Blake Mycoskie (IG: @blakemycoskie) is a serial entrepreneur, philanthropist, and bestselling author most known for founding TOMS Shoes. In the Spring of 2020, he co-founded his newest company, Madefor. This is a ten-month program that applies the principles of modern neuroscience, psychology, and physiology to make your brain and body better. In his free time, you can find Blake outside enjoying nature whether it is rock climbing, surfing or snowboarding. In this episode, we discuss: COVID-19 struck when Blake was attending a 7-day silent Vipassana retreat Blake’s morning routine Journaling allows you to focus on the present moment Intermittent fasting helps recalibrate your body Growing your own garden is a valuable teaching experience Experiencing financial freedom & time freedom after the sale of TOMS Shoes Suffering is the path to inner awareness Preparing for a good night’s sleep Stop using your smartphone as an alarm clock Where did the name Madefor come from? How do I use my life to help others? The mental health epidemic Eliminate distractions to do your best work Measuring success by helping people, not money The story of TOMS The idea of sell one, give one The lessons of becoming a dad The power of gratitude Smiling at others and looking at them in the eyes A sense of community and human connection helps you live longer Schedule your time to maintain balance The best part about living on a sailboat for 6 years The concept of essentialism Exercise & movement needs to be fun What’s your personal mission statement? Understanding breathwork Focus on one habit for 30 days Ultimate health = freedom Show sponsors: Beekeeper's Naturals <== 15% off all Beekeeper's Naturals products (free shipping on orders $60 or more) Paleovalley <== 15% off all Paleovalley products by using the code ultimatehealth at checkout Sunwarrior <== 20% off all Sunwarrior products & free shipping over $50 (US only) Organifi <== 20% off all Organifi products Related links: Madefor Follow Blake Mycoskie on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter TOMS Blake Mycoskie - Start Something That Matters (book) Mark Coleman Listen to Dr. Satchin Panda previously on TUHP (episode #353) Andrew Huberman - Huberman Labs Pat Dossett (Instagram) Marty Siegelman - Positive Psychology Center Listen to Dan Buettner previously on TUHP (episode #170) Dan Buettner - The Blue Zones (book) Listen to Greg McKeown previously on TUHP (episode #250) Greg McKeown - Essentialism (book) XPT Life (app) Listen to Laird Hamilton previously on TUHP (episode #323) Listen to Gabby Reece previously on TUHP (episode #324) Wim Hof - The Wim Hof Method (book) Related episodes: 360: Dr. Robin Berzin – Transforming Medicine, Balancing A Career & Motherhood, Overcoming Cystic Acne 359: Dr. Daniel Amen – The End Of Mental Illness 358: Jack Canfield – The Success Principles 350: Courtney Carver – Simplify Your Life & Closet 332: Dr. David Perlmutter – Brain Wash, Prioritizing Meditation, The T.I.M.E. Tool Note: Some of the links above are affiliate links. Making a purchase through these links won't cost you anything but we will receive a small commission. This is an easy, free way of supporting the podcast. Thank you! How can you support our podcast? 1. Apple users, please subscribe and review our show on Apple Podcasts, we make sure to read them all. Android users, be sure to subscribe to our show on Google Podcasts. Subscribers never miss any of the action ;) 2. Tell a friend about The Ultimate Health Podcast. They will surely thank you later. You can use the envelope button below to email a friend or tell them about TUHP in person. 3. Join TUHP Facebook community (FREE). This is where we all stay in touch and ask questions in between episodes. Join our community. 4. Follow our adventures on our favourite social media platform, Instagram. 5. Download The Ultimate Health Podcast app (FREE). This way you'll have our whole library of episodes right at your fingertips. Download our iOS/Apple app or our Android app. 6. Share using the buttons below. Thank you!
Blake Mycoskie (@BlakeMycoskie) is the philanthropic founder of TOMS Shoes, author of Start Something That Matters, and co-founder of wellness subscription box service Madefor (get 20 percent off by using code MFJORDAN if you feel like checking it out).
What We Discuss with Blake Mycoskie:
What Blake's new Madefor startup can do to make you better (and how you can get 20 percent off by using code MFJORDAN if you feel like checking it out).
Why entrepreneurship is more than just saying "I don't want a boss" -- it's seeking to remedy a problem the world needs to have solved.
The benefits of cultivating the "beginner's mind" of a Buddhist.
Why Blake advises founders in the early stages of a startup to bootstrap resources rather than seek investment dollars.
What Blake sees as emerging business trends in a COVID-19 world and beyond.
And much more...
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Blake Mycoskie is the founder of TOMS shoes, known for its "buy a pair, give a pair" model. But when Blake started he knew nothing about shoes. Or building a company. “It was just a project,” he said. And yet it became a massively successful and has donated tens of millions of shoes to people in need. I asked Blake how he got the courage to start a company he knew nothing about. I also asked him about the business model, selling the company and building his new company, MadeFor, which is new wellness company that helps you learn how to have agency over your own health.
Here's a list of all the things we talk about:
The origin story of TOMS, their business model and how they took off
How to develop a company that gives back
How to find a cause you want to help
Blake's new company, MadeFor and how to have agency over your health (and what to focus on)
Healthy habits you can develop NOW
Blake's advice for building a business during and after the pandemic
And if you go to getmadefor.com and type in MFJAMESALTUCHER then you get 20% off.
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Blake Mycoskie had a number of hits and misses as a young entrepreneur, but it was a trip to Argentina that inspired the idea that would become his mission—and end up having a huge impact on the business world. Mycoskie wanted to find a way to help the children he encountered who didn’t have proper footwear, but he wanted to do it in a for-profit, self-sustaining way. That’s how TOMS came to life. From there, Mycoskie blazed a trail in the way companies think about social good, by popularizing the one-for-one giving model and building the beloved brand that still exists today. TOMS generates hundreds of millions in sales and still stays true to its mission of giving back to communities around the world. Check out this episode to learn more about Mycoskie’s advice for those who want to pursue social entrepreneurship, the business model that led to his success, and the expansion of TOMS into other types of products. Key Takeaways Why the idea of a “job” was foreign to Mycoskie growing up How Mycoskie’s entrepreneurial spirit led to him founding everything from a laundry service to a reality cable television channel The trip to Latin America that inspired the idea for TOMS Shoes How Mycoskie changed the social entrepreneurship game with his one-for-one model Why social good isn’t necessarily the right path for every business Mycoskie’s personal reasons for selling half of TOMS to Bain Capital How TOMS was able to grow completely organically through social media when it launched in 2006 The journey to achieving millions in revenue and donations The reasons behind TOMS’ expansion into eyewear, coffee shops, and more How Mycoskie continues to innovate despite a lack of background in apparel design Mycoskie’s best advice on choosing the right partners and building a sustainable business