Social Mission Revolution

 Aspire to Change the World: A Conversation with Frank McKinney


Frank McKinney is a modern Renaissance man who has found great success in business as a real estate artist, while also dedicating himself to philanthropy through his “philanthropy capitalism” approach. This involves leveraging business principles and expertise to build self-sustaining villages in developing countries like Haiti, providing not just temporary aid but the tools for long-term self-sufficiency.

McKinney’s passion for this work stems from a troubled youth where he ultimately felt unfulfilled by just seeking material success. He realized his “spiritual highest calling” was to use his professional skills to create lasting, generational change for those living in poverty.

The core of McKinney’s philosophy is that people and organizations should apply their existing talents and resources towards social good, rather than starting from scratch. In his case, he used his real estate expertise to construct villages with housing, food, water, schools, and economic opportunities.

McKinney emphasises the importance of aspiration over just motivation or inspiration. His goal is to leave a lasting legacy through the communities he has built, not just temporary relief. He encourages others to consider the legacy they want to leave behind and how they can use their own capabilities to change the world, one life at a time.

Key Topics Discussed:

  1. Philanthropy Capitalism: McKinney’s approach that combines the best of philanthropy and capitalism to solve poverty. This involves building self-sustaining villages that provide housing, food, water, schools, and economic opportunities, without creating dependency.
  2. Passion & Purpose: McKinney’s troubled youth led him to find his “spiritual highest calling” – using his business skills to create lasting, generational change for those living in poverty.
  3. Leveraging Expertise: McKinney emphasizes the importance of applying one’s existing talents and resources towards social good, rather than starting from scratch. His real estate expertise allowed him to construct sustainable communities.
  4. Legacy & Aspiration: McKinney is focused on leaving a lasting legacy through the communities he has built, not just temporary relief. He encourages others to consider the legacy they want to leave and how to use their abilities to change the world, one life at a time.
  5. Execution & Sustainability: McKinney’s villages in Haiti have a 100% success rate, as he empowers local communities to be self-sufficient without ongoing external support.

Key Takeaways:

  • Combine business principles and social good to create sustainable change
  • Leverage your existing expertise and resources to make a difference
  • Aspire to leave a lasting legacy, not just temporary impact
  • Empower communities to be self-sufficient, not dependent

Resources Mentioned:

  • Frank McKinney’s new book “Aspire”
  • McKinney’s website: FrankMcKinney.com

 

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