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Hey there! Just a quick note, this episode was originally released in August of 2020. Jesse was an outstanding guest and the story of his why is truly inspiring and with his foundation growing we felt this was the perfect time to for a replay.
Thanks so much for you continued support and enjoy the episode.
In this episode Greg and Darren have an inspiring conversation with investor and philanthropist Jesse Shelton. They hear the story of Jesse’s big “why“ and the steps he took to achieve it. By looking at what he wanted to accomplish with his life and the ways he wanted to impact the communities he cares about, Jesse used his drive and organizational skills to create systems that have allowed that to happen. Through his highly successful house flipping business – the number will blow you away! – he has been able to reach the position where he can take action on the causes he so strongly believes in.
Jesse had no desire to make a lot of money. He had no desire to be a businessman. In fact, in his early 20’s he published a book titled Life Without Work: A Guide to Happy, Work-free Living espousing the benefits of a low-work, low-expense lifestyle. Although a simple, ecologically-grounded life was satisfying for himself, in January of 2017 Jesse sat down and came to terms with the limits of his ability to help others given his limited financial power. He decided to do something about it. Fast forward to 2020 and he and his wife are retired with enough cash flow to both live comfortably and fund a new private foundation. His is an unusual story of how flipping houses and single-family rentals led to projects in animal welfare, environmental conservation, and educational assistance for low-income students.
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