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Discover eight powerful mindset shifts that enable leaders and those they lead to adapt and thrive in a time of unprecedented change and uncertainty. Being adaptable and flexible have always been hallmarks of effective leadership, but recent events have seriously stress tested this idea. How do you find calm in the midst of all this chaos? You need a new mindset, one that tr Discover eight powerful mindset shifts that enable leaders and those they lead to adapt and thrive in a time of unprecedented change and uncertainty. Being adaptable and flexible have always been hallmarks of effective leadership, but recent events have seriously stress tested this idea. How do you find calm in the midst of all this chaos? You need a new mindset, one that treats constant change and uncertainty as a feature, not a bug. Flux helps you develop eight flux superpowers that take conventional ideas and turn them on their heads. They'll enable you to see change in new ways, develop new responses, and ultimately reshape your relationship to change. The eight flux superpowers are: 1. Run slower 2. See what's invisible 3. Get lost 4. Start with trust 5. Know your enough 6. Create your portfolio career 7. Be all the more human (and serve other humans) 8. Let go of the future The world is in constant flux, but we can learn to navigate change gracefully and confidently. Whether you're sizing up your career or reassessing your values, designing a product or building an organization, trying to inspire your colleagues or simply show up more fully in the world, activating your flux superpowers will keep you grounded even when the ground is constantly shifting beneath you. This book will include a discussion guide.


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Discover eight powerful mindset shifts that enable leaders and those they lead to adapt and thrive in a time of unprecedented change and uncertainty. Being adaptable and flexible have always been hallmarks of effective leadership, but recent events have seriously stress tested this idea. How do you find calm in the midst of all this chaos? You need a new mindset, one that tr Discover eight powerful mindset shifts that enable leaders and those they lead to adapt and thrive in a time of unprecedented change and uncertainty. Being adaptable and flexible have always been hallmarks of effective leadership, but recent events have seriously stress tested this idea. How do you find calm in the midst of all this chaos? You need a new mindset, one that treats constant change and uncertainty as a feature, not a bug. Flux helps you develop eight flux superpowers that take conventional ideas and turn them on their heads. They'll enable you to see change in new ways, develop new responses, and ultimately reshape your relationship to change. The eight flux superpowers are: 1. Run slower 2. See what's invisible 3. Get lost 4. Start with trust 5. Know your enough 6. Create your portfolio career 7. Be all the more human (and serve other humans) 8. Let go of the future The world is in constant flux, but we can learn to navigate change gracefully and confidently. Whether you're sizing up your career or reassessing your values, designing a product or building an organization, trying to inspire your colleagues or simply show up more fully in the world, activating your flux superpowers will keep you grounded even when the ground is constantly shifting beneath you. This book will include a discussion guide.

30 review for Flux: 8 Superpowers for Thriving in Constant Change

  1. 5 out of 5

    Elan Morgan

    I am loving Flux. It’s got me reassessing my relationship to ongoing change and who and how I want be as I move through life. Constant change has never been optional, but these days I feel much more deeply called upon to find my strength in flow. Flux is becoming both a practical and spiritual guide.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Joy Batra

    Love love love this book! This has - no joke - become my favorite book of 2021, and perhaps the book I’ve been waiting to read since I was a child. Rinne does a remarkable job of weaving her own incredible story with actionable insights and wisdom from around the world. Change is a constant, and this book helps us honor that while showing how this experience connects us all. I've read the book multiple times and it's a must-read for anyone who wants to navigate the changes in their lives and the Love love love this book! This has - no joke - become my favorite book of 2021, and perhaps the book I’ve been waiting to read since I was a child. Rinne does a remarkable job of weaving her own incredible story with actionable insights and wisdom from around the world. Change is a constant, and this book helps us honor that while showing how this experience connects us all. I've read the book multiple times and it's a must-read for anyone who wants to navigate the changes in their lives and the world with more humanity and grace. Rinne delivers a generous helping of both!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Aaron Mikulsky

