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

Todays guest is a man who is travelling a path that is 100% true to himself.As a younger man,he was classed as an at risk teenager, but still progressed to earn a B.A. in English.However continuing his studies did not go to plan,and although he had great talent,studying at Antioch University was not for him, and he dropped out of his MFA in Writing course.And then it seems to me without a clear idea of how to build a future, he lurched from one position to another and then back again, all the while increasing the debit on his credit card bills.He was depressed, overweight, constantly in pyjamas,and lost, but knew that he had something inside that he wanted to express to the world.As he says “we need something that fulfills us creatively.Everyone does. It doesn’t matter whether or not you think of yourself as an artist or not. Artists aren’t the only ones who do creative things. Cooks are creative, repossession agents are creative, my accountant is creative, my dad — who owns and runs a wholesale florist — is creative.He is now the co-owner of gocodebox a web development company,and has released two self penned publication to the world.So lets discuss his struggles, and his successes, and everything else in between,as we start joining up the dots with the one and only, Thomas Patrick Levy.

 

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Todays guest is a man that from the age of five knew what he wanted to be..a millionaire. But unlike many of us who have that dream, he set out on a path that led him to achieving the majority of his dreams by the age of 23 or 24. The big house in Florida, the time freedom, and everything else that you would set your heart on at an early age. But what do you do when you get to that point and you feel flat?

What do you do when you find the process of getting there was better than the goal itself? Well he set out to change other peoples lives across the globe, by teaching the world to be conscious in their actions.

He believes that we all have it in us, to break free from our financial restraints and gain the independence finally that we deserve, by quite simply becoming onscious.

But how did he come to that realisation?

How did he turn his fathers failing business, into a success that he can now share with the world?

Well lets find out, as we bring onto the show to start joining the dots of his life, the one and only JV Crum III

 

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Todays guest is a man who career has been one of great contrast.Joining the military back in 1998 he performed the role of tank member crewman for three years before departing the armed forces and setting off on his entrepreneurial venture.Working in a series of motor dealerships he always knew that he was on a different path, and with a show like Join Up Dots demonstrating this everyday, the path can appear at anytime.There is literally no time like the present to start taking the first step on the road that feels so right and is unique to that individual.So in Jan 2014,our guest powered up his mike and launched the Fire & Adjust Podcast,providing support and content for military veterans across the world.And with the response being phenomenal and the progress of the show showing that if you target a niche and do it the right way,then you have a great chance of a future that is nothing short of a wow.So what does our guest consider to be the big takes from his life in the Army? What was the tipping point to start speaking to the world and putting himself out there? And if he could share the things that have made it easier to transition from the forces to an entrepreneurial life what would they be? Well lets find out as we start joining up dots with the one and only, Mr Ron Fugle.

 

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Todays guest entrepreneur joining us on the Join Up Dots podcast interview is Shellie Hunt, who has for over 25 years been the go to lady to help companies, individuals and the world find their true path in life.

An entrepreneur and business powerhouse, she is the founder and CEO of Success is by Design, ReMake MY Life LLC, The Women of Global Change, and other multiple companies, and is known to be able to get to the core of an issue, even if it is buried deep inside ourselves.

She can find the very thing that is limiting us, and holding us back from a life that we deserve. 

Sharing the stage with some of the top speakers in the world, such as Tim Robbins, Jack Canfield, Bob Proctor, and Brian Tracy, and being a lead mentor in the Billionaire Adventure Club, has led her to appear on national talk and radio shows with audiences in the millions and has been mentioned in Forbes.com.

So she is obviously a lady who is massively in demand.

So what makes this lady such a powerhouse in the motivational arena and the entreprenurial environments across the world?

Where did she come from to have such an influence in such a competitive world?

And what tips can we gain from her to assist in our dreams of a life designed by success?

Well lets find out as we start Joining Up Dots with the one and only Shellie Hunt.

