This week we talk to Colin Beavan about being happy AND changing the world
Colin Beavan’s writing, speaking, consulting and activism have encouraged tens of thousands of people to examine their lives to discover what’s really important to them.
He is among the world’s best-known spokespeople on environmental issues, consumerism and human quality of life. He was called “one of the ten most influential men” by MSN, an “eco-illuminator” by Elle Magazine, a “best green ambassador” by Treehugger.com, and his blog was selected as one of the top 15 environmental blogs by Time Magazine.
Colin has appeared on The Colbert Report, Good Morning America, Nightline and countless other TV and radio shows.
Colin’s latest book is How to Be Alive: A Guide to the Kind of Happiness that Helps the World
In This Interview, Colin Beavan and I Discuss:
- The One You Feed parable
- The illusion that we are separate from this world
- How to give energy to what is true for you
- How to give less energy to what is not true for you
- His experience as “No Impact Man.”
- The martyr, victim, scoundrel, and hero
- The four psychological needs we need to satisfy to be happy
- Intrinsic vs Extrinsic goals
- The stories we tell ourselves about the world and our lives
- Analogical Thinking
- The ukelele approach
- The starfish story
- The question to ask yourself to change the world
- Social Interconnectedness
- Generalized Reciprocity
- The role of values based action
Amazing interview! Can’t wait to read the book. Thanks for such awesome advice.
I love this podcast. There’s so much within it that resonates with me right now – it’s as though I was meant to listen to this.
Thanks for doing what you’re doing and please keep it up. I look forward to every episode that comes out.