Jairek Robbins

Episode (70) – How to squeeze the most out of every day


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Jairek Robbins is a decorated performance coach and inspirational keynote speaker. By the age of 23 he was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal from the United States Congress, and by the age of 25, he gained international recognition as a creator of a revolutionary approach to maximising a great performance and accelerating organizational success.

On today’s show

Jairek talks about the importance of cherishing all the little moments in life as miracles and shares tips on how to have the most out of your every day.

Jairek also covers,

• Stories that made him realize that there are no ordinary moments in life – every moment is a miracle in motion
• The importance of cherishing all the moments spent with the ones we love
• How to practice mindfulness and squeeze the most out of every day
• The only way to succeed in anything is to learn continually, and see every failure as an opportunity to grow
• His Life Changing Question is: “What is the blessing in this moment?”
• Where life gives you possibly the end, it makes you see things completely different
• Why is important to live each day as if you are about to get run over by a bus tomorrow
• The example from real life that shows how to design and live an ideal day
• The distinction between people who work to live and those who live to work
• His rituals and habits include doing stuff that he really believes in and designing every moment of his life
• His message to remind people of their strength and capabilities
• Things on his bucket list include: having children, learning how to play another instrument, learnign to speak another language…

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Resources Mentioned in this show:

jairekrobbins.com
highperformance47.com
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Transcription

Welcome to Episode No. 70 of the Life-Changing Questions podcast.  On today’s show, we have a gentleman, who by the age of 23, was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal from the United States Congress.  And by the age of 25, he gained international recognition as a creator of a revolutionary approach to maximising a great performance and accelerating organizational success.  His name is Jairek Robbins.  He was born in Santa Monica, California; lives in Florida and he’s here with us today.  Welcome to the show, Jairek.

 

If just one question could immediately transform the quality of your life or the results of your business, would you want to know what that question was?  Life and business strategist, Kevin Bees, interviews success masters to discover their life-changing questions.  Welcome to the Life-Changing Questions podcast.

 

KEVIN:

So Jairek, welcome to the show today.

 

JAIREK:

Thank you very much, sir.  Good to be here.

 

KEVIN:

It’s so exciting to have you here now, I know.  I have had the chance to read your book “Live It!”  You shared this wonderful message of learn it, live it, give it.  I wonder if you could tell the listeners today, a little about your background.  How you’ve come to be in this place where you are inspiring the leading business owners and leading people in the world to live their lives in the way that they really could do?

 

JAIREK:

Absolutely.  There’s so many different things I could start with, but I’ll start with two stories that are pretty simple, but powerful for people.  The one is wrapping around the concept that there are no ordinary moments and what I mean by that is, I remember I was 20 years old, living in a village in Africa.  I had contracted malaria and I had a doctor sit me down and try to convince me to take the medicine.  I grew up in southern California, where we fix most things with meditation and vegetable juice.  So I was adamant about not taking the medication and not taking the malarial pills and he was adamant on convincing me about – if I don’t, I was gonna die in six days.  And so I’ll never forget.  He sat me down.  He pulled a sample of my blood.  He did the calculations in the computer and he said, [0:01:54] you have 55,000 parasites per one [0:01:57] dead cell? [0:01:58] like and? [laughs]

 

KEVIN:

Ouch!

 

JAIREK:

