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Uncomfortable is OK Podcast

Making it easier for you to get out of your comfort zone.

Chris Desmond explores the science, the stories, and the strategies of getting out of your comfort zone and finding your magic.

Jul 9, 2018

Nick is a return guest on the Uncomfortable is OK podcast. You’ll remember him from episode 19. The next uncomfortable thing he was going to do has morphed into what we’re talking about today.

Nick is the founder of Go Well Consulting and believes that New Zealand should be leading the world in sustainable living and sustainable business practices. He is one of the co-founders of the “Bags Not” movement aimed at eradicating single-use plastic bags from New Zealand.

Today we talk through;

+ Why Plastic is a problem

+ Why we need to do something about it

+ How to start to use less plastic

+How to change behavior

+ If Nick thinks we can do it

+ and of course, getting UNCOMFORTABLE


Go Well

Bags Not




Show Notes:

  • We have the opportunity to make the biggest change in Human History (8.50)
  • We are destroying our planet (9.20)
  • We are making our planet warmer and warmer (10.20)
  • Why people should use reusable bag rather than Plastic (11.40)
  • A Simple Solution (12.50)
  • The simple point that everybody should Remember (14.56)
  • Learn about recycling (16.20)
  • The economics around recycling (17.35)
  • What is BPA (16.44)
  • What would he have said to his Children (20.50)
  • One of the real challenge for people (21.10)
  • Plastic link to weight retention (23.50)
  • How to do things in a different way (27.30)
  • Using 1.6 billion plastic bags in New Zealand (28.32)
  • System changes that can happen (30.20)
  • What he believes (34.20)
  • How to change the habit (36.46)
  • He stopped using plastic 7-8 years ago (38.30)
  • Last Uncomfortable thing he did (40.28)
  • Next Uncomfortable thing he is going to do (43.20)
  • His Upcoming Podcast Title (45.43)
  • Strategies to approach in Uncomfortable situations ( 46.10)