009: Introducing “Ask Andi” series every Friday


First episode of Ask Andi

Introducing my Ask Andi series—short 15 minute podcasts every Friday where I take a question and then offer tools, tips and strategies to help you re-think an issue and tackle it in new ways. In this episode, I talk about the importance of resilience (in your work and your life) and practical how-to tips for dealing with change.

In this episode, I discuss:

  • Resilience
    • Many things that are happening to you are happening to others.
  • How can you deal with change?
  • Good reads
    • Chronicling the source of people’s stress and where they get their resilience from
  • Think of yourself as a human and how people evolved by being resilient.
    • A story about how humans have evolved.
    • How we adapt to things is what resilience is all about. The most adaptive people are those who survive.
    • Harari believes that we use language as storytellers and give humans the ability to adapt to past experiences.
    • Humans are most happy and comfortable when we are with people that are like themselves with the same culture.
  • When you face challenges of any kind, how do you adapt to them?
  • People evolve their stories to make them look like the hero of their own stories.
    • This helps them cope and adjust to change.
    • Helps gain confidence.
  • How are you going to address the stress in your life and become resilient

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