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MYST 36: John Lee Dumas: Persistence, Passion and Knowing “Jimmy”

John is always on fire!
John is always on fire!

John Lee Dumas is one of the leader in the world of business podcasting, and business in general.

Just a few of his accolades:

His podcast, Entrepreneur On Fire, was awarded 2013 Best of iTunes. He has the the number 1 podcasting book on Amazon. His show is a leading business podcast, and his income statement for June 2013 shows that his revenue was $216,094.50–for the month of June, alone. And he continues to be invited to speak before conferences all over the world.

But prior to this success, he graduated from Providence University and then spent 8 years in the US Army, including a 13 month tour of duty in Iraq as a commander of a tank platoon. He wandered from career to career, trying law school, a financial career on Wall Street, and real estate, but in 2012, he had his “a-ha!” moment and found his passion, his calling in life.

He started the first 7 day a week interview-based podcast for entrepreneurs, and over time has dominated the field, leading other people to launch their own podcasts (myself included!)

Do YOU want to become a podcaster? Join John Lee Dumas in his Podcaster’s Paradise. Create, grow and monetize your podcast!

You can also find his book on Amazon. “Podcast Launch: A Complete Guide to Launching Your Podcast with 15 Video Tutorials.”

Some of the podcast leaders that were mentioned here:

Meron Bareket of the Inspiring Innovation podcast.

Leslie Samuel of the blog Become A Blogger and the podcast of the same name.

Chris Ducker of Virtual Staff Finder and the 2014 Tropical Think Tank.

Pat Flynn, of the Smart Passive Income blog and podcast and the “Ask Pat” podcast.

Previous MYST Guest Scott D Wilson asked a great question of John, and now has his own leadership and growth blog, Designed to Succeed!

Books that John currently recommends:

Both are books by Stephen Pressfield, “The War of Art: Break Through Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battle” and “The Legend of Bagger Vance: A Novel of Golf and the Game of Life”.

John’s Last Meal:

Bacon-Wrapped FIlet Mignon, Roasted Garlic Smashed New Red Potatoes, and Fresh Asparagus
Bacon-Wrapped FIlet Mignon, Roasted Garlic Smashed New Red Potatoes, and Fresh Asparagus
Vanilla Creme Brulee

Music by Jason Shaw, courtesy of Audionautix.com.


2 thoughts on “MYST 36: John Lee Dumas: Persistence, Passion and Knowing “Jimmy”

    • John, the honor was completely mine. I know that this show will help others, because I am already using some of the advice you provided. And I will have muy students listen to the segment on persistence!

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