JV Crum III Joins Us On The Steve Jobs Inspired Join Up Dots Podcast
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Introducing JV Crum III
JV Crum III is todays guest on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots business coaching podcast interview.
He is a man that from the age of five knew what he wanted to be…..a millionaire
But unlike many of us who have that dream, JV set out on a path that led him to achieving the majority of his dreams by the age of 23 – 24.
The big house in Florida, the time freedom, and everything else that you would set your heart on at an early age.
But what do you do when you get to that point and you feel flat?
What do you do when you find the process of getting there was better than the goal itself?
How The Dots Joined Up For JV
Well JV Crum III, set out to change other peoples lives across the globe, by teaching the world to be conscious in their actions.
He believes that we all have it in us, to break free from our financial restraints and gain the independence finally that we deserve, by quite simply becoming conscious.
But how did he come to that realisation?
How did he turn his fathers failing business, into a success that he can now share with the world?
Well let’s bring onto the show to start joining up dots, as we discuss the words of Steve Jobs with the one and only JV Crum III
During the show we discussed such weighty subjects with JV Crum III such as:
When you see an opportunity you must go deeper into that opportunity than you possibly thought you can, to find the true opportunity that will lead to success!
How he spent 12 months eating only $5.00 worth of food a week to survive, and did it by being resourceful!
How only 5% of the worlds population are truly rocking and rolling and getting what they deserve!
The steps that JV Crum III took to become a “Broke Millionaire” and then turn it round again!
How he now believes he was an entrepreneur right from the early days, but just couldn’t see it till much later in life!
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Audio Transcription Of JV Crum Interview
When we’re young, we have an amazing positive outlook about how great life is going to be. But somewhere along the line we forget to dream and end up settling. Join Up Dots features amazing people who refuse to give up and chose to go after their dreams. This is your blueprint for greatness. So here’s your host live from the back of his garden in the UK, David, Ralph.
David Ralph [0:26]
Good morning, everybody. Good morning, over 102 countries that listen to us on a daily basis, I hope you are fine. And I hope you’re ready for some inspirational content. Because we’ve got a great one today, we really have. I’ve got a chap who’s actually been booked in three times and the last two times, I’ve had terrible internet Connexions and issues. So it’s an absolute delight that he’s hung around long enough to be on the show today. Let me introduce you to him. He’s a man that from the age of five knew what he wanted to be a millionaire. But unlike many of us who have that dream, he sat on a path that led into achieving the majority of his dreams by Asia, roundabout. 2324. He had the big house in Florida, the time freedom and everything else that you’ve set your heart on at an early age. But what do you do when you get to that point and you kind of feel flat? What do you do when you find the process of getting there was better than the gold itself? Well, he set out to change other people’s lives across the globe by teaching the world to become conscious in their actions. He believes that we all have it in us to break free from our financial restraints, and gain the independence finally that we deserve, by quite simply becoming conscious of our actions. But how did he come to that realisation? And how did he turn his barbers painting business into a success, but he can now share with the world? Well, let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining the dots. So he’s like, the one and only JV crumb, the third, how are you JV?
JV Crum [1:49]
David, I am excited to be here. And I’m wonderful. I’m in Florida, where it’s sunshiny. And the ocean is fabulous. It’s just six blocks from my condo. So I’m going to wonderful. It’s a great day.
David Ralph [2:01]
Well, I dislike you instantly, then sir, because I’m in the United Kingdom, and it’s pouring with rain all over me. So yeah, I’d rather be in Florida walking around it. I save it a lot, because I spent a lot of time in Florida. And when I speak to Floridians, did you does it annoy you the amount of English flood there on a daily basis? Do you do try to separate yourself from the UK maddening crowd that come across?
JV Crum [2:27]
Well, you know, it’s interesting, we didn’t discuss this, but I happen to be in love with the English people. My parents were having all these financial difficulties, but my mother had was really ahead of her time. And she had a great vision for my life. So they scraped together the money for a year and her best friend she grew up with sister was taking a group of kids, I think there were 18 of us to Europe for the summer, which was kind of a big thing in America, you know, to go to Europe for the summer, kind of like from Europe, you want to come over to the states and backpack around because it’s such a big place. So I studied at Cambridge University at the age of 16. And having come from a really small town, I’d let’s say three 400 people. So very small. I had the unique pleasure that the first Symphony I ever heard was in London, it was the London Symphony. The first Art Museum I ever went to was the loop. I went to the Moulin Rouge, and that was, quite frankly, my first champagne and naked women. And I went to Stonehenge to two women up to three days to Edinburgh, went over to Stratford upon Avon to Warwick. And here I am studying at Cambridge and counting on the cam, not very well, by the way, but I didn’t fall in, I was quite pleased about that. So I had that early experience and fell in love with England. So actually, I love English people, I’m really happy to be here because the accent to me is this is wildly exciting. So I’d love to hear the accent.
David Ralph [3:56]
But what I think the question I need to ask is take us back to the name, ladies No.
