Daniel Flynn: Making the Impossible Possible
Daniel Flynn started his Convention session with a quote from his mate Andy: “Leadership is learning in front of more people”. It’s something that has summed up his entire career.
Daniel’s journey started at 19. While studying for a university assessment, he got distracted by a stat on the Internet that said 900 million people don’t have access to water.
Another key statistic: we spend $50 billion dollars every year on bottled water.
“Personally, I think it’s a bit of a silly product,” said Daniel.
But, of course, we all still buy it. We pay for convenience.
So then came the question: what if we could turn that dumb moment into something powerful? What if we could “change the word one bottle at a time”?
That was the point when ‘thankyou’ bottled water was born (backed by a net worth of approximately $1000!) – a product that would exist 100% for the cause, with every cent of profit used to fund life-changing projects.
Considering the remarkable growth of the ‘thankyou’ brand (sans initial funding and despite a few setbacks along the way – including a ‘product recall’ of their launch water supply!), Daniel highlights three key things to remember:
“Impossibility is only someone’s opinion, not a fact.”
“Success can be defined as the ability to turn stumbling blocks into stepping stones.”
And most importantly:
“If you don’t change the game, someone else will. The greatest barrier is fear of failure.”
So overcome it!