Vishen Lakhiani – Mindvalley
Vishen Lakhiani is an Entrepreneur, author, speaker, and philanthropist.
He is the Founder and CEO of Mindvalley, one of the most successful wellness companies in the world which he started in 2003 with just $700.
He recently launched MindValley University – this year, taking place in Barcelona – which is his reimagining of our education system for the future.
His bestselling book ‘The Code of the Extraordinary Mind’ provides a 10 point framework for understanding and enhancing the human self and features interviews with Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and Arianna Huffington.
01:40 Brian’s thoughts on the episode.
03:47 Brian’s introduction.
05:50 Vishen’s background and European connections.
07:01 Seeking ways to build on and accelerate student’s ideas of human consciousness.
10:55 How meditation increased Vishen’s earning potential and changed his outlook on life.
15:38 Change in skills taught required for future world with access to personal AI and robotics use.
20:01 New Mindvalley Academy one month city campuses will offer new vision of learning for all ages.
33:05 What Vishen learned from running the first city campus.
35:36 Experience of being on the USA Muslim watch list led to Mindvalley’s mission.
47:14 Speaking out with respect against Donald Trump during the election.
50:21 The human colossus message and the cancerous cells trying to destroy it.
57:32 How to live that message.
1:05:15 Vishen’s biggest challenge as CEO of Mindvalley.
1:06:23 Why A-fest was started.
1:11:15 What Mindvalley could look like in fifty years.
1:12:26 Vishen’s daily habits.
1:15:01 How Vishen parents.
1:16:56 What Vishen does to keep physically fit.
1:19:36 What genre is Mindvalley?
1:21:16 Success secrets
1:21:45 The target that keeps Vishen awake at night.
1:22:29 Global view for what scares Vishen.
1:27:22 Forgiving but not pardoning.
1:31:05 Unfuckwithable definition and meaning.
1:32:45 Telephone call to the 20 year old Vishen Lakhiani.
1:33:52 Best advice ever received.
1:35:21 How Vishen developed his company culture.
1:38:49 Advice to the 20 year old who wants to be part of this human colossus.
1:40:11 Brian’s summing up.
The Code of the Extraordinary Mind
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Vishen Lakhiani on Wikipedia
Deep Blue (chess computer)
University of Michigan
Uplands Hill School and Head Phil Moore
The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex by Charles Darwin
Wait But Why
Six Phase Meditation
The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt
Lifebook inspired by Jon & Missie Butcher
WildFit inspired by Eric Edmeades
People mentioned in this episode:
Sir Richard Branson
Kenneth “Ken” Wilber II
Barbara Marx Hubbard
Neale Donald Walsch
Jon and Missy Butcher