Adam is an activist and entrepreneur who worked for 10 years at WebMD as Director of Strategic Marketing before starting Change Creator, a non-traditional media and education platform for conscious entrepreneurs. Change Creator has done over 100+ expert interviews from the top minds around the world reaching more than 150 countries.
Places to Find Adam:
Change Creator podcast on iTunes.
[3:00] minute: What was life like for you growing up and what mindset around success and money was instilled in you when you were young?
- Money is a tool for access was the mindset
- Learned to be very in tune with his financials, being detailed and optimizing for net worth
[5:30] minute: Completely agree. When I first started my agency I ignored the financials for the most part, but once I got on top of them and focused on optimizing them and giving them the time of day, I saw massive impacts.
- The financial blueprint
- Limiting beliefs
[6:30] minute: Get tactical for me, what are some practical tips on how someone can implement a better budget for themselves?
- Adam’s own system for tracking his financials
[8:15] minute: Take us back before Change Creator, what did you first few jobs out of college look like?
- The bad strategy most people take when leaving college
- Fired from first job after just 6 months
- Job hunted searching for the next pay raise, which ultimately led to a final stop at WebMD for ten years.
[10:45] minute: What is it about you or your personality that allowed you to shake off that first job firing you and move forward to success?
- His confidence, always happy to get up when he has been knocked down
[12:00] minute: You mentioned a career in wrestling playing a part in that confidence, is there a story there?
- 7th grade wrestling tournament wrestling the same huge guy two days in a row
[14:20] minute: You spent a decade at WebMD, so what changed or prompted your switch to founding Change Creators?
- Activist at heart
- Had a moment of questioning during a secluded trip to Costa Rica
- This wasn’t the version of himself that he was meant to be
- Straddled both worlds for a few years
[16:00] minute: How was the idea for Change Creators originally born then?
- At some point he had to do something
- Felt like the brand he came up with was really him
[17:50] minute: Why is social entrepreneurship so important in today’s world?
- The role of business in today’s world is changing
- Competitive business vs impact business
- Example of both types and the cultures they breed
[20:30] minute: Do you believe that doing good has to come at the expense of achieving individual financial freedom?
- Good vs good on a holistic scale
[22:00] minute: Dorothy’s thoughts in agreement
[23:50] minute: What does Change Creator look like today, explain a little to us.
- Out to change status quo
- The interviews they do for his podcast
- Magazine / app
- Courses and programming coming soon
[27:00] minute: Who has been the most impactful person in your journey to do well and achieve financial success?
- His immediate family
- His yet-to-be-born child. Protect what we have and make it work for the future.
[28:10] minute: Who has been the most impactful person in feeding your drive to do good and make an impact?
- A bit of the same. Focus on the long term results and impact
[28:50] minute: When you’re having a bad day, what do you do to get yourself out of the funk? Do you have any sort of regular personal development practice?
- Read, meditate, and run
[29:10] minute: What book do you find yourself recommending to people most often?
- Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker
- Overview of the book
[30:00] minute: What is the best piece of advice related to happiness that you’d give to my listeners?
- Explore and look for what you are passionate about and figure out how to make it your whole life purpose
- Play for something bigger than yourself, you’ll find fulfillment.
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