Forming any sort of community or group might feel daunting. But, with a little bit of wisdom from successful tribe designers, forming community bonds and friendships becomes EASY. Daniel Eisenman, who has been leading retreats, playshops, and teaching for over a decade, shares his secrets for the most optimal and natural ways of relating.  Listen in and find out how gossip is a product of a colonial mindset, what nature can teach us about collaborative living, and why Covid is giving us even greater permission to break our definitions of normal. 

Show Notes:

  • What is the new normal? How does it relate to Daniel’s philosophy of breaking normal?
  • Book recommendation – “Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World” by Tyson Yunkaporta
  • Why spirit is more easily understood through metaphor
  • How leaders, influencers, and wayshowers are organically co-creating a new culture. 
  • Do studies from the primate world prove the advantage of small communities? 
  • Dunbar’s Number – A suggested cognitive limit to the number of people with whom one can maintain stable social relationships.
  • What can we learn from bee colonies and natural systems about tribe?
  • Why gossip is a colonial concept
  • How to not let the media and social norms dictate your beliefs
  • If more people don’t step in faster, the quicker the collective dips deeper into chaos
  • The benefits and pitfalls of online tribes
  • “Where my attention goes, my energy flows” – Daniel 
  • What is the line between an addiction and honoring our desires?
  • The difference between a Medicine and a Poison is the dose
  • The things we struggle with the most with are also where we can be of greatest service
  • “What’s most personal is most universal” 
  • “Sometimes a sorrow shared is sorrow halved, and a joy shared is a joy doubled”
  • Book recommendation – “The Culture Code: Secrets of Highly Successful Groups” by Daniel Coyle.

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