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I’m Jay Shetty host of On Purpose the worlds #1 Mental Health podcast and I’m so grateful you found us. I started this podcast 5 years ago to invite you into conversations and workshops that are designed to help make you happier, healthier and more healed. I believe that when you (yes you) feel seen, heard and understood you’re able to deal with relationship struggles, work challenges and life’s ups and downs with more ease and grace.

I interview experts, celebrities, thought leaders and athletes so that we can grow our mindset, build better habits and uncover a side of them we’ve never seen before. New episodes every Monday and Friday. Your support means the world to me and I don’t take it for granted — click the follow button and leave a review to help us spread the love with On Purpose. I can’t wait for you to listen to your first or 500th episode!

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    • 4.6 • 222 Ratings

I’m Jay Shetty host of On Purpose the worlds #1 Mental Health podcast and I’m so grateful you found us. I started this podcast 5 years ago to invite you into conversations and workshops that are designed to help make you happier, healthier and more healed. I believe that when you (yes you) feel seen, heard and understood you’re able to deal with relationship struggles, work challenges and life’s ups and downs with more ease and grace.

I interview experts, celebrities, thought leaders and athletes so that we can grow our mindset, build better habits and uncover a side of them we’ve never seen before. New episodes every Monday and Friday. Your support means the world to me and I don’t take it for granted — click the follow button and leave a review to help us spread the love with On Purpose. I can’t wait for you to listen to your first or 500th episode!

    Why There’s No Such thing As the Right Person at the Wrong Time & Why Your Ex Was Never The One

    Why There’s No Such thing As the Right Person at the Wrong Time & Why Your Ex Was Never The One

    Do you believe in "right person, wrong time"?
    Do you have realistic expectations about dating?
    Today, Jay will discuss the popular notion of the "right person at the wrong time." He explains that this idea often stems from nostalgia, which can distort our memories by emphasizing the positive aspects of past experiences and minimizing the negatives. This romanticized view of the past can prevent us from addressing present realities and hinder our ability to form healthy relationships.
    Jay also talks about the various factors that influence relationships, such as a person's relationship status, goals, and healing journey. He argues that a person's current circumstances, such as being newly single or single for a long time, significantly shape who they are and their readiness for a relationship. Furthermore, in a healthy relationship, partners should respect and support each other's goals rather than expecting complete alignment. He also highlights the importance of patience and mutual support in the ongoing process of healing from past traumas.
    In this episode, you'll learn:
    How to align goals in a relationship
    How to manage expectations
    How to build a healthy relationship
    How to embrace new possibilities
    By letting go of romanticized notions of the past and embracing the present, we open ourselves to genuine connections. Be open, curious, and positive about dating, we can find meaningful and fulfilling relationships.
    With Love and Gratitude,
    Jay Shetty
    What We Discuss:
    00:00 Intro
    01:00 Right Person, Wrong Time
    03:37 Nostalgia Overshadows the Negative Experiences
    11:15 Relationship Status
    13:34 Goals
    15:50 Trauma
    18:26 Potential
    20:24 Standards
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    • 24 min
    Melinda Gates: Why Your Perfectionism Has Been Draining You & 7 Reasons You Should Spend Time Alone in Silence Today

    Melinda Gates: Why Your Perfectionism Has Been Draining You & 7 Reasons You Should Spend Time Alone in Silence Today

