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Baseball Genius Jesse Cole, Shows How He Is Changing Baseball Forever

My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who is bold, crazy, inspired, committed and having the time of his life. He is the owner of two baseball teams that are quite frankly doing things a bit differently, and the world is taking note – Big Time He is the founder of Fans First Entertainment, which operates the Gastonia Grizzlies and the Savannah Bananas, and also a keynote speaker, and host of the Business Done Differently Podcast. Which is a boring way of telling you what he does, to be honest. He has taken a countries passion for baseball and turned it on its head, by creating an experience not just about what is happening (or is not happening on the pitch) but what is happening everywhere. He joined the industry in 2008 as General Manager of the Gastonia Grizzlies. It was here that he started providing a circus-like atmosphere at his ballparks. From dancing players, Grandma Beauty Pageants, and Flatulence Fun Nights to porta-john giveaways and garbage can nachos, he has tried it all The “show” worked and the Grizzlies began breaking attendance records annually. In 2014, he bought the Grizzlies and started Fans First Entertainment with his then-fiancé and Grizzlies Director of Fun, Emily. In 2015, the two of them then started a new Coastal Plain League team in Savannah, GA. It was announced on February 25, 2016 that the team would be named the Savannah Bananas. From there, the team quickly became a hit all over the country, in part thanks to coverage from national media outlets, including ESPN, CNN, and Good Morning America. Merchandise sold to all 50 states and 6 countries. In the first year, the team sold out 18 of 25 games and broke the attendance record for both Grayson Stadium and the Coastal Plain League. To top it off, the Bananas won the Coastal Plain League Championship. As he says he “I am just getting started”. His teams are continually reinventing as they look to change the baseball industry and the entertainment experience for fans. So how has he managed to stand firm against a world of conformity and create something new and exciting? And did he ever have the huge doubts that a new way should not be his way in future? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Jesse Cole Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Jesse Cole such as: How he managed to break down not only the barriers around him but also the barriers in his own mind, which allowed him to do the unthinkable What he did to grow his team, and find the right people that bought in his vision of where he wanted to head. Why Jesse can see clearly that although the timing wasnt perfect when he joined the Grizzlies, in fact it was in fact the perfect time. The truth that anyone who starts something can see. and lastly…. Why he connected with Barack Obama and offered an internship at the Baseball ground, much to the amusement of himself and his team.  

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Video Is Such A Power Way To Convert Viewers Into Customers - We Discuss How To Become One The Worlds Best Video Creators

My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is with a man who is fascinated with video and the power of adding this to your marketing strategies As he says "There’s a ton of noise on the internet. Love it or hate it, the worst thing you can do is never be a part of it. I don’t know about you, but I love cartoons. I’ve always been an animation nerd. When I started RK we never knew online video would get SO big - but it’s exceeded even our expectations. I help businesses connect with their prospects and grow conversions with the help of strategic animation video marketing so that the prospects convert into raving fans and buy from you even if they haven't heard of you before. A magnetic video hits all the pain points of our target audience while visually engaging them, which helps our clients increase their conversions beyond 20% (industry average). They do this they implement Behavioural Lead Journey, which means they create and place animation videos along the entire marketing funnels. Converting cold prospects into raving fans while solidifying the bond with existing customers. But of course this is just part of his journey as before he took the lead and started creating his own future, our guest worked for Daimler, the car manufacturer in their finance division. So how did he go from working for Daimler o creating his own business that is rocking and rolling? And where did he find the problems waiting for him, as he grew his empire. On every corner, or simply never appearing? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start Joining Up Dots with the one and only Rohan Kale. Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Rohan Kale such as: Rohan shares how people make mistakes time and time again in their video marketing, and how easy it is to ensure that these never happen.  We discuss a brilliant way of starting a business, by hiring a freelancer to teach us the knowledge that we need, whilst bringing in clients quickly Rohan openly reveals how he used to hate the wasted time that he experienced in his cooperate life as an employee. Something that most of us can relate to. and lastly…. Why Rohan has changed his branding from a business to personal one and the difference it has made to his business.  

