68+ Influential Blake Mycoskie Quotes On Leadership & Philanthropy

68+ Influential Blake Mycoskie Quotes On Leadership & Philanthropy

Blake Mycoskie is an American author, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.

He is the founder of Toms Shoes and co-founder of Madefor.

Mycoskie also donated more than 10,000,000 shoes to people in need from Toms Shoes in 2013.

We've put together an incredible collection of Blake Mycoskie quotes to read.

Here they are:

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List of Inspiring Blake Mycoskie Quotes

“One day, when I own a house, I'll keep a library full of books. Books are different from other possessions-they're more like friends.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“No matter how convenient it is for us to reach out to people remotely, sometimes the most important task is to show up in person.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“Trips and vacations are so much more. These experiences show you what’s possible and challenge you to examine the paths you’ll take in the future.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“Stuff can’t make you happy.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“If you organize your life around your passion, you can turn your passion into your story and then turn your story into something bigger – something that matters.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“The goal isn’t how much money you make but how much you help people.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“I love what I do.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“The future of TOMS is really creating a whole new business model of this one-for-one giving and expanding the TOMS model from shoes into other products as well.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“Life is more fun when you stop caring what other people think.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“It may sound too good to be true but once you’ve seen the happiest people in your life who have nothing, you really start rethinking what the world and society tells us that we need to be happy.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“Allow your team to incorporate giving into their life through their job. Not only do employees stay around a lot longer, they do a lot more good.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“We’re in business to create a better tomorrow. If we live for one another, together we can change the world.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“A good story transcends boundaries, breaks barriers and opens doors.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“Books are different from other possessions—they’re more like friends.)” ― Blake Mycoskie


“Learning how someone else is already doing the thing you want to do, or a version of it, can eliminate fear—every path is easier to follow when you see someone else’s footprints already on it.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“Giving is what fuels us. Giving is our future.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“Almost every morning I write in my journal. I’ve been keeping it for a long time – I’ve filled more than 50 books. I write about what’s going on in my personal and spiritual life or what’s going on at work. It helps me keep things in perspective, especially when things get crazy or I get stressed or we have obstacles.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“I am a big believer in the value of traveling while you are young. The experiences you have in other countries can inspire greatness.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“The more you give, the more you live.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“TOMS is the business equivalent of a soul mate for me.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“I surround myself with inspirational quotations. This easy to follow piece of advice has played a huge role in my being able to get past my own fears and insecurities throughout my entrepreneurial career.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“People are hungry for success—that’s nothing new. What’s changed is the definition of that success. Increasingly, the quest for success is not the same as the quest for status and money. The definition has broadened to include contributing something to the world and living and working on one’s own terms.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“TOMS didn’t have to focus on advertising but on giving in a way that’s sustainable.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“When you incorporate giving into your business, you attract the most amazing partners.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“Facts are neutral until human beings add their own meaning to those facts. People make their decisions based on what the facts mean to them, not on the facts themselves. The meaning they add to facts depends on their current story … facts are not terribly useful to influencing others. People don’t need new facts—they need a new story.” ― Blake Mycoskie “When you don’t know the rules you break them all.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“I’m a big believer in hiring the right people and giving them unbelievable amounts of power and autonomy.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“you must play by a new set of rules—because, increasingly, the tried-and-true tenets of success are just tried, not true.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“Exercise your purchasing power as a consumer, volunteer and bring joy to those in need, and share your experiences, tell your stories and inspire others along the way.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“When you have a memorable story about who you are and what your mission is, your success no longer depends on how experienced you are or how many degrees you have or who you know. A good story transcends boundaries, breaks barriers, and opens doors. It is a key not only to starting a business but also to clarifying your own personal identity and choices.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“Remember, once you become successful, life can become a little dry—the adventure and danger are reduced. So when a younger version of an entrepreneur comes along, his or her mentor gets to live vicariously through that person’s start-up phase—and play a role in the success of a new project.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“The most important things are actually the easiest to obtain.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“My goal with Toms is not only to seel you a classic show but also to help make the idea of giving a part of your style.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“I’m not a late night person. After 10pm I’m falling asleep. If I’m out at that time, I’ll be the one falling asleep at dinner.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“The easier it is for someone to understand who you are and what you stand for, the easier it will be for that person to spread the word to others.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“If you’re not sure about your passion, here are three questions I sometimes ask people: • If you did not have to worry about money, what would you do with your time? • What kind of work would you want to do? • What cause would you serve? Once you answer these questions, you’ll have a good idea of what your passion is.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“What got us to where we are today is not going to get us to where we want to be tomorrow.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“Complicated lives and heaps of possessions don’t necessarily bring happiness; in fact, they can bring the opposite.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“A good story transcends boundaries, breaks barriers, and opens doors. It is a key not only to starting a business but also to clarifying your own personal identity and choices. A” ― Blake Mycoskie


