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Matt Cheuvront introduced me to Sam Davidson. These two guys are partners in a branding business called Proof. I interviewed Matt right before they launched Proof. Matt and Sam are two of the most inspiring, and bad-ass Gen-Y entrepreneurs I’ve ever met. If you don’t feel like taking your dreams head on after listening to this interview with Sam or the interview with Matt, then I don’t know what will inspire you.
Sam is a doer. A force. Passionate. And generous.
In this interview with Sam, he tells us all about his latest book, 50 Things Your Life Doesn’t Need. This book is sweet! It helps you remove the clutter in your life that keeps you from living your life passionately. You can check out the awesome movie trailer right here. Better yet, pick up the book! I did. Worth every little penny.
The Book Trailer
About Sam Davidson
Fresh out of college and needing a job, Sam quickly climbed the ranks at a multi-national hotel company, being promoted to management in less than 90 days, overseeing staff and and a sizable departmental budget at just 23-years-old. Wanting his day job to mean more, be began searching for work in the nonprofit sector.
After a stint in the nonprofit world, where he specialized is starting and implementing new programs, his budding entrepreneurial spirit led him to co-found Cool People Care in 2006. He currently serves as the company’s president, managing its rapid growth (this year alone, Cool People Care has raised more than $100,000 for charities with its merchandise line).
Sam has helped numerous nonprofit organizations design and launch new programs, including The Climate Project and Oasis Center, Having helped other organizations and companies develop messaging strategies aimed at the next generation, in 2010, he co-founded Proof, a company that specializes in branding and marketing services for nonprofits and entrepreneurs.
In 2007, Sam wrote his first book, New Day Revolution: How to Save the World in 24 Hours. His next book, 50 Things Your Life Doesn’t Need is now in stores. The books helps people find their passion and begin to live a life full of it.
Sam has been married for nearly seven years. He lives in the heart of Nashville, where he grew up (but never thought he’d end up post-college). He makes time to have brunch with his wife, new daughter, parents, and sisters each Sunday morning.
All of these experiences – from working for a nonprofit to wanting to be a fantastic father – inform what he writes about. You can keep up with his thoughts on how to do something meaningful and remarkable with your one precious life by subscribing to his blog here.
And, if you’d like to know more, want to grab a coffee when he’s in your town, or you’d just like to shoot him an email, you can do that. He’ll write back. He promises.
So, what did you think?
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