Build Your Utopia is both honored and excited to have John Lee Dumas and Kate Erickson from Entrepreneur on Fire
, arguably the #1 podcast on iTunes. Entrepreneur On Fire, a Podcast interviewing today's most inspiring and successful Entrepreneurs 7-days a week. Entrepreneur On Fire
was awarded 'Best of iTunes 2013’ and generates over $250,000 a month in revenue. John and Kate have founded 3 amazing communities: Podcaster's Paradise, Webinar On Fire, and Fire Nation Elite.
With over 950,000 downloads a month, Entrepreneur On Fire
has inspired Fire Nation to take control of their life and make the Entrepreneurial leap.
Kate Erickson is the Content Creator and Community Leader over at EntrepreneurOnFire. She's also the Host of Kate's Take and the author of The Fire Path.
John's Utopia is being able to have the life that he has created for himself, which is something he is really proud of. Kate agrees with John but also believes in a Utopia where she can call her own shots and also have financial freedom.
With all the success John and Kate have had, at this point, they really do not know what their Utopia is 5 years from now, although they believe in staying nimble in business to be able to pivot with the industries' changes, which are frequent. The bottom line is that they want to stay on the cutting edge.
John used a reference to Wayne Gretzky in explaining how he wants to end up in "where the puck will be."
Utopian Quote of the Show
"Entrepreneurs are willing to work like nobody else will now so they can live like nobody else later” - John Lee Dumas on Build Your Utopian. Click to tweet.
John and Kate attribute pure hard work in attaining the success that they have attained.
Kate never felt that she would be an entrepreneur and look at what she has done with John with Entrepreneur on Fire.
The path up to this point has been brutal, plenty of hard work, and a plethora of lessons. John and Kate wouldn't change a single step up to this point since every step has had value.
This goes to show how valuable it is to value every step along the way and to appreciate the path, stay focused, and not let stresses from challenges drag you down.
John also recommends building up relationships along the way. There's a tremendous amount of value in relationships.
John and Kate both maintain a semblance of a work-life balance by staying active, enjoying the beach, paddle boarding (as it has been publicized), and spending time with Kate’s family nearby. They've been able to do this while generating over $2.5 million in sales revenue.
Overall, John gives himself a “D” for work-life balance in 2014 and is aiming for a B- in 2015. Using automation through Infusionsoft
is a key for this.
Finally, John and Kate left us with 3 super Value Bombs:
- If you want to be.. DO
- Understand that entrepreneurship is a journey and a process
- Use your experience and skills and make it happen
Utopian Quote of the Show
"Success is the gradual realization of a worthy ideal" -Earl Nightingale. Click to tweet.
As always, a special thank you to The Strand
for our intro