 

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Todays guest entrepreneur ready for the Steve Jobs inspired podcast interview lady is someone who quite readily admits she spent over a decade stuck in the wrong career.

But on a show like Join Up Dots we confirm time and time again, that although it may seem like wasted time, no experience is ever wasted.

Everything builds to the point that the entrepreneurial step towards freedom began and career success starts to build.

After a life threatening experience,she left her corporate litigator and mediator roll, and began a quest to study all ways to live a thriving happy life.  

It started as a personal task,but ended up as a personal mission and a career.

As the founder of and teacher at the Life Alchemy School, career and life coach, angel intuitive, author, speaker, teacher, Feng Shui expert, and Reiki Master, Monick Halm now works with clients and students all over the world to help them take a holistic approach to uncovering their dreams, pursuing their passions, and finding true balance.

The question is with three kids how does she pack that all in to her day?

Why did it take an illness to finally make her leave the job that was not what she wanted to be?

And has she found the true path to happiness that we are all seeking?

Well lets find out, as we bring onto the show, to start joining up dots, the one and only inspiring entrepreneur Monick Halm

 

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Todays guest is more than an entrepreneur.

This is a lady who was has travelled the world to find her true path in life.

Searching for the freedom that her life growing up in China couldn't have offered to her.

As you can guess growing up in China, she had a childhood that was so very different to her life now in America.

The words culture shock do not really seem to do justice to the obstacles that  she had to overcome once setting foot in the country she now calls home.

In the states she pursued education with a passion, and studied to become a dentist, finally owning her own very successful practice.

And that for many would have been job done, but like her husband Joel Boggess she felt something was missing.

She felt drawn to creating a better world for others.

And so together this powerhouse of a married team, have taken it on themselves to create their own business built around coaching, podcasting, writing and being hugely positive to create a future that is 100% percent unique to themselves.

So there is no better time than today to bring onto the show and start joining up the dots with the one and only podcasting legend: Dr Pei Kang.

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Cathy O'Dowd: The First Lady To Climb Everest By Both Sides Joins Up Dots

Todays guest is a lady who could literally be singing "I'm on the top of the world,looking down at the creation"every-time she jumps out of bed.Because since University,she has had a fascination for climbing, and took part in her first mountain expedition,to the Ruwenzori in central Africa at the age of 21.And something clicked in her.Was it the challenge?The camaraderie?Or simply the thrill of doing something that so few people have seen or done before?Whatever it was since that first climb she has tackled mountains across southern and central Africa, in South America, in the Alps and of course in the Himalayas when she stood on the top of the world and made history by becoming the first woman to reach the summit from the North and South peaks. But though her days on the worlds highest peak now seem to be at an end (in her words "I have not intention in going back" )her thirst for adventure seems unquenchable  and in spring of 2004 she joined British woman Rona Cant and Norwegian Per-Thore-Hansen on a dog-sled expedition of 650 km through the remote wastes of the Norwegian Arctic to the most northerly point in Europe.With all these experiences just bursting from her, its no surprise that she has also climbed twice to the top of the book charts too,with her two self penned books Everest: Free To Decide and Just for the love of it"So before I mispronounce any more words and names, let me say it gives me great pleasure, to bring onto the show to start joining up the dots that have made her life, the one and only Cathy O'Dowd.

 

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Todays guest joining us on the Join Up Dots free business interview is someone who knew what he wanted and had a dream to achieve it.

Buying into the corporate vision of the big cars, medical cover, and the big office with the PA and secretary working overtime to support him, he started studying to be a lawyer.

That was his dream.

he was a young man and had the freedom to create that dream.

So he joined up with all the other eager and soon to be rich and successful lawyers, and for the next seven years followed the path that he had created for himself.

He was a man on a mission.

But what happens when that mission turns out to be the wrong one?

What happens when you realise that the passions inside you screaming to get out are not aligned with the day to day life you have built for yourself?

Well that happened to our guest, after a travelling sabbatical in 2013, when he came to the realisation that he wanted out of the legal rat race, and instead find the thing that lights him up inside.

