In 2012 I decided to create more freedom for myself and my family. So I handed over my business. I sold my house. I set up passive income streams. Then came the ultimate question: What is the best way to manage this money now? On the one hand, I wanted to secure my money for the future. I wanted to make a nice return so that at least purchasing power would be preserved. On the other hand, I also wanted something useful to happen with the money. Something that would lead to a sustainable change for the better. This is how I came in touch with Impact Investing.
We regularly receive requests from social projects asking for our help with funding. When I inquire about the figures, I receive an extensive excel sheet with all expected expenses and costs. But I rarely find anything about the expected income. Yet it’s simple, you don’t have a sustainable project if there is no money coming in. You need to create a social business. Here are some income and funding strategies that can provide a solution.
I get goosebumps when I hear your story. This is so inspiring. Wonder how you are not on every stage? You have a story. You look good. You know how to present it. How come I don’t know you? I was asked this question recently during an online Connection Call. Yes, why? Certainly, there are plenty of reasons why I should share my story.
The principles of classical science are deeply embedded in our daily thinking and doing. When I began to delve into quantum thinking, I quickly realized that I had to forget everything I had ever been taught. For me, this was the beginning of a new way of doing business and making investments. Yes, this was even the start of a new lifestyle.
Last weekend I was at the book presentation of ‘The Austrian School’ by Jesús Huerta De Soto. I was triggered by the phrase ‘Why entrepreneurial activities automatically make a more just society’. I found out that Quantum Thinking has a lot in common with Austrian Economics.
At the age of 26, I started working at the Belgian television news. It was my dream to become an investigative journalist and travel the world. Reality at the news desk turned out to be quite different. I soon realized there were 2 options. I could stay and hope that one day management would grant me the opportunity to do what I was passionate about. Or I could quit and start doing it right now.
In recent years, many conscious entrepreneurs have stepped up. They had the time and desire to start or grow Impact Projects. Unfortunately, the number of projects that are successful in the long run is quite small. When you make a business plan, the chances of sustainable success increase significantly.
Coming up with solutions to societal challenges and creating value by implementing those solutions. That’s what being an Impact Entrepreneur is all about. It’s an exciting ride, with laughs and tears but rarely boring. More than anything else, impact entrepreneurship is a quest.
A long time ago in Bethlehem a little boychild was born. Now, more than 2000 years later millions of people all over the world are celebrating his birth. It shows that a person can have a huge impact. Also at QuantumPreneur, we are driven to create impact for a better world. A big thank you to all who makes this possible.
ESG investing is based on the idea that corporations have the power, and the responsibility, to effect change. But does this also make a change in the wallet of the ESG investor? What are myths and what are opportunities for conscious Investors?