YBB020: John Lee Dumas Shares His First Big Break and His New Book

Gwen Elliot, January 28, 2016

Your Big Break Podcast welcomes Creator of EOFire.com and TheFreedomJournal.com

Six months ago, I was freaking out. I had decided to pitch John Lee Dumas (host of Entrepreneur on Fire) to be on his daily podcast show. I did not truly feel ready, but I went for it and alas (and huzzah)… he said YES. John has interviewed +1200 people and has over +1,000,000 downloads of his podcast per month. He started small and built his brand over the last three years, and is now in a position to give entrepreneurs their big break. I’m so grateful/jazzed to be on episode 1083. So it is a supreme honour to share that the tables have turned, and I invited John to share his story on Your Big Break podcast…and this time, he said YES! Right now John is promoting his Kickstarter campaign for his new book TheFreedomJournal.com. If you’re interested in being given a tool to help you tackle the next 100 days with FOCUS, get yourself a copy right here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

John shares his first big break experience with EOFire.com.

How he interviewed Pat Flynn on his podcast in the early days.

How John was able to get mainstream media features like the Wall Street Journal

How it feels to give people entrepreneurial advice and their big breaks

How to pitch to be on EOFire

John shares what you can expect from The Freedom Journal!

What does the acronym F.O.C.U.S mean?

What advice would you have for people who can’t focus, or have many different passion projects?

Resources, Recommendations and Fun (links to stuff discussed during the podcast)

Resources, recommendations and fun:

A JLD Quotable moment: “You need to find your niche if you’re ever going to get that initial momentum.”

The Freedom Journal: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/eofire

Book that changed his life: http://slightedge.org/the-book/

Interview with a person he admired (exceeded expectations) http://www.eofire.com/podcast/chris-brogan

How to Connect with John Online and on Social Media:

Websites: EOFire.com | TheFreedomJournal.com

Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Thank you:

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  • Fabian Markl

    Very inspiring guest. Love the weird moment when he says that Gene Simmons was on his show ;)