041: In the Act of Giving, We Also Receive — Soles4Souls with Buddy Teaster

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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