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

Todays show is a coaching based episode whereby David Ralph, the host of Join Up Dots, and founder of Dream Starters Academy Coaching answers listeners questions directly. He will also spend time reflecting on what occured in his show in 2016, and his plans going forward, This is a no holds bared version of the show, that will cover the following subjects: I have a car detailing business and I was wondering if I should get a web presence. I have always been a business card kind of guy? - Dennis Fieldman, USA I am loving Snapchat, are you on it David, and if not why? - Carol Pearson, New Zealand Every year I start with all the enthusiasm in the world to start a new business and change my life and by end of January I lose my way. What am I doing wrong? - Baird Rimmer Do you think its important to chase influencers in your field, or not? - Maxwell Harding, UK I heard your last coaching show and loved it. Why have you just started doing it? - Anne Harding UK I am starting to build my email list...do you have anytips on how to do this? - Jerrry McShriner

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My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who has since a child been working towards where he finds himself today. Today he is a business owner, author, executive coach and podcaster. Over the the last 16 years he has developed his skills as an entrepreneur. The first company he created was a global risk management consulting firm that served the private equity community. His top 15 clients had a combined revenue of $12.7 billion USD and operated in over 100 countries worldwide. Since that time he has bought and sold several multi-million dollar businesses making him a sought after, cross-industrial resource for entrepreneurs and executives in all stages of business. But how did he get here, well this is where the dots have well and truly joined up As he says" As a child I was obsessed with knowing how things worked. I could always be found tearing apart some toy, electronic device or engine to see how it worked. This eventually lead me to studying humans to figure out what makes us tick." First dot ticked off the time line. Then he continues "My Entrepreneurial addiction started at age 13 when I became a caddie. I did not know it then but the countless hours of working as a caddie on the golf course, walking, talking and asking non stop questions of the business elite, would have a profound influence on my career and life long fascination of studying and modeling Peak Performers." So that's the second dot then.... Which leads to where he is today "Trying to find ways to add value to others. Through speaking, teaching, podcasting, and sharing what he has learned with other entrepreneurs and business leaders, to help executives with limited time achieve more. He appears to be a man who has earned his stripes, by taking consistent action in environments that perhaps at the beginning were not in his natural zone of comfort. So is he now where he loves being everyday, or is he still in the "I am working towards where I want to truly be"? And what are the first steps that everyone can take to really start taking control of their own destiny? Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr. Thor Conklin.

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My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady who has found her thing in life almost by accident. But as we see on Join Up Dots there is no such thing as accidental. All the dots are deliberately placed in front of us due to the choices and decisions that we make time and time again As she says "So, I started side hustling out of necessity. I wasn’t so much angry as I was resigned. “Debt is a way of life” was my motto for most of my adult life. Lack of hope kept me from putting together a solid, workable plan to get myself out of debt. Lack of hope kept me stuck. And stuck for a an embarrassingly long period of time. But, a few years ago, I found the world of business podcasts and I dove headlong into it, meeting new people who helped me challenge some long held beliefs. I started a small virtual assistant side business, providing social media and community management and other support services for podcasters with purpose. I crushed my car loan. Demolished my credit card debt. And now I’m finishing off the last of my student loan! But, this is about so much more than beating debt and bringing in extra income." What she has done is find a need within herself, and upskill until she can provide value to paying customers. And business isn't much harder than that. Find something that you are good at. Work really hard to be great at it. And then use those passions and skills to solve problems for others. And now with her flourishing business showing her skills as a side hustle coach and financial freedomfighter she is showing the world how making the leap of faith does not need to be as scary as you think. So why did she have the financial mindset that life was tough, and debt was a way of life? And does she now see that everything she was experiencing in life was down to the actions that she was taking to make those experiences what they were? Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Tracey Minutolo

