Join Up Dots Business Coaching Podcast (Entrepreneurs)

Todays guest is brought onto the show to share with us a story that so many have felt in the past.

That dawning realisation that the career that you have worked so hard for is beginning to lose its shine.

You have been full steam for years, doing great work, and then the shine slowly disappears and leaves you at a crossroads.

As he says on his own personal blog

"I had a successful career in sales, and just as I was coming off my best year in my career, the economy shifted. I lost two large clients due to set backs, but more importantly I lost my purpose. I didn’t know why I was doing my job anymore. Just a year after earning my highest commission ever, I was on the verge of losing my job. Sales wasn’t a life I was excited about anymore. The job and the stress were making me physically ill.

And I kept on thinking “Am I really supposed to be doing this?” 

Have you thought the same thing in your life listeners?

I know I have.

But its what we do when we are at this point that is the key thing to everything.

Do we carry on at the crossroads, and keep on the path that we have always been on?

Or do we do as our guest did and "turned off the TV and start reading, traveling, and exploring other interests. Keeping his feet moving, until after soul¬-searching, everything lined up…his curiosity, his strengths and his purpose:

He’d discovered the simple steps that led him to truly enjoy life daily, and know in his heart of hearts that he had found what he was looking for.

Well, I'm sure you are all desperate to find out what he had found, and learn to smile as broadly as this guy seems to do everyday.

So let's not waste anymore time, but bring onto the show to start Joining Up Dots with the one and only Mr Mark Jamnik

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Todays lady has one of the biggest smiles I have ever seen, and its not surprising to me, as it seems to me that she is someone who has found her thing in life.

And when you find your thing in life, you cant stop smiling as everything comes together and leaves you feeling great and full of the kind of energy that most people don't get to feel everyday.

As she says in her own words "You have the right to glow with love, to radiate positive energy, to live fancy-pants, to talk to trees/animals/nature/God, to eat an entire chocolate bar in one sitting, to dance with magic daily, to toast every moment of joy, to sleep in most days, to smile at everyone, to take the uncharted path, to receive millions just being who you are, to love whomever you desire with the fullness of your heart. You have the right to make this your most rockin life yet. No apologies, no diminishment of self. Just all you, being your all"

Wow, that is nothing short of amazingly positive

She began her journey towards this state of ""Wow" when she left her practical, corporate job in Marketing and Public Relations over 9 years ago—with all of its bonuses, benefits, and cash—to follow her lifelong dream of being a writer, and started up her own business as a freelance journalist.

But even though she had taken the leap of faith, she felt in her heart that she still hadn't found her path.

She had started walking along the path, but hadn't taken the right turning and found her own path. She knew that she needed more.

And that came after the removal of an ovarian cystic tumor, and weekly visits to a many different therapists and medical practitioners.

She was gaunt, had zero energy, and felt helpless, so at the suggestion of a friend, she took a drastic step towards healing—booking a two and a half week trip to a remote Brazilian village and received psychic surgery from renowned healer, John of God.

And that was the moment when her path changed direction and led her to where she is today. as an author, regular contributor for The Huffington Post, Master Success Coach, and Certified BodyTalk Practitioner.

Her books include “The Quest: A Tale of Desire & Magic” (currently being optioned as a feature-length film), “Following Bliss,” and “Anatomy of the Heart: Love Poems.”

So does she look back on her life and see the dots joining up to where she is now?

And is she like so many other people who are bemused when they now reflect on why it took so long to find their thing?

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

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Todays guest is someone who has entrepreneurial spirit running through him, and has demonstrated this from an early age.

When he was 21 years old, he and his brother Scott started a business in direct sales, which they built to over $20 million in annual revenue while still in their twenties

They hustled, they worked hard and they achieved great success.

And for so many people that would have led to selling the company, to sit on a beach for the rest of your life time, but our guest was different.

He believed that he had an ability to lead by demonstrating influence and storytelling to his staff.

And more importantly he realised that by demonstrating his passion, enthusiasm, and of course sharing his talent for storytelling and encouragement with his employees, it was a great way to boost sales.

And this seems to have been a very astute realisation as he has since gone on to even more success by sharing this knowledge across the world.

He has presented sales techniques  in over 37 countries in the world, and now with his best selling books  The Power of Influence and The Power of Storytelling: The Art of Influential Communication flying off the shelf he stories are going out across the world.

And from his home in Utah, filled with his wife Sarah, daughters Andie and Lizzy and sons Tanner and Drew he looks a very content person indeed.

So was he surrounded by entrepreneurial parents and relatives when he was a younger man?

And what did he see in his brother Scott, that made him realise that he was the business partner of choice?

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

 

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In 2001, todays guest had everything a beautiful wife two sons, two thriving businesses and parents and brothers who loved and supported him in everything he did.

It seemed he couldn’t fail.

Everything he touched turned to gold.

 And then a rushed decision to ignore safety in favour of getting home to see his baby boy take his first steps changed everything forever.

A few minutes of caution could’ve kept his golden life on track, and he would live to regret his decision – until he changed his mind about what his life was for.

A 2,000-pound bale of hay shattered his neck leaving him a quadriplegic.

But his dreams were not paralyzed that day – he became an example of what is possible.

With desperation, dedication and determination, and the help and love of his family and friends, he set out to reinvent himself, take risks, and do things he never thought he could or would do, even when his body was whole and fully functional.

In the years since his accident, he now travels the world, speaking to companies, kids in schools at all grade levels, families and individuals whose lives are being remolded by their own events.

He has become the living demonstration of what is possible, if we find different ways of doing what must be done.

So why can he now see the possibility in his life which weren't visible to him before the accident?

And if he could go back in time, would he still allow the accident to happen, or does he now see it as a gift to finding his true path in life?

Well lets find as it with great delight, that I start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Chad Hymas.

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Todays guest is a lady who can help all of us, who spend the bulk of our days sitting in front of a computer, to throw off the aches and pains that besiege us all.

She admits to having a compulsion to straighten things in life, from the paper clips on her desk, to ensuring that her feet are in alignment with the tiles she is standing on and used to think it was an unhealthy obsession.

But then found out as a Pilates teacher she could utilize all of her straightening skills and help her students get out of pain with better positioning of their bones,

As she says " I love my job, I’m fascinated with the way the human body moves."

But her journey to this point, started in quiet a different route, as she originally studied at the University of California where she got a BA in Drama.

She began her career as an actor in Musical Theatre and doing voice over work, so her future could have been jazz hands, and performing.

Which in a funny kind of way it is today, as she performs stretches and leaps in front of classes of eager students, and on her Pilates For Your Life online video course.

Her mission is to help us experience as much joy in our daily lives as possible, and feeling great in our body will help us achieve that too.

So what was it about musical theatre that made her change direction and move into something that she loves?

And was it a struggle to get going and build her online profile, or did things fall into place unexpectedly?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Kristen Luppenlatz Grech

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Todays guest on Join Up Dots is a man that I have wanted to have on the show since the beginning.

I read these words on his personal blog, even before recording the first show and thought “Yep that is what I want the show to be about!”

He says “I do what I love in life and do my best to cut out what I don’t. Loving what you do means you will do more than if you don’t, so I’ve accomplished a few things to high levels while enjoying the process.

I’ve also made my life easy and fun. I think anyone can. In fact I think making life easy and fun is easy and fun, so love what you do while accomplishing more than you thought you could too.”

And it certainly seems that he is a man of his word.

But unusually, certainly in my experience, the education which has lead him to be a Professor at NYU, holder of five Ivy-League degrees, including a PhD in Astrophysics and an MBA, both from Columbia University, where he studied under a Nobel Laureate, helping to build an X-ray observational satellite orbiting the Earth as part of a multi-billion-dollar decade-plus mission led by the European Space Agency with NASA to name a few, doesn’t normally lead to having the word fun as a forerunner of life.

But this is a man who is different.

He challenges himself to be the best that he can be, even if he sometimes bites off a bit too much, like the time he decided with a friend to swim across the Hudson River in New York, and found the experience somewhat tough to say the least.

People ask him “So what do you do?” habitually. and he doesn’t know how to answer them.

But what he does know is he has had the best relationships and friendships of his life with the most amazing people he can imagine, and learned and kept active and healthy the whole time”

Sounds pretty good to me.

So without further ado, lets bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Mr Joshua Spodek

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Todays guest is a lady who I have wanted to have on the show for quite a while, as she does something on a daily basis that so many people struggle with.

She has learnt to beat the fear of reaching out to people that she doesn't personally know, and get to know them.

She calls it networking, but other call it a step too far.

It's the thing that can stop so many people in their tracks as they start to build a business.

Why would this person respond to me?

What have I got offer to that person?

But it's true to say that she, has built a whole business around the right way to do this, and  is an expert in making connections across the world, and now uses these connections to build a powerful basis to help her clients explode their incomes.

Starting her education in New York, she gained both a Bachelor of Arts and a MBA in Marketing and Entrepreneurship, which of course set her on the right track to where she is today

But as we talk about time and time again it is great to have the education but nothing helps you more than flexing the hustle muscle on a daily basis.

Add to that the ability to play to your natural strengths and you are cooking on gas.

And that's what todays guest did, as although not considering herself as an entrepreneur she showed this hustle whilst still in business school, when she organised a conference to empower women, and in the process made lots off great connections in the media by doing so.

She had found the thing that lights her up inside and makes her want to spring out of bed every morning, but like so many of us didn't realise that she had.

Instead she went into the traditional corporate route and moved through a series of positions at Avon, Step Womans Network and Claudiachan to name a few, working for the Man or Woman and building her business experience.

However, she came to the point when she knew that the path she was on was not the one for her.

She had enough in her armoury to go out on her own and in 2013 created the S2 Groupe and made the leap.

So how did she not realise back in business school that connecting people, and showing the world the best practices for networking was the thing she should be doing?

And how did she know it was time to go out on her own, and was she as scared as all of us who decide to make the leap?

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

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Todays guest is a man whose middle name is "Attitude" and works everyday on showing others how the A word is really the key to everything.

Well to be honest I don't know if his middle name is Attitude. but it certainly should be.

As he says "What’s The Value of Your Attitude? There is an old saying that “attitude is everything”. Is that true? I think Attitude is the START of everything! Attitude determines your thoughts and ultimately your actions."

We can decide every morning if we are going to have a great day.

We can literally choose whether we are going to achieve our goals just by choosing how we decide to think and start taking action.

But of course that is more easily said than done, so how has he managed to build a life around not only thinking this way, but also helping others to turn their mind-set to a ten?

Well one of the things which just happens to be the name of his second book is you have to "Be Yourself Improve Yourself"

Find your authentic self, relax into who you were born to be, stop striving to compete against high achievers and enjoy life. 

Which is exactly what he has done.

But how did he come to this realisation that this was the only way to operate whilst on this planet?

And does he see common themes that run through all of us no matter where he finds himself presenting to eager dream chasers!

Well lets bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Matt Booth

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Todays guest is one of those guests that I love having on the show, because they put so many of us old guys to shame.

He is the founder of "Teenager Entrepreneur", an educational and empowerment online membership site that guides teenagers to discover their passions, and profit from them.

Even though still a young man himself he realised early that self confidence was the key to teenagers finding their passions, and then believing totally that they can turn those passions into money making enterprises.

By cultivating a profitable income, and focusing in on their futures, aspiring teenagers will foster self-confidence which then leads them to tackle bigger and bolder visions.

Having networked with and learned cutting edge business strategies from New York City’s most influential, ranging from Mike Michalowicz to Patty Lennon and Ramon Ray, he offers years of business insight.

Bu if you think that this is a guy who is sitting in his bedroom creating online capital and courses, then think again, as he is also the driving force behind the weeklong summercamps, whereby in person he will cover each segment of the online membership site and really help his students to success.

Teenager Entrepreneur is built on the principle of helping teenagers to transcend their current state and become extraordinary.

Wow I love this, talk about hustle.

So where did he get his vision for the Teenage Entrepreneur?

And why has he managed to do something so successfully, that so many people struggle with until much later, or sometimes not at all....find their thing in life.

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

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Todays guest is a lady who is rocking it bigtime as the President of Padron Social Marketing, which is a relationship-driven social media specialising in strategy, implemtation and analysis.

If that doesn't mean anything to you then lets say she is the go to lady to help you build communitites of raving fans, clambering around your business by using social media.

As she says " It's no longer optional to have a presence, but having a presence is just the beginning. "

It is her true passion, and one that led to her taking the old leap of faith and going it alone.

You see for many people our guest had already reached the peak, and was a Director of Marketing for the company that she was working for, but at the age of 28 knew that she had had enough experience, passion  and understanding to take her vision into the world.

And that is just what she has done, and with Padron Social Marketing going from strength, does she feel that she was fortunate to step into the field of play when most people didn't know a tweet from a like?

And would she have done anything differelty as she built her company from the start?

Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Katrina Padron

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Todays guest on Join Up Dots is a man who wants the world to buy into a simple statement "Stop Doing Nothing"

He wants the world to improve their lives and change the situations that they find themselves in.

And as we do everyday on the show, this guy has a wish that he could go back in time and share some great advice with his younger self in High School.

As he says "There are so many life lessons I'd share with myself. But more importantly I'd lay down a good set of ground rules and beliefs to guide me for the next few decades. It is great when you learn how the world is structured. But sometimes it takes too long to figure out."

Starting his career at the car hire company Hertz, he moved through a series of positions whilst working for the man, with many of them being linked to the development of others.

He thrived as a trainer travelling the world for the software company Serena, but interestingly, and I love this about him, since 1990 he has been developing his own side hustle with his global mission "Stop Doing Nothing" at the same time.

For over 25 years, whilst still working for other people, he has been building his own company that is on a mission to lift people to new levels of happiness and achievement.

Their mission statement: “To work with individuals and help them plan and execute their ideal life so they wake up excited every day. They do this with online training, seminars, one-on-one coaching, and other tools to help us all build our actionable plans of execution.”

So side hustle, talking to your younger self, inspiring the world to work towards their dream lives, let me introduce to you the new host of Join Up Dots!

No, I'm not giving this gig up, but it is with delight that I bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only, Patrick Allmond.

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Todays guest entrepreneur, joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired business podcast is a man whose name came up in conversation on a previous episode of Join Up Dots.

And not in a "there's this man that I know", kind of way but like "Wow, there is this amazing man who is brilliant at what he does" kind of way.

And so I sought him out and I am delighted that he agreed to come on the show and start joining up his dots.

Hefirst found the motivation to begin working on building his careers, as a 14 year old, in his hometown Pittsburgh, when he was hired to do a community news column for "The Signal Item," a weekly newspaper.

And his life has been intertwined with both the written and spoken word ever since.

He received dual degrees in Journalism and Radio-TV-Motion Pictures at the University of North Carolina and also served as news editor and anchorman which meant that by the time he graduated from the University, he had already logged over 1,000 live television broadcasts.

And this all occurred before joining the military as still a young man, and tackling another big dot in his life, serving his country.

Although much happened in his life leading today, you can now find him tutoring speakers, in the nuances of voice control and speech writing, or presenting keynote presentations across America and enjoying himself.

He has found the freedom to create his path in his life that plays to his natural talents, and brings enjoyment to himself and everyone that he comes in contact with.

And that of course is the best way to build success in your life. 

So what is it about being a wordsmith that appeals to him on a daily basis?

And is there a thrill to performing live that he doesn't get anywhere else in his life?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only expert wordsmith todays entrepreneur Lou Heckler

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Todays guest is a master at helping people become entrepreneurial and create businesses that not only work, but flourish.

He learned from an early age that he had the ability to see a larger vision and that everything is an opportunity.

This was the foundation on which he built his reputation as an International Entrepreneur, growing successful companies across six continents.

But it also helps massively when you come to the realisation that "You cant work for anyone else" and that realisation certainly is a huge part that has made our guest flex his hustle muscle, and start swinging.

He started his career in probably one of the most inspirational, positive environments possible, as for eight years he worked in the Anthony Robbins Companies in San Diego, where he trained, coached and inspired people everyday.

And from that point onwards two things seemed to come together massively.

Firstly he realised that he had an amazing talent to helping people grow their businesses, and love what they are doing at the same time, and secondly he found that he loved doing this more than anything else.

And that seems to me to be a common trait to achieving great success.

Find the thing you love doing most, which fulfils the largest need in others.

And now as a keynote speaker, coach, mentor and author of the bestselling book The 7 Stages of Small-Business Success: From Startup to Seven Figures in Three Years or Less  where he makes the thought provoking statement "The personality of a business will mirror the personality of its owner."  he is a man on a mission

So when did he realise that he was unemployable and couldn't work for anyone else again?

