Fri, 20 March 2015
Today's guest has been involved in the online world since before Google was even thought off....yes, hard to believe, but way back in 1994 she was operating as an Internet Sales Advisor.
Teaching early pioneers how to make money from eBooks, products and webinars.
As an early adopter of online marketing, she is considered to be one of the nation's most passionate speakers in the subject, being at the forefront of its explosion to where we are today.
She is known for cutting through the fluff and helping people leave their sob stories behind, so they can stop focusing on the past and start looking towards the future.
She speaks and teaches about what she believes are the core elements of a successful life: accountability, integrity, honesty, and living with passion and hope.
Now don't for a minute think that this is a story that goes only one way....upwards.
No, this is a story that in classic Join Up Dots style has the light and the dark, the good times and the bad, made from choices in her life that were somewhat erratic to say the best.
In her teens and early twenties she made decisions that took her from a comfortable middle-class upbringing to a life of homelessness and being unemployable.
But she rose above seemingly insurmountable odds to become an award winning business owner, bestselling author, Internet sales and marketing trainer, and award winning keynote speaker.
So why did a middle-class girl decide that she had to take the kind of decisions that some might be classed as risky, when most would take the comfortable route?
And how did she delve into the Internet and be so ahead of the curve and everything that has engulfed us since?
Well let's find out as we bring onto the show, to start joining up dots, with the one and only Kathleen Gage.