From the corporate boardroom to the California boardwalk, individuals are continually seeking ways to take control of their life, work performance and wellbeing.
The self-help/self-improvement industry has burgeoned in the last 25 years, and adapted its offerings to the zeitgeist. We have come to see ourselves in relation to our peers around the world, the endangered planet and those who have less and deserve more.
This new collective consciousness offers life-changing personal benefits. You only have to read a book, try an app, listen to a TED talk or take a wellbeing workshop to imagine that change can be implemented one step at a time.
As we pursue forms of self-improvement, we encounter mindfulness and gratitude, good health and creativity, along the way. It feels like a pathway to a brighter future. The promise is that – another 25 years on – we’ll be living in a more connected and compassionate world, our geo-political challenges notwithstanding.