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Jay Shetty, social media superstar and host of the number one 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 number one video on Facebook with more than 360 million views. His social media following totals more than 38 million, he has produced more than 400 viral videos that have amassed more than eight billion views, and his podcast, On Purpose, is consistently ranked the world’s number one 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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the a.ccompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2020 Jay Shetty (P)2020 Simon & Schuster Audio

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i couldn't stop listening

I love Jay to begin with. But this book summarizes how we can achieve eternal happiness. It made me cry. Made me realize how I am more negative than positive, I am mean than kind. It made me feel bad to be honest but also made me more aware of my actions and words. That I can exude positivity. I can be more grateful. Thank you Jay for laying it all out.

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BEST WISDOM RUNNING BUDDY EVER!

BRILLIANT, PRACTICAL & FUN ! Jay joined me on my early morning runs everyday ~ he’s got a unique talent of blending both eastern & western approaches to wellbeing in a magical, digestible manner! The English accent helps ;) and scientific backing will make you perk up and run a few extra miles as you don’t want it to end ! Thank you Jay !

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great!

I simply loved it! there are a lot of insights that can help us all become better human beings. I strongly recommend it, especially to those who think it's not for them!

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loved it help my anxiety

I had some issues at work so for couple weeks I gave anxiety stress so by listening this help me to calm down

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BEST book I've ever read... seriously.

I was absolutely devastated when the book was over...I wanted it to last forever. this book beautifully expresses how to harness the power we already possess to 'think like a monk's Thank you, Jay. Namaste

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Amazing

read this book, read it now, it's amazing and everyone should read this. I plan on reading it again. highly recommend.

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Great self improvement book

Jay does a a great job sharing his message. In today's age and climate it's highly recommended to change your approach to a more Monk like thinking. I hope you'll find this book useful as much as I did.

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  • TM
  • 2020-10-20

Great practical tips on how to be a better person!

Loved the book! I’d recommend it for anyone in transition, looking for inspiration or just helpful hints on how to be a better person. Jay Sherry is easy to listen to as well:).

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Reading for second time

I love this book. The first couple of chapters were slow. Then I was hooked on the ideas. Second time through this audible book. I finished it and immediately began again. Changing my life, a thought and action at a time.

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AMAZING

will be recommending this book to literally everyone i know! especially loved having Jay read it himself.

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  • Caroline B.
  • 2020-11-16

Everything is great about this book

I would recommend anyone - really, anyone - to read (listen to) this book at least once in their life. This is such a great guide to navigate in life. A massive thank you to the author for sharing their knowledge with us.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-09-16

Amazing!

Such a great book! It is my first experience with audible and I feel like the book is a meditation all along! I am loving it :) Thank you :)

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  • Rafeeq
  • 2020-09-23

Well written book but some home truths must notice

Books is well written and easy to listen. But problem is the ideology author trying to adulate. Author quoting many times and glorifying Manusmriti which is infamous for its misogyny stands and derogatory position of woman and glorifying four varnas – which is the caste system categorizing Hindus and forced to labor based on caste you are born in and practicing untouchability same like racism. Apparently author tried to implement Varna Characteristics as personality test, the underlying principle is the same; Guide (Brahmin – you are top of the hierarchy and just guide Kshtriya and do rituals), Leader (Kshtriya – Born to Lead), Creator (Vaishyas to do Trading) and Maker (Shudras the untouchables - to do all dirty works and server above 3 Castes). Even though author reiterated he’s not endorsing caste system, somehow, he’s glorifying the same which is underlying in the Indian Hindu community!

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  • Caitlin Rodiek
  • 2020-09-08

Captivating from the start

Within the first few sentences of this book I was intrigued and excited to learn more. I have been following Jay for over a year and his book is as eloquently written as I expected it to be. I’m excited to delve deeper in this teaching and learn some of the practices in the text!

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  • Mital Patel
  • 2020-09-09

A book to live by

Just that ONE book humanity needs in 2020. Every sentence has a wisdom, so many applicable actionable steps in the book. This is not an ordinary inspirational or motivational self-help book, instead it is a book that will force us to take the action. I would highly recommend to invest in this book. I am loving some beautiful wisdom full stories of Jay’s monk life. Thank you for writing this beautiful book Jay!

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  • Anisha
  • 2020-09-08

An Enthralling reading Journey 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

I downloaded my Audiobook this morning and have listened to 4 chapters so far. This book is filled with incredible story of Jay’s journey along with Practical and Super Actionable daily habits and reflection exercises that we can work through in between the chapters! Already loving the book and can’t wait to dig more deeper 🤯💖🌟. “The goal of monk thinking is a life free of ego, envy, lust, anxiety, anger, bitterness, baggage.” - Think Like A Monk Book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-09-08

What the world needs now: is to “Think Like a Monk”!

Think Like a Monk brings peace and nourishment to the body, mind and soul, much like a hot bowl of soup on a cold day. It is truly food for our entire being. Listen as Jay reads and feel your heart warm with each piece of Monk wisdom he shares on how to live a more meaningful and purposeful life! Relax and get ready to reflect as Jay guides us along on this journey to transform our lives by adapting a monk mindset. This is absolutely going to be one of the best gifts we receive in 2020 - the gift of a monk mindset!

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  • Hannah
  • 2020-09-08

amazing!

Jay Shetty is so inspirational and this book does not disappoint! love that he recorded it himself!

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  • Brian Sachetta
  • 2020-09-22

Interesting concept with good execution

What caught my eye about this one was its unique subject matter — applying monk-like principles to the ups and downs of everyday life. Though I’m sure someone’s written a book like this one in the past, I’ve never read such a work myself. This is both what I think helps this one stand out and what makes it an interesting read once you pick it up. It’s chock-full of ancient wisdom. It discusses everything from the true laws of happiness to the notion that life is ever-changing to the fact that contentment is an inside job — not an external one. Underlying all of these notions, as well as the theme of the book itself, is the idea that the happiest people on earth are monks, and, as such, we should learn from the actions and habits of such people in order to become happier ourselves. Though the content is fairly straightforward for most of the book, it’s the packaging of it that I think helps make this book a winner. Shetty is wise and tactful in his approach, and it makes for a well-crafted narrative in the end. Will it change your life? I’m not totally sure. But it'll definitely be a good refresher course, at the very least. -Brian Sachetta Author of “Get Out of Your Head”

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  • Chris
  • 2020-09-09

100x ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ such a life giving book!

I LOVED IT! by far my favorite "self help" book. Jay Shetty is on my top list of inspirational authors and speakers. Please please please give it a read/listen. His podcast is also full of wisdom. Thanks, Jay!

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  • glenn bond
  • 2020-09-08

A must read!

I absolutely loved this book. It's like having a conversation with Jay. At times you laugh and cry at the same time. Each chapter is replete with stories and easy to use exercises that you can implement right away into your life. It's by no means easy, but it's worth it.

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  • Scott
  • 2020-09-09

Inspirational

Narrated by the author! love that so much! This book is inspirational on many levels. Each chapter stands alone. I very much enjoyed the breakdown of each big idea, a chapter at a time.

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