And did he boldly go into the unknown, certain of success, or did he carry the same fears that we all have striding out on our own?

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

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Todays guest has a fascinating tale that has lead to a success that many adults might stop for a moment and ponder why and how has that occurred?

She is the owner and founder of a skipping club in New York city, whereby she arranges groups of people to get together and go on skipping adventures.

And when we say skipping, yep it is as you might be imagining.

It's the type of hopscotching, kid type of skipping which is going down a storm around the streets of New York, but you may not have done it for years.

Each outing, which includes a few pit stops along the way, is centred on a topic of the week, such as the Beatles or Valentines Day, and a bit of dressing up to match that theme is required.

And this for many would sound dreadful, but for others (me included) sounds fun, enjoyable and a fear smasher.

Skip your way around New York and literally change your life whilst your doing it.

Don't be worried about what other people think, but just do your thing, and love doing it.

And that statement really empashises what todays guest is doing through to her core.

From working at Vogue and Saks, to creating an online game, to help her experience every amazing thing NYC had to offer, to wearing an afro for months on end and writing about it .

She is a lady on a mission, doing things her own way, and loving it.

So did she always have this energy of creative fun in her life?

And why does she think that the world is by and large frightened of enjoying themselves, and looking for ways to enjoy themselves whilst earning at the same time?

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

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Todays guest is a lovely lady who first came to my attention as a listener and friend and colleague of several other guests who have appeared on Join Up Dots who waxed lyrical about her.

Starting her journey in Mexico she lived across the border until coming to America in 2004, and since then has developed as a professional content designer, helping organizations and individuals align their business goals with their content and learning strategies so they can focus on growing their business.

She develops the structure that allows companies to strengthen from within.

But its not just organisations that love her, as she also has the skills to help us all break free from the shackles that hold us back, as she works with individuals to redesign their own lives too.

She knows what it takes to take stock on what has happened in your past, to move forward into the future, as she has come to many conclusions about her own upbringing that has made her who she is today, some good, some bad.

Her parents were not what she would have wanted.

But realising that growing up in, as she says "a dysfunctional family" was not going to define the choices that were hers to make, has been simply life changing.

In short she is rocking and rolling, loving her life, and being really authentic to herself and now making brave decisions every day.

So its with delight that I bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Lily Kreitinger

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Steve Jobs knew a thing or two about connecting up dots, and todays guest entrepreneur joining us on the Freedom inspiring podcast knows that thing too.

He is ready to break free from his restraints and try something new.

So do you get scared trying something new?

Do you start to wobble if someone asks you to get up in front of people and be authentically yourself?

Do you think that you haven't got enough time in a day to make the momentum to work towards something rewarding and exciting?

Well for most of us these are questions that stop us in our tracks  before we get to do anything.

But for todays guest he is either 420 years old, or he has worked out how to maximise every second of every day to create a body of work that is hugely impressive.

Over 400 articles in print, an appearance on Canada's Got Talent, over 3,000 interviews with the high achievers of the world, professional Comedian with over 400 performances to credit, professional Singer / Songwriter with 3 CD's, Radio Appearances, and over 500 performances to credit, sought after Award Winning Speaker, bringing three 3 Stage-Plays and a One-Man Show to Life, you get the idea........

So is this going to be a conversation about hustle, talent, belief, courage, or all of them?

Well we will find out, but I am fascinated at what started this journey off?

Was he inspired by a relative, friend, or teacher who was doing stuff their way everyday of the week?

Or does he just have a way of compressing time to live a life that is full and eclectic?

Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start in he words of Steve Jobs joining up dots, with the one and only amazing entrepreneur Corey Poirer.

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Todays guest has been on her journey to todays point since back in 1993, when she first began work as a researcher for Shugoll Research in Maryland, where she spent three years before starting a series of positions leading to her co-founding Schedule Max in 2010.

And we see this time and time again on Join Up Dots, entrepreneurs will generally spend the beginning of their careers moving from role to role, as they look to find their own thing.

Gaining experience in each.

Learning what they don't want to do in life.

Fine turning their skills before finding the thing that lights them up inside.

And this seems to be certainly the case with todays guest, as since 2010 she has worked tirelessly to build the resource Schedule Max, an online scheduling service for businesses across the world.

Don't waste time trying to find the right time for a client appointment, let them find one that works well for the both of you, which leaves business owners with more time to focus on growing their business and incomes.

But alongside this she has also found the time to go my route and create the incredibly popular podcast BixChix.com, where she interviews amazing female entrepreneurs and a few cool dudes 5 days a week.

Discussing their journeys, struggles and passion to go that one step further each day, even when they feel they are at the end.

So does she feel that she has found the love of her life with both these businesses, or are they another stepping stone towards the big one....her life's work?

And how does a guy become a cool dude and make it on her show???

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start Joining Up Dots with the one and only Natalie Eckdahl

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When we started Join Up Dots many, many episodes ago, it was my aim to show you all, how different people achieve different things in their lives.

Some people quit their nine to five and take a dramatic leap of faith, whilst following their dreams.

Other people, like myself, take a more hesitant "Slide of faith" and continue working on the side hustle until the time when it is right to go and do their own thing.

Well todays guest is like that, and is creating an online identity and profile, alongside a brick and mortar business in the holistic world of Kinesiology, which is a holistic approach of simultaneously treating all the aspects of a person, emotional, nutritional, structural and energetic needs, whilst still working for the man.

After spending a number of years suffering from a vast array of illness and discomfort, she discovered this form of treatment and founded the company Body Sync in 2010, to take her understanding and training out into the world to help others.

And it's that delight to share and help others which has positioned herself as the Digestion Detective  which is a franchised online show, found in ITunes and available on UK Health Radio each week, where she talks and discusses health and health issues.

Throw into the mix regularly contributions to various publications which have included Health & Fitness magazine, Daily Mirror, Prima and Cosmopolitan to name just a few, you get the picture that this lady is a hustler, who works hard everyday to achieve her aim.

But what is that aim? Where does she see her life going? And what does she love doing most her own thing, or working for someone else?

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

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Todays guest is a lady who can get more done in a day than most people get done in a week.

Actually she can get more done in a hour than others do in a week.

She is a master at productivity and blitzing though piles of work at a rate of knots, and ensuring she gains maximum results from her work too.

But don't think that this a lady who burns the candle at both ends, and just works harder than most.

She looks amazing, seems to have more energy than most, and can often be seen whizzing around on her Harley Davison, or searching for another pair of shoes for her expanding collection.

She loves her life, she loves her job, and she loves getting out in front of people and presenting her time saving strategies to the world

With a strong background in learning and development and managing large teams at various corporations, she is the perfect fit for organizations wanting a presenter to provide implementable strategies to save time, increase focus and help their people get more done.

Not the kind of stuff that you might have seen time and time again, when the work management takes as long as doing the job in the first place.

But practical stuff that can make a huge difference.

She is the author of eight business books including "Folding Time, Secrets of Super-Productivity, Strategic Networking and Network or Perish" to name just a few.

So what is about this Australian lady, that has made her see that there is so much wasted time in life, and for the most we are simply doing the wrong things at the wrong time.?

And why has she left her home in Australia, which is one these places that so many would die to live in, and now has two homes, the other being in America.

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

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Todays show focuses in on transformation, and how we can all change ourselves for the better by making simple choices everyday.

Our guest has been helping clients across the world for many years, to take the steps towards awakening our inner butterfly.

And what she means by this, is like a butterfly that soars around the garden, flying on picture perfect wings, we all start our lives as caterpillars.

Crawling around.

Not aware of what we can truly become, and will become if we decide to become our true selves.

The people that we were put on this earth to become.

And our guest has certainly been on a journey to discover who she truly is too.

Being born in Hamburg Germany, she at first studied sculpture and cinematography before moving to New York City in 1984.

Three years later,  she found herself living in Los Angeles and has called the place her home for over twenty years, as she has developed her creativity and built her business to help us all discover how to enjoy every aspect of our lives.

Become our butterflies.

And it is with this passion for change, that led to her building the Quantum Heart Field Experience, where she help people who can feel the desire for change, or know that they are at the starting point of a conscious shift in their lives.

 She is an ordained minister with the International Metaphysical Ministry, spiritual counselor, and life coach, and published author off the the bestselling book The Transformation Promise:  A Book About Love, Healing and the Flow of Life.

 So its with huge delight that I bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Johanna Derbolowsky.

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Todays guest entrepreneur is a man who has a thing going on which when I heard about it I knew that I had to have him on the show.

How many times have you heard me talk about finding that thing in your life when you literally lose hours at a time.

You get so engrossed in the activity that you look at the clock and think "God it feels that I just had breakfast and it's lunchtime already!"

And that my friends is true success.

It might have been a while since you last felt that feeling whilst working in your current job or occupation.

And that is where our guest comes in.

He provides his life changing method "Flowcoaching" to lead a highly successful and well rewarded life doing what matters most to you.

He believes as I do that it can also transform any business into a happy, creative and passionate place that inspirational people seek out.

You enjoy yourself more, get more things done, and therefore have more free time for yourself.

Yep cake and eat it time.

But he wasn't always on this path, as he was once a banking litigation lawyer before building (from scratch) and running a successful international investment banking recruitment business; in his last 3 years he personally billed over £2.75 million in revenue and juggled that task with the responsibility of running and managing the business.

Nowadays, however he no longer believes he has to be ‘hard-nosed’ to get things done, however, he is just as keen on adding value to his clients’ lives and businesses.

And of course enjoying himself too. He loves climbing a mountain or two. Can't beat jumping on his bike. And is even a world record breaker!

So when did he realise that the ability to immerse yourself in an activity in such a way is the way to go?

And does he see more and more people now looking for the same things in life?

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

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Todays guest is a lady who is a master at book publishing, and helping the world with their own book publishing.

She is a lady who is was born in  New York and now lives and works from her present home in the United Kingdom and as far as i can see never stops smiling.

She is the founder & CEO of The Book Midwife® and Panoma Press, a cooperative publishing house for business and personal development authors.

Which means that if you want to be an author, and get to the top of the charts then this lady is the place to go.

Or perhaps you are in the process of writing a book and are struggling to get words onto the page.

You are walking around, not shaving, wearing your dressing gown for days on end, blaming writers block for your distress.

Well she can blow these issues out of the water, as for a start she feels there are no reasons for writers block, she feels its just bad planning.

Its what we do before we get truly creative which is the key to everything.

And that is what the Book Midwife is about.

Along with her team, she can help you give birth to the finished article, and help it get into the hands of the people who need it most by utilising promotion, media appearances and a myriad of other trusted routes to success.

With a client base of over 500 published clients its not a surprise that she has now been an international speaker for more than 15 years and has presented to over 10,000 business executives and entrepreneurs in over 10 countries.

But did she always want to be in the publishing business, or like many of us did she stumble into it by accident?

And what does she feel is the hardest part to anyone, who wants to do as she has and start their own successful business?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start Joining Up Dots with the one and only Mindy Gibbins-Klein

 

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My guest today, on the Join Up Dots free podcast interview is the co-founder of Sales Elite and is a sales professional with over 12 years of sales and leadership experience within the technology industry.

Most recently he has 9 years’ experience at Oracle America, Inc. building a successful Sales and Business Development organization of over 100 sales professionals.

He is a certified sales professional and also President of the American Association of Inside Sales Professionals Austin Chapter.

Which all sounds very grand, and I suppose less than unusual.

But it seems to me that it was the big decisions in his earlier life which were unusual and formed so much of what he does today and where he does it.

From the decision to move away from home in Belfast as a child and attend school in Scotland, to deciding to work in Japan where her met his now wife, he took on experiences and challenges bold and exciting.

But it wasn’t until attending a leadership development program at George Mason University and participating in his first triathlon that the spark to light his entrepreneurial journey truly began.

And the rest is history.

So why did this boy from Northern Ireland take such big steps as a child?

And has his journey been one, that when reflected upon was perfect and planned to perfection, or one made up of seemingly unconnected dots?

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

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Starting her career in the Corporate world, our guest started her working life as far away from being the kick ass slayer of weight issues that you could possibly hope to be.

Working at first for Citibank, she moved through a series of banking positions at a rate of knots.

Many of them not lasting more than a few months in total.

A lady trying to find herself, whilst earning a living.

Not understanding the true passions that she had for helping others.

But all the while building the hustle muscle to explode from the gates when the opportunity appeared to her.

And that opportunity looks as if it appeared when she started working for the New York Institute for Integrative Nutrition that the dots began to join up and the path began to show itself to her.

But perhaps it didn't and she was always interested in what caused weight issues and how to resolve them.

I suppose we will find out during the conversation, but what is true is as she says in her own words "My goal is to empower women around the issue of weight management and body image, so they can start living their lives like the badasses they really are.

 Your weight dramas are scared of me - I slay them all day. "

So was she a lady that has struggled with weight in the past, or was she someone surrounded by people that she realised that she could help?

And what was it about the corporate world that for an outsiders point of view didn't really fit her?

Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only, Isabel Foxen Duke

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Todays guest is a lady who believes that there is nothing better in life than a good laugh.

And although many of us do this, when a close relative falls over, or some other unexpected rib tickler occurs not many of us ever think of bringing this merriment into our business lives.

You don't go to work to enjoy yourself, appears to be the mantra that so many people live their lives by after all.

But when you consider the health benefits that chuckling can bring to you, such as a huge boost to the immune System by releasing endorphins, protecting the heart by improving the function of blood vessels, and helping to bring about better sleep then its simply not something to laugh about.

We should all be doing it more, and certainly making sure we do it whilst at work too.

And so our guest over the last fifteen years has taken this approach into the corporate world where, she coaches individuals and teams to reconnect, communicate, and be more productive...through humor, laughter, and improvisation.

She wants us to find the childlike side of our characters and bring it once more to the fore.

Be the person we were before life became serious and paying the bills became our number one focus.

And with the honour of being crowned the American Laughing Champion of 2013, where she fought her way to the top prize by demonstrating such high class cackling as best maniacal laugh, best multiplex laugh and the best laughing fit, there is no doubt she has the credentials to educate, and inspire whilst entertaining too.

So when did she find that there was a need to bring this kind of thinking into the corporate arena?

And what the hell is the best multiplex laugh?

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

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Todays guest is a man who likes nothing more than having a laugh in both his personal and business life.

Throw into the mix his love of inspiring people, communicating at a high level, and leaving a lasting impression on everyone that he meets and you get the flavour of what he is all about.

Starting his career in the form of corporate entertainment, he would wow the crowds across America and on the huge cruise ships, with humorous commentary and magic tricks.

He knew that he could be funny and entertain, but could he combine the fun with the message?

Could he strengthen his proposition by tackling the issues that business struggle with, all the time still keeping to his authentic self.

Well he has done just that by starting "Laugh-O-Nomics"....yep that's a proper word, and now speaks on a range of subjects, but loves nothing more to discuss happiness at work.

As he says "Happy people have, on average, 31% higher productivity; their sales are 37% higher; their creativity is three times higher.” and companies are missing a trick.

They haven't quite grasped the fact that people having a good time, keeping moral at a high level, and working hard is the best thing that every company can have on their premises.

The days of setting huge targets and cracking the whip to ensure that it all gets done should hopefully now be a thing of the past?

So does he find that the hardest people to bring round to his hugely valuable message are the middle managers of the world?

And when did he realise that all his talents had come together to take him into the motivational speaking world and flourish whilst he is there?

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

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Todays guest is a lady who likes nothing better than helping us all on our way to a better life than we presently have.

As she says “I was a freelance writer, for a small Sydney magazine, before I realised a dream to help others create the lifestyle that they truly deserved. I use the word ‘deserved’ with intention.

It was one of my first, big spiritual realisations: We are not all living our highest potential, we deserve so much more than we’ve been taught to expect.”

That’s a fascinating insight not just to this ladies outlook, but also life itself.

Why are we taught from such a small age to be realistic, be practical and leave the dreaming to, well the dreamers.

Shouldn’t we be encouraging people to go for the mad stuff, the big stuff, the stuff that real dreams are made off?

Challenging them to grow to the highest potential possible?

Well since 2006 our guests life has been one intertwined with the all of this and more, and with such personal values such as laugh regularly, think differently, be persistent, be abundant (and give generously) and live what you love, she has clients flocking to her business looking for a similar mind-set to propel them to success.

So where did her positive outlook really kick in and allow her to speed forward to success?

And does she find it easier to change peoples mind-sets than most people might consider possible, bear in mind a whole life’s programming?

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

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Todays guest is a lady who from her base in South London, is bringing lightness and a purpose to clients, friends and colleagues everywhere.

