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MentorBox Podcast

Apr 23, 2018

“There’s two types of change. A change we invite, that we design. And then there’s a change that happens because we’ve ignored the signs.” - Adam Markel

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Change is a constant part of the human experience.

From your career to your relationships, no matter where you look, something is always changing. Just when you think your life is settled, the next big wave of change hits. The ability to absorb, respond, and recover from this is what separates the good from the great, and the great from the elite.

On today’s episode of The MentorBox Podcast, we are joined by author and speaker, Adam Markel to talk about how to embrace change. He is the author of Pivot: The Art and Science of Reinventing Your Career and Life, which he wrote as a guide for himself after realizing he was unhappy as a litigation lawyer. As he describes it, “I didn’t have a midlife crisis. I had a midlife calling.” Today, the book is now a worldwide bestseller, and Adam is recognized as the expert on how to embrace change. Tune in to today’s episode to learn how to apply these principles to your day-to-day practice!

“We are the conscious creators of our own life experience. As opposed to allowing your own life experience to be created by default.” - Adam Markel

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • There are 2 types of change: change we design and change that happens by circumstance
  • You must become friends with change because it’s everywhere
  • Be aware of when you’re rationalizing your pain
  • It is false bravery when you deny your heart
  • Feel grateful for being alive when you wake up
  • Make the clarification between routine and spiritual ritual
  • Understand that you are the creator of your own life experience
    • Most believe that their life is created by default
  • Build rituals into your life that help foster resilience
  • Harvard Business Review found that both top athletes and executives share rituals for recovery
  • Practice rituals of self-care (ex: take a walk, read, get a message, meditate, etc.)
  • There is a difference between hard work and making work harder than it needs to be
  • Make time for the thinking and feeling part of life
  • Frame your situation to empower and make sense to your higher self