Fri, 10 April 2015
Todays guest joins a select band of guests who have appeared on the show more than once.
She joined up her dots in her life, way back on episode 125, where she shared how she had found her thing in life and worked towards being a player-coach, entrepreneur, author, speaker, and mentor to professionals around the world, helping them grow their businesses and live amazing lives.
She empowers others to dream big and go for what they truly want.
At that time we spoke about releasing her latest book Vision to Reality: How Short Term Massive Action Equals Long Term Maximum Results where she taught her clients the way to an empowering future, by taking frequent and consistent action, as she has done not least moving eleven times to eleven different states in the USA through her life.
Now, she has a new book out and its an interesting concept where she breaks down the rules of Business Dating.
By looking closely at how we operate within our processional and personal lives, and has drawn enlightening parallels between personal and professional dating.
She makes the case for why and how you should invest your time into building meaningful and long-lasting relationships with a select group of dynamic professionals.
Fostering these win-win relationships, which can yield gains greater than anything you could imagine, and it will be faster and easier than you think.
So let's not waste anymore time, and bring onto the show to join up more dots, and of course discuss relationship building with the one and only Honoree Corder.
Thu, 9 April 2015
Todays guest on Join Up Dots is a man who has been a small business owner for the last 18 years, and has learnt the hard way that to allow a business to thrive,.
He believes that this means as much allowing the owner to thrive than anything else.
Leaving Sienna Heights College with a Bachelor's Degrees in, Business Administration and Management, our guest set about creating one of the most successful martial arts schools in the State of Washington.
Miller's Martial Arts Academy has become a key part of the neighbourhood for nearly twenty years, and is not just about teaching his pupils to break bricks with their heads (to be honest Im not even sure that this is what they do), but to teach children of all ages appropriate life skills which boost their self confidence.
It teaches them responsibility, persistence, commitment and all the other things that will help the transition to adult hood and a successful life.
And now with his new platform De-Mythify he is out to help the adults of the world, particularly the small business owners who have created income in their lives, but end up disliking the very thing that they have built.
As he says "I have spoken to lots of burnt out business owners over the last nearly 20 years. I do not think you wake up not wanting to be a business owner. While, certainly, there could be a single event that sours you to the passion of being an business owner, that kind of change of heart only happens over time. It’s what I call the “death by a million paper cuts”. An owner has so many “plates spinning”– get this task going, now go do that task, hey we are out of toilet paper, John called off again, we lost our best customer, customer z is complaining again. All these little things add up so that the cumulative effect is that you wake up hating the thing that you truly loved doing just a few years ago."
He seems a man who not only still loves what he is doing, but is now finding extra speed and energy because of that passion.
He has found his thing (amongst being a rare horse breeder) and a real estate investor, and wants others to find theirs too.
So how has he managed to stay energised, and keep all those plates spinning day after day, and come back for even more plates?
And is there the right way to start a business, before even the first cheque hits the doormat?
Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Korbett Miller
Wed, 8 April 2015
Todays guest has come onto the show to share his story, as he works towards the life that he truly wants.
Perhaps, he is already at that point already, and he can't believe that his life can get any better either.
Starting his career in the education system, he has from his first working days been a person that looks to build health and wellness into his life.
He focused on coaching triathlon programmes as a Personal Trainer, Triathlon Coach, Youth and Junior Triathlon Development for Tri-Fi Health and Wellness and Chelsea Peirs, particularly looking at ways to tackle the problem of childhood obesity.
But these activities were just the foundation to where he is now, with his online platform the Traveling Cup, and of course a podcast thrown into the mix too.
In the summer of 2013, a former student met him for coffee.
And after a bit of catching up, he leaned in and confessed something. Fresh out of college, he needed our guests help.
He said, "I just graduated and want to make sure that the next steps I take allow me to have tremendous impact in the world. To help make the world a better place. What tips do you have? I feel a little lost. College didn't really prepare me for this."
So how did he feel when he heard his statement?
Did the angels start singing and a light shine down upon his head, showing him the next stage of his life, or did he just think "Well I think I can help this guy, but I don't know about anyone else?"
Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Mr Mark W Guay
Tue, 7 April 2015
Todays guest is a man who is really going after it in a big way.
With five multimillion-dollar business success stories to his name in industries as vastly different as telecommunication, construction, and nationally accredited education, Matthew has been characterized as a true differentiation, niche marketing, and sales systemization powerhouse.
