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

Todays guest is a lady who has a journey to where she is today that could be turned into a movie.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Was she scared to say goodbye to everything ?

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

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

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

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Podcast 214: Thom Singer: An Entrepreneur Who Found Freedom By Stopping Wishing And Taking Action

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If we only do it in the correct way.

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

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

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

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

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

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Todays guest is a truly remarkable and nothing short of inspirational lady for sure.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Todays guest joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free business podcast was for many years one of the key leaders for the Money Advice man Dave Ramsey.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

So where does he believe his true talents lie?

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

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

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

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Todays guest solopreneur is building a career that 100% percent is built on her own personal passion.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It wasn't just money where the struggles were.

Life was a struggle throughout.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Todays guest joining us on the Join Up Dots Steve Jobs really makes me love hosting a show like Join Up Dots, as in his own way he is part of my story....my dots.

When I started getting the podcast research together and reading about him, I thought "Wow, I know this man already. I have been telling his story to friends and colleagues for the last few years....he was one of my inspirations"

He is a man who broke his career down, and went against all the rules, when he found himself at a crossroads in life.

He had followed the path most expected, getting a good job, earning great money, and living a life that spelt Success with a capital S.

But just when things couldn't get any better, and a big promotion was on the cards he turned full circle and went in a direction that is 100% him.

 He took the first steps to finding his unique self.

He went in search of his own personal freedom.

And the rest as they say is history.

As he travels around the world with his wife, he applies his great philosophy to life, which also forms the name of his website “the Pursuit of Everything.”

He tries to live his life with intention, do work that truly matters, devote time working on projects that benefit those less fortunate than himself, and to give more than he gets.

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

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Todays guest, joining us on the Join Up Dots podcast interview is an entrepreneur from New York with a difference.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yep, we have all been there.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

She also loves country music too.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

She became a time strategy visionary.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Podcast: Hack The Entrepreneur with Jon Nastor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Todays guest is Ani Alexander, someone that I am proud to say has become one of my closest friends in the world.

I have never met her, don't know too much about her personal life, but can honestly say she has become one of the people that has helped me so much as Join Up Dots keeps on growing.

She has a fascinating story, which starts by being born in a country that now is no longer there, the soviet union, and as teenager loved to write.

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

In her heart she believes that everyone has a story to tell, and would like nothing more than putting pen to paper and getting creative as a child.

But as we see time and time again, the thing that we liked as kids somehow got forgotten as we grow into adulthood.

And instead of thinking "Lets make a career out of something that I love doing"...which of course is the sensible thing to do, she instead went into the corporate world.

And joined the masses.

Yes, for the next twelve years she followed a path that left her with a paycheck every month, but nothing more. She was lost and definitely feeling uninspired.

So she took the leap of faith and went for it on her own

And now with her business flourishing, her network of aspiring authors flocking to help her get them in the bestsellers list, life is getting better everyday.

She is also the author of three books "Emotional Moments", "Dream Down" and  "Highfall"

But if this sounds like an easy transition then think again.

I know her well, and I know the hustle and work ethic that it is taking to get to the point she wants to be.

She is climbing up the ladder of success everyday, one rung at a time even when exhausted, even when she was  unsure she could climb any higher?

So how does she keep herself going when sometimes the world seems against her?

And why did she feel along with everything else on her plate, she would go and conquer the world by recording the Write 2 b Read podcasts in English, not her natural tonque

Well lets find out as we bring on to the show to start joining up dots the one and only Ani Alexander

To find out more about Ani Alexander go to:

Podcast: Ani Alexander's Brand Achitect podcast

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

Podcast: Write 2B Read

Description: 

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

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

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

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

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Todays guest for the milestone 200th episode is the only man that I wanted for the job......in fact I held back from recording this show so he could appear.

And why did I feel that way?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Money should be hard to earn.

Rich people are greedy. 

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

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

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

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

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

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Direct download: 198-Marilyn-August.mp3
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Todays guest is a man with a fascinating tale, of hardship, persecution, and a burning desire to create the best life he could hope for.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Our guest today lives his life by two rules.

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

He believes that

You can’t be afraid to take a risk.

You absolutely MUST have a plan.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And he has done that very thing better than most.

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

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

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

Which is what we will fnd out today.

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

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

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

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Direct download: 195-Simon-T-Bailey.mp3
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Todays guest is a lady who is talking my language when it comes to staff development.

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

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

But for some reason they are not.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Direct download: 194-Emilie-Shoop.mp3
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Have you ever had the dream as a kid when you are laying in bed all snuggly, and you think "wouldn't it be great to have a clone of myself that I could send to school?"

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

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

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

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

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

Cloning themselves in fact.

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

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

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

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

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Direct download: 193-Amber-McCue.mp3
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Todays guest entrepreneur joining us on the Join Up Dots free business interview, is a man who from the very early stages in his life had the hustle muscle working overtime.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Direct download: 192-Tom-Webster.mp3
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Todays guest is a lady, who believes that entering into adult life with a solid education is extremely advisable, but entering into adultlife with the debt that education brings is not.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Get rid of them and see your life change.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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