best”, earning the designation as “Honor Agent” in 2013; an award given to the top three agents in his state of North Carolina.

He currently manages over 800 clients and nearly $3 million dollars in insurance premium, and with his three boys and wife Liz, alongside the writing, presenting, training for Ironman competitions and inspiring everyone who comes in contact with him, how does he define his own wealth?

Well as he says in his own words “After chasing the world’s version of richness in my own life, I found myself empty. Regardless of my material well-being or my financial prowess, I felt a longing for more. Truthfully, I lived a life rooted in comparison; I was trapped in what I call, The Good-Life Crisis. Life was good, but then again, it wasn’t.”

So is he someone who talks the talk, but actually is on the conveyor belt like the rest of us?

Or does he have ways of operating that can give him everything that he wasn’t in life, when its right for him?

Has he become truly rich. The kind of rich that has a powerful effect on our well being.

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 Mr Matt Ham

Todays guest is the author of the book "Redefine Rich A New Perspective On The Good Life", who believes that we really need to look at what path we are on to achieve our goals.

Are we looking to earn a million pounds per month, and suffer burn out, anguish, failure of our relationships and other similar issues.

Or do we take a close look at the true riches that we in the main ignore: Good health, happiness, rewarding relationships, Security, and spending more quality time with the ones that we love.

Is there a deeper, more complex meaning of this commonly misused word; rich?

Well our guest was certainly on the standard corporate path, starting as an insurance agent with Farm Bureau Insurance in 2008 and was recognized as a "Top Rookie Agent" in 2009, and has  consistently been recognized as "Best of the Best", earning the designation as "Honor Agent" in 2013; an award given to the top three agents in his state of North Carolina.

He currently manages over 800 clients and nearly $3 million dollars in insurance premium, and with his three boys and wife Liz, alongside the writing, presenting, training for Ironman competitions and inspiring everyone who comes in contact with him, how does he define his own wealth?

Well as he says in his own words "After chasing the world’s version of richness in my own life, I found myself empty. Regardless of my material well-being or my financial prowess, I felt a longing for more. Truthfully, I lived a life rooted in comparison; I was trapped in what I call, The Good-Life Crisis. Life was good, but then again, it wasn’t."

So is he someone who talks the talk, but actually is on the conveyor belt like the rest of us?

Or does he have ways of operating that can give him everything that he wasn't in life, when its right for him?

Has he become truly rich. The kind of rich that has a powerful effect on our well being.

Well lets find out was we bring onto the show, to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Matt Ham

Direct download: 218-Matt-Ham.mp3
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217: Nikki Pett: A Lady That Shows Us How To Be Human Everyday

Todays guest on the show is a lady who is an author,  speaker,  passionate trainer and philanthropist and believes that the way to a flourishing business is by working as hard as she can on the relationship building side of things.

And believe me she really works hard on the bit that so many people forget about nowadays the offline personal touch, writing anywhere from 1000 to 2000 personal notes a year.

If you have a great relationship with people, not only will they trust you, but they will tell their friends about you too seems to be the order of the day..

She has been in the promotions industry since 2000, going on to establish her own company in 2002 when she realized that there was a definite gap in the industry.

She didn't see that the training that was being provided to companies across America was achieving the results that she would have expected.

She called it “hit and run mentality” training and knew when she published the bestselling book Relationship ROI that she had to teach companies to make the most of what they already had.

Sure go looking for new sales leads, but for god sake do everything you can with the customers you already have.

Nurture the relationship, build the trust, and make sure that they don't want to go anywhere else

But can you take these same strategies into your personal lives, and build better and stronger relationships with partners, friends and colleagues?

Can you look at gaining ROI in whatever field you focus your energies in?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, the one and only Nikki Pett

Direct download: 217-Nikki-Pett.mp3
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Todays guest is a lady who has a journey to where she is today that could be turned into a movie.

She first arrived in the United States from Slovenia not with a dream to make it on the corporate ladder, and rise to the top of the business world.

Instead she was recruited by an NCAA Division I basketball coach to bring her vast knowledge of basketball to the states, and so she left her home town of only 10,000 and landed in New York

Well that for many people would have been scary enough, but just imagine doing the same thing when you can't really speak the language of the country you were aiming to flourish in.

Well this didn't stop her at all, and in one season she led her team to one regular season title, first WNIT appearance and a conference championship game. Wow!!

And now she has taken that attitude of becoming a champion, and moved into the world of business where she helps other business owners realize their business goals and guide them to success as a virtual business manager and business consultant.

Her life has run the gamut of both setbacks and successes.

She has had the highs of winning streaks, the lows of unemployment.

She has struggled to build a business and succeeded in creating one that is not only thriving but has helped other achieve their business goals.

And now with her book "BOLD! Helping YOU Unleash The Hero Within” she is helping the world to become a champion and all become heros.

But how did she first get found in Slovenia with the job offer from the states?

And did she have the same self-doubts that stop so many of us from trying something new?

Well let's find out as we bring onto the show, to start joining up dots, with the one and only Sara Speicher.

 

Direct download: 216-Sara-Speicher.mp3
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Todays guest joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired podcast interview is one of those ladies, who will inspire so many people out there that would love to leave the safety of their positions and travel the world feeling inspired.

The kind of freedom that comes with choices and excitement at every turn.

Your sitting at your work and you start wondering where you could go if you weren't chained to the desk.

Your mind wanders. You love the image. But then you shake it off and get back to living in the real world.

Well our guest today had those same feeings but instead of staying in the office environment, following the career she had created, she made living in the real world all about travelling new paths, experiencing adventure on every corner and having a kick ass life.

She was an investment banker in California and worked in the stressful environment until she realised that it was burn out time.

She realised that she had travelled a path that was not for her, and as Duran Duran once sang "Im on a ride and I wanna get off, but they won't slow down the roundabout"

So she jumped off the roundabout herself.,bought a one way ticket to Thailand, sold her belongings and left everything she knew behind on September 27, 2012, with nothing but a carry-on backpack.

She had never done this before, and certainly had never travelled on her own, but she still did it.

Was she scared to say goodbye to everything ?

Was she able to plan enough to make sure that she wasn't literlaly going into the unknown?

And of course the key question that everyone will want to now is how has she managed to fund the travelling lifestyle?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, on the top rated business podcast, the one and only Kristin Addis.

Direct download: 215-Kristin-Addis.mp3
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Podcast 214: Thom Singer: An Entrepreneur Who Found Freedom By Stopping Wishing And Taking Action

Todays guest entrepreneur joining us on the Join Up Dots free podcast interview, is Thom Singer an entrepreneur who it seems can have a go at most things and make a success of it.

From authoring ten books, presenting across the world, hosting his own wildly successful podcast, and generally being a very nice chap, he has the world at his feet.

Its fair to say that his lifestyle has become very pleasant indeed.

But it has been a slow journey to where he is today, and one that has crossed many different areas of commercial industry.

He has built his careers by working in Law, Banking, litigation and a myriad of other organisations which has certainly helped him become the expert in branding, positioning and networking.

He has trained thousands of professionals in the art of building professional contacts that lead to increased business.

It's not what you know, its who you know is the order of the day, and he believes that valuable business relationships will be something that will continue to provide value and opportunities to us for years and years.

If we only do it in the correct way.

Thom Singer speaks regularly at business and association conferences around the United States and beyond – and has presented to over 350 audiences during his career as a speaker.

But although he is now loving his life, and the success that he has worked so hard to gain, where did  it all start?

Where did his fascination with presenting the art of networking begin?

And did he struggle himself to find the magic key to open the doors to communication and impactful interaction when he was on the first rungs of his career?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, the Host of the Cool Things That Entrepreneurs Do podcast, the one and only Mr Thom Singer.

Direct download: 214-Thom-Singer.mp3
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Todays guest is a truly remarkable and nothing short of inspirational lady for sure.

Born without arms due to a birth defect, and fighting every day to live a normal "if there is such a word as normal" she touches the world with her passion and spirit for adventure and life.

As she says "Despite being born without arms, I live a normal life. I have had to overcome the inherent challenges and limited perceptions of other people. I have never let fear stand in my way in any aspect of my life. I don't believe in I cant"

And how man of us can honestly say the same thing?

From a small child wanting desperately to jon the other kids climbing on the monkey bars, to gaining entry into the Guinness Book of World Records as The first woman to fly an airplane with her feet, she has received recognitions and achievements from across the world due to her ability to not give an inch.

Even obtaining a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and developing a love of scuba diving

From her home in Tucson Arizona she is a on a mission to change all of our minds as to the true meaning of disability, believing in the words life is "10% of what happens to you, and 90% of how you deal with it"

So how did she overcome the self-esteem issues that haunted her as a young lady?

And has she found anything that has stopped her in her tracks?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots. the one and only Jessica Cox

Direct download: 213-Jessica-Cox.mp3
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Todays guest entrepreneur, joining us on the Join Up Dots Steve Jobs inspired career podcast is a man who throughout his working life as a financial advisor and stock coach, began to have a dawning realisation that the world was lacking something in financial education.

He realised that the industry was not showing their clients the way to become quickly and safely financially prosperous.

They show us how to invest into accounts, stocks, bonds and for the main part go the safe and slow route.

And best of all by finding this information he has built career success that is leading him into a world of freedom and content production that works.

As he says in his own words "I'm not your stale, boring, suit-wearing financial guy telling you to give me your money.

Instead, I am THE financial advocate for the entrepreneur teaching you how to free up cash to put back into your businesses, and make a boat-load more money than what the lame, traditional financial "experts" teach."

But if you think that this is a story about a guy, who found his thing early on in his life and then crushed it worldwide, then think again.

From leaving high school after graduating in lots of sports and classes that he never studied for, he moved through a series of customer service, advisory office positions until the light shone above him and Money Ripples started creating waves across America.

So what was it about his colleagues and the industry methodology that really started to show him his path to success?

And is he surprised still, at the amount of financial leaks that individuals and businesses have that they are not aware off?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, the man who says you cannot go full throttle without the right parts in place, the one and only Mr Chris Miles.

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Todays guest is a man who for over twenty years has remained a trusted advisor to brands and personalities on marketing, positioning and business growth, with special expertise in health and personal development.

During his career, he has directed some of the largest campaigns ever executed, with several acquiring in excess of 250,000 new paid customers.

He knows the words to use, and the stance to take if you wish to separate yourself from the masses and give yourself the best possible chance to find the success that you deserve.

Finding the thing that well as we say everyday makes you authentic and much more appealing to everyone

But according to him before you even think about expanding your universe, you need to fully understand what your market is and how your product fits into it.

You need to dig down before you push out and conquer the world.

But that is understandable if you are a business, but how does he create a path of success for individuals and personalities?

What questions are needed to be asked to give yourself the best chance of success, especially when starting a new business or developing a new idea?

Well, lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots the one and only Michael Fishman.

Direct download: 211-Michael-Fishman.mp3
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Todays guest joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free business podcast was for many years one of the key leaders for the Money Advice man Dave Ramsey.

Working closely with Dave, he helped over see a wide range of content and promotional activities not least the Total Money Makeover Live shows, which in many ways were more like arranging a concert than a conference.

Thousands of people would flock to these to gain an insight into how they can make the most of their cash, earn more money, and solve those worrying financial leaks.

Showcasing his own personal business talents and experiences, this amazing entrepreneur has since gone into business on his own and taken all those learnings, and sprinkled them with his own personal beliefs and strategies.

