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064: Inspiring Conscious Entrepreneurs with Adam Force

About Adam:

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.


Show Notes:

[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?

[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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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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