Good morning welcome to the Empower Hour on ESPN RADIO, I’m your host Kyle Brown.

Today, we have an entrepreneurial group of friends talking “IGNITE YOUR FIRE” here whose stories will empower you to take your life to the next level.

First, I have my new friend host of Entrepreneur on Fire Podcast John Lee Dumas. Then, my new friend Business and Transformation Coach Craig Ballantyne will give you his “TOP 5 WAYS TO SUCCEED IN LIFE FASTER.” Lastly, I’ll be giving you your weekly challenge to help you live the life you want, the way you want it. 

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My first guest John Lee Dumas is the Founder and Host of EntrepreneurOnFire, awarded ‘Best of iTunes 2013′. John interviews today’s most inspiring and successful Entrepreneurs 7-days a week and has been featured in Forbes, INC, & TIME Magazine. John has turned EntrepreneurOnFire into a business that generates over $200,000 a month & shares all the details via his monthly income reports John also founded the #1 Podcasting community in the world; Podcasters’ Paradise; a community where over 1200 Podcasters learn how to create, grow, and monetize their podcast in a supportive environment. EntrepreneurOnFire generates over 750,000 unique listens a month & recaps of these 700 plus episodes and MUCH more can be found at

Please welcome my new friend John Lee Dumas.

Kyle “I have learned to value my time like Gold slipping through my finger tips.”

Listen to John’s answer to this question:

Just like any champion athlete or celebrity I interview, you seem to have come out of know where. Yet I know, just like them, it’s the furthest thing from the true backstory. Tell us a little about what got you started and how you caught fire… pun intended?”

“I quit my job and went all in and launched the first podcast interviewing top entrepreneurs.”

Parallel to a public traded company on the stock market, you demonstrate transparency by showing your monthly earnings front and center on your website, with out of this world revenue of over $200,000/month. What lead you to this approach of financial transparency and what have been the benefits of authenticity in your business?

“On demand free content people can listen when they want as they want. Engaged, powerful listeners that want to be consuming the content I am creating. My episodes are always focused on my guests. It uncovers their journey and breaks down a past failure and the lessons they learned move into an aha moment on their journey. Piece together that puzzle for that listener. Current success and why. Greatest advice favorite book and deep dive to extract golden nuggets of info. That’s the power of the podcast.”

“People I studied were people being authentic. Pat Flynn o Smart Passive income showed me the idea of the income reports. Exactly where making money. I loved the transparency.” 

While I’m fortunate to have your full attention without having to pay you the price of a used car for your time, I know we’d all like to learn a little of your secret sauce without giving away the farm. What pearl of wisdom could you share when it comes to things like Monetizing a podcast, growing fan base, and building sponsor relationships?

Top 5 ways to monetize:

$276k revenue

50k expenses

225k profit

Top 5 Income Streams:

5) Affiliate income- John gets a cut. Totaled $10k August

4) 1 on 1 coaching= $7k/month

3) Mastermind $12,000/month. Made up of $200/month per person. Total Fire Elite 75 people engage and support

2) Sponsorship income. $51,000/month Has 2 sponsors beginning 15 second two 60 second mid rolls same 2

ROI booked 2014 every single month

  • Products and services. $176,000/month. Podcasters paradise. Create grow monetize 1400 members Webinar on fire convert $18,000 alone

Listen to John’s answer to my question:

“Technology changes faster than my wife changes a diaper. What are your thoughts on adaptation to ever-changing technology?”

Listen to hear John’s answer:

“As a retired military man, and thank you for your service btw… you seemed to have applied many of those business habits into running your empire. What did you learn in the military that you applied to Entrepreneur on Fire?”

Listen to hear:

“The best advice for listeners who want to pursue their entrepreneurial passions, whatever they may be, that you’ve learned from interviewing over 700 successful entrepreneurs?” podcast launch

Free live workshops 

My next guest defines success online and is here to give you his “Top 5 Ways TO SUCCEED IN LIFE FASTER” Please welcome my new friend BUSINESS AND BODY TRANSFORMATION EXPERT CRAIG BALLANTYNE.

