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    • Reflecting on Career Goals for Proactive PlanningStart now to make every day count, disrupt the status quo, and bring creativity, innovation, and passion to your workplace. Plan ahead to avoid playing catch up and stay ahead in your career.

      It's important to reflect on our career goals and make proactive plans for the future. Jay Shetty emphasizes the importance of using our time wisely and being introspective as the year comes to an end. He encourages us to disrupt the status quo and bring creativity, innovation, and passion to our workplaces. Rather than waiting for a specific date or moment to make a change, Shetty suggests that we start now and make every day count. By taking the time to plan ahead and set ourselves up for success, we avoid playing catch up and feeling behind when a new year begins. This proactive approach allows us to be in charge of our lives and stay ahead in our careers.

    • Understanding your company's algorithm and spotting patterns for success.Look beyond instructions, observe patterns that lead to success, and take necessary actions to stand out and accelerate career.

      Understanding your company's algorithm and spotting patterns is crucial for success, both professionally and creatively. Many of us focus on following instructions and doing what we're told, but we often miss the patterns that actually lead to success. Take a step back and observe what truly makes people succeed in your organization. It may not always align with what you've been told. Look beyond individual personalities and focus on the patterns that emerge. For example, it may be about building connections and relationships, or going above and beyond in areas that matter to the company. By spotting these patterns, you can take the necessary actions to stand out and accelerate your career.

    • Accelerate your career by understanding growth areas and embracing new knowledge and skills.By focusing on the organization's priorities, analyzing successful individuals, and taking initiative, you can propel your career forward and disrupt the status quo.

      By spotting patterns and understanding your organization's growth areas, you can accelerate your career and disrupt the status quo. It's important to focus your energy and skills on the areas that the company is prioritizing, whether it's digital focus, technology, or social media. By studying successful and unsuccessful individuals within the organization, you can analyze the patterns of how they operate and emulate their energy rather than imitate their personality. Additionally, embracing new knowledge and skills, even in areas that you initially know nothing about, can make a significant difference. While it may ruffle some feathers, taking initiative and introducing creative ideas can propel your career forward.

    • Success through Humility and SpecializationDisrupt and innovate with humility, focus on your strengths, hone hard skills, improve soft skills, and contribute to team and organizational success.

      Disruption and innovation should not be driven by ego, but by presenting your ideas in a way that is unstoppable and impossible to ignore. It is not about proving that you are better than someone else, but about being respectful and letting your ideas speak for themselves. Additionally, when it comes to personal growth and development, it is more effective to focus on your strengths and become world-class in them, rather than trying to improve your weaknesses. Your hard skills should be honed and mastered, while your soft skills should be worked on to improve areas such as empathy, compassion, and communication. Lastly, demonstrate your strengths and find creative ways to showcase them in the workplace, contributing to the success of the team and organization.

    • Focusing on Strengths, Networking, and Embracing Unexpected Connections for SuccessTo succeed, focus on your strengths, network creatively, find your flow state, embrace unexpected connections, and utilize technology for meaningful collaborations.

      To succeed in any area, including entrepreneurship, it is crucial to focus on your strengths. Many individuals make the mistake of trying to be influencers or CEOs when it doesn't align with their true talents, taking away from their unique gifts. Additionally, creative networking plays a significant role in career growth. It involves reaching out to those you want to learn from, even if it means sending countless emails. The more doors you knock on, the more opportunities will open up. Utilizing technology to stay connected in a healthy and effective way can also lead to collaboration and meaningful connections. Moreover, finding your flow state, where your challenges meet your skills, is essential for motivation and fulfillment. Finally, embracing unexpected connections can fuel creativity and accelerate career growth. By connecting seemingly unrelated ideas or industries, innovative solutions can arise.

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    Elissa Goodman: 3 Health Secrets From Celebrities Favorite Nutritionist & 2 Health Trends You Are Wasting Your Money On

    Elissa Goodman: 3 Health Secrets From Celebrities Favorite Nutritionist & 2 Health Trends You Are Wasting Your Money On

    What’s your go-to nutrition hack?

    Is it truly beneficial for your body’s health?

    Today, let's welcome Elissa Goodman, a renowned integrative holistic nutritionist known for her expertise in cleansing and nutrition. She has gained recognition for her personal journey of overcoming significant health challenges, including cancer and autoimmune issues, which inspired her to take control of her health and help others do the same. Elissa has developed her own kitchen cleanse program, which delivers nourishing and healing foods directly to people's homes.

