Podcast Summary

    • Understanding and Managing Envy and JealousyEnvy and jealousy are normal emotions, even for successful individuals. Rather than feeling guilty, we should focus on understanding and managing these emotions to lead a more mindful and contented life.

      Envy and jealousy are universal emotions that everyone experiences, regardless of their success or status. It's easy to believe that others have it all and that their lives are perfect, but the truth is that even the most successful and accomplished individuals feel these emotions. This realization should help us feel less alone and judgmental towards ourselves. Instead of making ourselves feel guilty for having these feelings, we should focus on understanding and managing them. By recognizing that envy and jealousy are formidable blocks in our lives, we can work towards breaking through these barriers and moving forward in a more mindful and contented way.

    • Understanding and Overcoming Envy and Jealousy for Personal GrowthEnvy and jealousy are normal emotions, but we must work on overcoming them to avoid hindering our personal growth and to develop a more positive mindset.

      Envy and jealousy are common emotions that we all experience to some degree. It's important to recognize that these feelings are normal and not something to feel guilty or ashamed about. Studies show that a significant percentage of both men and women admit to feeling envy within the past year. However, as we age, we tend to envy less, partly due to gaining a more realistic perspective on life. Overcoming envy and jealousy requires intentional effort and maturity. These negative emotions can hinder our personal growth and prevent us from celebrating the success of others. Instead of judging ourselves, we should focus on purifying and neutralizing these feelings to foster personal development and a more positive mindset.

    • Differentiating Jealousy from Envy and Overcoming Their EffectsRecognizing jealousy and envy is essential for our well-being. By becoming aware of these emotions and cultivating a non-judgmental mindset, we can overcome them and foster a more positive outlook on life.

      Jealousy and envy have subtle differences, with jealousy being a passive feeling of wanting what someone else has, while envy is a more extreme version where you not only want it for yourself but also believe the other person doesn't deserve it. Recognizing which one we're struggling with is crucial because envy can be harmful to ourselves and our relationships. Jealousy and envy drain our energy and focus, directing it outward instead of inward and forward. The first step to addressing these feelings is awareness, understanding the different types of jealousy that manifest in our lives. By refining our awareness and creating a non-judgmental space, we can begin to overcome jealousy and embrace a more positive mindset.

    • The Dangers of Comparing Our Lives to OthersFocus on your own journey, appreciate what you have, and remember that everyone faces their own challenges. Comparing ourselves to others only hinders our own growth and happiness.

      It's important to zoom out and look at the bigger picture when comparing our lives to others. Jay Shetty emphasizes that focusing on specific aspects can lead to feelings of jealousy and inadequacy. By zooming out, we realize that everyone goes through trials and challenges, and no one has a perfect life. We may envy someone's success or possessions, but when we examine their entire story, we may find that they've faced their own difficulties. Instead of fixating on what others have, we should focus on our own journey and be grateful for what we have. Ultimately, comparing ourselves to others only hinders our own growth and happiness.

    • Differentiating Genuine Desires from Society's InfluenceBy cultivating self-awareness and focusing on our own personal growth, we can break free from external influences, learn from others without jealousy, and create meaningful lives.

      It's important to differentiate between what we genuinely want and what society has conditioned us to want. We often find ourselves attracted to things because we believe they will bring us happiness or success, but it's crucial to question whether these desires are truly our own. By cultivating self-awareness and asking ourselves if something is genuinely important to us, we can break free from external influences and focus on our own personal growth. Transforming jealousy into admiration and attraction allows us to learn from others without feeling the need to replicate their achievements. Instead of fixating on what others are doing, we should invest our energy in self-improvement and take action towards our own goals. By investing in ourselves, we can create meaningful and fulfilling lives.

    • The Dangers of Jealousy in the Age of Social MediaJealousy can arise from comparing our lives to others' highlight reels on social media. To overcome jealousy, seek to understand others, transform it into admiration, and choose to be positive and supportive.

      Jealousy often arises from not knowing the full story of someone's life. Social media can contribute to feelings of jealousy because we only see a small percentage of someone's life, leading us to compare ourselves and perceive others as having a better life. To overcome this jealousy, it is important to seek more information and understanding about people we know less about. Instead of feeling jealous, we should transform it into admiration and attraction. Additionally, we must learn to empathize with others' pain and celebrate their success. By celebrating others' wins, we create a positive energy in our own lives that can fuel our own success. It is crucial to recognize that jealous thoughts do not define us and choose to be positive and supportive instead.

