Britnie Turner is an inspired individual with the mission of elevating people and places with her company Aerial Group. She is resetting the standard for what is possible and encourages entrepreneurs to join her in paving the way for conscious businesses.
Mindset is everything, and in the world of business, the wrong mindset can and will limit your ability for true success and happiness, which starts from the inside. How individuals view the world plays a very important role in their contribution to it, and your mindset about yourself, your life, and others inevitably determines your life’s outcomes.
“90% of your long-term happiness is predicted not by the external world, but by the way your brain processes the world,” said Shawn Anchor. It is possible to shift your mindset to open up to a growth versus a fixed mindset to not only improve your overall health but become more flexible and resilient to life’s challenges, as stated by Stanford University.
In the business world, money and profit steer while positive change is often left in the back seat. It is more than possible to create a company that uses its opportunities as a force for change, but many define their success by the number on their paycheck and the objects they own.
Turner has built her businesses on the foundation of recognizing the ripple effects that you have in all of your actions and the responsibility that comes with that. Turner refers to her system of how she operates her businesses as a “give system, not a greed system,” which is slowly becoming the way of the future for businesses. People choose to work with companies that show they care, and not just about the money they’re profiting from but about the people they work with.
Britnie Turner is a humanitarian, serial entrepreneur, and philanthropist. She founded and grew seven companies under the Aerial brand, all of which she refers to as “force for good companies” since they were all created with the mission of empowering people, sustaining the planet, and using capitalism as a force for good.
Her private island, located in the Virgin Islands, is a space for individuals to come to find their calling and implement positive change in the real world. The island is a place for people to step into their potential by opening their minds to a healthy life in all areas. Elevate Summit is an all-inclusive experience held five times a year and is designed to elevate you and your purpose by taking you through a positive transformation.
At the young age of 12, Turner had the vision of eliminating world suffering, and after witnessing the lack of actionable help on her yearly service trips, her frustration over her position turned into momentum. She went from living in her car at 21 to buying a private island in 10 years, but it was no act of luck or handouts that got her to where she is today. Something she calls “survival creativity” kicked in after being in a defeated position with no backup plan.
“When you’re in a desperate situation, a part of your brain opens up to tap into God for creative solutions,” Turner laughs as she shares her experience of learning to trust God. “I count myself blessed because I know a lot of people who could lean on someone bailing them out… And so when that’s not a consideration, you search within yourself for the solution and you find it magically. You always will find it.”
Turner acts as a bridge between the rich and the poor by finding ways to gain inspiration and taking ideas and solutions from those who are well-off – turning them into ways that can help people who are struggling. She refers to this method as Templating which is a big part of her life. She utilizes this strategy to help those in need by “copying and pasting” what is working in one area to another. She finds solutions to problems without disrupting cultures and communities and incorporates proven tactics to create real, positive change.
After Turner’s house was demolished by hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, she began responding to disasters after being a first-hand witness to the devastating state natural disasters leave on island communities. She noticed a gap between the way not-for-profits and for-profits respond to these situations, and that gap was deploying veterans. Rather than just simply focusing on compassion and support, Turner incorporated skills to effectively and efficiently handle any situation and get the job done. That’s how Aerial Recovery was born. It is not only helping to save lives and communities in disaster zones but also reintegrates veterans into life outside of the army to give them meaning again by continuing to use their skills.
The Ukrainian War shifted Aerial Recovery’s primary mission and quickly pivoted to aiding manmade disasters. Turner’s team has saved over 5,000 Ukrainians, many survivors being orphans, and continues to protect and aid Ukrainians in need.
With God as her guiding light, Turner continues to create radical change and encourages other mindful entrepreneurs to do the same.
“Evil will rise when good men and women do nothing,” Turner quotes, “And I’m not going to do nothing.”
To learn more, get in touch with Britnie Turner through her website and become a pioneer in your industry.