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

Todays guest wrote her own introduction.

Normally, I compose the words that I use to bring them into the show, but this lady has talent flowing from every finger tip, so when I read her website About me page I thought....how can I improve on that.

So let me simply tell you about her in her own words, as we discuss how she become so fortunate to find love, create success, and have an incredible amount of happiness in her life.

She wasn't born with a silver spoon in her mouth, her parents were never rich and probably never will be, so it wasn't easy to gain success in her life.

In fact, it required many late nights and early mornings, heartache and pain, hardship and sorry, but most importantly it required being ballsy.

It required her getting out of her own way, never giving up even though life was brutal far more times than she anticipated.

It required an unwavering commitment to success, an unbelievable amount of faith, and a serious belief in herself and her value.

How could I write something better than that now really?

She has been captivating, inspiring and motivating entrepreneurs across the globe since her early twenties. Chosen as Evolution Magazines 2013 Power Player Under 40, and featured on CNN, Forbes, Yahoo Finance, and receiving dozens of other accolades, as her passion for personal growth resonates with audiences looking for more fulfillment in all aspects of life and business.

She is the author of "Be-Ballsy! How Not To Suck At Love, Success & Happiness" & "Be A Baller! The Blueprint To Have It All"

She states "I Love teaching audiences how to break-thru self-limiting beliefs so they can have it all, all at the same time!"

So lets get some live words flowing from her mouth, in the same passionate way that her fingers deliver as I introduce to you the one and only motivational powerhouse that is Melissa Krivacheck.

 

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Todays guest joining us on the Join Up Dots podcast interview, is a lady entrepreneur that has almost a lifetime of experiences and success built up already in her youthful body.

Since her travelling adventures started over four years ago, she has had the freedom to cover the globe observing the characteristics of the people who live in each of the countries she has spent time in.

And its not a surprise to her that whether she was living in the United States, Germany or Thailand she found that we all want the same things.

We want to be  Happy, feel peace, and have a freedom of suffering whether this be fear, negativity or frustration.

The only difference is how we go about getting to those results.

Being a naturally adventurous and positive person obviously helps enormously, but what about the listeners who don't embrace adventure and freedom of spirit in such a gungho way?

Can they also achieve these positive results, and take control of their own lives in the process?

Well our guest today believes so, and through her role as Peak Performance coach has made it her mission to help others find the path to excitement and fulfillment that makes a life well…….memorable to say the least.

So if you are wondering if there is more to life than you are getting at the moment, and don't know how to go about it, then let me introduce you to the salsa dancing, fun loving, creative spirit that is todays freedom entrepreneur Miss Ginger Kern.

 

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Todays guest entrepreneur joining us on the join up dots podcast interview is someone that can make us both physically better, and professionally too.

With a degree in medicine and three years under his belt working in an Australian hospital,he knows a thing or two about injuries and the like.

But unusually for a Doctor, this career success which for many is a choice for life, was not his only focus.

As whilst performing his medical roles, he was eagerly researching and developing quite a few internet businesses, developing content which he modestly claims as “Failed or moderately successful” start ups and having the freedom to create career success away from medicine.

An online mapping site, a myspace profiling site, a divorce website, a limousine directory, various travel websites, a satellite TV comparison site, created and sold various ebooks,

He created and sold various types of software, online advertising agency, online search engine optimization agency and even a site designed to train individuals to improve their lie

detection skills!

But he still managed to earning nearly $1,000,000 in a year from a bedroom in his parents house, from affiliate marketing, which to me sounds very successful!

But he really came to the fore when back in 2012 he created Time Doctor, a way to manage your staffs time, if in his case he was eager for them to work more remotely than they had previously.

After all how do you  know that they aren’t sitting watching Harry Potter 27, when actually they should be head down working?

And so he took the leap of faith and found the motivation to really build a business that he could call his own.

Now with the success of this under his belt, he increased his portfolio of “Successful start ups” with the creation of Staff.com which is a global online platform for recruitment.

So what does he do when he isn’t working?

Does he use the Time Doctor software himself?

And what is this nasty rash that I have developed recently?

So many questions I need to ask the one and only Time Doctor himself…the online productivity entrepreneur Mr Rob Rawson.

 

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Todays guest entrepreneur joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired business podcast is someone that makes me think,if I was to choose any theme for a podcast then it would be one looking at how people moved from one role to another.

One dream to another.And add a few stumbles,falls,and mistakes,before ending up where they should be in life.

I would call it “Join Up Dots” and have this guy on everyday, because man he has a history that, well, you really need to have a stiff drink or two to work out the connections.

Starting way back in 1998, for over seven years he ran the golf shop as the Assistant Golf Professional at the Los Serranos Golf Course in California, before finding the motivation to leave and work as a teacher for the Chino Valley Unified School District.

