THE POWER OF INTENTION BY VISHEN LAKHIANI
By Mary Maxey
October 24, 2019
In today’s episode, our guest is Vishen Lakhiani. He is a creator, developer, and entrepreneur who has created things for the benefit of others. He is not just a dreamer but an implementor of ideas. His ability to create something and impact lives are incredible, and today we will be unraveling his journey.
[4:40] Why should I listen to you?
Because I get America and Astonia, I probably have done all the most fantastic and fun things in Astonia.
[8:00] What is the origination of your impactful combination?
To provide a better education than 99% of the world’s universities. You have to know that education is inaccurate, and better education and understanding how we are doing that. It’s not worth building upon the whole foundation. You’ve got to create a new foundation that is entirely different. Let’s talk about the first five pillars. First, most schools inarguably teach nonsense. Most of us get stuck in life with our relationships, jobs, and careers, but we do not learn this. So we first look at how humans can be better and make that a curriculum. We currently measure 300 different aspects of human development. We also look at relationships, health, mindset, and spiritual aspects. We believe that if these areas are well concentrated, the world will provide better kids. We also offer the best teachers with beautiful books with a license.
[16:20] What are the innovations that got you here now?
It started in 2001. I moved with $30k to move a company and had this community tech idea on how to go about it. I figured out a way to launch it and felt like I had wasted a lot. I started working in a company at 25 and figured out that it was more complicated than I had thought. I was to sell books, and nobody was buying them. Somewhere I got on google, and I started searching for help. I attended a class I was the only one who attended, and the first thing I learned was intuition. Now, I’m using my intuition. I guessed who to call, and I only called who my mind was on, and my sales doubled. My sales doubled, and I keep going down into it through that. I became the vice-president of sales with no prior background. I stayed in the company for 18 years till I had the intuition to leave. One of the things we do is collaborate with the growth marketing team, and when we find excellent stuff, we work hand in hand and put all of these programs on one platform, and the company starts skyrocketing.
[25:55] What was the process behind writing your new book?
I decided to study meditation deeply and learned every aspect of it. I went deep into it and found out that most people quit out of boredom. It is different from the kind of meditation that wants you to stop. You can’t calm an entrepreneur’s mind because their mind is always creating. But someone believes you must clear your mind and focus on your thoughts. There are six phases of meditation. The first three things are compassion practice, gratitude, and forgiveness. Forgiveness is essential, and studies have shown that it helps to improve our brains and daily lives. The subsequent three phases visualize your future, commanding your day perfectly, and phase six, asking for support from a higher power. I see God as someone I can turn to for higher capacity. When you do it every day, it changes the way you show up in the world.
[31:45] How do you master your day?
Most of the time, when we wake up, we are not intentional about how our day will unfold. It depends on where you are, but if you are on the negative side of life, being deliberate works best. Most people start their day on default, but if you believe you have power over how you experience life, you are good to go. It all starts with your brain. You will be in charge when you command how you want your day to be. When you go to a restaurant, and something terrible happens, you might not be upset because your mind already believes you will have a fantastic lunch. It goes on and on. Meditating leads to a perfect day, and a perfect day leads to an ideal month, an excellent month to an outstanding year, and a perfect year to an ideal life.
[45:03] What promise did God make to the world when he created you?
I would be a person who would connect thousands of people in business partnerships, marriages, friendships, etc.
[22:35-22:37] If you want to change the world, change education.
[36:14-36:17] Commanding your day puts you in a fantastic place of power
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