Jay Shetty is a born motivational speaker. Jay’s daily show HuffPost Live FollowTheReader, where he interviewed the likes of Russell Brand, Tim Ferriss, and Deepak Chopra reached 1 million people daily. Jay aims to share knowledge at the pace we want entertainment, something he likes to call “making wisdom go viral.” He has created content for and partnered with Snapchat, Facebook, National Geographic, Nasdaq and HuffPost to name a few.
Jay was born in London on September 7th, 1987 from an Indian and British parent. Jay was the shy and introvert person from his childhood. He finished his study from BUSINESS SCHOOl and graduated in behavioral science and his background in finance domain. Born and raised in London, Jay was a shy, introverted young boy who always strived to make a positive difference. As a child, he was bullied for being overweight and a little nerdy but he never let these experiences affect him. Like any teenager, Jay spent most of those years experimenting with what the world had to offer. 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. Then he moved to India at the age of 18 to understand the invisible process of nature. And he became a monk. He lived the life of a monk for the next three year in India, where he learned many things from various gurus and read many books of Hinduism. He said that:- I felt that if I stayed where I was, I wouldn’t be able to serve in a calling of wanting to share what I’d learned in a more powerful way with the world that I came from, as opposed to the world that I’d adopted. It felt like I was getting divorced from the love of my life. I’d chosen the path because I saw its value, but it was probably one of the most difficult decisions I’ve ever made. After hard work, his unconscious mind has woken up and now seeing the world in a different way which is not possible for a majority of persons on the earth.
Jay 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.
His wisdom in life is to share life-changing wisdom in a way that makes people feel entertained, in a way that’s active, dynamic, and innovative.
He said that I love the title CHASING GENIUS, because, in his opinion, that is what genius is. It’s not a destination or plateau. If you’re always moving to have an impact on the world around you, that’s something you’ll always be chasing. You will never be bored, you will never be tired, you will never lose ideas, you’ll never lose opportunities. He said that:-for me chasing genius is about connecting your passion to the process. The world will be an incredible place when everyone knows how to use their passion in the service of others. That way we’ll all be impacting people around us.
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.