77: Encounters With The Divine Through Business – SHAWN ASKINOSIE

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If I never produced a single episode after this one, my mission would still be complete.

This conversation with Shawn Askinosie is the epitome of the Woke & Wired philosophy of living a heart-centered life driven by presence, generosity, curiosity and adventure, with the internet and business being the tools we use to experience connection.

Founder of Askinosie Chocolate Shawn Askinosie is a criminal defense lawyer turned conscious chocolate entrepreneur recognized by Oprah as "One of 15 Guys Who Are Saving the World."

Making a difference on a business level starts with making a difference on a personal level, interaction by interaction. This conversation with Shawn had a profound impact on me and gave me a glimpse into what’s possible when I get present to the connection between my personal vocation and how I make money.

I know this interview will move you, too.

Get prepared to encounter the Divine.

In this episode, we discuss:
  • How a divine encounter led Shawn from journey from a successful career as a criminal defense lawyer to making chocolate
  • How can we be present for divine encounters?
  • The power of following your sorrow and heartbreak
  • How to find your purpose through service
  • Moments of joy of service as a path to expanded consciousness
  • The intersection of personal and business vocation
  • How Shawn honors his ancestors through his business
  • Why fair trade business doesn’t mean the farmers get paid more money
  • Why Askinosie Chocolate chose direct trade and profit sharing over fair trade
  • How they are able to pay farmers on average 55% more
  • Why the growth of the Askinosie chocolate business is directly related to faith
  • How to practice presence in everyday moments
  • The role that technology and social media play in creating community and a sense of unity

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