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My guest today, on the Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who is a top ranked boxing prospect and also Trinidad & Tobago’s boxing ambassador. He is also is a sought after model who has been photographed around the world since the age of 17. And when you see the photos ladies (and of course men too) that fact doesn’t come as a surprise What does come as a surprise though, is this guy, with a highly tuned competitive streak was so obviously looking for the non-obvious route that could fulfil his dreams. Growing up he was involved in a variety of sports. He loved soccer, basketball, football, baseball and swimming and at just 10 years old started playing basketball and continued playing throughout college. At 16 he was already a certified lifeguard and a highly recruited athlete in multiple sports. In his senior year of high school he was recruited to play basketball for several NCAA Division 1 and 2 schools. Now this is when one of the big twists occured in his life, or as we say he hit one of his big dots. College proved to be quite a defining time for him, he started as a Kinesiology major, but after just one single acting course, he found that he had discovered his love and passion for acting and switched his major to Theatre. It wasn’t long after this revelation that the acting gigs began pouring in. He landed his first commercial and this was quickly followed by a well-known television ad with Nike. Now he could have said “This is easy” and coasted a bit, but instead he set out to become the very best that he can be in this new found arena. He started defining his craft, by studying at The Second City and Groundlings, schools who boast of alumni including Jim Carrey, Will Ferrell, Seth Rogan and Steve Carell. He added to his training by studying at The Ivana Chubbuck Studio that has trained Hollywood’s elite such as Halle Berry, Brad Pitt, Terence Howard and more. He knew if he was going to be the best he had to surround himself with the best that Hollywood can offer. And now away from the acting he is training for the Olympics, and once again surrounds himself with the best by fighting out of the world famous Wild Card Boxing Club, home to superstar world champions. So what has these diverse uses of his time and talents taught him, as he drives forwards with his ambitions? And is better to become very very good at one thing, or be diverse as he has been up to this point? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Daniel Hayes. Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Daniel Hayes such as: How “The Revenant”is a truly boring film, no matter how many awards it gains across the film industry…..but why it has an amazing message for all entrepreneurs too! Why Mike Tyson would always get up at [4:00]am in the morning to go running, because all his competitors are asleep, and the reasons behind the decision to do this. Why being in the flow and present in the moment is the state that we must all aim for no matter what arena we put ourselves….it’s where the huge wins are found. And lastly…. Who he would choose to be in later years Mickey Rourke or Leo DiCaprio, and the reasons why he believes that both are masters of their art.

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Todays episode of Join Up Dots is a soloshow where your host David Ralph answers, in a live coaching way several listeners questions directly. There is no scripting. There is no sales pitch. This is as raw and honest as it can be. So if you are thinking about starting a podcast, or your own business then make sure you listen to this episode (and of course every other episode now released and archived in Join Up Dots

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My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who may not be well known, but the situation that he found himself certainly is. He is an inspirational survivor, speaker, and author and part of the miracle that occurred back in 2009. When travelling back on a normal commuter flight for his job as an application sales manager for Oracle he found himself in a situation that most people would wish that they weren't in. However our guest reviewed it in a very different manner. When US Airways Flight 1549, or “The Miracle on the Hudson,” ditched into the Hudson River on January 15, 2009, he knew he was exactly where he was supposed to be. The last passenger off the back of the plane on that fateful day, he was largely responsible for the well-being and safety of others, risking his own life in frigid water to help other passengers off the plane. Despite the hazards to himself, he thought only of helping others and emerged from the wreckage with a mission: to encourage others to do the right thing. Today, he travels the globe sharing his inspirational and motivational leadership messages to help people make a difference in how they do business and live their lives. So of course the miracle was that every single person survived, so would he feel differently operating in this new field if the result was tragic against miraculous? And does he feel that the majority people in life need something to shake them from the routine and comfortable zones that we all live in to really get the future they deserve? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Dave Sanderson

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My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who seems is really hitting his stride and finding his thing in life. He is on a mission to show us all how we can create a better us by being aware of what we are putting into our bodies, and what actions we are taking on a daily basis. Now e have seen these fitness guys time and time again, bring to the world some new diet or fad which for many is very hard to maintain after the initial buzz of tacking something new. But our guest believes that we should do it a different way. And instead of forcing these principles in to our life and hope that they fit, we should look to tailor our life and go about it a very different way. As he says " Back in the day I was in a pretty bad shape. The truth is I never realised how bad I felt until I finally started to feel better and this is the unfortunate reality that so many people don’t even realise they are living in everyday. It wasn’t until I nearly lost my dad to cancer and saw the pain and suffering he went through during the treatment (including 25 days in ICU, having most of his bowel surgically removed, being placed on life support and kept alive through the use breathing machines on two separate occasions, as well has having a tracheostomy) that it dawned on me how much of an influence his lifestyle choices had on causing the disease. From a diet high in sugar and processed foods, to being a pack-a-day smoker who did no exercise, all combined with having an overwhelmingly stressful career, working 14-hour days, with a minimal amount of sleep, it’s no surprise it took a toll on his health. That’s why I made it my mission to help as many people as possible avoid going through what happened to my dad." And now with his Become A Better You Book flying of the shelves at Amazon and his brand new seven day challenge now filling up nicely there is never a better time to have him on the show to join up some dots. So was there are moment when he realised that physically he was improving at a rate of knots, or was it a gradual process over a period of time? And what can we all do today to start getting into the mindset of making 2017 our greatest year ever? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr. Byron Morrison

