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Today’s episode of Join Up Dots brings you two very different stories from the world of business success.
One is from a guy in the United Kingdom who first connected with us at Join Up Dots back in 2015.
His name is Neil C Hughes, who runs the Tech Talk Daily Podcast and just recently has hit over 1,000 episodes.
The second guy is a chap who first connected with us at Join Up Dots about two years ago, and wasn’t in the right position to start building his own dream.
Roll on a couple of years and he has now created a million dollar business in just three weeks.
So where do you sit in regards to building your own dream?
Ready to play the long game, or wanting to hit it out of the park as quickly as you can?
Audio Transcription Of Motivation And Success Podcast
David Ralph [0:01]
Once upon a time, there was a guy with a dream a dream, which is Jobs himself online and have a kick ass life working when he wanted him where he wanted across the world. Little did he know that dream would lead him into a world of struggle, burnout and debt. Until he found the magic ingredient and knows drunk was became a thing of the past, of course, was bad person. And now My dream is to make things happen. BU Welcome to Join Up Dots.
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 [0:57]
Yes, hello there. Good morning to you. Good morning to And welcome to Join Up Dots. Yeah, this is the inspirational show. It’s the motivational show and today it’s just me show. No one else is on here. I’m a little bit late today a little bit late getting this podcast out into the air because last night, I did the dad routine I did with that routine. I drove my daughter up into the West End of London to see a boy band called Why don’t we? Or as I like to call them, Who the hell are we? And my wife actually went into the concert with her because I sat in a multi storey car park with Netflix, watching some documentaries until I had to get home. by God. It was the latest morning. It was a Sunday concert. It was a Sunday concert. So why couldn’t they have Danny at two o’clock in the afternoon? You indoors It doesn’t matter what time it is. But these boys these boy band, they came on very, very late. So I’m a little bit late because I woke up this morning and I got I’m tired. But one night kills me. Anyway. How are Wait, how are we? I hope you are all rocking and rolling and enjoying life. I mean, if you’re not enjoying life, why aren’t you making it the life you want? Now in today’s motivation, I’m going to call this podcast motivation. There’s a couple of storeys kind of storeys that have really inspired me recently. And the very first one is from an old makeover of mine. Yes, uh, Mr. Neil see Hughes from the tech talks daily podcast now I’m going to talk to you about Neil now he’s changed recently he’s um, it used to be called a tech writing blogging podcast or something like that. And now he’s rebranded it called the tech talks daily podcast. And he’s also stuck a see Hughes in Neil see huge like Arthur C. Hughes. Do you remember him in the old days? Maybe that’s why he’s done it or Michael J. Fox, he suddenly decided to purchase CN he’s named to make himself more sexy. Well, Neil. He started a podcast Now if you know anything about podcasts, there’s not many that go beyond 100 episodes most up about 25 episodes in now Neil has just hit 1000. Yeah, he’s hit 1000 podcast episodes. And he did a show. And it was lovely to hear where he sort of referenced his starting point and how he didn’t know that he could do it. He had the imposter syndrome on his shoulder, but he plugged in his mighty microphone, started talking. And now he goes around the world spending time with Gary vain Chuck and Manchester United and Real Madrid and he’s had
Captain Kirk, what’s his name? William Shatner. Yeah, he’s like William Shatner on the show. And he’s, he’s had such a roller coaster ride where he’s now he’s literally if anybody have an old age and knows British TV, we used to have this woman called Judy charmers and she was always whizzing around the world. Now I suppose it’s Michael Pailin. And he does a load of travel shows. I know he threw maybe he’s the new Louis through, he’s always whizzing around the world. Now, what am I telling you about him? It’s not just the motivational, inspirational content that he provides on the he’s tech talks daily podcast, with Neil see Hughes. But it’s the fact that he was in a job, but he had been in for years. He was in basically an office in Birmingham, England. And once you’re in a position for a long time you start to have this is where I am, this is what I do. And of course, what we do isn’t what we are, we can reinvent ourselves and just because you’re working in a job, it’s not what you have to do. Now, if you speak to anyone, and you say to them, you know, what, what you do, they don’t actually tell you and Anything motivational they tell you Oh, I’m a I’m a web designer for a local company. I’m no but you don’t. You don’t design Web Designs to here. You create visions for people, you create dreams, you create a portal, a portal into a new world for somebody else through online Daring Do and venture. And Neil, he was in that situation, as I say, where he could have quite easily said, Oh, I’m a tech person. But he started working on something on the side. And little by little, he has grown this remarkable. Yes, I’m envious. I am envious of the tech talks daily podcast. And he he’s got it going. He’s got it going. Now. 1000 episodes. What was interesting, I listened to his podcast episode The other day, and he was saying 10,000 20,000 it’s not a thing to be proud of is a thing that is part of your journey. Yeah. So when you get people saying Oh, yeah. I’m 50 episodes, I’ve done 100 episodes, I’ve done 500 episodes. That’s all good. But you’ve got to think bigger. You’ve got to think longer term. You’ve got to think this is just the start. Yeah. And so a big salute to Neil see Neil see Hughes. I can’t get used to the see. I’ve always thought he was a CV is but I’m no. Neil see Hughes, he is the man. Now, another storey I’m going to tell you is about a guy who, on the other side of the fence, connected with me, probably about two years ago, I remember him first messaging me through listening to the show, Join Up Dots. And he was in a job, and he wasn’t quite ready to go for what he wanted. But he was starting to think of possibilities. He was starting to think of what was out there. Now, he has gone a different route. And he connected with me about five or six days ago. And he said, David, I’m now ready. I’ve done it, I quit my job. And I’ve launched a business. I won’t tell you what the business is because he’s getting it off the ground. But basically, he’s taken this business idea. He’s