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Sometimes success is found in the most unusual places, and our guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who is waking up every morning with a “Yay” as it seems that he is living a life that is ticking so many of his own personal boxes.

And why is that you maybe asking?

Well today’s guest has been on a roller-coaster ride as an entrepreneur which has seen him hits the heights, crash and burn, and then fight his way back to where he is today. Where he wants to be...a startup expert, and the host of the Business Revolution With Stephen Christopher podcast.

Starting his business career firmly in the corporate America camp, by working for Merrill Lynch, where he was responsible for Coco-Colas 401k and pension plans for a couple of years, he was like the majority of young man.

He was going to work, putting on the suit, and earning the cash for that weekends relaxation and enjoyment.

However, with several quick career moves, you could see that the early years was simply stepping stones to taking the entrepreneurial leap of faith.

It was inevitable that he would stop putting all his faith in building someone else dream and start building one himself, and that occurred when he became the Founder of Real Estate Investors Network.

He was up and running and success was sweet and all his own.

But it was running this mortgage company that ultimately changed the course of his entrepreneurial journey.

With the crash of the mortgage industry in 2008, our guest learned what it’s like to go from profitable to over $100,000 in debt…literally overnight.

This failure taught him more wisdom about business than any school or program could ever teach him and since then, he has evolved into a devoted student of personal and business development.

But not in the “I am a business coach, lets spend an hour a week on skype with you”….no he had much bigger plans than that.

He wants to help peoples businesses flourish in the world of Google Land where all the eyes, and fingers flick across everyday.

As he says “The Internet has become incredibly complex and competitive. It’s tough for businesses to stay visible…to stay ranked high in the search engines. Which is why I have created Seequs to ensure your business is heard–and seen–above the racket.”

And now with a flourishing marketing company, his Business Revolution coaching, Podcast, and public speaking he is getting out there where it matters.

He is changing peoples lives, and of course changing his own life in the process.

So how did this guy who was terrified to say two words in front of an audience find the courage to put his head above the parapet to lead the way for others?

And when he looks back at his early start, did he need to work for others to find the angle to start working for himself?

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

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Podcast: Business Revolution With Stephen Christopher

 

Description: Business Revolution Podcast is here. Our motto is simple: start a revolution in your life, take massive action towards your goals and create everlasting change in your life and business. Get your weekly dose of revolutionary insight from Entrepreneur, Web Marketing Expert, and Business Coach Stephen Christopher. Let the revolution begin!

 

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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 today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady who is building her dream, whilst helping others to do the same.

Yes she has mastered the skills of the old leap of faith, and now is sharing those skills.

She is the founder the Women’s Dreamvision Network where she helps new female entrepreneurs build and market their businesses while providing a behind-the-scenes look into how others brought their dreams to life.

Yep, she is the wizard allowing us all (at least the females of the world) to look behind the curtain of what it takes to build a business.

But this isn't a success that is full realised. This is work in progress, so its a delight to have another guest who is really flexing the old hustle muscle to build something new.

And can share with us the struggles, issues and successes that are fresh in her life.

As she says "After working in politics, marketing, and communications for more than 15 years, I focused on a career change last summer. Deep down, I knew there was so much more I could offer and accomplish with my skill set. Though I had many ideas, after much soul searching I started coaching new women entrepreneurs. Women have so much to share with the world and incredible knowledge to pass on, but they are also extremely strapped for time, resources, and, unfortunately, they often lack confidence. I love doing my part in helping them break the cycle and get their gifts out to the world."

So she drilled down, found her niche, looked for a solution to a problem and went to work.

And I suppose as most people find, her ideal avatar looks to have trned out to be herself, as with free small children, a husband, and extended family she certainly must have times when she puts her hands in the air and says "Give me a break for five minutes......i cant be there for everyone!!"

So what made her want to create her own destiny at a time, when so many other ladies would have said "We need to wait until the kids grow up a bit first?"

And where did she find the confidence to step out to the front, when her business is still a a baby in the great scheme of things?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Michelle Huls Rice

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HR, and Human Resources Management is an issue for most businesses. But what about Human Resources For Small Busines? Well that is where todays guest comes in

My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is the founder and CEO of HR CUBE, a global HR Tech startup based out of Indianapolis with markets in India and the US.

And this isn't a surprise that he has a global business on the go, as he was quite obviously bitten by the entrepreneurial bug right from a very early age.

In fact it looks as if he was born with it, as when he was in 7th grade, he came across an article about Soichiro Honda (Founder of Honda) that created a blueprint for the entrepreneurial journey that he has been on ever since.

He was inspired and started to take the first steps to where he is today.

However, he knew it wasn't going to be easy to break free from the life that he was in, so started following visualisation techniques to focus on achieving his dream of building a company, and growing up in a middle class family in India, he had to go through constant struggles to make it to the US to pursue what he saw as the next logical step.