    Elissa explains the concept of cleansing, which is often misunderstood as deprivation and starvation. Her approach focuses on nourishment and reducing inflammation through a diet rich in a variety of vegetables and plant-based foods. She describes the benefits of her cleanses, which help people reset their bodies, improve digestion, and enhance overall well-being.

    Jay and Elissa also significance of habits such as regular blood work, proper sleep, meditation, and journaling for maintaining health. We get to hear practical advice, including tips on how to read supplement and food labels, avoiding additives and fillers, and the benefits of simple, whole foods and maintaining a balanced diet. Always listen to our body and make health decisions based on individual needs. .

    In this interview, you'll learn:

    How to hydrate properly

    How to improve digestion

    How to manage stress for better health

    How to address emotional well-being

    How to understand your body's needs

    How to use plant-based proteins

    Take the first step towards a healthier you by embracing these holistic approaches, and experience the transformative benefits for yourself.

    With Love and Gratitude,

    Jay Shetty

    What We Discuss:

    • 00:00 Intro
    • 04:23 What is Cleansing?
    • 05:58 Is Cleansing Necessary?
    • 06:48 How Often Should You Cleanse?
    • 08:47 Surviving Cancer
    • 14:39 You Can Heal Cancer
    • 18:05 The Benefits of Juicing
    • 19:54 Celery Juice
    • 25:06 Habit Change
    • 28:00 Muscle Testing Supplements
    • 29:44 The Right Supplements
    • 33:11 Read Product Labels
    • 37:42 Different Types of Cleansing
    • 41:11 How the Digestive Tract Works
    • 42:47 There’s No One Diet for All
    • 46:02 Supplement Misconceptions
    • 49:16 Going Back to Basics
    • 52:37 Tap Into Your Subconscious
    • 55:30 My Plant Medicine Journey
    • 58:07 Releasing Kept Emotions
    • 01:00:28 Takeaways
    • 01:02:06 The Sickly Child
    • 01:05:52 Hypnotism
    • 01:07:32 Programing of Our Subconscious
    • 01:10:33 Forgiveness
    • 01:11:59 Elissa on Final Five
    • 01:14:21 Manifesting Positivity   

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    How to Know When it is Time to Change Careers & Turn Your Passion into Purpose with Baby2Baby Founders

    How to Know When it is Time to Change Careers & Turn Your Passion into Purpose with Baby2Baby Founders

    Do you have a cause you want to pursue?

    How do you give back to your community?

    Today's guests are two very purpose-driven women behind the Baby2Baby, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing basic necessities to children living in poverty across the United States. Let's welcome Baby2Baby co-CEOs Nora Weinstein and Kelly Sawyer. Since its inception, Baby2Baby has grown into a $70 million organization serving over 1 million children annually by distributing essential items such as diapers, formula, and clothing.  

    Nora and Kelly share their personal motivations and backgrounds, with Nora’s commitment rooted in her childhood and reinforced during her pro bono work as a lawyer, and Kelly’s passion stemming from her volunteer work with children during her modeling career. Their mission is driven by the immediate and tangible needs of the communities they serve, highlighting how even basic items like diapers can make a significant difference in the lives of children and their families.

    The duo emphasizes on the importance of listening to the communities they serve to understand their specific needs, and how practical items like diapers are crucial for enabling parents to work and children to attend daycare. The power of celebrity endorsements and corporate partnerships has been pivotal in raising awareness and securing resources for Baby2Baby's mission.  

    In this interview, you'll learn:

    How to raise public awareness for your cause

    How to scale a nonprofit organization

    How to run a successful fundraising event

    How to nurture a culture of giving back

    How to instill the giving back culture to children

    Nora and Kelly's incredible journey with Baby2Baby shows us the power of compassion and community. Each one of us has the ability to create meaningful change. Take action today.

