You know those passions that just light you up? The special talents and superpowers that you LOVE to put into action? They’re not meant for your spare time…they’re your life’s purpose! Today’s guest Chris Schembra shares his inspiring story of leaving his perfect-on-paper career producing Broadways shows for work that makes his heart sing. He’ll reveal how he created a business around connecting people through food and gratitude…a career that is equal parts healing and profitable. Tune in for practical tips on turning your passion into profit!
Chris Schembra is the bestselling author of “Gratitude and Pasta: The Secret Sauce for Human Connection”, chronicling his adventures as one of the most sought-after dinner hosts in the World. Forbes has just ranked his book as the #2 book of 2020 to create Human Connection and USA Today calls him the “Gratitude Guru”.
He is the Founder + Chief Question Asker of 7:47, an advisory firm which helps companies give the GIFT of community and belonging to their VIP clients and partners. Having used their signature pasta sauce to spark over 400,000 relationships around the dinner table, their core hypothesis is that giving gratitude to others is the key to fulfillment, and ultimately good for business.
Currently, 7:47 is leading a multi-year long study on how gratitude improves well-being, promote pro-social behavior, and is ultimately great for building fruitful business relationships. Their research revolves around a singular question, “If you could give credit or thanks to one person in your life, that you don’t give enough credit or thanks to, who would that be?”
Aside from 7:47, Chris is a Contributing Producer at OHenry Productions which both invest in and produce commercial theater. He’s led social campaigns with over 1,000,000 (million) participants, lowering the suicide rate among veterans with ptsd, and the projects Chris has been involved in have been awarded 14 Tony Awards, 7 Emmy’s and a Grammy.
He’s been selected #5 on the “10 Motivational Speakers that will Rock your next event” by Marketing Insider Group. He was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Smart Hustle Magazine, and “People of 2017” by Clientele Luxury Magazine. Recently, he was honored alongside Michael Phelps, Chris Evans, Kid Cudi and several others as “6 Successful Men Smashing the Mental Health Stigma” by Good Men Project.
His direct work has been talked about in Forbes, Inc., Entrepreneur, USA TThe New York Times, Variety Magazine, Fox News Channel, Psychology Today, Huffington Post, Bravo TV, Newsmax TV, Thrive Global, “Good Morning NY,” and many more.
Listen to the podcast below:
More Business More Life Podcast® Episode 19 – with Chris Schembra
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