got a patent for a design that has been put through and agreed. He is now got a CEO of his company. He’s got a team around him. And his company now is valued at over a million dollars by financial experts and stuff. Now, what is the amazing thing about this is this guy has done it all in about three weeks, three to four weeks, he basically got his idea and he went for it and he’s gone for it big time. He has gone through it big time people. So he’s gone from an idea to a concept to actually getting out there within three to four weeks and it’s worth over a million. Now. I was talking to him the other night because he is so het up. He so wound up that I’m Actually now, he signed me up to mentor him on a monthly basis to actually make the decisions that can keep him focused on the business focus on growing the business, but actually focused in on himself First of all, and so our session, the other night, I said to him, Look, you’ve got to get away, you got to get away. You’ve got to put your phone in the drawer. You’ve got to disconnect from everybody. And you’ve got to reclaim your identity. You’ve lost yourself. And so he said, Yeah, absolutely. Right. So he booked a plane ticket to Europe, and he’s now flying over to you at from America. And he’s sent messages out to people saying, don’t contact him. I’m going to get my head back in the game. And I will come back stronger, I will come back stronger. Now. Why am I telling you these two storeys because success and inspiration and whatever you want to call it, but your life can occur in many different ways. We’ve got Neil, who has done the long game. He has produced podcast episode blog posts, and he’s written and he’s grown. He’s contacts and he’s network. And he’s now travelling the world, he has done it over a period about three to four years, I would have said, Now, in the great scheme of things, that’s nothing. If you think that this is going to be what you want to do for the rest of your life, this is going to be your brand, this is going to be your business, three to four years is nothing. And if anybody says to me, you know, I can’t wait three to four years, I would kind of think, well, you should have started three to four years earlier, because it does take twice as long as you expected. And as I always say, twice as much money, but we’ve got the other guy who basically has gone for it, and he’s doing 18 to 19 hour days, and is now got himself in a right old tears, where he knows what the business is going to be and this business is going to be, I think, well dominating I get told so many and I think, Oh, yeah, kind of seen that, or I can’t quite see the angle, this one up, oh, yeah, I can get this. And not only can I get best I can see, but this is going to go into a billion dollar industry, he is really tapping into something that I think is out there. Now, behind the scenes, he knows what he wants to do. He knows what how he wants his life to be. And even within three to four weeks, he already is aware enough to realise that he’s losing control of that focus of where he wants to be, and what he wants to be doing every single day. So he’s backtracking. Now, what’s the right way? Well, certainly news is the right way, slowly, slowly building it, but certainly the other guys is the right way except once you lose your health, and once you lose your focus, you end up no matter how much work you’re doing, making the wrong decisions and shooting yourself. Basically In the foot and killing that business, because you’re pushing the business too fast, you’re pushing it in directions, but it’s not ready to go. It needs to grow it needs to find its footing, it needs to get its roots so that it’s ready growing underneath the ground to bloom at a later stage. Okay. Now I, I was worried about him last night. So I said to him, Look, I will work with you on a monthly basis because, hey, after my issues over the last few years, I am a master at closing down the doors not allowing anyone to get to me and give them my brain and my body, the the energy and the freedom to live the life but do what you need to do, do what you need to do to get it out to the world and grow your brand and your business, but also put your mask on first. So I just wanted to tell you these two little storeys, one of a guy who’s playing the long game and he’s doing an amazing stuff and I’d love you to go over to the Tech talks daily podcast, have a listen. leave a rating and review as well on iTunes or whatever platform you listen to it and send him a message say I’m proud of you Neil squeezy hugs coming your way. And I will keep you informed of this Africa and the work that we’re doing together because I want the same for you. Every single one of you is one step away from your own business idea. And it doesn’t even have to be the right business at the beginning. It just needs to be dragging you out of the mud, ready to start building something and chipping away until the real dream comes along. Now, the big the big guy, the million dollar company is already saying to me, I don’t see this as the end. I see this is just the start. And I’ve already decided on my legacy. He’s seeing it as get one up and then get another one up and then build something else. just constantly driving those ideas forward. Be the dreamer be the inspiration. But actually been build a team very, very quickly around that can take it to fruition. Exciting times I think you agree. And every single one of you can have those same exciting times, but not if you’re
sitting on your booty not doing anything. Okay? So just do one thing, just do one thing, just send a message to somebody saying, This is my commitment. I’m going to be doing this by the end of the month, send it to me, send me an email to Join Up Dots in gmail.com. And then I will keep you committed. Send it through to me, tell me what you’re going to do. And we will keep in touch with each other and we will drive you forward to the life you want. So big up to Mr. Neil see Hughes and big up. So my mentee and a big up to everybody else who’s doing something but I’m not aware of it. Do something. Make the life you want. And we’ll see you again soon. Cheers. Say bye bye. If you’re inspired to live a life on your own terms, working when you want where you want yc sit Pack and make the decision of how much you want to earn to and it’s all totally doable and nowadays easier than ever, head over to the startup business school at Join Up dots.com and check out the video testimonials from just a few of the students that are now building their dream businesses after going through our coaching sessions and if that excites them book a time to speak to me one to one to make sure you have what it takes to become the next success of our conveyor belt that started business school at Join Up dots.com