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.
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