In this episode of the Operation Self Reset podcast, Jake is talking with author Kamal Ravikant.
Kamal grew up in New York and went off to college after high school, like so many other people do. After a year of college, he joined the Army and later joined the Reserves after finishing his time in the Army. He then finished college and then moved to California for the Silicon Valley “dot com boom.” He was in the middle of the boom and the fall out, seeing companies go big and go down. He started his own company that he self-funded until he ran out of money, then took investor money since the business was doing so well. Until one day, it wasn’t doing so well. The company went under and Kamal was left with a loss of his self-worth and large amounts of debt.
He spent weeks locked in his bedroom, unable to face the rest of the world and his failure. It would be so easy to stay in that place, wallowing in your own misery. But one day, Kamal decided he was done with that. He decided to turn his life around and create his own self-reset by loving himself. He turned these experiences into a book, Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It, which became a bestseller on Amazon. Kamal realized that loving himself would give him the happiness and success he wanted in life.
Maybe we haven’t all faced the same problems Kamal has, but his experiences can be inspirational for everyone, no matter what your situation is. In his own life, when Kamal was trying to decide whether to move out to California or not, a friend told him to “jump, and the net will appear.” He realized how true that was. If you take a risk, you’re probably not going to die from it. You might fail, but you can always pick yourself up and try something else instead. What is the worst case scenario that could happen from taking this risk? What would happen if you don’t take that risk?
[quote style=”boxed”]learning to walk, we fall down hundreds of times ; eventually we succeed. Do not be afraid to fall ; get up and try again : Success will come. [/quote]
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Do you truly love yourself like your life depends on it? If not, what’s holding you back? Take a look at your life and figure out what you need to do to find that love for yourself. Only by loving yourself can you find happiness!