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Life on Purpose Episode 87: Optimism in Uncertain Times with Elizabeth Shaw

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March 31, 2020

Life on Purpose returns with Episode #87, the second of several informal chats in a new series I’m calling Seeing The Light In Uncertain Times.

My guest for this episode is entrepreneur, speaker, and eternal optimist Elizabeth Shaw, author of The Optimist’s Manifesto and CEO of Davine.

Taped in March 2020 as people around the world were dealing with the ramifications and massive uncertainty with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Elizabeth joined me for a great conversation.

We discussed

  • Maintaining or cultivating optimism in challenging situations;
  • Optimism as a superpower;
  • The importance of honoring where we’re at right now;
  • Being open to possibility;
  • Obstacles as opportunities;
  • Building your uncertainty muscle; and
  • Our own beliefs and faith.

As a fellow flag-waving optimist, it was a joy to have this conversation with Elizabeth and I think you’ll all enjoy it as well!

To listen or learn more, visit the Life on Purpose website here.

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Gregory Berg
San Diego, CA

Welcome to Finding Light. I’m Greg, your chief Light Finder and alchemist. I started this site to support transformation and healing by opening up to the light that's within and all around us through creative exploration, energy arts, and a shift in awareness towards better feeling states and stories. Those are my goals for myself and others in search of more light. My background: I'm a multi-media storyteller who's worked as a photographer, podcast host/producer, musician, video producer, and journalist. I'm also an eternally curious seeker, meditator, and traveler. After realizing the power of creative expression blended with mindfulness to transform my own life, it’s become my mission to inspire and share those concepts and processes with others. I’m also passionate about energy and its power to heal. For me, that all happens at the intersection of noetic sciences, consciousness, and wisdom traditions — which I've explored via in-depth conversations on my podcasts and my creative ventures in recent years (including photography, video, and music, and a return to writing). If this resonates, I hope you’ll explore the site and my work and join me on the journey — via what I call the 5 Realms of Finding Light — towards a life filled with more more authenticity, joy, flow, and connection.