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Today’s guest entrepreneur joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired business podcast interview is a man who can be described, almost in just one small sentence.

He believes in himself, has big ideas and creates.

And as we see time and time again on Join Up Dots, having that belief is the part that most people struggle with.

But get it, and fully embrace that belief, then you simply become unstoppable.

Which appears to bet the case with todays guest.

He is an established personal branding expert, author, and speaker, and also an author of several books, based around social media.

And as a result he regularly appears on CNBC, CNN, Fox News and Good Day New York.

As he says “I find joy in teaching, and presenting the keynote conferences & love helping people realize how powerful social media can be to create your personal brand, generate awareness & sales through social media channels.”

And that is the part that most new entrepreneurs struggle with, building the awareness of what they can offer to the world.

They have the skills

They have the passion.

But getting the word out more often than not is one step to far, and they struggle until little by little they get the ball rolling.

So did our guest today have the same issues back in the day, or was it like jumping onto a magic carpet first stop Successville?

And when did he realise that he had created his own personal brand, and was it a surprise to him, or part of his master plan?

Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show, to start joining up dots with the one and only social media entrepreneur Chris Dessi.

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Todays guest entrepreneur joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired podcast interview is a man with a vision that matches that of my own.

He is convinced, that the future of entertainment lies not with cable or satellite television, but on the Internet….which is where we all hang out really isn’t it.

As he says “We’re about three years before our time, But What’s happening now, if you watch the financials, cable and broadcast TV are going down.

Their subscriber growth is dying and in the next three years, experts are saying 70 percent of content – news, entertainment, sports, whatever – will be viewed on wireless devices of some kind.”

He believes Internet-based streaming is the wave of the future.

But this isnt the only interesting thing about todays guest, as not only is he creating the latest viewing and listening pleasure for us all, but he also operates from quite an usual location

His company 4cast.tv is based out of an old AT&T station, which he has spent over seven million dollars preparing in case of doomsday.

The structure itself being a Cold War relic designed, as most communication buildings were then, to withstand nuclear blasts.

The walls are thick, with only a few windows break up the exterior.

Not the most obvious place for a cutting edge entrepreneur to want to work.

But our guest is different, and even before I speak to him I get a feeling that he relishes this difference.

Highlighted by the fact that instead of investing in gold and silver he went with toilet paper, due to the reasoning “We all need it!”

You cannot go against that logic after all.

So why is it that with Netflix, Amazon Prime, Podcasting and a myriad of new media rising up the world is still content with their monthly cable packages?

And would he say that anyone jumping into the pool today would still be in prime position on the curve?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Jerry McMullin

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Todays guest entrepreneur joining us on the Join Up Dots Steve Jobs inspired free podcast interview is a man who has had an amazing journey through a physical transformation, leading to his own successful business.

He is now the weight loss coach and operates in a very different way to weight watchers and any other programs you may have followed.

As he says ” I was in a bad state. I was morbidly obese, had severe obstructive sleep apnea, high blood pressure, and advanced gum disease.

But instead of it allowing it to be my legacy I did something about it.

So not only did I lose 105 pounds (47kg) and reverse all of those lifestyle related health conditions, I also transformed the dysfunctional relationship I had with food, my lifestyle, and my true self.”

Now this was a journey that has taken over 13 years to occur, a difficult transformation experience that was intensified when he also lost five family members within eighteen months.

Because of the tremendous impact of these losses, he was forced to have major mental, emotional, and spiritual breakthroughs in some the most difficult times of his life, which lead him to writing a book and finding his thing.

And that thing is what you maybe asking?

His mission is to educate people who want to fully experience living a healthy and balanced life by reaching all their wellness goals.

By supporting their health through nutrition and balanced living, he inspires a permanent, transformative shift in the way people eat, think, feel, live and love.

And that my listeners seems to be a very good mission to have?

So was he always on the path to health issues, or was it simply a case of overindulging over a long period of time?

And is the transformation towards a physical change started by making the mental change, or does it not matter?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Michael Tamez

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Today’s guest joining us on the Join Up Dots free podcast interview has a harrowing story, that shows how, through one terrible incident, a person’s life can spiral out of control, until hitting rock bottom and fighting their way back. When our guest today was just fourteen, she was raped, she lost her virginity and her life changed forever.

Unable to make sense of what had happened to her, still a very young girl, Lorraine Reguly turned to drugs, quit school four times, and became very promiscuous.

At age 16, she fell pregnant with a child that she was unable to keep, and fell deeper from the path that could have shown itself at anytime.

After the abortion, she got involved with prostitution, and, at the age of 18, gave birth to her son.

Now at that time, she made a decision to start fighting back and to make a difference in her and her own son’s life.

She went back to school, graduated via a program for single moms, received scholarships and awards, until, after attending university for 5 years, she became a high school math and English teacher, which she worked at for 3.5 years, teaching in a small town, until and we will discuss this on the show, she made what seems a bizarre decision and quit to move back to her hometown, where she returned to prostitution and drugs because the money was better.

