The Four Futures and the Importance of Being Present, with Alastair Macdonald

Episode 36:

Alastair J. Macdonald is a private advisor to established entrepreneurs, investors and business owners. He is a TEDx speaker who lectures and presents his economic, social, market and financial forecasts to private equity, hedge funds, endowments and large investors across the US and internationally. He is the owner of the consulting firm Parallax Strategic Advisors and is the editor and publisher of the economic, social and market forecasting service “The Parallax Report.”

He has served as an advisor to state governors and legislators on social and economic policy, as well as public policy think tanks. As an ex-safari guide and National Geographic expedition leader, he is Chairman of the Board of Chengeta Wildlife International, an elephant conservation and anti-poaching organization with operations throughout west and central Africa.

When not traveling, writing, working with clients, or wrasslin’ his two teenage kids, he is an active black-belt competitor and instructor in the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

What You Will Learn:

  • How Alastair’s upbringing in Zimbabwe and experiences as an entrepreneur-led him to relocate to the United States and to work with other entrepreneurs
  • How Alastair serves as the Chairman of Chengeta Wildlife International, an elephant conservation and protection charitable organization
  • How criminal elephant poachers tend to overlap with many other serious criminal enterprises such as child sex trafficking, drug and weapon sales
  • How Alastair’s coaching work has moved toward working with dentists in recent years, and why he enjoys working with dentists
  • How wisdom from Alastair’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu background led him to his Four Futures philosophy of Mind, Meaning, Muscle, and Money
  • How dentists who own dental practices can use Alastair’s Four Futures model to improve all aspects of their lives
  • What a “love bomb” is, and how it can both lift up the people around you and create a ripple effect of positivity
  • Why meditation is a powerful tool that can help increase your visibility and to be present in each important moment
  • Why modern distractions and the pace of our modern lifestyles causes us to lose our sense of presence, and why improving your presence can be a superpower

How to contact Alastair Macdonald

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