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Steve Jobs created the format of the show and today’s guest entrepreneur joining us on the Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who has a fascinating story that isn’t very often talked about.

But fits perfectly into the words of Steve Jobs.

It is so common in the world that there should be herds of similar guys connecting with each other and supporting each other, but I’m not sure that they do.

Let’s tell you how it all began……

“In The Beginning: All throughout his early teens he suffered from social anxiety. Going out and doing normal, everyday things such as going to the shopping centre or travelling on a busy train felt like a huge stress.

He remembers being around large groups of people feeling really nervous and anxious and just wanting to run away and be alone.

But he knew that this was not something that he could just ignore as it really affected his entire life.”

So he started to take action and the manner that he confronted his fears and then built a whole business around it was remarkable.

Instead of sitting in his room allowing life to pass him by, he found a mentor who seemed to just make relationships happen like magic.

But of course there is no such thing as magic, and little by little he started to realise, especially in regards to talking to women what he was doing wrong.

As he says “I decided that I would no longer hit the nightclubs and would drop all the pickup lines and routines. It was time to return to the streets to find a girlfriend and just work on being myself and allow my conversations to freely flow in whatever direction they would naturally go.”

Gaining confidence in his new found skills he started going out on the streets of London, filming his interactions for fun and posting them on Youtube.

He began his journey towards amazing online content creation.

Not just his successes, as he also added the process of filming, monitoring, and allowing all the mistakes he was making shown to the world, slowly fine-tuning them for better results.

His channel started growing slowly and his video content caused stirrings within the London dating world as many believed that being ‘a natural’ was not the way to go.

Be he had found the type of dating advice that works so ignoring this, he stayed strong and continued to push his beliefs which eventually led to inspiring a large platform of guys to take action.

So how has he taken this momentum and built a business around it?

And is this something that has truly tapped into who he is, or is that nervous anxious individual still lurking under the surface?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only UK dating entrepreneur Johnny Berba.

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Every weekend we go back in time and dip into the Join Up Dots vaults to find a show that could well be hidden from your ears.

The true motivation gems, that we all need in our lives

And why do we do this?

Why do we particulary looks for motivation packed episodes instead of entrepreneurial type shows>

Well, you success junkies desperate for the golden ticket have been asking "With so many episodes of Join Up Dots out there now, which ones should we listen to first?

And its a difficult question to answer as everyone of them has motivation and inspiration flooding out of every pore.

So we have simply decided to grab an entrepreneur at random, and share with you not only their journey, but also ours.

We think we are getting better at this podcasting lark, but what do you think?

Drop us a line at contactjoinupdots@gmail.com and let us know.

Thanks as always for listening to the show, and enjoy todays entrepreneurial business chat.

motivation, motivation, motivation

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Today’s guest entrepreneur, following the words of Steve Jobs on the top rated Join Up Dots podcast interview, is a business author, consultant and speaker, who is out there on the coalface, helping companies become better and better.

He's whole career is based on one word and one word only "Best" and i guess we can expand that to "How To Be The Best"

His client list reads like an international Who’s Who in business, ranging from companies like Proctor & Gamble and Coca Cola to Cadillac and American Express.

Joe also works extensively with small to mid-sized business groups including franchisees, medical practices, law firms, and a range of professional services groups.

Now what I love about this guys is his motivation and personal belief that we should all aim to WOW every day.

He has an audacious business strategy that leads to amazing success: Be The Best At What Matters Most:

As he says “In a tough market it’s tempting to look for shortcuts.

Reality check: there aren’t any shortcuts.

The one business strategy that creates and sustains success is to be the best at what matters most. What an audacious idea – to outperform the competition on those things that create real value for the customer.

There’s a lot of talk about surprising the customer with “wow” factors.

That’s all well and good, but the ultimate and most powerful “wow” factor is to deliver on your promise every time, with every customer, with amazing consistency.

And in a world of entrepreneurial ventures, over delivering for your customers can take you a long way, but over delivering against what you believe you can personally deliver will take you even further.

So where did he start to have such an amazing mindset, that translates so well in the boardrooms and conferences centres of the world?

And how did he brand himself to start being recognised as an online expert that solopreneurs, entrepreneurs and even business owners all look to to help them push their own businesses higher and higher towards success?

Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Joe Calloway.

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Steve Jobs was a huge inspiration to all of us on the show, not least todays guest entrepreneur.

Today’s guest entrepreneur joining us on the top rated Join Up Dots podcast interview is a man who I connected with awhile ago, and quite simply have watched him flourish in a very short time.

He is a man who is taking bold, and some might say unusual action in a very unusual setting leading to astonishing success.

Studying at University, he left with qualifications in Accountancy and a desire to get into a solid, reliable firm and work his way up the corporate ladder.

Haven't we seen those same ideals demonstrated on so many of the Join Up Dots interviews over he years?

