Ask the Expert: What it takes to Succeed with John Lee Dumas | POP 842

Ask the Expert: What it takes to Succeed with John Lee Dumas | POP 842

Why is experiencing rejection a necessary path on the route to success? Why should you NOT fake it until you make it? What is the secret to sustainable entrepreneurial success?

In this podcast episode, Joe Sanok speaks about what it takes to succeed with John Lee Dumas.

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Meet John Lee Dumas

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John Lee Dumas is the founder & host of Entrepreneurs On Fire, an award-winning podcast where he interviews inspiring entrepreneurs to help YOU along your entrepreneurial journey!

He is also the author of The Common Path to Uncommon Success, your 17-step roadmap to financial freedom and fulfillment!

John has interviewed over 3,000 incredible entrepreneurs, including Tony Robbins, Seth Godin, Gary Vaynerchuk, Barbara Corcoran, Tim Ferriss, and many more. His goal with Entrepreneurs On Fire is to deliver the inspiration and strategies people need to fire their entrepreneurial journey and create the life they’ve always dreamed of.

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In This Podcast

  • Get exposed to rejection
  • JLD’s approach to being an entrepreneur
  • Don’t fake it until you make it!

Get exposed to rejection

You need to experience rejection and failure once in a while if you truly want to succeed. These experiences are key components in committing yourself to go after your goals, because you will experience them, and if you can handle the occasional rejection and failure, then you are more likely to succeed.

[You] mess up one thing after the other, it’s just a day of failures and looking foolish and stupid, and that was really helpful for me in my entrepreneurial journey.

John Lee Dumas

JLD’s approach to being an entrepreneur

Where most entrepreneurs fail [is] that they fail to focus on … their biggest priority in life, which is health and wellness.

John Lee Dumas

1 – You need to focus on your physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

It is unrealistic of you to expect yourself to perform well if you do not eat to fuel and nourish your body, exercise your body for physical health and de-stress, and calm your mind with proper rest and personal hobbies.

Every entrepreneur that you see that has a long track record has said, “Health and wellness is my number one priority.”

John Lee Dumas

2 – You need to identify how you can become the number one solution to a real and specific problem in this world.

If you can – and when you do this – people will beat down a path to your door.

All of your time needs to be dedicated to becoming the number one solution to a real and specific problem … then you will win.

John Lee Dumas

Find a void in the marketplace, a niche that needs representation and services, that fits within your zone of fire, and work to provide them with real solutions.

Don’t fake it until you make it!

Your audience can smell fakeness from miles away. Your authenticity is one of your greatest tools, so lean into it!

People want truth and transparency, so use that as your edge within your niche.

Take people along with you in their [and your] journey. I was honest with my audience from day one that I was a crappy podcast host because I was, and I let them know that! And I said, “But, my goal and my promise and my pledge to you is that I’m going to get better at podcasting every single day.”

John Lee Dumas

Honesty and authenticity make people root for you. If impostor syndrome makes you nervous, take that as a fact that you are human. Every human being on earth has experienced impostor syndrome because doubts and fears are ingrained in our DNA.

Remember that fortune favors the bold!

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Meet Joe Sanok

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Joe Sanok helps counselors to create thriving practices that are the envy of other counselors. He has helped counselors to grow their businesses by 50-500% and is proud of all the private practice owners that are growing their income, influence, and impact on the world. Click here to explore consulting with Joe.

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