“I asked myself a very simple question: ‘Am I happy?’” –Yanik Silver

Successful entrepreneurship requires vision. And where there is no vision, the people—and the profits—soon perish. Vision encapsulates a core ideology, it maps out an envisioned future, and it helps to generate meaningful outcomes. In this episode of Singin’ in the Rain, we spoke with someone with a tremendous vision: Yanik Silver, the entrepreneur who has redefined “traditional business” by intersecting profits with impact. Yanik is the founder of the private, invitation-only global network of top entrepreneurs and industry leaders aptly titled the Maverick1000. As Yanik stated, “We wanted to change the way business was played” and the idea was that “A 1000 suns can light another 1000 suns.”

According to Yanik, making profits is not enough. We must seek meaning. We must seek impact. But how, as entrepreneurs, do we balance that? Yanik has a few answers…

Tune into this episode with guest host Lynne Garcia, as we explore successful tips from Yanik for entrepreneurs seeking to have a real impact in the world.

Nuggets of gold in this episode:

  • How can we align “unlikely partners” to solve tough issues?
  • Why should we remove “give back” from our vocabulary?
  • Do you need to have entrepreneurship in your blood?
  • You’ve heard that there is no overnight success. Is that true?

From Yanik:

“The old way was to make your money and give back. The new way is to embed it into everything that you do…”

“The deepest reflection of who you are is how you serve.”

“Entrepreneurs work when others play so that we can play when others work.”

“The best thing you can do is go out and go sell something.”

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