Does the Shoe Fit?

Do you have a dream to make the world a better place? 

Build stronger neighborhoods, improve the educational system, change how we use energy, create access to capital for overlooked entrepreneurs, or shift consumption habits of everything from paper to potato chips?

Most people deep down want to see their work as contributing to a better world, even if that better world is making a living for their family, so kids can be healthier, better educated, and so on.

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Elizabeth B. Crook's picture

Elizabeth B. Crook is CEO of Orchard Advisors. For over twenty years, she has worked with CEO's and entrepreneurs to think and act strategically to grow their companies' bottom line and have more overall satisfaction. She has a gift for making sense of complex situations and mapping them so creative and practical approaches emerge. Clients speak of her insight, skill, authenticity, and willingness to ask the hard questions in a gentle way. 

She is also the bestselling author of Live Large: The Achiever’s Guide to What’s Next. Recent media features include ForbesFast CompanyDaily WorthPBS Next AvenueThrive Global, Conscious Company, and BetterBook Club.

A mother, grandmother, and ardent hiker, she lives on Music Row in Nashville. 

Hustle, Unplug, Repeat

Statistics show that Americans are working harder, for longer hours, and are more productive than ever. Yet, few are getting ahead and most are grateful if they can just make ends meet. As stress-related illnesses account for an increasing number of doctor visits, the call to slow down and unplug has gotten louder. But juggling the demands of worldly life can often end up at odds with being attentive to our individual needs. Sometimes, knowing where to best make the trade-off is all we can do.

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J. Brown's picture

J. Brown is a yoga teacher, writer, and founder of Abhyasa Yoga Center in Brooklyn, NY.  His writing has been featured in Yoga Therapy Today, the International Journal of Yoga Therapy, and across the yoga blogosphere. Visit his website at jbrownyoga.com

Make Your Job Juicier in 4 Easy Steps

Are there days you leave your office feeling like a wet T- shirt just out of the washer: heavy and useless? 

Would you like more days when you feel like a freshly ironed shirt?

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About The Author

Elizabeth B. Crook's picture

Elizabeth B. Crook is CEO of Orchard Advisors. For over twenty years, she has worked with CEO's and entrepreneurs to think and act strategically to grow their companies' bottom line and have more overall satisfaction. She has a gift for making sense of complex situations and mapping them so creative and practical approaches emerge. Clients speak of her insight, skill, authenticity, and willingness to ask the hard questions in a gentle way. 

She is also the bestselling author of Live Large: The Achiever’s Guide to What’s Next. Recent media features include ForbesFast CompanyDaily WorthPBS Next AvenueThrive Global, Conscious Company, and BetterBook Club.

A mother, grandmother, and ardent hiker, she lives on Music Row in Nashville. 

evox at Collision Conference in New Orleans

Hello evox Community.  Some of us on the evox Core Team are at the Collision Conference in New Orleans this week presenting and promoting evox.life — a new mobile app that we will be launching for the evox Community sometime soooon! Launching a new social impact platform is an amazing feat and we have built this digital world for all of us to have private, secure, and safe community to share, learn, grow, and support one another in living our best lives.

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Xav Dubois is CEO of evox. "Our company, evox, is very much engaged in the inquiry that I've been in for my entire life: 'How do we make the planet and its people happier, more joyful, satisfied, and peaceful?' We're using Video Content, Conscious Commerce, and a Global Community to help bring about a world that honors all and supports monetary and social systems that are honest, fair, and just for everyone! Our Television Network, evoxTelevision.com, supports this by showing content that empowers, educates, and inspires while evoxMarketplace.com supports people and vendors who are striving to lead healthier, happier, and more sustainable lives. We're proud to be part of the process and we truly appreciate YOU for being with us on this journey. We look forward to hearing from you and the many benefits we hope you reap by being a part of the evox Community."

Dear Entrepreneurs...

TO MY FELLOW ENTREPRENEURS and SOCIALPRENEURS!!! This post is JUST for you.

Keep going.

Very few people know what it means to start a company and deal with all the problems that WE have to specifically deal with. It takes incredible courage and stamina to keep going after you have taken all the hits you've taken.

Remember your vision! Remember that you are resilient and strong and have a community to turn to for help.

