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Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Everyday

Are you living a fearful life or a purpose-driven one?

How do you feel when you wake up in the morning? Tired is probably a safe answer. Maybe you get up, brush your teeth, get dressed, and eat breakfast in a sort of mindless fog. Then you get in the car, drive to work, and begin your day. The day eventually ends, and you find yourself doing the exact same thing the next day and the next.

This looks like a typical morning for a lot of people. And while there’s nothing inherently “wrong” about this type of morning, there is something that could make it a lot better.

If you’ve been listening to The School of Greatness for a while now, you’ve heard me talk about the power of meditation. The busyness of life easily jumbles our thoughts, and it’s easy to go throughout our day without taking time to recenter ourselves. I begin my morning with meditation, and it has really helped me start my day with a focused and purpose-driven mindset.

Our mind is constantly buzzing with ideas, thoughts, fears, and desires. It gets noisy in there, and when that happens, we often find ourselves feeling anxious, afraid, or frustrated. Peace and calm is something that we all want, but our minds seem to resist this often.

Can we train our minds to default to peace instead of worry?

Today on The School of Greatness, my guest is a man who left society to become a monk for three years, and when he came back, he shared his story and his secrets with the world. Yes, I’m talking about the one and only Jay Shetty.

“Filter out the noise and listen to the voice inside.” @JayShettyIW  

Jay Shetty is an award-winning host, storyteller, Internet personality, and viral content creator. Since launching his video channel in 2016, Jay’s viral wisdom videos have garnered over 7 billion views and gained over 35 million followers globally. He is one of the most viewed people on the internet internationally.

After meeting a monk when he was 18, Jay started redefining success for himself. He wanted a life of service, impact, and passion as opposed to money, fame, and power. After graduating with a 1st class BSc (Hons) Degree, Jay went to live as a monk across India and Europe at age 22. He traded his suits for robes, shaved his head, and lived out of a gym locker for 3 years. After his monk experience, Jay moved back to London with no money to his name but started speaking at business schools about stress and pressure.

His career launched as a coach, and he was invited by Arianna Huffington to be the Host of HuffPost Lifestyle in New York City. He now works with companies like Google, L’Oreal, Facebook, Coca Cola, and Microsoft.

In his inspiring and empowering new book Think Like a Monk, Jay draws on his time as a monk in the Hindu tradition to show us how we can clear the roadblocks to our potential and power. Drawing on ancient wisdom and his own rich experiences in the ashram, Think Like a Monk reveals how to overcome negative thoughts and habits to access the calm and purpose that lie within all of us. How to Think Like a Monk is available for preorder and will be released on September 8th, 2020.

I had Jay on the podcast back on Episode 608, where he first shared his monk experience with you all, and today, he talks about training our minds to understand what we desire, who we are, what our purpose is.

Jay is an incredible guy, and I loved having him back on the podcast! He truly wants to help people around the world from what he’s learned, and his positive attitude is contagious.

Join me on Episode 953 to learn how to train your mind to find peace and purpose with ex-monk Jay Shetty!

“We’re wired for generosity but educated for greed.” @JayShettyIW  

Some Questions I Ask:

  • Why is identity something you focus on? (2:15)
  • How do we listen to that inner voice? (7:20)
  • How do we manage comparison in life that requires competition? (10:34)
  • Why do we live in fear and desire motivation if it only causes us pain? (15:51)
  • How do we let go of the fear of fear? (23:05)
  • How do we balance ego and self-confidence? (27:41)
  • How does someone find purpose in chaos? (36:51)
  • What’s been the most painful thing since leaving monkhood? (40:31)
  • What’s been the biggest lesson for you in the last year? (50:32)
  • What is your purpose and when did you discover it? (52:43)
  • Why is it so hard to be in an intimate relationship? (1:08:04)
  • How do we balance giving and receiving? (1:14:27)

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The importance of starting at the root (3:47)
  • How to unlearn what we think we know about ourselves (5:21)
  • How to fill your life with a deep sense of love (16:53)
  • How we fear the wrong things (10:02)
  • Where the ego likes to live (28:31)
  • The impact of serving others on self-worth (30:41)
  • The difference between the monkey mind and monk mind (35:28)
  • Why celebrating the moment is an important part of the journey (49:12)
  • How to have a conversation with yourself (57:12)
  • When Jay’s mind has fooled him and how to overcome this (1:01:21)
  • How to have tough conversations with other people (1:06:31)
  • The five types of attraction (1:09:42)
  • Plus much more…
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