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Think Like a Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day Hardcover – Illustrated, Sept. 8 2020

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Simon & Schuster Canada; Illustrated edition (Sept. 8 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 352 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1982134488
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1982134488
  • Item weight ‏ : ‎ 499 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15.24 x 2.54 x 22.86 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.8 out of 5 stars 27,199 ratings

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“Jay Shetty shows you step by step how to build your power, shifting your focus from self-image to self-esteem. This book frees you from the hypnosis of social conditioning and helps you become the architect of your own life.”—DEEPAK CHOPRA, MD, professor of medicine, University of California, San Diego, and New York Times bestselling author

“Grab this book, find a comfortable chair, and let Jay Shetty take you on a life-changing journey. Jay guides us with warmth and clarity on a path to greater joy and purpose, offering wisdom that can be put into practice right now. You will want to share it with everyone you love.”—ROBERT WALDINGER, MD, professor of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, and director, Harvard Study of Adult Development

“Combining ancient wisdom with the practicalities of today, Think Like a Monk provides essential guidance for traveling a balanced path to success.”—RAY DALIO, founder, co-chairman, and co-chief investment officer of Bridgewater Associates and New York Times bestselling author

“Jay Shetty has a rare gift for tapping into the world’s timeless wisdom and making it timely by infusing everyday moments with meaning and grace. He’s already shared glimmers of that wisdom with millions on social media, but here he gathers it all into one life-changing volume. Read this book to open your mind, lift your heart, redefine success, and connect with your deeper purpose.”—ARIANNA HUFFINGTON, founder of The Huffington Post, founder and CEO of Thrive Global, and New York Times bestselling author

 

 

 

About the Author

Jay Shetty is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, award-winning storyteller, podcast host, and former monk, on a mission to make wisdom go viral. In 2019, he was AdWeek’s Young Influentials cover star, described as “an emanation of spiritual force.” In 2017, Forbes named him to their 30 Under 30 List for his game-changing impact in media. His viral videos have been viewed more than 8 billion times and he is followed by over 40 million people across social media. Jay created On Purpose, now the world’s #1 Health and Wellness podcast, in 2019. He’s been a keynote speaker around the world, from Google to Microsoft to Netflix to HSBC, and has developed corporate training programs for many clients. His Online School has been attended by over 2 million students and his Genius Coaching community provides weekly programming on the principles and practices for health and wellness to thousands of members in over 100 countries.

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Reviewed in Canada on September 26, 2020
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Reviewed in Canada on September 10, 2020
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5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely a must read!!!
By Anurag5694 on September 10, 2020
I love this book!! I have been following Jay’s content on social media for a while now and this book is nothing less! There’s soo much positivity and certain calmness to this book that it’ll always be my go to when everything seems overwhelming.
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Reviewed in Canada on September 23, 2020
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5.0 out of 5 stars I think everyone can gain something from this gem!
By Yatika on September 23, 2020
Jay is wise beyond his years. And such a kind soul the world needs more of him.

I've been following Jay's YouTube videos for years and he has really helped my brother and I through tough times. My whole family are huge fans.

This was a book we have all been waiting for THANK YOU JAY! Christmas presents this year is a no-brainer :)

Whats great about the book is I've read it through twice but I have 2 copies lying around the house and my mum will pick it up and read random pages from it all the time and its crazy how relevant those totally random pages will be to the day we are having.

Jay's free meditations and meditation journal are our daily 15 mins of calm and relaxation.

This is definitely a must read for 2020! But not just 2020 for everyone's bookshelf IMO.

For those who say or compare it to other selfhelp books. At the end of the day all self help books end up telling you the same thing but in different ways you have to find what resonates with you. So to the negative reviewers out there.. u clearly haven't found one that resonates with you I truly hope you do. Its a special experience :)
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Reviewed in Canada on September 28, 2020
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Reviewed in Canada on September 18, 2020
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4.0 out of 5 stars Slight issue with item, but overall, a happy camper!
By lishjam on September 18, 2020
I bought two copies of this book.

One was meant to be a gift and the other was to add to my personal library.

One of the books was is perfect condition. Cheers! 😁

The other copy, however, whilst the pages were in good condition, the exterior was already slightly damaged upon receiving. The cover was peeled and ripped and there was also a slightly gooey stain on the front. Currently, deciding upon whether to recycle the cover or return the book entirely.

Delivery was quick and efficient. Packaging was neat, tidy and undamaged upon delivery.

All in all, a happy camper.