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Hustle and the early startup are reviewed in todays show

My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who has worked so hard to where he is today, he has more lessons learned before the age of 30 than most people aged…well 30. He is proof that hard-work and determination pay off’s as he climbed the ladder of the restaurant industry as many do: with a great deal of empathy, a little bit of luck, and a massive amount of overconfidence. After graduating from Harvard in 2009, he worked his way up from being a busboy in Boston to being a beverage director for Momofuku in New York City, where he managed the buying, pricing, and selling of wine, beer, and spirits for the restaurant. Through living through this experience, he decided that he wanted to have more ownership of the guest experiences he was creating, so he took to Chicago to see how Booth could help him open his own restaurant. While attending Booth, our guest met his business partner, Hunter Swartz, and the two quickly realized that their shared background in endurance sports mixed with complementary work experiences could build something remarkable. He then joined the Eastman Egg team in January 2014 and served as COO for three years where in his time there, the company grew to four operating units and grew its revenues and team each by a factor of 10. And now he is also the author of the latest book to fly off the shelves with “What I Learned Before 30 – a biographical look that captures some of the best, and worst, moments of his life. As it says in the intro “I feel like i’ve finally learned that growing up to have different perspective than my parents was not a failure; it was the whole point. I cant wait to use the next 30 years to celebrate what makes us different, rather than resent it, and enjoy what a diverse, unique and wonderful family we are” So, said in another way, he has found the path in life that is the right one for him, and although others may not understand it makes no difference. And that is where we should all be, walking boldly into our own future and not one that has been constructed by the idealism of anyone else. So will there be a what I learned before sixty book coming up, and does he feel that mistakes are the true gift in life? And what does he enjoy doing most in his life, as he certainly has many things per day that could take up his time? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Drew Davis.  