Helping businesses, entrepreneurs, and solopreneur take the next step in their development through Business Coaching, Strategic Planning and LifePlan events he helps his clients see the things that are holding them back from a better life.

He shows them the way to build careers around success practices that work.

And for many these may not be things within the business world, but instead in their personal lives.

So how does he know how to ask the right questions, and find answers where others wouldn't think of looking?

And does he look back on his time with Mr Ramsey with total fondness, or are their things that he wishes that he could have done differently now he has branched out on his own.

And has he ever asked questions of his client and thought "Do you know I think I have that same issue myself?"

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to Join Up Dots the one and only Mr Chris LoCurto

Direct download: 210-Chris-LoCurto.mp3
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It's amazing the kind of business folk that I get to talk to on the Steve Jobs inspired top rated career advice podcast, who is doing things there own way.

If you think of an expert in Google +, who knows more about the product than it seems Google do themselves you would probably think of a teckie guy, mad hair, glasses...you get the idea.

You wouldn't think of someone that loves writing comedy with a psychological twist, and likes nothing more than jumping up on stage and wowing the crowds with a few well placed rib ticklers.

Even studying at the San Francisco Comedy College for six months to fine tune his craft.

But this is a guy who has built his own job that works.

He has built a career that is full of motivation and fun, and I guess that is the perfect job.

Well that is the type of guy that we have on the show today, who started his life in Wales, and now fly's around the world supporting his clients, who in the main fail to grasp the power of Google+

He teaches the processes that make this platform potentially the most under utilised area of the web today.

He uses his studies in psychology to create a blueprint for us to follow to understand how organisations like Google use psychology and how we...the internet uses don't, but should.

He is a man who Guy Kawasaki states is "one of the most clever and hard working people you'll find."

So where does he believe his true talents lie?

Being an engaging and informative public speaker, executive coach, business consultant and marketing psychologist, standup comedian or windsurfing trainer.

Yep, you didn't see that last one coming did you!

Well lets find out, as its with great delight that I get to bring onto the show, to start joining up dots, the one and only Mr Martin Shervington.

Direct download: 209-Martin-Shrevington.mp3
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Todays guest solopreneur is building a career that 100% percent is built on her own personal passion.

She is lady who literally screams "Don't judge a book by its cover" and well, as a man I have to say that its a very nice cover indeed.

She is a lady who promotes healthy living, leading to weight loss and wellbeing.

She believes that its not a good way to live to follow the latest fad in the dieting world, and from her online platform SKfitlife shows the world how to follow her lead.

She looks amazing. Feels amazing. And has an amazing life that inspires.

Todays guest has been on amazing journey of self-discovery herself to be able to find her place in life.

To be able to find her unique authentic self that she was born to show to the world.

Growing up in a small log house in Missouri as a child, money was tight.

With issues being prevalent in her life, such as the effects of addiction, especially alcoholism, abusive relationships, the divorce of her parents, high weight gain, and other hardship it wasn't an easy upbringing.

It wasn't just money where the struggles were.

Life was a struggle throughout.

But holding it all together was her belief in herself, and an ability to out hustle everybody else.

She had a work ethic, that allowed her to overcome the hardest of situations even working three jobs at one time.

She says it's the journey that is the main thing in life. I pushed through everything, and learned so much about myself, and I learned how the human spirit can go far beyond its perceived limits when failure is not an option."

But where did this kind of spirit that is lacking in so many people come from and flourish when against adversity?

And does she wish she could go back in time and speak to her younger self warning against instant success?

Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots on the amazing and motivational Steve Jobs inspired podcast, the one and only Stephanie Keenan

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Direct download: 208-Stephanie-Keenan.mp3
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Todays guest joining us on the Join Up Dots Steve Jobs 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 podcast 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"

He is a man who broke his career down, and 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.

He went in search of his own personal freedom.

And the rest as they say is history.

As he travels around the world with his 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.

If anyone was born to appear on a show like Join Up Dots then its this man, so lets start Joining up the dots with the one and only AJ Leon.

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Direct download: 207-AJ-Leon.mp3
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Todays guest, joining us on the Join Up Dots podcast interview is an entrepreneur from New York with a difference.

Mr Scott Wiener is businessman, entrepreneur and a connoisseur of something that most of us order, make, and then simply shove into our mouths as quickly as we can.

Yes, he is an expert on the integral food source known as Pizza.

Growing up in New York City, it was very hard not to at least every now and again, end up holding a dangling piece of melted cheese and pepperoni above your mouth, whilst reaching for the next piece eagerly.

And our guest loved pizza more than most...and that was it.

He didn't feel that his life and certainly his jobsearch to find his perfect career would be linked with this Italian favourite, he just liked eating it.

But upon leaving familiar territory for college at Syracuse University, he began to realize that the way pizza was made in other areas was very much different to what he was used to.

What made the slices that he was eating at college so very different to the ones he had grown up eating?

 Touring the country with rock bands throughout those college years provided perfect opportunities for research.

But yet still, he was on a path that was common place....get a job, lose a job, get another job and feel uninspired all the time.

Yep, we have all been there.

But it was in that moment of searching for the thing that made him come alive as a departure from his life, whenever possible he gathered some friends for pizza day-trips.

Four people in a car eating a slice at each stop until stomachs were full. 

It was fun, enjoyable and he could share the knowledge that he had built up about this cheesy delight.

The only problem was that his car wasn’t big enough to fit everyone who wanted to go, so he rented a bus for a massive birthday party and invited 26 friends and family members for a day of pizza adventuring.

Six months later, he used that very model to launch Scottês Pizza Tours.

And now nearly six years later, 1,500 tours, over 25,000 tour guests later, and an entry into the Guinness Book Of World Records he can lay back with a full stomach and say yes I am where I should be in life.

So does he ever have days when he thinks "I can't face another slice of this stuff ever again?"

And does he now have the recipe for the worlds most perfect pizza that he can share with us all?

Well lets find out, as we bring onto the show, to start joining up dots on the Steve Jobs inspired podcast, with the one and only entrepreneur and food expert Mr Scott Wiener.

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Direct download: 206-Scott-Weiner.mp3
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Todays guest entrepreneur joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots is a man who contacted me to see if I would be interested in his story enough to have on the show.....are you kidding me?

This guy has so many dots in his life, he is almost three quarters Dalmatian.

He is the owner and founder of  the great success Plum Deluxe, whose mission statement is to help us all live a life we love by making time every day for great moments.

It was founded in 2007 as an online community to encourage individuals across the world to create special moments that matter with friends and families.

It could be hosting a dinner party, going to a yoga class, treating themselves to a spa day with a friend, or just optimizing their daily routines to include more self care. 

Doing the stuff that we put on the backburner because we are so busy.

"I would to go on a date with you sweetheart, but I have these spreadsheets to go through"....sound familiar?

With so many positive life affirming platforms brought to the world, having an element of tragedy behind it, Plum Deluxe is the same.

Our guest started this company to share the lessons he learned from his mother, who lost her 6 year battle with cancer.

Of course a huge tragedy, but the manner of he farewell was nothing but inspirational

She spent the time from diagnosis to saying goodbye, making sure that she did the things that she loved.

Traveling more, seeing friends, laughing, and being the most positive individual that she could be. She made sure that she was not going to waste a second

So why do we do this people? And I am the same too.

Why do we do things that keep us away from living the life that we want?

 Even if its just taking a break to go for a walk in the fresh air for an hour or so?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show, to start joining up dots, with the one and only precious moments entrepreneur Mr Andy Hayes

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Direct download: 205-Andy-Hayes.mp3
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Todays guest entrepreneur chatting to us on the Steve Jobs inspired business podcast Join Up Dots is a lady that states on her about page before anything else that she has a love for chocolate.

She also loves country music too.

So I bet a perfect night in is a bubble bath, a box of chockies and a cd full of stories of divorce, dead dogs, and other depressing stories sung with a twang.

But that isn't what this show is going to be about, as todays guest has a fascinating title which I don't understand.

She calls herself a "time strategy visionary" which we will of course find out about during the show.

But what is true about her is that she knew in her heart of hearts that shat she didn't fit  into a traditional job, as the love of the tasks she was asked to do was quite often restricted.

She loved what she was doing, but not the pressure that came with doing it in a certain time.

Why should we compress something into a set time fame, just because someone somewhere says that we have to.

But that doesn't mean that she isn't organised, as she loves schedules, hectic days, and sports and so became an Athletic Administrator for a high school.

However, she found that she struggled to balance the 60 hour work weeks with her need for self-care and family time.

And that is where she started to realize her path, and brings her onto the show today

She believes the “I’m so busy” feeling doesn’t have to be a way of life.  She is a master at cutting to the heart of overwhelm to help you regain control of your schedule and experience life.

She became a time strategy visionary.

So why is it that we all like to use the "I'm ssoooo busy, and rushed off my feet" badge of honour, even if it goes against our health?

And why do we focus our energies so much on the things that wont ultimately bring us closer to the finishing line?

Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only super entrepreneur herself Lisa Mallis

 

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Direct download: 204-Lisa-Mallis.mp3
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Todays guest entrepreneur speaking to us on the Steve Jobs inspired business podcast, is a man who from his home in the town of Thunder Bay Ontario Canada, has set about living the life that lights him up inside. He admits to never having felt really settled in life, and at his core has always had the desire to go against the norm and do things his own way.

And certainly at the moment, he is flourishing within that mind-set, as he is busy creating both the time freedom that we all want in our life, and a series of online ventures that can give him the aforementioned freedom.

For most people family comes before everything, they are the reason that we are here. But also for most people we see less of our families than anything else as we set about building the income and providing the support that they need...yep work gets in the way of everything.

This is not a career man as such, as he likes nothing more than spending time with his daughter and wife, and so in just two years has grown his current online business, from $0 to $490k in annual revenue, This is a fully digital business, in a tiny market, with average sales of just less than $27 per transaction.

He starts, runs, and grows online businesses and can help us all do the same.

But in life all paths and ventures that seem that the guest was destined for, actually took many years for them to find  and he was no exception.

He spent his earlier years travelling coast-to-coast across Canada playing drums in several punk rock bands.

Although not a punk in fashion, he has never let go of the D.I.Y. ethic that taught him: if you want something to change, you have to do it, get it done, or stop complaining about it.

See that free spirit again, can never be denied when it is who we are.

His latest creation is called VelocityPage, a Premium WordPress plugin that allows anyone to create beautiful web pages in minutes — without code.

He is also the host of the hit podcast Hack The Entrepreneur.

So what is it about him that had always felt unsettled?

And what advice can he give all of us as we look to find the thing that makes us bound out of bed each morning and never have to see our boss's face again?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only career driven freedom expert Jon Nastor

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Podcast: Hack The Entrepreneur with Jon Nastor

Description: Hack The Entrepreneur reveals the fears, habits, and inner-battles behind big name entrepreneurs and those on the path to success. It is a show created for you the entrepreneur, small business owner, or startup founder. 'Entrepreneur hacking' can be any trick, shortcut, skill, or method that allows anyone to crush it in business and in life. In other words, it is anything that solves a problem entrepreneurs have in an inspired, ingenious way. We know that everyone is unique and that they have to find their own path to success, but after personally speaking to entrepreneurs every day as part of my own successful online business, I became obsessed with the idea of finding the ‘replicable’ things successful people do, to try to find the patterns. Not so you can copy them, but instead absorb it into what you do everyday, so you can make your own success and one day help others ‘Hack the Entrepreneur’ too. Whether you are looking for success with blogging, social media, passive income, YouTube, search engine optimization, startups, affiliate marketing, outsourcing, overcoming fears, doubts, or building your own business on your terms, Hack the Entrepreneur can and will help you.

