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The Impact Entrepreneur

Mike Flynn takes you behind closed doors and invites you into his conversations with game changing entrepreneurs. These conversations go beyond success and failure, beyond product or service or platform, to uncover what is really behind the decisions these entrepreneurs make and what IMPACT they hope to have in the world.
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Aug 28, 2017

Our lives have meaning. We are called to do something. We can do more than we can possibly ask, think, or imagine. And if you even hope that last statement is true… why wouldn’t you choose to lean into that belief?

This is the last episode in the Find Your Purpose series, in which we reflect on the most important lessons that our guests shared. This series is meant to stoke your thinking, inspire you to ask questions, and show you that it is possible to be an entrepreneur driven by a strong purpose and mission, while serving others and living the life that you want.

The major thread tying all of these episodes together is that aligning your goals with a purpose greater than yourself, what you are creating, or the amount of money you have in the bank can give you the perspective and mindset necessary to achieve success in almost any environment.

The other thing that sets high achievers apart is that they know what they stand for – they have a set of core values that drive them, and that they can refer back to when they are going astray or times get tough. Create your own list and ask yourself: Am I living these values right now?

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Aug 21, 2017

Cole Hatter is an entrepreneur and the creator of Thrive: Make Money Matter, the conference for entrepreneurs and business professionals who want to discover practical income-growing business strategies, create a positive impact in the world, and leave a lasting legacy.

We explore Cole’s story, what you can expect from Thrive 2017, and how he uses his platform to have a game-changing impact in the lives of others.

Finding Your Community & Making an Impact

At a young age, Cole’s family and community exposed him to a life of giving, making an impact, and living a life of purpose. This made a big imprint on his life, and it’s guided his career course.

Even if you didn’t grow up in a supporting community or don’t have one now, it’s not too late to find a group of people that share your core values and wants to make a difference in the world. It’s just a matter of plugging in and finding those communities.

We all have habits, hobbies, passions, and careers, so it’s just a matter of identifying what those things are and finding people to share them with you. You have to take a quick survey of who you are to find connecting points.

Turning Adversity into Impact

When Cole was young, he had two car accidents in two months that left him physically broken, and he was emotionally broken after losing two friends. Cole knew he couldn’t waste the rest of his life feeling sorry for surviving, so now he lives life big enough to honor all three of them.

Thrive: Make Money Matter

Cole’s life is dedicated to changing the world, and he saw that there were a lot of other people who also wanted to own businesses that do the same. So he decided to start an event, called it Thrive, and tried to fill a room with entrepreneurs who want to make money AND make their money matter.

Cole started the first Thrive because he wanted to share this message with the world, and he put $500,000 of his own money on the line to make it happen.

The event gets awesome speakers – previous speakers include Gary Vaynerchuk, Jack Canfield, John Lee Dumas, Grant Cardone, Lewis Howes, and more  – but, surprisingly (and appropriately), attendees say that their favorite part is the community of like-minded individuals who want to change the world.

If you want to attend Thrive 2017 from September 29th to October 1st in Las Vegas, head over to AttendThrive.com to reserve your spot!

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Aug 14, 2017

How does a volunteer english teacher from Oregon end up starting one of the world’s most premium leather bag companies, in Mexico of all places?

It all starts with the spirit of adventure and optimism that was instilled in our guest, Dave Munson, CEO of Saddleback Leather Co., at a young age.

You’ll notice throughout this conversation that Dave raises his hand and says “Yes!” a lot.

Dave’s first introduction to tough leather was on the back of a bull, during a bullfight… while he was fighting the bull. Then he relocated to be closer to his fledgling bag business, and soon found himself in an encounter with a corrupt Federale, who quickly became a friendly (but still corrupt) Federale.

At every step of his incredible journey, Dave’s confidence and willingness to accept new challenges led him to new opportunities. He believes that trying new and unfamiliar things is one of the keys to success in every area of life.

“It’s kinda weird when I see someone being self-centered. You’re really missing out, buddy!”

Saddleback Leather started as just Dave and his dad fulfilling orders together, but now it’s a thriving company with 70 employees and a factory in Mexico. Of course, he can’t pilot that ship alone. Dave understands the value of keeping wise counsel, asking great questions, and letting the sailors sail the ship.

Following his passion for producing the perfect leather bag did come at a cost – he had to stop working directly with youths, and he felt like helping children was his mission in life.

As it turns out, Saddleback Leather supports a much larger ministry than Dave was ever able to alone. Instead of Dave around a campfire with 30 kids, he can financially support dozens of campfires surrounded by kids. On top of that, he’s able to provide free daycare for employees in his factory, offer classes to employees internationally, and support a vocational training program in Rwanda.

“The more you step out and try things, the easier it is to say yes.”

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Aug 7, 2017

Marie Forleo’s is a wildly successful coach with the mission to live a full life as a multi-passionate entrepreneur, and help others do the same. She didn’t get there overnight, though. The journey took years, an incredible amount of hard work, and humility.

Her entrepreneurial journey started in a flurry on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, when Marie realized that she was not being the person she wanted to be. Marie had to quit her job on the floor of the NYSE and pursue her purpose.

She then went from the trading floor to bartending to Condé Nast to choreographing hip hop for MTV to being one of the world’s first Nike Elite Dance Athletes – then she went on to write an international bestseller and launch a digital education company that caused Oprah Winfrey to dub Marie as “a thought leader for the next generation.”

Curiosity is Essential

“You have to be curious and you have to stay curious, if you want to continue learning and growing and, most importantly, innovating.”

Curiosity is one of the keys to long-term success, and Marie’s multi-passionate career is driven by an insatiable curiosity.

If you believe you already know everything, you’re going to fail. You may fail in six months or six years, but you’re going to fall on your face.

The Future of Entrepreneurship

Soon, more and more people will have to behave in an entrepreneurial manner, even if they’re not necessarily founding a company. There are more freelancers than there have ever been, more people working with flexible schedules, and intrapreneurs are becoming increasingly valuable within organizations.

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