Follow Your Heart to Say “Yes” to Life | An Interview with Kamal Ravikant

 

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Are you connected with your purpose on a soul level? Are the things you are holding on to, that are robbing you of your ability to say “yes” to life? Today’s conversation with Kamal Ravikant takes a deep dive into forgiveness and following your heart.

Many times, business is all about the processes and the results and the heart gets overlooked. We may even keep ourselves busy with business goals and achievements so that we don’t have to deal with matters of the heart. Kamal’s new book uses a fascinating fable to share specific steps for forgiveness, including forgiveness of yourself! Embracing that forgiveness will allow you to follow your heart.

Kamal Ravikant has been fortunate enough to have some amazing experiences in his life so far. He’s trekked to one of the highest base camps in the Himalayas, meditated with Tibetan monks in the Dalai Lama’s monastery, earned his US Army Infantry patch, walked 550 miles across Spain, lived in Paris, been the only non-black, non-woman member of the Black Women’s writers’ group, written several bestsellers, held the hands of dying patients, and worked with some of the best people in Silicon Valley. But his most transformative experience has been the simple act of loving himself.

In today’s episode we learn:

  • How struggles and pain are working to teach us and cause growth in our lives.
  • Why forgiveness can free you and allow you to follow your heart.
  • The fable of Rebirth could be the true story of any of us, and the lessons learned are real.

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Show Notes:

  • How Kamal’s background set the stage for his book
  • How he got into the startup culture of Silicon Valley with no prior experience
  • Rejection letters helped shape Kamal as a writer – the best gift he could have gotten
  • Why his first self-published book was successful after 10 years of rejections
  • Rebirth is life altering and mind expanding….find out why
  • How Kamal’s own pilgrimage to India after his Father’s death relates to the book
  • A non-religious pilgrimage that changes lives
  • The 3 stages of a relationship and how it helps our perspective
  • Soft skills like forgiveness and loving yourself are hard to formulate a process for success, but Rebirth spells it out
  • If you loved yourself, what would you do?
  • What is the societal obligation trap?
  • Kamal’s 8-minute meditation hack
  • What Kamal wants for his future and how children play into his vision

 

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