John Lee Dumas Quotes

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John Lee Dumas is a podcast host known for his Entrepreneurs on Fire podcast.

Born December 19, 1980

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Best 49 Quotes by John Lee Dumas

“A challenging healthy habit I've gained is being disciplined.”

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“After having interviewed over 1,000 successful and inspiring entrepreneurs, I was on a mission to find out what made them different. How had they found success and freedom? The answer: because they know how to set and accomplish goals.”

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“All the magic happens outside your comfort zone, and in order to get to that magic, you have to change.”

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

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

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“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.”

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“Become a disciple to a plan of action you create each day. Let nothing distract you from executing that plan. Discipline will hand you freedom and happiness.”

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“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.”

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“Every single person can absolutely become financially independent, if they so desire. I have no doubt about that. What will hold them back will be the imposter syndrome.”

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“Everything in moderation — even moderation.”

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“Find somebody who is where you want to be right now – and then reach out to that person for mentorship.”

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“FOCUS

Follow One Course Until Success”

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“Go out and create a world that makes you happy, and practice gratitude for that world daily.”

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“Happiness isn't handed to you by someone else. It doesn't appear out of thin air based on your job title or salary. It's not something you can purchase at the store. And it's certainly not something to ever take for granted.”

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

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“I couldn't get my head around it. Why did I keep failing at all these great opportunities – these great traditional career paths? And looking back, it's so obvious! I just didn't have any passion in ANY of those fields, at all!”

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“I have 8 different mentors every single week. I've had now over 1,000 mentors!”

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“I love brainstorming and dreaming up big ideas and possibilities on my daily walks. Something about the fresh air, breeze, sun, and blue sky.”

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“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%.”

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“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.”

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“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.”

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“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.”

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“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.”

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“It's so easy to get distracted or chase after shiny objects. They're everywhere!”

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“It’s not about how not to lose. t’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.”

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

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“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!”

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

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“My lightning bolt came when I was driving in the car listening to podcasts — and I ran out of episodes to listen to. In fact, it was my aha moment to start my podcast and business, Entrepreneurs On Fire!”

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“Nothing was near the realm of me having the skills that I needed. So I looked to somebody who was where I wanted to be.”

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“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.”

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

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“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.”

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“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.”

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“Smile more! Smile with your eyes, not just mouth.”

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“Some people don't love that I'm super energetic on the EntrepreneurOnFire interviews, and you know what? My response is, ‘well this is not the show for you.' I'm looking to inspire people that are looking for that dose of ignition – for that dose of enthusiasm.”

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“Sounds a little too simple, right? That if you know how to set and accomplish a goal, you can find success? It's true if you're working on the right goals.”

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

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“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.”

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

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“The world was my oyster – but then I promptly failed for the next six years.”

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“There is a misconception that the path to success is hidden, secret and complicated. It's not.”

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

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“Think and Grow Rich gave me a new perspective of how to learn from others, surround yourself with the right people and have those you know like and respect hold you accountable for your big life goals.”

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“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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“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.”

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“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!”

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

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“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.”

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