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Think Like a Monk - Jay Shetty

Think Like a Monk

By Jay Shetty

  • Release Date: 2020-09-08
  • Genre: Self-Improvement
Score: 4
From 138 Ratings


Jay Shetty, social media superstar and host of the #1 podcast On Purpose, distills the timeless wisdom he learned as a monk into practical steps anyone can take every day to live a less anxious, more meaningful life.

When you think like a monk, you’ll understand:
-How to overcome negativity
-How to stop overthinking
-Why comparison kills love
-How to use your fear
-Why you can’t find happiness by looking for it
-How to learn from everyone you meet
-Why you are not your thoughts
-How to find your purpose
-Why kindness is crucial to success
-And much more...

Shetty grew up in a family where you could become one of three things—a doctor, a lawyer, or a failure. His family was convinced he had chosen option three: instead of attending his college graduation ceremony, he headed to India to become a monk, to meditate every day for four to eight hours, and devote his life to helping others. After three years, one of his teachers told him that he would have more impact on the world if he left the monk’s path to share his experience and wisdom with others. Heavily in debt, and with no recognizable skills on his résumé, he moved back home in north London with his parents.

Shetty reconnected with old school friends—many working for some of the world’s largest corporations—who were experiencing tremendous stress, pressure, and unhappiness, and they invited Shetty to coach them on well-being, purpose, and mindfulness. Since then, Shetty has become one of the world’s most popular influencers. In 2017, he was named in the Forbes magazine 30-under-30 for being a game-changer in the world of media. In 2018, he had the #1 video on Facebook with over 360 million views. His social media following totals over 38 million, he has produced over 400 viral videos which have amassed more than 8 billion views, and his podcast, On Purpose, is consistently ranked the world’s #1 Health and Wellness podcast.

In this inspiring, empowering book, Shetty draws on his time as a monk to show us how we can clear the roadblocks to our potential and power. Combining ancient wisdom and his own rich experiences in the ashram, Think Like a Monk reveals how to overcome negative thoughts and habits, and access the calm and purpose that lie within all of us. He transforms abstract lessons into advice and exercises we can all apply to reduce stress, improve relationships, and give the gifts we find in ourselves to the world. Shetty proves that everyone can—and should—think like a monk.


  • Best book.

    By iffi.____
    This book is one of the best book I’ve ever read
  • Plagiarism

    By Anotone
    This guy steals everything.
  • Excellent

    By exdallas24
    I discovered Jay on a podcast and loved that episode. I was happy to buy and read his book. It’s an enjoyable read and gives you something to think about.
  • Not an original thought in this mans head

    By K-pow55
    Having worked in an MLM in the past and knowing people in the “self help” and “mindfulness” industry very well , this man has “borrowed” quotes from everyone across the board from Mark Twain to random modern memes. It’s one thing to borrow or emulate, completely another to take credit for and push the source aside. Self help mlm aggregator at best.
  • Amazing

    By Krobillard2010
    This book has changed my perspective on life in the best way possible. This book will help anyone that struggles with mental health or anyone period! Highly recommend.
  • The best book ever!!

    By Afflackman
    This book really is amazing!! It has lessons for your life not for some situations but for most situations. The book teaches the importance of calmness, and detachment which is very much needed in today’s world. Most importantly it teaches how working on yourself internally is just as important if not even more important than working on yourself externally. Think like a monk is already my favorite book and yet I haven’t finished it yet!! Jay Shetty really realizes a book that has priceless wisdom!! Congrats Jay on your success and thank you for sharing this awesome wisdom with us
  • My favorite book!

    By christinadollface
    This book is incredible and amazing! I recommend for anyone that is looking for clarity, internal happiness, re-evaluation of your values and more for the tools to continue to make your life better. I haven’t been able to put the book down. Really life changing and I am so grateful for Jay Shetty for writing it! ❤️