JV Crum [4:02]
Well, I got I got all the girls to share their champagne. That was the night I found out I like champagne. And I remember distinctly that I had nine passes of champagne. You know, this is the guy who had never had a drink. So it’s like, you know, you’re you let the you let the conservative family kid that you’re your dad, my dad convinced my mom to sign off that I can drink in Europe. So I never even had a drink. I never been to a pub or anything. So of course, you’re a kid you kind of little overdoing everything in life at that moment. And I actually remember there was a gondolas that the girls were in, and they were throwing up parachutes and actually told down the table to get the parachute. But uh, but it was an exciting night, I have to say it kind of changed my life. I went back home and I said, we don’t have anything like this ad hoc LA. He knows
David Ralph [4:53]
where you grew up was, you say it’s about 400 500 people,
JV Crum [4:56]
there’s about three or 400 people literally that there was a little hardware store. The post office was a 10 by 10 area at the back of the hardware store. It was rural America. And every I mean, nobody had any money. But I grew up a block off of a four by five mile Lake, which is, you know, in Florida there lots of lakes. So I grew up skiing and playing on the dock and cane pole fishing. So you know, building little sandcastles. That was the life I grew up, grow grew up in. I mean, we had to really make up, it was all about pretend because we didn’t have a lot. So we would go go pull some limbs together and pretend we had a helicopter. And but I think that was a great imaginative time for me. And at the age of five, my parents were really intelligent. I kept thinking that we’re fighting about money all the time, you know, because when you don’t have any money, what do you fight about? You know, I knew when we went the grocery store, not to ask for chocolate bar, because we didn’t have the money for it. And by the age of five, I just one day, I said, Well, you know, this is not how I want to live. And in a little little kids have great imaginations and out of that country, come wonderful visions. So I said, well, what’s the answer to this? And then, you know, it’s so funny when you when you’re small, you see things so clearly, right? You see them through through child’s eyes. And I said, Well, I’ll just grow up and be a millionaire. So I ran in the house, and I told my parents, I said, I found the answer, I’m going to grow up and be a millionaire. And they actually told me not to tell anyone. I remember my mother shaking her finger at me. Don’t say that to anybody. And when I went to write my book, I had to, you know, I had to ask a lot of questions about my past and go, why did that happen? And I realised we live across the street from this church, we went three times a week. And my parents, part of the reasons probably have was a belief system, that they really had a strong belief that we had that much money had to have done something wrong, in order to get it because that was, that to them was a great deal of money. And therefore you, you’ve had to have committed some crime or not been fair to people. So a lot of people because I have the Masters in psych. So I do also a lot of work with mindset. I have discovered that a lot of people have deep beliefs, about worthiness, about deserve about it being okay to have money, that it’s wrong, to be wealthy, and that it’s somehow better. You know, the meek shall inherit the earth and is somehow better, or more spiritual, or you’re a good person if you’re kind of poor. And I’m here to tell you that it that that is not my discovery at all, my discovery is that the more wealth you have, the more good you can do in the world. Because the more empowered you are, to go out there and make a difference with your life. Can I
David Ralph [7:33]
cannot tell you back to the five year old JV Crum running around. And when you look back now I know times have changed, and kids spend their time on Xbox. And PlayStation is totally different world, totally different world. Do you look back at those times and think to yourself, we have lost something, but we shouldn’t have lost it. If we had the chance of going back because I’ve got kids, and they can entertain themselves. If we if we have a power? Can we just say, I’ll just do something to entertain yourself make up a game or something? And I just can do you think that’s something that’s sad? Or is that just progress?
JV Crum [8:09]
I think that part of it is not progress, I think that we’re losing part of, to me part of the authenticity of being a human being. And it’s that creative spirit. And it actually concerns me, because you think when you come out with a book, you get the demographics, and you learn who’s going to buy the book, it’s not people in their 20s, for the most part, because we’ve got this new culture that 140 characters is a novel. And I think we’ve lost that in one way, we’ve never been more connected. And that in another way, we’ve never been less connected. Because the Connexions are becoming less authentic and less real. And we’re, we’re, we’re distracted on the external. And I think what happened for me was a, I was always kind of on this unique spiritual, inner personal journey journey. And if I had all this distraction on the external, I don’t know if that would have happened the same way. So in this regard, you know, I’ve thought I’ve certainly contemplated, wouldn’t it have been nice to have grown up and you had the limousine in the mansion and all that. But on the other hand, I think in my case, I think there’s that I wouldn’t have ended up me, I wouldn’t have been who I am. And, and all the unique pieces that are authentic for for, for my journey, because coming up in the country, where there really wasn’t that much externally, I had to learn how to I literally had to learn how to create, there were eight kids within three years of my age. So the question was never, who do you want to play with? The question was, do you want to play? Or do you not want to play? Yeah, and then at five o’clock, and we get dark, and I didn’t have any siblings. So of course, everybody goes home. So from five o’clock bond, I pretty much had to learn how to entertain myself. And so I would pick up my building blocks, and I would build things. And I had my little trick, and it went around in a circle, but somehow would have used me for hours at a time. But I would create from the internal Yeah, and have a choice. And I really learned how to be very much at home with myself much earlier than I think people do today. And that’s helped me because I’ve travelled all over the world by myself. And people go, don’t you feel lonely? And I don’t know, you know, first of all, I’m on a journey in which I’m observing. And I’m on a journey in which I just somebody just starts talking to the person next to me. So never feel lonely. I’m just out there exploring and experiencing the world. But you have to be at home with yourself before you can do something like that.
David Ralph [10:37]
Because the fascinating thing, JB and all the conversations I’ve been having, and you mentioned building bricks fair. And when you sit down, I thought, yeah, I can see that totally. Because what you’re doing as an adult now is building something, you’re building people’s dreams, you’re building your own financial independence, all that kind of stuff. And there seems to be a direct correlation between the passions you had as a five year old, 10 year old, whatever, and what you should be doing when you’re an adult. But it’s that bit in the middle, where you forget to dream, you forget to to follow your passions, and you just go down the path, which is expected of you. And I think a lot of that nowadays, is going to get worse and worse and worse, because I don’t think people are giving themselves a chance to dream, just because of the speed of life and a speed of connectivity and the speed of text messages flying around. Everything is so instant, which is reactive instead of actually being visionary, whether it is a naive point of view.
JV Crum [11:33]
No, I think that it’s accurate. And actually, there’s another thing going on, and I can’t speak to it in the United Kingdom, because I’m not quite certain what’s going on there. But I imagine it’s probably quite similar, is there’s a whole new approach, that is a very big disconnect with people in their 40s and 50s, which are most of my friends, is that a win win. Just 2030 years years ago, not that long ago, resume building meant that you went and found something and you were there for a few years to establish that you really could learn a set of skills, and that you had continuity from one day to the next and that you could make commitment and that you could be loyal, all of this. And today. resume building means you do something for six months, you quit, you go do something else for six months, now you quit. And as someone who’s building a new business, this is not very attractive to me, but I want somebody who’s going to come in and in six months, it takes six months before somebody really begins to even know what they’re doing, and understand the company and really get comfortable in their own skin. And then they want to leave and you’ve just invested. And and your whole idea as an entrepreneur is that you want to build something. So I’m looking for people who want to take a journey, and they buy into the vision of how we’re helping people. And they want to be around at least for a few years. And I’m finding a big difference connected. And I go No, I think this is a very strange value that says not being committed, and not having time to really learn anything in depth is great resume building, it’s not great resume building, it just says that you all you know how to do is hop around in life. And that’s hard to find yourself if you’re just hopping around.
David Ralph [13:20]
I’ve had two careers basically the first one, I worked for a company for 15 years. And the second one that I’ve just left, I worked for 10 years. And I look at my CV now. And it’s basically split into those two parts. And when I started off back in 86, when I first went to work, there was you know, a job for life, there was loyalty, and they were kind of values that that were afforded to all of us. And we proud prided ourselves on that. But now as you’re saying, There’s no such thing in loyalty, and it almost seems a bad word. It’s like lack of ambition. People will look at that career, they will look at a resume and go, Well, why did you stay there that long? Why didn’t you try your hand at somebody? Why didn’t you jump every six months. And it’s a complete change to how it used to be?
