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My name is Jay Shetty, and my purpose is to make wisdom go viral. I’m fortunate to have fascinating conversations with the most insightful people in the world, and on my podcast, I’m sharing those conversation with you. New episodes Mondays and Fridays. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts, and please rate and review the podcast if you enjoy it. Live life today ON PURPOSE.

On Purpose with Jay Shetty Jay Shetty

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.4 • 223 Ratings

My name is Jay Shetty, and my purpose is to make wisdom go viral. I’m fortunate to have fascinating conversations with the most insightful people in the world, and on my podcast, I’m sharing those conversation with you. New episodes Mondays and Fridays. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts, and please rate and review the podcast if you enjoy it. Live life today ON PURPOSE.

    Dr. Nicole LePera ON: Why You Feel Stuck in Your Past & Finding the Self-Awareness to Heal From Trauma

    Dr. Nicole LePera ON: Why You Feel Stuck in Your Past & Finding the Self-Awareness to Heal From Trauma

    Dr. Nicole LePera chats with Jay Shetty to talk about trauma as the root of all mental health problems. They discuss how one can utilize their own environment to self heal, why people are stuck with the same adaptive mechanism that doesn’t help them change, and taking many small steps on our way to complete healing.

    Dr. Nicole, a trained clinical psychologist, created the SelfHealers Circle to allow people to go on their own journey and create who they want to become. Dr. Nicole lives in Los Angeles, California and loves anywhere that involves the stillness (and quiet) of nature. She currently hosts the SelfHealers Soundboard podcast with Jenna Weakland focused on recognizing patterns, healing from the past, and creating oneself.

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    What We Discuss with Dr. LePera:
    00:00 Intro
    02:23 The concept of the work: getting stuck
    04:33 Utilize the environment around us with many daily small steps
    07:23 What is epigenetics?
    09:46 Empowering yourself to be your own healer
    14:04 When you entertain the idea that maybe you are broken
    18:07 Overwhelming change could send us back into that same adaptive mechanism
    22:26 We work with the pattern we’re stuck in
    26:52 When we’re conscious, we can hear our body
    31:44 The uniqueness that makes each of us different
    35:31 The nature of our thoughts are reiterative and amplified in some ways 
    41:35 How to nurture self-awareness and self honesty without leading to self-destruction?
    46:19 How do we stop letting other people's opinions define our choice?
    50:16 Creating empathy to people we can’t relate to
    52:47 Honoring the small choices you’re making and the moment you’re living in 
    54:25 Dr. LePera on Fast Five

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    SelfHealers Soundboard

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    • 57 min
    9 Ways To Get Comfortable Doing Uncomfortable Things and Growing Through It

    9 Ways To Get Comfortable Doing Uncomfortable Things and Growing Through It

    Perhaps, it is easier to tell someone to be brave and to do something they haven’t done before. It’s easier to be that encouraging voice on the side cheering for them. But it isn’t as easy when you’re at the receiving end, when you’re the one being encouraged to do something you’re uncomfortable doing.

    It takes courage and an open mind to do something you’re hesitant to do because it’s outside of your comfort zone, especially when it’s something you never thought of doing out of fear of failing or getting rejected. 

    In this episode of On Purpose, Jay Shetty talks about how doing small uncomfortable things can gradually lead you to embracing changes and improving yourself. 

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    Key Takeaways:
    00:00 Intro
    02:49 How to become comfortable with the uncomfortable?
    06:05 Principle #1: Start small, do not go for the big things right away
    08:29 Principle #2: Slow down, pause and reflect
    12:11 Principle #3: Do one uncomfortable thing yearly
    14:15 Principle #4: Surround yourself with people that do uncomfortable things
    15:57 Principle #5: Know that it’s okay to fail
    17:56 Principle #6: Measure the miniscule improvement
    20:06 Principle #7: Say you don’t know anything when you only know a little
    21:39 Principle #8: Accept correction and feedback without justification
    22:47 Principle #9: Don’t avoid and postpone what you started, start preparing 

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    • 25 min
    Gabrielle Union ON: Vulnerability & Turning Your Weakness Into Your Superpower

    Gabrielle Union ON: Vulnerability & Turning Your Weakness Into Your Superpower

    Gabrielle Union chats with Jay Shetty to talk about a woman’s inner strength. From her arduous journey to have children and competing against her partner on career growth, to realizing what makes a marriage work and thriving in communities where your resources benefit the majority.

    Gabrielle is an actress who starred in several romantic films such as The Brothers, Deliver Us from Eva, Think Like a Man, and Think Like a Man Too. She portrayed the lead character in the BET drama series Being Mary Jane, of which she received an NAACP Image Award. Married to Dwyane Wade, she continues to advocate for survivors of assault.  

    Head over to samatea.com/onpurpose to find out your Tea Personality! 

    What We Discuss with Gabrielle:
    00:00 Intro
    02:54 Struggling to have children
    11:21 Every child is unique
    15:45 Support looks different for men and women
    20:19 Figuring out how to walk side by side with your partner
    24:30 You can’t compete with your partner
    28:37 Most children aren't going to be shady for no reason
    32:06 Rising through a terrible experience
    38:20 Don’t try to hide when you feel vulnerable
    46:07 Raise girls to have a world perspective, not with a town perspective
    48:18 Accepting your child for who they identify as
    53:55 It’s about building communities to share resources
    55:53 Gabrielle on Fast Five  

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    • 58 min
    12 Lessons Learned in the Last 12 Months - Special Birthday Episode

    12 Lessons Learned in the Last 12 Months - Special Birthday Episode

    Lessons can be learned anytime, anywhere, and at any given situation. These lessons are packed with learning that will help us grow to become a better person. Some are easily learned, some leave lasting and painful memories.

