655. Drop the Distractions and Change Your Life
John Lee Dumas
John was succeeding in real estate in southern California, hustling and creating a profitable system. Spending so much time in his car, he quickly got tired of listening to talk radio. That’s when he switched on iTunes and discovered the opportunity of a lifetime.
John Lee Dumas is the founder and host of Entrepreneurs On Fire, an award-winning podcast featuring over 2000 interviews, 1.3 million monthly listeners and annual revenues of over seven figures. He says he is just getting started on his entrepreneurial journey.
How Did You Start Using Your Talents?
“I saw the benefits of running your own show and being your own boss from early on. My father was a lawyer, and one thing that was great about running his own practice was that he would leave work early many days, come home, and hit baseballs with me or play basketball with me and do all those fun kinds of things. It was a very nice experience to have growing up.”
The Most Impactful Turning Point?
“My next big ‘Aha!’ moment was when I was in real estate in southern California. I was always in my car driving around. I remember saying to myself, ‘Man, I’m sick of Talk Radio! Let’s find something else to listen to.’ That led me to podcasts. I started listening and I fell in love with the medium of podcasting.”
The Most Powerful Lessons Learned?
“Many people are unsatisfied and not engaged because they’re distracted by the wrong things. They spend their time doing things like commuting to a job they don’t like, watching television as escapism. They’re just distracted. The people who win—that other, smaller percentage—are focused. Their focus is on things that are moving the needle forward. That’s where I think the winners are made.”
Steps to Success from John Lee Dumas
1. Focus on things that matter, that move the needle forward.
2. Cut out the distractions, the escapist TV, and pay attention instead to where you want to be.
3. Join communities of like-minded people who can keep you energized, motivated and on fire.
4. Listen to podcasts that inspire and ignite you to sharpen your goals and move forward.
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