    With Love and Gratitude,

    Jay Shetty

    What We Discuss:

    • 00:00 Intro
    • 04:09 The Culture of Giving Back
    • 08:19 Pro-Bono Cases
    • 09:55 Giving Back Can Be Fun
    • 14:00 The First Meeting
    • 17:04 Ask the People Who Need Help
    • 19:46 Full Time Commitment
    • 26:09 Real-Time Challenges
    • 27:44 Diaper is a Symbol of Poverty
    • 34:36 Pushing Boundaries
    • 39:05 Giving Back in an Unhelpful Way
    • 44:50 Yes-Days, No-Days
    • 53:50 Ambassadors and Partnerships
    • 57:32 The Power of Celebrity Moms
    • 01:02:29 Maui Wildfires
    • 01:05:09 How Can You Help
    • 01:10:29 How to Create a Culture of Giving
    • 01:16:11 Instill Giving Back in Children Early
    • 01:19:42 There’s a Lot More to Be Done
    • 01:23:07 Norah and Kelly on Final Five 

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    Dr. Rahul Jandial: What Your Nightmares Are Trying to Tell You & How to Know Which Dreams You Need to Pay Attention to

    Dr. Rahul Jandial: What Your Nightmares Are Trying to Tell You & How to Know Which Dreams You Need to Pay Attention to

    Do you often remember your dreams?

     

    What was the last dream you can remember?

     

    Today, let's welcome Dr. Rahul Jandial. Rahul is a dual-trained brain surgeon and neuroscientist based at City of Hope in Los Angeles. He leads the Jandial Lab, which explores the intersection of neurobiology and cancer. Beyond his research, Dr. Jandial is dedicated to global health, performing pediatric neurosurgery in charity hospitals across South America and Eastern Europe. He is also the author of the book "This Is Why You Dream," which delves into the science and significance of dreaming.

     

    Jay and Rahul explore the significance of dreams and their impact on our lives, and that the brain is highly active during sleep, generating as much electricity as when awake. This activity suggests that dreaming is not a passive process but an essential function for the brain, helping it process and rehearse experiences, emotions, and creativity.

     

    There are common themes in dreams, such as nightmares, erotic dreams, and motifs like falling or being chased. Rahul highlights that these themes are linked to the brain's imaginative and emotional networks, which are more active during dreaming. Nightmares, for instance, play a crucial role in developing a sense of self and other in children, while in adults, they can indicate unresolved emotional issues or trauma. He also discusses the concept of lucid dreaming, where one becomes aware of dreaming and can exert some control over the dream narrative. 

     

    In this interview, you'll learn:

    How to enhance dream recall

    How to induce lucid dreaming

    How to utilize dreams for creative problem solving

    How to reduce nightmare in children

    How to cultivate positive morning thoughts 

    How to improve sleep quality for better dreams

     

    Embrace the power of your dreams to boost creativity and emotional well-being. Take the first step tonight for a healthier, more vibrant tomorrow!

     

    With Love and Gratitude,

    Jay Shetty

     

    What We Discuss:

    • 00:00 Intro
    • 03:05 Does Everyone Dream?
    • 05:01 Why Do We Dream?
    • 09:01 Dreams in a Scientific Perspective
    • 13:30 Making Sense of a Dream
    • 19:05 Sleep Entry
    • 23:20 Erotic Dreams
    • 29:02 Dreams Should Not be Neglected
    • 32:09 Are We Meaning Makers?
    • 37:02 Recurrent Dreams
    • 38:36 Unwanted Recurrent Dream
    • 42:11 Thoughts, Emotions, and Activities in the Brain Level
    • 48:48 How Do You Explain Nightmares?
    • 54:01 Task On
    • 56:52 Sleep Exit
    • 01:01:39 Cross Section of AI and Dreams
    • 01:04:08 Can Dreams Predict the Future?
    • 01:08:02 Mental Workspace in Uncertainty
    • 01:12:58 Flashbacks vs PTSD
    • 01:17:33 Lucid Dreaming
    • 01:23:33 Can You Practice Lucid Dreaming?
    • 01:25:15 The Right Approach to Understanding Dreams
    • 01:47 The Dreaming Brain
    • 01:33:34 When to Take a Nap
    • 01:35:29 The Feeling of Falling While Asleep
    • 01:37:35 Rahul on Final Five

     

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    Why There’s No Such thing As the Right Person at the Wrong Time & Why Your Ex Was Never The One

    Why There’s No Such thing As the Right Person at the Wrong Time & Why Your Ex Was Never The One

    Do you believe in "right person, wrong time"?

    Do you have realistic expectations about dating?

    Today, Jay will discuss the popular notion of the "right person at the wrong time." He explains that this idea often stems from nostalgia, which can distort our memories by emphasizing the positive aspects of past experiences and minimizing the negatives. This romanticized view of the past can prevent us from addressing present realities and hinder our ability to form healthy relationships.

