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

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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My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who went through one of the worst experiences that any parent could go through and found his path in life.

And the rest as they say is history.

Back on May 13th, 2012. Mother’s Day, his wife, Cyrena, was having an incredibly difficult pregnancy.

She had pounding headaches, blurred vision, and searing pain throughout her body.

As a matter of fact, she had been in and out of the hospital for the last two weeks.

Their tiny daughter was only developed 23 weeks in gestation.

Her due date was September 9th, 2012, and subsequently the diagnosis was not great "Less than 40 percent, but in her case it is either all or nothing. She has several good things going for her.”

But fortunately although his miracle daughter has had issues since, he, his wife and of course his daughter has seen the rise of his business due in not short measure to what he saw during those worrying times in the hospitals.

He decided from then on that he was on a mission to help physicians, and the best way to do that was to write, speak, and meet with people individually to council with them on their financial situation.

As he says "Physicians today are under fire. Reimbursements are under question every year. Taxes are getting higher and higher. They are tired by being painted as "the rich doc" taken advantage of by unscrupulous sales people. More than ever, they need direction & guidance from a trusted source."

And this is a brillaint story of adversity leading to enlightenment.

And finding a niche that is tight, well formed and of course needed. Which is the way that all good businesses and products need to be focused on.

So many people go wide and broad when actually the quickest way to success is by going deeper and deeper until you have a net that catches a select few.

You see their issues with more clarity.

You can provide the solutions more quickly.

And now with his business growing, a new book the Freedom Formula flying off the shelves, and of course his own podcast, it looks 100% like he has found the thing that lights him up inside.

But is this case?

Is he creating something that is everything that his family, and of course himself want in his life?

Or is this just the starting point to what he can now see and believes is possible?

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

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My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady from the UK who has set out to create her dream, after starting in a position that could have allowed her to say "How are things ever gonna happen for me?"

As she says " After growing up in a very poor household and leaving school with very few qualifications, I went on to forge a successful career as a top performing manager, responsible for a turnover of £9m, as well as the coaching and development of staff and agents.

But in May 2014 i realised I was no longer happy in the job or the company and decided to follow my dreams and become a author/speaker. I didn't know how I was going to achieve it, but I knew I would, I also didn't know the first thing about writing a book or how to become a speaker and started by researching on google how to achieve it.

I did take a very big gamble walking away from the security of a monthly pay-cheque, but I also knew it was time to go.

Friends and family thought I was living in cloud cuckoo land to think I could at the ripe old age of 46 take my career in a completely new direction and ultimately live the dream.

Colonel Sanders was 65 when he founded KFC so being 46 didn't put me off.

I didn't let their lack of faith stop me, I knew after growing up with very little and achieving what I already had anything was possible, so I started on my new vocation."

Well when I heard this I just had to have her on the show, as this is the classic example of finding yourself in the position where other peoples beliefs could quite easily have become her legacy.

Allowing herself to be held back by their lack of vision.

Staying where she was by the fear of doing what others think is possible.

And now with her own self-named company going from strength to strength, she is now a recognised authority on confidence and personal development.

And has been a regular guest on TV and radio, as well as a keen participant in a women's organisation whilst also organising and compere at events to raise much needed funds for charity organisations.

So how did she manage to push through the doubts, insecurities and bad advice of others, when so many people will listen and crush their own dreams, due to not believing in themselves as much as they do others?

And has it been harder than she expected, or plain sailing?

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

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My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady who has a background in a background in engineering, marketing and management.

Which has lead to her creating a business around.... ill let you think about if for a little while......lead generation, personal branding, communications, public speaking, social media marketing, and digital marketing.

Yeah you didn't see that coming did you?

And I guess neither did our guest today, but it is true to say that at her core she has creativity flooding through her veins

As she says " I was always an artist and writer at heart, but thought that marketing was the best way to make a living doing something that required creativity.

After a few years working in an insurance company, I realized that the corporate environment wasn’t for me, and thats when I made tough decision to leave the comfort zone of my corporate job and start my own business."

