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John Lee Dumas Quotes

John Lee Dumas Wisdom

John Lee Dumas quotes: here are the most potent quotes from the prince of podcasting, JLD.

“You need to try to put yourself out of business daily.  This will ensure you stay in business.”

“Disappointment is a possible result of every action.  But what’s the result of no action?  Nothing.  Is that what you hope to accomplish in life?  Nothing?  Didn’t think so.”

“The mind is everything.  Be intentional with your thoughts.”

“As entrepreneurs, we love getting to the finish line, but never crossing it.  It’s true.  If we never cross the finish line — aka launch, publish, make it real — then our biggest fears can’t come true.”

“In the Army, we learned a good decision now is better than a great decision later.  On the battlefield, later may never come.  So make a commitment to shrug off your indecision.  Take decisive action and be willing to clean up the mess and learn from your mistakes.”

“Set a goal.  Make it big.  Then look at the grind it’s going to take to get there.  Fall in love with that grind.  Then start grinding.”

“Just following your passion is too self-serving.  It’s only focused on what you love, instead of the value you’re bringing to this world.  And just providing value is a sure way to get bored, burned out, and sick of your topic of choice.  But when you combine the two?  Watch out!”

“Are you winning the comparison of yourself yesterday?  If yes, then keep up the heat.”

“Any entrepreneur who achieves sustained success has systems and automation in place to ensure stuff gets done.”

“Life is about how you react when you get knocked down, not if.”

“I’m crappy at a lot of things.  I spend zero time improving in those areas.  Instead, I spend my time improving at the things I already know and excel at.  That is a good use of time.  The world wants greatness, not mediocrity.  Give up becoming mediocre at 99% of things and become great at your 1%.”

“There is so much sunshine in life.  Sadly, so many people live in the shadows.  Past regret, past failure, past mistakes.”

“It’s not about how not to lose.  It’s about how to finally win.  I lose every day.  Do I let that stop me?  No.  Because I know all I need is one win, and all the losses are erased.  More so, I need those losses to learn from so I can achieve my win.”

“If you can imagine a better future, you’ll naturally become more optimistic.  Notice I said better.  Not imagining a great future.  Not imagining your dream future.  Simply imagining a better future.  That’s what it’s all about.”

“Yes life is tough.  Yes entrepreneurship is hard.  So why complicate things?  Focus on one goal, turn the difficulties and challenges into strength, and crush it!”

“Hard work, hustle, and grit are three things it takes to become financially and location independent.  Commit to all three.”

“The key component that people miss is that by ‘doing things that don’t scale,’ they can learn priceless information that can be scaled into products, services, communities, fill in the blank.  For example, all of my greatest ideas have come from one-on-one conversations.”

“If you’re a giver, success will find you.  If you’re a taker, success will elude you.  Perform a quick, honest assessment of yourself, right now.”

“You will build your business one block at a time.  One conversation at a time.  One interaction at a time.  One human being at a time.”

“Self-mastery is a difficult step, but a necessary one.  EOFire came to life because I set and accomplished a goal, and was built into a 7-figure a year business because I mastered productivity, discipline, and focus.”

“If I had let that one setback lead me to quit, the thousands of impacted lives, the $10 million dollars in revenue, the incredible journey; all would have vanished in an instant.  So many quit too quick.  So many give up too early.  The sad thing is, they’ll never know what could’ve been.  Don’t let this be you.”

“Whiners love to point out the problems, and they love to do nothing about it.  When I was a Platoon Leader in the U.S. Army, I had a great tactic for whiners in my troop: push-ups.  You can’t whine when you’re ripping out 100 reps.”

“It’s okay if your current pursuit isn’t your current passion.  It could blossom into passion, if you achieve success.”

“Success is a journey.  Success takes time.  Success takes guidance.”

“Our comfort zone is a dangerous place to live.  So many people surround themselves with ‘yes men’ and ‘yes women’ and then they fool themselves into thinking they’re on the right path.  Then, out of nowhere, they fail.”

“Pay the price today so you can pay any price tomorrow.”

“We all want gold, but where’s your pick-axe, blood, sweat, and tears?  If you want to gain in this world, you must know pain.”

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