E067: The Importance of creating your Vision Statement with Wesley Chapman
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“Success is a journey, with no definitive end” – Wesley Chapman
Wesley Chapman has been an Entrepreneur since the age of 8 and was self-sufficient by the age of 16. He started out consulting CEO’s of fortune 500 companies at the age of 19. Wesley has now changed his direction in life and has founded A HUMAN PROJECT. His mission: to create a community of empowered youth across the country. In today’s show, Jacob chats to Wesley about the importance of purpose, staying motivated and creative, and the future of business.
“If you look at the companies that are uber-successful,….they do have some kind of philanthropic aspect to their business” – Wesley Chapman
It can be difficult sometimes for us to stay motivated and creative in our businesses. According to Wesley Chapman, this is due to a lack of purpose and understanding of our long term vision and mission. And he should know, having been an entrepreneur since the age of 8, Wesley really understands what it takes to build a successful business. In today’s show, Wesley talks to Jacob in his office about why it’s important to have a vision and mission statement, how to stay creative, and the future of the business world.
If you prefer to watch the discussion in action, here is my recorded interview with Wesley Chapman (please refresh your browser a few times if it isn’t loaded properly the first time):
In this interview you’ll learn
- 02’22” – About why Jacob and Wesley got together in the first place
- 06’40” – How and why to stop copying other people and start focussing on what’s best for your business
- 17’13” – How to figure out what you really want for your business
- 19’20” – The importance of a 35 year plan
- 24’00” – Staying motivated
- 26’40 – About branding and why it’s not just about a logo
- 31’15” – How to stay motivated
- 35’46” – how business will change over the next few years
Written Podcast Transcription:
Introduction: Welcome to the Enchanting Lawyer Podcast. The show that walks you step by step to improving strategies you can use today to grow your business. We show you how being kind, useful and, of course, enchanting will bring you more clients and build a thriving community. Now here’s your host from sunny San Diego, Jacob Sapochnick.
Jacob: Hello everybody, this is Jacob Sapochnick with the Enchanting Lawyer podcast. Welcome to our show!
Today we have actually a very special and interesting way of recording my show. It’s actually going to be the first time that I’ll be doing it in person with my guest in my office. Usually we record it on Skype or Google Hangout or on the phone when our guests are not in the same place as I am. Today I have my guest right here at the office. I’m very excited about it and it should be a cool interview where we’re going to be diving into some very, very interesting things.
The guest on my show has been already a guest last year – we talked about his life story. But I wanted to—I had the chance to spend time with my guest, Wesley Chapman, who is here sitting with me in the office. We spent a couple of days together going through a lot of things at the office: vision and branding; a lot of good stuff that we’ll talk about today.
Just quick about Wesley; he’s been an entrepreneur since the age of eight. He was self-sufficient by the age of 16. Wesley started consulting CEOs of Fortune 500 companies at the age of 19, and now he’s changed his direction in life and has founded a human project and the mission is to create a community of empowered youth in the US and worldwide.
Wes, I’m so happy that you’re here. How are you today?
Wesley: I’m honored to be the first guest that is live on your show, that’s fun. It’s always good to be a first, right?
Jacob: Absolutely. It’s fun because usually when I do those interviews I have my notes and I’ve got the guest on Skype and I’m always worried what if I’m going to lose him, and it happened a few times. You’re right here. The door is locked. You’re not going to go anywhere.
Wesley: I’m not going anywhere. All we have to worry about is an earthquake. Yeah, it’s been a fun two days. We’ve been kind of change your whole life yesterday in the sense of what we were originally going to be working on to what ended up working on.
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