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March 31, 2021 29 min
Collaborating with nature has been a catalyst for the success of Darren Virassammy. He’s the Co-Founder of 34 Strong, an organization which provides expert team development resources and leadership coaching. He’s also the host of the Nature Advantage Podcast, where he interviews living legends to explore how they collaborate with nature to cultivate excellence in their work, life and organizations. Check out the Productivityist Playbook – a framework to up your personal productivity game, no matter if it's your first attempt to level up or you've tried countless times before. You get an ebook, audio files, videos, a base series of "plays", and a formal introduction to The NOW Year™ Method, a personal productivity approach that I've designed. I've added a ton of value to this product because I want you to take your productivity to the next level. Get your copy of the Productivityist Playbook today by visiting (  It’s undeniable that pausing and being in nature helps boost our productivity, creativity and ability to problem solve better. Darren is a real opportunist and I loved hearing how nature has really impacted his life. We deep dive into the impact of walking meetings, simple exercises to be more present with nature, some insights from his podcast – and how to pronounce his last name.  Talking Points The essence of his new podcast The Nature Advantage (3:35) Being in ‘attunement’ with nature (8:59) How to start your collaboration with nature today (13:36) What a maple tree can teach us (21:57) Journaling with your eyes closed (24:19) Quote "What can you do with what you have?" Helpful Links (Leading Strong Podcast) (The Nature Advantage Podcast) (‘How to Live a Good Life’ by Jonathan Fields) (‘The Art of Noticing’ by Rob Walker) (Episode 243: The Art of Noticing with Rob Walker) ‘ (Fix This Next’ by Mike Michalowicz) (‘The Pumpkin Plan’ by Mike Michalowicz) (Episode 166: Standing Up with Rob Jacobs) (Minimum Time Dose in Nature to Positively Impact the Mental Health of College-Aged Students, and How to Measure It: A Scoping Review) ( ( Want to discover some of the books mentioned on the podcast? (Check out Scribd, my reading app of choice.) Podcast Theme Song: (Nothing at All by Fictions (courtesy of Epidemic Sound)) If you enjoyed the episode, please leave a rating and/or review wherever you listened to the episode. And if you want to have easy access to the archives of the show and ensure you don't miss the new episodes to come then subscribe to the podcast in the app you're using – or you can do so on a variety of podcast platforms by clicking (here).
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