It’s about the journey
What you can expect from EntrepreneurOnFire
Hi! John Lee Dumas here, Founder and Host of EntrepreneurOnFire, where I interview today’s most successful and inspiring Entrepreneurs 7-days a week. To “listen” to our About page, just click here!
EntrepreneurOnFire was awarded Best Of iTunes in 2013 because of our dedication to serve you and share incredible insights to help guide you on your Entrepreneurial journey.
Our mission is to inspire and guide YOU, the listener, with the wisdom garnered from Entrepreneurs who have achieved success.
Failure is part of every journey, and on EntrepreneurOnFire, the first story we share is our guest’s biggest failure and their lessons learned.
The second story we delve into is our guest’s AH-HA moment and the steps they took to turn this moment into success.
The grand finale is THE LIGHTNING ROUND, where I ask five rapid-fire questions to extract nuggets of wisdom for you.
All in all, it’s about inspiring YOU to take YOUR entrepreneurial leap. We know that by learning from the failures, the AH-HA moments, and the successes of others, you can begin to craft your dream and take inspired ACTION!
EntrepreneurOnFire has featured Entrepreneurs such as Seth Godin, Gary Vaynerchuk, Barbara Corcoran, Tim Ferriss, Brian Tracy, and over 800 others.
Our other podcasts
If you can’t get enough of EntrepreneurOnFire, check out my latest Podcast, QuotesOnFire.
QuotesOnFire is a daily podcast, and in each episode I share one great quote from history’s greatest Entrepreneurs, plus a killer resource that can help you on your own journey!
Kate launched Kate’s Take: The EntrepreneurOnFire Audio Blog in order to help you do just that! Tune in as she shares actionable advice and insights straight from the EntrepreneurOnFire blog!
Free Podcast Course
Have you ever thought about creating your own podcast?
I created Free Podcast Course as a way to introduce you to the possibilities that podcasting has to offer. Through this free 15 module course I share how to create and launch your own podcast, followed by the Top 5 ways to grow and monetize.
I also launched Free Podcast Course Podcast, so whether you prefer to read, watch or listen, I’ve got you covered!
Our Free Workshops
A 90-minute Workshop on how to Create, Grow and Monetize your own podcast.
A 60-minute Workshop on how to Create and Present a Webinar that converts.
Curious as to who EntrepreneurOnFire’s avatar is? Meet Jimmy!
I may be an Entrepreneur now, but I haven’t always been one.
Here’s a little background on how I came up with the idea to launch a daily podcast, and also how I’m directing all my passion and energy in reaching EntrepreneurOnFire’s goal of Inspiring Millions.
The day I graduated…
The day I graduated from Providence College, I was commissioned as an Officer in the US Army. After a 13-month tour of duty in Iraq as an Armor Platoon Leader (Tanks), I served for seven more years in the States – three active, and four in the reserves. After the Army, I set out to do what I was ‘supposed to do’…find a J.O.B.
I tried Law School first. One semester was all I needed to realize law was not my calling. I then headed to Boston, where I accepted my first corporate job working in finance at John Hancock. After 18 months, I quit and decided to see what the Big Apple had to offer. There, I worked for a tech start-up company and enjoyed all the Concrete Jungle had to offer. But I still hadn’t quite found what I was looking for. This time, I traveled far and wide in search of passion, and I landed in San Diego, California.
My introduction to Podcasts
Once in San Diego, I started working in Real Estate. With my great timing (think 2009 real estate market), I had to get quite inventive to make a buck, and this is where the Entrepreneurial outside the box thinking started.
I quickly found that driving would be a big part of my daily routine, and I was in need of something that could help me pass the time spent in the car. A friend of mine suggested that I listen to Podcasts, to which I responded, “huh?” I did some research, and it turned out Podcasts were pretty cool. Free, targeted, on demand content? Heck yeah!
I listened to mainstream stuff at first, like NPR. Then, I started exploring other shows like Pat Flynn’s Smart Passive Income and Cliff Ravenscraft’s Podcast Answer Man.
My AH-HA moment
It was when I started dabbling in the smaller shows that I realized something big. There are so many great podcasts out there, but none that offer daily content. With these once a week shows, I was zipping through years of content in mere days, and I knew if I was experiencing this problem, others were too.