Graduating studies at NDSU, Fargo.

Which he did and then the real work began.

As whilst working in SAP consulting, he tried 3 different startups on the side in 7 years, none of them amounted to much, other than constant struggle for recognition and not getting a salary increase for 7 years.

But this didn't deter him, which is the spirit that all entrepreneurs show and develop until lightning strikes and they find their find their thing.

But through these disappointments he was working harder to define his ideas before he came to market, and during this time, he decided to pursue Online/Hybrid MBA at Kelley School of Business, Indiana University that gave him the next move to get full time into Entrepreneurship.

As he says "Those 3 years of MBA was the best decision I made in my life" as the first idea on the road to where he is today started to grow around him.

He realized that to do what he was really passionate about, he needed to do it full time.

So, one day, he told his Boss that he was leaving his job to pursue his Startup Journey, and the rest as they say is history.

So what was it about those early startups that caused them to fail, and now he looks backs could he have saved them or were thye always doomed?

And does he think that he could have achieved the same level of success without moving to the US, or did he need this change of culture?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Suddan N Shanmugasundaram

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Ross Jeffries is my guest today on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots podcast interview. Now if you havent heard of Ross Jeffries, let me tell you he is a man who can teach us all about connecting and engaging with the opposite sex. Yes, this is one of those episodes that all you single men, fed up with being rejected in the bars of the world will want to take notes on. He is known as the Legend of Seduction and has coached, and mentored over 60,000 men around the world, since 1988, guiding them to the success with women they truly desire and deserve. His system, Speed Seduction®, shows you how to succeed with the women you really want, predictably and reliably, without guesswork or games, respecting yourself and the women you enjoy. Since the early 1990s, Ross Jeffries has been included CNN, Fox, NBC, the BBC, CANAL+, Playboy, Rolling to name just a few. But this is where the story get interesting as imagine you take these same levels of persuasiveness, and instead of leading back to the bedroom, you lead back to the boardrooms and company botton line? Well as he says "Look at it like this: if you can convince a guy who has been terrified of women his whole life to drop that fear in under 10 minutes, and then teach him to communicate with women in a way that truly moves and touches them, then....then you can convince anyone of anything." Powerful stuff indeed, and so now you will find our guest travelling the world as he works with a handpicked selection of high-powered entrepreneurs, sales people, and other professionals to teach them his unique, one-of-a-kind, under-the-radar persuasion blueprint. So how did he come to learn these technqies? Was he naturally gifted at wowing women, or hopelessly inaquate which lead to this knowledge? And what did he think of Tom Cruise playing him in the film Magnolia? Inspired casting, or would he have preferred someone else? Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Mr Ross Jeffries

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Category:Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 12:00am UTC

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 today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is Matt Marr, an actor from the USA.

He has a title that I have never used before on any show But it is one that I wish that I had come up with, as he has been called the Gay White Oprah which is a fantastic name. But how has he come to receive such an accolade you maybe asking?

He is also the host of the Dear Mattie Show the top ranked podcast on iTunes.

Well my listeners it can be put down to one thing, or maybe two things. The ability to be himself, and the ability to know how to connect with others and startup a conversation that builds success. You see all business success is based on these two characteristics, and it seems that our guest has them in abundance. As he says “I am the type of guy that can meet you and within two minutes have you spilling your heart out” So it’s with little surprise, that after receiving his Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in 2009, he has been taking this ability to open the hearts of whoever he talks to by helping people everywhere with his weekly advice podcast “The Dear Mattie Show” where he discusses relationships, sex, fear, friends, job, and even makeup in an inspiring and entertaining format. But if you are thinking that this is just another normal type of life-coach guest that you see all over the shop,then think again. He is also a singer; received a undergrad in Opera Performance from the University of North Texas, has been active in the project Get Empathy, a campaign to build a national movement to stop bullying in schools. Communication Director for Brave Trails, supporting Gay, Lesbian and Trans-Gender folk to become thought leaders in their fields, and a stand-up comic and producer. So with all these different experiences and knowledge, is there a chance that he could get lost with himself and dilute whatever he considers his god given super power? And when he get someone to start talking does he every think…”Ok, Ok, I think this was a bad idea? This person just wont shut up?” Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Matt Marr.

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To hear more from Matt Marr go to:

Podcast: The Dear Mattie Show

Description: The Dear Mattie Show is an advice podcast with a lil' bit of humor, a lot of heart, and a helping hand. Each week host Matt Marr, clinical therapist and comic, answers emails sent by listeners who need advice on love, sex, or any life lesson. To help Matt in his quest to make your life easier, he usually enlists a guest host-often a neighbor, a colleague, or the cute guy he keeps seeing at the dog park. To learn more or ask for advice, go to www.dearmattieshow.com.

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