She is a positive person, who thrives on the simple things in life, and likes nothing more than getting her running shoes on and pounding the streets of London and beyond, whilst inspiring ladies to do the same too.

She is a coach, mentor, runner, blogger and best of all...no I shouldn't say this but an avid listener of Join Up Dots with David Ralph.

Now if this sounds like a lady who has had everything go swimmingly in her life then think again, as  14 years ago, her mum killed herself, and  in our guests own words.....

 "To say my world shattered into a million tiny pieces would be an understatement. After her death, I shut down - deciding to stay small - I couldn’t bear the thought of living the life I wanted to live, for fear of my world blowing apart again.

And so I lived like this for many years, working in unfulfilling corporate jobs and feeling like I wanted to crawl under my desk every day and cry.

It was through a mixture of years of therapy and coaching that I began to emerge from my sleepwalking-through-life lumber and start to recognise that life had so much to offer, so much possibility and joy, and it was down to ME to find it inside myself to live the life I wanted."

And that is the key message to the shows we deliver

It is down to me, you, and all of us to encourage each other to find the lives we want, and get the dream that we deserve.

But more than anything it is down to wanting something so bad that we wont stop until we get it.

So does she look back at her life as one of two halves now?

And where does shed the ability to tackle clients issues head-on, when she has dealt with so much herself in her life?

Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Liz Goodchild

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Are you someone that likes a laugh in life but sometimes feels that there is a time and a place for it?

You will suppress it and keep the stoney face that your bosses or environment seem to want as the normal way of being.

Well todays guest is an expert in Gelotology the study of laughter and its effects on the body, and travels the world presenting in a humorous but informative manner that audiences have been raving about for years.

He teaches us to find the funny in situations even if those situations aren't outwardly the humorous types that we should be laughing at.

And I guess that will make the world a lot nicer to live in I imagine.

Starting his career way back in 1963 designing shows for tv characters such as Captain Kangaroo, he seems a man that from the start has managed to mix work and play, enjoying himself in most situations that he found himself in.

And now with over 20 books written on the subject of laughter such as "The Healing Power of Humor, The Courage to Laugh, and Change Your Life!" does he still feel that their is a lot to be done to get his message out there?

And does he feel that the world is losing the ability to laugh quite in the same way as we would have done in years gone by?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with Mr Laughter himself, Mr Allen Klein.

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Todays guest is a man who is driven to spread the premise of accountability across the world.

He believes that we are all looking around for someone else to take control, or someone else to show us the way to the life that we want.

Its actually ourselves that are setting our own schedules, and finding the excuses why we don't do something.

Its us who look around for someone to blame when things go wrong.

Its us that tell us how tired we are, or need a night off.

No one else.

And in his pursuit to get this message out to the widest audience he has authored 10 books, is the creator of The Accountability Academy®, and has been a contributing author to countless publications throughout his career.

But what makes his message so powerful is that the principles that he preaches are as valid to an individual as a huge organisation.

He can help turn round failing businesses, poor performing teams, or simply find the spark to make us all start saying "No Excuses" anymore.

So where did he start getting going in his career, or did he always have the belief that it was excuses that hold us back?

And does he believe that the path he is treading is aligned to his authentic self, or has he become successful by finding something that he is great at, even if it wasn't part of the master plan?

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

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Most of the time on Join Up Dots I write the intros to the show, by researching many different resources to get a flavour of what the guest is all about.

And then every once in a while a guest comes along who basically writes their own intro, and this is what happened today

I checked her "about page" and saw the following, and thought wow how can I top that.....so in her own words

"In the past twelve years I have had to deal with more than a healthy helping  of “are you kidding me?” moments.

In 2002, I hit rock bottom. It was so bad I  lovingly refer to it as a year of “shock and awfulness.” That year my father died,  my mother was in the hospital, semi-comatose from grief, and my husband of  22 years lost every penny of our money BEFORE running off to Arizona with  his girlfriend, who just happened to be a former stripper.

That was just the beginning.

I spent the next decade struggling with loss and challenges on every  front, from finances and family to health and career.

While there were many bounces up and down over the years, I have finally  bounced back and it was well worth the effort. I’m now happily remarried,  employed and have published my second book. I even have children on three  continents and a granddaughter far too far away!!"

Now that is a movie in the making if I ever saw one.

So what is it about todays guest that has managed to find the strength and desire to pull herself back in such a spectacular way?

And why is her book called "My Pineapples Went To Houston"??  I can't wait for the reason behind that.

So let's not wait any longer, and start joining up dots with the one and only Lee Gaitan

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Todays show is going to be different from the majority of the Join Up Dots shows that have been delivered to the world so far.

But in many ways it has the same traits too.

Strength, courage, openness, persistence, creativity and love are in abundance on this show.

Todays guest has experienced something that so many people have endured in their desire to start their own families....miscarriage.

Along with his wife, Kristine and his three children Elise, Charis and Clare, he made the bold decision to instead of pretending it never happened, and to speak about it in hushed tones, he would embrace the fact. He would keep the children that he had lost alive within the fabric of his family.

He wrote the amazingly powerful book "Letters To My Unborn Children" where he not only writes letters to the children he lost, but explains from the heart how he felt from hearing the words "You are going to be a dad" to walking away from another terrible heartache.

Three times he has dealt with something so personal and heart-breaking that you wouldn't wish it on anyone, anywhere

This is a moving book, that shows that fathers are as much a part of the process of grieving and healing, and need the same support as mothers, but for some reason do not get the same aftercare.

So how did he manage to write something, that even in the first few chapters that I read I struggled to go on with feeling the upset and distress that he has been through?

And was the book well received by everyone, or does the world need to hide away from these things?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start Joining Up Dots with the one and only Shawn Collins.

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Todays guest entrepreneur is quite remarkable, and its not just me that says that, but also thousands of people who he has presented to over the last few years.

He is a professional speaker, and record breaking businessman, author and someone who focuses in on Business mastery and also has the "come on guys you can do the impossible you just have to start taking action" vibe nailed down too.

He can help us all get the champion mind-set and build the strength and courage to tackle the "impossible" head on.

We can build lives that give us the freedom to experience what we could only dream about.

But his life didn't start in such a positive way, as at fourteen years old he was hit head-on by a drunk driver while riding his bicycle.

The neurosurgeon said, “If he survives the night, he will be a vegetable for the rest of his life.”

And certainly the diagnosis looked accurate, as he was in a coma for four days, in casts and rehabilitation for a year, and suffered problematic effects lasting many years.

After the accident, life was a cycle of ups-and-downs until he learned the tools and strategies he teaches today.

He started his professional career as a carpenter and exceled with woodcraft, and then created his first business at age 24, when he entered into the residential contracting and real estate investment business.

But it wasn't until after a divorce whilst still a young man, did his life really start to find traction and he began to fire sparks across the world.

In 2011, he decided he wanted to do something amazing.

He wanted to make a difference.

He wanted to leave his mark.

He wanted success.

So from a casual runner, in just nine months he went to running 2,621 miles across America joining the ranks of the most elite ultra-runners in the world.

For 100 consecutive days, he ran a marathon distance, and then gave an inspirational keynote speech to at-risk groups and donated 10,000 of his books "Dream Big Act Big" to the audiences he met.

He ran into New York city waving a huge American flag, surrounded by hundreds of runners, and entered the record books.

And since then he has continued to provide inspiration to everyone that he meets, undertaking many challenges that so many people would look at as daunting and undoable.

So what is it about the world today that sees the challenge too big to even start taking action on?

And was there a moment when he realised that he had the mental strength to tackle anything?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only freedom fighting, america running Croix Sather.

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Todays guest has been on a path for over 45 years, which so many people across the world will be able to resonate with.

She was a binge eater.

Finding huge comfort and them ultimate distress in her relationship with food.

For 45 years, she went through the yo-yo dieting/binge cycle time after time.

Her weight would balloon 40 or 50 pounds, and then she would diet to try recapture her body, depriving herself of all the foods she enjoyed.

She was trapped and didn't know how to escape from the lifestyle that was anything but a happy one.

She suffered the shame, guilt and embarrassment of feeling out of control that every binge eater feels, wondering what was wrong with her and what others must think of her as they watched her gain the weight back over and over.

But now as the creator of the "magic zone" system where she teaches people how to eat what they want in moderation, never feeling deprived and never feeling compelled to binge, she hasn't binged once.

And with her online platform Peaceful Eater and her best selling book  Stop Binge Eating and Start Living Again she seems to have found her place in life.

So was she always a lady that even a child had a relationship with food that wasn't conducive to peace of mind and healthy living?

And does she find that people struggle more and more with eating disorders as the media increase their focus on beauty and gorgeous celebrities?

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

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Todays guest is a lady who can call herself a true lady of the globe.

Coming originally from Denmark, she grew up in the Scandinavian countryside clambering around the hills and fjords happily, until moving to Paris for three years to live in the capital of romance and culture.

But now she calls the UK home and has been living in London since 1996.

Yep, we have adopted her as one our own.

And she has appeared to flourish whilst living in London, as her career went from strength to strength, as she worked hard on a career in Human Resources for companies such as Morgan Stanley, Citigroup and Shell.

But it is ok to have a career that is on the ascendency , well actually it's a great thing, but when you have a career that is going well, but you want to do your own thing, then it can feel quite differently.

And our guest knew that her path was going to change

She had always wanted to start her own career change consultancy, so in 2005 did just that, and quit her well paid job to go it alone.

She walked away from the consistent monthly salary, and started flexing her hustle muscle on a daily basis.

And now as she says on her business site "I have a knack for quickly connecting with people and drawing them out thereby helping them understand how they can translate their unique personality, skills and interests into a career or business on their terms.

Combining my experience of career coaching over 500 clients, 8 years+ of owning my own business and a background in HR, I can offer you the practical know-how, motivation and confidence to actually make your career change or business idea happen!"

So lets find out how this Scandinavian lady came to leave the glorious Danish countryside, to live in the English Capital?

And does she see a need for more and more assistance to be offered to wannabe entrepreneurs nowadays, than compared to when she started back in 2005?

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

 

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Todays guest is a lady who has been on a journey of success, failure, struggles and self discovery

For years, she suffered from a long list of physical, emotional, and financial problems.

After giving away all her possessions, an extended spiritual journey connected her to the deeper parts of herself that led her to everything she needed to find health, well-being, and peace of mind.

In the 1980s, she thought she was on the way to financial security as she rapidly built a wholesale, retail, and mail order business to the point where she was grossing over $30,000 a month.

 Sounds good doesn't it, but her lack of business and financial skills led to her downfall—and bankruptcy.

But although a dark period of her life, she knew that she lacked the knowledge to prevent this happening, so studied everything she could to ensure it would happen again

She set out on the path of learning everything she could about business and financial management.

This knowledge allowed her to flourish as an entrepreneur while sharing what she had learned with others.

But there is so much more to her story, than we can cover in a short introduction like this.

So how did she create this online success, when quite openly admitting that she didn't have the knowledge to be a business success?

And where does she see the common issues that others encounter as they start there entrepreneurial leaps?

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

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Todays guest is a lady who from her home in Ellensburg, Washington, is driving the wannabe entrepreneurs and the ones who have already taken the leap to greatness.

She will help us find our paths, focus in on our perfect avatars, and create businesses that are perfect for ourselves.

She knows what to do and can share the gold, to ease the way for others.

But don’t think for a moment that this show is about a lady who was born to do the right things at the right time.

This is a lady who has hustled her way to success, by taking on many roles, seemingly unrelated to do the thing she loves.

She has been a proper cowgirl working on a ranch, been a seller of sex toys (don’t put those on your Xmas lists Kids), started her own cleaning company, even though she hates cleaning, and taught Irish Dancing to children.

The whole vibe is perfect for a show like Join Up Dots, where you look at the list and the only thing you can think from the outsiders view is “Well I guess no experience is wasted”

As she says on her business site “I don’t believe in jumping out of an airplane that works and any water meant for swimming or soaking should be at least 90 degrees. Past that I’m open to trying pretty much anything. This has filled my life with some pretty amazing experiences and I’ve met some incredible people. I feel blessed everyday for everything I have and even for the bumps in the road – I believe those have big lessons for us.”

Well I also believe in not jumping out of an airplane, so we have got something in common already.

But how does this business lady find something in all these seemingly unconnected roles that have lit the fuel for greatness.

And if she could go back to one of these roles, leaving the position where she is today, would she?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start Joining Up Dots with the one and only Tara Truax

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Todays guest is a man who kindly had me on his amazing show “The Business Of Marriage”  back in November 2014, and such a good time we had, well I just had to reciprocate to bring him on my own.

He is a man who has so many things going on his life that quite simply he could be classed a man married to his job, but actually his job is to bring work and marriage together.

He looks for the happy point where he can work hard, enjoy himself, but also keep his marriage to his beloved wife Shannon ticking along better than most.

And instead of keeping this secret to himself, and feeling content that he has managed to do something that so many people struggle with he helps others to do the same.

Since January 2006, he has coached mentored and supported individuals and companies across America to work harder than they thought possible to reconnect, communicate at a deeper level, and support their other halves.

And when it comes to the entrepreneurs of  the world, who quite often focus more on their business to create the income that they want than spending quality time with their special ones.

As he says “The fastest way to increase your financial income in your business and your emotional income in your personal life is by strengthening your relationship capitol. “

So did he ever go in an opposing direction to where he is now, and fall into the trap that brings so many couples to their knees.

And what is the key mistakes that people make when they start to build a new life for themselves?

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

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Todays guest on Join Up Dots is a lady with a fascinating but harrowing tale that could affect most of us during our lives.

She is a lady who has been forced to deal with an illness that is unseen, hard to diagnose for the majority of people, not least the patient, and one that can bring a family to their knees …..Mental Illness.

When our guest was a young lady at high school, she watched her mother’s dreams disintegrate around her, and unable to cope with the disappointment, her Mother picked up the bottle and descended into alcoholism, whilst she descended into her first bout with depression.

I suppose that is acceptable, and a perfectly reasonable response to seeing a love one in such distress and unable to reach out and help them as much as you would like.

However these feelings got worse and worse, until a few years later things got so bad that she couldn’t see a future and attempted suicide.

Fortunately, it didn’t work, and no matter how hard she battled to get her life back together, but attending and then dropping out of University, it was a battle that looked like she wasn’t going to win.

 It wasn’t until after she married her husband Wade, that her problems escalated to a point where she stopped going out, stopped eating, started throwing out the groceries, and stopped showering.

Danger seemed to lurk everywhere and strangers in the shadows seemed to pose a threat.

Her husband did everything he could to prevent potential break-ins and to ease her fears.

She says in her own words “At that time I didn’t know I was sick. It is a scary thought that I was so sick but I was completely unaware. “

Now as a speaker, author and owner of her own company bringing to the fore the subject of Mental Illness and Recovery, she is a lady on a mission.

And a mission that many fail to grasp they are in need of until hearing her powerful story first hand.

So how did she find a path that is so inspiring, from a position of total despair.

And, did she find the writing of her book Being Mentally Healthy (in spite of a mental iIlness) a challenge or a cathartic experience?

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

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Todays guest is a man who when it comes to building cash flow and attracting wealth into your life is at the top of his game and has been for over 40 years.

Many people who are experienced with growth techniques will focus in one demographic: individuals, small business, organisations and job done.

What makes our guest sought after to spread his message on TV and Radio across the globe, is that he has been able to change the monetary positions of all those groups and more.

He has the ability to change mind-set, encourage people to believe that they can make money and most importantly enjoy themselves whilst doing it.

He has since 1977 written over 18 books including Business books, manuals and audio programs, include ‘Debt Free with Financial Kung Fu’, ‘Talk & Grow Rich’, ‘Turbo Success’, The Eureka! Enigma and ‘Escape From Where I Am’,

But how has he escaped from where he was, and how has he balanced his love of making money with his love of spending money on the things that light him up inside, such as his passion for fast cars, motorcycles and speedboats.

Even going as far as attempting to smash the motorbike land speed world record back in 2009, which stood at  360mph.

Yep on his super fast motorbike he set out to go over 400mph and become the worlds fastest man on a bike.

This is going to be a fascinating discussion about belief, courage, persistence and I’m sure more than a bit of luck

But where did he come from? Where did life begin for this passionate and inspirational Britain?

And has he seen a trait that holds most people back from belief in a world of financial abundance and enjoyment?

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

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Todays guest entrepreneur is a lady who is inspired to take bold action everyday to inspire everyone that she meets, to want to take action too.

Do the scary things that hold us back from greatness?

