Online Success Cast #39: James Dering on his Transformation

onlinesuccesscast-smWelcome to another episode of the Online Business Success Cast.

This episode, I have something very different for you.

My guest, James Dering, quit his job, then in just 18 months:

  • created a profitable business teaching piano online and offline,
  • lost 74 lbs, and
  • became a better husband and father to his 5 kids.

What can you learn from his journey?

If you’re not familiar with James, learn more here:

jammin-james-dearingI’m a jazz and contemporary pianist, composer, music teacher, and former music professor. I’m passionate about helping others to create their own music at the piano, especially in “improvisation-based” styles like jazz, blues, and pop.

I’ve taken my experiences online with my site, (which offers a free book, online lessons, and email tips) and my podcast, “The Better Piano Podcast.” My goal is to truly help as many people as I can, and to build a solid business around offering a full line of products and services related to my niche.

Step 1: Listen to the Interview.

Be sure to listen to the entire interview.

At the end you even get to hear James improv a little song for us. I apologize the sound quality of the recording doesn’t do it justice. But it’s still awesome to hear.

Step 2: Check out These Resources Mentioned on the Call:

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Step 3: Share the Love.

If you liked this interview, don’t keep it to yourself. Share the link with some friends. (Pretty please.) πŸ™‚


Step 4: Make Sure you Don’t Miss a Thing.

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Step 5: Get a free link on my blog

Please post your comments below after you listen to the interview. Show James the love so I can continue to get great guests like him.

Plus, of course, you can include your URL and your Twitter ID in the appropriate fields when you comment, as always.

Thanks again for being part of my business and my day. I’m looking forward to hearing what you learned and will apply from this interview.

Nicole Dean

PS. Would you Like to Start a Podcast like Mine and Have Cool People on your Show? If you can make a telephone call, you can have a podcast, too: Click here -> How to Start a Podcast

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  1. Oh man….I wanna be Awesome Tracy!!!
    James… love ya, dude!
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    • Maybe we should change it to Awesomest Tracy because you and I are already pretty awesome. πŸ™‚

  2. Thank you Awesome James & Awesome Nicole for having this conversation where we can all experience it!
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  3. I have to say that I found that really inspiring! Thanks so much for sharing that.

  4. James Dering

    Thank you so much Nicole, for having me on! I had a blast (although I was talking, like, 100mph! What’s up with that?). And thanks to everyone else for the kind words! πŸ™‚

  5. Hey Nicole – you left out part of this story…

    Feel free to add that to your post…


  6. I remember Awesome James singing karaoke… first and second times… I had to just sit back and listen. πŸ™‚ Love the interview Awesome James & Awesomest Nicole! Now I gotta go see what Awesome Kristen can do…
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  7. Sara Ponsetti says:

    Hi Nicole, Another great interview. Do you offer transcriptions anywhere?