Meet Laurence McCahill

Laurence is the co-founder of The Happy Startup School, an antidote to business as usual. They provide courses, coaching programs and somewhat legendary off-grid gatherings for purpose-driven entrepreneurs and leaders that are seeking to balance money with meaning. Laurence’s story is particularly inspiring for anyone who’s struggling to find their purpose, who finds themselves with the feeling that this is not as good as it gets.

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Fav quotes from this episode:

“There are no rules. You can play how you wanna play once you realise that most people don’t know what they’re doing!”

“We are very good at overcomplicating things as humans.”

“We are passionate about business. But we aren’t passionate about business for business’ sake. We are passionate about people too.”

“A happy startup is when you are balancing three things; your own needs, what drives you, and what the world needs.”

“Having ideas is 1% of the work, and 90% of it is the execution.”

In this episode we talk about:

  • How ‘finding your purpose’ is NOT about waking up one day and suddenly knowing what you want to do with your life
  • Why we need to stop idolising other people and recognise that we all have something important to offer
  • Why the Happy Start-Up Camp is for people who don’t feel like they don’t fit in at conventional business events 
  • Why heart-led businesses tend to have more longevity than economically motivated businesses
  • The magic trio of things that you need in order to find fulfilment in your startup


Plus, we talk about how to avoid burnout as an entrepreneur or small business owner


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