Daniel Flynn (Thank You Group) – Building a social enterprise empire from scratch.

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Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet catch-up with Thank You Group founder & social entrepreneur, Daniel Flynn.
Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet catch-up with Thank You Group founder & social entrepreneur, Daniel Flynn.

Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet podcast series

Interview #20 – Daniel Flynn. 

Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet is a weekly podcast interviewing inspiring individuals and successful entrepreneurs from around the planet across a range of industries (incl. music, film/tv, fashion, travel, comedy and more) about what makes them tick as people and drives their hunger for success.

Today we catch-up with Thank You Group founder and social entrepreneur, Daniel Flynn.

Thankyou Group is a social enterprise that exists for the sole purpose of funding water, food and health and hygiene projects in the developing world through a range of products.

And man this chat… During the podcast today we chat about Daniel’s journey from starting his first business from scratch with the launch of a product called Thank You Water in 2008, making shit up as you go, flying by the seat of your pants and growing the business exponentially to where it is now with products stocked in over 4,000 outlets including 7-11, Woolworths and a range of other national supermarkets.

We also discuss creating partnerships in 2nd and 3rd world countries, pitching for start-up funds, unique-tracking codes on every single Thank You Group product sold so that people can see where the money goes, family members who are your business inspiration and the people who call themselves entrepreneurs – personally I think it’s a bullshit title and the majority of people who use it are pretenders. WAY too narcissistic and should never be on a LinkedIn Profile or business card. 

When you’re wired the way people like us are wired there’s no option in your mind except to strive for success, it can actually be quite a lonely path at times ‘cause many people around you just don’t get it or understand that there is no choice, so it’s important to surround yourself with like-minded people, even if they’re in working different industries or on different paths as they’re the ones who you can turn to when things are toughest or give you a fresh burst of energy when you need it most. I felt invigorated chatting to Daniel ‘cause even though we’d not really hung out in person before, he just gets it.

Super, super chat and hope you enjoy it as much as I did 🙂 

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Free Download: Daniel Flynn (Thank You Group) on ‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet’

Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet is weekly podcast where we interview inspiring individuals and successful entrepreneurs from around the planet across a range of industries (incl. music, film/tv, fashion, travel, comedy and more) about what makes them tick as people and drives their hunger for success.

For more on Thank You Group head to thankyou.co

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Dan Wilkinson works as a Manager, Marketing Strategy & Analysis – Social Media at SapientNitro Australia and is founder of music industry biz, Hot & Delicious Group.

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