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Marshall Goldsmith Shows You How to Reinvent Yourself

A video game, “This War of Mine,” has hel[ed people experience the viewpoint of soldiers on the battlefield. Marshall Goldsmith explores the benefits and setbacks of vicarious living.

Marshall Goldsmith Shows You How to Reinvent Yourself
Because of social media and a smorgasbord of technological distractions, we have an abundance of opportunities to live through other people’s lives rather than live our own.

Nashville, TN (Newsworthy.ai) Wednesday Jul 6, 2022 @ 9:00 AM Pacific —

In a blog post about the effects of living our lives virtually, adapted from his book, The Earned Life, the renowned leadership coach and bestselling author Marshall Goldsmith talks about our current world of vicarious living, especially since the pandemic isolated people who found they could socialize virtually more easily, rather than face-to-face.

Goldsmith writes, “Because of social media and a smorgasbord of technological distractions, we have an abundance of opportunities to live through other people’s lives rather than live our own.” The danger comes, Goldsmith adds, when “we allow ourselves to be impressed by strangers’ social media posturings.”

Some vicarious experiences teach us more about the world. This War of Mine, an award-winning 2014 video game, has become popular again since the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The game, from Polish developer 11 Bit Studios, is helping people outside Ukraine to empathize with and even vicariously experience the feelings of everyday Ukrainians. It is one of several examples of new immersive technologies that younger people are turning to, to explain or visualize the war. What sets this game apart is that it takes the perspective of civilians left to absorb the collateral damage of war. It’s not about the fighters as much as those whom fighting affects.

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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