Career Highlights:

Craig Ballantyne is the owner of the well-known online success newsletter called Plus, Craig has been a writer for Men’s Health since July 2000.

His first career success was helping over 100,000 men and women around the world with his Turbulence Training and Home Workout Revolution workout programs. 

Today Craig coaches business owners through his Mastermind Groups and to the 150,000 readers at He helps them get more done, make more money, and have more freedom in their lives by creating more structure in your day.

He’s known by his friends as “The Most Disciplined Man in the World”. He continues to study the latest in human performance on his mission to help 10 Million men and women to transform their lives, physically, mentally, and financially.

Top 5 Ways To Succeed In Life Faster

1) More Structure In Your Day

“start your day in proactive mode not reactive mode. Get victory right away.”

2) Get Up 5 Minutes Earlier Tomorrow

“The day is won in the morning.”

“Magic time is the time of day you get 3-5x more productivity. 5 minutes alone can make incredible progress in your life.”

5 minutes fo through your plan

5 minutes big thinking

5 minutes gratitude

3) Get a Mentor

“I was always doing online stuff on the side been writing for Men’s Health since 2001. Started selling Turbulence training. Mentor showed me exactly what to do. Always need to go to someone who has the expertise. I did that in 2006. Slowly built online income replaced offline business. Clients moved out of town I slowly replaced them. Wasn’y exponential until I got a mentor.” 

“Tiger Woods has a swing coach and a fitness coach and you should get coaches, too.”

4) Use the 5 Pillars of Transformation (Planning and Preparation, Social Support, Accountability, Incentive, and The Deadline)

“You can almost predict who is going to win a transformation contest. Only 20% finish. People having greatest success use 5 pillars.

5) Have Gratitude and Celebrate Your Achievements

This week’s challenge is to get out of your own way.

In my 14 years as a celebrity personal trainer and nutritionist, I’ve helped thousands of people transform the way they look, think, and most importantly, feel. I’ve watched people struggle and hit rock bottom, I’ve seen some lose the fight and even lose their life way too young. On the other hand, I’ve helped countless people achieve a level of success and happiness that has empowered them to help those around them. In this journey, I’m constantly asked, “what is the biggest obstacle to success?” And the answer is always YOU! You are, Yes, you.

You’re limiting self-beliefs and self-sabotage are the biggest reasons why you haven’t yet achieved your goals. So my challenge to you this week is to simply get out of your own way.

“I’m too busy.” “The time just isn’t right.” “I’m just not built for this.” These excuses are holding you back. And if you dissect them down to their guts, the truth is, you’re afraid. You’re afraid of change or your afraid of failure. Trust me, I’ve been guilty of this countless times and so has every successful person. The difference is we have learned from our failures and have gotten out of our own ways. We haven’t let fear hold us back. While we all experience these fears, we use them as fire to ignite our journeys.

So what do you need to do to get out of the way? Start by being confident. Remember, self-confidence comes from building a powerful mind in a healthy, strong body. Change your mindset RIGHT NOW to believe that you can do this. People way less intelligent and with way bigger obstacles to success make it happen. Next, be systematized. People are always baffled when they see that I have 3 full time businesses, a family, 2 kids, and a six-pack. They say, “How do you possibly find the time to do all this and stay disciplined?” It’s easy. I made what is difficult really easy by repetitively making it a habit and part of who I am. And so can you! Lastly, be gracious. You can’t be depressed and you can’t be weak and you can’t be in your own way if you’re grateful. Get a copy of Craig’s Gratitude Journal from today it’s so simple yet so powerful.

I believe that you will win. I really do. If you’re taking the time to invest in listening to the empower hour, you already understand what self-empowerment can do to live the life you want, the way you want it.

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