My Entrepreneurial Journey = PermissionLess Podcast

I love storytelling and helping other entrepreneurs build their own lives. But at the same time, I’m also laser-focused on building my own businesses and learning as many new things as I can. Just this month, I’ve learned a ton more about AdWords (and still quite the newbie) and Facebook advertising. I’ve also jumped into doing some Local SEO with a family member to bring them more business.


Point is, I love working and I love learning new things. I’ve had a job since I was about 12 years old. My first job was cleaning horse stalls for one dollar per stall, which taught me about hard work and working for the things you want. I’ve definitely had some lean financial times (of my own making for sure), but I’ve never lost the value of hard work.

I recently had the chance to be on my friend Selena Vidya’s podcast PermissionLESS, which is all about living life on your own terms. In the episode, we talk about a lot of things and we go more in-depth into my life and entrepreneurial story than I have ever gone before.

Some of the things I share are:

  • how I took not asking permission too far as an employee
  • what my first job was and why I think we should look for the next generation of entrepreneurs in horse barns (seriously)
  • the insanity of starting a new job, getting engaged, moving across the country, getting a dog, and getting married all within 9 months
  • how I ended up living in a Christian hippie commune in Switzerland for two years studying theology and philosophy while getting an entrepreneurial education

All this and more in my interview on PermissionLESS:

John Doherty on PermissionLESS