    Flux: 8 Superpowers for Thriving in Constant Change, by April Rinne, begins with a question: Who Moved My Future? I enjoyed this book and many of its memorable sayings. The Theory of Flux reveals the relationships between your old and new scripts, specifically how to transform an old script into a new script that’s fit for today’s world of constant change. This theory can be summarized in three steps: Step 1: Open a Flux Mindset. Step 2: Use your Flux Mindset to unlock the eight Flux Superpowers: Flux: 8 Superpowers for Thriving in Constant Change, by April Rinne, begins with a question: Who Moved My Future? I enjoyed this book and many of its memorable sayings. The Theory of Flux reveals the relationships between your old and new scripts, specifically how to transform an old script into a new script that’s fit for today’s world of constant change. This theory can be summarized in three steps: Step 1: Open a Flux Mindset. Step 2: Use your Flux Mindset to unlock the eight Flux Superpowers: run slower, see what’s invisible, get lost, start with trust, know your “enough,” create your portfolio career, be all the more human (and serve other humans), and let go of the future. Step 3: Apply your Flux Superpowers to write your New Script. The book encourages us to run slower - instead of productivity, optimize for presence (i.e., stillness practice, patience practice, technology shabbat). See what’s invisible - the broader your vision, the more potential solutions you have at hand. The more holistic your worldview, the greater your capacity to help, to serve, to innovate and to thrive. Oftentimes, whether you see or don’t see something depends on your intention as you look. For example, whether we see people—and treat people—as consumers or citizens boils down to intention: If you want people to buy your products or click on your ads, that’s seeing them as consumers. If you want to help, create, be of service, and help others reach their potential, that’s seeing them as citizens and collaborators. Get lost - Adapt the mindset of a traveler. Actively seek out the unfamiliar and stretch beyond your comfort zone. Getting lost doesn’t mean lacking direction or being foolish—that’s just the old script at work. Rather, it means being completely comfortable with what you don’t (and may never) know. In the landscape of change, getting lost is how you find your way. Start with trust - When trust seems broken, assume good intent. When the world flips upside down, trust is how you anchor and right yourself. Trusted relationships help you ride the rapids of change with confidence. Mistrust surrounds you with fear and cuts you off from others. Starting with trust doesn’t mean being naive (again, this is the old script at work). Nor does it mean there aren’t bad apples in society. Treat untrustworthiness as the exception rather than the norm. I loved the section Know Your ‘Enough.’ In today’s consumer-driven world, we are plagued by a stubborn script that proclaims “More is better” and taunts you for never doing, earning, or achieving enough. This script is old and crusty, but it remains very much alive. Among its more popular manifestations is that you will never have enough: power to make a difference; prestige to feel important; money to be rich; choice to be satisfied; new toys to outshine your peers or neighbors; success, period. As we race to acquire more stuff, we leave essential priorities on the table such as: • What is enough equality? • What is enough integrity? • What is enough well-being? With your Flux Mindset opened, you can begin to reset your metrics and write a new script. This shift—from an interminable quest for more to a clear understanding of your enough—is simple yet profound. Knowing your enough does not mean being miserly, uncharitable, or living in scarcity. Knowing your enough brings clarity about what really matters. When you know your enough, you have less anxiety and your ability to thrive expands a lot. Consider your legacy. What do you want to be remembered for? Why do you do what you do? When you’re gone, people won’t remember whether you had “more.” They will remember how you treated them. This is about lifetime leadership and evergreen legacies, with humanity at the core. Relationships endure and sustain; deals are done and put on a shelf. Which do you want to be remembered for? Your worth comes from within. A Flux Mindset knows that the career of the future looks more like a portfolio: a diversified professional identity, with resilient roots and customized to you. For success and satisfaction in a world in flux, treat your career as a portfolio to curate rather than a path to pursue. Be(come) the only. Go back to Jerry Garcia. Don’t be the best; be the only. What is your only? The key to one’s “only” is that it’s not about one skill. It’s about your unique combination of skills, capabilities, interests, and dreams. This is your unique new script. Be All the More Human (And Serve Other Humans) - boost your Digital Intelligence (DQ) With a Flux Mindset, you turn fear and frustration about tomorrow into fuel for your purpose, potential, and inner peace today. The New Script: 3 Shifts to Flux Letting go of the future means reframing your relationship to the future and whatever change may come. There are three main ways this new script can be written: 1. A mindset shift: from predict to prepare. This shift recognizes that it’s impossible to predict the future, nor is any one future guaranteed to play out. Rather, a whole bunch of different futures are possible, and your best approach is to be as prepared as possible for the prospects coming your way. Resist the urge to predict what “will” happen, and invest your energy in crafting initial responses to what “could” happen instead. 2. An expectations shift: from “things will go to plan” to “plans will change.” Flipping your mental switch to treat change as the general rule, rather than the exception, improves everything: your ability to pivot, your foresight, and your compassion towards others as we all navigate today’s landscape of uncertainty. 3. A shift in focus: from known to unknown. All too often, when solving problems or navigating change, people look to be better prepared should the same thing happen again. This isn’t a bad strategy per se, but it’s incomplete. What about things that haven’t happened yet? The future is only a concept; we can never truly know what it will be. When you shift to being in awe of life’s mysteries, rather than expecting the past to repeat itself, your horizon literally and figuratively expands. Absolutely everything that you do affects how you navigate change. You get better at whatever you practice. If you practice fear, you get better at being fearful. If you practice flexibility, you become more flexible. If you practice hope, you invigorate your capacity for hope.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Colin Mcclusick

