The very first idea I had for Champagne Hippies included creating a series of photographs (that would become an art show) that showcased every day people who are also openly spiritual, into meditation, living mindfully, etc. (And I may still do that one day!) I love the stereotype crashers. People who are doing every day normal things and running traditional businesses - but still doing it with their values and wearing their mindfulness on their sleeve.
So when I came outside after hearing Deepak speak last year and met Casey Harvin, I knew I was going to feature him one day! Casey is a true salf-of-the-earth good dude (as we say in the South). He runs a pressure-washing company and is a dad to 4 kids that range in age from 3 to 19. He likes to fish and cook meat on a grill. And knowing he drove an hour to see Deepak speak immediately told me that he is doing all of these things with an added level of consciousness - something we need more of in the world!
As Champagne Hippies has grown from a set of possibilities to a clear vision, one of the goals is to help business owners and entrepreneurs see that it is possible for all of us - regardless of the type of business we are running - to use our values to guide our choices.
To that end, I’m excited to finally get to work with Casey over the next couple of months on some marketing strategy and just as excited to share my interview with him here!
My takeaway: Using your values to guide everything you do - business and personal - is the #1 way to stay connected to your goals…and enjoy the ride!
Website: C Clearly Pressure Washing FB: @CCLearlyPressureWashing
Tell us about your business. What do you do? Who do you serve? How long have you been at it?
We specialize in residential pressure washing services, exterior soft washes, gutter cleaning and windows. We serve the greater Jacksonville, St Augustine, Palm Coast area and have over ten years experience.
Why did you start your business?
C Clearly Pressure washing was started to provide for a growing family. Creating income by providing a valuable service to homeowners while having a flexible schedule for family life was an important factor for choosing to become a small business owner.
What does "social good business" or "values based earning" mean to you?
Values-based earning to me is being efficient and detail oriented while providing a professional service.
What is your favorite part about running a social good business or your favorite experience since you started?
Helping maintain my customers greatest investment is something I enjoy about my work.
Seeing a quick transformation of a property and the pride homeowners have afterwards is always great to experience.
I also am grateful for the time that I can make to spend with my family.
What is your biggest struggle in running a social good business?
Learning the marketing and technology to promote a small business has been the biggest struggle.
What would you like most to accomplish in the next year? 5 years?
I would like to grow my business and add two additional work crews in the next five years.
Who are your business icons, heroines or mentors?
I have recently been enjoying The Mind Your Business Podcast with James Wedmore. He and his contributors discuss mindset matters that go along with being a successful entrepreneur.
What's your #1 tip for someone just getting started running a values-based business?
Allow the things that are important in your personal values to shine through in your work.
What is the last book you read?
Awaken the Giant Within, Tony Robbins.