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Brad McLain | The Art of Flourishing: Becoming the Author of Your Life Narratives
Episode 3118th July 2023 • The Happiness Squad • Ashish Kothari
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Would you like to be the architect of your own happiness and live a wholehearted life? All experiences are learning experiences, especially those that stem from tragedies and dark places.

Anil and Ashish sit down with Brad McLain, founder of Designing Transformative Experiences and a renowned social scientist, specializing in identity development, learning, and leadership. Brad shares his own story as well as insights that can unlock the possibility of living a wholehearted life.

In this episode, he talks about the meaning of happiness and how it evolved for him over time. He delves into the concept of being the author of your own life narratives and the importance of self-actualization. 

Brad reveals the seven elements of transformative experiences according to his ELVIS model and discusses how risk and discomfort can lead to personal growth and happiness. He also explores the power of narrating our experiences and shaping our identity narratives.


Brad shares his personal transformative experiences, including the impact of an inspiring teacher and his journey through a cancer diagnosis. He highlights the significance of choice, agency, and making meaning out of challenging circumstances. The conversation uncovers the importance of vulnerability and having open conversations about living a wholehearted life.


Listen now and enjoy as Brad McLain provides practical guidance on designing transformative experiences, embracing risk, and narrating our lives to unlock our own flourishing.


What You’ll Learn in this Show:

  • The meaning of happiness and its evolution for Brad.
  • Becoming the author of your own life narratives.
  • The seven elements of transformative experiences according to the ELVIS model.
  • Embracing risk and discomfort as catalysts for personal growth.
  • The power of narrating experiences and shaping identity narratives.
  • Practical tips for unlocking your own flourishing.
  • And so much more...


Resources:

Designingtransformativeexperiences.com 

LinkedIn: Brad McLain

Veronica Love | Powerful Tools To Wake You Up

My Happiness Squad Instagram

Ashish Kothari LinkedIn

Anil Ramjiani LinkedIn

Happiness Squad Youtube Channel



Books:

Hardwired for Happiness: 9 Proven Practices to Overcome Stress and Live Your Best Life

Designing Transformative Experiences: A Toolkit for Leaders, Trainers, Teachers, and other Experience Designers Byline : Brad McLain, PhD 

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