Wed, 29 September 2021
Tra Williams is today’s guest joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots business podcast. As he says "I’m a former corporate executive and author with a passion for entrepreneurship, business strategy, and franchising. I’ve been quoted or published in Forbes, Bloomberg, and Financial Markets Weekly along with more than fifty other online and print publications. Now with most people that appear on the show they have to find a reason to ignites their passion and our guest has done that. He can see from the News and general world activity that things are moving away from the corporate world that we have lived with for generations. How The Dots Joined Up For Tra He goes onto say "The widening gap between entrepreneurship and employment in America is the largest in history. Each year, fewer and fewer people start their own business. Right now, 93% of Americans work for the other 7%. The US is one of the most entrepreneurial countries, yet self-employment in America ranks among the lowest in the world. Now i dont have the stats for the rest of the world, but certainly from the UK i would suggest it is similar So do people actually have the personal skills and strength to make a go of their own business, or has the world gone soft? And where should they start first, blindly ploughing into it all, or simply accepting that focused action with a plan is the key Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Tra Williams Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Tra Williams such as: Why so many people confuse the concept of being busy and being productive, which can often hold people back from personal achievement. Tra shares the phrase "you wont remember the times of mowing the lawn or working in an office, so start climbing that mountain". Powerful stuff. Tra tells us the fur most powerful pillars of entrepreneurship, they seem simple but can change lives. And lastly….. Belief is reverse engineered....take tiny steps and see yourself change BEFORE your customers get to see you in the way you want them to see.
Mon, 27 September 2021
You Never Fail Unless You Give Up
Let's get this straight....life is hard.
Life can beat you so badly that you sometimes you want to roll up into a ball, close the curtains and keep the world outside.
That is one of the problems that entrepreneurs experience everyday when they are trying to build their dream businesses.
It is especially difficult for business coaches who are actually building their businesses, by helping others build theirs due to the multiple variables that can trip us up.
They may get knockbacks due to lack of effort,
They may get stumbles due to not following the processes. So what can you do when things dont go your way in life?
How can we keep on moving on when things get tough?
Well in todays episode of Join Up Dots we focus in on just that, by sharing what has been going on behind the scenes on Join Up Dots. You see this week, a client of Join Up Dots came to a crossroads in their business building and had to stop.
You see the landscape has changed which made the business doubly difficult to continue.
So as you will hear in the show and the transcript below, there is a time to reflect and a time to accept that you can do better.
Fri, 24 September 2021
John Murphy is today’s guest joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots podcast interview.
Now this isn't the first time that John has appeared on the show, as quite a few years ago he was episode 388 of the show, back in 2015 to be exact.
The last time we spoke he was living in the South of France, as he worked with individuals and corporations across the globe to make them see the opportunities they have all around them. The opportunities that can bring wealth, success, and enjoyment into their worlds.
But is he now doing the same, or like many entrepreneurs was that just a stepping stone to where he now finds himself? Well it seems that he has now strengthened and changed his focus helping corporate clients find and develop winning teams in their organisations.
So how did John Murphy, born and bred in Ireland break free from the surrounding conditioning of what is possible for a young man from Ireland?
And does he see the issues that he encounters with his clients, the same across the world, or is there geographical reasons that hold us back from achieving what we want? And i guess the best question of all "Do individuals have more or less the same obstacles as large corporate clients except on a smaller scale?"
Well let’s find out as bring onto the show to start joining up dots even more dots with the one and only Mr. John Murphy.
Wed, 22 September 2021
Hugely Popular, top rated entrepreneur business podcast the Join Up Dots show inspired by Steve Jobs, is full of amazing, inspiring online and off success stories and career content.
A motivation packed show created for the entrepreneurs, wanting to become the best and grab business success, adventure, money, freedom and dreams too.
In fact anyone with mindfulness searching for financial freedom, but unsure of the career path to take will love this show, as David Ralph delivers entrepreneurial business advice direct to your eardrums on every episode.
