Entrepreneurs Success Stories By Join Up Dots, Inspiration, Confidence, & Small Business Coaching To Start Your Online Career

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Today's show is a solo show when your friendly neighbourhood UK podcaster shares what he feels are the five key things that if you are looking to build a business you should focus on.
So instead of just ploughing into a world of hardship, effort and expense you end up with a business that you love and grows with you.

So are you ready to become a super entrepreneur like Steve Jobs, or well...me David Ralph

I hope so as the dream is ready waiting for you to grasp.

 

Direct download: THE_FIVE_THINGS_Master.mp3
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Marketing an online business is so hard, and my guest today is a marketing expert and the host of the Market Like A Nerd Podcast who can show us all where we are going wrong.

Comin on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a young lady, that has endured more than most people will do in their whole life.

Growing up very poor with a father who was a drug addict and an abusive stepfather her mother was too scared to leave, you can imagine her life was full of dreams of something better.

You would think her life would have turned around when she graduated, and was accepted to one of the top universities in the world, Johns Hopkins, but just before she began her freshman year she was hit by a car and had to learn to walk again, and then was raped during her recovery period.

Still struggling with the aftermath of the accident during her freshman year, she found out some of the symptoms she was experiencing were actually signs that she was 4.5 months pregnant.

Not to be deterred, she was induced on a Saturday in April and returned to school on Monday to take a final exam.

With support from her mother and now-husband, she was able to graduate in four years with three majors.

But it wasn’t until she worked as a social media marketing intern that she found her calling, quit graduate school and started her first business at 21.

Now this is of course all very inspiring stuff, depressing in many ways, but also inspiring to see someone overcome so many obstacles in their lives, and fight their way back.

But what is most inspiring is the manner that she has created her own business personality, which is full of lightness, fun, and almost cartoon like quality which is really unique.

This is someone in control of how she wants to present herself to the world, and she is not willing to follow the route that everyone else takes.

She had her first $10k month at 22, made $150k in four months at 23, and now at 25 has completed a six-figure launch in 90 days while expanding her business to 19 countries.

She has mastered the art of working smarter not harder, paring down her work to part-time while taking at least 10 vacations a year.

Brilliant stuff!

So how did she manage to fight off the victim mentality and come back in such a spectacular manner?

And is this something that everyone can do, or do you need three majors, a business degree, and an ever expanding email list?

Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Amanda Goldman-Petri

(Jobs, Freedom, Business, Lifestyle, Success, Best, Career, Top, Podcast, Startup, Steve, How, To, Content, Dream )

To listen to more Amanda information go to:

Podcast: Market Like A Nerd™ with Amanda Goldman-Petri | Work Smarter Online Marketing Strategies For Business Owners And Entrepreneur
By Amanda Goldman-Petri, International Online Marketing Coach For Service-Based Business Owners

Description: Welcome to the “Market Like A Nerd” Podcast, where we geek out about business and marketing strategies that maximize your profits while minimizing your efforts. This is your go-to resource for learning how to increase your income and impact without having to work too hard, hustle, or sacrifice... cause who wants to do that?!

 

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My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is with a man who has been on a personal journey, of success and discovery leading him to become the first Hispanic and Gay American to serve in two senior executive roles in the White House.

In 1980, he graduated from Harlingen High School, in deep South Texas, and it seems to me he spent most of his time playing a part to fit in to what the community, and his peers expected a Texas boy to be.

He hunted, fished, played football and baseball and lived the life of someone else, certainly not what he wanted to be: An openly gay man.

It was a difficult time for him as you can imagine, and things didn’t change until he got through to College age.

As he says “Getting to college gave me permission to finally start to be me. It was OK to start to live my little secret. It was accepted and celebrated in so many ways. That was a life-saving experience for me.”

So what do you do when you can finaly start to relax into your own personal power, and live the life that you want?

Well you head to the White House to hug the then vice president Al Gore, and burst into tears on his shoulder.

Well that would be the usual way of doing things, but not the Join Up Dots way of doing things, or our guests, instead he went to New York to try to make it on Broadway, believe it or not, to try to make it as a singer, before returning to school, to study for his law degree, until finally 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue beckoned and his life changed forever.

And now with his book “Little Secret Big Dreams” on the shelves he tells his story, as he overcomes the hurdles of his life to be who he wanted to be.

As he says “I wrote it because I want kids and adults to realize you can come from the Valley and get to the White House. I wrote this for anyone who has ever felt different. The message is to

every kid and ever parent — celebrate who you are. We are, each and every one of us, worthy, unique and special, and we have a place at the table of life.”

So could he have got to where he was today, by missing any off the dots that have made up his life, or did he need every single one to occur?

And did working within the White House, see that the power of change was something that everybody wanted, or was it simply a minefield of red-tape which made that change so difficult to achieve?

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

( Jobs, Freedom, Business, Lifestyle, Success, Best, Career, Top, Podcast, Startup, Steve, How, To, Content, Dream )

Direct download: 602-Moe-Vela_Master.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 today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who was kind enough to have me as a guest on his show Smashing The Plateau.

This is a great show where he raises the question that we all need help with in our lives - How to get past that huge obstacle that keeps us stuck in our lives.

