In our opening episode for Season 2, we speak with change navigator and adventurer April Rinne about how we as individuals can reshape our relationship to change, so that we can navigate especially the challenging parts of change better and become fit for a world in flux. April has written the amazing book “Flux: 8 Superpowers for Thriving in Constant Change”, that is coming hot off the press these days. She is sharing with us her key messages: that instead of getting anxious and paralyzed around change we can take agency and embrace it joyfully. Now, with climate change, the pandemic and major global economic and societal change, “we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to level up!”, she says and explains us in this episode how we can achieve this.
April is pointing out how much our relationship to change goes back to our own scripts that have been formed in our childhood. Was uncertainty back then dangerous, or was it an adventure for my curiosity? The 8 superpowers in her book start to unpack a lot of these beliefs. “Let go of the future in order to let a better future emerge”, she says.
Her plea for a courageous approach to change is particularly interesting in light of her biography: when April was 20 years old, she lost both of her parents in a car accident. I loved her wise thoughts on how important grieving was for her after this loss, and how this event shaped her lens through which she sees constant change in the world.
We are excited to have you as our guest today on Before It’s Too Late, April Rinne!