UG 021 – The Entrepreneur on Fire; John Lee Dumas on Turning your Hobby into a Multi-Million Dollar Business

    All of us have had an “ah ha” moment, a time when an idea popped into our mind and provided the insight that we immediately knew that could change our lives.  For most it stays there, an idea, an unrealized thought that never becomes a reality. For John Lee Dumas, it became a multi-million dollar reality.  John was working in real estate when he realized the power and potential of podcasting. He realized the need for a daily podcast that profiles profiling entrepreneurs and business leaders.  He launched Entrepreneur on Fire and the rest is history.  In this episode of Unlocking Greatness, John shares the story of how his entrepreneurial drive, determination and innovation brought him into the world of podcasting where he was able to turn his hobby into a successful business.


    • The relatable success story (2:43)
    • The journey: Go out and create it (5:30)
    • Leap of faith into podcasting (10:30)
    • As great as someone’s life looks, they still have to deal with the grind (14:35)
    • Keeping your content fresh (18:15)
    • Stepping into the wild (21:50)


    • “What is something that I can do that I can be proud of and successful doing?” JLD
    • “I had to take a leap of faith; at some point entrepreneurs have to.” JLD
    • “The world is waiting for people to step up and take responsibility.” CH
    • “If you do entrepreneurship right, it allows you to do the relationships right.” JLD
    • “When you don’t make an intentional decision to do something, you don’t bear that responsibility.” CH

    Entrepreneur On Fire 
    Forbes: How The Creator Of A 7-Figure Podcasting Business Teaches Others To Build Their Winning Ventures
    Forbes: How To Podcast For Profit ($2M Sales In Year 2) With Entrepreneur On Fire John Dumas

    John Lee Dumas is the Founder and Host of EntrepreneurOnFire, an award-winning podcast revealing the journey of today’s most inspiring Entrepreneurs, seven days a week. EntrepreneurOnFire has produced over 1000 episodes and generates over $250,000 a month in revenue and offers a free 15-day course on Podcasting at FreePodcastCourse.com. With over 1 million unique listens a month, EntrepreneurOnFire has inspired Fire Nation to take control of their life and take the Entrepreneurial leap.


    • Do I have a hobby that I can turn into a business?
    • Is there anything that I wish to change that I should change myself?
    • Am I creating relationships and using my opportunities?

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