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Xav Dubois's picture

Xav Dubois is CEO of evox. "Our company, evox, is very much engaged in the inquiry that I've been in for my entire life: 'How do we make the planet and its people happier, more joyful, satisfied, and peaceful?' We're using Video Content, Conscious Commerce, and a Global Community to help bring about a world that honors all and supports monetary and social systems that are honest, fair, and just for everyone! Our Television Network, evoxTelevision.com, supports this by showing content that empowers, educates, and inspires while evoxMarketplace.com supports people and vendors who are striving to lead healthier, happier, and more sustainable lives. We're proud to be part of the process and we truly appreciate YOU for being with us on this journey. We look forward to hearing from you and the many benefits we hope you reap by being a part of the evox Community."

Three Champions Create Social Enterprise From Tragedy

Frederick Hutson, Co-Founder of Pigeonly; Britnie Turner, Founder and CEO of Aerial Development Group; and April De Simone, Co-Founder of Designing the WE, sit side by side—unlikely people to be sharing a panel together. At a Social Venture Network conference, Laura Flanders, successful media guru and host of The Laura Flanders Show, interviewed these three champions, showcasing the power of overcoming tragedy through the power of social enterprise.

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Julie Fahnestock's picture

Julie is committed to telling the story of where business meets good. She is the Founder of B Storytelling, a content development company specifically designed to help popularize the good happening through business. They do this by helping B Corps and other social enterprises identify, build and leverage their brands. She is also a writer for 3BL Media and Just Means and has been published in M&V Magazine and the Centre of Social Innovation at the University of Cambridge among others. Julie has an MBA in Managing for Sustainability from Marlboro Graduate School. She lives in West Palm Beach, Florida and is laser focused on becoming a better surfer than her husband, Thomas. 

Healthy Tips: How to Avoid Overeating at Work

Have you ever had a work day where the snacks were everywhere—and you got home and had no idea what you really ate?

You’re not alone

Your mindless noshing isn’t an isolated incidence: About half of all people end up overeating while at work. If they try to compensate by skipping meals, then the results lead to sluggishness or grumpiness. So what then can you do to skip the don’t-need-them snacks at work?

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The Merits of Not-For-Profit Yoga

Referring to a yoga center with the caveat: "It's not-for-profit" often carries with it an assumption of merit. Given the humanitarian and universal nature of yoga, taking the profit motive out of the business model seems ideal. However, a further examination of the trade-offs involved in opening both for-profit and not-for-profit yoga centers challenges this assumption.

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J. Brown's picture

J. Brown is a yoga teacher, writer, and founder of Abhyasa Yoga Center in Brooklyn, NY.  His writing has been featured in Yoga Therapy Today, the International Journal of Yoga Therapy, and across the yoga blogosphere. Visit his website at jbrownyoga.com

Be the Change - B Corporations

New Business Model

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Melody Meyer's picture

Melody is the Vice President of Policy and Industry Relations for United Natural Foods (UNFI). In this role she is responsible for communicating and educating all stakeholders on critical organic issues. Her Blog www.organicmattersblog.com covers a range of organic and sustainable food issues.

She is the executive director of the UNFI Foundation which is dedicated to funding non-profit organizations that promote organic agriculture  www.unfifoundation.org. Melody serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Organic Trade Association www.ota.com.

Schedule Preparation Time

Schedule time to prepare for meetings and conferences

Have you ever looked at your calendar and discovered you had a meeting scheduled and you just weren’t ready for it? What happened?

Most likely, you knew you had work to do to get ready for the meeting, but you didn’t set aside the time to do that work. Probably you didn’t even look when you were scheduling the meeting itself to make sure you actually had time available to do any preparation required.

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Terry is the CEO of Time Triage

With over 30 years of business and entrepreneurial experience, Terry’s unique technology has dramatically increased the productivity of Fortune 100 executives and entrepreneurs in a variety of industries. Whether it’s a corporate executive or a “solo-preneur,” the outcome of Terry’s methodology will give you an expanded level of freedom and productivity with results you can measure.

Terry’s clients find themselves working on what is most fulfilling and what really matters in moving things forward rather than what they previously thought they “had to do.” The things you hoped to get to someday become the things you work on today.

Terry’s work was recently featured in the New York Times best-seller Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has The Time by Brigid Schulte (Sarah Crichton Books, March 11, 2014).

