#StellarLeaderShow with Adam Braun: How Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone will Turn You into the Leader You’ve Always Wanted to Be
Adam Braun, a purposeful entrepreneur and philanthropist, is the bestselling author of The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change. He is the founder & former CEO of Pencils of Promise—the award-winning non-profit that reinvented education on behalf of children around the developing world—and founder & CEO of the brand new MissionU.
Adam began working summers at a hedge fund when he was sixteen years old, but gave up a successful Wall Street career for philanthropy. As a college sophomore, he spent a “Semester at Sea,” 100 days travel to underdeveloped countries. But it was hardly smooth sailing. When a 60-foot rogue wave in the North Pacific hit his ship, the experience of seeing his life flash before his eyes, along with the journey itself, threw him out of his comfort zone and refocused his worldview. In India, Adam met a little boy begging in the street and asked him what he wanted most in the world. The boy answered simply “a pencil.” This small request became the inspiration for Pencils of Promise, the “for purpose” organization Adam started with $25. His new launch, MissionU, is designed to free college students from the staggering debt that often comes with higher education, while providing instruction that turns learning into livelihood. Adam is such an inspiration to me!
In this episode of the #StellarLeaderShow you’ll hear Adam and I talk about:
- Taking the first step, even when the second is unknown.
- Why getting out of your comfort zone sparks new ideas that make you unstoppable.
- Seeing the world and returning with new eyes.
- Never taking no from someone who can’t say yes.
- Turning learning into leadership & passion into purpose.
- How to shape a personal mantra into a guiding principal.
- Why really knowing your skill sets will fast-track your success.
- Going beyond what you can amass for yourself to see the impact you can have on the future.
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Hosted by Kimra Luna, the #StellarLeaderShow features inspiring world change-makers, ass-kicking innovators and top business owners who are dedicated to creating change in the lives of others.
Regardless of niche, the women and men that Kimra interviews are ripping up the rulebooks and creating their own success in a way that feels true to them.
Because that’s what it’s all about, right?
Creating a business and brand that feels like a true reflection of yourself.