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April 8th, 2024

Beyond Boundaries: Thriving in Life's Grey Zone- Curiosity Didn't Kill the Cat by Kinga Vajda

  1. Beyond Boundaries: Thriving in Life's Grey Zone- Curiosity Didn't Kill the Cat by Kinga Vajda Dr. Constance Leyland 21:31

Kinga-Curiosity Didn’t Kill This Cat

The chapter delves into the author’s struggles with identity and belonging stemming from cultural and linguistic differences as a child of immigrant parents. Despite excelling academically, she felt excluded and pressured to conform to societal expectations, leading to a sense of impostor syndrome.

It highlights the conflict between the author’s passion for human connection and societal pressures to pursue a traditional engineering career like her father. Despite her success in the tech industry, she faced backlash for her direct approach and struggled to navigate internal politics, feeling alienated and misunderstood.

Ultimately, the chapter emphasizes the importance of embracing individuality, fostering inclusive communities, and being unconventionally curious to overcome adversity and thrive. The author advocates for self-acceptance, celebrating uniqueness, and empowering others to create a life of purpose and belonging, regardless of societal norms.

Here is Kinga’s LinkedIn:

Here is my LinkedIn:

Constance Leyland Host of Level Up Podcast

I am a serial educator, opportunities designer, and a compassionate leader. I am a professor in business for a decade. I own my own business creating programs for professional development bridging the gap between theories you learn in college and the real world skills needed to be employed. I also run my podcast which can be heard in 42 nations and counties as of today. I am #121 listened to in Apple podcast out of 2.4 million. I am in 13 distribution channels as of today.

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