So what was the path that he selected for himself?

And why did the legal rat race not turn out to be the path to gold that he had imagined it was going to be?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show, to find out how he made that transition, and of course to join up the dots of his life, the one and only Huzefa Kapadia

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Todays guest entrepreneur ready to face the Steve Jobs inspired business is a motivational speaker and author whose mission is to teach us all to be bold in our actions

He believes that we all have it in us to get out of our comfort zones and create career and personal success in whatever we do.

With a background in sales, and knowledge of cognitive behavioural therapy, he has the ability to inspire us all by sharing personal stories of success, and no doubt failure and obstacles (we all have those in our lives and businesses after all) and a humorous approach that has led him to be a sought after corporate speaker across the world.

But how has he managed to find the key to boldness that alludes so many of us in our lives?

And I guess the bigger question is, did he always this ability to challenge and strive for bigger and better things, or was there a key moment in his life that showed him the  freedom to choose a better way?

Well lets find out, as we start joining up the dots of his life, with the one and only boldness entrepreneur Mr Jeff Shore

 

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Todays guest is someone with a fascination for unusual facts and I guess characters and communities across the world.From a young child, he always had a interest for the obscure.And as we have found time and time again on Join Up Dots, he has now taken this childhood interest and created a career around it by travelling around the world to cultivate his curiosity of the obscure.

An expert in what he calls “small worlds”, such as the Extreme Metal scene, and the British Jewish community, he loves to research and participate in these communities, and after graduating as a sociologist at University found himself drawn again and again to these worlds.But what became clear is that there are huge commonalities within these small groups,and he developed this interest,by investigating the Luxemburg watersking scene,interviewing the most powerful politician in Alderney,and even jumped across the water to meet the Icelandic special forces known as the Viking squad.

So what got him going in this direction, and how has he managed to create a life that is both hugely fascinating, but anything but usual?Well lets find out as we bring on to the show to start joining up dots, the one and only Mr Keith Kahn-Harris.

 

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Todays guest is a man with many strings to his bow, and literally it seems a midus touch to success in business.

But he wasn't always driven to be in the entrepreneurial environment, as during college he focused on a very different path......Theatre and Musical Theatre.

This was his passion, his dream, his future.

But what happens to a man who realises that the future he had planned for, and majored in college actually was a future that filled him with dread.

What can he do to start again, when he has no experience, knowledge or connections other than in the world he had frequented previously.

Well, he went back to basics, but this time focused on the things that could stimulate him in business, marketing and entrepreneurial ventures.

He started on a new path at the age of 24, and is an entrepreneur, international keynote speaker, and bestselling author of Shark Tank Jump Start Your Business—the official book from ABC’s hit show Shark Tank on how to successfully launch and grow a business from concept to cash.

So with a fascinating story, of one mans struggle to find work that really mattered, let's bring onto the show to start Joining Up Dots the one and only Michael Parrish Dudell.

 

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Todays guest has an amazing story,of a tragic accident,which ultimately could have been the best thing to happen to him.Known as Yo Pal Hal since hosting his first radio show at age 15,his greatest triumph came at age 20 after he was hit head on by a drunk driver and found dead at the scene.Despite being clinically dead for six minutes,in a coma for six days,breaking 11 bones and being told he may never walk again, Hal defied the logic of doctors and the temptations to be a victim, and he bounced back to prove that ALL of us are capable of overcoming extraordinary adversity to create extraordinary results in our personal and professional lives.Hal has appeared on dozens of TV and radio shows,and he’s been featured in numerous books which is not a surprise when you consider how his mental attitude has created something so amazing,out of something that could have finished him off.So lets bring onto the show to start connecting up the dots of his life,the one and only Hal Elrod.

 

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Todays guest quite simply should have the words "Dream Big and Then Dream Bigger" all over his body.

A self confessed exponent of the Richard Branson method "Screw it Lets do it", he has over the last few years created a life that is exciting, inspirational, and more than a bit amazing...in the how hell did he manage to do that kind of way.

