Show Notes

Air date: 5/21/2019

About this episode:

John Lee Dumas, founder and host of Entrepreneurs on Fire
John Lee Dumas, founder and host of Entrepreneurs on Fire

John Lee Dumas is the host and founder of Entrepreneurs on Fire, an award-winning daily podcast, where he interviews inspiring entrepreneurs every Monday and he drops what he calls “value bombs” every Thursday. He has more than two thousand episodes, 1.3 million listeners every month and seven figures of annual revenue. He and his wife live in Puerto Rico and a portion of all Entrepreneurs on Fire sales goes to Pencils of Promise, which helps create schools, programs and global communities around the common goal of education for all.

In this episode:

2:39 – How not having big dreams as a child doesn’t mean you don’t have the entrepreneurial spirit.

4:30 – At what age John started dreaming big.

5:47 – On whether John defined his brand intentionally or not.

6:37 – Nancy discusses an attribute she shares with John.

7:14 – John’s advice for entrepreneurs on how to grow their brand and network.

7:37 – How being unique will draw the right people to you.

8:00 – Why John loves the phrase: “Love me or hate me. There’s no money in the middle.”

9:08 – John’s weakness and how he manages it.

10:30 – How to put a team together that will win.

10:40 – Advice Nancy’s mentor gave her about Frank Sinatra’s piano.

11:30 – Nancy and John discuss Yankee frugality and ingenuity.


On being an entrepreneur: “Whether you’re that person who was always a hustler or an entrepreneur and a big dreamer as a kid, or maybe you weren’t but now you’re ready. My answer to you is that you can do it. Dream big today.” – John Lee Dumas



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