JV Crum [14:06]
Well, and it’s also a change, because I’ve had this conversation because in the last year, I’ve had several people in their 20s come and go. So I’ve learned learned a lot about this. And I’ve had the conversation about the word opportunity. And it seems that it’s how you define opportunity for me as an entrepreneur. And what I teach entrepreneurs is opportunities being clear about where you want to head. So I call that your true north your purpose for your business. And there are some opportunities that are right for you, and some that aren’t. But when you find the opportunity that’s right for you, you really want to go deep, you want to build deep into that opportunity. And what I’m finding today is that it’s almost a reversal. And what I’ve had people tell me is I don’t want to stay not because they like the business, but I’m cutting off my opportunities. So that opportunities becomes Never making commitment, because something better might come along tomorrow. That has implications for real personal relationships, business, finances, if you can’t even commit to an investment path for 10 years, how do you expect it to really blossom and make your money, you can’t change your investment goals every every six months, and you can’t change your commit your opportunity you’re exploring every six months, if you really want to let that opportunity grow into something.
David Ralph [15:22]
Did you think you need to build a resume now? Or do you think really as you’re saying, by becoming conscious, and focusing in on your own skills, your own passion? Is it now the safe choice to actually do it yourself more than building a resume, which you been sort of hold out to everyone? Hopefully one of them will buy it and you’ll get a job for a couple of years?
JV Crum [15:43]
Yeah, it’s an interesting question. Well, first of all, you’re talking to a guy who only works with entrepreneurs, so I don’t work with the employee side. And what I’m finding increasingly, especially post the 2008 2009 year, which I think shook up the world, in a in a good way, even though it was a horrible experience. Because for me, it was kind of a flushing out of saying this old, unconscious way where we’re just going to build infinite layers of risk simply because when you have a Goldman Sachs literally betting against its own clients, right, and selling instruments that it knows in its heart are going to blow up to two pension funds. And doing that intentionally. And it’s perfectly legal to do it. And then everything blows up. Well, of course, it blew up. And I think that it showed us that this what I call this old kind of unconscious path where it’s just about the money. And it’s only about the money and anything you can do and get by with to make the money is the answer. And so I think what it shook up, and I’m seeing this on a daily basis, in a good way is that people are now looking for a more authentic path for themselves. And that the new, you know, obviously someone has to work for the large multinational companies. But I I don’t think that’s an issue because people who really want to not take on the risk are going to work for a company. But what is really happening is that a lot of people are now realising that the true financial independence is finding something they can do, and have control over themselves. And I think that’s at the crux of this, a lack of loyalty issue is that what has happened and it is true, that if you’re on a quote unquote, career path or job path, you don’t have any control over your destiny. Because no matter how loyal you are, a political things can happen. And also, you can have these disruptions that are external leave into the company or the company’s management makes a bad decision. And all of a sudden, it’s going to cut 100 people, and you just happen to be one of those hundred. So I think more and more people are taking even the solo printer, which in a way is a it’s an entrepreneur, but it’s not owning a business. Let’s be clear owning a businesses you can sell. But the solo printer path is someone who has some skills, and figures out how to make their 50 to 100,000 a year because that’s kind of typically the range of what that person’s aiming for, which is a good income, they have control, if they want to take their Thursdays off and go to the beach or played golf or whatever it is they like to do or go scheme, they can take their Thursday off. So they have control over their destiny, I see that as coming up more and more. And the truth is, I think it’s a really good path for a lot of people because now they have control. And they can choose to do something that brings them joy and happiness, because they’ve chosen to do something they enjoy. I think that that is the big future. Everywhere in the in the world. That the key
David Ralph [18:43]
word to that really struck me when he was talking then was the fact that the guy who wants 50 grand chose that that was it was almost like a mental limit. But I had chosen is it as simple as that.
JV Crum [18:58]
I in many ways that oversimplifies it. But in many ways it doesn’t over simplify it because the truth is the questions we asked herself, because that’s how it all starts. I mean, at five, I said I’m going to be a millionaire. And the next moment I started thinking about how I was going to be a millionaire. And so in building my own business, and in working with clients, it’s the same thing. If you’re going if you ask the question, How can I make $10,000, your mind is going to start generating answers. That’s how our minds work. If you ask the question, how am I going to make $100,000, your mind is going to start generating a different set of answers about how you make 100. And if you go, Well, how do I make a million dollars this year, your mind’s going to start choking and thinking about different answers. And the truth is when you go through your day, you’re going to see different opportunities, because all of a sudden, you’re starting to think in different chunks and going well, where’s that opportunity that could bring in a half million, now you’re looking at your environment, and every person you meet differently, because you’re looking at the relationship differently and going, Oh, this person’s doing this. And I might be able to do this and help them and there might be a joint venture out of that, or an affiliate relationship, or this is a client that might be able to bring me $100,000. But if you’re thinking about Where’s $10,000, you’re never going to see the hundred thousand dollar client. So in many ways it is the questions we ask ourselves and how big we’re willing to think. And here’s the here’s the fun part of it all, it doesn’t take your mind any more work to answer the million dollar question than the 10,000. And it really doesn’t take any more actions. Because there are only so many hours in the day, you’re just going to be doing different actions. So the bigger that you can create and allow yourself to ask yourself questions in a bigger vision, the bigger the results you’re going to create. And in many ways, it’s that strong of a direct correlation
David Ralph [20:52]
that this these human self limiting thoughts that we all have, and movies conversations. My I still have limited in I can’t sort of shake them.
