Noetic is for seekers, thinkers, and doers that care deeply about the vitality of humanity and our planet. Join us we hold space for an open conversation about wonder, wisdom, and culture. Lifelong Identity Architect and philanthropist, Jared Angaza holds a space for evocative conversations about culture, spirituality, and what it means to live fully alive. Who are we and why are we here? How do we integrate new and ancient wisdom and ensure that our lives reflect our values and beliefs? What does it mean to live authentically? Visit www.NoeticPodcast.com
Nadav Wilf | THE VIBRATION OF LOVE
Nadav Wilf is a spiritual entrepreneur. We met through a mutual friend. He’s worked alongside Peter Diamandis at XPRIZE and HeroX and built his own digital nomad empire. He’s a beautiful soul and it was an honor to have a chance to talk to Nadav about his journey and the lessons he’s learned along the way.
We talked about envisioning the future and then taking steps to manifest it, while you continue to believe it is possible.
Where do you want to be?
How do you want to feel?
That’s where your focus should be. Not on the lack, but on the possibility. Nadav teaches the art of "Feeling good as a foundation for success", because feeling good is the goal, and is in fact “success”.
We need to have the vibration and feeling of what it would feel like to be “successful”. That’s how we attract that success.
"We have to be open to the unknown. I know why I want a thing, but I’m open to how it comes to me.”
"I focus on my vibration more than anything else."
People asked him when he was going to grow up, get a job, and stop all of the spiritual mumbo jumbo. That would trigger him but when he stayed in the vibration of love, he was able to receive them as love and respond in love. That’s certainly in line with my idea of success.
It took time to be grateful for everything, from the sheets and pillows to the people in his life to his breathe, he centered his life around gratitude and doing things that feel good. If he feels bad, he surrenders to it and listens to his body. He asks some vital questions.
Can I think a better feeling thought about this?
Can I do something that feels better that isn’t about this?
Or can I just feel good about feeling bad right now and let it pass through me?
We talked about the importance of self love and living as "The Vibration of Love”.
Self love starts with forgiveness. We have to start with forgiving ourselves. We have to become better and better at loving ourselves.
We have to maintain a practice of attuning our awareness. We have to constantly check in with ourselves and be diligent about being aware.
"We win when we’re in the moment.”
"Time is made up by humans.” Nadav Wilf
I’m grateful there are people like Nadav out there doing meaningful work.
He’s an inspiration for all of us.
Check out his work.
The links are in the list below.
Dan Tocchini | Until It Bleeds Life
Dan Tocchini is a Human Performance Specialist, author and leading consultant. He specializes in change management, conflict resolution, executive leadership, sales, negotiation, and business development. Dan has over 35 years of experience in helping people navigate monumental personal and business transformations.
I’ve known Dan for over 20 years. His wisdom and friendship have profoundly impacted in my life. His words flow through me in all my teachings and relationships. It was an honor to have this deeply personal conversation with him, to hear his journey and the insight he’s gained along the way.
Dan ended our talk by encouraging all of us to, “Keep kicking at the indifference until it bleeds life.”. I think that about sums it up. This isn’t just a podcast episode, it’s a beautiful story of a true shaman, healer, and guide.
Chris Tuff | The Power of Motivated Millennials
Chris Tuff is the national bestselling author of The Millennial Whisperer. His perspective on millennials, and his ability to understand and inspire them, is what earned him the title. To me, the millennial discussion a is a discussion about the future of humanity.
"Millennials aren’t the problem, they just expose the problem.” It’s important that we recognize the value of awareness and the opportunity to innovate, connect, and solve problems more creatively. That’s a gift we need to steward wisely.
Brian Fanzo | The Humanity of Social Media
"Right now, we are demanding authenticity and transparency and every business is in the business of building trust. And trust isn’t built by a logo or technology, it’s built by people. The question now is how do you get in front of other people so you can begin to develop that trust.
That’s where digital empathy comes in for me. We have to know who we are, and we have to commit ourselves to listening to and connecting with our audience.”
You have to ask yourself, “Does this technology enhance my life?" And that causes us to ask, “What would an improvement to my life actually look like”? It spurs us into complexity, to contemplate how our relationship with technology is influencing what we believe and who we are.
