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#24 How Meaningful Work Can Save Your Life: Shawn Askinosie on Expressing Your True Self

The Master's Journey

"Think of Yourself More As a Teacher, Not a Persuader" — Shawn Askinosie    #24 How Meaningful Work Can Save Your Life: Shawn Askinosie on Expressing Your True Self   Show-Notes for This Episode: https://www.lukaskramer.net/24 In 2006, Shawn Askinosie (shawnaskinosie.com & askinosie.com) left a successful career as a criminal defense lawyer to start a bean to bar chocolate factory and never looked back.    His company, Askinosie Chocolate, was recently named by Forbes “One of the 25 Best Small Companies in America.” So far the company has provided over a million school lunches to malnourished children in Tanzania and the Philippines, without any donations. Founded at the forefront of the American craft chocolate revolution and regarded by many as a vanguard in the industry.    Shawn was named by O, The Oprah Magazine “One of 15 Guys Who Are Saving the World.” He's received two honorary doctorates and given a popular TEDx. Shawn’s book, co-written with his daughter Lawren, published by Penguin Random House titled “Meaningful Work: The Quest To Do Great Business, Find Your Calling, and Feed Your Soul” is an Amazon #1 bestseller.   He is a Family Brother at Assumption Abbey, a Trappist monastery near Ava, Missouri and the co-founder of Lost & Found, a grief center now in its 20th year serving children and families in Southwest Missouri. If you enjoy the podcast please consider joining us in spreading the message:    Share this episode with a friend who you know could really be helped by this content or leave a review for the podcast on Apple Podcasts.   Either one of these actions takes less than 60 seconds but can make an enormous difference in helping more people and improving the podcast.   For show notes and previous episodes, please visit https://www.lukaskramer.net/podcast If you’ve got any feedback or questions, if you want to share AHA-moments you experienced, or if you simply want to connect, I’d love to hear from you! Just send me an email at lukas@lukaskramer.net.    To learn more about how we can help you further on your Master's Journey, please visit https://www.lukaskramer.net Follow Lukas:  YouTube — https://bit.ly/themastersjourneyyoutubeInstagram Instagram — https://instagram.com/lukaskkramer

1hr 9mins

25 May 2021

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048 - Doing Work That Matters with Shawn Askinosie

The Weekly Leadership Experience

Joining Reshad on The Weekly Leadership Experience this week is Shawn Askinosie, Founder & CEO of Askinosie Chocolate.   Shawn and Reshad speak about what it takes to do good in the world, why companies can and should tackle some of the problems in our communities and abroad, and how to connect to your calling.   This is a powerful conversation about meaning, standing up for what's right, and doing work that matters. Rate This Podcast Send in your questions to podcast@weeklyleadershipexperience.com Show notes at www.reshadoberlander.com/048 Shawn Askinosie Askinosie Chocolate Meaningful Work by Shawn Askinosie Reshad on LinkedIn

50mins

3 May 2021

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Insights On Spirituality and Exercise With Shawn Askinosie (Breather Episode with Brad)

The B.rad Podcast

In this breather show, Shawn Askinosie and I continue our wonderful conversation, which becomes more spiritually minded as we touch on topics such as grief, aging, and a little bit about neuroscience, too.Shawn gets really personal and opens up about his own experience with loss and what he refers to as “the long arch of grief.” We talk about aging and the soul, and Shawn shares why he thinks of our souls as ageless. We also talk about the neuroscience behind forward acceleration and gravity, and its effect on our brain and on our equilibrium.TIMESTAMPS:There are times when we need help with our emotions and spiritual selves. [01:09]Grief is grief. It doesn’t matter how old you are. [05:28]Life is so comfortable we don’t have many opportunities to push our bodies to the limit. [08:37]One has a sense of freedom that is very spiritual. [11:38]LINKS:Brad Kearns.comSlomoQUOTES:“Many of us experience dark nights of the soul. Gray nights, even shaded nights...and I think it’s important we get help where we can, and not feel ashamed to admit that we need help.”Join Brad for more fun on: Instagram: @bradkearns1Facebook: @bradkearnsjumphighTwitter: @bradleykearnsYouTube: @BradKearnsWe appreciate all feedback, and questions for Q&A shows, emailed to getoveryourselfpodcast@gmail.com. If you have a moment, please share an episode you like with a quick text message, or leave a review on your podcast app. Thank you!Check out each of these companies because they are absolutely awesome or they wouldn’t occupy this revered space. Seriously, Brad won’t sell out to anyone if he doesn’t love the product. Ask anyone.Brad’s Macadamia Masterpiece: Mind-blowing, life-changing nut butter blendMale Optimization Formula with Organs (MOFO): Optimize testosterone naturally with 100% grassfed animal organ supplementVuori Activewear: The most comfortable, functional, and fashionable gear, evoking the chill SoCal coastal lifestyleDonations!This free podcast offering is a team effort from Brad, Daniel, Siena, Gail, TJ, Vuk, RedCircle, our awesome guests, and our incredibly cool advertising partners. We are now poised and proud to double dip by both soliciting a donation and having you listen to ads! If you wanna cough up a few bucks to salute the show, we really appreciate it and will use the funds wisely for continued excellence. Go big (whatever that means to you…) and we’ll send you a free jar of Brad’s Macadamia Masterpiece as a thank you! Email to alert us! Choose to donate now, later, or never. Either way, we thank you for choosing from the first two options! :]Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-get-over-yourself-podcast/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