From making Hollywood movies, to building companies, to working with David Blaine, to being stung by a jellyfish (which turned out to be a great thing) to even meeting the main man Mr Branson himself, he has challenged himself to think big, think bigger, and confront those limiting thoughts.

But how did he start on this road to self-creation?

Was he the kind of kid that was always going against the norm at school and in life?

Or was he someone who landed firmly on the big dot, that showed them the path to a life that is uniquely them?

Well lets find out, as we bring on to the show, to start joining up dots, the one and only....Mr Eric James.

 

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Todays guest is a man who, well I dont do this very often but the introduction is in his own words. And you'll see why I haven't written the thing myself this time.

Im a world changer. Now before you think Im an egotistical, too big for my britches, jerk, I think we are all world changers. If we werent born to change the world, we’re unnecessary.

In a nutshell, I arrived at my world changer philosophy after being fired four times (twice by the same company and once by my own dad just try to top that!), after facing 42 years in prison, after starting two companies that rose and fell like the Roman Empire, and after getting married, having a wonderful wife and then daughter, I finally realized my true purpose in life."

Wow!

So where do I start first? With the 42 years prison stretch? Or that Dad who sacked him? That is harsh in anyone's book.

Or perhaps I should go with the moment he found his own path in life, that has been world changing for him and of course the world?

Or perhaps we should just probe into his skills of affiliate marketing which has been so lucrative for him both personally and professionally over the years?

Im going to love this conversation, as I bring onto the show to start Joining Up the Dots of his life, with the one and only Matt McWilliams

 

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Todays guest is an entrepreneur with a passion for the outdoors, travel, adventure, business strategy and podcasting.

He is currently based in Thailand and working to grow Authority Engine, a premium podcast creation and management agency.They specialize in launching highly effective podcasts to help entrepreneurs accelerate their business growth, gain authority in their space and put more padding in their pockets.

But the beauty of finding your passion as we see over and over again, is it can happen at anytime. You see it was only a little while ago that our guest was penned up in an office working the dreaded dead-end job, and had to find something that would help him alleviate that daily feeling of boredom and dread. 

So he resorted to listening to marketing and business podcasts, and as he listened, he started researching, and learning more about podcasting as a personal interest.

This quickly grew into voracious research trying to uncover what made certain podcasts wild successes, and others a flop.

How are podcasters using their online shows to reach and surpass their business objectives?

Well that is something that I am literally salivating to find out more about, so its with a great pleasure that I bring onto the show, to join up some dots the one and only Mr Ben Krueger.

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Todays guest is someone who is a confidence coach,philosopher and passionate explorer of life.As he says on his blog he wants to be the best that he can be in all aspects of his life and hopes to inspire us to do the same.Well im sure he is going to do just that today.So how does he do it?How does he strive to the best in all aspects of his life?Well quite simply he studies the most successful men in the world to look for the commonalities that they all share Martin Luther King,Richard Branson,Elon Musk,Albert Einstein,Bruce Lee,to name just a few.You see ever since his upbringing (in Oakland, CA), especially after puberty, he always felt like he was a step behind his peers and had to put in extra work to catch up.He was quite shy and fearful and his insecurities showed up most clearly in social situations, especially with attractive girls.So being in the dating world after years of analyzing,observing,studying and experiencing the dynamics of attraction,he started to write about his learnings.And now he considers himself a highly conscious man, and is there to teach this information to the world.So lets get him on, so we can all learn from him, and of course as always lets start joining up dots to see how he got here…the one and only Jack Peterson.

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Our guest today is one of the founding members of the Higher Purpose Project,which we have discussed with our previous guests Ginger Kern and Dan Adams.A powerful collection of individuals that have taken it on themselves to create a platform for dreamers,high achievers and goal setters, to channel their passions and overcome their fears.With a tagline of "Be Your Own Hero" the project is going from strength to strength as the world wakes up to what can be achieved if we only take action.But this is just one part of what this lady fills her time with, as not just in group situations but individually through coaching, workshop facilitating, and self development she helps others to identify their true path in life and grab hold of the life that they deserve.