Jump on a few years, and he was to leave this career, to go it alone with a home tutoring set up with his sister, to bring isnpirationto students that would gain greater benefit with some home tuition.

Ok, then so its a job in Education for our guest then!Nope, as he then went back to the Golf Course by setting up 19th Hole Media, to help local courses grow their profile and memberships by developing an online community.Using the power of the web, to develop the game at grass roots level.

And with an amazing podcast called “Defining Success”, and being President of both Welborn Social Media , and 19th Hole Media, our guest is most certainly a busy man.

In fact it makes me wonder how he creates the freedom of time to go out and do his work.

So without further ado, I would like to introduce you to todays guest….Mr Zeb Welborn

 

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Todays guest entrepreneur joining us on the free Steve Jobs certainly comes from an entrepreneurial background.

After successfully launching his first business at eighteen he found he had a skill for building business process alongside the marketing of those businesses.

He adopted the philosophy “marketing is a part of everything,” where marketing is approached as part of every business process from product development to accounts receivable, which certainly from my experience of working in corporate land goes against my knowledge of things.

It is from this philosophy and his years consulting businesses in Arizona, that he fell in love with the many different ways that social media can be used to flood the marketing machine with rocket power.

As social media evolved, he continued to explore the new networks and tools that came along with the changing landscape. He joined Renegade, an agile social media agency in New York City, in 2012.

In 2013, he published his book, You Get What You Give on social media principles and strategies for companies and brands of all sizes.

But its not all work work work, as in his free time he brews his own craft beer and travels extensively with his wife.

He states that "He is a geek and always enjoys a good strategy board game. You’ll also find me in the mix wearing funky socks!"

So what do I start with first the socks, or his amazing business acumen?

And where does he find the motivation to keep going when things start going against him as he builds amazing career success

Well lets just start by introducing you to the one and only Merlin U Ward

 

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Todays guest entrepreneur waiting to join us on the Join Up Dots business interview, has been an athlete since he could first walk, with Hockey being the true love of his life.

It was all he wanted to do, and it was all he focused in on until he reached the age of 23.

Then he knew that it was time to make his mark on the world in a different way , but how was he going to do it?

Did he go straight for the idea of a life of freedom and choice, enjoying amazing online success?

Not instead like most of us do, off came the skates and on came the suit and tie, and into the corporate arena he went.

But over six years, and multiple positions such as working for 2 different Fortunate 500 companies as a leader of management, and for a financial firm managing a group of agents who maintained a portfolio of 35 million dollars , he knew it wasn't for him.

Waking up at the same time every  morning, going to the same job, seeing the same people and completing the same mundane tasks filled him with dread.

So this left him with no choice but to quit and move onto something that he was really passionate about. 

And now in the online world off internet marketing he is quite steadily making his mark, and finding a world that fulfills him.  

As he says "I love to learn, I love new things and new experiences and I love to help other people.  Creating something that I can call my own was everything I ever wanted and desired."

So with his new website Wide Eyed Concepts being the hub for this passion and knowledge, lets tap into this expertise and start "Joining Up Dots" with the only and only hocky loving entrepreneur Mr Sean Roulston.

 

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Todays guest entrepreneur that I am looking forward to interview on the inspiring Steve Jobs based podcast, is the go to lady if you are inspired to take control of your life and create your own income producing business.

For over twenty years she found motivation working for a large Fortune 500 company helping company leaders, departments and teams create and put their plans into action to make change happen.

In short she is an "action lady" who loves the thrill of inspiring others to take action and get things done.

But if we look at her history it has a similar tale to many entrepreneurs and self starters, where its clear that career success hasn't been achieved overnight.

Starting her first blog "Just For Small Business" way back in 2004 was just the first of her online Dots that can connect us to today.

This led to a relationship with her book publisher Wiley.com who published "Small Business Cash Flow: Strategies For Making Your Business A Financial Success, as they liked her knowledge, her style and believed there was a need for small business owners to manage their cash better.

So what more has she got on her plate ?

Well not just content at being a coach, author, and business owner, she has since November 2012 become a video star too.

As now you can find her on you tube with her weekly online TV show the "Little Big Show" for business owners, giving great advice in small bite size chunks!

Whilst having a lifestyle that is totaly under her own control.

Her motto is "Absolutely Nothing. That’s Exactly What Will Happen If You Don’t Turn Your Great Ideas Into Action™ " and even better...or at least I liked it her initials spell DO!

So lets delve into her life and start joining up some dots with the one and only entrepreneurial powerhouse Denise O'Berry.

 

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Todays guest entrepreneur discussing business and creativity is the head of Growth and Business Development at Gumroad, where he focuses on building the company into the easiest and most popular way for creators to sell the content that they make make.

