Belong

Find Your People, Create Community & Live a More Connected Life
Narrated by: Radha Agrawal
Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (167 ratings)

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It’s the great paradox of the digital age, what Radha Agrawal calls “community confusion” - the Internet connects us to hundreds, thousands, even millions of people, and yet we feel more isolated than ever, with one in four Americans saying they have zero friends to confide in. Where are our people? The answer is found in Belong, a highly energetic guide to discovering where and with whom you fit. 

After suffering her own bout of community confusion, Agrawal embarked on a journey that ultimately resulted in cofounding Daybreaker, a transformative phenomenon where thousands of people get up at the crack of dawn, meet in event spaces in 22 cities around the world, and dance. Now she’s distilled her experience for finding meaningful connections into a two-step process. 

The first step is going in. This includes determining what we want in a friend and community and what we offer, becoming intentional about our relationships, gauging the type of energy we emit and respond to, and understanding how we do - or don’t - show up for others. Then comes going out - how to find a few special friends who feed our soul; or how to find a fully engaged group with similar business, artistic, and social aims; or both. 

Connectedness is the most significant factor in human happiness - Belong is a creative blueprint for bringing this most important dimension back into our lives. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.  

©2018 Radha Agrawal (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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Wonderful experience that will truly improve your life

Stop hanging out with the wrong people doing things that don’t fulfill and energize you, and choose how you spend your time and who you spend it with. In BELONG, Radha Agrawal beautifully explains how she found her tribe and built a truly global dance party, Daybreaker, with and for the people she loved. (If you've ever been to one of her Daybreaker parties, held monthly in 24 cities around the world, you’ve felt the strong sense of community and a feeling of belonging that radiates through the dance floor. It's a pulse that makes you simultaneously want to dance your face off and hug everyone!) The book navigates how she found and expanded a strong community of like-minded and like-spirited individuals. Radha sprinkles in interactive assignments that transform this easy listen into a productive, nourishing and introspective experience.

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Inspiring and sensible

Now I want to get the book for reference! This book touches on human essentials, values we all share; it offers wisdom and initiatives on how to foster community one person at a time. I will take a year to follow through and internalize the sage advice of “Belong.”

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Belong

I am so excited by the content of this wonderful book. I have been thinking about so many of the issues and themes in this book before reading it. You have put my thoughts and dreams on to paper and the air waves! Thank You my dear Writer!⭐️

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Inspired and practical

So refreshing to read and learn from Radha. Having been to Daybreaker, she is a master of thinking outside the box.

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Short and simple explanation for something difficult.

Step 1: become positive
Step 2: surround self with positive people
Step 3: do things you like to do with people you like

She touches on some pretty heavy topics such as self love and figuring out what kind of person you want to become. The book is short so she flies through it. I noticed the actual book has some cute designed pages to try her activities in. Overall I think it is well explained and broken down into simple language. This wasn’t what I was looking for. I wanted something with more depth. I think it’s great for someone who wants to change but they don’t know how or why to start the journey. A great overview.

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Life changer

What a an epic read ! Inspired me to create. Community here in Croatia. Amazing work Radha. Ben and Sof

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Great Book

Love this book, I'll listen again as I think the big concepts are refreshing in an era when most are more connected to virtual associations (FB, LinkedIn, IG, Twitter, etc) rather than real connections. People spend entire evenings on Twitter. I love the concept of building your own place of "belonging" actual physical places, and the many examples of how. I like the actual application including of how critical it is to first look inward; being the kind of person who we would want to be around. Example: We must be reliable, consistent, etc (all the other things each of us finds desirable in close friends and community members),

The reason for the 4 stars, way too many acronyms. If you need a dictionary for a book to define all the acronyms, it's too much. Not sure if she has a dictionary for this book, I recommend one since each chapter is littered with acronyms. The sales motto, keep it simple, really holds true. People remember ONE key acronym an author or speaker wants its readers/listeners to take away rather than each chapter containing several.

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Heart centered information

I enjoyed the story and the information very much.
Although the audio quality was off;which is why I gave the performance a 3star. Did anyone do audio editing? I'm a voice actor and do home recording.
I am very sensitive to audio quality.
Otherwise, the information shared is appreciated and valued very much
Thank you..

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Simple but important message

Belonging is an essential human need, something that many of us neglect in our lives. Radha does a great job of highlighting the importance of community. I didn’t really connect with all the references to her organization or hippie language, but overall her message was genuine, personal and powerful.

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Perfect

This was exactly what I needed and was looking for after a best friend breakup and need to build new community. So good! A step by step guide to building community with humor anecdotes and hope.

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  • 01-02-20

A let down - not applicable to most people

The author talks about inclusion and fear of being left out but literally advocates plotting your friends on a graph to decide which ones to exclude from your life. This book seems to be for people for have at least 100 friends already and who are living in a metropolitan city where there is an unlimited variety of people and interests. If this is not you then this book is unlikely to resonate. The 2 stars are for the authors enthusiasm and positive attitude which may be helpful. The core message is to be proactive and mindful when starting and developing your relationships which is a great message- just let down by the above.

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  • 03-21-19

Hippy dippy

The book is motivating in a way that it showed me I am not alone in feeling that I don’t belong and that it is never to late to build your community, but the second part of the book is a little bit annoying and sounds like hippy dippy overexcited child who is hugging everyone and expecting them to like it. Overall book is 3 fro me.

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  • 01-19-19

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interesting info & well told , very encouraging to go out into the world find your interest & discover like minded people

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  • 01-04-19

Enlightening...

I discovered Radha after her slot on Jim Kwiks podcast. The main thing I've taken from the book is her idea of DOSE and how to change your life with making sure you get your DOSE every day.