Wed, 21 January 2015
Todays guest is one of those guests that I love having on the show, because they put so many of us old guys to shame.
He is the founder of "Teenager Entrepreneur", an educational and empowerment online membership site that guides teenagers to discover their passions, and profit from them.
Even though still a young man himself he realised early that self confidence was the key to teenagers finding their passions, and then believing totally that they can turn those passions into money making enterprises.
By cultivating a profitable income, and focusing in on their futures, aspiring teenagers will foster self-confidence which then leads them to tackle bigger and bolder visions.
Having networked with and learned cutting edge business strategies from New York City’s most influential, ranging from Mike Michalowicz to Patty Lennon and Ramon Ray, he offers years of business insight.
Bu if you think that this is a guy who is sitting in his bedroom creating online capital and courses, then think again, as he is also the driving force behind the weeklong summercamps, whereby in person he will cover each segment of the online membership site and really help his students to success.
Teenager Entrepreneur is built on the principle of helping teenagers to transcend their current state and become extraordinary.
Wow I love this, talk about hustle.
So where did he get his vision for the Teenage Entrepreneur?
And why has he managed to do something so successfully, that so many people struggle with until much later, or sometimes not at all....find their thing in life.
Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only, Mr Michael Guberti.
Tue, 20 January 2015
Todays guest is a lady who is rocking it bigtime as the President of Padron Social Marketing, which is a relationship-driven social media specialising in strategy, implemtation and analysis.
If that doesn't mean anything to you then lets say she is the go to lady to help you build communitites of raving fans, clambering around your business by using social media.
As she says " It's no longer optional to have a presence, but having a presence is just the beginning. "
It is her true passion, and one that led to her taking the old leap of faith and going it alone.
You see for many people our guest had already reached the peak, and was a Director of Marketing for the company that she was working for, but at the age of 28 knew that she had had enough experience, passion and understanding to take her vision into the world.
And that is just what she has done, and with Padron Social Marketing going from strength, does she feel that she was fortunate to step into the field of play when most people didn't know a tweet from a like?
And would she have done anything differelty as she built her company from the start?
Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Katrina Padron
Mon, 19 January 2015
Todays guest on Join Up Dots is a man who wants the world to buy into a simple statement "Stop Doing Nothing"
He wants the world to improve their lives and change the situations that they find themselves in.
And as we do everyday on the show, this guy has a wish that he could go back in time and share some great advice with his younger self in High School.
As he says "There are so many life lessons I'd share with myself. But more importantly I'd lay down a good set of ground rules and beliefs to guide me for the next few decades. It is great when you learn how the world is structured. But sometimes it takes too long to figure out."
Starting his career at the car hire company Hertz, he moved through a series of positions whilst working for the man, with many of them being linked to the development of others.
He thrived as a trainer travelling the world for the software company Serena, but interestingly, and I love this about him, since 1990 he has been developing his own side hustle with his global mission "Stop Doing Nothing" at the same time.
For over 25 years, whilst still working for other people, he has been building his own company that is on a mission to lift people to new levels of happiness and achievement.
Their mission statement: “To work with individuals and help them plan and execute their ideal life so they wake up excited every day. They do this with online training, seminars, one-on-one coaching, and other tools to help us all build our actionable plans of execution.”
So side hustle, talking to your younger self, inspiring the world to work towards their dream lives, let me introduce to you the new host of Join Up Dots!
No, I'm not giving this gig up, but it is with delight that I bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only, Patrick Allmond.
Sun, 18 January 2015
Todays guest entrepreneur, joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired business podcast is a man whose name came up in conversation on a previous episode of Join Up Dots.
And not in a "there's this man that I know", kind of way but like "Wow, there is this amazing man who is brilliant at what he does" kind of way.
And so I sought him out and I am delighted that he agreed to come on the show and start joining up his dots.
Hefirst found the motivation to begin working on building his careers, as a 14 year old, in his hometown Pittsburgh, when he was hired to do a community news column for "The Signal Item," a weekly newspaper.
And his life has been intertwined with both the written and spoken word ever since.