    • Overcoming jealousy by changing our mindset and embracing appreciation and personal growth.Replace jealousy with positive thoughts and admiration for others, learn from their success, and focus on personal growth for lasting happiness.

      Rewriting the scripts in our minds and celebrating others can help combat jealousy and increase our own positivity and energy. Jay Shetty emphasizes the importance of replacing jealous thoughts with positive affirmations and admiration for others. By studying their success and appreciating their accomplishments, we can learn and grow ourselves. Jealousy stems from a fear of being left out, rejected, or judged, which often comes from past experiences. To address this fear, we must reflect on where it is coming from and evaluate the groups or situations we are trying to be a part of. Ultimately, by embracing a mindset of appreciation and focusing on personal growth rather than comparison, we can find lasting happiness in the infinite theater of life.

    • The Importance of Authenticity and Building Unique RelationshipsEmbrace your true self and seek out relationships that align with your values, adding something special to others' lives. Avoid trying to fit into molds and embrace diversity and genuine connections. Overcome jealousy by widening your perspective and finding gratitude in life's miracles.

      It's important to find a group or community that aligns with our values instead of trying to fit into a group that we don't truly belong to. We often try to mold ourselves into someone else's idea of what a friend should be, but that only makes us replaceable and prevents us from being our true selves. Instead, we should focus on building unique relationships with people by adding something special to their lives. It's not about being the best or fitting into a hierarchy, but about embracing diversity and genuine connections. Overcoming jealousy is possible by widening our perspective, being curious, and rewiring our thoughts. Finding gratitude in the miracles that surround us can also bring a sense of wonder and fulfillment to our lives.

    • Embracing Wonder in Everyday LifeBy practicing mindfulness and embracing the awe-inspiring aspects of life, we can cultivate gratitude, enhance our mood, and find beauty in the world around us. Incorporating the "Be Here. Wow" mentality can transform our daily experiences into moments of wonder.

      We should embrace the practice of "Be Here. Wow" in our daily lives. By reflecting on the simple yet incredible facts of life and allowing ourselves to be amazed, we can experience wonderment and awe. This mindful approach can positively influence our mood, cultivate gratitude, and help us appreciate the beauty of the world around us. We are reminded to marvel at the vastness of the cosmos and the astonishing events that had to happen for us to exist. By consciously embracing astonishment, we can transform each moment of our wondrous lives. We are encouraged to incorporate the practice of "Be Here. Wow" into our daily routine and actively seek wonder in our day-to-day experiences.

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    Jay and Dr. Means focus on the importance of a balanced diet, adequate sleep, regular physical activity, stress management, and reducing exposure to environmental toxins. And the inspiring stories and scientific evidence to illustrate how simple lifestyle changes can lead to significant improvements in health. 

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    8 Signs You Are Subtle Settling In Your Relationship & Overcome the Fear of Being Alone

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    Do you often feel unappreciated by your partner?

    Do you avoid addressing issues to keep the peace?

    Today, Jay tackles a common yet often overlooked issue in relationships: subtle settling. He begins by acknowledging the pervasive uncertainty many people face about their partners and the fear of being alone that often drives them to stay in unfulfilling relationships. Is it true that the lack of current excitement or passion necessarily indicates settling.

    One of the key questions Jay poses is whether individuals feel they can be their true selves with their partners. He highlights the importance of authenticity in relationships, sharing anecdotes about how people often hide or underplay parts of themselves to be more likable, which ultimately leads to losing their true identity.

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    How to deal with unrealistic expectations

    How to ensure mutual respect in your relationship

    How to discuss important issues in a healthy way

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    Anitta: 6 Ways to Heal Your Inner Child & Let Go of Past Trauma

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    Jay and Anitta also talk about the importance of staying grounded amidst success, sharing her daily routines that include meditation, energy cleansing, and connecting with nature. Despite facing criticism and backlash, she remains committed to expressing and celebrating her culture through her music and public appearances.