How to smash the plateau. you see its all in the name.

Now the interesting thing about our guest is his desire to not only help individuals achieve success, but also companies too which has taken up the bulk of his life over the last decade..

He is the President of TEND Strategic Partners, and is a recognised authority on leadership and management capabilities that lead to organisational excellence.

He is the creator of the TEND System™, specifically designed to take advantage of existing resources from a team…building upon successes they have already achieved… integrating and managing structured changes, with built-in accountability, without adding excessive workload or unnecessary expenses.

By tapping into time-tested blueprints to overcome emotional and tactical roadblocks, he designs and implements the innovations needed for business to thrive, and empowers organisations to become the recognised go-to resource in their niche.

But of course within all organisations their are individuals with their own problems, so is it as simple as helping the man is the quickest way of helping the boss?

Or do we simply have to find a world where the right pegs are banged into the right holes.

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Mr David Shriner-Cahn.

Jobs, Freedom, Business, Lifestyle, Success, Best, Career, Top, Podcast, Startup, Steve, How, To, Content, Dream, career tools, career tools, career tools

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My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady with a fascinating story of personal acceptance, and battling other peoples personal perceptions of her.

She is a Manchester born, award winning playwright, director, who is driven to get her words onto the page to provoke thought, view point, and change.

Her plays capture the unspoken complexities of human relationships – the things we say, the things we hide, the secrets that shape us – in a way that few contemporary dramatists manage. Immensely subtle and beautifully observed, her work gives voice to unforgettable characters and leaves us mysteriously changed.

Now growing up as mixed-race teenager in Moss Side, Manchester in the seventies was quite an experience.

If you dont know the reputation of Moss Side, then it would be fair to say that it is known as a tough, working class environment, with back in the seventies, very few opportunities to grow into a person different from your peers.

But our guest had other ideas, and was determined to break free and do as we say something different.

But the fascinating moment, or should we call it a Big dot moment seems to me to be the realisation that it was good to be different.

It was ok to say “I am what I am” and I am happy to be different.

As she says “Because my dad came from the hills in Jamaica – a proper country guy. It makes me really proud that my dad came here as an immigrant, my mum came from Ireland as an immigrant, and in one generation they made a playwright, and next they made an actress. So I feel historically wonderful!

So was this reinvention of themselves, the inspiration for her to create a bigger and bolder version of herself?

As in 1999, when before our guest hadn’t written a play before, she took the North West Playwrights’ course and won the 2001 Alfred Fagon Award for her The Well, followed by an attachment at the National Theatre Studio in 2002.

Or was, the big dot moment when in rehearsal for a play she stood up to her director and said “‘You ask the secondary white actors what they think — you tell the main character, black actors what to think. bu never me” receiving the response “You are barred and if you try to come back in the police will remove you.’ ?

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

Direct download: 601-Linda-Brogan_Master.mp3
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My guest today on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a Yanran Carpenter, a coach, business lady and host of the newly released podast the Yanran Career lab.

She is now based in the US, after starting her life and then running away from her home in China to find her true purpose.

And it seems that her true purpose is now coming together with her flourishing business, where she helps students  and  working  professionals  who  want  to  pursue  a  career  they are  passionate  about  and  live  a  regret  free  life going from strength to strength.

But it has taken a few years to get this going, as she says “Growing up in China, I spent most of my childhood in school and buried myself in mountains and mountains of books. At that time no one thought anything different. Parents and teachers were all telling you this is the only way to get ahead in your life—get good grades, go to good school and get a good job. After junior high, things changed. There was a voice in my head telling me to be different. I found myself in love with personal development books and started to rethink everything: Why do I go to school 8 hrs a day? Why do I study something I probably never going to use? Why are painting and knitting known as wasting my time? 

The voice in my head got louder by the day. Finally, I decided to leave the home and country I familiar with, come to America to find the purpose in my life. Things are very different here. Children go to school for only 5 hr a day with little to no homework. They can do pretty much anything without getting told as wasting your time. Everyone here is saying follow your heart and go get what you want in life.”

So how do you transition to a life you want, when the voices are getting louder and louder, but you haven’t decided where you should focus your life?

How do you make the next step the right step?

Well you don’t.

You just have to do something, and then something else, until it becomes clear to you.

And from studying textiles and design in University,  to working for Clark’s shoes as a Retail Manager, to becoming a Freelance Designer, our guest certainly tried something else before Yanran Career coaching burst into life.

So when she was about to leave China, and move to the US, did her family tell her she was making a huge mistake, or “Go for it Yanran, we believe in you!”?

And now she is doing what she is doing, does it become easier to attract clients because she has a backstory, or is it harder because of it?

Well lets find out as w bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Yanran Carpenter.

(Jobs, Freedom, Business, Lifestyle, Success, Best, Career, Top, Podcast, Startup, Steve, How, To, Content, Dream )

To listen to more from Yanran Carpenter go to:

Podcast: Yanran Career Lab

Description: Yanran Career Lab - The place to discover the career and personal stories from every day people just like you and get inspired to find your passion, follow your dreams and accelerate your personal growth.

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Direct download: 600-Yanran-Carpenter.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.

Direct download: dainhen-butler-weekend_rewind.mp3
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