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Todays guest entrepreneur joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired business podcast Join Up Dots, is a man who is a professor in physical geography. He graduated from Bristol University with a degree in Physics in 1983 and went on to complete a Ph.D at the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, in glaciology and remote sensing.

He then spent eight years in the Department of Space and Climate Physics, University College London before returning to Bristol in 1996.

So we can say that he is more than a bit clever to say the least.

But if you think that todays show is simply about a supremely educated man who is living a life without struggle then think again, as a few years back he was in a position that is nothing short of horrific.

After a mountaineering accident, our guest found himself laying for days on a tiny shelf high above the safety of the ground, with his leg literally hanging on by a thread
A rock that bounced down the mountain and ricocheted off a ledge, had crushed his lower leg halfway between ankle and knee. The impact sheared through both bones and removed a big chunk of his leg.

For days he lay and watched it loosely flap around, afraid it might just drop off. Powerless to stop gangrene set in, and all the while his leg moving closer and closer to being lost forever.

And if that is where you might think his story finishes then think again, as with so many tales on Join Up Dots, the worst moments in someone's life can actually be the starting point to career success. Allowing something remarkable to be born, and that is certainly the case today.

So lets bring onto the show to start joining up dots, the one and only entrepreneur and scientist Mr Jonathan Bamber.

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Direct download: 202-Jonathan-Bamber.mp3
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Todays guest 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.

And these have all lead her to be the host of two podcasts "Ani Alexander's Brand Architect" and "Write 2B Read"

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 she 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 tonque

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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Podcast: Ani Alexander's Brand Achitect podcast

Description: If you are an author, coach, speaker, online entrepreneur or podcaster who wants to stand out and get noticed with your brand as wel as grow your online audience, then you're at the right place. 

Podcast: Write 2B Read

Description: 

Do you have a story inside you that you want to share with the world? Do you dream seeing your name on a bestseller cover? Do you have a special message to tell? If yes, then what are you waiting for?
If the reason you have not written a book yet is that you have doubts or you simply don’t know where to start, then this podcast is for you.

Write 2B Read podcast is created to encourage and inspire writers to become authors. It will have very short episodes with tips, reflections and encouragement as well as longer interviews with writers, who will share their views and thoughts about writing, self-publishing, book marketing and anything else that they think you should know. I really hope that the podcast will help you in your journey of finding your readers and becoming a bestselling author.

You are welcome to join Write 2B Read podcast’s closed Facebook group, where we will be discussing everything that you would like to know, share tips, provide feedback and simply spend a good time together.

Needless to say, that I will need your support badly and by just spending few minutes to rate and review the podcast on iTunes as well as subscribing to it by clicking at the link below will make a huge impact to podcast’s growth and success.

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Direct download: 201-Ani-Alexander.mp3
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Todays guest for the milestone 200th episode is the only man that I wanted for the job......in fact I held back from recording this show so he could appear.

And why did I feel that way?

Well after 199 episodes of Join Up Dots, hopefully you will feel like I do that they are motivational, inspiring, challenging and the kind of content that makes you believe that everything is possible.

But if this is the first show that you have listened to then...believe me, just hearing about this guys story will leave you feeling exactly the same way.

When he was a young man at ages 13 and 16 he received news that would knock most people off their feet.

He had cancer and not just one type but two completely different types, which left him listening to his last rights and waiting to die.

He was given only fourteen days grace, but instead of passing on as expected he astounded the medical community when he survived both these brutal diseases and also  a medically-induced coma for a year.

This courage to beat the odds and take on a challenge that many deemed as impossible left him with the realisation that no challenge would ever be too great or any peak too high.

He proved this theory when he crested the peak of the highest point in the world (Mount Everest) with only partial use of his lungs.

As the first cancer survivor to do so, he then decided to continue climbing and has since topped the highest peaks in Africa, Europe, South America, Australia, Antarctica, and North America.

But this isn't a story about a man with super human strength or support, this is a story of total belief in himself and what he can achieve.

Inspiring us all to dream bigger and go for the impossible.

He is voted one of the top eight most inspirational people of all time, so it with great delight to bring onto the show to start joining up dots, the one and only Sean Swarner

 

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Todays guest is a man who has a harrowing story, but it is a story that you think "Man that is terrible, but wow he has turned this into a positive. Bigtime"

And as we see time and time again on Join Up Dots, our guest will find their path in life due to a situation that you wouldn't wish on anyone. But they move from the dark place into the light by perseverance, love, understanding and curiosity.

Back in 1989, he has a phone call that changed his life.

He had been advised that his sister had been raped. What could he do to help? What could he do to support his sister?

Well for two years, he struggled to deal with the rape and the effect it had on his life – both as the brother of a rape victim and as a male.  He transferred colleges – so he could be close to home and his sister during the trial. 

And once back home with his family, he saw the pain, rage and sadness his parents, relatives, and family friends were also going through.  The sexual assault of his sister had changed many people’s lives.

And it was with this dawning realisation that an assault like this was as much based on lack of understanding of what is the correct way to conduct yourself with someone else, as it was a crime.

It was the worlds lack of understanding, of the other personal right of personal standards that was the problem.

Could he change the mind-set of youngster, adults and anyone with a sexual urge to realise that there was a way of interacting with each other that wasn't happening.

And over ten years, he worked, talked, discussed, reviewed and developed the "Can I Kiss You" platform, where he uses humour to break down the barriers of this taboo subject.

And now he travels the world bringing his message to the world.

As he says ""I do feel the work is a calling. The traveling does not get tiring because I know I'm going somewhere to get the opportunity to open minds and inspire a new way of thinking.  I get the wonderful honor and opportunity to plant the seed for them to take care of and nourish."

He is an author, speaker, father of four and husband to his beloved wife, and now here ready to join up his dots, so its with great pleasure that I bring onto the show the one and only Mike Domitriz

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Todays guest is the queen of Ka-ching!, a lady who literally knows how to change the mindset of all of us to become profit attracting experts

Her motto is “You can't grow your business without growing yourself.”

She advises business owners on how to translate their technical expertise into sustainable growth profits.

But it's not just about businesses, as she is also the go to resource for solopreneurs too.

Those guys and ladies looking to build a lifestyle built around their income production.

And is that experience to relate to all walks of life that has changed her life completely, since taking the Leap of faith and going alone.

She is an author and advisor on the topic of attracting high-paying clients and growing your business revenues with integrity.

Along with her book - Wealthy U- Seven Sacred Wealth & Wisdom Lessons - her sales and marketing tools have been used for 20 years to dramatically improve the lives of everyone she speaks to.

But the interesting thing about her, is although she can teach us all how to increase the wealth coming our way, she also had those same self-limiting thoughts that we all have.

Money should be hard to earn.

Rich people are greedy. 

And to get rich you have to get dirty, and do things that aren't congruent with our own morals.

She had to battle through and realise in her heart of hearts that this wasn't true.

So how did she change these negative ideas that were so deeply rooted within her?

And how did she take the talents that she was demonstrating daily in her corporate life and bring it all together to form her own her company?

Well let's find out, as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Marilyn August.

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Todays guest is a man with a fascinating tale, of hardship, persecution, and a burning desire to create the best life he could hope for.

Raised in a small fishing village in Senegal, West Africa, as a child he endured abuse, profound humiliation and the breakup of his parents at the tender age of two

This is of course is not what any child hopes for, and he found it particularly hard to accept as he looked around at his friends who all seemed to have the family life that he would have wanted.

Then later at age five he was taken to live in a compound of more than 100 people, living in extreme close proximity to each other.

It was here where he quickly learned to defend himself, and to develop the inner power that he needed to flourish in this unstable environment, where so many people fought for survival on a daily basis.

It was a hard, brutal start to his life, but one that he wouldn't allow to determine his future.

He knew that he wanted a life in America, and so at the age of 21, with just a few belongs and a gallon of water, he left Senegal, and amazingly managed to walk across the Sahara desert by foot between Algeria and Libya in six arduous days.

He had his dream and he wouldn't give up on it.

Well he did it, and even now many years after setting foot on the continent he is pushing himself to greater and greater achievements.

He is the author of "No Excuses, how to pursue a better life and lift others for a better world", and his "Mile High Momentum" training platform, he is about as far away from his beginning as it possible.

But what was it about the American dream that filled him with such hope from his life in Africa?

And when he started that walk across the desert did he truly believe that he would be where he is today?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, the one and only Mr Ousmane Ndoye

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Our guest today lives his life by two rules.

And these are two rules that by and large most people will try to keep away from, and then they wonder why they haven’t got their dream life.

He believes that

You can’t be afraid to take a risk.

You absolutely MUST have a plan.

And then if you know anything about him, he adds to the mix a huge belief in himself, a flexing hustle muscle that he demonstrates everyday, and an easy going nature that helps him reach out to the movers and shakers across the globe.

As a young man, he had a burning passion to become a professional paintballer, and upon getting his first gun from his parents set out to achieve his aim. 

And it seems that what he wants to do, he makes sure that he does its as within four years he had travelled the world shooting capsules of paint at people winning $300,000 dollars in the process.

Even gaining the top prize of $160,000 in just one weekend.

But at his core burned a question. A question that had occurred to him several years earlier, and had remain within him. Gnawing away.

He asked himself  “If people can come from nothing and create insane amounts of wealth in one lifetime, then shouldn’t someone like myself coming from a middle class family who has the support from their family and lives in “The Land of Opportunity” be able to easily do the same thing?”

Wow, for a fourteen year old kid that shows awareness beyond his years.

He realised at any early age that comfort creates mediocrity, and pain motives change.

And now after investing over $500,000 of his own money on self development, and spending time with the likes of Bob Proctor, Jack Canfield and even Arnold Schwarzenegger he is taking those personal skills and sharing them with the world with his Peak Performance Club.

But how does someone at the age of 14 start thinking in such an advanced way, especially when it appears he didn’t have anything to force him to think that way?

And where does he find the greatest need within the people that he coaches and inspires across the world?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Mr Mark A Lack.

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Todays guest is a man whose path to greatness started slowly.

As a child he didn't really set the world alight whilst attending McKinley High School, a trade school in Buffalo.

He failed many of his classes, as well as not managing to make the grade at football, basketball or track & field teams either.

It was as if no matter what he tried to succeed at he just couldn't get it going.

But like so many people in life, who struggle to find their path, it wasn't until he transferred to a different location, in this case Bennett High School that he found that he was trying to achieve in areas that weren't naturally him.

It was there where he found his passion for public speaking,  and used his silver tongue to wow his peer group, becoming Senior Class President.

And now he started to get going. He had found something that he could do better than most.

But its ok, to have a silver tongue, but how can you take this talent and use it for maximum effect?

Well, he realised that he would use it to help inspire individuals and organisations find their brilliance.

He would help the world tap into the talents that they were given at birth, and start shining brighter than they have ever done before.

And he has done that very thing better than most.

He is quoted as one of the best keynote speakers ever heard or used, putting him in the same category as Bill Gates, General Colin Powell and Tony Robbins.

And as an author of seven books, helping the world discover their thing, he is a man on a mission.

