Disclosure: Mom Central received a copy of Start Something That Matters to facilitate this review…
The story of TOMS inspires, motivates, and adds heart back into the world of retail. Blake Mycoskie, Chief Shoe Giver, proved to the world at a young age that following your passion, giving to the causes that inspire you, and earning a living do not need to exist as separate aspirations.
Proving that corporate social responsibility does not have to exist as a side effect, Blake made giving back the foundation of his business. Not only did this ethical foundation support him, it led to an international success story inspiring entrepreneurs with the message that the business world only throws passion and philanthropy to the wayside if you are willing to let it.
Expanding his model that donates a pair of shoes for every pair sold, TOMS now possesses a line of eyewear that helps to give sight to a people in need. Beyond eyewear, Blake additionally added accessories and his latest book, Start Something that Matters, into the mix.
With every copy of his book sold, TOMS provides a new book to a child in need. Through the pages of his inspirational tale, Blake hopes to empower others to make a change. Taking readers through the evolution of TOMS, the book also shares stories of other successful business people and details six keys to transforming both your life and business.
Parents have the ability to inspire kids to change the world, make a difference, and follow their dreams. By teaching children from a young age that their actions have the ability to ignite change, parents play a large role in the future of not only their own children, but also the world at large. TOMS invites you to empower those you love with this tale of giving back while making a change in your own life that supports your passion and lets your heart lead the way.