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    • 38:10 Healing Emotional Trauma
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    • 45:19 Getting Off Birth Control
    • 51:12 Two Energy in One Body
    • 58:32 Society’s Double Standard in Dating
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    • 01:16:10 Challenges and Hardships Along the Way 
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    7 Habits to Be Present When Everything Feels Like It’s Moving Too Quickly (Busy People Listen Now)

    7 Habits to Be Present When Everything Feels Like It’s Moving Too Quickly (Busy People Listen Now)

    How can you recognize when you need to slow down?

    And what are the benefits of slowing down in everyday life?

    Today, Jay addresses the growing concern about how to slow down in our fast-paced world. Many of us feel like time is flying by, and Jay offers practical tips to help us feel more present and in control. 

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    How to slow down time

    How to change your daily habits

    How to plan for your day

    These small changes can make a big difference in how you experience time. Remember, there's more to life than increasing its speed. Let's slow down together and savor every moment.

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    Charles Leclerc: 6 Ways to Mentally Reset After Challenges in Life & How to Change Your Mindset on Learning From Mistakes

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    • The importance of family time
    • The strength of an efficient team
    • How to practice teamwork

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    With Love and Gratitude,

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    • 02:12 Get to Know the Person Behind the Wheels
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    • 13:40 How You React to Mistakes is Super Important
    • 14:47 Losing Focus Will Cost You a Lot
    • 17:34 Gratitude for the Team You Work with
    • 19:08 What Scares You Off Track?
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    6 Small Changes You Can Make Immediately To Have a Big Impact On Your Mental Wellbeing

    6 Small Changes You Can Make Immediately To Have a Big Impact On Your Mental Wellbeing

    Are you struggling with finding someone to talk to?

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    Jay provides a blend of personal anecdotes, research-backed insights, and practical advice, making it a must-listen for anyone looking to improve their mental well-being. He wraps up the episode with a heartfelt message of support, reminding listeners that he is always in their corner, rooting for their success and happiness.

    In this episode, you'll learn:

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    With Love and Gratitude,

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    Johann Hari: Uncovering if Ozempic is a Miracle Drug or Health Hazard & 3 Things They Do Not Want To Tell About Ozempic

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    How do you stay motivated when progress is slow?

    Today, Jay welcomes Johan Hari. Johan is an acclaimed writer and journalist known for his deep investigative work on topics ranging from addiction to depression. He is the author of best-selling books like "Chasing the Scream" and "Lost Connections," which explore the root causes of addiction and depression, respectively. His latest book, "The Magic Pill," investigates the new generation of weight loss drugs and their impact on individuals and society. 

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    How weight loss drugs could shape future societal norms

    The psychological reasons behind overeating

    This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in the complexities of modern weight loss solutions, offering a balanced view that considers both the remarkable benefits and the significant risks.

    This interview took place at Soho Home at Soho Works 55 Water. 

    With Love and Gratitude,

    Jay Shetty

    You can pre-order Charlamagne’s latest book, Get Honest or Die Lying here: https://www.simonandschuster.com/p/get-honest-or-die-lying-preorder

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    00:00 Intro

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    04:16 Biggest Misconceptions About Ozempic

    08:20 Three Ways to Treat the Magic Pill

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    19:42 ‘I Don’t Feel Hungry’

    28:17 The Benefits and Risks of Weight Loss Drugs

    34:36 Shame and Cruelty Against Obesity

    47:09 Advocating for Body Positivity

    54:14 Is the Fast Food Industry Shrinking?

    57:26 Big Risks When Taking Ozempic

    01:06:34 Varying Clinical Results

    01:14:18 The Most Horrific Side Effect Recorded

    01:16:11 Is Ozempic Safe for Kids?

    01:19:22 Oprah’s Ozempic Challenge

    01:22:50 Is It Cheating?

    01:26:41 Investing in Weight Loss Drugs Research

    01:27:30 How Japan Is Able to Control Obesity

    01:37:01 The Cultural Models We Can Learn from Japan

    01:40:23 Better Eating Habits is Still Necessary

    01:42:52 Johan in Final Five  

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    How to Know if You've Been Lying to Yourself & Learn to Get Comfortable Being Honest With Yourself and Others with Charlamange Tha God

    How to Know if You've Been Lying to Yourself & Learn to Get Comfortable Being Honest With Yourself and Others with Charlamange Tha God

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    In this interview, you'll learn:

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    How to be honest in conversations

    How to set personal boundaries

    How to reflect on personal growth

    How to encourage others to engage

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    With Love and Gratitude,

    Jay Shetty

    You can pre-order Charlamagne’s latest book, Get Honest or Die Lying here: https://www.simonandschuster.com/p/get-honest-or-die-lying-preorder

    This interview was held at Soho Home at Soho Works 55 Water.

