Kamal Ravikant is the author of Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It and Live Your Truth. He's been a US Army Infantry soldier, held the hands of dying patients, climbed in the Himalayas, and spoken to audiences around the globe.
If we make a practice in our lives, like going to the gym or eating healthy, if you want to lose weight and be fit, or you want to be chiseled, you’ve got to make a practice. It’s a daily practice. You can’t go to the gym for a week and eat cake for 30 days nonstop and say “hey what happened? I was getting in shape.”Whether you’re feeling bad or feeling good, that doesn’t matter. It’s just your practice, like when you wake up and when you go to sleep. There are certain things you do. It’s a fundamental practice. Just like you talk about with writing. It’s a practice. Then you hit the flow state. Same thing in life. You make it a practice. Life hits a flow state.Things in life happen. People die. Nothing we can do to stop that. People we love die. Things happen. When we hit that flow state we bounce back much faster. The things that used to bring us down don’t bring us down like before. Then it’s only the real tragedies in life that bring us down. When a loved one dies, it’s a real tragedy and that should bring you down. It’s good to have loved someone that way and feel the loss. But the other stuff, the other garbage, the 99 percent of the stuff that brings us down that doesn’t matter lessens and its power over us lessens. So, I would say to someone who is either down or up, what matters is a fundamental daily practice of working on your inner self that keeps you in your personal flow. - Kamal RavikantListener TribeWe have our own private social network for listeners of the Unmistakable Creative podcast. You can meet other listeners, discuss episodes, and even have the opportunity to have your favorite episode re-aired on a Friday! Just visit https://unmistakablecreative.com/tribe to sign up.UNMISTAKABLE CREATIVE PRIMEWe are launching Unmistakable Creative Prime, exclusive access to all our new monthly courses, group coaching calls, live chats with former guests as well as access to a keyword search engine of our entire podcast catalogue and much, much more. To find out more, visit https://UnmistakableCreative.com/Prime  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
“As you love yourself, life loves you back.”KAMAL RAVIKANTI've got nothing but love for stories of personal metamorphosis, perhaps the most predominant theme of this show.The underdog everyman meets unforeseen obstacles. Brought to his knees, he's compelled to seek deep within. Meeting fate, strength is somehow found in a mystical power greater than himself. He leverages it to evolve into something greater and more authentic. Emerging self-actualized, he then shares his newfound strength, wisdom and experience for the benefit of others.We call it the hero’s journey.Archetypal and totemic, it’s a most powerful narrative that unites, connecting with something indelible and universal within us all.Over the years, I’ve hosted many flavors of physical triumph. From Olympic medalists to arctic explorers, I celebrate the arc of the athletic warrior.But life’s greatest passage isn’t physical. It’s not free-soloing El Capitan, crossing Antarctica, or running ultramarathons in Patagonia.Our most challenging voyage is learning how to love ourselves.No one embodies this genus of the hero’s journey better than Kamal Ravikant.To be clear, Kamal has more than earned his spot as a respected adventurer living beyond convention. From modest beginnings, he’s trekked to one of the highest base camps in the Himalayas, earned his US Army Infantry patch, walked 550 miles across Spain, and meditated with Tibetan monks in the Dalai Lama’s monastery.Professionally, he’s done it all too, founding a company with the guy who wrote the first browser. From launching startups to managing venture capital funds, Kamal has spent the better part of his career working alongside some of the smartest investors and engineers in Silicon Valley, writing books in his free time.But Kamal's most transformative experience has been the simple act of learning how to love himself.Why is it so hard for us?I first heard about Kamal by way of his frequent appearances on our mutual and beloved friend James Altucher’s podcast.Compelled by his honesty and vulnerability, I felt myself holding space with someone who embodied an important wisdom. A wisdom I lacked. Reflexively, I picked up Kamal's latest book, Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It.Spiritual and emotional growth is my jam and yer I never thought much about self-love. So I freely admit I met Kamal's book with a healthy dose of initial skepticism.However, the read ignited a realization that I continue to harbor unhealed wounds. Simple, straightforward and profound, I discovered practices not just helpful, but truly transformative. I wanted to know more.Today we unpack Kamal's heroic journey of the heart.It’s a conversation about his trials and his triumphs. His divine moment. The path of self-discovery that followed. And what he learned surviving a recent near death experience.It’s about how he learned to love himself. The simple routine he deploys to maintain it. And why this practice is essential to living an examined, self-actualized life of presence, purpose and contentment.For the stoics and skeptics, I implore you to set aside whatever resistance you may be feeling right now. And give this one a shot with an open mind and heart.Note: This conversation was recorded pre-pandemic (February 12, 2020), thus there is no coronavirus reference. Nonetheless, Kamal's wisdom is timeless. Moreover, the practices we discuss are powerful tools of self-discovery than can prove transformative as we navigate this challenging time.The visually inclined can watch it all go down on YouTube. And as always, the audio version streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.Kamal’s vulnerability is refreshing. I love this conversation and the friendship it has birthed. I hope it serves you as it did me.