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

My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who has had a fascinating journey to where he is today.

At the moment he is the online relationship expert, with the hit podcast Together -  Podcast About Relationships

Going back in time, for so many people, he would had looked liked he had the perfect career, in the perfect location, dealing with the perfect subject. He was a former attorney,who once ran Heath-Newton LLP, the largest family law practice in the San Francisco Bay area, specialising on helping people move through the heartbreaking, but sometimes liberating stages of divorce. As he says he has been through a thousand divorces but is still a romantic at heart, and with a never ending supply of former romantics wanting to go their separate ways, you would think that this was a job for life. However, our guest had other ideas, and instead of getting bigger and bigger he began looking to close his firm and sell it. But it was at this point when his world crumbed and the ground fell from under his feet. He discovered his partner had been embezzling money and he lost everything. And this is one of those key moments, a big dot moment as we call them, when he could have gone in many different directions but instead found what looks like his true love. So his next step (...after a year of depression post-law firm crisis), he launched his podcast and magazine, Together Guide, where he helps people find the love and keep the love, through stories, podcasts, retreats and workshops. Taking all his learnings through years of divorce, to well, nip it all in the bud before it ever gets anywhere near the big D word. So could he have only have got to this point, by going through the years of legal work, or does he now wish that it was fast track all the way? And why do people who start so in love, lose their way? Is it a lack on communication, or just forgetting what thrilled them in the beginning? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Erik Newton

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Podcast: Together - A podcast About Relationships

Description:  We all know relationships take work, but what is that work and how do we do it? Reformed divorce lawyer Erik Newton explores those questions and many more in a series of intimate and honest relationships with real couples.

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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 Portfolio Life With Jeff Goins

Description: Jeff Goins shares thoughts & ideas that will help you to pursue work that matters, make a difference with your art & discover your true voice!

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My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady who certainly seems to have found her thing in life, and is now taking that out in to the world to help others find theirs too.

She is a world class expert and believes we should all find ways to make online marketing easy, with the right plan and strategy.

With a diverse background in retail, hospitality (resort and restaurants), event production/promotions, both for and not for profit, and executive management, she built the steppeing stones to what leads to success. And you could see that it really started to go her way after joining a start up media company in 1993. Within this business she grew the profits from $60K a month in revenue to finishing the first year in business with $7mm, leading to the company having explosive growth each year thereafter. After selling the media company in 2007, shee was asked to stay on with the new organisation to be an integral part of their aggressive growth strategy, acquiring 5 media companies in under 2 years. And more success followed, before she stepped out on her own by creating her own Strategic Marketing and Operations Consultancy business. Now, if that isn’t interesting enough the bit that i like about her career history, and where we will spend time, is her understanding that at their core, all businesses thrive or die on 3 key areas. and this doesn’t matter what business they are operating in. She is an expert in The MESSAGE, the MARKET, and then the MEDIA, and within these three areas, she likes nothing better than creating successful marketing campaigns that will naturally generate more revenue to the bottom line as well as a broader reach in the market place. And that is what we all want after all. So was she always an entrepreneur at heart, or did she reluctantly go about building her own dream life, and career? And if business can be simplified to these three stages, why do so many people struggle, especially in the online environment? Well lets fin out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dost the one and only Carrie Hartunian Smith

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If you are about to start college and need the kind of career advice that works, then my guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady who can help.

She is on a mission to impact millions, not allowing the obtacles of life to get in her way. As she says "I am from New Jersey in the U.S. and was the first person in my family to go to college. My parents only made it as far as elementary and middle school. When I look back on everything, it seems as though my dots simply aligned to take me towards my goal of pursuing a purposeful life. It's quite amazing to see them all join up. After graduating from Georgetown University, I went on to work in fashion and corporate marketing, before realizing that I didn’t want to wait to start living the life I want. During that time, I was diagnosed with depression, got into a bad car accident and more importantly started volunteering as an admissions interviewer, which made me realize how much I loved working with high school students and guiding them through one of the most stressful and sometimes influential time of their lives. I have been a full time college admissions counselor for almost 4 years now and have almost 10 years of experience. In addition to working one-on-one with students, I have also developed an online college admissions planning course to make the knowledge and insight I have accessible to families everywhere for less than $1/day. My goal in life is not to make a lot of money or become famous. It is to inspire our future generations to put their best into this world so that I may one day leave this world better than I found it through the lives I’ve touched. I’ve had such amazing students, including a legally blind student who later went on to study at an Ivy league institution. I will never feel like anything is hard or impossible after being blessed at the opportunity to work with her." Isnt this brilliant as so many people, and i think I at my heart I was in this group too, who start out with the goal to make a lot of money, and have a comfortable life just go through otions. But this is actually the wrong way to do it, and instead we should look to find a way that helps as many people as possible, and makes us feel as good as possible. Only then will we find true success. So what made her realise that a life in education is what lights her up, when so many adults cant wait to get out the doors and never return? And does she see a change in what students today think is possible, after so many amazing changes in the last few years? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to starat joining up dots with the one and only Anna Ren

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To our gustes today, Joel Capperella, startup success takes many different factors, and he is an expert at bringing those factors together like magic.

Lets start with one fact.... he is a man who can beat me hands down in one key area of his life.

He is the father of eight children!

Yes, eight…even more than I have wrapped up in my fatherly grip.

But what makes this guy even more remarkable is when he makes decision, he goes for it big-time, such as quitting his corporate job to finally chase his dream of entrepreneurship as soon as his twins were born.  