JV Crum [21:02]
That’s because what was an empowering thought yesterday, as we expand today becomes a new ceiling. And yesterday it was our floor. Yeah, yeah. You know, it’s just how how it works. It’s like I’m starting a nonprofit, we’re doing our first global conscious where it’s called conscious world foundation. And so we’re reaching out. And in fact, anybody listening to this can get a hold of us, you’ll learn how to get a hold of us at the end. And you can even get a hold of the conscious millionaire. And we’re looking for youth 16 to 25, who are doing projects that uplift humanity. But I’m starting small, where I’m only looking for 2030 people, maybe five or so or outside the United States, because it’s easier to look in Florida where I’m at, there are a lot of youth here. But my my vision is to be in 160 countries in 10 years. So I know where I want to go. So I’m asking questions about creating the mop just because I’m starting small and creating a model that can scale and be in 160 countries, touching youth and helping them have what I call the triple women view of you others and society winning together. So they learn a different view of success. It’s not win lose, it’s everybody wins in the world’s better off in the process. And it comes from collaboration. It’s a very simple model. And it’s itself proving whenever we collaborate with one another, if you win, and I win, we’re going to both win bigger, it’s just the way it works isn’t like you win less because the other person one, you actually win more because the other person won. So everybody’s better off. I want youth all over the world to grow up and be leaders that see the world and those answers because I look out 100 years from now and I go at the end of the century, we can’t, I don’t find it acceptable that a third of the world would still have no water, no food or no medical care on a daily basis. Because that becomes self proving that instead, they were empowered and they weren’t working. What about if they were dying tomorrow, but instead, they were contributing to the world like you and I can contribute. Because we actually don’t have to worry about those things. How much better off with the whole world be it would be an amazing world, if everybody could be productive and contribute on a daily basis to the world and everybody else’s lives being better their lives will be better.
David Ralph [23:20]
I agree. I agree with you totally. And one of the things that’s been coming out of many of the conversations I’ve been having is the fact that when people have shaken off those self limiting thoughts and dreamed big, they’re actually finding the bigger dreams, the easier they are because there’s less competition for them less people are willing to believe that they can do these things. And so you just kind of sell through.
JV Crum [23:45]
Interesting point. And I think about it all the time, frankly, because when I start with clients, I say, first of all, the very fact you want to do something with your life, just you just separated you from 80% of the people, you know, because I find on a daily basis have drive around, I have to remind myself, I’m going somewhere when I get in a car, I’m not meandering, I have a destination. And I’d like to get there. But the truth is, most people are not aware of it, they’re not conscious of the fact that they don’t have any direction for their life, they don’t have any, where do I want to be in 10 years, therefore any action today is just about as good as any other action. And when you start going forward and wanting to accomplish something very quickly, you can get into the 5%, who really want to rock and roll and do something with their life. And what’s even more amazing is that as you begin to move in there, you start resonating in that way. And all of a sudden, you start having a group of relationships and friends and people that you meet at conferences, or, or the coffee shop or the pub, all of a sudden you start meeting a different person because you’re resonating in that way. And you’re thinking in that way. And that in and of itself makes it easier. Because I I met them this moment, looking out and constantly going, Okay, I now have a group of friends that, you know, they’re looking at their seven and eight figure incomes. And they’re all good people who want to use a good portion of that money just to help the world become better. But those are the kind of people I resonate with, because that’s how I think, on a daily basis.
David Ralph [25:20]
Fascinating, isn’t it? And I was interested, you said 80% don’t take action 5% rock and roll. So what about 15%? In between what they do it?
JV Crum [25:29]
Well, I think that that’s the process, that’s really the process of the group that are becoming awake, what I call awakening, that they’re waking up and becoming more conscious. I mean, let me just give this to your audience right now, one of the things in my book that it’s all built on is this formula of conscious, focused action. So the conscious part is there are a lot of pieces to becoming conscious. But the main one is, what’s that specific result you want to be at, let’s say in 30 days, I like to bring it real short, because it makes it much more real. So what is that? And who do you need on your team to get there? Because you’re going to need some skills from someone else. And what are your options for getting there, it’s just starting that simply, and then looking at your environment and being aware. And then only taking actions that are focused. So it’s focused actions, conscious, focused actions to get you to that result. And just by following something that precise, you can accomplish any goal that you want. And you’ll accomplish it much faster, because you get rid of everything. That’s a distraction, and you know where you’re headed, because you’ve taken the conscious time to do it. And when I’m with audiences, I’ll ask book who thinks is the most the most important part of this formula, the conscious the focus of the action, what I find is inevitably, most of the audience will say action, because they’ve all been told they’re supposed to take massive action. And I’ll go, No, actually, I think 80% of it is the conscious, because most people never take enough time to figure out where they want to go or to have any plan for getting there. And if you don’t do that in the action doesn’t matter. Because you could be going in the wrong direction completely.
David Ralph [27:05]
Because so many people in life doing jobs they don’t like they’re in relationships they don’t like but now I’m willing to leave from there because I have this kind of
JV Crum [27:13]
deserve and worthy.
David Ralph [27:14]
Yeah, that’s why I have a mentor fear, don’t worry about the next things going to be even worse than I bought. So they’re just put up with what they’ve got.
JV Crum [27:22]
And they haven’t, that’s part of the conscious part, again, is getting conscious of the fact that you deserve the highest standard, you deserve the highest quality life, you deserve. Somebody who loves and embraces you for who you are. Not that someone who could be blood bitches at you or complains about you, or worse abuses you in subtle or not so subtle ways mentally, emotionally, or physically. You don’t deserve any of that. And the moment you wake up and say I deserve different, but you know what the path to getting there is always the same, you have to first look in the mirror and and treat yourself the way you want other people to treat you because they’re going to treat you the same way you’re treating yourself. And most of that’s not conscious, most of its unconscious. So it starts with how you see yourself, and how you take care of you. And that changes your relationships and who you want to be with.
David Ralph [28:16]
Let me tell you a little excerpt. This isn’t the Steve Jobs speech. We’re going to do it in a little while. But this is something that Jim Carrey said recently, and I haven’t told you I was going to play bass, I just want you to have a listen and get your vibe on it. Have a listen to this.
Jim Carrey [28:27]
My father could have been a great comedian, but he didn’t believe that that was possible for him. And so he made a conservative choice. Instead, he got a safe job as an accountant. And when I was 12 years old, he was let go from that safe job. And our family had to do whatever we could to survive. I learned many great lessons from my father, not the least of which was that you can fail at what you don’t want. So you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.
David Ralph [28:53]
That’s pretty spot on to your life, isn’t it?
