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Sep 26, 2019

This episode was so inspiring. Rinkan Patel represents the epitome of rewired thinking and the growth mindset. 

I met Rinkan a little over a year ago, and from the very first few words he spoke I could tell that his approach to life and leadership was different than most. He was born very poor, with good family support, and eventually came to the United States as a young boy.

The story of his upbringing, his approach to life, and raising his children are inspiring and can be a lesson for us all. 

In particular, we talked about some of these topics;

  • Who Rinkan "truly" works for.
  • We discuss his upbringing and happiness through serious adversity.
  • Rinkan met Sean Achor, author of the Happiness Advantage. We talk about some of the things he took away from that and his TED talk.
  • An experience for Rinkan at age 22 that caused a profound change
  • How he responds to negativity and how he advises others to overcome negativity
  • How he talks to his kids about goals, and how he goes beyond the question of "what do you want to be when you grow up?"
  • We talk about "the fulcrum" concept

This is an inspiring story and I hope you enjoy.

Allen Plunkett

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Show Notes:

Rinkan Patel's LinkedIn Page

Link to Shawn Achor's TED Talk

Shawn Achor's book, The Happiness Advantage

Phoenix Staff website