Fri, 27 June 2014
Turner Barr: A Man Who Is Going Around The World In 80 Jobs..Now He Can Add Podcast Guest To The List Too!
Todays guest can only be described as the new Jules Vern, or for younger listeners Michael Palin, as he is the creator of the site Around the world in 80 jobs whereby he crosses the globe,working in various positions of employment and of course sharing with us his successes, failures and crazy stories of a life on the road.
Back in 2007,after graduating from UC Berkeley our guest set out on the open road for a year of adventure.
With no clear plan. No fixed direction. And nothing more than a vague feeling of doing something memorable it was a path very different from where he is now.
And looking back from where he is now, it seems almost unbelievable that he didn’t immediately start blogging, creating content, or attempting to montize his wanderings across the globe.
But that is the beauty of a show like Join Up Dots, as many times a persons true path in life only becomes visible to them when hitting a crossroads.
And in this case it was an economic crossroads that made him decide on what he wanted to do in life.
The economy had tanked in 2008, and the prospect of getting straight back into employment when returning to the US suddenly seemed a distant dream.
And was it a dream that our guest was…..well dreaming about anyway?
Lets find out as we add another job on the list as podcast guest (although Im not going to pay him…just keep that to ourselves) the amazing, Mr Turner Barr.
Thu, 26 June 2014
Christopher Mance II: From The Military To The Online World Our Guest Knows The Power Of Connection And Is Making It Viral
Todays guest is someone who considers himself a life long student.And in the online environment he quite simply has submerged himself in the world of websites,traffic production, and content creation since an early age.He first learnt to write software when he was just a youthful 14 years old, and started his first company at the age of 20.But these were all stepping stones, or dots as we call them on the show, because no matter how well your site, vision and content look you are dead in the water without visiting traffic.And he first achieved this while he was graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point.All freshman were allowed to use the computers,and our guest decided to create a site on his love of Hip Hop music, which slowly but steadily became the go to place for lovers of that genre of music.So buoyed by his success and confident in his abilities, and after several false starts in 2011, he founded Nichevertising, an online business that helps business in a similar niches join forces to grow their business,and make their content hopefully go viral.Said in a different way our guest is trying to connect businesses with the same demographics so they can work together to help each others advertising campaigns go viral. Multiple businesses can join a campaign together and help each other gain huge exposure online. A real win-win for all parties, not least our guest.So the key questions are I suppose, how did he come up with this idea?Why did he persist with working online, and developing his entrepreneurial muscles when simply "getting a job" would have been the easier option?And where did he find the courage, support and faith in his abilities to push through the hard times to gain the success he deserves.So let me find out as much as I can whilst I have the chance to talk, and of course join up Dots with the one and only Christopher Mance II
Wed, 25 June 2014
Bobby Gill: A Man Who Starts Everyday On One Weetabix, But Fuels The World With His Passion For Apps And Everything Mobile
Todays guest is a man who since 2001 has had a fascination with coding and technology.Starting work as a QA Engineer for a company, which he quite readily admits that I cant find the right words that could do any justice to my time here.5 or 10 lines of blank text should more than suffice.he moved steadily though a series of positions that filled his days with programming, and more than a bit of messing around.One company paid him, whilst he joined a gang of eager programmers and developers to work on a slime basketball game….ok they didn’t know they were paying him to do this, but hey more fool them, they should have managed a little bit closer I think.But when Microsoft took a chance on him, then things started getting serious, and he realised that the time of playing was coming to an end.Whizz forward a few years, and he is now the founder of Blue Label Labs, a New York based mobile design and development lab for iOS, Android and Windows Phone. So how has he done this?How did he take the leap of faith that allowed him to leave the corporate environment as an employee, and build his own business (one not focused on slime basketball I can only imagine)Well lets find out as we invite onto the show to start joining up the dots of his life, the one and only Bobby Gill.
Tue, 24 June 2014
Todays guest is a lady who has really turned the corner in her life,due to focus,motivation and pure strength of will to achieve huge success.It wasnt always a given that she would end up where she is today as a number one Best Selling Author,an international speaker,championship motorcycle racer,accomplished business leader,musician and vocalist who has earned more than 50 podium placements in male-dominated motorcycle competitions.Now if that seems like a wildly adventurous and fun life to have,it wasn't always like that.As a young woman our guest was in a dark place in her life.Dark enough to consider suicide, but as we said by taking a determined approach to stride boldly into the light, she undertook in 1999 a course of personal and spiritual development at The Institute for Personal Growth in Quebec, Canada.In 2001, she bought herself a motorcycle for pleasure, and two years later started motorcycle racing for sport. In 2007, she secured a Third-place finish at Daytona Raceway, against 75 men and scored 9th overall in the WERA National Championship in the USA.But really this is just the beginning of her success and now with her books, coaching, and presentations teaching us to take control of our lives and Win the race of life at 180 mph then there is no better time to start joining up dots with the one and only Nadine Lajoie.
Mon, 23 June 2014
Todays guest is the type of person that can only really be described as a serial entrepreneur.He has been founding and co founding businesses since he was 14 years old, when he started his first business a comics book rental company. And since then he has navigated the world of the 9 – 5 with, lets say wariness.Being somebody who readily describes himself as a round peg in a square hole, the life in corporate land was something that never really fitted.In fact he considers working in a cubicle or other standard position as jail, and has since 2009 been inspiring folks across the globe to escape and find their own futures, through the Breaking The 9 To 5 Jail programme.And that passion has led him to become a public speaker of note with keynotes and workshops driving home the message of “Consistent action taking.”Using his life incidents, client stories, experiences, fun observations, and a unique story telling approach, he has inspired, informed, and entertained audiences of all ages and abilities.He strongly believes that one can be over-educated however, one can never be over-inspired and inspiration is the most important element of each success story.So how does he do this?And how does he find the courage to take such huge action everyday, as he changes not just his life, but that of 1000′s of others too?Well lets find out as we start joining up dots with the one and only Divesh Dwivedi
Sun, 22 June 2014
Eldonna Lewis Fernandez: How A Look In The Mirror Changed Her Life, And Why The Military Started Her True Path
Todays guest is a lady who has had a career that can be split into two clearly defined
halves. The first half was based firmly in the military, as over 23 years she was employed by the air force as a negotiator and contracts expert. The air force used her to negotiate contracts from $1 to over $100 million both stateside and internationally.
She was deployed to the Middle East after 911, has worked in the White House, and
even holds a Top Secret security clearance and has been a trusted agent of the U.S.
Government for 30 years. But upon leaving the military, our guest didn't just consider the skills that she had honed, to be only useful in her past life,but has taken those very same skills and brought them into the corporate world.
She now specializes in training people how to think like a negotiator by creating win
win results and understanding the pitfalls to avoid. Now if that isn't enough, she is also an international award winning speaker and an award winning author of two books "Think Like A Negotiator, 50 Ways to Create Win Win Results by Understanding the Pitfalls to Avoid" and "GoPINK Rules of Engagement 5 Foundational Principles for Taking Control of the Handlebars of Your Life."
So lets bring onto the show, to start joining up the dots of her life, the one and
only, Harly Davidson riding, Eldonna Lewis Fernandez.
Sat, 21 June 2014
Todays guest entrepreneur joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired business interview is officially the youngest person that I have had on the show...but wow what an entrepreneur he is.
When he was 12 years old instead of asking for a Xbox, or bike like most kids his age, he instead asked for a beehive.
You see he had learnt about Colony Collapse Disorder from a beekeeper and wanted to make a difference.
Yes, he did grow up on a farm, but that is still something that lets be honest is a strange thing to ask for even from such a well grounded and well raised lad.
So he started selling honey by the side of the road to raise money and from that one beehive, our guest found the motivation to create an industry that is now present in stores across the United States of America.
Like all the best ideas its a simple one.
Having too much honey for his family to consume he started experimenting with the substance by adding spices...and BAM he created Henrys Humdingers.
But how did he do it?
How did he at such an early age continue his education whilst taking on the business world and win?
What made him so caring to the plight of an insect that for many of us, we just flip away with our hands whenever they come near?
Well lets find out as we start Joining Up Dots in todays interview with the inspirational teenage entrepreneur himself Mr Henry Miller
Fri, 20 June 2014
My guest entrepreneur joining us on todays interview, is a man who has driven himself to the top of his business as a coach, productivity expert, and author, and is quite simply the guy to turn to if you want to make your best even better.He has earned two Master's degrees after studying US History and Spanish Literature, and then went on to earn another in Education to understand how to teach.Add another
masters in Psychology and then you really have an intoxicating and powerful mix that can look into the core of all of us, and help us raise our game.As an executive coach, he provides practical methods to achieve quality work/life balance.
You can say he is the lifestyle king. Allowing for amazing career success whilst also having the freedom to enjoy the income he earns.
