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Michelle Weinstein, AKA The Pitch Queen, is the host of Success Unfiltered, which features an array of unique and inspiring guests. She talks to all kinds of innovators and achievers, including multi seven and eight figure entrepreneurs, Shark Tank veterans, authors, performers, and investors.

Her guests share their most intimate stories, no holds barred. It’s the raw and vulnerable stuff that you don’t always hear about, like major rejections, epic failures, and unrelenting setbacks.
They share their most inspiring stories of overcoming adversity, never giving up, and achieving success beyond their wildest imaginations.

She created this podcast to help entrepreneurs realize that they are NOT alone. Everyone who has attempted something epic has had their share of setbacks, failures, and NOs. By sharing unfiltered stories from extraordinary individuals who overcame hardships and ultimately achieved their version of success, her hope is to inspire others to stay in the game and hold out for their own dreams.

Her mission and goal is to inspire rising entrepreneurs to break through barriers, overcome obstacles, and make a bigger impact in the world. It’s her passion to show people how to take action, own their value, and grow their top-line revenue. You CAN build a successful and flourishing business and make a global impact by doing what you love, and Success Unfiltered will inspire you ever step of the way!

Aug 25, 2017

005 | John Lee Dumas Explains Why Asking for Forgiveness is Better than Asking for Permission

Welcome to today’s episode! I’m happy to have John Lee Dumas, the creator of the inspiring podcast, Entrepreneur On Fire. In today’s episode John shares with us how he’s followed the same philosophy for his entire life, “ask for forgiveness, rather than asking for permission,” and how that has helped shape his life.

John has gone through life hearing A LOT of NO’s. It started even before his professional career began, but he quickly learned that for every 10 NO’s he received he’d receive 1 YES. So, he turned it into a game, and quickly became one of the top salesmen at his job at John Hancock.

We all go through life hearing NO’s. It might be something we hear from our boss on a regular basis, or it may be something we experience in our business. The NO’s may not be a joy to hear, but they are learning experiences. It’s important to know that you have the power to turn those NO’s into YES’s. The key is you need to be willing to learn more about the process.

Have you ever considered that making that one last phone call, reaching out to one last person, or connecting with one more influencer, could be your next step to a YES? John has you covered in this episode!

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Here’s what you’ll learn in this episode:

  • Michelle introduces John Lee Dumas, as host of Entrepreneur ON Fire.
  • Michelle asks John to share a story of rejection that he’s never shared with anyone before.
  • John was told NO a lot in his pre-professional life.
  • John tells an incredibly interesting story from his time in the US Army.
  • Having thick skin is important, and John explains why.
  • John shares an amazing analogy about road rage and taking things too personally when it comes to feedback.
  • It was at his job with John Hancock that John realized the science behind getting YES’s.
  • If you’re dreading the next sales call, make it a game!
  • Put your Sherlock Holmes hat on and do the research on why someone said NO.
  • John shares a story about how people told him a daily podcast would never work out, and how now people are afraid to cancel.
  • John tells us what he’d say to his younger self, if given the opportunity.

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