But there is so much more to him than just having a brain and tongue that inspires those that he comes into contact with.

Which is what we will fnd out today.

So what was it about the first school that just didn't fit with him?

And why does he feel that people are unaware of just how brilliant that they can be not just in America but really everywhere across the globe?

Well lets find out, as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only, Mr Simon T Bailey

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Todays guest is a lady who is talking my language when it comes to staff development.

If you have listened to a few of the shows, you will have heard me wax lyrical as to why companies focus in on the things that employees can't do, and pretty much ignore the things they can.

It seems lunacy to me that strengths are not developed to the highest level possible.

But for some reason they are not.

Well, our guest found that same belief when she was in her first manager role, and whilst sitting in her office got a phone call from a colleague.

Her colleague was extremely upset as she had just received her annual performance review and felt beat up and worthless.

She shared that she had been barely recognized for the things she was good at, and marked down for things that just weren’t in her nature.

And with these words, our guests life was changed forever “Why can’t they just accept me for who I am? I’m 35 years old, I’m not going to change.”

An so with those words ringing in her ear, she set off to change the lives of employees across America.

She is a speaker, coach, author and founder of Shoop Training & Consulting so certainly has a lot on her plate at the moment.

But what was it about this one employee that really hit home, more than any of the others that she had managed during her corporate life?

And how can people find their key strengths in life, and then most importantly convince their management to let them flourish in these areas?

Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Emilie Shoop.

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Have you ever had the dream as a kid when you are laying in bed all snuggly, and you think "wouldn't it be great to have a clone of myself that I could send to school?"

Actually, you might be having those every same thoughts as an adult too.

How do we get everything done that we want to in life, and still have time for ourselves and our families?

Well todays guest is a lady from her base in the United States was doing just that, as a Mother, wife and business lady she knew how important it was to have more than one of you to help out.

So she has set out on a path to help entrepreneurs with a vision take their work, their dreams and their income to the next level.

Helping them not to get caught in the trap of doing the stuff that wont push their business forward, but still has to be done.

Cloning themselves in fact.

But her life work, of helping others came from the belief that we all have a purpose in our lives, and it is up to all of us to work out just what that thing is, and then rock the world?

So how did she find out what her purpose in life was?

And where does she feel that our listeners can find their own thing in life too?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, the one and only, Amber McCue.

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Todays guest entrepreneur joining us on the Join Up Dots free business interview, is a man who from the very early stages in his life had the hustle muscle working overtime.

At the age of nine he would sneak comics into school to sell them to his classmates, who couldn't get enough of the latest adventures of their favourite characters, so would cough up their hard earned pocket money for the privilege.

And I suppose it wasn't a surprise that he could see the way to earn a buck or two, as both his parents were successful entrepreneurs, and being surrounded by people who do things their way and work to achieve things, is as we know so hugely powerful to your own development.

So with a track record of a range of ventures including a nightclub promotions company, a modelling agency and a fashion line, he is attempting to find the thing that brings all his hustle together and creates the future that he deserves.

And now more recently, he has been managing his own financial advisory firm, Fordyce & Playle, and a new online estate agency, Market My Property

But if you think that this episode will be about a young man who is working solely on his own life, and becoming an entrepreneur of note, then think again.

As with passions ranging from animal healthcare, children and even appearing in the 'Famous Males Checkum' cancer calendar he is doing his best to give back to the world.

So where does he see his true value to the world being directed at its highest level?

And does he feel that he is on track to achieve his dream of the youngest entrepreneur to sit as an investor on BBC's tv show "Dragon's Den"

Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Tom Webster.

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Todays guest is a lady, who believes that entering into adult life with a solid education is extremely advisable, but entering into adultlife with the debt that education brings is not.

She was a college graduate who ended her education with zero student loans.

What I hear you say.....no student loans how is that possible!

Well, hang on a minute as if you think that sounds inplausible then consider that not only was her college bill paid for but she actually got paid to go to school too.

As the first in her family, she had to figure out the scholarship process on her own, and so successfully did this, she now wants to help other students and their families do the same and the first step has been writing the Amazon bestseller "The Scholarship System."

This best selling book details the exact strategies, and insider information that she uncovered which allowed her to bring in over $125,000 in scholarships and financial aid, paying her entire college bill and giving her extra cash each semester.

She was able to focus on her higher education rather than constantly worrying about money and how much student loan debt was piling up.

But that is just one part of her story as this is a lady who has an eye of creating a life that so few people are willing to create, and she is going for it Big time.

As she says "Recently I have realized that future options are endless and, while I have always taken advantage of those opportunities in front of me, I am now creating my own."

So how does someone come out of the education system with a mind-set so different from so many others, who focus in on a job, and not creating the opportunities that can lead to financial freedom instead?

Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, the one and only Jocelyn Paonita.

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Todays guest is a man whose middle name is maxi (i'll be honest I'm not sure if this was from birth or he added it later), but it certainly fits extremely well in regards to his approach to life.

He believes that we all have it in us to live our lives to the "Max" and its not our situations, income, lifestyles, or anything else that holds us back other than quite simply ourselves.

He qualified as a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, and worked for many years providing solutions-orientated guidance for weight-loss, smoking, and the elimination of phobias.

His goal is to encourage clients to adapt and improve all aspects of their lives by understanding the vital role the mind plays in all our lives.

And it's not just individuals where his talents as a "Mind Coach" come to the fore, as he works with companies, organisations and individuals from his varied experience as a Business Owner, Sports Coach, Trainer, Sales Manager and Therapist he knows what they are going through.

He is the author of 'Escape the Mind Trap - How to Conquer Your Inner Demons' and can dig down past the stumbling blocks and self-limiting beliefs that hold us all back, and find the fears and anxieties that actually create the things that we think are holding us back.

Get rid of them and see your life change.

So how has he managed to overcome the fears and concerns that stop the rest of in our tracks?

And does he see the same issues time and time again, and can help us on Join Up Dots make a step forward in our own pursuit of success?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots the one and only, Mr Ian Maxi Jackson!

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Todays guest is a lady who claims that she has never had a bad job, even though she spent several semesters helping students cut open and poke around in cats and pigs.

Yes, I think that is the first time that I have had that fact in an introduction.

But that isn't one of those facts that define her, but the fact that this lady knows how to hustle certainly does.

When it comes to getting the work done, she is willing to put in the hours, and believes wholeheartedly that the only way to reap the rewards that your life deserves is by taking the old leap of faith.

And that is what she has done, she leapt and kept flexing the hustle muscle everyday since leaving her corporate gig and going it alone.

And with a history of working in a sports marketing company, where she worked with many Fortune 500 clients, starting with IMG and most recently leading the marketing efforts for an agency owned by NASCAR driver, she knew how to get a product to market.

But its ok, knowing how to do this if someone else is footing the bill.

But what if you have the idea for a product and have to get it into the hands of the consumers yourself?

Well, in 2011 she used her branding, marketing and sales experience to launch such a product and Slawsa, a unique slaw-salsa hybrid condiment was born.

And within two years after launch, the product could be found on the shelves of over 5,200 stores in the U.S. and Canada with rave reviews from critics and consumers alike.

What makes her story even more fascinating, is that even though this might be deemed as a success, she was then willing to take Slawsa and drop it into ABC's Shark Tank for the sharks to fight over?

Did she get investment? Did she come out of the waters intact?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show, to start joining up dots, with the one and only Julie Busha.

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Coming originally from the South American country of Chile, our guest has set out on a path to not only create her dream life, but also to help the world find theirs too!

As the founder of “Money & You®,” and other successful financial platforms she knows and shares how we can all develop systems that will accelerate the growth of our businesses.

And what she gives us is not just manuals full of structures and systems, but a complete mind-set shift, to believe that success is ours to have.

She can rewire us all to think like multi-millionaires.

She has appeared on multiple movies, been quoted in hundreds of books, and appeared on radio and TV shows all over the world.

But how does a lady come from Chile, move to America, and create a platform of success that crosses the globe and effects students in over 65 countries?

How did todays guest learn the skills for success that allude so many people?

And that is what I want to talk about today, how someone can think big, dream big and achieve big things, when so many others get stuck before even beginning?

Is it that she took chances that other people wouldn't have taken, or simply that she was luckier than most?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Dame DC Cordova

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Todays guest is an astonishing lady who delivers, positivity and inspiration to the world everyday of her life.

Born with ocular albinism – a condition that has made her legally blind, she managed to hide the issues with her vision until well into her 20’s from her employers, friends and I guess the world.

More amazingly, is the fact that she had been legally blind since a child, but it wasn’t until she was 17 that she actually realised it fully too.

Her parents upon finding out their newborn daughter had been born with the condition decided that they wouldn’t tell her, as they believed that it would result in both her and others placing limits on what she could achieve in life.

And so she lived with the condition, for over ten years, as she graduated and joined an international consultancy firm.

But the time came when her eyes deteriorated so much, that she could no longer hide it anymore, and the time would come to change direction, and with that direction set out to change opinions across the world.

And I love this about her story, but the realisation of what she should do next in her life came on the top of an elephant whilst travelling 1,000 miles across the country raising funds for Sight Savers.

She decided that she would create the non profit organisation Kanchi, named after that very same elephant, that aims to change the attitudes and behaviours towards people with disability by working with business leaders, helping them to see these people as assets to be developed.

And now as her star continues to shine brighter and brighter she is highly sought after as an inspirational speaker the world over.

So how do you manage from the top of an elephant to see a path that is literally life changing and have the courage to tackle it head on?

And where does she feel the most work still needs to be done, as the world accepts and embraces disability in its many forms?

Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, the one and only Caroline Casey

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Todays guest is a man who believes that one of the best ways to create an income and business is to provide massive value to everyone you meet, and he fully subscribes to the “Pay It Forward” methodology.

And when it comes to using social media he believes wholeheartedly that this is the only way to go about building your valued network too.

As he says ”I live by the pay it forward lifestyle – if you are helped, don’t help that person, instead “pay it forward” to someone else in need.

The blessing will come back to you!”

And as an expert on how to utilise LinkedIn, he has for the last ten years travelled the country advising and presenting to  eager attendees on how to make the most of this business resource, which lets be honest not many of us really know how to do for best results.

But that is just one side of his life, as with 30 years spent in PR and Marketing and a published Amazon bestseller “Linking In to Pay it Forward: Changing the Value Proposition in Social Media” he is a man on a mission.

So was this way of operating always in him, or did he come to a conclusion that this was the best way to do things?

And is he surprised at how little people actually harness the power of LinkedIn?

Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only, Mr Chuck Hester.

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Todays guest is a lady who maybe small in size, but towers over so many people across the globe with her positivity, gungho spirit and ability to overcome huge obstacles with a smile on her face.

She calls herself the short chick with a walking stick, and for four decades, since age 7, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis and a Walking Stick have been her constant companions.

And although she took medications that helped ease the pain and allowed her to walk, those very same medications that she took to help her actually stopped her from growing.

So at the size of 4 foot 6, she now finds herself battling the limiting thoughts that are not only hard enough when they are your own thoughts, but when they come from everyone else too, are doubly difficult.

She has survived 8 complicated, nearly life-ending, record-breaking surgeries to keep her walking, and has survived the loss of both parents and other loved ones, as well as her own thoughts of suicide in childhood.

Now if that seems like this episode is going to be a grim one then think again, as with her own business, and inspirational content that helps people across the globe bringing her more and more success, it is going to be anything but.

