Join Up Dots Podcast

Today’s guest joining us on the Join Up Dots podcast is a lady who believes in the possibilities of life and going for it big-time

She is a firm believer that “There is no such thing as impossible and that hurdles are just part of the journey if you really want something. ”

And this lady is someone who not only is willing to leap the hurdles, but also wants these leaps to become devoid of drama and ethical.

She is the Managing Partner of Britt Banter Public Relations based in New York City.

Which is an an award-winning firm with the perfect blend of nerdy and chic, Britt Banter has developed a modern and determined approach to public relations, creating an emotional connection with a heavy emphasis on creative strategy.

Which all sounds very professional and what you would expect a company to say.

But when you also see that they also state “We know business, but we don’t believe in the daily grind and we certainly don’t know what it’s like to have a case of the Mondays.”

This is a lady who has built something truly remarkable.

A company that is growing fast, growing smart, but still retaining the understanding that the business is made by a group of people with human needs.

She seems to me to be the perfect boss.

But has this always been the case?

Has been a different version of herself in the past that felt like most of us that she should wear the daily grind as a badge of honour?

And where does she see the true power of building connections across the globe, with the powerful and influential or with the group finding their way to greatness?

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

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Do you want a solopreneur who is not only succesfull, but also totally confident and charge of her inner power?

Well todays motivational content delivers that big time.

But lets start, as I have the inspiration to talk about myself, of letting you into my life as a young man.

When I was a young man, I’m sure that I would have died and gone to heaven if I could have had a sexy boss come into my office.

I may not have got a lot of work done, but still it would have been a nice to have.

So imagine my delight that I get to invite a lady onto today’s episode of the top rated Join Up Dots podcast, who is the Author of…Sexy Boss Inc Manifesto: Transform From Broke, Frustrated and Bored to Living Fearless, Fulfilled and Financially Free, and also The Game of Dating: Just for Men. “The Ultimate Secrets on How to Date Your Dream Woman Today” Buy it Now.

But these movements that she has created with her publications isn’t about the old bumping and grinding.

Its about taking control of your life and going for it

As she says “Let’s Get One Thing Clear…. Girl, you are sexy. Damn sexy, in fact! But being sexy is NOT just about looks, or about sex, for that matter. At the highest level, being sexy is about getting off your butt, stopping the whining and excuses and reclaiming your God-given power.”

And she is certainly doing that, with her business going from strength to strength.

As a serial entrepreneur she is regarded as a top authority on internet marketing, business strategies and marketing, and since 2006 she started, developed and grew an online information marketing publishing company from ground zero to over $1 million in sales in less than 12 months.

Starting without a list, a product, a name or an offer, she has changed her life dramatically.

And as we see time and time again on Join Up Dots, she appears to be loving her life, and playing firmly in the sweet spot.

So when did she realise that sexual power, was something that she could package in a different way to appeal to a new market?

And with all the things that she has on her plate, what would she say is the one thing that she wouldn’t ever stop doing, even if she didn’t get paid for it anymore?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only serial entrepreneur Heather Ann Havenwood.

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Podcast: The Win With Heather Havenwood

Description: Heather Havenwood, serial entrepreneur, marketing advisor, author of many books including Sexy Boss™ - How to beat the Big Boys in business - explains the Art of Winning, and how it has become lost in our current society. Heather grew an online business to over a million in 2005 in one year - then quickly lost it and went bankrupt. On her journey from Bankruptcy to Sexy Boss™ Entrepreneur she learned the lessons on how to build a real businesses online, with real money and real work. Being a Winner. Once an individual makes a decision to be a business owner, solo entrepreneur, or to be a leader in their company or community - it is in that moment that they must learn how to WIN. How to play the game. How to get hit. A person will either sit in the stands, be a coach on the sidelines, or be a real player getting hit and winning on the field. Heather is a leader by the fact that she is willing to fail and succeed publicly. From Bankruptcy to Sexy Boss™ learn from Heather’s mistakes and wins. She has been known for her million dollar rolodex and leading from behind the curtain - she now comes out from behind the shadows to share her friendships, success and her every day real challenges in marketing, money and mindset. www.HeatherHavenwood.com www.SuccessMagnetSeminar.com

Direct download: 457-Heather-Ann-Havenwood.mp3
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Ready to think big and live a life that is a wow?

