A name that has taken the podcasting world by storm is Entrepreneur On Fire’s John Lee Dumas. Thanks to Pat Flynn SPI 077 : From Nothing to 5-Figures Per Month in Less than a Year with John Lee Dumas of Entrepreneur on Fire, I was reminded of his amazing story. In one year’s time, his podcasts is being downloaded over 300,000 times a month and he is generating five figures in monthly income. In the past, I would secretly envy him from afar and wonder why his success and good fortune would never happen to me. Let’s flip the script and take a good hard look and analyze step-by-step why the gap between the Entrepreneur On Fire podcast and the Buck Inspire podcast is wider than the Grand Canyon.
Last September, John hired Eventual Millionaire Jamie Tardy to be his mentor. He invested in himself and wanted to get to where he wanted to go in the quickest time possible. I on the other hand have been slogging on my own for close to three years. I’ve leaned on veterans for advice, but I never hired a mentor. I’ve learned quite a bit in three years, but am I limiting myself by doing everything on my own?
Under Jaime’s wing, they journeyed to BlogWorld New York. John got to rub elbows and befriend some of the biggest names in the industry. Pat Flynn, Derek Halpern, and Adam Baker joined Fire Nation from the get go and John Lee Dumas has been on fire ever since. In November 2011 I hit BlogWorld LA. My business card challenge started many conversations but I did not follow through. I introduced myself to ProBlogger Darren Rowse, but never went the extra mile like John did.
John had a goal of producing a high value podcast everyday for the past year. Having just made his 300th episode, he’s following through with his goal. I wanted to make a podcast and I did. But I’ve made 54 episodes in about two years and my entire operation crashed to a halt as I pulled a Seth Brundle. Do you think a crashed laptop would have derailed Entrepreneur On Fire?
As I near the end of my third year creating content, I felt I still didn’t put in enough time. Some of the big names have been doing what they do for over 5 years so I still have a few years to go. John Lee Dumas literally blew my theory up. I’m at a crossroads and have two choices. If I want a higher level of success, I can change my process and follow John’s proven formula. If I don’t want to or can’t for whatever reason, I have to come to grips with my current level of success. Like everything else in life, you get what you put into it.
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Is your job, blog, or projects going the way you want? If not, did you analyze your process against a leader in your space? What are your takeaways? Do you have a mentor? Are you expanding your network and are you being consistent?