Wed, 6 May 2020
Introducing Josh Kemp
Josh Kemp is our guest today joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots podcast.
He is a man who quite simply has powered his way through many obstacles that would stop most in their tracks.
As he says "I love creating online courses that teach a specific side hustle and how to make money with it in the shortest amount of time possible!
I am the author of No Degree, No Problem.
Originally I was a Blacksmith / Farrier for 8 years but then had to switch careers after getting kicked by a horse.
I self taught myself how to code and landed a Junior Software Development position 9 months later making $ 70K.
I currently live in Raleigh, North Carolina with my wife, three kids, two goats and a gecko.
Now most interestingly for a show called Join Up Dots, which follows loosely the words or the late Steve Jobs, our guest did a similar thing when it came to getting a college qualification.
How The Dots Joined Up For Josh
He goes on to say "I remember when I was 16 my Mom had me take Business Law classes at the local community college.
My Mom was big on making sure ALL her kids went to college and got a degree.
After barely failing the first class, I decided college wasn't for me, it wasn't until I was 18 that I broke my parents’ hearts and told them I wouldn't be going to college.
Over the years I have had to switch careers and have had over a dozen different side hustles in my life.
My Mom no longer worries about me becoming destitute, l have used the power of side hustles all my life ( except for a 1 year period ) to provide better for myself and family, as well as learn more about what things are a good fit for me."
So does he feel he is still working towards the big thing that will define his life, or is that not important anymore?
And why do people struggle so much to make a living online, when all the clues are already there to follow the success of others?
Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Josh Kemp
During the show we discussed such deep subjects with Josh Kemp such as:
How culturally we have lost the ability to get down and dirty and work for a living, even if its an online venture. A dream life doesn't come easily.
Josh shares why you should always go where the money is. Look for who has it and then decide what you can do for them.
Always look for the problem that can be solved for as many people as possible you can then scale scale scale.
Josh tells us a great story of a snow blower, inspiration and hustle that almost ended his marriage but became amazing motivation.