And he said, you know, at the rate they double and what they do in your body, every time they hatch, they explode out of the cell and kill out the cell.  At 55,000 parasites, they’re gonna double every 8 to 10 hours.  That means they are gonna hatch, they’re gonna lay eggs on all the other cells and 8 to 10 hours later, they’re gonna do it again.  And he said, at this rate, you’ve got about 6 days.  And I’m in [0:02:19] and he just said, in six days your body won’t be able to sustain yourself and you’ll die.  Now I remember sitting there and having one of those [0:02:26] moments, as you know, a 20-year-old young man in the world, thinking, wow, that was not the plan.  The plan was not to die at 20 years old and it just caused me to sit down and look over my entire life and think, wow, you know, just to be able to breathe, to be able to move, to be able to walk and talk and do all these simple things – they are not simple.  They are miracles in motion.  And the realization of there are no ordinary moments, that every moment is really, truly a miracle in motion and as simple as looking outside and seeing you the way that wind moves between the leaves or the way that clouds move over your head – they’ll never be in that formation again.  You’ll never see that exact moment of life unravel in the exact same way.  It’s very unique.  It’s literally a miracle in motion.  And I remember sitting back and even just recently, my mom ended up having a couple of strokes last month and at one point, you know, just reaching for a spoon and picking up your breakfast and moving it in your mouth, seems ordinary or seems normal; its seems like something anyone can do.  And over these last couple of days, you know, watching her struggle to be able to grip a spoon and her arm shake and rattle as she is trying to reach forward to pick up a piece of food on it and you know, watching her slowly watch the hand try to move towards her mouth and half way the food dropping off the spoon and then her trying to go back for another scoop and realizing they are no ordinary moments.  And so that moment right there, brought me to the space where I started evaluating life in a whole different way.  And from there, not only evaluating it, but figuring out, how do you squeeze the most out of every moment that you do have, since there are no ordinary moments and every day is an opportunity to experience a miracle in motion and experience life unfolding before your eyes and experience, you know, the blessing and privileges and to be alive, how do you fall in love with the simplicity of little things?  How do you find deep meaning and purpose in the simplest of things? And in that same village, I remember watching a little man sweep leaves every morning and just watching so much of joy filled his space and filled his face and filled his heart and you could tell this man was living true to his deep, deep profound purpose in life.  And I would watch him every single morning as he swept the leaves and cleared this path and I finally went and interviewed him and I remember sitting down and asking him “why you do you are doing?”  A friend of mine man translated and first he said, because I am supposed to and then I was like, no, why, why, like the purpose, the reason, the meaning.  She is like, I get it, give me a second.  So she said something else to him and all of a sudden his face lit up with joy and it like brightened up the whole space around us.  I’m like, yeah, there, right there!  And he said the most beautiful thing.  He said the reason I sweep the leaves is because I believe every human being, whether a small child about to enter this world or a sick or elderly person about to leave this world, they deserve a clear path to do so.  And then we were sitting there.  My joy [0:05:10] wow!  You know, I have been to a lot of places, I have met a lot of people over the past 14 years.  I have had the privilege and honour of coaching executives and entrepreneurs from all around the world.  You know, most of my clients, if I give an average, which is a funny thing to do, but if I averaged out my clients, most of them are 35 to 45-year-old male entrepreneurs. They own anywhere between 5 to 7 companies, make a half million or more than that take home after taxing [0:05:31] They usually are in a significant relationship and have, you know, anywhere between zero to three children.  And that’s who I tend to work with, why I have met so many of these people who are “unsuccessful” according to the outside world and according go societal standards, yet they lack deep purpose, they lack meaning.  They lack the ability to recognize the miracles in motion and to realize there are no ordinary moments.  And so I’m kind on an interesting journey, which is taking those life lessons, taking those experiences from around the world and bringing them to professionals, so that they can experience that meaning and purpose in all that they do, so they can realize how precious in the life these moments are and how valuable it is to spend time with the ones they love and you know, [0:06:12] of your dog if that [0:06:13] but simple little fun things that make life so rich.  The stuff that you value when you are on your deathbed looking at the end of it.  And I bring those things to them, helping them at the same time optimize every square inch of who they are as a human being, from their mindfulness to their endurance to their sleep capacity and their food intake – we look for ways in how do we keep them at their absolute best so they can go and do more what they are doing, but while they are doing it, can actually enjoy the [0:06:38] every moment of it.