15mins

30 Apr 2021

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Shawn Askinosie: Doing Meaningful Work and Eating Good Chocolate

The B.rad Podcast

Today we’re going deep with entrepreneur Shawn Askionsie! Not only is Shawn an exceedingly intelligent, kind, and driven individual, but he also happens to be the man behind the creation of my two absolute favorite chocolate bars! Yes, as any chocolate connoisseurs may have now realized from his last name, Shawn is the founder of Askinosie Chocolate, the company behind the most delicious, mind-blowing chocolate I have tried (and I’ve tasted a lot of chocolate!). You will of course learn a good amount about artisanal chocolate from Shawn, but the main theme of this episode is also the subject of his book, Meaningful Work: A Quest To Do Great Business, Find Your Calling, and Feed Your Soul. Many will be able to relate to this self-reflective and motivating conversation as Shawn explains how he went from high-powered criminal defense attorney to dark chocolate entrepreneur, and you will be inspired by the integrity and passion infused into every aspect of his work (Askinosie Chocolate is award-winning for good reason!).Shawn talks about how a career high was immediately followed by an overwhelming feeling that “something wasn’t right” in his life and the power that comes with truly surrendering your dependency on the outcome. He also highlights how often we perceive what is actually our greatest strength as our greatest “weakness” and brings up a profound quote from one of his favorite books, The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer, about the power of letting go: “Surrender is perhaps the greatest form of worship.” Shawn points out that surrendering is powerful because it allows you to shed expectations for what you thought your life would be, and connect with your true nature (something that is difficult when you don’t surrender control). Shawn also gets real about the dark truth behind the commercial chocolate industry; breaking down the true meaning behind the “Fair-Trade” label and revealing shocking facts about it that will forever change how you choose and buy chocolate. We then wrap up with a brief discussion about the importance of having an open mindset and seeking out challenges in life.Check out Askionsie.com to try Shawn’s phenomenal chocolate (my personal two favorite flavors are the 88% dark chocolate and dark chocolate mint!) and click here to order Shawn’s book, Meaningful Work!TIMESTAMPS:It is important to learn the distinction between the mass-produced chocolate and the special chocolate prepared without slave labor and with regulations.  [01:55]It’s not about the chocolate, it’s about the malnourished kids who work in those factories. [06:41]Shawn describes his journey from criminal defense attorney to chocolate. [08:55]What are the ethical principles of a defense attorney? [15:49]How did Shawn learn to make chocolate in an ethical way? [22:11]What does it mean to temper chocolate? You have to raise and lower the temperatures perfectly. [26:51]The next step is marketing the “bean to Bar” chocolate. [32:07]Reverse Scale is questioning the idea that if you are going to start a business you need it to grow. [33:50]What are some steps a listener can take who might be extricating from the career that's causing disillusionment and burnout? [44:37]What is the difference between bean to bar chocolate and the standard chocolate we can buy everywhere which are made with child labor? There are 1.58 million child slaves in West Africa.[54:19]The Fair-Trade label doesn’t indicate that the farmers get the money. It is deceiving. [01:04:41]We are in an age where we can research for the ethics and values of the things we buy. [01:08:48]LINKS:Brad Kearns.comAskinosie ChocolateMeaningful WorkTorea Rodriguez PodcastTrue Cost DocumentaryIntelligentsia CoffeeQUOTES:“Often, we find our greatest strength can be our greatest weakness.”“If we can reach a place — even if momentarily — where we surrender this notion of outcome dependency, then we have a chance to live a real, true life.”“Sometimes just putting the question in our head can really open up a flow of understanding and awareness that we’ve never even experienced before.”“Write a long-term vision of greatness for you personally, for your firm, for your idea, or for your life.”“Michael Singer says, ‘Surrender is perhaps the greatest form of worship,’ and I love that, because surrender doesn’t mean ‘Plan B will help me.’ It means letting go.”Join Brad for more fun on: Instagram: @bradkearns1Facebook: @bradkearnsjumphighTwitter: @bradleykearnsYouTube: @BradKearnsWe appreciate all feedback, and questions for Q&A shows, emailed to getoveryourselfpodcast@gmail.com. If you have a moment, please share an episode you like with a quick text message, or leave a review on your podcast app. Thank you!Check out each of these companies because they are absolutely awesome or they wouldn’t occupy this revered space. Seriously, Brad won’t sell out to anyone if he doesn’t love the product. Ask anyone.Brad’s Macadamia Masterpiece: Mind-blowing, life-changing nut butter blendMale Optimization Formula with Organs (MOFO): Optimize testosterone naturally with 100% grassfed animal organ supplementVuori Activewear: The most comfortable, functional, and fashionable gear, evoking the chill SoCal coastal lifestyleDonations!This free podcast offering is a team effort from Brad, Daniel, Siena, Gail, TJ, Vuk, RedCircle, our awesome guests, and our incredibly cool advertising partners. We are now poised and proud to double dip by both soliciting a donation and having you listen to ads! If you wanna cough up a few bucks to salute the show, we really appreciate it and will use the funds wisely for continued excellence. Go big (whatever that means to you…) and we’ll send you a free jar of Brad’s Macadamia Masterpiece as a thank you! Email to alert us! Choose to donate now, later, or never. Either way, we thank you for choosing from the first two options! :]Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-get-over-yourself-podcast/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

