A truly inspiring and creative entrepreneur, with a real philanthropic focus
Jamie Waller is an entrepreneur, author and philanthropist. His book Unsexy Business encapsulates his approach: be extraordinary in ordinary places and great things will come of it. Waller came from a difficult home and school environment in the UK. These formative experiences set him on the path to helping others in the same situation – then coming full circle to start more of his own organizations to inspire others. Waller has built and sold multiple businesses in finance, fintech, consultancy, and software industries.
My Key Takeaways
Jamie tells a graphic and remarkably honest story as to how he has got to where he is, the reasons behind his philanthropy and his heartfelt contribution to a cause that means so much to him personally. This interview isn’t about a skill set, it’s about a mind and heart set. We all have a mind and a heart and if we follow Jamie’s approach, it can only come with reward!
All of Jamie’s success is purpose-driven and he shares with immense clarity as to where this comes from practically and emotionally. He has a deep set of values that drive his purpose but it’s his purpose he relates to at the level of emotion and the most powerful learning for me is the depth at which he knows this. There was no question I posed to Jamie about his purpose, reason, why he’s done what he’s done or what he plans to do next, that he struggled with. As he so rightly says, you cannot lose when you approach life in this way if it’s truth, authenticity and meaning you want to experience.
Being so set on his purpose creates a discipline that makes all his achievements possible. His reason for contribution is connected to his own life experience and again his clarity around this is off the scale. His gratitude for not only his success but the adversity he has experienced radiates from him.
If you want to learn more about the importance of purpose, whilst engaging into a positive, down to earth, real story, then this one is for you.
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