But what is it that really light her up inside?

And how did she find the strength to keep on going, after numerous painful operations, when so many people would have resorted to playing the victim game?

And where does she see her life in the future, with so many things going on in her life?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Kris Harty

 

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Todays guest has a mantra in life, and one that has been tested time and time again.

“You can’t always control what happens to you, but you can always control how you respond to what happens to you.” 

But that's ok, if you have mental strength, but what if you are quote on quote a normal person who gets hit by things in life and allow them to rock them on your heels.

You savour the victim mentality and share the story of hardship and mental strife with friends and colleagues.

You go back to your home and play sad music, until you pull yourself together and go again.

But how do you learn the lessons in life, that can help you realise that like our guests mantra you can really control your life and get the better life that you deserve.

Well over the last ten years, our guest has battled two bouts of chronic illness, a terrible injury that occurred to her daughter, black mold poisoning, financial devastation including the loss of a business and home, and if that isn't bad enough then she also had to deal with post traumatic stress disorder too.

That is at least one whammy every two years.

But instead of letting it stop her progression forward our guest learnt from these life lessons, and developed the "Choose A Better Life" platform and the Amazon best seller "Choose A Better Life: Common sense For Uncommon Living.

So did she always have the mental strength, or did she go through the classic draw the curtains and hide from the world phase?

Or was it an epiphany that made her scream "I can control what happens to me"

Well lets find out, as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, the one and only Stephanie Hester.

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Todays guest on the show is a man who, ill be honest when I started researching him, I thought "How the hell does he pack everything that he is doing into a day?"

If you think that you are busy, then think again, as not only is he currently the Head of English, Drama and Media Studies at an outstanding Catholic school in Hertfordshire., but he is also juggling the work of a freelance journalist.

Writing articles that regularly appear in ten industry-leading magazines that cover the automotive, aerospace, technology and travel sectors he is a man in demand.

His articles are read by over 12,000 subscribers in print, and more online, but he is even more busy than that as the author of several bestselling books "The Missing", "Life Of Sin" and "On Guard" the last blending his love and expertise of fencing.

Yes, he could challenge me to a dual at dawn, as for seven years he was a Karl was a competitive fencer. Fencing is in his blood.

So how does he pack so much into his life, and still find that urge for consistent creativity?

And if he could choose just one of his talents to do only, which one would he choose?

Well let's find out as we bring onto the show, to start joining up dots, the one and only Mr Karl Vadaszffy!

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Todays guest is a man who states that he is a Christ Follower, CEO of Author Media, Professional Speaker, Podcaster, Wordpress Lover, Marketer, Political Trouble Maker, & Homeschool Graduate.

Which means that the conversations today can literally go anywhere, and he will have an opinion on it....so what shall I start with first...religion or politics?

Well let's start with the fact that since building his first website at the age of thirteen, our guest has been fascinated with communication whether its in the written word or by presenting his message in award winning presentations across America.

He believes in connecting with people across the globe, and so it wasn't too much of a surprise to see that the early party of his career led heavily towards directing people on the political campaign trail.

For several years he assisted political hopefuls to run their campaign at grass roots level by recruiting, training and organising volunteers to knock on doors and convince those voters that they met, that their boss was the way forward.

But it was when he took this love of influencing and communicating, and combined it with his love of wordpress and website building that his career really started gaining speed.

And in 2008 he created Umstattd Media focusing on social media consulting, web design, and helping authors and businesses get the most out of the web.

This later changed to Castle Media Group and the rest as they is history.

So what it is it about communication that really lights him up inside, and helps him explode the potential opportunities all around him?

And does he have any design to go full circle and bring his skills back into the political environment?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show, to start joining up dots, the one and only Thomas Umstattd Jr.

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Todays guest is a man who seems to have an absolute passion for building stuff.

As he says "I have been writing and commercializing software since childhood. My goals are the same now as they were then: to solve difficult, practical problems with software"

With a talent for writing code for computer programmes, and an eye for potential start-ups he has had astonishing success.

Success that quite simply could leave him sitting on a island doing nothing for the rest of his life, due to the $700,000,000 Google paid him for the Cambridge, Mass-based ITA Software Inc.

But that is just a tiny part of what has made him who he is, as he has steadily worked on his life, his career, and projects since leaving University with a bachelor's and master's degrees in computer science.

Even before that he would grab every opportunity he could to develop his skills, and for five years between 1986 and 1991 in every school break he would work as a developer on Xenix and Mach operating systems, and then went on to co-found ITA Software in 1998.

For all you computer game lovers, also know that he was the first employee hired at the video game developer Naughty Dog, where he co-created the first two installments of the Crash Bandicoot games for PlayStation.

But for me, and this is what I want to touch on, as I like this fact very much, is he seems to have a completely opposing view to the overnight success, get rich quick practice that has taken control of the world over the last few decades.

He works slowly and steadily, building his work in almost secrecy until 100% comfortable to release to the world.

And now with his latest venture Inky, an email organising system gaining more and more interest he once again, is giving birth to something that the world is looking for, and will bring even more success.

So, are there similarities between building computer games, and business platforms?

And what does he see in the world today that he wishes that he could have built?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show, to start joining up dots, with the one and only Mr David Baggett.

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Podcast 180: Caitlin Zaino: An Entrepreneur Lady Who Cooks Up Delights With Her Passion For Food

Todays guest entrepreneur joining us on the top rated Steve Jobs inspired podcast, is a lady who from an air conditioned hotel room in Nicaragua found her path to a future that delights her, inspires her and probably makes her struggle to keep the weight off too.

Whilst whiling away the days watching the Food Network on television, she came up with a plan that would combine her passion for foods with her delight in travel...she would become the Urban Grocer.

Traveling the world she would seek out the kind of exotic foods that each country produces and weave it into a spunky informative and fun tv programme.

But if you think that her career history is one that is linked with the media and her delight in discovering and talking about amazing foods, then think again.

Way back in 2004, she worked in a restaurant in Boston prepping hot and cold first courses during and before service, but then amazingly left and became a script writer for the Russian Premier Mikhail Gorbachev.

Yeah really, how the hell did that happen?

I can't begin to imagine, but straight after that she jumped back into the food game, and hosted a Food Radio Programme in Switzerland called "Caitlin's Kitchen".

Getting the idea?? This is one of those shows where the dots of her life are quite difficult to tie up, but it seems true to say that even as a small child, working away in her mothers kitchen, she learnt to appreciate the delights of what we can place on our dinner plates.

And that has carried throughout her adult life.

And now with her latest venture, Porter and Sail, she is combining her love of food, and travel, with her passion for helping the discerning travellers to find the best of what is out there.

The hidden gems, that can help us all be world savvy diners.

So it is with huge delight, that I bring onto the show to start joining up dots ,the one and only freedom cooking entrepreneur Caitlin Zaino

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Todays guest, is not just an entrepreneur, but is something that believes that creating the perfect lifestyle is all about making the right decisions.

He is a man who has spent all his life being fascinated by what makes people tick.

And when it comes to working out why some people learn really easily, whilst others struggle then he is your man to go to.

Is it about the style of teaching, or the style of thinking that helps people learn?

Wow that’s a deep question to start with straight away, but hey, what a great question to ask, as todays guest has built his whole success around developing Cognician an interface needed to create discussions and ask insightful questions within the e-learning process.

Along with his brother, Barry he realised that there was a world out there that felt that e-learning lacked engagement, and was simply a platform based around multiple choices.

And I agree with them whole heartedly.

As they say At Cognician, “We believe that anyone is capable of learning something new if they have the right tools. It’s our mission to make such tools and to create the best online learning experience possible, which leads to sustainable behaviour change.

People don’t change easily. And giving them information won’t solve the problem on its own. If you want to change people’s behaviour, and allow them to build their perfect lifestyle then you need to start by changing the way they think. One really powerful way to do that is to give them new questions to ask. New questions turn their thinking in new directions. New thinking leads to new revelations. And these aha moments are what lead to genuine shift.”

This man is someone who is speaking my language big time, so its with huge delight that I get to bring onto the show to start joining up dots, the one and only Mr Patrick Kayton.

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Todays guest is a fantastic fella who I have wanted to have on the show right from the very first days of Join Up Dots.

But like all new things that you start, I felt I needed a platform and an exposure that was worth his time, as he has a fantastic story that so many of you will resonate with.

He is a chap who grew up in quite a working class part of the United Kingdom, known as Coventry, and was a self confessed sensitive child, who struggled with many parts of being a kid that so many people breeze through.

The transition to senior school was particularly difficult for him, and in an attempt to find some courage that he could take back into his school-life, he  commenced a martial arts course.

However, the positive idea to empower, unfortunately had quite the opposite effect, as one day the martial arts tutor abused him, and quite simply changed his life over night.

And from that point, his life spiralled into a world of violence and anger.

And for over a decade he built a life based around the punishment he could dish out particularly around his job as a nightclub bouncer.

But then his life changed again, and he realised that he had to take control, and reclaim his own personal power.

And with the publication of his first book detailing this part of his life, he moved into a world of creating, positive reinforcement and inspiring the world to take control of their lives.

He has since written forty books (published in 21 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, and his autobiography ‘Watch My Back‘ has been adapted into a major motion picture Clubbed.

So does he think that he would have become so successful in this arena, if he didn't have something to fight against?

And what is the advice that he would give to himself if he had a chance to go back in time?

Well, we are going to find out, so its with great delight that I bring onto the show to start joining up dots, the one and only Mr Geoff Thompson

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Todays guest is a man who takes fashion very seriously.

Unlike the majority of men in the world who throw on a few items, and that is the grooming done, he prides himself on looking not just like he got dressed, but that he was designed for the event.

Even to wearing a tie at the weekend….yep I kid you not.

His image is one of sophisticated class, and so its not a surprise that with a love of looking good, his career has moved towards the fashion industry since arriving in New York City.

A dreamer, and a thinker, he seems to have a naturally strong competitive streak, that has run through much of his life since growing up in Georgia.

If he is going to do something then he doesn’t want to be just of those guys that is happy to simply be taking part. He wants to win.

He excelled at wrestling, and racquetball and for a while was almost invincible at both but just fell short at greatness and state recognition.

But it is fascinating to see someone’s life come together in such a way that you can see the elements he displayed early on his life being displayed with such force.

He has moved through jobs at quite a speed, not staying much longer than a year at most, but all the while learning the skills, and fine tuning the talents which has led him along with his business partner Richard to launch Fohr card.

They founded Fohr card with the purpose of bringing together two groups of people who share a love for storytelling, creative bloggers and creative brands.

Alone, each can create beautiful stories.

Together they believe they can create even greater ones.

It is that passion to connect and inspire which is the corner stone to everything that he does.

So what is about visuals and storytelling that so thrills him daily?

And where does he see his vision developing in the future?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, probably the most well dressed man I have ever had on, the one and only Mr James Nord.

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Since attending University at South Florida our guest today has literally been capturing the world from in front and now behind the lens of his camera.And although it might have seemed like a hobby, or just something to do at first, it has lead to a career in TV news, video production, broadcast PR, and even teaching.And that is the beauty of joining up the dots, although you can see the path clearly when you look back, at the time its just grabbing opportunities, making connections, and hopefully enjoying yourself.And it seems that our guest who originated from California, has been enjoying himself as he has traveled the  length and breadth of the country doing the very thing that he loves.And now with a handful of awards to his name and appearances on NPR, and Forbes.com, he has developed his own resource center at webvideochefs where he teaches us all how to get the best from our cameras.So lets start looking at his life through a lens as we join up dots with the one and only Amani Channel.

