Episode 002: Small Town Values Have a BIG Impact During the Pandemic; Listen to How You Might Apply Them in Your Biz with Earl Shindruk

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"We brand ourselves as failures, and that's a mistake. We all fail at something. Admit your mistakes, learn from them, grow, and go on." -Earl Shindruk

 

Is it really necessary to uphold your values? Though the answer is clear, we are yet to challenge its pertinence in keeping our business thriving even during this pandemic. For an entrepreneur known for harnessing people skills, Earl Shindruk gives an exquisite picture of what it's like to run a business and the morals and ethics at its foundation. Nuggets of wisdom are sprinkled throughout the conversation as Candice and Earl walk us through the endless opportunities that open with having a sense of community. Tune in and find out what values directly impact your growth and success as an entrepreneur and individual.  

 

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Highlights:

01:07 A Great Choice

09:06 Small Town Business 

15:19 The Beauty in a Sense of Community

21:51 What Can You Give to Others? 

25:30 What Can You Do?  

30:45 What Can You Give to Yourself?

35:59 You are Not a Failure

 

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Do values really matter? How can they help you survive and thrive during this pandemic? Tune in as @candice_smiley  interviews @optimaxbenefits about the benefits of being an entrepreneur with a sense of community and no fear of failure. 

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Inspirational Niggles: 

08:47 "It's often failure that teaches us what to do better and how to be better people." -Earl Shindruk

 

12:02 "A lot of people want freedom, but they don't want to put in the effort to get there. If you work hard and do the right things, you will succeed." -Earl Shindruk

 

12:41 "We live in a way that people can't fathom, but we get a life that they can only imagine." -Candice Smiley

 

19:07 "Sometimes, you don't have a lot. Just give what you can give." -Earl Shindruk

 

22:12 "Sometimes the people who seem to have the least are usually the happiest." -Candice Smiley

 

28:05 "Being able to serve people has a huge impact on your COVID experience." -Candice Smiley

 

30:47 "Add value to yourself. Because if you don't look after yourself, you will be drained." -Earl Shindruk

 

36:13 "We brand ourselves as failures, and that's a mistake. We all fail at something. Admit your mistakes, learn from them, grow, and go on." -Earl Shindruk


 

Meet Earl Shindruk:

Earl is a key contributor to his community, donating lots of time and expertise to charities and not for profits. He is past board chair of the NPO Collective and board member of The100YEG and the Edmonton Business Association. His legacy includes sharing knowledge and expertise. For over 11 years he was an instructor and guest speaker at MacEwan University, and a guest speaker at the University of Alberta.

Successful businessman and community leader, Earl Shindruk, launched Optimax Benefits in 1998 after a vast career at TransAlta, Laidlaw Waste Systems & with a local contractor. He has grown Optimax by harnessing people skills, ‘being accessible’, ‘getting to know your client’, and ‘being innovative.

 

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