Episode 34: Why you’re afraid to copy John Lee Dumas

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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Listen to the audio version


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.

You know I love guests like Saddington, C.C. Chapman, and John Morgan — the folks who push us to go further with our talents.

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?


5 responses to “Episode 34: Why you’re afraid to copy John Lee Dumas”

  1. Matt…so honored to be on the MatterReport! Thank you for the opportunity…and love the thumbnail you chose 🙂

    1. Opportunity was all mine! Great to get a powerhouse on the show. Loads of advice for folks itching to break out and IGNITE!

  2. Yohann Taieb Avatar
    Yohann Taieb

    When it comes to video podcasts, you also have to think if adding the visual to the audio really brings value to the consumer. When it comes to John Dumas’ podcasts, the visual does not really bring much on the table at the moment. Also, in this interview, the audio podcast has more value than the audio one because technically the consumer can be doing something else while listening whereas that video interview wouldn’t.

    1. YT,

      I always pictured my avatar as listening while in the car, or at the gym, hence the audio only for EntrepreneurOnFire. Thanks for the feedback!

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