1hr 12mins

27 Apr 2021

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PART 2: Meaningful Work: A conversation with Shawn Askinosie

More Than Work

What does it mean to have a corporate vocation? Can you help people using the strengths that you have been given and doing the work that you are already doing?  Find Shawn's book here.  And his chocolate here.  Write to us with feedback, topic ideas, or questions you want answered at MoreThanWorkPodcast@peopleccg.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

37mins

14 Apr 2021

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PART 1: Meaningful Work: a conversation with Shawn Askinosie

More Than Work

We sat down with Shawn Askinosie. Shawn’s inspiring book, Meaningful Work, is what led us to interview him, and you will not be disappointed. You can get Shawn’s book here. Or buy some famous Askinosie Chocolate here.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

35mins

7 Apr 2021

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Episode 167: The True Self Series #1 with Shawn Askinosie

Good / True / & Beautiful | with Ashton Gustafson

In 2006, Shawn Askinosie left a successful career as a criminal defense lawyer to start a bean to bar chocolate factory and never looked back. His company, Askinosie Chocolate, was recently named by Forbes “One of the 25 Best Small Companies in America.” So far the company has provided over a million school lunches to malnourished children in Tanzania and the Philippines, without any donations. Founded at the forefront of the American craft chocolate revolution and regarded by many as a vanguard in the industry. Shawn was named by O, The Oprah Magazine “One of 15 Guys Who Are Saving the World.” He's received two honorary doctorates and given a popular TEDx. Shawn’s book, co-written with his daughter Lawren, published by Penguin Random House titled “Meaningful Work: The Quest To Do Great Business, Find Your Calling, and Feed Your Soul” is an Amazon #1 bestseller. He is a Family Brother at Assumption Abbey, a Trappist monastery near Ava, Missouri and the co-founder of Lost & Found, a grief center now in its 20th year serving children and families in Southwest Missouri.

53mins

5 Mar 2021

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#396: How to Find Meaningful Work with Shawn Askinosie

The EntreLeadership Podcast

Once a successful attorney, Shawn Askinosie had it all—security, a winning track record, and good money. So why did he find himself struck by a panic attack as he left the courtroom one day? Shawn took a hard look in the mirror and discovered he was completely unfulfilled by his job and his life. And so, his search for meaningful work began, leading him from the courtroom to cocoa beans, and eventually, to Askinosie Chocolate. The community-changing chocolatier joins the EntreLeadership team to share his incredible story of self-discovery and how small businesses have the opportunity to create meaningful work and make a real difference in the world, one person at a time. entreleadership.com/podcast Askinosie Chocolate website Meaningful Work by Shawn Askinosie and Lawren Askinosie Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom How to Create Core Values Review this episode for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card Want expert help with your business question? Call 844-944-1070 and leave a message or send an email to podcast@entreleadership.com. You could be featured on a future podcast episode!

1hr

12 Oct 2020

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Overcoming Fear: Why You and Your Work is Meaningful with Shawn Askinosie

Game Changer Mentality – Strategies and Tactics to Overcoming Obstacles to Achieve Your Positive Potential

With the world as it is, people oftentimes are afraid to extend a helping hand because of a traumatic personal experience. To discuss why your work is meaningful in a broader aspect and how to overcome fear is Shawn Askinosie. He is the Founder of Askinosie Chocolate, listing on the top 25 Best Small Companies in America, he and his team continue to provide help to those in need. Shawn and Rodney Flowers talk about how you can build new habits that will benefit you and the people around you. Recognizing that humanity, as a race, should move forward together and not leave anyone behind, they share their insights on what the purpose and meaning of life is in the grand scheme and how you can do your part by staying in your own lane. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the Game Changer Mentality Community today:rodneyflowers.comGame Changer Mentality FacebookGame Changer Mentality InstagramGame Changer Mentality LinkedInGame Changer Mentality TwitterGame Changer Mentality YouTube

48mins

10 Sep 2020

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Reissue – Kingdom Entrepreneurship: A New Paradigm with Shawn Askinosie

Bottom Line Faith

Bottom Line Faith is the program that bridges the gap between faith and business.Today's show features Shawn Askinosie, Founder and CEO of Askinosie Chocolate.bottomlinefaith.org/

45mins

23 Jun 2020

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