The Science of Success

The Power of Storytelling, Loving Yourself, and Using Fear as Your Compass with Kamal Ravikant

January 5, 2017

In this episode we discuss the Daily Practice that works to develop self-love, how fear is often the signpost for what we most need to do next, lessons from a 550 mile pilgrimage through Spain, how seeking too much knowledge can be counter productive, and much more with our guest Kamal Ravikant.

Kamal has worked with some of the best minds in Silicon Valley, hiked to one of the highest point in the Himalayas, mediated with tibetan monks, earned a US army infantry patch, and walked 550 miles across Spain. Kamal is the best selling author of several books including Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It and most recently Rebirth: A Fable of Love, Forgiveness, and Following Your Heart.

We discuss:

How a 550 mile pilgrimage through Spain transformed Kamal's life and taught him many powerful lessons
How everyone who is great goes through some kind of fall before they truly rise and start to shine
The Daily Practice that works to develop self love
How Kamal leveraged neuroplasticity to pull himself out of a deep depression
How Kamal spends 10 mins per day to develop real self love
Why you have to work every day consistently to love yourself
The BEST piece of advice Kamal has ever received in his life
"Life is from the inside out” and how that wisdom transforms everything
Why practice means you have to do it frequently
Why loving yourself is the opposite of being egotistical and selfish
The paradigm shift of life happening to you vs life is happening for you
"Rejection is God’s Protection"
The difference between “success” vs “success and fulfillment”
If something scares you, there is magic on the other side
How are fears from within are often a signal where we need to go, what we need to do next
You have to take a jump first, and then you sprout wings
Why we can’t overcome fear, but we can use it to our advantage
Why gaining knowledge doesn't make you better, but applying it does
How seeking too much knowledge can be counterproductive
How Kamal re-evaluated his definition of success and realized that we are the effort not the outcome
Why Kamal decided to write a fictional self-help book and how stories can help you learn
The amazing power of forgiveness, and why self forgiveness is so important
Why you should ask "If I loved myself, would I do this?"