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My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who believes 100% that we all have the power to create the perfect day (and by rights should be doing just that.)

He is a Productivity & Success Transformation Coach from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and funnily enough the author of the book The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the Day and Control Your Life.

He has been a contributor to Men's Health magazine since 2000, and his articles have also appeared in Women’s Health, Oxygen, GQ, Maxim, National Geographic, Men’s Fitness and Muscle and Fitness Hers, amongst many others.

With many other articles also being featured on Inc.com, LifeHacker.com, and Telegraph.co.uk.

But of course the journey towards being known as the "the Godfather of fitness info marketing" starts with an understanding of what you enjoy most in life, and then building a business around that love.

We have to find the belief that there is more possible in our own lives before trying to changing the world.

And this was certainly the case with today's guest, who like so many young men who now earn their living in the fitness industry, he found the love early in his life when he played a lot of sports day after day.

The competition, the physical challenge and of course the outright fun was what lit him up inside and made him want to do more and more.

So he then focused his energies on weight training, before realizing that he wanted to be a strength coach in professional sports.

He had found the starting point that had lead to the amazing business that he has today.

If just one part of what it has become.

As of course we all know, that being fit is just one half of what makes us ready to tackle bigger and bigger challenges, to build amazing success in our lives.

The physical will always bash against the mental.

So by setting your stall out everyday to tackle the world in the right way, you are giving yourself an amazing platform to then become the version that you would want to be too.

They work hand in hand to create a powerful force of self improvement.

But dont think that this a dot to dot story that was a breeze from start to finish, as our guest has had to overcome many obstacles on his journey to success, even tackling his toughest battle with crippling anxiety attacks that could have stopped everything before it began.

So looking back on his life, was he lucky that he found the thing within himself to build a business around?

Or is this a doorway that most people have waiting for them to walk through if they only work on asking the right questions?

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

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Todays guest entrepreneur joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots podcast is a man with many strings to his bow.

And also one of the most unusual stories that I have heard that has got him to where he is today.

So lets start with the unusual stuff, so as he says in his own words

“A few years ago, a co-worker of mine straddled two parking spots while parking a compact car. I watched them do it, look around to see if anyone noticed, and then walk into the building where we worked.

I was sitting in my car listening to the morning DJs talk about the start of our huge station promotion, and I was monitoring to make sure they explained it correctly. You see, I run radio stations for a living, and it’s my job to make sure the talent on the radio do and say the right things. It’s like babysitting extremely talented and temperamental babies (who usually drink a lot).

After they were done talking and started to play the commercial break, I gathered my phone and bag and headed toward the door to the building. As I passed the terribly parked car, I decided to stop and take a picture. I wanted to expose my co-worker on Facebook and have others join in my jeering of their terrible parking job. A part of me just wanted to poke fun at them, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized that this poor parking job was an extension of something bigger: a sense of entitlement and a slight disregard for others, coupled with plain old laziness.

I posted the picture and tagged the co-worker in the photo. My comment consisted of only two words: Try harder.”

And now with a flourishing blog entitled, you guessed it “Try Harder” which has now inspired two books, and a business that is rocking and rolling where he is one of the top minds in radio broadcasting and has enjoyed success as a talent coach, where he has advised and mentored hundreds of personalities to make them among the top talent in the industry, he looks like he has really found his things.

So from one single bad case of parking his life now has gone in a totally different and exciting direction where new doors are opening everyday.

And did he ever have the faintest idea that he was on the path to writing a book and inspiring the world to Try Harder?

And are these two words that he allows lived by, or has he raised his game because of them?

Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Mr Chase Patrick Murphy.

To hear more from Chase Patrick Murphy goes to:

Podcast: Chase Patrick Murphy

Description: Husband, Father, Radio Host, Imagineer, blogger and Author of Pull The Trigger on Life Career and not being a D-bag, #Tryharder www.chasemradio.com

 

Direct download: 554-Chase-Patrick-Murphy.mp3
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Every weekend we go back in time and dip into the Join Up Dots vaults to find a show that could well be hidden from your ears.

And todays show is with the host of Biz Women Rock podcast, and that means that it is with the lovely Katie Krimitsos

And why do we do this?

Well, you success junkies desperate for the golden ticket have been 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 has motivation and inspiration flooding out of every pore.

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

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

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

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

To hear more from Katie Krimitsos go to:

Podcast: Biz Women Rock With Katie Krimitsos, inspiring interviews with succesfull business women and entrepreneurs

Description: Biz Women Rock: Inspiring interviews with the world's most incredible Business Women! Our guests share how they started their businesses, how they've grown them, lessons they've learned, failures and successes they've had, business practices they implement, how they stay motivated and ultimately what makes that fire inside of them burn! Inspire YOUR journey by listening to theirs!

