PPP 382 | Balancing the Now and the Future: How to Make Tomorrow Better Today, with author Hal Hershfield

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Balancing The Now and The Future

Throughout my career, I've had the privilege of working with some amazing bosses. One was a woman named Cindy. What made her stand out? She constantly encouraged us to look beyond our day-to-day tasks. As a Vice President, I was under her guidance, and she, a Senior VP, was persistent in pushing us to plan for the future and break free from the firefighting of the present.

This isn't just an issue for me and my colleagues at that time; it's something many of us encounter. Of course, it's important to be present and appreciate the moment, but in various aspects of our lives—be it projects, careers, health, or more—we often fail to look far enough ahead. This preoccupation with the present can hold us back from a better future.

In this episode, I'm joined by Hal Hershfield, author of the insightful new book Your Future Self: How to Make Tomorrow Better Today.

We all want a brighter tomorrow, whether for our projects, careers, relationships, health, or more. But evidence suggests that our relationship with the future can be a bit tricky. Sometimes we need a "Cindy"--someone to help us learn to look further down the road. Hal is that person, and his book is a valuable resource I'm confident you'll benefit from. I'm excited to share our conversation with you!

Learn more about Hal and his book at HalHershfield.com/.

For more episodes on this topic, check out:

  • Episode 313, with Brian David Johnson about his book The Future You
  • Episode 87, with Cecily Sommers about her book Think Like a Futurist

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The following music was used for this episode:

Music: Time Is Now by Sascha Ende
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Music: Time Of Change by WinnieTheMoog
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