JV Crum [28:57]
It is and that that actually relates to do too. I was thinking about when you were playing that. And especially because of LA I actually did my first graduate degree in Los Angeles. And about two months ago, I was out in Los Angeles. So I looked up the apartment that I lived in, and it was a dump then and it’s still a dump. It’s about three blocks away from Brahmins Chinese theatre, which was a real grungy area. It was a small little studio apartment and you can still see it right now it had arm shag carpet, it was really horrible. It was 160 a month. And I literally for a solid year eight on $5 a week. And it made me very disciplined, I can assure you that I knew exactly how to eat on $5 a week. And I had the cheapest car in America by $100 only because it was the cheapest car in America. So it was the cheapest payment. And I used to go drive because remember I was a little boy who grew up and he was going to be a millionaire. Right. So that was this driving internal part of me. So I used to go driving in Beverly Hills, it was about 10 miles away and looking at these huge mansions and dreaming that this is really what I wanted. And one day I came up to a four way stop side. And it was so it was like it was it was like out of a movie because here I am in this yellow dots and B to 10 they know you make dotson’s anymore. And so just think this yellow bright yellow car small. And I’m at the stop sign and here comes a Rolls Royce and stops and here comes across to me a Rolls Royce and stops. And here to the left of me comes a Rolls Royce and stops. And if me my little yellow dots, and B to 10. And these three beautiful gleaming, you know, Rolls Royces and I wanted to crawl under my seat of it. So, but the other part of me looked at him and I said, I’m supposed to be in that car. I’m not supposed to be in this car, I’m in the wrong car. And within three years, I had my Mercedes, which was the first great car that I had, and my beautiful home on the water. Because I knew that I was in the wrong car. And I believed it strongly. I’m in the wrong conscious to be in a car like that. And that was part of claiming the life that I want it that I wanted a different lifestyle. And I wanted everything that that represented. I wanted to be able to go to the nice restaurant not be eating 12. Literally I went up there were a lot of Mexican people in Los Angeles and I went up to the Mexican women saved my life, I went up to all of them in the grocery store, and I go, will you teach me how to how to cook Mexican food because I knew the food that the ingredients didn’t cost much. And I would literally soak my beans for 48 hours that were tried being so they get super big. And I made 12 big burritos and my own sauces and everything every week and 812 burritos a week. And that’s how I got through that, that 12 months of $5 a week for food to thing
David Ralph [31:57]
you could go back because you seem somebody who hasn’t lost his core essence. I think it you know, if you went back to your five year old self when you was making up your games on the beach and everything was poor, do you think if you lost everything now you would actually be able to survive you you’d be quite happy with it, you could understand that. You know, this is how the majority of people live their life.
JV Crum [32:19]
Right? Yeah, an interesting thing happened when I sold companies, because I built these companies. And then I wanted to go on and do my own thing. So I sold them in 97, which took convincing my father because at that point, I own 50% of them and sold them. Then I got involved in the stock market. And I was doing really well. But I got over leveraged. And then we have this little thing called 2011. And I had to sell out and I lost, I lost the bigger part of my cash portion of what I had, thank God, I had a lot of real estate. So I had two years where I had income coming in. But I I had to lease an apartment because I’d sold my house. So I lost that money. I had to lease an apartment, and it was in Denver, so at least a nice apartment. But it left me literally with a budget of $150 for the entire year for entertainment. And I said well, I sat in that apartment figuring out what I was going to do next. And I was profoundly unhappy. But I said, You know when you I coined the phrase being a broke millionaire, and this is such a thing, I didn’t have the cash flow, I had the net worth on the balance sheet. But I had I had lost so much cash. So I had to sit there and figure it out again, from a different perspective. And in that perspective, having the balance sheet didn’t matter, because I didn’t have the cash each month to live the way I wanted to live. And I never thought I would have that experience, again, given everything that I had accomplished. And it really brought me home to what was most important, and taught me and I said to myself, I’m really kind of, you know, depressed over this, which I was. And then I said to myself, when you’re able to be happy without having the cash flow you’ve gotten so used to because at some point, you’re just used to being able to buy whatever you want to buy, because you’ve gotten yourself in that position. And all of a sudden, I couldn’t do that. And I said, when you are able to be happy with this, you’re going to be happy forever, because you’re going to be in a whole nother stage of your own evolution. And that’s exactly what happened is that I learned to be happy with that, then of course, I went on to make a whole lot more than I had before. Because that’s the way the thing really works. It’s a roller coaster. But if you’re if you’re in a positive flow to the whole thing, you keep going up, it’s just it’s not straight up. And and I found my happiness in a deeper part of who I am. And I really think that goes back to how I grew up. Because when I was in Los Angeles after three months, this was a city at that time that had 8 million people. Now it has 16. But I don’t think it makes a whole lot of difference with a lot of people. And I realised that the three months that this was a very superficial place that everybody was about having more and having the better body and having the better car. And, you know, this is what the place was about. And I said to myself, at the end of three months, I said, I can play this game, but they could never play my game. And by that I meant I grew up in this little town. And I was always very entrepreneurial, I was selling stuff when I was four years old, I was always trying to figure out how to make some money. And I took the family lawn mower and I went around and I had the only lawn mowing business in town, I don’t know. But I was the only guy going around mow and people’s, you know, there were a lot of older people. And so most people’s lawn get paid for. But if somebody was sick, I would just go mow their lawn for free, because that was the kind of values I was taught. And so what I meant when I said they couldn’t come play my game is that nobody stole from everybody from anybody. Everybody was really real and authentic. We were just human beings on our journey. And so I grew up learning these very strong core values about having honesty, about being integrity, about respecting other people about we’re all about, we’re here to help one another. Because when you’re in a little town, and everybody’s kind of poor, everybody helps one another, you know, and on the other hand, the joke in the town was that everybody knew what everybody ate for dinner. Because it’s just, you know, that when it’s a really small place, yeah, it really like everybody knows what you had for dinner.
But I got a great core set of values out of that, that have stayed with me. And that I think are the very essence of what I what I am as a human being. Because both of my parents, it was like a family motto, I’m surprised they didn’t paint it on the wall. Every day, it seemed to me every day. And it probably was almost every day, my parents, even when I’m four and five and six would look at me and say, the world should be better off because you were here. And both of them were very involved in civic activities, and giving back and being you know, being a value to other people. And they both modelled that extremely well for me. And I think that’s why I have to conscious millionaire Institute. It’s why I want to awaken people and I want to help a million people become conscious millionaires. And I have this nonprofit, to help youth all over the world because I see the value of having a world where everybody starts to resonate with this idea that success is everybody winning. And then for everybody to win, everybody’s going to take personal responsibility. There’s no such thing as entitlement and that that kind of world. It’s a world in which everybody’s living at their highest place. And they’re being their most productive. And they’re living with joy and authenticity, because they’re on the path that’s right for them. Now that may sound a little you know, Pollyanna, but let’s be honest with ourselves, which world would you rather work to create? The world that we currently have, when that’s not going on at a world where every person listening to this gets up in the morning and does something that brings them joy and makes them happy? Because it’s authentic for them? And guess what the products and services that they help other people get? Because of whatever they’re doing, whether it’s working for someone, or having their own business, or helping those people’s lives? Which world do you want to live in? I want to live in the second world. So I want to take my life and contribute and do everything I can on a daily basis, to help us have that world and to wake people up to realise that each of us can contribute to that world simply by living the life that we’re here to live.
