I’m always trying to find new blood for our little community here.
Today I bring you John Lee Dumas of Entrepreneur on Fire fame. Here’s a local New Englander that started almost a year ago with 0 fans, followers, and podcast downloads. He managed to build a podcast and community to over 100k downloads a month and connect with some of the top entrepreneurs in the internet business world.
You should really copy the foundation to his success — or are you afraid? Let’s go!
John Lee Dumas Interview
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Are you supercharged yet?
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: The Matt Report isn’t all geek speak and pixels. It’s about helping you become a better entrepreneur.
John’s story is great because it’s organic with a touch of early stage planning and a dash of hard work. There’s no snake oil here and it’s not a get rich quick scheme. You can’t build a house without a foundation and we discuss his blue print for creating his success.
Copying John is scary
It’s not going to be easy — you might be a little afraid:
1. Persistence — He’s producing a a daily podcast. If you don’t already know, that’s a ton of work.
2. Cold calling — In the early stages John was cold calling some heavy hitters. Now that he’s cultivated his community, folks are reaching out to him.
3. Rubbing elbows — We can’t do everything behind a computer screen. In this interview John talks about how he got out of his seat and made some of the most important connections in his career.
4. Passion — If you don’t know what makes you tick yet, you haven’t challenged yourself enough. Once you strike that chord, your world is going to become a whole lot brighter.
So what do you think?
How will you break for the pack and flip the switch on YOUR success?