Exploding the divide between for-profit and nonprofit, TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie explains why the world’s biggest social problems are also the biggest opportunities on this episode of Inside Quest with Tom Bilyeu.
Founder of TOMS Shoes Blake Mycoskie is a serial entrepreneur extraordinaire on a mission to prove that you can use business to improve people’s lives. Over the last 10 years, he has built a socially conscious empire that has not only generated a jaw dropping amount of revenue, but has introduced the world to the concept of one for one giving.
Through his company, Blake has donated over 60 million pairs of shoes, restored sight to over 400,000 people, helped to make sure more than 335,000 people have safe drinking water and supplied safe birth services to over 25,000 women — all while building one of the fastest growing companies in this space and creating an untold number of jobs for people in the first and developing worlds.
For his astounding achievements, Blake has been featured in numerous articles like How To Fix Capitalism by Bill Gates and People Magazine’s Heroes Among Us. He’s also been awarded many much deserved accolades including Fortune Magazine’s 40 under 40 business leaders and the Secretary of State’s 2009 Award of Corporate Excellence. Blake is also The New York Times best-selling author of Start Something That Matters and was called by Bill Clinton “one of the most interesting entrepreneurs I have ever met.”
Listen to Blake’s story of bouncing back from losing the Amazing Race to becoming Chief Shoe Giver at one of the most game-changing organizations of our time.
- How to re-frame loss as opportunity. [3:30]
- How businesses can solve social problems. [8:23]
- Why passion is your biggest growth engine. [12:48]
- How to avoid burnout. [22:57]
- The myriad benefits of journaling. [27:02]
- How your priorities reveal your values. [30:08]
- Why winning doesn’t have to mean others lose. [35:57]
- Why experience is the best paycheck you can earn. [43:21]
Be sure to check out5 Steps to Building a Passion-Based Business from Blake Mycoskie