Jay Shetty had a very colorful and adventurous life which can encourage and motivate others to work for their dreams to come true. Regardless his young age – being just 28 at that time – he won third place in the Guardian Rising Star Award in 2015. He won the ITV Asian Media Award for Best Blog in 2016, was also nominated for the Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe Class of 2017.
Jay is a Huffington Post featured Vblogger, motivational philosopher, keynote speaker and a ‘urban monk’ according to him. Shetty is well-known as the creator of Invisible World, a short film series on YouTube. Since launching his video channel in 2016, he has a viewership of over 10 million and became an international speaker. He is someone capable of building a community of people eager to improve themselves through mindfulness. Jay has a daily show at HuffPost Live #FollowTheReader, where he interviewed Russell Brand, Tim Ferriss, and Deepak Chopra and reached 1 million people daily.
Jay was a shy, introverted boy, bullied for being overweight and a little nerdy. Tired of being simply “good,” Jay’s thrill-seeking ventures saw him get suspended from school on multiple occasions as he tried to find his identity. He lost two of his best friends when he was 16, one in a car accident and the other due to gang violence. These tragic events really made him reflect on what a blessing life is and he felt the need to find deeper purpose and meaning.
After meeting a monk when he was 18, Jay started redefining success for himself. He now wanted a life of service, impact, and passion as opposed to money, fame, and power. After graduating, at 22 he went to live as a monk across India and Europe for 3 years.
He spends half of his day on personal growth and the other to help others. This included everything from personal and collective meditation, study, and reflection to teaching and philanthropy. For 3 years, Jay helped build sustainable villages, food programs distributing over 1 million meals per day and coached millennials across the world about consciousness, well-being, and success. After he moved back to London, Jay’s friends from business school began inviting him to speak at their companies as they were undergoing high amounts of pressure and stress. Noticing the world was going Digital, Jay simultaneously went on to become Accenture’s Social Media coach for executives online branding and digital strategy.
Ariana Huffington saw his videos and invited him to Host HuffPost Lifestyle in New York. Jay moved to New York in September 2016. Jay moved on from HuffPost to create his own viral video agency and grow his brand. He now works with the biggest brands in the world. He received several invations to keynote at leading companies including Google, L’Oreal, Facebook, Coca-Cola, HSBC, EY, Microsoft, and Accenture.
Top 25 Most Inspiring Jay Shetty Quotes to Encourage
2.“Swap ‘Why is this happening to me?’ to ‘What is this trying to teach me?’. It will change everything.” – Jay Shetty
3.“We must keep the promises that we make to ourselves so that we can keep those that we make to others.” – Jay Shetty
4.“If we never learn to be alone we will always feel lonely.” – Jay Shetty
5.“Best lesson I have learned in life came from the worst feeling I ever felt in life.” – Jay Shetty
6.“I don’t hate you but I am done investing my time in you.” – Jay Shetty
7.“Choose people who choose you.” – Jay Shetty
8.“You are still young and you aren’t supposed to have your whole life figured out yet. Don’t stress. Everything will work out.” – Jay Shetty
9.“Go the extra mile, it’s never crowded.” – Jay Shetty
10.“What you want exists. Don’t settle until you get it.” – Jay Shetty
11.“Don’t be afraid of new beginnings, from new people, new energy, new surroundings, new challenges. Embrace new chances at happiness.” – Jay Shetty
12.“Everything will happen for you all of a sudden and you will be thankful you didn’t give up. Blessings are coming. Believe that.” – Jay Shetty
13.“Real friends tell you when you aren’t living up to your potential. They don’t let you sit and be mediocre and think you are lit.” – Jay Shetty
14.“When nobody else celebrates you, learn to celebrate yourself. When nobody else compliments you, then compliment yourself. It’s not up to other people to keep you encouraged. It’s up to you. Encouragement should come from the inside.” – Jay Shetty
16.“Fear comes from a lack of knowledge. Accelerate your learning, eliminate your fear.” – Jay Shetty
17.“It’s important to figure out who you’re not, in order to figure out who you are.” – Jay Shetty
18.“When you are not sure, flip a coin because while the coin is in the air, you realize which one you are actually hoping for.” – Jay Shetty
19.“Don’t worry about rejections. All you need is one person to say yes.” – Jay Shetty
20.“Love didn’t hurt you. Someone who doesn’t know to love hurt you. Don’t confuse the two.” – Jay Shetty
21.“Instead of “to-do lists” we need “to-be lists”. The question isn’t what do we want to do, it’s who we want to be.” – Jay Shetty
22.“I love asking kids what they want to be when they grow up because I’m still looking for ideas.” – Jay Shetty
23.“A mentor is someone who sees what you may miss.” – Jay Shetty
24.“Success comes from gaining, happiness comes from giving.” – Jay Shetty
25.“Think about what you can do right now, not what you wish you had done before.” – Jay Shetty
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