Minisodes are bite-sized clips of the most valuable insights and candid conversations captured on our recent interviews. In this minisode, humanitarian and CEO of Plastic Bank, David Katz talks about what smart goal setting actually is, the greatest gift of life, and fixating your attention on the things that matter. Listen to the full conversation here.

In this episode you'll hear:

  • Interacting with fear and the 'ego-mind'
  • Thoughts simply as a function of the mind. 
  • Choosing realities to live in, assigning meaning to events in life. 
  • What 'abundance' and 'scarcity' mean. 
  • Non-judgement, non-attachment. 


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About David Katz:

David has been named one of the world’s most compassionate entrepreneurs by Salt magazine. He is the recipient of the United Nations Lighthouse award for Planetary Health, recipient of the Paris Climate Conference Sustainia community award, recipient of the Earnst and Young Lifetime Achievement Award, is a Past President of the Vancouver Chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), and named the Entrepreneur Organizations, Global Citizen.

David is the founder and CEO of The Plastic Bank, an internationally recognized solution to ocean plastic. The Plastic Bank is a global network of micro recycling markets that empower the poor to transcend poverty by cleaning the environment. The Plastic Bank is an eco-system that provides an opportunity for the world to collect and trade plastic waste as a currency. Global partners include IBM, Shell Energy, SC Johnson, Aldi, Henkel and more.

His humanitarian work has earned him international recognition. David has been featured in hundreds of international news and investigative articles, including Forbes, Time Magazine, Fast Company, Business Week, and National Geographic. David can be found at, is featured in an award-winning documentary and starred in an international reality television show.

David is a steward of the earth and a champion for the poor. 


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