Podcast #107 with John Dumas of Entrepreneur On Fire Podcast



In Episode #107 Ari shares a wonderful conversation with John Lee Dumas ofEntrepreneur On Fire, a 7-day a week podcast featuring interviews with successful and inspiring entrepreneurs. During the interview, Ari and John share some of the secrets behind the formation of their respective podcasts, as well as what they feel contributes to a successful show.

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Time Stamped Show Notes:

  •          17:00 – Introduction of the Entrepreneur on Fire; John Lee Dumas
  •          17:38 – John shares the story of how he transitioned from the life of “an army guy” to the life of a podcaster
  •          18:08 – John tried a number of different careers between the ages of 26 and 32 before finding his niche
  •          19:43 – The importance and difficulty of sourcing interviews for a 7-day a week podcast
  •          21:40 – John had 40 episodes recorded and edited before going on iTunes
  •          23:10 – John has remained consistent in his interview format throughout his 750+ recordings
  •          24:39 – Explanation of why John publishes the EOF revenue publically on his website
  •          28:27 – The process of making the Entrepreneur On Fire podcast
  •          32:15 – Why John chose to not do transcripts
  •          33:55 – Besides podcasting, John also does mentoring and runs a mastermind class
  •         37:50 – John’s Top 3 Tips for Being More Effective

7 Key Points:

  1.        It’s OK to wander and drift…without doing so, it’s that much more difficult to find a passion
  2.        When first getting started in any new venture, particularly podcasting, allow yourself a buffer
  3.        Do not commit to a lifestyle where you are forced to talk to people you don’t want to talk to, about things you don’t want to talk about
  4.        The road to success is not easy, it requires commitment and resilience
  5.        Find a strategy for success and then be consistent
  6.        Transparency – whether it pertains to success or failure – can be a powerful motivator
  7.        Use technology tactfully to improve efficiency

Resources Mentioned:

  • Oh, The Places You’ll Go – Famous Dr. Seuss book
  • Impossible – A Kickstarter for the first electric bicycle that will fit in a backpack
  • NYC City Bike Share – A public bike sharing program in New York City
  • CityMapper – An app that will show you traveling times for walking, biking and public transit in real-time
  • Conspire – An app that shows people the best path to getting in touch with others, without sending a contact request
  • Print Hug – An IFTTT-ready app that allows people to print and deliver their photos easily out of Dropbox.
  • Brodo – A new, bone broth-based food truck aiming to make broth the new juice
  • Skype for Web – A new beta product from Skype that lets people use the service through a browser
  • Antibiotic Alternatives – An article from Science Daily discussing how nanoparticles made from lipids could be the future of antibiotics
  • LessDoing Bootcamp – The next bootcamp starts during the 2nd week of January 2015


  •          Music and Audio Editing provided by Felix Bird
  •          Show Notes provided by Mike Rossi