Episode 107: Whatever You Do Dream Big with Ian Sandler

Welcome to the Loveworks dreamers and doers Podcast # 107. At Loveworks we believe you are NEVER too young to be a dreamer and NEVER too old to do your dream.

If this is your first time, thank you for joining us and giving us the thing that means the most to you – your time. If you’re returning, welcome back! We know you have lots of options out there in the Podcast universe.

Our hope with Dreamers & Doers podcast is that each week’s special guests will connect with you wherever you find yourself today and inspire you to become the best version of yourself for tomorrow.

Personal Growth with Michael and Carolyn

At Loveworks, we believe that one of the ways that you can become one of the best versions of yourself is to focus on personal growth. We love curating things like books, music, organizations, blogs, or resources that have encouraged your personal growth. 

Today we are going to share a quote we believe will inspire and encourage you to keep dreaming

“I used to be afraid of failing at something that really mattered to me, but now I’m more afraid of succeeding at things that don’t matter.” ― Bob Goff

“No dream or goal is too big and you will never know the outcome unless you follow through.” – #kindleader – from Riley’s Way Foundation.

Ian Sandler: Co-Founder Riley’s Way Foundation

Ian Sandler is the Co-Founder and Board Chair of Riley’s Way Foundation with his wife Mackenzie, to honor their most magical daughter and to carry Riley’s spirit and love of life forward.  Riley’s Way is a non-profit that empowers young leaders to use kindness and empathy to create meaningful connections and positive change in the world. The Foundation has a series of local and national programs that give teens the tools and support to envision change and achieve it. Riley’s Way is building a network of young change-makers who are leading a movement of kindness around the country.

Ian Sandler joined Insight in 2016 where he is a Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer. Insight is a venture capital and private equity firm based in New York City that has partnered with hundreds of executives who’ve transformed and shaped industries, changing the way people live and do business. Ian has direct responsibility across Legal, Finance, Compliance, Investor Relations, IT, HR, and Onsite. Ian has a Bachelor of General Studies degree from the University of Michigan and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania.


I would encourage all middle schoolers and high schoolers to strive to become your best self. You have to figure out how to get yourself on the right track. Riley’s way is about being able to change as a human and not being so hard on yourself and the people around you. I would encourage people to figure out what things they need to do to get themselves to feel great. You’re all amazing, you’re all special. Figure out how to take care of yourself because if you feel good about yourself, you can wear that smile on your face like Riley did. You can shine out to others and you will make those around you better. It starts by being kind to yourself and really figuring out your own individual recipe. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Do your best at whatever you do
  • The magic comes from providing the tools and support others need to pursue their dreams
  • Be kind to yourself
  • Anything you can do calmly you will do better
  • If you feel good about yourself you can make those around you better

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