Hello and welcome to this episode of The Ikigaia Podcast!
What's the secret to being a successful and purposeful entrepreneur? What if you could use entrepreneurship as a vehicle to do purposeful work in the world?
Today I'm talking to the inspiring Paul Dunn! He is the chairman and co-founder of B1G1
, a social enterprise dedicated to creating a world that is full of giving. Through their platform, they help small and medium-sized businesses achieve more social impact by embedding giving activities into everyday business operations.
But Paul isn't just passionate about creating a better world. He is also an entrepreneur, TEDx speaker, master presenter, and mentor within a community of purpose-driven entrepreneurs around the world.
Back in 2006, Paul had an eye-opening conversation during a trip to India which made him realize two things: his privileged position and his responsibility to help others in difficult situations.
After this massive purpose moment (as he describes it) Paul realized the impact that giving could have on communities around the world. Then, Paul met Masami Sato, who came to him with a transformational idea that would change the way people did business. Paul decided he wanted to be her mentor for the rest of his life. In the last 10 years and over 2700 global members later Buy1Give1 has made over 214 million giving impacts around the world.
In this episode, Paul shares how he wakes up every morning filled with excitement to give businesses the power to change lives, the ripple effect in every single one of our actions, the importance of actively choosing how you could impact other people, and much more!
Things you will learn in this episode:
-What "we are all connected" means.
-How feeling gratitude can change your perspective towards life.
-Why giving to others is also giving to ourselves.
-How we can change the world with one action at a time.
-How to ensure our ripple effect is positive.
Connect with Paul and B1G1:
Website - https://www.b1g1.com/
Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulb1g1/
Connect with the show:
Instagram - @ikigaia_
Website - https://www.ikigaia.co/
Join the Facebook community of purpose driven-people! - https://www.facebook.com/groups/remoteworkresource
Resources mentioned in this episode:
-The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey - https://www.amazon.com/Habits-Highly-Effective-Peo…