What if you could travel back in time to every age of your life so far? What would you learn about who you were in your past, who you are today, and who you want to become in your future?
In the year leading up to his 40th birthday, Mike Iskandar made this vision a reality by interviewing 40 people from ages 1 to 40 in order to heal old wounds, reconnect to the best qualities and experiences of his past, and envision a new future for himself. The result was profound; an unconventional path to deeper compassion and human connection that is now the basis for a self-development program helping schools and organizations transform self doubt into self love.
In this talk, Mike shares the inspiration for his journey, key insights from his 40 interviews, and the broader impact and opportunity such a program has for those facing an epidemic of self doubt, anxiety, and depression, particularly for teens and tweens.
About the Speaker:
Mike Iskandar guides “time travelers” on an exploration of the best qualities and experiences of their past and future selves, and how those discoveries can uplift their present sense of self. Mike Iskandar is on a mission to help the world overcome the silent struggle of self-doubt, anxiety, and depression that strikes far too early in childhood and lasts far too long into adulthood. He is the founder of Time Travel Journeys, a self development program that guides participants on an exploration of the best qualities of their past and future selves, and how those qualities can uplift who they are today. Mike’s journey began in the year leading up to his 40th birthday, when he responded to some of life’s biggest questions (“Where did the time go?!” … “Who am I?” … “What legacy will I leave behind?”) by interviewing 40 people from ages 1 to 40 about what it’s like to be the age that they are. This unique journey of self discovery revealed an unconventional path to self compassion that is now helping children and adults to understand and appreciate who they were, who they are, and who they aspire to be. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx