Growth Mindset Podcast

140: Using Focus to Fuel Your Fire - John Lee Dumas, Entrepreneur On Fire

September 22nd, 2020

John Lee Dumas

An American entrepreneur and podcaster based in Puerto Rico. He is the founder and host of Entrepreneurs on Fire, a business podcast where he interviews successful entrepreneurs.

John developed the concept of a daily podcast that would feature the story of successful entrepreneurs. He named it Entrepreneurs On Fire. EOFire launched September 22, 2012.

As his subscribers grew, he published Podcast Launch in the Amazon bookstore. Podcast Launch is a guide of the exact steps he took to launch Entrepreneurs On Fire. In 2013, Dumas launched Podcasters’ Paradise, a community of podcasters.

As of 2018, John has podcasted over 2,000 episodes.his podcasts have received 70 million downloads with 1 million monthly listens. In 2019, Dumas was a keynote presenter at the annual Agents of Change conference held in Portland, Maine. From interviewing entrepreneurs, once he started generating income, he then came to be known as an expert in podcasting.

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My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful.



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