Mon, 7 December 2015
Today’s guest following the words of Steve Jobs on the Join Up Dots business podcast interview, is one of those guys that I love speaking to as when you first research them you think “They are a little bit mad”
And then when you see them describe themselves as “An amateur adventurer, digital nomad and travel addict. I like to get muddy, naked and painted.” you think yeah wasn’t far wrong.
But what makes this entrepreneur guy fascinating to me, is how very easily he could have been living the normal, humdrum lifestyle of so many of us if he had listened to the words of others.
But instead he has created a whole lifestyle for himself that is full on motivation and moving everyday towards great success.
As he says in his own words “I first started backpacking when I was eighteen and was instantly hooked by all the inspiring people I met whilst hitching, camping and couch-surfing around Europe. Since then, I have lived in India for a year, worked on bars in Vietnam, herded goats in the Holy Land and conquered the highest navigable pass in the world armed with a poorly drawn map and a packet of ritz crackers. I have survived knife-point robberies in Nepal, guerrilla encounters in Myanmar, motorbike crashes in Vietnam and numerous other mis-adventures.
In 2011, I came back to the UK and settled into a job (much to my parents delight!) working for a travel company;
I hoped I had found my true calling!
Sadly, I spent almost all of my time behind a desk and so I decided to throw it all in, start this blog, and hit the road.
And now with thousands of followers actively consuming the tales of adventure and madness everyday, it seems to me that he has now found his true calling.
So what was it about ritz crackers and the life on the open road that so appealed in the early days?
And by surviving on just $12 dollars a day for over two years, has this been the key to totally immersing yourself into this thing called Planet Earth, that so many of us rarely truly see?
Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start following the words of Steve Jobs joining up dots, with the one and only entrepreneur Mr Will Hatton
Fri, 4 December 2015
In today's episode of Join Up Dots David Ralph talks about why it is so important to start thinking of your perfect life before you even take the first step on your journey.
So many entrepreneurs fail to grasp what they want from life and end up creating a life that is a nightmare.
They fail to set up all the correct procedures and structures that leave them able to step away from the business and live the life of their dreams.
So David Ralph asks you in his own unique way to think about two key things.
What Do you Want To Achieve? and Then How Would Your Perfect Day Feel Like?
These simple two exercises will give you the blueprint to go forward into your future with the confidence that things will work out how you want them to be, and not like so many others have found create monster that brings them to their knees.
Wed, 2 December 2015
Today's guest following the words of Steve Jobs and joining us on the Join Up Dots podcast is an entrepreneur who is on a mission to help all the parents of the world.
She is an expert on dealing with the complexities of raising children, and the anxieties and behavioural problems that we as parents may encounter with our adorable offspring.
Well, actually as a father of five children I would say we will definitely encounter these issues, which make them less than adorable sometimes.
For the past 20 years she has worked in a range of settings with families with complex needs who have lived through a range of trauma and as a respite foster carer herself had direct experience of living with traumatised children.
She has now been running her own company training, speaking and writing about the impact of early years trauma children's behaviour and development needs bringing much needed attention to these issues.
And now is also a veteran of TedX, yes she can now add that to her expanding list of talents, as in September 2015 she took to the stage in Bristol England with her speech on "Taming and Tending Your Inner Meerkat brain!!"
So with her writing, TV appearances, speeches and myriad of other activities going on in her life, how does she retain her effectiveness on the key issues she is tackling?
And as an entrepreneur who cares so deeply, is there a chance that she actually ends up caring too deeply and loses the balance in her life?
Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start following Steve Jobs words, by Joining Up Dots with the one and only entrepreneur Jane Evans