He has worked with leaders and executives for over 14 years in the business and education sectors, with his focus on creating
ideas that matter and implementing solutions that are valuable to the organization he has been very busy indeed.While traveling worldwide, he trains and competes regularly as an age-group triathlete too.Now if all that eduction seeking and performance enhancing would make me you like me, want to throw yourself down on the nearest sofa, with a huge tub of Ben and Jerry's and take it easy, he is not like that at all.Our guest seems to have a limlitless amount of energy.Since 2003, he has completed four 1/2 Ironman distance races, several half-
marathons and several smaller triathlons around the United States, he consistently places in the top 10% of his age group in both 5K and 10K races.So without further ado, whilst we have him sitting I guess in one spot, lets start Joining Up Dots with the one and only supe entrepreneur and author Jason W. Womack
Thu, 19 June 2014
Todays guest entrepreneur is a lady who found her thing in life, it seems to me by chance.
But it was a chance occurrence that like so many people who come onto the Join Up Dots podcast interview, she grasped with both hands and ran with it.
The founder of Solamente55.com a company that specialises in making unique and boutique t-shirts highlighting the niche areas of your life and town or city has been a great success.
So if you want a funky, t-shirt that probably none of your mates are wearing then this is the place to come.
But her story isn't just about marketing products, as since starting on her professional life she has literally submerged herself in cultures across the globe.
Working in Croatia, Holland, Africa and the United States, she has become multicultural and has an outlook that can only take her to the very top of her game.
But what is her game?
Where does she see her future and unique self to be heading?
Is it into corporate land, where she has so much experience, or to have the freedom to take her clothing company into every shopping mall, and high street across the globe.
Well lets find out as we start Joining Up Dots with the one and only fashion expert herself Amy Shifflette.
Wed, 18 June 2014
Todays guest freedom seeker is an entreprneur who is really getting out there and making a difference to the world.
And if you are a podcaster, or consumer of online content then you will have heard this mans work without knowing the name most probably.
He has loose lips that were born to communicate, and golden tones made for inspirational comment.
And that is why he is the inspirational voice that introduces so many of the shows out there at the moment.
But that is not all he does well, as it seems to me that he was born to be an entrepreneur, and motivational force to many, as well as....your going to find out during the show.
So lets listen to the wisdom, and experience of a man who has been through the corporate route, and is now living firmly on his own terms.
Creating a lifestyle that is pure and simple to what he wants
He is a husband, father, grower of an amazing beard (which I will have to discuss) and the co-host of Love Your Leap with the legend that is John Lee Dumas.
So now is time to start Joining Up Dots as we interview the one and only golden voice over man himself.....Mr Tim Paige!
Tue, 17 June 2014
Todays guest is a man who was introduced to me by Tom Trush who appeared on Episode 17 of the show.He said to me"David you have to have this guy on he has an amazing story".I think that was selling it a bit short when you realize that this guy started his first business at the age of 4 when he sold artwork to his neighbors.That certainly needs discussing.His business ventures have ranged from establishing a bathroom tollbooth at his parents home (which they shockingly agreed to play along with) to creating an angel-financed pet health insurance company to a multimillion-dollar real estate development company–and many others.Today, his advice has appeared in media throughout the world including Fox Business,Inc.,Forbes, and Business Insider, plus he has spoken to both domestic and international audiences.He was selected as one of The American Genius Beat’s “Top 50 Influencers.” On occasion,his kids even take his advice.But hang on a bit how about the fact that as a child, he was diagnosed as having one of the worst cases of ADHD (along with a litany of other learning disabilities)the doctor had ever seen,yet refused medication and alternative education and taught himself how to succeed amidst those challenges! Oh and he is a three times wrestling state champion,and well….we could go on and on.But where to start is the problem……so lets just get on with introducing you to a man who I am so pleased agreed to Join Up the Dots of his life….Mr Charles Gaudet
Mon, 16 June 2014
Bev Vines-Haines & Charlotte Clary: The Two Grannies Show The World How To Build An Empire From Your Garage!
Our guests today have been close friends since the middle of the 80's, when due to doing what most mums do, they met whilst ferrying their kids to school and back.
And that simple connection lead them on an entrepreneurial journey that perhaps they wouldn't have imagined as possible at the very beginning.
Starting in the garage looking at money making ideas and projects, these two mums started researching home remedies, studied herbal properties and used their families as guinea pigs for numerous concoctions.
Over the years, they have acquired a file filled with business cards they created for one idea after another. They have run a newspaper, produced original Murder Mystery Dinner events, operated an advertising and PR firm and generally sizzled with endless ideas.
And I took this phrase directly from their website as I loved it, had never heard it before, but it seems so apt for a show like this.
"Even a blind pig eventually finds an acorn."
And due to the ever expanding production line of grandchildren they decided they wanted to find candy, or sweets as we call them in the UK, that they would be happy with their loved ones eating.
And it seems that so many people wanted the same thing, and that blind pig had found its acorn.
And that pig started running, and running it was quite an excited pig it seems, and now these two amazing ladies have a company called Ice Chips Candy, which led to them being contestants on the American Version of the UK Show "Dragons Den" which is called "Shark Tank".
So did it work for them?
Did they gain the investment that they sought?
Are they pleased that they tried so many things on their way to finding their thing in life?
Well lets find out as we discuss Ice Chips Candy, the Shark Tank, and of course joining up dots with the amazing powerhouse couple that are...Bev Vines-Haines and Charlotte Clary
Sun, 15 June 2014
Todays guest is a lady who has such a tale to tell she is absolutely perfect for a show like Join Up Dots.
Known as someone who laughs a lot, she actually says in her own words "That I don't look like what I have been through"
And she has certainly been through a lot, not least becoming a survivor of breast cancer.
Living in New York, she has spent the majority of the last 30 years working in higher education, and it is obvious that she is a lady who believes in empowerment, and inspiring others to reach for their dreams.
With her weekly radio show, her blogs, podcast, and myriad of media platforms she has set out on a path that is uniquely her and 100% giving to others.
So how did she get here?
How did she find that path, and more importantly know that it was the one that would light her up inside?
Well lets not delay anymore and bring on the show the amazingly inspirational and motivational Dr Fay M Butler.
Sat, 14 June 2014
Todays guest entrepreneur is creating an amazing lifestyle for himself due to being a content marketing machine.
H has been in the business one way or another since way back in the early 2000s.
Technology seems to be something that brings him to life,and when you look at his career it has taken him in directions that like everyone who spends time with me to Join Up Dots could not have been perceived at the very beginning.
He loves to code and write programs, and this love allowed him to start creating his own IPhone apps.His very first one hitting the number 8 position under Educational Games in iTunes.I
’m not sure if this is good or not, but I am certainly going to find out during the discussion.
He has contributed to major publications including Lifehack, Social Media Examiner, iPhoneLife, Unbounce, Kissmetrics,and many more and even now hosts his own podcast focused on guess what mobile apps.So how does he come up with areas of focus for his business?
And how does he decide the direction to go into, with so many areas that must make him to want to jump in all directions at once.
He describes himself as 60% marketer, 30% developer, 10% designer and 100% hustler.And fortunately for us he isn’t very good at maths, as I would sling in 100% conversationalist too.So lets get down to business and start joining up the dots with the one and only, 200%’r…… Mr Steve Young.
Fri, 13 June 2014
Todays guest is a man who over the last few years, after leaving college has taken a huge amount of action.He knew he wanted to have his own business, he knew that he didn't want to work the nine to five, but other than that dream he had no idea at all.So setting himself a deadline of five years to start and run his own business he set off on a path that he could never have dreamt at the beginning.Flexing his hustle muscle he has done many things, in a timeframe that seems almost too audacious.Managing to keep working a regular gig at nights, he has started the Billionsuccess blog and podcast, who goal is help all of us create our own successful start-ups by sharing inspiring stories of success and I suppose failures too.He is the Co-Founder of Triplefy an online service that allows businesses to sell their own “deals” (similar to Groupon) without the substantial cost and potential inconvenience having to go through a third-party company.And if that is not enough, he still works the for a security company, and has the time restraints that a father, and husband has day to day.So how has he done all this, and remained sane and youthful looking?Well lets find out as we introduce to you the one and only Herby Fabius.
Thu, 12 June 2014
If you think that you need to start your journey of discovery and fulfilment from a privileged position or its never going to work then think again.
Todays guest started his journey and I guess life in quite an unusual place, and it certainly was with no entitlement.
Born in Vietnam, he was then taken to live in a refuge camp in Indonesia, before moving again to Australia, where he resides today.
He has overcome challenges both financially and physically, with incredible persistence and commitment.
He has played Rugby at the National Championship in Canada, competed in Thai Boxing at International level, worked as a Professional Chef at a 5-Star Hotel, and even run a small food business.
He has completed a Bachelor of Humanities degree from The College At Southwestern in Fort Worth, Texas and is currently doing a Masters Degree.
If that isn't impressive enough, then this man who seems to be born with an inherent talent to take action, has created his own website entitled the Wantrepreneur journey.com, where he encourages his readers and listeners to strive to find their unique self.
As he says in his own words "I believe that everything you do in life is either an expression of who you truly are or a distraction from who you truly are. Discovering who you truly are is the burning question in everyone’s soul."