But how does she do this?How does she find the key to the lock,where others have been looking for that key all their life?

Well lets find out about this, the Higher Purpose Project and of course by starting Joining Up Dots, with the one and only Jeanine Cerundolo

 

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Todays guest is a self confessed Creative Maverick and believes that there is a better way for us to do things and earn a living.

After being in corporate land in the UK for many years, working for such companies as Deloitte, he quit his job with the firm intention to never work again.

He wanted to create a world that in the words of Richard Branson "I don't think of work as work, and play as play its all living".

And he is anything but a man of his word, as since then he has written  the bestselling book “Screw Work Let’s Play: How to do what you love & get paid for it” and is now working on his second one.

And whilst he isn't pounding away at the keyboard he has found the time to build his own 6-figure business around his programmes including the Screw Work Let’s Play 30 Day Challenge , where he has inspired over 300 people around the world to find a money-making idea they love and launch it in 30 days.

So lets waste no more time, and start joining up dots with the one and only, Mr John Williams

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Todays guest is a man who has travelled an usual path to where he is today.

Starting as a musician working in the church full-time, he worked hard at delivering the kind of music that inspires, and touches the soul.

But like all entrepreneurs that awake one day with the realisation that they aren’t where they want to be in life, he was the same.

He awoke one morning with the realisation that the potential that he knew was in him, just waiting to be unleashed on the world was not being delivered to the people that could use it most.

But who where those people?

How can you transform from a church musician to a mover and shaker that is creating success all around them?

Well opportunities to find your true path in life, can come from the most unexpected sources, and in our guests case it came from someone very close to home.

Writing an advertisement for his wife’s music studio, he was astonished and of course very pleased to find his ad produced 400% return on investment.

And after selling $50,000.00 of pipe organs in one month, he realised that he had made the step, and created a real business that he could develop for himself and his flourishing portfolio of clients.

So how did he do it?

What strategies did he use to quite literally become a copywriting overnight success?

And more importantly, why did that untapped passion lay dormant for so long?

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

 

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Todays guest is a father who has faced the most difficult of times,and in the process started changing the world.As an accomplished businessman,author and motivational speaker,he was a man in control.He coached groups of people large and small to help them overcome the challenges that can derail all of us in our professional lives.He helped increase revenue, he developed leaders, and improved teamwork, life was good.Little did he know however, that whilst this side of  his life was firing on all cylinders, his sons life was on a path that no parent would want them to be on.Discovering his son was taking heroin, living homeless, and devoid of positivity in his life, our guest had a choice to make.In fact he had no choice.He turned his life both personally and professionally on its head to face his sons problems head-on,and provide the love and support that a father only knows.And that was just the beginning of the tale.A story, with many twists and turns, successes and failures, and an usual mode of transport which you wouldn't expect to be part of the salvation of this father and son couple.So lets bring onto the show, to start Joining  Up Dots, the one and only Mr Dave Cooke. 

 

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Our guest today, comes onto the show with a drive to make life better for so many of us who spend our days in jobs we don't like.

I think already that we are connected at birth!

Starting his life with a dream to be a news anchor or game show host, he for some reason that we will find out about, decided instead to go into Corporate America, where for 15 years he surrounded himself with the kind of folk that have gone onto become his target audience.

The moaners and groaners, the dispirited, or simply the employees that need help to find their swing, develop their potential, get promoted and enjoy working for a living.

Well unlike many people who have got to a point in their career, where success is about maintaining instead of gaining, he decided that he was the man to help them.

Pausing his corporate gig, he went back to school and earned himself an MBA and PHD, which literally was the starting point to the second half of his working life, and what seems to me to be the unique path that he had been looking for all along.

Now with his "Career Revolution" platform consisting of a podcast, blog, video tips and empowering information to one and all he is firing on all cylinders.