 

KEVIN:

Wow!  Very inspiring story that and particularly, I mean, the belief that gentleman had, sweeping leaves, so he believes that every human in this earth to have that clear path to go and live that life with no order because there are no ordinary moments.  I think it’s a very powerful sermon.  No wonder you are on this mission to share this with as many people as you possibly can.  It’s a very powerful message. Now for us listening, for the listeners, there may be times where we can get stuck in the day to day, I mean, business can be challenging, you know, life can be challenging.  Some of the simple things and mundane things can become [0:07:12] ordinary or challenging.  What are some of the things that we can do, Jairek, to actually squeeze the most out of every day and out of all of the opportunities that we have?

 

JAIREK:

I mean it starts with the concept that we have been talking about, which was realize there are no ordinary moments.  So the first is realizing there are no ordinary moments and need truly practicing, just recognizing the fact that it’s a miracle to be able to breathe.  It’s a miracle to be able to walk.  It’s a miracle to be able to talk.  And if you can practice the mindfulness, the ability to stay aware of the fact that you are a walking, talking, moving miracle and blessing of life.  And I know that sounds a little far out or farfetched for some people. They wag their head around, like, yeah, I need to you know, sell another house, I need to buy another business, I need to maximize our bottom line and optimize our sales efficiency.  Okay, get it.  At the same time, when you can get to that place and really live in that space, you have total and absolute freedom.  Because what’s happened is, you started to realize that you can enjoy the ups just as much as the downs.  You can enjoy a warm hug just as much as getting kicked in the face.  And all of a sudden, when you can laugh and enjoy the ups as much as the down, now you are free.  You are free emotionally.  You are not tied by the results that show up in your life and at that point, now play for the [0:08:26] now play for the grand slam home run, you know, whatever [0:08:32] trick, I don’t know the term to describe it, but play for the huge massive victory because [0:08:37] gonna lose, you just learn from it, stand up [0:08:39] and keep going.  And when people can find that space, they start to squeeze them out of life

because they are no longer being driven by fear.  They are no longer being driven by the what-if’s or the lack of.  They are being driven by pure potential and possibility of that moment, which is for better words, I think a good thing for most people.  For some people, you know, they are at the bad things in the world.  It’s not the greatest things, so those who have the bad stuff, don’t do this.  Be caught in the results and please stop that you are doing.  For those who are doing good in the world, if you can free yourself from the attachment of it, it’s really phenomenal where you can make happen because now you can really just continue to push towards what’s possible every day and experience it without having the pain or upset or frustration or anger if you land up missing.  Instead, you just get curious and excited, you end up standing up, dusting off and looking forward and continuing to move forward.  You have something what Angela Duckworth calls ‘grit’, which is the ability to continue to strive forward, to learn from mistakes, to, you know, admire other people doing well around you and get excited to see if you can model them and replicate what it is they are doing, but then do it better yourself.  You  believe that the true way to succeed in anything, the way to master something, the way to improve at something is to practice and continually learning, which means eventually you are gonna hit tonnes of walls along the way and instead of looking that as a failure, look at that as an opportunity to grow and you get curious about what didn’t work and how you can improve versus in the book ‘Mindset’, they talked about people with a fixed mindset are people who tend to quit or lose or give up and they are people who believe that there is no way to improve, you are born with a certain level of intelligence and that’s all you have.  And from that point forward, it’s kind of [0:10:14] out of luck if you didn’t have the good genes versus the people with a growth mindset and people with a great perseverance.  They look forward as they continue to improve, continue to move past.  Whatever limitations that were in the moment, they find a way, make a way, create a designer way through it, over it, around it, to eventually get to the result they want and all the times that other people look at them as failures, they just say, no, that’s my way of learning and it’s fun because she’s done the research around this and figured out, you know, everyone from the little kid in the world’s Spelling Bee who spelled obnoxiously long words to the graduates of [0:10:45] University to the top sales professionals in some of the largest companies on earth – all have, what she calls, a growth mindset and some of the highlights of what I have been talking about, all fall in line with that growth mindset.  To be very specific for people, if they are looking for the details – it is the ability to embrace challenges, the ability to persist in the face of setbacks, the ability [0:11:06] as the path to victory and then mastery; the ability to learn from criticism; and the ability to get excited and model those who are successful around you.  Those are the things that she’s termed as the growth mindset and she found that in the most successful people across the border from little kids to the top professionals in major organizations.

