Radha Agrawal - Reading & Signing

Meet Radha Agrawal, the amazing entrepreneur and founder of Daybreaker! Radha will give a talk and sign her new book, BELONG: Find Your People, Create Community, and Live a More Connected Life

About BELONG:
It’s the great paradox of the digital age: the internet connects us to millions of people, yet we feel more isolated than ever, with 1 in 4 Americans saying that they have zero friends to confide in. Social media has become the new fast food—the initial rush of happiness and instant gratification quickly replaced by feelings of loneliness and disconnect once the phone is put down. It’s easy to get likes but hard to make a friend. Radha Agrawal, Co-founder of Daybreaker—the massive morning dance party that occurs monthly in 25 cities worldwide—calls this “community confusion.”  

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.

“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

“Few people know how to live life with such authentic expression as Radha does. In this book she shows us, in a clear and fun way, how and why this way of life can lead us all to the very thing we as humans desire the most: to belong.” —Alexander Ljung, Founder & Chairman, SoundCloud

About Radha Agrawal:
Radha Agrawal is a community force. She is the Co-founder, CEO, and Chief Community Architect of Daybreaker, the early morning dance and wellness move-ment that currently holds events in 25 cities and more than a dozen college campuses around the world and has a community of almost half a million people. She is a successful entrepreneur (Co-Founder THINX, LiveItUp), author, speaker, DJ, inventor, and investor, and was named as “one of 8 women who will change the world” by MTV. Radha is also the recipient of the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award and has spoken about social entrepreneurship and community building to audiences around the world.

Her new book, BELONG: Find Your People, Create Community, and Live a More Connected Life, answers the questions “How the heck do I find my people?” and “How do I create large and meaningful communities in the real world?” Radha lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her love, Eli, a baby on the way, and her twin sister, Miki—and lots of family and friends within a few blocks. You can most often find her tinkering with community and experience design projects, or on the dance floor at Daybreaker in New York City (if she’s not dancing at sunrise in another part of the world.)

Event date: 
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 7:00pm
Belong: Find Your People, Create Community, and Live a More Connected Life Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781523502059
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Workman Publishing Company - September 4th, 2018