Productive Flourishing
Productive Flourishing
Episode 8 - Making a Healthy Profit AND a Real Difference in Business with Mark Silver

Episode 8 - Making a Healthy Profit AND a Real Difference in Business with Mark Silver

Mark is a fourth-generation entrepreneur who has written 7 different programs and a number of classes for entrepreneurs. He runs a distribution business and is also a paramedic in the San Francisco Bay Area. He sits down with Charlie today to talk about doing what you love, making the money you want, and making a difference in the world. 

Key Takeaways:

2:15 – Mark talks about how he started Heart of Business. 

7:30 – You can make a profit as well as make a difference in the world. 

12:30 – Let go of perfectionism. 

18:30 – Most entrepreneurs love what they do, but many people have a hard time connecting with their customers even when they have a sales or marketing background.

24:20 – Mark talks about what excites him the most about his business. 

32:00 – Ask yourself this question, do our current methods match our principles? 

36:30 – One of Mark's unexpected challenges is expecting something to happen 'right now' with his team when it needs more time to grow.

38:00 – The one takeaway? Mark says be compassionate and gentle with yourself on your journey. 

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Productive Flourishing
Productive Flourishing
Productive Flourishing (formerly the Creative Giant Show) explores how to do the work that matters to become your best self in the world. Host Charlie Gilkey and occasional co-host Angela Wheeler take listeners on a deep dive into the lives of leaders, changemakers, creatives, and entrepreneurs who are thriving in life and business by doing work that matters. Listen in to see how they cultivate meaning, success, and happiness as well as their approach to productivity, business, health, and the challenges (yes, even the deep, dark ones) that show up in their lives.