Marie Forleo & Leila Janah: Fighting Global Poverty Through Technology

The violence, inequality and injustice that exists in our world right now can feel insurmountable.

One thing that always gives me strength and hope is recognizing that, amidst the pain and challenge of our times, there are legions of remarkable human beings who are actively working to create a better world.

Not only for themselves, or for a specific religious or political ideology, but for all of humanity.

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Specifically, for the billions (yes, with a b) of overlooked, forgotten and often marginalized populations. Their important stories rarely make headlines or garner the support of international leaders.

But as my guest today wisely said, “You don’t have to accept the world for what it is, but you can mold it into what you think it could be.”

Each of us has the power to use our lives to lift others up. Leila Janah, founder of Sama Group, is a living demonstration of that. Listen in as we talk about the transformative impact of dignified work and how technology can be leveraged to make our world a more equitable and just place for all.

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My Secret Weapon For Leading A Happy Team

Over the years I’ve gone from being a one-woman shop to now leading a virtual and growing team of star players.

We’re all sprinkled across time zones and spend at least 80% of our time working independently.

Every day I take time to appreciate the beautiful souls I get to work with and I’m constantly looking for ways to improve our company’s culture. Why?

The greatest need of a human being is to be understood, validated and appreciated. - Stephen Covey Click To Tweet

Because no matter what you do for a living, being a part of a healthy, high-functioning team is vital if you want to feel fulfilled at work.

Now your team may be your family. Or fellow writers, designers, agents, managers, assistants or programmers.

Or even fellow employees if you’re working within a company.

As technology continues to erase the confines of the traditional 9-5 work environment, it’s vital that we all learn ways to become better, more caring leaders.

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What You Should (and Shouldn’t) Outsource To Grow Your Business

Ever struggle with knowing what you should hire out and what you should do yourself?

Yeah.

It’s a tough one that almost every entrepreneur wrestles with.

I certainly have.

While there’s no reliable formula to follow, there are some basic outsourcing guidelines that will help, especially when money is tight.

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How To Grow Your Business Without Working More

Today is a pretty exciting day for me. I’ll tell you why in a minute….

But first, I want to talk about a really important issue for anyone who’s starting “their own thing” or who’s been running a small business and wants to take it to the next level.

This is one of those rookie mistakes that many of us make (I certainly did!) and it can put you out of business fast, unless you get it handled.

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