    Work Book Club Book... Interesting book about how changing your mindset can allow you to be more adaptable. Making a choice to live in a flux is better than feeling like it was forced on you. 6/10 not bad for a self help book but not the best would recommend to anyone that's going through a transition in their life, or anyone that feels like they dont have any control. Work Book Club Book... Interesting book about how changing your mindset can allow you to be more adaptable. Making a choice to live in a flux is better than feeling like it was forced on you. 6/10 not bad for a self help book but not the best would recommend to anyone that's going through a transition in their life, or anyone that feels like they dont have any control.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Bruno Sánchez-Andrade

    Amazing book. So timeless and timely at once. April uses her long broad and deep experience scouting the world, people, cultures and places, to distill the essence of what we need to navigate our fluid, uncertain, sometimes scary and sometimes exciting world that we live in. It's structured on themes, or superpowers, but also around stories and real examples. It also comes with questions to reflect at the end of each chapter. Bonus, the audiobook is narrated by her 😀. Read this book, cherish thi Amazing book. So timeless and timely at once. April uses her long broad and deep experience scouting the world, people, cultures and places, to distill the essence of what we need to navigate our fluid, uncertain, sometimes scary and sometimes exciting world that we live in. It's structured on themes, or superpowers, but also around stories and real examples. It also comes with questions to reflect at the end of each chapter. Bonus, the audiobook is narrated by her 😀. Read this book, cherish this book, cherish the long hard work and full heart April has poured on it. And know it's only the begging of a great flux journey.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Ivan Hartanto

    This book is a shining light of how future thinkers, tomorrow leaders and global citizens can rewrite the "old script" passed down to us from the previous generations and a great complement (or evolution) to the growth mindset. April's Flux has undoubtedly encouraged me, a young professional and entrepreneur myself, to continue blazing my own path and writing my own script - all while respecting the old script, constantly rethinking various future scenarios and being kind to our surroundings. Ea This book is a shining light of how future thinkers, tomorrow leaders and global citizens can rewrite the "old script" passed down to us from the previous generations and a great complement (or evolution) to the growth mindset. April's Flux has undoubtedly encouraged me, a young professional and entrepreneur myself, to continue blazing my own path and writing my own script - all while respecting the old script, constantly rethinking various future scenarios and being kind to our surroundings. Easily the best book I've read this year and the book that I would recommend to my family, closest friends and colleagues, especially those younger ones. Read one yourself, add this new mindset to your lexicon and don't miss out the newly-forming flux generation.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Chris Boutté

