203: Jon Nastor: A Man Helping Us Leave Our Excuses Behind
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Todays guest, joining us on the Join Up Dots free podcast interview, is Mr Jon Nastor a man who from his home in the town of Thunder Bay Ontario Canada, has set about living the life that lights him up inside. He admits to never having felt really settled in life, and at his core has always had the desire to go against the norm and do things his own way.
And certainly at the moment, he is flourishing within that mind-set, as he is busy creating both the time freedom that we all want in our life, and a series of online ventures that can give him the aforementioned freedom.
For most people family comes before everything, they are the reason that we are here. But also for most people we see less of our families than anything else as we set about building the income and providing the support that they need…yep work gets in the way of everything.
He likes nothing more than spending time with his daughter and wife, and so in just two years has grown his current online business, from $0 to $490k in annual revenue, This is a fully digital business, in a tiny market, with average sales of just less than $27 per transaction.
He starts, runs, and grows online businesses and can help us all do the same.
But in life all paths and ventures that seem that the guest was destined for, actually took many years for them to find and Jon Nastor was no exception.
He spent his earlier years travelling coast-to-coast across Canada playing drums in several punk rock bands.
Although not a punk in fashion, he has never let go of the D.I.Y. ethic that taught him: if you want something to change, you have to do it, get it done, or stop complaining about it.
See that free spirit again, can never be denied when it is who we are.
His latest creation is called VelocityPage, a Premium WordPress plugin that allows anyone to create beautiful web pages in minutes — without code.
He is also the host of the hit podcast Hack The Entrepreneur.
So what is it about him that had always felt unsettled?
And what advice can he give all of us as we look to find the thing that makes us bound out of bed each morning and never have to see our boss’s face again?
Well let’s bring onto the show to start joining up dots, as we discuss the words of Steve Jobs in todays Free podcast, with the one and only Jon Nastor
During the show we discussed such weighty topics such as:
How he loves the spark of building a project in its initial stage, but then gets bored quickly and struggles to keep his eye on the ball.
How he sat down and wrote five years ago, about how he dreamt his perfect day would look like, and then one day realised that he was living it!
Why he realised that success was his when he tool his family on vacation for two months to South America and realised “Hey I have my laptop with me….work can go anywhere!”
How he wants his legacy to be that he has showed his daughter that there is a better way of living in life. If she wants something and works towards it, she can get it.
How life in many ways imitates Beatlemania, and sometimes you are in the centre of everything and do not realise what you are achieving