He received dual degrees in Journalism and Radio-TV-Motion Pictures at the University of North Carolina and also served as news editor and anchorman which meant that by the time he graduated from the University, he had already logged over 1,000 live television broadcasts.
And this all occurred before joining the military as still a young man, and tackling another big dot in his life, serving his country.
Although much happened in his life leading today, you can now find him tutoring speakers, in the nuances of voice control and speech writing, or presenting keynote presentations across America and enjoying himself.
He has found the freedom to create his path in his life that plays to his natural talents, and brings enjoyment to himself and everyone that he comes in contact with.
And that of course is the best way to build success in your life.
So what is it about being a wordsmith that appeals to him on a daily basis?
And is there a thrill to performing live that he doesn't get anywhere else in his life?
Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only expert wordsmith todays entrepreneur Lou Heckler
Sat, 17 January 2015
Todays guest is a master at helping people become entrepreneurial and create businesses that not only work, but flourish.
He learned from an early age that he had the ability to see a larger vision and that everything is an opportunity.
This was the foundation on which he built his reputation as an International Entrepreneur, growing successful companies across six continents.
But it also helps massively when you come to the realisation that "You cant work for anyone else" and that realisation certainly is a huge part that has made our guest flex his hustle muscle, and start swinging.
He started his career in probably one of the most inspirational, positive environments possible, as for eight years he worked in the Anthony Robbins Companies in San Diego, where he trained, coached and inspired people everyday.
And from that point onwards two things seemed to come together massively.
Firstly he realised that he had an amazing talent to helping people grow their businesses, and love what they are doing at the same time, and secondly he found that he loved doing this more than anything else.
And that seems to me to be a common trait to achieving great success.
Find the thing you love doing most, which fulfils the largest need in others.
And now as a keynote speaker, coach, mentor and author of the bestselling book The 7 Stages of Small-Business Success: From Startup to Seven Figures in Three Years or Less where he makes the thought provoking statement "The personality of a business will mirror the personality of its owner." he is a man on a mission
So when did he realise that he was unemployable and couldn't work for anyone else again?
And did he boldly go into the unknown, certain of success, or did he carry the same fears that we all have striding out on our own?
Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Carl Gould.
Fri, 16 January 2015
Todays guest has a fascinating tale that has lead to a success that many adults might stop for a moment and ponder why and how has that occurred?
She is the owner and founder of a skipping club in New York city, whereby she arranges groups of people to get together and go on skipping adventures.
And when we say skipping, yep it is as you might be imagining.
It's the type of hopscotching, kid type of skipping which is going down a storm around the streets of New York, but you may not have done it for years.
Each outing, which includes a few pit stops along the way, is centred on a topic of the week, such as the Beatles or Valentines Day, and a bit of dressing up to match that theme is required.
And this for many would sound dreadful, but for others (me included) sounds fun, enjoyable and a fear smasher.
Skip your way around New York and literally change your life whilst your doing it.
Don't be worried about what other people think, but just do your thing, and love doing it.
And that statement really empashises what todays guest is doing through to her core.
From working at Vogue and Saks, to creating an online game, to help her experience every amazing thing NYC had to offer, to wearing an afro for months on end and writing about it .
She is a lady on a mission, doing things her own way, and loving it.
So did she always have this energy of creative fun in her life?
And why does she think that the world is by and large frightened of enjoying themselves, and looking for ways to enjoy themselves whilst earning at the same time?
Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Michelle Joni.
Thu, 15 January 2015
Todays guest is a lovely lady who first came to my attention as a listener and friend and colleague of several other guests who have appeared on Join Up Dots who waxed lyrical about her.
Starting her journey in Mexico she lived across the border until coming to America in 2004, and since then has developed as a professional content designer, helping organizations and individuals align their business goals with their content and learning strategies so they can focus on growing their business.
She develops the structure that allows companies to strengthen from within.
But its not just organisations that love her, as she also has the skills to help us all break free from the shackles that hold us back, as she works with individuals to redesign their own lives too.
She knows what it takes to take stock on what has happened in your past, to move forward into the future, as she has come to many conclusions about her own upbringing that has made her who she is today, some good, some bad.
Her parents were not what she would have wanted.
