From one of the most powerful social media influencers in the world
THINK LIKE A MONK
How to Stop Overthinking Let Go of Other People’s Expectations and Live a Purposeful Live
by Jay Shetty
Jay Shetty grew up in a family where you could become one of three things: a doctor, a lawyer, or a failure. His family was convinced he had chosen option three, particularly when Jay—inspired by a monk he had heard speak in London—headed to India to become a monk himself. After three years of training and meditation, one of his teachers told him he would have more impact on the world if he left the monk’s path to share his experience and wisdom with others. Heavily in debt, and with no recognizable skills on his resume, he took that advice and moved back home to north London and reconnected with his old friends, many who were now working for some of the world’s largest organizations – Google, Starbucks, Ernst & Young — yet experiencing tremendous stress, pressure and unhappiness, and asked Jay to coach them on wellbeing, purpose and mindfulness.
To expose what he had learned to as many people as possible, he sought out the digital tools and techniques that could allow wisdom to spread as fast as entertainment. His videos caught the attention of Arianna Huffington, who asked him to create a new series for HuffPost. His first few videos hit over 50 million views—a HuffPost record.
Now Shetty is considered among the most powerful social media influencers in the world, with 20 million Facebook followers and 4 billion views of his “Making Wisdom Go Viral” videos. In 2017, he was named in Forbes magazine’s 30-under-30 for being a game-changer and influencer in the world of media. In 2018, he had the #1 and #4 videos on Facebook and won a Streamy Award in the Health and Wellness category for his global influence on social media.
To make the monk mindset actionable, each chapter of this book will include exercises or activities to help the reader deepen their reflection, along with (as a boxed insert) a short-but-instructive conversation Jay has had with a monk. THINK LIKE MONK is meant to be a journey through which, step-by-step, the reader will progressively gain self-awareness about their potential, passion and purpose, develop a deep understanding of how to navigate and master their minds, and learn powerful approaches for making decisions, managing career choices and creating deeper relationships in their lives.
Jay Shetty is a British-born former monk and award-winning digital strategist turned captivating social media influencer and viral content creator.