So let's find out today, how he found his unique self as I start joining up dots with the inspirational Thai Nguyen.
Wed, 11 June 2014
Todays' guest entrepreneur is a man who quite literally was born to be a voice on the mic.
And so its no surprise that he is now creating career freedom by creating his own online podcast.
He has been in radio one way or another since getting his first job way back at the tender age of 14, when he quite simply hustled his way into the producers chair.
And that flexing of his "Hustle Muscle" appears to be an inherent part of his character, as since then he has worked and flourished in a myriad of positions...even spending sometime working with a huge mouse as his boss.
Yep, Old Mickey paid his salary for a while whilst he worked for Walt Disney Radio (I had no idea that Disney had a radio station!)
So what takes a natural talent behind the mic, to step away from the radio business, and create his own podcasts, and his own future with the The Go For It Show the latest motivational powerhouse to hit the ears of the world.
Is it just a case of a guy who tired of the corporate gig, and needed to spread his own wings?
Or is it someone who has a passion for a subject that he felt wasn't being provided to the world?
Well lets find out as we start Joining Up Dots with the one and only, golden voice himself the podcasting entrepreneur Mr Tysen Webb.
Tue, 10 June 2014
Todays guest entrepeneur looking to join us on todays inspiring interview, is a man who upon reading his About page I thought "Man we have something in common"
He quit his 9-5 job in September 2013, and has since embarked on a daily mission to create an income producing production line, whilst inspiring motivating and empowering one million people.
Our guest wants to put a plan in place to help one million people leave their corporate job by building a business they love so they can live life on their own terms.
Total freedom of choice and freedon of time.
Well that is something that I am all ears for, and have my pen and paper at the ready.
He has worked with major companies and smaller businesses, including top professional sports teams, Fortune 500 companies, industry leading entrepreneurs and even local businesses as he helps everyone develop their mobile marketing strategy.
But how has he done it?
How has he since September 2013, found the courage to quit his job, sell his house, get married, start his own blog, podcast and coaching business whilst still retaining control of his own destiny.
Well lets find out as we start joining up dots with the one and only Mobile master Mr entrepreneur himself Greg Hickman
Mon, 9 June 2014
Todays guest is a lady that I first connected with on LinkedIn, as I simply loved the message she was putting outto the world.
She is a campaigner against I suppose corporate contentment, where so many of us work in jobs that do not fulfil us simply due to our belief that this is the safest route to take in life.
The paycheck is the most important thing, but our guest today believes otherwise.
In 2011, she couldn't suppress this desire anymore to find her authentic self and she left a 12 year career in a Fortune 100 company to go it alone.
And quite simply it appears to me that she hasn't looked back, although that is exactly what I am going to be asking her to do today.
Now with her company Prolific Living Inc. she is a professional blogger, author, speaker, business coach and an expert green juicer.
She is passionate about showing her readers and clients how to define their own freedom in their health and their careers.
So how can we learn from her?
How can we find the methods, skills, and passion to create a future that is all our own, and delights us on a daily basis.
Well there is no better time than today, so let me introduce to you the lovely, inspiring and of course conversational Farnoosh Brock.
Sun, 8 June 2014
Todays guest is a man who literally swims amongst the sharks on a daily basis.
The host and founder of the brilliant Shark Tank Podcast, he has found a way of combining his love for producing top notch online content, with his interest in entrepreneurs and of course the programme Shark Tank.
If you are in the UK, then think "Dragons Den" and you will have the idea of what his show is all about.
So how has he managed to create an audience that want to listen to stories, that in their own way have been told before?
How has he managed to hook a stream of contestants on the show that are ready for his grilling (There were a couple of top notch fish jokes in there just in case you missed them!)
Well he has done it with passion, charisma, perseverance and a belief in his product.
He says that he is just a regular guy who married an amazing woman, and has two boys that are his life.
So when he is not being romantic to this wonderful woman, playing and inspiring his boys, or wandering around Phoenix in Arizona, then you can find him playing soccer whilst dreaming of playing for Arsenal FC from the United Kingdom.
It seems he has a lot on his plate, so I am grateful that he has found the time to come on the show and join up some dots with me today.
Let me introduce to you the Host of Shark Tank Podcast Mr TJ Hale.
Sat, 7 June 2014
Leslie Samuel: An Entrepreneur Who Has Made Education Fun And Profitable For Students Across The Globe
Todays guest entrepreneur is someone who when you were at school you would have loved to have as your teacher.
He makes learning cool, and fun, and has a desire to teach in new and exciting ways.
So what makes him unique at least to my awareness of such folk, and brings him on to a show like Join Up Dots?
Well, unlike many of the people around the world that specialize in education and particularly biology, today’s guest has gone online and created a world that can bring his passions to the widest audience ever.
Having the freedom to use state of the art video, and podcasting equipment he inspires and educates from a far.
Many of the visitors to his site, comment that he has taught them more in a hour than weeks in a stuffy old classroom.
So how has it done it, and created a career that is now so successful?
How has this man from the island of St Maarteen in the Caribbean created an income and career that is built purely on his passions.
And why the hell did he leave St Maarteen?
Come on beach, sand, laptop what more can you want? So let me introduce to you as we discuss his life, failures and success, and of course Join Up some Dots with the one and only classroom entrepreneur Leslie Samuel.
Fri, 6 June 2014
Todays guest has for many, many years preached the benefits of bringing creativity into all forms of our lives, through his keynote addresses, coaching sessions, appearances all over the media, and through the 40 plus books he has written.
He was born in the Bronx, New York, where he lived until the age of 5, but grew up in the Brooklyn area of New York City.
Education and the desire to learn and develop seems to be an inherent part of his personality as after 1968, after a three year stint in the military, unlike many people who have had enough of education as children he returned once again to the classroom.
He attended Oregon State University and the University of Oregon, where he received a B.S. in philosophy.
After this he earned a master’s degree in creative writing from San Francisco State University while ghost-writing mysteries and nonfiction and self-publishing fiction.
And then if this wasn't enough in the ’80s he returned to school and earned a second bachelor’s degree in psychology, a second master’s degree in counselling, and a doctorate in counselling psychology.
So what is creative coaching?
And can we all bring this into our lives, if so many of us are in fulltime employment, and generally feel that we have little time for anything else?
Well lets find out as we start Joining Up Dots with the one and only Eric Maisel.
Thu, 5 June 2014
Todays guest quite simply appears to have stumbled onto something and then like all great ideas ran with it.
From starting a business from his bedroom as a bit of a joke "and those are his words" he has created a business which is now thriving.
With an office, employees and a lot of late nights, alongside his partner Lena the two have developed "Xero Shoes" a lightweight sandal, which gives the feeling of running barefoot, whilst protecting your precious toes from stones, injury inducing objects...and I suppose dog mess too.
That last one is worth the price of a pair of these shoes alone!
But its not all business, as with a few different content producing websites online (one that I have to discuss called the Anti Guru blog), a company that helps budding scriptwriters create the next American masterpiece, and being a published author of "Scriptwriting Secrets - Writing Your Million Dollar Story. " he fills his spare time with go-kart racing, miniature golf, bowling and on the 1st of January each year cracking open the ice and jumping into the Boulder Reservoir.
So is this man a creative action taker, or simply a lunatic.....come on the 1st of January going swimming!
Added to that he is also one of the fastest over 50 year olds in the whole of America too!
So how has it done it?
How did he do what so many people dream off, and create a future that is not only financially promising, but sounds like a lot of fun too?
Well lets find out as we introduce to you the one and only, Steven Sashen.
Wed, 4 June 2014
Scott Barlow & Mark Sieverkropp: Building Their Passions Around Careers, Early Mornings And Unicorns!
Our guests today are the powerhouses behind my favourite podcast Happen To Your Career.
However in this case, the podcast is just a small part of what is a passion filled centre of resource for all of us who are looking for a change in our career.
They quite simply believe that it is our their unique path in life to ensure that we all fill our days with work that delights us.
So how have they done this?
Well of course, they have a passion for the task, and they also have been in jobs and positions that have filled them with dread.
Coming home exhausted, hating their bosses and seeing very little of their families they knew that they had to do something.
And we are glad that they have because without guys like this in the world, providing support and encouragement, helping with decisions so many of us would be in similar daily situations.
So lets bring onto the show to start joining up the dots of their lives, Mr Scott Barlow and Mr Mark Sieverkropp.
Tue, 3 June 2014
Our guest today is the author of the book What Just Happened? How to Bounce Back in Life So You Can Do More, Have More, and Be More.
Being an eternal optimist, he has overcome many difficulties in his business and personal life which would have stopped others in their tracks.
Financial difficulties which he quite openly describes as extreme, physical difficulties, and of course like many of us have experienced over the years the one thing that generally suffers when we are under stress like this…..relationship issues too
But it certainly hasn't always been doom and gloom, as he has enjoyed his share of business success including building three different companies that have achieved revenues in excess of a million dollars.