David Ralph [38:22]
It’s not it’s not surprised that you’re a success, because obviously, you’re conscious, and I can understand exactly how that works. But also you’ve got passion, you’ve got fire in your belly. And the last thing is, it seems from even the early stages, you had hustle muscle, didn’t you? You have been somebody that would would hustle with the best of them.
JV Crum [38:41]
Yes, it’s really kind of funny, because my first business and I look back and I didn’t know I was an entrepreneur, I didn’t have any interest in being an entrepreneur growing up. That’s the funny part because my dad was never making any money. So I actually associated owning a business with being broke. Because that was my experience of it. I went to college to go to med school, and then just ended up, I took my pre med and decided I didn’t want to do that. And ended up taking over the family business at 23. turning it around, I’d never had a business course it was not what I plan to do. And after six months, I said, well, gosh, I’m kind of good at this, you know, seems like something ought to be doing. But it was never my intention to be an entrepreneur, not at all. But then you talk about looking back and seeing life and connecting dots. And all of this is that I realised my gosh, I was an entrepreneur from the age of four. My parents that year gave me you know, it’s like every little kid has the thing they want I wanted a pup tip right we’re out in the country. I wanted to pop 10 so I got a pup tent and we had an my grandmother live with us, which was fabulous. Not having any brothers and sisters. It was great having this grandmother so there’s somebody else around and we pop popcorn, you know, do things together. We were just best friends. She’s a wonderful person. I call her an angel because she was and we had this tangerine tree. So we saved up egg cartons. I mean, this is how basic it was. grandmother would help me and we would squeeze the tangerines and I’d squeeze them into the little egg cartons. You know, nobody’s going to drink this stuff. But I squeeze it in there because it My little boy way of looking at life. This is my container. And then I set up my pup tent where the high school kids got off the bus. Because I knew they had some money. And it may not sound like a lot of money. But in 19 6010 since when I got my allowance at eight, it was all of 10 cents. So 10 cents was actually some money. And I sold them my my eight carton full of tangerine juice that I’ve quite certainly threw away. I don’t think they went and drank it. But they you know, they bought my tangerine juice. And then at five I ordered from a magazine, some cards I remember there were $1 25 and I got to keep 50 cents. And I ran around and I sold these cards to all the little old women in town that works for the next year, I ordered candles and they were $1 25. And I got to keep 50 cents. So I went around and I sold a Christmas I sold these beautiful little candles with glitter on them and everything, all the older women in town because now I’m kind of getting my crowd and then dad farmed, and we had 100 acres of peanuts. Now, I don’t know that this is a great britain kind of thing. But in Florida, it’s a southern kind of thing. You boil the peanuts with salt, and you have boiled peanuts. So my dad helped me at age seven, eight to boil the peanuts. And I went around for a dime a bag. And I would go all over town selling my boiled peanuts every day in the summer to make money. And then the next year I learned how to mow the lawn. And so I said Well, I’m going to go out and I’m going to get along contracts. So I did one was $5, which was a lot of money was this little apartment complex and four apartments and I trim their heads I did a great job. But I was out there making money I was I was always trying to figure out go, if I’d had the internet, I do wonder sometimes what would I have done with the power of the internet, I mean, to me, kids have so much they can do you could you could be a millionaire at 16 or 17 or 18. Because you could start a business on on the internet because the power of the internet so amazing.
David Ralph [42:04]
I’m speaking to a chap next week called woven castle Jr. And he’s a 15 year old entrepreneur and flies around in his own helicopter. And he’s got a portfolio and stuff. And it just blows my mind. Because I don’t think I’ve got that in me now, to be honest. And at the age of 15, these these guys are hustling with the best of them.
JV Crum [42:23]
We’ve never, that’s the great thing about people who are now considering being entrepreneurs, we’ve never had a greater time to become an entrepreneur, because there’s so much opportunity. And there’s so many ways to mind those opportunities. You know, you and I can be doing, you’ve got a podcast, that’s in 110 hundred and two countries, you know, think about 15 years ago, this wouldn’t even been possible. You know, so the possibilities just are, that is the really great thing to me of the time that we’re living in, is that the possibilities, and the opportunities have never been so great. The barriers have ever been so lower. So. So now that we’ve lowered the barriers for so many things, it’s really about creativity and innovation and the fire in your belly. Those are the people who are going to be successful.
David Ralph [43:14]
But let’s play the words of somebody who was astonishingly successful. Unfortunately, he’s not with us anymore, but he has left his mark on the world. And this is the words of Steve Jobs that he said back in 2005, to a bunch of students just leaving Stanford University. And I’d really like to get your flavour on these words and what these words actually mean to you. So this is Steve Jobs.
Steve Jobs [43:36]
Of course, it was impossible to connect the dots looking forward when I was in college. But it was very, very clear looking backwards 10 years later. Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something, your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it leaves you off the well worn path. And that will make all the difference.
David Ralph [44:11]
Is that what it’s all about JB?
JV Crum [44:14]
I think actually it is because when you were playing it, what came up is my personal motto. And how that motto evolved for me and how that motto now absolutely guides my entire life. And it’s only three words. And the motto is trust, perfect timing. When I started looking back a few years ago and going with what’s my life really been about, I realised it in large point that not in a religious way, but in a very deep, connected way that my life’s always been a very deep spiritual journey, that it’s always been a journey of growing and yearning and wanting to find the path that was right. And that what I learned along the way was that all of my steps come from being authentic to myself, whenever I’m being authentic and real, whatever occurs seems to always be right. And I started learning to be in the flow and being in the zone. And out of that came an awareness that Wait a minute, everything, when I’m in authenticity, everything that needs to happen in my life, in my finances, in my business, everything happens because I’m on this path. So what that’s brought me to is, and it’s actually on my refrigerator, because you know, every day you’re going to your refrigerator. So I taped up trust, perfect timing. And many times, I’ll look at that, especially if I had kind of a rough day. And I’ll smile and kind of laugh and I go, yeah, it’s what gets me through. Because I know that there is, is for lack of a better word, it’s almost as if my life is guided, that when I listened to that authentic part in my heart, I always know what to do. And what’s amazing is when I’m in that place, no matter where I go, I always see opportunity. And I always meet people, and great things happen in my life on a daily basis, from trusting the perfect timing that there’s and I want to be clear, I’m very specific in my mind about what that means. What it appears to me from looking at my own life, is that there’s always been perfect timing. And every time I’m authentic, I tap into it. But that the perfect timing was always going on. It’s just whether I’m aligned with that perfect timing or not. And so it’s the alignment with that perfect timing doesn’t always bring me the things that my ego mind wanted. But it always seems to bring me the things that my soul journey needs. And that that’s really what this life is about. It’s about taking a more soulful journey, and being of service. And that in that process. My life actually turns out the way it’s quote unquote supposed to, that’s how it appears to me, and I get the growth that I need. It’s just sometimes that growth wasn’t what I would have consciously chosen. But my by being authentic, I chose consciously to be on the path that we take me through it.
