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Vishen Lakhiani is one of the most influential personalities in personal growth today. A computer engineer and entrepreneur in education technology, he is the founder and CEO of Mindvalley, a 200-person strong company that specializes in learning experience design, creating digital platforms and apps that power online academies in personal growth, mindfulness, wellbeing, productivity and more. He also a member of the Transformational Leadership Council and sits on the Innovation Board for XPRIZE Foundation. An internationally recognized speaker on personal growth and transformation, Vishen’s mission is to revolutionize the global education system by bringing new models of enhancing human potential to people everywhere and building a school for Humanity 2.0. Vishen’s new NY Times bestselling book, The Code of the Extraordinary Mind: 10 Unconventional Laws to Redefine Your Life & Succeed on Your Own Terms, is one of the best books we’ve read all year.
As a speaker Vishen is known for talks on entrepreneurial mindset and company culture. Lakhiani is also the founder of A-Fest, a biohacking and personal development event for entrepreneurs and authors; Mindvalley Academy, an “online university” for personal development; and Omvana, a health and fitness app for mindfulness.
Born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Vishen moved to Michigan, USA in 1995 to study at the University of Michigan, where he majored in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. There he discovered AIESEC, a non-profit student run organization dedicated to nurturing young leaders into becoming global leaders who want to make a difference in society, and eventually became the Vice President for the USA team, in charge of nominating and sending AIESEC students abroad for internship programs.
In 2001 he moved to New York to work for a technology company in the legal industry. To deal with the stress of the job, he turned to meditation, and studied The Silva Method, a popular mindfulness program developed by Jose Silva. Inspired, he became a qualified instructor and began teaching meditation classes for the program.
In this episode we spoke to Vishen about the blueprint he has designed for retraining our minds to hack everything: how we work, love, parent, and heal, we confront common misperceptions about money, happiness, time management, personal potential and productivity – and so much more
This conversation will blow you mind. (and if it doesn’t i’m worried about you)
Editorial Reviews on “The Code of The Extraordinary Mind”:
“Vishen Lakhiani will make you question everything you thought you knew about your life. From happiness and health to purpose and power, this book is a revolutionary roadmap to become the best, most extraordinary version of yourself―period.”
~ Dave Asprey, Bio-Hacker and founder of Bulletproof Exec and Bulletproof Coffee
“Entertains while teaching, succinctly explaining how to shed the cultural baggage that has been holding you back, so you can free your life and become the extraordinary person you were meant to be.”
~ JJ Virgin, Celebrity Nutrition and Fitness Expert, New York Times bestselling author
“Vishen Lakhiani’s knowledge base and his ability to present it clearly and to actually put it into practice is above anyone I have ever seen in this field. ”
~ Jack Canfield, coauthor of the New York Times bestselling series Chicken Soup for the Soul ®
“This book will positively affect the life of anyone who takes the time to read it and implement some or all of the activities into their daily life. I would love to see The Code of the Extraordinary Mind be required reading for high school seniors and first year college/university students.
Imagine what our world would look like if all people had access to the knowledge and framework of how to successfully pursue inner happiness, and achieve their full potential in life. That’s what The Code of the Extraordinary Mind helps provide.”
~ Nancy Phillips, speaker and coauthor of bestseller Pushing to the Front