328. How to Navigate Change with Brad Stulberg

We are all affected by change in some way or another. Whether it is an economic crisis, a career change, a global pandemic, or having children, change is unavoidable. In this episode, we welcome back best-selling author Brad Stulberg to talk about his new book, Master of Change: How to Excel When Everything Is Changing—Including You. Brad shares a new model for defining change and draws upon principles for developing a renewed mindset around change that is supported by modern science, ancient wisdom, and daily practice. Brad’s insight serves as a powerful reminder to embrace change with a fresh outlook and is a beacon of inspiration for every individual navigating life’s constant changes. Tune in and discover how to reframe your perception of change and explore new avenues for growth and self-discovery.

Listen and Learn: 

  • Brad summarizes our current relationship with change as a modern society
  • Are we functioning with change differently now than in the past?
  • The concept of rugged flexibility
  • The risks of too much fusion between identity and pursuit
  • Taking skillful action to have the change shape you as well as to try to shape the change
  • The concept of rugged and flexible action
  • The importance of understanding rage versus pathways


About Brad Stulberg

Brad Stulberg researches, writes, and coaches on health, well-being, and sustainable excellence. He is the bestselling author of The Practice of Groundedness and co-author of Peak Performance. Stulberg regularly contributes to the New York Times, and his work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and the Atlantic, among many other publications. He is on faculty at the University of Michigan’s graduate School of Public Health. In his coaching practice, he works with executives, entrepreneurs, physicians, and athletes. He lives in Asheville, North Carolina. 

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Episode 328