500: John Lee Dumas on Lighting Your Life on Fire.
Moving others to take the leap towards inspiration.
In This Podcast:
We normally focus on inspiring urban farming, but for our 500th episode, we wanted to educate on one way you can turn your urban farming passion into a business. John Lee Dumas is the creator of Podcasters Paradise, a school that teaches how to start and run a successful podcast. JLD tried several careers before he found his perfect fit, and he discusses what led him to podcasting, managing a business, how to create energy for action, and some of his hurdles along the way.
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Message from Greg:
Our guest today is not all that involved with the food movement, he is more in the inspiration movement. I began listening to him in 2014 and was so inspired by his bright personality and incredible guests that I joined Podcaster’s Paradise – the podcasting school that he and his partner Kate run. This led me to launch the Urban Farm Podcast in the fall of 2015. Using their techniques and strategies, we now have a global reach, about 50,000 downloads a month, AND hundreds of episodes educating and inspiring others to be part of their food system. So, in celebration of our 500th episode I have asked JLD to be my guest.
Our Guest:John Lee Dumas, or JLD as he is known by his listeners, is the host of Entrepreneurs on Fire, an award-winning podcast where he interviews inspiring entrepreneurs who are truly ON FIRE. With over 2000 episodes, 1 million+ listens a month, and seven-figures of annual revenue, he is just getting started.
Listen in and learn about:
- John’s early adulthood and military experience
- The many careers he tried and how they led him to podcasting
- Identifying a niche that needed to be filled and how to create a business around it
- JLD’s school on podcasting: Podcasters Paradise
- Surrounding yourself with the right mastermind group if you want to create action
- One of his great moments of seeing a mentee succeed
- Why John shops organic and searches out Farmers Markets
- Seeing his Grandmother working in her garden and eating homegrown salads
As well as:
His failure – Incorrectly identifying the business opportunity that would make him happy and starting over.
His success – His Entrepreneurs on Fire Podcast.
His drive – The ripple effect.
His advice – “Try not to become a person of success, but rather a person of value” – Albert Einstein
John’s Book recommendations:
How to reach John:
Podcast: Entrepreneurs on Fire