Well, it wasn't too long into his career when a life crisis led him from a professional life within an international auditing firm to the Peruvian Amazon jungle to work with shamans in a quest for healing.

Yes, amazingly he no longer commutes with a briefcase and a suit, he now takes groups of people down into the rainforest for trips with the Shamans, to gain enlightened spirituality and healing.

Now, I have spoken to him before hand and advised that Join Up Dots is not about woo woo, but it is about the average person living an amazing life.

So no stories that are too out there (although he did tell me a brief story, which was sooo out there, that we will have to try to bring it onto the show)

But he has built an amazing life by learning first-hand how to overcome fears, how to tackle huge challenges, and how to up-skill quickly to ensure his rapid progress.

So what was it about the accountancy world that didn't light his fire once becoming part of the number crunching game?

And did his friends show concern, when he said "I'm quitting this job to go to the Amazon and find myself?"

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, and start discussing creating perfect jobs, with the one and only entrepreneur Mr Pol Cousineau.

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Today’s guest entrepreneur following the words of Steve Jobs, on the top rated Join Up Dots podcast interview is a man who has been on a terrible journey to get to where he is today.

At least in my perspective it looks that way, but perhaps in classic Join Up Dots fashion perhaps it was all these things that were needed to be experienced to make him who he is now.

To build his current level of business success from nothing to amazing.

As he says in his own words ” As a small boy I had been violently and repeatedly raped from the age of three to around eight years old.

Which left me feeling completely empty.

So full of shame, it was incredibly difficult for me to feel safe or trust anybody at all.

In fact, to deal with this trauma, my brain almost split into multiple personalities so that I could detach and protect myself when I was being seriously abused.

As you might imagine, I turned to drugs and alcohol to mask the pain, trying drugs as early as seven years old.”

By his late teens and early 20’s, it had gotten so bad that he was in and out of jails, institutions, halfway houses and he ended up homeless, and living on the streets.

He was failing at everything, his entire life was a mess and after all he’d been through, he had every reason to hate the world.

But he finally realized if he didn’t change, he was going to die.

This is when he developed a simple mindset shift that changed everything.

He realized that for a long time it was his mindset that had been the biggest problem he faced.

In that one moment, he changed his very identity, and what happened next was incredible.

And that is where we will begin today’s episode, and this is going to be a great one, as today’s guy has since seen incredible success, and is literally changing the world everyday.

So does he see that the things he spends his days doing were always in him, or was it because of his history that he found the skills that he loves sharing?

And does he feel that the mindset people have is the number one reason why so many keep themselves small?

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

To hear more from Rob Scott go to:

Podcast: Mastering Mindset

Description: Mastering Mindset Series focuses on the mastery of the individual mind. Bringing awareness to our own evolution of the brain and the pitfalls we face, with the tips to face them.

Podcast: Fundamental Shift

Description: Bringing our awareness to some small things can bring a fundamental shift in awareness and understanding. This shift can deeply transform our maps of the world, and bring deep meaning to our lives.

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Every weekend we go back in time and dip into the Join Up Dots vaults to find a show with a previous entrepreneur that could well be hidden from your ears.

The perfect content to sit back and savour on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

And why do we do this?

Well, you success junkies desperate for the golden ticket have been asking "With so many episodes of Join Up Dots out there now, which ones should we listen to first?

And its a difficult question to answer as everyone of them has motivation and inspiration flooding out of every pore.

So we have simply decided to grab an entrepreneur at random, and share with you not only their journey, but also ours.

We think we are getting better at this podcasting lark, but what do you think?

Drop us a line at contactjoinupdots@gmail.com and let us know.

Thanks as always for listening to the show, and enjoy todays entrepreneurial business chat.

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Today’s guest entrepreneur joining us on the top rated Join Up Dots podcast interview is a man who believes whole heartedly in the power of words.

But not just using words that make us seem big and important.

No, he believes that the words that we should be seeking to use, are as he says in his own ways “The words which hold the most power for you are the ones which move you on an emotional level. If you and another person share the same Powerful Words, you will be connected to that person and they to you, even if they are a stranger. This book is about finding your Powerful Words and using them in whatever you do as you set out to help others in whatever capacity you choose. It is about telling your story, your personal truth. This is where your greatest influence resides.”

Now of course this concept of powerful content is not new to me, or should it be for any podcaster or media person, but what about the man in the street?

What use are these to him?

He has a lifestyle that he has created

Well, we find out during the show but one thing for sure today’s guest has many different occasions, on almost a daily basis where he performs as a a writer, speaker, podcast producer and personal coach for physicians and other professionals who suffer from burnout.

Also, he has enjoyed a career in medicine for the past 22 years as part of an office based family practice in Goldsboro, North Carolina, which has led him to give hundreds of lectures up and down the east coast to physicians, professional groups and the public on various topics such as physician burnout, addiction and recovery issues, hypertension, cholesterol disorders to name just a few.