Ready to take consistent action towards living a life that you didnt believe was possible?

Then todays episode is for you.

David Ralph officially pre-launches Join Up Dreams and the members only podcast Dream Starters Academy, where he will show you the steps you need to take to live the life that you deserve.

All you need to do is send an email to joinupdots@gmail.com and state in the subject line "I WANT THE DREAM" and you have taken the first step forwards.

Welcome to Dream Starters Academy and your bright, exciting and wonderful future

David Ralph

Direct download: DREAM_STARTERS_ACADEMY_-_STARTING_YOUR_DREAM.mp3
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My guest today the Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who seems to me a person that the world knows and loves.

I have literally lost count of the amount of people that have told me over the last five hundred shows “Have you have had Bob Burg on?” or “There is this guy I know that you have to have on!”

Well, he is here now and with a background ranging from saught after speaker, best selling author, and advisor to businesses across the world, he is a man who has found his thing it seems.

Thriving in the corporate environment as someone with the answers that people are searching for and need.

But how did that thing become fully realised?

As when you dig back into his history it seems that it was there at the beginning, but with the creation of Burg Communications was the true starting point to where he stands today.

But there is never the case, and the path that seems so right is one that is hard earned.

Never being easily found, although it is always there waiting for that first step to be placed upon it.

So we will take him on a journey right back to the beginning before the best-selling books, and speeches in front of thousands of people whilst sharing the stage with notables including today’s top thought leaders, broadcast personalities, Olympic athletes and political leaders including a former United States President.

We will try to find out what makes him who he is?

So without further a do, lets bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Bob Burg.

To hear more from Mr Bob Burg go to:

Podcast: The Go-Giver Podcast

By Bob Burg (Coauthor of The Go-Giver, Go-Givers Sell More, The Go-Giver Leader, and author of Endless Referrals and Adversaries into Allies)

Description: Would you like your business — and your life — to be a lot more fun, a lot less stressful, and a lot more profitable? Do you want to sell more, lead better, be more influential, and live a life of significance? In this show, based around the Five Laws of Stratospheric Success from the international bestseller, “The Go-Giver”, you'll learn how to naturally create a life of joy and prosperity. Your host, Bob Burg, coauthor of “The Go-Giver” will share his insights and interview notables including today’s top entrepreneurs, business and thought leaders.

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  1. This episode of Join Up Dots has been brought to you courtesy of Bootstrapping It!

    Episode 21: Podcaster David Ralph “Joins up Dots” along his entrepreneurial journey

    David is the host of Join Up Dots, a daily podcast produced in the UK. The one simple mission of Join Up Dots is to help us all believe that the future can be whatever we want it to be.

    In this episode we talk with David about the transition from employee to podcaster and the monetization plans for his business, including his new podcasting platform, Podcaster’s Mastery.

    Key takeaways

    • David, a believer in the “side hustle” as a way to transition from employee to entrepreneur, had been working on various online platforms 6 years before he finally quit his job. He initially quit his job to become a web developer, but soon became bored with it.
    • David became inspired to podcast after listening to John Lee Dumas and Michael O’Neal.
    • As David has been growing his podcast, at various times he has taken a part-time job and coached/mentored others to compensate for the drop in his income.
    • One key thing that  David has learned since launching his business is that it doesn’t take a large number of customers to make a living from a entrepreneurial venture ($500 product sold to 200 of the 7 billion people on the plant = $100,000).
    • David’s original monetization strategy for his podcast was focused around advertisers, however, he is now concentrating his efforts on creating and launching a platform to teach others how to podcast.
    • David’s tips for bootstrappers:
    1. “Slide”, don’t “Leap” into your entrepreneurial venture. Put up with your job while you “upskill” yourself.
    2. Be selective in terms of who you share your dreams with.

 

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My guest today on the Join Up Dots free podcast interview is Richard McLemore, a man who in his time has worked for the Man, Uncle Sam, and as a entrepreneur, building three businesses from scratch.

