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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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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!

    How to Know When it is Time to Change Careers & Turn Your Passion into Purpose with Baby2Baby Co-CEOs

    How to Know When it is Time to Change Careers & Turn Your Passion into Purpose with Baby2Baby Co-CEOs

    Do you have a cause you want to pursue?
    How do you give back to your community?
    Today's guests are two very purpose-driven women behind the Baby2Baby, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing basic necessities to children living in poverty across the United States. Let's welcome Baby2Baby Co-CEOs Norah Weinstein and Kelly Sawyer Patricof. Since its inception, Baby2Baby has grown into a $80 million organization serving over 1 million children annually by distributing essential items such as diapers, formula, and clothing.  
    Norah and Kelly share their personal motivations and backgrounds, with Norah’s commitment rooted in her childhood and reinforced during her pro bono work as a lawyer, and Kelly’s passion stemming from her volunteer work with children during her modeling career. Their mission is driven by the immediate and tangible needs of the communities they serve, highlighting how even basic items like diapers can make a significant difference in the lives of children and their families.
    The duo emphasizes on the importance of listening to the communities they serve to understand their specific needs, and how practical items like diapers are crucial for enabling parents to work and children to attend daycare. The power of celebrity endorsements and corporate partnerships has been pivotal in raising awareness and securing resources for Baby2Baby's mission.  
    In this interview, you'll learn:
    How to raise public awareness for your cause
    How to scale a nonprofit organization
    How to run a successful fundraising event
    How to nurture a culture of giving back
    How to instill the giving back culture to children
    Norah and Kelly's incredible journey with Baby2Baby shows us the power of compassion and community. Each one of us has the ability to create meaningful change. Take action today.
    With Love and Gratitude,
    Jay Shetty
    What We Discuss:
    00:00 Intro 04:09 The Culture of Giving Back 08:19 Pro-Bono Cases 09:55 Giving Back Can Be Fun 14:00 The First Meeting 17:04 Ask the People Who Need Help 19:46 Full Time Commitment 26:09 Real-Time Challenges 27:44 Diaper is a Symbol of Poverty 34:36 Pushing Boundaries 39:05 Giving Back in an Unhelpful Way 44:50 Yes-Days, No-Days 53:50 Ambassadors and Partnerships 57:32 The Power of Celebrity Moms 01:02:29 Maui Wildfires 01:05:09 How Can You Help 01:10:29 How to Create a Culture of Giving 01:16:11 Instill Giving Back in Children Early 01:19:42 There’s a Lot More to Be Done 01:23:07 Norah and Kelly on Final Five  Episode Resources:
    Baby2Baby Baby2Baby | YouTube Baby2Baby | Instagram Baby2Baby | Facebook Norah Weinstein | LinkedIn Norah Weinstein | Instagram Kelly Sawyer Patricof | LinkedIn Kelly Sawyer Patricof | Instagram See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Dr. Rahul Jandial: What Your Nightmares Are Trying to Tell You & How to Know Which Dreams You Need to Pay Attention to

    Dr. Rahul Jandial: What Your Nightmares Are Trying to Tell You & How to Know Which Dreams You Need to Pay Attention to

    Do you often remember your dreams?
     
    What was the last dream you can remember?
     
    Today, let's welcome Dr. Rahul Jandial. Rahul is a dual-trained brain surgeon and neuroscientist based at City of Hope in Los Angeles. He leads the Jandial Lab, which explores the intersection of neurobiology and cancer. Beyond his research, Dr. Jandial is dedicated to global health, performing pediatric neurosurgery in charity hospitals across South America and Eastern Europe. He is also the author of the book "This Is Why You Dream," which delves into the science and significance of dreaming.
     
    Jay and Rahul explore the significance of dreams and their impact on our lives, and that the brain is highly active during sleep, generating as much electricity as when awake. This activity suggests that dreaming is not a passive process but an essential function for the brain, helping it process and rehearse experiences, emotions, and creativity.
     
    There are common themes in dreams, such as nightmares, erotic dreams, and motifs like falling or being chased. Rahul highlights that these themes are linked to the brain's imaginative and emotional networks, which are more active during dreaming. Nightmares, for instance, play a crucial role in developing a sense of self and other in children, while in adults, they can indicate unresolved emotional issues or trauma. He also discusses the concept of lucid dreaming, where one becomes aware of dreaming and can exert some control over the dream narrative. 
     
    In this interview, you'll learn:
    How to enhance dream recall
    How to induce lucid dreaming
    How to utilize dreams for creative problem solving
    How to reduce nightmare in children
    How to cultivate positive morning thoughts 
    How to improve sleep quality for better dreams
     
    Embrace the power of your dreams to boost creativity and emotional well-being. Take the first step tonight for a healthier, more vibrant tomorrow!
     
    With Love and Gratitude,
    Jay Shetty
     
    What We Discuss:
    00:00 Intro 03:05 Does Everyone Dream? 05:01 Why Do We Dream? 09:01 Dreams in a Scientific Perspective 13:30 Making Sense of a Dream 19:05 Sleep Entry 23:20 Erotic Dreams 29:02 Dreams Should Not be Neglected 32:09 Are We Meaning Makers? 37:02 Recurrent Dreams 38:36 Unwanted Recurrent Dream 42:11 Thoughts, Emotions, and Activities in the Brain Level 48:48 How Do You Explain Nightmares? 54:01 Task On 56:52 Sleep Exit 01:01:39 Cross Section of AI and Dreams 01:04:08 Can Dreams Predict the Future? 01:08:02 Mental Workspace in Uncertainty 01:12:58 Flashbacks vs PTSD 01:17:33 Lucid Dreaming 01:23:33 Can You Practice Lucid Dreaming? 01:25:15 The Right Approach to Understanding Dreams 01:47 The Dreaming Brain 01:33:34 When to Take a Nap 01:35:29 The Feeling of Falling While Asleep 01:37:35 Rahul on Final Five  
    Episode Resources:
    Dr. Rahul Jandial | Instagram Dr. Rahul Jandial | Facebook This Is Why You Dream: What Your Sleeping Brain Reveals About Your Waking Life See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 42 min
    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
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 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

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I really enjoyed the podcast and it really helped me stay focused while I did my homework. And I really appreciated that Rob Dial spoke about on how to be focused in a digital era, because it’s really hard to stay focused while keeping yourself distracted by social media. Thank you Jay for helping us grow and learn through your podcast.

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