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Todays guest is a man who at the age of 25 took on the world at public speaking and came out top.

Yes, he beat 30,000 people to claim the title of the youngest World Champion of Public Speaking in history.

Contestants came from 116 countries and didn't stand chance as they were up against our guy.

They should have seen him and not bothered to even unpack their suitcases.

But what made his speech so powerful?

What made it a world beater?

Well for one he was true to himself, and also spoke about a subject that resonates with the whole world.

He took his grandmother’s advice and created a speech which illustrated that life is limited and why we must push past our fears. Wow he should have called it Join Up Dots

But coming from Humble, Texas a suburb of Houston it was not predestined that he was going to be a world beater.

As he says "I have always felt confident speaking in front of large groups but what I struggle with is making sure I am connecting, engaging and leaving them with something that will make their life better. I don’t just want to speak. I want to connect and leave them with something of value. There are thousands of speakers but very few resonate and connect."

So lets see how we can all improve our skills at connecting, as we start joining up dots with the one and only Ryan Avery.

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Todays guest has a fascinating tale that so many people in the world today will resonate with.

Can you end up being too qualified for employment? Can you end up having too much knowledge for a job, any job, so that the hiring employers consider you a risk and wont take you on?

Well the answer is yes, and our guest after demonstrating brilliant and forward thinking ideas whilst studying at Azusa Pacific University in California found himself in such a situation.

Life was looking good. His work was being recognised by institutes such as Harvard and Cambridge and he was on a roll.

But then things changed, and he found himself at the first of many dots that has brought him to where he is today.

Unable to get employed in the USA, he took a job in China that turned out to be a bad move.

Then he contracted e-coli which was even more of a bad move, and at the age 25 found himself sleeping on his parents sofa, recovering from internal bleeding, and a career that was in freefall.

So what did he do to pull himself out of a spiralling depression?

How did he get himself back into the game, when the game quite openly considered him a risk?

Well lets find out as we bring on to the show, to start joining up dots, the co-founder of codeBOX, the one and only Joshua Millage

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Todays guest is a proud and patriotic Canadian who loves nothing more than helping the world to find their ultimate state of performance.

Whether its within the corporate environment or outside of it, he will empower business leaders, entrepreneurs, and all and sundry to stop chasing the money and make the money come their way.

He can turn us all into money magnets where, our advanced performances starts attracting those clients and potential business partners that literally are clambering for our services.

And the beauty of this method, is that it also has a knock on effect to our personal lives and make us more attractive all around.

But as we find time and time again on join up dots, these stories of huge success and inspirational dream achieving, more often than not started at the lowest point possible.

And that was the case with todays guest.

When he was in his twenties, he had just got married, his wife was having their first baby, and he was flat broke!

And at that point in his life, he wasn't even thinking of putting food on the table, he was simply desperate to get a roof over their heads.

He became so desperate that he had to borrow money from his friend's wedding envelopes to use as a down payment on his first house.

But from that point, which was potentially his lowest point, he sat down and started questioning what he wanted in life

Do you know who you are? Do you love what you are doing? Do you have what you want out of life? Do you know what you want out of life? Do you wake up and jump out of bed every morning eager to face the challenges of a new day?

Brilliant questions and the type of questions that so few of us even allow a passing thought to land in their direction.

And now with several best selling books, huge presentations to massive audiences, coaching programmes, and a myriad of other stuff filling up his days, he won't ever need to worry about putting food on the plate again.

In fact as he says, he now doesn't actually have to ever work again?

So what was it about his lowest point that made him pick up pen and paper and start fighting back?

And what brought him to that point in the first place?

And where does he see his life going in the future, now that he has financially freed himself from the restraints that hold so many of us in place?

Well lets find out, as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Mr Bob Urichuck.

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Todays guest is a lady who is tackling so many different areas, and subjects in her life that you kind of wonder where to start first?

She is an actress, producer, animal lover, TV host to name just a few of the things that fill her resume.

But the interesting thing to me is you would have expected her to start her career at drama school and be performing as Annie in local productions, but the truth is very much different.

For many years, since 1983 she was a fight attendant for America West Airlines, so she was certainly aiming high even in those days.

And since then the sky has literally been the limit and as an award-winning actress and film producer with more than 37 film shorts, eight feature-length films, several television roles, and a theatre play to her credit she has flourished in a business that has for many people brought them to their knees.

Over the years, she has produced nine films one in which she played multiple characters including a man, and another called Veil, which helped her win awards as best actor in a film short.

And then if that wasn't enough she decided that she could muscle into my territory and through her interview with the president of the Arizona Film and Media Coalition, Mike McGinn she won a Gold Hermes Award in 2010 for a television news interview

And now with her show "The Animal Rescuers" gaining a bigger and bigger and hugely loyal fanbase, she is in control of her destiny like never before, but you just know that he has only got to this point by hustling like crazy for many, many years.

So what was it about the airline industry that kept her working there for so long?

And how does she decide where she should channel her energies into next, with so many opportunities flowing round her?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show, to start joining up dots, with the one and only Kimber Leigh

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Todays guest is man who if you take all the letters of his name and rearrange them you will get "Huge Action Taker"

Well, actually that isn't the case, but it should be, as this is a guy who over the last few years has literally sprung to the top of his chosen field, by deciding on what he wanted, taking huge action and not allowing the obstacles that stop us all in our tracks to bother him.

Way back in 1999 he started his career in the navy, as a Electronics Technician Third Class and for four years served his country.

And upon leaving the military then moved through a series of positions and companies not coming anywhere near to that same length of service.

Was this a man finding his place in things?

Or was this simply the route that people take nowadays to show ambition to future employees?

Well we are going to find out, but its true to say that in the last couple of years he has really put himself out there and taken risks to create a future that he loves.

And one that no employee cant ake away from him

As a host of the top rated show "Starve The Doubts", and the powerhouse behind the Pod Mov University and this years Podcast Movement Conference held in Dallas he is rocking and rolling with the best of them.

And now as a bestseller author on Amazon with the podcasting bible Podcasting Good to Great: How to Grow Your Audience Through Collaboration he has added even more success to his life.

So what was it in his life that made him jump from the corporate life and enter into the uncertain world of entrepreneurship?

And why did he feel the need to not just do one thing well, but take on so much in such a short period time?

Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, the one and only Jared Easley

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Welcome to the show a man who at his core has a burning passion to empower

He has a belief that his talent and reason for being here, is to can inspire the youth of today that they do not have to, or should have to, accept the path that has been trod so many times before.

That path that takes you into jobs and responsibilities that society appears to say are the right ones to take.

The choices that need to be made because millions of people before have been told to do the same, and have done just that.

Ending up in uninspiring, soul destroying employment that is so far removed from their unique self.

After starting his first business at the age of 19, he has been able to live an entrepreneurial lifestyle by being diligent on all opportunities that are presented his way.

In short he has managed to overcome the fear that root so many of us to spot.

And has created a kick ass life for himself in the process.

So as a published author of the best selling book The Productive Person Action Guide: How to be more productive and maximize your work-life balance in 2 weeks, and a stream of delighted clients and conferences halls all across America, how has he managed to do just that?

What has separated him from his target audience that just a few years previously he was sat amongst?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show, to start joining up dots, the one and only James Roper.

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Todays guest entrepreneur is a man who quite simply looks better naked than most men of a certain age should look.

To be honest, I haven’t seen him fully naked, but seeing what he has done to his upper half, I can only imagine if I wanted to imagine!

But this man is certainly on a mission.

He is a  software consultant by day and a Star Diamond Independent Beachbody coach by night.  

Yes, that’s right.  

An IT geek turned fitness coach, with a desire and motivation not just to change himself physically, but also to inspire the world to be more fit, active and toned.

To get the world to turn on their pc's for once ready to work up a sweat

And with his Get Fit With Greg platform,  and online TV channel he is taking the bull by the horn and creating targets and programmes from across the world, as well as finding out what makes him tick inside.

And with his astonishment as to how his life has changed he has found that the focus on his health is providing more energy to his day, even to the point of not needing an alarm clock to get him out of bed.

Yes, he literally bounces out of bed everyday, with the freedom to look straight ahead , ready to inspire his clients and the world, to take control of their lives, their bodies and what they do with their days.

So what was it that made him want to become the lean mean online machine?

Would he looking back wish that he had done this earlier in life? 

And where does he think that this Get Fit With Greg business can go in the future?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, the one and only entrepreneurship expert Mr Greg Barth

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Todays guest is a lady who has a path that is so similar to many of us, who are searching for a better way of living our lives.

We are in a job that we dislke, and feel the ambition and drive to take control of our futures and go it alone.

But what can it be like when you also have the burning passion to also help the world find a better way of living too, but you find that path that you know is right for you, is actually destroying you little by little.

Your dreams and ambitions are actually the very things that kick you in the teeth and stop you in your tracks.

Well, our guest had been in corporate America and was used to hustling, working extremely hard everyday, and coming back for more again and again.

It was what she did. And what she knew.

But after taking the leap of faith and setting up her own coaching business, helping clients and friends find the passions and path in life, she realised that she had taken on too much.

So determined was she to make a huge difference her body started closing down.

She had pushed herself to the limit of her personal endurance, and had hit a crossroads

In her own words "I created a trap for myself where I took that toxic environment that I had in the corporate world and created my own version. I was doing things that I was really excited about, but the problem was that I did not put any of me into any of that time."

And so she stopped and assessed. 

She made the difficult decisions that went against who she was, but knew would make her who she should be.

And now with a flourishing business, a wonderful home life and a smile that literally covers the whole of her face, isn't she glad that she did just that.

But why did she leave a situation that she didn't like, and recreate it step by step?

What made her decide that she had to reach out to others for help, to be able to help the people that she was so determined to provide support to?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, the one and only Stephanie Callahan

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Todays guest is a man who quite simply could be a guest on Join Up Dots for a whole week.His history has so much packed into it, its a struggle to decide where I want to start.Well lets start with telling you that he was born in Cambridge in the United Kingdom, and as has made his way through many different positions to where he now finds himself as an established and successful author.From working in a mortuary, a garage and on a production line he did what many young men did back in the day and joined the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air arm as a pilot and served 21 years protecting the United Kingdom across the world, not least around the area of the Falklands during the war against Argentina.Later, he worked at Headquarters in London which required continual work  that was classed ‘Top Secret’, including United Kingdom preparations for war and transition to war (the ‘War Book’), and he became very familiar with techniques for intelligence gathering in numerous covert operations.If that sounds like a full life of activities and passions, then our guest had other ideas, and upon leaving the military picked up his pen and started writing under a series of pseudonym that has pushed him high into the bestseller lists across the world.So what would he call his true calling in life? Would it be the writing, the military career, or I suppose working in the mortuary (please don’t tell me it was the last one!)Well lets find out as we bring onto the show, to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Peter Stuart Smith

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Todays guest is a man who has had moments of huge darkness in his life, but has made sure that the situations that he unwittingly found himself forever linked to, were never going to define him.

On a cold and misty morning in October 1975, our guest woke up as a scared and bewildered 5 year old, to discover that his mother was gone.

She was the first victim of the notorious Yorkshire Ripper, Peter Sutcliffe who for several months had struck fear into the heart of the United Kingdom as he preyed the streets of Leeds looking for unwitting victims.

