Mon, 27 February 2017
Be Motivated by the Challenge
Introducing Heather Moyse
Have you truly challenged yourself lately? So many of us go through our daily lives and make excuses why we can’t take ourselves to the next level. Maybe we are just being lazy, have fears that we won’t live up to our dreams, or assume we are not good enough. Sometimes we just need to be motivated by someone that has done something extraordinary to kick-start our own challenges. Someone like two-time Olympic gold medalist Heather Moyse.
You would be surprised to find out that Heather wasn’t always so driven. She admits that her athletic prowess had more to do with genetics than dedication. Though she played three varsity sports in university, you wouldn’t have ever seen her in the gym lifting weights in her spare time. What Heather did enjoy was a challenge, which is just what happened when at the age of 27 she was given the opportunity to go to the Olympics just five months after being introduced to the sport of bobsledding. Find out how her challenge was almost if not more rewarding than her gold medals in this inspiring episode of the Boiling Point.
In this episode
Direct download: BP136HeatherMoyse.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 4:26pm -04
Mon, 20 February 2017
The Business of Brainstorming
Introducing Marilyn Barefoot and Barefoot Brainstorming
Children have a natural ability to be creative. You give a kid a box and she will imagine it as a million different things. At some point though a lot of us seem to misplace this creative ability to make random associations, but this skill is so important to so many professions, including creative entrepreneurs. This week’s Boiling Point guest is an expert in retraining your brain to become more creative once again.
Marilyn Barefoot is the head of Barefoot Brainstorming based out of Toronto, Ontario. Marilyn spent almost 30 years in the creative aspects of advertising and during that time noticed that in most agencies there was no process to being creative. Now Marilyn is helping companies all around the world by tapping into the creative abilities of their employees.
Check out this episode of the Boiling Point to see how you can get your creative juices flowing.
In this episode
- Barefoot Brainstorming Website
- Barefoot Brainstorming on Facebook
Direct download: BP135MarilynBarefoot.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 4:40pm -04
Wed, 15 February 2017
Positivity and Transparency
Reintroducing Jake Rothschild and Jake’s Ice Cream
Social media can be an incredibly powerful force for good, but often it is used to spread vitriol and to create a platform for unconstructive argument. Many are looking to tune out the negativity including this week’s Boiling Point guest, Jake Rothschild.
Jake was a previous guest of the Boiling Point and had introduced us to his amazing Joyscream, possibly the world’s healthiest ice cream. Like many Americans, Jake has many reservations about the USA’s current political environment, the division of its people, and the negativity and arguments he sees being spread online. As a man who knows how to get people’s attention, Jake is trying to change the conversation online by spreading positivity and by being transparent.
Jake has decided to remain apolitical for the foreseeable future but wants to promote the good news that is still out there. One great example of this was a Facebook page he created to follow his journey to lose weight. Within 60 days, Jake had lost 24 lbs. and was amazed by the number of people that joined his group sharing their own stories and cheering him on.
Check out this episode to see how Jake is spreading the positive vibes on this episode of the Boiling Point.
In this episode
- Jake's Previous Boiling Point Appearance
- Jake's Ice Cream on Facebook
- The Irwin Street Market Website
- Greg Selling his N.B. Cottage
Direct download: BP134JakeRothschild.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 5:25pm -04
Mon, 6 February 2017
The B Corp Bank
Introducing Craig Ryan and BDC
Financing is a big deal for entrepreneurs, but so often the charter banks just don’t “get” entrepreneurs. Luckily for Canadians, there is an option out there that is exclusively for entrepreneurs and they really do “get it”. That bank is the Business Development Bank of Canada and their director of social entrepreneurship, Craig Ryan, is our Boiling Point Guest this week.
The BDC was created by the federal government with the purpose to support entrepreneurship with special attention to small and medium sized businesses with loans, investments, and advising. The BDC is not just the bank for entrepreneurs but is also a B Corp and a great supporter of the cause. Check out this week’s episode of the Boiling Point to see how financing your social venture can be accomplished with the BDC.
In this episode
- The BDC's Measure What Matters Tool
Direct download: BP133CraigRyan.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 5:43pm -04