3 Effective Ways to Turn Your Life Around & Why Continuous Learning Is Necessary for Personal Growth with Novak Djokovic

    Use your spare time to invest in your passion and build a strong foundation before taking a leap of faith. Seek help when overwhelmed and learn to overcome failure by building self-belief and taking care of your mental health.

    enJune 23, 2023

    About this Episode

    Are you in a life crisis where you are being pressured into committing to a life changing career that you aren't interested in? Is it making you question your future goals and the path you want to take? Then this episode can help you.

    Today, we will explore the fundamental aspects of personal growth, purpose, and self-mastery that will ignite a fire within you.

    I am overjoyed to share the conversation I had with Serbian professional tennis player Novak Djokovic. Beyond his on-court achievements, Djokovic is known for his resilience, mental toughness, and dedication to his craft. 

    Novak and I exchange thoughts and opinions on the hidden potential of repetition and reminders as we unravel the importance they hold in our lives, the profound truth that self-mastery is not a mere part-time endeavor but a lifelong commitment, and how self-awareness is a transformative journey that involves accepting not just who we are but also who we are not.

    We also touch on my personal journey as a monk and how to unlock the transformative wisdom of the monk mindset as we explore the three fundamental aspects that define it. 

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    - The hidden potential of repetition and daily reminders

    - How to navigate the pressures of societal expectations

    - Why self-mastery is not a part-time endeavor

    - How to navigate the pain and liberation of truly understanding our authentic selves

    - How to find joy and fulfillment in doing what we genuinely love

    - The positive effects of daily meditation

    Don't miss this opportunity to embark on a transformative adventure of self-discovery, purpose, and resilience. 

    With Love and Gratitude,

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    What We Discuss:

    • 00:00 Intro
    • 01:00 Why is repetition and reminder important for all of us?
    • 01:30 Growing up in a society where success and achievement is seen as a metric of growth
    • 07:27 Self mastery isn’t a part time job, it is a commitment and a lifestyle
    • 10:49 The painful thing about self-awareness is accepting who you are not
    • 20:46 Are you doing it to become big and famous or are you doing it because you enjoy doing it?
    • 24:24 There are 3 aspects to purpose and what we can learn from it
    • 33:25 What are the three aspects of the monk mindset and how can you learn it?
    • 37:01 Let’s do a quick meditation session
    • 48:22 Is there an endpoint to your purpose?
    • 53:22 How do you balance making a living and living your purpose?
    • 55:22 How do you stay calm during the time of failure? How do you build your self-belief?

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    🔑 Key Takeaways

    • Pursue fulfillment rather than societal validation, share our life journeys to understand and support others, and be open to learning from inspiring stories regardless of backgrounds or preconceptions.
    • The pursuit of happiness can be achieved through self-mastery and service to others, regardless of age or talent. Giving back to the world is the ultimate goal for true happiness and fulfillment in life.
    • Finding guidance can help you understand your path and push through negativity. Trust your training and mental strength to move forward.
    • Starting with no game plan, viral videos, and support from influential people, Jay Shetty learned the power of sharing knowledge through social media. By spreading messages of spirituality, kindness, and mindfulness, we can inspire and impact millions of lives.
    • Pursuing passion and purpose brings joy and gratitude, while considering the impact we have on the world helps us make meaningful connections and take risks towards our goals. Trust the support of the universe.
    • Your purpose is unique and valuable, but it requires protection. Understanding the three aspects of purpose - interest, passion, and purpose - can help strengthen and clarify your goals. Pursuing your purpose may involve taking risks and facing failure, but having confidence in yourself and your mission can ultimately bring satisfaction and meaning to your life.
    • Serving others with time, ideas or resources brings happiness and eases mental health. Sharing passions and inspiring others, learning continually and gaining perspective completes a cycle of responsibility and abundance.
    • Adopting intentional and disciplined actions, practicing visualization, mantra repetition and mindfulness can change the mindset, alleviate personal challenges and empower individuals to create a positive impact on their surroundings.
    • Practicing gratitude through meditation is accessible to everyone. Follow the three steps of breathe, affirm, and visualize to find peace and balance within yourself. Make gratitude a habit by reflecting on the good times.
    • Conscious breathing is an easy yet underrated tool to practice mindfulness and be present. Focusing on the breath can reduce anxiety, boost performance, and aid in recovering energy. It is an excellent starting point to explore happiness and meaning.
    • Starting with small steps towards your interests can lead to growth and evolution in beauty, spirituality, and power. Mental strength and visualization are vital in achieving success, while balancing earning a living and fulfilling your purpose requires constant reflection.
    • Use your spare time to invest in your passion and build a strong foundation before taking a leap of faith. Seek help when overwhelmed and learn to overcome failure by building self-belief and taking care of your mental health.
    • Failure is an opportunity to learn and change. Studying the failures of those you admire builds confidence. Goals provide clarity and direction, while being aligned with your passion brings joy and motivation. Understand why you do what you do, set clear goals, and stay on track with your journey.
    • To become the best version of oneself, find a mentor, write down thoughts, focus on core goals, and surround oneself with positive influences. Taking centering breaths can sharpen the mind for growth.
    • Cut out non-essential projects and product lines to sharpen your focus, build a stable foundation for success, and improve your quality of life and output.

