In this episode of the Be Here Now Network’s Guest Podcast, Chris Bashinelli shows us how to become global citizens by redefining our beliefs about success and connecting with others.
In this keynote speech to The Future Business Leaders of America, Chris Bashinelli shares with us the tools to needed to transform our lives by reshaping our perspective.
You Already Have Everything You Need (Opening) – We all have at least one thing in life that we feel incomplete without. It may be a certain achievement or possession, but there is something that we believe we are missing that will make us feel happy and complete. Chris challenges this perception and shows us how to be the change that we want to see in the world.
“The problem with thinking, ‘Once we get X, then we will be happy,’ is twofold. First, it increases our attachment to that thing, whatever it is for us. The second thing it does is it increases our identification as someone who is not enough without, but that is not true. Happiness doesn’t come from success; it doesn’t come from getting what we think we want or from achieving a certain goal.
Success comes from happiness; happiness has to be the starting point. Redefining success, understanding what it means to be a global citizen, means starting from the place we wish to be. Meaning we have to become the person we wish to be before our world changes around us.” – Chris Bashinelli
Related Content: To further explore our attachment and desire, listen to this episode from the Jack Kornfield Heart Wisdom Podcast.
Becoming a Global Citizen (5:30) – Chris talks about what it means to be a global citizen and shares what growing up in the melting pot of New York City taught him about connecting with others.
“A global citizen is someone who is completely present, someone who authentically connects with others, and someone who is inspired by a mission that is beyond themselves. We have to dissolve our walls and look for that one moment of connection when we are no longer thinking the other person is a human, but we have a feeling that the other person is a human being. Once that seed of compassion or empathy is awakened within us, then we are inspired to serve others.” – Chris Bashinelli
Related Content: For more on becoming a global citizen, check out Chris’s visit to the Mindrolling Podcast here.
Inner Compass (23:55) – Re-defining success means we must redefine what truly inspires us and makes us happy. With the help of his audience, Chris demonstrates how our inner compass can help us make the right choices.
Getting on the Right Trail (33:35) – Chris leads us through a mindfulness exercise that can provide the clarity and insight needed to take the next step toward the path in life we want to be on.
Keep up with Chris at chrisbashinelli.com