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & Subscribe             Apple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Podcasts Thanks to this week’s sponsorsNavitas Organics: Great people. Great products. Great planetary mission. A win for all. Only the highest-quality and most powerful plants, berries, roots, nuts and seeds the earth has to offer. Visit navitasorganics.com/richroll and you can get for 30% off your entire order of organic superfoods when you use the promo code RICHROLL.Ten Thousand: The World’s Most Durable Training Shorts. 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For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".SHOW NOTESPick up Kamal's book, Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It*Connect With Kamal: Website | Facebook | Twitter | InstagramBook: Rebirth: A Fable of Love, Forgiveness, and Following Your HeartBook: Live Your TruthNY Times: Why Self-Help Guru James Altucher Only Owns 15 ThingsForbes: How To Manage Critical Thoughts And Learn How To Accept YourselfEntrepreneur: 10 Inspirational Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read More Than OnceRelated Podcasts You Might EnjoyRRP #179: Jason Garner: From A Life of Matter To A Life That MattersRRP #308: Aubrey Marcus: A Warrior Poet On Embracing Resistance, Self-Love & Why Outward Success Is An Inside Job RRP #334: Tim Ferriss Is Evolving: Looking Within, Learning Self-Love & Pondering What Matters MostThanks to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; portraits by Ali Rogers; copywriting assistance by Georgia Whaley; and theme music by Ana Leimma.*Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. for 1000s of delicious, customized plant-based recipes & so much more, check out our Plantpower Meal PlannerHOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & Review:  iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google PodcastsDonate: Check out our Patreon accountSupport The Sponsors: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support our sponsors. 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Kamal Ravikant (IG: @kamalravikant) has meditated with monks in the Himalayas, served as a US Army Infantry soldier, and cofounded several companies and a Venture Capital firm in Silicon Valley. But the most transformative thing he's ever done is learn to love himself. Kamal significantly expanded and re-released his book, Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It, early this year. In this episode, we discuss: Kamal’s near death experience this past October Being more consciously aware of your thoughts Kamal's path through med school, Silicon Valley, and the army Doing the inner work When you make a vow and commitment to yourself, you keep it Self-love Consciously thinking and reinforcing thoughts When you fall, get back up and give it your all Kamal's 7 minute meditation practice What is the mirror practice? If you love myself truly and deeply would you let yourself experience this? Tracking your progress Make fitness & nutrition a part of your life Studying in Nepal with Buddhist monks Our bodies are designed to move Planting the flowers Show sponsors: Organifi <== 20% off all Organifi products Beekeeper's Naturals <== 15% off all Beekeeper's Naturals products (free shipping on orders $60 or more) Sunwarrior <== 20% off all Sunwarrior products & free shipping over $50 (US only) Perfect Keto <== 20% off all Perfect Keto products (free shipping in the US) Related links: Kamal Ravikant - Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It (book) Kamal Ravikant's website Follow Kamal Ravikant on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Kamal Ravikant - Rebirth (book) Kamal Ravikant - Live Your Truth (book) I'm Planting Flowers (comic) Related episodes: 333: Dr. Daniel Amen – Optimize Your Brain, Automatic Negative Thoughts, Eliminating Caffeine 321: Neil Pasricha – You Are Awesome, Intentional Living, Becoming Anti-Fragile 308: Hal Elrod – The Miracle Equation, Become Emotionally Invincible, Do Work That You Love 296: Dr. Joe Dispenza – Becoming Supernatural, Reprogram Your Mind, Trust Your Intuition 142: Dr. Bruce Lipton – The Biology Of Belief • How To Reprogram Your Subconscious Mind • The Importance Of Loving Yourself Note: Some of the links above are affiliate links. Making a purchase through these links won't cost you anything but we will receive a small commission. This is an easy, free way of supporting the podcast. Thank you! How can you support our podcast? 1. Apple users, please subscribe and review our show on Apple Podcasts, we make sure to read them all. Android users, be sure to subscribe to our show on Google Podcasts. Subscribers never miss any of the action ;) 2. Tell a friend about The Ultimate Health Podcast. They will surely thank you later. You can use the envelope button below to email a friend or tell them about TUHP in person. 3. Join TUHP Facebook community (FREE). This is where we all stay in touch and ask questions in between episodes. Join our community. 4. Follow our adventures on our favourite social media platform, Instagram. 5. Download The Ultimate Health Podcast app (FREE). This way you'll have our whole library of episodes right at your fingertips. Download our iOS/Apple app or our Android app. 6. Share using the buttons below. Thank you!
Hey everyone! Today, I share the mic with Kamal Ravikant, a VC, author, mountain climber, and has served in the army!  We are lucky enough to have him on the show to share some of his wisdom about the startup game and beyond. Tune in to hear Kamal’s fascinating life story, why he decided early on in his career that he preferred starting companies rather than joining someone else's vision and how his desire for a better kind of investor led him to the role of VC. Click here for show notes and transcript Leave Some Feedback: What should I talk about next? Who should I interview? Please let me know on Twitter or in the comments below. Did you enjoy this episode? If so, leave a short review here Subscribe to Growth Everywhere on iTunes Get the non-iTunes RSS Feed  Connect With Eric Siu:  Growth Everywhere Single Grain Eric Siu on Twitter
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