As a global pandemic grips modern society, most of the conversation has focused around the negative impacts facing individuals, organizations and society as a whole.
Many people are hurting today. That cannot be understated.
However, even COVID-19 has a silver lining. Deeply painful experiences can also be deeply transformational. You can use these difficult moments in time to change the arc of your life.
In this YouTube Live session replay, Flint McGlaughlin discusses how to make the most of these hidden and emerging opportunities.
The Managing Director and CEO of MECLABS Institute shares what he’s learned from three decades of leading and helping with business, nonprofit, educational and personal transformations.
Key points in the video:
4:27 We need to realize the importance of understanding meaning within the current global crisis.
9:10 Victor Frankl Holocaust survivor said it’s up to people to decide what to do in a difficult circumstance. We still have the power to choose.
10:34 Flint’s dad and mentor said no one can take from you your power to react in the right way.
14:09 Victor Frankl: Three ways to discover meaning in life, but the third is our focus today
16:43 Catra from the book “Born to Run” was a meth addict who transformed her life
24:00 An explanation of Catra’s transformation
35:01 Factors that can lead to a shift in one’s perception of the value of something: intensity, context, satiation
38:56 Simply trying harder is not transformative. You must get your focus off of self.