    Jay also talks about the various factors that influence relationships, such as a person's relationship status, goals, and healing journey. He argues that a person's current circumstances, such as being newly single or single for a long time, significantly shape who they are and their readiness for a relationship. Furthermore, in a healthy relationship, partners should respect and support each other's goals rather than expecting complete alignment. He also highlights the importance of patience and mutual support in the ongoing process of healing from past traumas.

    In this episode, you'll learn:

    How to align goals in a relationship

    How to manage expectations

    How to build a healthy relationship

    How to embrace new possibilities

    By letting go of romanticized notions of the past and embracing the present, we open ourselves to genuine connections. Be open, curious, and positive about dating, we can find meaningful and fulfilling relationships.

    With Love and Gratitude,

    Jay Shetty

    What We Discuss:

    00:00 Intro

    01:00 Right Person, Wrong Time

    03:37 Nostalgia Overshadows the Negative Experiences

    11:15 Relationship Status

    13:34 Goals

    15:50 Trauma

    18:26 Potential

    20:24 Standards

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    Melinda Gates: Why Your Perfectionism Has Been Draining You & 7 Reasons You Should Spend Time Alone in Silence Today

    Melinda Gates: Why Your Perfectionism Has Been Draining You & 7 Reasons You Should Spend Time Alone in Silence Today

    Are you a perfectionist? 

    Do you ever spend time alone in silence? 

    Today, Jay sits down with Melinda French Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and founder of Pivotal Ventures to talk about her journey from studying computer science at Duke University to working at Microsoft, and eventually transitioning into philanthropy.

    Melinda highlights the importance of goal setting and quiet reflection, practices instilled in her from a young age; the challenges women and people of color face in achieving equality, emphasizing the need for more inclusive policies and support systems; and the importance of diverse representation in leadership and decision-making roles.

    Melinda shared insights into her parenting approach, emphasizing the importance of instilling values of kindness, responsibility, and giving back to society. She also shared her journey of grappling with the decision to publicly support contraceptive access, which conflicted with her Catholic faith. This decision involved deep reflection, discussions with family and friends, and a significant amount of time spent questioning and reconciling her beliefs. 

    Later in the conversation, Melinda highlighted several key lessons she learned later in life, such as the realization that the world is not equally accessible to everyone, particularly women and people of color. This understanding fueled her advocacy for creating more inclusive environments and breaking down barriers that prevent these groups from reaching their full potential​. 

    In this interview, you'll learn:

    How to embrace change positively

    How to spend time alone 

    How to set and achieve goals

    How to overcome imposter syndrome

    How to teach children the value of service

    How to build a culture of giving

    How to foster kindness and gratitude

    Take a moment to reflect, give yourself grace, and celebrate your authentic self. Let’s grow together, one imperfect step at a time.

    With Love and Gratitude,

    Jay Shetty

    What We Discuss:

    • 00:00 Intro
    • 02:58 Takeaways From Dealing with Change
    • 04:26 Positive Mindset on Change
    • 06:54 Where Did Your Dream Start?
    • 10:18 Spending Time in Silence
    • 12:11 Cultivate Relationships with Trusted People
    • 14:12 Lessons Learned as a Parent
    • 16:05 Not Everyone is Given the Same Opportunity
    • 18:20 Equality for All in the Community
    • 20:24 The Demand of Contraceptives Worldwide
    • 24:41 The Imposter Syndrome
    • 27:20 The Beauty in the Imperfections
    • 30:01 Spiritual Group of Different Religions
    • 33:36 Wisdom from Different Age Group
    • 34:59 Addiction to Perfection
    • 37:05 Stop Judging Yourself and Others
    • 40:56 Equating Grace to Guilt
    • 42:53 Finding Grace After Divorce
    • 46:48 Be Kind to Yourself While Processing Pain
    • 48:36 You Will Find Happiness Again
    • 51:13 Empowering Women and People of Color
    • 54:12 Breaking Down Biased Excuses
    • 59:29 Kindness, Talent, and Luck
    • 01:00:54 Children of Famous Parents
    • 01:04:24 Creating a Culture of Giving
    • 01:12:45 Melinda on Final Five  

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    Why You are Wasting Your Time with Cardio & 6 Small Changes to Make For Weight Loss (The Secret Behind Kim Kardashian’s Workout) with Senada Greca

    Why You are Wasting Your Time with Cardio & 6 Small Changes to Make For Weight Loss (The Secret Behind Kim Kardashian’s Workout) with Senada Greca

    Have you been wanting to lose weight? 

