Navigating Risk And Uncertainty

Have you ever worried about getting left behind?  Well, on this show, you’ll learn the 5 essential elements of conviction so that you can achieve your goals and get ahead of disruptive change.

According to a report by the World Economic Forum (2019), about 42% of core skills required to perform most roles will change in 3 years. With the rapid pace of automation and innovation, the average life span of skills is about 18 months before becoming obsolete.

As disruption accelerates and the workplace evolves, your ability to learn quickly becomes your core skill. If you anticipate challenges, learn new skills, and pivot faster, you will eventually overcome every obstacle and get ahead of disruption. Conviction empowers you to achieve your goals, no matter what happens because you have the skillset, mindset and toolset to get ahead of change.


[00:40] The importance of conviction
[01:07] Artificial intelligence and automation – Fourth Industrial Revolution
[03:25] Essential element #1
[04:32] Essential element #2
[05:36] Essential element #3
[07:06] Essential element #4
[08:38] Essential element #5
[10:59] Nikki’s favorite habit or hack
[12:41] Homework for the week


“We’re living in the age of artificial intelligence and automation, often described as the fourth industrial revolution, because the scale and scope of change is so massive.” – Nikki Barua

“Instead of being rigid in your views, or the skills you had in the past, or the beliefs you had, if you simply look at everything as an iterative process, you’re just constantly in a state of motion and state of evolution moving upward and onward.” – Nikki Barua

“When everything is changing, your superpower becomes your ability to learn faster than the pace of change.” – Nikki Barua

“Look at failure as feedback, where you’re getting evidence of what not to do, or maybe you’re identifying an area of growth that you need to take action on.” – Nikki Barua

“Figure out how you can invest in your own self development, in your own growth by continuously learning, you have to become a lifelong learner and make learning a daily habit.” – Nikki Barua

“When you reframe failure as a learning opportunity and failure as feedback, you’re able to keep moving forward, you are able to stay agile, adapt to change.” – Nikki Barua

“Success, ultimately, comes from consistent execution.” – Nikki Barua

About Nikki Barua:

Nikki Barua is a digital innovator, serial entrepreneur, author & speaker. Learn more at

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About Monica Marquez:

Monica Marquez is an ex-Googler, diversity expert and senior corporate leader. Learn more at

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