Mon, 11 May 2015
Todays amazing guest entrepreneur joining us on Join Up Dots is a New Zealander that has started, built, bought and sold half a dozen businesses in a range of industries across two continents.
He has hustle muscle flooding though every vein, as he has powered himself to being classed as one of the most connected people in Asia, whilst enduring his fair share of painful crashes too!
He has built an inspiring career as the owner of Fitness-Buffet a company delivering employee wellness solutions in 11 countries, and he is also the CEO of Entrevo Asia, a company that runs 40 week Growth Accelerator programs allowing executives and business owners to become a ‘Key Person of Influence’ in their industry.
A company whose vision is a world full of entrepreneurial people solving meaningful problems.
But this is just part of the inspiration that links his story, as when you look at his background, there seems to be a strong decision maker, who is willing to take calculated risks to build the future that we wants.
He is willing to do the unusal if it steps him forward to were he wants to be, starting way back in 1999 when he co founded Netherlands based Telco Management consultancy and recruitment company, which to me is a fascinating moment in his life.
Wouldn't it have been easier to start building in his hometown and country of birth, or perhaps he did, and we have even more dots to join up in his life.
Well lets find out what makes this guy tick, as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only lifestyle solopreneur himself Callum Laing.
Fri, 8 May 2015
Todays guest solopreneur, is a lady who is demonstrating hustle in many different fields, and is someone who has a claim to fame that I have never shared on any episode of Join Up Dots.
She is a lady whose career has literally been formed to inspire the world to make music, with more songs written for and about her than anyone else in the history of time.
From the Smashing Pumpkins, Depeche Mode, Erasure, The Cure, Nirvana, Coldplay, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, U2, and even the main man himself David Bowie who has written more than one.
And its not surprising that so many people have found the inspiration by her, as she has a freedom of spirit and an enthusiasm to make our world, and the lives of all of us on it as good as it can be.
She is a huge advocate of living free, and preventing aging, but not by having nips and tucks done everywhere, but instead keeping your spirit youthful to celebrate
As she says " AGING is a CHOICE. Each time you buy into aging you are actually CHOOSING it. If you blow out 40 candles on your cake and think, “Ok now I am 40″ with a set of expectations of what that means, you CREATE it. When we blow out candles on OUR cake, we think, “YAY I AM 23 for the 17th year in a row!!!” It sure makes one pretty good at being 23"
But as a surfer, film maker, health advocate, entrepreneur and of course a musical muse of the worlds biggest artists then she is someone who is packing in a huge amount of value to everyday.
So we can literally go in any direction in todays show, and deliver the kind of success content that we simply love bringing to our listeners.
So did she always see her life going in such a direction, or was she like the rest of us on a totally different path when she first started?
And its obvious to her that the world are holding themselves back from their true potential in life?
Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots on the Steve Jobs inspired podcast with the one and only Veronica Grey.
Thu, 7 May 2015
In todays Bonus episode we answer an email for Karen Linders in Australia, who asked the following question
I am an avid listerner of the show, and love the way your onversations are deep, insightful but great fun too, and im trying to think big and then think bigger as you suggest.
The problem is I don't seem to be able to truly believe in myself to do this.
Do you have any suggestions
Wed, 6 May 2015
Todays guest on Join Up Dots has been using the power of the spoken word for over three decades
For over 30 years, corporate leaders, actors, sales teams, and professionals in all areas of the marketplace have relied on her training to assist them with reaching their goals of speaking more powerfully, selling with finesse, and leading with inspiration.
But this isn't a lady who has simply come through the corporate route, standing in front of bored directors in the boardrooms of the world.
No, this is a veteran performer of film, television and theatre, who has trod the boards, appeared in hit shows, and movies too.
But it seems to me that a key moment in her life wasn't whilst she was in the spotlight, as such but instead when being hired by a corporation over 25 years ago
The hiring guy looked at her resume and said to her “Leave out the words ‘acting techniques.’ We don’t act here,"
To which she replied, “Oh, I beg to differ. You act every day. All business people have a role to play and the key to success lies in their performance.”
And, by “acting” I don’t mean faking, pretending or imitating. I DO mean, delivering a message or script or any communication with authenticity, passion, energy and animation"
Wow, that was a ballsy response to someone wanting be hired.
So is that a clear indication of what you get from this lady, or was this another example of acting and delivering a message?
Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Laurie Burton
Mon, 4 May 2015
Todays guest on Join Up Dots, is an expert in self-esteem, empowering people to experience long-lasting real happiness from the inside out.
She does this by teaching them how to feel good about themselves just because, and to stop defining their value by what they have done or not done and what they have or don’t have.
Her mission and passion is to make a contribution to society by making a difference in the way people see themselves; especially those who have given up on life.
As the founder and owner of a outpatient substance abuse program, Focus One, she has treated thousands of troubled individuals from all walks of life for the past 25 or so years.
Many of these individuals were referred as the result of a drug- and/or alcohol-related offenses.
Others came to her voluntarily because their lives were falling apart.
They were depressed, angry, anxious, unhappy, discontent, their relationships were a mess, they were in financial trouble and/or they had an addiction to someone or something.
It was through working with these patients that she discovered a lack of self-esteem because society had taught them to be other-dependent.
They felt that they would find happiness in other things, not within themselves.
Which lead her to begin looking at her own life in my personal quest for happiness, she made some very interesting discoveries on the way.
So why do we all assume that outside influences are the way to to true happiness?
And can she see this issue getting worse and worse as we all find it so much easier to see the achievements of others across the world?
Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Dr.Patricia Noll.
Fri, 1 May 2015
Hi there, you maybe wondering why today I have dropped my English accent and sound more like Elvis Presley on steroids, but I'm Dwain Scott the host of the Shifting Work podcast and todays episode is a little different.
In fact there is a fair chance that this will never occur again, but todays guest a year ago was sitting nervously waiting to start a new adventure.
He was ready to press launch and bring to you the show that is Join Up Dots with David Ralph.
He had never hosted his own show, didn't know one end of a microphone to another, and as for interviewing the mover and shakers of the world was a complete novice.
But the one thing that he did know was that he had a dream to build a platform that would inspire the world to leave their cubicles, forget about the daily commute, and go for their dreams.
And now over 365 episodes later, we thought it was time to share with you the journey that he has been on.
To show you how you can quite simply do anything you want, if you are willing to take risks, flex your hustle muscle and step into the unknown.
And with a history working in London and finance, and being a trainer and a coach within offices in the UK, becoming the host of an online show was certainly a step into the unknown.
So what was it about creating a show that so appealed to him over a year ago?
And has it been plain sailing, or tougher than he could have possibly known?
Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only David Ralph.