Episode #20 - Sustainability Mindset with Joel Cesare, StokeShare Co-Founder and Director of Sustainable Building for the City of Santa Monica, CA

Everything you do has an impact downstream.
— Joel Cesare, Co-Founder, StokeShare

Episode #20 Summary:

Our next partner in the Milestone Mind Movement is StokeShare Founder Joel Cesare, who also triples as the Director of Sustainability for the City of Santa Monica, one of the world’s leading faces of sustainable building, as well as he is the Vice-Chair of the Surfrider Los Angeles Chapter.

Joel is an awesome dude, and someone I go way back with. He is courageous, determined and intelligent, and someone who is fearless in the face of status quo.

He holds his Masters in Environmental Science and Management from UC Santa Barbara, and is Living Future Accredited and LEED AP BD+C Certified, and was just recognized as a 2017 recipient of the BD+C '40 under 40' recipient.

His work makes sure that Santa Monica maintains its place as a global sustainable building leader, where Joel ensures its built environment continues to demonstrate international leadership in sustainable achievement. 

Just as noble, Joel started StokeShare 3-years ago out of love of outdoors, and a passion to foster urban youth access to nature. StokeShare creates the ability for users to swap equipment, share local knowledge, make new friends and experience new things – but this is just where StokeShare gets started. We’re really excited to talk to Joel more about this platform.

Joel is an amazing guy, who is generous with his thoughts, and has so much to share around the notion of mindset and making a sustainable difference, with both of his respective organizations.

I think you’re really going to enjoy this week, and be sure to be on the look for future episodes just like this where we partner with amazingly authentic people and organizations who are striving to give their best to the world, everyday, making meaningful differences along the way.

Topics Covered:

  • Did you always have a clear plan?
  • What sense were you trusting to make this move and stick with it to where you are today, or (were you even go to that level), and do you recall moments of resistance/fear and how you pushed through them? What served as your energy to do so?
  • What drove you to start StokeShare borrowing from your personal mission?
  • Can you tell us more about the Watershed Project?
  • There’s a common theme amongst our guests, and this has to do with the identity they embody, and often it’s not their functional role, but rather a figure in a bigger story than themselves. What does the notion of identity mean to you, and how important is it if you are driving a mission focused company? And, to creating an authentic mindset?
  • As it pertains to mindset and leading a mission focused company, how important is it to have a healthy narrative, and what does this mean to you?
  • For yourself, when you think ‘mindset’ what’s the first thing that comes to mind? How might you define it differently?
  • What are some techniques, tools or practices, both adopted and inherent, do you use in your own life to foster a healthy mindset, one that allows you to authentically and successfully, live your life?
  • What does inspiration mean to you, and who and what, outside of your family, has served as the greatest source of inspiration for you and why?
  • What do you think is the biggest piece missing from the mindset conversation, today, and how might you suggest changing that?
  • If you were to sum up mindset in one word, what would it be?


Quotes from the Episode:

"Mindset in one word: Present."

"I'm a huge advocate of this mindset: just take the first step."

"You don't have to see the whole staircase to take the first step." - MLK

"You gotta pay your dues."

"We act like Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays aren't available to better ourselves, when of course, they are."

"Everything you do has an impact downstream."

"Either you tried to do something cool and matters in life, or you become shadows and dust."




The Milestone Mind Movement partners with StokeShare and the StokeShare Watershed Initiative.

**30% of all of the proceeds gained through the Milestone Mind Institute's StokeShare page will go right back into both of these respective causes. We are so excited to be able to create these special partnerships that allow people to have a mindset they are proud of, while also supporting a meaningful cause at the same time.** 

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If there is a cause or a mission that aligns well with Milestone Mind Movement, and that we should engage a partnership with – we’d love to hear about it. Just send an email to Dave@milestonemind.com.
Also, be on the look for our Milestone Mind Men’s Trip to Costa Rica in April 2018 – you can learn more at http://www.milestonemind.com/costarica to stay up to date on what we’re putting together there.

And, if you’re a dude in the Boston Area, join us this Sunday, and every Sunday, rain, snow or shine, at 9a at Blue Hills Ski Reservation in Canton, Ma where we get like-minded men together to run up to the summit of the mountain. Moderate conditioning required, however, this is a more casual and fun event, and its free, so be sure to join us. We start at 9a, and finish at 10a. It’s a great way to participate in a shared challenge, with new guys, forging new bonds, and ultimately creating new friendships.

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Here we go - enjoy this week's Episode with Joel Cesare, StokeShare Co-Founder and Director of Sustainable Building for the City of Santa Monica, CA

- Dave


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