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The Conspiracy of Goodness Podcast

Hosted by Dr. Lynda Ulrich, Goodness Exchange Co-Founder

The Conspiracy of Goodness Podcast is designed to give you more joy, less fear, and no end to the evidence that a bright future is possible. Each episode, we help you make sense of the world by introducing you to people tackling some of the world’s most difficult problems and show you why they still think the future is bright.

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Past Episodes

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Cultivating Emotional Intelligence to Manage Your Reaction to the World with Brittney-Nichole (Episode #88)

In this episode, we welcome Brittney-Nichole to talk about emotional intelligence, or the ability to be aware and sensitive to our own emotions and the emotions of others. We discuss some of the most common things that impede our ability to develop this skill, including negativity bias, victim mentality, and a lack of receptivity to feedback. We talk about how taking risks can be a valuable way of growing and learning, and how being willing to step out of our comfort zone can help us to become stronger and more capable.
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Your Trauma is Not a Barrier, It’s a Window with David Richman (Episode #85)

It’s easy to feel bad when you are not yet the person you want to be. When you haven’t yet developed the habits you desire, or haven’t yet got up and pursued the life of your dreams. David Richman found himself in this position, feeling bad about his smoking habit and his weight. Now an entrepreneur, author, public speaker, athlete, and philanthropist, there are endless lessons to learn from David’s journey through trauma to the life of his dreams. Listen in for proof that it’s never too late to take a step back, assess your life, and make changes that will get you where you want to go.
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Recognizing Everyone’s Superpower to Reshape Work Cultures with Jenn Lim (Episode #84)

Do you really have a feeling of fulfillment and happiness when you’re at your workplace? Are you sure that what you’re chasing is meaningful for your life? If you’re asking yourself these questions, you’re probably struggling to find the value or purpose in what you’re doing. CEO and Co-Founder of Delivering Happiness, Jenn Lim, has some impactful thoughts about how we can all be happier at work.
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Your Best Time Management: Knowing What to Let Go with Oliver Burkeman (Episode #83)

There is a fresh - rather freeing - perspective when it comes to "time-management" that can relieve us from stressing over our inboxes and to-do lists.  Our guest, Oliver Burkeman, is just the one to have discovered it. For 10 years, he wrote a column for the Guardian about time-management. And then one day, realized that much of the schemes and advice for managing time were nonsense. Instead, the solution to our overwhelming dilemma with time starts somewhere we might never look. This conversation is both freeing and fun.
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Helping the Rainforest at the Click of a Button with Chochi Iturralde (Episode #81)

We humans have extracted all we can from nature for hundreds of years while thinking little about the negative impact on the planet. But what if we flip the script on its head? María José "Chochi" Iturralde is the founder and CEO of Humans for Abundance, a nonprofit designed to empower people who live near the world’s most fragile ecosystems and give people around the globe a way to support them in restoring the environment.
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Map Out Your Happiness Journey: Dancing Through the Americas with Aliénor Salmon (Episode #80)

If you could do anything you wanted, what would it be? When Alienor Salmon was asked this question, she realized nothing would make her happier than to leave her job at the United Nations and travel through Latin America, learning from locals the dances of every country she visited along the way. On her journey, she saw how we humans constantly prioritize things that do not make us happy. But when we use happiness as a baseline for all our decisions, we can come alive.
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Getting Businesses to Care About Our Future through Doughnut-Inspired Solutions with Erinch Sahan (Episode #77)

Have you ever heard of Doughnut Economics? When change is needed on a large scale, this Goldilocks-like way of thinking considers not the nitty-gritty nor the large scale, but the sweet spot in our thinking that can actually allow us to make progress. Erinch Sahan has been exploring and promoting this mindset for over 10 years and is focused on helping businesses use it to prioritize realistic social and environmental change. What in your life could change when you think like Goldilocks eating a doughnut?
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Trusting Opportunity Over Fear with John Hagel (Episode #76)

When you operate with an opportunity-based narrative over a fear-based one, you can move beyond fear to instead view new things with hope and excitement. This is the message of John Hagel, a Silicon Valley management consultant, entrepreneur, speaker, and author who for 40 years has been driven by a desire to help people and organizations around the world take advantage of new possibilities in this rapidly changing world. Listen in to take a journey beyond fear and change your mindset about new situations you face.
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Learning to Unlock a Growth Mindset with David Weaver (Episode #73)

David Weaver is a creative thinker, habit hacker, and raconteur. He is the kind of person who can help us to break up routines and provide more perspectives that will be more useful to meet the times, and move through the world with more insight, courage and wonder. Join us in a journey that people cannot even predict!
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