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Jack Butler interviews Yanik Silver on adventures in entrepreneurship

Yanik Silver with Richard BransonFancy a life where you hang with Richard Branson, are on the list to be one of the first 150 non-astronauts in space and have multiple fun businesses making you money and having a meaningful impact?

Tune in.

Yanik Silver is all about this.  Mixing the divine child with ethically aggressive selling.  Living your ultimate life list whilst knowing you will end up perpendicular to where you started.  Being spiritual and being internet-marketing-savvy.  Trusting that you are not given deep desires without some means to fulfil them.

This is a punchy conversation from a guy who built the businesses, made the money and then was willing to continue to evolve his impact in the world.  Oh, and did I mention he has lots of fun doing it?  Well, only if flying jets is your kind of fun…

Listen here to Jack Butler’s interview with Yanik Silver:


Show links

Yanik Silver

Maverick 1000

Jay Abraham

Instant Sales Letters

Ultimate Life List

Virgin Galactic (Yanik is number 144 in line to go)

Tom’s Shoes

Yanik’s self-sustaining villages in Haiti

The Overview Effect 



Show timecodes

0:00 – welcome and intro

01:00 – who is Yanik Silver?  From his Dad arriving in US with $256 to telemarketing to Jay Abraham’s copywriting

02:30 – first eventual million dollar idea strikes at 3am (and it’s still making money!)

03:20 – people don’t want you to teach them to fish:  they want a fish handed to them!

05:00 – your real success is always perpendicular to where you think it is (Bucky Fuller)

06:05 – Yanik’s view on goals and how it has changed over years:  life after getting a bubble-hockey machine 😉 and nice cars  (temporary hit)

07:30 – the essence of financial goals is freedom

08:45 – 40th birthday celebration included Sir Richard Branson

09:25 – costs of burnout in entrepreneurship – there is never a shortage of stuff to do – think of your life as a cup/bucket and put your big rocks in first  [get them scheduled;  have an ‘ultimate life list’]

12:00 – timeplanning;  main thing – be where you are, and don’t feel guilty about it

13:20 – do stuff with full gusto – even if going out and getting hammered/flamed 🙂

14:15 – creating your ultimate life list (top 5s – experiences, things to learn, people to meet)

15:20 – put your dreams out there – playing professional beach volleyball!  Yet to be fulfilled – host Saturday Night Live

17:25 – let it manifest or make it happen?  Yanik:  ‘I just think of it as inevitable somehow in the long-term, if it’s a true desire in your heart of hearts’

19:20 – soul desire vs personality want – deep-seated desire only comes with a way to manifest (it’s not given to you in error)

20:20 – having a great reputation, family and money – and not feeling completely happy

21:00 – polarities of directing and allowing; Yanik:  ‘it’s a balance, it’s a dance’  ‘I’m into flow, I’ll take action, it’s got to feel right for me, and I am going to get synchronicities and signs and feedback from the marketplace’

23:30 – how to do sales and marketing without creating lack or false claims about happiness, whilst knowing that scarcity sales;  what is ethical scarcity?

25:15 – Yanik’s upcoming book ‘Evolved Entrepreneurship’ – everything you do is a holographic and fractal of the whole – you can be ‘ethically aggressive’ – and express your ‘divine child’

26:30 – what’s the future of internet marketing?  All the fundamentals (interest, attraction, call to action) are always going to work

28:30 – the new impact scorecard (e.g. Blake from Tom’s Shoes, John Mackay from Wholefoods)

29:40 – in the age of the global citizen, our most important tool is entrepreneurship (evolved entrepreneurship, multi-level marketing being done for the good in Africa (e.g. malaria nets), microloans etc.) and business models which have leverage

33:00 – building self-sustaining villages in Haiti

34:15 – holding multiple identities and beyond national identity – evolutionary theory suggests we are one cell – and the internet reflects this

37:00 – our entire consciousness is built around cycles and rhythms;  we are in a great shift of consciousness

39:00 – business as a conduit for higher consciousness

39:40 – Yanik’s lifehack question:  how do you add more fun?

41:00 – Yanik’s desire for legislation – anything which can make entrepreneurship easier – governments should be putting money into X Prize equivalents


About Jack Butler

Jack Butler is a social entrepreneur, coach, workshop leader and speaker. His latest venture provides full spectrum human development through coaching, programmes and other development resources for leaders and entrepreneurs. He founded Future Foundations (www.future-foundations.co.uk), a leading youth personal development training organization. He is a professional member of the International Enneagram Association and a former fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Jack was the IAB 2007 Young Entrepreneur of the Year runner-up and took a double first class degree in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge. Jack spends his time between London and Brighton in the UK and Boulder, CO and the Bay Area in the US. In his spare time, he enjoys physical challenges (3 Peaks Challenge 2010, Tresco Marathon 2006) and supporting The Simultaneous Policy Organisation (www.simpol.org.uk). He is a Partner in Passion and Purpose of the Grubb Guild, a voracious reader of personal, cultural and spiritual development, and likes to inquire, journal, travel and write.

One Response to Jack Butler interviews Yanik Silver on adventures in entrepreneurship

  1. Andrea October 26, 2015 at 5:54 pm #


    I came across your blog and it’s very interesting. I enjoy seeing your content in how you interview so many different people.

    By sure to check out mine!


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