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Todays guest on Join Up Dots is going to give us a different perspective to a story which we have already told back on a previous episode of Join Up Dots.

His girlfriend and business partner Julie Gohring, came on the show on episode 330, and told us how together with todays guest she has created a life splashing around happily on the beaches of Costa Rica.

But it isn’t all about having great fun and the life that he wants.

Yes, he is passionate about using fitness and health to enrich peoples lives.

As he says “I’ve been an athlete my entire life which has given me a unique set of tools to educate and motivate others to live healthier, fitter and more joyous lives.

I love training on the beach and getting after it in the gym. Good nutrition (most of the time) solid recovery, and a little mindfulness practice round out my core beliefs.

Surfing lights me up inside and motivates me to eat well, train hard, and stay well rested.

I believe we all can find that activity that keeps us active and puts a smile on our face. And i’m here to help you discover it for yourself.”

But this isn’t a tale of someone just playing to their strengths and it all comes together effortlessly.

This is a story of someone making big decisions, and tackling his own mind chatter head on, as he transitioned from San Francisco and paradise, and a life that looks too good to be true.

So how did he free himself from the naysayers, and doom mongers that will have thought “You can’t have a life on the beach…..that is what vacations are for, not work?”

And does he see the beach as the ultimate place for building a business based on your passions, just for the fact that if you can do it there you will believe you can do it anywhere?

Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Mr Nick Holt

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Born in the city of Fayetteville, North Carolina, our guest today is a singer, songwriter, mother and wife.

And a musician, who is looking to inspire the world with the power of her voice.

And when you hear her voice, you can tell that she is someone who has experienced life.

She has had a fascinating journey of personal struggles and challenges which could have easily derailed her and put her on a totally different path to where she is today.

Though still evolving as an artist, her unique gift of music has opened many doors for her.

She has worked with a number of industry veterans such as Troy Patterson, Emanuel Seal (Mariah Carey, Usher) and the Clemons Brothers (Dru Hill, Mary J. Blige, Out of Eden).

All of these roads have led to a place of peace in her life and music, and a clear focus to where her life is going.

And as she says " My mission and ultimate goal is to establish a foundation that will inspire and build young women with low self esteem and past traumatic experiences, to reach for destiny and to fulfill their purpose”.

So was she always a lady who loved nothing more than belting out the big gospel numbers as a kid?

Or has her talent been as much of a surprise to her than anyone else?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Tay Clemons.

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Today guest on Join Up Dots is an author who has written several books looking at the way that we operate in the realms of personal development.

Winning many raving fans, who lap up his easy conversational style, he breaks down the kind of issues that hold us back, such as self esteem, mindset, and other such stuff.

But the interesting thing to me, is it doesn’t look like he was someone who knew at the beginning of his career that he was going to be an author of note.

Take him back in time and it looks as if his early working life, was one of trying to find his thing.

As he quite literally whizzed through job after job, with many only lasting for a few months at a time.

Yep he worked for banks, customer service departments, and even a taxi cab company as he worked at finding the first big dot.

He worked at finding the dot that started leading to where he is today.

And that seemed to begin with three letters NLP

He became a student of the mind and for the next 15 years found his audience, his value, and his wealth, as he in his own words “I used over 15 years experience in using personal change psychology to help people make radical changes in their perceptions, thinking styles, emotions and beliefs. My goals are to help clients have personal breakthroughs in their everyday effectiveness, and especially to help people who have a ‘vision’ for making themselves and the community-world around them a better place.”

So is he in a much better place now, due to those many jobs he had in the beginning or because of what he has done since?

And where can he see his life going, bigger and bigger dreams, or cementing the position that he has found?

Well lets find out, as we start joining up dots, with the one and only Mr Joshua Cartwright.

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Just recently it was a delight to be asked to be a guest on a really fun show to do called "Conversations with a Genius"

Yep, I know don't ask, but suffice to say that they didn't check me out well enough and I managed to crawl under the wire and get on the show.

And I had such a great time, I thought lets reciprocate by bringing the host onto join up some dots with me.

But let's tell you about him, as he is a man that has had hustle muscle running through him at such an early age, and you can see that a lot of this was as a direct result of growing up as poor white child in the south Phoenix ghetto.

Being raised by an amazing single mom with no money and a whole lot of hope.

And these formative years can either go two ways.

One you can accept your lot, and stay in that situation, or two fight back.

