What do me, @rogerwaters (from Pink Floyd) and @cheechmarin (from Cheech and Chong) have in common...? ⠀ We’re all speaking at the massive 2020 @SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, one of the biggest gatherings of creatives across interactive media, film, and music industries in the world. ⠀ I’ll be speaking on March 14th on the topic of how to be ‘Extraordinary at Work’ 🙌 ⠀ 70% of our waking lives are spent at work, so it makes sense that our occupation or, at the very least, our workplace and its culture, should be the primary vehicle for our personal growth and development. ⠀ So as part of my panel, I’ll be sharing some ideas from my upcoming book 📖‘The Buddha and The Badass’ including how to design companies around core human values to build workplaces where individuals find greater compassion and connectivity. ⠀ If you’re planning on heading to SXSW next March, it’s an incredible event and I’ll look forward to seeing you there. It’s going to be a blast. ⠀ (P.S I just want to thank each one of you who voted for me during the nomination process for this opportunity to bust the world of work as we know it 🙏💪)
Your world reflects your beliefs. 🌎 ⠀ If you believe hard work is necessary for success, you’ll have to work hard to be successful. ⠀⠀ If you believe that money is hard to come by or that money is evil, you’ll push money away. ⠀⠀ If you believe that love is painful, you’ll be in painful relationships.💔 ⠀ Psychologists refer to this phenomenon as confirmation bias. ⠀ Essentially, you’re hardwired to find and notice evidence that supports your beliefs and delete or distort evidence to the contrary. ⠀ This continually reinforces that belief and it becomes more and more robust. ⠀ And, if that belief is damaging, it’s a vicious cycle. ⠀ But it doesn’t have to be the case. ⠀ Everything in life is relative. ⠀ Everything can be seen from a different perspective. ⠀ One person can believe in peace, another can believe in war. ⠀ Both believe that what THEY believe is true. ⠀ But what if we CHOSE our beliefs? ⠀ And not based on what’s ‘true’...but based on what’s resourceful? ⠀ The secret to getting the life you want is developing the flexibility to adopt the beliefs that will get you there. ⠀ Ask yourself this question: ⠀ “What would someone who has what you want, believe?” ⠀ That’s a great place to start. ⠀ Tell me what that is in the comments.👇
I used to suffer from crippling loneliness. In fact, though it might sound like a weird way to solve it, that was the reason I started A-Fest. To gather together amazing people, interested in the same things I was, to have an incredible time and to make new friends (like these amazing people above👆) Every @afest Fest is based on a theme within personal growth which I personally decide I want to explore for myself. And it feels like fate that next year’s theme coincides with A-Fest’s 10th anniversary.🎂 Because for A-fest 2020, in Jordan 🇯🇴, I’m going to be assembling a panel of some of the greatest teachers in Human Connection and Authentic Relating. We’re going to look at how to craft better relationships between friends, how to relate to others, be real, how to be vulnerable and honest, and how to create more conscious relationships in every facet of life - from business partners to couples and love-making.❤️ I can’t think of a better way to pay homage to why A-Fest started in the first place. If you’re interested in joining me in Jordan next year start looking into it now (link in bio👆)
SWIPE LEFT 👈 to discover the 4 Stages of Spiritual Growth...which level are you at? (I’m betting at least Level 2 😉) ⠀ I love this idea which was brought to me by my good friend @MichaelBBeckwith and it resonated with me so strongly I included it in my first book ‘The Code of The Extraordinary Mind’.🧠 ⠀ So have a look at the slides above, and see if this explanation resonates with you too.👆 ⠀ Most people here have probably escaped level one, or ‘the victim phase’, but there’s a massive leap to make from Level 2 to Level 3. That’s what’s so great about Michael Beckwith, is that his focus, his passion, his purpose...is to guide you on how to get there.💪 ⠀ So if you’re interested in diving deeper into these ideas and learning how to elevate your consciousness from level 2 to 3, my free Masterclass with Michael is available all this week on Mindvalley (link in bio👆)
Revisiting the birthplace of Mindvalley 👆🗽(read ‘til the end for a very interesting fact on where it all started 😉) ⠀ Today, my former apartment on 8th Avenue, 45th street in New York is the third floor of an Irish Bar, but this is where I built the first Mindvalley website 16 years ago. ⠀ In 2002 I was a fresh graduate who’d just lost everything when the dot com bubble burst.📉 ⠀ The only job I could find was a miserable position in technology sales for no base salary, essentially close a sale to earn enough to eat. ⠀ I was an engineer with no idea how to sell. And I was going hungry.🍽 ⠀ In desperation, I took a class on intuition and meditation. It changed me. I learned to intuitively “know” who to call. And what to say to create a best outcome for all. ⠀ In a span of three months, I got promoted four times and the company made me a vice president at the tender age of 26. ⠀ I was dazzled at how the practice of meditation transformed my career. 🧘🏽♂️ And it made me feel there was something more that I needed to do. ⠀ My practice of fine-tuning the mind gave me powers I never knew existed.🧠 ⠀ So after one year in New York working for that company, I decided that I wanted to use these ‘superpowers’ to help other people discover their own. ⠀ And so I quit my high paying job and decided to become a meditation teacher. ⠀ And it all started in this apartment.💪 ⠀ Two years before I moved in, this part of Time Square was so rundown that it was basically a no tourist zone. My apartment had been a Thai massage parlor (which in New York speak is code for something else entirely). ⠀ So yeah, one of the world's biggest personal and spiritual growth companies started in a former whore house, just to get that fact out of the way.😂 But I wanted to share this story to remind you that great things can come from humble beginnings.
👈SWIPE LEFT to read my 5 most important habits in life. What’s your most important habit? Share with me below...I’m always looking to add practices to my routine👇