John Lee Dumas is the Founder and Host of EntrepreneurOnFire, a business podcast that interviews today’s most inspiring and successful Entrepreneurs 5-days a week. EntrepreneurOnFire is a top-10 business podcast generating over 450,000 unique downloads a month in over 140 countries, and his lineup includes Barbara Corcoran, Seth Godin, Tim Ferriss, Gary Vaynerchuk, Guy Kawasaki, and hundreds more.
— John Lee Dumas (@johnleedumas) January 6, 2014
Maddox flies solo for the interview and Ledge swings in later to do the show notes.
This episode covers a ton of great topics including:
- leading with value,
- the importance of getting a mentor,
- listening to your audience, and
- how to profit now AND save for later.
Can’t wait and just want to dive right in? Check out these nuggets of wisdom culled straight from the interview.
What’s your best business advice?
“Just start. You will never be ready to launch in your mind. Get it out there with an MVP into the hands of your ideal customer. Get your feedback, pivot and approve.”
What’s your most important success habit?
“My alarm clock goes off at 5AM. I do a power-walk around the [San Diego] Bay, then I shower and sit down with coffee and crank away starting at 5:30AM. I get an incredible amount done before 9AM. I get to 9AM having already accomplished a ton of work, having set the plate for tackling what I have coming up. Because I have already had a longer work day by 9AM than most people have all day it allows me to develop my audience and my income.”
What would you have done differently if you had the chance?
“One thing I would do is I would break myself away from the mindset of being herded into a certain path. Going into college, the Army, law school, corporate America…You are the author of your own biography. As soon as I came to that realization that’s when amazing things started to happen to me. I wish I had come to that mindset shift at an earlier time.”