So with all these ups and downs and to coin a phrase which I'm not sure I should use but it sounds right being an expert in “Bouncebackability” he has taken all these life lessons, and within the pages of his book teaches us how to turn stumbling blocks into stepping stones in seven steps.
He has been married to his beautiful wife Tasha for sixteen years and has three kids including teenage daughters Libby and Logan, and a six year old son Fisher.
So now its time to welcome to the show…...Jimmy Burgess.
Mon, 2 June 2014
Todays guest has a fascinating story, which touches on many areas of physical and emotional heartache and obstacles.
When he was just five, our guest fell over 30 feet off a bridge and spent over three weeks in a coma.
Fortunately the only damage he received from this fall was a loss of hearing in his ear.
Because of the relearning he had to do, including walking, he was always picked last for sports, and picked on the most.
You would have thought at this point he would have lashed out and fought back with resentment, but that would have been nowhere near the truth of what happened.
Instead, he enrolled in karate and in a very short time achieved black belt status, to became a teacher.
In his words he says “Looking back, while I taught the mechanics of kicking and punching, what really excited me was helping the students understand their inner strength and believe in themselves again.”
He had found his path in life, but now just had to find a way of channelling his passion.
And that is where his wife and business partner comes in and with a fascinating journey of her own, taking her from a childhood growing up in China, to the culture shock of a life in America.
In the states she pursued education with a passion, and studied to become a dentist, finally owning her own very successful practice.
And that for many would have been job done, but like her husband she felt something was missing.
She felt drawn to creating a better world for others.
And so together this powerhouse of a married team, have taken it on themselves to create their own business built around coaching, podcasting, writing and being hugely positive to create a future that is 100% percent unique to themselves.
So there is no better time than today to bring onto the show and start joining up the dots with the one and only Joel Boggess.
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Sun, 1 June 2014
Our guest today is the author of Three Simple Steps, a masterclass publication that can show the majority of people how to escape their present situation, and reclaim their future. And the author certainly knows a thing or two about reclaiming his future.He openly admits he was not afforded the most luxurious of upbringings, in fact being born into a life of poverty.But he always had an inherent knack for seeing an opportunity to make money, and therefore change his situation.Whether it was selling sweets to his classmates on the schoolbus, or developing multi-million pound businesses on a shoestring, his fingers crossed many areas of business with apparent ease.His successes have been frequent, and financially lucrative leading him to a life that many would say was a dream existence.But he is so much more than a wealthy businessman enjoying a life of hard earned luxuries.His belief that life should not be a struggle and is one that should be enjoyed, has been one that unfortunately he has been unable to deliver to countless people he has encountered over the years.People who are trapped, unable to realize the dreams that they hold in their hearts.So with an audience waiting to hear how they too can achieve a future they deserve, I would like to introduce to the show, the one and only Trevor Blake.
Sat, 31 May 2014
Todays guest wrote her own introduction.
Normally, I compose the words that I use to bring them into the show, but this lady has talent flowing from every finger tip, so when I read her website About me page I thought....how can I improve on that.
So let me simply tell you about her in her own words, as we discuss how she become so fortunate to find love, create success, and have an incredible amount of happiness in her life.
She wasn't born with a silver spoon in her mouth, her parents were never rich and probably never will be, so it wasn't easy to gain success in her life.
In fact, it required many late nights and early mornings, heartache and pain, hardship and sorry, but most importantly it required being ballsy.
It required her getting out of her own way, never giving up even though life was brutal far more times than she anticipated.
It required an unwavering commitment to success, an unbelievable amount of faith, and a serious belief in herself and her value.
How could I write something better than that now really?
She has been captivating, inspiring and motivating entrepreneurs across the globe since her early twenties. Chosen as Evolution Magazines 2013 Power Player Under 40, and featured on CNN, Forbes, Yahoo Finance, and receiving dozens of other accolades, as her passion for personal growth resonates with audiences looking for more fulfillment in all aspects of life and business.
She is the author of "Be-Ballsy! How Not To Suck At Love, Success & Happiness" & "Be A Baller! The Blueprint To Have It All"
She states "I Love teaching audiences how to break-thru self-limiting beliefs so they can have it all, all at the same time!"
So lets get some live words flowing from her mouth, in the same passionate way that her fingers deliver as I introduce to you the one and only motivational powerhouse that is Melissa Krivacheck.
Fri, 30 May 2014
Todays guest joining us on the Join Up Dots podcast interview, is a lady entrepreneur that has almost a lifetime of experiences and success built up already in her youthful body.
Since her travelling adventures started over four years ago, she has had the freedom to cover the globe observing the characteristics of the people who live in each of the countries she has spent time in.
And its not a surprise to her that whether she was living in the United States, Germany or Thailand she found that we all want the same things.
We want to be Happy, feel peace, and have a freedom of suffering whether this be fear, negativity or frustration.
The only difference is how we go about getting to those results.
Being a naturally adventurous and positive person obviously helps enormously, but what about the listeners who don't embrace adventure and freedom of spirit in such a gungho way?
Can they also achieve these positive results, and take control of their own lives in the process?
Well our guest today believes so, and through her role as Peak Performance coach has made it her mission to help others find the path to excitement and fulfillment that makes a life well…….memorable to say the least.
So if you are wondering if there is more to life than you are getting at the moment, and don't know how to go about it, then let me introduce you to the salsa dancing, fun loving, creative spirit that is todays freedom entrepreneur Miss Ginger Kern.
Thu, 29 May 2014
Todays guest entrepreneur joining us on the join up dots podcast interview is someone that can make us both physically better, and professionally too.
With a degree in medicine and three years under his belt working in an Australian hospital,he knows a thing or two about injuries and the like.
But unusually for a Doctor, this career success which for many is a choice for life, was not his only focus.
As whilst performing his medical roles, he was eagerly researching and developing quite a few internet businesses, developing content which he modestly claims as “Failed or moderately successful” start ups and having the freedom to create career success away from medicine.
An online mapping site, a myspace profiling site, a divorce website, a limousine directory, various travel websites, a satellite TV comparison site, created and sold various ebooks,
He created and sold various types of software, online advertising agency, online search engine optimization agency and even a site designed to train individuals to improve their lie
But he still managed to earning nearly $1,000,000 in a year from a bedroom in his parents house, from affiliate marketing, which to me sounds very successful!
But he really came to the fore when back in 2012 he created Time Doctor, a way to manage your staffs time, if in his case he was eager for them to work more remotely than they had previously.
After all how do you know that they aren’t sitting watching Harry Potter 27, when actually they should be head down working?
And so he took the leap of faith and found the motivation to really build a business that he could call his own.
Now with the success of this under his belt, he increased his portfolio of “Successful start ups” with the creation of Staff.com which is a global online platform for recruitment.
So what does he do when he isn’t working?
Does he use the Time Doctor software himself?
And what is this nasty rash that I have developed recently?
So many questions I need to ask the one and only Time Doctor himself…the online productivity entrepreneur Mr Rob Rawson.
Wed, 28 May 2014
Todays guest entrepreneur joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired business podcast is someone that makes me think,if I was to choose any theme for a podcast then it would be one looking at how people moved from one role to another.
One dream to another.And add a few stumbles,falls,and mistakes,before ending up where they should be in life.
I would call it “Join Up Dots” and have this guy on everyday, because man he has a history that, well, you really need to have a stiff drink or two to work out the connections.
Starting way back in 1998, for over seven years he ran the golf shop as the Assistant Golf Professional at the Los Serranos Golf Course in California, before finding the motivation to leave and work as a teacher for the Chino Valley Unified School District.
Jump on a few years, and he was to leave this career, to go it alone with a home tutoring set up with his sister, to bring isnpirationto students that would gain greater benefit with some home tuition.
Ok, then so its a job in Education for our guest then!Nope, as he then went back to the Golf Course by setting up 19th Hole Media, to help local courses grow their profile and memberships by developing an online community.Using the power of the web, to develop the game at grass roots level.
And with an amazing podcast called “Defining Success”, and being President of both Welborn Social Media , and 19th Hole Media, our guest is most certainly a busy man.
In fact it makes me wonder how he creates the freedom of time to go out and do his work.
So without further ado, I would like to introduce you to todays guest….Mr Zeb Welborn
Tue, 27 May 2014
Todays guest entrepreneur joining us on the free Steve Jobs certainly comes from an entrepreneurial background.
After successfully launching his first business at eighteen he found he had a skill for building business process alongside the marketing of those businesses.
He adopted the philosophy “marketing is a part of everything,” where marketing is approached as part of every business process from product development to accounts receivable, which certainly from my experience of working in corporate land goes against my knowledge of things.
It is from this philosophy and his years consulting businesses in Arizona, that he fell in love with the many different ways that social media can be used to flood the marketing machine with rocket power.
As social media evolved, he continued to explore the new networks and tools that came along with the changing landscape. He joined Renegade, an agile social media agency in New York City, in 2012.
In 2013, he published his book, You Get What You Give on social media principles and strategies for companies and brands of all sizes.