Find the freedom to challenge the status quo, and find better ways to live for not just yourself, but the communities around you?

Accept diversity as the magic that makes this planet the wonderful and fascinating place that we live.

She brings 10+ years in Student Affairs, 5+ years of national consulting work, and 2+ years of stand up comedy into her life everyday as part of her mission to inspire change, dismantle oppression, and recognize our privilege.

Through teaching, writing and facilitating tough conversations, she has figured out how to create a lifestyle which allows her to be the change she wants to be, and is now ready to teach others how to do the same.

So when did she realise that there was a need in her to stand up and state "I am social justice" which just happens to the name of her blog too!

And does she see a changing in opinions and attitudes throughout the world, as we look to accept who we are and more importantly who others are too?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only US entrepreneur Jessica Pettitt.

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Todays guest is a man who has been looking at what makes high performing teams in the corporate world for over 25 years.

Is it the leaders that bring everything together, or is it just the combined sum of all the parts that make a team that hums like a well tuned engine?

Can we build teams that go off like a rocket from the start, or is it a slowly, slowly approach that builds the effectiveness that companies are looking for the world over?

Well through his on hands study through working for Transworld Systems for nearly 30 years he has built up ideas of the right way to go about it, which he has presented to the world in his well received books "Full Contact Leadership" and ""What Exceptional Leaders Know" co-authored with Tracy Spears.

The books are littered with practical advice and real life examples of the way to go to be seen as a leader that people will want to work for.

So did he start his studies into leadership early, or did he like many of us realise that certain people he was working under were simply not up to the job?

And can he see a change in the way that leadership is seen and taught now compared to when he started his career back in the mid eighties?

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

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It is super to have todays guest on the inspirational Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots podcast show, as he is quite simply the nearest to a real life superman that I have ever spoken to.

He is a man on a mission, and it is a mission that will take him around the world and inspire the world at the same time.

Starting in April 2015 and finishing in January 2020, he is going to try to complete a record-breaking 7 Continents Round the World Cycle ride, whilst wearing a superman costume?

You can only imagine how sore parts of his body are going to be on this epic adventure!

Starting his career as a teacher, he always had the motivation to jump onto his bike and see the world. Never content to just relax and go with the flow.

His cycling adventures actually started way back in 2011, when he cycled 4,000km from his home in Tooting to Turkey, raising over £5,000 for charity but this was literally just a "Hey honey I'm just going for a ride on the bike for awhile!" kind of trip in comparison.

Now he is working his way up to the kind of fitness, to tackle head on this amazing trip and on the way aim to raise £100,000 towards the World Cancer Research Fund and Parkinson’s UK.

But like so many inspiring tales of achievement and extreme effort that we hear on Join Up Dots, more often than not its the smaller ripples that make for lasting change in the world.

Our guest teaches year one children at Brandlehow Primary School in Putney, and is also the Healthy Schools Coordinator for his school.

He said: “I’ve got my own super cycling club that I run after school. And its great to see the kids get excited about cycling; one girl said that she wants to cycle to Egypt when she’s older so I’m hoping to inspire them to go on their own adventure.”

I'm sure he is going to do just that too.

So what is it about cycling freedom that so appeals, as it is renown as being one of the hardest form of long distance endurance?

And how has he managed to get so much time away from school, he can't go with the "Oh its a teacher training day" after all?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, the Super cycling man himself, Mr Will Hodson.

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Todays guest is a lady who has huge motivation to try to battle the many obstacles in her life to become who she is today.

As a child she was diagnosed with heart disease, and then later in her twenties discovered that she was suffering from ulcers too.

But as we find time and time again on Join Up Dots, the things that life throws at us more often than not are the clues to how we should be living in our later years.

The ability to overcome these things is the practice we need to then help others find the same solutions to their own personal issues.

Which our guest has done, and now shares her knowledge of the best stress management practices through her books and her keynote presentations.

Work hard, but work even harder at keeping yourself in peak fitness.

She swims at least a mile day...including a solid half mile of butterflies, and has run several marathons over the years too.

Mind and body coming together to propel us all on to great success.

But this focus is just one aspect of her that has taken her to the top.

As with an interest in languages, a passion in travel, and a keen interest in the cultural differences that make up the globes different approaches to management, she has pulled together an impressive body of work which is sought after throughout America and the world

She is an entrepreneur, author, award-winning photographer, classical pianist, Mandarin speaking business lady and of course an active swimmer?

But where did she start to feel the motivation that her path had started to come together in the direction that she wanted?

And does she feel that her health issues as I mentioned were a key part to becoming who she is today?

Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only entrepreneur Dr Janelle Barlow.

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Todays guest solopreneur joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired career podcast interview, is a lady who as soon as I heard about her daily hustle and drive to achieve a dream not just for herself, but for eight complete strangers then I knew I had to have her on the show.

She is the creator of the My Million To One programme whereby she is on a mission to raise one million pounds to provide housing for eight disabled children that she first met when volunteering in Africa.

She was asked to help whilst volunteering in the area and quickly approached a couple of local charities who agreed to help by adopting the children and providing them a home on the proviso that she found money every year to pay for the children’s home.

Seems simple?

Well throw into the mix money for all their needs, education and rehabilitation costs – and guarantee that the money would be provided for their lifetimes then it seems daunting to say the least..

So… she challenged herself to raise £1million – enough to build the orphanage itself and then enough money to sit in a bank, so the centre can survive off the interest payments.

Now that might sound easy, find a couple of phone numbers for millionaires and job done.

But our guest has gone a different route, and has aimed to find one million people who will be willing to donate £1 each.

Yep, that’s it.

I would guess that all of us listening to this show will have a lose pound in our pocket to donate to this worthwhile cause.

As she says” “Giving these kids a home for life means everything to me and I don’t see any better way to make their dream of a home come true than by making your dreams come true along the way.  I think there’s something beautiful about a ‘dream swap’ where everyone wins and it’s a wholly positive experience for everyone involved.  It also honours the kids too. They’re not victims… They’d like to know that they’ve helped you too and been empowered in that way.”

What an amazing thing to say!

So how did this lady come to find herself in Africa volunteering in the first place?

And has she found finding one million people harder than she imagined when she started the charity?

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

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Todays guest joining us on the Steve Jobs motivation packed podcast Join Up Dots is a man who can answer a lot of the bug questions that we have when building an online career.

He believes that entrepreneurship should be easier than most of us make it, which is why so many people go looking for the get rich quick scheme.

So, have you ever realized that there was a way of life on offer that meant you could link up some buttons on a webpage, target some traffic and wait for money to roll in?

I'm sure you have, but getting it to work is a totally different matter altogether.

Well todays guest is one of those men that doesn't just make it work, he can share the knowledge that he has built up since around 2004, with companies, organisations and individuals that are looking to harness the power of the worldwide web.

He started playing around with online courses, and information products at first and after a modest start to milking the cash cow, studied in earnest the practices and psychology that had made the guys he worshipped very rich indeed.

He had found his passion in life, which has continued to grow stronger after every success he has experienced.

But our guest wasn't just fascinated with the cash, but also had a deep interest gained from his father to the words of Zig Ziglar, Jim Rohn and Naploean Hill. to name just three.

He bathed in the words of these men, and was fasinacted with the deep insight they all shared as to what made us tick, and do the things that we do.

Our guest knew that if he could bring together both interests into a workable, manageable platform then he would be rocking and rolling, and he could make money literally as he sleeped.

And that is what he has done, and now with his online show "The Tropical Entrepreneur" show, running alongside his online ventures, he has created a life that is location independent.

He can literally up stick from his home in Thailand and take his job with him.

But what was it about the world of online marketing that so excited him as a youngster?

And where does he feel that so many people make mistakes when they start to build a business online?

Well let's find out as we bring onto the show,  to start joining up dots with the one and only freedom loving expert Mr Josh Denning.

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Todays guest entrepreneur joining us on the inspirational Steve jobs inspired Join Up Dots, was kind enough to have me as a guest on his amazing new online show "You Leading You" awhile back, and it was clear in the conversation that we are almost the same person.

We have such similar backgrounds, inspirations, talents, that we are almost brothers separated by a vast expanse of water called the Atlantic.

He has been a corporate guy for many years, and has worked at climbing up the ladder of career success, rung by rung, and like so many got to a position when he realised that he didn't like the climb.

He didn't like the fact that he was climbing a ladder, which at anytime could be pushed over, and leave him plummeting downwards.

So he took action, imperfect action which is always the best, and started taking control of his life.

This is a great tale of persistence, with many dots that show how he went from being homeless to an inspirational coach, speaker and host of a super popular podcast....with a heartattack being thrown into the mix too.

So how did he take the decision that was required to start building a life under his own terms?

And why did one conversation with a boss, that he didn't see eye to eye with, literally throw paraffin onto the passions that were simmering deep within him.

Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only brother from another mother....Mr Sean Ackerman

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Podcast: You Leading You: Conversations of Leadership and success with Business Pros, Entrepreneurs and Just Plain Folks!

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Overcoming adversity has been a skill I’ve had since pre-conception. As my parents were told they would never have children, I fought my way into this world and have persevered, bringing success in whatever I put my mind to. After 30 years in business management, from small privately-owned companies to large corporate organizations, and I’ve had some amazing accomplishments. In 2011, it all came crashing down as my family and I found ourselves homeless after Hurricane Irene. Losing most everything we owned, we came back and persevered to put our lives back together. This was the catalyst for You Leading You, my mission, to share my experience and knowledge to help other leaders learn and grow. To find their own success and happiness. To lead themselves to their dreams. Today I share the message through the show, You Leading You, with insightful lessons from amazing leaders sharing their stories of success.

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We all say that we want freedom to travel, but how many of us truly have the motivation to do just that?

Perhaps you wanted to travel the world, see amazing sights and experience new cultures but thought "Man what would I do with the kids?"

Well I know that I have, and I guess mentally I have set my stall out for when they all grow up and leave home, and then straight on a airplane I'll go.

But does it have to be that way?

Do you have to wait until everything seems perfect in your life, or do you just need to show a passion and a commitment to the task?

Well todays guest entrepreneur is a lady who decided in 2007 that she would visit every country on earth, and has currently visited 36 and five continents.

Planning her work carefully to allow for months of travel each year, as soon as the kids are in school, she leaves them with her beloved nanny, packs her bags and sets off alone to start conversations with total strangers, and the collection of unforgettable memories.

As she says "I am a dreamer and a doer. I am passionate about living life to the full and empowering others to do the same. I wear many hats; i am a writer, mother, entrepreneur, philanthropist and a ‘modern Marco Polo’.

And now as the 230th guest on Join Up Dots she can add interviewee to her titles too.

So without further a do, its with great delight that I bring onto the show to start joining up dots, the lady with the longest name I have ever seen, Princess Umul Hatiyya Ibrahim Mahama.

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Todays guest entrepreneur joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired business podcast is a man who looks like he is having a great time earning an income, building a business and helping start-ups across the globe to become successful.

And he seems to be playing to his authentic self, which really is when things start coming together at a rate of knots too.

As he says on his blog" I ams the author of the #18 Amazon best-selling book, Design for Hackers: Reverse-Engineering Beauty.

And prior to writing Design for Hackers, I founded the Design departments at two Silicon Valley startups, and freelanced for clients such as oDesk, PBworks, and UserVoice.

I also launched numerous other careers and projects on my own, none of which failed hard enough to be worthy of mention in this bio."

But although an amusingly self-depreciating summary of his adult working-life, he has found the career success that so many people are searching for travelling the world, speaking about design and entrepreneurship, and mentoring startups, including those at 500 Startups.

And if that doesn't sound good enough he also has the ability to choose to pop down to South America  for a couple of months, when it gets too cold in his home in Chicago.

Which sounds great if you can do it.

So how has he managed to find the motivation and inspiration to have the fun in a life which for so many is just hard slog?

And what it is about startups that excites him so much?

Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, the one and only super entrepreneur himself Mr David Kadavy

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Todays guest is a lady working in the northern town of Harrogate in the UK, who is the founder of "The Career Farm", where she inspires people across the globe to not look for a career, but instead grow one.

You see career farm, growing...yep it all makes sense.

She doesn't believe that people are proactive enough in the way they go about earning a living,  with the standard response to most people being the "Well it's a job isn't it" kind of response.

She feels that we should be planning our development in the same way as a farmer plans what crops they will sow for maximum yield.

We should be sowing the seeds that will help us reap bountiful rewards later on in our careers.

She started her career as a Chartered Surveyor before re-training as a career coach, but in 1999 found her entrepreneurial spirit when she founded her  first company, focusing on the supply of careers services and information products to Business Schools across the UK and Europe.

But in June 2012 as her business grew more successful, her belief that there was more to offer the world, and of course more to come from herself led her to selling her stake in the company and creating the "Career Farm."

And it looks like she was right to do so, as with her well received book "If not now, when? How to take charge of your career", her top ranked podcast "Mission Driven Entrepreneurs" , and  myriad of other things helping people to feel fulfilled in their careers, she is certainly busier than ever.

But when did she realise that people needed to grow their careers, and being true to herself was she always growing her own?

And where does she see the biggest challenegs facing the working population nowadays?

Well let's find out as we bring onto the show, to start joining up dots, the one and only Jane Barrett

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Todays guest is a man who has an amazing story from a farm in South Africa to Scotland before settling in the United Kingdom.

And it seems like so many people who appear on the show, his journey began on a path that was closely linked to family responsibilities and the childhood that he came to feel was normal.

His Father ran a sugar cane farm in South Africa, and upon passing away when our guest was just 14 lead to the first dot in our guests Join Up Dots timeline.

Should he allow the farm to be handed over to a new buyer, or run the farm himself to keep it in the family?

But was running a sugar cane farm the true  passion in his life or simply the right thing to do.

Well whatever the case he made the decision to go to an agricultural college for his last three years of school as part of his preparation for farming, and after fulfilling his compulsory military duties, five years later became a farmer.

But that is just the start of his journey, and with further stops via the windy and cold city of Aberdeen in Scotland, and a tennis club in the South of England he found something that he loves doing and is very good at.

Building online businesses he has helped thousands of people increase their online profits from a few hundred to thousands of pounds a month using a number of time tested internet business models.

He is the go to resource for passive income that works whilst you are asleep.

So does he look back at his time as a sugar cane farmer as a lucky escape, or does he regret making the decision to move on?

And what is it about entrepreneurial ventures that excites him on a daily basis?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show, to start joining up dots, the one and only Mr Anthony Robert.

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Todays guest  is a professional speaker and author who helps introverts lead with quiet confidence.  She shows the no shouter, quiet types that they can hold their own in the business world and lead by example

Her bestselling books, The Introverted Leader: Building on Your Quiet Strength, Quiet Influence and the Introvert’s Guide to Making a Difference have sold over 60,000 copies and been translated into eleven languages.

Her 35-year journey to become an expert on introverts included jobs as an elementary school counselor, university administrator, federal government program director, and career coach.

She has deepened her knowledge and appreciation for introverts through her work as a learning and development professional working inside leading organizations such as GE, AT&T, NASA , the U.S. Embassy in Vietnam, and the CDC, where she became committed to championing quieter people, by helping organizations recognize and value them, and by helping them step confidently into leadership roles.

She is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), granted to only 8% of the National Speaker’s Association even though she attended her first National Speakers Association convention in San Diego just seven years ago.

She has been hooked on NSA ever since.

But that isn't all as also being a wife, and mother of two daughters she will have al the same issues and time restraints that family places on us all.

So how does she manage to deliver such high quality work, for such varied organisations?

And if she had to choose what element of her work gives her most satisfaction and enjoyment, speaking, writing, or seeing an introvert blossom into a leader of note which would she go for?

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

 

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If you are an entrepreneur, businessman or just someone who is looking to impress then todays guest is the go to lady if you are a guy who likes to look good, but hasn't got the first idea how to pull it off.

Or perhaps you are the kind of guy that has a style thing going on, but you are looking for a bit of quick inspiration instead of traipsing around the shops on a weekend.

Combining the best of fashion, food, travel and fitness, all from the perspective of a female, guys across the world have at their fingertips the perfect guide to help them have it all.

As she says "I want my readers to have it all. The swagger, the girl, the great meal, the adventure. All of it."

But although the platform is going from strength to strength, her journey started about as far as possible away from the heady world of online fashion advice as possible.

Starting her career back in 2001 in a customer relations position for Bumble and bumble a fast-growing, luxury hair care brand located in NYC, she then went into Government affairs for three years, before doing a myriad of positions that filled time more than exploded her passions.