As he says "Creating a career takes hard work, patience, planning and most importantly, someone to help you along the way."

So lets find out what was the tipping point to the leap of faith that started it all?

Lets find out if he would still like to be a game show host?

And most important lets find out how he has managed to find the time to have produced five girls, and one boy!

It is with pleasure that I bring onto the show to start joining up the dots of his life, the one and only Dr CK Bray.

 

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Todays guest entrepreneur is a master of an instrument that until recently I had never heard off, but upon stumbling upon some information on the web, I knew that I wanted to have him on my show.

He got to the top of the Hammered Dulcimer pile, when back in 2010 he won the National Championship, even though this was not an instrument that was on his radar even a few years previously.

As he says "For years I was a musician who played a lot of different instruments. Jack of all, master of none. The hammered dulcimer was just another instrument I could play a little on but not really kill it."

But with a bit of practice he is not only killing it, but actually smashing it to pieces too (which will make sense if you listen to the show)

So what was it about this instrument that really spoke to him, and allowed him to become a musician fulltime, traveling the country performing well known classics, with a unique twist.

Well lets find out, as we bring onto the show to start Joining up Dots, the one and only Ted Yoder.

 

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Our guest today joining us on the Join Up Dots podcast business interview is on an adventure, or I guess you could call it a quest.

On one hand he is trying to travel around the world without flying, and on the other hand he will be finding himself on the trip.

Discovering the type of person that can strike up conversations with complete strangers, experience unusual cultures with fascination and ease, and suffer all kinds of discomfort but keep moving forwards.

And if you think that this doesn't sound much, then just consider that our guest was extremely shy all the way through childhood into adulthood, and found building new relationships terrifying in the extreme.

But instead of allowing this to keep him rooted in a situation that he was unhappy with in 2007, he left his hometown of Waterford in Ireland and set off to New Orleans.

Simply due to the fact that he liked the Basketball team that played in the City.

And since that day, he has become interested in personal development, become a vegan, won a toastmasters contest, and started a website, which were dots towards taking the plunge on the last day of September 2011.

He left Ireland and headed east on a round the world trip, which he expects to take four years or so.

Good for him I say, and great for us that he has allowed himself a brief respite from the constant travelling to join me on the show today.

So lets introduce to you and start joining up the dots, with the one and only Niall Doherty.

 

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Todays guest is a man who can really turn us around no matter what our state of mind to focus on a positive future.

Living in the Milwaukee area of the United States he was on a path similar to the rest of us until one day on his 26th birthday, he came to a realisation.

And unfortunately it wasn't the type of realisation that was joined by clouds parting, angels singing and the like, but instead he was struck with pain, fears and worst of all self-disappointment.

He had hit the point in his life where it was time to make a change, and he grabbed this thought with both hands and ran with it.

As a child his dad was always listening to the motivational tapes, and filling his childrens heads with success quotes, and not in his wildest dreams could he have imagined that his path was intrinsically linked to one looking at mind-set, positivity, and helping others fulfil their dreams.

Good old Dad, for planting the seed that had grown without his knowledge for years and years into such a powerful force.

Our guest now runs a company called Operation Self Reset, which was launched on May 10, 2013, the day his son Nolan was born.

As he says "Nolan gave me the motivation to do what Nike has said for many years, "Just Do It."

And now he strives to provide us all with tools, tips, and stories on ways to reset our lives.

