Entrepreneur Success Stories With Join Up Dots - Confidence, Motivation & Entertainment To Kick Start Your Online Career

Welcome to a bonus episode of Join Up Dots, where your host David Ralph talks from the heart about allowing yourself to be you.

Why is it at the very beginning of our venture to a new world, we try to do it with our hand tied behind our backs?

We make it so much more difficult by not allowing ourselves to use the talents that life has given us to the full!

Tip Toeing around picking up the scraps that people throw in our direction.

Shouldn't we be blazing big to give ourselves the best chance to be noticed?

Shouldn't we be taking a close look at the things that we do amazingly well, that others are in total awe off?

In this episode David Ralph asks you all to do a simple exercise and report back on the talents that you are hiding away instead of blasting out into the world.

He asks you to take a close look at two aspects of your life.

Number One: What is the thing that you loved doing more than anything on earth?

Number Two: Where do you feel the most comfortable working, performing or using your gifts?

By looking at both of these key areas, you will gain a clearer understanding of where you should be focusing your energies.

You will gain a huge head start on others who play the small game when beginning their jounrye to the life of their dreams.

Blaze big people!

And as Katy Perry says

"You just gotta ignite the light and let it shine
Just own the night like the 4th of July

'Cause, baby, you're a firework
Come on, show 'em what you're worth
Make 'em go, "Aah, aah, aah"
As you shoot across the sky-y-y

Baby, you're a firework
Come on, let your colours burst
Make 'em go, "Aah, aah, aah"
You're gonna leave 'em all in awe, awe, awe"

 

Direct download: Bonus_-_Being_You_Is_The_Best_Place_To_Start.mp3
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Todays guest joining us on the show contacted me to say "I think that I should be on your show, because I am flexing the old hustle muscle everyday and doing it on my own terms too"

Well, she didn't quite say that, but it doesn't take much more for me to think, this is the kind of guest I want to talk to, so here she is.

This is a lady that like most of us got to a point in her life, when she looked at her job, and her personal situation and thought "I never want to be an employee again"

Which can be one of the greatest realisations for self development, and the worst.

You have the focus to take your life to where you want to be, but more often than not, you don't have any idea how to do it.

And that is the case with todays guest who then tried out various businesses to find her thing.

She started a staff recruitment agency, became a franchisee of a chocolate brand, did freelance web designing, and none really hit the spot.

But upon the arrival of her daughter, and the realisation that when she was being with her daughter, the income production stopped that the dots had joined up.

She had found what she needed to do in life.

She knew that she had not built in the right systems to automate her businesses.

She understood that in order to enjoy true freedom she needed to create passive income streams.

She now runs a book publishing company called Awesome Life Resources and also helps people to get their books published through her new service called Publish My Book Today.

The purpose of the website is to share all the tools and strategies that have helped her improve the quality of her life, which I’m sure is what we all want.

So does she look back at the things that didn't quite work, and see that she couldn't get to where she is today without them?

And has there never been a better time for the world to take control of their own life's, and have control of their time?

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

Direct download: 406-Jyotsna-Ramachandran.mp3
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Todays guest entrepreneur joining us on the Join Up Dots free podcast interview, is Dov Baron an Elite Mind Strategist specializing in the Psychology of High Performance Leadership.

He serves as a mentor and adviser to corporate, creative and personal leaders.

His company Baron Mastery Institute is the only resource for training tomorrow’s leaders in the implementation of “The C.O.R.E Affluence System for Leadership”.

Being born in the UK in the late 1950’s, even as a child he became fascinated with the undercurrent of human psyche.

By the time he was twenty-one he had left his home country to travel and study many spiritual philosophies under a variety of spiritual masters.

In June 1990 while free climbing in British Columbia, at approximately 120 feet, he reached for a rock that dislodged a bigger rock.

This rock hit him in the face and sent him hurling onto the jagged rocks below.

It was a tragic moment, a moment that might have ended his life, and in fact, in some ways it did.

Now he describes that moment like this, “On that day I fell 120 feet from a self-imposed pedestal and landed on my ego.”

It was the end of the person he had been and in many ways the birth of “The Accidental Guru.”

I love this story, even before we have started the show, as it proves that there is no right time to start something, other than now.

It’s you that makes the decision to embrace your true self, and not the version of yourself that is being shown to the world.

You can become the entrepreneur that you want and build a business the delivers huge career success.

And our guest is doing just that and with the motivation to produce total inspiration  through his books, coaching, and leadership blog he is doing just that.

So what was the person like before the accident, and does he look back with fondness or frustration as to the path he was on?

And is this mission one that he feels led to do, almost a mission bigger than himself?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show, to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr career success baron.....the entrepeneur himself Dov Baron

 

Direct download: 405-Dov-Baron.mp3
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404: Dr Tom Preston: A Man Who Knows When Enough Is Enough

Todays guest, joining us the Join Up Dots podcast interview is Dr Tom Preston, a man who has a mission in life.

He wants to inspire the world to design their life, and go for the big dreams by asking themselves some huge and deep questions.