If you havent heard of Gumroad,this is the place where creative folk such as musicians, filmmakers and artists can sell their work directly to their eager audience using cutting edge eCommerce tools. So cutting out the middle man, and retaining greater control over their work.Make an album and put it straight into the waiting arms of your fans.So imagine our guest must be having some great gossipy meetings with the rich and famous of the world.But his entrepreneurial journey didn’t start in Hollywood or silicone valley, instead it was in Africa strangely enough that the bug to develop and assist in start ups really hit home.And once he had the vision of his future he set out on a path that has led him to “Join Up Dots” with me today.So where does he get his inspiration now he is moving and shaking with the best of them?What does he do when he isn’t building Gumroad into a major force to be reckoned with?Well let’s find out as we invite the amazing entrepreneur Ryan Delk to the show.

 

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Todays guest entrepreneur waiting to be interviewed on the Steve Jobs free business podcast interview, is a man who is fascinated with the process of entrepreneurship.

What makes someone fight through so many obstacles to achieve success?

Why do some people seem to literally have no obstacles and breeze through to a life of abundance and fulfilment?.

Well todays guest has taken it on himself to go out and discover for himself, and in return developed a life of freedom and career success.

With his online video resource “Trep Talks” he has managed to have one on one conversations with the likes of Tim Ferries and Guy Kawasaki to name just two.

So how has he positioned himself to get into the minds of such startling successful folk?

Well I certainly have the motivation to do find out.

But “Trep Talks” is just one small area of a life that must keep him madly busy, as he is also an experienced eCommerce professional, and founder of Yogamatstore.com, with a passion for  Yoga and fulfilling the role of Energy practitioner , which I’ll be honest I’m not sure what that is at all.

So let me find out as much as I can whilst I have the chance to talk with the one and only super entrepreneur himself Sushant Misra

 

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Our guest entrepreneur today joining us on the Steve Jobs inspiring business interview, has a similar background to myself Insurance, but don't let that turn you off to what will be another great show.

With Insurance being just one thing on his resume, he is full on busy, as he creates a huge amount of content to deliver to the world.

An online marketing production line, that is simply exploding on all platforms.

Type in his name and you will find him actively participating as a blogger, public speaker, Podcaster, Internet marketer, published author and recent father to a new son.

But weaving a theme through all these different areas, it is obvious to see that at heart he is a storyteller, and a very good one at that.

He creates content that not only inspires, but assists his avid followers with building their online lifestyle and money making ventures.

Helping them to find the freedom in their lives.

Without doubt he has certainly conquered the fear of starting, and taking the kind of action that halts so many people as they search for their dreams.But how far has he progressed towards his goals?Where would he mark himself against where he wants to be?

Well its time to find out as we bring onto the show, the one and only master of Content Warfare, the super entrepreneur Mr Ryan Hanley.

For more information on Ryan Hanley and his podcast go to:

Content Warfare: Find Your Audience, Tell Your Story and Win the Battle for Attention Online

Description:

Every week on the Content Warfare Podcast, Ryan Hanley interviews the Internet's most prolific content creators to extract their secrets for winning the battle for attention online. Popular guests include: Chris Brogan, Marcus Sheridan, Mark Schaefer and Gini Dietrich. Popular topics include: content marketing, writing, podcasting, social media and audience building. Find out more: www.RyanHanley.com

 

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Inspiration, inspiration and more inspiration can be found on todays episode of Join Up Dots.

Todays guest entrepreneur ready to relax into todays business interview was perhaps not the most obvious person to get behind the mike and create an amazing content producing production line.

But he has achieved it, after living a totally different life for many, many years.

An electrician and entrepreneur by trade, he spent his time with pliers and fuses, creating a world of light and power around his home state of Washington.

But behind his skilled hands, a light burned brightly.

A light that shone brightly on a dream to become a speaker and a writer.

Living a life of freedom.

A career that gives him the lifestyle that he wants.

But like many dreams, they remained simmering until after a routine health check he was given life shattering news.

He found out he had cancer, and knew that he had take action.

And man did he take action.

Grabbing a mike, a pen, and a laptop he set to work to not only achieve his own goals, but to inspire others to achieve their goals too.

And with his podcast "Doubt The Doubts" being published now over 180 times, he has certainly achieved his aim.

So let me bring to you, someone who deserves to be heard by the biggest audience possible.

The top entrepreneur , the host of "Doubt The Doubts" Mr Paul Blaise.

 

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Today's guest entrepreneur joining us on the Join Up Dots business podcast interview is the go to person if you want to understand how to tweet but don't want to feel a twit.

If you want the freedom to connect the world in 140 characters and build a business that rocks

From entering the online world, back in 1981, he found his place and he has been earning a living and enjoying himself on the internet ever since.

But what made him so successful, and lead to him becoming an author, radio host, blogger, public speaker, and business coach, all performed with style, charisma and charm.

