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Marshall Goldsmith Shows How to Move Past Your Programming

Russia’s propaganda machine is less effective as more Russians get news of the Ukraine war by other means than state-controlled television. Marshall Goldsmith explores how to get past our own programming.

Marshall Goldsmith Shows How to Move Past Your Programming
The blood of thousands of Ukrainians and hundreds of murdered children is on your hands. TV and the authorities are lying. No to war.

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In a blog post about overcoming our programming, adapted from his new book, The Earned Life, the renowned leadership coach and bestselling author Marshall Goldsmith discusses how we can become aware of our programming to move beyond it.

Goldsmith writes, “All of us are programmed in some way by our parents. Mom and Dad can’t help it (and it’s usually well-meaning). They shape our beliefs, our social values, how we treat other people, how we behave in relationships, even which sports teams we cheer for. More than anything else, they program our self-image.”

Most Russians get their news from state-run television, which is an agent of propaganda. But Russia’s propaganda engine has sputtered. Recently, Russians using smart TVs saw a message appear instead of the usual listing of channels. The message read, “The blood of thousands of Ukrainians and hundreds of murdered children is on your hands. TV and the authorities are lying. No to war.”

According to the Washington Post, the hack that targeted ordinary Russians sitting by their televisions or scrolling through their search engines broke through the pro-Moscow messaging that Russian authorities wanted to convey as the country celebrated Victory Day, a commemoration of the Soviet Union’s role in defeating Nazi Germany in World War II. Russian government websites and state-run media outlets have faced an unprecedented wave of hacking attacks since the Kremlin launched its invasion of Ukraine on February 24.

In The Earned Life Goldsmith uncovers the source of today’s existential crises, including regrets that stem from choices that irrevocably alter our lives, reroute destinies, and haunt our memories. These are particularly timely themes today.

With Goldsmith’s book as a guide, readers can close the gap between what they plan to achieve and what they actually get done—even in a world full of inescapable unfairness and curveballs—and live an earned life that is fulfilling in the long run.

You can read Marshall Goldsmith’s blog here.

About MARSHALL GOLDSMITH

Marshall Goldsmith has been recognized for years as the world’s leading executive coach and the New York Times bestselling author of many books, including What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, Mojo, and Triggers. He received his Ph.D. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. In his coaching practice, Goldsmith has advised more than 200 major CEOs and their management teams. He and his wife live in Nashville, Tennessee.

About THE EARNED LIFE

In THE EARNED LIFE (Currency Books), Marshall Goldsmith uncovers the source of today’s existential crisis: regret, the kind stemming from choices that irrevocably alter our lives, reroutes destinies, and haunts our memories—particularly timely themes as the pandemic and Great Resignation inspire people to seek meaning in their lives, get unstuck and make changes. With this book as their guide, readers can close the gap between what they plan to achieve and what they actually get done—even in a world full of inescapable unfairness and curveballs—and live an earned life too fulfilling to dwell on the “what ifs.”

If you’d like more information on Marshall Goldsmith, The Earned Life, and his work, please get in touch with Lyda Goldsmith.

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