Lessons in Transformation: Mindful, Positive Leadership with John Perkins & Manny Weintraub.

Original Air Date Wednesday, January 27, 2021 

One truth of the pandemic is that the entire world is going through this together.

This distinctive time offers our species a unique opportunity for growth and transformation but only if we can transcend the fear and work together in unity. Mother Earth is flexing her lungs again and recalibrating as the ‘Great Pause’ lengthens. If we collectively invest in the present, this strange period just might be remembered as the ‘Great Reset’. To find out what individuals can do to reignite the economy and leave a better planet for those who will inherit the earth, Positive Psychology Podcast Host, Lisa Cypers Kamen speaks with author John Perkins, about his thought-provoking book about confronting fear, Touching the Jaguar. And, Financial Analyst, Manny Weintraub about how using mindful practices can lead to better investment decisions.

John Perkins — Lessons in Mindful Transformation:

  • In his book, Touching the Jaguar, John Perkins writes about mindfulness and how confronting fear empowers people. [1:39]
  • John recalls wise words from a woman during his time as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador. [4:10]
  • The impact of the coronavirus on mother earth and the humans who call it home. [7:00]
  • What individuals can do to transform the ‘death’ economy into a ‘life’ economy. [9:53]
  • John would like us to move away from the word ‘tax’ and start using the idea of ‘investment’ in the future. [24:09]

Man with blue jacket and shirt on yellow background, guest of new podcast episode of Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio called Lessons in Transformation: Mindful, Positive Leadership with John Perkins & Manny WeintraubJohn Perkins is an author and activist. 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.

Book: Touching the Jaguar: Transforming Fear Into Action to Change Your Life and the World



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Manny Weintraub — A Holistic Relationship with the Mighty Dollar:

  • Manny Weintraub describes how he used mindful yoga to calm himself and his clients during the 2008 financial crisis. [32:45]
  • During the pandemic, it is best to invest in the present moment but come up with a plan for the future. [37:32]
  • After 30 years on Wall Street, Manny Weintraub is always waiting for the bad news. [47:05]
  • Lisa and Manny unpack happiness, transformation, and mindfulness. [44:03]
  • Unique investment lessons and opportunities during the COVID-19 pandemic. [50:10]

Man with blue shirt and gray jacket on yellow background, guest of new podcast episode of Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio called Lessons in Transformation: Mindful, Positive Leadership with John Perkins & Manny WeintraubManny Weintraub specializes in explaining investing (in plain English) to people who haven’t seriously considered it. As an avid meditation and yoga enthusiast, Manny looks beyond Wall Street’s conventional wisdom. During his 30-year career as a Chartered Financial Analyst, Manny has looked after hundreds of clients and managed more than 1.5 billion dollars. His unique approach takes the lessons of meditation, transformation and mindfulness, and applies them to investing for retirement.



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“The whole world is going through something that is an opportunity for growth, transformation, and transcendence.” @LisaKamen on @HHTalkRadio Click To Tweet“This has been called the Great Pause, but I think what we are moving towards is the Great Reset. It is an opportunity for a reset in our values, our political system, in the way we do business, and the way we deal with public health.”… Click To Tweet“We adapt, or we perish.” @LisaKamen on @HHTalkRadio Click To Tweet“Releasing attachment to an outcome and moving forward is a benefit of a meditation practice.” @LisaKamen on @HHTalkRadio Click To Tweet“The word happiness is a little annoying. We are really talking about finding some level of contentment, peace, and the ability to flourish and to lead a life of meaning.” @LisaKamen on @HHTalkRadio Click To Tweet“When you see a jaguar it represents something you fear, if you run from the fear it will chase you but if you confront the fear it empowers you to take actions that move you forward.” @JPerkinsAuthor on @HHTalkRadio Click To Tweet“To mother earth, the Pachamama we are just like fleas and if we get to be too much of a nuisance she'll just shake us all off.” @JPerkinsAuthor on @HHTalkRadio Click To Tweet“The coronavirus comes along and from a shamanic standpoint it's the big twitch.” @JPerkinsAuthor on @HHTalkRadio Click To Tweet“Unlike hurricanes, this is global. Every single person in the world has been impacted by the coronavirus.” @JPerkinsAuthor on @HHTalkRadio Click To Tweet“We have created a failed economy, known as a death economy. It is an economic system that is ravaging its own resources. It destroys the resources on which it depends.” @JPerkinsAuthor on @HHTalkRadio Click To Tweet“We are living on a very fragile space station, the earth, and human beings are the navigators. We are navigating it towards devastation.” @JPerkinsAuthor on @HHTalkRadio Click To Tweet“When I invest, the most important thing is to deal with the present.” @MannyWeintraub on @HHTalkRadio Click To Tweet“You don't have a functioning time machine so there is no point in worrying or getting in a feedback loop of negativity.” @MannyWeintraub on @HHTalkRadio Click To Tweet“My first rule of how to make the best investment, is to invest in a meditation practice.” @MannyWeintraub on @HHTalkRadio Click To Tweet “After working on Wall Street for 30 years, I am always waiting for bad news.” @MannyWeintraub on @HHTalkRadio Click To Tweet“I don't have the strategy to try and help people make money from this crisis by investing in companies that are being hurt by it.” @MannyWeintraub on @HHTalkRadio Click To Tweet“Sometimes, I call myself an optimist for hire because I work in the money management business.” @MannyWeintraub on @HHTalkRadio Click To Tweet“There is a lot to be said about getting rich slowly.” @MannyWeintraub on @HHTalkRadio Click To Tweet



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