60: Turner Barr: A Man Inspiring The World In 80 Jobs

Welcome to the Steve Jobs based Join Up Dots Podcast Interview with Mr Turner Barr

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Todays guest on the Join Up Dots podcast interview, can only be described as the new Jules Vern, or for younger listeners Michael Palin, as he is the creator of the site “Around the world in 80 jobs” whereby he crosses the globe, working in various positions of  employment …and of course sharing with us his successes, failures and crazy stories of a life on the road.

Back in 2007, after graduating from UC Berkeley, Turner Barr set out on the open road for a year of adventure.

With no clear plan. No fixed direction. And nothing more than a vague feeling of doing something memorable it was a path very different from where he is now.

And looking back from where he is now, it seems almost unbelievable that Turner didn’t immediately start blogging, creating content, or attempting to montize his wanderings across the globe.

But that is the beauty of a show like Join Up Dots, as many times a persons true path in life only becomes visible to them when hitting a crossroads.

And in this case it was an economic crossroads that made him decide on what he wanted to do in life.

The economy had tanked in 2008, and the prospect of getting straight back into employment when returning to the US suddently seemed a distant dream.

And was it a dream that our Turner Barr was on…..well dreaming about anyway?

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 Mr Turner Barr.

Show Highlights

During the show we discussed such weighty topics such as:

How he followed the American dream even though he knew in his heart of hearts it wasn’t where he should be heading!

How you need to bet on yourself everyday, and don’t just take opportunities but make opportunities!

How you can create a concept from nothing and bring it to fruition!

How he had to fight “Adecco” who stole his intellectual property and would not give in even when advised by mates to do so!

And lastly……

How the darkest points in your life can often turn out to be the lightest part and the best thing that has happened to you!

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