In fact it wasn't until performing a favour to a friend by starting Style Girlfriend, did it then turn into a syndicated national newspaper column, and later as a men’s style blog, and as they say the rest is history.

So what does she think is the number one mistake that men make when throwing on something each morning?

Picking it off the floor where they left it the night before, or something far more serious?

And what is her fascination with 70's movie star Steve McQueen?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, the one and only Style girlfriend herself, Megan Collins

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Todays guest is the founder and CEO of the Piper's Dojo, the number one place to go for all your bagpipe needs.

He learned the pipes at age 8 from his father, Bruce, who sent his interested son on to the great Donald Lindsay for lessons by the time he was 9.

Through Donald, our guest had the opportunity to meet and study with amazing world famous piping greats.

Though only in his early 30's, he is already known as perhaps one of the top bagpipers in North America.

But its not just playing these iconic instruments where he has come into his own as his compositions were featured on more than one World-Championship-Winning performance.

He is the author of the "Bagpipe as an Extension of your Self tutor", which has inspired countless pipers to learn and re-learn the pipes.

He has a passion for developing true expression in players, based on their own thoughts and ideas.

But what was it about these instruments that so ignited his passions as a small child, away from the standard piano and guitars that most children pick up.

And what does his neighbours think when he gets the urge to practice during the wee small hours?

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

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Todays guest is a lady that for many years was part of the education system.

She has spent her time working as a high school library teacher in Massachusetts, before making the leap to go the entrepreneurial route.

And of course throughout that time would have seen literally hundreds of children come and go.

Some that their peer group would have said would have been destined for greatness, and others that would have been classed as a lost cause.

Others that struggled and batted to gain an education, whilst others just drifted through the system and still came out with best grades.

Is it down to the system, the kids, or the home life that brings about such different results?

Well she has a combined approach of improving how we teach people. Finding the methods that will allow children to learn difficult stuff that their brains are not just suited for.

And also helping to bring about order and calm in the home, when everyday seems exactly the same as the day before, and most of it is a whirlwind of running from one practice or rehearsal or meeting to another, with no real communication or connection among family members.

But is this not just how life is? Do we not all simply have to go through the period of having our life spiral out of control due to the requirements of our children?

And now with appearances on TV, Radio and the online word she is the go to expert to help us reclaim our lives and improve the lives of our children

So lets find out what made her step out on her own and be such a success so quickly, as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Deborah Owen

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Todays guest entrepreneur. joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired business podcast is a lady with more energy, than the most energised person you can think off.

Yep, think of the person you know the most who runs, leaps, and bounds out of bed earlier than anyone, and they will look like a couch potato compared to this lady.

In the last few years she has completed the 3 Peaks Challenge, Adventure racing in Borneo, Cycled London to Paris in 24 hours, Cycled London to Amsterdam in 48 hours, Completed The 3 Peaks Cycle Challenge (cycling 430 miles and climbing the 3 highest peaks in the UK) in 3 days, Learnt how to become an alpine mountaineer, Climbed Mont Blanc

And that is just some of the things that has challenged and pushed her onwards to greater and greater successes in her life.

The different careers that she has built has led to a lifestyle a freedom and success.

I got tired just reading the list out.

But like most of us that end up doing amazing things, her life going into the adult working life was anything but remarkable.

During college she performed many various tasks within an office environment and due to her boundless enthusiasm and passions for the tasks, moved through the ranks quickly impressing everyone that she met, wherever she worked.

Focusing her talents on culture building, start-ups, marketing and being the best that she can be, she thrived in the corporate world.

But it was when she moved away from the world of the grey suits, that she has expanded her impressive resume of doing the things least expected and doing them better than most

As she says "I believe that it is through challenging ourselves that we stretch our limits, break down barriers and realise we can achieve far more than we think. We raise the bar of what we expect from ourselves, develop confidence, resilience and drive and go out to achieve more across all areas of life. This is what has happened to me and I’m on a mission to give you the inspiration and tools to be the very best you can be and get the most out of your life."

So how did she manage to overcome the fears that hold so many of us back as we look to having rich and fulfilling experiences in our lives?

And how has she managed to become so supremely fit, in so many different areas, and still keep on having the passion for more?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, the one and only fitness entrepreneur Sophie Radcliffe.

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Todays guest is a man who in many ways is on a similar path as myself, he wants to change the world of the baby boomers.

He wants to inspire the world to learn from the struggles and success of others, and take control of their own lives.

Do things that they love and lead a spectacular life.

As he says "I found it difficult to live a spectacular life while working for someone else. For the better part of 20 years, I worked in the hedge fund industry and wouldn’t trade the experience for anything. I met some great people who remain friends to this day, and I met some really smart people. The problem was that I was helping build someone else’s dream (as the saying goes, if you’re not building your dream, someone else will happily hire you to help build theirs)."

And that is a huge problem, which for many never occurs but also for many causes them to struggle their way to a future that this 100% theirs. No boss. No time restraints. But their own dream existence.

In looking at ways to create his spectacular life, he noticed a lot of people (often in their 20’s and 30’s) living the kind of life he wanted to live.

A common factor seemed to be they engaged in some form of online commerce by selling a product, service or information.

So he began investigating ways he could build an online business while continuing to work in the hedge fund industry.

And in a matter of a few years, he transitioned from working for someone else to creating strong online presences for his various business ventures.

He quickly learned what a powerful tool an online business can be in creating a spectacular life.

And now with his top ranked podcast, coaching programmes, webinars and eagerness to help everyone that he comes into contact with, he is well on his way.

But what ws it about his experienced in corporate that he wouldn't trade for anything?

And where is his dream now, as everything he has been working towards starts coming together to give home the spectacular life?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, the one and only Charlie Poznek

Direct download: 221-Charlie-Poznek.mp3
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220: Brandee Sweesy: An Entrepreneur Born To Screw It Just Do It

Todays guest, joining us on the Join Up Dots podcast interview, is Brandee Sweesy, a lady who is the perfect one to hangout with...and although you maybe thinking that would be in a bar or pub, she likes to do it via Google.

To be honest she might like bars and pubs too, but her expertise in Google Hangouts is taking her to the top and becoming the go to lady to find out how to make the most of this resource.

Starting her career down in the heart of the Florida Keys at Marathon, Brandee Sweesy worked at the Jet Center creating contracts for pilots to use the facilities.

And this is one of those brilliant Join Up Dots stories as her career seems almost random as she moved towards where she is today.

But we see it time and time again, that its the myriad of experiences that help someone find their path in life and get to the top.

And with a history encompassing real estate, Marketing, Public Relations, training and Event Planning she learnt the skills to go it alone and become an entrepreneur through all those roles.

And when she did create her own company teaching the world about Google Hangouts, well Brandee Sweesy has never looked back.

But did she always have the outgoing and passionate personality that made her such a natural in front of the cameras, or did she start to realise her passion when working as a trainer for Fred Pryor Seminars?

And what was it about Google Hangouts that made her say "This is it....this is where my future lies?"

Well let’s bring onto the show to start joining up dots, as we discuss the words of Steve Jobs with the one and only Brandee Sweesy

 

Direct download: 220-Brandee-Sweesy.mp3
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219: Michelle DeSpain: An Entrepreneur Showing Us How To Bloom Brighter Each Day

Todays guest, joining us on the Join Up Dots Free podcast interview, is Michelle DeSpain, a remarkable lady who over the last few years has been on quite a journey. 

As she mentions a few times on her blog The LateBloomerRevolution it would make a pretty good rom- com chick flick.

She was in a rut. Her life was not really going anywhere, and one day bled into another. And one month lead into a year.

It was the kind of existence that so many of us allow to happen.

We have dreams as kids. We have passions as young adults. But hit the real world as adults,  when we should be able to grasp the fact that dreams are good and its up to us to take action and we lose all sense of it.

We slip into a weird kind of daydreaming state.

Her biggest dreams – becoming a critically-acclaimed actress and a best-selling author – had been abandoned for more “realistic” endeavours. 

And Mr. Right was a no-show too.

Then the big 40 hit, and she assessed her life and realised that she had to start creating the perfect ending to her movie.

She started doing things her way.

She created the Diary of a Late Bloomer and stretched herself, to launch a 365 day project within the blog called “The Year of Living Curiously”.  

Each day for a year, she lived one curious and soul-scinitillating mini-adventure and blogged about it.

She had started to direct the ending of the film the way that she wanted it to look, and she hasn't looked back since

So what was it about hitting 40 that made such amazing difference to her outlook?

And would she now wish that she had got going and shifted into gear alot earlier?

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 Michelle DeSpain

 

Direct download: 219-Michelle-De-Spain.mp3
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218: Matt Ham: An Author Born To Help Us Redefine Rich

Todays guest joining us on the Join Up Dots free podcast interview is Mr Matt Hamm, the author of the book “Redefine Rich A New Perspective On The Good Life”, who believes that we really need to look at what path we are on to achieve our goals.

Are we looking to earn a million pounds per month, and suffer burn out, anguish, failure of our relationships and other similar issues.

Or do we take a close look at the true riches that we in the main ignore: Good health, happiness, rewarding relationships, Security, and spending more quality time with the ones that we love.

Is there a deeper, more complex meaning of this commonly misused word; rich?

Well our guest was certainly on the standard corporate path, starting as an insurance agent with Farm Bureau Insurance in 2008 and was recognized as a “Top Rookie Agent” in 2009, and has  consistently been recognized as “Best of the Best”, earning the designation as “Honor Agent” in 2013; an award given to the top three agents in his state of North Carolina.

He currently manages over 800 clients and nearly $3 million dollars in insurance premium, and with his three boys and wife Liz, alongside the writing, presenting, training for Ironman competitions and inspiring everyone who comes in contact with him, how does he define his own wealth?

Well as he says in his own words “After chasing the world’s version of richness in my own life, I found myself empty. Regardless of my material well-being or my financial prowess, I felt a longing for more. Truthfully, I lived a life rooted in comparison; I was trapped in what I call, The Good-Life Crisis. Life was good, but then again, it wasn’t.”

So is he someone who talks the talk, but actually is on the conveyor belt like the rest of us?

Or does he have ways of operating that can give him everything that he wasn’t in life, when its right for him?

Has he become truly rich. The kind of rich that has a powerful effect on our well being.

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 Mr Matt Ham

Todays guest is the author of the book "Redefine Rich A New Perspective On The Good Life", who believes that we really need to look at what path we are on to achieve our goals.

Are we looking to earn a million pounds per month, and suffer burn out, anguish, failure of our relationships and other similar issues.

Or do we take a close look at the true riches that we in the main ignore: Good health, happiness, rewarding relationships, Security, and spending more quality time with the ones that we love.

Is there a deeper, more complex meaning of this commonly misused word; rich?

Well our guest was certainly on the standard corporate path, starting as an insurance agent with Farm Bureau Insurance in 2008 and was recognized as a "Top Rookie Agent" in 2009, and has  consistently been recognized as "Best of the Best", earning the designation as "Honor Agent" in 2013; an award given to the top three agents in his state of North Carolina.

He currently manages over 800 clients and nearly $3 million dollars in insurance premium, and with his three boys and wife Liz, alongside the writing, presenting, training for Ironman competitions and inspiring everyone who comes in contact with him, how does he define his own wealth?

Well as he says in his own words "After chasing the world’s version of richness in my own life, I found myself empty. Regardless of my material well-being or my financial prowess, I felt a longing for more. Truthfully, I lived a life rooted in comparison; I was trapped in what I call, The Good-Life Crisis. Life was good, but then again, it wasn’t."

So is he someone who talks the talk, but actually is on the conveyor belt like the rest of us?

Or does he have ways of operating that can give him everything that he wasn't in life, when its right for him?

Has he become truly rich. The kind of rich that has a powerful effect on our well being.

Well lets find out was we bring onto the show, to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Matt Ham

Direct download: 218-Matt-Ham.mp3
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217: Nikki Pett: A Lady That Shows Us How To Be Human Everyday

Todays guest on the show is a lady who is an author,  speaker,  passionate trainer and philanthropist and believes that the way to a flourishing business is by working as hard as she can on the relationship building side of things.

And believe me she really works hard on the bit that so many people forget about nowadays the offline personal touch, writing anywhere from 1000 to 2000 personal notes a year.

If you have a great relationship with people, not only will they trust you, but they will tell their friends about you too seems to be the order of the day..

She has been in the promotions industry since 2000, going on to establish her own company in 2002 when she realized that there was a definite gap in the industry.

She didn't see that the training that was being provided to companies across America was achieving the results that she would have expected.

She called it “hit and run mentality” training and knew when she published the bestselling book Relationship ROI that she had to teach companies to make the most of what they already had.

Sure go looking for new sales leads, but for god sake do everything you can with the customers you already have.

Nurture the relationship, build the trust, and make sure that they don't want to go anywhere else

But can you take these same strategies into your personal lives, and build better and stronger relationships with partners, friends and colleagues?

Can you look at gaining ROI in whatever field you focus your energies in?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, the one and only Nikki Pett

Direct download: 217-Nikki-Pett.mp3
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Todays guest is a lady who has a journey to where she is today that could be turned into a movie.

She first arrived in the United States from Slovenia not with a dream to make it on the corporate ladder, and rise to the top of the business world.

Instead she was recruited by an NCAA Division I basketball coach to bring her vast knowledge of basketball to the states, and so she left her home town of only 10,000 and landed in New York

Well that for many people would have been scary enough, but just imagine doing the same thing when you can't really speak the language of the country you were aiming to flourish in.

Well this didn't stop her at all, and in one season she led her team to one regular season title, first WNIT appearance and a conference championship game. Wow!!

And now she has taken that attitude of becoming a champion, and moved into the world of business where she helps other business owners realize their business goals and guide them to success as a virtual business manager and business consultant.

Her life has run the gamut of both setbacks and successes.

She has had the highs of winning streaks, the lows of unemployment.

She has struggled to build a business and succeeded in creating one that is not only thriving but has helped other achieve their business goals.

And now with her book "BOLD! Helping YOU Unleash The Hero Within” she is helping the world to become a champion and all become heros.

But how did she first get found in Slovenia with the job offer from the states?

And did she have the same self-doubts that stop so many of us from trying something new?

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

 

Direct download: 216-Sara-Speicher.mp3
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Todays guest joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired podcast interview is one of those ladies, who will inspire so many people out there that would love to leave the safety of their positions and travel the world feeling inspired.

The kind of freedom that comes with choices and excitement at every turn.

Your sitting at your work and you start wondering where you could go if you weren't chained to the desk.

Your mind wanders. You love the image. But then you shake it off and get back to living in the real world.

Well our guest today had those same feeings but instead of staying in the office environment, following the career she had created, she made living in the real world all about travelling new paths, experiencing adventure on every corner and having a kick ass life.

She was an investment banker in California and worked in the stressful environment until she realised that it was burn out time.

She realised that she had travelled a path that was not for her, and as Duran Duran once sang "Im on a ride and I wanna get off, but they won't slow down the roundabout"

So she jumped off the roundabout herself.,bought a one way ticket to Thailand, sold her belongings and left everything she knew behind on September 27, 2012, with nothing but a carry-on backpack.

She had never done this before, and certainly had never travelled on her own, but she still did it.

Was she scared to say goodbye to everything ?

Was she able to plan enough to make sure that she wasn't literlaly going into the unknown?

And of course the key question that everyone will want to now is how has she managed to fund the travelling lifestyle?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, on the top rated business podcast, the one and only Kristin Addis.

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Podcast 214: Thom Singer: An Entrepreneur Who Found Freedom By Stopping Wishing And Taking Action

Todays guest entrepreneur joining us on the Join Up Dots free podcast interview, is Thom Singer an entrepreneur who it seems can have a go at most things and make a success of it.

From authoring ten books, presenting across the world, hosting his own wildly successful podcast, and generally being a very nice chap, he has the world at his feet.

Its fair to say that his lifestyle has become very pleasant indeed.

But it has been a slow journey to where he is today, and one that has crossed many different areas of commercial industry.

He has built his careers by working in Law, Banking, litigation and a myriad of other organisations which has certainly helped him become the expert in branding, positioning and networking.

He has trained thousands of professionals in the art of building professional contacts that lead to increased business.

It's not what you know, its who you know is the order of the day, and he believes that valuable business relationships will be something that will continue to provide value and opportunities to us for years and years.

If we only do it in the correct way.

Thom Singer speaks regularly at business and association conferences around the United States and beyond – and has presented to over 350 audiences during his career as a speaker.

But although he is now loving his life, and the success that he has worked so hard to gain, where did  it all start?

Where did his fascination with presenting the art of networking begin?

