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Ian's book "How to Be a Superhuman: Using the Amazing Power of Social Networks, Caring and Sharing, to Make a Living, Make a Life, and Make a Difference" due April, 2011 from Wiley / Capstone.
Who is Ian Aspin?
Ian Aspin is a journalist, speaker, and Professor of Ideas at Reallygood Thinking.
He thinks about, writes about, and shares stuff that helps people find meaning, purpose, and passion for better living and a more caring, sustainable world.
Ian invented GIVEACRAPANOMICS an unshakeable way of thinking and living that will impact every social, economic, and political system.
Giveacrapanomics will help us work together to reboot our world.
Think Better. Feel Better. Take an Aspin.
I'm a journalist (whey hey! he's one of the most followed journalists on the planet, bigger than Malcolm Gladwell and more listed than Britney, Ben Stiller, and BBC Click - even Seth Godin can't keep up!) producer, presenter (see some of his television work above), and part of an independent production company (www.reallygoodtv.co.uk) in Lancashire, in the north of England.
Though I've worked mostly in TV and radio (BBC, ITV, Sky, C4), I'm excited to be involved in the fantastic possibilities for connectedness, new ways of thinking and living, journalism and storytelling, that are emerging from the global digital revolution.
Through my work making programmes and covering all kinds of stories, I've spent loads of time discovering, meeting, interviewing, and hanging out with outstanding people (and a few scary ones!) from all sorts of backgrounds.
Most have interesting thoughts, do amazing things, and often love to pass on great ideas they’ve found helpful in creating the life they have today.
I'm passionate about all that good stuff.
I want to use it, wrestle with it, share it, and help people make a positive difference, not just keep it in my head.
So far in my life and work, I’ve had some great successes and massive highs which I’m pretty proud of. There’s been plenty of fun and adventure, as well as tough times and some things turning out, urm, not exactly as I'd hoped!
But through my own thinking, reading, writing, questioning, and learning, I keep finding ways to get the most out of life. I'm always looking for and discovering great people, ideas, and things that can help us make positive changes for a better world.
Everyday, I reckon I’m taking steps forward developing a life of meaning, purpose, and passion toward what you might call “real happiness”.
And you know what? I’m loving the process. I'm guessing you’re here cos you're doing the same, or want to.
And you know what? I’m loving the process.
I'm guessing you’re here cos you're doing the same, or want to.
This video from @boxofcrayons sums up much of what Reallygood Thinking's about:
Reallygood Thinking is about focusing on what matters, what's important, what gives us real value. I've found the most successful, world-changing and interesting people define those things, and then they build their lives around them.
Reallygood Thinking will help us wake up to the possibilities that come from cutting the crap, finding our true selves, and developing a life of meaning, purpose, and passion. And at the risk of sounding cheesy, we will discover that what we need most in our lives, is there for us right now.
But it's not about you, or me. It's about "we"!
It's about becoming less selfish. It's about working together. It's about doing something remarkable, something bigger than the sum of our parts, something that can help reboot our hearts and minds, and make a positive difference.
I reckon these are sound concepts, relevant to business and life, and they might even lead us to unbelievable riches.
So I'd like Reallygood Thinking, and the stuff we discover, to help us make a living, make a life, and push us a bit further towards building a better, more sustainable world.
Rent Aspin's Brain WARNING! here!
I'm delighted to have helped people find meaning, purpose, and passion, get really clear about what matters, and make good stuff happen. If you like my thinking and reckon I can help (through speaking, writing, presenting, reporting & journalism, television/radio/online programme making, big ideas, creativity, business, digital connectedness, shared projects, etc.), then perhaps you could "rent my brain".
You can get hold of me here or @ianaspin on Twitter.
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