John Lee Dumas, author of The Freedom Journal
John Lee Dumas and Bill Ringle discuss The Freedom Journal for small business leaders.
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Allan shares with us who's his inspiration is? [1:03]
Allen share how he found his way from being a small business owner to a knowledge sharing entrepreneur and a leader. [2:50]
Allen tells how us how though he had a potential product and customers how he wasn't able to manage the sales and marketing. [5:08]
Importance of offer. How do you define an offer? What are the mistakes that people make while creating an offer? [8:53]
Allen gives an example of "Dollar Shave Club" how it proved everybody wrong by being a subscription business. [12:08]
When crafting an offer a one of all products and services you offer which do you have the most confidence in delivering? And of all products and services you offer which do you enjoy delivering the most? Allen shares with us how he came up with these questions for his book. [16:22]
Allen shares why he engineered his work around his lifestyle. [18:08]
Allen elaborates his tips from his book as, how to convert the sense of being a pest to a welcome guest. [21:34]
Allen gives his example as how he helped other people (client) personally with specific examples. [25:07]
Lightning Round [28:05]
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John Lee Dumas is an American entrepreneur and podcaster based in Puerto Rico. He is the founder and host of Entrepreneurs on Fire, a business podcast where he interviews successful entrepreneurs. He was born and raised in Maine. He graduated from Providence College on an Army ROTC scholarship in 2002. Upon graduation he was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army and received an honorable discharge in 2010. Later, he went to New York City, where he worked for a technology startup until departing to San Diego in 2009. In San Diego, Dumas began a career in real estate. Upon a friend's suggestion, he began listening to podcasts in order to pass the time during his long drives. He started listening to NPR, while exploring other shows such as Pat Flynn's Smart Passive Income and Cliff Ravenscraft’s Podcast Answer Man. After moving back to Maine in mid-2011 to pursue a career in Commercial Real Estate, Dumas thought of starting a different venture. He developed the concept of a daily podcast that would feature the story of successful entrepreneurs. He named it Entrepreneurs On Fire. EOFire launched September 22, 2012. As his subscribers grew, he published Podcast Launch in the Amazon bookstore. As of 2018, his podcasts have received 70 million downloads with 1 million monthly listens.
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