Luke Burrows

Industrial Agriculture, The Giving Mentality, and More


In this email, I share my latest podcast episode all about the effects of industrial agriculture and the alternatives that are actually good for the environment and human health, as well as not just one, but two insights I’ve had on the giving mentality. Finally, we finish with an idea to help you use your phone less and a life principle on choice!

Let’s dive into it ↓

Latest Podcast

My latest podcast episode.

In this episode, I’m joined by Rohan Vijay who is a mental and physical health ambassador and volunteer for the mental health platform 7 Cups. We discuss the effects industrial agriculture has on our soil and the downstream consequences this has on human health.

I’ll be honest with you I wasn’t shocked by what Rohan shared with me, as industrial agriculture, big food companies, and our modern food system are driven by one thing…


It’s a sad estate of affairs, but the older I get the more I realise that I and we for that matter can only control what we can control, and therefore, in this episode, Rohan shares actionable steps that we can all take from an individual to society level to support sustainable food systems and save our future!

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1 Insight To Consider

Thought-provoking insights to think about.

I’ve often thought about the giving and providing value conversation. Maybe, that’s because of the business circles I find myself in, yet it’s becoming increasingly evident that this conversation also applies to every aspect of our lives, most notably our relationships and connecting with others!

If you’re not aware, there are leaders likeSimon Squibb who talk about giving without taking and of course, in a business context Gary Vee who always talks about providing value…

A question I had was if no one was on the receiving end of giving then there would be no one to give to as it’s a symbolic relationship!

But, then I realised I was being dumb 🤣as it’s not about not receiving… it’s about not taking and there’s a very different energy between the two, don’t you think?

When we “take” we’re in a survival ego-dominated and often insecure place. We’re thinking only about ourselves, lack consciousness, and thoughtfulness and compassion for others.

On the other hand, when we receive we are open, thankful, appreciative, and often think about how we can return the good deed or what we have received. We are more conscious, and thoughtful.

This wasn’t the only insight I had around this conversation…

I also realised that the giving mentality is about giving for the joy of giving, with an open heart receptive to if anything comes your way but not expecting anything in return.

It’s the expectation that dampens most people.

We have to ask ourselves if we “give” with an expectation of getting something in return, is it really giving? 🤨

For example: when we give a gift, is it for the joy of giving a gift or is it with the expectation that because we’ve given a gift, we’ll get one when our time comes around…


In a business context, if we give a speech is it for the joy of giving a speech and providing value to others or is it with the expectation to land a client or get business?

These are subtle but big nuances that matter. They affect our energy and how we show up in the world.

Just think about a time when you’ve been in a situation where someone gave for the pure joy or giving versus looking to get something in return…

The energy is totally different!

Now, don’t get me wrong I’m not operating at this level of consciousness all of the time… yet but these are two key insights I’ve experienced this week, that will have a profound impact on how I show up in the world, and my hope is they help you in some way to because at the end of the day, the more of us that can live from this place of consciousness, the better the world will be…

Don’t you think?

1 Idea To Act On

Simple actions to improve your health & life.

Have you ever tried going without your phone for the first hour of the day?

If so, how did that work for you? Did you notice a difference?

This habit is one that I’ve noticed is getting more attention in popular culture from health experts to authors, influencers, and beyond and therefore, it’s something I thought I would apply more consciously…

It’s not that as soon as I wake up in the morning I grab my phone and jump on social media like I did back 8 years ago 🤣

I don’t even have an alarm to wake up. I wake up naturally.

But, as I prefer guided meditations I do use my phone to set a guided meditation track within 30 minutes of waking and therefore, obviously use my phone…

So, over the last few days, I’ve done the opposite, and meditated without a guided track and therefore left my phone on charge and haven’t gone near it for at least an hour after waking.

The jury is still out on the full benefits, but I would say that I feel a bit calmer as I’m not instantly thinking about “Where is my phone”—a subconscious thought that I only now realise was there!

So, try it… try going without your phone for the first hour of the day.

If you still need an alarm clock to wake you up and use your phone, fine. Turn off the alarm and then, go into no phone mode for the first hour.

I would recommend training yourself to wake up naturally as it totally can be done with repetition.

I would also recommend turning on airplane mode, and wifi off so that just in case you have notifications or messages come through and accidentally see them you won’t be tempted to take a look, and then get sucked into using your phone!

Try it even if it’s just for a few mornings and see how you get on. Then, let me know how you find it.

Principle Of Life

Principles & reminders to help you live your best life.

#11: Remember you always have a choice.

Until next week,

Luke Burrows

Founder, Podcast Host

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