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Welcome to today's episode of the Join Up Dots, where we look at the real secrets to success as demonstrated  by real life listeners of Join Up Dots coaching programme. Through the show we are going to bring you the big learnings that our listeners revealed they have learnt through the last four years. And why did we ask that question? Well on the 19th February 2018 it was four years since the first stages of Join Up Dots occured. That was the day when I sat and bought the URL for Join Up Dots and the show started. Mike Buckerfield Obsession with all the wrong things. Generally negative attitude. Combining those two in order to procrastinate and slow progress. Still haven’t mastered these issues yet but I am improving. Big week for us ahead and I expect to make real strides in next few weeks. Happy Birthday Join Up Dots. I was exposed to severe trauma that lasted several months where there was little to nothing I could do about the source of trauma and this resulted in PTSD symptoms and a lot of weight gain. I'm thankful that I survived the harm inflicted and am working at resolving the weight issue. Eugene Sarigumba Spending too much time learning to build a website. Should have hired someone sooner. Allowing myself to get too comfortable and forgetting my dream. Thanks for all the great podcasts David!! Steve Reza Looking back the past 4 years, I would have focused more on who I am rather than who I thought I should be. I’m realizing that I am an entrepreneur and that’s why I see things differently than most people I come into contact with. But most people in my world just want the typical things —climb the corporate ladder, then settle down into a comfortable retirement —-BORING! I want to “fly.” Anett Gobolos Happpyyy Bday, JUD!!! Actually it is indeed life changing for me as well.. I always new I wanted stg different from the regular full-time corporate jobs but I didn’t see clearly the other path. It was so unknown and scary. I’m not this lonely warrior and I have been looking for such a community for a while. Beth Dickens Happy birthday Join up dots!! I think for me David, I find it hard to know what I’d of done differently. I feel like it’s all happened for a reason which is why I’m where I am today! I somewhat wish I hadn’t took my teacher training and wasted a year of my life becoming a teacher when that is not what I wanted to do (my parents are both teachers) and I fell into the easy copy your parents trap. But I wouldn’t have travelled to Kuwait and lived there or met my boyfriend who I now live in Boston with. It all happens for a reason! I regret nothing Karen Dimmick Happy birthday JUD! It's a tough question because if I hadn't done what I'd done in the past, I wouldn't have learned what I did.... given that though, I wish I'd narrowed my target market and started writing books for them earlier than I did. Benjamin Lively Happy birthday, Join Up Dots! During the past four years, I’ve spent my mental state trying to accomplish greater positions and pay in the corporate world, believing that I as the way to climb to the top but have been miserable just about everyday. Looking back, I should have (and now do) realized that I have a lot more to offer the world than I’m providing to the individual companies I’m working for. I have been boxing myself in thinking, this is as good as it gets. In all actually, it doesn’t get any worse! Once I realized that the reason these companies pay me a great salary was because they could use me to 20x their revenue and allow me to continue working for THEIR dream. Now, I realize there is no glass ceiling and that what I can do for them, I can certainly do for many, many others. I’ll be much happier and free and a lot more financially independent than ever before. I’ve realized that I have only been using ~40% of my total potential. Time to kick life in the balls and go after all my dreams. Fran Johnson McKay Happy birthday JUD. Thank you David for daring to start! What would I change? I’d trust the dots are leading me where I need to go. It’s not a straight line and it doesn’t always make sense but there is purpose for each one. I also wish I’d focused more on living in the present and on my family. It’s hard to get the balance right. I have a high achievement drive and it’s important that I keep it in check. Big Dreams and Big Family (I have a husband, 5 kids - only 1 still at home, 1 foster daughter, and 2 grand babies) so it’s not easy for me to balance. I’m getting better though and working less hours. Thanks again David! Gemma Louise Coleman Happy bday JUD!  For me, I would have used my maternity leave more effectively and spent the time getting to know my real passions and what motivates me so i could create a business instead of going back to the daily grind & into another corporate role. I’ve been back at work for 12 months now and although my plan is to leave this year it’s much harder to get out of the ‘a regular job is safe & secure’ mindset whilst I’m there. I’m working hard on that though and plan to be out of there by July! Show Highlights So let's summarise you the Real Secrets To Success as mentioned on the show Make Sure You Have A Positive Mindset Focus In On Your Physical Wellbeing Delegate The Things That You Can't Do To Someone Else. Focus In On What You Want To Do In Life Surround Yourself With People Doing What You Want To Do Don't Regret Anything In Your Past Niche Down To Find Your Market Believe In Yourself And Your Talents Focus On Your Family, Your Business And Yourself Use Your Free Time Wisely 

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Erica Mandy Showing The World How To Be Truly News Worthy

My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is with a lady who started on a career path that the world would say was sexy, and then deciding it wasn't for her and going a totally different direction. Leaving the Indiana University Bloomington, and the University of Missouri-Columbia with degrees in Journalism, our guest spent the last decade -- on TV, radio and online -- reporting news and sharing stories around the country. First working for Newsy, an over-the-top news network that provides "news with the why," built to inform and engage by delivering today's top stories across platforms. Its content is available in on-demand and to Los Angeles CBS News, where she would report national and local news for the second largest news market in the country.  As a TV news reporter, she was live on the scene during terrorist attacks, wildfires and federal court rulings, to name a few. She's interviewed politicians, CEOs, experts, and everyday people doing extraordinary things and it seemed that she was loving every second. So what was going on internally to make her quit her job as a Los Angeles TV news reporter to launch theNewsWorthy: a daily roundup of politics, tech, business and entertainment Which she says "Makes it faster, easier and way more fun to get all the news you need to know. Listen on-the-go in less than 10 minutes, Monday through Friday." Is this an inspired move into a world that consumes information when and where they want it? Or has she taken on a world that is already dealing with tsunami of information and now zoning out? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Erica Mandy Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Erica Mandy such as: Erica shares how all her hard work and experience over the last decade has left her with the skills to progress to where she wants to be. No experience is ever wasted no matter what you may think at the time. We discuss that moment in your life when you realise that your business is actually a nuisance and there are things you just have to do away from work. Erica reveals that she has given herself a year to see what she can make of her new venture, safe in the knowledge that she can always get a job if needed. We dont have to end in despair, but we do need something to give us the courage to move forward with. and lastly…. Why Donald Trump's fake news is such big news at the moment, and how the world feels about such reporting. 

