Entrepreneur Success Stories With Join Up Dots - Confidence, Motivation & Entertainment To Kick Start Your Online Career

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

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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.

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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 

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Today’s guest joining us on the Join Up Dots podcast is a lady who believes in the possibilities of life and going for it big-time

She is a firm believer that “There is no such thing as impossible and that hurdles are just part of the journey if you really want something. ”

And this lady is someone who not only is willing to leap the hurdles, but also wants these leaps to become devoid of drama and ethical.

She is the Managing Partner of Britt Banter Public Relations based in New York City.

Which is an an award-winning firm with the perfect blend of nerdy and chic, Britt Banter has developed a modern and determined approach to public relations, creating an emotional connection with a heavy emphasis on creative strategy.

Which all sounds very professional and what you would expect a company to say.

But when you also see that they also state “We know business, but we don’t believe in the daily grind and we certainly don’t know what it’s like to have a case of the Mondays.”

This is a lady who has built something truly remarkable.

A company that is growing fast, growing smart, but still retaining the understanding that the business is made by a group of people with human needs.

She seems to me to be the perfect boss.

But has this always been the case?

Has been a different version of herself in the past that felt like most of us that she should wear the daily grind as a badge of honour?

And where does she see the true power of building connections across the globe, with the powerful and influential or with the group finding their way to greatness?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only entrepreneur Amy Britt.

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Do you want a solopreneur who is not only succesfull, but also totally confident and charge of her inner power?

Well todays motivational content delivers that big time.

But lets start, as I have the inspiration to talk about myself, of letting you into my life as a young man.

When I was a young man, I’m sure that I would have died and gone to heaven if I could have had a sexy boss come into my office.

I may not have got a lot of work done, but still it would have been a nice to have.

So imagine my delight that I get to invite a lady onto today’s episode of the top rated Join Up Dots podcast, who is the Author of…Sexy Boss Inc Manifesto: Transform From Broke, Frustrated and Bored to Living Fearless, Fulfilled and Financially Free, and also The Game of Dating: Just for Men. “The Ultimate Secrets on How to Date Your Dream Woman Today” Buy it Now.

But these movements that she has created with her publications isn’t about the old bumping and grinding.

Its about taking control of your life and going for it

As she says “Let’s Get One Thing Clear…. Girl, you are sexy. Damn sexy, in fact! But being sexy is NOT just about looks, or about sex, for that matter. At the highest level, being sexy is about getting off your butt, stopping the whining and excuses and reclaiming your God-given power.”

And she is certainly doing that, with her business going from strength to strength.

As a serial entrepreneur she is regarded as a top authority on internet marketing, business strategies and marketing, and since 2006 she started, developed and grew an online information marketing publishing company from ground zero to over $1 million in sales in less than 12 months.

Starting without a list, a product, a name or an offer, she has changed her life dramatically.

And as we see time and time again on Join Up Dots, she appears to be loving her life, and playing firmly in the sweet spot.

So when did she realise that sexual power, was something that she could package in a different way to appeal to a new market?

And with all the things that she has on her plate, what would she say is the one thing that she wouldn’t ever stop doing, even if she didn’t get paid for it anymore?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only serial entrepreneur Heather Ann Havenwood.

To hear more from Heather Havenwood go to:

Podcast: The Win With Heather Havenwood

Description: Heather Havenwood, serial entrepreneur, marketing advisor, author of many books including Sexy Boss™ - How to beat the Big Boys in business - explains the Art of Winning, and how it has become lost in our current society. Heather grew an online business to over a million in 2005 in one year - then quickly lost it and went bankrupt. On her journey from Bankruptcy to Sexy Boss™ Entrepreneur she learned the lessons on how to build a real businesses online, with real money and real work. Being a Winner. Once an individual makes a decision to be a business owner, solo entrepreneur, or to be a leader in their company or community - it is in that moment that they must learn how to WIN. How to play the game. How to get hit. A person will either sit in the stands, be a coach on the sidelines, or be a real player getting hit and winning on the field. Heather is a leader by the fact that she is willing to fail and succeed publicly. From Bankruptcy to Sexy Boss™ learn from Heather’s mistakes and wins. She has been known for her million dollar rolodex and leading from behind the curtain - she now comes out from behind the shadows to share her friendships, success and her every day real challenges in marketing, money and mindset. www.HeatherHavenwood.com www.SuccessMagnetSeminar.com

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Ready to think big and live a life that is a wow?

Ready to take consistent action towards living a life that you didnt believe was possible?

Then todays episode is for you.

David Ralph officially pre-launches Join Up Dreams and the members only podcast Dream Starters Academy, where he will show you the steps you need to take to live the life that you deserve.

All you need to do is send an email to joinupdots@gmail.com and state in the subject line "I WANT THE DREAM" and you have taken the first step forwards.

