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A community dedicated to understanding the relationship between work, wealth, and well-being… and to living a life informed by this understanding. More information at www.happitalist.com

The Happitalist Podcast Pete Kirkwood and Joe Sanok

    • Business

A community dedicated to understanding the relationship between work, wealth, and well-being… and to living a life informed by this understanding. More information at www.happitalist.com

    HP018: Season 1 Finale- Holes in the Sand and Tigers by the Tail

    HP018: Season 1 Finale- Holes in the Sand and Tigers by the Tail

    Over 17 episodes, Pete and Joe have built up a “body of work” and a “vocabulary” of Happitalism. They talk about how this experience has changed them, about how Happitalism gives them permission to throw more parties, and about how Season 2 will be scooped out of a hole in the sand.

    HP017: Happiness-Maximizing Income, Incarcerated Bliss, Thinking Yourself into Health and Well-Being

    HP017: Happiness-Maximizing Income, Incarcerated Bliss, Thinking Yourself into Health and Well-Being

    This episode is a monologue by Pete. He covers how much money maximizes two kinds of happiness, how one kind of happiness goes down when you get too rich, and how experiences lift the ceiling on how much happiness our money can buy. He also relates how attitude alone can affect whether physical work confers health benefits. If experiences buy happiness, and attitude can increase health, he reasons that a proper attitude can squeeze more happiness out of everyday experiences. An ancient Chinese philosopher seems to agree.

    HP016: Productivity, Passion, and Personal Growth- The Well-Being Benefits of Trying New Things

    HP016: Productivity, Passion, and Personal Growth- The Well-Being Benefits of Trying New Things

    In this episode we encourage you to seek challenges. This Intentional Activity brings manifold well-being benefits, many of which are not even apparent until you start a new thing. Individuals who try new things- whether that means moving to a foreign country, going camping for the first time, or taking a piano lesson- learn useful skills, build sustainable gains in well-being, and have more fun. Successful companies don’t fear adventurous spirits- we embrace and nurture them.

    HP015: Fulfillament, Smooth Sailing, and Cone Courses

    HP015: Fulfillament, Smooth Sailing, and Cone Courses

    When people come together for events that explicitly value work that has transcendent meaning, amazing ideas emerge. When businesses invest (even tiny amounts) in those ideas, lives are transformed. Pete and Joe talk about a local event that does this, about the nonprofit sailing programs that have emerged in our community, and about how those programs powerfully help at- risk kids.

    HP014: Superhero Pot Lucks, Friendship Hit Lists, and Refugee Yard Sales: How to Build Community

    HP014: Superhero Pot Lucks, Friendship Hit Lists, and Refugee Yard Sales: How to Build Community

    Researchers know that strong community connections are a constant thread in the lives of happy people. These connections can happen as a side-effect of your regular life. But you can also make connections affirmatively, with intention. In this episode we discuss numerous activities that you can do to build community, strengthen your connections with other people, and increase your happiness. Also they are all fun.

    HP013: Why It’s Fine to Brag About Volunteering- and What to Buy for a Voodoo Priest

    HP013: Why It’s Fine to Brag About Volunteering- and What to Buy for a Voodoo Priest

    Storytelling is how humans learn, but science can persuade the skeptic- and lived experience changes lives. In this episode we talk about the disaster relief nonprofit that Pete co-founded, Joe discusses how volunteer experiences have transformed him, and Pete says society’s equation of altruism with goodness misses the point.

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