“The reality is that we all struggle with confidence, just in different, varying levels. I mean, for me with my military experience, I think one thing that really helps is perspective. So I can step back and say, ‘you know what, let me get some legit perspective on where I’m at right now, and then look at where I have been.’” – John Lee Dumas

Do you have a creative passion, podcast or show that you want to introduce to the world, but you’re struggling to find the confidence? Even if you had the confidence to launch it, would you know where to begin? Today’s inspiring expert guest is here to light us up and give us his strategic yet practical and empowering tips for both new podcasters as well as other creatives who want to launch their passion project in a successful way.  

John Lee Dumas is the host of Entrepreneurs on Fire, an award winning podcast where he interviews inspiring entrepreneurs every Monday and drops “value bombs” every Thursday. With over 2,000 episodes, 1.3 million listens every month, and seven-figures of annual revenue, John is, in his words “just getting started.”

As you’ll hear, John is someone who really does set you on fire when you listen to him, and his thoughts and insights on confidence, perspective and mastering your craft will benefit anyone with a burning message to share.

Highlights from this Episode:

  • One strategy that any podcaster can use to get a sponsor right now [7:25]
  • CPA versus CPM sponsorships arrangements [12:55]
  • The mindset required to approach sponsors and the powerful role of perspective [14:35]
  • How John got the confidence to start a podcast and continually master his craft as he progressed [16:30]
  • Why feedback, strong mentorship and support is needed [17:53]
  • John’s top 3 tips for taking action now on your creative passion project [19:35]

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Resources Mentioned:

John’s Free Podcast Course

Kathy’s Forbes Interview with John, How The Creator Of A 7-Figure Podcasting Business Teaches Others To Build Their Winning Ventures

Audible Podcast Program

Jaime Masters’ Eventual Millionaire Podcast


“You’re looking to get a ‘no’ anyway, in my mind, because it takes 10 ‘no’s’ them to get one ‘yes’.” [15:49]

“Of course you’re bad when starting something. So if you want to be something, do it. I wanted to be a podcaster; I had to podcast.” [17:17]

“Anybody can launch a podcast. Just make it your podcast.” [18:54]

“Get a mentor, practice, practice, practice and then solve a specific problem that your listener is having.” [21:14]

Special Note:
John’s terrific advice in this episode was so helpful for me personally! I jumped right on it the day after our recording, and I’m thrilled to share that Audible.com is now a sponsor of Finding Brave!  So take advantage of their great special offer now of one FREE book of your choice with a 30-day FREE membership trial! And feel free to keep the book even if you cancel the membership. As your first book, I’d highly recommend checking out John’s Audible book Podcast Launch, to help you launch your own podcast this year! For your free book and free Audible 30-day trial, click on this link: http://audibletrial.com/FindingBrave. And do let us know how you enjoy these resources!


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  1. Jackie Van Dyke

    Incredibly motivating podcast for those still in limbo (me) and just needing the confidence to “Do It!” There are great mentors out there happy to help. Asking for guidance is okay. Thank you, John and Kathy.

    • Kathy Caprino

      Thanks so much, Jackie, for listening in. So glad it was motivating!


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