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Can Business Success Occur Without Niching Down?

Does Being In A Niche Really Matter, Do?

Well todays guest on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady who is a former legal professional, who left the legal world 6 years ago to pursue her dream of starting her own business. And it seems to me that the services she provides are as varied as they could possible be, so who is she targeting?

As she says “If you would have dared to tell me 10 years ago that after attending Law School, I was not going to practice law, I would have laughed you out of the room! However, in my late 20s I had experienced a reawakening that opened my eyes to the startling reality that people all around me (myself included) were yearning for something more. This was a truth that resonated with me so deeply that I could not turn away from it. I took a deep breath and turned the light of truth on myself. I realized that I wanted more money, freedom, direction. I wanted to know that I was making an impact in peoples lives. Ultimately, I wanted to be SUCCESSFUL, and I wanted to help others be successful too.” And now with retreats, coaching sessions, and more and more people finding financial and emotional success, it certainly seems that she has found the business that is right for her. So why did she go to law school, when it seems evident that the right business is now, and not what she was focused on as a young lady? And is there a major mistake that she sees the world making, as they leave education and step into a world that is under their control? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Awilda Rivera. Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Awilda Rivera such as: Why happiness will always be fleeting if we attach happiness to external influences. Happiness always comes from within and nowhere else. Awilda talks openly about the hardship that it takes to grow a business, but why the struggle is so important. Awilda shares how she has diversified into several different areas, and the reason why she has done that. and lastly…. Todd Herman left an impression on Awilda that really stuck home “Busy doesn’t mean productive”. If you can get things off your plate by hiring someone, then do it.  

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How Do create A Business By Selling On Amazon?

Well The Amazon Selling King Shows How

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. 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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In todays episode we answer a few questions from listeners of the show. These are the shows that we simply adore doing, as it shows us that people are starting to take notice and realise that they can create their own lives. And that is of course the theme behind everyone of our shows. Well in todays we show, we discuss affiliate marketing and how to get into a state of flow. You know that state of being when you lose track of time, and find that whatever you do comes out brilliantly? The state that is just amazing and makes us feel like we are no longer attached to this world? Well, Bruce Fortenberry from Georgia Atlanta asked us our views about how we manage to get into that mental condition so we decided we would answer live on the show. But before that lets start with a question from a lovely lady called Bree Nicole who asked us: Hello! I just listened to your podcast on extra money and your Florida keys website and got super inspired! I’ll be living on the road in the US and want to design a site. Can you give me a little more information on affiliate marketing? How does it work with restaurants, attractions, museums and all that? Do I contact them directly? What should I start with when getting these things and places on my site to make money? Thank you! Any tips would be great! So that is what we talk about on the show. How to make money by directing traffic across to affiliate links to make some cash whilst we sleep and then we answer another question or at least give our point our view on. This was from Bruce who we mentioned earlier Hello there, I wanted to thank you for your podcast. I recently discovered your podcast and it’s extremely motivating. Your very perceptive and it’s eye opening at times. Makes me want to discuss my ideas with you. I’m starting a service Plumbing business in Atlanta, Ga. Calling it “Plumb Ready.” Right now it’s a side hustle. I’ll do residential plumbing repairs / Plumbing Inspections with strong emphasis on educating customer about how to protect their home. I have a great idea for you. If I were you I’d do podcast about the “Flow State” Just a thought. Your show isn’t arrogant or fake. It’s connecting people in an amazing way. Thanks again !! During the show we mentioned the affiliate programme that we offer through the Join Up Dots podcast. If you are interested in this amazing resource or to start podcasting yourself: 

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Brain Training Starts And Stops With Dana Wilde The Brain Train Expert

