Angela Maiers is a visionary, entrepreneur, educator, disruptor, author of eight books, and an exceptional communicator. The simplicity of her message – You Matter – is at the heart of the Choose2Matter global movement that encourages every individual to embrace their value and contribution. Choose2Matter began with a TED Talk she gave in 2011 that went viral. Since then Angela has worked in classrooms across 100 countries and has rallied more than one million children who have bounded together to launch 170 social enterprises and pass 17 laws. This is a must-listen episode for anyone that is questioning their direction in life or struggling to define their purpose. And frankly, for anyone that gives a damn about the future of humanity.
FOR five years in his twenties Tim Alison was living a lie. From the outside looking in, he had it all. A wonderful wife, 2 kids, and a six-figure income. There was just one problem- he was miserable. So he did the logical thing and moved to a tiny fishing village in Nova Scotia, where he started an educational software company. The naysayers came out of the woodwork telling him that he was a complete idiot and that failure was certain. They stopped saying that when his sales topped $10 million. For Tim it was never about the money. It was about living the life he wanted. Tim is the author of Screw the Naysayers...They Suck Anyways (an Amazon best seller) and host of the weekly Screw the Naysayer Podcast. The show is for anyone who is questioning their direction in life (or has a friend or loved one doing so). Each week Tim interviews experts in innovation, entrepreneurship, and education. Together they take on an education system that is failing our kids and provide practical advice for breaking free from a system that has set us up to settle. His life motto? Know the Life You Want and Have the Courage to Live It.