Welcome to Dream Starters Academy and your bright, exciting and wonderful future

David Ralph

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My guest today the Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who seems to me a person that the world knows and loves.

I have literally lost count of the amount of people that have told me over the last five hundred shows “Have you have had Bob Burg on?” or “There is this guy I know that you have to have on!”

Well, he is here now and with a background ranging from saught after speaker, best selling author, and advisor to businesses across the world, he is a man who has found his thing it seems.

Thriving in the corporate environment as someone with the answers that people are searching for and need.

But how did that thing become fully realised?

As when you dig back into his history it seems that it was there at the beginning, but with the creation of Burg Communications was the true starting point to where he stands today.

But there is never the case, and the path that seems so right is one that is hard earned.

Never being easily found, although it is always there waiting for that first step to be placed upon it.

So we will take him on a journey right back to the beginning before the best-selling books, and speeches in front of thousands of people whilst sharing the stage with notables including today’s top thought leaders, broadcast personalities, Olympic athletes and political leaders including a former United States President.

We will try to find out what makes him who he is?

So without further a do, lets bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Bob Burg.

To hear more from Mr Bob Burg go to:

Podcast: The Go-Giver Podcast

By Bob Burg (Coauthor of The Go-Giver, Go-Givers Sell More, The Go-Giver Leader, and author of Endless Referrals and Adversaries into Allies)

Description: Would you like your business — and your life — to be a lot more fun, a lot less stressful, and a lot more profitable? Do you want to sell more, lead better, be more influential, and live a life of significance? In this show, based around the Five Laws of Stratospheric Success from the international bestseller, “The Go-Giver”, you'll learn how to naturally create a life of joy and prosperity. Your host, Bob Burg, coauthor of “The Go-Giver” will share his insights and interview notables including today’s top entrepreneurs, business and thought leaders.

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This episode of Join Up Dots has been brought to you courtesy of Bootstrapping It!

Episode 21: Podcaster David Ralph “Joins up Dots” along his entrepreneurial journey

 

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My guest today on the Join Up Dots free podcast interview is Richard McLemore, a man who in his time has worked for the Man, Uncle Sam, and as a entrepreneur, building three businesses from scratch.

Starting his adult life in the Special Forces, he served his time under the tutorage of Uncle Sam, before entering the corporate world and looking for his thing.

And it’s fair to say that it took some time before things started going in the direction he wanted.

As he says in his own words ” After my first position I moved from Oklahoma to Houston, Texas as credit manager, and within one year got promoted to Zone Credit manager covering four offices.

During that time I kept on going out with the HP sales engineers, and could see that these guys had great technical knowledge but never returned with an order.

Watching this time and time again, I started to believe that I could do the sales role, and after discovering they were paid twice my rate made active moves to transfer across.

However the management were less than keen on this movement, saying no one from finance had ever moved into sales.

After a year, I did, and things started to come together for me.

I trained for 1 year, won 3 President Club awards – 2nd year, sold more than half of the worldwide inventory of HP LaserJets, even though I didn’t know how to actually turn the self-demo on”

And what makes this guy fascinating, and is truly it seems the piece of the puzzle that brings everything together is his understanding that bridges are there to be built.

He can see how the joining up the dots of knowledge is the key to success.

Building bridges between areas of expertise, allowing the big picture to be viewed in the quickest way forward.

And now he has set about building those bridges in the spiritual home of connections LinkedIn, where he has become a recognised expert in how to develop your network for maximum effect.

So is there a piece of the puzzle that people miss as they try to create their own track of success?

And does he look back and see his dots joining up, or has it been an eclectic group of stumbles and falls?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only entrepreneur himself Mr Richard McLemore

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My guest today on Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who has been in his game for many many years, and seems to enjoy it more today than he has ever done.

Starting back in sales in the 1970’s he has now been selling for over 44 years…

And he has tried the lot, from selling all sorts of products and services, from financial services to advertising, to gym memberships to alarm systems to milk.

He learned to sell the hard way – by making loads of mistakes, learning from them and picking up bits and pieces from a variety of people along the way.

As he says “I don’t think there was any such thing as a sales coach when I started selling in the ‘70s.

So now I’m THE Sales Wizard because I never did quit, even when the going was tough.”

And that is such a hugely profound statement that we could almost just say that for an hour and all go home “I’m THE Sales Wizard because I never did quit, even when the going was tough.”

And now he reaches a huge audience of wannabe sales people, or those who want to get better in sales by his books, or speaker, and radio talk show host.

So was he always a salesman at heart, or like most of us just fall into something and then discovered after awhile that he had found his thing?

And where did he find his positive attitude that helped him so much to push through when times got tough?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start Joining Up Dots with the one and only Mr serial entrepreneur himself, Hugh Liddle

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