Think Like a Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day
Jay Shetty, social media superstar and host of the #1podcast On Purpose, distills the timeless wisdom helearned as a monk into practical steps anyone can take every day tolive 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 threethings—a doctor, a lawyer, or a failure. His family was convincedhe had chosen option three: instead of attending his collegegraduation ceremony, he headed to India to become a monk, tomeditate every day for four to eight hours, and devote his life tohelping others. After three years, one of his teachers told himthat he would have more impact on the world if he left the monk'spath to share his experience and wisdom with others. Heavily indebt, and with no recognizable skills on his résumé, he movedback home in north London with his parents.Shetty reconnected with old school friends—many working for someof the world's largest corporations—who were experiencingtremendous stress, pressure, and unhappiness, and they invitedShetty to coach them on well-being, purpose, and mindfulness. Sincethen, Shetty has become one of the world's most popularinfluencers. In 2017, he was named in the Forbes magazine30-under-30 for being a game-changer in the world of media. In2018, he had the #1 video on Facebook with over 360 million views.His social media following totals over 38 million, he has producedover 400 viral videos which have amassed more than 8 billion views,and his podcast, On Purpose, is consistently ranked theworld's #1 Health and Wellness podcast.In this inspiring, empowering book, Shetty draws on his time asa monk to show us how we can clear the roadblocks to our potentialand power. Combining ancient wisdom and his own rich experiences inthe ashram, Think Like a Monk reveals how to overcomenegative thoughts and habits, and access the calm and purpose thatlie within all of us. He transforms abstract lessons into adviceand exercises we can all apply to reduce stress, improverelationships, and give the gifts we find in ourselves to theworld. Shetty proves that everyone can—and should—think like amonk.