For more than 40 years Lynne has been recognized as a global visionary who is committed to alleviating poverty, ending world hunger, and supporting social justice and environmental sustainability. From working with Mother Theresa in Calcutta, to the refugee camps in Ethiopia, and the threatened rainforests of the Amazon, Lynne’s on-the-ground work has brought her a deep understanding of people’s relationship with money.
My wife and I journeyed to the Amazon rainforest with Lynne, her husband Bill, and a group of other adventurous souls a couple years ago and it changed who I am. I’ve since gone back. I’ve stayed a part of the Pachamama Alliance, the organization that Lynne has started, and in this conversation, we talk about the Pachamama Alliance…what inspired her to start it more than 20 years ago…and also about the humanitarian and philanthropic work she has done around the world…what is means to live a committed life…you’ll hear Lynne talk about not striving for balance but striving for integrity…really incredible perspective—some of what she shares about money…some of the views that she has going beyond the idea of scarcity…Oprah has had her on her show…she’s counseled US presidents…she is truly a leader…and it’s my great privilege to share with you this conversation now. So, I hope you enjoy, and I hope that if you don’t already know Lynne, that by knowing her, she’ll bless your life in similar ways to the ways she’s blessed mine.
3:10 – What life’s about
6:05 – A committed life vs a balanced life
10:00 – Not knowing what you want, but knowing what you’re committed to
10:20 – How Lynne learned to live a committed life
13:30 – Letting go of shame and regret
20:27 – Why Lynne wrote “The Soul of Money”
27:00 – Lynne’s daughter gave her permission to end world hunger
38:50 – Taking a stand—Martin Luther King Jr derived his authority from the stand he took
42:29 – Dinner with Oprah—owning your wealth
53:16 – The tyranny of the rich…a poverty of the spirit
59:00 – The Pachamama Alliance
1:11:55 – Why the tribe chose Lynne
1:15:57 – Lightning round
1:21:25 – Writing tips
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