My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady who came into my life like a shot of drug laced expresso and is the kind of person we all need everyday. She is hugely positive, 100% focused on her audience and quite simply carrying around the biggest smile you will ever see in your life. She is a brain trainer, speaker, host, and the bestselling author of Train Your Brain, and with nearly 100,000 followers in 68 countries, she is the go to expert at training brains and changing lives. Now you might be wondering, how do you train a brain? Well when our guest began her direct-sales business, she realized that education for entrepreneurs typically consisted of endless “how-to” explanations: how to market, how to pick up the phone, how to manage your time, how to increase bookings or sales. There always seemed to be a new system to learn, a new surefire method or cutting-edge technique for entrepreneurs to master. In an effort to teach her team members a better and easier way, she instead went a different route and created Train Your Brain, a tested and proven system combining elements of both mindset and action . . . or as she likes to call it, Intentional Action. Using the skills of Train Your Brain you will find that mindset can be “taught” and that learning simple mindset strategies not only allows you to understand how the brain works but also shows you how easy it is to change your thinking and, as a result, change your outcomes. Train Your Brain, with its twenty easy-to-implement “Mindware Experiments,” gives you all the necessary tools needed to get off . . . and stay off . . . the Cycle of Perpetual Sameness, so you can transform your life and grow your business in record time! And believe me I know her quite well, and it is amazing how much she does, how much she achieves and how she remains smiling even when things go a bit off track. When she’s not unraveling the mysteries of the brain, Dana is passionate about helping animals, playing baritone ukulele, practicing Kundalini yoga, and creating raw food dishes. And is a raw food wannabe who can’t shake nachos. So is it as simple as saying, “If we always do what we have always done, then we will always get what we have always got”? And with so much “take Action” advice in the world today, are there any bits that she would grasp to her chest and say “Actually this one is a keeper?” Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Dana Wilde. Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Dana Wilde such as: Why she believes that we shouldn’t follow the advice of others who state “Go after the fear” We discuss how the technicalities of building an online business should not stop anyone from getting going. There are tools for everything. Dana reveals why mindset is so powerful and how we can all train ourselves to use this astonishing gift. Dana shares the four step process to retraining your brain starting today. Hugely powerful stuff.

 

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Fancy A Behind The Scenes Look At How To Start A Podcast?

My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a an with over 30 years of business experience as an entrepreneur, business owner, and leader. His book, Nice Guys Finish First is a #1 ranked Amazon Best Seller. He specializes in making connections, building relationships and strengthening bonds both inside and outside organizations. His speaking and consulting business is geared towards improving relationships and winning business through his time tested sales, service and relationship building system. He is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and podcaster. He has been titled by a leading social media marketing company in the top “100 of Social Media Thought Influencers to Follow.” and with his podcast with Strickland Bonner, The Nice Guys on Business, he has over 500 episodes and more than 1 Million downloads. But at his core he is a man who seems to be finding the love in his life more and more , and enjoying himself as he builds his business. Now he is using that experience to help businesses and brands grow their audience with TurnKey Podcasting, where he takes away all the hassle from launch and producing a podcast to leave his clients with the time to do what they do best. And enjoy their own lives in the process. So is this a business born out of his own painful journey into podcasting hell, or simply an idea born from multiple conversations? And is he where I suggested in the intro, that enjoyment is the driving force in his life, or simply very good at hiding it? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr. Doug Sandler Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Doug Sandler such as: How the majority of podcasters aren’t making any money on their podcast, and why that is quite an easy thing to change quickly. Doug shares how people take four years in their business before they really grasp what they are building. Many detours are taken until clarity is achieved. We discuss how it is so important to invest in yourself to fast track your progress. Dont think of it as expense, but instead look at it as something that you are stupid not to do. and lastly…. Why Doug will only focus in 2018 on his zone of genius, and how both him and his team see this as a huge improvement for everybody concerned.