4/5 Stars.
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Reviewed in Canada on September 10, 2020
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must read!
By Juilie G on September 9, 2020
Highly recommend this book!!!!! You will not be disappointed. This is definitely one of those books you will read over and over again!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Think before buying...
Reviewed in India on September 11, 2020
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book even for slightly thick people like me
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 14, 2020
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book even for slightly thick people like me
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 14, 2020
I followed Jay Shetty on Facebook for months, let’s face it, he’s not only super hot but I love the wise words of wisdom on relationships and life he comes out with. I never normally read books, I’m a busy working single mum of four. Probably not the most educated either, but I thought I’d give it and shot anway and I told myself I will just do one page a day. I’m absolutely loving reading this book. It’s very in-depth, easy to understand and Nice to read so far. It feels wonderful to take a short moment out of my busy life to spend it on reading on how to be a better version of me, and hopefully by this, create a better life for myself. Also, working on ‘’me’ gets my attention off my slightly disastrous relationships status. “They say” you have to find happiness in yourself first and then things will fall into place naturally so hopefully this is the beginning of my journey. I’m only 10 pages in but definitely loving it so far.
Also the book is big and is excellent quality!! What a bargain. Thank you Jay for your wise words of wisdom. Wish me luck ! 🍀 Eva
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great enabler to help build a mindset and thinking for conscious, purposeful living
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 9, 2020
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great enabler to help build a mindset and thinking for conscious, purposeful living
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 9, 2020
2020 has been a tough year for most people. There has been lots of chaos and challenges which have made having calm, balance and peace quite difficult. In many cases, this has been particularly difficult because of our ways of thinking. There has been lots of fear and negativity and there have been opportunities for us to better connect with our intention and purpose and find greater meaning in life.

Jay provides great frameworks which combine ancient wisdom with the practicalities of living in the modern world. Jay was a Monk for 3 years and he is able to bring to life stories which show how he developed his thinking and how you don't have to be a monk to think like a monk.

Jay has had phenomenal success and it is clear that his way of thinking, daily routines, practices and habits have helped shape this success. He uses lots of anecdotes of his journey and then combines this with references to ancient texts to highlight concepts and practices.

What I love is how humble Jay in his writing, he applies thinking like a Monk through his writing. The book does not preach, it just lays out several different concepts and puts a "Try this" frame around it. The combination of anecdotes, ancient text references, exercises and diagrams really help to bring out the concepts but most importantly provide a practical framework to use.

Jay is a powerful storyteller and he uses the power of story nicely in the book. Just like any other self-development book, it does have concepts that you would have seen in other books. However, lots of people read lots of self-development books and know these concepts at an intellectual level but don't necessarily do anything with this. Lots of people know about Morning Rituals and Gratitude but they still find it difficult to apply these on a daily basis.

This book provides some simple but really powerful ways to change your thinking which will help you train your mind for peace and purpose every day. I liked the meditation examples and also the Vedic Personality Test in the Appendix. Again this is provided with a frame to explore and try it out as opposed to being the exact thing you need to do and use.

If you want to have more conscious, purposeful living then I highly recommend this book. Remember though, reading the book itself will not change your thinking, it will be practical aspects of reflecting and trying out the various concepts within which will support you with your personal growth.
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Sarbjeet Khosa
5.0 out of 5 stars Thanks, Jay. God bless you
Reviewed in India on September 12, 2020
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Sankalpita Singh
5.0 out of 5 stars Teaches you to seek your own happiness
Reviewed in India on September 24, 2020
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5.0 out of 5 stars Teaches you to seek your own happiness
Reviewed in India on September 24, 2020
What to expect?
Expect a book that is a detailed read, one that is bound to take you days to read, and weeks or months to fully implement the lessons that it has to teach.

Who can read?
The book is written in a language that can be easily understood by a beginner level reader.

What is the book all about?
“Think Like a Monk” is a book that helps us live a more peaceful and purposeful life; one that is full of gratitude and brimming with positivity. No, the book doesn’t promise us overnight miracles, but what it does promise is a sense of calmness, a change of attitude, more love, more positivity, and better clarity of who we are.

How good is the writing style?
The book reads like a conversation, and there is an instant connection that the reader feels with the author. Given the subject, the book doesn’t feel preachy at all.

Is the book interesting to read?
Yes. Take your time, read it slowly, perhaps a chapter a day, and you will definitely find the book interesting and enriching.

In the end
In the end, “Think Like a Monk” is a book that offers both conventional as well as unconventional wisdom in an attempt to make our lives better, happier, more peaceful, and purposeful.

Pick the book if
You love reading self-help.
You are looking for books that inculcate a spiritual mindset.
You want to be a better, happier, and more positive version of yourself.

Skip the book if
You are looking for a short read.
You are looking for a read that aims to better you in the professional sphere.
You have previously read many other books about happiness, wellbeing, peace, purpose, and spirituality.
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