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Today’s guest joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots Podcast is a man who has experienced something that we see time and time again on Join Up Dots.

Sometimes a calling is waiting to be answered.

You work through your life, doing a myriad of things until with a knock knock on the door, you are thrown into a world that for many begs the question.

“Why the hell didn’t I do this earlier….its amazing”

Well today’s guest is such a person and after growing up on the south-West side of Houston Texas, did what many young men did in the late seventies.

Saught out adventure and travel by joining the US Navy for 23 years, which had him based in Virginia where he ultimately retired in 2001.

But this is just a small part of his story as he also worked as a restaurant manager, a musician and also in the auto-mobile industry as a Service advisor.

None of these occupations giving much clue to where his life was heading.

It was however, after he started doing daily posts on Facebook that his wife Sandy had an idea, and over a period of time persuaded him to write a book

And so he started writing a novel about growing up in the sixties. which turned out to be something of an epiphany to him.

As he says “I found that I have a natural gift that I was unaware I possessed.”

And now the books just keep on coming with the name of “Best Selling author” firmly linked to his output.

He has written six novels from coming of age comedy to supernatural thrillers.

His latest work, Xtreme Options, is a fast paced Detective Murder Mystery that throws the Irish pair of Bryce Mallory and Shamus Crawley into a whirlwind of excitement as they match wits with the High Stakes Killer, who gives his victims a chance to walk away if they win the bet.

So although he states his writing skills were a complete surprise, did he ever show a passion for English and Literature at school?

And what does he say to people who often say things like “It’s ok for you, I’m just not talented at anything!”

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

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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.

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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Podcast: The Geoff Thompson Inspired Podcast

Description: Geoff Thompson is a BAFTA award winning writer. He has written forty books (published in 20 languages), five multi-award-winning films, three stage plays (he was invited into the prestigious Royal Court writers Group) and hundreds of articles, many published in national magazines and broadsheets. Geoff's autobiography 'Watch My Back' was adapted into a major motion picture Clubbed. It premiered in London 's West End and Paris and was nominated for a BIFFA award. He has also adapted his first novel, Red Mist (Violent Heart, optioned by SteelMill Productions, London), into a feature film for cinema. Geoff's third feature film for cinematic release, (Romans) has been optioned by The Tea Shop & Film Company in London, and his latest stage play (Fragile) will premiere at the Belgrade Theatre in 2012.

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Today’s guest joining us on the Join Up Dots Steve Jobs inspired podcast is a lady who has made very happy.

As this is the second time I have had the pleasure of grilling her on the show, as she last appeared back on episode 208, where we talked about her rise to the top of the fitness industry from a starting point that was more than a bit unusual.

Yep, that’s all i’m saying, so you will have to go back and listen to that one to find out her unusual past occupations.

So when she connected with me again and said “David, have I got more dots to share with you and your listeners” then I knew it was going to be good stuff.

And it as this is a lady that is tackling one of the hardest fitness courses the world has scene “The Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge” created by Jo De Sena who also appeared on the show back on episode 312

And the big question to this desire to get down, muddy and sweaty is why?

She is a beautiful lady, has a great business that is rocking and rolling, has clients across the world, and could stay in her comfort zone quite happily.

But she doesn’t want to.

She wants to prove herself and go after bigger and bigger challenges, which really joins up the dots to our first interview.

As this is not your usual uber glamorous fitness guru.

But this is a lady will drive, commitment and passion to do the unusual.

To create her own path,

And to go to bed each night content to know that she has given it her very best.

So what was the appeal of going onto the hit TV show “Spartan Ultimate Challenge”?

And did she discover things about herself that were a complete surprise, or only cement what she already knew?

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

 

To listen to more from Stephanie Keenan and the Stop Chasing Skinny Podcast go to:

Podcast: Stop Chasing Skinny Podcast SKFitlife

Description: NBC's SPARTAN RACE TV Series Season 1 Contestant... Founder of the SKFitLife Challenge and www.skfitlife.com, Stephanie Keenan is a wellness expert and fitness coach. Do you want to learn how to LOOK as fit as you FEEL? Have you thought to yourself, yeah, I DO want to reach my fitness goals in a more concise way! Listen each week to learn how to bring it all together. We know you have more important things to do with your time than slog away on the treadmill or elliptical chasing skinny.

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Today's guest joining us on the Join Up Dots Steve Jobs inspired podcast contacted me and said "Hey I Think I Should Be A Guest On The Show"

And so of course I said, "Ok, then, do you have some interesting back-story that will make the show amazing!"