    Prior to reading this book, I just thought it was going to be another corny self-help book, but that’s definitely not the case. April Rinne nails it with this book, and I can’t think of a single person who wouldn’t benefit from it. Part of the human experience is that we struggle with accepting change because we’re control freaks. But what if we learned how to not only accept change but to embrace it? April shares her personal experience of losing both of her parents in a car accident and how sh Prior to reading this book, I just thought it was going to be another corny self-help book, but that’s definitely not the case. April Rinne nails it with this book, and I can’t think of a single person who wouldn’t benefit from it. Part of the human experience is that we struggle with accepting change because we’re control freaks. But what if we learned how to not only accept change but to embrace it? April shares her personal experience of losing both of her parents in a car accident and how she’s developed what she calls a “flux mindset”. In this book, she provides the reader with 8 practical tools for learning how to stay flexible and work with change in your life. If you struggle with your relationship with change, you need this book. The unexpected happens to all of us, and the worst thing we can do is not know how to adapt. April has not only adopted this mindset to her own life, but she’s helped many others as well. April has traveled around the world and seen how different people and cultures deal with change, and she pulls from all of these experiences to help the reader live a better life regardless of the unexpected challenges they face.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Erik

    This book can be useful for some but not for me, advices are too obvious or already in my nature. The message is basically open your mind to changes and navigate a never ending evolving world. Live the present and be prepared for the worst. I know where the author cames from, but the author fail to clearly articulate how she ended up with these advices that she calls superpowers. I don’t tag these qualities as superpowers, and alone superpowers don’t activate, you need a team with superpowers. S This book can be useful for some but not for me, advices are too obvious or already in my nature. The message is basically open your mind to changes and navigate a never ending evolving world. Live the present and be prepared for the worst. I know where the author cames from, but the author fail to clearly articulate how she ended up with these advices that she calls superpowers. I don’t tag these qualities as superpowers, and alone superpowers don’t activate, you need a team with superpowers. Some people feels good living in a changing environment, but most of people I know dislike, or prefer to live in their comfort zone. I think this book will fail to change the mind of such people, and there is also cultural aspects that are forgiven in the book.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Mangalee Goonetilleke

    I saw April speak at a webinar about a year back and it was the first time I heard about the concept of ‘Flux’ and I was hooked on immediately. I think it was also because I had just quit my job and started a business with a close friend and was pretty much in the thick of ‘flux’. As a person who is constantly trying to control everything and wanting to know when and how things will happen, letting go of a steady corporate job with a steady pay was tough, although it was the RIGHT decision to ma I saw April speak at a webinar about a year back and it was the first time I heard about the concept of ‘Flux’ and I was hooked on immediately. I think it was also because I had just quit my job and started a business with a close friend and was pretty much in the thick of ‘flux’. As a person who is constantly trying to control everything and wanting to know when and how things will happen, letting go of a steady corporate job with a steady pay was tough, although it was the RIGHT decision to make. Therefore, no need to say how much April’s book was timely for me and helped put so many things into perspective. In particular, the entire chapter on learning to let go of the future could not have been more apt! April… Thank you for sharing your journey and story of Flux!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Terry Pittman

    Love this book! It's a must read for working people who aspire to move up in their career or navigate the confusing work marketplace in the midst of constant flux in technology, business strategy, trends and evolving tastes. If I had a kid in college or navigating the job market I would point them to Chapter 6: "Your Portfolio Career" which will be relevant to them and (you too) for as long as either of you work. It's a quick read that you can make your way through sequentially or by the chapter Love this book! It's a must read for working people who aspire to move up in their career or navigate the confusing work marketplace in the midst of constant flux in technology, business strategy, trends and evolving tastes. If I had a kid in college or navigating the job market I would point them to Chapter 6: "Your Portfolio Career" which will be relevant to them and (you too) for as long as either of you work. It's a quick read that you can make your way through sequentially or by the chapters that get your attention immediately and seem most relevant to your current situation. Unlike some stodgy business books, this one goes easy on the terminology and high-minded concepts so you'll breeze through every chapter and take away important ideas you can use.

