Kingdom Entrepreneurship: A New Paradigm with Shawn Askinosie
Lawyer-turned-chocolatier Shawn Askinosie shares the life-altering story that took him from high-powered litigator to compassionate and principled entrepreneur.
In 2005, Shawn Askinosie left a successful career as a criminal defense lawyer to start a bean to bar chocolate factory. Askinosie Chocolate is a small batch, award winning chocolate factory in Springfield, Missouri, sourcing 100% of their beans directly from farmers.
Recently named by Forbes “One of the 25 Best Small Companies in America”, Askinosie Chocolate has also been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, and numerous other international media outlets. The company is currently sustainably feeding over 1,600 students per day in Tanzania and the Philippines, without any donations. Shawn and Askinosie Chocolate have received numerous awards, including 3 Good Food Awards, considered to be the Oscars of food.
Shawn is the author of Amazon #1 New Release, “Meaningful Work: The Quest To Do Great Business, Find Your Calling, and Feed Your Soul.” He is also the co-founder of Lost & Found, a grief center for children and families in southwest Missouri.
“Someone you know needs your broken heart.”
“Everything could fall apart, and it would still be fine.”
“Joy…was the unmasking of the great sorrow of my life.”
1. What is the great sorrow of your life?
2. It’s not about the chocolate, it’s about the chocolate.
3. Don’t let your need to win sacrifice your relationships.
4. Perfect the process.
5. Make prayer a central component of your life.
“Meaningful Work” by Shawn Askinosie