 

KEVIN:

Yeah, really, really great summary.  And so that book is by Carol Dweck ‘Mindset’ and I really love the analogy – if you face a war and you’re really on your way, you are on your path to mastery, it’s important for us to see these wars as opportunities for growth and not necessarily obstacles in our lives.  Out of these obstacles, we need to see what can be learned from these; how can we use these to further help us grow.  Now, Jairek, one of the questions we love to ask on this show is around the quality of the questions, I mean, I have a belief that the quality of the questions that we ask ourselves, really impacts the quality of the life that we lead.  So I wonder if you could share with us, what’s one question that you have asked that’s had the biggest possible impact on your life or on the life of the clients that you serve?

 

 

JAIREK:

Sure.  I mean, a simple question “Where is the best thing in this moment?”  And using something at some place back brings you back to hunting for the love, the miracle, the blessing, the goodness that’s happening in this moment.  Rather questions that are useful towards the lesson in this.  Where’s the beauty in this?  You know, where’s the opportunity in this?  And depending on what it is you look for, you always find it.  And I agree with you tremendously that the quality of the question will highly determine the quality of experience because it will cause your mind to focus on it.  So often people end up asking questions like, what’s wrong with me or why me or why does this always happen.  Then they find answers [laughs] they are not necessarily the most supportive things in the world to find, but you’re [0:12:43].  If they just adjust those quality questions and bring them back towards, where’s the beauty in this, where’s the fun in this, where’s the love in this, where’s the blessing in this, where’s the miracle in this moment, and they identify and find it, it’s truly, truly awesome to experience the answers to those questions.

 

KEVIN:

Now, I love that.  So “What is the blessing in this moment?”  Can you think of a time in your life when you asked yourself that question and it’s fixed things for you, I mean, and maybe we can think about your initial story, I mean, you said you were 5 days away from actually dying.  How would you find a blessing in something like that?  I mean, it’s a pretty scary situation for someone at any age, leave alone a 20-year-old in a foreign country.

 

JAIREK:

