EPISODE 407: Adversity into Advantage

As I get older, I appreciate the struggles of my past almost as much as the successes. And here’s my question for you: What if your greatest weakness can be transformed into your greatest strength?

What if your biggest problem could be reframed as your best asset? The world of leaders and heroes is filled with people who transformed their rock-bottom past experiences to create abundance and service in the future.

Currently, we’re living in very difficult times. COVID-19 threatens the health and economy of the world, and uncertainty is the norm. No one knows exactly how this will change the world, it’s clear that change is unfolding. If we’re fortunate and diligent, perhaps these adverse times can eventually become an advantage too.

What You’ll Learn:

  • How to create your own edge in life, often built off the adversity of your past
  • Why EDGE (enrich, delight, guide, effort) can give you a framework for moving forward
  • Why hard work is the last step, not the first – you need to aim first

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Laura Huang is an associate professor of business administration at Harvard Business School. She was previously assistant professor of management at Wharton. Her research has been featured in The Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes and Nature. Her new book is, The Edge – Turning Adversity into Advantage.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Vit C for COVID19

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