Welcome to Playground Chatter! Our new blog series, where we get to profile and chat with some of the best executives in town! Sure, we could ask about all their fancy business stuff but since we are fun monsters, we want to know how they spend their spare time on the playground of life!


Your Name:  John Lee Dumas

 Your nickname? JD3

 What is your grown up job?   Founder and host of EntrepreneurOnFire

How can we find you?

Facebook: / EntrepreneurOnFire

Twitter: @johnleedumas

Instagram: EntrepreneurOnFire

Pinterest: EntrepreneurOnFire


Tell us where you spent your childhood years. Is there one year you remember most? My childhood years were spent on lakes in the summer and ski mountains in the winters in Southern Maine. The one year I remember most was turning 10. Double digits seemed so intense to me!

Favorite part of the playground to hang out in?  We played kickball every recess and it was a blast!

Lunch pail, brown bag or did you buy lunch? I would look at the school menu, circle what I wanted, and when I didn’t like the lunch, my mother would make lunch for me brown bag style!

What would be your ideal recess today? Still kickball 🙂

Does your company encourage recess for their employees? Sadly no, as my 3 employees are in the Philippines and Pakistan. But Kate and I make sure to get outside every day!

If I deemed you Playground Monitor for the next 15 minutes, how would you rally your employees? What activity would everyone participate in? Paddle boarding! (pic included)

What rules did you learn on the playground that you still utilize today? Get some activity in, swinging doesn’t count 🙂

When does time disappear for you? Talk about your hobbies. I take a 35-minute power walk every morning and it always goes by very fast. I am usually listening to a Podcast and taking in the beauty of Mission bay.

What is one area of your life where you need more recess? From email!

What is your authentic intention (that thing that you really, really want to do or accomplish?) What are you doing to get there? Inspire 1 Million people to take their Entrepreneurial leap! EntrepreneurOnFire generates over 1 Million listens a month, so we are getting there!

What can you do to design your life to better incorporate more recess? (Pinky Swear). Schedule it!



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