But its not all work work work, as in his free time he brews his own craft beer and travels extensively with his wife.
He states that "He is a geek and always enjoys a good strategy board game. You’ll also find me in the mix wearing funky socks!"
So what do I start with first the socks, or his amazing business acumen?
And where does he find the motivation to keep going when things start going against him as he builds amazing career success
Well lets just start by introducing you to the one and only Merlin U Ward
Mon, 26 May 2014
Todays guest entrepreneur waiting to join us on the Join Up Dots business interview, has been an athlete since he could first walk, with Hockey being the true love of his life.
It was all he wanted to do, and it was all he focused in on until he reached the age of 23.
Then he knew that it was time to make his mark on the world in a different way , but how was he going to do it?
Did he go straight for the idea of a life of freedom and choice, enjoying amazing online success?
Not instead like most of us do, off came the skates and on came the suit and tie, and into the corporate arena he went.
But over six years, and multiple positions such as working for 2 different Fortunate 500 companies as a leader of management, and for a financial firm managing a group of agents who maintained a portfolio of 35 million dollars , he knew it wasn't for him.
Waking up at the same time every morning, going to the same job, seeing the same people and completing the same mundane tasks filled him with dread.
So this left him with no choice but to quit and move onto something that he was really passionate about.
And now in the online world off internet marketing he is quite steadily making his mark, and finding a world that fulfills him.
As he says "I love to learn, I love new things and new experiences and I love to help other people. Creating something that I can call my own was everything I ever wanted and desired."
So with his new website Wide Eyed Concepts being the hub for this passion and knowledge, lets tap into this expertise and start "Joining Up Dots" with the only and only hocky loving entrepreneur Mr Sean Roulston.
Sun, 25 May 2014
Todays guest entrepreneur that I am looking forward to interview on the inspiring Steve Jobs based podcast, is the go to lady if you are inspired to take control of your life and create your own income producing business.
For over twenty years she found motivation working for a large Fortune 500 company helping company leaders, departments and teams create and put their plans into action to make change happen.
In short she is an "action lady" who loves the thrill of inspiring others to take action and get things done.
But if we look at her history it has a similar tale to many entrepreneurs and self starters, where its clear that career success hasn't been achieved overnight.
Starting her first blog "Just For Small Business" way back in 2004 was just the first of her online Dots that can connect us to today.
This led to a relationship with her book publisher Wiley.com who published "Small Business Cash Flow: Strategies For Making Your Business A Financial Success, as they liked her knowledge, her style and believed there was a need for small business owners to manage their cash better.
So what more has she got on her plate ?
Well not just content at being a coach, author, and business owner, she has since November 2012 become a video star too.
As now you can find her on you tube with her weekly online TV show the "Little Big Show" for business owners, giving great advice in small bite size chunks!
Whilst having a lifestyle that is totaly under her own control.
Her motto is "Absolutely Nothing. That’s Exactly What Will Happen If You Don’t Turn Your Great Ideas Into Action™ " and even better...or at least I liked it her initials spell DO!
So lets delve into her life and start joining up some dots with the one and only entrepreneurial powerhouse Denise O'Berry.
Sat, 24 May 2014
Podcast 26: Ryan Delk: Inspiration To Build A Career & Lifestyle That Shares Success With The Masses.
Todays guest entrepreneur discussing business and creativity is the head of Growth and Business Development at Gumroad, where he focuses on building the company into the easiest and most popular way for creators to sell the content that they make make.
If you havent heard of Gumroad,this is the place where creative folk such as musicians, filmmakers and artists can sell their work directly to their eager audience using cutting edge eCommerce tools. So cutting out the middle man, and retaining greater control over their work.Make an album and put it straight into the waiting arms of your fans.So imagine our guest must be having some great gossipy meetings with the rich and famous of the world.But his entrepreneurial journey didn’t start in Hollywood or silicone valley, instead it was in Africa strangely enough that the bug to develop and assist in start ups really hit home.And once he had the vision of his future he set out on a path that has led him to “Join Up Dots” with me today.So where does he get his inspiration now he is moving and shaking with the best of them?What does he do when he isn’t building Gumroad into a major force to be reckoned with?Well let’s find out as we invite the amazing entrepreneur Ryan Delk to the show.
Fri, 23 May 2014
Todays guest entrepreneur waiting to be interviewed on the Steve Jobs free business podcast interview, is a man who is fascinated with the process of entrepreneurship.
What makes someone fight through so many obstacles to achieve success?
Why do some people seem to literally have no obstacles and breeze through to a life of abundance and fulfilment?.
Well todays guest has taken it on himself to go out and discover for himself, and in return developed a life of freedom and career success.
With his online video resource “Trep Talks” he has managed to have one on one conversations with the likes of Tim Ferries and Guy Kawasaki to name just two.
So how has he positioned himself to get into the minds of such startling successful folk?
Well I certainly have the motivation to do find out.
But “Trep Talks” is just one small area of a life that must keep him madly busy, as he is also an experienced eCommerce professional, and founder of Yogamatstore.com, with a passion for Yoga and fulfilling the role of Energy practitioner , which I’ll be honest I’m not sure what that is at all.
So let me find out as much as I can whilst I have the chance to talk with the one and only super entrepreneur himself Sushant Misra
Thu, 22 May 2014
Our guest entrepreneur today joining us on the Steve Jobs inspiring business interview, has a similar background to myself Insurance, but don't let that turn you off to what will be another great show.
With Insurance being just one thing on his resume, he is full on busy, as he creates a huge amount of content to deliver to the world.
An online marketing production line, that is simply exploding on all platforms.
Type in his name and you will find him actively participating as a blogger, public speaker, Podcaster, Internet marketer, published author and recent father to a new son.
But weaving a theme through all these different areas, it is obvious to see that at heart he is a storyteller, and a very good one at that.
He creates content that not only inspires, but assists his avid followers with building their online lifestyle and money making ventures.
Helping them to find the freedom in their lives.
Without doubt he has certainly conquered the fear of starting, and taking the kind of action that halts so many people as they search for their dreams.But how far has he progressed towards his goals?Where would he mark himself against where he wants to be?
Well its time to find out as we bring onto the show, the one and only master of Content Warfare, the super entrepreneur Mr Ryan Hanley.
For more information on Ryan Hanley and his podcast go to:
Content Warfare: Find Your Audience, Tell Your Story and Win the Battle for Attention Online
Every week on the Content Warfare Podcast, Ryan Hanley interviews the Internet's most prolific content creators to extract their secrets for winning the battle for attention online. Popular guests include: Chris Brogan, Marcus Sheridan, Mark Schaefer and Gini Dietrich. Popular topics include: content marketing, writing, podcasting, social media and audience building. Find out more: www.RyanHanley.com
Wed, 21 May 2014
Inspiration, inspiration and more inspiration can be found on todays episode of Join Up Dots.
Todays guest entrepreneur ready to relax into todays business interview was perhaps not the most obvious person to get behind the mike and create an amazing content producing production line.
But he has achieved it, after living a totally different life for many, many years.
An electrician and entrepreneur by trade, he spent his time with pliers and fuses, creating a world of light and power around his home state of Washington.
But behind his skilled hands, a light burned brightly.
A light that shone brightly on a dream to become a speaker and a writer.
Living a life of freedom.
A career that gives him the lifestyle that he wants.
But like many dreams, they remained simmering until after a routine health check he was given life shattering news.
He found out he had cancer, and knew that he had take action.
And man did he take action.
Grabbing a mike, a pen, and a laptop he set to work to not only achieve his own goals, but to inspire others to achieve their goals too.
And with his podcast "Doubt The Doubts" being published now over 180 times, he has certainly achieved his aim.
So let me bring to you, someone who deserves to be heard by the biggest audience possible.
The top entrepreneur , the host of "Doubt The Doubts" Mr Paul Blaise.
Tue, 20 May 2014
Today's guest entrepreneur joining us on the Join Up Dots business podcast interview is the go to person if you want to understand how to tweet but don't want to feel a twit.
If you want the freedom to connect the world in 140 characters and build a business that rocks
From entering the online world, back in 1981, he found his place and he has been earning a living and enjoying himself on the internet ever since.
But what made him so successful, and lead to him becoming an author, radio host, blogger, public speaker, and business coach, all performed with style, charisma and charm.
Well he realized that to be a success in the online space you have to develop relationships in the same way as you would nurture one in the real world.
You have to interact, with integrity, humanity, and quite simply help others get what they wanted, which the late Zig Ziglar tought him back in the days.
And its this human aspect of building businesses which has really set him apart, even getting him named as one of the Forbes’ Top 10 Social Media Power Influencers of 2013.
So do we talk to him about Twitter, social marketing, overcoming fear, the leap of faith, his radio show, or whats it like to live in Vegas?
Well, I think I'll try to do the lot, whilst we have the brilliant, and did I say powerful and influential entrepreneur Warren Whitlock in the house!
Enjoy todays interview!
