~Find Your People, Create Community & Live a More Connected Life~
BY DAYBREAKER co-founder & CEO RADHA AGRAWAL
“If you want to belong, read this book.” —Deepak Chopra, MD
“Read this book, do what it says, and discover exactly where you fit in.” —John Mackey, Co-founder & CEO, Whole Foods Market
“Radha Agrawal is at the center of building one of the most important movements in America: the creation of deep community among a population of increasingly disconnected citizens. Belong takes the powerful lessons she’s learned through her remarkable entrepreneurial journey and creates an essential guidebook for anyone who wants to create or be part of a thriving community among any group or around any cause.” —Ben Rattray, Founder & CEO Change.org
BELONG: Find Your People, Create Community, and Live a More Connected Life was born out of the methods, tips, and tricks Agrawal used to create the Daybreaker community and what she observed as that community evolved. She saw the need for all of us to find a place of acceptance, repair our social fabric, and reconnect. A modern how-to manual for figuring out where and with whom we fit, and complete with beautiful, playful illustrations, BELONG encourages readers to first go in—a process that includes discovering what we want and what we have to offer—and then out, so they can find their community and their people. Exercises to guide readers in their journey to belonging are sprinkled throughout, including:
· How to determine personal core values, interests, and abilities—a vital first step to finding and creating one’s dream community
· How to tame inner thoughts of comparison, perfectionism, and judgment
· 10 foolproof ways to nurture community, including how to listen, take initiative, and design a thoughtful, intentional space meant to foster and encourage belonging
· How to find and create community at every life stage, from high school to later in life.
Thousands of people flock to Agrawal’s morning parties because they’re a place where they can dance without fear, where everyone is greeted with a smile and a hug, and where they leave with a natural high. In an increasingly mobile, transitional, and digitally fractured world, this hunger for real connection through community is only growing. BELONG is here to help people find it.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: A social entrepreneur, impact investor, inventor, speaker, and lifelong community builder, Radha Agrawal co-founded Daybreaker, the grassroots, sober early morning dance phenomenon that takes place in 25 cities across the globe and has a rapidly growing loyal community of almost half a million people. Radha is also an angel investor with over a dozen exciting start-ups whose investors also include Beyoncé, Mark Cuban, and Troy Carter. She is also the recipient of the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award and has been touted as “1 of 8 women who will change the world” by MTV. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.