Well he realized that to be a success in the online space you have to develop relationships in the same way as you would nurture one in the real world.

You have to interact, with integrity, humanity, and quite simply help others get what they wanted, which the late Zig Ziglar tought him back in the days.

And its this human aspect of building businesses which has really set him apart, even getting him named as one of the Forbes’ Top 10 Social Media Power Influencers of 2013.

So do we talk to him about Twitter, social marketing, overcoming fear, the leap of faith, his radio show, or whats it like to live in Vegas?

Well, I think I'll try to do the lot, whilst we have the brilliant, and did I say powerful and influential entrepreneur Warren Whitlock in the house!

Enjoy todays interview!

 

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Todays guest entrepreneur joining us on the Join Up Dots podcast interview has become a huge success in LinkedIn.

In fact I would say that she is a powerhouse in being social online.

Readily admitting she has been around the block several times, our guest has become the number one go to resource on how to take LinkedIn to the next level.

So this is an interview that I am literally straining my ears for the nuggets of gold she might just drop in front of us.

How can you take LinkedIn to the next level….isn’t it just a case of connecting with people that you have never met before?

Is it just a case of spamming aggressively, or is there a more subtle approach to connecting, and making people want to connect with you?

Well, our guest certainly has career history were the rapport building skill is now ingrained in her psyche after working in literally every corporate role you can think off in her career.Customer Service – Sales Representative – Sales Manager – Account Manager – Marketing Manager – Director of Sales and Marketing – Vice President – President – Owner – Consultant – Administrator.

And now she can add podcast interview guest too.

So where did she find the inspiration to go it alone and lifestyle on her own terms.

A lifestyle that provides freedom and income to flood to her?

So let me introduce you to the lovely,talented, New York living lady,no not Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and The City…but the even better Karen Yankovich.

 

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Our guest today is the CEO and Co-founder of New Media Expo, so quite frankly I could have called him the Godfather of Podcasting and blogging.

So I better be good on this episode, no pressure there then!

Although an obvious entrepreneur in heart it wasnt always the case.

He has been involved in the trade show industry since 1996 serving as sales manager and director of sales for three of Tradeshow Week’s top 200 events.But his interest in blogging and online content really hit home during the explosion of the political blogosphere around the 2000 election season.Seeing content come online day after day, minute by minute, feeding comment and discussion worldwide, he knew that the future was all around us and it was time to get going himself.However every guest on “Join Up Dots” have found their path in life after a period of transition, and quite often it will be a lot longer coming than they probably would have considered was necessary looking back, and it seems to be the case here too.As even though he saw the positives, and excitement that new media could offer in 2000, he was finally inspired to launch his own blog in October of 2005.And it was a great success, even though he claims it was “unexpected success” and with his political blog gaining more and more ground online, he began searching for the blogging tradeshow to link it with.
Amazingly he realized no such event existed, so he and his business partner Dave launched BlogWorld & New Media Expo in Las Vegas in November of 2007, and it went onto attract 1,600 attendees straight away.He had found his path and had started joining up those dots.So how did he do it?How did he manage to create something that was literally an overnight success?
And more importantly, why did it take him so long to get started on the path to success that he was so obviously made for?
Well lets find out as I introduce to you, the one and only Rick Calvert.

 

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Todays guest ready to join us on todays interview is a remarkable lady to be sure.

A poet and co-author of World Healing, World Peace she asks the questions "What are you doing to create a better world?"And what do you want for your life and the lives of the children to come?And certainly she is taking her own questions to heart, as she strives daily to make a difference to everyone who is fortunate to meet her or come in contact with her work.

What makes her a prime candidate to look back over her life and “Join Up Dots” is not just to do with her creative output, but quite simply that her background seems to me less than usual to say the least.

She spent part of her childhood living a life of freedoom in a Colombian jungle with her father, where she travelled extensively as a young woman, being in Tel Aviv Israel to watch the events of 9 -11 occur before her,to the fact that at the age of 54 when many people would have said “no that is going to be too hard” she climbed on her bike and cycled over 3,000 miles across the United States of America for charity.She is a lady that is driven to make a difference.And with writing credits on over 39 books, that she says she has written to help us feel better and function better because she believes people who feel better, make better choices for themselves, is there anything that she won't tackle head on.
Well I am certainly glad that I made the choice to contact her to be on the show today, and of course I'm glad that she said yes.So let me introduce to you the one and only entrepreneur Kimberly Burnham, PHD.

 

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Todays guest being interviewed on todays Steve Jobs inspired podcast interview, could well have been created specially for a programme called Join Up Dots.

His life has been well unplanned at the best of times.

But I suppose it is having this freedom of choice which has allowed him to experience many things, that probably wouldn’t have seemed likely if he had planned.