    Are you a perfectionist? 
    Do you ever spend time alone in silence? 
    Today, Jay sits down with Melinda French Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and founder of Pivotal Ventures to talk about her journey from studying computer science at Duke University to working at Microsoft, and eventually transitioning into philanthropy.
    Melinda highlights the importance of goal setting and quiet reflection, practices instilled in her from a young age; the challenges women and people of color face in achieving equality, emphasizing the need for more inclusive policies and support systems; and the importance of diverse representation in leadership and decision-making roles.
    Melinda shared insights into her parenting approach, emphasizing the importance of instilling values of kindness, responsibility, and giving back to society. She also shared her journey of grappling with the decision to publicly support contraceptive access, which conflicted with her Catholic faith. This decision involved deep reflection, discussions with family and friends, and a significant amount of time spent questioning and reconciling her beliefs. 
    Later in the conversation, Melinda highlighted several key lessons she learned later in life, such as the realization that the world is not equally accessible to everyone, particularly women and people of color. This understanding fueled her advocacy for creating more inclusive environments and breaking down barriers that prevent these groups from reaching their full potential​. 
    In this interview, you'll learn:
    How to embrace change positively
    How to spend time alone 
    How to set and achieve goals
    How to overcome imposter syndrome
    How to teach children the value of service
    How to build a culture of giving
    How to foster kindness and gratitude
    Take a moment to reflect, give yourself grace, and celebrate your authentic self. Let’s grow together, one imperfect step at a time.
    With Love and Gratitude,
    Jay Shetty
    What We Discuss:
    00:00 Intro 02:58 Takeaways From Dealing with Change 04:26 Positive Mindset on Change 06:54 Where Did Your Dream Start? 10:18 Spending Time in Silence 12:11 Cultivate Relationships with Trusted People 14:12 Lessons Learned as a Parent 16:05 Not Everyone is Given the Same Opportunity 18:20 Equality for All in the Community 20:24 The Demand of Contraceptives Worldwide 24:41 The Imposter Syndrome 27:20 The Beauty in the Imperfections 30:01 Spiritual Group of Different Religions 33:36 Wisdom from Different Age Group 34:59 Addiction to Perfection 37:05 Stop Judging Yourself and Others 40:56 Equating Grace to Guilt 42:53 Finding Grace After Divorce 46:48 Be Kind to Yourself While Processing Pain 48:36 You Will Find Happiness Again 51:13 Empowering Women and People of Color 54:12 Breaking Down Biased Excuses 59:29 Kindness, Talent, and Luck 01:00:54 Children of Famous Parents 01:04:24 Creating a Culture of Giving 01:12:45 Melinda on Final Five   Episode Resources:
    Melinda French Gates | Instagram Melinda French Gates | Facebook Melinda French Gates | TikTok Melinda French Gates | LinkedIn Melinda French Gates | X Melinda French Gates | YouTube The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World  Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Why You are Wasting Your Time with Cardio & 6 Small Changes to Make For Weight Loss (The Secret Behind Kim Kardashian’s Workout) with Senada Greca

    Why You are Wasting Your Time with Cardio & 6 Small Changes to Make For Weight Loss (The Secret Behind Kim Kardashian’s Workout) with Senada Greca