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Marketing Tips - How Do You Build A Successful Marketing Campaign

My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a guy who first appeared on Join Up Dots way back on episode 107 Back then we spoke about his fascinating journey to where he is today known as The Millionaire Marketing Mentor®, the go-to guy for coaches, consultants, and other successful service professionals who want to attract more clients, convert more high-value sales, build an authority brand, and grow a lifestyle business that makes a bigger impact while generating more income. But life could have been very different, as starting his life in Poland, it was fair to say that he has come a long way since then, both Geographically and financially. Arriving in the United States of America with just $194.00 dollars in his pocket and a sprinkling of English, he set to work with a passion. The entrepreneurial bug has always been a keen element which makes him who he is, so it was with little surprise, but a lot of hard work that he transformed his finances by creating a series of business opportunities around California. First of all he co-owned a collection of bagel shops, and then moved onto running a multi-million dollar business that includes consulting, coaching, training, and information publishing. But there was of course so many stumbles, falls and triumphs between them. Isn’t that what makes a story interesting after all, and of course gives him the knowledge to help his clients and students often double, triple, and even 10x their business - some in as little as 90 days, by teaching them how to transform their limiting, time-intensive businesses into automated money making machines that Attract Clients Like Crazy®. So with his life now rocking and rolling, could he only have got here by going through the roller-coaster that is the entrepreneurial life? And how did he manage to keep going, when things weren't going the way that he wanted? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Adam Urbanski. Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Adam Urbanski such as: The best marketing is to find a way of tapping into your natural talents and bringing that to the world. It's not selling, but its making people want to work with you. Adam shares how he has developed his ability to connect with people across the world, and feels that its the empathy which is a key aspect to what he has become. Why the upskilling and grind phase of building is so important, as it shows you how much you truly want to make this business your life. and lastly…. Adam reveals how his mindset has changed over the last few years and the time aspect that comes with freedom is so attractive to him, where money used to be king.

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Dream Big With Mitch Matthews And Change Your Life Forever

My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who from an early age made big decisions as to how to get what he wanted in life. So many people live a life of reaction. They wait for something to pass them by and then reach out hoping that their fingers might just grab a bit of what they have seen. This is certainly not the case with todays guest, as demonstrated at just age twelve, he set his sights on attaining his first “dream job.” (Working at a local bike shop) So he spent 2 to 4 hours a every day that summer just hanging out, cleaning, and watching. By the end of the summer the bike shop owner (one of our guests heroes) offered him a job. (It was either that or have him arrested for loitering!) And that says so much about where our guest is today, inspiring people to take the actions that will make their dreams big and real. Now this is where it all comes together, as he says in his own words  In 2006, he and his wife were working on one of their own big dreams (launching a product) and they experienced some significant set backs in a very short time. He was tempted to give up and go back to something “safe.” But since this was one of his big dreams, he got the idea that maybe some friends could help. Then he started to think that maybe… just maybe… he could help some of his friends with some of their big dreams too. And bang the 1st BIG Dream Gathering was formed, as on a whim, he invited some friends and family to participate in something he called a “BIG Dream Gathering.”   It was only supposed to last for a few hours but it wound up continuing on for a FULL WEEK! So living a life where you whole aim is to inspire people to take action and dream big, can be so exhausting as every waking second your mind whirrs with the possibilities that abound. So how has he managed to create the life he wants, business he wants, become a top podcaster and still look like he has just left high-school? And what is the number one peice of advice that he gives the world, when asked "How do I start my dream too?" Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Mitch Matthews Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Mitch Matthews such as: Mitch shares how he now realizes that he is a recovering perfectionist, and the steps that he takes to get past these mental blocks. We talk about how all of us must learn ways of starting small in a business even if you only have fifteen minutes a day. They all add up to something worthwhile. Why Mitch is such an advocate of resting, and allowing himself to shut down the brain. Ke know what is right for his own body and ensures its part of his calendar. and lastly…. You might find it a surprise that "Being a freak" is classed as a badge of honour by both Mitch and David and the reasons why.