Two seconds later he hit me with:

1. Started out on 6 figure salary at age 23

2. Went broke and got evicted onto the streets with wife and first child

3. Started business from scratch.

4. Went broke again

5. Outsourced my business to a competitor

6. Ran my company out of a hotel lobby for a year

7. Grew it and semi retired on passive earnings at age 31

8. Started a podcast, digital agency and investment fund

Which is quite a good list I'm sure you agree, oh and then he also told me " ok, lets talk about how I almost died, I haven't mentioned that one"

So with this lot to cover this could be episode one of a ten part serial, but we will see what we cover in the show.

But its clear to see that this guy has hustle muscle by the bucket load, has the ability to overcome setbacks and keep going for the big picture, and of course loves what he is doing.

You can hear that on the "Can I Pick Your Brain?" Podcast.

So, the question is would he have got to where he is today without succumbing to the huge ups and downs that life has thrown at him?

And knowing what he knows now would he have done things differently or still followed the course to where he is today?

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

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Can I Pick Your Brain? Entrepreneur Business Podcast

Daniel Gefen: Top rated Entrepreneur Interviews to give you the motivation and inspiration to start and grow your lifestyle business

Description

Learn how you can gain the Unwavering Attitude and Time Tested Tools you need to BUILD a SUCCESSFUL LIFESTYLE BUSINESS that can get you the FINANCIAL FREEDOM you deserve! In this business podcast I pick the brains of successful entrepreneurs to find out what they did to get to where they are today. • What MOTIVATION did they get to start their lifestyle business? • How they dealt with things like PERFECTIONISM, PROCRASTINATION, FEAR, PRESSURE, LONELINESS and other negative mindsets? • What were some of their TOUGHEST MOMENTS in getting their financial freedom? • What were their BUSINESS SUCCESS BREAKTHROUGHS, defining moments & tipping points? • What DRIVES them? Where do they get their INSPIRATION from? What makes them tick? What gets them out of bed in the morning? • What are some of the BEST BUSINESS TOOLS and they have used to help them along the way? My name is Daniel Gefen and i'm the host of 'Can I Pick Your Brain?' the top rated business entrepreneur podcast show that is jam packed with motivation, inspiration and practical business advice for startups and growing online businesses. If you enjoy other inspiring podcast interviews with top entrepreneurial hosts like Pat Flynn, Tim Ferris, John Lee Dumas, Nathan Latka, Seth Godin, Gary Vaynerchuk and other success stories then this is the podcast show for you. Some topics we cover: Social Media Marketing, Facebook Marketing, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, Webinars, Growing your Email Lists, SEO, Adwords, PPC, Startups, Finding Investors, Time Management, Productivity hacks, Mindfulness, Success Stories, Making Money Online, Mentors, Content Creation, Starting a business, Business Advice and much more! I’m super excited and look forward to ‘picking YOUR brain’ one day :)

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Today’s guest entrepreneur joining us on the Join Up Dots Steve Jobs inspired podcast is an author with a deep interest in what makes people tick.

What makes some individuals rise to greatness, whist others with much more chance of getting to the top fall by the wayside.

And through his seven books ranging from When Everything Fails, Try This, published in 2009 right through to 2015’s “Becoming Unbreakable: How Normal People Become Extraordinarily Self-Confident”  he helps us push the boundaries on what is possible.

By tackling subjects such as “How did Buffalo Bill cope with his tremendous financial mistakes?” and “Which crucial success principle was discovered by the Ancient Roman poet Ovid?”  their stories will show us all what to do when we are confronted with severe problems, even when everything seems lost.

As he says “This book aims at making you highly resistant to adversity. It’s principles will enable you to move on with your life despite difficulties, obstacles, and setbacks.”

So when did he decide that these were the kind of subjects that would bring him the most success, and did he stumble and fall like all of us before his first publication hit the shelves?

And with all this information he has gained, regarding dream building and successful pursuits is he more likely to achieve bigger dreams than even he thought possible?

Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Mr John Vespasian

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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.

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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Todays guest entrepreneur joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired podcast is a lady with a connection to a previous episode.

If you go back and listen to episode 473 of Join Up Dots you will hear an open and frank discussion with Jim Sweeney.

During the recording he spoke passionately about his amazing wife and the work she was doing, so its with delight that we now have her on the show.

So lets give you a bit of background formation about her, and what she is doing on life.

From the early part of her career she was in the words of one of her friend “Groomed” for success.

She was setting out on a path towards being a lawyers

As she says “The master plan (which certainly sounds good on its surface) would entail my following in my late grandfather’s footsteps to become a New Jersey lawyer. For a girl born in the late ’50s, it was somewhat ambitious and even professionally affirming.

There were just two problems: 1) I didn’t want to practice law and 2) I didn’t want to live in New Jersey.

