Mon, 9 November 2015
Entrepreneurs like today's guest, joining us on Join Up Dots podcast interview have quite simply trod a path to freedom, that so many of us tread at first when going after the dream.
She found the motivation to start working on building her dream, she slowly began instead to build a nightmare in its place.
Unreasonably long hours, hunched over her laptop, she worked 3 jobs, saying goodbye to her friends and weekends and quite simply wondered "What was the point in doing this?
But at the point of darkness, when things cant get any darker you have two choices
Number one sit down and stay in the dark, or number two push on until the dark is replaced by light and you come blazing out into your sun filled future.
Well that is what out guest did, and instead of remaining in the dark she realised that it was time to learn from the best.
She looked at the dream careers of others and went after it.
So she studied the best entrepreneurs, thought leaders and guys and ladies who looked like they were having a blast. And little by little she turned her life around and now this former PR and marketing strategist and Music editor inspires people across the world to consume passion like its going out of fashion.
Become a passion junkie she literally shouts across the world, and live a life so great that others will wonder how you did it.
Leave them wondering she says and in her own words "When life gives you lemons, make orange juice and leave the world wondering how you did it."
So how did this lady from Italy, find herself inspiring the world?
And do you need to be inspire yourself first and foremost, or is it others that light your own personal spark?
Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only super entrepreneur Fab Giovanetti.
Fri, 6 November 2015
Today's bonus episode of Join Up Dots poses a big question.
The type of question that every single listener of Join Up Dots needs to ask themselves at least once a week.
How much do you want it?
When you are sitting on your sofa, half watching the television wishing you were somewhere else in your life?
When you are at a job that leaves you flat, and the money isn't what you want it to be?
How much do you want to change it?
Do you really want the dream-life that we show time and time again.
Because today your host David Ralph said goodbye to two high level coaching clients, who over a period of a few weeks were unable to put in the effort to change their situation.
They were willing to put in all the effort to find a series of excuses, but not the time to change the obstacles into opportunities.
And that is the killer.
Why is it that people are willing to make all the time in the world for things that on the surface aren't important.
They will find the time to have a drink with their friends.
They will find the time to watch the last few episodes of that box-set of TV programmes that a friend lent them.
But finding the time to change their own lives and make their future remarkable.....no.
So this episode of Join Up Dots asked the simple question "How much do you want it?"
Are you willing to do the hard stuff to savour the sweet taste of success?
If you are then contact us at Join Up Dots, or connect with us on Facebook and tell us "Yes I am ready!!!"
And we will meet you halfway!
Fri, 6 November 2015
Today’s guest entrepreneur joining us on he Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady who has the answers to many of the problems that afflict us in the working world.
The aches and pains that we just put down to our jobs and our lifestyles.
The creaks and groans we make when we roll out of bed each morning, seem to be something that this lady has well….I guess put firmly to bed.
But this wasn’t always the case and like most of us she put up with chronic shoulder pain for over ten years, as she sat in front of the pc and bashed away for hour upon hour.
Now she believes that we all have a right to movement, and by focusing in on the way we move everyday we will put ourselves in a far better position to achieve, good health, good wealth and a pretty great life everyday.
She is lives in Singapore, and is the owner, investor and director of several businesses in the fitness industry, the author of Born to Move: 5 Steps to Achieve Mobility Fitness & Say Goodbye to Aches and Pains and now the owner of the Bodytree Asia’s first ever Adult Gymnastic Strength Building Studio.
As she says “Success can’t be sweet when your body is tired and in pain”.
So does she now look back at those ten years in pain, and think “What was I doing? Why did I let it go on for so long?”
And is the world getting in a worse shape than ever before, or does she see a realisation that “Yep, we need to start moving people”?
Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only inspiration, Lay Yong Ooi
Wed, 4 November 2015
Today's show is another departure from the standard Join Up Dots format.
In this show your host discusses and answers a question by a Join Up Dots listener who asks....
"Hi David, hope you are well.
Could you advise me do you think that a podcast is a great way of beginning in business or do you think I should create the business first?
All the best
And if you have time, what would be the best bit of advice that you have received from any of your guests?"
David answers this question, in his normal contagious manner, adding a few laughs into the mix.
And the answer may not be what you would expect a podcaster to deliver.
So sit back and enjoy, and if you would like to drop him a line and get your own message or question presented on a future episode of Join Up Dots then firstname.lastname@example.org
Mon, 2 November 2015
Today’s guest joining us on the Join Up Dots podcast interview is a man who since 2006 has performed the role of Chief Executive of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) in the United Kingdom.
Now if that’s doesn’t mean anything to you, then let’s give you an understanding of the mission, and of course the size of the task that he has taken on.
The RSA Boldly state this as “creating the conditions for the enlightened thinking and collaborative action needed to address today’s most pressing social challenges.
We serve this mission by acting as a global hub, by enabling millions of people to access the most creative ideas, by nurturing networks of innovators, and through researching, testing and sharing practical interventions.”
So if you are sitting at your desk, thinking big dreams, and craving the individual freedom to make your own decisions then you have already tapped into this mission.
You are our guests target audience.
You are someone who is eager to live a creative life.
But how do you do it?
How do you go against the status quo and the conditioning of life.
How do you start moving towards something that seems at the start too big for you to create?
Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Mr Matthew Taylor.