#14: Cult of the Entrepreneur (part 2)

 

In this episode, I’ll be sharing part 2 of my interview with John Lee Dumas.

As you may remember from part 1 (Episode #13), John is the host of Entrepreneur on Fire, which is one of the most popular business podcasts on iTunes. It’s also one of the most profitable: John and his partner Kate Erickson are making a fortune running what’s become an online empire that’s built around his podcast about the entrepreneurial life.  In fact, so far this year, John and Kate have a net income of more than $2.7 million dollars, which doesn’t even include December. It’s amazing.   

Now, if you’re wondering why I’d interview a wealthy podcasting guru for a podcast about Bernie Sanders — well, there’s a good reason. John Lee Dumas is just the latest in a long line of self-help coaches that includes guys like Dale Carnegie, Zig Ziglar, Tony Robbins, Seth Godin, Chris Brogan, and too many others to count. And their message bascially is, in Zig Ziglar’s memorable words: If you can dream it, you can achieve it. 

In other words: The only thing stopping you from being successful is... you.  
  
Which means that everything Bernie Sanders says about the System being stacked against the little guy, and about how the government can help make our lives better — all that, in the eyes of people like John Lee Dumas, is total nonsense. 

If Bernie Sanders and his progressive agenda have any chance of victory next year, then the worldview of guys like John Lee Dumas will have to be challenged — and debunked. 

Here’s my small contribution to the cause: