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.