So it’s viral, they just read a letter that’s circulating the line right now by a 27-year-old woman, who recently just passed away from cancer.  And being told, I think about a year or two before, that she had this cancer and she all of a sudden knew that she was on a very limited runway.  She had only so much time left before it ends.  And all of a sudden, the blessing in that is she started to look at all the “ordinary” things and realized there are no ordinary moments.  She started thinking of just wanting one more day to stay at home on the couch and snuggle with her dog.  She wanted to just be able to walk outside in the sunshine with the people she loved and hold their hand and just, you know, experience the wind blowing across her face with the sun beaming under her body, to feel that.  She wanted to have, you know, nights filled with laughter and lunches filled with humour and just the simplest of things and so when you are faced with a moment or an opportunity, where life gives you possibly the end, it makes you see things completely different.  I think one of my favorite analogies I heard from a family member was, if you imagine 5 days from now, you are gonna die, how would you go about life differently?  How would you treat people?  How would you talk to people?  Or reverse.  You found out that the random stranger you are about to cross paths with in 10 minutes from now, you find out they are gonna die in the next 6 days, how would you treat them?  How would you talk to them if you knew this was the end for them?  How would you communicate with them?  How would you look at them?  How would you shake their hand?  Or would you hug them?  What kind of things would you share with them?  What kind of things would you talk about?  How much love or joy would you share with them?  How much curiosity would you have about what their life was about and who they really were?  And what’s interesting, when you play with that perspective that allows you to tap in to a deep, deep connection, of humanism just connecting with the other human and seeing so much in them, knowing that they may not be there in 5 days and that’s always the truth.  I have always told people, live each day as if you are about to get run over by a bus tomorrow and for a lot of people when they hear that concept, they are like, well, [0:15:23] on a beach __ kind of, but that’s gonna get old fast.  Like what would actually wanna do with your everyday life?  Like what kind of projects would you work on?  What would you wanna build?  Where would you wanna go?  Who would you wanna be?  How would you wanna feel?  Who would you wanna share with?  And it’s a process I call designing your ideal day, where we design from the moment you wake up to the moment you go to bed.  All the details that make your life absolutely spectacular, a life worth living and, you know, from first thing in the morning – where would you wake up?  Who would you be with?  How would you feel?  How much energy will flow through your body?  What kind of emotion would you experience? [0:15:58] would you have?  What would you do from 9 am till noon?  What would you do for lunch?  Who would you share with?  Where would you be?  How much laughter and joy will fill the air in conversation?  You [0:16:08] about the afternoon hours of the day, where you can map out this “ideal” day, my challenge to anyone listening is turn that into your reality.  Make it real because you don’t know if you’re gonna hit by a Bus No. 147 tomorrow.  And as crazy as it sounds, I have always used that example and I remember two months ago, a friend of mine, literally got run over by a bus in [0:16:26].  There were video from the news, where it looks like the wicked witch from the Wizard of Oz, where the house falls on her and her little legs are sticking out.  Same thing.  The bus is over her and her little legs are sticking out from under the bus and luckily she survived. She has a couple more surgeries until she is back completely.  So keep her in your prayers and best intentions, but what was wild, because I remember getting that, you know, text through my friend [0:16:48] oh my god, are you sure she got overrun by a bus?  Like or is this a joke?  [Laughs] And he send me that picture, I was like, wow, she okay?  And then I went and talked to her, I said, what’s different?  She says, you know, all the random stuff that used to stress me out or freak me out or piss me off or any of those stuff, I have realized they don’t really matter.  You know, when I was lying under the bus, feeling like I might die, the things that really mattered were – tell my mama, I love her.  You know, just being friends, sharing community with people that I really care about, doing stuff that I really enjoy, being around people that are important to me.  All the money I was trying to make through my business like, taking that money and taking the friend up to lunch, you know, buying them, taking them to get their nails done or buying them a surprise trip, so we can all go somewhere, like all these little things became the most important thing in my world and all the other stuff just faded, they matter [0:17:40] that moment.  It’s not that they are not important, I mean, you got to make money, you gotta have a life, you got to have a job, that kind of stuff.  She said, I just realized when you put so much importance on such, you know, simple things that are completely nonsense [0:17:54].  I said, wow, that’s interesting.  And so using those questions, they guide you to the most important parts of your life, give yourself freedom and give yourself the ability to really have a beautiful life.

 

KEVIN:

So much power in everything you just said and if you are listening, you probably wanna go back and listen to that section several times. I know, certainly I will [0:18:12].  Very powerful questions there.  We asked for one life-changing question, but I think there’s a whole process there, Jairek, you just shared with us around designing an ideal day and living an ideal day and such a wonderful example and you know, certainly your friend will be in my thoughts and in my prayers and that’s certainly for your mum as well because I know, clearly she’s had a challenging time with her stroke, you mentioned as well.  Now, Jairek, one thing that I really get from you is, I feel certainly a lot of energy there, a lot of passion, there’s a lot of excitement, may be enthusiasm in here and I think that comes probably down to your habits and rituals.  How do you live your life to continue to create this kind of energy and bring this kind of enthusiasm to everything that you do?