And did he struggle himself to find the magic key to open the doors to communication and impactful interaction when he was on the first rungs of his career?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, the Host of the Cool Things That Entrepreneurs Do podcast, the one and only Mr Thom Singer.

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Todays guest is a truly remarkable and nothing short of inspirational lady for sure.

Born without arms due to a birth defect, and fighting every day to live a normal "if there is such a word as normal" she touches the world with her passion and spirit for adventure and life.

As she says "Despite being born without arms, I live a normal life. I have had to overcome the inherent challenges and limited perceptions of other people. I have never let fear stand in my way in any aspect of my life. I don't believe in I cant"

And how man of us can honestly say the same thing?

From a small child wanting desperately to jon the other kids climbing on the monkey bars, to gaining entry into the Guinness Book of World Records as The first woman to fly an airplane with her feet, she has received recognitions and achievements from across the world due to her ability to not give an inch.

Even obtaining a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and developing a love of scuba diving

From her home in Tucson Arizona she is a on a mission to change all of our minds as to the true meaning of disability, believing in the words life is "10% of what happens to you, and 90% of how you deal with it"

So how did she overcome the self-esteem issues that haunted her as a young lady?

And has she found anything that has stopped her in her tracks?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots. the one and only Jessica Cox

Direct download: 213-Jessica-Cox.mp3
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Todays guest entrepreneur, joining us on the Join Up Dots Steve Jobs inspired career podcast is a man who throughout his working life as a financial advisor and stock coach, began to have a dawning realisation that the world was lacking something in financial education.

He realised that the industry was not showing their clients the way to become quickly and safely financially prosperous.

They show us how to invest into accounts, stocks, bonds and for the main part go the safe and slow route.

And best of all by finding this information he has built career success that is leading him into a world of freedom and content production that works.

As he says in his own words "I'm not your stale, boring, suit-wearing financial guy telling you to give me your money.

Instead, I am THE financial advocate for the entrepreneur teaching you how to free up cash to put back into your businesses, and make a boat-load more money than what the lame, traditional financial "experts" teach."

But if you think that this is a story about a guy, who found his thing early on in his life and then crushed it worldwide, then think again.

From leaving high school after graduating in lots of sports and classes that he never studied for, he moved through a series of customer service, advisory office positions until the light shone above him and Money Ripples started creating waves across America.

So what was it about his colleagues and the industry methodology that really started to show him his path to success?

And is he surprised still, at the amount of financial leaks that individuals and businesses have that they are not aware off?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, the man who says you cannot go full throttle without the right parts in place, the one and only Mr Chris Miles.

Direct download: 212-Chris-Miles.mp3
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Todays guest is a man who for over twenty years has remained a trusted advisor to brands and personalities on marketing, positioning and business growth, with special expertise in health and personal development.

During his career, he has directed some of the largest campaigns ever executed, with several acquiring in excess of 250,000 new paid customers.

He knows the words to use, and the stance to take if you wish to separate yourself from the masses and give yourself the best possible chance to find the success that you deserve.

Finding the thing that well as we say everyday makes you authentic and much more appealing to everyone

But according to him before you even think about expanding your universe, you need to fully understand what your market is and how your product fits into it.

You need to dig down before you push out and conquer the world.

But that is understandable if you are a business, but how does he create a path of success for individuals and personalities?

What questions are needed to be asked to give yourself the best chance of success, especially when starting a new business or developing a new idea?

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

Direct download: 211-Michael-Fishman.mp3
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Todays guest joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free business podcast was for many years one of the key leaders for the Money Advice man Dave Ramsey.

Working closely with Dave, he helped over see a wide range of content and promotional activities not least the Total Money Makeover Live shows, which in many ways were more like arranging a concert than a conference.

Thousands of people would flock to these to gain an insight into how they can make the most of their cash, earn more money, and solve those worrying financial leaks.

Showcasing his own personal business talents and experiences, this amazing entrepreneur has since gone into business on his own and taken all those learnings, and sprinkled them with his own personal beliefs and strategies.

Helping businesses, entrepreneurs, and solopreneur take the next step in their development through Business Coaching, Strategic Planning and LifePlan events he helps his clients see the things that are holding them back from a better life.

He shows them the way to build careers around success practices that work.

And for many these may not be things within the business world, but instead in their personal lives.

So how does he know how to ask the right questions, and find answers where others wouldn't think of looking?

And does he look back on his time with Mr Ramsey with total fondness, or are their things that he wishes that he could have done differently now he has branched out on his own.

And has he ever asked questions of his client and thought "Do you know I think I have that same issue myself?"

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to Join Up Dots the one and only Mr Chris LoCurto

Direct download: 210-Chris-LoCurto.mp3
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It's amazing the kind of business folk that I get to talk to on the Steve Jobs inspired top rated career advice podcast, who is doing things there own way.

If you think of an expert in Google +, who knows more about the product than it seems Google do themselves you would probably think of a teckie guy, mad hair, glasses...you get the idea.

You wouldn't think of someone that loves writing comedy with a psychological twist, and likes nothing more than jumping up on stage and wowing the crowds with a few well placed rib ticklers.

Even studying at the San Francisco Comedy College for six months to fine tune his craft.

But this is a guy who has built his own job that works.

He has built a career that is full of motivation and fun, and I guess that is the perfect job.

Well that is the type of guy that we have on the show today, who started his life in Wales, and now fly's around the world supporting his clients, who in the main fail to grasp the power of Google+

He teaches the processes that make this platform potentially the most under utilised area of the web today.

He uses his studies in psychology to create a blueprint for us to follow to understand how organisations like Google use psychology and how we...the internet uses don't, but should.

He is a man who Guy Kawasaki states is "one of the most clever and hard working people you'll find."

So where does he believe his true talents lie?

Being an engaging and informative public speaker, executive coach, business consultant and marketing psychologist, standup comedian or windsurfing trainer.

Yep, you didn't see that last one coming did you!

Well lets find out, as its with great delight that I get to bring onto the show, to start joining up dots, the one and only Mr Martin Shervington.

Direct download: 209-Martin-Shrevington.mp3
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Todays guest solopreneur is building a career that 100% percent is built on her own personal passion.

She is lady who literally screams "Don't judge a book by its cover" and well, as a man I have to say that its a very nice cover indeed.

She is a lady who promotes healthy living, leading to weight loss and wellbeing.

She believes that its not a good way to live to follow the latest fad in the dieting world, and from her online platform SKfitlife shows the world how to follow her lead.

She looks amazing. Feels amazing. And has an amazing life that inspires.

Todays guest has been on amazing journey of self-discovery herself to be able to find her place in life.

To be able to find her unique authentic self that she was born to show to the world.

Growing up in a small log house in Missouri as a child, money was tight.

With issues being prevalent in her life, such as the effects of addiction, especially alcoholism, abusive relationships, the divorce of her parents, high weight gain, and other hardship it wasn't an easy upbringing.

It wasn't just money where the struggles were.

Life was a struggle throughout.

But holding it all together was her belief in herself, and an ability to out hustle everybody else.

She had a work ethic, that allowed her to overcome the hardest of situations even working three jobs at one time.

She says it's the journey that is the main thing in life. I pushed through everything, and learned so much about myself, and I learned how the human spirit can go far beyond its perceived limits when failure is not an option."

But where did this kind of spirit that is lacking in so many people come from and flourish when against adversity?

And does she wish she could go back in time and speak to her younger self warning against instant success?

Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots on the amazing and motivational Steve Jobs inspired podcast, the one and only Stephanie Keenan

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Linkedin, Success Principles, Digital Marketing, Action Taking, Starting A Business, Successful Entrepreneurs, Personal Branding, Amazon, Lead Generation, Career Change, Life Planner, Comfort zone, Simplicity, Break The Rules, Book Launches, Personal Finance,

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Todays guest joining us on the Join Up Dots Steve Jobs really makes me love hosting a show like Join Up Dots, as in his own way he is part of my story....my dots.

When I started getting the podcast research together and reading about him, I thought "Wow, I know this man already. I have been telling his story to friends and colleagues for the last few years....he was one of my inspirations"

He is a man who broke his career down, and went against all the rules, when he found himself at a crossroads in life.

He had followed the path most expected, getting a good job, earning great money, and living a life that spelt Success with a capital S.

But just when things couldn't get any better, and a big promotion was on the cards he turned full circle and went in a direction that is 100% him.

 He took the first steps to finding his unique self.

He went in search of his own personal freedom.

And the rest as they say is history.

As he travels around the world with his wife, he applies his great philosophy to life, which also forms the name of his website “the Pursuit of Everything.”

He tries to live his life with intention, do work that truly matters, devote time working on projects that benefit those less fortunate than himself, and to give more than he gets.

If anyone was born to appear on a show like Join Up Dots then its this man, so lets start Joining up the dots with the one and only AJ Leon.

Dream Jobs, Online Courses, Persistence, Personal Trainer, Decision Making, Publicity, Young Entrepreneur, Freedom, Addicted, Shawn Stevenson, American Hustle, Make Money Online, Motivational Quotes, Expedition, Challenges, Steve Jobs, How To Start A Business, The Secret, Rich, Online Marketing, Time Management, Blogger, Videos, Recruiting, Authentic, Travel Blogs, Ultra Running, American Football, How To Make Money, Online Business, Company Culture, Law Of Attraction, Planet Money, Jobs, Video Marketing,

Linkedin, Success Principles, Digital Marketing, Action Taking, Starting A Business, Successful Entrepreneurs, Personal Branding, Amazon, Lead Generation, Career Change, Life Planner, Comfort zone, Simplicity, Break The Rules, Book Launches, Personal Finance,

Secret To Success, Business Plan, Health And Fitness, Tech Startup, Self Publishing, Entrepreneurs, Love, Career Path, Educational, Creativity, Selling, motivation, motivational, inspiration, confidence, success, freedom

Direct download: 207-AJ-Leon.mp3
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Todays guest, joining us on the Join Up Dots podcast interview is an entrepreneur from New York with a difference.

Mr Scott Wiener is businessman, entrepreneur and a connoisseur of something that most of us order, make, and then simply shove into our mouths as quickly as we can.

Yes, he is an expert on the integral food source known as Pizza.

Growing up in New York City, it was very hard not to at least every now and again, end up holding a dangling piece of melted cheese and pepperoni above your mouth, whilst reaching for the next piece eagerly.

And our guest loved pizza more than most...and that was it.

He didn't feel that his life and certainly his jobsearch to find his perfect career would be linked with this Italian favourite, he just liked eating it.

But upon leaving familiar territory for college at Syracuse University, he began to realize that the way pizza was made in other areas was very much different to what he was used to.

What made the slices that he was eating at college so very different to the ones he had grown up eating?

 Touring the country with rock bands throughout those college years provided perfect opportunities for research.

But yet still, he was on a path that was common place....get a job, lose a job, get another job and feel uninspired all the time.

Yep, we have all been there.

But it was in that moment of searching for the thing that made him come alive as a departure from his life, whenever possible he gathered some friends for pizza day-trips.

Four people in a car eating a slice at each stop until stomachs were full. 

It was fun, enjoyable and he could share the knowledge that he had built up about this cheesy delight.

The only problem was that his car wasn’t big enough to fit everyone who wanted to go, so he rented a bus for a massive birthday party and invited 26 friends and family members for a day of pizza adventuring.

Six months later, he used that very model to launch Scottês Pizza Tours.

And now nearly six years later, 1,500 tours, over 25,000 tour guests later, and an entry into the Guinness Book Of World Records he can lay back with a full stomach and say yes I am where I should be in life.

So does he ever have days when he thinks "I can't face another slice of this stuff ever again?"

And does he now have the recipe for the worlds most perfect pizza that he can share with us all?

Well lets find out, as we bring onto the show, to start joining up dots on the Steve Jobs inspired podcast, with the one and only entrepreneur and food expert Mr Scott Wiener.

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Todays guest entrepreneur joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots is a man who contacted me to see if I would be interested in his story enough to have on the show.....are you kidding me?

This guy has so many dots in his life, he is almost three quarters Dalmatian.

He is the owner and founder of  the great success Plum Deluxe, whose mission statement is to help us all live a life we love by making time every day for great moments.

It was founded in 2007 as an online community to encourage individuals across the world to create special moments that matter with friends and families.

It could be hosting a dinner party, going to a yoga class, treating themselves to a spa day with a friend, or just optimizing their daily routines to include more self care. 

Doing the stuff that we put on the backburner because we are so busy.

"I would to go on a date with you sweetheart, but I have these spreadsheets to go through"....sound familiar?

With so many positive life affirming platforms brought to the world, having an element of tragedy behind it, Plum Deluxe is the same.

Our guest started this company to share the lessons he learned from his mother, who lost her 6 year battle with cancer.

Of course a huge tragedy, but the manner of he farewell was nothing but inspirational

She spent the time from diagnosis to saying goodbye, making sure that she did the things that she loved.

Traveling more, seeing friends, laughing, and being the most positive individual that she could be. She made sure that she was not going to waste a second

So why do we do this people? And I am the same too.

Why do we do things that keep us away from living the life that we want?

 Even if its just taking a break to go for a walk in the fresh air for an hour or so?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show, to start joining up dots, with the one and only precious moments entrepreneur Mr Andy Hayes

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Todays guest entrepreneur chatting to us on the Steve Jobs inspired business podcast Join Up Dots is a lady that states on her about page before anything else that she has a love for chocolate.

She also loves country music too.

So I bet a perfect night in is a bubble bath, a box of chockies and a cd full of stories of divorce, dead dogs, and other depressing stories sung with a twang.

But that isn't what this show is going to be about, as todays guest has a fascinating title which I don't understand.

She calls herself a "time strategy visionary" which we will of course find out about during the show.

But what is true about her is that she knew in her heart of hearts that shat she didn't fit  into a traditional job, as the love of the tasks she was asked to do was quite often restricted.

She loved what she was doing, but not the pressure that came with doing it in a certain time.

Why should we compress something into a set time fame, just because someone somewhere says that we have to.

But that doesn't mean that she isn't organised, as she loves schedules, hectic days, and sports and so became an Athletic Administrator for a high school.

However, she found that she struggled to balance the 60 hour work weeks with her need for self-care and family time.

And that is where she started to realize her path, and brings her onto the show today

She believes the “I’m so busy” feeling doesn’t have to be a way of life.  She is a master at cutting to the heart of overwhelm to help you regain control of your schedule and experience life.

She became a time strategy visionary.

So why is it that we all like to use the "I'm ssoooo busy, and rushed off my feet" badge of honour, even if it goes against our health?

And why do we focus our energies so much on the things that wont ultimately bring us closer to the finishing line?

Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only super entrepreneur herself Lisa Mallis

 

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Todays guest entrepreneur speaking to us on the Steve Jobs inspired business podcast, is a man who from his home in the town of Thunder Bay Ontario Canada, has set about living the life that lights him up inside. He admits to never having felt really settled in life, and at his core has always had the desire to go against the norm and do things his own way.

And certainly at the moment, he is flourishing within that mind-set, as he is busy creating both the time freedom that we all want in our life, and a series of online ventures that can give him the aforementioned freedom.

For most people family comes before everything, they are the reason that we are here. But also for most people we see less of our families than anything else as we set about building the income and providing the support that they need...yep work gets in the way of everything.

This is not a career man as such, as he likes nothing more than spending time with his daughter and wife, and so in just two years has grown his current online business, from $0 to $490k in annual revenue, This is a fully digital business, in a tiny market, with average sales of just less than $27 per transaction.

He starts, runs, and grows online businesses and can help us all do the same.

But in life all paths and ventures that seem that the guest was destined for, actually took many years for them to find  and he was no exception.

He spent his earlier years travelling coast-to-coast across Canada playing drums in several punk rock bands.

Although not a punk in fashion, he has never let go of the D.I.Y. ethic that taught him: if you want something to change, you have to do it, get it done, or stop complaining about it.

See that free spirit again, can never be denied when it is who we are.

His latest creation is called VelocityPage, a Premium WordPress plugin that allows anyone to create beautiful web pages in minutes — without code.

He is also the host of the hit podcast Hack The Entrepreneur.

So what is it about him that had always felt unsettled?

