IAM1776 – Accidental Entrepreneur Helps Level the Playing Field for the Financially Vulnerable

Podcast Interview with Safwan Shah

Why it was selected for “CBNation Architects”: In this episode of the I AM CEO podcast, host Gresham Harkless interviews Safwan Shah, the founder and CEO of PayActiv, a financial wellness company that helps level the playing field for the financially vulnerable. Safwan shares his insights on entrepreneurship, financial wellness, and how businesses can save the world one worker at a time.

Throughout the interview, Safwan emphasizes the importance of financial wellness and how it can help individuals and businesses improve their overall well-being. He also discusses the challenges of entrepreneurship and how he accidentally became an entrepreneur after selling a previous company and committing to his golf game.

Safwan shares his CEO hacks and nuggets, which include spending 2-3 hours doing deep immersive work and having no fear. He defines being a CEO as working for others.

Overall, the episode provides valuable insights into the importance of financial wellness and how businesses can help improve the lives of their workers. Safwan's experience and expertise in the field make this episode a must-listen for anyone interested in entrepreneurship and financial wellness.

Check out one of our favorite CEO Hack’s CEO Web Shop. Get your free audiobook and check out more of our favorite CEO Hacks HERE.

I AM CEO Handbook Volume 3
 is HERE and it's FREE. Get your copy here: Get the 100+ things that you can learn from 1600 business podcasts we recorded. Hear Gresh's story, learn the 16 business pillars from the podcast, find out about CBNation Architects and why you might be one and so much more. Did we mention it was FREE? Download it today!


The full transcription is only available to CBNation Library Members. Sign up today!

Safwan Shah Teaser 00:00

See also  IAM179- Self-Made Millionaire, Podcast Host and Lifestyle Entrepreneur Helps Women Pursue Their Passion

You don't notice all the other trouble that is in the middle. So, but you're so fascinated, you're so focused on that. So, it's never what you think it is, but if your purpose and your focus is laser-focused, then you find a way to navigate all the stuff that is thrown your way.

Intro 00:22

Do you want to learn effective ways to build relationships, generate sales, and grow your business from successful entrepreneurs, startups, and CEOs without listening to a long, long, long interview?

If so, you've come to the right place. Gresham Harkless values your time and is ready to share with you precisely the information you are in search of.

This is the I AM CEO podcast.

Gresham Harkless 00:49

Hello, hello, hello. This is Gresh from the I AM CEO podcast and I appreciate you listening to this episode. If you've been listening this year, you know that we hit 1600 episodes at the beginning of this year. We're doing something a little bit different where we're repurposing our favorite episodes around certain categories, topics, or as I like to call them, business pillars that we think are going to be extremely impactful for CEOs, entrepreneurs, and business owners. Or what I like to call the CB Nation architects those that are looking to level up their organizations.

This month we are focusing on knowing thy numbers. I could hear the phrases from Mr. Wonderful on Shark Tank, and if you understand or don't understand exactly what numbers is, think finance, economics, accounting, capital, investment funding, bootstrapping, anything that's around numbers. So, we have to understand how important it is to know your numbers and how important that is for you to forecast, make decisions, and to be able to truly strategize around your business and do that successfully.

See also  IAM1554 - Speaker and Author Helps Leaders Create Meaningful Connections at the Table

Things are gonna be a little bit different obviously, this month. So look for CEO hacks and CEO nuggets and interviews that focus around this. But more than everything else, make sure that you know your numbers because they're extremely important to the life of your business.

Hello, hello, hello, this is Gresh from the I AM CEO podcast and I have a very special guest on the show today. I have Safwan Shah of PayActiv. Safwan, is awesome to have you on the show.

Safwan Shah 02:14

Thank you very much, Gresham. I'm excited to be here.

Gresham Harkless 02:17

Super excited to have you on as well. What I wanted to do is just read a little bit more about Safwan, so you can hear about all the awesome things that he's doing.

An engineer by training an entrepreneur by accident, Safwan is the founder and CEO of PayActiv. After selling a previous company and committing to his golf game, Safwan pulled himself out of retirement to launch PayActiv and level the playing field for the financially vulnerable. Safwan's work connects the dots between math, economics, history, and music.

His first book, It's About Time, how businesses can save the world one worker at a time, turns conventional wisdom on its head and calls for businesses to embrace the mantle of saving the world.

Safwan, are you ready to speak to the I AM CEO community?

Safwan Shah 02:59

Yes. Very ready.

This premium content is restricted to members of CBNation Library. Sign up HERE

Dave Bonachita - CBNation Writer

This is a post from a CBNation team member. CBNation is a Business to Business (B2B) Brand. We are focused on increasing the success rate. We create content and information focusing on increasing the visibility of and providing resources for CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners. CBNation consists of blogs(, podcasts, ( and videos ( CBNation is proudly powered by Blue16 Media.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Back to top button