    Have you been wanting to lose weight? 
    Do you want to transform your body with your workouts?
    Senada Greca is widely known as Kim Kardashian’s Personal Trainer as well as a renowned fitness and wellness expert. Senada shares her transformative journey from struggling with depression and anxiety to becoming a thought leader in fitness. She is the founder of We Rise, a female empowerment platform focused on health, wellness, and personal development, and Zen toa, a women's athletic apparel brand. Senada has trained high-profile clients such as Miranda Kerr, Bebe Rexha, and Kim Kardashian.
    Senada's turning point came when she discovered the mental health benefits of strength training, shifting her focus from aesthetics to holistic well-being. Emphasizing the importance of building consistent fitness habits, she advocates starting small and integrating workouts into daily routines. Senada underscores the myriad benefits of strength training, particularly its role in enhancing bone density, muscle mass, and longevity, and preventing injuries, especially as one ages.
    Together with Jay, Senada advises against relying on motivation alone and suggests finding ways to incorporate physical activity into busy schedules. Senada gives tips on the importance of a holistic approach to health, combining physical fitness with mental and emotional well-being practices like meditation, gratitude, and visualization. She also gives easy habits to implement in your daily nutrition. 
    In this interview, you'll learn:
    How to start a fitness routine
    How to optimize your nutrition
    How to use strength training for longevity
    How to stay active every day
    Remember, motivation isn't just about feeling pumped up every day; it's about building habits that become second nature. 
    With Love and Gratitude,
    Jay Shetty
    What We Discuss:
    00:00 Intro 02:59 Do You Have a Fitness Goal? 06:06 What Can You Do in 5 Minutes? 09:29 Were You Always Fit? 12:01 The Dangers of Depleting Your Body 13:25 What Workout Works for You 15:03 How Strength Training Affect Longevity 18:20 What Most People Struggle With 23:50 The Right Reward System to Being Fit 25:14 Biggest Misconceptions About Strength Training 26:50 What Should You Eat Before Workout? 28:32 Genetics 30:12 Low Body Fat Percentage 31:13 Cardio 34:05 Practicing for a Marathon 35:17 Nutrition Plan 38:04 Muscle Loss 41:28 Anxiety and Depression 43:40 Do You Workout Everyday? 45:21 Working with Kim 47:13 Are You Serious About Working? 49:43 Managing Nutrition vs. Workout 50:51 Workout without a Trainer 52:26 The Power of the Mind 55:45 Senada on Final Five Episode Resources:
    Senada Greca | YouTube Senada Greca | Instagram Senada Greca | Facebook Senada Greca | TikTok WeRise See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr
    Rob Dial: How to Break the Cycle of Procrastination & 3 Ways to Change Your Repeated Thoughts

    Rob Dial: How to Break the Cycle of Procrastination & 3 Ways to Change Your Repeated Thoughts

    Why do we always put things off until the last minute?
    How can we stop the habit of procrastinating?
    Today, let's welcome Rob Dial, host of the Mindset Mentor Podcast and author of "Level Up." Jay and Rob reminisce about their seven-year friendship, sharing how their mutual interests in mindset and Eastern spirituality brought them together. 
    The conversation delves into the role of fear in holding people back, with Rob distinguishing between primal fears (like pain and death) and intellectual fears (like failure and rejection). He offers strategies to overcome these fears by focusing on positive outcomes instead of negative possibilities. They also explore the topic of procrastination, with Rob emphasizing the importance of having a strong "why" to drive motivation and action. 
    Rob reflects on his spiritual journey and how silence and introspection have helped him find peace and purpose. He also shares the key lesson he has learned: what we seek externally is often something we need to find within ourselves.
    In this interview, you'll learn:
    How to overcome fear
    How to connect with your 'WHY'
    How to overcome procrastination
    How to change negative thought patterns
    How to accept and love all part of yourself
    Let's continue to seek deeper understanding and connection with themselves, emphasizing the value of inner peace and presence.
    With Love and Gratitude,
    Jay Shetty
    What We Discuss:
    00:00 Intro 01:53 Starting a Podcast 04:04 Why Do We Struggle to Focus? 09:17 Dealing with Intellectual Fear 14:44 What’s Your Most Repeated Thought? 18:20 What is Your WHY? 24:49 Overcoming the Fear of the Unknown 30:32 Going for the Things You Aspire 35:39 There Are Different Forms of Addiction 41:53 Our Truth is Always within Us 46:50 Take a Pause to Reconnect with Yourself 50:22 The Duality of What We Value 55:44 How Do You Pick Yourself Up? 59:40 What Life Lesson That Changed You? 01:04:41 Lesson Learned the Hard Way 01:07:48 Rob on Final Five Episode Resources:
    Rob Dial | Website Rob Dial | Instagram Rob Dial | Facebook Rob Dial | TikTok Rob Dial | LinkedIn The Mindset Mentor Podcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Why Love Is Not Enough & 5 Things to Focus On More in Dating & Relationships

