Entrepreneur Success Stories With Join Up Dots - Inspiration, Confidence, & Small Business Coaching To Start Your Online Career

Todays guest quite simply should have the words "Dream Big and Then Dream Bigger" all over his body.

A self confessed exponent of the Richard Branson method "Screw it Lets do it", he has over the last few years created a life that is exciting, inspirational, and more than a bit amazing...in the how hell did he manage to do that kind of way.

From making Hollywood movies, to building companies, to working with David Blaine, to being stung by a jellyfish (which turned out to be a great thing) to even meeting the main man Mr Branson himself, he has challenged himself to think big, think bigger, and confront those limiting thoughts.

But how did he start on this road to self-creation?

Was he the kind of kid that was always going against the norm at school and in life?

Or was he someone who landed firmly on the big dot, that showed them the path to a life that is uniquely them?

Well lets find out, as we bring on to the show, to start joining up dots, the one and only....Mr Eric James.

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Todays guest is a man who, well I dont do this very often but the introduction is in his own words. And you'll see why I haven't written the thing myself this time.

Im a world changer. Now before you think Im an egotistical, too big for my britches, jerk, I think we are all world changers. If we werent born to change the world, we’re unnecessary.

In a nutshell, I arrived at my world changer philosophy after being fired four times (twice by the same company and once by my own dad just try to top that!), after facing 42 years in prison, after starting two companies that rose and fell like the Roman Empire, and after getting married, having a wonderful wife and then daughter, I finally realized my true purpose in life."


So where do I start first? With the 42 years prison stretch? Or that Dad who sacked him? That is harsh in anyone's book.

Or perhaps I should go with the moment he found his own path in life, that has been world changing for him and of course the world?

Or perhaps we should just probe into his skills of affiliate marketing which has been so lucrative for him both personally and professionally over the years?

Im going to love this conversation, as I bring onto the show to start Joining Up the Dots of his life, with the one and only Matt McWilliams

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Todays guest is an entrepreneur with a passion for the outdoors, travel, adventure, business strategy and podcasting.

He is currently based in Thailand and working to grow Authority Engine, a premium podcast creation and management agency.They specialize in launching highly effective podcasts to help entrepreneurs accelerate their business growth, gain authority in their space and put more padding in their pockets.

But the beauty of finding your passion as we see over and over again, is it can happen at anytime. You see it was only a little while ago that our guest was penned up in an office working the dreaded dead-end job, and had to find something that would help him alleviate that daily feeling of boredom and dread. 

So he resorted to listening to marketing and business podcasts, and as he listened, he started researching, and learning more about podcasting as a personal interest.

This quickly grew into voracious research trying to uncover what made certain podcasts wild successes, and others a flop.

How are podcasters using their online shows to reach and surpass their business objectives?

Well that is something that I am literally salivating to find out more about, so its with a great pleasure that I bring onto the show, to join up some dots the one and only Mr Ben Krueger.

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Todays guest is someone who is a confidence coach,philosopher and passionate explorer of life.As he says on his blog he wants to be the best that he can be in all aspects of his life and hopes to inspire us to do the same.Well im sure he is going to do just that today.So how does he do it?How does he strive to the best in all aspects of his life?Well quite simply he studies the most successful men in the world to look for the commonalities that they all share Martin Luther King,Richard Branson,Elon Musk,Albert Einstein,Bruce Lee,to name just a few.You see ever since his upbringing (in Oakland, CA), especially after puberty, he always felt like he was a step behind his peers and had to put in extra work to catch up.He was quite shy and fearful and his insecurities showed up most clearly in social situations, especially with attractive girls.So being in the dating world after years of analyzing,observing,studying and experiencing the dynamics of attraction,he started to write about his learnings.And now he considers himself a highly conscious man, and is there to teach this information to the world.So lets get him on, so we can all learn from him, and of course as always lets start joining up dots to see how he got here…the one and only Jack Peterson.

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Our guest today is one of the founding members of the Higher Purpose Project,which we have discussed with our previous guests Ginger Kern and Dan Adams.A powerful collection of individuals that have taken it on themselves to create a platform for dreamers,high achievers and goal setters, to channel their passions and overcome their fears.With a tagline of "Be Your Own Hero" the project is going from strength to strength as the world wakes up to what can be achieved if we only take action.But this is just one part of what this lady fills her time with, as not just in group situations but individually through coaching, workshop facilitating, and self development she helps others to identify their true path in life and grab hold of the life that they deserve.

But how does she do this?How does she find the key to the lock,where others have been looking for that key all their life?

Well lets find out about this, the Higher Purpose Project and of course by starting Joining Up Dots, with the one and only Jeanine Cerundolo

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Todays guest is a self confessed Creative Maverick and believes that there is a better way for us to do things and earn a living.