He was asked by his coach  to ask himself "When Is Enough Enough?" and after struggling with answering that question the penny dropped.

He needed to define what success meant to him.

He needed to define the life he truly wanted.

And it certainly worked as he is now a highly acclaimed public speaker, life & business coach, chiropractic consultant, and advisor who helps unlock the potential and authenticity of his clients, readers, and listeners.

His customized approach of unifying professional goals with personal talents has helped countless people discover the success they want to achieve.

He truly believes everyone has the power to find fulfilment in their lives, bringing them closer to their dreams and providing the necessary mechanics to allow them to hold on to those dreams.

So is this the missing part that so many people fail to spend time on? We don't ask "When is enough?"

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

Direct download: 404-Dr-Tom-Preston.mp3
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Aaron Walker Give Us The View From The Top

Todays gentleman joining us on the Join Up Dots free podcast interview is Mr Aaron Walker, the host of The View From The Top podcast, and a man who from his home in Nashville USA, shows the world how you set goals, and create the life you want.

He is a firm believer that the initial "Yes, I am going to take control of my own destiny and wow the world" can only last so long, before realism sets in.

When those early mornings when you were bouncing out bed to grab your future, start seeming to be an insurmountable effort.

And the whimsical flights of fancy that crash into your brain at warp speed and are instantly classed as the worlds greatest idea, start to dry up.

You see he works with his clients to live life on purpose, ensuring that the initial dreams are giving every chance of developing, if it means sacrificing something else that is i your life.

And after starting his first business at 18, and then buying and selling eight more companies over the last 40 years, he knows what it takes to bring action into your daily routine.

And believe me these were the kind of business that you may already be thing this guy had developed, from loan companies, to jewelers and diamond exchanges, to construction he has tackled the challenges head on.

So was he always someone that knew that the way to true fulfillment in his life was creating his economy right from the start?

And does he see that most people could make things a lot easier for themselves if they only knew completely what it was that they truly desired?

Well let’s bring onto the show to start joining up dots, as we discuss the words of Steve Jobs with the one and only Aaron Walker

To listen more to Aaron Walker go to:

Podcast The View From The Top

By Aaron Walker has been a successful entrepreneur for over 30 years and a top guest on Entrepreneur on Fire with John Lee Dumas, Smart Passive Income with Pat Flynn, and The Art of Charm with Jordan Harbinger.

Description:

The View from the Top podcast is a world-class podcast created for men interested in living a life of success and significance. In this weekly podcast, host Daniel Bauer interviews men in the Iron Sharpens Iron Masterminds facilitated by Aaron Walker. Guests share what entrepreneurial insights and success stories from working in a mastermind. This show is for men interested in being successful businessmen, intentional husbands, and better friends. Men should come here regularly for inspiration and to get to the amazing guys at The View from the Top. Each episode is 20-30 minutes perfect for your commute, workout, and making your chores at home more enjoyable! Aaron Walker has been in a mastermind with Dave Ramsey, Dan Miller, and Ken Abraham for more than a decade and now he wants to share what he has learned with you, the listener. 

 

Direct download: 403-Aaron-Walker.mp3
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The Race To The White House (The Challenge For Freedom) is occurring to help you all feel that you can do the impossible.

Please watch, listen and share as many times as you feel that my actions can be supported by your own. Thanks!!!

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Do you feel that you can do the impossible?

Do you look at others and think they have all the breaks?

Well, David Ralph the host of Join Up Dots online podcast, after 400 shows has come to the conclusion that all of us can go after the dream and get the life we want.

Its down to four things intent, action, belief and the support of others. In this video he shares his dream to change the way we all think by attempting with nothing more than desire to do the unthinkable.

He will travel across the Atlantic with his family to the White House to have a photo with President Obama.

He will do this purely on the strength of his belief, something that we can all develop.

So support his desire to change the world, and share this video with everyone you can.

Tell the world about Join Up Dots and tweet your support to the world.

Thanks so much

Direct download: Bonus-The_Race-To-The-Whitehouse_The_Challenge.mp3
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The Three Month Vacation

My guest today, on the Join Up Dots free podcast interview, is a man who has learnt throughout his life that simplicity is the key.

Breaking information down to be transferred from one person to another in the shortest possible route, is the way to success and fulfilment for both parties.

He knows how to make customers rabid fans of his work, by removing the questions that stop a sale.

Being born in Mumbai, India (formerly known as Bombay), he lived there for about 30 years, until deciding that he didn't have enough sheep in his life.

Who doesn't get to that point I ask you?

So he found his spiritual home by moving to New Zealand with its 4 million people and 44 million sheep.

Could there be a better place to develop his business and raise the baa??

And that business started 15+ years ago, fresh out of college with a degree in accounting (of all things) he joined an advertising agency called Leo Burnett. Which had a life changing effect on the young man.

Times were not good in the advertising world, and even though work was hard to come by  the now deceased Leo Burnetts integrity shone through.