Starting his adult life in the Special Forces, he served his time under the tutorage of Uncle Sam, before entering the corporate world and looking for his thing.

And it’s fair to say that it took some time before things started going in the direction he wanted.

As he says in his own words ” After my first position I moved from Oklahoma to Houston, Texas as credit manager, and within one year got promoted to Zone Credit manager covering four offices.

During that time I kept on going out with the HP sales engineers, and could see that these guys had great technical knowledge but never returned with an order.

Watching this time and time again, I started to believe that I could do the sales role, and after discovering they were paid twice my rate made active moves to transfer across.

However the management were less than keen on this movement, saying no one from finance had ever moved into sales.

After a year, I did, and things started to come together for me.

I trained for 1 year, won 3 President Club awards – 2nd year, sold more than half of the worldwide inventory of HP LaserJets, even though I didn’t know how to actually turn the self-demo on”

And what makes this guy fascinating, and is truly it seems the piece of the puzzle that brings everything together is his understanding that bridges are there to be built.

He can see how the joining up the dots of knowledge is the key to success.

Building bridges between areas of expertise, allowing the big picture to be viewed in the quickest way forward.

And now he has set about building those bridges in the spiritual home of connections LinkedIn, where he has become a recognised expert in how to develop your network for maximum effect.

So is there a piece of the puzzle that people miss as they try to create their own track of success?

And does he look back and see his dots joining up, or has it been an eclectic group of stumbles and falls?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only entrepreneur himself Mr Richard McLemore

Direct download: 453-Richard-McLemore.mp3
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My guest today on Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who has been in his game for many many years, and seems to enjoy it more today than he has ever done.

Starting back in sales in the 1970’s he has now been selling for over 44 years…

And he has tried the lot, from selling all sorts of products and services, from financial services to advertising, to gym memberships to alarm systems to milk.

He learned to sell the hard way – by making loads of mistakes, learning from them and picking up bits and pieces from a variety of people along the way.

As he says “I don’t think there was any such thing as a sales coach when I started selling in the ‘70s.

So now I’m THE Sales Wizard because I never did quit, even when the going was tough.”

And that is such a hugely profound statement that we could almost just say that for an hour and all go home “I’m THE Sales Wizard because I never did quit, even when the going was tough.”

And now he reaches a huge audience of wannabe sales people, or those who want to get better in sales by his books, or speaker, and radio talk show host.

So was he always a salesman at heart, or like most of us just fall into something and then discovered after awhile that he had found his thing?

And where did he find his positive attitude that helped him so much to push through when times got tough?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start Joining Up Dots with the one and only Mr serial entrepreneur himself, Hugh Liddle

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Today's guest joining us on Join Up Dots is a man who unusually for most of the guests who we interview appears to have a nice neat journey to where he is today.

In fact it almost appears a game of two halves, with the first half finding his true self, by working for the man as a Fund Manager, and the second becoming the on-line Financial Mentor at Financialmentor.com.

But this probably would be a bit simplistic.

But it is true that at his core he had an entrepreneurial spirit running through him.

He knew what he wanted from his life and worked constantly towards that, allowing him to retire at the age of 35.

And this is the fascinating part of his life.

From effectively saying job done, that's me finished he now appear busier than ever, with coaching, on-line courses, training and a myriad of other forms helping his clients achieve the same standard of life that he has.

He is doing the fun stuff, that he is very very good at and loving his life

He has become a millionaire by providing massive value to the world, and now has the life that he wants.

As he says in his own words "The reason I choose an ordinary but comfortable lifestyle is because I prefer to build net worth instead of overhead so I can enjoy freedom instead of flash. I didn’t pursue wealth so that I could buy everything I wanted: I pursued wealth so I could do whatever I desired, and be whatever I was capable of being. I value experience over stuff.

I’ve never wanted the mansions, private jets, flashy sports cars, and other encumbrances that the get-rich-quick gurus try to sell you on. I’m too environmentally conscious to consume at such a wasteful level. Besides, that is the mistaken pursuit of material wealth as a substitute for happiness. It doesn't work."

So do the dots in his life join up as neatly as they appear or are there many trials and tribulations leading to where he is today?