Mon, 19 May 2014
Todays guest entrepreneur joining us on the Join Up Dots podcast interview has become a huge success in LinkedIn.
In fact I would say that she is a powerhouse in being social online.
Readily admitting she has been around the block several times, our guest has become the number one go to resource on how to take LinkedIn to the next level.
So this is an interview that I am literally straining my ears for the nuggets of gold she might just drop in front of us.
How can you take LinkedIn to the next level….isn’t it just a case of connecting with people that you have never met before?
Is it just a case of spamming aggressively, or is there a more subtle approach to connecting, and making people want to connect with you?
Well, our guest certainly has career history were the rapport building skill is now ingrained in her psyche after working in literally every corporate role you can think off in her career.Customer Service – Sales Representative – Sales Manager – Account Manager – Marketing Manager – Director of Sales and Marketing – Vice President – President – Owner – Consultant – Administrator.
And now she can add podcast interview guest too.
So where did she find the inspiration to go it alone and lifestyle on her own terms.
A lifestyle that provides freedom and income to flood to her?
So let me introduce you to the lovely,talented, New York living lady,no not Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and The City…but the even better Karen Yankovich.
Sun, 18 May 2014
Our guest today is the CEO and Co-founder of New Media Expo, so quite frankly I could have called him the Godfather of Podcasting and blogging.
So I better be good on this episode, no pressure there then!
Although an obvious entrepreneur in heart it wasnt always the case.
He has been involved in the trade show industry since 1996 serving as sales manager and director of sales for three of Tradeshow Week’s top 200 events.But his interest in blogging and online content really hit home during the explosion of the political blogosphere around the 2000 election season.Seeing content come online day after day, minute by minute, feeding comment and discussion worldwide, he knew that the future was all around us and it was time to get going himself.However every guest on “Join Up Dots” have found their path in life after a period of transition, and quite often it will be a lot longer coming than they probably would have considered was necessary looking back, and it seems to be the case here too.As even though he saw the positives, and excitement that new media could offer in 2000, he was finally inspired to launch his own blog in October of 2005.And it was a great success, even though he claims it was “unexpected success” and with his political blog gaining more and more ground online, he began searching for the blogging tradeshow to link it with.
Sat, 17 May 2014
Todays guest ready to join us on todays interview is a remarkable lady to be sure.
A poet and co-author of World Healing, World Peace she asks the questions "What are you doing to create a better world?"And what do you want for your life and the lives of the children to come?And certainly she is taking her own questions to heart, as she strives daily to make a difference to everyone who is fortunate to meet her or come in contact with her work.
What makes her a prime candidate to look back over her life and “Join Up Dots” is not just to do with her creative output, but quite simply that her background seems to me less than usual to say the least.
She spent part of her childhood living a life of freedoom in a Colombian jungle with her father, where she travelled extensively as a young woman, being in Tel Aviv Israel to watch the events of 9 -11 occur before her,to the fact that at the age of 54 when many people would have said “no that is going to be too hard” she climbed on her bike and cycled over 3,000 miles across the United States of America for charity.She is a lady that is driven to make a difference.And with writing credits on over 39 books, that she says she has written to help us feel better and function better because she believes people who feel better, make better choices for themselves, is there anything that she won't tackle head on.
Fri, 16 May 2014
Todays guest being interviewed on todays Steve Jobs inspired podcast interview, could well have been created specially for a programme called Join Up Dots.
His life has been well unplanned at the best of times.
But I suppose it is having this freedom of choice which has allowed him to experience many things, that probably wouldn’t have seemed likely if he had planned.
Building a career for himself that would have been the furthest point from where he hoped to be.
Having huge success in an area that he couldnt have dreamt.
Leaving University with two degrees"Physics" and "English", which he quite openly admits have been about as useful as a chocolate teapot, and certainly less than helpful to getting a great job, he found himself at a crossroads.
His enthusiasm at a low point, his choices equally low, he stumbled into computers, and despite no interest in either them or programming ended up building a software company on his dining room table, that was bought by a long forgotten company called Microsoft.
Whatever happened to Microsoft I ask you? Well that is just the beginning of his story, and with additional chapters entailing teaching maths to hundreds of students for over 16 years, writing a forthcoming book with his brother "Math Methods in Engineering and Physics", and I can only guess lots of other clever stuff, we better get going.
But before that, one more thing, did I tell you that to this day he has no educational certification or credentials to his name either.
So welcome to the show, someone who when I was at school I would have probably tried to keep out of the way of, today’s guest entrepreneur Mr Kenny Felder.
Thu, 15 May 2014
Podcast 17: Tom Trush: From The Baseball Team To Finding Motivation To Grab Success As An Entrepreneur
Today's guest entrepreneur joining us on the Join Up Dots podcast interview is a man who could possibly scratch his head a few times if asked "How did you get to where you are today?"
He didn't have a fixed path leading to success from an early age that's for sure.
In fact he didn't even know that his chosen occupation was a possibility.
But now he finds himself producing content on a daily basis, as he is the go to man for "Direct Response Copy writing", and don't worry I don't know what that is either.....but we will soon.
He states that it was a game of baseball, but not actually getting on the pitch, and working in a library that started the path that he followed into adulthood.
And that is a hard one to join up the dots with in any shape or form.
But after working in a library as a teenager, he picked up two books that quite simply changed his life and gave him the freedom to create his life.
"The Well-Fed Writer" and "The Millionaire Next Door" pricked his interest to such a degree, that he literally wrote the next chapters of his life there and then.
By studying the subject, and developing his skills, it has know taken him all the way back to the library, joining the authors of those two books with three of his own
He is the author of The “You” Effect: How to Transform Ego- Based Marketing Into Captivating Messages That Create Customers, and The Reluctant Writer’s Guide to Creating Powerful Marketing Materials: 61 Easy Ideas to Attract Prospects and Get More Customers.
And if that isn't enough he is working on his third book, Escape the Expected: The Secret Psychology of Selling to Today’s Skeptical Consumers, which will will be released in late 2014.
So lets bring onto the show the man that really has the "Write Stuff", the one and only super entrepreneur....Mr Tom Trush
Wed, 14 May 2014
Todays guest entrepreneur joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired "Join Up Dots" interview was perhaps not the most obvious person to get behind the mike and create an amazing content producing production line.
But he has achieved it, after living a totally different life for many, many years.
In fact he has lived many different lives over the years.
From working for a few years in the telephone industry, he moved through various positions, until rather strangely to me at least, jumping into Real Estate.
And then even stranger.....becoming an owner of his own cafe for a year, before making another career change by entering the internet industry.
And now from his closet full of socks, and shoes he has launched his brand new podcast to the world, and created a momentum that can only be achieved by consistent and focused action.
He has the freedom to have fun and enjoy himself.
The show is going great.
The downloads are soaring
And best of all he sounds like he is having the time of his life.
He is a huge inspiration to me, as is anyone who gets off their backsides and looks to create a life of their dreams....and on their own terms.
So let me introduce to you as we start looking back over his life to "Join Up Dots", the one and only, host of the Chris Cerrone Show..... strangely enough a man named....Chris Cerrone.
Tue, 13 May 2014
Todays guest joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots business podcast interview, is someone who from the first moments of his life has been wandering the world.Born on an RAF base in Germany,he grew up in Cyprus,and then was reluctantly brought to the United Kingdom by his parents as a teenager.And what did he do?He instantly complained about the rain,get over it that's what we have in the United Kingdom.
Was the travelling a chore? Was the moving from country to country the thing that our guest dreaded.No far from it.The experiences, different cultures, and contrasting landscapes embedded a love of adventure, imagery, and story telling that he just knew was something that could take him on a path that was true to his unique self.
He loved the idea of being a professional travel writer.So even though he knew his path, and knew what he wanted to create, he still only focused on his dream as a side project, until after what he believed was a “heart-attack” he finally started the action that he needed to kick everything off.
Quitting his job, he is now at the time of writing a freelance writer of no clearly fixed abode.We might find him in the UK, escaping to the Mediterranean, or as he says “even gallivanting across some bleak European hillside, bound for disaster” – which is how he finds material to write about.So lets find out where he is today, and bring onto the show the creator of "Fevered Mutterings", the inspirational travel loving blogger….Mr Mike Sowden.
Mon, 12 May 2014
Pinterest is where todays guest has channeled her passion, and todays guest entrepreneur was someone who I just knew was a person that I wanted to have on the show, as she has a story to tell that I found fascinating.
Like so many people in the world,this lady had a career which she balanced with being a fulltime mother and wife to her beloved family.
Everyday she went to work, as a fulltime radiation oncology nurse, and every evening she came back and probably did the same kind of things as most Mothers.
She dealt with the dinner, the washing, and all the other things that us men try to get out of doing.