    Do you want to transform your body with your workouts?

    Senada Greca is widely known as Kim Kardashian’s Personal Trainer as well as a renowned fitness and wellness expert. Senada shares her transformative journey from struggling with depression and anxiety to becoming a thought leader in fitness. She is the founder of We Rise, a female empowerment platform focused on health, wellness, and personal development, and Zen toa, a women's athletic apparel brand. Senada has trained high-profile clients such as Miranda Kerr, Bebe Rexha, and Kim Kardashian.

    Senada's turning point came when she discovered the mental health benefits of strength training, shifting her focus from aesthetics to holistic well-being. Emphasizing the importance of building consistent fitness habits, she advocates starting small and integrating workouts into daily routines. Senada underscores the myriad benefits of strength training, particularly its role in enhancing bone density, muscle mass, and longevity, and preventing injuries, especially as one ages.

    Together with Jay, Senada advises against relying on motivation alone and suggests finding ways to incorporate physical activity into busy schedules. Senada gives tips on the importance of a holistic approach to health, combining physical fitness with mental and emotional well-being practices like meditation, gratitude, and visualization. She also gives easy habits to implement in your daily nutrition. 

    In this interview, you'll learn:

    How to start a fitness routine

    How to optimize your nutrition

    How to use strength training for longevity

    How to stay active every day

    Remember, motivation isn't just about feeling pumped up every day; it's about building habits that become second nature. 

    With Love and Gratitude,

    Jay Shetty

    What We Discuss:

    • 00:00 Intro
    • 02:59 Do You Have a Fitness Goal?
    • 06:06 What Can You Do in 5 Minutes?
    • 09:29 Were You Always Fit?
    • 12:01 The Dangers of Depleting Your Body
    • 13:25 What Workout Works for You
    • 15:03 How Strength Training Affect Longevity
    • 18:20 What Most People Struggle With
    • 23:50 The Right Reward System to Being Fit
    • 25:14 Biggest Misconceptions About Strength Training
    • 26:50 What Should You Eat Before Workout?
    • 28:32 Genetics
    • 30:12 Low Body Fat Percentage
    • 31:13 Cardio
    • 34:05 Practicing for a Marathon
    • 35:17 Nutrition Plan
    • 38:04 Muscle Loss
    • 41:28 Anxiety and Depression
    • 43:40 Do You Workout Everyday?
    • 45:21 Working with Kim
    • 47:13 Are You Serious About Working?
    • 49:43 Managing Nutrition vs. Workout
    • 50:51 Workout without a Trainer
    • 52:26 The Power of the Mind
    • 55:45 Senada on Final Five

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    Rob Dial: How to Break the Cycle of Procrastination & 3 Ways to Change Your Repeated Thoughts

    Rob Dial: How to Break the Cycle of Procrastination & 3 Ways to Change Your Repeated Thoughts

    Why do we always put things off until the last minute?

    How can we stop the habit of procrastinating?

    Today, let's welcome Rob Dial, host of the Mindset Mentor Podcast and author of "Level Up." Jay and Rob reminisce about their seven-year friendship, sharing how their mutual interests in mindset and Eastern spirituality brought them together. 

    The conversation delves into the role of fear in holding people back, with Rob distinguishing between primal fears (like pain and death) and intellectual fears (like failure and rejection). He offers strategies to overcome these fears by focusing on positive outcomes instead of negative possibilities. They also explore the topic of procrastination, with Rob emphasizing the importance of having a strong "why" to drive motivation and action. 

    Rob reflects on his spiritual journey and how silence and introspection have helped him find peace and purpose. He also shares the key lesson he has learned: what we seek externally is often something we need to find within ourselves.

    In this interview, you'll learn:

    How to overcome fear

    How to connect with your 'WHY'

    How to overcome procrastination

    How to change negative thought patterns

    How to accept and love all part of yourself

    Let's continue to seek deeper understanding and connection with themselves, emphasizing the value of inner peace and presence.

