People of all ages have the same ability to make an impact. You can even start today.
Buddy Teaster has been the CEO of Soles4Souls for 5 years. The Soles4Souls organization itself has been running for nearly 10 years and has delivered over 30 million shoes to improvised areas all over the world. Soles4Souls uses a sustainable business model and Buddy dives a bit deeper on how their organization achieves just that on today’s episode.
Key Takeaways:[2:20] Find out more about Soles4Souls, an organization that has been running for about 10 years. [5:05] Soles4Souls has distributed 30 million shoes in more than 125 countries. [6:05] Buddy and his team are focused on ending extreme poverty. [6:45] How Soles4Souls is helping people earn an income. [9:00] Find out more about Buddy Teaster, President and CEO of Soles4Souls. [11:20] Doing something you’re passionate about doesn’t have to be a rare thing. [13:15] Buddy shares a story about a woman in Haiti. [18:25] A big part of what Soles4Souls does is sustainable, but there’s a 2nd piece to this. [20:50] Rob shares a story of an impactful ad by Soles4Souls. [23:45] Recycling shoes is one of the hardest things to do due to the tough materials used in shoes. [24:35] Rob shares a story about a friend of his who did a shoe drive. [28:15] You can make an impact today! [30:00] In the act of giving, we also receive. [33:40] Buddy is a big Seth Godin fan. [34:20] Can you put yourself in someone else’s shoes? [37:55] Everybody has something to give. [39:10] What makes Buddy uncomfortable? [47:30] Be sure to check out Soles4Souls and see how you can help today! [49:00] All you have to do is help one person at a time.
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