Building a career for himself that would have been the furthest point from where he hoped to be.

Having huge success in an area that he couldnt have dreamt.

Leaving University with two degrees"Physics" and "English", which he quite openly admits have been about as useful as a chocolate teapot, and certainly less than helpful to getting a great job, he found himself at a crossroads.

His enthusiasm at a low point, his choices equally low, he stumbled into computers, and despite no interest in either them or programming ended up building a software company on his dining room table, that was bought by a long forgotten company called Microsoft.

Whatever happened to Microsoft I ask you? Well that is just the beginning of his story, and with additional chapters entailing teaching maths to hundreds of students for over 16 years, writing a forthcoming book with his brother "Math Methods in Engineering and Physics", and I can only guess lots of other clever stuff, we better get going.

But before that, one more thing, did I tell you that to this day he has no educational certification or credentials to his name either.

So welcome to the show, someone who when I was at school I would have probably tried to keep out of the way of, today’s guest entrepreneur Mr Kenny Felder.

 

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Today's guest entrepreneur joining us on the Join Up Dots podcast interview is a man who could possibly scratch his head a few times if asked "How did you get to where you are today?"

He didn't have a fixed path leading to success from an early age that's for sure.

In fact he didn't even know that his chosen occupation was a possibility.

But now he finds himself producing content on a daily basis, as he is the go to man for "Direct Response Copy writing", and don't worry I don't know what that is either.....but we will soon.

He states that it was a game of baseball, but not actually getting on the pitch, and working in a library that started the path that he followed into adulthood.

And that is a hard one to join up the dots with in any shape or form.

But after working in a library as a teenager, he picked up two books that quite simply changed his life and gave him the freedom to create his life.

"The Well-Fed Writer" and "The Millionaire Next Door" pricked his interest to such a degree, that he literally wrote the next chapters of his life there and then.

By studying the subject, and developing his skills, it has know taken him all the way back to the library, joining the authors of those two books with three of his own

He is the author of The “You” Effect: How to Transform Ego- Based Marketing Into Captivating Messages That Create Customers,  and The Reluctant Writer’s Guide to Creating Powerful Marketing Materials: 61 Easy Ideas to Attract Prospects and Get More Customers.

And if that isn't enough he is working on his third book, Escape the Expected: The Secret Psychology of Selling to Today’s Skeptical Consumers, which will will be released in late 2014.

So lets bring onto the show the man that really has the "Write Stuff", the one and only super entrepreneur....Mr Tom Trush

 

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Todays guest entrepreneur joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired "Join Up Dots" interview was perhaps not the most obvious person to get behind the mike and create an amazing content producing production line.

But he has achieved it, after living a totally different life for many, many years.

In fact he has lived many different lives over the years.

From working for a few years in the telephone industry, he moved through various positions, until rather strangely to me at least, jumping into Real Estate.

And then even stranger.....becoming an owner of his own cafe for a year, before making another career change by entering the internet industry.

And now from his closet full of socks, and shoes he has launched his brand new podcast to the world, and created a momentum that can only be achieved by consistent and focused action.

He has the freedom to have fun and enjoy himself.

The show is going great.

The downloads are soaring

And best of all he sounds like he is having the time of his life.

He is a huge inspiration to me, as is anyone who gets off their backsides and looks to create a life of their dreams....and on their own terms.

So let me introduce to you as we start looking back over his life to "Join Up Dots", the one and only, host of the Chris Cerrone Show..... strangely enough a man named....Chris Cerrone.

 

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Todays guest joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots business podcast interview, is someone who from the first moments of his life has been wandering the world.Born on an RAF base in Germany,he grew up in Cyprus,and then was reluctantly brought to the United Kingdom by his parents as a teenager.And what did he do?He instantly complained about the rain,get over it that's what we have in the United Kingdom.

Was the travelling a chore? Was the moving from country to country the thing that our guest dreaded.No far from it.The experiences, different cultures, and contrasting landscapes embedded a love of adventure, imagery, and story telling that he just knew was something that could take him on a path that was true to his unique self.

He loved the idea of being a professional travel writer.So even though he knew his path, and knew what he wanted to create, he still only focused on his dream as a side project, until after what he believed was a “heart-attack” he finally started the action that he needed to kick everything off.

Quitting his job, he is now at the time of writing a freelance writer of no clearly fixed abode.We might find him in the UK, escaping to the Mediterranean, or as he says “even gallivanting across some bleak European hillside, bound for disaster” – which is how he finds material to write about.So lets find out where he is today, and bring onto the show the creator of "Fevered Mutterings", the inspirational travel loving blogger….Mr Mike Sowden.

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Pinterest is where todays guest has channeled her passion, and todays guest entrepreneur was someone who I just knew was a person that I wanted to have on the show, as she has a story to tell that I found fascinating.