Just like everyone else, he had to overcome many hardships throughout his life, some perhaps harder than others.
Due to a disability, he had a reading speed of a sixth grader at the age of 18, resulting in introversion and an extreme lack of confidence.
In 2007, he fell victim to a glassing to the face, which took 26 stitches, painful plastic surgery, and more than five years to heal.
While others may have let these misfortunes hold them back, he has used them to learn and turned them into advantages that he now shares with others.
His favorite saying is, “You decide every moment of every day who you are and what you believe in, you get a second chance every second”.
And now even though he is only in his early 30's he has a life that has covered many of the dots we see on Join Up Dots.
The good times, the bad times, the successes and failures which have all lead him to where he is today.
So does he look back ever on his life and reflect at the decisions that he has made, that placed him in situations that were out of his control, such as the glassing in 2007?
And does he see where he is, as just the start. Does he see the willingness to overcome these things, as just the loading of the rocket power for his ultimate blast off?
Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Matthew Pollard.
Mon, 6 April 2015
I love it when you start researching a guest to have them on Join Up Dots, and you see a huge amount of facts on their about page, not least a big square "It all begins with mind-set"
Well todays guest has a history that so many of us will resonate with, as we start on our careers, looking for the ultimate success that we believe is our god given right.
But unfortunately more often than not the big man in the sky, doesn't help us out, and instead we have to go through the hard times before making that decision that it's down to us and nobody else.
Well, our guy today graduated college with a similar tale to so many people coming out of the education system.
He was $80,000 in debt (mostly student loans), had an empty bank account (~$100 at most times), a middle-class mind-set, and lots of ambition, but also stress, fear, lack of confidence, and a lot of uncertainty about what to do with his life.
Well let's then tell you that whilst working in the corporate world, even with that uncertain start to his working life, he managed to pay off his debt in under 3 years, retire’ at the age of 27, travelled around the world (25 countries and counting!), have well into the 6-figures in 3 different accounts, created his own investing algorithm, and started his first side business which led to a gross income of more than $100,000 every year (between salary, bonuses and investments), and here is the kicker....
Most importantly, he found personal freedom, confidence, peace of mind, and ultimately, happiness.
As he says "I don’t say any of this to brag (actually, my biggest fear in the world is to come off as a bragger). I say this to show you what you can achieve, and that I’ve learned some things that work very well."
So how has he managed to find the way to the kind of life that so many people want, but can't truly believe should be theirs to have?
And does he look back at his starting point and ever think....if I could only go back in time with the knowledge I have now...."Wow....what a ride it would be?"
Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Mr Austin Netzley.
Sun, 5 April 2015
Todays guest is known as one of the top direct response marketing consultants in the startup and online entrepreneurship communities.
He’s famous for generating for his clients six and seven figure revenue breakthroughs, and doubling their time off, all while they live, work and play anywhere in the world.
And isn’t that we all want. The ability to blend work and vacations, so one becomes the other and vice versa.
As a coach, advisor and mentor to over 400 founders (plus several hundred Foolish Adventure students), he has developed systems for helping entrepreneurs discover their strengths, build their authority and skyrocket their revenue.
In 2004, he moved away from Portland, Oregon and finally broke free of in-person consulting, and since that time, Tim has made use of mobile technologies to allow him to live, work and play anywhere, too.
Just recently he spent a month traveling around Bali while running his high-end mastermind (global), coached 3 entrepreneurs (2 in US, 1 in Australia) and finished up a consulting project for a client in China.
Through his posts, podcasts and coaching, he will help us all do the same — gain the freedoms of Time, Income and Mobility by transforming your business.
He has a passion for living, enjoying himself, inspiring others and saying goodbye to the self limiting thinking that traps so many of us.
So how did he grasp the ultimate productity mind-set that works so amazingly well to achieve the big goals and the big life experiences too?
And does he look at the world in general and think “Put on new glasses people…you just can’t see what time you are wasting!”
Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Mr Tim Conley
Sat, 4 April 2015
I have been looking forward to todays show for awhile now, as I am fascinated by what makes people push out of their comfort zones and literally go to the extreme of that point.
Why do people feel driven to drag themselves across climates that not only are very uncomfortable, but can actually kill you.
And thrive whilst doing it.
And todays guest is someone who is driven to do that kind of thing time and time again.
She is a writer, speaker and adventurer and inspiration to everyone that she meets in the world, who love to live her life through the stories she tells.