But realising that growing up in, as she says "a dysfunctional family" was not going to define the choices that were hers to make, has been simply life changing.
In short she is rocking and rolling, loving her life, and being really authentic to herself and now making brave decisions every day.
So its with delight that I bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Lily Kreitinger
Wed, 14 January 2015
Steve Jobs knew a thing or two about connecting up dots, and todays guest entrepreneur joining us on the Freedom inspiring podcast knows that thing too.
He is ready to break free from his restraints and try something new.
So do you get scared trying something new?
Do you start to wobble if someone asks you to get up in front of people and be authentically yourself?
Do you think that you haven't got enough time in a day to make the momentum to work towards something rewarding and exciting?
Well for most of us these are questions that stop us in our tracks before we get to do anything.
But for todays guest he is either 420 years old, or he has worked out how to maximise every second of every day to create a body of work that is hugely impressive.
Over 400 articles in print, an appearance on Canada's Got Talent, over 3,000 interviews with the high achievers of the world, professional Comedian with over 400 performances to credit, professional Singer / Songwriter with 3 CD's, Radio Appearances, and over 500 performances to credit, sought after Award Winning Speaker, bringing three 3 Stage-Plays and a One-Man Show to Life, you get the idea........
So is this going to be a conversation about hustle, talent, belief, courage, or all of them?
Well we will find out, but I am fascinated at what started this journey off?
Was he inspired by a relative, friend, or teacher who was doing stuff their way everyday of the week?
Or does he just have a way of compressing time to live a life that is full and eclectic?
Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start in he words of Steve Jobs joining up dots, with the one and only amazing entrepreneur Corey Poirer.
Tue, 13 January 2015
Todays guest has been on her journey to todays point since back in 1993, when she first began work as a researcher for Shugoll Research in Maryland, where she spent three years before starting a series of positions leading to her co-founding Schedule Max in 2010.
And we see this time and time again on Join Up Dots, entrepreneurs will generally spend the beginning of their careers moving from role to role, as they look to find their own thing.
Gaining experience in each.
Learning what they don't want to do in life.
Fine turning their skills before finding the thing that lights them up inside.
And this seems to be certainly the case with todays guest, as since 2010 she has worked tirelessly to build the resource Schedule Max, an online scheduling service for businesses across the world.
Don't waste time trying to find the right time for a client appointment, let them find one that works well for the both of you, which leaves business owners with more time to focus on growing their business and incomes.
But alongside this she has also found the time to go my route and create the incredibly popular podcast BixChix.com, where she interviews amazing female entrepreneurs and a few cool dudes 5 days a week.
Discussing their journeys, struggles and passion to go that one step further each day, even when they feel they are at the end.
So does she feel that she has found the love of her life with both these businesses, or are they another stepping stone towards the big one....her life's work?
And how does a guy become a cool dude and make it on her show???
Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start Joining Up Dots with the one and only Natalie Eckdahl
Mon, 12 January 2015
When we started Join Up Dots many, many episodes ago, it was my aim to show you all, how different people achieve different things in their lives.
Some people quit their nine to five and take a dramatic leap of faith, whilst following their dreams.
Other people, like myself, take a more hesitant "Slide of faith" and continue working on the side hustle until the time when it is right to go and do their own thing.
Well todays guest is like that, and is creating an online identity and profile, alongside a brick and mortar business in the holistic world of Kinesiology, which is a holistic approach of simultaneously treating all the aspects of a person, emotional, nutritional, structural and energetic needs, whilst still working for the man.
After spending a number of years suffering from a vast array of illness and discomfort, she discovered this form of treatment and founded the company Body Sync in 2010, to take her understanding and training out into the world to help others.
And it's that delight to share and help others which has positioned herself as the Digestion Detective which is a franchised online show, found in ITunes and available on UK Health Radio each week, where she talks and discusses health and health issues.
Throw into the mix regularly contributions to various publications which have included Health & Fitness magazine, Daily Mirror, Prima and Cosmopolitan to name just a few, you get the picture that this lady is a hustler, who works hard everyday to achieve her aim.
But what is that aim? Where does she see her life going? And what does she love doing most her own thing, or working for someone else?
Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, the one and only Sam Bearfoot.