  11. 4 out of 5

    BrianKolda

    April Rinne's masterpiece on how to embrace rather than fear the future has been instrumental to me as I personally transition from a linear to portfolio career trajectory. Her advice on discarding our old script and designing our new script to address change really hit the mark, especially in today's ever-evolving landscape. As an independent board director and a CEO, I highly recommend reading Flux and recognizing your own Superpowers. I read the book for ME, then I bought and gifted many more April Rinne's masterpiece on how to embrace rather than fear the future has been instrumental to me as I personally transition from a linear to portfolio career trajectory. Her advice on discarding our old script and designing our new script to address change really hit the mark, especially in today's ever-evolving landscape. As an independent board director and a CEO, I highly recommend reading Flux and recognizing your own Superpowers. I read the book for ME, then I bought and gifted many more copies for friends and colleagues. It's a game changer. (Written by Dina Tantra)

  12. 4 out of 5

    Kalpashree

    This book is a Godsend for me in this world full of flux post 2020. April has done an amazing job narrating eight superpowers that build on top of each other, and shed light on a refreshingly human way to approach our relationship with change, and our career and life. This book is one of the silver linings in this world full of flux and uncertainly that I hope reaches many people. April narrated this audiobook in her voice and I LOVED listening to *Flux* in her soothing and meditative voice. Hig This book is a Godsend for me in this world full of flux post 2020. April has done an amazing job narrating eight superpowers that build on top of each other, and shed light on a refreshingly human way to approach our relationship with change, and our career and life. This book is one of the silver linings in this world full of flux and uncertainly that I hope reaches many people. April narrated this audiobook in her voice and I LOVED listening to *Flux* in her soothing and meditative voice. Highly recommend!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Cori Lathan

    The Flux Mindset finally puts a framework around all the things I've most valued in both my personal and professional lives! April Rinne gives names and structure to the superpowers I've developed from raising children of color, from building a portfolio career, from dealing with both my parents deaths during COVID and so much more. I feel seen knowing there is a tribe on this journey of "Flux as a practice." And I'm pretty sure coddiwomple is my all-time favorite word! The Flux Mindset finally puts a framework around all the things I've most valued in both my personal and professional lives! April Rinne gives names and structure to the superpowers I've developed from raising children of color, from building a portfolio career, from dealing with both my parents deaths during COVID and so much more. I feel seen knowing there is a tribe on this journey of "Flux as a practice." And I'm pretty sure coddiwomple is my all-time favorite word!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Greg Koleno

    April Rinne’s book Flux is fantastic and could not have come a better time in all of our lives. Change and uncertainty are around every corner these days. Flux demystifies your relationship with change and the journey through the 8 superpowers will help you reshape how you deal with and respond to change. I will read this book again. I will have my kids read this book. I will have my friends read this book. This world needs to read Flux.

  15. 4 out of 5

    David Harrison

    "If I were to die tomorrow, what would the world need me to do today?" "What would make you, you if you were stripped of all of your priviledge...or your possessions?" This airplane-ride-quick read includes a fantastic set of core questions surrounded by enough personal juice and guidance to provide self-introspection. I especially like the combination of business ideas, career goals, Personal well- being, meditation, and yoga combined into one book of many perspectives. "If I were to die tomorrow, what would the world need me to do today?" "What would make you, you if you were stripped of all of your priviledge...or your possessions?" This airplane-ride-quick read includes a fantastic set of core questions surrounded by enough personal juice and guidance to provide self-introspection. I especially like the combination of business ideas, career goals, Personal well- being, meditation, and yoga combined into one book of many perspectives.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Jess Peoples