“I’m hoping my company can grow into something truly classic.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“The Servant as Leader,” the term refers to someone who uses qualities like empathy, listening skills, stewardship, and awareness rather than power to assert his or her authority to lead.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“What had once been my reason for being now felt like a job. During my months away, I did a lot of thinking about my personal “why.” ― Blake Mycoskie I knew why I had started the company, and why people joined me in the early days. And I still believed in our mission and the impact we were making. But I was no longer sure why I wanted—or even if I did want—to continue driving the business forward.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“Being comfortable can hurt your creative entrepreneurial spirit.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“Facts are important, but the story matters. Poorly presented facts can even get in the way of the story’s impact.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“When you incorporate giving into your business in an authentic and transparent way, your customers become your best marketers.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“The most important step of all is the first step. Start something.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“Anyone can make a difference, so you don’t have to have it be some huge global campaign. You can start small and that’s just as important.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“We are all human beings and I believe that we all should have equal rights.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“Everyone belongs to some community, whether it’s based on your background, your home state, your college, or your favorite sports team. By identifying all the possible communities to which you belong, you may well find an affinity group—and a story—that helps get your business off the ground, secures your dream job, or lets you achieve whatever goal you are pursuing.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“When you have a memorable story about who you are and what your mission is, your success no longer depends on how experienced you are or how many degrees you have or who you know. A good story transcends boundaries, breaks barriers, and opens doors. It is a key not only to starting a business but also to clarifying your own personal identity and choices. A story evokes emotion, and emotion forges a connection.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“They teach that having a story may be the most important part of your new venture; that fear can be useful; that having vast resources is not as critical as you might think; that simplicity is a core goal in successful enterprises; that trust is the most important quality you bring to your company; and, finally, that giving may be the best investment you’ll ever make.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“Someday is a disease that will take your dream to the grave with you. If it’s important to you and you want to do it eventually, just do it and correct course along the way.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“You don’t always need to talk with experts; sometimes the consumer, who just might be a friend or acquaintance, is your best consultant.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“(One day, when I own a house, I’ll keep a full library of books. Books are different from other possessions—they’re more like friends.)” ― Blake Mycoskie


“When you have a memorable story about who you are and what your mission is, your success no longer depends on how experienced you are or how many degrees you have or who you know.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“The lesson: The power of your story isn’t just a way to connect to your ultimate consumer but is also a means of making you attractive to potential partners who want to attach themselves to something deeper than buying and selling.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“My goal was to go back to Argentina and give them all-all the shoes away. Not just to give them away but to place them on each child’s foot.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“In regard to waiting for the right time to do something: "The stars will never align and the traffic lights of life will never all be green at the same time.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“The idea of community and helping others has always been a part of who I am. Growing up, my parents always made sure that my siblings and I were doing our part to serve our local community.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“The story is what’s going to get people excited.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“Conscious capitalism is about more than simply making money—although it’s about that too. It’s about creating a successful business that also connects supporters to something that matters to them and that has great impact in the world.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“I would also write down my fears and look at them. When fears stay stuck inside your head, your imagination can go wild, torturing you with all the various negative possibilities and outcomes. But when you write them down, you clarify exactly what you are afraid of, and soon the power they hold over you will fade.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“When you have a memorable story about who you are and what your mission is, your success no longer depends on how experienced you are or how many degrees you have or who you know. A good story transcends boundaries, breaks barriers, and opens doors. It is a key not only to starting a business but also to clarifying your own personal identity and choices. A” ― Blake Mycoskie


“If you just go out and try to make money by starting a business, you’re going to come up with something that’s just like what everyone else has done. But if you look at the world and see opportunities that can be taken more seriously, then you come up with a great idea.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“Someday’ is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you.… If it’s important to you and you want to do it ‘eventually,’ just do it and correct course along the way.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“The most important things are actually the easiest to obtain: great friends, good food, and a decent bottle of wine.” ― Blake Mycoskie


“Setbacks and fear are inevitable. The thing that distinguishes the ultimate success from the ultimate failure is this: What do you do with them?” ― Blake Mycoskie


“I think once you start traveling, you don’t stop.” ― Blake Mycoskie


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