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There are so many toxic messages around what success looks like, which can leave us feeling unsatisfied and overwhelmed.

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You can go from living someone else's life to living your life full of meaning, purpose and joy.

Jan 30, 2021

#113 Alex Barker - How To Be More Pirate

Alex talks about her journey to becoming more pirate! 

We talk about:

  • Having childhood dreams of exploration.
  • Her initial scepticism of Be More Pirate, but this benefitting the movement.
  • And how her first book was a little bit shit.

Alex is a speaker, facilitator, writer and community builder. And a Pirate Captain. 

She joined Sam in 2019 to give life to Be More Pirate as something beyond a book. Before piracy she was Communications Manager at the RSA (Royal Society of Arts), and has spent a decade or so in the non-profit sector building networks and supporting social entrepreneurs. Alex leads the network and would like nothing more than to see a less conventional approach to social change take root. 

In September 2020 Alex and Sam’s new book How to: Be More Pirate was published – an update on the original which dives much deeper into how to effectively rebel & rewrite ‘the rules’.


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