And our guest did just that an embarked on a series of jobs, as he fought his way back to where he is today

As he says "For the last 17 years I have started, built and sold businesses. I have had a ton of fun, learned a lifetime of business genius, and even enjoyed some pretty cool financial rewards. I have also had more than my fair share of cursing, shaking my fist at the heavens, and sitting in a ball in the corner rocking and crying. I have invested thousands of hours (and dollars) devouring books, courses, podcast, articles, blogs, and the like on how to be a successful business owner."

Well it now looks like it is all coming together for him, and why not, if you put in the effort and take consistent action everyday.

So when he was a janitor, sleeping in cars everyday, did he truly believe that he could get to where his is today?

And does he see now that his Mother could have done things differently, or was it just lack of awareness and time that held her back?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show, to start joining up dots with the one and only Mike Campion.

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Todays guest on Join Up Dots has a story that so many ladies, and I suppose men can resonate with.

For many years she has battled with the issue that many people struggle with each time they look into the mirror.

Her body did not look like how she wanted it to look, and no matter how many diets, exercise sessions and days starving herself she went through, it was never good enough.

Upon leaving High School she realised that she wanted to lose some weight, in fact 30 pounds and set about doing that for the next two years.

But growing up she was never taught the importance of eating healthily or exercising.

So she was utterly lost on where to start.

But what happens when you realise that the battle is not the way to go?

What happens when a person comes into your life that can lose weight by having fun and living?

Well this happened with our guest and as she says" He was “Live In The Moment King” and his life philosophy was get out, have fun and live like there’s no tomorrow. This was uncharted waters for me and super scary, to be honest. I was definitely your typical “Type A.” Checklist, to-dos and well-thought-out plans were the foundation of my life (if I could’ve planned my entire life, I probably would’ve). But I was so sick and tired of living with the perpetual abusive thoughts that I was willing to set my fear aside and start *really* living, no matter how scary it felt."

And now the transformation is amazing as we will discuss on todays show.

So is it about being in a state of fear and challenging yourself, that really gets the juices flowing and help bring about weight loss?

Or is it just that by focusing in on other things you realise the best things occur naturally, and not by forcing the issue?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Nichole Kellerman Wurth.

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Todays guest taps into something on a daily basis that we also talk about on a daily basis.

The connection between being an adult and the child we once were.

You see, as we discuss on Join Up Dots there was once a time in our life, when we free and able to dream big.

We could sleep well at night, and wake up rested, ready for another day of big dreams, fantasy lives, and well being a kid.

And our guest came to the same realisation  although from a slightly different route.

You see our guest left college and along with his wife entered the “real world” and quickly noticed a few things.

Like the fact that a shocking number of grown-ups are inflicted with Adultitis.

They looked around and thought, “Hey, kids don’t ever seem to be very stressed out – what do they know that we don’t?”

As they say " The “Adulthood” we encourage people to escape from is the one they create for themselves when they assume childhood is nothing more than a stage of life, a hermetically-sealed portion of their past.

It is the Adulthood with all the stupid rules, the one that demands we always do the safe and prudent thing, that we earn play through hard work, and that we must always, without exception, take ourselves way too seriously.

Yeah, that’s the Adulthood that sucks.

This desire for escape is not new. But too often our attempts are limited to cheap thrills, strong drinks, or mindless entertainment.

We believe there’s a better way."

Well lets find out what that better way is, because I feel they have already got believer in me.

So its with delight that we get to bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Jason Kotecki

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Todays guest is a man who for over a decade chased the Hollywood Dream. Hustling like mad as a writer to get that breakthrough that would make everything possible in his life

However he hit a crisis point on New Year’s Eve of The Millennium when he became terrified that 5+ years of driving a taxi to survive would be irreversible career suicide. 

He quit writing, dove into an intense transformational period of self-help and personal development work, and focussed on making money for the next 8 years, becoming fat and happy. 

Obese, actually. 

As the economy collapsed in 2008, Clint was at a men’s self-help meeting when the shaman pointed at Clint across the yellow and orange crackling flames of the camp-fire and said, “You don’t know it yet, but you’re already dead.”

Well that is one of those comments that you can either take two ways.

One...."What the hell is this man talking about, its quite obvious that I'm not dead!"

Or two.........what our guest today did.

He took it as inspiration to change his life like never before and in 2009, he made sure that he was going to live as if it was going to be his last year on earth

He lost 40-lbs, built a factory which allowed his business to thrive during The Great Recession and beyond, wrote his first bestseller and revived his crumbling marriage.