Her self-esteem was in tatters. Suicidal thoughts running through her days, and an accident where she nearly lost her right leg.

If that sounds too depressing to consider, she was just about to enter into the worst time of her life during this period.

Her son moved out when he turned 19 and didn’t speak to her for three years. She ended up smoking crack for ten months during this time and then it happened…

She nearly died when her appendix burst, and realized she didn’t want to die without saying “good-bye” to her son.

As she says, “I had already started to turn my life around about two years before this event occurred, and so when I finally re-connected with my son, my life always back on track.

Re-uniting with Julian changed my life in a very positive way. I decided to pursue a writing career.

I now own a business, Wording Well, and am an author. I live a clean life, and spend a lot of it helping others. My books are in my local library, and my business is thriving.

I’m living proof that a person can hit rock bottom and rise to the top despite all odds against them.

My son is proud of me again, too. :)”

So let’s take her on the journey of her life again, as we show everyone of you, that life is a series of choices good and bad, and we can all improve our lives by simply deciding to do so.

Well let’s bring onto the show to start joining up dots, as we discuss the words of Steve Jobs in todays Free podcast, with the one and only Lorraine Reguly.

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Todays guest entrepreneur following the words of Steve Jobs, is the founder of Breaking Free Unlimited and author of the inspirational book Breaking Free – My Journey From Breaking Point and Self-Imprisonment to New Life Following Major Personal Tragedy.

This is a harrowing, but true tale that is split into three key parts, following the events that occurred within our guests family.

A severe addiction, mental and emotional abuse, domestic violence, sudden death, three near deaths, conflict with sexuality and exile from the church, a murder by a family member on a family member, all lead to a place where her future changed forever.

And you would almost expect her to have gone to a bad place never to return.

But our guest did something very different and fought back, in order to inspire the world.

Ready to tell everyone out there, that you are never defined by your situation, or your past.

But you are totally defined by the choices that you personally make, no mater when you start to make them.

And now as an author, songwriter, speaker and freedom coach she teaches everyone she coaches how to have a winning mentality in life.

So how did she push the past away from her, or does she find the strength she displays today by actually carrying it with her?

And do people need to see the dark in life to truly gain inspiration from the light?

Well let’s find out, as we bring onto the show, to start joining up dots with the one and only super entrepreneur herself Anita Naraya.

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Todays guest joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots podcast is an entrepreneur who is combining his passion for a very common hobby across the world, with his passion for inventing the unusual.

He wants to play golf smarter, by making a golf academy in the virtual world.

Starting his career way back in 1983 which a six year stint in the US Navy as an Aviation Electronics Technician it was little surprise that he would then take his skills into the world engineering.

And this he did working his way through a series of positions within the Bently Nevada Corp, always looking for ways that he could fix a problem.

Or take something already successful and give it a twist towards greater success.

Finding the motivation to build a life of freedom in his life.

And now in classic Join Up Dots style, he has taken his passion for problem solving, his engineering skills and his love of golf, and certainly given the whole sport an almighty twist.

He has created the world first authentically majestic indoor golfing experience blending virtual and real golf together.

He realized his game had diminished due to a lack of interesting choices for golfing indoors which would also meet his schedule and timing needs.

He was not alone. The existing options for golfing indoors are sub-par. What was needed was a new industry standard that would:

What this means is instead of trying to squeeze a round in after work before the light becomes too bad, you can play 24 hours a day.

Even saving a round midway, to come back to at a later stage.

Golf has become convenient and exciting, and allows the experts and novices to play together, enjoying the game time and time again.

So its ok to get an idea like this but a very different ball game to find the investment and get it off the ground.

So how did he do it?

And did he find himself surrounded by people telling him that he was mad, and it couldn’t be achieved?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Dave Schultz.

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Welcome to the second anniversary of  Join Up Dots podcast.

Yes, two years ago on the 30th April 2014, your friendly neighbourhood podcaster David Ralph launch his amazing show to the world.

And now 48 months later, after over 500 shows he powers up his microphone once more to share his two year journey with you all.

From the fear of recording, the stumbles of launching and the building of his own personal belief.

And why is he sharing this story.

Well he has total belief that everyone of you listening to the shows can go out and get the Dream.

And with his coaching platform DREAM STARTERS ACADEMY and PODCASTING TRAINING, he is helping the world to do just that.

So listen to today’s episode and get inspired to change your life.

 
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Every weekend we go back in time and dip into the Join Up Dotsvaults to find a show that could well be hidden from your ears.

And why do we do this?

Well, you success junkies desperate for the golden ticket havebeen asking "With so many episodes of Join Up Dots out there now,which ones should we listen to first?

And its a difficult question to answer as everyone of them hasmotivation and inspiration flooding out of every pore.

So we have simply decided to grab an entrepreneur at random, andshare with you not only their journey, but also ours.

We think we are getting better at this podcasting lark, but whatdo you think?

Drop us a line at contactjoinupdots@gmail.com and let usknow.

Thanks as always for listening to the show, and enjoy todaysentrepreneurial business chat.

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