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Sports Winners Do The Unusual, And Todays Guest Is Fascinated By Sports And What Makes People Great

My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is the author of "Where Others Wont" which looks at the recruitment, leadership, culture and performance strategies used in pro sports and how they are relevant to big business. Now this isn't a book based purely on theory, instead our guest has been doing the rounds and spent the last year interviewing people like Denver Broncos GM Ted Sundquist, Southampton president (and former Oilers coach) Ralph Krueger, 2 x World Series winner Ryan Theriot and Utah Jazz coach Igor Kokoskov (among others) to validate some of the ideas he had. Would they agree with his theories or say, probably in an American voice "Get the hell out of here kid!"  Well I guess we will find out during the show. But what I like most about todays guest is, getting himself into a position where he is involved in the disection of sports leadership across the world was never a given. Leaving University with degrees in business and Human Resources, he first entered the world of recruitment in Melbourne Australia, before moving to Canada to enter another world altogether. And through the next decade he worked in seemingly unconnected businesses, that held dots, never to join up to where he is today. We know though that is never the case. And now as the managing Partner for NTSQ Sports Group, he is surrounded by a team specializing in experience creation and marketing in the endurance sports industry. So did he plan to get himself into the position where he is today, or does he look around with a smile and think "Wow, how did this happen?" And what is the biggest learning he has from the crossover from sports to business? Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Cody Royle  Books By Cody Royle   Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Cody Royle such as: Cody shares how there was no plan towards the future he created, he simply looked at what doors that were opening in front of him and decided which one he wanted to go through. Cody discusses how the top teams across the world are always looking for new ways of gaining a competitive advantage, and more often than not that means looking in areas not connected with sport.  Why all business success is based around building a team which complements your own strengths. It is so important to realise that you cant do it on your own. and lastly…. How he now realises that strengths and talents he had as a young man, were exactly the right ones he needed to be able to step into his future positively. Dont think you have to keep on leaving everything behind you. Take the gold and leave the stuff you dont need. 

Direct download: cody_royle_master.mp3
Category:Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 12:00am UTC

Being Happy Is So Important, And Todays Guest Is An Expert In Happiness And How To Achieve it

My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady who is someone that should be on the show every single day. If i could pull her away from the sunshine of her home in Spain, and the endless supply of Sangria that is, as she is the Join Up Dots pinup. A lady who believes 100% percent, that if you are living your purpose, doing a job that you love, then many if not all of your problems, health, mental and financial will be a thing of the past. Which as you will see everyday on Join Up Dots is a message that I support wholeheartedly on every episode. She is a positive psychologist, coach and writer, who helps individuals connect with the unique passion and purpose that drives their personal and professional success. As she says "I am fascinated by what propels a person to pursue their vocation, entwining their innate strengths, values and interests to serve both themselves and the rest of the world. I fuse the art of Coaching with the science of Positive Psychology to help individuals gain the clarity, confidence and courage to become all they aspire to be. I also undertake a variety a written projects on the subjects of positive psychology, personal development and coaching. Creative writing has always been a passion of mine, so producing written content on the above mentioned topics is the surest way I evoke a sense of 'flow'." So coming out of the University of East London, with a Master's degree in applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology it would seem that this passion for helping others find their swing was always going to be on the cards. But as we see on Join Up Dots, this is more often than not never the case. So did she know that she would end up living in Barcelona, whilst casting a network across the world to help the world smile and love their lives? And where do people go wrong? Not stopping to ask "Why do i feel like a it rubbish?" or simply not stopping at all. Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Lisa Avery   Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Lisa Avery such as: Lisa shares how we should be able to accept our moods and emotional states when they happen without ever suppressing them. Let the energies run free. We discuss how  the majority of companies wont allow their workers to be creative with their strengths and intricacies. Why can't we be unique and bring talents never seen before?       How we should all experiment with trying to strip away the layers that we wrap ourselves in, to find the diamond that is at our core. That gem holds the clues to the rest of our lives. and lastly…. Why people have to realise that happiness cant last forever. We need to find ways of making the first stage of happiness truly deep and fulfilling, and that normally relates to helping others.

