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Jay Shetty is a former monk who is now an award-winning host, storyteller, author, and viral content creator. Since launching his video channel in 2016, Shetty’s viral wisdom videos have garnered over 4 billion views and gained over 20 million followers globally.
This makes him one of the most viewed people on the internet internationally. His latest book, Think Like a Monk recently became a #1 New York Times Best-Seller.
Jay is a top business keynote speaker, viral content creator, and motivational vlogger. Shetty graduated with honors from Cass Business School in London, but knew he wanted to make a difference in the world outside of what he could do with his degree so he packed his bags at the age of 22 and went to live as a monk in India.
Jay Shetty, social media superstar and host of the #1 podcast On Purpose, distills the timeless wisdom he learned as a monk into practical steps anyone can take every day to live a less anxious, more meaningful life.
When you think like a monk, you’ll understand:
-How to overcome negativity
-How to stop overthinking
-Why comparison kills love
-How to use your fear
-Why you can’t find happiness by looking for it
-How to learn from everyone you meet
-Why you are not your thoughts
-How to find your purpose
-Why kindness is crucial to success
-And much more...
Shetty grew up in a family where you could become one of three things—a doctor, a lawyer, or a failure. His family was convinced he had chosen option three: instead of attending his college graduation ceremony, he headed to India to become a monk, to meditate every day for four to eight hours, and devote his life to helping others.
After three years, one of his teachers told him that he would have more impact on the world if he left the monk’s path to share his experience and wisdom with others. Heavily in debt, and with no recognizable skills on his résumé, he moved back home in north London with his parents.
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