And does he see now that the quickest route to success is not through the bank account, but in fact a deeper understanding of one's self?

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

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My guest entrepreneur following the words of Steve Jobs today on the Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady who has a myriad of careers since heading out into the big wide world back in 1980.

Ranging from Project Manager for a Research Company to Owner (code for as she says "everything that people don't want to do") and Manager (code for "how to get people to do what they don't want to do") of a salon spa, through to her current position as author, speaker and owner of several self development companies that she runs concurrently.

In fact since leaving academia she has created over ten different companies, which has given her the kind of schooling in what works and what doesn't, most people would take a lifetime to gain.

And what makes this knowledge even more remarkable is at its core it seems to me that this lady isn't too focused on business.

She has huge motivation to build success and a lifestyle for her clients, by working with business as simply a home for ideas, relationships, action taking and belief.

A home containing everything that the humans in it can dream and start building

There is a distinct vibe of knowing that the only thing that can hold anyone back is themselves, and this passion has been sought after by companies individuals and audiences across the world, who listen to her speeches, by her books and enter her courses.

So was she always a people person, or has she developed those skills through the rough and tumble of business?

And does she see the entrepreneurial mood growing stronger in the world, as more and people like her tell it as it is "The safest way is by taking action. Consistent action based on personal beliefs?"

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the late Steve Jobs, with the one and only super entrepreneur Wendy Lipton-Dibner

 

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It's with great delight that I get to speak to Candace Rose Rardon, a lady, who was first introduced me to a guest who appeared way back on episode 15 of the show Mike Sowden.

After the show without hesitation he told me, you have to get this lady on the show "as she is having an affair!"

Well actually, I don't know if he did say that, but they are the first words that you see on her website "The Great Affair"

But what does this mean?

Well let's tell you more about her, as you will see this lady is seriously in love with life, travel and her art, and experiencing life not just living it.

She is an writer, sketch artist, and illustrator, and now calls the world her muse.

She travels with a passion to capture not just the images, and architecture of the world, but also the flavour and emotions too.

This makes her unique in my view.

She is someone that shows us through her words and also her amazing sketches how she sees the world.

Her character and personality shines out through her work, like no photograph can ever capture.

So how did this all start, well we find out during the show.

But like my own life has been changed by the Steve Jobs "Join Up Dots" speech, it there to see that hers was changed by the words of Joseph Campbell who once said "We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”

And now in her own words, "Seven years ago, I hesitantly took Campbell’s advice. I let go of the life I had planned and opened myself to the myriad possibilities the world has to offer. While stepping off the edge of my safe existence into the unknown was a terrifying prospect, I also had a feeling that something incredible awaited me if I could take that initial leap of faith.

Life has been a crazy adventure ever since."

So what is it about travel that lights her up, and is it all plain sailing or are their times that she longs for a cubicle in a grey office somewhere?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only entrepreneur and artist, Candace Rose Rardon.

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Entrepreneurs like today's guest, joining us on Join Up Dots podcast interview have quite simply trod a path to freedom, that so many of us tread at first when going after the dream.

She found the motivation to start working on building her dream, she slowly began instead to build a nightmare in its place.

Unreasonably long hours, hunched over her laptop, she worked 3 jobs, saying goodbye to her friends and weekends and quite simply wondered "What was the point in doing this?

But at the point of darkness, when things cant get any darker you have two choices

Number one sit down and stay in the dark, or number two push on until the dark is replaced by light and you come blazing out into your sun filled future.

Well that is what out guest did, and instead of remaining in the dark she realised that it was time to learn from the best.

She looked at the dream careers of others and went after it.

So she studied the best entrepreneurs, thought leaders and guys and ladies who looked like they were having a blast. And little by little she turned her life around and now this former PR and marketing strategist and Music editor inspires people across the world to consume passion like its going out of fashion.

Become a passion junkie she literally shouts across the world, and live a life so great that others will wonder how you did it.

Leave them wondering she says and in her own words "When life gives you lemons, make orange juice and leave the world wondering how you did it."

So how did this lady from Italy, find herself inspiring the world?

And do you need to be inspire yourself first and foremost, or is it others that light your own personal spark?

Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only super entrepreneur Fab Giovanetti.

Direct download: 449-Fab-Giovanetti.mp3
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Today’s guest entrepreneur joining us on he Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady who has the answers to many of the problems that afflict us in the working world.

The aches and pains that we just put down to our jobs and our lifestyles.

The creaks and groans we make when we roll out of bed each morning, seem to be something that this lady has well….I guess put firmly to bed.

But this wasn’t always the case and like most of us she put up with chronic shoulder pain for over ten years, as she sat in front of the pc and bashed away for hour upon hour.

Now she believes that we all have a right to movement, and by focusing in on the way we move everyday we will put ourselves in a far better position to achieve, good health, good wealth and a pretty great life everyday.

She is lives in Singapore, and is the owner, investor and director of several businesses in the fitness industry, the author of Born to Move: 5 Steps to Achieve Mobility Fitness & Say Goodbye to Aches and Pains and now the owner of the Bodytree Asia’s first ever Adult Gymnastic Strength Building Studio.

As she says “Success can’t be sweet when your body is tired and in pain”.

So does she now look back at those ten years in pain, and think “What was I doing? Why did I let it go on for so long?”

And is the world getting in a worse shape than ever before, or does she see a realisation that “Yep, we need to start moving people”?

Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only inspiration, Lay Yong Ooi

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Today's bonus episode of Join Up Dots poses a big question.

The type of question that every single listener of Join Up Dots needs to ask themselves at least once a week.

How much do you want it?

When you are sitting on your sofa, half watching the television wishing you were somewhere else in your life?

When you are at a  job that leaves you flat, and the money isn't what you want it to be?

How much do you want to change it?

Do you really want the dream-life that we show time and time again.

Because today your host David Ralph said goodbye to two high level coaching clients, who over a period of a few weeks were unable to put in the effort to change their situation.

They were willing to put in all the effort to find a series of excuses, but not the time to change the obstacles into opportunities.

And that is the killer.

Why is it that people are willing to make all the time in the world for things that on the surface aren't important.

They will find the time to have a drink with their friends.

They will find the time to watch the last few episodes of that box-set of TV programmes that a friend lent them.

But finding the time to change their own lives and make their future remarkable.....no.

So this episode of Join Up Dots asked the simple question "How much do you want it?"

Are you willing to do the hard stuff to savour the sweet taste of success?

If you are then contact us at Join Up Dots, or connect with us on Facebook and tell us "Yes I am ready!!!"

And we will meet you halfway!

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Today's show is another departure from the standard Join Up Dots format.

 
In this show your host discusses and answers a question by a Join Up Dots listener who asks....
 
"Hi David, hope you are well.
 
Could you advise me do you think that a podcast is a great way of beginning in business or do you think I should create the business first?
 
All the best
 
Linny Bartholomew
 
And if you have time, what would be the best bit of advice that you have received from any of your guests?"
 
David answers this question, in his normal contagious manner, adding a few laughs into the mix.
 
And the answer may not be what you would expect a podcaster to deliver.
 
So sit back and enjoy, and if you would like to drop him a line and get your own message or question presented on a future episode of Join Up Dots then contactjoinupdots@gmail.com
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Today’s guest joining us on the Join Up Dots podcast interview is a man who since 2006 has performed the role of Chief Executive of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) in the United Kingdom.

Now if that’s doesn’t mean anything to you, then let’s give you an understanding of the mission, and of course the size of the task that he has taken on.

The RSA Boldly state this as “creating the conditions for the enlightened thinking and collaborative action needed to address today’s most pressing social challenges.

We serve this mission by acting as a global hub, by enabling millions of people to access the most creative ideas, by nurturing networks of innovators, and through researching, testing and sharing practical interventions.”

So if you are sitting at your desk, thinking big dreams, and craving the individual freedom to make your own decisions then you have already tapped into this mission.

You are our guests target audience.

You are someone who is eager to live a creative life.

But how do you do it?

How do you go against the status quo and the conditioning of life.

How do you start moving towards something that seems at the start too big for you to create?

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

Direct download: 446-Matthew_Taylor.mp3
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