And in today’s world, we have more ways to amplify a message than ever before. That’s important to remember, as it eliminates a lot of excuses that have prevented us from being a more connected society, up till now. Yes, social media can create noise, but it can also foster inertia and momentum towards a more deeply connected and harmonized society.
Joshua Spodek | A Values Driven Life
Joshua Spodek is an NYU Professor, TEDx Speaker, best selling author, astrophysicist, and host of the Leadership and the Environment podcast. Josh was on the show two years ago and we’ve become great friends since. With his new book coming out, I wanted to get him back on the show for another interview.
In this episode, we talk about what it’s like to truly live by your values, in a way that brings you joy, rather than a feeling of obligation or sacrifice. Josh is a genius when it comes to effective leadership and living an authentic life that brings you, and others, joy.
We talk about the fact that most activists and leaders are stuck in the habit of making demands and trying to guilt people into perspective and behavioral change. However, facts and figures don’t usually get people to change. Josh offers some profound advice on how to more effectively incite behavioral change that comes from true desire, rather than a feeling of obligation.
Living in harmony with our planet is not an obligation, it’s an opportunity to live a happier, more purposeful and fulfilling life. Decluttering and minimizing and living deliberately isn't about lowering your quality of life, it’s about raising it.
It’s widely believed that we must change our mindset in order to change our behavior. However, Josh has found that very often, just changing our behavior can begin to shift our perspective. Experiences are what form our beliefs, so when we have new ones, they affect the way we see the world, and what we believe to be true.
We have enough technology and information to heal the planet and live harmoniously with nature. The real question is “will we choose to do it”? What would your life look like if you lived by your deepest values?
Four Steps to Living By Your Values
Here are Josh’s four steps to living by your values that he shared on the show.
Ask yourself the question, "What does the environment mean to you?"
Think about the emotions, feelings, etc. that come up with that question.
What do you value about the environment around you?
Think of something you could do to act on that value.
Not the biggest thing, just a simple step that is in line with your values.
Once one small thing you could do today?
Make it a SMART Goal (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time Bound)
It should be specific, like a type of plastic, or packaging, or something like that.
It should have a timeline on it.
Create some form of accountability for making it happen.
Tell someone what you’re doing and commit to doing it in a specific way in a specific time period.
Design your own ways of reminding yourself of your values so you can hold fast to them.
There is no greater joy than to give yourself to a purpose greater than yourself that elevates the human experience. It’s only the first stage (5%) of the work that requires the most self-discipline or willpower. But once you experience the benefits of living that way, it transforms into simply continuing to uphold behavior that brings you the most joy.
Our best life is available to us any time we want it. We just have to be clear about what we value, and commit ourselves to live by those values. Josh’s incite almost makes it sound easy. And perhaps it truly is.
Frank White | Citizens of the Universe
Frank White is a Space Philosopher, author, and Instructor at the Harvard Extension School. He published the first edition of The Overview Effect in 1987 and I read it about a decade ago. Years later, a short documentary was created, called Overview, to articulate the essence of the book. A few years later they created a full documentary, called Planetary that expanded on the nature and opportunity of the Overview Effect.
That book and two films have influenced me profoundly. Frank’s “language” is part of the fabric of my being at this point. That body of work played a major role in inspiring me to create this podcast a few years ago.
In late 2016, I contacted Frank through the Harvard website, just to express my gratitude for his influence in my life. A few months later, he responded and said we should chat sometime. We did, and we’ve had a beautiful relationship since. We talk once or twice a month and I’m so grateful to have a friendship like this with one of my heroes.
I love Frank’s perspective and his approach to life. His thoughts on us being “citizens of the universe on Spaceship Earth” provide a beautiful investment in our perspective of our place in the universe. He’s helping to create a holistic “space philosophy” so we don’t repeat mistakes we’ve made in past explorations in ways like Columbus and other explorers did. With hindsight from that, we can now be more intentional.
I hope you enjoy this heart-open, humanity soaked conversation with Frank White. He’s a true hero with a philosophy that can help us come back into alignment with one another, and our cosmos. Enjoy!
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