    📝 Podcast Summary

    Jay Shetty's Journey of Pursuing Fulfillment.

    Jay Shetty's journey from being driven by the societal metric of success and achievement to finding spirituality and pursuing his passion for art, philosophy, and psychology is an inspiration for everyone to embrace their unique paths. Sharing our life journeys not only gives voice to our own struggles and achievements but also helps our loved ones understand us better. Material success doesn't guarantee happiness, and Jay's realization that people with material success weren't necessarily happier than others is a reminder to pursue fulfillment rather than societal validation. We can learn from people's inspiring stories regardless of their background, and judgmental thoughts can prevent us from experiencing life-changing moments.

    Pursue Meaning and Purpose through Self-Mastery and Service

    The greatest goal in life is to use your talents and gifts to serve the world. Self-mastery and serving others require a concentrated and lifestyle approach, just like mastering tennis. The monk's service to others inspired Jay Shetty to pursue meaning, passion, and purpose in life. The decision to become a monk was driven by the desire to overcome ego, work on self-mastery and give back to the world. The pursuit of wealth, beauty, fame, and talent doesn't necessarily result in true happiness. No matter the age bracket, anyone can aspire to use their talents to help others and strive for a meaningful and passionate life.

    Jay Shetty's personal journey towards purposeful living.

    Jay Shetty's journey as a monk helped him gain more self-awareness and realize his true purpose of sharing spiritual teachings with the world. He initially believed he would be a monk for the rest of his life but eventually knew that he belonged outside the monastery walls to connect with people and spread his message. Mentors played a crucial role in Jay's journey and helped him understand his path. Despite facing negativity and feeling like he had failed, Jay's training as a monk helped him to overcome those challenges. Just like in tennis, mental mastery and strategies kick in at the lowest points, and it's during these times that our mind really kicks in and helps us move forward.

    Jay Shetty's Journey to Inspire Millions through Social Media and Videos

    Jay Shetty wanted to share his knowledge with everyone and thought video and social media were powerful ways to reach people for free. He started by filming four videos with no strategy or game plan that went viral overnight, gaining the support of Ariana Huffington. This completely transformed his life and taught him that people wanted this knowledge even more, leading him to become more focused and strategic. He continued making videos and launched a podcast to inspire people by showing the powerful work athletes do in the background that people don't see. By spreading the message of spirituality, kindness, and mindfulness, we can affect millions of people's lives worldwide and serve as great examples.

    Understanding Our Connection to Community and the Universe

    When reflecting on oneself and their life from a larger perspective, it's important to understand that we are all connected and dependent on one another. It's crucial to be conscious of the impact we have on our communities and the world around us, especially with the use of technology and social media. Finding and pursuing one's passion and purpose can bring immense joy and gratitude, even if it doesn't lead to fame or financial success. Taking risks and leaps towards one's passion and purpose can be scary, but the world and universe will often provide support and help along the way.

    The Importance of Protecting Your Purpose: Understanding the Three Aspects of Purpose and How Pursuing It Can Benefit You.

    Protecting your purpose is important because it is like a rare jewel that everyone will say is worthless. When you protect your purpose, the universe protects you. Purpose has three aspects that are interest, passion and purpose. The seed of purpose is the interest which grows into passion and eventually becomes purpose. Passion and interest are elements that make purpose stronger. Purpose should involve your self-interest but also service to others for a satisfying and meaningful life. Pursuing your purpose can lead to failure but it is important to have confidence because when you take a leap towards your purpose, it comes back and protects you.

    Using Passion to Serve Others and Finding Purpose

    Using passion to serve others can turn it into a purpose, bringing joy and happiness. Energy, whether it's time, ideas or resources, is what we are really giving when we help others. Mental health can be eased and healed when we serve other people. As number one tennis player, Djokovic feels a great responsibility to share his passion and inspire others, especially the young ones. Being a student again and always striving to learn is important. When we use what we have to help others, we complete a cycle of responsibility towards ourselves and towards others, resulting in abundance. The perspective gained from serving others can change our mindset and bring us greater happiness.

    The Art of Thinking like a Monk: Transforming the Mindset with Visualization, Mantra Repetition and Mindfulness Practices.

    Thinking like a monk involves focusing on the root of the issue, being intentional and disciplined in actions, and cultivating compassion, empathy, and mindfulness through meditation practices like breath work, visualization, and mantra repetition. Visualization is a powerful tool that can transport the mind and impact reality, whether it is imagining oneself winning a trophy, hitting a particular shot, or achieving any goal. Mantra repetition can also change the mindset and help individuals get into the zone. Through serving others and gaining a greater world view, one can alleviate their own pain and challenges.

    How to Deepen Your Connection with Gratitude Through Meditation

    Practicing gratitude through visualization and deep connection can help us find peace, calmness, and balance in life. The simple meditation shared by Jay Shetty and Novak Djokovic can guide us through breath work, visualization, and mantra to experience gratitude in a physical and real way. Negative states often don't require meditation, but it's crucial to reflect on the good times and make gratitude a habit. Meditation, in essence, is not limited to any religion or culture, and various forms like breathing, prayer, affirmation, and visualization are accessible to everyone. By following the three steps - breathe, affirm, visualize - we can deepen our connection with gratitude and find peace within ourselves.

    The Benefits of Conscious Breathing and How It Helps in Mindfulness.

    Conscious breathing brings mindfulness and being present in the moment. It helps to recover energy, reduce anxiety, and improve performance. Living in the present moment is a powerful wisdom shared by every religion and tradition. Novak Djokovic encourages people to start with conscious breathing as it's simple yet underrated and has a positive impact on both physical and mental health. By focusing on the breath, people can train themselves to be more present and mindful, which allows them to manifest their full capabilities and get the best out of themselves. Meditation and visualization might seem abstract, but conscious breathing is an excellent way to start exploring happiness and meaning.

    The Evolution of Beauty, Spirituality, and Power

    Anything that is truly beautiful, spiritual and powerful is always evolving. There is no endpoint, even in service. Fascination with the end can stop us from starting. Starting with the little baby footsteps of interest can naturally grow and continue to grow. The mental aspect is the most important element of winning tennis match or anything in life, really. Mental strength and visualization are crucial determinants of performance and whether you'll win or not. Mental training is as important as physical training, especially in high-level professional competition. Balancing making a living and living your purpose is a good question that requires constant reflection and adjustments.

    Pursue your Passion without Quitting your Day Job

    If you are passionate about something, use your free time to invest in it while being in your day job and learn from it. Use your spare time to pursue your passion and work towards your purpose. Don't quit your day job immediately. It takes time to find balance once you have your feet in both boats. Building a strong foundation for your passion is essential before taking a leap of faith. Depression can limit your true potential. Clinical depression is different, but when you feel stuck and overwhelmed, it's time to seek help. Failure and rejection can contribute to depression. Overcoming failure requires building self-belief and finding ways to take care of your mental health.

    The Importance of Failure, Goals and Passion

    Failure is a signal to change and learn not just a setback. Studying the lives of people you admire who have failed is important, as it helps to build a sense of confidence that it is okay to fail. Goals are important as they help to give clarity of thought and feeling, which in turn help to give direction to your path. Being aligned with your purpose and passions is crucial as it provides joy, happiness and motivation in times of failure. Novak Djokovic emphasizes the importance of understanding why you are doing what you are doing and setting clear goals which will make it easier for you to recover from failures and stay on track with your journey.