Mon, 20 September 2021
Sanjay Hegde is todays guest joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots.
He is Founder and President of Blue Ring Investors LLC, a company formed to pool investors’ funds to purchase high-performing multifamily, senior and student housing properties in U.S. emerging markets.
He finds the properties.
He vets the deals and manages the assets.
His clients make the investment and sit back and collect the income and appreciation that comes from investing in investment-grade commercial real estate.
Now this story started in quite a different place, and certainly with more than a few obstacles to overcome on the way to where he is today.
Sanjay has an inspiring story, or his journey from India to North America to work as a trained pharmacist.
But being unable to continue that career in the US, he had to find a way to make things happen for himself.
Fri, 17 September 2021
Do you ever think that you dont have options in your life?
Do you think that you are stuck and can only accept what is happening instead of breaking it down?
Well in todays show we tackle an email that we recieved I live in a "what the f*** do I have to lose" vibe, but everytime i say to my work colleagues "I am so close to walking out of here" they smile as they know I wont.
From reading things online about famous people and the struggles that they went through to get to where they are today, so many of them were living rough, in vans or with no food to eat.
I'm in a much better position than them, but I know i will never result too much.
What am i doing wrong my podcasting guru. I would love to buy you a beer one today but at the moment you will have to pay :) JJ
Wed, 15 September 2021
Do you have moments in your life when you just feel a little bit blah?
You cant be bothered to do anything. You would rather just sit under a duvet on your sofa and watch Netflix.
Well you arent alone, and in this episode we let you into a few secrets that go behind the scenes of Join Up Dots.
Mon, 13 September 2021
Introducing Robert Brus Robert Brus is today's guest joining us on the Join Up Dots business coaching podcast and is a guest that i really wanted to come on the show. Quietly in the background I have been watching his business start from the very beginning. His business is called Go All In and as you will hear in today's show he is someone who is living this mantra big-time. As he says "I’ve been lucky in my life to experience many different professions. It all started in the Australian Defence Force when I was just 17-years old. I joined the Royal Australian Navy as a Combat Systems Operator and was responsible for the operation of the warships radars, sonar and electronic warfare sensors. It was a great job where I travelled the world with my mates and loved every second of it. But I longed for more and soon after my time was up I found myself in the Australian Army progressing through my basic infantry training and onto my Battalion 3RAR and the Parachute School. Beyond the ADF I have experienced many different jobs and ultimately I have found my feet outside the military as a digital marketer and entrepreneur. Life for me is super busy with 3 beautiful children (2 teenage boys and an 11 year old girl) a woman I love dearly and several businesses but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I created the “GO ALL IN” podcast to share the stories of all the amazing people I know and hopefully in the process add some value back to the world with these lessons learnt and the heartache and triumph that they have created. With all businesses that look like instant success, what has been the true story behind GO ALL IN? And where does he see people go wrong when they start, GOING ALL IN for the business, but GOING ALL OUT for their own health and mindset? Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Robert Brus. Show Highlights During the show we discussed such deep weighty subjects with Robert Brus such as: Roberts shares how his wife really pushed him into signing the London Real course and why his ego got in the way of developing his future. We discuss how so many online entrepreneur struggle with imposter syndrome and keep themselves hidden. Robert shares Grant Cordone's belief that obsession leads to success. But honestly how many people truly get that feeling. and lastly...... Robert asks the big question "where does money come from" which more often than not people cannot answer.
Fri, 10 September 2021
Matt Edmundson is todays guest joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots podcast.
Matt started his business journey in 2006 when he launched an ecommerce brand with the desire to make sales of £10.000 in 4 months.
He did a bit better than this and his store reached £10.000 sales within one week, and by the end of the year, their sales were £400K.
Since then, they have achieved global sales of $75million, that’s over 7 million products shipped. Matt is now the CEO of the Jersey Company, a group of health, wellness and beauty companies that deliver products and services to over 120,000 loyal customers.
