AwareNow: Issue 20: The Kind Edition

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH MURRAY RODGERS

THE PSYCHEDELIC CEO

S AY H E L L O T O A N E W S TAT E O F M I N D

‘The Psychedelic CEO’ is a metaphor for anyone who has explored a deep path of self-discovery and has arrived at a broader understanding of what it means to be a heart-centered human leader in their own life. From deep personal experience, Murray Rodgers believes that psychedelics, specifically Ayahuasca, when used safely with sacred intent, can be a powerful tool for self-development and in the creation of better leaders.

Allié: To be a better CEO, professionals in the top of their game seek to secure that spot by hiring coaches with accolades, signing up for programs that promises reading books by gurus with guarantees and leaning on mentors with track records. To be a better CEO, you suggest a different route. Share the story behind The Psychedelic CEO.

Murray: The story behind the Psychedelic CEO is somewhat interesting. The principle of the whole thing is really based on this Shamanic idea that humans are wounded, leaders are human, and a healed leader is a better leader. So that's really the theme of this entire book.

How I got there was I was one of those wounded leaders. And it began about around my 60th birthday, when I found myself sitting on a chair watching TV alone on my 60th birthday with a bottle of wine, flipping through TV channels, trying to find something to just take my mind off my, sort of, depression and despair at that point in my life. And I came across a Hugh grant movie called The Rewrite. And this turned out to be really foreshadowing the next five years of my life, leading me to where I am today.

THE PSYCHEDELIC CEO

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH MURRAY RODGERS

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