David Ralph [47:08]
So so you’re actually being conscious about what’s in you your conscious about your passions, your authentic path, and you’re becoming more aware of got an intuition and everything that Steve Jobs was saying in that speech?
JV Crum [47:22]
Well, yes, because and actually, that’s what happened, I call it my first big intuition was not to go to medical school. And from age five, when I said it was gonna be a millionaire, I was very interested in science. And I decided I was gonna be a doctor, I never wanted to be the fireman or the, you know, the police man, or you know, any of those things. I always wanted to be a doctor and I did all these science projects in high school would go to the science fairs and things and went to college to go to med school. And after a year and a half of taking almost all the pre med courses, I realised I had a day in which it just became clear to me that this wasn’t really what was right for me. And the way became clear was that I was gifted with a mind that could go read any book and take a test. But when I went to chemistry lab, and I went to physics lab, because I love numbers, they made tonnes of sense, okay, got that. But when I went to biology lab, I could get through it. But I didn’t intuitively feel it. And that happened so many times that there was finally a day that I went, how can this be the right career path for me? How can this be what I’m supposed to do when I don’t feel it inside of me. And I have to go to the library to draw the pictures of the cancer sales cells. Because when I look in the microscope, somehow I don’t exactly see how they’re different. You know what I mean? Yeah, I can’t treat patients like this, this won’t work. And I made the decision, I wasn’t going to med school. And so I called it my first big intuitive decision. I’ve never regretted it. And yet, I’ve always been happy that I have that scientific background, because it actually makes it makes it easy for me to read scientific, you know, articles and kind of a basic understanding what’s going on. But but far more so I love marketing, marketing, and just intrigues me. And marketing is the marketing is tracking numbers. Marketing is testing. And it’s testing exactly the same way we did in Chemistry and Physics Lab. You know, you do an experiment, you you broadcast the message, let’s say, you look at your numbers and you go, let’s change the subject line, see what happens, then, let’s change this one word and see what happens here. Let’s change we’re doing a lot of Facebook ads, and we’re being very, we’re getting 50 to 70% conversions on our legions right now. So that’s fascinating to me, it’s like, let’s change the colour, one of the colours on the the image we’re using, and let’s AB split that test that all of that comes out of my scientific background, because that’s all the process of laboratory science. And I’m able to apply it to business and marketing. So I’m really glad that I have that. And it turned out that I would very interested in holistic, and alternative medicine. So how did I become a doctor, I would have ended up spending all my time doing things that were non traditional, because I’ve now wandered into that path of a more holistic approach to medicine. And I personally avoid pharmaceuticals every you know, these are not a normal part of my life, unless they’re absolutely necessary. And I take a more holistic approach to how you proactively create healing in your body. And that to me is far more interesting. So I ended up with it having application, but it probably was the wrong path. Just because I was going to end up on this alternative medical world anyway.
David Ralph [50:41]
You call it intuition, we call it the big dot and in Join Up Dots. Everyone seems to have a dot where their life changes. And sometimes it’s by a terrible accident in the family. But they think, Oh, I wish I had never gone through that. But thank God I did. Because I’ve ended up here, other people, it’s just that got into tuition. But all of us, if we are becoming more aware and more conscious, we are going to hit those dots, aren’t we and we’re going to hit that moment when we will have a choice. And it’s ever either do been leap of faith, or go back into the old mud and the settlement and we was already in?
JV Crum [51:16]
Well, and I think most of my major decisions in life, interestingly, were turns on a dime. And they came from having a profound sense of that.is your calling it that authenticity, that moment of profound intuition. An example was I was back visiting my dad in 2005. Because I told the companies and and now was beginning to coach people and beginning of the beginning stages of conscious millionaire. And I came back I was out in California. So came back was conducted Florida, 3000 miles across the coast. And I stayed with my dad for six months, and he had Parkinson’s. He was, I guess, 8485 at the time. And so I’d be answering the phone. And of course, being the third I have the same name. They go, you know, this is Jim crumb, that’s what my father would go and use Jim. And, and I had that intuition, I should just say yes, because he’d be like the phone company Litecoin. It turned out he wasn’t paying his bills, and plenty of money. But the Parkinson’s was beginning to have the effect on his mind. It’s a little bit like old timers. And so when he put down a bill, that was it done. It was just never paid. And it was Christmas, it was Christmas night, not Christmas Eve Christmas night, I was in the living room. And it’s about one in the morning. And I was planning to just leave in about a month and go back and live in California at that point. So I had decided to live about 10 miles outside of San Francisco and a place that had great views. And I lay there on the sofa, and I just started crying. And I realised that my father was dying, that it hit me my father really is dying. And at this point, my father become my best friend. I went to bed, I woke up and I cried so profoundly for a solid hour, I thought I would die, I couldn’t stop crying because I felt the pain of it so deeply. And I immediately knew that I wasn’t going back to California, that I was actually going to go get my things and move and come here where my father was, because he wasn’t going to be able to make it without me because he wasn’t gonna be able to pay the bills, he wasn’t gonna be able to make good decisions, people were going to be able to take advantage of it, and that I needed to be there. And I knew in a moment and I had lunch with my dad, he knew how much I wanted to live in California. And I’ve been living in Colorado. So I, I love that part of the country. And I said that have made a decision that I’m going to move back here and he was he was immediately happy. But he goes, are you really sure you want to do that? And I go, yeah, I really want to be, you know, so that we can have time together. And I really want to be here. That was one of those decision points. And I said to myself, then if you would ask me 24 hours before I had a little conversation myself and kind of laughed, I said, I would have sworn up and down. I said there’s no way I’m going back to California, you know, that’s where I’m going to be. But in that moment of just profound insight, I knew that I was supposed to come back that that was really the right thing for my journey. And I also had learned enough at that point, to know that even though I had mapped out what was going to happen in the next year of my life, that everything that would then happen was supposed to happen and that it would actually happen from being where I was near my dad. And it did because it deepened the relationship with my father. Then when he at the end, he was nine years old had a stroke. I literally shut down the business I spent. I talked to the doctors immediately they said most people are uncomfortable with death. I’ve been profoundly comfortable with death. And