The Lesson: Immediately after graduating college, Jay Shetty gave up a fancy life at a corporate firm in London so he could pursue happiness with a group of monks in India. Now, after returning to modern society, he wants to share his wisdom with the world. In this podcast, Shetty touches on everything from what it was like being a monk; to the greatest lessons he ever learned from the monks; and how his religious lifestyle launched him into a career as an online spiritual speaker.

Notable Excerpt: “The first thing you learn at monk school is learning how to breath – cause we’re taught that the only thing that stays with you from the moment you’re born till the moment you die is your breath. When you get stressed, what changes? Your breath. When you get angry, what changes? Your breath. When you’re sad, what changes? Your breath. When you’re happy, what changes? Your breath. Every emotion is experienced with a change of the breath. When you learn how to navigate and manage your breath, you can navigate any situation in life.”

The SpeakerJay Shetty is an inspirational speaker, YouTube show host, and content creator who turned away from his pursuit of wealth and fame at the age of 22 so he could become a monk and wander across Europe and India. Now, as his career blossoms across social media, Shetty is considered to be one of the most widely-viewed international motivational speakers with millions of viewers seeking his wisdom on life, love, business, and health.

The Host: After spending years of his young life and athletic career struggling with his own emotional wellbeing, a crippling injury left Lewis Howes without an identity and without any work. Instead of wallowing in self-pity, however, Howes recreated himself as a multi-million dollar media producer, motivational speaker, bestselling author, and podcast host. The ex-football player now spends his days chatting with the most inspirational icons of this generation on his School of Greatness podcast.

Podcast: The School of Greatness podcast is available for download on Soundcloud and iTunes. You can also watch footage of the interviews on Howes’s YouTube channel.

Books: Howes is the author of the New York Times bestselling book “The School of Greatness”: an in-depth collection of lessons and wisdom that he has gathered from interviewing hundreds of the world’s greatest role models and thinkers. Howes’s latest book, “The Mask of Masculinity”, is based on his experience with the dangerous stereotypes and expectations that are placed on men in modern society.

(LISTEN to the inspiring talk below or read the transcript at the episode’s website) – Photo by TomTranuf, CC

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