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    00:00 Intro

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    05:15 Be Honest About Your Feelings

    08:00 How Do You Stop Being Offended?

    09:27 Realizations During Therapy

    12:14 Not Setting Proper Boundaries

    13:32 Stop Being a People Pleaser

    16:50 Online Oversharing

    18:13 Detaching from Your Ego

    20:23 Getting Caught Up in Lies

    23:33 Passing Judgment on People We Don’t Know 

    29:09 Confronting a Cheating Father

    34:48 In-Tune with Your Visions

    39:21 Why Some Things Don’t Work

    42:36 Successful But Unhappy

    01:03:10 Don’t Make a Decision Based on Emotion

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    01:13:24 Honest Conversations with Your Kids

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    Laura Lynne Jackson: How to Know What Your Inner Voice Really Means & 4 Steps to Tap into Your Own Psychic Abilities

    Laura Lynne Jackson: How to Know What Your Inner Voice Really Means & 4 Steps to Tap into Your Own Psychic Abilities

    Why is it important to listen to your inner voice?

    How can you cultivate a stronger connection with your inner voice?

    In this episode, let's welcome Laura Lynne Jackson, a renowned psychic medium, author, and spiritual teacher, celebrated for her profound ability to bridge the physical and spiritual worlds. She has authored several influential books, including "The Light Between Us" and "Signs: The Secret Language of the Universe," which delve into the ways we can connect with the afterlife and harness our own psychic abilities.  She is widely respected for her compassionate approach and her commitment to helping others discover the transformative power of their own inner voices. 

    Laura shares personal stories and professional experiences that illustrate the transformative power of tuning into the inner wisdom. She outlines practical steps anyone can take to cultivate a stronger connection with their inner voice, such as meditation, reflective practices, and journaling. These activities help clear the mental clutter, allowing the inner voice to emerge more clearly and influentially.

    Jay and Laura also explore common challenges people face, like doubts and confusion about following this inner guidance, and provide reassuring advice on how to overcome these obstacles. Laura also stresses the value of trusting and acting on the insights provided by the inner voice, highlighting how this trust can lead to a more authentic, fulfilling life.

    In this interview, you'll learn:

    How to identify your inner voice

    How to cultivate genuine connection

    How to interpret your feelings

    How to trust your intuition

    How to apply insights to everyday life

    As you become more attuned to this powerful guide, you'll find clarity and direction in areas of life where you need it most. Don’t ignore it; embrace it and let it lead you to a more connected and fulfilling life.

    With Love and Gratitude,

    Jay Shetty

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    06:59 We All Have Psychic Abilities

    09:50 Discovering Your Own Ability

    17:31 My Brainwave Patterns Are Different

    22:04 The Psychic Abilities We Aren’t Aware Of

    32:17 Weakened Disconnection to Our Inner Voice

    35:50 Standing Firm with Your Moments of Knowing

    40:41 How to Reconnect with Disconnected Relationships?

    49:32 What Does Infatuation Mean?

    55:27 Vibrations of Love

    01:04:44 Living in the Present

    01:10:26 How Important Are Tangible Signs

    01:17:02 The Answers is Within Us

    01:23:14 Being Still Within Yourself

    01:25:19 Death Is Not A Dead End

    01:35:02 How to Connect with Your Soul?

    01:39:20 Getting Into Your Light Energy

    01:42:44 Laura on Final Five

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    How to set boundaries without feeling guilty

    How to NO effectively

    How to communicate boundaries clearly

    How to handle other people's reactions

    How to build confidence in setting boundaries

    Don't wait to reclaim your time, energy, and peace of mind—take control and become the assertive, self-respecting individual you deserve to be.

    With Love and Gratitude,

    Jay Shetty

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    01:31 Boundaries Are Often Tough to Set

    03:45 #1: Redefine What Your Boundaries Are

    09:05 #2: Clearly Communicate Your Boundaries

    11:48 #3: Be Kind, Honest, and Empathetic to Other People’s Reaction

    15:07 #4: You Subconsciously Sound Defensive When Setting Your Boundaries

    17:53 #5: Plan a Buffer

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