“If I can help you discover what Heaven on Earth is within you and get you on the path simply and easily toward that, we’ve begun a massive transformation of the world.” – Martin Rutte

If I were to ask you what you thought “Heaven on Earth” is, would you be able to say? Today’s guest on Finding Brave has literally written the book on this topic, and he’s here to explore how we can understand the concept of Heaven on Earth as we each personally define it, and why that’s a critical endeavor to engage in.

Martin Rutte is an international speaker, management consultant, and President of Livelihood, a management consulting firm based in Santa Fe, NM. He has worked with such organizations as The World Bank, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Southern California Edison, Virgin Records, Esso Petroleum and London Life Insurance helping them expand their outlook and position themselves for the future. Martin was the first Canadian to address the Corporate Leadership & Ethics Forum of The Harvard Business School, returning for four consecutive years as keynote speaker.  He is a co-author of the New York Times business bestseller, Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work, with over one million copies sold. His newest book is Project Heaven on Earth: The 3 Simple Questions That Will Help You Change The World … Easily.

In this thought-provoking episode, you’ll not only learn that Heaven on Earth as you conceive of it is possible, but there are actionable steps that each and every one of us can take now to contribute to that movement.

Highlights from this Episode:

  • What Martin means by “Heaven on Earth” [3:21]
  • When the idea came to him and the one thought that started it all [6:01]
  • The 3 powerful questions Martin asks to help people discover Heaven on Earth and how they can get there [8:15]
  • Why this isn’t a religious conversation [12:15]
  • How he has discovered the power of “simple” and why we don’t need to overcomplicate things [14:56]
  • The 7 Heaven on Earth Gateways he shares in his book [20:11]
  • What to do when your idea of Heaven on Earth differs significantly from someone else’s [27:37]
  • Martin’s call to action and what he tells people who say they are too busy to contribute and serve [30:41]

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Resources Mentioned:

Project Heaven on Earth Free E-Course

Martin’s First Book, Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work: Stories of Courage, Compassion and Creativity in the Workplace

Martin’s latest work, Project Heaven on Earth:  The 3 Simple Questions That Will Help You Change The World … Easily

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“I was looking at the results of the world and I wasn’t happy with them. There’s a lot of Hell on Earth, but what would be the opposite?” [3:41]

“Project Heaven on Earth is not about prophesying or imposing. It’s about evoking, because the premise is it’s there within you.” [13:21]

“What difference would a penny make? Nothing, except if you say it does.” [19:27]

“If you look at the amount of positive things that go on in the world every day, they are enormous compared to the negative, yet the negative is what we feature.” [22:32]

“If the impossibility is present and it’s overwhelming, you won’t move.” [32:08]

“I want to normalize Heaven on Earth.” [33:25]

“What we are doing here is co-creating the new story of what it means to be a human and what it means to be humanity.” [33:39]

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