But her adventure had a rough start. There were many unknowns, including her ultimate mission.

Which is the amazing part of what Join Up Dots has become for so many people across the world.

It is where belief grows into action, and action grows into whatever you want for yourself.

You cant see the real dream right at the very beginning, you just have to find out the vague direction that you want to go in, and then start walking.

So how did our guest manage to meander her way through the obstacles and create something amazing for her, her clients and of course the world?

And when she looks back does she have those "Man, what was I thinking...I could do it so much quicker now" thoughts?

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

To hear more from Cloris Kylie go to:

Podcast: Magnificent Time For Entrepreneurs

 
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Description: Join Cloris Kylie on this show that highlights successful authors, entrepreneurs, media personalities, business experts and coaches. You'll become inspired by their stories, and will access their best insights to not only survive, but to thrive as an entrepreneur!

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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.

To hear more from Tim Conley go to:

Podcast: The Foolish Adventure Show, hosted by Tim Conley

Description: The Foolish Adventure Show, hosted by Tim Conley, has been listened to by millions of people around the world and helped many of them start and succeed in business. Even though the show has ended, it is still helping thousands each week to gain control of their Time, Income and Mobility. Enjoy all 4 seasons of the show.

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My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is an man who many people would stop and think “Wow, that was a risky decision to make” when you hear what he did.

He is the Automate Grow Sell - Quick Talk Podcast host and loves his life bigtime.

But that wasn't always the case.

When he was a younger man he had a job with the word famous bank JP Morgan.

This was a position that had kudos, status and would have been seen as a great career by many.

But not for our guest today, as when he was 25 he left this safe and secure position to start his own cleaning business.

Well, that doesn’t sound too bad a decision to make, as we hear time and time again in Join Up Dots, he had taken control of his life, and more importantly his time which make such a difference.

But how about I add that he took this decision when his lovely wife was pregnant with their first child.

Yes at that period in your life when your future is 100% uncertain and out of your control, he did the unusual and plunged into the dark.

But with hustle, and persistence he grew the business until it was generating over $150,000 a month in revenue and then sold it to a national buyer.

During the last two years that he owned his company, he only worked 5 hours / week on the business, but it still grew at 35% per year.

And now from his home in Costa Rica, he now runs twos two internet based businesses with a small team of professionals from all over the world teaching how to bring automatic systems into your life.

So where did he find the resolve and strength of character to leave his banking job at the very time when most people would cling to what they have got?

And do the systems that he teach work with all types of businesses, or only online ones?

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

To hear more from Joshua Latimer go to:

Podcast: The Automate Grow Sell - Quick Talk Podcast

Description: After starting a cleaning business from scratch with no money, Josh Latimer struggled to find that important balance between business success and family. He eventually grew his cleaning business to produce over $150,000 a month in revenue. He embraced the concept of implementing simple systems into his small business in an effort to set himself free. It worked big time. Now he\'s here with other amazing small business experts to share the wealth.

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My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady who in all the episodes of join up dots I dont think I have ever said these words

Yes, she is and was the Australian Person Of The Year in 2012, and is also a Doctor, a professional pianist, conductor, and music educator, consultant to HSC music students, The Sydney Opera House Baby Proms and The City of Sydney.

And tying it all together, is the fact that at her core she is a lady with music flooding through her veins.

But unusually a desire to use our love for music to inspire, help and well make the world a better place for less than fortunate children, by taking Jazz into quite an different setting.

Numerous studies have demonstrated the positive effect that music can have on children, helping to stimulate parts of the brain related to memory, creativity and emotional development.

So in 1997, our guests formed Kinderjazz an Australian musical collective who has been composing blues, ragtime, jazz and swing music for children, releasing nine albums along the way and performing in some of the most prestigious venues in the world, including the Sydney Opera House, Daring Harbour, Parramatta Stadium, Stadium Australia and many more.

And this is a journey that has really connected with part of her life since a small child.