Yes, at that time when most people would just get their heads down and think “I can’t take a risk like this now” he was throwing it all up into the air and flexing the old hustle muscle.

However as he says “Out of the gate it didn’t really work out very well, and the entire first year was more or less a wash.  I pivoted early in ’16 and am still at it, gaining traction and more revenue daily.  Is it risky?  Hell yes.  Could I wake up on the other side of this and look at my self in the mirror as if arising from a bad dream asking myself “My God, What have I done”, perhaps.  But those risks pale in comparison to looking back on my professional life and holding the regret of never trying.  

What I have found since being on my own is that you never really truly know what it is going to be like until you are in it, and that the most difficult things you’ll face are hidden in the details of the fact that you are solely responsible for your own success or failure. “

But he is getting there, and now spends his time helping people in business tell a bigger story that gets them more awareness and speeds up their sales process. 

He builds up the confidence to talk to more people. . . get more business, and find ways for his clients to sell more products and services without hard sell techniques.  

So why did he take such a bold risk when he kids were born, and was this one that he would go back in time and change?

And is there a key element to building success that he can see so clearly now, but was 100% hidden to him at the start?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the to start joining up dots with the one and only, Joel Capperella

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To find our more about Joel Capperella then go to

Podcast

Leading Matters with Joel Capperella

Description

Host Joel Capperella offers up conversations with business & marketing leadership across the US. The nuance and complexity of creating and executing strategy across the entire company.

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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 today we delight with bringing the classic leap of faith story to your ears, with the lovely Beth Cochran

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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I failed big time. I hate to admit it but I have. There is no point in continuing the journey, when it's quite obvious that I am nowhere near where I should be at the moment. And how have I come to that realisation that there is not point in going on as I failed. Well you can see it on social media, FB and the images that the world shows the world. Everytime you see a picture on FB showing some amazing moment in someones life, you can see that you are so far behind the curve of where you want to be. Its obvious. But this isn't true. Its not that you failed, its just that these guys started earlier than you. They dipped their toes into the waters of where you want to be and have hustled their way to success. And do you know what? These people are looking at other people have thinking "I Failed" This is the normal way of life, but it doesn't have to the case as you can create your own success....the success that is right for you. So are you ready to stop thinking that you life is rubbish and everyone else has the answers? Well???? Lets start creating your own highlight reels to inspire the people behind you. That is the true mark of success after all.

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Amazon Income, may not be the way that many people build a huge fortune, but my guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who without a doubt can call himself a serial entrepreneur as he has done just that.

He has built several multi-million dollar companies in both Australia and the United States, and really doesn't look like he is slowing down in the regard to creating his own destiny.

In 2005 he co-founded one of the first crowdfunding platforms in the world which went on to raise in excess of $100M dollars for start-ups and early stage businesses.

He currently owns a cloud software business, an Amazon review company (based in Florida), a home-wares company that sells its products exclusively through Amazon into 8 countries, and Reliable Education.

None of his companies have outside investors and all are profitable.

But what is super interesting to me is how he has created businesses in environments that we all hang around in, and almost take for granted.

Such as in 2012, he learned about the opportunity to sell on Amazon through a friend.

Now like all of us, he was used to seeing Amazon boxes all over town and he was a big user of Amazon himself.

But it wasn’t until he took a course that he learned that anybody could sell on Amazon, and that Amazon would handle all of the warehousing and shipping for him.

Once he understood that, he soon launched his own brand which now sells in 8 Amazon marketplaces around the world.

So how does he see these things, when so many people will just walk past them time and time again and never think "Wow what an opportunity!"?

And does he feel that anyone can do these kind of things, or to become a serial entrepreneur, do you require special talents and skills that are god given at birth?

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

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Aaron Anastasi is my guest today on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview.

He is an man who has been creating his life work from the age of 13 years old. Yes, when most of us are playing soccer with our mates, or playing X-Box our guest was singing and learning to play the guitar, even writing his own songs. His early songs were mostly rock, but he played acoustic and expanded his skills, until at the of 18, he recorded his first series of original songs, and started touring all over the United States, Europe and South America as well. Before taking the lessons that he had learned in the music world, to start teaching karaoke lovers, and shower singers how to make the most of their own vocal talents with his course Superior Singing Method But that is just one part of his backstory, as since those days he has flourished in the online world especially on Youtube, where in his own humble words he says "I’ve also had some success in the YouTube space (10 mil organic views/100k+ subscribers) But now is the next stage of his professional career with the release of his first book "The Voice of Your Dreams" where he shares his own successes, and struggles. It is a Self-help/Transformation book about silencing the voices of limitation and living a bigger life, a life with abundant possibility. Which is of course what this show is all about as you know. So with a background that encompasses film production, music, and now authorship how does he know where to channel his energies everyday? And does he know what his sweet-spot is, or is he in the rare breed of people that flourish by juggling many plates at once? Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Aaron Anastasi

(Jobs, Freedom, Business, Lifestyle, Success, Best, Career, Top, Podcast, Startup, Steve, How, To, Content, Dream )

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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: Hustle Culture Podcast

Description: The Hustle Culture podcast features interviews with entrepreneurs and hustlers from all walks of life going through the climb and trying to make a difference simultaneously. These hustlers share tips and ways they overcame difficult situations. Please email hustleculturepodcast@gmail.com for any questions or suggestions.

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