After being in corporate land in the UK for many years, working for such companies as Deloitte, he quit his job with the firm intention to never work again.

He wanted to create a world that in the words of Richard Branson "I don't think of work as work, and play as play its all living".

And he is anything but a man of his word, as since then he has written  the bestselling book “Screw Work Let’s Play: How to do what you love & get paid for it” and is now working on his second one.

And whilst he isn't pounding away at the keyboard he has found the time to build his own 6-figure business around his programmes including the Screw Work Let’s Play 30 Day Challenge , where he has inspired over 300 people around the world to find a money-making idea they love and launch it in 30 days.

So lets waste no more time, and start joining up dots with the one and only, Mr John Williams

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Todays guest is a man who has travelled an usual path to where he is today.

Starting as a musician working in the church full-time, he worked hard at delivering the kind of music that inspires, and touches the soul.

But like all entrepreneurs that awake one day with the realisation that they aren’t where they want to be in life, he was the same.

He awoke one morning with the realisation that the potential that he knew was in him, just waiting to be unleashed on the world was not being delivered to the people that could use it most.

But who where those people?

How can you transform from a church musician to a mover and shaker that is creating success all around them?

Well opportunities to find your true path in life, can come from the most unexpected sources, and in our guests case it came from someone very close to home.

Writing an advertisement for his wife’s music studio, he was astonished and of course very pleased to find his ad produced 400% return on investment.

And after selling $50,000.00 of pipe organs in one month, he realised that he had made the step, and created a real business that he could develop for himself and his flourishing portfolio of clients.

So how did he do it?

What strategies did he use to quite literally become a copywriting overnight success?

And more importantly, why did that untapped passion lay dormant for so long?

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

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Todays guest is a father who has faced the most difficult of times,and in the process started changing the world.As an accomplished businessman,author and motivational speaker,he was a man in control.He coached groups of people large and small to help them overcome the challenges that can derail all of us in our professional lives.He helped increase revenue, he developed leaders, and improved teamwork, life was good.Little did he know however, that whilst this side of  his life was firing on all cylinders, his sons life was on a path that no parent would want them to be on.Discovering his son was taking heroin, living homeless, and devoid of positivity in his life, our guest had a choice to make.In fact he had no choice.He turned his life both personally and professionally on its head to face his sons problems head-on,and provide the love and support that a father only knows.And that was just the beginning of the tale.A story, with many twists and turns, successes and failures, and an usual mode of transport which you wouldn't expect to be part of the salvation of this father and son couple.So lets bring onto the show, to start Joining  Up Dots, the one and only Mr Dave Cooke. 

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Our guest today, comes onto the show with a drive to make life better for so many of us who spend our days in jobs we don't like.

I think already that we are connected at birth!

Starting his life with a dream to be a news anchor or game show host, he for some reason that we will find out about, decided instead to go into Corporate America, where for 15 years he surrounded himself with the kind of folk that have gone onto become his target audience.

The moaners and groaners, the dispirited, or simply the employees that need help to find their swing, develop their potential, get promoted and enjoy working for a living.

Well unlike many people who have got to a point in their career, where success is about maintaining instead of gaining, he decided that he was the man to help them.

Pausing his corporate gig, he went back to school and earned himself an MBA and PHD, which literally was the starting point to the second half of his working life, and what seems to me to be the unique path that he had been looking for all along.

Now with his "Career Revolution" platform consisting of a podcast, blog, video tips and empowering information to one and all he is firing on all cylinders.

As he says "Creating a career takes hard work, patience, planning and most importantly, someone to help you along the way."

So lets find out what was the tipping point to the leap of faith that started it all?

Lets find out if he would still like to be a game show host?

And most important lets find out how he has managed to find the time to have produced five girls, and one boy!

It is with pleasure that I bring onto the show to start joining up the dots of his life, the one and only Dr CK Bray.

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Todays guest entrepreneur is a master of an instrument that until recently I had never heard off, but upon stumbling upon some information on the web, I knew that I wanted to have him on my show.

He got to the top of the Hammered Dulcimer pile, when back in 2010 he won the National Championship, even though this was not an instrument that was on his radar even a few years previously.

As he says "For years I was a musician who played a lot of different instruments. Jack of all, master of none. The hammered dulcimer was just another instrument I could play a little on but not really kill it."

But with a bit of practice he is not only killing it, but actually smashing it to pieces too (which will make sense if you listen to the show)

So what was it about this instrument that really spoke to him, and allowed him to become a musician fulltime, traveling the country performing well known classics, with a unique twist.

Well lets find out, as we bring onto the show to start Joining up Dots, the one and only Ted Yoder.

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