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Exploring the creativity of the human spirit with just five simple questions. Those questions give us a window to explore the journey and life story of people that look like they have it sorted.

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Today's conversation with Casey Grey is Part 3 of my ‘Sustainable Future Initiatives’ series. The topic is Buildings; our homes and businesses, the places we spend most of our waking hours. Which is exactly why they are so important in our efforts to reduce our reliance on carbon fuels.

We all want to live and work in comfortable spaces that are warm in winter and cool in the summer. That means heating, cooling and insulation, and just better buildings. So when I received a message from Casey Grey to say that he builds passive houses, I was excited to hook up and have a conversation.

Like any father, Casey wants to be a great role model for his children. So when it comes to sustainability, that means consciously working towards solutions in his construction business.

I hope you will join me for an interesting insight into the huge potential that could literally be on our doorsteps.

 

 

My full introduction for this podcast along with my Guest’s website and social links are all available at:

http://www.lifepassionandbusiness.com/sustainable-future-initiative-casey-grey

 

 

Life Passion & Business is dedicated to exploring what it takes to be Extraordinary, to face challenges and rejoice in the opportunities they bring, and expand our vision into new ways of thinking and living.

There is a lot to gain from listening to other people’s stories, however the real work begins by taking action in your own life.

For full details of Events, Resources and Services visit:
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This conversation with David Farquhar is Part 2 of my ‘Sustainable Future Initiatives’ series. David is truly a serial entrepreneur who came out of retirement to head up ‘Intelligent Growth Solutions’ (IGS).

It started with a phone call in 2017…  “David, would you like to see my dad’s R&D Project, it is a vertical farm.”  After some initial reluctance, he went to visit the project.

“It totally blew my mind, it sits at the nexus of food and environment. Its feed the world and will do it sustainably.”

To give you a bit of background about why I wanted David on the show. The population of the world is growing and is expected to hit 8 to 9 billion by 2050. What with climate change and other factors reducing our capacity. Food production will be the next challenge going forward.

Over the next 50 years, the world will need 30% more food, using less water and less land. Vertical farming is about growing food indoors under controlled conditions and it promises to deliver real food and real change for people in the most difficult places of the world.

 

 

My full introduction for this podcast along with my Guest’s website and social links are all available at:

http://www.lifepassionandbusiness.com/sustainable-future-initiatives-david-farquhar

 

 

Life Passion & Business is dedicated to exploring what it takes to be Extraordinary, to face challenges and rejoice in the opportunities they bring, and expand our vision into new ways of thinking and living.

There is a lot to gain from listening to other people’s stories, however the real work begins by taking action in your own life.

For full details of Events, Resources and Services visit:
www.lifepassionandbusiness.com

 

 

Support For Podcasters:

Running a podcast is fun, but it takes time and dedication. Whenever you enjoy a podcast please share your appreciation with comments, likes, shares and reviews. It helps other listeners find good content and supports the content creators and their guests.

Another way you can support the Life Passion & Business podcast is with small donations: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/lifeandpassion

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Sustainable Future Initiatives‘ is a series of podcast interviews with people who are responding to Climate Change by actively taking steps towards a more sustainable future.

 

 

Three years ago Howard Gunstock was an HR professional working in people development. It was the start of the worst year of his life. In the space months, all of Howard’s close relationships ended or changed leaving him bereft and believing his life had become meaningless. 

Our conversation explores Howard’s ‘Road to Damascus’, the background to his project ‘Carbon Kapture’ and his personal shift in consciousness that made it all possible.

 


 

My full introduction for this podcast along with Howard’s website and social links are all available at:

http://www.lifepassionandbusiness.com/sustainable-future-initiatives-carbon-kapture

 

 

Life Passion & Business is dedicated to exploring what it takes to be Extraordinary, to face challenges and rejoice in the opportunities they bring, and expand our vision into new ways of thinking and living.

There is a lot to gain from listening to other people’s stories, however the real work begins by taking action in your own life.

For full details of Events, Resources and Services visit:
www.lifepassionandbusiness.com

 

 

Support For Podcasters:

Running a podcast is fun, but it takes time and dedication. Whenever you enjoy a podcast please share your appreciation with comments, likes, shares and reviews. It helps other listeners find good content and supports the content creators and their guests.

Another way you can support the Life Passion & Business podcast is with small donations: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/lifeandpassion

 

 

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October 31, 2021

What Matters?

What matters to you? I’m not just talking about the big things, although they are relevant. But what about the little things that we take for granted every day. Like our health for instance.

This week I have had a cold. I rarely get them these days, but I guess face masks and social distancing hasn’t given the immune system much of a boost. It is passing through quickly enough but, I notice that colds always hit me emotionally, tinkering with my mindset, so the head trash gets loud.

So whilst stuck in my cold inspired funk, I have been trying to decide what my core story is. What is the narrative that’s playing out and what’s most important to me at the moment.  This led to considering what really matters and what doesn’t. So this week I am sharing my reflections with you and invite you to explore the things that matter most in your life.

 

 

Life Passion & Business Podcast is about finding answers to life’s big questions through weekly interview with guest speakers. The Shortcast is my ongoing commitment to staying inquisitive and passionate about life with whatever is alive for me each week. Follow the links below to discover what else is on offer.

 

 

 

The Five Questions eBook: https://lifepassionandbusiness.com/the-five-questions
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Today’s shortcast is about looking back to look forward. It came about through conversations with my podcast guests. One in particular who took off and travelled about 40 years in a few moments. I realised there was a back story that I wanted to explore, so I asked ‘What did you want to do when you grew up?’ Or ‘What is it you wanted to be when you got big?’

 

Looking Back As Information For the Present

 

It is this re-phrasing that conjures a bit of magic I see it land on my guests in our Zoom conversations.

 

What did you want to be when you got big? You might find it interesting to consider how it has affected or influenced the life you now lead.

 

Some of the interests I have carried with me from my youth are acting and sustainability. This would account for the excitement that landed in my waking moments this morning.

 

Looking Back From The Future

 

As I mention at the beginning of today’s shortcast, we have a new event! Like previous ones, it landed out of the blue, as morning inspiration. It comes out of something I have been struggling with for a while which is…

 

Where are the positive narratives, stories, films and role models for the future we desire?

 

The trend is to focus on dystopia, the things we want to avoid, but those stories end at the beginning. I want to take it further and explore how we can hold a vision of the future as a living affirmation in our current thinking.

 

So back to this morning’s inspiration…

 

As Scotland is hosting the next International Climate Change Conference in November, the idea of creating an event about Sustainable Living has been ruminating for a while. However, this morning it took root with an idea to set it in the future.

 

The plan is to present the event as though we are already living in the future we desire. As though we are reflecting back on how we got there. In the same way that affirmations work by saying ‘I Am’ rather than ‘I Will or I Want’, I will be asking my speakers to rise to the challenge of presenting their ideas as though they have already achieved the outcome they desire.

 

Be Part Of The Bigger Picture

 

The intention behind this Event is to create a new narrative where everyone, (speakers and participants), is invited to step into a more creative exploration of what we already know is possible. What is required, is the vision and the courage to step beyond our current limiting beliefs. It will be interesting to see what comes of this.

 

Check out the details on our EVENTS page. When you register your interest there is an opportunity to share your vision and what you would like to see included from our speakers.

 

I look forward to sharing this exploration with you.

 

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