Authors: Blake Mycoskie,
Are you’re a passionate person with a dream and a purpose for your life? Do you want to do something you love and serve the world through it? If you want to become an entrepreneur and a humanitarian at the same time — Start Something that Matters is the right book for you. The owner of TOMS or as he is often called, the Chief Shoe Giver shares how he integrated profit and social good while having fun.
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Quotes & Tips on Start Something that Matters
Act: Someday’ is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you.… If it’s important to you and you want to do it ‘eventually,’ just do it and correct course along the way.
Your Passion: If you’re not sure about your passion, here are three questions I sometimes ask people: • If you did not have to worry about money, what would you do with your time? • What kind of work would you want to do? • What cause would you serve? Once you answer these questions, you’ll have a good idea of what your passion is.
Conscious capitalism is about more than simply making money—although it’s about that too. It’s about creating a successful business that also connects supporters to something that matters to them and that has great impact in the world.
People are hungry for success—that’s nothing new. What’s changed is the definition of that success. Increasingly, the quest for success is not the same as the quest for status and money. The definition has broadened to include contributing something to the world and living and working on one’s own terms.
Simplicity is a core goal in successful enterprises, trust is the most important quality you bring to your company, and, finally giving may be the best investment you’ll ever make
Copy successful people: Learning how someone else is already doing the thing you want to do, or a version of it, can eliminate fear—every path is easier to follow when you see someone else’s footprints already on it.
Use your existing communities: Everyone belongs to some community, whether it’s based on your background, your home state, your college, or your favorite sports team. By identifying all the possible communities to which you belong, you may well find an affinity group—and a story—that helps get your business off the ground, secures your dream job, or lets you achieve whatever goal you are pursuing
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