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Get Lucked! How to Cultivate Serendipity in Your Work with Dr. Christian Busch

There’s been lots of unexpected things that have been happening since the start of this pandemic. The ways we can look at this are either a) it has locked us up in our homes, away from the beauty of this world, or b) it has given us the time and opportunity to develop meaningful relationships, especially with our family.

As our guest says, what comes out of the unexpected is shaped by your reaction to it. Join us today as we learn how to cultivate serendipity so we can live life while creating impact and value day by day.

What makes people truly successful in their life?

Whether we admit it or not, most of us fear the unexpected. It scares us, for we have no idea on what’s about to come. It makes us feel disorganized, as if we’re straying away from our plan. But things that come out of nowhere can also be an inflection point to something great, to something interesting. See every situation as a growth opportunity and you’ll experience serendipity as you live.

Today, we’re joined by Dr. Christian Busch, the author of the book “The Serendipity Mindset:
The Art and Science of Creating Good Luck”. He’s the Director of Global Economy Program at
New York University’s Center for Global Affairs where he teaches on purpose-driven leadership, impact, entrepreneurship, innovation, and emerging markets.

He is a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics, and the Co-Founder of Leaders on Purpose, an organization convening high-impact leaders, as well as the Sandbox Network, a global community of young innovators active in over 20 countries. Previously, Dr. Christian served on the faculty of the LSE Department of Management and as the Inaugural Deputy Director of the LSE Innovation Center.

He’s been featured on many TEDx Talks. I recently watched one of the TEDx Talks he was in, and it was so fantastic; I’ve decided to invite him here. Join me as we learn from what Christian has to share today.

In this conversation, you’ll hear Dr. Christian discuss:

* What it actually means to cultivate a serendipity mindset
* The difference between blind luck and smart luck
* The fear of missing out
* The contrast between planning and being open to opportunities
* The dynamics between being an introvert and an extrovert
* How introverts can cultivate more serendipity in their life
* Rapid Round

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