Like so many people in the world,this lady had a career which she balanced with being a fulltime mother and wife to her beloved family.

Everyday she went to work, as a fulltime radiation oncology nurse, and every evening she came back and probably did the same kind of things as most Mothers.

She dealt with the dinner, the washing, and all the other things that us men try to get out of doing.

Not a great deal of freedom in that lifestyle for sure

But unlike many people with the same responsibilities, she didn’t just play safe and continue with her career until retirement, as deep down a fire burned brightly.A fire to go out on her own, and create her own business…in the online world of Pinterest.But how did she convince her family, that it was time for a change?How did she gain the support of her husband to make such a bold move?Well I don’t know but back in 2012, she walked into her medical career for the last time, and quite simply hasn’t looked back.Although I’m going to ask her just that today, as the powerhouse of Pinterest, is ready to look back over her life to “Join Up Dots”.So welcome to the show the lovely and talented Cynthia Sanchez.

 

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Motivation is on the cards today. Our guest today entrepreneur joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired business podcast, has for the last twenty or so years traveled the world on a mission.

A mission to help others develop the skills in their careers which are required to be the best leaders they can.He originally trained as a physiotherapist,but became curious about what makes the difference in performance whilst working with athletes.

How do some athletes seem to find that extra something that pushes them on to glory, whilst not being obviously more gifted than the rest.This led him to study positive psychology, hypnosis, NLP, organisational behaviour and leadership, NeuroSemantics, Meta-Coaching, and even traditional Chinese medicine.So with all that information literally exploding from him, its not surprising that he has also published two books, one that is somewhat expected, and another that I found a bit of a surprise.Self Leadership – How to become a more successful, efficient and effective leader from the inside out.Flirting 101 – How to Charm your way to way to love, friendship and success.So really where do we start, when we have a guest that can not only push us onwards towards promotion and career success, but can also ensure that we get a bit of hanky panky every now and again too.

Let me introduce you to today’s amazing guest, the leadership guru, the career expert, the amazing UK entrepreneur Mr Andrew Bryant

 

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It's with great delight that I get to invite one of todays top entrepreneurs onto the top rated Steve Jobs inspired business interview "Join Up Dots".

He is a man who literally has been to the top and back, and then back up to the top once moretasting career success all the way.

Its a fascinating story of a man driven from an early age to make his mark on the world.A creative risk taker he flourished early on and established himself as someone who can make things happen.

Bringing A list celebrities to speak to Canada, earning over $84,000 in just a few hours, and moving and shaking with the best of them life was good.But then things changed and he found himself over $250,000 in cash debt.

Worst of all he had no business to help him recover, and no idea of how to set about reversing his fortunes.

But with an entrepreneurial mind born to overcome such obstacles he did just that, and rose to the top once more.You can now find him speaking with passion and eloquence on the top rated Early To Rise podcast, or working on his Mastermind talks series of presentations, with such keynote speakers such as Tim Ferriss, Guy Kawasaki , Clay Herbert, and Lewis Howes to name just four.With all that going on its amazing that he has found time to speak to us today, but we are mightily glad that he has.Welcome to the show the one and only, and my favourite Canadian entrepreneur (after Michael Buble and Bryan Adams….is Celine Dion Canadian???) Mr Jayson Gaignard.

 

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Todays guest is what I would call a freedom entrepreneur who has packed more into his last few years, than many people do in a lifetime.

And I guess unlike many people who want to make their mark on the world, he started at such a low point that these achievements would have probably seemed impossible to others.

But not to him.

Diagnosed as clinically depressed, overweight, with limited motivation, he knew he had to do something and do something fast.

And so he found the motivation to ask himself some deep questions,such as "Why Am I Here?" and then started taking action.

When you start achieving things in your life, you create a momentum that is unstoppable, and leads you to greater and greater belief that everything is possible…..an inspirational turnaround to where he was at the beginning.His professional life began flourishing, his personal life improved, and after creating his own company, publishing his first bestseller “SEO Secrets”, presenting to crowds of interested folk who flocked to hear his message, he knew it was time to reevaluate once more.He increased his focus on self development and happiness, and created his first “Life List” which quite simply he states “Was the best decision he ever made!”Setting himself a target to achieve 150 things by May 25th 2017, he set off on an adventure which is nothing short of inspiring.He lost 60 pounds, ran a marathon, sold/donated all his possessions until only owning less than 100 things, paid off all of his debts, became much more spiritual, visited all 7 continents, reconnected with friends and family and became happier than he had ever been before.And with items such as flying a plan, being on a chat show, seeing Mt Everest, getting a six pack, and living in the wilderness for a month, being just a few items on the list you can see it is a stretch of belief, as much as perseverance.So lets introduce todays guest, and well see if being a guest on “Join Up Dots” was on his list too….I’ll be disappointed if it wasn’t.