So lets bring onto the show, to start joining up dots, the one and only reset master Jacob Nawrocki 

 

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Todays guest is the first partner of a previous guest to ever be on the show.If you listened to episode 53, then you would have heard her husband speak, with passion, eloquence and more than a splash of humour on what he is doing to help us all make our best even better.But our guest is not just a wife and business partner,as she is a mover and shaker, zigger and zagger in her own right.A renowned speaker,she loves nothing more than inspiring large groups of women to take on the world together.Back in 2009, when the world was struggling under an economic downturn that left many fearing for their futures, our guest had an idea and a very powerful one too.She invited women business owners from across the globe to join forces once a month to combine resources, share ideas and become empowered to stimulate their own economy.A real powerful force of willing and participating action takers.The result has been tremendous; jobs have been created, services exchanged and hope renewed, which led to the creation of No More Nylons the company that hosts these Women’s Business Socials.But that is really the tip of the iceberg, as both of her and her husband thrive on creating, inspiring and delivering the possibility of a positive future to all of us.But what keeps her inspired?What makes her believe that she can achieve what she is aiming to do in the world?And what  makes her agree to come onto the show today, when she has so much on her plate?Well lets find out as we start Joining Up the Dots with the one and only Jodi Womack.

 

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Our guest today seems to be a man on a mission.Since first coming to my attention early last year,he has blazed a path across the online world on as many different platforms as he can.He is an inspiring lifestyle entrepreneur, online marketer, blogger, podcaster and personal branding strategist which isn’t a bad list to build a life changing income from.Originally from Stockholm, Sweden, his mission in life is to help and inspire others to be able to have a life that is 100% on their own terms. If you want to choose your hours, income, lifestyle, or just have….well a great time whilst you are on this planet then you couldn’t choose a better resource to turn too.

He is extremely passionate about helping entrepreneurs, aspiring lifestyle entrepreneurs and small business owners with their branding strategy, building their authority and personal brand online.

He is the host of the very popular podcast The Lifestyle Architects where he interviews inspiring and successful lifestyle entrepreneurs, but of course this is just a small part of what makes him who he is.So how has he done it?How has he achieved the success that he is getting?

And what is a lifestyle entrepreneur exactly?

Well lets find out as we start joining up the dots with the one and only Navid Moazzez

 

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Todays guest is a man that is a true online mover and shaker.

In fact he probably put the move into Mover, and shaked the shake until he got more than most people would have done, because wow he is doing some great things in the online world.

He is an an entrepreneur, a marketer, and a graduate of Seth Godin's unique MBA program.

As one of the world's leading crowdfunding experts, he has helped over 50 entrepreneurs raise over $5 million on Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

He is a popular public speaker, engaging audiences around the globe on innovation, creativity, marketing, entrepreneurship and the future of work.

But was it an easy path to his current successes?

Did he have doubts and fears that followed him along the way, the kind of fears that stop so many people in their tracks?

Well we will find out, as even with all the knowledge that he has gained he still found that some companies were not willing to entertain new and innovate ways of thinking.

They were stuck in the dark ages, and unable to move into a bright new and prosperous world.

So how did he battle that limited thinking?

How did he express his contrasting views of how things should be done?

Well he did what all good entrepreneurs would do, and went solo, working for companies in an advisory position.

But then whilst on vacation in 2012, a friend of a former client phoned to say they needed help, and to me this one phone call signified the moment that he had found his true path in life.

She had run a Kickstarter project to raise $20K to finish a documentary film and it was struggling and not going to get funded.

With his knowledge of online marketing, they got the project seen by the right people and saved it. It went from 20% funded with 10 days to go to 113% funded before it closed.

A lightbulb went on and our guest realized that the same marketing skills he was using to help Fortune 500 companies could be used to help entrepreneurs actually fund their dreams and change the world.

And the rest as they say is history.

So lets get chatting, and joining up some dots, with the one and only Clay Hebert

 

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Guy Vincent: The Publishizer King Talks E-Books, Leaps Of Faith, And Starting Projects Ugly and Fast

Todays guest has an amazing tale, and one that I have read more than once, as it has the classic stumbles and falls, successes and moments of inspiration that make this guy perfect for join up dots.

As a young man, our guest was always on the look out for entrepreneurial ventures. Starting with an e-book venture our guest ploughed into the online world with all the enthusiasm of someone who knew that they couldn’t fail.

Unfortunately their heart wasn’t telling them the full story, and after an initial success the business never truly got off the ground.

