Ep 079: Founder of The Playful Monk provides a truly reflective approach to busines and life
Amaranatho Robey shares his journey from living 15 years as a Buddhist Monk to becoming an executive coach, agile mindset coach, and sought-after speaker.
Three key juicy bits from this week’s episode:
● How suffering can serve as a doorway to enlightenment
● Steps towards greater self-awareness
● How equal doses of selfishness and humility can help you grow personally and professionally
In this episode we discuss:
01:25 Introduction to Amaranatho Robey
- Amaranatho’s current focus [02:01]
04:10 Finding purpose beyond corporate life
- Turning suffering into enlightenment [05:34]
08:40 The importance of always moving forward in life
13:00 The extent of Amaranatho’s suffering before leave his job
16:53 The first film Amaranatho saw after leaving his life as a monk behind
18:13 A primer on metacognition
22:31 Why nature makes us emotional
26:52 How Amaranatho recreated himself
- Creating greater social impact [29:11]
- The first step in Amaranatho’s journey to build his brand [31:19]
34:08 The power of patience
36:09 Gaining financial security upon leaving the monastery
39:26 You have to be a little selfish to grow
- How do you use your suffering noblely? How can it enable your life?
- If you really listen to life, then it guides you.
- This ability to pause and listen to your body, and open your attention to what is actually happening through your senses, gives you the start of self-awareness.
- This ability to self-reflect and monitor yourself without judging and being overcritical is a great freedom.