The business-intentional focus of this episode is 2-fold:
To Thine Own Self Be True
How to create sustainable businesses that are in alignment with your true self.
Charity That Drives Revenue
How to create evolved enterprises where having a cause partner actually DRIVES revenue for your business.
One of the many things that I love about Yanik is that he truly walks his walk. With the launch of his new book and program – Evolved Enterprise he has lifted 1,000 people out of poverty. Here is what he recently posted about the experience:
“We did it…1,000 people pulled out of poverty
We’ve hit our first audacious goal of funding an entire village of 50 interconnected micro-entrepreneurs with our long-time cause partner, Village Enterprise. We’re now sold out of the first 1,000 limited edition sets of Evolved Enterprise Village Visionary packages. One hundred percent of the profits went to raise the $25,000.00 needed to fund these 50 new micro-enterprises in East Africa. Even better, each new three-person business benefits an average of 20 people, so the ripple effect here will be pulling 1,000 people out of extreme poverty forever!
What can I say except…
“Thank you…Thank you…Thank you…”
It sounded like a bit of a pipe dream, but it’s all part of the bigger movement gaining momentum with Evolved Enterprise. Last year I pledged to give away 10,000 books (at cost) as seeds to start planting these ideas. We ended up reaching 12,000+ and haven’t looked back.
And now this next milestone is something we can all be proud of – but I couldn’t do it without the help of some remarkable individuals and partners.
(BTW – that’s exactly what happens when you operate as an Evolved Enterprise. Partners, investors, team members, vendors, etc., all step up to be part of the bigger mission.)”
Points of Interest From This Episode:
3:55: – Being in alignment with your business and staying in alignment with it
5:00 – Entrepreneur Challenge: Working hard to achieve success only to learn that it doesn’t actually fulfill you
6.50 – Incorporating your passions into your business
8.40 – How Yanik has shifted his enterprise the past seven years to reflect his passions
11.55 – Takeaways from Sir Richard Branson’s quote that says, “the key to success is not in figuring out how much money you can make, but how much impact you can have by serving others.”
14.20 – Create space in order to create success and happiness
18.00 – Mindset: Devastating Failure vs. doors closing so you can make a better shift?
19:40 – What I learned from spending the day with Sara Blakely, Founder of Spanx
20.50 – Evolved Enterprise!
22.40 -Which of the 11 Evolved Enterprises in Yanik’s book is Shelby’s favorite
24 – Evolved Consumerism
27.40 – How to Evolve YOUR Enterprise
We’re so proud of you and so fortunate to have your example in our lives! Click on the image below to learn more about Yanik’s vision and how you can create your own Evolved Enterprise as well!