Welcome to a surprisingly joyful talk about how to run a business that both meets your needs and subverts capitalism at every turn.
Bear Hebert is a life coach for liberation, radical business consultant, and social justice educator. They’re also brilliant and wise, which is why I invited them to the That’s What She Said podcast for a second time! (First interview with Bear lives here!)
In this conversation, we’ll explore ways to:
+ Use imagination as an anti-capitalist tool (with a shoutout to adrienne maree brown)
+ Reframe business advice to determine whether it applies to YOU
+ Commit to both accessibility AND getting what you need within the confines of capitalism
+ Introduce anti-capitalist practices into your business in simple ways
+ Push back against ‘that’s just the way it is’ portions of capitalism
+ Be UNprofessional and enjoy the hell of it within your business
+ Show up generously — for yourself, and for those you serve
“A business is a world. We get to make the world we want to make.” — Bear Hebert
As we make our own business worlds, may this conversation help you find simple and clear ways to tame and subvert capitalism. May you hear words that speak to your soul, affirm your life experience, and give you a clear-eyed glimpse of hope on the horizon.
If you’d like to work with Bear Hebert, they can help you include more anti-capitalist practices in your business; undo patriarchy; or sort through thorny places in your existence with life coaching. You can also follow Bear on Insta for regularly mind-blowing insights. 😉
Two quotes that Bear mentioned but wanted to share for the sake of accuracy!
“We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art, and very often in our art, the art of words.” -Ursula K LeGuin
“From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs” -Karl Marx
P.S. The roots of being able to subvert capitalism lie in defining what is ‘enough’ for you and your business at this moment. Find your enough number with the help of this podcast episode!