What gets you out of bed in the morning? It’s a simple question about purpose, but one we don’t often take the time to think about.

With that in mind, Richard Branson, of Virgin fame, was delighted to contribute to Natasha Milne and Barbara Royal’s wonderful book all about sharing reasons to be positive about protecting the earth we all share.

101 reasons to get out bed in the morning showcases the insights of some of the most brilliant minds, to work in and care about conservation – from Dr Jane Goodall to Richard Branson. Here are Branson’s answers to Natasha and Barbara’s questions, to whet your appetite for the whole thing.

What animal or environmental issue gets you out of bed, and why?

Ruby, a beautiful red heeler mix, gets me out of bed each morning! What gets me inspired each day is the opportunity to listen and learn from the wonders of Mother Nature. What drives me to act is the Planetary Boundaries work of Johan Rockstrom and a group of scientists. This exciting framing clearly shows the tremendous opportunity humanity has to “stay in Eden” by respecting Mother Nature’s boundaries and using innovation and collaboration to deliver abundance for all.

 

What are you doing about it?

The degradation of all major ecosystems, climate change, ocean acidification, and the breaching of other natural boundaries are the greatest challenges and opportunities of our lifetime. We have all the tools we need to reverse course to “stay in Eden.” We now need a different operating model, driven by collaboration, compassion, respect for nature, and a sense of urgency.

At Virgin Unite, we are working with partners on a number of initiatives including:

  • Turning business-as-usual upside down by creating a new economic model that respects, values and celebrates nature in a radically new way; it’s a model that includes business leaders listening to and learning from nature’s wisdom to re-invent how we live and work in the world.
  • Celebrating the ocean as a force that literally keeps us alive by giving us the oxygen we need for every breath.
  • Ending our reliance on fossil fuels by supporting the growing movement toward clean energy for all.

What would Mother Nature do? Ask yourself this question and change your relationship with nature in all you do, every day.

What can everyone do about it? 

What would Mother Nature do? Ask yourself this question and change your relationship with nature in all you do, every day. Stay in Eden! Learn more about the Planetary Boundaries and live in abundance within them. Turn your business upside down to serve people and the planet, rather than the other way around. Listen to one another and to Mother Nature’s four billion years of wisdom.

Now, what gets you out of bed in the morning?

About the Author Chris Walker

Uniquely Australian, highly intuitive and inspired, Chris Walker is on the forefront of radical personal development and change that inspires people to find purpose and to live in harmony with the Laws of Nature. His methods are dynamic, and direct. His work is gifted, heart-opening and inspirational. The process Chris embraces can be confrontational, but if you are prepared to “step out” the personal power that this knowledge gives you is without doubt life changing and truly inspiring. Chris’s purpose is to open hearts and to stop the hurt. His work comes from his heart and is a truly magnificent gift for anyone ready to receive it. Chris shows people how to bring spirit into their life and keep it there. His sensitivity and empathy to others is his gift. The most powerful thing that we can do with our lives is to be on purpose, and live with the knowledge of spirit. Chris helps you discover this, that which is already yours, and through his work, you will find the courage and love to honour your-self and follow your heart. Chris brings his work to individuals and businesses. He believes for business success, you first need to create personal success, and this happens when your business and the people within it are on purpose. Chris Walker is an author, a speaker and a truly inspirational individual who has been fortunate enough in this life to find and live his truth.

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