And what advice can he give all of us as we look to find the thing that makes us bound out of bed each morning and never have to see our boss's face again?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only career driven freedom expert Jon Nastor

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Description: Hack The Entrepreneur reveals the fears, habits, and inner-battles behind big name entrepreneurs and those on the path to success. It is a show created for you the entrepreneur, small business owner, or startup founder. 'Entrepreneur hacking' can be any trick, shortcut, skill, or method that allows anyone to crush it in business and in life. In other words, it is anything that solves a problem entrepreneurs have in an inspired, ingenious way. We know that everyone is unique and that they have to find their own path to success, but after personally speaking to entrepreneurs every day as part of my own successful online business, I became obsessed with the idea of finding the ‘replicable’ things successful people do, to try to find the patterns. Not so you can copy them, but instead absorb it into what you do everyday, so you can make your own success and one day help others ‘Hack the Entrepreneur’ too. Whether you are looking for success with blogging, social media, passive income, YouTube, search engine optimization, startups, affiliate marketing, outsourcing, overcoming fears, doubts, or building your own business on your terms, Hack the Entrepreneur can and will help you.

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Todays guest entrepreneur joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired business podcast Join Up Dots, is a man who is a professor in physical geography. He graduated from Bristol University with a degree in Physics in 1983 and went on to complete a Ph.D at the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, in glaciology and remote sensing.

He then spent eight years in the Department of Space and Climate Physics, University College London before returning to Bristol in 1996.

So we can say that he is more than a bit clever to say the least.

But if you think that todays show is simply about a supremely educated man who is living a life without struggle then think again, as a few years back he was in a position that is nothing short of horrific.

After a mountaineering accident, our guest found himself laying for days on a tiny shelf high above the safety of the ground, with his leg literally hanging on by a thread
A rock that bounced down the mountain and ricocheted off a ledge, had crushed his lower leg halfway between ankle and knee. The impact sheared through both bones and removed a big chunk of his leg.

For days he lay and watched it loosely flap around, afraid it might just drop off. Powerless to stop gangrene set in, and all the while his leg moving closer and closer to being lost forever.

And if that is where you might think his story finishes then think again, as with so many tales on Join Up Dots, the worst moments in someone's life can actually be the starting point to career success. Allowing something remarkable to be born, and that is certainly the case today.

So lets bring onto the show to start joining up dots, the one and only entrepreneur and scientist Mr Jonathan Bamber.

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Todays guest is Ani Alexander, someone that I am proud to say has become one of my closest friends in the world.

I have never met her, don't know too much about her personal life, but can honestly say she has become one of the people that has helped me so much as Join Up Dots keeps on growing.

She has a fascinating story, which starts by being born in a country that now is no longer there, the soviet union, and as teenager loved to write.

And these have all lead her to be the host of two podcasts "Ani Alexander's Brand Architect" and "Write 2B Read"

In her heart she believes that everyone has a story to tell, and would like nothing more than putting pen to paper and getting creative as a child.

But as we see time and time again, the thing that we liked as kids somehow got forgotten as we grow into adulthood.

And instead of thinking "Lets make a career out of something that I love doing"...which of course is the sensible thing to do, she instead went into the corporate world.

And joined the masses.

Yes, for the next twelve years she followed a path that left her with a paycheck every month, but nothing more. She was lost and definitely feeling uninspired.

So she took the leap of faith and went for it on her own

And now with her business flourishing, her network of aspiring authors flocking to help her get them in the bestsellers list, life is getting better everyday.

She is also the author of three books "Emotional Moments", "Dream Down" and  "Highfall"

But if this sounds like an easy transition then think again.

I know her well, and I know the hustle and work ethic that it is taking to get to the point she wants to be.

She is climbing up the ladder of success everyday, one rung at a time even when exhausted, even when she was  unsure she could climb any higher?

So how does she keep herself going when sometimes the world seems against her?

And why did she feel along with everything else on her plate, she would go and conquer the world by recording the Write 2 b Read podcasts in English, not her natural tonque

Well lets find out as we bring on to the show to start joining up dots the one and only Ani Alexander

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Podcast: Ani Alexander's Brand Achitect podcast

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Podcast: Write 2B Read

Description: 

Do you have a story inside you that you want to share with the world? Do you dream seeing your name on a bestseller cover? Do you have a special message to tell? If yes, then what are you waiting for?
If the reason you have not written a book yet is that you have doubts or you simply don’t know where to start, then this podcast is for you.

Write 2B Read podcast is created to encourage and inspire writers to become authors. It will have very short episodes with tips, reflections and encouragement as well as longer interviews with writers, who will share their views and thoughts about writing, self-publishing, book marketing and anything else that they think you should know. I really hope that the podcast will help you in your journey of finding your readers and becoming a bestselling author.

You are welcome to join Write 2B Read podcast’s closed Facebook group, where we will be discussing everything that you would like to know, share tips, provide feedback and simply spend a good time together.

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Todays guest for the milestone 200th episode is the only man that I wanted for the job......in fact I held back from recording this show so he could appear.

And why did I feel that way?

Well after 199 episodes of Join Up Dots, hopefully you will feel like I do that they are motivational, inspiring, challenging and the kind of content that makes you believe that everything is possible.

But if this is the first show that you have listened to then...believe me, just hearing about this guys story will leave you feeling exactly the same way.

When he was a young man at ages 13 and 16 he received news that would knock most people off their feet.

He had cancer and not just one type but two completely different types, which left him listening to his last rights and waiting to die.

He was given only fourteen days grace, but instead of passing on as expected he astounded the medical community when he survived both these brutal diseases and also  a medically-induced coma for a year.

This courage to beat the odds and take on a challenge that many deemed as impossible left him with the realisation that no challenge would ever be too great or any peak too high.

He proved this theory when he crested the peak of the highest point in the world (Mount Everest) with only partial use of his lungs.

As the first cancer survivor to do so, he then decided to continue climbing and has since topped the highest peaks in Africa, Europe, South America, Australia, Antarctica, and North America.

But this isn't a story about a man with super human strength or support, this is a story of total belief in himself and what he can achieve.

Inspiring us all to dream bigger and go for the impossible.

He is voted one of the top eight most inspirational people of all time, so it with great delight to bring onto the show to start joining up dots, the one and only Sean Swarner

 

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Todays guest is a man who has a harrowing story, but it is a story that you think "Man that is terrible, but wow he has turned this into a positive. Bigtime"

And as we see time and time again on Join Up Dots, our guest will find their path in life due to a situation that you wouldn't wish on anyone. But they move from the dark place into the light by perseverance, love, understanding and curiosity.

Back in 1989, he has a phone call that changed his life.

He had been advised that his sister had been raped. What could he do to help? What could he do to support his sister?

Well for two years, he struggled to deal with the rape and the effect it had on his life – both as the brother of a rape victim and as a male.  He transferred colleges – so he could be close to home and his sister during the trial. 

And once back home with his family, he saw the pain, rage and sadness his parents, relatives, and family friends were also going through.  The sexual assault of his sister had changed many people’s lives.

And it was with this dawning realisation that an assault like this was as much based on lack of understanding of what is the correct way to conduct yourself with someone else, as it was a crime.

It was the worlds lack of understanding, of the other personal right of personal standards that was the problem.

Could he change the mind-set of youngster, adults and anyone with a sexual urge to realise that there was a way of interacting with each other that wasn't happening.

And over ten years, he worked, talked, discussed, reviewed and developed the "Can I Kiss You" platform, where he uses humour to break down the barriers of this taboo subject.

And now he travels the world bringing his message to the world.

As he says ""I do feel the work is a calling. The traveling does not get tiring because I know I'm going somewhere to get the opportunity to open minds and inspire a new way of thinking.  I get the wonderful honor and opportunity to plant the seed for them to take care of and nourish."

He is an author, speaker, father of four and husband to his beloved wife, and now here ready to join up his dots, so its with great pleasure that I bring onto the show the one and only Mike Domitriz

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Category:Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 5:01am UTC

Todays guest is the queen of Ka-ching!, a lady who literally knows how to change the mindset of all of us to become profit attracting experts

Her motto is “You can't grow your business without growing yourself.”

She advises business owners on how to translate their technical expertise into sustainable growth profits.

But it's not just about businesses, as she is also the go to resource for solopreneurs too.

Those guys and ladies looking to build a lifestyle built around their income production.

And is that experience to relate to all walks of life that has changed her life completely, since taking the Leap of faith and going alone.

She is an author and advisor on the topic of attracting high-paying clients and growing your business revenues with integrity.

Along with her book - Wealthy U- Seven Sacred Wealth & Wisdom Lessons - her sales and marketing tools have been used for 20 years to dramatically improve the lives of everyone she speaks to.

But the interesting thing about her, is although she can teach us all how to increase the wealth coming our way, she also had those same self-limiting thoughts that we all have.

Money should be hard to earn.

Rich people are greedy. 

And to get rich you have to get dirty, and do things that aren't congruent with our own morals.

She had to battle through and realise in her heart of hearts that this wasn't true.

So how did she change these negative ideas that were so deeply rooted within her?

And how did she take the talents that she was demonstrating daily in her corporate life and bring it all together to form her own her company?

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

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Direct download: 198-Marilyn-August.mp3
Category:Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 5:01am UTC

Todays guest is a man with a fascinating tale, of hardship, persecution, and a burning desire to create the best life he could hope for.

Raised in a small fishing village in Senegal, West Africa, as a child he endured abuse, profound humiliation and the breakup of his parents at the tender age of two

This is of course is not what any child hopes for, and he found it particularly hard to accept as he looked around at his friends who all seemed to have the family life that he would have wanted.

Then later at age five he was taken to live in a compound of more than 100 people, living in extreme close proximity to each other.

It was here where he quickly learned to defend himself, and to develop the inner power that he needed to flourish in this unstable environment, where so many people fought for survival on a daily basis.

It was a hard, brutal start to his life, but one that he wouldn't allow to determine his future.

He knew that he wanted a life in America, and so at the age of 21, with just a few belongs and a gallon of water, he left Senegal, and amazingly managed to walk across the Sahara desert by foot between Algeria and Libya in six arduous days.

He had his dream and he wouldn't give up on it.

Well he did it, and even now many years after setting foot on the continent he is pushing himself to greater and greater achievements.

He is the author of "No Excuses, how to pursue a better life and lift others for a better world", and his "Mile High Momentum" training platform, he is about as far away from his beginning as it possible.

But what was it about the American dream that filled him with such hope from his life in Africa?

And when he started that walk across the desert did he truly believe that he would be where he is today?

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

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Direct download: 197-Ousmane-Ndoye.mp3
Category:Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 5:01am UTC

Our guest today lives his life by two rules.

And these are two rules that by and large most people will try to keep away from, and then they wonder why they haven’t got their dream life.

He believes that

You can’t be afraid to take a risk.

You absolutely MUST have a plan.

And then if you know anything about him, he adds to the mix a huge belief in himself, a flexing hustle muscle that he demonstrates everyday, and an easy going nature that helps him reach out to the movers and shakers across the globe.

As a young man, he had a burning passion to become a professional paintballer, and upon getting his first gun from his parents set out to achieve his aim. 

And it seems that what he wants to do, he makes sure that he does its as within four years he had travelled the world shooting capsules of paint at people winning $300,000 dollars in the process.

Even gaining the top prize of $160,000 in just one weekend.

But at his core burned a question. A question that had occurred to him several years earlier, and had remain within him. Gnawing away.

He asked himself  “If people can come from nothing and create insane amounts of wealth in one lifetime, then shouldn’t someone like myself coming from a middle class family who has the support from their family and lives in “The Land of Opportunity” be able to easily do the same thing?”

Wow, for a fourteen year old kid that shows awareness beyond his years.

He realised at any early age that comfort creates mediocrity, and pain motives change.

And now after investing over $500,000 of his own money on self development, and spending time with the likes of Bob Proctor, Jack Canfield and even Arnold Schwarzenegger he is taking those personal skills and sharing them with the world with his Peak Performance Club.

But how does someone at the age of 14 start thinking in such an advanced way, especially when it appears he didn’t have anything to force him to think that way?

And where does he find the greatest need within the people that he coaches and inspires across the world?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Mr Mark A Lack.

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Todays guest is a man whose path to greatness started slowly.

As a child he didn't really set the world alight whilst attending McKinley High School, a trade school in Buffalo.

He failed many of his classes, as well as not managing to make the grade at football, basketball or track & field teams either.

It was as if no matter what he tried to succeed at he just couldn't get it going.

But like so many people in life, who struggle to find their path, it wasn't until he transferred to a different location, in this case Bennett High School that he found that he was trying to achieve in areas that weren't naturally him.

It was there where he found his passion for public speaking,  and used his silver tongue to wow his peer group, becoming Senior Class President.

And now he started to get going. He had found something that he could do better than most.

But its ok, to have a silver tongue, but how can you take this talent and use it for maximum effect?

Well, he realised that he would use it to help inspire individuals and organisations find their brilliance.

He would help the world tap into the talents that they were given at birth, and start shining brighter than they have ever done before.

And he has done that very thing better than most.

He is quoted as one of the best keynote speakers ever heard or used, putting him in the same category as Bill Gates, General Colin Powell and Tony Robbins.

And as an author of seven books, helping the world discover their thing, he is a man on a mission.

But there is so much more to him than just having a brain and tongue that inspires those that he comes into contact with.

Which is what we will fnd out today.

So what was it about the first school that just didn't fit with him?

And why does he feel that people are unaware of just how brilliant that they can be not just in America but really everywhere across the globe?

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

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Todays guest is a lady who is talking my language when it comes to staff development.

If you have listened to a few of the shows, you will have heard me wax lyrical as to why companies focus in on the things that employees can't do, and pretty much ignore the things they can.

It seems lunacy to me that strengths are not developed to the highest level possible.

But for some reason they are not.

Well, our guest found that same belief when she was in her first manager role, and whilst sitting in her office got a phone call from a colleague.

Her colleague was extremely upset as she had just received her annual performance review and felt beat up and worthless.

She shared that she had been barely recognized for the things she was good at, and marked down for things that just weren’t in her nature.

And with these words, our guests life was changed forever “Why can’t they just accept me for who I am? I’m 35 years old, I’m not going to change.”

An so with those words ringing in her ear, she set off to change the lives of employees across America.

She is a speaker, coach, author and founder of Shoop Training & Consulting so certainly has a lot on her plate at the moment.

But what was it about this one employee that really hit home, more than any of the others that she had managed during her corporate life?

And how can people find their key strengths in life, and then most importantly convince their management to let them flourish in these areas?

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

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Have you ever had the dream as a kid when you are laying in bed all snuggly, and you think "wouldn't it be great to have a clone of myself that I could send to school?"

Actually, you might be having those every same thoughts as an adult too.

How do we get everything done that we want to in life, and still have time for ourselves and our families?

Well todays guest is a lady from her base in the United States was doing just that, as a Mother, wife and business lady she knew how important it was to have more than one of you to help out.

So she has set out on a path to help entrepreneurs with a vision take their work, their dreams and their income to the next level.

Helping them not to get caught in the trap of doing the stuff that wont push their business forward, but still has to be done.

Cloning themselves in fact.

But her life work, of helping others came from the belief that we all have a purpose in our lives, and it is up to all of us to work out just what that thing is, and then rock the world?

So how did she find out what her purpose in life was?

And where does she feel that our listeners can find their own thing in life too?

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

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Todays guest entrepreneur joining us on the Join Up Dots free business interview, is a man who from the very early stages in his life had the hustle muscle working overtime.

At the age of nine he would sneak comics into school to sell them to his classmates, who couldn't get enough of the latest adventures of their favourite characters, so would cough up their hard earned pocket money for the privilege.

And I suppose it wasn't a surprise that he could see the way to earn a buck or two, as both his parents were successful entrepreneurs, and being surrounded by people who do things their way and work to achieve things, is as we know so hugely powerful to your own development.

So with a track record of a range of ventures including a nightclub promotions company, a modelling agency and a fashion line, he is attempting to find the thing that brings all his hustle together and creates the future that he deserves.

And now more recently, he has been managing his own financial advisory firm, Fordyce & Playle, and a new online estate agency, Market My Property

But if you think that this episode will be about a young man who is working solely on his own life, and becoming an entrepreneur of note, then think again.

As with passions ranging from animal healthcare, children and even appearing in the 'Famous Males Checkum' cancer calendar he is doing his best to give back to the world.

So where does he see his true value to the world being directed at its highest level?

And does he feel that he is on track to achieve his dream of the youngest entrepreneur to sit as an investor on BBC's tv show "Dragon's Den"

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

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Todays guest is a lady, who believes that entering into adult life with a solid education is extremely advisable, but entering into adultlife with the debt that education brings is not.

She was a college graduate who ended her education with zero student loans.

What I hear you say.....no student loans how is that possible!

Well, hang on a minute as if you think that sounds inplausible then consider that not only was her college bill paid for but she actually got paid to go to school too.