But rest assured this is not a story about a man who simply got lucky.

This is a story about a man who took courgagoues decisions, and consistent action which led to a remarkable life.

So does he see the turn round as simply a change in mindset, or is it much more than that?

And does he look back and think, if only I started earlier, or did he need to go through the rough times, to get to the true waiting path?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Clint Arthur.

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There comes a time with doing a show like Join Up Dots, when you meet someone who starts off as purely a guest and then they become a personal friend, and that is certainly the case with todays guest.

Back on episode 93 of Join Up Dots, he spoke with passion as to his journey to the success that he has had in life.

From living on noodles everyday, to achieving his first million, from turning his fathers business into a success, to finding himself wondering what success means to him.

It was a great conversation that showed that anyone can start from nothing and work towards success, as long as you are conscious of the actions that you need to take.

And that word conscious has become the key word to his whole branding.

He believes that it is up to us to make decisions, make plans, and focus on where we want to end up.

And not simply to give it passing thoughts when we aren't doing anything.

But to be truly conscious of everything we need to do to achieve our dream life's.

And now with the relaunch of his best selling book, Conscious Millionare: Grow Your Business By Making A Difference he is bringing this message to the masses once again.

And taking huge action to ensure his aims come true, claiming his full power.

As he says "The exact moment you make a conscious decision to stop believing that life is happening to you and begin taking conscious control over your destiny, you start reclaiming your

power. This is what it means to become conscious: it is assuming full responsibility for what you achieve and the fulfillment you have along your journey."

So we have so much to discuss, as we help you all to achieve your full power.

So its with great delight that I get to bring onto the show, once more, the one and only Mr JV Crum III

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Todays guest on Join Up Dots is a lady that I was told three or four times "Have you had her on the show now"

And looking back through the archives I realised with shame that I hadn't, so it with delight that she is now.

As she is a lady that can shed light on a problem that we all suffer with this (or at least those of us that don't know that there is a different way)

As she says "Are you someone who is burned out from working hard for many years yet afraid to step back out of fear of losing all you've gained?

 Are your work obligations keeping you from having deeply meaningful relationships with your family and friends?

 Do you feel stuck in a situation that takes everything you've got yet know there has to be more to life...an ultimate state of joy, satisfaction, and fulfilment. Maybe you've found yourself fantasizing about the possibilities but still nothing changes.

 I want you to know you don't have to stay in this stressful state of mind and that relief is possible."

So how did she come to this realisation that there was another way?

Well as she shares "I spent 22+ years working in the world of finance, pouring myself into earning a high salary, collecting great bonuses and moving up the ladder.

 This worked for a while and I reached great success, even becoming a millionaire by 37. However, after facing a major life crisis followed by several tragedies, the luster started to wane and the material success wasn't enough to fill the growing void inside...which left me wondering if I could ever have both inner fulfilment and outer wealth."

So does she feel that you have to go through these tough times, to truly find the lightness in your life?

Is this the way that life operates and we learn more from the stresses and hardships?

Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Leisa Peterson.

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Todays guest on Join Up Dots is a man who believes each person is potentially an expert in something. So he mentors and trains professionals, small business owners and anyone who wants to build their expert platform, on how to more effectively build and market their services and expertise to the marketplace.

His vision is to create a community connecting life and business experts to the marketplace.

As he says " A perfect world is finding relationships that can create true win/win. And that is what I look for, a truly reciprocal relationship where both sides benefit. Sometimes you like someone and would love to find a way to work with them, but there just isn’t enough common ground to make it work."

Well with a track record of working and being more than work colleagues with such well known names as Jim Rhon, Brian Tracy, Zig Ziglar, Les Brown to name just a few, he is obviously a man who knows how to attract and most importantly support the people of influence.

And what I loved about the information that I read about him was this simple statement "If you can be valuable, especially to valuable people, you will attract great things."

In 1993 he founded and became President of Jim Rohn International and in 1999 he founded and became President of YourSuccessStore.com.

He has promoted hundreds of seminar events over the past twenty plus years, and many, many self development DVDs, books and merchandise that is grabbed eagerly each time he finds time to release a new one.

So was his path always going to be linked to where he is today?

Or does he look back and join up his dots, with as much surprise and delight as the rest of us?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Mr Kyle Wilson.

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