How The Dots Joined Up For Matt
As he says " I am an eCommerce entrepreneur and coach, a digital business guy who has had more failures than successes; it is just that my successes far out-weigh my failures. More importantly, I have a great team that makes magic happen. I've got a bit of a loudmouth (in a good way!), and I'm always bouncing new ideas around.
I am someone who likes to challenge the 'norm' (I call this idea undefault).
If I could afford it I would buy Liverpool Football Club for no sensible reason: I'm just a fan. My kids would prefer me to buy an Aston Martin, and my wife would prefer me to spend the money on the house (or donate it).
Being a family man I exercise the skills of negotiation and compromise: I buy gadgets.
He is here to to share his journey and experience as a real-world eCommerce entrepreneur, and reveal how he turned the chaotic first month of his business into a successful brand. So how do you battle against companies like Amazon, who are getting bigger and bigger when starting our with a e-commerce business?
And when the failures hit, what made him come back for more and give it another go instead of dropping into business despair?
Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Matt Edmundson
Wed, 8 September 2021
How do you turn a business that has been running for many years into one online?
Well that is just one of the questions that we have been asked over the last few weeks on the Join Up Dots business coaching podcast.
You see most things can be converted into an online income stream even if you think its not possible.
It just needs your brain to get into gear and become creative.
Mon, 6 September 2021
Every single day someone tells us how to change a morning ritual to be successful, productive, calm and happy.
Fast search on the internet gives the thousands of articles designed for the entrepreneurs, parents, writers or even bodybuilders.
Yet, do you really know why formation of the morning routine is the best place to start improving your life? Let me explain it more thoroughly than 99% of the available articles do. (BTW, how often does someone offer you an invitation to the club of 1% of the most insightful people in the world?
Read the rest of this article and amaze your friends with your wisdom 😉
The three main reasons why morning ritual is the best place to start changing your life are: · The significance and importance of starting the day right · The nature of the willpower’s circadian rhythm · Human’s natural predispositions to ritualize the morning activities
Fri, 3 September 2021
Jaryd Krause is todays guest joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired podcast.
He is the owner of the online business - Buying Online Businesses.com
Like most people, or at least the ones that i meet everyday, he had a desire to start his own online business, walk around in his underpants at 4:00pm in the afternoon, and quite frankly reap ever easier rewards.
But the story to where he is today is quite a bit different to that vision.
As he says "my sheer desire to earn a decent and regular (passive) income from a minimal amount of personal input paved the path to this point of where I am at now.
This desire was all necessary so that I could simply fulfil my aspiration to travel and explore the world without repeatedly needing to return home every so often to hustle my heart out to earn more money in order to take off overseas again, and again.
However he wasn't moving towards that vision very easily. In fact although he was hustling, He just wasn’t hustling in the right direction.
So how could he get past the slog phase of creating online income? How could he skip past the failure point of many start-up businesses that fail after the first twelve months?
This was this very question that led him to the BIG Ah-Ha moment, to the point of realization that I was searching so hard for.
Wed, 1 September 2021
In todays to podcast episode we answer several questions from listeners across the world.
And of course we have also gained lovely comments from listeners who have been inspired by our shows.
Dear David, i listened to your show the other day and a light bulb went on in my head.
I am getting what I have allowed to happen to me.
I am in the job because i went for the job. I decide who I am going to share my life and body with. Its all down to me.
Scary times ahead but thank you.
I should have seen this myself as its bloody obvious.
Hi David great show as always. Today I went in and said to my Boss, tell me what I need to do to get a promotion. She almost cried, you could see it in her face.
She then told me that she has been desperate for me to become proactive and make things happen. The next thing is to move out and get my own place.
Hi David, I want to better at being a better person. What can you suggest? David, if i wanted to earn more money should i ask for a payrise or simply get another job somewhere.
I am excited about the future as It my future to make