001: Ending Preventable Blindness with Dr. Travis Zigler

Summary:

Dr. Travis Zigler. Travis is the founder of Eye Love, whose mission is to end preventable blindness. Travis and his wife, Dr. Jenna Zigler, use the profits from Eye Love to fund free and low-cost clinics in Jamaica. They also started a charity called the Eye Love Cares Foundation, which provides exams, glasses, and sunglasses for those in need, free education and scholarships for students that align with their mission. Travis will be discussing his career journey as well as some of his greatest tools to navigate the business world. From mindfulness, meditation, ecommerce advice and reading business books to his son, you are bound to learn something new and hopefully be inspired to give back too!

Show Notes:

  • What has been the biggest challenge Travis faced in the online business world?
    • Replacing income and overcoming the fear of getting rid of a safety net.
  • Has Travis ever been in debt and how did that affect his mindset about money?
    • He has student debt and believes that debt creates a scarce mindset, but rethinking the relationship with money will help overcome that barrier.
    • Find passive investments that can generate the money for your loan payments without you needing to think about it.
  • What advice does Travis have to rewrite negative thoughts around money?
    • Consume media with positive and forward thinking mentalities and the scarce mindset will begin to shift to abundance thinking.
  • How has Travis’ attitude towards money changed as he’s achieved success?
    • He began to look at money as an opportunity to grow, using an abundance mindset.
  • How has mastermind classes impacted Travis’ journey?
    • He remembers that any challenge that presents itself has been dealt with by someone else.
  • Has Travis ever had any major “Aha” moments?
    • When attending classes and conferences, learning to compare the money to the experience. This has helped Travis decide if it’s worth it.
  • An example of a golden nugget that has impacted Travis.
    • Discovering “ClickFunnels”, a software tool to help them hit $10M in sales.
  • How has risk-taking played into Travis’ success.
    • He doesn’t believe the high-risk, high-reward mentality, because calculated risks can get just as much reward.
  • About Travis’ first mission.
    • After his first mission trip to Ecuador during optometry school he had an experience with a patient that led him to follow his path of volunteering.
  • Eye Love’s strategy to evolve in the future.
    • Travis hopes that overtime, with the money raised, him and his wife can begin to build necessary clinics across the world.
  • What led Travis to choose Jamaica as the place that he would focus on?
    • It was mainly the people Travis met and worked with that continued to persuade him to go back.
  • How achieving success has impacted Travis’ ability to give back?
    • Having put the mission before his business, he feels his success has followed from his ability to give.
  • Travis’ most meaningful moment since that first man in Ecuador.
    • The success stories of consumers’ lives being changed from the product.
  • The most impactful person in Travis’ journey to do well.
    • His father. Seeing his Dad’s commitment to work is an inspiration.
  • The most impactful person in feeding Travis’ drive to do good.
    • His mother. Seeing how she treats people is hugely motivational to him.
  • What does Travis do to get out of a funk?
    • Meditation
  • Travis’ app or tool he would recommend
  • One thing on Travis’ bucket list.
    • Visiting Africa for a mission trip and safari.
  • The worst and best piece of advice that Travis has received related to success.
    • The worst advice is high risk equals high reward.
    • The best advice is “Live as if you were to die tomorrow, but learn as if you were to live forever.”
  • Where to learn more about Travis, Eye Love, and of course, get some of Travis’ products?
    • The best way to contact Travis is on Facebook.

About the author, Dorothy

Dorothy Illson is the founder of Needle's Eye Media, a full-service Facebook advertising agency. She's also the host of Do Well & Do Good, a podcast dedicated to telling the stories of people who have created financial success and leveraged it to increase their positive impact on the world.

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