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
Podcast 40: Leslie Samuel: An entreperneur 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
Podcast 38: Steven Sashen: A Man Who With His Business Xero Shoes Is Sprinting His Way To Success...Literally!
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
Podcast 37: 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.
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.