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 In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Patrick McGilvray about what brings a small business success and the lifestyle that helps support that. Patrick is a plant-based ultrarunner and IRONMAN triathlete. Years ago he found himself unhealthy, overweight, and diagnosed with testicular cancer. He made a conscious decision to start living a better life, so he started running and moving to a vegetarian, and eventually a plant-based, diet. Patrick started his own company in 2013, Focus 5 Design, a creative agency specializing in brand development and design for small businesses and entrepreneurs. He believes that eating a whole-food, plant-based diet is the key to living a healthy and happy life.

Patrick talks to us about his story of finding health and as it turns out he and Adam have a lot in common. Then we shift gears and talk about green businesses or any small businesses for that matter. We talk about the challenges and victories entrepreneurs encounter and all kinds of smart tips for good practice when it comes to ethical and sustainable choices leading to small business success. Overall lifestyle may have a bigger impact than you think.


In this episode we discuss:

  • Facing the biggest fear
  • Find out ow diet can affects business
  • How lifestyle can help move your business forward
  • How business owners can benefit from becoming healthier
  • Challenges small business owners face
  • Tips for incorporating an ethical, sustainable or green component to your business
  • How to get designers to understand your message
  • The common lifestyle “it factor” for small business success
  • Rebranding


Links to things we mentioned:

Patrick McGilvray: Focus 5 Design, Blog, Facebook, TwitterEmail 

Focus 5 Design Podcast

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