Tom Bilyeu & Jay Shetty , Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu

#187 Former Monk Reveals How Mindset Matters | Jay Shetty on Impact Theory

08 Sep 2020 • 65 min • EN
65 min
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In this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Jay Shetty answers these questions and many more as he takes us on a journey of discovering one’s own passion, strengths, and purpose. He shares his story of becoming a monk, the lessons he learned on dharma and zen, his equation for discovering purpose with passion, how to recognize and develop your true strengths, and how leaning into service leads to a life of peace and gratitude.  This episode is brought to you by: Amazon Alexa: Get 20% off your Amazon Smart Lighting Bundle at Every bundle includes an Echo Dot smart speaker and a Sengled Color-Changing Light Bulb. Blinkist: Go to Try it FREE for 7 days and save 25% off your new subscription. SHOW NOTES:  Jay answers the question, “How close to encapsulating the notion of thinking like a monk can one get?” [1:04] Jay defines the meaning of dharma and discusses his equation for discovering purpose with passion [2:24] Passion through compassion; Jay discusses how pain can drive our passions [5:00] Jay discusses job crafting and the notion, “It’s not part of my job, it’s how I see my job.” [7:59] Seeking beauty; how to escape the “woe is me” mentality [10:25] Jay shares how to recognize and develop your strengths; overcoming the ‘monkey mind’ [13:32] Hard skills and soft skills; Jay discusses the difference and how to approach each one [18:15] Peace and purpose; Jay discusses what it’s all for [19:28] Connecting purpose and meaning to strength; Jay shares how monks tap into service [23:08] The “Mother of Orphans;” Jay shares the inspiring story of Sindhutai Sapkal [25:50] No longer a monk; Jay shares his story of seeking council and leaving the ashram [28:09] Re-contextualizing reciprocity; Jay shares his story of service and giving to others [33:48] Emptying oneself to seek zen; Jay shares the story of the ‘Overflowing Teacup’ [38:22] Escaping the victim mentality; Jay discusses the pitfalls of not having a positive mindset [41:20] Sight, scent, and sound; Jay defines the ‘3 S model’ and its importance [46:46] Training your mind for presence; Building the ‘search for joy’ into your daily routine [54:35] The power and practicality within Jay’s book, ‘Think Like a Monk’ [57:21]  FOLLOW JAY:  WEBSITE: B OOK:  FACEBOOK: INSTAGRAM: TWITTER: Are You Ready for EXTRA Impact? If you’re ready to find true fulfillment, strengthen your focus, and ignite your true potential, the Impact Theory subscription was created just for you. Want to transform your health, sharpen your mindset, improve your relationship, or conquer the business world? This is your epicenter of greatness.  This is not for the faint of heart. This is for those who dare to learn obsessively, every day, day after day. Subscription Benefits: Unlock the gates to a treasure trove of wisdom from inspiring guests like Andrew Huberman, Mel Robbins, Hal Elrod, Matthew McConaughey, and many, many, more New episodes delivered ad-free Exclusive access to Tom’s AMAs, keynote speeches, and suggestions from his personal reading list You’ll also get access to an 5 additional podcasts with hundreds of archived Impact Theory episodes, meticulously curated into themed playlists covering health, mindset, business, relationships, and more: Legendary Mindset: Mindset & Self-Improvement Money Mindset: Business & Finance Relationship Theory: Relationships Health Theory: Mental & Physical Health Power Ups: Weekly Doses of Short Motivational Quotes  Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: Subscribe on all other platforms (Google Podcasts, Spotify, Castro, Downcast, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Podcast Addict, Podcast Republic, Podkicker, and more) : Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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