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April Rinne

8 Superpowers for Thriving in Constant Change

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Flux by April Rinne is a guidebook to thrive in a constantly changing global landscape. It explores the concept of global citizenship, work and life in the digital age. The book inspires readers to embrace change, create opportunities, and build a more sustainable future.

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    Run slower to flourish in our fast-paced world.

    Your old script is telling you to run as fast as you can to keep up. It says you’ll gain fulfillment by squeezing in as much as you can into your life, whether it's a final phone call before you head home from work or landing a fancy new job with a giant paycheck.

    While your old script might have worked in the past, in a world in flux, you’ll never be able to cross the finish line – since the finish line is always shifting. If you want to thrive in this new world, you need to learn to slow your pace.

    Slowing your pace isn’t about becoming lazy or stagnant. Instead, it’s about focusing on your values. Slowing down can help you make wiser decisions, avoid stress, and improve your health. As a result, you end up being more productive than when you race toward an intangible finish line.

    Here’s the key message: Run slower to flourish in our fast-paced world.

    In the mid-nineties, the author was in her final year studying at Oxford when she received an unexpected call from her sister. Their parents had both died in a car crash. Suddenly, her world was tossed upside down. The life she’d known just a minute before was changed forever.

    At first, she felt like running as fast as she could toward the opportunities in front of her. She considered following the advice of her mentors and going straight into a graduate program or landing a job at a bank. But deep down, she felt that she needed to forge her own path.

    Losing both parents reminded her of the fragility of life. So after graduation, she decided to slow her pace and take a job as a hiking and biking tour guide in Italy. Sure, she wasn’t earning a Wall Street salary. But by living more slowly and mindfully, she changed her approach to life forever.

    It doesn’t take quitting your job or traveling the world to learn how to slow down and be present. You can develop this superpower whenever and wherever you find yourself. One way is to practice silence. Find five minutes every day to sit in complete silence. While you’re paying attention to the world around you, you might find that instead of running toward something, you’re able to listen to what’s going on internally and discover your true self.

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    What is Flux about?

    Flux (2021) offers a mindset to transform your relationship with change from fear to hope. Whether you’re overwhelmed by the pandemic, facing the end of a relationship, or anxious about climate change, these blinks detail eight essential practices for navigating change both personally and professionally.

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    Flux (2022) is a thought-provoking exploration of the future of work and how we can navigate the ever-changing landscape. Here's why this book is worth reading:

    • With its in-depth analysis and well-researched insights, it provides a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and opportunities in the world of work today.
    • The book offers practical strategies and actionable advice on how to thrive in the face of uncertainty, helping readers adapt and excel in their careers.
    • Through compelling stories and real-life examples, the author showcases how individuals and organizations have successfully embraced change, making the book engaging and relatable.

    Who should read Flux?

    • People whose lives have been upended by the pandemic
    • Anyone who struggles with anxiety
    • Professionals who want to learn flexibility

    About the Author

    April Rinne is a speaker, investor, adventurer, and expert on navigating change. She’s a Harvard Law School graduate, a Fulbright Scholar, one of the 50 leading female futurists, and a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum.

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    What is the main message of Flux?

    The main message of Flux is to embrace change and navigate uncertainty with adaptability and resilience.

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    Is Flux a good book? Is it worth reading?

    Flux is a thought-provoking read that offers valuable insights on navigating change. It's definitely worth your time!

    Who is the author of Flux?

    Flux is written by April Rinne.

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