Eliminating overwhelm, giving clients more time to focus and clarity about where to focus, and implementing what it takes to produce results beyond what is predictable are what Terry’s efforts are all about. Her high integrity, no-nonsense, practical approach to business operations has helped build trusted relationships with many high performing professionals, entrepreneurs, and executives.

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11/05/2018
Do you have a dream to make the world a better place?  Build stronger neighborhoods, improve the educational system, change how we use energy, create access to capital for overlooked... read more
Shot from behind of man in hammock near waterfall
05/27/2018
Statistics show that Americans are working harder, for longer hours, and are more productive than ever. Yet, few are getting ahead and most are grateful if they can just make ends meet. As stress-... read more
Co-workers laughing around a table with work
05/14/2018
Are there days you leave your office feeling like a wet T- shirt just out of the washer: heavy and useless?  Would you like more days when you feel like a freshly ironed shirt? Find What’s... read more
Outdoor sign for #CollisionConf in New Orleans
05/03/2018
Hello evox Community.  Some of us on the evox Core Team are at the Collision Conference in New Orleans this week presenting and promoting evox.life — a new mobile app that we will be launching... read more
Man rock climbing alone with ropes
03/19/2018
TO MY FELLOW ENTREPRENEURS and SOCIALPRENEURS!!! This post is JUST for you. Keep going. Very few people know what it means to start a company and deal with all the problems that WE have to... read more
Broken glass pieces strewn in dirt.
05/14/2017
Frederick Hutson, Co-Founder of Pigeonly; Britnie Turner, Founder and CEO of Aerial Development Group; and April De Simone, Co-Founder of Designing the WE, sit side by side—unlikely people to be... read more
Woman eating birthday cake at the office.
04/02/2017
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Have you ever had a work day where the snacks were everywhere—and you got home and had no idea what you really ate? You’re not alone Your mindless noshing isn’t an isolated incidence: About... read more
Yoga class students doing downward dog.
12/16/2016
Referring to a yoga center with the caveat: "It's not-for-profit" often carries with it an assumption of merit. Given the humanitarian and universal nature of yoga, taking the profit motive out of... read more
Man's hands holding BUSINESS section of newspaper.
10/16/2016
New Business Model In the old paradigm, companies just sought to make a profit, plain and simple. This all-for-profit mentality often came at great expense to workers, the community, and the... read more

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Pair of pink sneakers on a long beach.
11/05/2018
Do you have a dream to make the world a better place?  Build stronger neighborhoods, improve the educational system, change how we use energy, create access to capital for overlooked... read more
Shot from behind of man in hammock near waterfall
05/27/2018
Statistics show that Americans are working harder, for longer hours, and are more productive than ever. Yet, few are getting ahead and most are grateful if they can just make ends meet. As stress-... read more
Co-workers laughing around a table with work
05/14/2018
Are there days you leave your office feeling like a wet T- shirt just out of the washer: heavy and useless?  Would you like more days when you feel like a freshly ironed shirt? Find What’s... read more
Outdoor sign for #CollisionConf in New Orleans
05/03/2018
Hello evox Community.  Some of us on the evox Core Team are at the Collision Conference in New Orleans this week presenting and promoting evox.life — a new mobile app that we will be launching... read more
Man rock climbing alone with ropes
03/19/2018
TO MY FELLOW ENTREPRENEURS and SOCIALPRENEURS!!! This post is JUST for you. Keep going. Very few people know what it means to start a company and deal with all the problems that WE have to... read more
Broken glass pieces strewn in dirt.
05/14/2017
Frederick Hutson, Co-Founder of Pigeonly; Britnie Turner, Founder and CEO of Aerial Development Group; and April De Simone, Co-Founder of Designing the WE, sit side by side—unlikely people to be... read more
Woman eating birthday cake at the office.
04/02/2017
Anonymous (not verified)
Have you ever had a work day where the snacks were everywhere—and you got home and had no idea what you really ate? You’re not alone Your mindless noshing isn’t an isolated incidence: About... read more
Yoga class students doing downward dog.
12/16/2016
Referring to a yoga center with the caveat: "It's not-for-profit" often carries with it an assumption of merit. Given the humanitarian and universal nature of yoga, taking the profit motive out of... read more
Man's hands holding BUSINESS section of newspaper.
10/16/2016
New Business Model In the old paradigm, companies just sought to make a profit, plain and simple. This all-for-profit mentality often came at great expense to workers, the community, and the... read more

Pages