Direct download: Lisa_Avery.mp3
Category:Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 12:00am UTC

Beating Stress Can Become Big Business As Shown In Todays Show

My guest today, on the confidence boosting Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who a few years back was disappointed with the current mental health care solutions he was offered after suffering from stress in the workplace. So like so many guests, he didn't accept what he saw and decided to take action, turning to alternative therapies which got him through and beyond this temporary stress. These solutions began forming into a business idea which led him to creating Stressbox in Jan 2014, and he took these learnings into the corporate environment to help with de-stressing in companies everywhere. As they say "We are an up and coming mental wellness fitness brand with a social purpose to support the epidemic of work related stress. We succeed in this by creating innovative holistic fitness workshops, in-house talks on preventing stress and performing our epic yet different fitness class….StressBox. Our powerful class combines Boxing fitness with Mindfulness all to wonderful music to inspire and enlighten you within our 1 hour experience. We create magic moments in our bespoke classes to suit your busy schedule, at StressBox we understand that time in this hectic world is valuable so we combined Holistic health with musical fitness to have greater impact on your mindset not just your body." To succeed in this new business, he researched stress in society for 2 years via practical innovative coaching and academically using Neuroscience, the science of meditation and positive psychology. And rapidly this knowledge became a cult hit at a popular gym in Birmingham, England with teachers, doctors, entrepreneurs, and teenagers becoming fanatics with his alternative style. So why if he had an issue with stress did he then decide to build a business around it, and not run to live stress free on a hot tropical island somewhere full of bikini wearing beauties? And is this as a real life issue, or do so many people just use the word as a badge of honour nowadays? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only, Mr Liam Joe Blackwood. Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Liam Joe Blackwood such as: Why so many people find themselves in situations in their lives which doesn't naturally match their skills and talents - which can obviously lead to the kind of stress which can be avoided. Why the power of visualisation is such a powerful process in building success in a persons life, and the steps that we should take everyday to bring these visions to life. Liam Joe recalls the battles he overcome in the early days to get his vision out to the world, and the steps he took to get there. Why we should never overthink anything in our lives, but simply look to do the best we can in the most relaxed method possible. That is always the best way. and lastly…. Why Liam Joe allowed himself to feel creative and playful in his life which was a complete gamechanger and turned his life around forever.  

Direct download: 666-Liam-Joe-Blackwood-weekend.mp3
Category:Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 12:00am UTC

How Do You Take The Hassle From Being Active On Social Media?

My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a an who is bringing a solution to the world of online marketing. Most entrepreneurs struggle with finding the time and the inspiration to create tweets, FB posts and the like that gain interaction, builds connection and makes a difference to your bottom line. In walks our guest today, who is the founder of MissingLettr, an online platform that for a monthly fee can provide entrepreneurs and business everywhere with a year's worth of social updates pre-filled with quotes and images As he says "Our clients time and energy is important for us, so simply review our suggestions, click approve and then sit back and relax. Over the next 12 months we'll drive traffic back to your site and increase engagement. With Missinglettr it's easy to promote your content consistently across your social channels. Simply connect your accounts and we'll do the rest. And that includes FB, Twitter Pinterest, Linkedin, Google Plus to name just a few. So how did he come up with this idea? Well from leaving the University Of Liverpool with a degree in Computer Science, you can see that this was a man who was focused on building a future under his control. Starting as a developer for Punter Southall, he started several businesses that appear to be stepping stones to where he is today. All lasting a few years, but giving him great insight and knowledge as to the problems that businesses encounter Solve these problems and BOOM you have a business ready to roll. So is MissingLettr, the missing piece of the puzzle of success that he has been looking for? And if so what is the difference now, compared to the early days on entrepreneurial life? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Benjamin Dell Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Benjamin Dell such as: Ben shared how he got to the point where he leapt head first into his business and hasn't looked back since. The pitfalls of social media, and how to separate yourself from the social media noise to be truly effective. How his wife is such an amazing support to him and his business, and he knows that an idea is great if it passes her litmus test and lastly…. Why the world of pornography is now a lot less dangerous than it was previously back in the 70's ...you will have to listen to find out why!

Direct download: Ben_Dell.mp3
Category:Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 12:00am UTC

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