I’m frequently called into friends or family when they’re going through the dying process because I’m old. I’m okay with it. I mean, I understand from my perspective, it’s just a transition. It’s nothing is actually ending. It’s just a transition, this greater journey that we’re taking. That’s my perspective. And so I kind of very, very good with and I sat down with the doctor said No sugarcoating, I have to make a lot of decisions, tell me what’s going to happen. And they said, Your dad’s going to live for three to four months. And he died two days shorter, four months, I shut down everything I was with my dad that whole time had I not been here had I been in a different place with my life all going and a staff of, of, you know, in a business out in California, this might have been very difficult. It might have been more like I flew back and saw him a couple of times. But we had all that time together. And every day we would talk about things that otherwise we wouldn’t have talked about. I remember the day I brought him some pictures of mom. And I wanted to talk about his relationship. You know, I knew how they met and then I knew they got married and I didn’t really know anything else. And when you’ve had a stroke, I don’t know if you’ve been around anybody has stroke, but you kind of start leaving out all the words, you just end up with the essential words. And it might be a sentence that would paragraph that becomes three words. Right? Right. Okay. So I asked my dad, I said, well, Dad, why did you Why did he asked her to marry him. And now my father, it seemed to understand my father was 28 or 30. So this is rather old at that point in time, got to be married. But my father was quite good looking. And let’s just say that you had a different lady every every week, and had no problem with that and was having a good time. And so that’s the backdrop and he meets my mom who gets getting snookered, so to say, and I asked her I asked her to marry him of three months after they met. And I didn’t know that and I’m like sitting there in shock. I’m like, Oh, my gosh, my dad’s mantra about women. When I was growing, he goes, son, I would never ask a woman out on Monday because I might meet somebody I’d rather ask out by Friday, and I, okay.
So I got I got what my dad’s life is like, I got it. And so I asked my dad, I said, Why don’t you marry mom? He looks at me, and he goes smart and good looking.
And I said to myself, my God, I guess that really is the answer if you’re smart and good looking kind of takes care of a whole lot of other problems, isn’t it?
Yeah, I said, My God, it’s brilliant. You know, he met the woman who was smart and good looking. And you know, things should make a good mother of her, you know, cuz he told me that another time, I thought she’d be a good mother of my children. And, but, but that was the profound answer smart and good looking. And she was smart. And she was good looking. And I said, well, it’s undeniable, okay. So, four months later, they were married, we would not have had those times, I treasure those times. And I’ll treasure those times too. But my last breath, that we had all that together, and I not made the authentic decision, and really listened to myself, and said, even though you think you want to be in California, and you love California, you belong here, and actually acted on it, none of that would have happened.
David Ralph [57:58]
Thank you so much for sharing that with us that was really sort of heartfelt. And I want to do something now, which we do at the end of each of the shows, JB. And that’s when we give you the opportunity to share your wisdom with your younger self. And this is part we call the Sermon on the mic. And when I play the music, you’re going to be transported back in time to your younger self. And if you could have a one on one with your younger Jovi, what kind of advice would you give them, bear in mind where you are now in your own personal experience and knowledge. So this is the Sermon on the mic. Show.
JV Crum [58:51]
I, I would have resolved. Everything that we’re talking about is the resolved me today. So I listened to my authenticity, and I listened to that wisdom. And I act on it on on a daily basis. And I think I went through a long period where I was not acting on my authenticity. And that was after I made the the the first money. And you know, I had the beautiful home and the Mercedes and I could go to Europe and I and I had a great life. And all of that was by 25. Then I went to law school, and I really wanted to practice law. And I felt an obligation to take care of my dad, because he wasn’t particularly the best business person. He was a good entrepreneur, he knew where the money was, but he wasn’t really good at it. And I gave up the next 12 years of my life, to stay in the business that I now no longer wanted to be at. And I would have resolved that in a different way. So that I didn’t give up my life, I would have figured out a way to help my father without giving up my life. And I think it’s one of the reasons I’m so passionate now about telling people to truly make the decisions authentic for you. Because I didn’t make the contribution in the world that I’m now making. I could have made it a lot earlier. And I wish that I had been more authentic with myself rather than miserable. And taking a situation that had created the first wealth. And I’ve learned a lot about business. But then that 12 years really produced nothing, because I hated every day of it. Because I wanted to be out doing other things. And I wanted to be doing seminars, and I wanted to be helping people in their personal growth. And I wasn’t doing that. So I would have found a way to be true to myself. And instead I wasn’t true to myself. And that’s the piece I regret. And I would have learned to do that earlier.
David Ralph [1:00:43]
Deep words indeed. JV has been an absolute delight speaking to you How can people connect with you if they inspired which they obviously will be about your content today?
JV Crum [1:00:53]
Well, actually, I’d like to give them a portion of my book, it came out in March, it’s a best seller, conscious millionaire grow your business by now making a difference. I’d like to give them a portion of that a couple of chapters out of that. So they’ll come to conscious, millionaire calm. We’ve set up a special page just for listeners to this podcast. It’s Join Up Dots, so conscious millionaire.com forward slash Join Up Dots. And you can get part of the book and just download it become part of the community. We do free webinars on a regular basis. And I would love for you to come join us and be part of a group of people who genuinely are building their wealth by making a difference in the world and doing what brings them joy, and happiness and fulfilment
David Ralph [1:01:38]
will have all the links to that on the show notes. And I’ll be honest with you, I’ve actually read the book in its entirety. And I particularly like the little bits at the end there’s task at the end of each chapters. And there’s one of those kind of, I don’t know bar Cody things where you can sort of get on to a web page and different things. So they it takes the book into different areas.
JV Crum [1:01:58]
And they can watch videos on every chapter that tells them exactly how to put that material into action and start getting results in their life and their business.
David Ralph [1:02:06]
Yeah, hugely powerful. Well, thank you so much JV Crum for spending time with us today, joining up those dots of your life. And please come back again when you have more dots to join up. Because I do believe that by joining up the dots and connecting our past is the best way to build our futures JV Crum. Thank you so much.
JV Crum [1:02:21]
You’re a great host and this was a lot of fun. I really appreciate the questions and having the opportunity to just share.
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