What made this mans journey so amazing was that his first reaction, even at such an early age, was to think about how he could improve his situation.

He knew he couldn’t bring his mother back but he could decide how to look differently at what life had thrown at him.

And since that date, he has moved through many different areas where his personality has changed due to the challenges that he has overcome, not least deciding that he could forgive the man that took so much from him.

And now with several bestseller books, a movie of his life, and over 200 hundred powerful speeches and presentations across the globe each year, he has defined himself as who he is, not who he was.

So lets bring onto the show to start joining up dots, the one and only Mr Richard McCann.

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Todays guest is a man who seems to be born to be an entreprenenur.

Pure hustle muscle, flexing at its best is what he is about, mixed in with a huge amount of wanting to enjoy what he does.

And it seems to me that he managed to do just that too.

From starting in quite humble beginnings selling bed linen at Macey's, he blossomed quickly to selling Popcorn from a stall in a shopping mall, and then working for some of the biggest most famous companies in the world.

And with a resume listing Microsoft and Facebook as companies that saw the drive that he had, and the ability to work tirelessly in a chaotic environment, the sky should have been the limit for him but life had other ideas.

When he was 24, he was hired as Facebook's 30th employee.

He joined the company when it was one year old; it had a few million users and was getting 50,000 new signups per day, and upon being offered employment he was given two salary options : He selected the one he wanted, and the stock options would have made him worth about $185 million today, however that was irrelevant as nine months later he was fired.

And although a kick in the teeth financially, this disappointment as we see time and time again on Join Up Dots could have turned out to be the best thing that had happened to him,.

He reassessed his dreams, performance and chosen path leading him now to being the Chief Sumo at AppSumo.com, an online provider of digital goods and tools such as the kind of apps, that can teach and educate on a wide range of subjects.

Amazingly it was originally created in one weekend using an outsourced team in Pakistan for $60.

He hustled and bootstrapped the company, eventually accepting limited outside funding, including a "staggering" $20.47 from his mother, Debra

So what made him realise that this was the thing that he should focus on?

And what is the different between the man he is today and the one that left Facebook quicker than he probably expected?

And how come he didn't let me into the amazing resource he has developed called Sumome.com?

Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, the one and only Mr Noah Kagan

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Have you ever wondered what it must feel like to be an inspiring pop star and wander around in the aerified world of celebrity and success.

Or be a tv host, or media personality.

Well todays guest entrepreneur has done all those things, and most amazingly has created jobs in those worlds pretty much by herself.

She has got off her backside and since a young girl has flexed her hustle muscle like very few people do.

Total motivation to earn income, freedom and the best type of career success all by herself.

She first came to attention as the co-host of Style Network’s Modern Girls Guide to Life, and has moved effortlessly through the fashion world teaching ladies and brands how to look a million dollars for less than one hundred bucks. 

But before that she earned her stripes as a production Assistant with Saturday Night Live whilst just starting college.

And this seems to say a lot about her.

She saw an advert for a super cool gig, and instead of thinking "I bet thousands of people go for that" and giving up before starting, she picked up the phone, made that call, and got the job.

See inspiration and belief mixed with hustle!

But is not just fashion that has taken up her time as she has also toured the country with NASA fronting a math/science rock band, was featured in the Sundance award winning film, We Live in Public, and god this intro could be fifteen minutes long if I keep going with what she has going on.

So where has she got this boundess enthusiasm to keep on kocking on doors, and of course building doors herself?

Where does she feel her true talents lie?

And why does she feel the need to sing all the way through American Idol much to the annoyance her roommates?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, the one and only Jess Zaino

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Todays guest is not a normal type of guy. He does things his way, even to at the age of 61 going back to graduate school and getting a Masters in Creativity and Innovation, when to be honest the majority of us are glad that education finished in our teens.

What makes this even more unusual is that this is a guy who has started and run several successful companies, ranging from a novelty manufacturing company, to Terrasanti a natural wall product made from American Clay, which has won many awards over the last few years

He classes himself as a life term entrepreneur, but its the fascination for continued education that is so inspiring, as 10 years ago when he sold his novelty manufacturing company moved to a new town in California and spent the next 3 years getting a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and mixed media from Sonoma State.

So, after a career of artistic business, creative enterprises and entrepreneurial ventures, he decided to delve into where creativity comes from, how to make innovation happen in organizations, and how anyone can tap into creativity, the number one quality that CEO’s now look for in new hires.

With a world changing this fast, business knows they must build a culture to sustain creativity and innovation to change... or die.

So where does our guest find his continued passion for new experiences?

And where does he get his ideas for the new and exciting from?

Well, lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, the one and only Mr Rick Kantor.

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Todays guest is the bestselling author of “Crush It with Kindle” and host of the top ranked business and marketing podcast “Publish Position Profit.”

He is an online marketing expert, entrepreneur, speaker, business coach and founder and CEO of the Strategic Positioning Press publishing house.

And believe me this guy is not your normal podcaster like me, because he is clever…really clever like he attended both Cambridge and Oxford universities.

As he had a desire to be a corporate lawyer, with the big office full of dusty books, and the very attractive paralegals hanging on his every word.

But as we see time and time again on Join Up Dots, the path that people set out on as they reach adulthood turn out to leave them feeling flat.

They realise along that path that they need and want more in life.

Today, instead of being chained to his desk at a law firm, John now works with experts and entrepreneurs from around the world helping them to strategically position themselves so that they can rapidly grow their businesses by attracting more of their ideal clients and by being able to charge what they are truly worth.

His mission is to help experts and entrepreneurs share their message with the world so that they can build a successful business doing something they love, live life on their terms and inspire others.

So what was it about the life of a lawyer that turned out to be wrong for him?

Why did he decide to go to two British universities….was it just about access to the student bar?

And does he feel that now he is on the path that is right for him?

Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show, to start joining up dots, the one and only Mr John Tighe.

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Todays guest is a man who has a desire to give back to the world and empower the youth of today.
 
For the ages of 11 to 17 he is creating a movement to assist, support and empower young individuals that are living or have experienced issues in their personal lives that are quite simply too horrible for the majority of us to understand.

Abuse, both mental and physical, the stripping away of self esteem, the taking away of bright futures that should be a child’s right.

Leaving many with no other option than to feel they have to take their own lives.

He understands how they feel, as for many years he was just like them.

Trapped in a dark world as a child, that no child should endure.
 
Memories of trips to the circus. Visits to the park, or just fun and free moments which all children should savour not something that he can look back at.

He tried to take his own life many many times, and thank god he didn’t succeed, as he is know fighting back.

His entrepreneurial journey has led him through many different dots, and its the joining of his dots that are so remarkable.

Remarkable as with each step he has taken into the light, his own personal light is burning brighter and brighter and now with his Human Project he is blazing a path for millions to follow.

As he says on his blog “I work daily to spread the message of H.U.M.A.N.; HOPE, UNDERSTANDING, MAKING A CHOICE, ACTION STEPS and NOURISHING THE POSSIBILITIES. I work with youth who are looking for new hope and a new path. Youth that refuse to let their surroundings dictate their outcome. Youth that want to become more then they are shown, told or given the resources to become. Youth that are willing to take action and make choices their parents were not able to do in their lives. My mission is to eliminate the words, “broken”, “worthless” and “victim” from the children’s vocabulary we reach. I speak all over the United States to children educating them on their REAL options in life. Informing them that all they must do is dream, act and nurture the possibilities to achieve ultimate joy.”

Before I have even spoken a word  to todays guest, I can say that he is a total inspiration to me, and so its with a huge honour that I bring onto the show to start joining up dots, the one and only Wesley Chapman.

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Today's guest joining us on the show is the host of As Told By Nomads podcast, and is one of those people that I asked to come on the show, and then started researching them and thought "Man....I'm glad that I have got him coming on".

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 get people to accept our differences, both physically and culturally.

But where did this mission come from?

When did he decide this was needed to be done and he was the man to do it?

Well unusually he had a huge education growing up, for as a child he grew up in four different continents.

He has called Sweden, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Vietnam and the United States home and so 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 with a podcast that is soaring up the charts "As Told By Nomads" and an inspiring online presence he is certainly a man on a mission to achieve this aim.

And its an aim that will put many people to shame who think about doing something and say to themselves "Nah, that will never work so what's the point"

So lets bring on the show, to start joining up the dots, the one and only global nomad himself, Mr Tayo Rockson.

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As Told By Nomads

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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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Todays guest is a man who knows how to get into a ladies head, and understands what makes a woman tick.He has become a novelist, who focuses on content written from a females perspective, for women to enjoy.Growing up in a household that was dominated by strong female characters, he felt that he had beeen given the perfect education to step into the womans world.As he says "My mother and three aunts, each with their own unique temperament and assortment of quirks, had a profound affect on me as a child".And so he found his path with his debut novel "Teenie" being met with huge critical acclaim. But it wasn't an easy path, as  he has worked as an equities trader, beverage salesman, amusement park ride operator, human resources manager, actor, voice actor, chauffeur, and public speaker across the city of New York.So how did he get the realisation that it was time to put pen to paper in a style that I imagine would be quite difficult for a man to create?And now with his second novel "Genesis" about to be released in 2015 what has he got lined up for the future?The latest all conquering "Fifty Shades Of Grey" or just more quality writings by a man who knows his stuff?Well lets find out as I bring onto the show to start joining up dots, the one and only Mr Christopher Grant.

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Todays guest is a lady who believes quite firmly in the words of Steve Jobs that we play on the show everyday.

You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.

She calls it intuition, but it's all the same thing really.

Finding the thing that lights you up inside and going for it, even if it takes you off the well worn path and into new unchartered territories.

But why was it that until quite recently, she hadn't followed the path that was true to her.

She had travelled the path that so many of us follow...the expected one.

The one that we are told to.

As a child she was constantly told that it was alright having passions, but they were not a career.

Nursing would be a good job. We always need nurses.

So she become one,  and also became physically ill for an entire year, unhappy and completely lost because she wasn’t living her purpose.

She now runs from her home in Las Vegas the "I Love Intuition" movement, where she helps purpose driven leaders strengthen and trust their intuition and creativity to create soulful and successful lives and businesses. 

Simply put she helps her clients find their strengths and passions and build businesses around them subsequently allowing them to have a kick ass life.

So why was it that the things that she obviously has a talent for, were for so many years put on the back burner?

What was it about her life that really made her fall to pieces and know that she had to change direction?

And as she lives in Las Vegas, can she get me Barry Manilow tickets?

Well let's find out as we bring on to the show to start joining up dots the one and only Christina Ambubuyog

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Todays guest calls herself "A mom with a towel"

She doesn't consider herself a celebrity, she isn't a millionaire, but she is someone who had a thought, transferred that thought into action, and created a business that is growing year on year.

A few years back she had an idea for a towel with a difference.

Such a different in fact that she was featured on ABC’s Emmy nominated reality show, Shark Tank, the US equivalent of our UK based version Dragons Den.

You know the programme, when some wannabe inventor or entrepreneur steps up to the plate and tries to convince the sharks or dragons, that their product is gold and worth investment.

Well our guest quite simply shone in the spotlight and ended up having three “Sharks” fighting over her and is the only entrepreneur in the show’s history to ever leave with a check in her hand. 

Her towel has now also been featured on The Today Show, The View and Good Morning America. 

Her story is one of overcoming huge challenges and obstacles and going for it.

