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The PR Maven Podcast

The PR Maven® Podcast is the combination of traditional networking techniques combined with the power of social media to build your personal and professional brand. The podcast features interviews with industry leaders, top executives, media personalities and online influencers about public relations and their personal brand. Each week, Nancy connects with a special guest to talk about their career, and business or organization, as well as the latest news and events that will give listeners a unique perspective on the world of public relations, marketing and personal branding, including actionable takeaways.

May 21, 2019

About this episode:

John Lee Dumas is the host and founder of Entrepreneurs on Fire, an award-winning daily podcast, where he interviews inspiring entrepreneurs every Monday and he drops what he calls “value bombs” every Thursday. He has more than two thousand episodes, 1.3 million listeners every month and seven figures of annual revenue. He and his wife live in Puerto Rico and a portion of all Entrepreneurs on Fire sales goes to Pencils of Promise, which helps create schools, programs and global communities around the common goal of education for all. 

In this episode:

2:39 – How not having big dreams as a child doesn’t mean you don’t have the entrepreneurial spirit.

4:30 – At what age John started dreaming big.

5:47 – On whether John defined his brand intentionally or not.

6:37 – Nancy discusses an attribute she shares with John.

7:14 – John’s advice for entrepreneurs on how to grow their brand and network.

7:37 – How being unique will draw the right people to you.

8:00 – Why John loves the phrase: “Love me or hate me. There’s no money in the middle.”

9:08 – John’s weakness and how he manages it.

10:30 – How to put a team together that will win.

10:40 – Advice Nancy’s mentor gave her about Frank Sinatra’s piano.

11:30 – Nancy and John discuss Yankee frugality and ingenuity.


On being an entrepreneur: “Whether you're that person who was always a hustler or an entrepreneur and a big dreamer as a kid, or maybe you weren't but now you're ready. My answer to you is that you can do it. Dream big today.” – John Lee Dumas


Entrepreneurs on Fire,

Pencils of Promise

People mentioned in the episode:

Senator Angus King

Frank Sinatra

Rich Brooks