As the first in her family, she had to figure out the scholarship process on her own, and so successfully did this, she now wants to help other students and their families do the same and the first step has been writing the Amazon bestseller "The Scholarship System."

This best selling book details the exact strategies, and insider information that she uncovered which allowed her to bring in over $125,000 in scholarships and financial aid, paying her entire college bill and giving her extra cash each semester.

She was able to focus on her higher education rather than constantly worrying about money and how much student loan debt was piling up.

But that is just one part of her story as this is a lady who has an eye of creating a life that so few people are willing to create, and she is going for it Big time.

As she says "Recently I have realized that future options are endless and, while I have always taken advantage of those opportunities in front of me, I am now creating my own."

So how does someone come out of the education system with a mind-set so different from so many others, who focus in on a job, and not creating the opportunities that can lead to financial freedom instead?

Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, the one and only Jocelyn Paonita.

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Todays guest is a man whose middle name is maxi (i'll be honest I'm not sure if this was from birth or he added it later), but it certainly fits extremely well in regards to his approach to life.

He believes that we all have it in us to live our lives to the "Max" and its not our situations, income, lifestyles, or anything else that holds us back other than quite simply ourselves.

He qualified as a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, and worked for many years providing solutions-orientated guidance for weight-loss, smoking, and the elimination of phobias.

His goal is to encourage clients to adapt and improve all aspects of their lives by understanding the vital role the mind plays in all our lives.

And it's not just individuals where his talents as a "Mind Coach" come to the fore, as he works with companies, organisations and individuals from his varied experience as a Business Owner, Sports Coach, Trainer, Sales Manager and Therapist he knows what they are going through.

He is the author of 'Escape the Mind Trap - How to Conquer Your Inner Demons' and can dig down past the stumbling blocks and self-limiting beliefs that hold us all back, and find the fears and anxieties that actually create the things that we think are holding us back.

Get rid of them and see your life change.

So how has he managed to overcome the fears and concerns that stop the rest of in our tracks?

And does he see the same issues time and time again, and can help us on Join Up Dots make a step forward in our own pursuit of success?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots the one and only, Mr Ian Maxi Jackson!

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Todays guest is a lady who claims that she has never had a bad job, even though she spent several semesters helping students cut open and poke around in cats and pigs.

Yes, I think that is the first time that I have had that fact in an introduction.

But that isn't one of those facts that define her, but the fact that this lady knows how to hustle certainly does.

When it comes to getting the work done, she is willing to put in the hours, and believes wholeheartedly that the only way to reap the rewards that your life deserves is by taking the old leap of faith.

And that is what she has done, she leapt and kept flexing the hustle muscle everyday since leaving her corporate gig and going it alone.

And with a history of working in a sports marketing company, where she worked with many Fortune 500 clients, starting with IMG and most recently leading the marketing efforts for an agency owned by NASCAR driver, she knew how to get a product to market.

But its ok, knowing how to do this if someone else is footing the bill.

But what if you have the idea for a product and have to get it into the hands of the consumers yourself?

Well, in 2011 she used her branding, marketing and sales experience to launch such a product and Slawsa, a unique slaw-salsa hybrid condiment was born.

And within two years after launch, the product could be found on the shelves of over 5,200 stores in the U.S. and Canada with rave reviews from critics and consumers alike.

What makes her story even more fascinating, is that even though this might be deemed as a success, she was then willing to take Slawsa and drop it into ABC's Shark Tank for the sharks to fight over?

Did she get investment? Did she come out of the waters intact?

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

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Coming originally from the South American country of Chile, our guest has set out on a path to not only create her dream life, but also to help the world find theirs too!

As the founder of “Money & You®,” and other successful financial platforms she knows and shares how we can all develop systems that will accelerate the growth of our businesses.

And what she gives us is not just manuals full of structures and systems, but a complete mind-set shift, to believe that success is ours to have.

She can rewire us all to think like multi-millionaires.

She has appeared on multiple movies, been quoted in hundreds of books, and appeared on radio and TV shows all over the world.

But how does a lady come from Chile, move to America, and create a platform of success that crosses the globe and effects students in over 65 countries?

How did todays guest learn the skills for success that allude so many people?

And that is what I want to talk about today, how someone can think big, dream big and achieve big things, when so many others get stuck before even beginning?

Is it that she took chances that other people wouldn't have taken, or simply that she was luckier than most?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Dame DC Cordova

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Todays guest is an astonishing lady who delivers, positivity and inspiration to the world everyday of her life.

Born with ocular albinism – a condition that has made her legally blind, she managed to hide the issues with her vision until well into her 20’s from her employers, friends and I guess the world.

More amazingly, is the fact that she had been legally blind since a child, but it wasn’t until she was 17 that she actually realised it fully too.

Her parents upon finding out their newborn daughter had been born with the condition decided that they wouldn’t tell her, as they believed that it would result in both her and others placing limits on what she could achieve in life.

And so she lived with the condition, for over ten years, as she graduated and joined an international consultancy firm.

But the time came when her eyes deteriorated so much, that she could no longer hide it anymore, and the time would come to change direction, and with that direction set out to change opinions across the world.

And I love this about her story, but the realisation of what she should do next in her life came on the top of an elephant whilst travelling 1,000 miles across the country raising funds for Sight Savers.

She decided that she would create the non profit organisation Kanchi, named after that very same elephant, that aims to change the attitudes and behaviours towards people with disability by working with business leaders, helping them to see these people as assets to be developed.

And now as her star continues to shine brighter and brighter she is highly sought after as an inspirational speaker the world over.

So how do you manage from the top of an elephant to see a path that is literally life changing and have the courage to tackle it head on?

And where does she feel the most work still needs to be done, as the world accepts and embraces disability in its many forms?

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

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Todays guest is a man who believes that one of the best ways to create an income and business is to provide massive value to everyone you meet, and he fully subscribes to the “Pay It Forward” methodology.

And when it comes to using social media he believes wholeheartedly that this is the only way to go about building your valued network too.

As he says ”I live by the pay it forward lifestyle – if you are helped, don’t help that person, instead “pay it forward” to someone else in need.

The blessing will come back to you!”

And as an expert on how to utilise LinkedIn, he has for the last ten years travelled the country advising and presenting to  eager attendees on how to make the most of this business resource, which lets be honest not many of us really know how to do for best results.

But that is just one side of his life, as with 30 years spent in PR and Marketing and a published Amazon bestseller “Linking In to Pay it Forward: Changing the Value Proposition in Social Media” he is a man on a mission.

So was this way of operating always in him, or did he come to a conclusion that this was the best way to do things?

And is he surprised at how little people actually harness the power of LinkedIn?

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

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Todays guest is a lady who maybe small in size, but towers over so many people across the globe with her positivity, gungho spirit and ability to overcome huge obstacles with a smile on her face.

She calls herself the short chick with a walking stick, and for four decades, since age 7, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis and a Walking Stick have been her constant companions.

And although she took medications that helped ease the pain and allowed her to walk, those very same medications that she took to help her actually stopped her from growing.

So at the size of 4 foot 6, she now finds herself battling the limiting thoughts that are not only hard enough when they are your own thoughts, but when they come from everyone else too, are doubly difficult.

She has survived 8 complicated, nearly life-ending, record-breaking surgeries to keep her walking, and has survived the loss of both parents and other loved ones, as well as her own thoughts of suicide in childhood.

Now if that seems like this episode is going to be a grim one then think again, as with her own business, and inspirational content that helps people across the globe bringing her more and more success, it is going to be anything but.

But what is it that really light her up inside?

And how did she find the strength to keep on going, after numerous painful operations, when so many people would have resorted to playing the victim game?

And where does she see her life in the future, with so many things going on in her life?

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

 

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Todays guest has a mantra in life, and one that has been tested time and time again.

“You can’t always control what happens to you, but you can always control how you respond to what happens to you.” 

But that's ok, if you have mental strength, but what if you are quote on quote a normal person who gets hit by things in life and allow them to rock them on your heels.

You savour the victim mentality and share the story of hardship and mental strife with friends and colleagues.

You go back to your home and play sad music, until you pull yourself together and go again.

But how do you learn the lessons in life, that can help you realise that like our guests mantra you can really control your life and get the better life that you deserve.

Well over the last ten years, our guest has battled two bouts of chronic illness, a terrible injury that occurred to her daughter, black mold poisoning, financial devastation including the loss of a business and home, and if that isn't bad enough then she also had to deal with post traumatic stress disorder too.

That is at least one whammy every two years.

But instead of letting it stop her progression forward our guest learnt from these life lessons, and developed the "Choose A Better Life" platform and the Amazon best seller "Choose A Better Life: Common sense For Uncommon Living.

So did she always have the mental strength, or did she go through the classic draw the curtains and hide from the world phase?

Or was it an epiphany that made her scream "I can control what happens to me"

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

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Todays guest on the show is a man who, ill be honest when I started researching him, I thought "How the hell does he pack everything that he is doing into a day?"

If you think that you are busy, then think again, as not only is he currently the Head of English, Drama and Media Studies at an outstanding Catholic school in Hertfordshire., but he is also juggling the work of a freelance journalist.

Writing articles that regularly appear in ten industry-leading magazines that cover the automotive, aerospace, technology and travel sectors he is a man in demand.

His articles are read by over 12,000 subscribers in print, and more online, but he is even more busy than that as the author of several bestselling books "The Missing", "Life Of Sin" and "On Guard" the last blending his love and expertise of fencing.

Yes, he could challenge me to a dual at dawn, as for seven years he was a Karl was a competitive fencer. Fencing is in his blood.

So how does he pack so much into his life, and still find that urge for consistent creativity?

And if he could choose just one of his talents to do only, which one would he choose?

Well let's find out as we bring onto the show, to start joining up dots, the one and only Mr Karl Vadaszffy!

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Todays guest is a man who states that he is a Christ Follower, CEO of Author Media, Professional Speaker, Podcaster, Wordpress Lover, Marketer, Political Trouble Maker, & Homeschool Graduate.

Which means that the conversations today can literally go anywhere, and he will have an opinion on it....so what shall I start with first...religion or politics?

Well let's start with the fact that since building his first website at the age of thirteen, our guest has been fascinated with communication whether its in the written word or by presenting his message in award winning presentations across America.

He believes in connecting with people across the globe, and so it wasn't too much of a surprise to see that the early party of his career led heavily towards directing people on the political campaign trail.

For several years he assisted political hopefuls to run their campaign at grass roots level by recruiting, training and organising volunteers to knock on doors and convince those voters that they met, that their boss was the way forward.

But it was when he took this love of influencing and communicating, and combined it with his love of wordpress and website building that his career really started gaining speed.

And in 2008 he created Umstattd Media focusing on social media consulting, web design, and helping authors and businesses get the most out of the web.

This later changed to Castle Media Group and the rest as they is history.

So what it is it about communication that really lights him up inside, and helps him explode the potential opportunities all around him?

And does he have any design to go full circle and bring his skills back into the political environment?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show, to start joining up dots, the one and only Thomas Umstattd Jr.

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Todays guest is a man who seems to have an absolute passion for building stuff.

As he says "I have been writing and commercializing software since childhood. My goals are the same now as they were then: to solve difficult, practical problems with software"

With a talent for writing code for computer programmes, and an eye for potential start-ups he has had astonishing success.

Success that quite simply could leave him sitting on a island doing nothing for the rest of his life, due to the $700,000,000 Google paid him for the Cambridge, Mass-based ITA Software Inc.

But that is just a tiny part of what has made him who he is, as he has steadily worked on his life, his career, and projects since leaving University with a bachelor's and master's degrees in computer science.

Even before that he would grab every opportunity he could to develop his skills, and for five years between 1986 and 1991 in every school break he would work as a developer on Xenix and Mach operating systems, and then went on to co-found ITA Software in 1998.

For all you computer game lovers, also know that he was the first employee hired at the video game developer Naughty Dog, where he co-created the first two installments of the Crash Bandicoot games for PlayStation.

But for me, and this is what I want to touch on, as I like this fact very much, is he seems to have a completely opposing view to the overnight success, get rich quick practice that has taken control of the world over the last few decades.

He works slowly and steadily, building his work in almost secrecy until 100% comfortable to release to the world.

And now with his latest venture Inky, an email organising system gaining more and more interest he once again, is giving birth to something that the world is looking for, and will bring even more success.

So, are there similarities between building computer games, and business platforms?

And what does he see in the world today that he wishes that he could have built?

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

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Podcast 180: Caitlin Zaino: An Entrepreneur Lady Who Cooks Up Delights With Her Passion For Food

Todays guest entrepreneur joining us on the top rated Steve Jobs inspired podcast, is a lady who from an air conditioned hotel room in Nicaragua found her path to a future that delights her, inspires her and probably makes her struggle to keep the weight off too.

Whilst whiling away the days watching the Food Network on television, she came up with a plan that would combine her passion for foods with her delight in travel...she would become the Urban Grocer.

Traveling the world she would seek out the kind of exotic foods that each country produces and weave it into a spunky informative and fun tv programme.

But if you think that her career history is one that is linked with the media and her delight in discovering and talking about amazing foods, then think again.

Way back in 2004, she worked in a restaurant in Boston prepping hot and cold first courses during and before service, but then amazingly left and became a script writer for the Russian Premier Mikhail Gorbachev.

Yeah really, how the hell did that happen?

I can't begin to imagine, but straight after that she jumped back into the food game, and hosted a Food Radio Programme in Switzerland called "Caitlin's Kitchen".

Getting the idea?? This is one of those shows where the dots of her life are quite difficult to tie up, but it seems true to say that even as a small child, working away in her mothers kitchen, she learnt to appreciate the delights of what we can place on our dinner plates.

And that has carried throughout her adult life.

And now with her latest venture, Porter and Sail, she is combining her love of food, and travel, with her passion for helping the discerning travellers to find the best of what is out there.

The hidden gems, that can help us all be world savvy diners.

So it is with huge delight, that I bring onto the show to start joining up dots ,the one and only freedom cooking entrepreneur Caitlin Zaino

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Todays guest, is not just an entrepreneur, but is something that believes that creating the perfect lifestyle is all about making the right decisions.

He is a man who has spent all his life being fascinated by what makes people tick.

And when it comes to working out why some people learn really easily, whilst others struggle then he is your man to go to.

Is it about the style of teaching, or the style of thinking that helps people learn?

Wow that’s a deep question to start with straight away, but hey, what a great question to ask, as todays guest has built his whole success around developing Cognician an interface needed to create discussions and ask insightful questions within the e-learning process.

Along with his brother, Barry he realised that there was a world out there that felt that e-learning lacked engagement, and was simply a platform based around multiple choices.

And I agree with them whole heartedly.

As they say At Cognician, “We believe that anyone is capable of learning something new if they have the right tools. It’s our mission to make such tools and to create the best online learning experience possible, which leads to sustainable behaviour change.

People don’t change easily. And giving them information won’t solve the problem on its own. If you want to change people’s behaviour, and allow them to build their perfect lifestyle then you need to start by changing the way they think. One really powerful way to do that is to give them new questions to ask. New questions turn their thinking in new directions. New thinking leads to new revelations. And these aha moments are what lead to genuine shift.”

This man is someone who is speaking my language big time, so its with huge delight that I get to bring onto the show to start joining up dots, the one and only Mr Patrick Kayton.

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Todays guest is a fantastic fella who I have wanted to have on the show right from the very first days of Join Up Dots.

But like all new things that you start, I felt I needed a platform and an exposure that was worth his time, as he has a fantastic story that so many of you will resonate with.

He is a chap who grew up in quite a working class part of the United Kingdom, known as Coventry, and was a self confessed sensitive child, who struggled with many parts of being a kid that so many people breeze through.

The transition to senior school was particularly difficult for him, and in an attempt to find some courage that he could take back into his school-life, he  commenced a martial arts course.

However, the positive idea to empower, unfortunately had quite the opposite effect, as one day the martial arts tutor abused him, and quite simply changed his life over night.

And from that point, his life spiralled into a world of violence and anger.

And for over a decade he built a life based around the punishment he could dish out particularly around his job as a nightclub bouncer.

But then his life changed again, and he realised that he had to take control, and reclaim his own personal power.

And with the publication of his first book detailing this part of his life, he moved into a world of creating, positive reinforcement and inspiring the world to take control of their lives.

He has since written forty books (published in 21 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, and his autobiography ‘Watch My Back‘ has been adapted into a major motion picture Clubbed.

So does he think that he would have become so successful in this arena, if he didn't have something to fight against?

And what is the advice that he would give to himself if he had a chance to go back in time?

Well, we are going to find out, so its with great delight that I bring onto the show to start joining up dots, the one and only Mr Geoff Thompson

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