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Adaptability



Adaptability is the capacity and willingness to adjust our expectations and behaviors in the face of a change in our situation or environment. While part of adaptability is practical—having a broad base of knowledge and skills that can be applied in the face of the unexpected—perhaps the more important parts are emotional and psychological. The ability to let go of our preconceived expectations, assumptions, and plans and accept the new reality of a situation takes emotional awareness and flexibility, and the willingness to engage different mental frameworks for understanding or approaching a challenge takes humility and curiosity. All of these are skills that can be developed and practiced throughout our lives, allowing us to maximize our chances of success in all sorts of personal, social, and work situations.

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Neurological Disorders as Alternate Ways of Being

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The Mind’s Eye

In The Mind’s Eye, Oliver Sacks tells the stories of people who are able to navigate the world and communicate with others despite losing what many of us consider indispensable senses and abilities: the power of speech, the capacity to recognize faces, the sense of three-dimensional space, the...

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Goldmining the Shadows

Goldmining the Shadows is Pixie Lighthorse’s fifth book, and companion to Boundaries & Protection. We all experience hurts, especially early in our lives, that cause us to adapt for protection and emotional survival: that create our unconscious “shadows.

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FindCenterOne of the great liabilities of history is that all too many people fail to remain awake through great periods of social change. Every society has its protectors of status quo and its fraternities of the indifferent who are notorious for sleeping through revolutions.

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Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know

Intelligence is usually seen as the ability to think and learn, but in a rapidly changing world, there's another set of cognitive skills that might matter more: the ability to rethink and unlearn. In our daily lives, too many of us favor the comfort of conviction over the discomfort of doubt.

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Create the Future + the Innovation Handbook: Tactics for Disruptive Thinking

Create the Future is an exciting, highly-visual guidebook for disruptive thinking, innovation, and change, paired with The Innovation Handbook, an updated version of the award-winning book, Exploiting Chaos.

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Ready or Not: Preparing Our Kids to Thrive in an Uncertain and Rapidly Changing World

In The Price of Privilege, respected clinician, Madeline Levine was the first to correctly identify the deficits created by parents giving kids of privilege too much of the wrong things and not enough of the right things.

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FindCenterWe can control our lives by controling our perceptions.

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The Art of Procrastination: A Guide to Effective Dawdling, Lollygagging and Postponing

At last: Self-help for procrastinators. (The secret: acceptance!) Filled with charm, tongue-in-cheek wit, and the insights of a lifelong introspective dawdler, The Art of Procrastination is a philosophical self-help program for every reader who suffers the pangs of being a procrastinator.

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The Entrepreneurial Mindset: From Kid to Entrepreneur | Kim Cope | TEDxGastownWomen

In this talk, Kim discusses the incredible capacity that children have for creativity, risk-taking and brushing aside limitations. She explains that the qualities found in successful entrepreneurs are also prevalent in children, and argues that we need to foster these qualities—not squander them.

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