Though I could have easily articulated the second (negative) goal, the first negative goal was a bit more complex. Why didn’t I want to practice law? Simply put, I had neither passion nor vision for the profession. When laid against my inward leanings, it translated to me as a solitary, rigid and uninspired career.

Despite trying to please those around me and stay true to the instruction manual that would get me to this supposed life goal as a New Jersey lawyer, I became increasingly dis-spirited. The more I moved through the law school process the more “dead” I felt.”

And haven’t most of us felt that at one time or another, simply going through the motions.

Waiting for each weekend to free us up from the life we are living?

Well today’s guest has done just that and now calls herself the Ambassador of Happiness, on a mission to help ignite the worlds on personal happiness.

She has books, podcasts, courses and the worlds biggest smile to share everywhere?

So does she think that she could have gone through the Law degree and found some kind of happiness in the role, or did she need to do a 360.

And where is her greatest source of happiness now she is surrounded by it?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only super happiness entrepreneur Maura Sweeney

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Today’s guest entrepreneur joining up the dots and following the words of Steve Jobs, is a man who has certainly experienced the highs that life can give you.

And also certainly those times in life when the universe decided to give you a devastating kick to your confidence, self-esteem, ability to love openly, to leave you with little idea as to what to do next.

Our guest is theatrical at heart and even at the age of six could be found bursting into song where he lived, so it was little surprise that his earlier career was spent gaining the knowledge of what works and what doesn’t within the theatre world.

He studied hard, and learnt much (not least how to take down theatre sets rather quickly) when he moved from New Jersey to New York City at the age of 21 to tackle the world of fame, fortune, and the Broadway stage.

This was of course where stars are made, and soon he would be rubbing shoulders with DeCaprio, Ford and the like as he would spend his Saturday mornings ensuring that his star on the Hollywood walk of fame was free from footprints and sparkling.

As he says “By the time I turned twenty-five, I thought I’d have the perfect life—a few years singing on Broadway, followed by a starring role in my own television show.

Instead, his resume is filled with an assortment of minor league theatre and an appearance on The Maury Povich Show—a career sidetracked by his father’s suicide, a lawsuit from his mother over his inheritance, and a break-up with his long-term girlfriend.

Eight years later and through a series of remarkable life events, a bad economy, and mixture of collegiate and self-education; our guest reinvented himself as an international public speaker, author, playwright, theatre producer, educator, marketing consultant, and arts entrepreneur.

Now as we see everyday this is not about reinventing as such, but truly making the decisions that builds a life, instead of allowing for things to happen to us.

Not allowing fickle finger of fate to take away what we thought was our by right.

So how did he take his fathers tragic suicide and find the strength not only tell the tale on stage, but place a comedic spin on it too?

And even though still a young man, does he fell battle scarred and weary, or have the feeling that where he is now is the start of when things get really good?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start Joining up dots with the one and only Mr Joshua Rivedal.

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Todays guest joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots podcast is an author with a similar tale to many of our guests.

At least the starting point is.

He was born in Michigan, where he lived for most of his childhood, before making the decision to join the U.S. Navy upon graduating high school.

He served aboard three different ships and at the U.S. Naval Station at Subic Bay in the Philippines.

And whilst on-board dealing with the idle hours, he began writing about his experiences simply as a way to pass the time.

Which is something that most of us will do, but not consider why we are doing it.

But the simple answer is we are not trying to simply pass the time, but instead are choosing to do something that we enjoy to pass the time.

Which if you can then find a way to monetize this enjoyable pursuit, you quite simply never ever work again.

After getting out of the Navy he worked at a variety of jobs, including fry cook, baker, disk jockey, electrician’s assistant, book seller, editor, teacher, and taxi driver.

But it was when he took advantage of the G.I. Bill to attend college in Hawaii, that he discovered that he could actually write well, and where he continued to polish his skills.

He worked as student writing tutor beginning in his second year, and won a number of writing awards during his junior and senior years.

All of these small dots building up to something that couldn’t be denied. He was on his way to becoming an author.

He just needed to write that first book, which appeared once he relocated to Japan and took a job in Tokyo.

He took on the National Novel Writing Month challenge, and after three false starts, finished his first 50,000 word novel in 2011 called The Crossroads at Forgotten Lake and the rest is history.

So why was it that he took so long to get to the point that his writing prowess could be unleashed on the world?

And does he look back to his life before the Navy and see any more clues as to where his life was ultimately going to end up?

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

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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.

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 Steve Jobs inspired business podcast interview is a man who can be described, almost in just one small sentence.

He believes in himself, has big ideas and creates.