As she says “My mother was a teacher and ran her own Montessori kindergarten. Music was always a big part of our lives. All the adults growing up played instruments and sang and we were taken to live performances on a regular basis. When I had my own children, I wanted to duplicate this experience for them but I found that there wasn’t the same quality around and so often children’s music was delegated to a fluffy character and a backing tape. Jazz is something that all kids respond to because of the beat. It’s dance music and there’s such a variety of genres in jazz it seemed the ideal thing. Also jazz with its solos and fresh improvisations would nurture a small child’s curiosity and gratify their imagination in the process. I chose Big Band because it would give children exposure to all the instruments of the orchestra.

And when you hear that she was mentored by great musicians namely Isador Goodman and Leonard Bernstein to name just two.

Is there any wonder she has a burning desire to pass her knowledge on!

So when she sees a sick child smile and clap along to the infectious beats of live jazz, how does she remain professional and not crumble into a pile of soggy tissues?

And are there more and more of these kind of music lead groups occirng in the world, as it seems to me to be a perefect match of inspiration, and fun, that can only help the healing process along the way?

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

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My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who truly has a fascinating story that has lead him to being massage therapist by profession, and the founder of Relationship Minimalism, a relationship philosophy designed to answer one question.

Is it possible for men to apply the 80/20 principle to create love, connection, stability, and sexual passion in a long term relationship with their wife or girlfriend?

Well if you have listened to more than a couple of episode of Join Up Dots you will have have heard me talk often by love of Paretos Principle, but I have never thought of it being applied to people too.

And when you see the amount of seemingly unconnected dots that have occured in his life then you can see that I just had to have him on the show

As he says in his own words

From the age of 5-10 I grew up in Venezuela, Mexico and Indonesia. When we got back I couldn't fit into Canadian culture and ended up homeschooling myself to finish high school.
I had serious aspirations of being a professional songwriter for the first 10 years of my adult life and learned extreme self honesty - I'd work on an idea for weeks and then realize it wasn't good enough and start over...for nearly 5 years.
At the same time I fell into a career as a live TV cameraman and shot my first NHL hockey game when I was barely 21, making me the youngest in Canada.
I wound up in massage therapy school on a whim at 23 with no intention of working as a professional, I just thought it would be a good skill to have if I ever got a wife and family.
As he points out "No one really creates a master plan to set off as a songwriter and do TV broadcasts on the side while going to massage school so they can spark a revolution in the way men relate to and understand women. But it certainly all makes sense now."

I love this feeling of "Hey lets go and do this, as it seems a good idea" as that is how we find the thing that lights us up inside.

Not by waiting for the passion to magically appear around you like some people suggest.

Get out there, do things, talk to people, and be aware of what is on offer, which is exactly what today's guest did and continues to do today.

So when did the idea of using the 80/20 in the environment of relationships first occur to him?

And was it a "Wow, I have just discovered something that can change lives" or more "Oh, i see what I have been doing over the last few months....better put a name to it?"

And does he think he has now found his life work, or is this just the start of the journey that was waiting for him?

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

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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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My guest today is a man who not only has been mentioned to me by many many people since starting the show, but also is a man who I seem to stumble over across the internet.

Take a look at Richard Bransons Necker island, and who should I see wandering around but him.

Go over to podcasts, blogs, e-books, whatever and you seem to find this man, his passion, his vision and corse his worth ethic everywhere you look.

He is an expert in many areas, but direct response marketing seems to the ney to it all/

His is on fire for sure, but delve into his back story and you will find a man who could have ended up very differently.

When he was just two years of age his parents emigrated from Russia, and it seems obvious that this moved has instilled in our guy a willingness to take risks and create his own destiny.

By 14 he began by selling medical equipment for his father's College Park, MD medical supply business at age, before in 1998 he undertook his first entrepreneurial venture: a $900 marketing course for cosmetic surgeons.

By the time he was 26, he was making $10,000 to $15,000 a month teaching physicians how to improve their sales, even though he thinks of himself as a techno dunce.

Its is recorded that he has produced more than half a dozen seven figure online businesses since then.

So you can see that this is a guy with an eye for an opportunity and the hustle to make it come true, but where is his focus now?

What does he see as the true legacy that he will leave on the world?

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

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