So what is his passion in life, that is leading him towards bigger and bigger success?

Where does he feel that he ignites his true super talent and brings the most value to the world?

And out of all the powerful words he could choose, which would he say was his favourite?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Clark Gaither MD

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Today's episode of Join Up Dots is not an interview with a successful guest entrepreneur poses the question of how much do you want something? And do you believe in your heart of hearts that you actually deserve the rewards you gain from your efforts?

Well we see it, time and time again that celebrities do very bizarre stuff to ruin their careers, when from the outside it looks like they have it made.

So why do they do this?

The reason is deep down they don't feel that they have put in the work that there success is bringing them.

They cant quite understand why they are earning such amazing riches, when other people are slogging their way through everyday.

So what we need is to get to the point when all our efforts leave us with the mindset of "Yes!! I Deserve everything you send my way"

And when you get to the point, you can then start to really push forward and become the best that you can be.

Which brings us even more success and riches.

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Steve Jobs created the format that our guest entrepreneurs follow on the Join Up Dots free podcast interview, and todays guest is a man who is a top ranked boxing prospect and also Trinidad & Tobago’s boxing ambassador.

He is also is a sought after model who has been photographed around the world since the age of 17.

And when you see the photos ladies (and of course men too) that fact doesn’t come as a surprise.

He is building multiple careers, and has huge motivation to build a platform more than just a boxing career.

What does come as a surprise though, is this guy, with a highly tuned competitive streak was so obviously looking for the non-obvious route that could fulfil his dreams. 

Growing up he was involved in a variety of sports.

He loved soccer, basketball, football, baseball and swimming and at just 10 years old started playing basketball and continued playing throughout college.

At 16 he was already a certified lifeguard and a highly recruited athlete in multiple sports.

In his senior year of high school he was recruited to play basketball for several NCAA Division 1 and 2 schools.

Now this is when one of the big twists occured in his life, or as we say he hit one of his big dots.

College proved to be quite a defining time for him, he started as a Kinesiology major, but after just one single acting course, he found that he had discovered his love and passion for acting and switched his major to Theatre.

It wasn’t long after this revelation that the acting gigs began pouring in.

He landed his first commercial and this was quickly followed by a well-known television ad with Nike.

Now he could have said “This is easy” and coasted a bit, but instead he set out to become the very best that he can be in this new found arena.

He started defining his craft, by studying at The Second City and Groundlings, schools who boast of alumni including Jim Carrey, Will Ferrell, Seth Rogan and Steve Carell.

He added to his training by studying at The Ivana Chubbuck Studio that has trained Hollywood’s elite such as Halle Berry, Brad Pitt, Terence Howard and more.

He knew if he was going to be the best he had to surround himself with the best that Hollywood can offer.

And now away from the acting he is training for the Olympics, and once again surrounds himself with the best by fighting out of the world famous Wild Card Boxing Club, home to superstar world champions.

So what has these diverse uses of his time and talents taught him, as he drives forwards with his ambitions?

And is better to become very very good at one thing, or be diverse as he has been up to this point?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only boxing entrepreneur Mr Daniel Hayes.

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My guest entrepreneur joining us on the top rated Join Up Dots free podcast interview is an entrepreneur, writer and business success.

He’s the #1 bestselling author of The Connection Algorithm and Hustle, as well as an original cofounder of PlayQ Inc.

He is a guy who is getting out there and flexing the old hustle muscle everyday.

Which is really impressive as there was a time that his future could have been so very different.

But this guy doesnt lack motivation and is simply inspirational as you will find out in todays podcast.

As he says in his own words “I grew up in a small suburb outside of Washington DC.

After surviving the public schooling system, I attended the University of Michigan, graduating four years later with a heap of debt and a flimsy certificate saying I wasn’t dumb.

Life after college was painfully dull.

Two years after graduation, I was bored to death, working at a consulting firm in New York City. So, I quit my job and cofounded a startup, which went on to generate millions of dollars. I worked there for seven years, but I was eventually fired for being (admittedly) combative and generally useless. Battling intense fear and self-doubt, I picked myself back up again and decided to write a book.

I’ve taken a lot of risks in life, succeeded at a few things, and failed at many―but the world has never let me down.

After each failure, I’m presented with new opportunities.

Along the way, I’ve met some incredible people who repeatedly support my endeavours despite my shortcomings.

I like that point of view.

No actually I love that point of view.

That is pure motivation on every level.

After each failure, I’m presented with new opportunities.

Because that is the truth, when you are developing an entrepreneurial venture, or going for the dreamlife you will fail often.

But through those failings you will learn, you will learn what worked, what didn’t work and where you need to focus your energies.

So what got him started when most people would have settled into the boredom and accepted their place in the scheme of things?

And how do you overcome those huge doubts right at the beginning, when you have no experience to fall back on, or fragile belief that things will work out in the end?

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

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