    With Love and Gratitude,

    Jay Shetty

    What We Discuss:

    • 00:00 Intro
    • 01:53 Starting a Podcast
    • 04:04 Why Do We Struggle to Focus?
    • 09:17 Dealing with Intellectual Fear
    • 14:44 What’s Your Most Repeated Thought?
    • 18:20 What is Your WHY?
    • 24:49 Overcoming the Fear of the Unknown
    • 30:32 Going for the Things You Aspire
    • 35:39 There Are Different Forms of Addiction
    • 41:53 Our Truth is Always within Us
    • 46:50 Take a Pause to Reconnect with Yourself
    • 50:22 The Duality of What We Value
    • 55:44 How Do You Pick Yourself Up?
    • 59:40 What Life Lesson That Changed You?
    • 01:04:41 Lesson Learned the Hard Way
    • 01:07:48 Rob on Final Five

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    Why Love Is Not Enough & 5 Things to Focus On More in Dating & Relationships

    Why Love Is Not Enough & 5 Things to Focus On More in Dating & Relationships

    Do you and your partner share values?

    How do you support each other emotionally?

    Today, Jay taps into the  idea that love alone is not sufficient to sustain a healthy relationship. While love is important, other elements such as shared values, emotional maturity, consistent patterns of behavior, and trust are crucial for long-lasting partnerships. Societal norms often romanticize love, leading people to overlook these essential factors.

    Jay discusses the significance of understanding and respecting each other's values, as well as recognizing and addressing patterns of behavior. Emotional maturity, which involves managing and expressing emotions healthily, is highlighted as a key component of a stable relationship. Support and partnership are deemed more critical than love alone.

    In this episode, you'll learn:

    How to communicate your value to your partner

    How to develop emotional maturity

    How to support your partner's emotional growth

    How to build trust in your relationship

    Remember, love is important, but building a relationship on trust, values, and emotional maturity is key.

    With Love and Gratitude,

    Jay Shetty

    What We Discuss:

    00:00 Intro

    01:07 Do They Love Me?

    04:42 #1: Love Makes Us Forget the Importance of Values

    08:56 #2: Love Makes You Forget Patterns of Behaviour

    16:09 #3: Love Makes You Forget How They Treat You

    19:29 #4: Love Versus Support

    21:46 #5: You Forget the Importance of Trust

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    Jonathan Haidt: Why Social Media Has Caused a Collapse in Mental Health & #1 Way to Solve Your Anxiety

    Jonathan Haidt: Why Social Media Has Caused a Collapse in Mental Health & #1 Way to Solve Your Anxiety

    How are smartphones linked to anxiety?

    What mental health issues are linked to excessive social media use?

    Today, let's welcome Jonathan Haidt is a renowned social psychologist, professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business, and a widely published author. He is known for his research on morality, culture, and the psychology of happiness. Jonathan's influential books include "The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion" and "The Coddling of the American Mind." His latest work, "The Anxious Generation," examines the profound impact of social media on young people's mental health.

    Jonathan highlights the unprecedented global collapse of mental health among youth, describing it as more significant than the COVID-19 pandemic, with girls being particularly affected by anxiety and depression, and boys showing significant social development issues.

    The conversation also addresses the academic debate regarding the root causes of this mental health crisis, with Jonathan presenting compelling data and experimental evidence to support his view that social media is a primary driver. He offers actionable solutions, including delaying smartphone and social media use until later ages, implementing phone-free school policies, increasing outdoor play, and advocating for collective action by parents and communities. 

    In this interview, you'll learn:

    How to create a healthier digital environment for kids

    How to implement age-appropriate tech usage

    How to encourage outdoor play and physical activities

    How to talk to children about the risks of social media

    How to foster resilience and emotional strength in kids

    How to create a supportive community for parents

    Together, let's take a comprehensive look into the mental health crisis the youth is facing today and take note of the practical strategies for creating a healthier environment that supports their well-being.

    With Love and Gratitude,

    Jay Shetty

    What We Discuss:

    • 00:00 Intro
    • 01:55 Global Synchronized Collapse of Mental Health
    • 08:12 Social Media is for Adults to Network
    • 10:20 The Science Behind Anxiety
    • 14:51 Variation of Emotions is Necessary for Kids
    • 17:45 Play Helps Kids Learn
    • 19:12 How to Make Playtime More Effective?
    • 22:59 The Effects of Technology on Different Genders
    • 29:24 Going Through Puberty on Social Media
    • 32:08 How Parenting Has Changed with Technology
    • 34:27 Efforts to Regulate Smartphones Use for Children
    • 44:21 Women Are Always Judged for Their Looks
    • 49:26 Verified Social Media Account
    • 56:58 Why Tap Into Our Spirituality
    • 01:03:56 What is Happening to Us?
    • 01:11:31 The Greatest Distraction of Human Value
    • 01:16:23 Jonathan on Final Five

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    If You've Been Feeling Drained... Listen To This (9 Steps To Recover And Avoid Burnout)

    If You've Been Feeling Drained... Listen To This (9 Steps To Recover And Avoid Burnout)

    Do you often feel exhausted or burnt out?