Not a great deal of freedom in that lifestyle for sure
But unlike many people with the same responsibilities, she didn’t just play safe and continue with her career until retirement, as deep down a fire burned brightly.A fire to go out on her own, and create her own business…in the online world of Pinterest.But how did she convince her family, that it was time for a change?How did she gain the support of her husband to make such a bold move?Well I don’t know but back in 2012, she walked into her medical career for the last time, and quite simply hasn’t looked back.Although I’m going to ask her just that today, as the powerhouse of Pinterest, is ready to look back over her life to “Join Up Dots”.So welcome to the show the lovely and talented Cynthia Sanchez.
Sun, 11 May 2014
Motivation is on the cards today. Our guest today entrepreneur joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired business podcast, has for the last twenty or so years traveled the world on a mission.
A mission to help others develop the skills in their careers which are required to be the best leaders they can.He originally trained as a physiotherapist,but became curious about what makes the difference in performance whilst working with athletes.
How do some athletes seem to find that extra something that pushes them on to glory, whilst not being obviously more gifted than the rest.This led him to study positive psychology, hypnosis, NLP, organisational behaviour and leadership, NeuroSemantics, Meta-Coaching, and even traditional Chinese medicine.So with all that information literally exploding from him, its not surprising that he has also published two books, one that is somewhat expected, and another that I found a bit of a surprise.Self Leadership – How to become a more successful, efficient and effective leader from the inside out.Flirting 101 – How to Charm your way to way to love, friendship and success.So really where do we start, when we have a guest that can not only push us onwards towards promotion and career success, but can also ensure that we get a bit of hanky panky every now and again too.
Let me introduce you to today’s amazing guest, the leadership guru, the career expert, the amazing UK entrepreneur Mr Andrew Bryant
Sat, 10 May 2014
It's with great delight that I get to invite one of todays top entrepreneurs onto the top rated Steve Jobs inspired business interview "Join Up Dots".
He is a man who literally has been to the top and back, and then back up to the top once moretasting career success all the way.
Its a fascinating story of a man driven from an early age to make his mark on the world.A creative risk taker he flourished early on and established himself as someone who can make things happen.
Bringing A list celebrities to speak to Canada, earning over $84,000 in just a few hours, and moving and shaking with the best of them life was good.But then things changed and he found himself over $250,000 in cash debt.
Worst of all he had no business to help him recover, and no idea of how to set about reversing his fortunes.
But with an entrepreneurial mind born to overcome such obstacles he did just that, and rose to the top once more.You can now find him speaking with passion and eloquence on the top rated Early To Rise podcast, or working on his Mastermind talks series of presentations, with such keynote speakers such as Tim Ferriss, Guy Kawasaki , Clay Herbert, and Lewis Howes to name just four.With all that going on its amazing that he has found time to speak to us today, but we are mightily glad that he has.Welcome to the show the one and only, and my favourite Canadian entrepreneur (after Michael Buble and Bryan Adams….is Celine Dion Canadian???) Mr Jayson Gaignard.
Fri, 9 May 2014
Todays guest is what I would call a freedom entrepreneur who has packed more into his last few years, than many people do in a lifetime.
And I guess unlike many people who want to make their mark on the world, he started at such a low point that these achievements would have probably seemed impossible to others.
But not to him.
Diagnosed as clinically depressed, overweight, with limited motivation, he knew he had to do something and do something fast.
And so he found the motivation to ask himself some deep questions,such as "Why Am I Here?" and then started taking action.
When you start achieving things in your life, you create a momentum that is unstoppable, and leads you to greater and greater belief that everything is possible…..an inspirational turnaround to where he was at the beginning.His professional life began flourishing, his personal life improved, and after creating his own company, publishing his first bestseller “SEO Secrets”, presenting to crowds of interested folk who flocked to hear his message, he knew it was time to reevaluate once more.He increased his focus on self development and happiness, and created his first “Life List” which quite simply he states “Was the best decision he ever made!”Setting himself a target to achieve 150 things by May 25th 2017, he set off on an adventure which is nothing short of inspiring.He lost 60 pounds, ran a marathon, sold/donated all his possessions until only owning less than 100 things, paid off all of his debts, became much more spiritual, visited all 7 continents, reconnected with friends and family and became happier than he had ever been before.And with items such as flying a plan, being on a chat show, seeing Mt Everest, getting a six pack, and living in the wilderness for a month, being just a few items on the list you can see it is a stretch of belief, as much as perseverance.So lets introduce todays guest, and well see if being a guest on “Join Up Dots” was on his list too….I’ll be disappointed if it wasn’t.
Welcome to the show Mr Life List himself the amazing freedom expert or lifestyle entreprenuer Danny Dover.
Thu, 8 May 2014
My guest entrepreneur looking to build a life of freedom is Mr Stephen Rykwalder.
He is a man who has taken a huge amount of action and I suppose risk in the last five months, and that is why I just had to have him on todays show.
Unlike many of the guests that appear and chat about their success and failures, he is at the beginning of his journey to the top.
He is taking a leap of faith and setting out on his path to freedom and I am convinced that he has what is needed to achieve this aim.
To say it a different way then if heart and commitment are anything to go by, then he is certainly on his way to where he wants to be.
You see “Join Up Dots” isn’t just about bringing you the superstars that have been there and done it, we want to share the kind of stories that will inspire all our listeners to take control of your lives.
And sometimes that is people who are in the early stages, struggling to get things off the ground, and trying their hardest to build a future for themselves.
Our guest decided that he had to try to create just that, his own future, and for the last five months has set out on a path which I guess was pure sink and swim.
With only enough money to cover his expense for those five months, he quit his corporate job, turned on his computer, and set to work.
And day after day since then he has been doing everything he can to earn enough to remain free from corporate America.
It has been a learning curve built on pure desire and passion Well has he done it, has he gained the freedom he wants?
Let’s find out his website is called Five Months To Freedom and he is the one and only super entrepreneur Stephen Rykwalder.
Wed, 7 May 2014
Some people are born to make money.
Others are born to provide value to others.
Our guest today was born to do both.
From his early days in school, today's entrepreneur joining us on the Join Up Dots Steve Jobs business interview, knew how to hustle, zigging whilst others zagged, zoning in on opportunities whilst others looked the other way.
He made money as a young man, and knew that this was the way he wanted his life to be.
But life in school is I suppose “Childs play” compared to what is in store when the high school bell rings for the last time, and your thrust out into the big wide world to fend for yourself.
Our guest knew this and before even leaving high school, was creating a path that would lead him to where he is today.
By enrolling into an MLM course, he learnt the skills of rapport building and developed the ability to create connections with people from all forms of life.
This is probably the most important skill that any entrepreneur could hope to have.
But although a huge step in the right direction, he was making very little money, so knew he had to take a step into the unknown and accept a level of risk that he hadn’t before.
This risk came when he realised that there was freedom to go for the opportunities that were waiting in real estate, and before long, with a huge list of tenants paying him rent from properties he owned, he was a paper millionaire.
Not bad for someone only in the 20’s.
However the phrase “Learn to expect the unexpected” could have had been a very useful mantra to have, as boom time literally disappeared overnight.
In 2008 the real estate crash occurred, and forced our guest into bankruptcy.
Despondent, depressed and broke, he had two choices..
One to say goodbye to the good life and settle into a life of “What If's” and “Broken Dreams”
Or he could fight back, and restore himself to previous glories.
And in today’s episode we will discuss just how someone could find the mental strength to go once more, after life had been so cruel and indiscriminate with its finger of fate.
So it is with great pleasure that I introduce you to today’s guest entrepreneur……..Nick Ruiz.
Tue, 6 May 2014
Todays interview is with an entrepreneur, author, and motivational powerhouse.
Yes she is a remarkable lady forsure.
Not content with helping thousands of people break free from their corporate jobs and start their own businesses, she is also an entrepreneur,coach and speaker who speaks from the heart with a passion that cannot be rivaled.As she says:"Entrepreneurship at its heart is aligning your purpose for being on earth with a business idea so compelling that you simply must do it, despite the fears that hold you back."
And those fears that we all have, do not seem to have held her back at all….or perhaps they have.From a young age, she has taken a path that perhaps was unexpected.Traveling the world, learning to speak four languages, and even teaching martial arts to former gang members, she has a story that needs to be told.In 2014 she has just released her latest book "Body of Work Finding the Thread that Ties Your Career Together", which follows on from her other bestseller "Escape From Cubicle Nation". Although if you have just stumbled across this show in five years time, she has just released her 17th book, and been played by Meryl Streep in the film of her life.It seems to me that the ability to overcome ones fear and create, instigate, and encourage is core to our guests success in life.If we can all tackle things head on like she has then…….we all have a chance to live a life that we dreamt it would be.
So join with me as I introduce, the amazing, and motivational Pamela Slim
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Podcast: Escape From Cubicle Nation Podcast
Description: Escape From Cubicle Nation Podcast provides advice, support and encouragement to help corporate break out and start their own business.
Mon, 5 May 2014
Todays guest joining us on the Steve Jobs packed inspiration Join Up Dots podcast interview, is someone who from the first moment that I heard his story, I just knew that I had to have him on the show.And boy aren't I glad that he said yes.A family man,and a dreamer,for over 12 years he followed the path that he felt was right.The same path that the majority of us have trod over the years.
