General Session: Think Like a Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day
In his riveting talk based on his best-selling book, Think Like a Monk, Jay Shetty, social media superstar and host of the #1 health and wellness podcast On Purpose, distills the timeless wisdom he learned as a monk into practical, daily steps anyone can take to live a happier, more meaningful life. Drawing on ancient wisdom and his own rich experiences in the ashram, Jay reveals how to overcome negative thoughts and habits to access the calm and purpose that lie within all of us. The lessons monks learn are profound but often abstract. In Think Like a Monk, Jay transforms them into simple advice and exercises we can all apply to reduce stress, sharpen focus, improve relationships and leadership skills, identify our hidden abilities, increase self-discipline, and give the gifts we find in ourselves to the world. Jay proves that everyone can — and should — think like a monk. Jay will also share how he built a worldwide coaching brand, was named to the Forbes 2017 list of 30 under 30 and now has more than 28 million Facebook followers, 8 million YouTube views and over 7.5 million Instagram followers in a matter of just a few years. Join us for this one-of-a-kind talk that will help you identify the skills and tools to breakthrough negativity and anxiety, overthinking and people's expectations to become a more compassionate, courageous and determined version of yourself -— and why it's a necessity, not a choice in our fast-paced, stressed out world.
Jay Shetty is a British-born #1 New York Times best-selling author, award-winning storyteller, podcast host and former monk, on a mission to make wisdom go viral.
In 2019, he was AdWeek’s Young Influentials cover star, described as “an emanation of spiritual force.” In 2017, Forbes named him to their 30 Under 30 List for being a game changer in media. In 2018 and 2019, he was the Streamy Awards Best Health & Wellness Creator of the Year. His viral videos have been viewed more than 8 billion times and he is followed by over 40 million people across social media.
In 2019, Jay created On Purpose, now the world’s #1 Health and Wellness podcast. In its opening year, it ranked #1 on Spotify in India and in Apple’s Top 20 Podcasts of the Year. Guests include superstar athletes (Kobe Bryant and Novak Djokovic), music icons (Alicia Keys), business leaders (Ray Dalio) and cultural activists (Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors). In 2020, Jay authored his first book, Think Like A Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Everyday. The book debuted at #1 on the The New York Times and The Sunday Times best-seller lists, and was named “Unputdownable” by Amazon, where it held the #1 spot worldwide.
When Jay isn’t writing or making videos, he’s coaching. He is the founder of the Jay Shetty Certification School, a purpose-driven educational institution offering accredited certifications in life coaching to individuals and organizations. He’s been a keynote speaker around the world, everywhere from Google to Microsoft to Netflix to HSBC, and has developed corporate training programs for a multitude of clients. His Online School has been attended by over 2 million students and his Genius Coaching community provides weekly programming on the principles and practices for health and wellness to thousands of members in over 100 countries.