Welcome to the show Mr Life List himself the amazing freedom expert or lifestyle entreprenuer Danny Dover.

 

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My guest entrepreneur looking to build a life of freedom is Mr Stephen Rykwalder.

He is a man who has taken a huge amount of action and I suppose risk in the last five months, and that is why I just had to have him on todays show.

Unlike many of the guests that appear and chat about their success and failures, he is at the beginning of his journey to the top.

He is taking a leap of faith and setting out on his path to freedom and I am convinced that he has what is needed to achieve this aim.

To say it a different way then if heart and commitment are anything to go by, then he is certainly on his way to where he wants to be.

You see “Join Up Dots” isn’t just about bringing you the superstars that have been there and done it, we want to share the kind of stories that will inspire all our listeners to take control of your lives.

And sometimes that is people who are in the early stages, struggling to get things off the ground, and trying their hardest to build a future for themselves.

Our guest decided that he had to try to create just that, his own future, and for the last five months has set out on a path which I guess was pure sink and swim.

With only enough money to cover his expense for those five months, he quit his corporate job, turned on his computer, and set to work.

And day after day since then he has been doing everything he can to earn enough to remain free from corporate America.

It has been a learning curve built on pure desire and passion Well has he done it, has he gained the freedom he wants?

Let’s find out his website is called Five Months To Freedom and he is the one and only super entrepreneur Stephen Rykwalder.

 

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Some people are born to make money.

Others are born to provide value to others.

Our guest today was born to do both.

From his early days in school, today's entrepreneur joining us on the Join Up Dots Steve Jobs business interview, knew how to hustle, zigging whilst others zagged, zoning in on opportunities whilst others looked the other way.

He made money as a young man, and knew that this was the way he wanted his life to be.

But life in school is I suppose “Childs play” compared to what is in store when the high school bell rings for the last time, and your thrust out into the big wide world to fend for yourself.

Our guest knew this and before even leaving high school, was creating a path that would lead him to where he is today.

By enrolling into an MLM course, he learnt the skills of rapport building and developed the ability to create connections with people from all forms of life.

This is probably the most important skill that any entrepreneur could hope to have.

But although a huge step in the right direction, he was making very little money, so knew he had to take a step into the unknown and accept a level of risk that he hadn’t before.

This risk came when he realised that there was freedom to go for the opportunities that were waiting in real estate, and before long, with a huge list of tenants paying him rent from properties he owned, he was a paper millionaire.

Not bad for someone only in the 20’s.

However the phrase “Learn to expect the unexpected” could have had been a very useful mantra to have, as boom time literally disappeared overnight.

In 2008 the real estate crash occurred, and forced our guest into bankruptcy.

Despondent, depressed and broke, he had two choices..

One to say goodbye to the good life and settle into a life of “What If's” and “Broken Dreams”

Or he could fight back, and restore himself to previous glories.

And in today’s episode we will discuss just how someone could find the mental strength to go once more, after life had been so cruel and indiscriminate with its finger of fate.

So it is with great pleasure that I introduce you to today’s guest entrepreneur……..Nick Ruiz.

 

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Todays interview is with an entrepreneur, author, and motivational powerhouse.

Yes she is a remarkable lady forsure.

Not content with helping thousands of people break free from their corporate jobs and start their own businesses, she is also an entrepreneur,coach and speaker who speaks from the heart with a passion that cannot be rivaled.As she says:"Entrepreneurship at its heart is aligning your purpose for being on earth with a business idea so compelling that you simply must do it, despite the fears that hold you back."

And those fears that we all have, do not seem to have held her back at all….or perhaps they have.From a young age, she has taken a path that perhaps was unexpected.Traveling the world, learning to speak four languages, and even teaching martial arts to former gang members, she has a story that needs to be told.In 2014 she has just released her latest book "Body of Work Finding the Thread that Ties Your Career Together", which follows on from her other bestseller "Escape From Cubicle Nation". Although if you have just stumbled across this show in five years time, she has just released her 17th book, and been played by Meryl Streep in the film of her life.It seems to me that the ability to overcome ones fear and create, instigate, and encourage is core to our guests success in life.If we can all tackle things head on like she has then…….we all have a chance to live a life that we dreamt it would be.

So join with me as I introduce, the amazing, and motivational Pamela Slim

For more information about Pamela Slim and the Escape From Cubicle Podcast go to.

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Description: Escape From Cubicle Nation Podcast provides advice, support and encouragement to help corporate break out and start their own business.

 

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Todays guest joining us on the Steve Jobs packed inspiration Join Up Dots podcast interview,  is someone who from the first moment that I heard his story, I just knew that I had to have him on the show.And boy aren't I glad that he said yes.A family man,and a dreamer,for over 12 years he followed the path that he felt was right.The same path that the majority of us have trod over the years.

