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Escape The Rat Race within 12 months…

is a personal development company based in London, UK, and was founded in 2014 by Christian Rodwell (Certified Master Coach by the Coaching Standards Authority).Within this community we offer support and guidance to help our members to gain clarity on exactly what their major goals and desires are in life, and then to assist them in taking massive, focused action towards achieving them.

Oct 16, 2017

Wouldn’t it be great if when someone purchased a new book, a tree was planted in exchange?

Wouldn’t it be great, if when someone purchased a new plasma TV, someone without vision got the gift of sight?

Paul Dunn is a hugely respected and admired business leader, entrepreneur and master presenter. He’s a four-time TEDx speaker and frequently travels around the world, educating businesses about B1G1 and sharing inspiring business insights.

Paul is often referred to as a wise mentor and has helped countless individuals improve their business operations. He is an expert at building up those around him and celebrating every achievement, no matter how small. Paul is a member of one of the world’s leading think-tanks and was recently honored with a Lifetime Service Award to the Accounting Profession in the UK (though he’s definitely NOT an accountant!). More recently, he was named as a Social Innovation Fellow in his new home of Singapore - an honour he shares with film-star Jet Li and Wal-Mart Chairman, Rob Walton.

His work as Chairman of the revolutionary B1G1 (Buy One Give One) has been featured in leading-edge publications such as Forbes, Fast Company, Trendwatching, Springwise and online through the key technology newsletter Mashable, as well as Voice of America. Already, B1G1 has created over 117 million giving impacts around the world by allowing businesses to enjoy real purpose and meaning through giving.

In this episode you’ll learn…

  • Why 7 out of 10 people actually feel bad about the word ‘charity’ because they have had a bad experience, and why B1G1 is offering something very different to traditional charities
  • The importance of ‘connection’ and why this is central to having meaning and purpose in our lives
  • How a Jim Rohn Seminar back in 1980 impacted Paul so greatly and inspired him to go on to become a great speaker himself
  • The process Paul uses to prepare himself before he goes on stage to address a large audience
  • That a person’s ‘why’ can change, and you should focus on your why ‘for now’
  • The story Paul shares about Daniel Priestley’s Father which illustrates how the way we show up to our businesses must be the same as we show up for our own health
  • How the United Nations Global Goals emphasised the impact that Entrepreneurs, rather than Governments, are the ones that are best positioned to really make a positive impact in the world
  • The importance of learning how to ‘ship’ - just getting your ideas out there is the only way to receive real feedback



‘We often think that when we give, it is the recipients that are the beneficiaries. The reality is that we are the beneficiaries by being allowed to do that’ - Paul Dunn, on behalf of Jessica.

‘Some people are going round and round on the rat wheel with no meaning and purpose’


Links & Resources mentioned in this episode:

B1G1 - Business For Giving

Jim Rohn - Personal Development & Business Philosopher

Richard Branson - Don’t Look Down (Documentary, Netflix)

Seth Godin Blog


Guest Details:

Paul Dunn Official Website

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