But what is also amazing to me time and time again, is to see how some of the smallest things in life can have the biggest influences on us.
Her first 'expedition' involved being bribed up an English Mountain at the age of nine by her parents with a packet of Opal Fruits.
The key words were to that statement was it all started with a bribe of sweets, but the sense of achievement on reaching the top, and standing there in the pouring rain was the first step towards where she is today.
And where she is today is being recognised as the first woman in the world to ski across Antarctica alone, awarded the MBE by British Royalty, and someone who seeks out irresistible challenges and captivating stories in the planet's wildest and most extraordinary places.
And now from her base in Iceland she is scheming for more and more experiences that she can tackle head on, much to the delight of the rest of us.
So how did she go from thinking "That was exciting" to "I can make a living out of this"?
And does she see that deep inside all of us is a desire for adventure and challenge, but for whatever reasons we hold back on it as we can quite believe that she should do it?
Well lets find out, as we bring onto the show to start joining up the dots with Felicity Aston MBE.
Fri, 3 April 2015
Todays guest on Join Up Dots is a lady who is inspiring the world to tackle issues that could affect all of us in our lives.
Hopefully it doesn’t, but if it does then she has shown that it shouldn’t be the end of our lives, but simply just another stage of what makes up our lives.
Diagnosed with Mantle Cell Lymphoma in 2012 the author resorted to a blog to keep in touch with friends, and unwittingly ended up writing about the good, the bad and the ugly side of cancer, which attracted many followers.
Is there a good?
Very possibly. Bad and ugly, definitely.
There is also an extremely funny side – wry observations that brought humour into an otherwise bleak landscape which included chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant.
And I think that says so much of how life is generally, and what makes Join Up Dots such a powerful concept.
Are the bad times, the good times, and the good times the bad times?
Who truly knows.
But what we do know is that we will learn more from the moments of our lives that challenge us, than the ones where everything goes our way.
So the moment when she was told the news of her illness, was this a complete shocker or had she realised that something was right?
And has she been amazed by the support that blogging her way through this illness has brought into her life?
Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show, to start joining up dots with the one and only Margaret Cahill
Thu, 2 April 2015
Todays guest is a man who has been helping clients from varied industries get their businesses to the top of search engines for quite awhile.
With an eye for design, strategy, and incredible expertise, together with his team they will create a marketing campaign that is perfect for your business.
But this is a strange one, or it seems from the outside, but in perfect Join Up Dots fashion I'm sure we will be able to make sense of it by the end of the show.
Born and raised in San Diego, at a young age he received a magic kit as a present, and after quickly learning every trick he could, he started charging neighbourhood kids to see his magic shows.
Throughout high school he would routinely perform at private parties and corporate events on the weekend then go to school during the week.
He realized that people will pay top dollar for quality entertainment, and so two magic companies as a way to offer his magic services to the public were born.
But to be honest even before we have brought the guy onto the show, you can see that to become either an entrepreneur or a magician means that you have to get used to failure.
It takes years to be able to master either of the professions.
It's that stickability that helps you get to the top, and most importantly keeps you there?
So has he always been able and willing to flex his old hustle muscle and get out and about to make things happen?
And would he ever have the desire to end up the new David Copperfield and have a three year residency in Vegas?
Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Josh London.
Wed, 1 April 2015
Todays guest is someone who has been shooting for the stars since beginning his professional life.
You see he started his career as a pilot for the Republic of Singapore Air Force, and from 1980 until 2006, would run around shouting in best Top Gun fashion "I feel the need, the need for speed!"
Well actually I'll be honest that is just my own little fantasy, and he may never had said that, but it is true that for twenty six years he was a helicopter pilot and flight Instructor.
And within that time he must have seen thousands, or at least hundreds of hugely ambitious individuals pass in front of him, eager to prove themselves to their colleagues, family and of course themselves.
Looking to take their performance to the highest levels they possibly can.
And I wonder whether this environment was the place that nurtured his desire to help people achieve personal excellence, he started a new company REV to do just that – motivate and guide people to their peak performance.
He realized that his gift and purpose in life is to help people on their way to the dream lives.
The lives that they deserve.
And that is what he does from his two bases, in Shanghai and Singapore, and it seems he loves every second of doing it too?
So I suppose the key questions are why did he leave the military after being in it for so long?
And does he see what he is doing now as his real role in life, or is this just to fill a gap that was left by the high octane testosterone filled life in the Air Force?
Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Mr Jeff Tann