I knew that I loved listening to interviews, and I also loved learning how Entrepreneurs had succeeded in their niche. A concept of what I considered a perfect show began to form. A show that would tell the STORY of the featured Entrepreneur. Their failure, lessons learned. Their AH-HA moment, and steps taken to turn that moment into success, and a Lightning round of questions each more interesting than the last.
I sat down and created my perfect listener (Jimmy in the video above) and then crafted the perfect show for that perfect listener. Enter: EntrepreneurOnFire.
Once I started…
Once I committed to EntrepreneurOnFire, there was no turning back. I was thoroughly enjoying every second of every day. Creating targeted, relevant content on a daily basis was feeding a passion with an endless appetite. I started waking up earlier each day, and working 12-hours without even noticing.
My goal was to provide as much value as possible and hopefully gain followers and fans that were benefiting from the content I was providing.
The Podcast launched on September 22nd, 2012, and I followed my recipes ingredients:
- Valuable Content
- Consistent Content
- Free Content
Before long, a community began to form that I lovingly refer to as Fire Nation, and they have guided me ever since.
Podcasters’ Paradise is a community filled with over 1,700 like-minded, passionate people on a mission to create, grow and monetize their own podcast.
WebinarOnFire is a community filled with nearly 300 entrepreneurs and small business owners looking to create and present webinars that convert!
The Fire Path
The Fire Path is for entrepreneurs looking to discover a clear path to creating and growing a successful and sustainable business, right from the very beginning. If you’re struggling to find your audience, grow your audience or monetize your audience, then The Fire Path: Where your passion and our guidance unite! is for you.
Meet the other half!
Hello! I’m Kate Erickson, the Content Creator and Community Leader here at EntrepreneurOnFire (and John’s “other half” in both business and in life).
In 2013 I left my 9-5 (well, it was actually more like an 8-8) at an advertising and marketing agency to put my skills and expertise in writing and marketing to work – without someone else dictating my every move.
I earned my graduate degree in English in 2008 with high hopes of becoming a college professor: my dream job.
When I realized my dream was far from becoming a reality due to funding cuts across the state of California, (and after having been introduced to the exciting and challenging world of advertising and marketing while in school), I settled into the agency world.
Once I’d learned the tricks of the trade, I found myself slaving away for clients and receiving little in return.
But I loved what I was doing.
One day I thought to myself: if only I could do what I love and still go home at the end of the day feeling fulfilled, and like I’ve actually helped someone.
When I first learned of John’s vision to create a daily podcast interviewing today’s most successful and inspiring Entrepreneurs, I cheered him on from the sidelines and was his biggest fan.
Today, I’m grateful to be his partner here at EntrepreneurOnFire and serving each and every member of Fire Nation.
In addition to authoring our blog, I also launched Kate’s Take: The EntrepreneurOnFire Audio Blog, where I share actionable advice for entrepreneurs who are looking to just start and take action today!
Our Virtual Team
We have 3 virtual team members here at EntrepreneurOnFire, without whom we would not be able to do what we do! We believe that building a strong team is at the core of growing and scaling a successful and sustainable business.
Meet the team!
JM is our Social Media Manager and master scheduler! She lives in the Philippines and has been with the EntrepreneurOnFire team since – well, before day 1!
Jess is our Community Leader, and she also lives in the Philippines. Jess has been with the EntrepreneurOnFire team since February 2014.
Tipu is our newest team member, and he is our audio and video specialist. Tipu joined the EntrepreneurOnFire team in December 2014.
EntrepreneurOnFire.com: Our headquarters
But our actual physical headquarters is in beautiful San Diego, California, where we work, live, play and enjoy life together!
We post show notes from every podcast, which will include links and references to everything of importance discussed during the interview. So don’t worry if you heard a success quote or a great business book recommendation during an episode and don’t quite remember what it was. You can find all of that linked up in the show notes for quick and easy access.
Regardless of where you are on your entrepreneurial journey, our blog aims to equip you with the right tools, tips and resources to help you every step of the way. Starting in September of 2013, we’ve been publishing our Monthly Income Report to share what we’ve been working on and what our income and expenses looked like for that month.
Our Resources page was built with you in mind. This is where you can find descriptions and links to the products and resources EntrepreneurOnFire recommends.
Want to learn more about EntrepreneurOnFire? Check out our EntrepreneurOnFire FAQ.
If you like what you’re hearing on EntrepreneurOnFire, I would be very appreciative of your rating and review in iTunes, which will allow the show to reach an even greater audience. I will make sure to thank you by name for your (hopefully) 5-star review on an upcoming show!