On Episode 2 of The Actualizing Self Podcast, I speak with Miki Agrawal who is a next generation leader of sustainable business. She has a lot of wisdom to share with us on authentic leadership during this interview much of which has been featured in her new best-selling book. Take a listen and let me know your thoughts in the comments section afterwards.
Miki Agrawal is a serial entrepreneur and social advocate who founded WILD, New York City’s first farm-to-table pizzeria, co-founded THINX, a revolutionary women’s under garment line with a giveback mission and a partner in SUPER SPROWTZ, a nutrition education company founded by her twin sister, Radha. She has been featured in Forbes as a “Top 20 Millennials on a Mission” and recently wrote a book called Do Cool Sh*t: Quit Your Day Job, Start Your Own Business, and Live Happily Ever After.
- “Necessity is the mother of invention” – Discover what needs to be solved for business ideas
- Be genuinely interested and excited in other people to establish lasting connections
- To open doors, lead with how can you help other people rather than the reverse
- Move beyond financial freedom, to time freedom, to unleashing you higher potential
- Start by thinking about what you are good at to uncover your purpose
- Find the issues that you feel most drawn to and which gives you passion
- Learn to create systems to scale your business and build yourself out of it
- Be willing to take some time upfront in order to free yourself up over time
- Try to work in sprints where you focus for a period of time and then fully disconnect
- Awaken your authentic self by tapping into the moments where you feel most alive
- Miki Agrawal’s Personal Blog
- Buy Miki’s new book Do Cool Sh*t
- WILD – The Farm to Table Restaurant
- THINX – Change Your Underwear and the World
If you are or know of a purposeful entrepreneur that should be featured on this interview series, please email me with the details. I’m constantly on the look out for people doing great work that people should know about.
Question: What do you feel like is your greatest skill and the issue that you want to focus on to change the world?