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#123 John Perkins

Building a Life Economy

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John Perkins is an author and activist whose 10 books on global intrigue, shamanism, and transformation including Touching the Jaguar, Shapeshifting and the classic Confessions of an Economic Hit Man have been on the New York Times bestseller list for more than 70 weeks, sold over 2 million copies and are published in 35 languages. As chief economist at a major consulting firm, he advised the World Bank, United Nations, Fortune 500 corporations, US and other governments. He regularly speaks at universities, economic forums, and shamanic gatherings around the world and is a founder and board member of the nonprofit organizations, the Pachamama Alliance and Dream Change.

Talking points:

ep 123 JP

 

  • describing what 'touching the jaguar' - working with the Shamans in Amazon

 

“perception moulds reality”

  • "when we have something that holds us back and it is usually the fear of change and to reach out to touch it" - transforming fear into action (9)

 

  • talking about working as a an 'economic hitman' - I understood the the system was hurting people, but the fear of moving out of that was strong - "pain of staying in was greater than that of getting out"

 

  • we have elevated the idea of personal success - death economy is the perception of the goal of corporations is to maximise profits regardless of environmental costs - the goal of individuals is to maximise short term desires including money and prosperity - (16)

 

  • discussing the new perception where everyone should maximise long term business for people on the planet - life economy is to pay people to clean up ad create new technologies - iconic system based on a renewable resource (18)

 

“going through a consciousness revolution“ we are living on a fragile space station, there are no shuttles we cannot get off - first step is to change the perception (26)

 

  • on taking divergent paths - I realise that people see that shamanism and being an economic hitman as being divergent but it is all about perception - change the perception - "I see this as a very strong connection but never talked about it and wrote Touching the Jaguar to connect the two" 

 

  • Touching the Jaguar - take a good look at what you want to do which is the key to prosperity (35) 

 

  • The key questions to which are the basis for prosperity “go into that that you most want to do in your life”

  1. what do I most want to do for the rest of my life - what is my highest purpose

  2. how do I that in a way that supports someone else

  3. what stands in my way 

  4. how do I change the perception, 

  5. what actions do I take every day 

 

  • taking Jack Canfield down the Amazon and discussing failure

 

  • listening to customers and consumers taking action (47)

 

  • looking at these changes as investments 49, what do you want to invest in any more, slavery or organic farming....  

 

people to check out and read about

 

Lynne Twist - The soul of Money

 

To contact John use the links below.

https://johnperkins.org/

 

 

 

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