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Today's guest, joining us on Join Up Dots, is Fab Giovanetti, a lady who has quite simply trod a path that so many of us tread at first when going after the dream. Setting to work building her dream, she slowly began instead to build a nightmare in its place. Unreasonably long hours, hunched over her laptop, she worked 3 jobs, saying goodbye to her friends and weekends and quite simply wondered "What was the point in doing this? But at the point of darkness, when things cant get any darker you have two choices Number one sit down and stay in the dark, or number two push on until the dark is replaced by light and you come blazing out into your sun filled future. Well that is what out guests did, and instead of remaining in the dark she realised that it was time to learn from the best. So she studied the best entrepreneurs, thought leaders and guys and ladies who looked like they were having a blast. And little by little she turned her life around and now this former PR and marketing strategist and Music editor inspires people across the world to consume passion like its going out of fashion. Become a passion junkie she literally shouts across the world, and live a life so great that others will wonder how you did it. Leave them wondering she says and in her own words "When life gives you lemons, make orange juice and leave the world wondering how you did it." So how did this lady from Italy, find herself inspiring the world? And do you need to be inspire yourself first and foremost, or is it others that light your own personal spark? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Fab Giovanetti.

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My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a New Zealander who has lived in London for 10 years, She is an expert in business growth and entrepreneurship, and has overcome extreme personal trauma to become a leading expert in her field. Having become a mother in New Zealand 15 years ago, whilst supporting a client during their multi-billion dollar merger – she later experienced the trauma of multiple pregnancies (12 babies in total including conceiving triplets), sadly without giving birth to another child. Through a period of personal discovery, she successfully overcame the huge emotional trauma that this period in her life involved. She is now keen to use this experience to help others identify how they can use the vulnerability they have experienced, which could be fear, failure, grief, sadness or shame, and turn it into power - regaining control of their lives and becoming successful in business and in life as they define it. Heartbreaking and life changing information I'm sure you will agree. But her life now only seems to be going one way. Into a world leaping out of bed, excited by the possibilities that are coming her way. As she says "I passionately believe that entrepreneurs should not be a slave to their businesses, rather they need to control them, enabling the entrepreneur to enjoy a full personal and family life too. I hope that I lead by example, enjoying an entrepreneurial career while also participating in many other of my life's passions and personal interests." So what made her take on the bold decisions in life instead of crawling into a tight ball and letting the world pass her by? And has she ever been the classic entrepreneur checking her emails, and twitter feed five times a minute, or has she always seen the right way to do stuff? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Adele McLay

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My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is with a man who has had a fascinating and arduous journey to where he is today. He is the founder of The Executive JOY Institute, and specializes in teaching organizations, leaders, and individuals how to become even more successful through psychology, emotional intelligence, and mindfulness. Which if you have listened to episodes of Join Up Dots you will have heard similiar guests speak of such work. Where today's guest differs is by the age of thirty-five, he had founded three international software companies, played semi-professional basketball (yes, he’s really six-foot nine!), and partied at the Playboy Mansion which sounds pretty amazing life affirming stuff. But our guest didn't agree and knew that he wasn't happy. Hard drugs, alcohol, a divorce, and a nasty lawsuit brought him to a low point where he needed to ask himself the big questions in life. A quest for change included earning a master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology from the prestigious University of Santa Monica. And now he has taught leaders around the world, from Panama to the Philippines to Australia and Mexico, and has worked with a broad range of clients, including Microsoft and SAP So is he what he would consider to be happy now or still searching for something unattainable to him......simple contentment in life? And why does he think that we all set out on a path that appears to be wrong at the beginning even thouh the clues are all around us? Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr R Michael Anderson

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