    Are you struggling to manage your stress levels?

    Today, Jay talks about exhaustion, burnout, and stress, highlighting their prevalence with statistics showing that a significant portion of young adults and women report feeling drained. He introduces a practical approach to tackle these challenges, encapsulated in the "triple A" formula—Accept, Action, Attention—which encourages acknowledging negative feelings, taking actionable steps to address them, and paying mindful attention to one's mental state

    Jay also introduces the concept of "reset periods," whether it's an hour, half-day, or full day, to allow for complete mental and physical rejuvenation. The importance of self-compassion is also emphasized, encouraging individuals to replace inner criticism with supportive self-talk, which can significantly improve overall well-being.

    In this episode, you'll learn:

    How to break negative thought cycle

    How to manage your energy levels

    How to use stress strategically

    How to practice self-compassion

    How to get out of stressful situation

    Don’t let exhaustion control your life—take action today and start feeling refreshed and empowered. Listen now and share with someone who needs a boost!

    With Love and Gratitude,

    Jay Shetty

    What We Discuss:

    00:00 Intro

    01:06 Do You Feel Drained?

    03:10 #1: Learn to Break Repetitive Thoughts

    06:27 #2: You Don’t Need to Be on Full Energy All the Time

    10:20 #3: Learn to Say NO

    14:05 #4: Be Strategic with Your Time

    17:02 #5: Have a Reset Day

    18:35 #6: Be Kind to Yourself

    19:59 #7: Allow Yourself to Vent and Let It Out

    21:24 #8: Get a Restful Sleep 

    23:00 #9: Wash Your Mind the Night Before

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    (00:00:00) Introduction

    Host Matt Abrahams introduces guest Ilya Strebulaev, founder of the GSB's Venture Capital Initiative and professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business.

    (00:00:53) The Venture Mindset

    Insights into the venture mindset as a new mental model for making smarter, quicker decisions.

    (00:02:22) Embracing Failure

    How venture capitalists embrace and learn from failure to achieve success.

    (00:05:21) Decision-Making in Venture Capital

    A unique approach to decision making based on what successful venture capitalists do.

    (00:07:34) Applying Venture Principles in Personal and Professional Life

    Venture mindset principles that can help individuals in job transitions and personal growth.

    (00:10:05) Lessons from Teaching Venture Capital

    Ilya outlines key takeaways he hopes his students learn from his class, including thinking differently and networking effectively.

    (00:13:25) Passionate Communication

    Using descriptive language to engage others, including mixing familiar terms with unique ones to enhance communication about passions

    (00:15:29) The Final Three Questions

    Ilya shares how he has grown from writing his book, a communicator he admires, and three ingredients for successful communication.

    (00:18:59) Conclusion


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    Tony Mugavero (Rad) - Hype vs. Reality in VR

    Tony Mugavero (Rad) - Hype vs. Reality in VR

    Tony Mugavero is the co-founder and CEO of Rad (formerly known as Littlstar), a consumer streaming platform delivering live and on-demand Esports, music, comedy and sports. A veteran of the content streaming space, Mugavero has witnessed virtual reality’s transformation from an over-hyped new technology into a growing, real-world consumer experience. In this conversation with Stanford lecturer Emily Ma, he discusses how to build a sustainable business in a cutting-edge niche, why relationships are central to entrepreneurship, and how Rad has thrived amid the bumpy progress of VR.

    Michael Tubbs (City of Stockton) - Solving Social Ills Through Innovation

    Michael Tubbs (City of Stockton) - Solving Social Ills Through Innovation
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    Brad Feld (Foundry Group, TechStars) - Great Entrepreneurs Go Out and Do

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    Entrepreneur and early-stage investor Brad Feld offers advice and support to aspiring entrepreneurs. Feld, a managing partner at Foundry Group and a co-founder of TechStars, imparts personal experiences on managing your life as an entrepreneur. He also shares some of the defining characteristics his firm looks for in the entrepreneurs they invest in.