Josh Jones is the CEO of Odin Sports, a company specialising in the supply of performance sports apparel and branding/marketing strategies for sports organisations.
Leading by example, Josh created the Just Be Nice Project supplying new clothing to homeless Australians. Donations are given, one-for-one, for items purchased through the #JBNProject range.
Passionate about bridging the gap between social responsibility and corporate accountability to commercial outcomes, Josh extensively consults and mentors businesses and entrepreneurs, both non-profit and for-profit entities to provide commercially viable, socially responsible outcomes.
In this episode we talk about:
- How Josh Jones started the JBN Project
- How he created his company to offer good quality products and to help people
- Working with non-profits organisations to help them with life efficiency and transparency
- The Odin Sports structure of business
- What the Odin Sports clothing company does to help homeless people
- How Josh manages to keep his prices competitive
- Josh’s motivation and where it comes from
- How to go from having nothing to having whatever you want
- Working very hard to succeed
- Being fortunate and successful
- The importance of being grateful and understanding what makes life better
- How understanding leads to opportunity
- Josh’s definition of success
- The volunteering aspect
- How he maintains commercial success
- The one question that Josh gets asked the most
- What JBN do in non-profit development
- Josh’s programs with other organisations
- Josh’s self-esteem and confidence, and where they come from
- The biggest decision Josh ever made
- How Josh really enjoys food with family and good friends
- Josh’s experiences and happiness around food
- Creating a moment with beautiful memories
- The importance of giving and interacting with people
- Tying his self-esteem to what he loves doing
- How to do something for as long as you can by working really hard
- The importance of practising in order to improve
- The correlation between effort and improvement
- How he’s always building himself up, practising, honing his skills and getting the most out of himself all the time
- How he is proud of people who are trying their very best
Josh Jones’s fondest food memories
“Half of my family is Polynesian, so food features prominently in my family. I’ve got a younger brother and a younger sister, and at primary school we were the only ones to finish all our graduation dinners. I was always at my friends’ houses. I was every cooking mum’s favourite kid because I would eat everything. I’d always come back for seconds and thirds.
“Food for me is one of the great pleasures. It’s one of the luxuries that I really enjoy. I really enjoy going out for a meal with good friends, enjoy good wine and good food. That was always the experience that I’ve chased as a reward for what I have been fortunate enough to do and to achieve.”
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Who would you love to have dinner with and where?
“I think Barrack Obama. I’d love to sit down and pick his brains. I would like to hear what keeps him up and what his frustrations are. He’s a fascinating guy, very intelligent and I respect him very much. I think he would be a wonderful dinner guest and a really great conversationalist.”
Last meal on the planet?
“Pasta, rosemary, roasted potatoes, some kind of sauce or something like that. That’s pretty much as good as it gets I reckon.”
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Author: Ronsley Vaz
Ronsley is the founder & chief day dreamer at AMPLIFY. He is an author, speaker & serial entrepreneur.
He has a Masters’ degree in Software Engineering and an MBA in Psychology and Leadership. He is known as the creator of We Are Podcast – the first Podcasting Conference in the Southern Hemisphere, and the host of The Bond Appetit Podcast and Should I Start a Podcast. He has an audience of over 3 million in 133 countries.
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