Working long hours at the expense of seeing his children and family.Striving to build a business that ultimately didn't fulfill him.And banishing the dreams that he had, to be a writer, he struggled on and on.
Finally with a debt of over $100,000, overweight, over-stressed, and deeply unhappy he came to a crossroads in his life.He knew that he had to change direction and claim a life of his own.
He needed to make his dreams for freedom come true, but still support the family that he loved.How did he do it?Well you're about to find out as we start joining up the dots with todays guest..the amazing super entrepreneur Kimanzi Constable
Sun, 4 May 2014
Our guest today joining us on the steve Jobs inspiration packed Join Up Dots interview is someone who doesn't realise what he can't do.
If you give him an obstacle or challenge he doesn't just go round it, he literally smashes it to pieces.
During his college football career he led the way in unassisted tackles in a season and set an all time record for most unassisted tackles in a game (21). And this was from a guy who everyone thought was a little bit small to make his mark on the game
To be honest I'm from England so that means nothing to me, but it sounds very impressive. What is even more impressive, and this time I can understand it is how he took these athletic performances, will to win, and inability to know his limitations, and created a way of tackling things head on in business and in his own life too. In August 2010, our guest created Athletic Capital, an organisation that was founded through the support of many people wanting to discover true meaning in their life as well as inspire positive change in those around them.
Once you start developing the freedom in your own life to create positive momentum, you can start to believe you can tackle greater and more challenging tasks and with this desire for positive change, our guest alongside Athletic Capital commenced their first international mission:, Mission Kilimanjaro, a quite amazing adventure that made it possible for Kyle Maynard, a quadruple amputee, to crawl the 19,341 ft to the summit without assistance Bringing us up to date, Athletic Capital successfully launched The Higher Purpose Project by bringing 25 human beings from 6 different countries around the world to join forces and push each other to find their true purpose in life. And of course to being even more positive change to the world So where do we start? What do we focus in on first. Well there is only one place to start and that is to introduce to you super entrepreneur himself Mr Dan Adams.
Sat, 3 May 2014
Steven Shewach - A Man Who Learnt To Rewire His Brain To Say Goodbye To A Negative Lifestyle And Has Never Looked Back
Today's guest is someone who used to call himself an RNT.A Recovering Negative thinker.Well actually he considered himself a lot worse than that, but kids could be listening so well leave it as that.His life was not good, his relationships weren't working, and all in all things were not in a good place.But he decided that it didn't have to remain that way.He realised that the life that he was leading and experiencing, was actually being directed by the thoughts that he allowed to pass through his mind on a daily basis.He was actually creating the miserable existence that he was living.But could he get out of it?Could he rewire his brain to focus in on the positive aspects of his life, therefore changing direction on the path he had been leading for decades, in effect taking responsibility for his own happiness.Well, with a huge "Yes", our guest not only did that but now calls himself "the Mantor" as he helps men from across the world to focus in on their negative actions and reprogram the way they operate on a daily basis.So let's introduce to you the only and only, "Mantor" himself....Steven Shewach
Fri, 2 May 2014
Todays guest ready to be interviewed on the Join Up Dots podcast is the author and entrepreneur Mr August Turak, who has had a life that can only be described as a bit different.
Not many people get to have the experiences in business and life that he has, after all who gets to study business with a bunch of Trappist monks?
I didn’t even know that monks studied business, and more importantly were extremely successful at it.
But our Mr Turak knows, and it was detailing these experiences and insights that allowed him to pen the bestseller “Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO’s Quest for Meaning and Authenticity.”
He has the freedom of thought to study their brilliant business methods to create a huge success story of his own.
But that is just a small part of his story, and with a background of sales, marketing, determination, spirituality, mindset, MTV and the belief that “It is in your own self interest to forget your self interest” he is someone who would make a perfect guest for multiple shows.
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 award winning, and hugely motivational – August Turak
Thu, 1 May 2014
My guest today enjoying the Join Up Dots Steve Jobs inspired interview, is a man who many might say simply ducked out of his responsibilities and walked away from everything that was making him unhappy.
I would never say that.
A trained engineer Adam, decided that happiness was the most important state of all, and one that he could quite simply engineer by focusing solely on the things that he knew would make him happy.
He wanted a life that was full of freeom, motivation and inspiring the world to be happy.
Incorporating Volunteering, Learning, Teaching, Storytelling and Empowerment he has created a life that is nothing short of inspirational.
As his website The Happiness Plunge states “He has been Happy and homeless for 918 days”
Being happy day after day sounds like a pretty good way to be to me.
So do you have the desire for freedom in your own life?
Would you like the abiity create a lifestyle on your own terms?
Well this is the interview for you and therefore I would like to welcome to the show, as we start to Join Up Dots, the Happy Nomad himself Adam Pervez.
Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy
Wed, 30 April 2014
Todays guest to kick it all off is..Me.
Yep, the host and founder of the top rated Join Up Dots podcast, gets to be both sides of the mike, to warmly welcome you to the latest show to hit the airwaves.Well, actually I'm not sure if you can use the words airwaves, but still…..from today onwards we are broadcasting 100% motivation and inspiration live to the eardrums of the world.So it doesn’t matter if you are an explorer from Bora Bora, a banker from Sri Lanka, or a chemist from Venice, then we will have something for you…everyday of the week.Yep, we are going to be bringing you a new episode to inspire and motivate seven days per week.And best of all they will be totally free!!So what are you waiting for…click on the RSS feed, subscribe like a possessed madman, and sit back as we, well……me actually bring you episode 0.5 (its a baby version of the real thing) of Join Up Dots.Ps I could tell you my story here, but I what would be the point in recording the show!PPs I’m very nice, but very lonely so could do with the company!!Enjoy and thanks for listening.
Wed, 30 April 2014
My guest today is the entrepreneur and publisher Mr Tom Morkes who joins us on the very first episode of “Join Up Dots” with the title of a man who quite simply changed my life
I don’t think that there are many people alive that I could say that about.
But strangely enough until today I have never met him or spoke to him live either.
Tom spent the beginning of his childhood in the Chicagoland and West Michigan areas, and then with all his Morkes siblings…three brothers and three sisters gained his education at the United States Military Academy at West Point NY.
Upon graduating he decided that there was a further step to go in his military life and was deployed to Iraq as a gun truck platoon leader.
You might have thought after so many years in an organised, structured environment such as the military, he would cling to a safe, organised future.
But our guest thought otherwise and set off on entrepreneurial path that has seen him write three books, become the president of his own publishing company, and generally having a kick ass life.
He travels the world with his lovely wife Courtney, his trusty laptop, and now on today’s podcast interview shares with us, the fears, achievements and success that has made up his life.
I would like to welcome to show the one and only In The Trenches Tom Morkes
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In The Trenches With Tom Morkes
In The Trenches with Tom Morkes tells the story of entrepreneurs, writers, artists, inventors, warriors, and leaders who are building disruptive, innovative businesses, who are doing hard, creative work each and every day, and who are impacting the people who matter (their customers, readers, supporters, and fans). These no-bulls*** interviews cut through the fluff and go right into the mindset of what it takes to be a creator, battle scars and all. Listen to In The Trenches and youll hear from best-selling authors, startup founders, people who turned their art into full-fledged businesses, self-made millionaires, and much more. Just some of the subjects weve covered in the past: how to start a business from scratch, permission marketing, how to create and deploy effective design, business development, how to turn your hobby into a business, product launches, copywriting that converts, and much more. A message from Tom: All interviews are unscripted and unedited because I believe conversations are better when they're natural. I hope you enjoy this show as much as I do creating it.
Wed, 30 April 2014
Michael Michalowicz is today’s guest joining us on the top rated Join Up Dots free business podcast interview.
He is the go to expert if you are looking for THE idea that ignites your life, dreams, and financial security, but feel that you need big bucks to kick it all off.
Yes if you want a lifestyle of freedom and choice. One that occurs under your terms then its
Our guest has over the last decade, produced content at quite a speed, writing three bestselling business books, proving you can start with very little capital with inspired titles such as the “Pumpkin Plan” and “The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur”.
I bet he cleaned up with that one!!!
But that is not all as there is more inspiration and motivation to be had in this story.
He is also an entrepreneur who has created from scratch 3 multi million pound businesses, and helped countless other wannabe entrepreneurs to build their own futures with amazing business careers.
Michael has been a businessman, author, tv presenter, angel investor, and he even worked in a computer shop to name just a few of the things that has had his fingers on them.
But it hasn’t always been plain sailing, and he has experienced both the heady highs, and crushing lows that make a story so compelling.
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 entrepreneur himsef, Mr Michael Michalowicz
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Podcast: The Profit First Podcast | Profit Tips for Entrepreneurs & Business Owners
By Mike Michalowicz (Author of Profit First) and Chris Curran (Founder of Fractal Recording)
Description: A show for entrepreneurs who want to increase their profits. And since when did talking about money need to be boring?! The Profit First Podcast gets serious about money by having the most fun possible.