    Why Love Is Not Enough & 5 Things to Focus On More in Dating & Relationships

    Do you and your partner share values?
    How do you support each other emotionally?
    Today, Jay taps into the  idea that love alone is not sufficient to sustain a healthy relationship. While love is important, other elements such as shared values, emotional maturity, consistent patterns of behavior, and trust are crucial for long-lasting partnerships. Societal norms often romanticize love, leading people to overlook these essential factors.
    Jay discusses the significance of understanding and respecting each other's values, as well as recognizing and addressing patterns of behavior. Emotional maturity, which involves managing and expressing emotions healthily, is highlighted as a key component of a stable relationship. Support and partnership are deemed more critical than love alone.
    In this episode, you'll learn:
    How to communicate your value to your partner
    How to develop emotional maturity
    How to support your partner's emotional growth
    How to build trust in your relationship
    Remember, love is important, but building a relationship on trust, values, and emotional maturity is key.
    With Love and Gratitude,
    Jay Shetty
    What We Discuss:
    00:00 Intro
    01:07 Do They Love Me?
    04:42 #1: Love Makes Us Forget the Importance of Values
    08:56 #2: Love Makes You Forget Patterns of Behaviour
    16:09 #3: Love Makes You Forget How They Treat You
    19:29 #4: Love Versus Support
    21:46 #5: You Forget the Importance of Trust
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    • 24 min
    Jonathan Haidt: Why Social Media Has Caused a Collapse in Mental Health & #1 Way to Solve Your Anxiety

    Jonathan Haidt: Why Social Media Has Caused a Collapse in Mental Health & #1 Way to Solve Your Anxiety

    How are smartphones linked to anxiety?
    What mental health issues are linked to excessive social media use?
    Today, let's welcome Jonathan Haidt is a renowned social psychologist, professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business, and a widely published author. He is known for his research on morality, culture, and the psychology of happiness. Jonathan's influential books include "The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion" and "The Coddling of the American Mind." His latest work, "The Anxious Generation," examines the profound impact of social media on young people's mental health.
    Jonathan highlights the unprecedented global collapse of mental health among youth, describing it as more significant than the COVID-19 pandemic, with girls being particularly affected by anxiety and depression, and boys showing significant social development issues.
    The conversation also addresses the academic debate regarding the root causes of this mental health crisis, with Jonathan presenting compelling data and experimental evidence to support his view that social media is a primary driver. He offers actionable solutions, including delaying smartphone and social media use until later ages, implementing phone-free school policies, increasing outdoor play, and advocating for collective action by parents and communities. 
    In this interview, you'll learn:
    How to create a healthier digital environment for kids
    How to implement age-appropriate tech usage
    How to encourage outdoor play and physical activities
    How to talk to children about the risks of social media
    How to foster resilience and emotional strength in kids
    How to create a supportive community for parents
    Together, let's take a comprehensive look into the mental health crisis the youth is facing today and take note of the practical strategies for creating a healthier environment that supports their well-being.
    With Love and Gratitude,
    Jay Shetty
    What We Discuss:
    00:00 Intro 01:55 Global Synchronized Collapse of Mental Health 08:12 Social Media is for Adults to Network 10:20 The Science Behind Anxiety 14:51 Variation of Emotions is Necessary for Kids 17:45 Play Helps Kids Learn 19:12 How to Make Playtime More Effective? 22:59 The Effects of Technology on Different Genders 29:24 Going Through Puberty on Social Media 32:08 How Parenting Has Changed with Technology 34:27 Efforts to Regulate Smartphones Use for Children 44:21 Women Are Always Judged for Their Looks 49:26 Verified Social Media Account 56:58 Why Tap Into Our Spirituality 01:03:56 What is Happening to Us? 01:11:31 The Greatest Distraction of Human Value 01:16:23 Jonathan on Final Five Episode Resources:
    Jonathan Haidt | Website Jonathan Haidt | Instagram Jonathan Haidt | Facebook Jonathan Haidt | X Jonathan Haidt | YouTube Jonathan Haidt | LinkedIn See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
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222 Ratings

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No words will explain

It has been over a year listening to this great podcast , it help me to understand feeling and handle issues im my mind thank you iay you are amazing , generous and honest.

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Life changing ❤️

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