Working long hours at the expense of seeing his children and family.Striving to build a business that ultimately didn't fulfill him.And banishing the dreams that he had, to be a writer, he struggled on and on.

Finally with a debt of over $100,000, overweight, over-stressed, and deeply unhappy he came to a crossroads in his life.He knew that he had to change direction and claim a life of his own.

He needed to make his dreams for freedom come true, but still support the family that he loved.How did he do it?Well you're about to find out as we start joining up the dots with todays guest..the amazing super entrepreneur Kimanzi Constable

 

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Our guest today joining us on the steve Jobs inspiration packed Join Up Dots interview is someone who doesn't realise what he can't do.

If you give him an obstacle or challenge he doesn't just go round it, he literally smashes it to pieces.

During his college football career he led the way in unassisted tackles in a season and set an all time record for most unassisted tackles in a game (21).  And this was from a guy who everyone thought was a little bit small to make his mark on the game  

To be honest I'm from England so that means nothing to me, but it sounds very impressive.  What is even more impressive, and this time I can understand it is how he took these athletic performances, will to win, and inability to know his limitations, and created a way of tackling things head on in business and in his own life too.  In August 2010, our guest created Athletic Capital, an organisation that was founded through the support of many people wanting to discover true meaning in their life as well as inspire positive change in those around them.  

Once you start developing the freedom in your own life to create positive momentum, you can start to believe you can tackle greater and more challenging tasks and with this desire for positive change, our guest alongside Athletic Capital commenced their first international mission:, Mission Kilimanjaro, a quite amazing adventure that made it possible for Kyle Maynard, a quadruple amputee, to crawl the 19,341 ft to the summit without assistance  Bringing us up to date, Athletic Capital successfully launched The Higher Purpose Project by bringing 25 human beings from 6 different countries around the world to join forces and push each other to find their true purpose in life.  And of course to being even more positive change to the world  So where do we start?    What do we focus in on first.  Well there is only one place to start and that is to introduce to you  super entrepreneur himself Mr Dan Adams.

 
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Today's guest is someone who used to call himself an RNT.A Recovering Negative thinker.Well actually he considered himself a lot worse than that, but kids could be listening so well leave it as that.His life was not good, his relationships weren't working, and all in all things were not in a good place.But he decided that it didn't have to remain that way.He realised that the life that he was leading and experiencing, was actually being directed by the thoughts that he allowed to pass through his mind on a daily basis.He was actually creating the miserable existence that he was living.But could he get out of it?Could he rewire his brain to focus in on the positive aspects of his life, therefore changing direction on the path he had been leading for decades, in effect taking responsibility for his own happiness.Well, with a huge "Yes", our guest not only did that but now calls himself "the Mantor" as he helps men from across the world to focus in on their negative actions and reprogram the way they operate on a daily basis.So let's introduce to you the only and only, "Mantor" himself....Steven Shewach

 
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August Turak: Author Shares Entrepreneurial Business Career Advice From Monks

Todays guest ready to be interviewed on the Join Up Dots podcast is the author and entrepreneur Mr August Turak, who has had a life that can only be described as a bit different.

Not many people get to have the experiences in business and life that he has, after all who gets to study business with a bunch of Trappist monks?

I didn’t even know that monks studied business, and more importantly were extremely successful at it.

But our Mr Turak knows, and it was detailing these experiences and insights that allowed him to pen the bestseller “Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO’s Quest for Meaning and Authenticity.”

He has the freedom of thought to study their brilliant business methods to create a huge success story of his own.

But that is just a small part of his story, and with a background of sales, marketing, determination, spirituality, mindset, MTV and the belief that “It is in your own self interest to forget your self interest” he is someone who would make a perfect guest for multiple shows.

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 award winning, and hugely motivational – August Turak

 
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My guest today enjoying the Join Up Dots Steve Jobs inspired interview, is a man who many might say simply ducked out of his responsibilities and walked away from everything that was making him unhappy.

I would never say that.

A trained engineer Adam, decided that happiness was the most important state of all, and one that he could quite simply engineer by focusing solely on the things that he knew would make him happy.

He wanted a life that was full of freeom, motivation and inspiring the world to be happy.

Incorporating Volunteering, Learning, Teaching, Storytelling and Empowerment he has created a life that is nothing short of inspirational.

As his website The Happiness Plunge states “He has been Happy and homeless for 918 days”

Being happy day after day sounds like a pretty good way to be to me.

So do you have the desire for freedom in your own life?

Would you like the abiity create a lifestyle on your own terms?

Well this is the interview for you and therefore I would like to welcome to the show, as we start to Join Up Dots, the Happy Nomad himself Adam Pervez.

Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy

 
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