Ep #70: John Lee Dumas | Mentorship and Entrepreneurship

In today’s episode, we are joined by a very successful entrepreneur and podcast host, John Lee Dumas.

John Lee Dumas, also known as JLD, is the founder and host of Entrepreneurs On Fire, an award-winning podcast revealing the journey of today’s most inspiring Entrepreneurs 7-days a week, every week. He has interviewed over 2,000 incredible Entrepreneurs, including Tony Robbins, Seth Godin, Gary Vaynerchuk, Barbara Corcoran, Tim Ferriss, and many more. In addition to this, he launched the Podcasters’ Paradise community to help other aspiring hosts get their own shows off the ground.

Listen and learn as JLD and I discuss the process of building a business and overcoming obstacles that come with it. We also talked about the importance and value of finding and hiring a mentor.

JLD is an inspiration to anyone who strives to create something from nothing and thrive. If you want to thrive at something, this episode is definitely for you! Tune in!

Episode Highlights:

●      Learn about JLD and the 16-month Process of EOFire (2:50)

●      Finding Valuable Mentorship (5:55)

●      Overcoming Your Business Obstacles (8:40)

●      Power and Importance of Interacting With Your Audience (10:30)

●      Life in Puerto Rico (13:54)

●      Book Recommendations and Key Bits of Advice from JLD (15:20)


Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

●      Know more about JLD by visiting  his website: eofire.com

●      Click here to subscribe to Entrepreneurs On Fire, an award-winning podcast where JLD interview inspiring Entrepreneurs to help YOU on your Entrepreneurial journey!

●      Join the PodcastersParadise, #1 podcasting community that enables you to create, monetize and grow your podcast

●      Connect with Jeremy:

○      Facebook

○      Twitter

○      YouTube

○      Instagram

●      Learn more about Jaime Masters by visiting her website here or by listening to The Top One Percent Episode #54: One Goal At A Time with Jaime Masters

●      Book Recommendations:

○      The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson

○      The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy


It was about 16 months before I could actually say that I feel that I’ve hit my stride.”

“Find the person who is currently where you want to be and that’s your mentor.”

“It would be really difficult to find valuable mentorship for free.”

“Monetization is a very hard thing to do.”

“You don’t have to see the whole staircase to take that first step but you need to keep taking that next step.”

“Take action. Start getting value. Start interacting with your audience.”

“Try not to become a person of success but rather a person of value.”