Florian has lived in eight different countries and can speak eight languages. He has a wealth of knowledge to share about adapting to cultures and learning new languages. He has worked as a diplomat, salesperson, teacher, solopreneur and growth marker. One common theme has been Florian’s ability to learn and adapt.
1:21 - the first person to disagree on LinkedIn.
5:20 - the countries Florian has lived in.
7:18 - most difficult country to adapt to.
9:17 - are people less friendly in some countries?
12:32 - some cultures are more indirect.
14:36 - how to get an insight to the country’s unwritten rules.
16:30 - how Florian felt about going to a boarding school in a new country where he didn’t speak the language.
18:09 - why should people live in a different country?
24:45 - a new country is a clean slate.
27:10 - finding yourself when travelling.
32:00 - fear of failure stopping us from starting.
36:57 - don’t overthink what you say because people don’t care.
39:10 - tying self worth to people’s opinions.
41:48 - learning and fear and failure.
44:18 - is social media a waste of time?
47:50 - create a learning entourage.
50:30 - the benefits of learning new languages.
57:45 - how to learn a new language?
1:09:21 - connect with Florian.
You can find more detailed show notes with links to references at: https://candourpodcast.com/florian-decludt/