How to Master Productivity with John Lee Dumas

Posted by Jason Ferruggia

John Lee Dumas is the host of Entrepreneur on Fire, where he interviews today’s most successful Entrepreneurs 7-days a week.

JLD has grown EOFire into a multi-million dollar a year business with over 1500 interviews and 1.5 million monthly listens.

His latest project is The Mastery Journal: Master productivity, discipline and focus in 100 days. Learn more at!

We sat down recently to have a discussion that included the following topics:

  • The Background on John Lee Dumas and the birth of his podcast [3:08].
  • Advice on how to start a podcast [6:19].
  • The usefulness of transparency with your audience [9:03].
  • The secrets to productivity, discipline and focus [12:28].
  • Is discipline a myth for the average person? [14:50].
  • Morning rituals, what worked and what didn’t work [18:00].
  • The Pomodoro Technique [27:36].
  • Most important thing to do during your first 30-40 minutes in the AM [29:10].
  • After the morning ritual: How to handle the rest of your day [30:45].
  • Methods for limiting Social Media usage [32:17].
  • How to know when to say “yes” or “no” to opportunities [33:33].
  • Guidelines and mistakes for setting a goal [36:00].
  • What the Mastery Journal is [37:32].
  • Identifying an off day and how to bounce back from it [39:41].
  • The importance of mentoring and surrounding yourself with the right people [41:22].

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