    Mentors, Reflection, and Focus: Keys to Personal Growth

    In order to become the best version of yourself, it is important to find a mentor and surround yourself with positive influences. Writing things down, even when feeling discouraged, is a powerful tool for self-reflection and transformation. Like trimming the stem of a basil plant to ensure it grows big and bushy, we need to trim our focus in life to thrive. Steve Jobs showed that simplifying and focusing on core products was the key to turning around a failing business. Take three centering breaths to sharpen your mind and zero in on the present moment. Surround yourself with people who align with your values and inspire you to grow.

    Simplify to Amplify: The Power of Focusing on the Main Thing

    Sharpen your focus and simplify your life to build a stable foundation for success. Cut out non-essential product lines and projects that don't align with your mission, vision, or purpose. Apple's success came from focusing on two types of computers with one professional and one consumer version of each, after years of pushing for more product lines had failed. This mindset goes against the common notion that we need to do everything all the time. Stay focused on the main thing and build from there. Take some time to reflect on your various projects in life and determine which are foundational, and which can be slashed to improve your quality of life and output.

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    What are healthy ways to deal with a breakup?

    Today, let’s welcome back dating coach Matthew Hussey. Matthew is also a YouTube personality and writer known for offering advice on dating, love, and relationships to both men and women through his online content, seminars, and his book "Get The Guy." His approach typically combines practical advice, motivational coaching, and a bit of psychology to help individuals understand what they want from a relationship and how to get it.

    Matthew shares his insights on the complexities of love, self-discovery, and the importance of honest communication. He emphasizes on the significance of creating a peaceful relationship, distinguishing it from a boring one, and the value of embracing vulnerabilities to foster deeper connections. Matthew's reflections on his own experiences, coupled with his expertise, provide a comprehensive guide on navigating the challenges of modern dating, building meaningful relationships, and cultivating self-awareness. 

    In this interview, you'll learn:

    How to cultivate peaceful relationships without boredom

    How to deepen connections through vulnerability

    How to navigate modern dating with confidence

    How to enhance relationships with effective communication

    How to enrich love life through self-awareness

    Whether you're single, dating, or in a relationship, this episode offers valuable lessons on love, resilience, and the transformative power of embracing your true self.

    With Love and Gratitude,

    Jay Shetty

    What We Discuss:

    00:00 Intro

    04:20 Where Does Your Idea of Love Come From?

    10:34 What Differentiates a Peaceful to a Boring Relationship?

    19:35 What Are Your Must-Haves in a Relationship?

    31:47 Tactics Are Different From Relationship Standards

    39:59 Egoic Standards Versus Setting Standards for Happiness

    51:20 Practice Having Real and Difficult Conversations

    01:04:48 The Importance of Communicating Your Thoughts and Feelings

    01:08:25 Is Your Partner the Right One for You?

    01:15:05 Dealing with the Different Phases of Heartbreak

    01:26:31 What’s Next for Matthew?    

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    7 Ways to Reduce the Time You Spend Overthinking & Make Better Decisions Quicker

    7 Ways to Reduce the Time You Spend Overthinking & Make Better Decisions Quicker

    How do you know when you're overthinking too much?

    How can you break the cycle of overthinking?

    Today, Jay will talk about the complexity of overthinking and how we can turn it around and look at things differently. Jay presents seven practical strategies to help listeners combat the grip of overthinking. These range from the psychological—to limit how many people's opinions we seek, preventing the confusion and indecision that too many perspectives can cause—to the physical, recommending activities that disengage the analytical brain and encourage mental reset, like exercise or simply moving around.

    In this episode, you'll learn:

    How to use over thinking for problem-solving

    How to manage alarmed responses

    How to use physical movement for mental clarity

    How to focus on positives and small wins

    Don't let overthinking hold you back! Start implementing these strategies today and take control of your mental space.

    With Love and Gratitude,

    Jay Shetty

    What We Discuss:

    00:00 Intro

    00:52 Has Overthinking Slowed You Down?

    07:53 The Science Behind Overthinking

    10:50 #1: Overthinking as a Problem-Solving Approach

    14:24 #2: Don’t Ask Too Many People For Their Opinion

    18:19 #3: Avoid Responding While You’re Feeling Alarmed

    19:17 #4: Move Your Body When Your Mind Is Stuck

    20:32 #5: Focus on the Good Thing and Small Wins

    22:05 #6: Spontaneous Drawings Relieve Psychological Stress

    24:23 #7: Go Back to Analog

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    Orlando Bloom: 3 Reasons Why You Need to Allow Yourself to Make Mistakes & Shift Your Perspective on Fear

    Orlando Bloom: 3 Reasons Why You Need to Allow Yourself to Make Mistakes & Shift Your Perspective on Fear

    Do you stop yourself from making mistakes? 

    Do you want to shift your perspective on fear? 

    Today, let’s welcome the one and only Orlando Bloom. Orlando gained widespread fame for his roles in some of the most popular films including The Lord of the Rings trilogy and Pirates of the Caribbean series. He will be seen starring in Peacock's limited adventure docuseries, To The Edge, which he also produced. Off-screen, Orlando is known for his humanitarian efforts, including his work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

    Orlando shares insights from his life as an actor, adventurer, and someone deeply involved in spirituality. He talks about how meditation and mindfulness help him stay balanced despite the hectic nature of being a celebrity, his views on masculinity, the importance of embracing both masculine and feminine qualities, and striving for balance and introspection in life. We also get to hear stories about facing and overcoming fears, embracing vulnerability, and the lessons he's learned from these challenges. This episode isn't just about getting to know a renowned actor but diving into the personal journey of a man who is constantly looking for deeper meaning and connections in life.

    In this interview, you’ll learn:
    How to overcome fear
    How to maintain balance in a hectic life
    How to incorporate mindfulness into everyday activities
    How to explore and embrace different aspects of your personality
    How to use life's challenges as growth opportunities

    Tune in now for a discussion full of insights on overcoming fears, embracing spirituality, and pursuing personal growth.  

    With Love and Gratitude,
    Jay Shetty

    What We Discuss:
    02:28 Working in an Unscripted Space
    06:09 What’s Your Earliest Childhood Fear?
    08:35 Practicing Buddhism
    13:49 The Lotus Sutra
    20:16 The 8 Wins
    26:28 Trusting Your Life and Becoming Capable
    36:33 Being Present While on the Edge
    44:48 Any Moment Could Be Your Last
    45:43 The Deepest Mirror You’ll Ever Have
    48:58 What Did You Learn from Your Past Relationships?
    51:22 Introducing Buddhism Practice to My Kids
    55:33 Whatever You’re Saying, You Become
    01:02:22 Loving the Parenting Journey
    01:07:16 The Impacts of Your Decisions
    01:09:13 Opportunities Through Obstacles
    01:17:40 Buddhism Is My Anchor
    01:18:59 The Fear You’re Currently Overcoming
    01:26:04 Orlando Bloom on Final Five

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    4 Ways to Know if It Is Time To End Your Relationship (When the Signs Are Not Clear and Things are Not Bad)

    4 Ways to Know if It Is Time To End Your Relationship (When the Signs Are Not Clear and Things are Not Bad)

    Do you find yourself often thinking about breaking up?

    Do you and your partner have unresolved conflicts that keep resurfacing?

    In this episode, Jay tackles the tough emotions and uncertainty many face when considering a breakup. He talks about why people stay in or leave relationships, touching on key factors like emotional closeness, personal investment, and the impact of family responsibilities. Jay also discusses how to ensure emotional security and the risks of staying for financial reasons or out of obligation. 

    In this episode you’ll learn:

    How to recognize emotional investment

    How to assess emotional security

    How to consider financial implications

    How to navigate emotional intimacy

    This honest conversation provides you with the insights to evaluate your relationship more clearly, helping you decide whether to work on it or move on, based on a deeper understanding of your feelings and the relationship's dynamics.

    With Love and Gratitude,

    Jay Shetty

    What We Discuss:

    00:00 Intro

    01:10 When to End Your Relationship

    04:48 10 Reason Why People Stay in a Relationship

    12:44 Top 10 Reasons to Leave Your Relationship

    18:14 The Three Cancers of the Mind

    24:44 Difference in Scorecard Perspective

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