Ajit Nawalkha

Episode 199 - December 4, 2018


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What's the price you would pay to reach your dreams?
Would you work night and day?
Would you be willing to lose your friends?
Would you let your familial relationships whither away?
Would you let your health deteriorate?


Welcome to Ajit Nawalkha's former life.


What do you do when you reach the pinnacle of the corporate ladder and the only question that comes up within is "Is this all there is?"


For many, stepping down as CEO at Mindvalley could have signified the end, but for Ajit, it was only the beginning of a higher, more fulfilling life. Today, he enjoys greater health, an amazing work-life balance, a loving relationship with Neeta Bhushan, a newborn baby, success as an author, and a life of 'living big.'  He's truly lived an inspiring life. And now, with his new book, Live Big: The Entrepreneur's Guide To Passion, Practicality, and Purpose,  he's sharing the keys to living that life with the world.


If you're curious to experience what it means to 'live big,' tune into Episode 199 of Are You Being Real. Ajit and Mark go deep into what it felt like to step down as CEO, how he's been able to have an amazing work-life balance (working only 16 hours a week), how you should manage your passions, and why we should as if life were like a dance instead of a scorecard.


Connect with Ajit:
AjitNawalkha.com | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

Connect with Mark:
Instagram | Facebook





Show Notes:

-Why Ajit needed to step down from his role as CEO.

-What he unconsciously gave up as he climbed the corporate ladder.

-What the process was like to build himself back up.

-What it means to 'live big' and why we should get rid of our baggage.

-Why not every passion needs to be pursued.

-How to achieve an amazing work-life balance.

-How he's been supported by having Neeta in his life.


Things to Check Out:
• Live Big: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Passion, Practicality, and Purpose by Ajit Nawalkha
The Book of Coaching: For Extraordinary Coaches by Ajit Nawalkha
Deep Work by Cal Newport
Episode 165 Neetah Bhushan: Cultivating Emotional Grit

Episode Quotes

"One of the craziest things I’ve ever done was to leave the thing I love."


"I had to sacrifice the greatest love of my life to give life a chance."


"A good entrepreneur actually has to work less, not more."


"Everyone should ask themselves 'What is really true to me?'"


“Living Big is ‘a life of choice.’”


“You always have a choice.”