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Todays episode of Join Up Dots touches in on a subject that although we talk about it everyday, is somehow difficult to answer.
What Stands Between You And Complete Happiness?

Well lets start with the email that we have received............
Hi David,
Loving the little bonus episodes of Join Up Dots....keep them up.
And of course still do the other ones too!
I was reading an article the other day and the author posed a good question, and as you have asked for listeners to drop you a line if they have questions my question is this....
What do you believe stands between you and complete happiness?
Clint Baxter
Tennessee
USA

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My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady who has had an amazing journey of self discovery and fulfilment

When she was a small girl, she was in a dark place, and after a failed suicide attempt she realized that she needed serious help.

Feeling rejected and confused about being given up and being adopted, she decided to do self therapy on herself as a 16 year old girl.

By doing the unorthodox shock method of becoming a model.

As she says "It was very painful going for auditions after auditions, alone, as a timid and self conscious teenager. However I was determined to redeem my lost self and forced myself to keep at it."

And that she did.

And that spirit of self improvement has carried her through her life, and now with her own self named company helping others to find their place on earth, and taking that one step further, she is also the fire-starter of For Our Children (FOC) Singapore, an initiative set up to raise funds to build schools in third world countries, helping children gain a better start in life than she was given herself..

It appears that her dots have well and truly joined up and placed her in her sweet-spot.

The place that she born to flourish in.

So did that little girl, who grew up into an empowered woman, ever truly believe that she could banish the darkness and live in world of light and positivity?

And when did the realisation of it was up to her to take control and claim her destiny start to appear in front of her?

Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Joy Leng.

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My guest today, on the Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who quite simply spins so many plates, he better have juggling skills attached to his linked profile.

He is a veteran executive, entrepreneur, consultant, international best-selling author, speaker, life-long learner, and a man who can help any business find exponential growth in their bottom line.

And he does this by teaching the under used methods that most companies and individuals have in their grasp, but fail to use in the way they should.

He is a referral expert and believes that all business can grow more efficiently by using the social proof that referrals from previous customers will give them?

Take the promotional statement and comments, and use these to attract even more business who are attracted by honest appraisals from folk who have been there before.

Now it wasn’t an obvious expertise to gain, as starting his career back in the 80’s, he has moved through a series of positions developing teams, motivating individuals, and working with companies, all the while polishing his skills until he can with complete confidence claim to be a thought leader, and career builder.

And upon reaching this point he has been since been able to specialise, becoming known as the go to referral expert, allowing him to author such game-changing books as The Recognised Authority (2016), Always Positive in Your Business and his big success the international best-seller, The Referral of a lifetime, which is being re-released in over 12 different languages!

So why is that so many people are frightened of asking previous customers for a statement or two to promote their excellent service?

And does he see this changing, with the ever increasing advancements in social media?

Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Tim Templeton

Direct download: 551-Tim-Templeton.mp3
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Every weekend we go back in time and dip into the Join Up Dots vaults 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 have been 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 has motivation and inspiration flooding out of every pore.

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

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

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

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

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My guest on today's episode of the Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who has certainly hustled his way to the top.

Since starting his career back in 1996 when he performed the role of Assistant Account Executive for Fleishman-Hillard, it seems to me that this was a guy in a hurry.

A hurry to find his true calling, and in a hurry to then deliver maximum value to the world.

He moved through a couple of positions, and then started his first entrepreneurial venture with a self named PR Consultant company, before returning to the corporate gig and fine tuning his own personal and professional skills.

And it seems to me it was at this part of his career that the dawning realisation of where his life was heading started to take shape

Owning his own destiny, and becoming a business and social media marketing extraordinaire, specialising in teaching others to dream big and learn to overcome obstacles in order to reach their goals.

He is now a public speaker, an author, and a mentor who has helped thousands of business executives and select entrepreneurs take their company growth to the next level through motivation, reassurance, and lessons on how to use social media outlets, strategic planning, and improving communication skills.

Whilst he wouldn't say to anyone that he was a guru, his 20 years of experience would point otherwise.

And after helping major corporate executives, including the man we hear everyday on the show Steve Jobs certainly speaks for itself.

He holds a law degree and a masters degree in communications, has produced dozens of podcasts, has made appearances on multiple television shows, and is a best selling author of a book which has sold over 30,000 copies.

So when did the dots start joining together for him, and the lost soul that most of us experience in our early careers gave way to a laser focused entrepreneur?

And looking back on his life, and through his work with many others, do we make it harder on ourselves than we should, by not truly embracing our key skills?

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

Direct download: 550-Jason_Treu.mp3
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