Episode 27: Help Teens Uncover Their True Selves, with Evan Carmichael

July 5, 2017

Evan Carmichael #Believes in entrepreneurs. At 19, he built then sold a biotech software company. At 22, he was a VC helping raise $500k to $15mil. He now runs EvanCarmichael.com, a popular website for entrepreneurs. He breathes and bleeds entrepreneurship. He’s obsessed. He’s aiming to help 1 billion entrepreneurs to change the world. He’s set 2 world records, uses a stand-up desk, rides a Vespa, raises funds for Kiva, wears 5-toe shoes, and creates Entrepreneur trading cards. He speaks globally but Toronto (#EntCity) is home. He loves being married, his son, salsa dancing, DJing, League of Legends, and the Toronto Blue Jays. He’s the author of “Your One Word,” the powerful secret to building a life and business that matter.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • A story that taught Evan to not live with regret and miss out on opportunities
  • How exposure to opportunity is one of the biggest challenges for teens today
  • Evan’s belief that every human being has an inner genius inside
  • Giving your kids flexibility and freedom to discover their passions
  • Why it’s super important to provide a shield for your kids against what tradition and society attempt to force on them
  • Helping your kids find what is most important to them and what they value most
  • Using the one-word principle
  • Having confidence in your path and staying true to it
  • Allowing your kids to figure things out on their own with your support and guidance