 

JAIREK:

There’s layers.  One is doing stuff that I really believe in and the stuff that I care about and the stuff that I feel is important because being consistent in that brings a lot of life to life.  As simple as that sounds, like if you are working on projects you don’t care about, you tend not to have any life in you about it and tend not to be excited about it.  Versus when you are doing things that you care about it, it brings you to life and that’s for anyone.  And so one thing is [0:19:15] what do you love to do?  And how do you love to live your life? In mature sense, I think I got the concept from Australia, but you know work to live instead of live to work and it’s the concept of, yeah, I work all day.  I do things I love and the whole purpose of working is so that I can really live life and travel and experience the world and experience life and do all kinds of things I believe in and am excited about versus the opposite, which is there’s lots of people who live to work.  Every day they wake up just to go through the grind again and again and again and again and again.  And the mature sense is, you know, work to live.  Work to give yourself the freedom and opportunity to squeeze the most out of life.  That’s a big piece.  And another piece is, day to day life, I have designed every moment of my life, from the moment I wake up to the moment I go to bed and trust me, you know, god definitely has a sense of humour. The universe definitely messes with me every day and gives me all kinds of alteratives I never would have thought of or expected or hoped for, but for the most part, I didn’t just sit back and take whatever was available.  I sat down and said, what do I actually want out of life and more importantly that when I went out of life, who do I wanna give the life and what are the things that I feel are my talents or my gifts or things that I would love to share with this world or people around me and how can I set up a day-to-day simple life that every single day gives me an opportunity to share the things that matter to me most with the world around me.  And then we simplify that.  We said, you know, instead of trying to change a billion lives and create the next billion dollar thing, let’s just make it simple.  Let’s make it all about really truly serving.  I said if we simplify it, what if we made it so simple, the whole goal is to reach the person that needs us most with the exact moment they need us with the exact message they need.  Now I don’t know who they are, where they are or what they need, but if every day we go out and we share the best of what we have, in every way that we can, eventually it’s gonna cross paths with the person who needed to hear that message.  And I’m blessed to say every single day, the facebook, Instagram, email, text messages, phone calls, voice mails, letters, we get little notes from all over the world with people saying, hey, thanks, I needed [0:21:18].  Thank you so much that man was right on time.  And it’s amazing.  I have no clue who they are, where they are, what they are going through, all I know is we’re constantly developing and delivering content to get it out there in the world, like little messages like this in a podcast, to hit someone that needs to hear that, hey, I don’t know who you are, I don’t know what you are going through, but I know one thing – you are stronger than you think you are.  You are more capable than you think you are.  And everything’s gonna be okay.  And I don’t know who needed to hear that, but as crazy as it sounds, someone’s going to write me a note, somewhere [0:21:46] I needed that today, thanks.  And so that’s how we’ve simplified, making a difference and really being full of energy and passion and enthusiasm because we take concerning the matters to us, we simplify it to make it easier to deal everyday and we literally do it every single day.

 

KEVIN:

You are stronger than you think you are.  You are more capable than you think you are.  And everything is gonna be okay.  Such a powerful message and so hey, I am never gonna tire hearing that message.  No matter what’s going on in life, I think I certainly want to come back to remind ourselves for we can forget the strength that we have and the capabilities that we have and particularly, if we are given to some of those fears that you mentioned in the earlier section.  Now, Jairek, one of the other things I would love to ask on the show is around the concept of a bucket list.  I mean I know that you have achieved so many great things in life already, is there one thing that you have been so proud to have achieved and ticked off of your bucket list or is that one thing that you’re thinking, hey, I still really want to achieve this, experience this, or have this in life?

 

JAIREK:

Oh, man, there’s millions of things [laughs] I mean that there’s tonnes of stuff we have already done that we are very proud of and you know, I have a gold medal from the United States Congress, that was pretty cool; I have got all kinds of thank you gifts from the armed forces of the special operations command and the air force and [0:22:58] all kinds of people who said thank you to us for doing training for them.  I have had the privilege of saving people’s lives.  We had people who joined us in different capacities, whether it’s coaching or reading a book.  I think , those are the most touching, where someone felt like it was the end for them and they happened to cross paths with our work in some way, shape or form.  They write us a letter and say, hey, thanks for helping me remember why I wanna be alive.   And you know, two weeks ago, here’s what I was going through and I decided to live.  Thank you to your book or thank you to this conversation or thank you for the podcast I listened to, Those are the most heartfelt ones just because we know we are able to get to the person when they needed us most and it worked.  The things on the list of things I wanna do, [0:23:37] I mean I got a list like a wraparound [0:23:40] blocks.  There’s so much I wanna do.  And there’s simple stuff, complex stuff, fun stuff, silly stuff, weird stuff, I mean I am a very curious human being.  I love                                                                                                                                                                            learning new things and trying new things.   There’s just a ridiculously long list,  everything between having children to just learning how to play another instrument or learning how to speak another language to going and seeing a place that I have been before, but taking someone special with me and sharing it with them.  There’s so much to do in this world.