    I loved this book. It was timely and a lot of what April talked about was very relatable. A highlight from the book is to Run slower – to thrive in a fast-paced world, slow your own pace. The faster we run and the more we run without resting or reflection or even paying attention, the worse our results will be over time. I loved the comment "In a world with more robots, your key to thrive is to be all the more human – and to use your humanity to help others". I loved this book. It was timely and a lot of what April talked about was very relatable. A highlight from the book is to Run slower – to thrive in a fast-paced world, slow your own pace. The faster we run and the more we run without resting or reflection or even paying attention, the worse our results will be over time. I loved the comment "In a world with more robots, your key to thrive is to be all the more human – and to use your humanity to help others".

  17. 5 out of 5

    Laura

    Flux is a roadmap for success! This book gives the secrets to being present and making moments count in a way that promotes sanity and productivity. April Rinne taps into her global expertise and experiences to show us ways to flip our mindset and look at change in a new and exciting way, as an opportunity.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Jonathan Kalan

    Flux provides a fascinating new roadmap for embracing uncertainty, reorienting ourselves in times of change, and navigating an increasingly fluid and complex world - without taking you too far astray as a reader. It is an essential (and accessible) guide for young leaders seeking to forge their own path, flip the conventional script upside-down, and design a life with purpose and meaning!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Gayle

    Best self-development book of the year! I love her strategies for surviving in our tumultuous times, including "run slower" and develop a "portfolio career." Those sure work for me! Facebook would make a great gift for the stressed, harried people pioneer gift list. Best self-development book of the year! I love her strategies for surviving in our tumultuous times, including "run slower" and develop a "portfolio career." Those sure work for me! Facebook would make a great gift for the stressed, harried people pioneer gift list.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Ahri

    April Rinne’s brilliant book helps us meet this zeitgeist moment in the precarious, fragile human story. It is comforting to know there are concrete and immeasurable ways to get through pain and disorientation with wisdom, courage, and transformation from the inside out.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Jasen Robillard

    Breathtakingly insightful and diverse modern wisdom book, combining elements of culture, policy, economics, psychology and world religions. We will be reading as a family to upgrade each others superpowers.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Giulia

    April's book encapsulates perfectly the world we live in and the skills that are necessary to thrive in 2021. I've been following her keynotes and articles for many years, and I am very looking forward to this new book. April's book encapsulates perfectly the world we live in and the skills that are necessary to thrive in 2021. I've been following her keynotes and articles for many years, and I am very looking forward to this new book.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Joel Schwartzberg

    A very fresh and surprisingly personal look at how to transition from fearing change to embracing, being comfortable with, and even benefitting from dramatic shifts in life and work.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Daniel Noventa

    Tangible advise on building resiliency in a modern economy.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Michael

    April Rinne brilliantly weaves her powerful life's journey into a beautiful tapestry of wisdom and insights on how we might best navigate an increasingly dizzying world. She elevates a new vocabulary around embracing change, discovering stillness, and what is enough. I found her dive into the future of work and "portfolio careers" particularly resonating, as I myself explore multiple streams of work in service of our changing climate and environment. Thank you, April, for offering this rich reso April Rinne brilliantly weaves her powerful life's journey into a beautiful tapestry of wisdom and insights on how we might best navigate an increasingly dizzying world. She elevates a new vocabulary around embracing change, discovering stillness, and what is enough. I found her dive into the future of work and "portfolio careers" particularly resonating, as I myself explore multiple streams of work in service of our changing climate and environment. Thank you, April, for offering this rich resource, this compass, for all of us to embrace, absorb and put into practice.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Daniel

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    Ryan

  28. 5 out of 5

    Jacob Maldonado

  29. 4 out of 5

    Samantha

  30. 4 out of 5

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