Was it the wrong time?

Was it that the promotion was wrong? Or was it just that nobody wanted e-books? Well, it was quite certainly wasn’t the last one, so where did he go wrong?

Without pausing for breath, he didn’t give himself a chance to dwell on it, he dusted himself down and took massive action.

Leaving his apartment, quitting a relationship, quitting a job, and selling everything he owned, he bought an airline ticket to Asia and started his new life: He was 23, scared to death, but knew there was a dream he needed to find.

So lets find out how that dream is getting on, as we start joining up dots with the one and only Guy Vincent.

 

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Todays guest is a lady who quite simply it seems cannot stop smiling.When asked to rate her life happiness and fulfilment between one and ten,she honestly replied a ten plus which is just one of the reasons she genuinely feels she can help others get to a ten plus also.Being a life coach,TV presenter,Author,Blogger and it seems a very happy person, she has made it her life mission to help others achieve that state of happiness too.She wants us all to find our passion and purpose in life, but interestingly also develop and design it too.She believes that a life that is a WOW,is as much about conscious decision making as it is talent,opportunity, passion and the ability to overcome the fear that roots so many of us to the spot.

But how has she managed to create this unshakable belief and overcome those very same fears?

How has she managed to bring so many powerful media platforms together to push her message to the millions?

And how has she managed to have two children, be married for 14 years, and still look younger than some of my daughters?Well lets find out, as we start joining up the dots of her life, with the one and only Kim Somers-Elgelsee.

 

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Todays guest is the go to resource if you are in need of strategic information to grow your business using Facebook ads.

Living in San Diego with his lovely wife Amy Clover, he has dominated the industry with a back to basics, no fuss, and extremely pleasant way of operating within this area of social media.

You will be hard placed to find anyone who has a bad word to say about this guy....and believe me I've tried.

Moving to LA over nine years ago, without a job, a home to live in, or even many friends to call on he knew that he had the "Hustle Muscle" to make a success of his dream.

And what was that dream?

He wanted to leave a six figure job in online corporate advertising that had been his life since 2000, and bring the skills that he had developed into the small business world.

He wanted to be the guy that could provide the small guys with the knowledge, skills, and insider secrets that could help them take on the huge advertising budgets that corporate America had at their disposal and win.

Win Big and Win Fairly.

So why did he take such a risk when others would have played safe and stayed where they were until retirement?

Why did he decide that the West Coast was the only place to be...ok that's a stupid question to ask..Sun, Sand and whatever else you want all in one place....duh!!!

And what is it like being friends with the movers and shakers of the internet?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show, to start joining up the dots of his life, the one and only Mr Rick Mulready

 

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Todays guest has from the first family vacations wanted to be free.

She was always the child kicking up a fuss when her parents told her it was time to go home.

She was always the child literally counting off the days until holidays came round again.

So its with little surprise that upon reaching adulthood, that freedom of spirit has overtaken her and she has undertaken a series of footsteps in the unknown.

Never Ending Footsteps in fact, which is the name of her blog, and the perfect description of her life in distant shores.

Starting the dream in 2006, it took her five years of extreme effort, working three jobs, overcoming a series of anxiety disorders, and saving everything she could, to ensure that her dream of travel could be fulfilled.

And on the 17th July 2011, she departed whilst crying like a baby, and now nearly three years later as her footsteps are able to be traced across 45 countries, and five continents,  it seems she has no real desire to return to England and settle back into a life of normal domesticity.

And why should she, since she has now found a way of funding her adventures, by blogging, writing, and other online activities too.

She has become a digital nomad, and is loving every second of her life away from the rain and the cold.

If this seems the perfect life, then think again, as with all things that seem an instant success, there are a collection of stumbles, falls, financial mistakes and hardships that would make many people return to the safety of their home.

But today's guest is made of sterner stuff than that, and is a perfect guest for a show like Join Up Dots.

So lets introduce you to the only and only, Lauren Juliff

 

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