 

KEVIN:

So much indeed and you certainly sound like you are gonna run of things to do in this life time because as you said, there are no ordinary moments and that even if you have been to see a place before, you can take someone else there and give them the experience.  So, Jairek, I really love that now.  If you are listening and if you haven’t got hold of Jairek’s book [0:24:28] Live It! then you need to check out the page notes on kevinbees.com/Jairek Robbins and the details will be there, you can click on it and grab yourself a copy.  Jairek, if there was one book that you would recommend for our listeners that would be a must read after they have read your book, what would that be?

 

JAIREK:

It depends on what they are looking for.  For the business qualified people out there, who are looking for business stuff, there is a book called “The Road Less Stupid”, by Keith J. Cunningham.  I highly recommend you pick it up.  I don’t know if I agree with the title, but it’s important [laughs] for the financial people.  If you are looking on how to optimise your financial world and better understand the markets of the world and investments, I definitely recommend you pick up “Unshakeable”.  Wonderful book.  Gives you tons of insight on the world of markets and how to optimise your investments and make sure you are financially sound.  If you are someone who’s trying to find purpose in life, you are trying to find a direction, you feel lost, pick up “The Alchemist”.  It’s a wonderful, wonderful tale and a journey of a young man trying to find himself only to figure out why [0:25:26] he was in the end.  There was a lot of magic where he started, he just didn’t see it.  If you are going through a hard time, grab a “Man’s Search For Meaning”.  It’s a wonderful book by Viktor Frankl, who survived the holocaust himself and he talks about how the meaning you associate to the worst times of your life can make you [0:25:43].  If you are looking for more tools on how to help people, you wanna grab the book “The Tools”.  It’s a great book by a couple of psychologists and therapists, who got together and wrote out some very simple, you know, cognitive behavioural therapy type tools that you can use with the [0:25:55] anywhere and help them through some challenging times.  Hope that’s enough.

 

KEVIN:

In fact, it’s just plenty.  And there’s even two that I haven’t read yet, so I will certainly pop in those on my list and thank you so much for such a comprehensive list.  And Jairek, if anyone wanted to contact you or be connected with your organization, where is the best place for them to come and visit?

 

JAIREK:

Sure.  It depends on what they are looking for.  If you are a professional, looking to optimize your personal performance, you have got a highperformance47.com.  It’s a brand new high performance program we just put together.  If you are someone, who believes your purpose is to help others, to coach other people, to help them get the most out of themselves and really explain the personal potential and you love doing that, you can go to performancecoachuniversity.com/about and learn about our performance [0:26:44] training program.  If you just like information like this and like experiencing conversations and great bit of titbits of facts every day, find me on facebook.  You just add Jairek Robbins.  You can find me on facebook, Instagram.  We are constantly pumping out as much as we can each day of information and content experiential learning pieces that can help you really and truly experience [0:27:04] and then like I mentioned, if you are interested in our book or coaching or anything jairekrobbins.com.

 

 

KEVIN:

Perfect.  You can get all of those information on the page notes of kevinbees.com/jairekrobbins and you get to click through and into all of those.  Jairek, you have been absolutely fantastic today.  We can’t thank you enough for your time.  Thank you so much.

 

JAIREK:

Thank you, thank you, sir.  Thank you for everyone for sharing a littel bit of your years adn life with us.

 

Thanks so much for listening to the Life-Changing Questions podcast with your host Kevin Bees.  We’ll catch you next time.

 

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