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Episode 177

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Episode Description

Fewer than 1 in 5 people with a disability are employed in the USA. This harsh reality compelled our next guests, father-son entrepreneurs – John and Mark Cronin to create John’s Crazy Socks. Inspired by John, a young man with down syndrome, and his love of colorful, fun and creative socks, or what he calls his “crazy socks,” began their mission to spread happiness to feet everywhere.

Mark is the father of this father-son enterprise. His leadership has demonstrated that pursuing social goals – showing what people with differing abilities can achieve and giving back – makes for good business.

John, Mark, and I jump right into how John’s love for crazy socks inspired a mini-empire and turned John into a sock tycoon.

[3:28] The lack of good employment opportunities for people with differing abilities.
[7:45] Down Syndrome Super Hero and Poop Emoji Socks.
[10:23] It’s not a question of if hard times will come; it’s only when.
[11:50] The world’s first Down Syndrome Awareness socks.
[15:04] “You got to know your why. Your purpose, because that’s your North Star!”
[19:45] Hiring people with differing abilities is not altruism; it’s good business.

March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day. To celebrate, we encourage everybody to go out and wear their crazy socks. And if you don’t have crazy socks, go to johnscrazysocks.com, and buy a pair.

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John’s Crazy Socks Giveaway

John continues to spread happiness and is giving away some crazy socks to 5 lucky listeners. Or should we say 5 lucky reviewers. The first 5 people who post a review about this episode, will receive pair of socks from John’s Crazy Socks. Over 3000 styles to choose from.

Step 1: Leave a review.

Step 2: Once you have submitted your review, enter your name and email below and once approved, we will be in touch.

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