He learnt that there is a right way and wrong way to business, and took that with him, as then moving unusually from copywriting to cartoons.

The opportunity of working with one of the best advertising agencies in the world took him on the heady road of copywriting, writing TV commercials (learning how to do them in 5 seconds), graphic design, cartoons and web design.

Which once again, the underlying synchronicity was the constant search to find ways to communicate in the simplest, most effective manner.

Write text that is absorbed easily. And build conversations never forgotten.

And now with multiple online platforms teaching this ideal, he is loving life and perhaps getting to spend quality time with a sheep or two as well

So how did he take this ideal, and expand it into an income producing machine?

And does he see that the thing that stops so many people  out there, is there desire for perfection against one of simplicity?

Well let’s bring onto the show to start joining up dots, as we discuss the words of Steve Jobs with the one and only Mr Sean D'Souza

To hear more from Sean D'Souza go to:

Podcast: The Three Month Vacation Podcast: Online Small Business|Marketing Strategy Plan| Sean D'Souza | Psychotactics By Sean D'Souza

Description: Sean D'Souza made two vows when he started up Psychotactics back in 2002. The first was that he'd always get paid in advance and the second was that work wouldn't control his life. He decided to take three months off every year. But how do you take three months off, without affecting your business and profits? Do you buy into the myth of "outsourcing everything and working just a few hours a week?" Not really. Instead, you structure your business in a way that enables you to work hard and then take three months off every single year. And Sean walks his talk. Since 2004, he's taken three months off every year (except in 2005, when there was a medical emergency). This podcast isn't about the easy life. It's not some magic trick about working less. Instead with this podcast you learn how to really enjoy your work, enjoy your vacation time and yes, get paid in advance.

Direct download: 402-Sean-DSouza.mp3
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Podcast 401: Toni Carey: An Entrepreneur Screaming "Do What You Love. Love What You Do"

Todays guest joining us on the Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady who has a huge mission in her life.

And as we see all the time, when someone has a mission in their lives, they start influencing more and more people across the world to buy into that mission too.

And that is certainly the case with todays guest, who is co-founder of Black Girls Run, a grassroots organization that encourages and inspires African-American women to live a healthy lifestyle.

While currently serving at the helm of Black Girls RUN!, she is also a freelancer writer for Zelle (a Runner’s World publication) and a blog ambassador for Brooks Running.

She has been named one of the “30 Black Bloggers You Should Know” by The Root, Essence Magazine’s and recently received Toyota’s Standing O-Vation Award presented at Oprah’s 2014 “The Life You Want” Weekend in Atlanta.

But if you think this lady has all the time in the world to get these recognitions then think again, as most of this began when she was still a fulltime employee.

 

She had the hustle muscle, and was willing to put in the out of hours effort that was required to get to where she is today.

 

So with a manta of “Do What You Love. Love What You Do.” does she find that the majority of people go "Yes, that's what I want" and then do nothing about making that happen at all?

 

And does she see what she has built so far just being the tip of the iceberg. and the true vision of what it can become is starting to truly reveal itself?

 

Well let’s bring onto the show to start joining up dots, as we discuss the words of Steve Jobs in todays free podcast, with the one and only Toni Carey

Direct download: 401-Tony-Cari.mp3
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What happens when your efforts don't seem to be coming together like you hoped?

What happens when your energy levels get to a level when you think you can't go on?

Well in this episode David Ralph shares with you how he is pushing through these issues on a daily basis.

This is a brutally honest episode which perhaps shouldnt have been released, but hey it is now.

Let us know what you think about his words?

Should he have held back on this content?

Tweet us at @joinupdot and tell us what you thought.

Direct download: Bonus-Episode-_I_Am_So_Tired_Of_It_All.mp3
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Podcast 400: Andrew Winston: Saving The Planet One Polar Bear At A Time

Todays guest joining us on the Join Up Dots free podcast interview, is a globally recognized expert on how companies can navigate and profit from humanity’s biggest challenges.

 

What this means, is instead of going to work, and then coming home and focusing our efforts on being "green" and arranging our household activities on being green and protecting the planet, he says "why don't we do it all the time?"

 

Why can companies do the same as we do personally, and focus their efforts on operating in a green way too.

 

His views on strategy have been sought after by many of the world’s leading companies, including Boeing, HP, J&J, Kimberly-Clark, PepsiCo, PwC, and Unilever.

 

His first book, Green to Gold, was the topselling green business title of the last decade and was included in many all-time lists of 30 books that every manager should own. 

 

He is an author, Ted talk veteran, businessman and of course recognised expert across the world on this subject.

 

So where did this realisation that companies can actually find a way to profit from being green, and the excesses of the past are not the way to go forward with an increasing profit sheet?

 

And does he find his message, is getting easy to pass on nowadays, or is it still an up hill path that he is walking?

 

Well let’s bring onto the show to start joining up dots, as we discuss the words of Steve Jobs in todays free podcast, with the one and only Andrew Winston

Direct download: 400-Andrew-Winston.mp3
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