And as we see time and time again on Join Up Dots, having that belief is the part that most people struggle with.

But get it, and fully embrace that belief, then you simply become unstoppable.

Which appears to bet the case with todays guest.

He is an established personal branding expert, author, and speaker, and also an author of several books, based around social media.

And as a result he regularly appears on CNBC, CNN, Fox News and Good Day New York.

As he says “I find joy in teaching, and presenting the keynote conferences & love helping people realize how powerful social media can be to create your personal brand, generate awareness & sales through social media channels.”

And that is the part that most new entrepreneurs struggle with, building the awareness of what they can offer to the world.

They have the skills

They have the passion.

But getting the word out more often than not is one step to far, and they struggle until little by little they get the ball rolling.

So did our guest today have the same issues back in the day, or was it like jumping onto a magic carpet first stop Successville?

And when did he realise that he had created his own personal brand, and was it a surprise to him, or part of his master plan?

Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show, to start joining up dots with the one and only social media entrepreneur Chris Dessi.

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Todays guest entrepreneur joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired podcast interview is a man with a vision that matches that of my own.

He is convinced, that the future of entertainment lies not with cable or satellite television, but on the Internet….which is where we all hang out really isn’t it.

As he says “We’re about three years before our time, But What’s happening now, if you watch the financials, cable and broadcast TV are going down.

Their subscriber growth is dying and in the next three years, experts are saying 70 percent of content – news, entertainment, sports, whatever – will be viewed on wireless devices of some kind.”

He believes Internet-based streaming is the wave of the future.

But this isnt the only interesting thing about todays guest, as not only is he creating the latest viewing and listening pleasure for us all, but he also operates from quite an usual location

His company 4cast.tv is based out of an old AT&T station, which he has spent over seven million dollars preparing in case of doomsday.

The structure itself being a Cold War relic designed, as most communication buildings were then, to withstand nuclear blasts.

The walls are thick, with only a few windows break up the exterior.

Not the most obvious place for a cutting edge entrepreneur to want to work.

But our guest is different, and even before I speak to him I get a feeling that he relishes this difference.

Highlighted by the fact that instead of investing in gold and silver he went with toilet paper, due to the reasoning “We all need it!”

You cannot go against that logic after all.

So why is it that with Netflix, Amazon Prime, Podcasting and a myriad of new media rising up the world is still content with their monthly cable packages?

And would he say that anyone jumping into the pool today would still be in prime position on the curve?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Jerry McMullin

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Todays guest entrepreneur joining us on the Join Up Dots Steve Jobs inspired free podcast interview is a man who has had an amazing journey through a physical transformation, leading to his own successful business.

He is now the weight loss coach and operates in a very different way to weight watchers and any other programs you may have followed.

As he says ” I was in a bad state. I was morbidly obese, had severe obstructive sleep apnea, high blood pressure, and advanced gum disease.

But instead of it allowing it to be my legacy I did something about it.

So not only did I lose 105 pounds (47kg) and reverse all of those lifestyle related health conditions, I also transformed the dysfunctional relationship I had with food, my lifestyle, and my true self.”

Now this was a journey that has taken over 13 years to occur, a difficult transformation experience that was intensified when he also lost five family members within eighteen months.

Because of the tremendous impact of these losses, he was forced to have major mental, emotional, and spiritual breakthroughs in some the most difficult times of his life, which lead him to writing a book and finding his thing.

And that thing is what you maybe asking?

His mission is to educate people who want to fully experience living a healthy and balanced life by reaching all their wellness goals.

By supporting their health through nutrition and balanced living, he inspires a permanent, transformative shift in the way people eat, think, feel, live and love.

And that my listeners seems to be a very good mission to have?

So was he always on the path to health issues, or was it simply a case of overindulging over a long period of time?

And is the transformation towards a physical change started by making the mental change, or does it not matter?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Michael Tamez

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Today’s guest joining us on the Join Up Dots free podcast interview has a harrowing story, that shows how, through one terrible incident, a person’s life can spiral out of control, until hitting rock bottom and fighting their way back. When our guest today was just fourteen, she was raped, she lost her virginity and her life changed forever.

Unable to make sense of what had happened to her, still a very young girl, Lorraine Reguly turned to drugs, quit school four times, and became very promiscuous.

At age 16, she fell pregnant with a child that she was unable to keep, and fell deeper from the path that could have shown itself at anytime.

After the abortion, she got involved with prostitution, and, at the age of 18, gave birth to her son.

Now at that time, she made a decision to start fighting back and to make a difference in her and her own son’s life.

