Author of the week - Jay Shetty
Think like a monk
“When nobody else celebrates you, learn to celebrate yourself. When nobody else compliments you, then compliment yourself. It’s not up to other people to keep you encouraged. It’s up to you. Encouragement should come from the inside.” - Jay Shetty
Welcome to the self-help weekend!
Today we’re talking about Jay Shetty. You must have heard or seen him on podcasts, youtube, reality shows, etc; but even if you haven’t, here is your chance to know him
He’s a popular self-help guru who’s British and his witty admonitions hold kernels of New Age, Hindu, and Buddhist spiritual views.
Born on 6 September 1987, in Barnet, United Kingdom this English author is a former monk. And a purpose coach of Indian descent. Jay grew up in North London and now lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife, Radhi Devlukia Shetty.
Life was moving as usual when in 2010 Jay decided to be a monk at 21, took up traveling India, UK, and Europe. Later in 2013, Jay moved back in with his parents leaving the monk path, confused about his life’s purpose.
Now, you can give in ‘all your mind’ and get inspired from what he did next …
WHEN I LEFT, I APPLIED WHAT I LEARNED IN THE REAL WORLD.
Gratitude wasn’t just a concept, it boosted my immune system, mood and quality of sleep. Mastering the mind didn’t just make me feel calm, it helped me manage negativity and overcome overthinking. Discipline wasn’t joyless, it was a meaningful and powerful force to make an impact. Meditation wasn’t just a practice, it gave me clarity, confidence and focus. Empathy didn’t just apply to monks, it improved all my relationships. Mindfulness wasn’t just a tool, it was a way of life.
excerpt from Jay Shetty’s story, jayshetty.me
Tho his career started in Accenture as a social media coach for the company's executives, today Jay has left his corporate job and is helping millions reach their dreams. The initial leap towards this happened in 2016 when he released his first video “hoping it would make a difference in just one person’s life.”
It Did! In fact, it changed the world for thousands of humans. And continues to do so, thanks to Jay’s mission -
"To share life-changing wisdom in a way that makes people feel entertained, in a way that’s active, dynamic, and innovative... I'm also passionate about spreading a movement of unlearning what the world has taught us: what our families taught, what school has taught, what we've picked up from around us. To allow [people] to go back to being self-aware of their own interests, needs, and concerns. It's disconnecting from what "makes sense" to what actually moves you and what makes sense internally."
From National Geographic interview
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