Meet Nick Thorsch, Founder at Share2Seed. As per his Linkedin, he has generated millions of dollars in sales for clients, from multi-billion dollar companies like Microsoft, to multi-million dollar small businesses. He is looking to create an amazing impact in the world for humanity with the right opportunity.
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Thank you so much for giving us your time! Before we begin, could you introduce yourself to our readers and take us through what exactly your company does and what your vision is for its future?
Nick Thorsch: My brand new organization, Share2Seed.org, is a “Platform for Our Planet “. It’s as simple as pasting your Share2Seed Ambassador link into your social media, to turn your unpaid followers into paying patrons of our tree planting partners.
In 2019, a social media campaign, called TeamTrees, raised $23M to plant trees to help solve climate change. Share2Seed now empowers Eco-Entrepreneurs to keep improving our air quality and solve climate change together. Instead of it being donation based, like TeamTrees did, Share2Seed enables people to create a sustainable income and impact, by simply sharing pro-nature content on social media.
We share revenue with our tree planting partners to plant trees like mangroves, which live in water so they don’t burn, or fruit trees, to sustain locals and prevent them from logging trees for income. In return, we also all get more income and cleaner air to breathe. It helps everyone win.
If you’d like a free account to earn extra income, and even to give away free accounts, I would be happy to provide you with these gifts.
NO child ever says I want to be a CEO/entrepreneur when I grow up. What did you want to be and how did you get where you are today?
Nick Thorsch: Actually I did, because my dad was. He took me into his office, while the sales staff were on the sales floor. I thought that was kinda neat. I got to see the Porsche he drove, the Mercedes my mom had, and our house with a white picket fence. I saw my dad sell that business for millions and start a new business that was an indoor entertainment center that brought joy to kids.
Now I aim to do the same, by empowering our current generations to make a better world for our future and future generations.
Tell us something about yourself that others in your organization might be surprised to know.
Nick Thorsch: I started my entrepreneurial journey by finding golf balls in the bushes and lakes of golf courses after school, then cleaning them and selling them back to golfers on the weekend.
Many readers may wonder how to become an entrepreneur but what is an entrepreneur? How would you define it?
Nick Thorsch: There’s a big difference between reading an entrepreneurial book or article and being a Wantrepreneur, and an Entrepreneur. An Entrepreneur turns an idea into a business, is driven by a desire to succeed no matter what, and has clarity of the goals and outcomes. The journey may vary, but the destination remains within reach and the daily progress proves and reinforces that positive progress.
What is the importance of having a supportive and inclusive culture?
Nick Thorsch: Being closed just closes you off to feedback, new ideas, and insights. The truth may hurt, but prevention is cheaper than the cure.
I know I want to feel warmly welcomed as a team player, my ideas valued, and being able to work on what I’m inspired by, and I know others feel the same too.
How can a leader be disruptive in the post covid world?
Nick Thorsch: The whole world is disruptive, which offers ripe opportunities amidst the changes for the eagle-eyed, prepared opportunist. Covid was a disruption of nature and natural patterns, which profited the pharmaceutical companies.
We also know for certain that trillions are and will continue to flow towards solving Mother Nature and climate change. Wayne Gretzky said to skate to where the puck is going, not where it is. Now’s the time to pivot to profit in the renewable revolution.
If a 5-year-old asked you to describe your job, what would you tell them?
Nick Thorsch: I pay people to plant trees to save our planet.
Share with us one of the most difficult decisions you had to make for your company that benefited your employees or customers. What made this decision so difficult and what were the positive impacts?
Nick Thorsch: Feedback I received was to talk like an Entrepreneur, not an Environmentalist to appeal to a person who’d want to make an income and impact. This came after I spent months reading articles, books, social media and talking to world-leading climate experts.
My brain and emotions were wired in one direction, then I had to empathetically put myself in the shoes of an Entrepreneur, so I came up with a new term to blend the two in a positive perspective, an Eco-Entrepreneur. Or Eco-preneur.
One who is passionate about being a Conscious Capitalist and equally balancing Purpose, Planet, People, and Profits to make our world a better place.
Leaders are usually asked about their most useful qualities but let’s change things up a bit. What is your most useless talent?
Nick Thorsch: Playing video games. Wasted much of my precious time in life playing games too much. However it developed my strategic thinking, and our platform is gamified, so I attempted to salvage some value from it.
Thank you so much for your time but before we finish things off, we do have one more question. If you wrote a book about your life until today, what would the title be?
Nick Thorsch: “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost.
My heart was set on settling in Silicon Valley, yet I’ve worked everywhere around it: Silicon Forest (Portland for Intel), Seattle area at Microsoft, Las Vegas, and San Diego area, all of which, taught me unique life lessons I wouldn’t have learned otherwise if I stayed in one place.
Now, Share2Seed.org is a global organization to empower Eco-Entrepreneurs worldwide, because I want everyone to have equal opportunity, not just in Silicon Valley.
Jed Morley, VIP Contributor to ValiantCEO and the host of this interview would like to thank Nick Thorsch for taking the time to do this interview and share his knowledge and experience with our readers.
If you would like to get in touch with Nick Thorsch or his company, you can do it through his – Linkedin Page
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