She went back to school, graduated via a program for single moms, received scholarships and awards, until, after attending university for 5 years, she became a high school math and English teacher, which she worked at for 3.5 years, teaching in a small town, until and we will discuss this on the show, she made what seems a bizarre decision and quit to move back to her hometown, where she returned to prostitution and drugs because the money was better.

Her self-esteem was in tatters. Suicidal thoughts running through her days, and an accident where she nearly lost her right leg.

If that sounds too depressing to consider, she was just about to enter into the worst time of her life during this period.

Her son moved out when he turned 19 and didn’t speak to her for three years. She ended up smoking crack for ten months during this time and then it happened…

She nearly died when her appendix burst, and realized she didn’t want to die without saying “good-bye” to her son.

As she says, “I had already started to turn my life around about two years before this event occurred, and so when I finally re-connected with my son, my life always back on track.

Re-uniting with Julian changed my life in a very positive way. I decided to pursue a writing career.

I now own a business, Wording Well, and am an author. I live a clean life, and spend a lot of it helping others. My books are in my local library, and my business is thriving.

I’m living proof that a person can hit rock bottom and rise to the top despite all odds against them.

My son is proud of me again, too. :)”

So let’s take her on the journey of her life again, as we show everyone of you, that life is a series of choices good and bad, and we can all improve our lives by simply deciding to do so.

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 Lorraine Reguly.

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Todays guest entrepreneur following the words of Steve Jobs, is the founder of Breaking Free Unlimited and author of the inspirational book Breaking Free – My Journey From Breaking Point and Self-Imprisonment to New Life Following Major Personal Tragedy.

This is a harrowing, but true tale that is split into three key parts, following the events that occurred within our guests family.

A severe addiction, mental and emotional abuse, domestic violence, sudden death, three near deaths, conflict with sexuality and exile from the church, a murder by a family member on a family member, all lead to a place where her future changed forever.

And you would almost expect her to have gone to a bad place never to return.

But our guest did something very different and fought back, in order to inspire the world.

Ready to tell everyone out there, that you are never defined by your situation, or your past.

But you are totally defined by the choices that you personally make, no mater when you start to make them.

And now as an author, songwriter, speaker and freedom coach she teaches everyone she coaches how to have a winning mentality in life.

So how did she push the past away from her, or does she find the strength she displays today by actually carrying it with her?

And do people need to see the dark in life to truly gain inspiration from the light?

Well let’s find out, as we bring onto the show, to start joining up dots with the one and only super entrepreneur herself Anita Naraya.

 

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Todays guest joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots podcast is an entrepreneur who is combining his passion for a very common hobby across the world, with his passion for inventing the unusual.

He wants to play golf smarter, by making a golf academy in the virtual world.

Starting his career way back in 1983 which a six year stint in the US Navy as an Aviation Electronics Technician it was little surprise that he would then take his skills into the world engineering.

And this he did working his way through a series of positions within the Bently Nevada Corp, always looking for ways that he could fix a problem.

Or take something already successful and give it a twist towards greater success.

Finding the motivation to build a life of freedom in his life.

And now in classic Join Up Dots style, he has taken his passion for problem solving, his engineering skills and his love of golf, and certainly given the whole sport an almighty twist.

He has created the world first authentically majestic indoor golfing experience blending virtual and real golf together.

He realized his game had diminished due to a lack of interesting choices for golfing indoors which would also meet his schedule and timing needs.

He was not alone. The existing options for golfing indoors are sub-par. What was needed was a new industry standard that would:

What this means is instead of trying to squeeze a round in after work before the light becomes too bad, you can play 24 hours a day.

Even saving a round midway, to come back to at a later stage.

Golf has become convenient and exciting, and allows the experts and novices to play together, enjoying the game time and time again.

So its ok to get an idea like this but a very different ball game to find the investment and get it off the ground.

So how did he do it?

And did he find himself surrounded by people telling him that he was mad, and it couldn’t be achieved?

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

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Welcome to the second anniversary of  Join Up Dots podcast.

Yes, two years ago on the 30th April 2014, your friendly neighbourhood podcaster David Ralph launch his amazing show to the world.

And now 48 months later, after over 500 shows he powers up his microphone once more to share his two year journey with you all.

From the fear of recording, the stumbles of launching and the building of his own personal belief.

And why is he sharing this story.

Well he has total belief that everyone of you listening to the shows can go out and get the Dream.

And with his coaching platform DREAM STARTERS ACADEMY and PODCASTING TRAINING, he is helping the world to do just that.

So listen to today’s episode and get inspired to change your life.

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

And why do we do this?

Well, you success junkies desperate for the golden ticket havebeen 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 hasmotivation and inspiration flooding out of every pore.

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

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

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

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

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