As she says time and time again "Dream it, Believe it, Let it Go.” 

So what made this extraordinary mother decide that an idea she had was one worth persevering with?

How did she overcome those huge obstacles, not least the fear of failure?

And what was it about this item that made the sharks go into a feeding frenzy?

Well lets find out as we bring on to the show, to start joining up dots, the one and only Shelly Ehler

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Todays guest is someone that from the very beginning of launching the Join Up Dots series has been my target guest.

A listener who from listening to the shows, and taking a huge amount of action in a very short time, has started on the road to success and living the dream life they crave.

We all hear the stories, and tales of the successful in life who overcome so much and come out at the other end living the dream, but how powerful is it to hear about someone who is just a few steps along the path from us.

The kind of person who might yet to have transitioned from the 9-5, but now has a firm idea of what they want and what they need to do to achieve it.

And our guest today is certainly that kind of person.

He contacted me at first by email, due to the content that he had heard on episode 70, and asked to have a chat, which I of course was grateful to do. And not for one minute do I think that I was the catalyst for where he is today, but it meant that he took action.

He made a decision on what he needed to do, and did it.

And that was just the start, and now from his hometown of Milton Keynes in the United Kingdom, he is just about to launch his first Music Seminar on the 8th of November 2014, which he hopes will be a day that will inspire, expand minds and show that you don’t have to be stuck in a rut with music production.

The line up of speakers are some of the most innovative experts in production and the music business, and all attendees will have a whole day to absorb their knowledge, learn new skills, participate in Q & A sessions, and learn the methods to work efficiently and get their art noticed.

So he is really putting himself out, taking a risk, but working dam hard to make sure that the road he is on, becomes the road he was born to walk.

So its with great honour, to bring onto the show to start joining up dots the one and only, Join Up Dots listener....and now my friend Mr Leo Prince.

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Today’s guest is quite simply showing the kind of get up and go entrepreneurship that leaves old timers like me in the shade.

He is an Executive Chairman of the Abella Group, a privately held  company that manages investments in a number of sectors that include, media, publishing, technology and financial services.

Now if that doesn’t sound too remarkable consider that he is still only fifteen years age, and the age of eight started his first business venture called Emerald Greeting Cards.

Sound amazing now?? I think so

From an early age he has had a firm belief that nature can teach us a lot lessons if we only take a closer look, and his two books, Swim or Drown and The Farm of Wisdom, both share business and life lessons he took from this very source of knowledge…nature.

If that hasn’t made you think wow, what the hell am I doing with my life, he is also a regular columnist to the Huffington Post, a First Dan Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do in 2013.

So how has he managed to do something that I certainly wouldn’t have been able to do at his age. I’m not sure I could do it now?

So lets find out as we bring onto the show, to start joining up dots, the one and only, Warren Cassell Jr.

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Todays guest is a lady who quite simply wont take no for an answer.

But unusually it is the no’s that she actively seeks out, and not like the rest of us the much more appealing “Yes’s

She believes that we are the products of our self-limiting beliefs in life.

We are frightened of what people are going to say.

We are frightened of what people are going to think.

We are frightened of people saying “No” to us.

So along with her business partner Richard Fenton she is actively helping individuals and organizations overcome self-imposed limitations and achieve breakthrough performance. 

They do this by sharing what they are known for best… Go for No!®

“Be brave people” she literally shouts across America and the world, and go get what you deserve.

So just in case you think that this ballsy approach was after a sudden epiphany in adulthood, then it seems like our guest was more than a bit positive as  child, even contacting George

Lucas to ask if she could work on Star Wars with him at the age of 8.

Ok, who thought “well she was always going get turned down by George Lucas”…..see a self-limiting thought.

So with presentations, media performances, and bestselling books to her name what No is she looking for now?

Well let’s find out as we start joining up dots, with the one and only Andre Waltz.

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Todays guest was brought up in a council estate called Knowle West, in the city of Bristol in England, and started a lifetime passion of being creative and inspiring others to shake of their shackles and have the life of their dreams.

He believes that through one on one training and group workshops he can transform the mindset of those that work with him, and give the participant the tools to take the next steps towards realising their dreams.

He can find the root of what’s holding us back and help us move beyond those barriers and make long lasting change

Typically its the negative thinking, feeling stuck or overwhelmed limiting beliefs or resourceful habits that hold us back.

His method is concerned with the creative mindset: what it is, how to get into it, and how to apply it to “create” in general, be it music, art, ideas, business strategies or solutions.

 Essentially if you are someone whose livelihoods and success depends on the conception of ideas that our guest can help you keep those ideas flowing.

But if you think we are going to have a great conversation with a life coach, then think again, as he also has an alter ego DJ Krust, who has made many releases on V.Recordings, and with friends Roni Size & DJ Die made the label the phenomenon it is today. 

In his own right, he is probably most well-known for the mid-90s release “Warhead,” which was one of a handful of tunes released in early 1997 which saw drum and bass move towards a more streamlined sound.

So how does he balance his desire for musical output against his desire for increasing human potential?

And are there commonalities that he can see between his two very distinct passions in life?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show, to start joining up dots, the one and only DJ Krust.

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Welcome to todays show a man who is joining a select few of willing victims, I mean guests who can say that they have joined up dots more than once.If you go back and listen to episode 37, todays guest appeared with his business partner Scott Barlow and spoke with passion and more than a touch of humour as to how they got the "Happen To Your Career" online business going.The action they took.The dreams they have.And the issues they overcame to provide career support across the globe, for those who are looking to change direction, move up the corporate adder, or just do something they love.Today however, our guest isn't coming back to join up more dots, but instead to share with us all, the steps we can take, and skills we need to explode our network of friends, colleagues and clients sky-high.As  the saying goes "No Man is an island" and with the worldwide web literally falling over with potential prospects, money making opportunities and  chances to strike  up a conversation, how is the best way to do it?Is all about providing value first?Or is it simply about quantity over quality?Well let's find out as we bring onto the show, to start sharing the best practices that has made him one of my best online friends, the one and only Mr Mark Sieverkropp.

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Todays guests, yes we have two people to join up dots with today are guys that through the online world I have got to know very well.

The first is a glamorous redhead from just outside Memphis in the USA, who through our love of podcasting and one show in particular connected, and over thousands of miles of water, support and encourage each other to follow our dreams, and create a future that is all our own. He has become my very own online Jiminy Cricket

He has had a path that has moved through many different areas from wanting originally to be a police officer, to frontline supervision, Manurfaturing, installing fences, and even following Mel Gibson around for a day snapping his every move as professional photographer for Disney.

The other, is from Detroit and spent many years in the US Marine Corps, before leaving the military and once again combining numerous different occupations. He has built foundations for newly constructed homes, manufactured aerospace products & parts, and even became Detroit's very own Jerry McGuire by starting his own small sports agency where he represented professional baseball players.

And now together they find themselves on the cusp of a new adventure, as both of them bring their personalities, knowledge and belief that they can help the world find a way to transition to a new life away from the 9-5 grind, with their new online show, the "Shifting work" podcast just about to launch.

So how did these two guys meet, and get to work together even though they live thousands of miles away from each other?

What was it about their previous incarnations that didn't quite work out for them?

And how do they maintain that unshakeable belief that the dream future they work so hard for is just around the corner.

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show, to start joining up dots, the one and only Dwain Scott and Van Shumake Jr

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Guest entrepreneurs who have an amazingly inspiring story of success, stumbles, career building, and prison. is someone who could quite rightly claims to have had two lives.

And in classic Join Up Dots style, both lives are so closely intertwined that one wouldnt have been possible without the other.

Which is why Entrepreneurs & Coffee is the perfect title for this show...as you will find out shortly.

As a young man,he was on a path that wasnt good. Getting into trouble with the law and spending time in jail on drug offences his life was heading one way and one way only.

But in all our lives we are provided opportunities in the strangest of places that can help us find the motivation to be want we want to be.

Its whether we actually spot those opportunities, that is the true issue that faces us all.

Well our guest did, and whilst in jail, he discovered computers and set off on an entrepreneurial journey that would instantly lead to failure, and then another failure, until finally gaining traction and success came his way.

He bootstrapped Spheric Technologies, a social enterprise consulting and applications company, which  grew by 150%+ each year, raked in many business awards, employed over 30 employees, before selling it in May of 2008.

And now he is on a path that is based around his own passions to support himself and his family, whilst also giving back to the world in the form of several charitable organisations.

So does he look back on his life and thank the dark times, for showing him the way?

And what made him try several times to get going in business, and still keep going when the road got hard?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, the one and only, Mr Dan Martell

To here more from Mr Dan Martell go to:

Podcast: Growth Stacking Podcast with Dan Martell.

Description: Dan Martell is a Canadian serial entrepreneur and and angel investor.

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Today's guest is a man who seems a person born to be an entrepreneur, although like many of us he forgot this was the case, and meandered without direction for quite awhile.

As a young boy of nine, he became fascinated by the worldwide web and the possibilities that it offered.

He was stimulated by the constantly changing online landscape, and so went into business creating his first online content the website "Powerdunk"

He had taken entreprenurial action and dived headfirst into the online world.

However he didn't then become a CEO of his own company, hiring and firing adults, webdevelopers and other employees with abandon.

Instead he quickly forgot his blossoming business, and became what we would say "A normal kid".

Fun and mischief was the order of the day, and would have continued if his parents hadn't insisted that he entered the family business to earn a dollar or two, and this parental push turned out to be the making of him.

He learnt so many things, such as sales, invoicing, marketing to name just a few whilst working for his parents, it was a masterclass in entrepreneurial ventures.

But the most important lesson, was not something taught, but something that he discovered deep within himself.

He hated being an employee and working for someone else.

And that realisation took him back to his nine year old self, and the entrepreneur that he was born to be resurfaced and he has never looked back.

And now after creating and selling businesses, and coaching others as to the steps it takes to win online, he has found his true path in life.

So does he look back to Powerdunk and think "Man I could have created something astonishing!"

Did he struggle with telling his parents that he didn't want to work with them anymore?

Well lets find out as I bring onto the show, to start joining up dots, the one and only Jeet Banerjee.

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Category:Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 4:01am UTC

Have you ever been on a school trip to a museum and after the initial “Yayyyy! We’re out of school” wore off, found the whole thing a bit boring.

Loads and loads of statues, stuffed animals, or tiny little plaques to read, which you start off with the best intentions of reading them all and then start gazing at them with blank eyeballs.

As you wonder why you ate your sandwiches so early?

Well I know that I have, and so its with great regret for me personally, but a huge delight for the people of New York, that one man has taken it on himself to bring these institutions to life for the latest generation.

Yep, like Ben Stiller in the “Night of the Museum” films, he alongside his colleagues run daily tours through the The Met and the Museum of Natural History acting scenes, telling stories and generally making it all fun.

As he says on his site “Museum Hacks” he loves nothing more than when someone says to him”That was the most fun I have ever had in a museum”

But like all overnight success stories, his is one of stumbles and falls, successes and failures, not least working for 8 years in his family business, making a film of him and his Dad in Thailand, and even appearing tin he Oscar nominated, record shattering, American Pie 2….ok it might not have won him an a Oscar, and actually his scene didn’t end up in the film either.

So let’s find out how Museum Hack can together.

What it was like working for his parents for 8 years?

And of course can he still remember the famous lines that now only appear on the American Pie 2 directors cut?

Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, the one and only Mr Nick Gray

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Category:Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 4:01am UTC