    For the past twelve months, we all have been trying to adapt to the new normal, to a completely different way of life for our own safety and everyone else around us. Last year was a true test of mental strength, emotional awareness, and physical agility to endure and persevere in any adversary. 

    In this episode of On Purpose, Jay Shetty shares lessons he learned in the past year as he tried to stay on top of his life and remain connected to the people close to him.  

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    Key Takeaways:
    00:00 Intro
    02:51 Reflect on the lessons you’ve learned every year
    04:41 Lesson #1: Focus on the input and the intention, detach yourself from the result
    10:55 Lesson #2: You can’t always find joy and happiness but you can always find meaning and service
    14:52 Lesson #3 Remind yourself of the gifts brought by terrible situations
    16:00 Lesson #4: We have to learn to celebrate people while they are alive
    19:35 Lesson #5: Look at how we are controlled by fear
    21:39 Lesson #6: Digital friendships can go deeper
    23:45 Lesson #7: Anything can be done in 48 hours
    27:19 Lesson #8: There’s never a better time to learn when you’re not sure what’s going on
    28:24 Lesson #9: When you don’t get what you want, you get more of what you need
    29:29 Lesson #10: Solitude is as necessary as community 
    30:18 Lesson #11: Invest in energy first, expertise second
    30:53 Lesson #12: The mind has to be used by you for what you want to believe

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    • 33 min
    Rachel Hollis ON: The Courage to Make Mistakes & How to Stay Motivated in Difficult Times

    Rachel Hollis ON: The Courage to Make Mistakes & How to Stay Motivated in Difficult Times

    Rachel Hollis sits down with Jay Shetty to talk about loving yourself and seeing failure as success. We all need to learn to see the positive aspects of every failure in our life, to take proper care of ourselves by taking good care of our health, to sit down and process pain and grief at our own pace, and to never lose ourselves just to keep a relationship.

    Rachel is #1 New York Times Best-Selling and a motivational speaker. She authored three self-help books including Girl, Wash Your Face and Girl, Stop Apologizing. Aside from keeping herself busy with her podcast, The Rachel Hollis Podcast, she's also founded The Hollis Company, a media company that exists to arm people with the tools to make positive and lasting change. 

    What We Discuss with Rachel:
    00:00 Intro
    02:06 Mental illness is not just about taking prescription medicine
    06:00 Being intentional about trying to live in a healthy way
    12:17 What the evolution of social media is doing to us
    21:05 “My advance for my first book, which was Party Girl was $1,000.”
    24:02 When something shakes the best life you think you have
    38:24 Journaling every single morning to remember conscious moments
    41:53 Pushing yourself to get over a difficult moment in your life
    46:31 A different view of failure
    54:48 You create something that you value and believe in and put it out there
    59:10 There are many parts of us that can make a better version of ourselves
    01:05:38 Feeding into your own narrative
    01:09:24 “An apology without action or change is empty.”
    01:12:27 Having support from people who cares without high expectations
    01:17:14 How do you establish boundaries when you haven't done it before?
    01:22:33 What’s your love language?
    01:26:00 Don’t make other people’s process of pain about you
    01:29:10 You’re trying to be the person who your partner thinks you are
    01:37:19 We need to stop seeing the end of things as failure
    01:40:40 Rachel on Final Five

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    Hollis Co.

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    • 1 hr 43 min
    8 Principles of Communication to Improve Your Relationship and Become a Better Problem Solver

    8 Principles of Communication to Improve Your Relationship and Become a Better Problem Solver

    “I hear you. I understand that this is difficult for you. What can I do to help?” These are the words we desperately want to hear when things don’t work out in our life. We expect our partners to be there for us, to understand what we are feeling and why we are feeling these emotions. 

    However, some of us don’t get to hear these words. Some of us don’t get the understanding and support we need. Some of us could no longer connect emotionally with the people we love. And this disconnection is putting a strain on our relationships.

    In this episode of On Purpose, Jay Shetty shares principles for us to be an effective communicator so that our partner, our family, and friends can tap on deepest emotions and so that we can tap into theirs.  

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    Key Takeaways:
    00:00 Intro
    03:30 The number one indicator for a good human life was the quality of our relationships
    07:06 Point #1: We haven’t learned to communicate with ourselves
    09:57 Point #2: Your self-talk
    13:31 Point #3: Let’s experiment
    17:10 Point #4: Repeat what other person said, what you heard, and then what you felt
    20:21 Point #5: Separate the content from the context
    22:45 Point #6: Us and We, not You and Me
    24:54 Point #7: Focus on what builds trust
    28:43 Point #8: Find time to connect with your partner 

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    • 29 min

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223 Ratings

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Great speech

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Wisdom

Jay has inspired me a lot .He speaks the truth and I like the fact that he is so humble.I opened mine personal podcast because of Jay Shetty.

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Definitely on Purpose

Thank you Jay. My life hasn’t been the same after I started listening to this podcast. This podcast has really been of great benefit to me

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