Think Like a Monk - Jay Shetty

Think Like a Monk

By Jay Shetty

  • Release Date: 2020-09-08
  • Genre: Self-Improvement
Score: 4.5
From 275 Ratings


Jay Shetty, social media superstar and host of the #1 podcast On Purpose, distills the timeless wisdom he learned as a monk into practical steps anyone can take every day to live a less anxious, more meaningful life.

When you think like a monk, you’ll understand:
-How to overcome negativity
-How to stop overthinking
-Why comparison kills love
-How to use your fear
-Why you can’t find happiness by looking for it
-How to learn from everyone you meet
-Why you are not your thoughts
-How to find your purpose
-Why kindness is crucial to success
-And much more...

Shetty grew up in a family where you could become one of three things—a doctor, a lawyer, or a failure. His family was convinced he had chosen option three: instead of attending his college graduation ceremony, he headed to India to become a monk, to meditate every day for four to eight hours, and devote his life to helping others. After three years, one of his teachers told him that he would have more impact on the world if he left the monk’s path to share his experience and wisdom with others. Heavily in debt, and with no recognizable skills on his résumé, he moved back home in north London with his parents.

Shetty reconnected with old school friends—many working for some of the world’s largest corporations—who were experiencing tremendous stress, pressure, and unhappiness, and they invited Shetty to coach them on well-being, purpose, and mindfulness. Since then, Shetty has become one of the world’s most popular influencers. In 2017, he was named in the Forbes magazine 30-under-30 for being a game-changer in the world of media. In 2018, he had the #1 video on Facebook with over 360 million views. His social media following totals over 38 million, he has produced over 400 viral videos which have amassed more than 8 billion views, and his podcast, On Purpose, is consistently ranked the world’s #1 Health and Wellness podcast.

In this inspiring, empowering book, Shetty draws on his time as a monk to show us how we can clear the roadblocks to our potential and power. Combining ancient wisdom and his own rich experiences in the ashram, Think Like a Monk reveals how to overcome negative thoughts and habits, and access the calm and purpose that lie within all of us. He transforms abstract lessons into advice and exercises we can all apply to reduce stress, improve relationships, and give the gifts we find in ourselves to the world. Shetty proves that everyone can—and should—think like a monk.


  • A profound shift

    By B fitness
    This book. Jay’s words have created an internal shift forever. I now know that I think like a monk because I understand that I am always learning, Always evolving, always serving. Thank you jay.
  • Must read!

    By onetallgiraffe11
    I have always been a fan of Jay’s podcasts and Facebook videos which made me so excited to read his new book. I read it a few months back and it was nothing short of amazing! He is so wise and was able to phrase things into an easily understandable way. I will be reading again because there is so much knowledge to be taken away from this book! Thanks Jay!!
  • Amazing book!

    By fcortez17
    This book is amazing and it has truly helped me in so many ways!
  • Good and practical

    By stoicmonkhenry
    Good easy read with practical practices to highlight and come back to.
  • Amazing!!!

    By DamaraV
    Loved it! I literally recommend this book to everyone! It applies to so many different moments in our daily lives. Truly, this was a life changing book. Thank you, thank you, thank you, so much for writing this!
  • Making room

    By Tanya Tesch
    I believe that things come into my life when I’m in need of them. I’ve been learning to keep my mind, heart and body open and ready for these moments. Meditation has been on my mind for a while and I feel I’ve been making excuses. Think Like a Monk has allowed me to stop and evaluate myself on a different level. It has given me an outline of a life I can start living today. Jay Shetty’s words have provided comfort, guidance and clarity. Thank you for your words and being you. I recommend this book to all my friends and every clients in my chair at the barbershop.
  • Very timely book

    By _KLW_12
    I really enjoyed “Think Like A Monk.” It was very timely given the current state of the world, and what we are collectively experiencing. I recently began exploring my mindset (it’s a journey) and this book really helped me put it all together. Thanks for sharing your gifts with us, Jay.
  • Soul nourishing

    By coffee fame
    Such a calming read. Grounding and refreshing at the same time!
  • Best book.

    By iffi.____
    This book is one of the best book I’ve ever read
  • Plagiarism

    By Anotone
    This guy steals everything.