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Why are we so uncomfortable with change? Amanda Lang talks about 'The Beauty of Discomfort'

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Being in situations which make us uncomfortable is something most of us avoid.  In author/broadcaster Amanda Lang's new book The Beauty of Discomfort, she writes about why it's good to be uncomfortable sometimes.

And she also talks about how everybody's reactions to discomfort are different.  Why do some people drive change while others are blindsided by it? Why are some people able to adapt and thrive? And how we can make change easier are some of the dynamics discussed in the book.

"Some degree of discomfort is inherently good for you. It can spur you on, pushing you to test your own limits. Learning to tolerate, and then embrace, discomfort is the foundation for change, for individuals and businesses alike. Becoming comfortable with discomfort won’t just make us more resilient and more successful, however we define success. It will also make us happier." - (from Harpercollins book publicity)

Amanda Lang - Biography

Award-winning business journalist and best-selling author Amanda Lang has been covering business in North America for 25 years. Lang is the host of Exponential with Amanda Lang, airing on Sirius XM and as a podcast. She has also been an anchor for Bloomberg Television Canada, on Bloomberg North with Amanda Lang. Lang was CBC’s senior business correspondent, reporting for its flagship nightly news program, The National, and host of The Exchange with Amanda Lang, a daily business program airing on CBC News Network. For five years before that Lang hosted The Lang and O’Leary Exchange, with Kevin O’Leary. Prior to that the pair co-hosted SqueezePlay, on BNN, for 6 years.

Lang is also a best-selling author. "The Power of Why," (HarperCollins, October 2012) explores the connection between curiosity and success. "The Beauty of Discomfort" (HarperCollins, April 2017) examines how difficult change can be, and set out strategies for how to achieve it.

Lang studied Architecture at the University of Manitoba, before becoming a journalist. Her first job in journalism was for the Globe and Mail, and subsequently Lang joined the Financial Post newspaper, where she became the paper’s New York correspondent. In New York she made the leap to television, where she first was part of the team that launched BNN and before long wound up at CNN as a reporter and anchor. She returned to Canada in 2002.

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With thanks to producer Josh Snethlage and Mixed Media Sound.

Image Copyright: Amanda Lang. Used with permission.

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