LS EP 19: Podcast Secrets: How to Succeed in Podcasting with John Lee Dumas

Meet John Lee Dumas, the dynamic founder and host of Entrepreneurs On Fire, a highly acclaimed podcast which has accumulated over 150 million total listens since its launch in 2012, featuring over 4,000 influential entrepreneurs like Tony Robbins, Seth Godin, and Tim Ferriss. His podcast show won Apple Podcasts ‘Best in Business’ award and was featured in major publications like Bloomberg, Forbes, and Inc. Magazine.

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Episode 19 John Lee Dumas

Create exponential growth and profit for years to come – all while having more free time to focus on what matters most. 

In This Episode

We sat down with John Lee Dumas, host of the renowned Entrepreneurs on Fire podcast. JLD shares how he got the idea for his highly acclaimed podcast, one that began with a simple thought while driving to work– starting a daily podcast. He saw a void in the realm of podcasting, where waiting a week for fresh content felt like an eternity. His unconventional approach marked the birth of Entrepreneurs on Fire and started a journey that continues to this day.

JLD gives his wisdom on podcasting’s core philosophy: becoming the number one solution to real-world problems and filling niches that need fulfillment. He emphasizes the importance of coming up with a big idea, discovering your niche, and being unique, which helped give him traction and momentum to fuel his success for more than a decade.

We also talk about the timeless values from JLD’s book, The Common Path to Uncommon Success, discuss the main reason why a podcast might not succeed, and touch upon the topic of his uniquely transparent approach— revealing monthly income reports, all with the intent to guide aspiring entrepreneurs and help them avoid common pitfalls. JLD’s story is not only one of success but also a testament to the power of embracing change and adapting to a dynamic world.

Discover Stories and Strategies in this Episode:

  • John Lee Dumas as an Officer in the US Army
  • Discovering the void in the podcast realm
  • The “best and the worst” daily podcast
  • If JLD were to start Entrepreneurs On Fire from scratch
  • Answering the fundamental questions before starting a podcast
  • Defining the perfect audience avatar
  • Be the #1 solution to a real problem
  • The reason why people don’t succeed with their podcast
  • Finding and addressing untapped niches in the market
  • All about The Common Path to Uncommon Success
  • John’s early journey with uncertainties and mistakes.
  • Follow the 99% proven advice, Ignore the 1% difference maker
  • Public income reports as insights for aspiring entrepreneurs
  • The importance of maintaining health for consistent work
  • Knowing when enough is enough

Resources Mentioned:

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The Guest

John Lee Dumas is a distinguished entrepreneur and a prominent figure in the podcasting world. As the host of the award-winning podcast “Entrepreneurs on Fire,” John is renowned for his trailblazing approach to podcasting, creating a daily podcast that went on to set new standards in the industry.

Over the years, John’s relentless dedication and passion have driven “Entrepreneurs on Fire” to be recognized as a leading business podcast, featuring insightful conversations with some of the world’s most influential entrepreneurs, such as Gary Vaynerchuk, Seth Godin, Tim Ferris, Tony Robbins, Amy Porterfield and Lewis Howes.





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About the Show

For the Mortgage Pro that seeks to become better every day, this show is for you.

We connect with top Loan Originators, Branch Managers, Broker Owners, and various experts to arm you with the strategies and tactics to grow your loan volume.

We get down to business in this show, but you’ll find a lot of laughter with it too. Life’s short, so we have fun.

About the Host

Preston Schmidli is an accomplished serial entrepreneur, sales coach, author, and co-founder of Good Vibe Squad, an award-winning marketing agency for mortgage professionals.

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